All right, on one hand I admit to bewilderment. On the other hand, I admit to looking forward to this.
OXM‘s cover story for its upcoming issue deals with Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. People have been receiving the issue already, though, and it turns out the mysterious minigame mode in MK:A has been revealed. It’s Motor Kombat, an up-to-eight-player cart racing game.
Yes, you read right. It’s a cart racing game. My own head nearly exploded when I read it.
Not that I think that’s a bad thing, mind you. I actually happen to enjoy racing games, and am rather looking forward to this. In fact, I tend to do better at racing games than, say, puzzle games. (Justin tends to annihilate me at Puzzle Kombat, which makes it a bit less fun to play). Dave and Louie love racing games as well, so Motor Kombat may end up being the game that gets them playing SOMETHING Mortal Kombat related. Also, Dad loves his racing games, so maybe I can get him to play…
Also, it’s amusing when you consider how many people talk about Mario Kart when “MK” is brought up. It’s always fun seeing an in-joke brought to life.
Anyway… I’ll judge it properly when I get to play it. Until then, I’m looking forward to the chance to try it. I gotta admit, though… it’s certainly a different idea.
EDIT: For those people who somehow found my site on a Google search for Motor Kombat… er, hi. Here’s the info from the Mortal Kombat Online story I ended up putting up:
The secret minigame mode that had been secret until now has been revealed as Motor Kombat, an up to eight player cart racing game. The playable racers are Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Bo’Rai Cho, Jax, Raiden, Kitana, Mileena, and Baraka. (UPDATE – Cyrax and Johnny Cage are also available. Thanks for the correction, Casselman!) The characters are capable of using their own special moves during the match (Sub-Zero freezes cars, and Bo’Rai Cho can cause cars behind to slip on his puke, for example), and can even knock cars into course deathtraps. The minigame is playable alone, via online with eight people, and with up to four people with split-screen.