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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 05:35pm 16/04/15 | 8 Comments
As decreed by the Gods of Timeliness, this week we take a look back at the very first Mortal Kombat. Not the original arcade release from 1992 but the home console versions released the following year on the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive, on what was dubbed "Mortal Monday". And, only one of these two home versions of Mortal Kombat actually has blood. Can you guess which?

From this weeks entry:
If you cast your mind back to the early ‘90s, there was an overall consensus that the violence depicted in the Mortal Kombat series was a big deal. The fact that outside of blood being sprayed every time someone got hit, the game introduced a finishing move at the end of each bout where players were able to pull off a Fatality – a move that essentially killed their opponent in the most inventively gruesome way possible. For many this became the defining aspect of the series, and in a lot of ways it’s what drew the crowds to local video stores, milk bars, and arcades around the country. Any place that had a Mortal Kombat cabinet also had a group of teenagers and kids watching, and playing the game.


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Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:37pm 16/4/15
I remember seeing that for the first time in a backward ally with arcade machines filling it.. Seems dodgy now that I think about.

Anyway, good times. Mortal Kombat movie was terrible, on par with that awful Street Fighter movie.
Khel
Posted 06:49pm 16/4/15
I still remember the blood code for the mega drive version. A B A C A B B, really fast on the grey stone looking copyright screen at the start. Back in the days before internets, where if you wanted cheats or help you rang the 1900 number in the manual.
paveway
Posted 07:18pm 16/4/15
The old abacabb, i still remember that as well

We were only ever allowed to get mortal kombat out from the video shop on rare occasions because it would usually end up with either me or my brother cracking the s**** and hitting the other because one would keep doing special moves or corner each other
Spook
Posted 07:36pm 16/4/15
inferior game compared with sf turbo
Khel
Posted 07:48pm 16/4/15
We were only ever allowed to get mortal kombat out from the video shop on rare occasions because it would usually end up with either me or my brother cracking the s**** and hitting the other because one would keep doing special moves or corner each other


Hehe yeah, it often started fights between me and my brother too. Its ones of the few games that still continues as a fierce rivalry between us, even now we've already made plans for him to come over on the weekend and bash away at the new one and we're already smack talking each other
paveway
Posted 08:55pm 16/4/15
inferior game compared with sf turbo


Yer, nah
Spook
Posted 09:09pm 16/4/15
lolz, gaming newb hanging out for all to see
Reverend Evil
Posted 09:33pm 16/4/15
MK was better even though it didn't have the combo moves. It always felt boring after winning a round on SF2 because that was that. No fatalities, friendships etc. I find that the same with Injustice - Gods Among Us too. It's fun but feels empty with nothing to do after winning the match.
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