Great fighter... Not much else

User Rating: 7 | Mortal Kombat: Shinken Kourin Densetsu SNES
Mortal Kombat 1. A game that came out when I was 2 has become an all time classic. Even though it's a classic and it 's pretty fun, it's just not quite what it could've been. This game is just like Street Fighter, the game it was competing with. Just like Street fighter, you pick you warrior and take him (or her) to battle with all of the other characters until you've won the game. There are a couple of differences though. In Mortal kombat, you have a button to block your opponent's attacks. Also, at the end of the round, you are given the opportunity to kill your opponent if you want to. The block and fatalities are fun and useful, but still, this game doesn't quite feel right to me. When you hit some one, it's kind of hard to tell weather or not your blow hit the opponent. If it wasn't for the yells that they made, I would have no idea what's happening. The graphics aren't the greatest either. The battle grounds are fairly bland, and the fighters look a little blurry. Also, every thing seems to be washed out and white (except gor a couple of battle grounds.) The sound isn't that great. The background music is good, but the sound effects aren't. All the characters, except for Sonya, have exactly the same yells and grunts. Also, every thing is kind of muffled. My last gripe is the announcer. I don't know why, but he gets on my nerves. So, even though MK1 could've been a better start to the series, the game is a solid fighter, will last a while and is alot of fun. If you're and old school gamer with a SNES you should definitely look for this.