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.
Very violent and graphic fighting game now on handheld.
Common Sense Media
21 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.
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.
Summary: As fighting games go, Mortal Kombat has always held a distinct place in the history of the genre, shunning the often cartoonlike style of its contemporaries in favour of gore and guts. Its latest incarnation on the Vita is no different, pushing the boundaries of taste to the extreme with ludicrously over-the-top attacks that see you ripping your opponents in half and impaling them on spikes, while also building upon the console versions with new content and challenges...
Pros: In-depth story mode, Revamped control system makes it easy to pick up and play, Huge amount of content to unlock--even more than the console versions, Challenge Tower minigames and challenges are lots of fun, Viciously brutal moves
Cons: Tag team combos ruined by placement of the tag-switch command, Shao Kahn is incredibly cheap
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 […]
Excerpt: reboot delivered the brutal fighting goods in spades, and old-school fans of the iconic franchise were – for the most part – satisfied. Now, enter the handheld iteration for Sony’s new PlayStation Vita, which not only boasts all the content from the console version, but also a huge Challenge Tower that greatly enhances the game’s already-significant longevity, and a silky smooth 60 frames per second presentation. In short, this is a damn fine portable experience.
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.