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Mortal Kombat X Review

The Game

Take the fatalities on the road with this iOS ports of one of the most iconic fighting games to be created. The latest instalment of the Mortal Kombat series has finally reached consoles, PC’s, and now mobile devices. Mortal Kombat’siOS debut is as a free to play title, and because it is a free to play, it is one of those games that will require grinding for hours, or taking the short route a paying.To play the game the player is given character cards. With these character cards the gamer must build teams of three fighters. The character cards are divided into three types: bronze, silver, and gold. These classes determine the strength of a character, and power attacks at their disposal. Gold is the best, while bronze is the worst and silver falls somewhere in the middle. For instance gold tier characters an the cool X-ray types of attacks while bronze and silver can’t. Once the team there are a few options of game types: Battle Mode, Online, and Raiden challenge (which is yet to be playable). The battle mode consists of the player fighting their way up towers that consist of many floors. The higher the floor of each stage, the stronger the enemies will be. To add variety some floors have bosses at the top, while others will have the player using a strong character to clear the tower. Online in Mortal Kombat X works well. When first logging onto the online the gamer must choose a faction to join. The faction itself doesn’t do much, but it keeps track of the players’ records and gives rewards accordingly. Both game modes work well, and are fun. The only problem is that each fighter has a energy bar, and once that energy is gone that fighter cannot fight until they have recharged. The devs did a work around for this, but it sadly doesn’t change the fact that players have to wait to play, and use their top characters. Game controls a simple, which makes the playing aspect of this game great. Taping the screen will initiate an attack, while holding two fingers on the screen has the fighter blocking. If several blows are landed the player then is given the option to swipe the screen. This swipe will finish the combo. Each fighter also has set power attack. When a power attack is launched the game gives directions on how to make it more powerful. Mortal Kombat X for iOS is a behemoth of a game. Which can be a problem for gamers using older devices. It can be prone to crashing and lagging while loading the game, or before a fight. Overall Mortal KombatX for the iSO is a good hindered by the short comings of the free to play game style.

Mortal Kombat X IOS

Review Done on Mortal Kombat X for IOS

Rating Overall: 6.5/10

Reviewed by: Ken Appleby

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Ken Appleby
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