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Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by Combo-Breaker » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:17 pm

With the release of the newest addition in the series, it got me thinking...

MK II was the daddy for me.

More characters (and they were awesome!), better replay value and I preferred it to later releases (although 3 & trilogy were tops as well).

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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by DPrinny » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:25 pm

All are cack,

But I liked Puzzle combat and that Ultimate Mortal Kombat trilogy hack

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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by stvd » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:01 pm

Can't remember the name of it :?
On the original xbox, and it includes a chess game.
Never really liked any MK as a fighting game. The graphics and animation always looked crap to me.
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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by c0nfu53d » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:07 pm

MKII. No real contest.

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Post by theantmeister » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:31 pm

Yup, MK II.

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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by DPrinny » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:35 pm

stvd wrote:Can't remember the name of it :?
On the original xbox, and it includes a chess game.
Never really liked any MK as a fighting game. The graphics and animation always looked crap to me.
Deception, it also had the puzzle game, but the game has to be played to unlock stuff in it

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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by Bluce_Ree » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:58 pm

Another shout for MK2.

Although I did also really like MK1 on the Amiga (for some reason) and MK Trilogy on the PS1.

Shaolin Monks was pretty good. The rest are trash.
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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by IronMaidenRule » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:00 pm

Original MK on the Amiga.

Might not have been the best version control wise, but it is the only game I can say that I spent whole weekends playing over and over again until I mastered all the Fatalities and special moves. Also loved the MK logo stencil that came in the box.

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Post by Rayne » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:24 pm

Injustice! :D
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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by STranger81 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:28 am

The first 2 for me.

First one is a lot down to nostalgia. Seeing it for the first time (Saturday 16th January 1993) and being open mouthed. I think it was the sound as much as anything. The sounds of punches and kicks are just so amazing.

Plus having this in our place on holiday and making one credit last for over an hour on winner stays on with all the other kids.

The second just made everything even more awesome. I remember the Gamesmaster episode when they had the preview video and the second it finished my mate rang me almost having kittens. We didn't see it in the arcade and the first time we played it was the day after it came out and my folks bought it me on the megadrive as a suprise.
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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by outdated_gamer » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:38 pm

MKII quite easily. Best characters, best stages, best music, best executions (disturbing even in today's times), trademark classic uppercutting MK gameplay and digitized sprites of real people. While the game is rather unbalanced and thus not very interesting for competitive play, it makes up with great atmosphere and accessibility. I hold good sentiments about MK1 too but MK3 and it's upgrades (UMK, MKT) left me with mixed feelings, although UMK is probably the only classic MK that can actually be played competitively (still broken in comparison to SSFIIT though). I percieve the 3D MKs to be gory Tekken wannabes, sans MK4 which was a rather mediocre direct translation of the 2D MKs into the 3rd dimension, losing most of what made the old MKs good in the first place.

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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by Shinobi » Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:15 pm

MKII the most iconic and also the only MK I can 1cc lost it's way with MKIII and the less ais about the horrible 3d version with only 10 characters the better.. The first MK was good but everybody could be beaten with the flying kick from a distance and every character was identical bar special moves
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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by snesfanboy » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:50 am

Mortal Kombat Deception

the quest mode was amazing and gave it something else to do beside fighting

the fighting itself was great too, really brutal fatalities

i seriously don't understand why the quest mode was abandoned, on next gen hardware it surely must be possible to do something really cool with it

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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by learnedrobb » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:03 am

I've got a soft spot for MK on the Master System.

Given the vast difference in the hardware, the MS conversion is pretty damned good.
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Re: Favourite Mortal Kombat game?

Post by Negative Creep » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:34 am

snesfanboy wrote:Mortal Kombat Deception

the quest mode was amazing and gave it something else to do beside fighting

the fighting itself was great too, really brutal fatalities

i seriously don't understand why the quest mode was abandoned, on next gen hardware it surely must be possible to do something really cool with it

Perhaps I was being a bit too optimistic but I was hoping for a full blown adventure, when it was basically a gloried training mode.
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