published their review
of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
) today, awarding the action-adventure genre buster a 4 out of 5
The game is alright in single player mode, but some of the AI-fueled opponents can be rather cheap, especially bosses. I couldn't tell you how many times I racked up losses against the trio of evil ladies or Baraka himself, who seems to have a knack of cutting through my offense like butter. Where Shaolin Monks really shines through is in its Ko-Op mode, in which you can team up with a friend to deliver double the damage and unlock goodies that are otherwise unaccessible. The two-player mode is frivilous and inventive, and even gives you the chance to fight it out for items, kinda like you used to do in the days of the old Atari coin-op Gauntlet. I had a lot of fun here, although it's really hard to go back to one player after you've had such a kick ass time in two. Oh, well, can't have everything, I guess.