Mortal Kombat X available for iOS – here to make you question your spelling. Oh, there are lots of gory fatalities, too
Well, folks, it looks like the more impatient gamers will be able to get a taste of Mortal Kombat X on mobile, a week before its console release. Yep, the game has been silently released for iOS and while there is no word on when it will hit Android's Play Store, we wouldn't be surprised if it follows shortly.
Now, don't get overly excited, expecting to see the very same combo-crazy game that will be coming out for the bigger machines – the mobile version is actually a seperate title, designed specifically for touch. If you've played Injustice for iOS or Android, you'd be pretty much familiar with how the game plays, but if you haven't – here's a quick rundown: You choose 3 characters to play with (interchangable via tag-in mechanic) and you fight by tapping on the screen. One tap is a light hit, a swipe is a hard hit, tap with 2 fingers to block.
Well, it may lack the combo depth and various special moves of the full game, but it will make up for that with gory fatalities, super moves (x-rays), and an early introduction to the cast of Mortal Kombat X! It will also help you unlock some cosmetic items in the full game, so long as you log in with WB account.
The game is free to play, which naturally means that the developer threw in a lot of stuff to unlock, most of which is accessible via in-game currency. This is divided into three – silver koins, gold koins, and souls – the latter being the rarest one to attain by means of playing the game and, of course, the one used to purchase the goodies in the game (top-tier characters). In other words, it seems that this game will require you to do some more mikro transaktions if you are serious about playing it – unlike Injustice, where one was able to slide by with almost no real money purchases.
But that's all well and good – after all, if you are enjoying a game that a developer has obviously worked hard on, having to spend a few bucks on a few characters so you'd expand your experience shouldn't be such a bad thing, right? Well, at first glance, it doesn't look like Warner Bros went over the top with the in-game purchases like we've seen some other developers do, so yes, you should be fine.
Download for iOS (free, with in-app purchases)