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Mortal Kombat

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Platform: Genesis
Genre: Fighting Action (Versus)
Developer: Probe Entertainment
AKA: Mortal Kombat: Shinken Kourin Densetsu (JP)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
09/13/1993
EU
??/??/1993
JP
05/27/1994

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Reader Reviews

Mortal Kombat review

Reviewed December 28, 2003

djy8c says: "The one-on-one fighting genre is one of the oldest among them all. Anyone old enough to remember gaming in the eighties will no doubt have stumbled upon Yie-Ar Kung Fu, IK+ or Way of the Exploding fist to name a few. As we journeyed into the nineties, Capcom championed the field with the legendary Street Fighter and its multitude of sequels. Its place at the top of the tree hasn’t been unchallenged however, with its main contender being in the form of Mortal Kombat. "
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Mortal Kombat review

Reviewed March 08, 2005

psychopenguin says: "If there's one thing I hate about video game fans nowadays, it's the fact that if a series has lots of good games, it's automatically assumed that the first game is a classic. Mortal Kombat is the prime example of this. While it is a fine game, it's got a lot of problems that prevent it from becoming a classic. It may have led to a good series, but the original is not a great game at all. The fights are too slow, there's a limited amount of characters, and the game relied too much on fatalities ..."
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