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  • Summary: The deadly alliance between Shang Tsung and Quan Chi remains intact. In Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition, however, a new set of warriors seeks revenge against these evil warlords. See who proves victorious as you fight your way through both tournament and tag-team action on your Game Boy Advance. In addition to more fighters, this installment in the Mortal Kombat series provides multiplayer support for up to four players (via Game Boy Advance link cable), a variety of gameplay modes, and new battlegrounds. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. There is a ton of stuff to uncover in this latest game, and the only thing they didn't include was any type of bonus for linking to the GameCube version of Mortal Kombat.
  2. One cool thing about this game is that, for owners of Deadly Alliance, you can hook up with this game and go head to head with a friend.
  3. All of the new multi-player options are the best reason to pick this one up. If you have one or more friends to link-up with, you're in for a great time. [Fall 2003, p.49]
  4. The best portable version of Mortal Kombat to date.
  5. A good fighting game that offers a good variety of attacks and reversals, but the real stars are still the blood and fatality moves you'll see during each match.
  6. The animation is a little choppy and the graphics are often pixelated, but the action is nonstop and the play control is tight and responsive. [Sept 2003, p.139]
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    What sort of waste of time is this vulgar mediocrity? [Sept 2003, p.55]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. ShawnT.
    Aug 29, 2003
    The critics are weird, this game is the best GBA game ever.
  2. TomG.
    Oct 9, 2003
    The best Handheld Mortal Kombat ever. Better that Mortal Kombat Advance, that's for sure.
  3. D00dBl0ke
    Oct 3, 2003
    Ok, for a start, Electronic Gaming Monthly blaming the gameboys small pad...that isnt Midway, or Mortal Kombats fault, so dont attack the game just because your fingers are too large, fat boy. Aside from my fury at so called 'Reviewers', deep down this game still has the same core as other MK games. If you like the violence, gore and sick humour then many a fun day's to be had here, if you didnt/dont like the other MK games? Steer clear. In the modern day of gaming there still isnt much more satisfying than whapping the correct button combination to see your friends head lopped off. Expand
  4. RobO.
    Jan 24, 2005
    D00d Bl0ke- EGM has every right to criticise the game 'cause of the tiny pad: you have to design within the constraints of the console.
  5. SkunkedWerks
    Sep 25, 2003
    This game is mediocre, the fatalities are just regular moves with more blood effects. The programmers were so lazy they gave everyone the same damn moves. The weapons idea suck and should have never been added, and the psuedo 3-d enviroments are really crappy as well. Expand