Mortal Kombat Deception - Gamecube
- New features and game modes including interactive environments, death trap and free roaming Konquest mode
- Multiple secret characters to unlock
- Also has intense action board games -- plus puzzle games with fatalities
- 10 character Video BIOS
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Top Customer Reviews
MK:DA and MK:D are about the same in fighting and graphical quality. In some respects I liked the graphics in Deadly Alliance better. The long combo's seem to be easier to pull off in Deception particularly the branching combo's. Deception is blessed with a very large cast of characters. It's nice to see the return of Ermac, Smoke and Noob Saibot but my favorite, Quan Chi is absent in Kombat mode however he can be fought in Konquest. Someday I'd like to see the return of Shinnok and Reiko.
Konquest is where the main difference lies. Konquest mode is practically a game in itself. If Konquest were the sum total of the game I'd give it a failing grade. The graphics are bone ugly and the movement is poor. The main goal of Konquest is amassing Koins and unlocking secrets and its pretty fun despite the eye blisting textures and character design. It seems as if the designers worked to put every single character from Mortal Kombat into the Konquest mode. You'll find the original Reptile, Rain, Lung Lao, Kano and even the horrendous Stryker. Even non-playable characters like Shang Tsung and Quan Chi are available to fight as you wander through Earthrealm, Outworld and the other Mortal Kombat realms.Read more ›
If you're going into Deception expecting a whole new MK experience, you might be surprised that its pretty much unchanged from Deadly Alliance. We've got a new roster of characters, death traps in the environments and some tweaks to the fighting engine, but on the whole it's pretty much the same gameplay you experienced before. There's no noticible leap like the transition from MK1 to MKII, or MKII to MK3. This isn't a bad thing however, as the fighting experience in Deadly Alliance was top notch. The controls still take a bit of getting used to - the D-Pad is definitely the way to play MK, but its placement on the gamecube controller means you'll be pressing at an angle when what you really want is to press 'up' or 'back'. It's slightly frustrating, but can't be helped.
What's interesting is that Deception feels like the other half of Deadly Alliance, especially in the character selection. Regulars Johnny Cage, Kung Lao, Jax, Sonya, Kano, Kitana, Shang Tsung and others are missing, and in their place we get the return of cool characters like Jade and Baraka, as well as second-stringers like Kabal, Tanya, Nightwolf, and Ermac (really...who invited them back?) It's a little odd not having some of the main guys around, but you get used to it quickly. There's also the return of a classic warrior...though he's definitely looked better...
Deception also includes a ton of extra playing modes. There is a bizzare Tetris-style puzzle game, and also an MK version of chess.Read more ›
The PS2 and XBox versions feature "online" play and the Gamecube version doesn't. But, as of 2007, PS2 no longer supports online play for ANY of the PS2 library. And PS3 has NO BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY with the PS2 library. The XBox version still supports Online play, but ONLY through an "emulator" on the XBox 360. Given the bonuses of the Gamecube version, and the hang-ups of the PS2 and XBox versions, the Gamecube version of MK Deception is your best bet. If you own a Gamecube or Wii, buy Mortal Kombat Deception, you won't be disappointed.
There's also the famous violence that has come to be associated with the MK series. I'm not usually a big fan of blood and gore, but the MK games have made the violence so over the top that's it almost comical. Characters bleed crimson, almost gelatinous blobs every time they're hit. The blood can be switched off on the options menu, but this takes away MK's unique sparkle, including the ability to perform a Fatality. As a finishing move, mash a few buttons you found on the Internet and your character will disembowel the opponent, removing generic organs and leaving a pool of blood. Even the bugs that are trodden underfoot in one arena leave behind a gratuitous amount of guts.
Of course, replayability factor in very high. In the one player arcade mode, you will be randomly assigned a series of opponents and arenas to fight in each time, always climaxing with the ridiculously hard-to-beat Onaga, the Dragon King. And, of course, the two-player battles never get old, with each character having an incredible variety of unique combos and fighting moves to perform (as in the previous game, "Deadly Alliance", each character has two martial arts styles and a weapon.) Though some of the combos (especially the fatalities) are so difficult they'll make you swear your controllers are broken (especially in "Konquest" mode.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a fun game and good, but it's also pretty hard. The combos are kind of hard to pull off and some of the fights are insanely difficult.Published 4 months ago by Justin
No age limit for this game...the older men are still hooked on the old fashion games. Loved itPublished 12 months ago by Sunshine
One of my favorite games. Glad to have it back again. Came in great condition.Published 18 months ago by Joseph Kinney
Classic Mortal Kombat game! Builds upon and improves Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance's gameplay, and the Konquest and Chess mode's are very fun! Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by Hunter Spaulding-Tefft
The game is good I had it before but i let a old friend borrow the game and never got it back so i had to get it again because it is better than Armageddon to mePublished on February 16, 2010 by Deshawn T. Robinson
I knew right off the bat that Mortal Kombat wouldn't disappoint and because its on gamecube you get 2 extra characters to make up for there being no online gameplay. Read morePublished on March 13, 2009 by Anthony E. Fey