|Universal Box art depicting Scorpion and Sub-Zero|
|Fight in progress, X-ray move used above|
Right before Shao Kahn kills Raiden, he sends a vague message to his past self saying "He must win". So basically Raiden comes to the understanding that he must do it all over again. So theres the story, the nice thing is that you can buy this game and you won't have missed anything at all. Combat is what you'd expect for a 2D fighting platform, you can punch and kick or mix for some varied combos. Each character has their own moves, you could play as the undead hellspawn ninja Scorpion or the four armed half-dragon Goro and many other characters. They all have moves unique to them, combos having different animations and effects. The combo bar is a new feature added in MK9, allowing combos to become more powerful or if the bar is charged fully the player can execute their x-ray move. This attack is extremely efficient and shows the interior damage being done, thus the name. A large feature of Mortal Kombat is the fatalitys, moves that can be used after your opponent is defeated to finish them off in a gruesome way. These vary from chopping them into many different pieces with swords to turning into a dragon and biting them in half. Gore to the max. Mortal Kombat is a game best shared with friends, like a gory version of Guitar Hero. Other than that, theres not much to say about it, great game though. Hope you all enjoyed and I will be back next week with another post. This has been Jacob Arnold, signing off.