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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

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Also on:PS2
GF Rating

1582 ratings

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GF Rating

Above Average

Worth it for MK II alone

posted by scaryclown (SAYERVILLEE, NJ) Apr 19, 2006

Member since Oct 2005

2 out of 5 gamers (40%) found this review helpful

This game is a nice little beat em up with Mortal Kombat characters. It will keep you occupied for a little while. But once you build up your character and beat the game, you probably wont want to do it again. You can unlock an arcade perfect version of Mortal Kombat II in this game either by doing tasks or just putting in the cheat code(like I did). This game is worth renting if you havent played MK II in a while and remember how fun it was.

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GF Rating

Very Good

whooping barakas tail

posted by mkfreak11 (GAINESVILLE, GA) Apr 12, 2006

Member since Feb 2006

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

Okay if your having troubles with baraka whomping on you fear no more. If your lui kang make shure you buy triple fire ball. At first its easy just start hitting him the fist of ruin a.k.a. hardcore punch. Its easier if you dont let him get up. ounce you whomp him enough he'll be a coward and run past the gap. Don't bother chasing he'll then light a monk on fire and throw him at you. Use your projectile attack to kill the monk. He'll throw another do the he same thing. Then he'll jump at you. Beat the crud out of him. Then he'll run over the gap. Your probably thinking again. This time he'll shoot blades at you. Lock on and use your projectile attack and jump when he shoots. Next he'll jump back to you. And a cut scene happens. Use the small sword first. After it does the test your might hit the black button. Then use the big sword. Do the fatality and collect your prize.

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GF Rating

Very Good

Good change of pace

posted by Gladman21 (WINSTON SALEM, NC) Mar 4, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

For years Mortal Kombat has always been about two people standing on a level surface and fighting it out until one dies. With different graphics, characters and moves, it has been the same game over and over...until now!

A great variation on the platform type game, SM has a fun story and great playable controls. Enemies are fun and somewhat intelligent, which doesn't matter much anyway since lives are unlimited.
The graphics are decent and the moves are easy to master (except for the team moves which my brother and I never could perform). Also since enemies like to surround the player and take turns attacking, having a two player story mode is fun.

For being a platform game, there are too many platforms that cannot be jumped off. While this can prevent death in some cases, it also restrains the player to somewhat linear paths; this has an unrealistic appearance and prevents certain shortcuts. Since the story requires the player to traverse some worlds multiple times, shortcuts would be a big plus.

I also wished some of the unlockable characters were available in the story mode.

MKSM is a fun game and I recommend playing it.

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