Human Killing Machine (aka HKM) is a spiritual sequel to the home computer version of Street Fighter, with excellent graphics but limited animation!
STORY / GAMEPLAY Developing team Tiertex is known as the responsible team that converted the arcade version of Street Fighter to the PC. This time, Tiertex decided to create their very own fighting game, separately from the official Street Fighter license. To the game now, the player's character is Kwam, a fighter from Korea and (like all fighters of the game) he sets out to prove his superiority against all the other marital artists. He travels in different places of the World, like Russia, Amsterdam, Spain, Germany, and ultimately Beirut, to confront and defeat each and every challenger! Note that the range of the available-in-battle moves seems relatively limited, probably because much of the game's memory size is used to generate the stunning backgrounds! HKM is a really good and fun game to play and it's among the best fighting games ever appeared on the 8bit home computers!
GRAPHICS / SOUND The graphics on the Commodore 64/128 look too different from the other two 8bit counterparts and I personally prefer the CPC and ZX versions over this one! Although the C64 version has nicely drawn backgrounds, for some reason the game levels seem designed from scratch! On the other hand, the sound is great though, with a nicely composed main menu theme and one of the best gameplay tunes found on the 8bit Commodore computer!