If that the case, I suggest using a color separated KOF96-98 sprite set, you can get to something similar to 2k3 by separating the sleeves and you have a plenty of sprites to use with a consistent set.
Don't get me wrong, I do like 2k3 Robert design and gameplay, but the execution is poor to say the least.
That’s when I thought, “good grief”
Just ain’t my belief
Until I saw the holes
Inside his hand