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Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a story-driven fighting game that casts you in the shoes of Sub-Zero, and chronicles a series of events that occurred prior to Mortal Kombat 1.

In a storyline that is reminiscent of Looking Glass's Thief, the Lin Kuei assassin/thief is sent to steal an important document; this mission proves to be a test from a mysterious character (which turns out to be MK4's Quan Chi) and who charges you upon retrieval of this object to recover an ancient medallion of untold power. However once you retrieve the medallion, Quan Chi reveals that he actually tricked you, and the medallion is the key to awakening the demonic Shinnok (yup, the same baddie from MK4). You must now become a reluctant hero, as you pursue Quan Chi trough hell itself hoping you get to Shinnok before him.

Gameplay wise the game takes the Mortal Kombat familiar 2D fighting environment and turns it into a hybrid fighter/platformer game, where you must travel trough hazardous levels running and jumping around as well as fighting your way against both digitized and polygonal enemies. Sub-Zero's interface is the same as in every MK game, with the addition of a "use" and "turn around" buttons and additions such as an inventory, and a slight RPG twist in which you get exp. for defeating opponents, which translates into new techniques and moves to execute in the game.

Technically speaking this game represents the final evolutionary step in the MK's series 2D engines. New features include zooming, 3D lighting as well as 3D backgrounds and characters, etc.


Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero Nintendo 64 Jumping on the next platform is very risky.
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero Nintendo 64 Climbing a rope.
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero Nintendo 64 The sewers.
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero Nintendo 64 Top of the temple

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Critic Reviews

64 Power / big.N / N Games Jan, 1998 75 out of 100 75
Game Play 64 Mar, 1998 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Feb 03, 1998 4.9 out of 10 49
Nintendo Power Magazine Dec, 1997 4.3 out of 10 43
Super Play (Sweden) Apr, 1998 41 out of 100 41
IGN Dec 08, 1997 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Dec 06, 2011 D 25
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 D 25


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The only installment in the MK series to use live-action, full motion video starring the actual fighting actors from the game.

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