Retro Review: Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance – The Beginning for the 2nd Era of MK

Today’s review is going to go back to a game that ushered the next big era of Mortal Kombat after the first 2d run and semi-failed 3d one-off. This was when MK had a resurgence on being a more in depth fighter.

Oh boy, where do I even start with Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance? This game is an absolute adrenaline-fueled masterpiece that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! With its fast-paced gameplay, brutal combat, and fantastic graphics, Deadly Alliance is truly a force to be reckoned with in the world of fighting games.

First and foremost, let’s talk about the combat. Mortal Kombat has always been known for its gore and violence, and Deadly Alliance certainly doesn’t disappoint in that regard. The fighting feels so visceral and weighty, with each punch and kick landing with a satisfying thud. But it’s not just about mindlessly button-mashing – there’s a real depth to the combat system that rewards skill and strategy.

The addition of a “kombat style” system adds a whole new layer of complexity to the game. Each character has their own unique style, which affects not only their moveset but also their attributes such as speed and damage output. This means that not only do you have to learn the moves of each character, but you also have to understand their strengths and weaknesses and how to play to them.

But that’s not all – the game also introduces “kombat modifiers”, which are special abilities that can be activated during fights to give you an edge over your opponent. These can range from simple things like increasing your damage output, to more exotic abilities like being able to freeze your opponent or summon a meteor to rain down from the sky. These modifiers add a whole new level of unpredictability to the fights and can really shake things up.

Of course, Mortal Kombat has always been known for its cast of colorful characters, and Deadly Alliance is no exception. The game features a wide range of fighters, from classic favorites like Scorpion and Sub-Zero to new additions like Frost and Blaze. Each character has their own unique look and personality, and the game’s fantastic graphics really bring them to life.

The game’s story mode is also surprisingly engaging, with a plot that actually makes sense and gives you a reason to care about the characters. The game’s main villain, the deadly alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, makes for a compelling threat, and the various subplots that play out over the course of the game add depth and complexity to the world of Mortal Kombat.

But even beyond the story mode, there’s so much to do in this game. The “konquest” mode is a fantastic addition, giving players a chance to explore the game’s world and learn more about its characters and lore. The game also features a variety of unlockables, from new characters to alternate costumes to concept art and more. There’s always something new to discover, which keeps the game feeling fresh and exciting even after you’ve beaten it.

And let’s not forget about the game’s soundtrack, which is an absolute banger from start to finish. The game’s menu music is iconic and sets the tone for the rest of the game, while each character’s theme is a perfect reflection of their personality and fighting style. Whether you’re listening to the epic orchestral score during story mode or jamming out to the techno beats of the end credits, the music in this game is sure to get your blood pumping.

In conclusion, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is an absolute must-play for any fan of fighting games. With its brutal combat, engaging story, colorful characters, and endless replayability, this game is a true gem that deserves a spot in any gamer’s collection. Whether you’re a longtime Mortal Kombat fan or a newcomer to the series, Deadly Alliance is sure to impress and leave you hungry for more. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get in the ring and fight