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Mortal Kombat Gameplay Leaves Us Thirsty For More

It's the best Mortal Kombat has ever looked and for more proof, here's an epic showdown.

The long-time MK followers will recognize four classic faces in this tag team footage: Scorpion and Sub-Zero throw down against Cyrax and Sektor; it's the bestest ninja vs. cyborg encounter ever! You will notice the great backdrop and all those awesome silky smooth animations, and the action is fast and fierce.

Even if you're not the biggest fan of fighting games, you have to admit...that looks pretty damn cool. Sektor's laugh after his annoying teleport uppercut might get irksome after a while but then again, a whole lot of things get irksome if you start losing in MK for extended periods of time.

Who hasn't claimed a certain move by a certain opponent is "cheap?" Admit it. We've all said it.

Related Game(s): Mortal Kombat

Tags: mortal kombat, mk, mk gameplay, mk footage

3/26/2011 10:45:30 AM John Shepard

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Comments (42 posts)

PANICinc
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 11:28:54 AM
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quote:
"Who hasn't claimed a certain move by a certain opponent is "cheap?" Admit it. We've all said it."

I know I have! Usually the "breakdancing" sweep kick! Over and over and over again. Dammit man! Do something else beside juggle my poor soul with the sweep kick!

Anyhoo, I am excited about this game. It's not my genre of choice, and will be the first fighting game I actually purchase! Been playing the demo for a while now, and love it!
This may be random, but my favorite thing included in this new MK rendition is the little head that pops up when you pull off something cool that yells out "Whoop diddy!"
(I apologize if he's saying something else. But that's what I've always heard)

This is Klassic MK with beautiful graphics, awesome animations and top notch "jiggle factor"

April 19th, you are approaching at a Krawl! Oh, well, DA2 has enough to offer to keep me occupied!

Deuces!

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sawao_yamanaka
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 12:11:30 PM

@PANICinc
Yea this game; or at least the demo, seem very awesome. I can't wait till I get to use Kratos bad ass! I believe he says "toasty".

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Excelsior1
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 12:53:38 PM

maybe whoop diddy is the hip hop version. wow, a vid that works on my ps3 browser.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:26:03 PM

If it's like the other games you should be able to punch in a mini code when the Toasty guy shows up to fight a mystery character like Noob Saibot

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Excelsior1
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 11:57:51 AM
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i downloaded the demo and played it. it was pretty good, but i was not by blown away by it,

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Tonesy
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 12:08:18 PM
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this looks so gorgeous
hope i get my ps3 fixed in time

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Clamedeus
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 12:08:23 PM
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Awesome! :D

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SolidFantasy
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 1:48:57 PM
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ah yes. the old "finish him". so classic

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Godslim
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 1:50:18 PM
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looks great i love sub zero!

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Clamedeus
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 2:38:31 PM

Scorpions my favorite, but i also like Sub-Zero. :D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:26:30 PM

Scorpion and Reptile are my team.

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Excelsior1
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 4:48:18 PM

sub zero is my favorite as well. i like how he can freeze people, and walk over bash them while the other player is helpless. that vid blew me away way more than the demo did.

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Godslim
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 7:35:29 PM

hehe he rocks oooo i think its Scorpion and sub zero for me cant really go wrong with them hehe

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Scarecrow
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 2:23:07 PM
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I'm a big fan of fighting games, but I only buy the ones I consider to be of pure quality. This game is one of them.

MK9 brings back a more strategical 2D gameplay where it's actually all up to you and not about how much you can side-step (3D) or how much you can parry something.

The "energy" gauge really adds a lot to the game. You can use it to spam a lot of special attacks or you can use it for those awesome x-ray moves.

Felt so natural and so fun playing the game, it's the sequel we wanted after MKII and it'll definitely kick ass.

Kratos will make this even more badass.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:27:16 PM

Agreed, things went awry straight away with MK3.

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kraygen
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 2:43:14 PM
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Not a huge fan of fighting games, but MK was one of the best and I'm glad they are returning to their roots. Played the demo and it had a very good old school MK feel to it.

Only downside, now people don't have to learn the moves, game will tell you all of them.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:27:57 PM

yeah, but with the advent of the internet since the old days there's really nothing that can be done about it.

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kraygen
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 4:08:11 PM

True, still doesn't mean they have to make it even easier for them.

Ok so I'm nitpicking.

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MadPowerBomber
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 5:03:05 PM

It's not going to tell you everything. Even the massive movelists in the Tekken games since... 3, I think, I don't remember... leave a bunch of stuff out.

One of the features in the game is a Fatality practice mode thing, but apparently it only teaches you one of the character's fatalities. The second one still has to be discovered.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 5:47:45 PM

yeah I think certain fatalities are hidden

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kraygen
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 11:06:52 PM

You can find them on the demo, it tells you how to do the stage fatality and personal fatality.

