Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is a compilation of the first three (technically first two and the updated third) Mortal Kombat games. The game was developed by NetherRealm Studios and Other Ocean interactive and published by Warner Brothers Interactive. The compilation was released for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on August 31st, 2011, and a Steam release was February 1st, 2012. The stories varied depending on what game you played, but share one common theme: world domination. The question is three classic games worth it or not?
Graphics-The idea of using digitized actors (along with some stop motion characters) was not new at the time. Pit Fighter was the first game to do so, but only did it well in the arcade. The developers at the defunct Midway Company decided to try using digitized actors for Mortal Kombat, but surpassed Pit Fighter on all levels. Scenery wise, the graphics are doable at best.
Sound-There really isn’t any memorable soundtracks, and the voice acting is only so-so.
Gameplay-All three games share one common concept of gameplay; beat your opponent before he/she beats you. The first and third games had endurance rounds, where you had to fight two opponents consecutively, on one life bat. At the end of the final round (second or third, depending on which round is the final) you can perform a fatality (all three games), babality, friendship (second and third games only) or animality (third game only). The first game had a Test your Might mini-game following three rounds.
Bang for the buck-For only $10, you do get three arcade classics. Just don’t expect anything special.
Reputation-The first Mortal Kombat game was the game to have started ratings for every game, thanks to the violence. The second game introduced babalities and friendships to make fun of the political decision.
Overall-This collection is only meant for the hardcore or nostalgic Mortal Kombatant. What really hurts this compilation is the lack of unlockables.
You can get Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection from the following sites
Xbox Live: Click here.
PlayStation Network: Click here.
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