Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
If you're a fan of KI2, you'll be real excited about this ultra-deluxe N64 version. The hi-res graphics - particularly the 3-D backgrounds - are incredibly sharp and much improved over KI2's visuals. Combat itself is also true to the arcade game, with all the massive combos intact. Trouble is, I'm not a huge fan of KI2. I just don't think the game is as fun - or demands as much skill - as SFA2 or even the MK games. It just has you memorizing pattern after pattern, and you can do pretty well if you go crazy on the buttons. Still, KI Gold does pack a comprehensive Training Mode for KI neophytes. It controls just fine with the N64 pad, too.