Mortal Kombat Gold
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|Mortal Kombat Gold|
|System(s): Sega Dreamcast|
|Publisher: Midway Home Entertainment|
|Developer: Midway Games Eurocom Entertainment Software|
|Peripherals supported: Jump Pack|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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Mortal Kombat Gold is a Sega Dreamcast exclusive update to Mortal Kombat 4, released in 1999. The game was a Dreamcast launch title in North America and Europe.
Gold is essentially the same as Mortal Kombat 4, but adds Kitana, Mileena, Cyrax, Kung Lao, Baraka and Sektor from previous Mortal Kombat games. It also includes three new stages: The Living Forest, The Church, and The Soul Chamber. It also has a new weapon select system.
The player gets a low and high punch, low and high kick, and a block and run button. New to the series is a sidestep move which can be used to avoid projectiles. Also new to the series is a bonebreaker move which can be used up close and is activated by pressing Low Kick. There are interactive objects in some stages such as throwing stones. Combinations of buttons can be used to perform special moves.
Each character is given a weapon which can be wielded with a button combination. If the weapon is dropped it can be used by the other player. By using more button combinations at the end of the round the player can use any of two finishing moves and in certain stages a stage fatality.
- Johnny Cage
- Kung Lao
- Liu Kang
- Sonya Blade
The game was criticised upon release for its sub-par graphics. Rather than play to the Dreamcast's strengths, the game was said to look more like the Nintendo 64 port of Mortal Kombat 4.
Like several of Midway's Dreamcast games, the game was re-released with a "Hot! New!" label in North America, fixing many of the game's bugs (including VMU support, allowing the player to save). As well as the label the game can be identified with its red-tinted disc.
- Main article: Mortal Kombat Gold/Magazine articles.
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- Sega of America webpage: Dreamcast
- Press release: 1999-09-02: Sega Dreamcast Launch Titles and Peripherals
- http://www.sega.com:80/sega/catalog/SegaProduct.jhtml?PRODID=243 (Wayback Machine: 2001-12-06 19:10)
- http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/DetProd.asp?ProductCode=1187 (Wayback Machine: 2002-09-17 14:23)
- Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 3" (UK; 1999-11-25), page 54
- Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 96
- Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Enero 2000" (ES; 1999-12-20), page 43
- http://www.futuregamez.net:80/outnow/dc.html (Wayback Machine: 2001-07-31 23:17)
- Hyper, "December 1999" (AU; 1999-xx-xx), page 62
- http://www.gamespot.com/articles/mortal-kombat-gold-interview/1100-2450709/ (Wayback Machine: 2014-02-19 18:50)
- http://www.mortalkombatonline.com/content/kom/transcripts/EdBoon_08-25-1999.html (Wayback Machine: 2004-02-18 19:45)
- Arcade, "December 1999" (UK; 1999-11-01), page 101
- Consoles +, "Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-1x-xx), page 170
- DC-UK, "December 1999" (UK; 1999-11-22), page 38
- Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Décembre 1999/Janvier 2000" (FR; 1999-12-xx), page 102
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1999" (US; 1999-09-07), page 220
- Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 135
- GameFan, "Volume 7, Issue 10: October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 20
- GamePro, "October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 138
- GamesMaster, "Christmas 1999" (UK; 1999-11-29), page 71
- Man!ak, "Grudzień 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 75
- Neo Plus, "Grudzień 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 30
- Player One, "Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 100
|Mortal Kombat Gold|
|Mortal Kombat games for Sega systems|
|Mortal Kombat (1993) | Mortal Kombat II (1994) | Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) | Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1996) | Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1997) | Mortal Kombat Gold (1999)|
|Mortal Kombat & Mortal Kombat II (unreleased)|
|Unlicensed Mortal Kombat games for Sega systems|
|Mortal Kombat 5 (1999?)|