After the events of the first game, Lui Kang, a Fire God now, is tasked with protecting Earthrealm from the unforeseen mischief of evildoers. The only way to keep the other realms in check is to bash their champions to a pulp and claim victory in the Mortal Kombat tournament. Ah, nothing is ever fixed over a hot cuppa here, right? Thank god (Lui Kang)!
Mortal Kombat 1 review
A classic kameo
Improvements come to the combat as well. While the bone-breaking bits still remain the most satisfying thing about Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios has taken the buddy system from Injustice 2 and added it here. The Kameo fighter system is a buddy system which allows you to break enemy combos or chain your own combos. The list of Kameo fighters includes Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Kano, Goro, Kung Lao, Stryker, Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Cyrax, Sektor, Frost, Darrius, Sareena, Motaro, and Shujinko. Some of these fighters are not part of the main roster which includes Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Smoke, Rain, Li Mei, Tanya, Baraka, Geras, Reptile, Ashrah, Havik, General Shao, Sindel, Nitara, Reiko, and Shang Tsung at launch. Many of these characters are returning to the Mortal Kombat game after many years and that nostalgia will eventually grip the best MK players to grab a copy.
The Kameo system brings a fresh tactical layer to the Mortal Kombat game. You can get unique throws, offensive and support moves, which can help start a deadly combo or finish one. Kameo moves can also help you break through the enemy defence or help you break the enemy combo. You have a rechargeable metre next to the health bar which is refilled automatically so you don’t have to be too judicious in using it. In fact, Mortal Kombat 1’s combat forces more aggression and rewards you with properly timed combos. You can also break out of long or spam combos with the Kameo moves. Punch, kick, grapples and the three bars for special moves are all designed to offer more aggression this time or easily break out of enemy aggression as well.
Easy to get into and tough to master, Mortal Kombat is as fun as it is gruesome.