Mortal Kombat 2 (Sega 32X, 1994)
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|Mortal Kombat II (commonly abbreviated as MKII) is a competitive fighting game originally produced by Midway Games for the arcades in 1993. It was later ported to multiple home systems, including the 32X add-on port, mostly in licensed versions developed by Probe Entertainment and Sculptured Software and published by Acclaim Entertainment.
Battle for the freedom of Earthworld and the chance to destroy the diabolical Outworld emperor Shao Kahn in the European version of 'Mortal Kombat II' for the Sega 32X. Play as one of twelve characters, both new and recurring, in this spectacular home entertainment recreation of the original coin-operating arcade hit. In this sequel to the original 'Mortal Kombat,' Shang Tsung, previously defeated by Liu Kang, convinces his master Shao Khan to start a new tournament, this time in Outworld. Liu Kang and his forces must then defeat them to save Earthworld. The Sega 32X version features better graphics and better colors for a more beautifully devastating game than ever before. Score a Flawless Victory when you play this 1995 classic by Probe Entertainment and Midway Games.
The initial critical reception of Mortal Kombat II was overwhelmingly positive, with Sega Visions describing the way in which the sequel was directed as "sheer brilliance," and Nintendo Power calling it "the hottest fighter ever." Tony Brusgul of The Daily Gazette opined the "incredible" hype surrounding the game was "well deserved," describing it as "a perfect blend of great graphics, action and violence." In his review of the arcade release, Rik Skews of Computer + Video Games (C+VG) wrote "the only true rival to Street [F]ighter II" returned "in a sequel that bites off the head of the original."
About the 32X version, IGN's Levi Buchanan stated that "if you do not have a SNES, this is the home version of MKII to get." In contrast, GamePro remarked that the 32X version offered too little improvement over the Genesis version, even failing to correct the control shortcomings, and was technically poor given the 32X's capabilities.
|Publisher||Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.|
|Game||Mortal Kombat 2|
|Number of Players||1 or 2|
|ESRB Rating||M - Mature|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence|
|Game Series||Mortal Kombat Series|
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