"Ah, Mortal Kombat. Remember the days when Midway terrified your parents with the digital actors and all that blood and gore? When Mortal Kombat's 2D fighting was the most brutal thing going in the world of games? Such innocent times... Anyway, Midway's 2D beat 'em up extravaganza has come to Nintendo's DS. Now you'll be able to enjoy the furious action on the bus, train, aeroplane...you get the picture. Essentially, you're getting Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 from all the way back in 1995, all shrinked (sic) down for the DS's little screen. One of the things that's always held beat 'em ups back on handhelds is the inability of developers to include a two player mode. It's just as well, then, that the game's developer, Other Ocean, has made use of the DS's wi-fi functionality to include the chance to beat the snot out of your mates. Also thrown in is the fan favourite, Puzzle Kombat. In a nutshell, you make deformed versions of the game's characters fight by getting stuck into a block-stacking game. It was about time someone made the DS a bit less cute..."