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.
Summary: Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection isn't exactly the comprehensive compilation that some fans were hoping for, but it does a good job of presenting three solid fighting games for a cheap price. Unfortunately the game is marred by poor online functionality and no extras to speak of. Still, fans of the series will find enough content to warrant the ten dollar asking price! This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: Skarlet was originally a rumored character in Mortal Kombat II , a rumor that has since been debunked as a color glitch in which Kitana was wearing all red instead of blue. However, that doesn't mean Ed Boon and his cronies weren't paying attention to the rumors. Now they've given us the real thing to play with in the newest Mortal Kombat . Skarlet is a creation of Shao Khan, the main antagonist of the new, and most of the older, Mortal Kombat games.
Excerpt: Kenshi's story is like a great Greek tragedy. He was a swordsman with an ego the size of China, then he let the temptation of a great sword become his undoing. The evil sorcerer Shang Tsung tricked him into unearthing a legendary sword so Tsung could absorb all the souls that were trapped within the ancient weapon. This blinded Kenshi; a substantial payment for his stupidity and ego.
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1-2 (local or online) Extra Features: Online Multiplayer, Leaderboards Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection brings us back to the original MK games that were popular in the arcades of the 1990's. The collection includes Mortal Kombat (the original), Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Each game is ported from the original arcade version and the collection is priced at 800 points on Xbox LIVE or $9.99 on the PlayStation Store.
Excerpt: There was a time when Mortal Kombat was synonymous with all things evil in the video games industry. Grown men and women would beat on each other. Demonic-looking monks and ninjas were fighting with sorcerers and Bruce Lee knock-offs. Blood gushed from every blow and you even had the option of brutally executing your opponent as a reward for beating him. Children snuck around to shadowy cabals of Mortal Kombat when Street Fighter just wasn’t enough.
Conclusion: Mortal Kombat is back and it is bigger and bloodier than ever. This 2D fighter packs a punch, gives fans of the franchise many nostalgic moments, and has all the characters we have grown to love and even the ones we hate. With all the different modes you will have hours upon hours of time to play this title. Challenge Tower alone will eat up constant hours of frustration and joy as you pass each challenge.