Mortal Kombat Gold

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Mortal Kombat Gold
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Midway Home Entertainment
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
T-9701N
ESRB: Mature
Sega Dreamcast
DE
T-9701D-51
USK: 18
Sega Dreamcast
ES
8,490Ptas8,490[7] T-9701D-61
Sega Dreamcast
FR
T-9701D-51
SELL: 16+
Sega Dreamcast
PT
DCJMIO1740
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.9939.99[5][6] T-9701D-61
BBFC: 18
Sega Dreamcast
DE/FR/NL
T-9701D-51
Sega Dreamcast
ES/UK/IT
T-9701D-61
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$94.9594.95[9]
OFLC: MA15
Sega Dreamcast
BR
197186
Tectoy: 18+

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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.

Gameplay

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.

Characters

  • Baraka
  • Cyrax
  • Fujin
  • Goro
  • Jarek
  • Jax
  • Johnny Cage
  • Kai
  • Kitana
  • Kung Lao
  • Liu Kang
  • Meat
  • Mileena
  • Noob-Saibot
  • Quan-Chi
  • Rayden
  • Reiko
  • Reptile
  • Sektor
  • Scorpion
  • Shinnok
  • Sonya Blade
  • Sub-zero
  • Tanya

History

Release

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.

Belokk

Another character named Belokk was shown in early screenshots from Game Informer but was cut from the final game.[10] According to Ed Boon, Belokk was cut due to time constraints.[11]

Magazine articles

Main article: Mortal Kombat Gold/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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BR print advert
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Print advert in Next Level (AR) #6: "Julio 1999" (1999-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #1: "September 1999" (1999-08-24)
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Print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #2: "November 1999" (1999-10-05)
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Print advert in Hyper (AU) #75: "January 2000" (1999-12-01)
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Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (IT) #1: "xxxxxx" (xxxx-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Arcade (UK) PAL
25
[12]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
35
[13]
DC-UK (UK) PAL
50
[14]
Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
40
[15]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
77
[5]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
45
[16]
Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
91
[17]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
78
[18]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[19]
GamesMaster (UK)
39
[20]
Man!ak (PL)
58
[21]
Neo Plus (PL)
60
[22]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK)
50
[6]
Player One (FR)
75
[23]
Revista Oficial Dreamcast (ES) PAL
40
[7]
Sega Dreamcast
57
Based on
15 reviews

Mortal Kombat Gold

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
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Disc
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Inlay
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"Hot! New!" Disc
Dreamcast, UK/ES/IT
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Cover
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Disc
Mortal Kombat Gold DC EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Dreamcast, DE/FR/NL
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, PT
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, AU
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Cover
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Disc
Mortal Kombat Gold DC EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Dreamcast, BR
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Cover
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Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1999-08-28 GD-R Page

External links

References

  1. Press release: 1999-09-02: Sega Dreamcast Launch Titles and Peripherals
  2. http://www.sega.com:80/sega/catalog/SegaProduct.jhtml?PRODID=243 (Wayback Machine: 2001-12-06 19:10)
  3. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/DetProd.asp?ProductCode=1187 (Wayback Machine: 2002-09-17 14:23)
  4. https://groups.google.com/g/uk.games.video.dreamcast/c/x1G_lWU6GLc/m/gfKmBOkejE4J
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 3" (UK; 1999-11-25), page 54
  6. 6.0 6.1 Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 96
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Enero 2000" (ES; 1999-12-20), page 43
  8. http://www.futuregamez.net:80/outnow/dc.html (Wayback Machine: 2001-07-31 23:17)
  9. Hyper, "December 1999" (AU; 1999-xx-xx), page 62
  10. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/mortal-kombat-gold-interview/1100-2450709/ (Wayback Machine: 2014-02-19 18:50)
  11. http://www.mortalkombatonline.com/content/kom/transcripts/EdBoon_08-25-1999.html (Wayback Machine: 2004-02-18 19:45)
  12. Arcade, "December 1999" (UK; 1999-11-01), page 101
  13. Consoles +, "Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-1x-xx), page 170
  14. DC-UK, "December 1999" (UK; 1999-11-22), page 38
  15. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Décembre 1999/Janvier 2000" (FR; 1999-12-xx), page 102
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1999" (US; 1999-09-07), page 220
  17. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 135
  18. GameFan, "Volume 7, Issue 10: October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 20
  19. GamePro, "October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 138
  20. GamesMaster, "Christmas 1999" (UK; 1999-11-29), page 71
  21. Man!ak, "Grudzień 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 75
  22. Neo Plus, "Grudzień 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 30
  23. Player One, "Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 100


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Prereleases:
Sega Dreamcast
Prototypes: 1999-08-28
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?)