|John Tobias reports that the differences between the Nintendo 64 and Sony PlayStation versions of the game will actually be quite small. Nintendo 64 users might experience some slight frame cutback due to the cartridge format, but they will undoubtedly delight in the lavish backgrounds. Meanwhile, PlayStation users will likely have some additional cinematics, due to the increased space on the CD medium.|
|According to the new storyline, Sub-Zero must steal a sacred map from an ancient Shaolin temple. The map, known as the Map of Elements, shows the way to another temple...a temple long hidden from the eyes of mortal men. Housed within the temple walls is an artifact that predates man's history on Earth. Mortal Kombat Mythologies rich storyline follows Sub-Zero as he embarks on this daring quest.|
"MK4 will add weapon-to-weapon combat."
"Cameras [that] can pan in and out, and [that] can dolly."
"If the character wins, he may look down at the camera and snicker."
"The seven or eight new characters will probably include Shinnok, a god-like ex-Elder who will appear in the form of a strapping fighter; Quan Chi, a sorcerer who works for Shinnok and looks like a cross between Kojak and Pinhead from Hellraiser; and a female assassin."
"All of the characters will have several new moves. Among them: the "back breaker," where you jump behind a guy, grab his shoulders, shove your knee into this back and are rewarded with a loud crack; and the "donkey kick," in which you jump behind your opponent, land on your hands and kick him about 15 ft. straight in the air."
"We do things so hyperreal and over the top, it's more outrageous than realistic."
"The nunchucks, whips, swords, battle-axes and other weapons in MK4 will offer cartoonish, instantly healing flesh wounds."
"The game invades living-room Playstations and Nintendo 64s in the fall of 1998."