"Guy expands 6502 to 16M address space by intercepting the databus and re-mapping unused opcodes and clever use of the spurious signals generated by the cpu when executing other undefined opcodes, adds a few registers to make the whole thing transparent from an assembler programmers point of view. In other words, there is no difference to the programmer between native and newly minted instructions.
On top of that he boosts the speed of his forth interpreter by concentrating on a frequently used construct called 'NEXT' in a way that should make anybody that has tried to optimize the inner loop of some VM or language proud. After all, what better way to optimize in such a situation than to be able to mold the instruction set to your desire.
He then uses this home-brew Frankenstein contraption as his benchtop computer for multiple years to do real work (instead of just shooting some pretty pictures and calling it a day)."
HN folk may recall a project much less ambitious than the KK Computer which, for some reason, attracted far more online attention!
One-bit Computing at 60 Hertz 
The mind boggles, and wonders if I just started my retirement project planning.
I had a BBC Micro B (a very British computer for those that haven't heard of it) and really wish I'd had this. Sideways ROM/RAM banks just didn't cut it.
That said, KK has features not present on the 65816, and in certain applications these could be pivotal. Obvious examples include the NEXT instruction and the new addressing mode. Less obviously, KK preserves the 65C02's bit-manipulation instructions, which can be a boon in I/O-intensive code. The '816 sacrificed these opcodes to make room for alternative, also-worthy objectives.