Test Your Luck In Mortal Kombat's Challenge Tower

Patrick McCarron

TRMK Admin, Co-founder
Staff member
Late last month a French game site <a href="http://www.jeuxvideo.com">Jeuxvideo</a> posted a questionable <a href="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=422375">hands on review</a> of an early version of <a href="http://www.trmk.org/games/mortal_kombat_9/">Mortal Kombat (2011)</a>. In the review they discuss the presence of a the classic <b>Test Your Might</b> and <b>Test Your Sight</b> mini-games along with two new ones: <b>Test Your Strike</b> and <b>Test Your Luck</b>.

Well it turns out their information was correct. <a href="http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/03/02/mortal-kombat-challenge-tower-video?objectid=14317281">IGN just posted</a> a video that takes a look at the <b>Challenge Tower</b> and <b>Test Your Luck</b> features of <a href="http://www.trmk.org/games/mortal_kombat_9/">Mortal Kombat (2011)</a>.

The <b>Challenge Tower</b> looks to be quite interesting, it is made of over 300 different missions. Like there is a mode where <b>Sub-Zero</b> teaming up with <b>Scorpion</b> to battle <b>Shao Kahn</b> when there is limited damage settings enabled. The video also shows <b>Stryker</b> and <b>Johnny Cage</b> fighting off zombies in the <b>Graveyard</b>, as well as <b>Stryker</b> in some grenade throwing mini-game.

<b>Test Your Luck</b> is new feature that pits you against random ever changing unique game variables like the fighters not having arms, sticky floors and upside down fighting. Imagine if they took the Kombat Kodes from <a href="http://www.trmk.org/games/mortal_kombat_3">Mortal Kombat 3</a> and made them crazier and random.

Enough talking about the video, you can watch it below courtesy of IGN:

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I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we have in store for us. This is already shaping up to be the best Mortal Kombat game yet. What do you guys think?
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judging by the clip it looks like Battle Square from Final Fantasy VII after each fight there's a new handicap
love it!!!... i love the fact they give us so much more than just 1 on 1 fighting.... shaping up to be a very good package!!!
Smoke at :07?

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Finally get a glimpse of the klassic costumes (Scorp/Sub) in game! I wonder what that prize could be if you get to the end?! "Endgame" sound like it's you vs. all characters and you can't lose any health...
Looks like so much fun! Didn't Lupinko reveal something about there being zombies? Pretty much confirms he's legit
Anyway, where do I begin...

This was incredible. Best update so far.

The prize at the end has me extremely curious. I wonder what it is... A character unlock? An MK II teaser (yes, I'm saying MKII... This is a reboot in my mind)?

It has got to be huge, whatever it is. I'm so excited.

The footage shown in this video was fantastic. The klassic costumes look amazing! Stryker looks amazing! Sindel looks amazing! A headless Ermac was still sexy! ZOMBIES!!! The bottom of the pit looks amazing! The Cloverfield level looks amazing! Test your might! Test your SIGHT?? YES!!

Finally, an update I'm genuinely excited over.

That is definitely smoke, the robot's color is gray not yellow.

No, dude. No. It's definitely Cyrax. That's his model. The fact that he's gray means nothing.

Did you even watch the video? There are tons of different modes that discolor the characters.

Don't get people excited over nothing.
No, dude. No. It's Cyrax. That's his model. The fact that he's gray means nothing.

Did you even watch the video? There are tons of different modes that discolor the characters.

I did watch the video, and the character poses on the challenge tower aren't discolored, only during the actual match.
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