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Score Breakdown Based on 3214 ratings
  1. 10 (543)
  2. 9 (894)
  3. 8 (1051)
  4. 7 (365)
  5. 6 (137)
  6. 5 (78)
  7. 4 (44)
  8. 3 (24)
  9. 2 (25)
  10. 1 (53)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.1

    One of the best fighting games ever.

    Mortal Kombat Series is one of the best fighting game series that I have ever played. The gameplay for this fighting game was great back in the days on the Super Nintendo. Like most fighting games, you have to defeat a... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:10

    The foundation of one of the best fighting series ever. Simply the best fighting game of its time.

    This game is one of the best fighting classics of all time. They truly revolutionized the meaning of the phrase fight to the death because when you win you could actually kill the opponent. Plus this was the first figh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5

    Finish him! ... LAMETALITY!!!

    Yes, everyone knows Mortal Kombat. The sound, the graphics and the characters are the same, but it's a fighting game infamous for it's brutality and gore, which is EXACTLY what this port is missing. I don't understand wh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Oh yeah!

    This game right here is what started my love for fighting games. This game and its originality are just breathtaking. When I first got it I could not let it down. I even got some of friends hooked on it because it’s just... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    Good game, but you should go get the sequel ...

    I got MK hoping for what I loved about it from the arcade. I popped it into my SNES and found a good game but not the one I played in the arcades. This is a good fighter that I love to play but it just leaves much to b... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    It will Konsume you!

    "For ages it was a competition of honor and glory. Noble warriors from around the globe were invited to take part, each seeking to win the title of Grand Champion. But that was a long time ago... before the tournament wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    Not Too Many Characters

    This is a definate fact that this gam is not as good as number II. I have this for a plug-in tv and it's fun but there's something about it that isn't as good as II. You'll have a blast playing it but when you play II yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    Old school babay

    Although this game is showing age, it's still a timeless classic in the mind of any fan of fighting games, Mortal Kombat started it all, with it's brutal fatalities and great combos. This game started a new genre and rai... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.8

    The game that started the gore; Mortal Kombat.

    Mortal Kombat seems to be a series that will never die. The idea of strange characters duking it out in a blood bath to the death seems to apeal to people for some odd reason. But the series started out in very humble wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Next to MKII and Street Fighter II, this is the best SNES fighter.

    Killer Instinct. Street Fighter II. Mortal Kombat II. All of those other fighting games on SNES. Well MK is the first in the series and Acclaim brought it over to the SNES. Very fun if you ever wanted to own this gam... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    A difficult game turned easy...MORTAL KOMBAT!

    Mortal Kombat for the SNES at first glance is a horrible port. The more you play into the game you will realize that the true spirit of Mortal Kombat is in it, just shrowded in the loss of blood and the horrible AI. Firs... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful