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Human Killing Machine is an unofficial sequel to Street Fighter created by Tiertex and published on the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, and Atari ST by U.S. Gold. Tiertex actually pitched this game as a sequel to Street Fighter, but Capcom was already working on an actual sequel themselves (Final Fight, or Street Fighter '89 as it was called at the time), and so they declined. You play as Kwon, a boxer from Korea, who goes all around the world fighting various people.



  • Battle Butler: Franz, one of the German characters, who fights via throwing bottles of wine.
  • Bullfight Boss: Quite literally. Brutus, one of the Spanish opponents, is a bull.
  • Expy:
    • Given this game's genesis as a pitched sequel to the first Street Fighter prior to Capcom turning it down, it is rather obvious that Kwon is based on Ryu and designed to look differently (being shirtless and wearing red gloves similar to those worn by MMA fighters) to avoid legal battles.
    • Lets see, a giant muscular bald fighter from a location that is a place foreign to the protagonist? Merkeva certainly seems to have modeled after Sagat.
    • Given Franz's appearance as a Battle Butler, he is one of Eagle.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally. You fight Igor's dog Shepski. Don't believe it? See this video for yourself (at 4:45 into it).
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  • Middle Eastern Terrorists: Sagan and Merkeva. The latter one especially given that he is wearing a bandolier and carrying a rocket launcher.
  • National Stereotypes: Oh, boy... there are a lot of these here. To quote a description of its cast of fighters on TV Tropes' own Darth Wiki section of worst games, "The fighters are all miscellaneous god-awful ethnic stereotypes with occasional cruelty to animals." Though for the sake of elaboration, here are the specific examples.
    • The first two opponents on the Moscow stage are a rifle-wielding soldier named Igor, who takes part in upholding a Communist regime, and his dog, Shepski. While the U.S.S.R. did indeed exist at the time this game was made, it's unfounded to claim that all its citizens appreciated or enthusiastically supported that regime.
    • The fighters of Dutch origin are two women, Maria and Helga, who work as prostitutes in the red-light district of Amsterdam. Not just a less-than-favorable portrayal of the Netherlands, but the prostitutes being the only female characters isn't helping matters either.
    • In Spain, the opponents Kwon faces are a matador named Miguel and a bull named Brutus. This is the least likely to induce facepalming, but is stereotypical nonetheless.
    • The German characters are a butler named Franz, who fights primarily by throwing bottles of wine, and his master Hans. The latter is a mustache and afro-ish haired and lederhosen clad man who, to quote Stuart Ashen, "looks like an actor from a European '70s porno movie". Insert Europeans Are Kinky jokes here...
    • The last two opponents, Sagan and Merkeva, are based in Lebanon and are strongly implied to be terrorists, the latter especially based on his wearing a Badass Bandolier and carrying a Bazooka.
  • Nintendo Hard: Not only are every opponent a near SNK Boss, but there is also the "Kwon is Strong" Scrappy Mechanic where Kwon has to win 5 times while the opponents have to win 3 times.
  • Non-Indicative Name: As Stuart Ashen points out, the title doesn't seem to indicate if Kwon is a killing-machine who is human or is a machine for killing humans. We might never know or care.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Kwon, who had this appearance several years before Ryu gained the "Hot Ryu" alternate appearance in Street Fighter V.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Kwon. He has to beat up prostitutes in Amsterdam.

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