History Of Mortal Kombat

The first Mortal Kombat is, without exaggeration, one of the most important games of all time. When it burst, throbbing, from the chest of the video game industry in 1992, it cemented the fighting game genre as a behemoth of the medium, introduced a number of firsts and challenged long standing taboos on what was deemed acceptable in video games.

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Lord_Sloth1329d ago

"it cemented the fighting game genre"

I think that Street Fighter II deserves at least a little credit for this...

EZMickey1329d ago

Agreed. I don't think there's any question that Street Fighter 2 was the true pioneer and biggest influence on the genre of it's time. The first Mortal Kombat can be credited for pioneering violence in video games.

Though I will say, I've found Netherealms Studios to be the biggest innovators of last gen. They tried with each game to bring something new to the genre that could still work on a competitive level and what they're doing with MK X is nothing short of brilliant.

TheRacingX1329d ago

I think its more in the context of bringing the fighting game genre to the forefront in the media.... While Street FIghter is deemed the game that made the genre, MK made the fighting genre a pop icon. The term Fatality alone was a hallmark of the '90's. 95% of all 2D fighters made (non Capcom) used something from MK.....Primal Rage, Killer Instinct, Weaponlord, Eternal Champions...... All fighting games owe something to either Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat or Virtua Fighter....

xxchicago33xx1329d ago

Wow...if you're going to write about a topic that has been done to least put in the effort to write some new content.

This is are better off reading the wiki page than this.