Time Killers

The Arcade PCB by Strata Group, Inc.

Time Killers screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Time Killers © 1992 Strata.


Cartoony weapon-based fighter wrought with dismemberment and decapitation. 8 characters to choose from and cut apart!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Time Killers the  Arcade PCB
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Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), M6809 (@ 2 Mhz)
Sound Chips : ES5506 (@ 16 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 384 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 8192

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 5

TRIVIA

Developed by Incredible Technologies, Inc.

Released in November 1992. Time Killers was removed from many arcades for being just a little too gory.

This game had a unique button layout that no other games uses. Even its sequel, "Blood Storm", doesn't use it, but instead uses the "Mortal Kombat" five button X pattern. The unique part is those five buttons are laid out in a pattern that resembles the human anatomy on the Time Killer control panel. There are many moves that requires hitting all 5 buttons at the same time, which is easy to do with the above layout (use your entire hand to press all 5 buttons simultaneously).

Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.

UPDATES

Revision 1 :
• Software version : 1.21

Revision 2 :
• Software version : 1.31

Revision 3 :
• Software version : 1.32

SERIES

1. Time Killers (1992)
2. Blood Storm (1994)

STAFF

Principal programmer : Richard Ditton
Game Play : Leif Marwede

Audio system programming : David D. Thiel
Music : David D. Thiel
Sound Effect : David D. Thiel

Others : Chris Oberth

PORTS

Consoles:


Sega Mega Drive (1996)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on December 08, 2010