The BEST Fighting Game of ALL TIME
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The story here isn't great, but what do you expect from a fighting game?
The main story is basically about a tournament made by a guy named Shao Kahn called Mortal Kombat which was always the Outworld versus Earth. The earth won every time, so naturally, like anyone else would, Shao gets pissed off and starts stealing the souls of everyone on earth.
It's up to the earth warriors to save the planet!
The graphics are freakin amazing. Especially for the Genesis and SNES. The graphics are identical to its N64 descendant, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, which has four times the bits. There were lots of complaints about the gore and that it influenced children to fight but when you punch someone in the head, 4 gallons of blood does not instantly fly out and then vanish. I think the extreme gore adds a devilish humour to the game which many enjoy.
Music & Sound Effects:
The sound effects are exceptionally great in battle.
Everyone has about twenty different grunts and cries of pain which is awesome.
IMO, the best sound effect in the history of video games is that da da dum sound right before you do a Fatality.
The music is perfect for your current location.
The play control is fantastic, probably the best for a fighting game. Ever.
I like the ability to run (Which completely changed the series).
The moves are easy to pull off, but it takes hours of practice to learn to use them at the right time.
The combos are another section that distinguished MK3 above the rest.
Some are simple. Some only an elite player can pull off. When you think of Mortal Kombat, usually one word people will recognize about is, you guessed it, Fatalities.
They can be the same as combos. Easy or hard, it varies. It took me three weeks before I could actually get one to work, but I was only six so cut me some slack.
This game is one of the first good fighting games ever and has set the standard for others (I'm not sure if MK invented combos or not but it took the combo system to a new level).
I know they started the whole finishing move thing and in my eyes, Fatalities will always be the best.
Length and Difficulty
It doesn't really take that long to beat nor is it difficult. But to be an expert, you're talking a very long, difficult time.
It takes a while to memorize all the moves and combos. I got that far but I could never develop any strategies that would work for me.
All I ever did was an all-out offensive (which was mashing buttons due to frustration) and I didn't get far.
In conclusion, this game is a classic and will forever live on in my memories. I will pass this game down to my children and they too will enjoy it as much as I have.
9.5 / 10, ★★★★.5, A Rating, ★COLLECTIBLE★ StatusRead full review