UMK3 shows SF2 how it's done...

User Rating: 8.5 | Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 X360
UMK3 is the second old school fighting game to hit the xbox live arcade. And boy what a translation it is.

I've good some good news and... some even better news !!!

The good news is It's an arcadeperfect which means it has all the characters / moves / secrets intact. The even better news is that unlike the previous released classic brawler SF2, the game actually handles very well using the 360 controller. Both the analog stick and d-pad feel as good as can be expected this side of a snes d-pad which is still to this day the best d-pad ever built.

UMK3 wasn't a perfect game back in the days (some minor glitching and questionable collission detection at times) and it still isn't, but the fun factor is through the roof, even in 2006.

Games like this are all about multiplayer and I'm happy to report that the multiplayer aspect is downright impressive. You see the even better news is that unlike SF2 there is hardly any lag and you can go from match to match in literally under 5 seconds.

After a bout is over just hit A and you'll be taken back to the "quick match / create a match" screen, hit "create a match" and watch as you'll immediately be joined by a challenger, hit A and you're off again..

Very smooth very fast and a very welcome improvement over the broken SF2 multiplayer.

If you were a fan of MK games back in the days picking this one up is a no-brainer. If you're new to this game I highly recommend picking it up as well because it's guaranteed to put a smile on your face...

Invite some friends over to your house and play it over a few beers and snacks and you're in for a night of fun only simple oldschool games like this can provide..