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Mortal Kombat X app review: experience the Mortal Kombat Franchise on IOS 2021



Mortal Kombat X by Warner Bros. brings the Mortal Kombat fighting games franchise to life on your iOS device. This iPhone fighting games app features some of the most stunning graphics you’ll ever experience on the iOS platform.

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It really does show what Apple’s devices are actually capable of and you won’t be disappointed. This game is memory intensive though so it may not work on older devices.

If you’ve played Mortal Kombat on other platforms this one may take a little getting used to but it’s worth the effort. This game doesn’t just regurgitate features found in other Mortal Kombat incarnations though with the introduction of a card collection feature and koins this is a brand new game. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Keep reading our Mortal Kombat X app review to learn more about this top fighting games app for iPhone and iPad gamers.

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Mortal Kombat has always been one of the premier fighting franchises for platform gaming and this one doesn’t disappoint. This is an action packed entrant into the franchise.

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This game was originally released for standard console games so it includes a few adaptations to make it run smoothly on the iOS platform. Obviously iPhones and iPads feature touch screen technology in place of standard game controllers so you don’t have the depth of controls in this version, but it’s still a lot of fun. 

The biggest issue you’ll run into in Mortal Kombat is that the game may take a little longer to load than you’re used to with iOS games, but the amazing graphics you’ll experience in this one are bound to take a little longer to load so there’s nothing surprising about this.

There are also a lot of in-app purchases in this one in the form of different game packs you can use to upgrade your characters. These are just shortcuts though as you can achieve the same things by fighting your way through the game. This app will require at least 773 MB of available space on your iOS device.

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How to Play

If you’ve played Mortal Kombat X on a console system it will be an entirely different experience on your iPhone or iPad. You don’t have the same level of control with a touch screen device so you simply fight by tapping on the screen and swiping in different directions when the game indicates you’re ready to perform a special move – it’s still a lot of fun.

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When you’re ready to perform a special move a skull will appear in the bottom corner. In each fight scene you’ll need to tap furiously to defeat your opponent, but don’t forget to protect yourself when you’re opponents attacking.

If you want to increase your characters powers you need to collect souls and koins which can then be redeemed to make your characters stronger and to give them better powers. You’ll also want to keep your eyes out for bonus missions when they become available as this is a great way to collect souls.

The other thing that makes this one a little different is the three team combat teams you use. The idea is that you tag in the next member of your team when their special skills are needed or when the health of a particular fighter is running out.

This is the developer’s way of getting around the lack of a game controller by giving you a three person team so that you can control different aspects of combat. It’s a unique feature that requires you to keep your wits about you.  

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Pros and Cons


  • Stunning graphics
  • Uses three person teams to compensate for the lack of a game controller
  • Collect coins and souls to increase your characters powers


  • Game takes a while to load

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Final Words

Mortal Kombat X is a great game that successfully brings one of the most popular gaming franchises to life on the iOS platform. With its stunning graphics and realistic combat scenes this is a game that you’ll enjoy every minute of. It’s hard to believe this is a free game – it’s that good. 

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