Mortal Kombat Gold

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SuperGamePower (4.5 out of 5)

MK Gold mantém a mesma jogabilidade de MK4, inclusive as armas. Os gráficos superam os de qualquer outra versão da série produzida por Ed Boon e John Tobias, seja nos consoles ou no arcade. As tradicionais vozes anunciam as lutas e também comentam os golpes mais dramáticos. Um game obrigatório para os fãs de luta, principalmente para aqueles que colocam um bom Mortal Kombat à frente de qualquer game.

Oct 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Ação Games (9 out of 10)

Cabeças voando e sangue por todo lado... Eles voltaram. Seus personagens favoritos de Mortal Kombat estão prontos para mais um torneio. O jogo não é exatamente uma novidade, mas sim uma edição especial de Mortal Kombat 4, game já lançado para Nintendo 64 e Playstation. O clássico de luta chegou ao Dreamcast com algumas novidades. Mas nada de pânico: o esquema de jogo é o mesmo, você já conhece os lutadores e os golpes continuam animais. O game está mais bonito, com novos cenários, movimentação realista e lutas supervelozes. Além disso, alguns personagens que não aparecem em Mortal Kombat 4 entraram na história: Milena, Baraka, o ninja Cyborg Cyrax, o lutador Kung Lao, com seu chapéu afiado e Kitana, que em outras versões só era selecionável com truques.

Nov 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

GameFan Magazine (233 out of 300)

I like Mortal Kombat a lot more now than I did a year ago. I'm a fan of the gore or fatalies. Gimmicks should never replace gameplay. When Boon and Tobias went the way of Tekken with MK4, though, I jumped on the bandwagon. Control and game balance are better than ever. The Dreamcast version is the one to get if you're an MK freak. It's got all the arcade goodies plus some old favorites. What are you waiting for?

Oct 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Video Games (3 out of 4)

MK Gold ist sicherlich kein Muss-Titel, sondern vor allem für Fighting-Fans gedacht, die dem hohen Brutalitätsfaktor dieses Prüglers etwas abgewinnen können. In höheren Schwierigkeitsgraden werdet ihr aber nur noch mit den Ohren schlackern, was die CPU dort alles mit euch anstellt (ein Tick Unfairness muss schon in Kauf genommen werden!): Finish him, sonst bist du dran!

Oct 1999 · Dreamcast

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) ( )

More of a Mortal Kombat 4: Version 1.5 than a proper sequel, Mortal Kombat Gold is the best arcade to home console conversion of any offering in the series that I’ve ever seen. Longtime fans should be able to appreciate the value of being able to revisit with classic characters and the chance to experience the game at home as it was truly meant to be played, but they sure as heck won’t find enough differences here to warrant a purchase if they’ve already picked up the PSX or N64 version of Mortal Kombat 4 last year. Mortal Kombat Gold isn’t the title that’s going to win over any new converts, but it’s definitely going to be the game of choice for MK fans. I’d consider it more of a collector’s item than anything else and a brief rollercoaster ride at best if you’re not a fan, but no matter which side of the fence you’re on, you’ll still be punch drunk with enjoyment after playing it the first few times.

Oct 23rd, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review (64 out of 100)

Mortal Kombat Gold is much better then the last MK game I played, Mortal Kombat Trilogy on the Playstation. That game had so many bugs I returned it within a couple of days. Fortunately, Mortal Kombat Gold is a much better game then it's predecessors although the gameplay is still somewhat limited compared to the brilliance of series' such as Tekken, Soul Calibur and Virtua Fighter which now dominate the arcades and consoles. Most of the moves are the same as previous games, which gives it an all too familiar feel. If your a Mortal Kombat fan you will love this game, but if your just looking around for a fighting game you might be better off looking elsewhere.

Nov 30th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

IGN (6.3 out of 10)

And that's basically the big problem here. Mortal Kombat Gold is a lot like a bag of Twizzlers. Sure it's sweet the first few times you delight in it's tasty red goodness, and it's cool for parties, but after a while you're left wanting something a little less red, with a whole lot more substance to it.

