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In Killer Instinct, there are ten playable characters ranging from men made of fire or ice, to skeletons, to jungle queens, to professional boxers, among others. Each character has a repertoire of special moves. Each character is also capable of attacking opponents with "combos." Combos are punch and kick combinations which result in an opponent being hit three or more times without the opponent being able to hit back or block. Killer Instinct is one of the first games developed to rely heavily upon combos as a major portion of the action. Combos typically do great damage to opponents.
Characters can sometimes stop an attacking opponent's combo with moves called "combo breakers." These combo breaking moves require precision timing combined with synchronized button and joystick movement. There are six attack buttons to use with Killer Instinct. They are short punch, medium punch, fierce punch, short kick, medium kick, and fierce kick. Killer Instinct features DCS stereo sound and 24-bit true-color graphics. The object of the game is to defeat all of the other characters and a boss character to fulfill the fighting character's destiny. ~ Anthony Baize, All Game Guide