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Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is the first Mortal Kombat outing on the next-gen systems.

Returning from past games are all your favorite fighters, and a host of new ones. Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, joined by such newcomers as Molloch and Quan Chi. Each character has their own specific fatalities.

New to DA is a completely revamped fight engine. The graphics are in full 3D and feature somewhat interactive environments. Each character now has different fighting stances, allowing them to be in an offensive stance or a fatality stance.

DA has over 600 unlockable extras, that are opened by earning "koins" that unlock "koffins". The game also comes packaged with bonus material, such as the "making of Deadly Alliance" and "the history of Mortal Kombat".

Screenshots

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance PlayStation 2 Hey now Johnny, watch those hands!
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance PlayStation 2 FATALITY
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance PlayStation 2 You smash those brains out, Jax!
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance PlayStation 2 Purchase a coffin with your different kind of coins.

Alternate Titles

  • "Mortal Kombat V: Vengeance" -- Working title
  • "MK:DA" -- Common abbreviation
  • "MK5" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Very extensive Peter Thomas II (3) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Gaming Target Dec 19, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Mar 07, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 29, 2003 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Nov 20, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
GamePro (US) Nov 25, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Game Chronicles Jan 18, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gameplanet Feb 27, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Play.tm Mar 14, 2003 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Advertisement

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance was released in the UK on Valentine's Day 2003. There was loads of advertising on TV, magazines, radio, the tube etc. for the game. Most of the ads had blood in them, though not extensively. For example, one ad had a girlfriend hugging her boyfriend and as she pulled away, there were bloody hand-prints where her hands had been on his back.

Bo' Rai Cho

The new character featured in the game, Bo' Rai Cho, is notable for being drunk all the time and farting often. His name is a play on his character: the Spanish word "borracho" translates to "drunk".

Development

The first game in the series done without John Tobias (MK co-creator).

References

  • The name of the fighter Noob Saibot is the name of the franchise masterminds backwards; Ed Boon and John Tobias.
  • Johnny Cage in this game is an obvious tribute to the actor/martial artist Bruce Lee. Like Lee, Cage is also both film star and martial artist. Moreover, one of Cage's fighting styles in this game is Jeet Kune Do, and his weapon is the Nunchaku. These are respectively the martial art created by Bruce Lee and his signature weapon.
  • The secret character Mokap is based on Carlos Pesina, who was the motion capture expert for the game.
  • Although the character Blaze was basically introduced in this game, he actually appeared as a background character for the Pit II stage in Mortal Kombat II. Also, his original name was Torch.
  • When browsing through some of the extras found in the game (biographies, videos, official comics), the player is able to have a view on the names of fictional films where the character Johnny Cage has starred in, several of which are references to real life movies. For instance, "Citizen Cage" is a spoof of Citizen Kane, "Tommy Scissorfists" is a reference to Edward Scissorhands, "World's Most Wanted" is a spoof of Wanted, and many more.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – "Return to Form" Award (PS2)
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