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  • Summary: A controversial franchise marks its return in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. This time around, the fighting game features an all-new fighting system, an in-depth, supernatural storyline, and the infamous brutal fatalities. Beginning the next chapter in the battle of good versus evil, twoA controversial franchise marks its return in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. This time around, the fighting game features an all-new fighting system, an in-depth, supernatural storyline, and the infamous brutal fatalities. Beginning the next chapter in the battle of good versus evil, two powerful sorcerers--Shang Tsung and Quan Chi--join forces to deliver unrivaled fighting action in their quest for supreme mortality. Use new or classic Mortal Kombat fighters and engage in hand-to-hand and special-weapon combat, executing secret moves and combinations for fatalities and deadly body blows. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    Mastering each character, unlocking the hidden fighters and seeing everything the game has to offer makes Deadly Alliance a game that will last you a long, long time.
  2. 88
    One of the most fun, impressive, and thoroughly designed fighters to hit the Game Boy Advance.
  3. This is one mean, violent and engaging game.
  4. It's a very good one-on-one fighting game with plenty of strategy, and it doesn't stray too far from the classic formula of simple fighting moves and extreme gore.
  5. The 3D environment works seamlessly, the graphics are above average, and the addition of fighting styles and currencies puts this over the top as being more than a rehashed fighter.
  6. Big-time fighting fans will enjoy the complex moves and new fatalities. [Mar 2003, p.138]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. NolanJ.
    Feb 9, 2004
    10
    This game is the best.
  2. Ian
    Apr 24, 2003
    10
    cooool. one of the prettiest games ive seen for the gba yet its all clear and easy to see and stuff.
  3. ShawnT
    May 14, 2003
    10
    Amazing! If you own GBA/GBA SP, buy this game. The moves are much easier to do on an SP though. Scorpion rocks this game.
  4. PhilH.
    Jan 2, 2003
    8
    One of the few non-ported games to GBA that really impresses me.. I think it works on nearly every level. Not perfect, but one of the best for GBA.
  5. GerardH.
    Apr 25, 2004
    8
    It's a cool game that looks good and plays well too. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to buy a fighting game.
  6. BonbonA.
    Aug 22, 2005
    7
    Good. But the console version is better.
  7. DainQ.G.
    Dec 16, 2002
    6
    MK:DA comes so close to doing it for me, but I feel too ambivalent about the whole package to be bowled over. It is quite engaging at times MK:DA comes so close to doing it for me, but I feel too ambivalent about the whole package to be bowled over. It is quite engaging at times but awkward at others. The real problem here is that the use of rendered sprites/3d backgrounds just doesn't lend itself/seem integral to the game system proper. It is superfluous to use a 3d engine for a game that plays 2d ~90% of the time, on a system that is very limited in 3d capabilities. What is done with it is impressive at times, yet almost rediculous at others. MK:DA has smooth animation in the stances, fatalities and normal attacks, but many quirky looking special moves: These moments really throw off what could have been an overall heightened and sublime attention to detail. It has an interesting combo system, but the suprisingly slower pace than that of its former two installments throw off the rhythm of this same system. Suprisingly, enemy AI is quite reasonable, even at advanced levels of play. There are tons of secrets, but many are really just clever names for pallete swaps. To its defense, the unlockable characters are worth the extra time, if not just for Shang Tsung. Bonus rounds are a fun inclusion, overall presentation (music, titles, portraits, even announcer) is quite slick and very crisp for GBA. In short, playable and long lasting, but a few noteworthy flaws mar it just barely enough to get docked a point. Although very good game, it's just not quite great. Worth a cautious (discount) purchase. Expand

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