Wii gamers can now
experience the excitement of Mortal Kombat Armageddon, however
unlike traditional console versions, Wii gamers now have a whole new
gaming experience that can be described as nothing less than
Outstanding! With that said, Mortal Kombat Armageddon still
maintains the original gameplay and concepts of the other version of
Mortal Kombat, however it has been redesigned for the Wii.
For those that don't
know the story of Mortal Kombat, it's the tale of the universe's
most dangerous fighting competition that brings forth denizens from a variety
of different planes in an attempt for the fighters to become the greatest fighter in
With over 60 Mortal Kombat characters from the mythology
of this series and a variety of new gaming modes, this is current
incarnation on the Wii could almost be considered the most definitive
Mortal Kombat experience ever.
Exclusive to the
Wii: Players will be able to take their fighting action to a
whole new level with all special moves and fatalities executed
via the Wii-mote. In addition, not only will gamers be able to
enjoy all aspects of Armageddon with the Wii-mote, but the
GameCube and Classic Controller as well!
Mode Comes to the Wii: Appearing for the first time on consoles,
Armageddon will feature a deeply enhanced Endurance Mode,
allowing gamers to test their true fighting stamina.
Select from more
than 60 characters from the Entire Mortal Kombat Fighting
Universe: From Liu Kang to Shang Tsung to Shao Kahn, Mortal
Kombat: Armageddon will feature more playable fighters than any
other Mortal Kombat game to date.
Customized Kreate-A-Fighter Mode: For the first time ever in a
Mortal Kombat game players will be able to use a Kreate-A-Fighter
feature to create and define their fighter’s look, abilities and
personality with a deep level of customization and take that
unique fighter online.
There are a variety
of different gameplay modes available that contain your traditional arcade
mode plus some great practice modes that allow players to really
tune their fighting styles. The Create-A mode returns in Armageddon
which allows players to create their own fighters and match that
with the Create-A-Fatality mode and you really can personal your
fighters for your own levels of bloodlust. Of course, nothing is
more entertaining than ripping an opponents arm off and then beating
them to a bloody pulp!
To add some more
value into the game, the developers have included some great mini-games
where the characters of Mortal Kombat can een drive around in little
go-karts which is extremely reminiscent of Mario Kart. Definitely a
great party game as you race around, picking up power-ups and trying
to beat your opponents. This mini-game also allows up to four players to
race via split-screen.
Another gamemode in
Armageddon is the Mortal Kombat Konquest modem which is allows players to
engage in an RPG style of Mortal Kombat where gamers must engage in
a riveting tale of good versus evil. Great stuff!
The most noticeable
difference of Armageddon for Wii is the control system of the title
which now allows the gamer to use the remote and Nunchuk to pull off
the variety of combat maneuvers.
The Nunchuk analog
stick controls the fighter's general movement while the C button
switches their fighting styles, whereas the d-pad is used for
punches and kicks. Special moves are executed by holding down the B
button on the bottom of the remote, then swing the remote around in
a particular motion and release the button. Needless to say, the
combination works quite well on the Wii.
Kombat Armageddon for Wii looks almost identical to the XBox version
with detailed environments, realistic characters that move with
grace and realism and of course the gallons and gallons of blood
that can only be found in a Mortal Kombat game.
As with the
graphics, the sound is a direct port from the XBox versions with
all the one-liners and sounds of combat which is pure cheese. The
soundtrack of Mortal Kombat features an industrial sounding hard
rock theme which suits the title perfectly of this dark fighting
Mortal Kombat Armageddon for Wii is a must have title from Red Ant
that we would recommend to anyone who loves fighters or even those
who need a different party game.
With a variety of
different gameplay modes, perfect use of the Wii accessories and
great graphics, Mortal Kombat Armageddon is definitely worth the
price of admission alone!