Mortal Kombat is a classic game and it is still a favorite among players around the world. Along with Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, Mortal Kombat is the most popular fighting game to become available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Although the DualShock 4 and Xbox One Wireless Controllers work well with the Mortal Kombat sequel, there are some other options that are ideal for the latest Mortal Kombat version and other 2D fighter games.
Mortal Kombat X was developed by NetherRealm Studios and originally launched by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in 2015. The creators of the game, made some important changes in Mortal Kombat X, including the time in which it takes place. In this installment, the video game is set over 20 years after the events of Mortal Kombat, the 2011 reboot of the series. The game features a mixture of well-known and new characters. Players will come across Kitana, Scorpion, Kano, Sonya Blade, Cassie Cage, Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, Kenshi, Shinnok, Sub-Zero, Takeda, Liu Kang, Mileena, Jacqui Briggs, Jax, D’Vorah and more. Pre-ordering the game allows you to choose Goro as a playable character. The Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pass will give you the possibility to play as Predator, Jason Voorhees and others.
The main change when it comes to gameplay is that players will be able change the fighting style for all of the playable characters, which can make the game more challenging and exciting. The new installment of Mortal Kombat comes with features from previous version such as interactive environments from Injustice: Gods Among Us and X-ray moves, which were part of the Mortal Kombat reboot. You will also find a gripping story and a great selection of content.
Additionally, there is a Fraction mode in which you can earn points and take part in tournaments representing one of these groups: Lin Kuei, Brotherhood of Shadow, Specials Forces, White Lotus and Black Dragon. Without a doubt, Mortal Kombat X has everything to become an excellent addition to the series and the below fight pads and arcade stick can give you the best experience.
Best Fight Pads for Mortal Kombat X
Hori Fighting Commander 4
This gamepad features a six face button layout and it is specially designed for 2D fighting games. It only has a directional pad to control your character, but you will be able to rotate and adjust its sensitivity. The Hori Fighting Commander 4 also includes a Left/Right toggle switch for additional customization. It is only available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Mortal Kombat X Fight Pad
PDP partnered with Interactive Entertainment to create Mortal Kombat X Fight Pads. This controller is officially licensed and it is specifically designed for 2D fighters.It doesn’t feature the two analog sticks, meaning that you can only control the movements of your character using the directional pad. The controllers also has six face buttons and has implemented micro-switches that can provide improved tactile responsiveness and audio. There are two versions of the official fight pad available: Mortal Kombat X Fight Pad for Xbox One/Xbox 360 and Mortal Kombat Fight Pad for PS4/PS3.
Best Arcade Sticks for Mortal Kombat X
Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for PS4/PS3
This affordable option from Hori is an ideal accessory for PlayStation 4 and it is made using real arcade parts. It offers the possibility of configuring buttons and it also features a turbo mode. The Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai is a conveniently priced fighting stick that is ideal for Mortal Kombat X.
Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2
This impressive option from Mad Catz is built using the same authentic pieces found in Japanese arcade machines. Apart from the joystick, the Mad Catz comes with eight action buttons. The top panel can be customized and you can also open the shell for internal storage. There are three options available: Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 for Xbox One, Mad Catz Ultra Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 for PS4/PS3, and Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 for PS4/PS3.
Hori Real Arcade Pro Hayabusa for Xbox One
If you have an Xbox One you can opt for the Hori Real Arcade Pro Habayusa. While it is less expensive than the Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2, it doesn’t offer the same solid set of features. Still, it is another arcade stick that is ideal for Mortal Kombat X.