Mortal Kombat (1992)

Video Game   |  Action, Fantasy

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Seven martial artists from Earth must battle in sorcerer Shang Tsung's super secret tournament.


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11 February 2005 | Falcon_Mozart
It was considered very good for it's time
Mortal Kombat was released at a time in which every other fighting video game was an utter rip off of Street Fighter 2. Street Fighter 2 for a long time remained the only fighting game worth having a tournament for. But then in 1992, Mortal Kombat was released. By today's standards the game lacks depth, but back then it was completely original and fresh. Never before have we seen a fighting game with such creative attacks, a block button, and balance from the fact that all characters had the exact same set of normal attacks.

I'm sure anybody who plays video games remembers the controversy that Mortal Kombat started. It was a shame that the game was so violent, because it completely distracted from what made Mortal Kombat good. There were plenty of players who liked the game because it more adult, but there were a large number of tournament players who actually enjoyed the challenge.

Today, here in the USA great games like Guilty Gear XX#R do not have an official American arcade release. Fighting games simply didn't take off too well in this country.

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