Mortal Kombat Karnage is a fan made flash game featuring some of the characters that appear in the original Mortal Kombat 3 game. The creators did a “good job” ripping off the sprites for the characters and the same applies for the combat zones. The characters that appear inside the game are the following:
Sub Zero, Kitana, NightWolf, Kabal, Noob Saibot and a secret one that you will never have the chance to know.
The start menu screen leaves the user the fake impression of a complete game offering different options to choose from such as: Single Player, Two Player, How to play, Kontent and Options, yet as you will soon discover only the Single Player mode is clickable.
Next after selecting the Single mode you are again left the fake impression of a game that uses different modes from which some needs to be unlocked, such as Survival and mini games mode. This features will never be unlocked not even after you finish the game by wining all the matches against your opponents.
Probably when it was released this wanted to be something more like a beta version showing people what to expect once the product is 100% finished. Time passed and nothing happed, no other updated version came out for Mortal Kombat Karnage, yet I’m quite sure that if it would have been released it would have hit a massive degree of popularity. This conclusion is based on the fact that this game as we all know it today in it’s unfinished form already has a great number of fans and managed to gather millions of game plays as it have been published on a large number of online gaming dedicated portals.
Talking about the general game play experience Mortal Kombat Karnage is a lot more easy to handle when compared to any of the original Mortal Kombat versions as it uses only 3 buttons for fighting action: 1 for punch attacks (A), 1 for guard(S) and 1 for kick attacks(D). The game also uses auto combo hits that are automatically performed when pressing any of the attack buttons resulting in successive hits being applied to your opponent. Special attacks are also available by using different combinations between attack and move buttons.
Just like in any of it’s original versions there are two rounds that one needs to win before moving to the next opponent. When one of the fighters is left with it’s life indicator at the minimum the “Danger” word is displayed on life his bar letting you know that by applying one more shot he will be defeated. After winning the second round against an opponent you will be prompted by the well known “Finish him” text being displayed on the screen. When this text appears you can perform two different actions, either apply a final hit against your enemy taking him down on the floor or perform a “Fatality”.
If you want to perform Mortal Kombat Karnage Fatalities you won’t find the right combinations of keys displayed anywhere inside the game so you need to turn back to search engines, but for those of you that like to play this game just as much as I do here are the combinations for how to do it.
- Kabal: Down, Down, Left, Right, A
- Noob Saibot: Right, Down, Right, A
- Kitana: Down, Down, Down, Down, A
- Nightwolf: Left, Right, Left, A
- Subzero: Right, Right, Left, Down, A
Speaking in general terms the game is really nice and enjoyable even though it’s incomplete, yet there is one last thing that adds a lot to frustration. Once you defeat the last opponent you would expect to fight a against super warrior that has it’s identity hidden by the “question mark sign” , yet here is where the game ends unexpectedly and the start menu is displayed again. Normally you should fight a bonus warrior then Goro or Kintaro and after this Shao Khan, but probably this was left for the final version of the game that never saw the light.
As a last phrase I would like to let you all know that even considering all this unfinished parts inside the game you should still play Mortal Kombat Karnage because you will have great time for sure.