As far as classic 3D fighting games are concerned there are some people who remember the MK IV game that was released in arcade centers back in 1997. While Mortal Kombat IV was one of the best entries within the series as far as gameplay is concerned it was probably the least memorable titles out of the four major installment that we got to see during the 90’s. Following its arcade release in ’97 Mortal Kombat IV was eventually ported for the PS1 along with the Nintendo 64 in 1998. As far as quality was concerned the N64 version of Mortal Kombat IV came closer to the arcade version and was praised by fans and critics more over the PS1 port. Despite, how good the N64 version of Mortal Kombat IV was there have been many people over the years who questioned why the game was never released for the Sega Dreamcast despite the console’s release in ’98. In fact, Mortal Kombat IV had even been ported for the Game Boy Color back in ’98 which seemed pointless look back at it now.
Mortal Kombat IV could have definitely stood out more on the Sega Dreamcast than it would have on the PS1 or the N64. As far as the Nintendo 64 is concerned first party games such as Mario and Zelda were normally the main attractions. On the PS1 there were a variety games such Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3 and others that ended up becoming best sellers for the 32-bit console. While having Mortal Kombat IV Sega Dreamcast would have a lot of sense the console did not sell near as much as PlayStation or the Nintendo 64 during the late 90’s. In fact, the Game Boy Color had higher sales the Sega Dreamcast because for the most part it was more popular. While in theory having Mortal Kombat IV on the Sega Dreamcast would have been a good idea it still may not have sold as much as it did for the PS1 or the N64.