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Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a 1997 Midway (now Netherrealm Studios)/Avalanche Software game released for the PlayStation and Nintendo 64. It is a prequel to the Mortal Kombat series focusing on the original Sub-Zero, Bi-Han, as he is hired by sorcerer Quan Chi to hunt down the Amulet of Shinnok. Along with Mortal Kombat: Special Forces and Mortal Kombat Advance, it is one of the worst received games in the Mortal Kombat franchise due to its extreme difficulty and the Mortal Kombat controls not translating well over to a new genre.

2015 AVGN Episode[]

The episode first aired on December 22, 2015, three days before Christmas. The Nerd begins the review by expressing surprise he has never played this game before due to his love for the Mortal Kombat franchise and his fond memories of it. The Nerd reviews the Nintendo 64 version of the game (the only major difference being that the game uses still images during cutscenes rather than FMV cutscenes like the PlayStation.)

List of Complaints[]

  • Having to press B to turn Sub-Zero around in the right direction, when the previous games had you placed in the right direction automatically.
  • Unfair collapsing pillars that can easily crush and kill you, which are extremely hard to dodge due to the controls
  • A lot of leaps of faith, leading to you falling a lot of times
  • Jumping is the Up button, which is not good for a platformer, and that can cause you to accidentally jump and fall
  • The continue screen abruptly showing up, which can cause you to press no
  • The camera getting stuck in an angle where you can't see what is happening
  • A lot of cheap death traps

At the end of the review, the Nerd expresses his frustration with the game by performing Sub-Zero's infamous Spine Rip fatality on the cartridge. 

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