Retro Gaming- Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance: (2002)

When it comes down to great fighting games of the 00’s one of the top titles that comes to mind is Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance.  When this game was developed by Midway Games and release in 2002 many people were impressed by variety of things that Deadly Alliance had added to the Mortal Kombat series.  The gameplay for Deadly Alliance had given characters multiple fighting styles with one of them including the use of weapons.  While giving characters different fighting styles was a cool feature it also meant that players had to know more about who they select in order to use them effectively during battles.  Another cool thing about Deadly Alliance was that Midway brought back the “Test Your Might” mini game from the original Mortal Kombat game which was not included in MK II-IV.  Along with bringing back the “Test Your Might” mini game Deadly Alliance had included two new game modes known as Krypt and Konquest mode.  Konquest mode was a tutorial that helped players master different characters in the game while earning coins.  Krypt mode allowed players to unlock different coffins that required a specific amount of coins ranging from gold to silver.

The fact that players were also allowed to earn coins after battles or following the completion of mini games was a nice feature.  Earning coins after winning battles or completing task made players feel like they were being rewarded for their progress. In addition, to earning coins to unlock a variety of new things throughout the game Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance had added some new characters.  Along with playing as some of the returning characters from previous games Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance features some new ones including Blaze, Frost, Bo’ Rai Cho, Mavado, Li Mei, Nitara, Kenshi and others.  Along with having new character two popular ones Liu Kang & Shao Kahn were killed in the intro after being ambushed by Shang Tsung and Quan Chi.  Since its release the game has sold over two million units for the PlayStation and close to one million for the Xbox.  While its debate on whether Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance is the best game or not many would argue that it was definitely one of the coolest games that Midway had released during the 00’s.

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