Summary: When the reboot of Mortal Kombat launched in April of last year, it was clear the series was back in a huge way. The game went back to the 2D style of the classic entries, fatalities were ultra-violent again, and there was seemingly endless content to enjoy. A nice chunk of downloadable content and a Komplete Edition later, NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. have now moved on to bringing the colossal fighter to the PlayStation Vita.
Summary: Confusion over the name aside, Mortal Kombat on the PS Vita is a must-own for any fighting game fan. Not only does it have all of the amazing content from last year's stellar console release, but it also features substantial new modes that are more than worth the $40 asking price. Without a doubt, this is the definitive version of Mortal Kombat! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Excerpt: The Vita's back camera, Sixaxis motion control, and front touch screen are used pretty well. The camera is used for a hidden AR training mode activated by hitting the triggers at the arena select screen and is perfect if you've ever wanted to say...use your cat as a background for a fighting game, you can.
Excerpt: As Thomas said nearly a year ago, the Mortal Kombat reboot was a great overall game that put the focus back on the fighting without padding the disc with filler. The Vita version takes the same core game, downgrades the graphics a bit, but also and adds a few things to it to freshen it up and make it worthwhile for those who already dominated the console version. The Vita's back camera, Sixaxis motion control, and front touch screen are used pretty well.
Summary: If you somehow missed out on last year’s offering, the Komplete Edition is the way to go. While the $59.99 MRSP is a bit pricey for a re-release, the four new characters really do add to the game and considering the original is still going for around $50 this is actually quite a good deal. Fortunately, the core game is worth the purchase if you’ve never played the original, as it is well balanced and features plenty to do.
Excerpt: In the early 90s, gaming was given a bloody jolt when Mortal Kombat was unleashed on arcades. While the 2D fighting was nothing new, the ability to literally kill your opponent in gory ways was anything but old. Over the next couple of years MK would receive two sequels, adding more characters, more stages, and more gore. Much to the dismay of parents and politicians, the Mortal Kombat franchise was building an empire soaked in blood.
Conclusion: Owning the entire arcade collection of Mortal Kombat may only be a desire for the most hardcore fans of the series but this could also draw more fans into the franchise. While it may not be the most well put together collection of games it is the best way to own all three of the classic MK games and relive the nostalgia of the arcade era.