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Mortal Kombat Trilogy Member Review for the N64

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12/13/11
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M Contains Realistic Blood and Gore, Realistic Violence

What do these ratings mean?

The Good: The best of the 16-bet era on one disc, every character from UMK3 and back, all original -alities, fan favorite music and arenas

The Bad: Some glitches, load times are annoying, can be very hard and cheap, Aggressor meter is not implemented well

What better way to end an era for a fighting genre then to throw it all into one big game. MKT does just this, so for people only familiar with the 3D era this is what Armageddon was based off of. Every MK character up to Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is in here, plus all the mechanics from UMK3 that everyone loved. The game introduces a new Aggressor meter which is the predecessor of the power meter in the new MK. Getting attacked will increase it (which is just text at the bottom that fills up which I really hate) and then you do extra damage while in Aggressor mode. The combo system is still intact as well as the weapons from UMK3.

The 2D games were silky smooth and the graphics look great in Trilogy. Every level as well as a lot of fan favorite music is in the game (you can pull the soundtrack right off the disc.) Using the run button, pulling off a 5 hit combo, and then blocking, jumping around, and using all the signature moves brings back a great feeling of nostalgia. There are some secrets hidden in here such as a special code screen (1 button Fatalities are awesome), plus some original outfits like Raiden, and Kano's original outfit which also unlocks their original Fatality. Of course the game is best played with two people, but single player is also a lot of fun.

There are a few minor problems like Shang Tsung's morphs require loading, load times between menu and fights, plus the game will freeze some times which is no good. I also wish maybe Test your Might would have come back, but this really just feels like Mortal Kombat: The Greatest Hits. I also hate how cheap the computer can be on even normal difficulties, plus Shao Kahn is one of the cheapest bosses in gaming history so good luck beating him. Overall this is the ultimate MK experience for the 16-bit era that made history. If you loved the older MK games then Trilogy is exactly what you need plus this is probably the last time you'll see Animalities and Brutalities.

(Based on PlayStation version)


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