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MDK2 (WiiWare)

Game Profile

3 Unlikely Heroes, 1 Ultimate Goal

Kurt Hectic is back to save the universe. This time he is teamed with the genius Dr. Hawkins and the 6-legged gun-toting robotic dog, Max. Together they must out-sneak, out-blast and out-think their enemies as they attempt to reclaim earth from a vile alien menace.

FEATURES:

  • Play as all three characters - each with their own distinct style of gameplay.
  • Save the world with unique gadgets and weaponry like the Black Hole Grenade and the Sniper Shield.
  • Ten massive environments immerse you into an eccentric and wacky world.
  • Captivating and humorous storyline unfolds through each level all the way to the grand finale.
  • Requires Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™.

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

Maniacal. Deadly. Killer.

If we had to sum up Interplay's MDK2 in one word, we would choose "old-school." With a silly sense of humour, unforgiving difficulty and enough bullets to take down a small country — or in this case, alien invasion — MDK2 is a "game for...

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User Comments (12)

Bass_X0

#1

Bass_X0 said:

Ah, the sequel to Matthew Dumps Kate? What, did nobody read CVG magazine in the late 90s?

eddhead

#3

eddhead said:

I LOVED this game on Dreamcast. Though, I'm a little confused as to why they wouldn't release the first game first... or, at least release them together...

HolyBlade

#5

HolyBlade said:

MDK on Wiiware? That's unexpected...but a good surprise.

Anyway, where's the first?

Rainman

#8

Rainman said:

From Wikipedia... Meaning of MDK

While the actual meaning of the title's TLA (Three-letter acronym) is not revealed within the game, the gaming press and fans adopted Murder, Death, Kill, which was coined as a neologism in the film Demolition Man. Yet another possibility is documented inside the game manual, where Kurt's mission is named Mission: Deliver Kindness. In the readme for the MDK demo, it is stated that nobody's quite sure what "MDK" means, it means whatever they need it to mean on that given day. Since the readme was penned on Mother's Day, the meaning for that particular day is "Mother's Day Kisses".

In the European version of the game, the background images of the installation program present many possible meanings for the letters M, D and K; some silly, some believable, and one of them "Murder, Death, Kill". In the Japanese version of the game on the back cover it says in bold yellow letters: "My Dear Knight".

It is revealed in the "Making of MDK" booklet that came with the "Limited Edition" of the game that the term was actually the game's codename; when Shiny came around to coming up with a name for the game, they chose to stick with the codename.

In the installation screen for MDK2, various meanings are shown scrolling down as a backdrop to Kurt diving through or to an unknown destination with "Murder, Death, Kill" highlighted.

In an interview with David Perry in NowGamer, Perry revealed that the original meaning of "MDK" from the company's initial promo video was in fact "Murder Death Kill". However, because the toy company that was supposed to make toys based on the game did not like to have those words printed on the toys, the words were removed and replaced with only "MDK". At the time of the game's release, Perry's official line on the game's title was that it stood for the first initials of game's characters Max, Dr. Hawkins, and Kurt.

Vinsanity

#9

Vinsanity said:

Why hasn't Nintendolife - or anyone else, for that matter - reviewed this yet? I really wanna see it in action. I really dig the trippy, memorable, alien world and shooter action of the first game, but remember playing the demo for MDK2 on a Dreamcast disc and kinda hating it (since it's no longer about Kurt exclusively now). Bioware did a good job mimicking the feel of Shiny's game well enough, but it's not as alien or trippy looking to me, and the humor falls flat...but seriously, this is from a DREAMCAST DEMO DISC! These memories probably aren't to be trusted:)

I want Nintendolife to review it, or Giant Bomb to Quick Look MDK2. SOMEBODY NEEDS TO COVER THIS!?!

Rainman

#11

Rainman said:

Yeah it's strange. Metacritic has no reviews up for MDK 2 yet either. I loved the first game on the PC, but need to see some reviews before I plunk down 1000 points for this version.

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