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I must admit, I was truly surprised and impressed with Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition. I was expecting just another “installment” to milk the franchise and the GBA consumer for another $30, but instead Midway has given us an excellent addition to the series that adds both single and multiplayer content creating one of the most comprehensive fighters you can play on your GBA. If you enjoy fighting games then this is a must-have game, even if you already bought Deadly Alliance. Just keep in mind that much of your fun is reliant on others, so make sure you have a core group of friends ready to FIGHT!
The ring-shaped arenas are wide-open and mostly outdoor, but to be honest, I miss the dark, mysterious indoor settings of the original MK games. The audio is amazing. Warriors are announced by name, and their grunts and screams sound like something from an old martial arts flick. The pulsating, edgy electronic music is equally impressive. Winning fights earn you coins for opening coffins for prizes in the "Krypt" room. Unfortunately, it's far too much work to unlock the really good stuff. Also, a move list really should have been incorporated into the pause menu. Despite these minor quibbles, MK fans should be thrilled with this portable edition. It's the best fighter I've played for the Game Boy Advance.
The core gameplay mechanics haven’t changed in the slightest since last year’s phenomenal handheld conversion of Deadly Alliance. Tournament Edition simply adds depth to the experience. On the multiplayer end, up to four players can compete for a trophy in tournaments or team up in an intense Tekken Tag-styled two-on-two team match. On the character front, Midway has implemented Bo Rai Cho, Nitra, a new female character named Sareena, plus two additional secret fighters. Overly brutal Weapon Fatalities are also a part of the mix, and for those of you who love to master combos, a handy Practice mode is here for you to hone your skills.
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition shows that this venerable franchise might be getting a second wind. The sheer number of gameplay modes the cart brings to the handheld keeps the action fresh whether you're tackling the forces of evil or just your buddy. Fight fans have one more reason to be happy.
For anyone who hasn't already tried the Mortal Kombat series on the Game Boy Advance, Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition is a good starting point. If you already own MK: Deadly Alliance, however, the decision to make the jump to Tournament Edition will primarily depend on your love of the series and whether or not you have friends to compete against. Despite the change in cast members, Tournament Edition and Deadly Alliance are basically identical in solo play. To get the most out of Tournament Edition, you really need to gather some friends and link together multiple copies of the game.