Remembering the Classics: Mortal Kombat

Pop-break: The fighting genre has changed significantly since the early arcade days. Back before home consoles were everyone’s goto source of gaming, arcades were a hot bed for virtual fighting aficionados. It’s extremely easy to see why too. Very few genres at the time were as heavily focused on one-on-one play. Playing a fighting game on your own is fun, sure, but there’s just something satisfying in playing against an evenly skilled friend and besting them. It’s for this reason why arcade tournaments were so prevalent around games like Street Fighter II, one of the most influential games in history. As the industry grew and expanded, more and more fighting games came out, hoping to profit off hungry gamers with pockets full of quarters and dreams of being “the best.”

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