Killer Instinct (Super NES) – TJ Combo

Killer Instinct was developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super NES in 1995.

Important note: Luck manipulation was used to avoid Combo Breaker by the CPU. At the highest difficulty level, the CPU, especially the last three (Spinal, Fulgore and Eyedol) will often break a combo at anytime during said combo.

TJ Combo playthrough

TJ Combo is an American boxer and was once the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world for years. However, it was later found that his arm was modified with cybernetic implants with the help of Ultratech and thus, was stripped of his title and banned from the tournament. Since then, he fights to get his fame and fortune back and jump in the Ultratech Tournament.

TJ Combo is a charge character. As a boxer, almost all his regular move involves using his fist, but there are a few exceptions which suggest that TJ Combo trained other martial arts as well. Combo is the only character that doesn’t have a projectile move. He instead has many rushing special attack as well as anti-air. His Spinfist will cause him to spin around and punch his opponent for a possible combo starter. His Rollercoaster consists of doing one or two rolling (depending of which variant used) that does multiple hit. This is his best move for a combo starter. His third move is the Powerline, which consists of running toward his opponent and slams him down with a punch. He is able to fake the move and stop right on his track at anytime. His final special move is his Flying Knee. Its first variant can be used for a combo start while the second act as an anti-air.

TJ Combo is all about timing. His Rollercoaster move has some
invincibility in the beginning and is crucial to hit the CPU as it tries to hit you. His Spinfist is also very fast and can catch the CPU if it tries to do a rushing move. Combo can also do an extra juggle hit at the end of a combo or ultra combo by performing his Powerline in a right timing.

As a side note, while his acronym isn’t known in the original game, his full name is Tyler-Johnson Garrett in Killer Instinct (2013).

TAS tools were used in this playthrough.

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