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Mortal Kombat II (DOS)

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Written by  :  IJan (1910)
Written on  :  Dec 23, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Worse sequel? Pixelated Graphics? Definetely not!

The Good

Although Mr. Gabel said he found the graphics more pixelated in comparison to the first Mortal Kombat, it is definetely the opposite -- in the the first game there were a lot of sharp non anti-aliased edges whereas the sequel features smooth fighter-background interaction. In fact, the strongest aspect of MK2 is its eyecandy graphics. I even thought the graphics were displayed in a square-pixel hi-res tweaked VGA mode when I first saw the game.

Another aspect where MK2 is better than the first is the speed of the game. You can really move very fast. Also the variety and the graphic detail of the finishing moves are totally astounding (especially in the case of Liu Kang).

The Bad

It's really hard even in medium difficulty settings.

The Bottom Line

A worthy sequel to the first Mortal Kombat game.