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Mortal Kombat (Game Boy)

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

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall MobyScore (23 votes) 3.0

The Press Says

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Les digits graphiques sont excellentes malgré les quatre niveaux de gris, les animations de personnages itou et le jeu reprend exactement les coups (spéciaux ou non) de la version d'arcade. Mortal Kombat est bel et bien le premier jeu de baston en mode Versus qui vaut le coup, avec Fist of the North Star (il y a différence de taille de sprites !).
Game Players
Bone-crunching action - and blood for the Segans! - makes this one of the top fighting games. Love those finishing moves!
Games Master
It will take weeks for the average gamer to stumble past the graphical limitations imposed by the Game Boy, and longer still to master the special moves - if at all! If you're after a portable beat 'em up, your best bet's Raging Fighter, a simpler and ultimately more successful slap-about.
Mortal Kombat para GameBoy no pasará a la historia por su gran calidad, ni por su genial puesta en escena. Tampoco por ser una gran conversión, que se queda a medias tintas entre serlo y no, dados sus fallos constantes y limitaciones respecto al original. La ausencia de movimientos más necesarios, así como de Johnny Cage como personaje controlable, un modo opciones o más continúes bajan el global de un cartucho que destaca únicamente en temas técnicos, más concretamente en gráficos, pues los sonoros acaban siendo pesados con el tiempo. En general, un juego muy poco recomendado.
Nintendo Life
Unless you are an interrogator looking to experiment with audio torture, you should turn the volume dial all the way down at the first opportunity. Sadly, the other problems are not so easily solved. This port does have some good points: the look of the arcade game is captured well and playing as Goro provides a little bit of entertainment, but the few pluses are greatly overshadowed by the negatives. Input lag, difficult-to-perform special moves and a number of other problems (you can’t pause the thing!) remove any fun from the game. Game Boy Mortal Kombat is one to avoid.