Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Nintendo 64)

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Great Game... Stefan Grammer (6) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
One of the first and best N64 fighting games! Stsung (53) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
This is a N64 game? ThE oNe (178) unrated

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
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Critic Reviews

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With two wildly different ways to play, Trilogy is the best of the N64 fighting game lot. That doesn't say much given the competition (especially given how few fighting games there are), but it does say something for how well these early Mortal Kombat entries hold up. Fans will do better here than on the Playstation too.
Game Players (Dec, 1996)
Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. Midway has taken the next step in a trend that Capcom started. They made an upgrade instead of a sequel. And even though the Mortal Kombat games have appeared on the flourishing 32-bit platforms, fans still haven't seen a perfect arcade port. Mortal Kombat Trilogy for the Nintendo 64 may not be arcade perfect, but it is the closest version to date.
The Video Game Critic (Dec 06, 2011)
One brand new element is the "aggressive" meter which feels like it was tacked on for the sake of adding something. Likewise the "Brutalities" are dumb. It looks like the bones of 50 people are raining down! Finally, Midway only lists one special move per character in the instruction manual, which is pretty lame. Mortal Kombat Trilogy serves up enough of spine ripping, skull-cracking goodness, but it isn't the end-all-be-all I was hoping for.
Retroage (Apr 15, 2010)
Mimo kilku dość poważnych uchybień ze strony twórców Mortal Kombat Trilogy, warto powiedzieć sobie szczerze – to wciąż jest prawdziwy Mortal Kombat. Piekielnie krwawy, piekielnie brutalny, piekielnie szybki i przede wszystkim piekielnie wciągający. Może i w momencie wydania trącił już nieco myszką, ale fani Mortala i tak to kupią. W końcu to wszystkie trzy najlepsze części tej sławnej serii złożone w jedną całość.
GameSpot (Dec 04, 1996)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy proves that the Nintendo 64 is merely mortal. While it surpasses the Playstation version in regard to load time, it still suffers a three or four second delay when loading a new character in multiplayer fighting. Ultimately, only Mortal Kombat addicts, who don't already own a PlayStation, will find this game worth picking up.
Total! (Germany) (Jun, 1997)
Trotz aller Kritik und Nörgelei ist Mortal Kombat Trilogy aber das beste, je für eine Heimkonsole veröffentlichte MK-Spiel. Es ist nur unverständlich, warum Scorpion und Co. in den vielen Jahren ihrer digitalen Präsenz nicht von den technischen Weiterentwicklung der Videospielkonsolen profitiert haben und sich selbst auf dem zur Zeit leistungsstärksten Heimsystem noch genauso ungelenk über den Bildschirm bewegen wie am ersten Tag. Auch die exzessive Darstellung von Gewalt hat mit den Jahren ihre Faszination verloren. Wer allerdings Mortal Kombat noch gar nicht kennt, wird sich sicherlich über längere Zeit damit unterhalten können, alle Fatalities und sonstigen Moves der 30 Kämpfer zu Gesicht zu bekommen. Für Genre-Fans ist jedoch das technisch haushoch überlegene Killer Instinct Gold die bessere Wahl.
IGN (Nov 20, 1996)
A huge game with very little innovation. Mortal Kombat Trilogy proves that a lot of selectable fighters don't make a better game. If you have to play a fighting game on your N64 -- now -- and you have no problem spending $79 bucks on a mediocre game, then go for it. If you are a hopeless Mortal Kombat fan and you don't own any 32-bit version of the game then you probably already picked up a copy anyway and you'll probably like it. Otherwise, I suggest waiting for Killer Instinct, Dual Heroes, Dark Rift and Mace. Recommendation: Only for die-hard MK fans (and only those without a PSX)
Electric Playground (Feb 20, 1997)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy for the Nintendo 64 is, at best, a step sideways for the game industry. That being said, die-hards will probably love it.
Game Play 64 (Oct, 1997)
En clair, non seulement ce jeu n'exploite en rien le support 64 bits, mais il se permet d'être plus raté que sur des supports deux fois moins puissants. A part ça, on prend pas le joueur pour un con...