I am a huge Mortal Kombat fan, i have completed almost every single Mortal Kombat game (still working on Armageddon). This is an almost exact remake of the Ultimate Mortal Kombat that was on almost every console of the era. Where the first game was good, and this is a decent rendition, it has to put up with some out-dated aspects.
The most annoying thing about it is there is only one mode of play. Just one, arcade mode, that is it. You are plunged straight into a battle without prior knowledge of controls, no tutorial, no practise mode, nothing else. Making the first few run throughs a constant death annoyance.
However, for fans of the series, it is perfect, and if you are willing to put up with the constant streams of deaths while you work out some decent combo's and special moves to use, it becomes a respectable beat 'em up game.
Puzzle Kombat is something the original did not have, which is pretty much a remake of the old game 'Columns', except with 'cutesie' little avatars of famous Mortal Kombat characters. However, it is long....very long, tediously long. And there are three rounds per game...
Reccomended to true retro game players, and those with a long attention span. Not reccomended to anyone else.