Killer Instinct 2 arcade is one- or two-player fighting game that takes place in the past. Choose as one of ten characters and attempt to defeat the evil Gargos. The game play has a heavy emphasis on chain combos.
Eyedol’s death at the hands of Orchid in the previous game accidently set off a time warp sending everyone back 2000 years and allowed Gargos to escape from Limbo. Now, 2000 years in the past, warriors that survived Killer Instinct (1) and several new faces fight for the right to face the Demon Lord Gargos in combat. Some, like T.J. Combo, just want to get home. Others, like Tusk, want to bring an end to Gargos and his reign of evil. This time there is no tournament or prize money, just a fight to the finish with the fate of the future hanging in the balance.
As with many fighters, achieve two wins and the winner continues on. But instead of alternating fights, the loser’s power is restored while the winner’s power stays the same until knocked out. The game engine is a lot like the original Killer Instinct but improvements have added depth to the game. A new power meter was added to store energy for super moves and super linkers. The auto doubles have been included again, but there is now an option for manual combos. There are many new moves and changes made to the old characters. At the end of the fight you have the option to finish off your opponent much like Mortal Kombat.
*This video is to demonstrate game play and is NOT the actual machine for sale