DHGF: Mortal Kombat for the Playstation Vita is definitely a step or two down in quality from the console version of the game released last year. Of course, the console version was so good (GOTY nominee after all) that calling this a step or two down is akin to calling gold a step or two down from platinum. There are a few graphical and control detection issues that come up, but for the most part, MK9 is still the same crazy mix of fighting game goodness with a healthy dose of gore thrown in. The Vita version also adds some lip service to the Vita’s touch screen features and an entire new Challenge Tower. It also packs in the four DLC fighters and a few other extras into one nice little package. If you already have the console version and all the DLC, you have no real need to get this at full price unless you REALLY want portable Mortal Kombat and/or the new Challenge Tower. All in all, the Vita version of Mortal Kombat might not be a flawless victory for NetherRealm Studios, but it IS the best handheld version Mortal Kombat game ever and a highly enjoyable title regardless of how you look at it.