#n64gm123 - Developed by Rare, Ltd. and Published by Nintendo of America Inc., "Killer Instinct Gold" was released for the Nintendo 64 (N64) Entertainment System in November of 1996. This rare N64 game is a 3rd-Person Perspective, Side-Scrolling updated conversion of the Arcade Classic action fighting game called Killer Instinct 2. It features most of the fighters of the arcade game except Cinder, Riptor and Eyedol. The good news is, they have replaced them with new fighters Tusk (The Barbarian), Gargos (Demon Lord), Maya (the Amazonian) and Kim Wu (Martial Arts Standout). Each character has 2 no mercies, a mini ultra, and the original ultra combo, but you can also unlock special options. If you desire a great fighting game that actually has "Strategy" to it, then this is the game for you. It also adds some nice new game modes like the Team mode, the team elimination mode, the 5 speed difficulty mode (by beating the hardest, you unlock the master difficulty level) and a complete training mode where you can practice and learn all of the great moves, combination attacks and the special fatality type blows for each fighter. And, they are easy to learn so you'll love this game.
Now let's talk Graphics, sound and player control. The graphics are simply outstanding, clean and clear featuring updated 2D fighting with rendered 3D characters. Then you add in interactive backgrounds where you can knock your opponent into whirling trash cans, statues, helicopter blades and even barrels that explode. And the colors are crisp, with a seamless refresh rate (90 frames per second). The sound is another point that is rendered near perfectly, very unique and "stand-out" music with great character voices as well. And the fast-paced gameplay and control mechanics will hold its own against any other N64 game, with very challenging computer AI mechanics. And the sheer number of hits that are possible in one combo is insane. Of course, there are combo breaking moves as well to keep things honest. Not to mention (again) the amazing fighting sequences that can be performed by every character makes this game such a enjoyably super game. The designers and developers at Rare, Ltd. really got this one right if you are willing to forgive the inelegant storyline. The game has a save feature to store all your top 5 biggest combos with individual characters and the damage for each. Fastest time is also saved. Killer Instinct Gold is clearly one of the most entertaining, fun and very best fighter games available on the Nintendo 64 system. Action packed KI2 will take hours out of your life, and you will enjoy every single minute! It is also commonly known as "Killer Instinct 2" and often abbreviated as "KI2," or "KIG." Pre-owned - Includes Game Only, no manual or instructions are included. Rarity Rating "B-", Killer Instinct game review by "Prince" NES Gamer.
- UPC: 045496870096
- Platform: Nintendo 64 Entertainment System (N64)
- Region: NTSC (N. America)
- Compatibility: Controller Pak
- ESRB Rating: "T" for Teens
- Genre: Fighting
- Class: Licensed
- Condition: Pre-owned excellent condition
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 08 March, 2014.