"Wisely held back from the Snes; giving gamers a further reason for a N64. Subsequently, better fighters did arrive but this became one to saviour as Rare never produced its own sequel. Instantly, the killer soundtrack stands out as well as great backgrounds, fresh new characters and team battles. Pitched perfectly to novices and experts; a rare beat 'em up that tailored to anyone."
User Reviews (5)
"One of the best if not the best fighting game on the N64 among all the other ones (I am looking at you Mace). Yeah it wasn't the promised port of the first KI but it was still good. The only reason KI is better on the SNES was the fact that this game didn't include Cinder. Still a must have for the N64."
"Lying Combo! Well, I did eventually forgive Nintendo for lying to me, saying the original arcade machine was running on 'Ultra 64' hardware. This game came out a long, long way after that arcade but it did deliver all the thrills of it's unique combo system. I miss this RARE a lot. A must for any fighting fans out there. ULTRA! PS: Fulgore rules."
"Killer Instinct Gold is a fast paced combo based fighter featuring many iconic characters from the SNES original, plus 3 more. It presents a well developed fighting system, however intricate knowledge of combo and combo breaker systems were consistently beaten by button mashing opponents. Stages feature some interesting 3D backgrounds with entirely functional pre-rendered sprites. The soundtrack is excellent featuring many memorable killer cuts."
"+satisfying to pull off combos +converted arcade pre-rendered environments to 3D for dynamic camera +tutorials that teach you combos -gameplay depends too much on combo memorization -feels slightly like it's ripping off Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat -fighter animation cut down to fit on cartridge -some arenas have less detail than arcade version -input seems less reliable after doing certain moves consecutively -lacks Cinder"
"Was a good fighter probably the best on the N64 but I was disappointed that it wasn't the promised Killer Instinct which is what I had been waiting for since 1995 which was never released on the N64. The game had 3D backgrounds which made the 2D sprites look blurry. The game had fantastic music though it matched anything that was done on the 32bit consoles. "
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