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Mortal Kombat is a fairly well known title, its transformation from 2d to 3d was slick and anyone familiar with the game will be accustomed to its somewhat gory fighting style and Asian theme tune with Mortal Kombat 4, you have more characters and more fight moves than previous editions, the game is still basically the same though and when released Tekken already had more interesting characters and moves, personally I prefer playing Mortal Kombat on an Arcade game but the N64 version is about the best fighting game the N64 has to offer because it's not a genre that it has too many releases in.
When a fighter is on his last legs not only can he be K.O'd but can also die in a brutal way before the words Mortality flash up on the screen! I find that there are not enough moves to keep me entertained, it becomes a bit moronic after a while but certainly has a fun factor when there are several of you and the gamers it is likely to interest are:
A group of young teenagers whose thumbs are about to fall off after hours of manically pressing combinations of buttons to defeat their enemies and most probably their friends too.
Two drunk blokes hammering away at the buttons, quite often missing each other but occasionally coming up with an otherwise unknown combination that produces an outstanding move that is to become a workplace legend for years to come.
A stoner who can't help but laugh at the goriness of the victim's death until he realises that it is infact him who has lost and he was watching the wrong fighter the whole time.
Most peope know about Mortal Kombat by now, the first game caused a bit of a fuss in the media with it's gory fatalities. Then Mortal Kombat 2 came out, it offered more characters, and moves. Then Mortal Kombat 4 came out, offering even more characters and mvoes. By now the Mortal Kombat series was becoming a bit stagnant, there was nothing really that new in each incarnation. Mortal KOmbat 4 is different though, and good enough to bring it back into theh limelight of fighting games. The main difference is the graphics, no longer are the fighters simply digitised 2D characters, each character is now full 3D. The transition to 3D is very good, the fighters look better than ever. You can now sidestep to take advantage of the 3D arenas but most people won't find themselves using this much. The graphics are also incredibly smooth and very fast as well, the game has a framerate of 60 frames/second. This is around twice as many frames as an average N64 games. The actual fighting has been simplified, each character has four moves (on average), two fatalities, a fan fatality and a spike fatality. The special moves are simple to pull off, although some of the fatalities are a bit more complicated. Each character now has a weapon they can pull out so that you can mercilessly slice or beat your opponent to death. They are amusing but in a serious fight you tend to get hit straight away and drop the weapon. As you might expect you can throw your opponents but an excellent new addition is the limb breaking moves. When you are beside an opponent press right C and your character will grab the limb of your opponent and break it. Your opponent will scream out in pain, before 'flicking' the joint back into place. This is hilarious to watch and does reasonable damage as well. For example, Scorpion pulls the persons arm straight and then hits their elbow the worng way. The person stands for second with the arm the wrong way before fl
icking it back into place. The fatalities are as gruesome as ever, especially now that they are in 3D. The rest of the game is what you'd expect, there are several single player and multiplayer, along with some options. The main critism of this game that it is too simple for fanatic beat em up players. Well, I like the style of MK4 as most people can play it and enjoy it without haveing spend ages learning combos and complicated special moves. I love Smash brothers but I have to say MK 4 beats it to the post, it is the best beat em-up for the N64 and well worth a purchase.
This game is not very good, MORTAL COMBAT AGAIN! There are four mortal combats not including the ones on game boy etc.?.. Most of them are the same they have the same moves and the same people to play as, they should change them not just add a few. If you want a good fighting game you should go for Tekken three on the playstation, they have good mores and good all round graphics. This game is not good.
Number one, wrong picture, number two Mortal combat 4 rox. It has the great gameplay of the old classic, and basically the same graphix. The two player options for the N64 makes hte game more playable than before, and having new characters made me laugh out loud. If you liked the original for the mega drive, you'll love this re-amped version. With almost double the amount of fatalaties, babalities, and 'friendships' :) I was in love at once. The speed is one of the major differences, and the conbo's and super moves are even easier to use. All I can say about this game now is...Oh YES! Overall, I give this game the Tiny Tim's Thumb of the week.(thumbs up that is!)