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From Arcade to Nintendo 64

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Iniitally Rare and Nintendo had planned to make a port of the first Killer Instinct for N64. Alongside Cruis'n USA, the abandoned port was one of the first titles announced for the N64. When Nintendo realized however that the N64 wouldn't be ready for a holiday 95 release, it was decided to make a port for the Super Nintendo insead. With a port already released the team decided to work on a port of Killer Instinct 2 for the N64 instead.

Killer Instinct 2 and Killer Instinct Gold may share the same story. Unlike the arcade version of Killer Instinct 2, Killer Instinct Gold did not have any FMV due to the lack of space on the N64 cartridge. To further conserve space, some frames of animation were removed and the backgrounds were rendered in 3D.

Playable Characters

Cheat Codes

  • Special Costumes- At the character profiles shown in the beginning of the game, enter Z, B, A, Z, A, L
  • Gargos- At a character biography, enter Z, A, R, Z, A, B
  • Play as a random character- At the character select screen, Press Up and Press Start
  • Sky Stage- After selecting your characters in Two-Player Mode, both players press Down and C-Down.


The N64 release of Killer Instinct Gold came with a soundtrack CD. It contained the following tracks:

  1. K.I. Feeling
  2. The Way U Move
  3. Controlling Trasmission
  4. Oh Yeah
  5. It's A Jungle
  6. Do It Now!
  7. Full-bore
  8. The Instinct
  9. Yo Check This Out!
  10. Freeze
  11. Trailblazer
  12. Tooth & Claw
  13. Ya Ha Haa
  14. Rumble
  15. The Extreme

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