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Mortal Kombat 4 is 1 vs 1 fighting game, similar to the other Mortal Kombat games, but this is first game in series with 3D characters models. The player can choose from 15 different fighters at the start (and several unlockables later on). Many fighters from earlier games in the series make a comeback (like Scorpion, Sub Zero, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage etc.) while other new fighters join in, like Shinook (who is the main evil character in this game), Fujin, Jarek, and Kai. Goro returns as a boss

Gameplay is very typical for a Mortal Kombat game, but has several new features - for example characters can use weapons in a fight (not only as a special move) or avoid attacks in the 3D environment.


Mortal Kombat 4 Nintendo 64 Cage doing a Shadow Uppercut to Reptile.
Mortal Kombat 4 PlayStation New game feature: Use of weapons.
Mortal Kombat 4 PlayStation Get over here!
Mortal Kombat 4 Windows Sayonara Raiden!

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Alternate Titles

  • "真人快打4" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "MK 4" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

The best Midway's 3D fighting game, but not the first. PlayStation Zaibatsu (3240)
Probably the worst Mortal Kombat fighting game Windows Medicine Man (365)
Pretty good game, but could be better Nintendo 64 ThE oNe (178)

Critic Reviews

X64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1998 84 out of 100 84
GameGenie PlayStation 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Jul, 1998 7.4 out of 10 74
NUKE Computer Gaming Windows 2000 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) PlayStation Oct, 1998 65 out of 100 65 PlayStation Nov 05, 2004 62 out of 100 62
Game Chronicles PlayStation Mar 08, 1999 6.2 out of 10 62
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Jul 14, 1998 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Génération 4 Windows Sep, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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The home version of Mortal Kombat 4 included three exclusive playable characters: Noob Saibot, Meat, and Goro.

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