A Fantastic Port, but something is just missing

User Rating: 9 | Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 X360
Xbox LIVE's Arcade has had varying degrees of success in preserving some of the classic games from the days of the Arcade and First-Sixth Generation Consles. Don't get me wrong the service is great, especally with hard to find games and for those who don't have any of the classic consoles. However something is just missing from the experience, namely the feeling of nostallgia, and the port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is no different.

Ultimate MK3 is deffinatlly one of LIVE's better ports, and is presented in a relitivily intact form, all of Ultimate MK 3's characters, including such fan favorites as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao, are present as are their special movies, and finishing movies. The graphics of the game are enhanced by the Xbox's far more powerful graphics hardware and come off as stunning, and the addition of online Multiplayer and achievements make the game all the more worth getting.

However, the game suffers from two major flaws, namely it's controls and difficultly. The controls of the game work okay for basic moves such as punches and kicks, however the 360's controller makes pulling off fatalities, babalities, friendships and the other moves the early MK series was famous for, increadibly difficult, especally if your not use to the controller's button layout. The game's other major flaw is the inability to change difficulty setting, even in the Novice level, the difficultly is unballanced, giving some characters an unfair edge over the player.

Over all Ulitmate MK3 is a deffinate must have for any MK Fan, and is well worth downloading, especally if you've never played any of the older MK games. However, the download loses a lot of it's nostalgia feel, especally considering the only true way to play the old Mortal Kombat Games is in an Arcade or on a Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo