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Mortal Kombat -- Acclaim

The arcade smash hit Mortal Kombat has come home to players everywhere. Battle head to head or against the computer in the life-or-death fighting action. Choose from a variety of deadly warriors including Johnny Cage, Sub Zero, Scorpion, Sonya, Kano and more in this hot new title for the Genesis.

Ferrari Man
Blood, death, and blood. That about sums up this translation of '93s hottest battle. Gameplay and sound severly suffer on this version, although the graphics are definently there. If you play Mortal for the gore, there is no other way to go. It says something to watch as your friend's charater goes plummeting into the pit covered with blood. All in all, a great translation.

Well, it looks different, sounds different (literally), plays horribly, won't last an hour, but hey it's got BLOOD and that's all that counts, Right? Not quite. Sorry but this one can stay on the shelf. Definitely the worst version yet!

It's got the gore. This in my most humble opinion is the only thing that makes this game worth playing. Likewise I find the one-player action pointless. Two-player... death-dealing... six-button controller playing!... yup...

The graphics may not be as good as the Super Nintendo version, and the sound may not be quite the same as the arcade, but the Genesis has the one thing that counts--FUN. The control is much smoother than the SNES, and, of course, it has the violence. (I'm only human... Correction--I'm only an American Capitalist TV Watchin' Fool.) At any rate, unless you're buying it for your kids, the Genesis version of Mortal Kombat is the way to go.

>>>>> 70.0/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.0 3.0 2.0 4.5
Sound 4.0 1.5 3.0 4.5
Gameplay/Control 3.5 2.0 3.5 5.0
Longevity/Playability 4.0 1.0 4.0 5.0
Overall 4.0 2.0 4.5 5.0
Total 19.5 9.5 17.0 24.0

Originally appeared Vol 2, Iss 3 (08-10/93)