Wednesday, 7 September 2011

More-tal Demo Generosity

Wow - long time no blog.  And just look at how naff that title is!  I've clearly gone a bit wierd.

But, just like Eminem, now I'm back with a brand new rap.  Or more accurately, a brand new post.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the new demo for Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection up on XBLA last night.  Never one to miss an opportunity to re-live my childhood, a few minutes later the demo is downloaded and I'm off playing.

In a previous post I have raised my concerns over the generosity of some Indie developers in how much they show on a demo.  While this Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is a standard XBLA release, it seems the developers have forgotten about why a lot of people played & enjoyed Mortal Kombat - the fatalities.

The demo gives the player just 1 match-up on all of the 3 Mortal Kombat games (1, 2 and Ultimate 3), but all characters are available from the off.  Therefore, with the relatively quick restart of fights it is completely possible to spend a fair bit of time just running through each of the characters on each of the games messing about doing the special moves and fatalities, babalities, animalities or whateveralities to your heart's content.

For me, thats plenty entertainment for a game that was only ever going to be a quick blast.  No need to buy!

However, given I've got over 900 MSP burning a virtual hole in my virtual Xbox points wallet, I might actually invest a chunk in this decent value collection.  Even if it is just to perv on the woefully pixelated Sonya, Mileena and Kitana and their lovely lycra outfits... which is unfortunately not quite as hi-res as this.  Oh well.

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