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Mortal Kombat (Game Gear)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Game Gear release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall MobyScore (18 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Power Unlimited
De klassieke bloederige fighter Mortal Kombat verscheen ook op de Game Gear. In principe was het een prima conversie. Helaas ging Kano vlak voor het maken van deze versie op bezoek bij z'n oma en kon hij er dus niet bij zijn.
Game Players
Bone-crunching action - and blood for the Segans! - makes this one of the top fighting games. Love those finishing moves!
The Video Game Critic
Control is not as responsive as it could be, and trying to execute certain special moves (like Sub Zero's Deep Freeze) is problematic. Still, I found the gameplay to be similar to the arcade game and fairly enjoyable overall. The best part is the tournament mode, where you dispatch a parade of increasingly difficult foes en route to facing the huge four-armed boss, Goro. There are three skill levels and six playable fighters: Johnny Cage, Lui Kang, Rayden, Scorpion, Sub Zero, and Sonya (Kano is missing).
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
If you need your fighting game fix on the go, check out either Fatal Fury Special or Samurai Shodown on the Game Gear. Both games are light years ahead of this failed attempt. Then again, if the need arises to rip someone's head off while away from home, this probably could pass in an emergency situation. Finally, like it's Genesis cousin, blood is included, though it's not exactly prevalent.