I am a huge Mortal Kombat Fan, have been since the first ever MK. and yes this game did impress me.
yes their is no practice mode, but their never was a practice mode on the classics, you just hadda go out their and find the moves yourself! whereas while playing, not only does it have a list of all your special moves, it has the combinations to fatalities, just find the right distance and type it in fast, and enjoy the show.
the animation is nice smooth and clear due to it being a smaller resolution than a TV.
and when you get bored, just play the mini game, or just play with your friends! as they don't need the game to play.