Killer Instinct Gold

aka: KI Gold, KIG
Moby ID: 6133

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Killer Instinct Gold is an updated version of Killer Instinct 2.

The gameplay includes all of the fighters, moves (and new ones such as auto doubles to gain free hits in combos) and stages (including the three newest inclusions to the fighter line-up, Maya, Kim Wu and Tusk) plus new game modes in the Nintendo 64 version such as Team, Team Elimination, 5 speed levels and a complete training mode helping you to learn the many moves, combos and special attacks for each fighter.

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Credits (Nintendo 64 version)

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Music and Sound
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Average score: 77% (based on 24 ratings)


Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 36 ratings with 1 reviews)

Truly stepped into the world of N64

The Good
When Killer Instinct was released for the SNES, I wasn't impressed by it. I saw people talking about it, but I said to myself, Mortal Kombat will always be the best(while I was holding the MK box in my arms). Then I went to my friends house, where he had SNES with Killer Instinct and Rise of the Robots. He persuaded me to play one round of Killer Instinct with him. I eventually gave in, but still clutching my MK. I took the gamepad, and picked a weird looking dinosaur named Riptor. After one round I explained to my friend that I had to go home to do something. I went home, went to my game cabinet, and threw Mortal Kombat out the window, along with my MK3. I smashed my little money bank and went off to get my copy of Killer Instinct.

A few years later, KI Gold was introduced to the N64, and buy was it good!

The graphics were what truly amazed me. The texture and backdrops were amazing and fully interactive. Another great thing was the zooming effect. There wasn't a limit to where a player could go. If a player walked off the screen, it ould just zoom out to capture it. It was great.

Sound is as great as ever. Killer Instinct will always own the territory of music in games. The music is perfectly presented and is very good.

The combo system and playability was also excellent, and there were many more great thing about KI Gold.

The Bad
There were no flaws at all.

The Bottom Line
This game is another prize from Rare.

My Rating < 5 / 5 >

Nintendo 64 · by ThE oNe (180) · 2002



  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
  • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Fighting Game of the Year runner-up (Readers' Choice)

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Game added by Kartanym.

Additional contributors: Alaka, formercontrib, DreinIX, Zaibatsu.

Game added April 6th, 2002. Last modified June 26th, 2023.