A big big shock for you now, as we take a look at a GTW entry for Mortal Kombat 2!… Completely from nowhere has an unofficial conversion of the sequel appeared, and a bloody good looking conversion too!
Mortal Kombat 2’s C64 conversion was started by Hungarian crew Hermit Software back in 1998, and instead of just trying to do some wired ports of the digitized characters, the game features some properly pixeled graphics which work very well within the graphical limitations of the C64 (Though of course with hi-res FLI and interlacing you would probably get as good as Megadrive 🙂 )
Very unfortunately, the game never got to a playable stage, but there is a demo which shows one of the characters moving around on a test level. Additionally there are many parts including the introduction sequence, title screens, character selection screens (functional) which all look very impressive indeed!
Unfortunately also, the project has been scrapped and will never get completed it seems… unless you want to pick the project up from Hermit Software!
We are guessing that this conversion was done for pure fun, and it looks as if a lot of heart has been put into the conversion… as much as the Pinball Dreams conversion. Well worth checking out to see just how possible such a complex fighting game could work on the C64!
Now who is going to finish it??
A fantastic conversion, sadly never completed…