Mortal Kombat Trilogy
|Published By: Midway||Developed By: Midway / Avalance||Released: October 10th, 1996|
|Barcode: 0 331719 26962 4||PSRM: 004090||ID Tag: SLUS - 00330|
|CDs: 1||Players: 1 or 2 (Versus)||ESRB: Mature (Realistic Violence, Realistic Blood and Gore)|
|Accessories: None||Size: 470 MB||Digital Press Rarity: 1 out of 10|
|Description / Review
If there was one idea that would have seemed like a sure fire hit, combining 4 of the top grossing fighting games into one mammoth being would be it, wouldn’t it?
Mortal Kombat Trilogy takes the characters from MK 1, 2, 3 and Ultimate and tries to form the bloody equivalent of SNK’s King of Fighters with some added punch. Every stage and character are represented, with MK3 being the medium point. Four of the characters can swap their last known costumes for their original get-ups, and there’s a stage select to make sure you can access your favorite killing spree.
Besides the UMK3 combat system Midway also adds in what’s called the “Aggressor Meter”. It’s basically a Super Meter that gives you added oomph to the attacks once it reaches full potential. There is also what’s known as a ‘Brutality’. These new Fatality moves are super long combo chains performed past the ‘Finish Him’ chime, which will result in your character going completely bonkers on your opponent until they explode.As much as I would have liked to give the game a completely glowing review, after years of other games that had better combat systems and better animation, MK Trilogy seems like a last attempt at cashing in on something that should not have been messed with in the first place. It’s fun for the first few days, and then after that you just want a game that doesn’t rely on severe pattern disorder.
Thankfully Midway saw through their mistake and released the perfect separate versions of MK1 and MK2 on the next-generation consoles via Mortal Kombat: Deception Limited Edition and Midway Arcade Treasures 2.
Released as a Greatest Hit in standard attire.
Variations / Misprints
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