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The Home Versions of MORTAL KOMBAT:
Mortal Kombat (arcade, SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, Game Boy, Game Gear)
Mortal Kombat is the original game that started the series. What really got this game popular was the extensive violence, fatalities and the rich storyline which was unheard of in a fighting game up to this point. Some great moments about this game was knocking opponents into the pit test your might, the sub boss Goro, and the hidden character Reptile.
Mortal Kombat II (arcade, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy, Game Gear, 32X, Saturn)
Mortal Kombat II is the sequel to the highly successful Mortal Kombat game. MKII was a game that wanted to double the original game, more fatalities, more blood, and deeper storyline. This game was closely followed by the fans. New finishing moves called friendships, and Babalities were included to make light of the violence controversy. Some great moments about this game was finding out Shang Tsung had a boss (Shao Kahn), more hidden characters (Jade, Smoke, Noob Saibot), and the extra finishers Babality and friendships.
Mortal Kombat 3 (arcade, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy, Game Gear, PSX)
Mortal Kombat 3 is a sequel the fans cried for after MKII. This game was designed to play faster and smoother than the other Mortal Kombat games. This game also included button link combos to do a series of damaging moves. Some great moments about this game was the added run button, new sub boss Motaro, Shao Kahn's queen Sindel, return of Sonya and Kano, kombat kodes, Animalities, UKK, Sub-Zero unmasked, battle ascension, mercy feature, and the shock that Smoke is now a robot.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (arcade, SNES, Genesis, Saturn)
Ultimate MK3 is an upgrade to the original Mortal Kombat 3 that included old favorites such as Kitana and Scorpion. New stages were added for fun and new kombat codes. Some great moments about this game is the return of old favorites, especially Scorpion, whom a lot of fans were disappointed were missing from MK 3, appearance of Ermac who was until then thought to be a hidden character in MK1, appearance of a new kombatant Rain in the opening demo, play as both Sub-Zero's in one game and the Shao Kahn treasure feature after beating the game.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Saturn, PSX, N64)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy is yet another upgrade to the Mortal Kombat 3 games. This game focused on bringing back the past MK features as well as a few new ones. Great moments about this game was all characters returning including bosses, almost all past stages returning, Khameleon/Chameleon secret fighter, aggressor meter, widely noticed brutalities, widely notice of selecting Rain.
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (PSX, N64)
This game was to be the first of many more to come adventure Mortal Kombat type games to further explain the MK storyline. This game came out to give a little background to Mortal Kombat 4 and it featured Sub-Zero going on a quest to retrieve Shinnok's amulet. Some great moments of this game is first MK with FMVS, Scorpion's death explained, and the blooper movie hidden in the game.
Mortal Kombat 4 (arcade, PSX, N64, Game Boy)
Mortal Kombat 4 was the game that began to try and bring the Mortal Kombat game back to its darker roots. The game did away with all the extra "alities" and kept only the fatalities. The game also introduced Mortal Kombat to the 3D realm. Some great moments about Mortal Kombat 4 is the return of Goro, Reptile's makeover, introduction of Meat, and weapon kombat.
Mortal Kombat Gold (Dreamcast)
Mortal Kombat Gold is the upgrade to Mortal Kombat 4. The game added new characters and new stages and that is really the only difference that sets it apart from MK4. Some great moments about this game is the return of old favorite characters from Mortal Kombat II and 3 such as Kung Lao and Baraka, Goro turning towards the light and making peace with Kung Lao, and Cyrax regaining his soul.
Mortal Kombat: Special Forces (PSX)
Mortal Kombat Special Forces was the secind (and probably final) attempt at creating a Mortal Kombat adventure game to further explain the storyline. This game was started by John Tobias and never completed when he left Midway. The game was later picked up by Boon and only halfway completed at best. The game explains Jax adventure hunting down arch nemesis Kano. Some great moments about the game is meeting other Black Dragon clan members, using guns, and the shock that Sonya was missing from the game.
Mortal Kombat Advance (Game Boy)
Mortal Kombat Advance is a Game Boy port of Ultimate MK3. This game is also a failure of a port and doesn't even match the original with the extremely cheap AI. This game however does have some great moments with Ermac's new PC in a box friendship, original Sub-Zero finally unmasked, and Rain's new Mary Poppins friendship.
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance (PS2, XBox, GameCube, Game Boy)
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance is the game that completely changed the fighting styles by getting rid of the old system and giving each fighter two real-life fighting styles and a weapon style. The game is also the first MK game that does not have a stage fatality. Some great moments of MK Deadly Alliance is the return of test your might, added test your sight mini game, added a conquest feature to explain the story and test your skills, added koins to unlock features and gamble, and a krypt where you could unlock numerous hidden items.
Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition (Game Boy)
Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition is a add-on to Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance for the Game Boy. This game had all the fighters that didn't make the Deadly Alliance Game Boy game. Some great moments about this game is it explained that Noob Saibot killed Goro, explained Sektor's storyline shortly after MK Gold, Sareena returns, Weapon Fatality, and the long awaited Final Secret.
Mortal Kombat Deception (PS2, XBox, GameCube)
Mortal Kombat Deception is the widely successful successor of Mortal Kombat Deadly Allinace. This game offers many things that fans wished was in MK Deadly Alliance such as two fatalities per character, a more in-depth Konquest mode, stage fatalities and much more. It also has two new game modes: Chess Kombat and Puzzle Kombat. MK Deception is also the first Mortal Kombat to have online capable mode. Some great moments of this game is meeting every kombatant in Konquest mode, the return of old favorites such as Jade, Kabal, Nightwolf, Sindel and Ermac, and seeing the old rumor from MK Deadly Alliance about characters running through the krypt being in this game. The Nintendo GameCube version, released several months after the PS2 & XBox games, includes two new playable characters: Goro and Shao Khan!
[A VERY special thanks goes out to Forrest Porter and his FAQ on Mortal Kombat. Click HERE to go to his FAQ.]