A Flawless Victory... Well, Three Actually.

User Rating: 10 | Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection X360
Mortal Kombat was never known for sporting amazingly deep gameplay mechanics, it was simply well known as a fun fighting game. Almost twenty years later, and that hasn't changed one bit. Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 make up this Arcade Kollection, and boasts that they are perfect ports to their cabinet counterparts from the early 90s.

The moves are much simpler in MK games than in the likes of Street Fighter, making it easy for new-comers to pick up and play. However, the difficulty could prove quite off-putting to those with no prior experiece with these games. The AI takes very few prisoners, and the sub-boss and boss caracters are incredibly aggressive.

The games seem to run as smoothly as they ever did. The first one feels a little clunky, but the second one irons that out, adds some speed, tight combos and some extra fighters to the mix. UMK3 then boasts a huge amount of playable characters, and an intergrated combo system for each. All three games play fantasticly in single player and local multiplayer. I haven't played online, so I cannot judge it's performance.

All blood, guts and "Get over here"s aside, one thing that should could players coming back for more is the amount of secrets contained within each game. An easter egg hunter would have a field day with these. There are simply tons of secrets- some tiny, others as big as hidden fights- and even more in UMK3 with the introduction of Kombat Kodes.

For an MK veteran like myself, this is a fantastic collection, and just as much fun as it was in the old arcade days. If you're too young to remember those day, yet got hooked on MK9, then this is a history lesson well worth learning.