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Mortal Kombat 4

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.0
Nintendo 64
80
3.1
Windows
62
3.2

User Reviews

Probably the worst Mortal Kombat fighting game Windows Medicine Man (367)
Pretty good game, but could be better Nintendo 64 ThE oNe (178)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Arcade 1 3.0
Nintendo 64 21 3.1
PlayStation 32 3.2
Windows 41 3.2
Combined MobyScore 95 3.2


The Press Says

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93
Nintendo 64Power Unlimited
De graphics van zowel de characters als de achtergronden zijn adembenemend en de fatalities zijn weer ongeloofelijk. We kennen het natuurlijk allemaal al maar we kunnen er geen genoeg van krijgen. The Champion Is Back!
92
PlayStationPower Unlimited
Zoals ik in het vorig nummer al liet weten: MK4 is de shit. De gameplay, de graphics, de characters, de moves, het is allemaal van een superieure kwaliteit. Of je nou tegen elkaar, de computer of in teambattles aan het slachten bent, het spel gaat geen seconde vervelen. MK4 is absoluut een van de betere fighting-games van de afgelopen tijd.
91
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Het zal wel duidelijk zijn: ik ben enthousiast genoeg over MK4 om er ettelijke uren, dagen, weken, enz... aan te besteden, en ik denk dat de meesten dat zullen zijn. Het spel is moeilijk genoeg en bezit genoeg variatie om de speler lang te kunnen boeien. De enkele kleine minpuntjes vallen in het niets tegenover de pluspunten.
90
Nintendo 64Consoles Plus
Conclusion : MK4 n'est pas indispensable sur Playstation, hormis pour les inconditionnels de la série, mais il constitue sur N64 un bon investissement, en attendant mieux...
89
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
This one is a winner folks. After falling into somewhat of the doldrums there for a while, the Mortal Kombat series can once again hold its head high...get it lopped off...and then hold it up high again. All of the good stuff from the previous MK games is intact, tweaked and finely tuned to perfection in this MK4. The graphics have made the move to polygons and they work wonderfully and the sound effects and music, while not notably changed from previous MK's, is still solid and effective. Even if you already have all the other MK games in your library, this one is the best in its stable and worth a look see.
88
Nintendo 64IGN
The latest incarnation of Midway's bloody fighting franchise hits Nintendo 64 in full 3D and proves to be the console's best fighter yet.
87
Nintendo 64Retroage
Podsumowując Mortal Kombat 4 jest jak najbardziej godny polecenia. Bardzo wysoka grywalność i niemal nieśmiertelny tryb multiplayer zapewniają bardzo wysoką żywotność tej gry. Jest to gwarancją tego, że po ukończeniu trybu dla jednego gracza, nie odłoży się jej na półkę jeszcze przez bardzo długi czas. Co prawda pacyfiści i zwolennicy humanitarnego wychowania młodzieży będą zdecydowanie przeciwni temu tytułowi, ale dla innych maniaków krwistych rzezi jest to tylko dodatkowa zaleta. Pozycja wręcz obowiązkowa dla maniaków bijatyk, tym bardziej, że tych na N64 ukazało się niewiele.
86
PlayStationGameSpot
If you haven't liked any of the previous MK titles, MK4 probably won't win you over. But this is a good translation of a good arcade title, and fans of the arcade version won't be disappointed. However, if you're looking for some smoother graphics, and you own an N64, you may want to pick up that version instead.
84
Nintendo 64X64
Impossible de le prendre au sérieux, mais un tournoi entre amis à MK 4 provoquera plus de poussées d'adrénaline que tout autre jeu.
84
WindowsCyberJoy
Z jednej strony gra ma fajny klimat i muzykę, z drugiej grafikę można było trochę podrasować. Grę oczywiście polecam tym, którzy są z nieśmiertelnym Mortalem od początku i tym, którzy zaczynają dopiero z nim przygodę, ponieważ... no, cóż tytuł mówi sam za siebie, a te drobne niedopracowania graficzne nie są kategorycznymi minusami (ot, taki maleńki minusik). Jeśli chodzi o sposób walki to każdy ma swój gust. Niektórym podoba się taki system walki, mnie nie i nic na to nie poradzę. Ja wolę grać w mistrzowskiego, moim (i zapewne, nie tylko) zdaniem, Virtua Fighter 2 i przy niej na razie pozostanę.
83
PlayStationConsoles Plus
Conclusion : MK4 n'est pas indispensable sur Playstation, hormis pour les inconditionnels de la série, mais il constitue sur N64 un bon investissement, en attendant mieux...
83
WindowsGameSpot
