Mortal Kombat 4 – Game Review

Released in the ‘90s, Mortal Kombat 4 has become a legend when it comes to fighting games. Making a 3D fighting game was a big deal back then. Creators of Mortal Kombat 4 succeeded in making a great 3D game which made a MK4 a real shark amongst other fighting games.


Creators of Mortal Kombat 4 added some new interesting characters (Kai, Quan Chi Reiko etc.) to the fourth series. That, combined with the outstanding graphics for that time, made its glorious way to the fans and critics.

The story of MK4 is about Raiden and earthly mortals trying to fight Shinnok. After Shao Khan got defeated, Shinnok rised and started to make new problems for mortals. It’s mainly about players fighting the opponent and getting to higher level until the final stage where they compete against Shinnok.


As mentioned before, Mortal Kombat 4 introduced us to some new characters. Some of them are Kai and Quan Chi Reiko. Those new characters fitted really well. Also, some of our favorite old characters remained in the game. The fourth series included Raide, Sonya, Liu Kang and some others. Beside new characters, change also came with a weapon system. In the MK4 every character is programmed to handle a different kind of weapon. That can help you if you’re against a tough opponent.

MK4 also brought a little bit of mystery into the game. Creators added hidden characters. If you want to play those characters, you need to unlock them with a code. Some of them are Goro and Noob Saibot.

Gameplay Modes

Mortal Kombat 4 offers different gameplay modes. Some of those include a practice mode, a tag-teamed styled battle mode, tournament mode and three styles of endurance fights. The most difficult is the endurance fighting. It challenges you to fight to death without recovering your blood.


The game has a “2.5D” tag and is sometimes described as having 2D gameplay. It has three dimensional graphics on which the two dimensional frame rates of movement and animations are imposed.


The sound is big and important part of Mortal Kombat 4. You can hear cries and screams sounding very live and real. Also, the weapons sounds are pretty amazing.

Music is a perfect fit with the game. Nicely composed tracks are adjusted perfectly. It helps player to feel the game more.


Well, if you are a Mortal Kombat fan, you probably played the game numerous times. For those of you who haven’t tried, you definitely should correct that immediately. Some gamers (Mortal Kombat true and biggest fans) will argue this is the greatest fighting game ever. Other may say that it’s just an arcade game. We may all agree this is a great 3D game. Keep in mind it was one of the pioneers of its time. It should add some extra value. If you haven’t tried it, you should and if you loved playing it in the ‘90s, refresh your memory. The journey down the memory lane will be worth your time. We guarantee.

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