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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall User Score (24 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Power Unlimited (Jul, 1998)
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!
Consoles Plus (Aug, 1998)
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...
IGN (Jun 24, 1998)
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.
Retroage (Jun 06, 2008)
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.
X64 (Sep, 1998)
Impossible de le prendre au sérieux, mais un tournoi entre amis à MK 4 provoquera plus de poussées d'adrénaline que tout autre jeu.
Meristation (Oct 07, 1998)
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.
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.
Game Chronicles (Mar 08, 1999)
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."
Game Revolution (Jul 01, 1998)
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.
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.
The Video Game Critic (Dec 06, 2011)
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.
HappyPuppy (Jul 14, 1998)
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.