Mortal Kombat (1992)

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Seven martial artists from Earth must battle in sorcerer Shang Tsung's super secret tournament. For the past 9 of these tournaments, Shang Tsung's four-armed mutant bodyguard Goro has won ... See full summary »

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Seven martial artists from Earth must battle in sorcerer Shang Tsung's super secret tournament. For the past 9 of these tournaments, Shang Tsung's four-armed mutant bodyguard Goro has won all of them. Should he win the tenth, Earth will be left at the mercy of Shang Tsung's Outworld. Playable characters include Raiden, the Thunder God invited to fight in the tournament, in human (and thus killable) form; Liu Kang, a Shaolin monk determined to stop Shang Tsung; Johnny Cage, a Hollywood movie star who wants the publicity; Sonya Blade, a US Special Forces agent; Kano, a tyrant being pursued by Sonya Blade; Sub-Zero, a mercenary ninja with orders to assassinate Shang Tsung and Scorpian, a murdered ninja who has been brought back from the dead to try and kill Sub-Zero, the man who murdered him. Written by Jonestown

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So real it hurts!


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8 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Môtaru Konbatto  »

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The Raiden character's name was originally spelt with an "I" in both Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 (As seen in the arcade versions). When Mortal Kombat was released to home systems such as Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive, Raiden's spelling changed to Rayden with a "Y". This was to avoid legal troubles with the already realeased aircraft shooting video game called "RAIDEN". Since then, Raiden's name was changed to Rayden. See more »


When you select Sonya Blade for the "Test Your Might" stage for the Sega Genesis, her grunt is a man's grunt. See more »


Scorpion: [shouts] Get over here!
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Referenced in The Irate Gamer: M.U.S.C.L.E. Wrestling (NES) (2007) See more »

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A great early 90's fighting game.
8 May 2002 | by (Hamilton, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Mortal Kombat has to be one of the best fighting games from the 90's. I remember back in '92-'93 skipping school and going to the arcade in the mall to play this game for hours it seemed like. This was the first game to ever have such cool finishers, after you beat your the other fighter, the machine would say "finish him." Through hitting various buttons and joy stick movements, the characters would do very gory and cool finishers (Sub-Zero's was my favorite.) As most know, they made several sequels, but the only one that matched the original and in most cases was better was MK2. However, stay away from MK3, and UMK3 from 1995-1996, they sucked big time (I don't know why, but MK just doesn't play well with the combo system they included in these sequels.)The home system versions of the original were good too (except SNES to say it was censored would be an understatement.)However nothing comes close to the arcade version in terms of being really fun even to this day. You can still find this game in a few arcades, so if for some reason you've never played this game, you should try it at least once you might like it.

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