Back in the early 1990s, arcades were a happening place to be. Lines of people would gather around to see and experience the latest games. There were a host of fighting games out at the time. But one game was set to take the industry by storm. That game was Mortal Kombat.
The original 2D Mortal Kombat games had geat gameplay mechanics to round out the nice graphics and sound. However, over the years with the franchises progression into 3D things haven't turned out so well from a development standpoint. The series seems to have lost the gameplay and aslo the fighting engine it was renowned for. Ever since the inception of Mortal Kombat 4 Midway seems to have relied more on gimmicks than functionality to appease the fighting game purist. For the most part Midway has butchered the franchise over the past decade. The most recent evidence of this is the announcement of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.
Let's take a walk through history and examine the Mortal Kombat series from the beginning all the way up to Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.