Review by Gruel

"This game sucks, but you can play as Goro!"

Graphics: 6: Alright for Game Boy. The fighters look pretty good, but there's no color. The backgrounds look pretty good too.

Sound: 4: Usual, annoying backgorund Game Boy music, but you can turn it off. Sound effects are average.

Gameplay: 5: The SNES and Geneseis versions of this game had 7 fighters wile the Game Boy only had 6: Kano, Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion. The guy that was not in the game was Johnny Cage. Since it was Game Boy there was only 2 backgroungs and no hidden Reptile! Gameplay was kinda slow. Characters moved slow, and you'd have to press the button combos slowly to perform a special move(Projectile Attack, Flying Kick, etc.). The game was pretty easy, you picked a fighter hod to beat the other 5, then face yourself in a "Mirror Match" then go up against Goro and face Shang TSung. Shang wasn't tough, it was just that you can't use any of your special attacks on him, let's say if you're Sub-Zero and to do his freeze attack you'd have to press Down, Forward, B button, well, when you pressed Down, Forward, and were about to press B, Shang would do his projectile attack and always block youre move, but it was easy to beat him because all you had to do was fly punch or fly kick your way to victory.

Replay Value: 6: There was a Game-Link mode so you can go at it with your friend. I personally think the Game Boy version of Mortal Kombat had the coolest code of all the versions(It's kinda close with the blood code in the Geneseis version), but anyways what you had to do was once you beat the game and once the credits screen stops at "The End" you'd hold Up + Left simultaneously on the control pad plus A + B simultaneously as well. Then you'd enter "A__" as your initials. Then after the intro screens, you'd get a screen with a Pic of Goro on it saying "Goro Lives.... As You!" Yep, this was the only home version of Mortal Kombat that allowed you to play as Goro! He was practically unbeatable, plus once you play as Goro all the other characters have different names as well, like Kano is called Bob, etc.

Overall: 5: I wish the "Test Your Might" found in the SNES, Sega CD, and Geneseis versions of Mortal Kombat was in here, but was sacrificed for Game Boy's memory. The Goro code was cool, and so is the game link, 2-player mode, but the game's downside is it's utterly bad gameplay and crappy sound. I only reccomend to play this game if you really want to find out what it's like to play as Goro.

Reviewer's Rating:   2.5 - Playable

Originally Posted: 11/01/99, Updated 11/01/99

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