Killer Instinct is probably the only game on this list far enough removed from MK that one might not even consider it to be a clone at all. But it was. Rare was smart to make combos the key highlight of the game, but they also just had to add those stage deaths and fatalities in there that were so popular at the time, didn’t they? While its influence is far-reaching on its own—the massive combos of the Capcom vs. series have this title to thank for its success—KI was still a kopykat, albeit one with its own panache. And if you disagree, we may have to hit you with an Ultra, ultra, ultra, ultra…