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Mortal Kombat

by Acclaim
Nintendo Super NES
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • ASIN: B00002STYS
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 10 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,089 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Mortal Kombat Super Nintendo Game Cartridge.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Horrible conversion June 21, 2006
By Simon
Format:Video Game
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I missed the original Mortal Kombat in arcades, and was introduced to the series through word-of-mouth about how violent the title was. Really if this was the only version I'd played, I would've never gussed what all the hype was about.

Graphics and audio are pretty good, far surpassing what the Genesis version was offering and staying pretty true to the arcade version. Gameplay however, is a failure. Nevermind that the fatalities have been changed and the blood turned to sweat - the actual fighting is stiff and unresponsive, and it feels like the fighters have their feet glued to the floor. The only move that works well here is Scorpion's spear, and it's so smooth in its execution that it becomes the best way of landing cheap hits.

Look at MK objectively: bad controls, less characters than Street Fighter, less moves, a limited number of environments with no background animation (though the Pit idea was rather cool). The first installment was truly one that sold based on the strength of its gore, and on the SNES we're deprived of that as well.

MK fans might or might not want this version for completion purposes (since it looks graphically like the arcade but removes all the violent content). Everyone else should jump to MKII, which really got the series started.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No blood? No problem. January 20, 2011
Format:Video Game|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
To rival Street Fighter II and its success, this game comes out and starts up a huge controversial topic about violence in video games. When it was ported to consoles, several versions didn't have the gore. The Super Nintendo game was one of them. WHAT?! You dare criticize an awesome fighting game just because there wasn't blood?! What greed.

The gameplay is pure one-on-one fighting. You can choose from a number of fighters (I choose Sub-Zero), and then you battle onward from fighter to fighter. Eventually, you'll get to the Endurance rounds, which let you face against the defeated fighters, but you must face 2 under one go. That is what makes the game stand out.

The graphics are as great and faithful to the original arcade version's.
I can say the same for the sound and music quality.

Overall, it's a really good fighting game that shouldn't be ignored. Even without the blood.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The original standard setter. October 28, 2001
Format:Video Game
Mortal Kombat was released in arcades in 1992. The game feautured digitized actors as the fighters, realistic fighting, bloody moves and outrageous finishing moves. Unfortunately when Nintendo allowed Acclaim to release a SNES version of the game, they forced the release of a "softer" version of the game. The blood was removed and the fatalities were down-graded. As a result Nintendo suffered big losses in game sales compared to the Genesis version, which included everything from the arcade. Whatever the case, along with Street Fighter II and Virtua Fighter, Mortal Kombat is considered a landmark in the history of fighting games.
Graphics and sound-wise, the SNES version is the best home conversion available. It manages to duplicate almost every animation and background detail from the arcade. The fighters look big and very realistic and have fluid animation. The sound effects are good and the music sounds like something out of an old kung fu movie, which is nice. It creates a true oriental atmosphere.
Controls are a bit harder to stomach. Although the special moves are a breeze to perform, the simple actions such as walking and jumping don't respond like you would want them too. It makes the fighters feel a bit awkward and down-to-earth, literally. If you get Rayden crouching in a corner, just go near him and start punching low. He won't be able to get out of that situation! That's not good for the game, balance-wise.
There are seven fighters who are Johnny Cage, Kano, Rayden, Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Sonya Blade. A few of them look quite different from their newer incarnations. The hidden fighter is Reptile, and the bosses are Goro and Shang Tsung. A very old Shang Tsung, I might add. You see, this was before Shao Kahn restored his youth...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No blood? So what? August 20, 2009
By A Human
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I can understand if you're a Mortal Kombat fan that may be a bit upsetting, but it's still MK, a good fighting game, and a great port.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mortal Kombat ~ Super Nintendo September 23, 2003
Format:Video Game
When Mortal Kombat 1 was released on the arcades nearly a decade ago, it immediately became a HUGE hit. It was so realistic, and the hand-to-hand combat style was so extreme. The game also centered around controversy due to the incredibly unique violent content. Fans anxiously awaited for the game's arrival on home video game consoles. When it was released to the Super Nintendo, fans wasted no time purchasing it. However, the happy fans were quickly disappointed when they discovered Mortal Kombat to be edited. Thanks to Acclaim and Nintendo, this game has NO blood & guts! The fatalities are edited and toned down. The blood has been changed to sweat. MK fans were ripped off and very angry about the censorship in the game. At least the Sega Genesis version of MK had a blood code. The Super Nintendo version plays a lot like the arcade hit. The graphics, sound, music, and animation play equivelant to the arcade. But without the bloody violence and original fatalities, it's just not the same. This is still an okay fighting game though, which is why I gave it two stars instead of one. Too bad it's so old. I could do without it. MK II and MK III are a heck of a lot better. Don't waste your money on this. Rent it if you can.
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