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Here’s a general starter package of stuff to check out if you’re curious about Killer Instinct. Anyone can feel free to copy/paste/share this info compilation to help others get into KI!

This game is free to play (includes the character Jago, and rotates a new character weekly). It’s on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC via the Windows Store, and is often on sale for as low as $10. (normal price is $40)

Best comprehensive online guide (works well on mobile too) - ki.infil.net
Official Killer Instinct forum - forums.ultra-combo.com
Facebook page with arguably the most KI action - Killer Instinct Ultimate Fans Groups - www.facebook.com/groups/killerinstinct2013

SYSTEM MECHANICS (long vids, but pretty entertaining!)
basics and mechanics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJWMF0N1zcE
ultras, counter breakers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEVdKjF3tg

COMBO SYSTEM (short vids to get you right into it)
from offensive perspective -


from the defensive perspective -

CHARACTER SPECIFIC BREAKDOWNS BY DEVS
These are roughly hour long in depth character breakdowns found on the official youtube channel of Killer Instinct or Iron Galaxy, and were usually first streamed on Twitch.

Season 1 characters were done by Double Helix and Microsoft Studios, so it may be harder to find the original reveal streams for the following characters:
Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Orchid, Sadira, Spinal, and Fulgore.

For those characters, I’d recommend just checking Sajam’s breakdowns found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/SupermanSajam/search

TJ Combo was released as a preview of Season 2, and was the first character developed by Iron Galaxy, who replaced Double Helix.
TJ Combo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJp7SZA1hGg

Here are the following Season 2 characters:
Maya - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpYPSRBPptc
Kan-Ra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Eg05dFh-Mw
Riptor pt1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7HukKK66Co
Riptor pt2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4a5Akypwiw
Aganos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9TmX6MVCzI
Omen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW2G32O3uUk
Hisako - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvDwTO2l7g
Shadow Jago (Shago) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=036PFl6dSiQ
Cinder - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0yRGuTVcQA
Aria - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugdyjJ3KDyw

Rash was released as a preview of Season 3
Rash - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbXv88s7rqw

Here are the rest of Season 3 characters including guest characters!
Tusk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnqpvh8hnqM
Kim Wu pt1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6YaBkwFeQQ
Kim Wu pt2 - https://youtu.be/sSXvFb6vyQc?t=13m50s
General Raam (Gears) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFghm4-tlNU
Mira - https://youtu.be/7zL5qAAslog?t=1h20m
Arbiter (Halo) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej0s342s2RU
Gargos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcCvCdxYmgs
Eyedol - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Np0NeYCFA

Post Season 3 characters
Kilgore - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEwa94jayDs
Shin Hisako - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ0Hzu1GvQo
Eagle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HauGevQeiHk

Here’s Shin Hisako putting in work at Combo Breaker 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgyB5YFgk6k

Here’s Eagle giving a beatdown at Combo Breaker 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPF4eIrICKQ

In general, to see characters played optimally (in most cases), check out tournament footage. Due to patches and bugs, the more recent the tourney, the more likely you’ll actually be to do what you see. Texas Showdown, Combo Breaker, CEO, KIT, NEC, NCR, SCR, Absolute Battle, KI World Cup, etc. Here’s Combo Breaker’s 2018 - Top 24 playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbAsJyaS56k&list=PLxd-2FxFQ75ojz4lNvOexUwmIYS0boQYm

CHARACTER SPECIFIC BREAKDOWNS BY OTHERS
This is a hilarious short vid that covers TJ Combo -

Again, Sajam’s channel covers all characters including the Season 1 characters -
https://www.youtube.com/user/SupermanSajam/search

Zipstar aka Zipmaster Flex - did some cool character breakdowns with character specialists

The following 2 are a bit older, but still good:

True Under Dawg Gaming also has decent vids -
https://www.youtube.com/results

Maximilian Dood does Week Of’s of all characters -
https://www.youtube.com/results

Hope this helps!