If you aren't a fan of the previous Mortal Kombat games, this one won't make you a fan. It's pretty much the same game but with a few 3D elements tossed in. But fans of the other versions of MK4 won't be disappointed with this excellent translation.
80
WindowsCincinnati Enquirer
Fans of Mortal Kombat won't be disappointed by its latest incarnation. MK IV includes everything that has made the series both fun and controversial, with just enough extras to further its appeal. Just don't take it too seriously, and we can all continue to enjoy these neck-twisting, face-chewing, head-ripping games!
80
Nintendo 64Meristation
Mortal Kombat resurge de sus cenizas con una fuerza inusitada,trayendo a todos los usuarios de Nintendo64 un festival de lucha y gore que hace que las anteriores entregas de la serie parezcan malos recuerdos de nuestro pasado; siente el poder de las tres dimensiones.
80
PlayStationIGN
In the end, Mortal Kombat 4 isn't the most amazing game in the fighting market, but it's a great new leap for Midway, and Eurocom has outdone itself in creating the port of its career. And Mortal Kombat 4, in this gamers eyes, is the best of the series.
80
PlayStationGameGenie
On the Final note although MK4 isn't a complete port from arcade. Midway made the right decision to save framerate, involving increased gameplay. The Sounds and Music are the pride and joy, and whipping the crap out of some one with weapons rocks. Putting the moves in the game are a big plus and have fun finding those secret characters. MK4 gets my vote, good game.
79
Nintendo 64Nintendo Land
This is not and never will be a very refined game, even by beat'em up standards. And except for the weapons, this is the same old thing we've already seen several times in Mortal Kombat. All the old favorite fighters are there, with Jarek being a thinly disguised (but slightly more good-looking) version of Kano. Even the few truly new characters can't change the fact that this is standard Mortal Kombat humdrum. But it does look decent enough and can be very entertaining in a cheaply silly way with two players. The novelty -does- fade away after a while, but it's tremendously silly fun while it lasts. It's becoming more and more obvious that the whole Mortal Kombat shebang has long since outstayed it's welcome, but at least this way, they can go out with style. Providing they don't bring back Quan Chi, that is.
79
Nintendo 64Game Chronicles
Rating this game is a tough call. While Mortal Kombat 4 is technically a 3D game it doesn't quite pull off the 3D environment or character moves as well as other 3D fighting games such as Soul Blade or Toshinden. It is obvious to see that the Mortal Kombat series is trying to keep up with the times and this 4th reincarnation of a cult classic remains just as fun today as the original was many years ago. If you enjoy fighting games, are a MK fanatic, or you are going broke spending all you quarters at the arcade, then this is certainly a title you will want to buy. Which version you get would only be determined by which system you own, but if you have both then I have to recommend the Nintendo version. It is almost a "flawless victory."
78
PlayStationConsoles News
MK4 est donc un jeu correct, plus agréable que ses prédécesseurs, mais qui ne peut rivaliser avec ses adversaires directs : Tekken 3, Dead or Alive, Tobal 2,...
75
PlayStationGame Revolution
In essence, this is the Mortal Kombat you have played before. If you didn't like it before, you won't like it now. The gameplay mechanics are identical to all of the previous Mortal Kombat games. Sure, it isn't new, but it still manages to be fun.
75
Nintendo 64Game Revolution
In essence, this is the Mortal Kombat you have played before. If you didn't like it before, you won't like it now. The gameplay mechanics are identical to all of the previous Mortal Kombat games. Sure, it isn't new, but it still manages to be fun.
74
Nintendo 64Nintendo Power Magazine
MK fans won't be disappointed. This is no Mythologies. On the other hand, don't expect radical changes. This game is Mortal Kombat through and through. If you want arcade perfect, it doesn't get any better than this, including some of the graphic glitches.
70
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
В общем, ожидания революционного прорыва для MK4 совершенно не оправдались — мы имеем трехмерный Mortal Kombat 3 с некоторыми нововведениями, слабеньким звуком (ну не тянут эти звуки на современные стандарты) и такой же музыкой — в фильмах по MK она была получше. Игра не претендует на PC вообще ни на что. Это поделка, призванная состричь побольше капусты с фанатов сериала MK. Если вы себя к таковым не относите — MK4 явно не для вас.
