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Mortal Kombat 4 is 1 vs 1 fighting game, similar to the other Mortal Kombat games, but this is first game in series with 3D characters models. The player can choose from 15 different fighters at the start (and several unlockables later on). Many fighters from earlier games in the series make a comeback (like Scorpion, Sub Zero, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage etc.) while other new fighters join in, like Shinook (who is the main evil character in this game), Fujin, Jarek, and Kai. Goro returns as a boss

Gameplay is very typical for a Mortal Kombat game, but has several new features - for example characters can use weapons in a fight (not only as a special move) or avoid attacks in the 3D environment.


Mortal Kombat 4 Nintendo 64 Scorpion eating a fireball to the face (almost).
Mortal Kombat 4 Nintendo 64 Game Over
Mortal Kombat 4 Nintendo 64 Sonya's fatality
Mortal Kombat 4 Nintendo 64 Sub Zero's Ice Clone move

Alternate Titles

  • "真人快打4" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "MK 4" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Pretty good game, but could be better ThE oNe (178) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Jul, 1998 9.3 out of 10 93
Consoles Plus Aug, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Retroage Jun 06, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Meristation Oct 07, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Land 2003 79 out of 100 79
Game Chronicles Mar 08, 1999 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Revolution Jul 01, 1998 B 75
Nintendo Power Magazine Jul, 1998 7.4 out of 10 74
The Video Game Critic Dec 06, 2011 B- 67
HappyPuppy Jul 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60


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On July 31, 1998, Mortal Kombat 4, with the exception of the GBC version, was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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Kartanym (10738) added Mortal Kombat 4 (Nintendo 64) on Aug 06, 2001
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