Mortal Kombat 4
Hand to hand kombat was only the beginning
Thousands of years before the setting of the first game, Shinnok, one of the Elder Gods who control the six realms in the Mortal Kombat universe, attempted to become the conqueror of them all. Thunder god Raiden fought and defeated Shinnok in a war that spanned hundreds of years, sending him to the Netherrealm, where he would be trapped forever. Now, Shinnok has managed to escape from the Netherealm with help from the sorcerer Quan Chi, and seeks vengeance against the Elder Gods who banished him.
- 2 Player
The two female characters in Mortal Kombat 4, Tanya and Sonya, are named after the sisters of Ed Boon, the game's co-creator.
Mortal Kombat 4 is the fourth main instalment in the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games developed by Midway Games.
Mortal Kombat 4 is the first title from the series, to use 3D computer graphics and is also the last to have an arcade release.
How to Play
Mortal Kombat 4 is played in a similar way to the previous titles from the series with some changes. MK4 introduces a limited weapon system, allowing each character to take out a special weapon using a set button combination. Once equipped, the weapons are primarily used through the punch buttons. This includes swinging, clubbing or even tossing the weapons. The weapons can also be purposely dropped, in similar fashion to the arena objects such as severed heads and rocks; if an opponent's weapon is dropped, the other character is able to pick it up and use it. By sidestepping, the player is able to move in a 3D manner, shifting the camera angle, preventing both characters from holding up the weapons or objects they had on the ground