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Mortal Kombat Trilogy

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Reviewed by Warhero I have been a big fan of the Mortal Kombat series for a long time. I have loved every game except for Mortal Kombat 3 (not Ultimate). Mortal Kombat Trilogy was the last Mortal Kombat game before the 3-D era of Mortal Kombat IV. Mortal Kombat Trilogy is a game that contains every (or almost every) aspect of Mortal Kombat I to Ultimate 3. Now, on with the review!

Graphics 6 out of 10

Nice visuals. Most of the backgrounds are nice, but I think they put a couple of un-needed backgrounds. The Star Bridge is just the Pit II with crappy stars and a moon. Come on! I am glad the Pit is still here, but why did they have have to put the crappy stars and a moon background again. What happened to blue sky, moon, and clouds backgrounds. The bottom of the Pit is now an accessible level, but they really, REALLY screwed up here! I understand that in Mortal Kombat I, the bottom of the Pit had some heads of the developers, but this is too much. They have scattered blood, people that look like Scorpion, and people that look like vampires. The characters look great, but there are a lot of missing frames, causing major slowdowns. A good example is when, in endurance, the first enemy dies and the second enemy jumps into battle, and the game slows down and there is a delay in between characters. The use of colors are not as good as other Nintendo 64 games.

Music and Sound 3 out of 10

Ugly, UGly, UGLy, UGLY!!! All of a sudden, everybody likes Mortal Kombat 3 music. Most of the stages use the Mortal Kombat 3 soundtrack that I hate so much. Only a couple of new, dumb tracks have been added to the Mortal Kombat Trilogy soundtrack. The voices are all of a sudden horrible! All of the guys sound the same. Same with the girls. The only exception was Sheeva and one other person (forgot the name).

Game Challenge 6 out of 10

The challenge depends. If the difficulty is set on Very Easy to Medium, the enemies go into a "My turn, your turn" format where the computer lets you hit him with an opener. I can only play Hard to Very Hard to enjoy this. Even so, the enemies are still sort of easy. Motaro is so easy (even on Very Hard)!! Shao Kahn is so cheap. Pick someone that can duck under his flame balls. Duck and he will dash at you. Jump and he will Shadow Uppercut you and then Hammer you! Anything else you do he either taunts or uses the fireball. The only person that can easily beat Shao Kahn is Sub-Zero. Every time you freeze, he Shadow Uppercuts (only thing is that you will be waiting with a handy uppercut). You can do this ENDLESSLY and will not stop.

Game Play-Fun 4 out of 10

Midway and Williams, SHAME ON YOU! The Nintendo 64 Version is so dumb! Mortal Kombat 3 Sub-Zero (Unmasked) is gone and Classic replaced him with his and Unmasked's moves, making him so cheap! Unlike the Playstation version, you cannot play as the classic versions of some fighters OR play as the bosses. I checked out the cheats (NOT GAME SHARK)......"WHERE THE beep IS ONE BUTTON FATALITIES?!" That is the ONLY cheat I ever used (I hate buttoning fatalities even though I memorize some of them) and now its gone... Why are there 2 lines of rewards lists when you beat the game? Most of them are stupid, endless endurance matches with classic characters or pallate-swap ninjas (which leads to my next topic!). The pallate-swap idea is horrible. I know that this has been used to make ninjas without destroying much memory (its used in all games on all versions). But in this game it is pallate-swap city. Khameleon is the female version of Chameleon (male ninja that had all powers of all pallate-swap male ninjas. He made good use of pallate-swap, though). She has the powers of the female ninjas. She doesn't change colors....her life bar name does (How stupid!). The only fun multi player mode on this version is 3 on 3. If you win 8 Player Tournament, you can't even get the Supreme Demonstration. This game just isn't as fun as the other versions...(sigh..)

Replayability 10 out of 10

I'm amazed! This is the only area where this gets a 10/10! With the number of fighters, backgrounds, and multi player modes, this game makes a great party game, even with all the flaws.

Overall 5 out of 10

If you only have a Nintendo 64, just rent it. If you like it so much (high hopes!), then buy it. I know you are still going to buy this game no matter how bad it is if you are a Mortal Kombat fan. I did. But soon I will get a Playstation and buy the Playstation version. I hope you do. Good bye!

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