Sep 8th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Defunct Games (59 out of 100)

By this point the Mortal Kombat series has gone from big hit, to not much of anything. Midway promises a fifth installment like no other, but then, the last time we were promised that we ended up getting Mortal Kombat Gold. Essentially Mortal Kombat Gold is the Dreamcast version of the arcade Mortal Kombat 4. And if you've played Mortal Kombat 4 in the arcade then you'll know it's not exactly the best arcade fighter on the market. But, what the hell, I feel like giving Mortal Kombat Gold a fair shake.

Feb 5th, 2005 · Dreamcast · read review

GameSpot (5 out of 10)

Sitting down and playing MK Gold almost feels like a retrogaming experience - you really feel as though you've pulled out some old game that you haven't played in years - and it hasn't aged gracefully. If you're still interested in Mortal Kombat 4, then MK Gold should provide some sort of thrill. But the rest of the MK fans that have already moved on to bigger and better things will just have to wait patiently for Mortal Kombat 5.

Sep 3rd, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

The Video Game Critic (C)

While Gold promises some "Dreamcast only" surprises, the gameplay is largely unchanged. There are weapons that appear at random, but they rarely have much impact. And unfortunately, one of the best moves from MK4, the sidestep, doesn't work very well here. According to the instructions, you must "tap" the right trigger twice to get it to work, but it's extremely erratic, and you can't even reconfigure it on the options screen! That problem sucked a lot of the fun out of the game, and that's a shame, because otherwise this is an good-looking fighter.

Jun 4th, 2003 · Dreamcast · read review (9 out of 20)

Les fans purs et durs, ceux qui ont des tatouages, des posters, le papier toilette, les housses de canapé estampillés MK, et qui se réveillent la nuit en criant "MORTAL KOMBAT !!!", ceux là vont adorer, c'est sûr. Pour les autres, jouez à King Of Fighters, c'est aussi en 2D, mais c'est infiniment plus délirant. MK Gold fait du surplace.

Oct 28th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Gaming Age (C-)

Even with a perfect port of MK4, not to mention new characters and little or no loading time, it's hard to recommend Mortal Kombat Gold to anyone. Unless you were a huge fan of MK4, MKG probably isn't for you.

Oct 5th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Digital Press - Classic Video Games (4 out of 10)

The added world "Gold" to the title doesn't mean a whole lot. While it's nice to see personal favorites like Baraka back in action, it's not worth the effort. There is some decent music, but the same basic gameplay from this games precursor has hardly been worked on. It's a definite disappointment and another step down for this series..

May 7th, 2005 · Dreamcast · read review

Revista Oficial Dreamcast (4 out of 10)

Lo dicho, un juego que ha quedado anticuado pero que todavía puede gustar a algún nostálgico.

Jan 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Consoles Plus (35 out of 100)

Bref, Ă  oublier vite fait si l'on ne veut pas sombrer dans un mortel ennui.

Nov 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Planet Dreamcast (3 out of 10)

Unless you're a die-hard Mortal Kombat fan who loved Mortal Kombat 4 and have been waiting for two years for a perfect console port, you'll want to stay away from Mortal Kombat Gold. It may be worth renting for those of you that vaguely recall enjoying Mortal Kombat in its heyday, but with games like Power Stone and Soul Calibur available, why waste your time with this sorry retread?

Sep 20th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review (D)

Despite being less than a year old, the Dreamcast has seen it's fair share of entries into the fighting genre. From the stellar Soul Calibur to the mediocre Psychic Force, it remains a hotbed of development activity. Sadly, due to an exorbitant number of bugs and an altogether lack of innovation, Mortal Kombat Gold is easily forgettable as yet another commonplace entry into the genre. Not worth purchasing, even for Mortal Kombat fans.

1999 · Dreamcast

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