Mortal Kombat TV Game Joins Prize Pool

The new JAAKS Mortal Kombat TV Game has joined the Game Industry News prize pool, courtesy of the fine folks at JAKKS Pacific. The game features all the great Mortal Kombat arcade action, yet is housed in a controller that plugs directly into your TV. It has a great number of features, including Reptile as a hidden character.

Nate Wooley, publisher of Game Industry News said, "Every week we love to give away something great to one of the readers of our free weekly newsletter. And this prize really takes the cake because it's really fun to play and simple to setup. JAAKS has a real winner on their hands, and I can't wait to give them to our winners!"

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Mortal Kombat TV Games controllers are portable gaming units that contain the original arcade version of the first videogame in the series, Mortal Kombat from Midway, and is the newest title from JAKKS Pacific, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: JAKK) award-winning TV Games line.

All that is needed are batteries and a TV — no videogame consoles are required. Simply plug Mortal Kombat TV Games unit into the A/V jacks of any standard television set, and turn it on to morph into Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, Liu Kang and the rest of the Mortal Kombatants and lead them into battle in the hopes of becoming the Mortal Kombat champion. Execute brutal combos and deadly finishing moves! Defeat the half-human dragon Goro, and destroy the shape-changing Shang Tsung to become the supreme Mortal Kombat warrior!

Mortal Kombat TV Games is part of JAKKS' Platinum TV Games brand and features realistic graphics and a save feature so that gamers can store their progress as they defeat the many ranks of the warriors. All 7 original fighters with all their special moves and combinations will appear exactly as they did in the arcade. The controller functions like the original arcade version, with five fighting buttons – making for the most realistic Mortal Kombat experience since the arcade. The Mortal Kombat TV Games controller also comes with a built-in link port, allowing players to connect two controllers with the connector cable provided to fight head to head!

Mortal Kombat TV Games retails for $19.99 – $24.99, and will be available at mass merchants, electronics, toy and specialty retailers nationwide in March.

JAKKS Pacific's TV Games brand is included in multiple best toy lists this holiday season, including Toy Wishes' Hot Dozen List, Toys "R" Us' Joy List and KB Toys' Hot Holiday List. For more information on JAKKS' TV Games, go to

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