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
So real it hurts!
Did You Know?
Before "Mortal Kombat" was picked as name for the game, there were a lot of different proposals, including "Kumite", "Dragon Attack", "Deathblow" and even "Fatality". Then Steven Ritchie
added the word "Mortal" to the already written down word "Kombat" putting together the final name of the game. 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
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