Spinal's Rooftop (also called the Castle Rooftop) is a stage in the original Killer Instinct. It serves as Spinal's main stage.


It is similar to the City Rooftop in Chicago, but set in a secluded castle environment at night, surrounded by a thick forest. A full moon can be seen overhead, though slightly hidden by clouds.

Knockoff (Stage Ultra)

The victor knocks the loser off the rooftop, eventually crashing through the bridge to an entrance and into the moat of murky water.

In the SNES version, the stage finisher sequence is intact, except the loser bounces off the bridge into the moat instead.


Spinal's classic KI1 theme, "Ya Ha Haa", is composed and mixed by Robin Beanland. The song's title and its "lyrics" are taken from the undead skeleton warrior's maniacal laugh.

OST Lyrics









  • This stage appeared differently in the SNES version, due to hardware limitations.
  • It is one of three different rooftop stages in the original game (including B.Orchid's Rooftop and Cinder's Desert Rooftop).


Related Stages

Killer Instinct Logo HD Tiger Shrine ·Interior Castle ·Mountain Shrine ·Mountain Temple ·Canyon ·Chicago Rooftop ·Desert Rooftop ·Chicago Alley ·Spinal's Rooftop ·Front Castle ·Skull Chamber ·Industrial Warehouse ·Boxing Gym ·Altar ·Warehouse Basement ·Eyedol's Lair ·Sky Stage
Killer Instinct 2 Bridge ·Spaceship ·Museum ·Helipad ·Sabrewulf's Castle ·Jungle ·Dojo ·Ship ·Spinal's Ship ·Street ·Stonehenge ·Dungeon ·Sky Stage
Killer Logo copy Season 1 Tiger's Lair ·Alchemical Lab ·Crash Site ·Devil's Landing ·Assassin's Cave ·Rebel Outpost ·Shipwreck Shore ·Ultratech Industries ·Shadow Tiger's Lair
Season 2 Downtown Demolition ·City of Dawn ·Forbidden Archive ·Hatchery 09 ·Forgotten Grotto ·Village of Whispers ·Fury's Core ·The Pinnacle
Season 3 Chinatown Brawl ·Icehaven ·Arena of Judgment ·Astral Plane

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