There are 2 different move lists, once you open the first you have to hit some other button to see some of the special moves, including the fatalities.

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MadPowerBomber
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 9:53:52 PM

The game tells you ONE fatality, each character has at least two -- some will have three later on, as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Reptile will have retro fatalities to go along with their retro costumes. The stage fatality isn't their second fatality.

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:27:53 PM
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I haven't owned a MK game in a LONG time!!! So I just might have to add this game to the collection. I love Scorpion and I really want to play as him again. It's been a while since i could play as a ninja. haha i remember the first MK game for the PS1, I remember there being a tornado involved near the end of Stage 2 that I could never beat, it was like a platform game or something.

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Jawknee
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 5:10:26 PM

The last Mortal Kombat game I bought was Mortal Kombat 2 from PSN when the PSN store was still web based and it had no games or content except MK2.(wow PSN has come a long way since it's launch) haha I hadn't bought a MK before that since MK2 on SNES.

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 6:49:54 PM

Yeah I remember the web based PSN Store haha Bad times...bad times lol I found out the name of the MK game it was MK Mythologies - Sub-Zero. Good times...good times.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:30:10 PM
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The demo was decent but I wasn't blown away, maybe because the game really could look better. I blame Unreal 3. Soul Calibur 4 looks better and its way older. Still though, it's a 2D Mortal Kombat, which is all I've ever wanted since the series lost control of itself so yeah count me in when I have the time. I'm happily mired in RPGs at the moment.

*Jumps into a statue* - "Reptile"

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Scarecrow
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:39:19 PM

Gotta forgive them a bit on the "could be better graphically" department since it's a fighting game.

I actually disagree with you about Sou Calibur, this looks just as good (I own SC by the way). SC has more light, but that's about it.

When it comes to fighter the artistic direction is what matters most, can't expect GOW-like graphics.

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kraygen
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 4:10:54 PM

I do think that it's sad that considering it's only a 2d fighting game the character models still have to look like gorilla's.

Now with the males it's not that big of a deal, but the women look a bit masculine.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 5:54:59 PM

A fighting game should look better than a 3rd person action game because the gameplay is so much simpler and there's just less content. It renders backgrounds instead of whole levels, just a few characters on screen at a time, a few basic mocaps.

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MadPowerBomber
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 9:57:44 PM

Just gonna chime in here for a second. Ed Boon said, either on his twitter (which I'm sure that's where I read it) or in an interview, that the demo is from an earlier build of the game. So maybe the graphics will be a little more polished in the final release? I dunno.

What I DO know is that this game makes MK vs. DCU look oh, so crappy. I put it in a few days ago, 'cause I'm feelin' the MK hype pretty badly, and that game just looks awful.

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gumbi
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:38:30 PM
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ooohh, gimme more!

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Scarecrow
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:39:53 PM
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I can't wait to play as Raiden!

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sirbob6
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:48:59 PM
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This looks pretty awesome. I am just wondering why there is a dragon chasing a Blackhawk around

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Excelsior1
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 4:51:35 PM

that's becuase the mk universe is invading ours. the dragons have evil mk characters have crossed over into our universe. a dragon chasing a black hawk. what's cooler than that?

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MadPowerBomber
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 5:04:38 PM

Yeah, that. This MK game is a retelling of the first three games' story. And in the third game, Shao Kahn and Outworld invade Earth and everything goes ass up.

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sirbob6
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 5:21:18 PM

Well that helps clear things up. Sound pretty awesome too. Hopefully it won't bring back memories of Dragon Wars.

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MadPowerBomber
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 9:55:03 PM

Dragon Wars. >_<!

I had hopes for that picture as I love kaiju, but maaaaan. I don't even think I made it all the way through it. haha.

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karneli lll
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 5:21:54 PM
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Love the game, i prefer Motaro to goro but that is a small detail i can overlook.My only issues are the fatalities(some of them reek of MK 4 ideas) and i thought there were brutalities. In the end at least its not MK vs DC, that was rock bottom.

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FxTales
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 6:36:34 PM
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Scorpion, he had me at "Get over here!"

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___________
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 1:52:02 AM
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soooooooo cant wait for this!
i wish they would do that fire and ice game after this.
shaolin monks was by far the best MK game ever made!
was so much fun going on a adventure as MK characters, a new story staring sub zero and scorpion would be sweet!

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PharaohJR
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 6:10:17 AM
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RAAAAW.. IM READY 4 THIS. subzro & rayden my main characters but i use all the other ninjas. i watched this vid atleast 3 or 4 times now.

kratos fits the MK universe perfect cant wait to see his ruthlessness.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 2:53:43 PM
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I'm loving the detail with the sound...but for the x-rays...shouldn't the robots not have bones inside? Thats my only minor gripe about an otherwise amazing game...from what I can see

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