Ultimate Mortal Kombat

Posted by staff | Posted in Fighting | Posted on 20-09-2010

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  • First Mortal Kombat ever to appear on the Nintendo DS. A faithful recreation of the original and highly successful arcade version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.
  • Puzzle Kombat, the addictive and popular Mortal Kombat-style puzzle game from Mortal Kombat: Deception is included¿and is playable online.
  • Using Nintendo Wireless ad-hoc with two Game Cards allows two players to battle it out with the entire cast of characters.
  • More than 20 playable Mortal Kombat characters and 15+ arenas will keep gamers involved in the fight
  • Classic finishing moves: Fatalities, Babalities, Friendships, Animalities and Stage Fatalities will give the player the chance to execute some of the most creative moves of the series

Product Description
Ultimate Mortal Kombat combines the visceral thrills of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and the addictive puzzle action of the Puzzle Kombat component of Mortal Kombat Deception in a single DS-friendly package. With new record-keeping capability, and multiplayer Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, players will be able take UMK anywhere for fighting action on the go…. More >>

Ultimate Mortal Kombat

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Mortal Kombat is a game that we all know and love, and have been doing so for over ten years. This franchise is one of, if not the most successful fighting series of all time. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 had revolutionized the series in a huge way. It’s by far the most popular title out of the series. It’s been in many arcades around the globe, has been ported many many times (including this game).

After the last dreaded UMK Port on a Nintendo Handheld(Mortal Kombat Advance), it is hard for us to hold true to any MK game realeased to a Nintendo Handheld console. Especially a game of the same strucutre as this one. But we just have to break through the mold and try this one out, and I am pretty sure you will be impressed with what you experience!

From the very beginning of loading UMK you will notice the game asking you to create a profile, which is an extremely useful feature, especially if you have alot of MK fans in your house like me. After this you will be able to choose to play UMK or Puzzle Kombat. You can also edit your options by pressing the “y” button on the main menu.

WHEN CHOOSING UMK OR PUZZLE KOMBAT FROM THE MAIN MENU: You will be transferred to a very simple title screen which shows “single player” “Local Wireless” “Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection” and “UMK3 Records” From there on out you can play the arcade version of the game, go online with a local buddy, or play worldwide against people of your rank or just random players. You can also just check your current stats from a single player standpoint and a Multiplayer standpoint.

The Pros of UMK:

+Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3-If this were any other “Classic MK game” ported to the DS such as MK1 OR MK2 I probably wouldn’t have bought it.

+Wi-Fi Capabilities-of course this would have to be a pro! What is better than playing a complete stranger in one of the most grusome fighting games ever invented?

+Records/Leader Boards-I think this is a great Idea. I love the fact that UMK allows you to create a profile to keep track of your progress whether it is online or in single player mode.

+Puzzle Kombat-I beleive puzzle Kombat gave the game its little extra “kick.” It is a very fun addition to an already great game.

+Special Moves shown on screen-I thought it was a brilliant Idea to show the Special Moves plus the Fatalities, Animalities etc. on one of the screens. It really helps alot!

+Unlockables-Not only do you get to unlock extra characters but you also get unlock different items and stories for the characters. I think that is a pretty neat feature.

The Cons Of UMK:

-Difficulty of game: Personally I do not remember UMK being this tough. I could barely beat the game on Novice Mode and I found that very disturbing. It really got bad after awhile and I gave up.

-Online Connect lags: The online connection does lag quite a bit, and I noticed it in quite a few of my online matches. I thought it was just me at first, but I played it over wirless hotspot, I found out that it was the game itself.

-Many Bugs: Even though this is an almost perfect port, it still has many bugs to work out. There is this strange flash sometimes on the screen when it needs to switch to another location. Also when you fight shao Kahn at the end of single player there is barely enough time between the first and second rounds to re-cooperate for the next battle.

-Not enough time to do Fatalities: You seriously have once and only one try to do a fatality. They give you about 3 seconds before your opponent falls to the ground.

-Controls: The controls are very nice, but sometimes they are not responsive. Sometimes you jump straight in the air when you want to flip, which is extremely repetitive by the way. And this also allows you to not do fatalities properly alot of the times.

OVERALL RATINGS:

PRESENTATION OF GAME: B-

GRAPHICS OF GAME: B

SOUND OF GAME: C

GAMEPLAY OF GAME: C+

LASTING APPEAL OF GAME: B+

OVERALL SCORE = B. 4/5 STARS.

Like I said before this is a great port of a great classic game! It is so much better than the Mortal Kombat Advance port, and is the first attempt at a MK game on the DS. I really look foward to what Midway is going to bring to the table with MK in the future!

Rating: 4 / 5

Considering I came into MK with Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, you can imagine how happy I was to hear that it was picked to be the first MK game on the Nintendo DS. Sure, Mortal Kombat Trilogy would’ve been loads better but I learned my Kombat skill with ‘Ultimate’. After the atrocious Mortal Kombat Advance, I almost gave up hope on any 2-D Mortal Kombat game on a handheld. Thankfully, Midway & Other Ocean came to save the day with Ultimate Mortal Kombat.

My verdict? Well, I can certainly say it’s a proper 2-D Mortal Kombat. This game doesn’t suffer from the bugs(if you want to call it that) that Mortal Kombat Advance did. The speed and gameplay are almost arcade perfect. To make things even better, they threw in Puzzle Kombat (which most of you will recognize as the puzzle game included in Mortal Kombat Deception) as well as making it possible to play both games on the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.

The bottom screen, if you’re looking for any new innovation on how to play the game, is only used to show a moves list for your character(which is a pretty smart thing if you’re not a MK vet) and to play Puzzle Kombat with your stylus…which is a bit of a downer, I know.

Mortal Kombat fans will love this trip down memory lane,I know I did, & Mortal Kombat Noobs will definitely get a history lesson.

Rating: 4 / 5

OLD SCHOOL SEGA GENESIS THROWBACK VERSION. VERY DIFFICULT. I BOUGHT THIS GAME FOR MY 5 YEAR OLD NEPHEW AND I COULNDT STOP HIM FROM ASKING ME FOR HELP. UP TO THIS DAY I STILL HAVENT BEAT THE TOURNEMANT LADDER, I DONT THINK ITS EVEN POSSIBLE.
Rating: 3 / 5

However I do think midway makes the crapiest AI cheesefest computer players ever created for any game. Anyone who plays any MK or TNA impact will tell you the AI is horrid and godlike. I however after picking up this game got right back into the UMK groove and beat it with all characters and hidden characters like I used too. It’s so much fun to play with friends but against the computer it’s not because of the godlike AI advantage cheese that makes it nearly impossible to win. It’s almost like the computer enemy knows what your going to do before you do it and over takes you at ever turn. I would give this game 5/5 on it’s own because it’s an awesome mortal kombat game….but it looses a star on the fun factor due to the excessive cheese of the computer players and of course the bosses.
Rating: 5 / 5

Ordered the day before labor day and received the Nintendo game 5 days later. All manuals and packaging with the original was there. Very satisfied 9-10-2010!
Rating: 4 / 5

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