Mortal Kombat Gold (MKG) is an upgraded version of Mortal Kombat 4 (1997). This game was available by Eurocom for the Sega Dreamcast platform, which is the only version of the Mortal Kombat series released for this platform. Especially, this game is also the first version of the Mortal Kombat series that can be played on the sixth platform (128-bit era) on the Console Game. Besides, MKG was available by Midway Games in two different regions, North America and Europe in 1999.
Due to the upgrade from Mortal Kombat 4 (1997), the gameplay will not have much change. The manufacturer only provides some battle stages, characters, and new weapons to experience. Regarding the character system, in addition to the original version, the game will bring six new characters, including Kung Lao, Mileena, Baraka, Cyrax, Kitana, and Sektor. As for the weapons system, you can choose different weapons to use in each match or you can still enjoy unarmed matches.
Besides, MKG has five different game modes, including Arcade Mode, Team, Endurance, Tournament, and Practice. In which, Arcade Mode has two different fighting 1 vs 1 and 2 vs 2. With 1 vs 1, players will choose a character to use and compete with the CPU. About 2 vs 2, it allows two players to work together to defeat the CPU. Next, Team is a team competition mode with the form of 5 vs 5. In Endurance, players will participate in combat missions similar to the survival challenge. This means that you have to face many enemies in consecutive matches. After an enemy is defeated, the other will immediately appear, and the character’s vitality will not be restored by the previous enemy. The tournament offers a championship for the winner, and the players have to defeat all competitors in different rounds. Before enjoying the game modes, players can explore Practice. It is a training mode that allows the player to become familiar with each character’s moves and fighting techniques.
In addition, the changed battle system and additional characters, the imaging system does not receive upgrades worthy of its platform. Manufacturers still use the classic graphics system of the Arcade platform (some reviews say the picture quality is worse than Arcade). That doesn’t make the movements of the characters to be live. However, the ability to process images on the Dreamcast version is a good review.