Mortal Kombat is one of the most recognize fighting in this time with the iconic finishing moves (Fatality) to the characters in the game Liu-Kang, Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Raiden. Here is a history of Mortal Kombat, it all started in 1991 4 guys named Ed Boon, John Tobias, John Vogel and Dan Forden (Toasty) there where approached to create a video game adaption of Universal Soldier featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme but they want to be like Enter The Dragon and Bloodsport (that’s how they created Johnny Cage due the license fell). John Tobias stated that the game story and characters was inspired by Chinese mythology and Kung Fu films such as Big Trouble in Little China. Ed
Boon says “it took them six out of eight months to produce the original Mortal Kombat” Steve Ritchie sat down with Ed Boon and say “Why don’t you it Mortal Kombat?” instead of spelling Kombat with a C. Mortal Kombat was the first game that using digitized sprites based on actors. Don’t forget the Fatality the best part in the game, which your opponent health is gone I word appear “finish him” you have to put a command and the screen turns black then killing the opponent. Mortal Kombat has comics, toys, TV shows and movies, it still grows to this day. After the success of Mortal Kombat there are other games try so hard to be like MK, such as Kasumi Ninja, War Gods, Primal Rage, Tattoo Assassins, Survival Arts, ClayFighter, Ultra Vortek and Blood Warrior. These have a concept but due to the digitized sprites and the finishing moves you can see this is a rip-off of Mortal Kombat. I know Mortal Kombat is the pioneer of fighting games next to Street Fighter but don’t try to be better than original. What are your thoughts on this?