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Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Nintendo 64)

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Written by  :  Stefan Grammer (6)
Written on  :  Jul 26, 2007
Platform  :  Nintendo 64
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Summary

Great Game...

The Good

What I find incredible is that so many people bash this game...They site poor graphics and inferior sound, now while the latter may be applicable the former certainly is not...providing that you have an S-video cable attached to your N64. The characters are full sized and control well. There are a ton a moves to memorize and if you can master juggling it unlocks more depth as well. It is fun to pummel your friends into submission w/ a brutality or the occasional arcade machine to the head has never hurt anyone.

The Bad

My only gripe is that the audio is unbalanced and you have to do a reasonable amount of tweaking for it to sound decent. I am almost positive it is mastered in mono so sometimes a few of the sounds will bleed together. You can change this by lowering your bass a bit and in the options menu increasing the sound effects and lowing the music a tad. Once you correct these minor problems the game plays and sounds like the arcade games it was based on.

The Bottom Line

If you can find this game for 10 bucks somewhere...buy it. It is an excellent game w/ loads of characters. If you memorize the master code you're all set...everything is unlocked! Set the game to 'Bloody Kombat' and start bashing in skulls. This is one of the best 2D fighters of yester-year because it is shamelessly gratuitous and it does not try hide this one bit!