Title Mortal Kombat Game Type Beat-em-up Publisher Virgin Players 1 or 2 Compatibility All HD Installable Patch Available Submission Chris Vella Review This fighting game is a conversion from the awesome arcade original and it is a pretty good conversion. You select 1 of 7 different fighters to control, each one having different special moves and weapons. You are then put into an area against one of the other fighters. The first person to win the best out of three is the winner. Now the controversial part. Most of the moves can be performed by just moving the joystick in a direction and pressing the fire button, but there are special moves that can only be performed by moving the joystick in a certain sequence. You have to experiment and this can get frustrating because sometimes you have to move the joystick in 4 sequential directions to pull off a special move, and to make things even worse, to pull off the fatality move your man must even be a certain distance away from your opponent. There may be a lot of people who like to experiment to find all the different moves but I'm not one of those people. It could take you days to learn all the moves for just 1 of the characters so imagine trying to learn all the moves for all 7. The game does play well once you get going and it has decent graphics. The characters are all digitized and look fairly realistic. The sound is very good and has nice digitized speech. Joystick response is good as is the collision detection. The game is very bloody so you may caution young children. The feature of having a fatality move is nice and is fun to watch once you learn how to pull it off. If you beat all the opponents you will then have to beat two of them in a row without dying to get to the next match. Get past this and you will face to ultimate enemy. In conclusion, This is a very good fighting game. I don't like the overly complicated control method and having to experiment to find certain moves, but some people might like that. The sounds are very realistic and added to the atmosphere of the game. Experienced players will probably beat the game in no time but there is an option to make the opponents harder. This is one of the best beat'em ups on the Amiga, but I thought Shadow Fighter was a little better due to mostly having a better control method. If you're a beat'em fan then you will like this game. Probe did a very nice but not perfect conversion from the arcade version. This game definitely deserves a spot in your software collection.