Spinal was always one of my favorite classic characters and now this bony buccaneer has finally clanked and clamored his way into the new Killer Instinct. In celebration of this postmortem pirate’s return, I send Jago to the bone yard.[youtube http://youtu.be/c2nWbEkkEv8]
Spinal is awesome. His new character model looks incredible and Double Helix has completely reinvented the way he plays. He is the most varied and technical fighter in the Killer Instinct lineup right now and I can’t wait master him.
I’ve only played with Spinal for about a half hour, so I’m still learning all his subtle nuances. Managing “skulls” is a crucial part of his play style. You can activate different variations of moves based on the number of skulls you have stockpiled. Certain moves will cast down a plague skull that will drain the opponents Shadow Meter for several seconds. Spinal is designed to keep players guessing and his mix-ups make him very difficult to predict.