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Mortal Kombat 4

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  • ASIN: B000021Y4A
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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The Mortal Kombat series is one of the premier gaming series around today. The series, which until now utilized digitized actors to give the game an extra layer of realism, has been the topic of comic books, movies, action figures, and even Senate hearings. The fourth time around the game has gone polygonal, giving the developers much more leeway when it comes to adding new moves, holds, and characters. Also, weapons have been added into the mix, with each character possessing a different sword, club, or staff to beat his enemies with.

The storyline of MK4 picks up the loose ends left behind by both MK3 and MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero. With Shao Kahn defeated, Shinnok picks up the slack as the main bad guy. However, he is also a selectable character, which left arcade players with no big boss to look forward to. To remedy that, the home version contains MK1's four-armed bad boy, Goro. Goro looks terrific in 3D, moves very fluidly, and has all the great moves he had in MK1, as well as a few additional ones. He isn't selectable from the start, but he'll be available via a code. Returning characters include Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Sonya, and Raiden. Most of the old characters maintain their old moves and add a new one here and there. The new characters fit very well into the MK universe, a welcome change from most fighting game sequels.

The graphics of the PlayStation version aren't as good as the arcade version. That's pretty much a given. But they still look decent, make great use of light sourcing, and run at a very high speed. There are a few moments where the frame rate dips, but not enough to cause a problem with the gameplay. Also, the graphics aren't as good as the N64 version, which has smoother-looking characters. The music sounds very nice, and the game has all the speech from the arcade, except for the character names that are usually said when Shinnok does his impersonation moves. This causes a slight change in the gameplay since you won't know who Shinnok is impersonating until he does a special move. The intro and endings, which were done with the game engine on the N64 and in the arcade, have been completely redone and beautifully rendered. Most of them look really cool, although there are a few spots that could have used a little more work.The gameplay is very close to the arcade. Some of the fatalities in the game are much harder to do on a pad, as they require you to hit multiple buttons at the same time. The combo system has been greatly simplified. Each character can start a combo the same way, and some of the more damaging moves in the previous games (the uppercut, for instance) have been weakened. The introduction of weapons seems silly at first, but once you've played for a while and gotten used to using them, they really do add a new dimension to the game. Each character has two fatalities, and there are two stage fatalities. The fatalities look nice, but too many of them are merely 3D updates to old fatalities, and the new fatalities in MK4 simply aren't that great. It would have been nice to see some more innovation here. A few modes have been added to the game, including a practice mode, which shows all the characters' moves and fatalities. There are also three types of endurance fights, a team battle mode, and a tournament mode. A theater mode allows you to look at all the endings you've unlocked in arcade mode.

