Originally released in 1998, Guilty Gear: The Missing Link introduced the world to an eclectic cast of characters as well as a number of unique game mechanics, like the infamous Instant Kill. Guilty Gear was an ambitious game that broke new ground in many ways and helped establish the air-dasher genre. Although Missing Link is significantly different from the popular sequels that followed—+R, Xrd, and Strive—it laid the core philosophy to which those games adhere to.
Missing Link is a game with many flaws, and it should be appreciated for its flaws—not in spite of them.
It is strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the mechanics of Guilty Gear: The Missing Link, especially teching and Instant Kills. The information there can help you avoid getting robbed by nonsense.
- Play the Nintendo Switch version offline
If you do play on PC, it is thoroughly recommended that you grab the Training Mode mod from the Missing Link Discord.
- The PC port's framerate is tied to the refresh rate of the monitor and thus requires you to limit the game's FPS to 60 in your graphics card control panel.
- The resolution must be set to a 4:3 resolution with Side Panels turned off or else sprites might not display properly with the training mode mod.
Finding matches can be difficult, so it is recommended that you join a Discord community for it. It is highly recommended that you play with a wired connection to ensure a playable experience.
Arc System Works
System 3 Software Limited
PSX : May 14th, 1998
PSX : October 31st, 1998
PSX : 2000
PS3 - PS1 Classics : May 31st, 2007
PS3 - PS1 Classics : August 6th, 2009
Switch & PC : May 16th, 2019
To unlock Testament and Justice you must defeat each of them respectively in Arcade Mode.
To unlock Baiken, beat her in Arcade Mode. To reach the Baiken fight, beat Arcade Mode as either Sol or Ky without using any continues. After the credits roll, the fight vs Baiken will begin. The player can lose the fight and continue an infinite amount of times.