Time Killers

a game by THQ, and Black Pearl Software

Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis

Genres: Fighting Games, Multiplayer/Hotseat

Oh, boy! If you thought Mortal Kombat got your parents all lathered up, wait until they see Time Killers by T∙HQ. This hack-n- slash fighting game would make Genghis Khan take up Parcheesi. In this Genesis version of the coin-op original, most of the limb-lopping, head-chopping action has been kept intact.

Chop 'Til You Drop

All eight of your time-travelin', intestine-unravelin' buddies are back in this spotty arcade translation, which definitely showcases action and shock value over graphics. The backgrounds for each character have also made it across the arcade floor and onto your TV, and they're painted in vivid shades of blood red and bruise blue.

The Right to Bare Arms

There are bonuses for chopping off arms, legs, or even an opponent's head. You even get a bonus for something called a Limbless Win, where you basically win the game by bludgeoning someone with your torso.

Each of the Time Killers has some type of sword or club, but you'd better hold on tight...the arm that supports it could be lost at any moment. If you liked the arcade game, you'll probably enjoy this Genesis rendition, which keeps most of the violence.

If not, you may not want to waste your Time, killer.

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  • Manufacturer: THQ
  • # of players: 1 or 2
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: December 1993
  • Number of Levels: 9
  • Theme: Fighting

The finest warriors from history and future have gathered to do battle ina match to see who is the greatest fighter of all time. This translation remains faithful to the arcade original with all the blood and gore that made it so popular. The game's graphics show, in detail, the fountains of blood spraying from the body of the opponent as their body parts fly off. There's more blood in this game than in a Freddy Krueger movie. Anybody who thinks MK is tops with gore ought to check this game out!

reggie posted a review

Uh... no. The only remotely redeeming factor of this "fighting" game is the "super death moves" where you dismember an opponent with one fell swoop. Otherwise, the game play, sound and technique aren't here.

reggie posted a review
  • Theme: Fighting
  • Release: 1994

People say:

5

Aaargh! What happened with Time Killers? This cart has absolutely no control, the special three-button attack takes out most of the fun, and it doesn't look much better than an 8-Bitter. It's hard to make a good cart out of a mediocre arcade game, and this title isn't even that. The audio leaves much to be desired, and ear plugs seem like the only logical solution. I would not recommend this cart.

3

Sheesh, watch out for this one cause, it, uh, you know... What could have been a decent arcade translation, even though the arcade version was bad to begin with, was unfortunately mangled in this home translation. The blood and gore now must be accessed by a code, and even then, it's nothing spectacular anyway! Just a warning kiddies, the MA-17 label doesn't make this on cool.

3

Come on! I didn't even like the arcade game to begin with and to make things worse, it's now on a home system. Why? I can't think of any other reason besides the blood that made this game appealing. And now it needs a code. The graphics look bad and the sounds just, well, I'd better not say. It's better to turn the volume down-better yet, just keep away from it. Time Killers is a Time Waster!

3

Small characters, bad playability, horrible graphics and sounds like a cat in a tin can are just some of the bad points of this game. The blood can't be seen unless you enter a code, a-la Mortal Combat, which many believed to be the game's only redeeming feature. Seriously, this game just doesn't cut it! If you are looking for are good fighting game, look else-where. Time Killers is just not worth it.

reggie posted a review

After a long time out, Time Killers finally hits a home system. Unfortunately, this time waster wasn't worth the wait.

This is the identical game THQ almost released in 1994. The gore that made TK an arcade hit is intact, which means the limbs and heads fly. But the fighting is still routine. You battle with eight arcade warriors on otherworldly terrains, with Death the final opponent. Fighters get lots of dirty moves (Orion's Soprano Slice for instance), but the controls aren't sharp. Backgrounds look almost 8 bit, movement is choppy, and voices are muffled. The results? Gore galore, graphics poor, an early-90s game trying to survive in 1996. Worth a play only for the curiosity factor, this game should be called Time Bomb.

ProTips:

  • Though you'll be tempted to rely on the vicious hack-n- slash arm moves, learn to use the various kicks.
  • Mantazz's extend-o- neck is one of the most effective Head Butts in the game.
reggie posted a review

Time Killers is a fighting arcade game developed by Incredible Technologies and published on the market by Strata in 1992. The game is one of the earliest fighting games modeled after Capcom’s 1991 arcade Street Fighter II, one of the most popular games in the history of the world.

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