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Time Killers

Arcade Video game published 32 years ago by Strata Group, Inc.

Listed in MAME

Time Killers screenshot

Time Killers © 1992 Strata.

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


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


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.


Revision 1 :
* Software version : 1.21

Revision 2 :
* Software version : 1.31

Revision 3 :
* Software version : 1.32


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


Developed by Incredible Technologies, Inc.

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


Sega Mega Drive (1996)


Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.