Super Combat Fighter – a ‘90s-inspired tribute to the original Mortal Kombat

The 2D fighting game Super Combat Fighter is now on Kickstarter. Featuring digitized actors, over-the-top visuals, a lineup of celebrity guest fighters and gameplay reminiscent of Mortal KombatSuper Combat Fighter will deliver the goods for $35,000 in completion funds.

Just one day in, Critical Depth and Headless Chicken have already raised almost $5,000 (14% of the funding goal). The campaign is set to end Friday, October 12. If funded, Super Combat Fighter is expected to be in backers’ hands by Q3 2019.

Super Combat Fighter’s notable celebrity lineup includes actor and martial artist Ernie Reyes Jr. – known for his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesSurf NinjasThe Rundown (with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), and Uncharted: Live Action Fan Film (with Nathan Fillion). Also, the multi-talented actor recently directed the music video for Wiz Khalifa’s “Rolling Papers 2.”

The game’s blood-pumping soundtrack will include music composed in part by Andrew Hulshult – whose tracks were recently featured in Quake ChampionsBrutal DoomDuskRise of the Triad, and Amid Evil. Other exciting artists will also be contributing to the soundtrack and will be announced at a later date.

Super Combat Fighter is an over-the-top, content-packed amalgamation of every fighting game from the ‘90s – including the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter series. Pick your fighter from a pool of 7 digitized characters across 10 interactive stages in local two-player, head-to-head matches. Experiment with match modifiers, enter cheat codes, uncover unlockables, and string together punishing moves to deliver perfect combos in deadly succession. If all stretch goals are reached, the fighting roster will eventually be expanded to 10 characters. The finished game will also include an extensive single-player story mode with multiple endings.

Richard James Cook (Creative Director, Critical Depth Games)
Super Combat Fighter is me taking every fighting game I played growing up, throwing them into a bucket, violently shaking it around, and pouring out something awesome. The influence of Mortal Kombat, in particular, is obvious; everything changed the moment I first laid eyes on it in the arcade. To add to that traditional gameplay, we have an unbelievable amount of content just around the corner – and I’m very excited as a ‘90s kid seeing it all come to life.”

JP Monge (Founder, Headless Chicken Games)
“What shines about Super Combat Fighter is that it seamlessly blends together so many recognizable ‘90s fighting game tropes. Super Combat Fighter goes beyond nostalgia, though. Thanks to a team of veteran developers, we can promise our Kickstarter backers that every punch, kick, and special move seen in the trailer will be faithfully implemented in the finished game.”

  • Retro-inspired, digitized combatants with special moves and fatal finishers.
  • 10 interactive stages – from city streets and underground cage fights to pro-wrestling arenas and teleporting castles.
  • Period-accurate blood, guts, and entrails.
  • Insane match modifiers, unlockables, and cheat codes.
  • Celebrity guest fighters such as Ernie Reyes Jr. (and more to be announced soon)!
  • Varied game modes (including Giants!) – along with an upcoming single-player mode featuring multiple endings.

Super Combat Fighter is seeking $35,000 USD in completion funds on Kickstarter. If the crowdfunding campaign is successful, the game is expected to launch in Q3 2019. The campaign is set to end on Friday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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