67
Nintendo 64The Video Game Critic
The instruction manual contains biographies for all of the characters, but fails to mention any special moves or fatalities. Bogus! Actually the moves are available from the pause menu in the game, but only in practice mode. In terms of moving the series into 3D, Mortal Kombat 4 served its purpose but didn't do much else.
67
PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
It didn't win me over in a big way, but Mortal Kombat 4 is still a respectable fighter. Unfortunately, it failed to reinvigorate the franchise, and most people wrote it off as a 3D rehash. On a final note, the excellent live-action intro makes me yearn for a new Mortal Kombat movie - bring it on!
65
PlayStationJoystick (French)
Et puis le gameplay est assez bourrin, ce qui rend le titre accessible mais inintéressant à jouer. Ajoutez à cela un commentaire en temps réel de Satan himself et des Fatalités très difficiles à sortir, et vous obtenez le soft de combat le plus ringard de tous les temps !
62
PlayStationVicioJuegos.com
Midway se adentra en el universo de las tres dimensiones para modernizar su alicaída saga, entrando en competencia directa con clásicos de Namco como Tekken o Soul Blade
62
PlayStationGame Chronicles
If you enjoy fighting games, are a MK fanatic, or you are going broke spending all you quarters at the arcade, then this is certainly a title you will want to buy. Which version you get would only be determined by which system you own, but if you have both then I have to recommend the Nintendo version. It is almost a "flawless victory."
60
Nintendo 64HappyPuppy
So, if you are a fan of the Mortal Kombat series, MK4 will probably leave you breathless. I would definitely recommend the PlayStation version over the N64 nonsense though. Question: why are those yellow buttons so damn small on the N64 controller?! If you have a problem with unrealistic combat flow, and you appreciate a game that provides depth and strategizing, steer clear of this one. But be sure to at least rent it so you can peep all the fatalities and endings.
60
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
With responsive controls and interesting characters, this is an excellent conversion of a decent, gore-filled fighter. But for all its 3D polygonal grandeur this is still Mortal Kombat, and while you can't say the game isn't fun, it still lacks the depth of its competition.
50
WindowsGénération 4
Les graphismes, optimisés pour les cartes 3D, sont réussis (hormis quelques objets Bitmap) tout comme l'animation qui est fluide sur P200. Le rythme des combats est soutenu (on peut utiliser certains éléments du décor) mais Mortal Kombat restera toujours Mortal Kombat, d'où un intérêt limité !
50
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Although MORTAL KOMBAT 4 is still fun, it lags behind other 3D action games on the PC. Die-hard MORTAL KOMBAT fans will probably find enough new here to warrant buying the game. The rest of us, however, can only hope that Midway brings the next MK up to current technology and gameplay standards.
50
PlayStationSvenska PlayStation Magasinet
Trots justeringarna kan Mortal Kombat inte på allvar mäta sig med tungviktare som Tekken 3.
45
WindowsPC Zone
Unless you're a potential playground bully who reckons that it may be therapeutic and slightly less anti-social to batter 3D opponents rather than the fat kid with the doughnuts and glasses, you should avoid this crap. Challenge your mates to a game of on-screen soccer or something instead.
40
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Jeg håber, at alle ikke-MK-fans vil høre på mig, når jeg siger, at dette spil næsten intet har at byde på. I skulle hellere bruge pengene nede i den lokale spillehal, hvor man kan opleve de rigtige kampspil.
25
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Mortal Kombat 4, comme son doux nom l’indique, est le quatrième volet de la série mythique de jeu de baston disponible sur pratiquement toutes les consoles, actuelles ou révolues. Ainsi, nous retrouvons Raiden, Sub-Zéro ou encore Johnny Cage et toute la bande, avec quelques nouveautés. Malheureusement, ce jeu culte souffre de quelques problèmes principalement techniques qui l’empêchent d’atteindre le niveau auquel il aurait pu prétendre.