Summary: If you don’t mind your " Mortal Kombat " version looking pretty pants in comparison to the console versions, then this is the version of MK with the most content behind it, despite the size of the little Vita carts. There’s huge value here, especially considering that MK was always one of, if not the strongest fighting game of last year. Sure, some of the multiplayer options are gone, but the most important aspect of it- the actual fighting- works just fine.
Summary: Mortal Kombat for the Playstation Vita is definitely a step or two down in quality from the console version of the game released last year. Of course, the console version was so good (GOTY nominee after all) that calling this a step or two down is akin to calling gold a step or two down from platinum.
Very violent and graphic fighting game now on handheld.
Common Sense Media
8 May 2012
Summary: Parents need to know Mortal Kombat (PS Vita) is as gory and bloody as console versions of the game. The gameplay is centered around violence. Using your fists and feet, weapons, or magic, you must inflict as much damage on an opponent as possible, including a fatality (finishing) move that can explode someone, set them on fire, slice them in half, or shatter their insides. The cut-scene sequences in the story mode are equally as gory, with people seen dead and mutilated.
Excerpt: , the first American-made fighting game to make a big splash in quite a while. Included in this Vita port is the full roster of the original game's characters (including the paid DLC ones), all of the action, solid controls, and some Vita exclusives too.
Conclusion: Concept: Take all of the elements that made Mortal Kombat an iconic franchise, and make it play better than ever
Graphics: A great attention to detail is applied to the backgrounds, characters, and making the fatalities cringe-worthy spectacles
Sound: It’s all about various battle cries, slicing, dicing, and death throes.
Excerpt: Mortal Kombat has always been my kind of fighting game. Many a summer day was spent in kombat back on my friend’s SNES when I was but a youngling. Not as komplex as Street Fighter but not as button-mashing friendly as Killer Instinct, the franchise always walked the line between kompetitive and fun and I [...
Conclusion: I cannot recommend Mortal Kombat highly enough. This is a game that belongs in your Vita’s library and the price is just right. For $40 you get everything the console versions had and then some, as new characters fill out an already massive roster and new challenges will test your combat skills. It may not have the stunning in-game visuals of its counterparts, but that is forgivable considering what Warner Bros. has managed to pack into the product. A must buy.