Mortal Kombat Turns 21: Top 10 Coolest Finishing Moves

The wildly popular and incredibly gory fighting game, Mortal Kombat, celebrates its 21st birthday today. Released on October 8, 1992 by Midway Games, the popular arcade game featured multiple warriors who participate in a tournament fighting for their realms

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Parasyte2828d ago

MK is 21? Now I really feel old. I remember when the first game came out!

Sadist32828d ago

I'm 32 years old, but I don't see myself as being old just because I've played this in the arcade. I remember the "no throwing" rule from back then. If you threw someone, you would have to let them throw you back or else you'd be fighting for real in the arcade.

Dante812828d ago

My 11 year-old eyes couldn't take what I was seeing at the time. I had to go outside the arcade and take a deep breath before going back inside and getting my ass handed to me by a Scorpion player.

PsylentKiller2828d ago (Edited 2828d ago )

I was 11 also when it hit the arcades.
That rule was retarded. Scorpion's "get over here" was the same as a throw if not worse. So what was the point? I threw people all the time but sucked so bad I would lose anyway. When I did win, there was so much pressure to perform a fatality that I rarely pulled them off.
Arcades were awesome back then. I'd go with about $5-$10 but when I blew through my money on Mad Dogg McGee, I would just watch other people play.
Remember the Washer and fishing line trick?

Sub-Zero852828d ago

Happy Birthday Mortal Kombat .... Wow I was 7 when the first game was released

chrissx2828d ago (Edited 2828d ago )

Back in the days...kool stuff, kooler stuff, scott stuff and sound test! I remember being insulted by Shao Khan 'You weak pathetic fool'. Legendary series this !

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