Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is Released

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a 1997 action-adventure game spin-off of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series.

It was the first MK game to feature side-scrolling gameplay and was released for the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64. The storyline centered around the original Sub-Zero in an adventure to defeat Quan Chi from retrieving an amulet that would free the fallen Elder God Shinnok. The game features live-action cutscenes.

The events of Mythologies is set prior to the tournament in the original Mortal Kombat, exploring the history of the original Sub-Zero and his nemesis Scorpion, while foreshadowing the events of the subsequent fighting game in the series, Mortal Kombat 4.

The biggest problem with the game, and what ultimately makes it so frustrating, is the control. Let's face it, control is the singlemost important part of any game, and when you1ve got fighting and platform jumping to do, it1s doubly so. In this game, the player is required to hold lots of buttons down to do basic things like run and jump, which makes it nigh on impossible to make it across any chasm. Also, to turn left or right, you have to press a shoulder button. The lag time between press and action is very long, and by the time you1ve turned to face your opponent, he1s already jumped back over your head.