If you haven't liked any of the previous MK titles, MK4 probably won't win you over. But this is a good translation of a good arcade title, and fans of the arcade version won't be disappointed. However, if you're looking for some smoother graphics, and you own an N64, you may want to pick up that version instead. --Jeff Gerstmann
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mortal Kombat has never disappointed me!! May 22, 2004
By Trevis
Format:Video Game
I am quite surprised how many people thought this game wasn't any good. Mortal Kombat 4 is a more than worthy sequel. First off, the story, like all the other Mortal Kombat games, movies and TV shows, is incredible. If you saw many of the characters ending form Ultimate Mortal Kombat, then you'll have an idea what I am talking about. All their stories have a great lead up to MK4. In the fourth installation, Noob Saibot's master Shinnok takes his gamble at Earth Realm. However, we also learn about the truth behind Sub-Zero and Scorpion's hate for each other and the sorcerer who put them up to it!!!
This game introduces some really cool characters (like Quan Chi) and also some old characters return (like Johnny Cage). The fighting game has the usual classical engine, except now it is 3D. You can, for example, side shift to avoid Scorpion's spear!! Weapons were also introduced and everyone has got some ill weapons, especially Fujin!! You can also throw objects lying around at your opponent. The combo system is pretty good, nothing near as good to the fifth installation of Mortal Kombat though. The endings, until the previous Mortal Kombat's, are full videos and EXTREMELY AWESOME!! There's a lot of game replay here by beating the game with different fighters. You learn a lot about the tournament's secrets and who's got beef with whom.
This game is worth getting for ANY fan of a great fighting game. Too many people are extremely critical of the Mortal Kombat franchise and WAY too kind to others (Soul Caliber, Tekken - need I say more about these crappy fighting games). Mortal Kombat kreators really go out of their way for the fans to make their games unique and loads of fun, so don't pass up on Mortal Kombat 4!!!!!!!!!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, for an arcade translation November 19, 1999
By A Customer
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The combo system is intact, the frame rate is intact, but something had to give. (For those who don't know, sorry folks that you are, MK4 was originally an arcade game using truly awesome proprietary 3D hardware.)
In this case, it was the polygon count. Close up, some of these characters are just UGLY. The characters' polygons often clip and sometimes just disappear; fortunately, this only affects the look, not the feel, of the game.
The standard "home version" additions are here -- endurance mode (harkening back to MK1), practice modes with move lists, and Reiko finally has a "real" ending to his storyline. But most people are simply worried about the game's playability and arcade accuracy.
On those fronts, at least, it wins big.
It may be ugly, but it's a lot of fun.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mortal Combat 4 July 27, 2001
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It is the best game for your playstation consol ever.It is better then a ($) game.Everyone in the world would probly like it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game November 3, 2000
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This is a great game from my point of view. This game is best to play against a friend, but still is good to play against the computer because of the games hard diffuculty, and the great movie you get to see with the characther you beat the game with. It has great graphics and good playing options, like you can do a tournament or two on two mode, and others such as practice mode where you can find out all your characters moves and fatalities.I don't think this game has any weak points which makes it a 5 rated game. it's fun, intense, hard, and smart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game November 3, 2000
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This is a great game from my point of view. This game is best to play against a friend, but still is good to play against the computer because of the games hard diffuculty, and the great movie you get to see with the characther you beat the game with. It has great graphics and good playing options, like you can do a tournament or two on two mode, and others such as practice mode where u can find out all your characthers moves and fatalities.I don't think this game has any weak points which makes it 5 rated game. it's fun, intense, hard, and smart.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game January 16, 2000
By A Customer
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Mortal Kombat 4 is one of the best games I've ever played. The sounds are great. The fun factor off the wall! Mortal Kombat 4 is great because it has easy to master moves and the whole weapon idea is awesome. The fatalities are true Mortal Kombat style. Being a longtime MK fan I think that MK4 is the best yet. It combines all of the goodpoints from other Mortal Kombat games into a single great game. A must play game for all Mortal Kombat fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprising success in MK's first step into 3D March 28, 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Good: Great graphics, smooth controls, gory and brutal Fatalities, well balanced

The Bad: Weak roster, awkward animations, weapons still feel kind of useless

Mortal Kombat 4 was probably the most carefully watched game in the series due to abandoning the 2D root and going for 3D. No one knew what was going to happen to the series, and a lot of fans lost hope thinking the silky smooth controls, and excellent digitized graphics would go by the wayside in 3D. However, the game featured excellent visuals (for the time) and the silky smooth controls stayed despite some slippery and awkward animations. The fourth game also introduced some new characters who I thought were some of the weakest in the series. So despite the weaker roster we got some pretty good Fatalities, and excellent stages to fight in.

The new characters like Kai, Jarek, Fujin (a weak attempt at making another Raiden), and Tanya were pretty "bleh". They didn't have that impact that the classic characters did, but some returned like Scorpion and Sub-Zero, Sonya, and Johnny Cage came back for the first time since MK2. The run button and combos were carried over into 3D which were smooth as well as a first stab at moving in a 3D environment. You would hit a button to kind of strafe to the side to avoid attacks and this added a whole new level of strategy. Weapons were introduced in free form now and every character had one. Get hit though and you lose the weapon until you can pick it back up.

The fatalities were extremely brutal and some of the best the series has seen and looked even better in 3D. This leads to a new level of detail and creativity that can't be done in 2D. This was also the slow departure from other "-alities" and the series stuck with just Fatalities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome game if you love mortal kombat.
Published 1 month ago by Anthony Saucedo
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thank you making me happy
Published 2 months ago by Alex Ramos
3.0 out of 5 stars could bo better for this version
This game wasn't bad, its just the loading times, bad graphics, unstable combo system and some fatalities are nearly impossible to perform.
Published 8 months ago by Luciana Ortega
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I got my game earlier them expected and play well
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Published 9 months ago by Jason L . Inocencio
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong game. I ordered Mortal Kombat 4 PS1 version ...
Wrong game. I ordered Mortal Kombat 4 PS1 version and they sent me Mortal Kombat Trilogy. I already own MK Trilogy. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jesse Lamphiear
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i like this game and had to have it.
Published 10 months ago by luis gonzalez
1.0 out of 5 stars don't even buy this game it's a pour excuse of a mk game i can't...
Okay is this a April fools joke this game is terrible mortal kombat in 3D what were they thinking this game is bad really bad mk4 in 3D that just puts the other ones to shame. Read more
Published 12 months ago by thomas henry
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
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Published 12 months ago by BC
5.0 out of 5 stars PS1 game
I liked the game. It had the same control as other PS1 games. I would compare it to the other Mortal Kombat games.
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