Mortal Kombat (Genesis)

Developer: Midway

Publisher: Probe Interactive

Release Date: October 8, 1992

System: Sega Genesis

Genre: Fighting

Players: 1-2


Mortal Kombat is a port of the famous arcade fighting game. The evil Shang Shung has taken control over the Mortal Kombat Tournament in hopes of using the competition to open the gates to the Outworld, which would allow his master, Shao Kahn, to invade Earthrealm. Seven mighty warriors have risen up to the challenge, but they must defeat the mighty Goro and Shang Tsung to prevent Shao Kahn’s invasion. Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, Kano, Raiden, Scorpion, and Sub Zero are all playable challengers in Mortal Kombat.

Players can control any one of the seven contestants, which have their own unique abilities and motivations. As with many fighting games, players can pull off special moves (like Scorpion’s trademark harpoon) in addition to standard kicks and punches. Defeated opponents can even be slain using fatalities at the end of a match by inputting specific combinations of buttons. 

Each of the challengers must be defeated (including a doppelganger of the player’s character) before players can move onto the endurance matches. Goro and Shang Tsung await players in the final fights. Players can also go head to head in two player mode.

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