Classic Fighting Game
Killer Instinct, a game developed by Rare and released by Midway and Nintendo in summer 1984 plots a fighting tournament.
A much inspired game from the finishing moves of Mortal Kombat, which can only be judged when the player finishes the game. It borrows the attack set of Street Fighter.The game is based on a plot, where powerful corporations organize fight tournaments.
Killer Instinct features various unique elements of fightings that can be seen as options in the game. As very common in fighting games, there are two opponent players. Each player has two life bars and can fight for three rounds. The winning will be based on the best of three rounds or on a 2:1 ratio. The player who can deplete the opponents life bar’s will be the winner of the match.
As a developed game it is randomly updated keeping in pace with the fast players. In one of its series it introduced “auto-seconds” that allows the players to be more powerful. This auto-second feature allows the player to press acertain sequence of buttons to enable characters automatically perform combos on opponents. The “combo-breaker” feature is an alternative for “auto-second”, as this helps in interrupting combos with special moves.
Very similar to other fighting games, Killer Instinct controls a character in order to defeat the opponent character in a one-on-one fighting encounter. This story was also adapted in a limited comic book series published by Acclaim Comics Imprint.