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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4643)
Written on  :  Dec 23, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

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Fun to play, but stupid none-the-less.

The Good

Mortal Kombat is the only true landmark in fighting games which came after Street Fighter 2 because it used captured video sequences and featured relatively advanced graphics for the time. It's fun to play at first, but I got tired of it very fast.

The Bad

Being a real hit didn't stop this game from being an overhyped piece of boring pixels. The music is decent but the sound effects are horrible, the graphics are all too colourless and pixelated, and everything about this game is just... well, no good. Also, even the Sega Genesis version of this game is better than the PC conversion (despite the obvious lack of decent colour palette) with better controls, better stability (the PC version crahsed on me every time I played it) and better sound, and the entire ordeal leaves a sour taste in my mouth every time I played it.

The Bottom Line

A rather lame game which somehow got more attention than any game of its caliber should.