Your fave Mortal Kombat

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The original Mortal Kombat - a bloody Kung Fu movie turned into a game
7
19%
Mortal Kombat II - the upgrade that almost everyone remembers the best
17
46%
Mortal Kombat 3/Ultimate - a good ending of the original trilogy
2
5%
MK Trilogy - a mix of all the old MKs and the end of an era
3
8%
MK4/Gold - the first 3D entry
0
No votes
Deadly Alliance - the reboot of the series that revamped the fighting system
1
3%
Deception/Unchained - upgrade to DA
2
5%
Armageddon - final upgrade of DA/Deception
0
No votes
Mortal Kombat 2011/Komplete - HD reboot
1
3%
X/XL - modern-gen MK
4
11%
 
Total votes: 37

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Re: Your fave Mortal Kombat

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:24 am

I've only ever played the original (Arcade, later SNES) so that got my vote.

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Re: Your fave Mortal Kombat

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:42 am

I've recently played through all the games as I wrote a feature for gamesTM. I think the latest game is the best one. I've a soft spot for Shaolin Monks and Deception, though.
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Re: Your fave Mortal Kombat

Post by dste » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:01 am

Only ever played the first two and I would definitely go with the second one as my favourite.

I would happily play it on Arcade, SNES or MD and enjoy it.
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Re: Your fave Mortal Kombat

Post by Ryan GH » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:41 am

The second for being not only more brutal but nicer as well if you know what I mean.....

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Re: Your fave Mortal Kombat

Post by outdated_gamer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:19 pm

Another fan-made picture showing how MKII could have looked like in HD:

http://orig11.deviantart.net/1ef8/f/201 ... 48o3xy.jpg

Have to say those details on the characters look fantastic and if it was properly animated it could have been amazing.

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Re: Your fave Mortal Kombat

Post by RetroAerosmith » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:27 pm

Mk2.

Annoyed me the fuss they made about the fatalities, the moves to activate them were so vagueand almost impossible in the time given. When you have instructions that start with being a precise distance away to start with, i think every fatality was usually a high punch failed move.

I liked scorpions change of voice to "Come here" was more viscious than get over here

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Re: Your fave Mortal Kombat

Post by Ryan GH » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 am

Yeah, I could never pull the moves off either. We had to make do with watching ourselves get beaten and hopefully followed by an awesome fatality. My favorite was the kiss of death!

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Re: Your fave Mortal Kombat

Post by dste » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:49 am

I've kept one issue of Total all these years due to it containing a guide of how to do all of the finishing moves in MK2. I have to dig it out everytime that I play the game.
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Re: Your fave Mortal Kombat

Post by outdated_gamer » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:47 pm

If someone wants to try out "Arcade perfect" setting for MAME64, here is my pre-set (graphics chip that supports Pixel Shader 3.0 required):

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# DIRECT3D POST-PROCESSING OPTIONS
#
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radial_converge_y         0.0,0.0,0.0
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grn_ratio                 -0.10,1.00,0.25
blu_ratio                 -0.25,0.25,1.25
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scale                     1.15,1.05,0.90
power                     0.90,0.90,1.15
floor                     0.025,0.025,0.025
phosphor_life             0.25,0.25,0.25

This will give you the closest approximation to a real Arcade machine without actually having to own one.

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