Mortal Combat

Mortal Kombat, a popular arcade video game, was released for the first time in the year 1992. The American company Midway developed and published this game. Acclaim Entertainment released home versions of this game in the year 1993.

The game was very well received by action game lovers and shortly after its release, it was counted among all time popular arcade games. Subsequently, Mortal combat was ported to many home videogame platforms and it and it was counted among the best-selling games of that time. The game used realistic digitized graphics for portraying the fight between the players. Due to this reason, the depiction of violence in the game was very realistic. As a result, Mortal Kombat was counted among the most controversial games of that time.

Mortal Combat Photo The game revolves around the character of Liu Kang and his journey to save the planet Earth from an evil sorcerer named Shang Tsung. The game contains many stages and end ends with the confrontation of Liu Kang and Shang Tsung in the last stage which is also called Mortal Kombat. Later many sequels of the game were released along with a successful motion picture adaptation of the game that released in the year 1995. Mortal Kombat is still counted among the most popular and admired fighting games.

Mortal Combat Gameplay

In this fighting game, the players have to battle their opponents in face to face confrontations. The player who successfully depletes the health bar of his or her opponent becomes the winner of the round. Each battle consists of three rounds and the player to win at least two rounds becomes the champion.

This game has seven fighters to choose from. Generally, fighting games offer different characters with different powers, attacks, height, speed and jumping distances. But all the characters in this game are almost identical with small differences in their speeds and moving ranges.

The unique control scheme of Mortal Kombat is one of the main distinguishing features of this game. There are five buttons in the control with their arrangement resembling the letter "X". Four of these buttons are used for hitting the opponent with high and low kicks and punches while the single button located at the center is used for blocking the blows from the opponent. The control also included one eight-way joystick. The attacks depend on the distance between the player and his or her opponent. All the characters in the game have various special attacks that can be performed by controlling the joystick in some specific manners. These special attacks include the uppercut and the leg sweep which can causes serious damage to the enemy by knocking him or her into the air.

The blocking system used in this game is also very unique. Unlike other fighting games, the fighters in Mortal Kombat take little damage from regular hits when successfully blocking the attacks of the enemy.

The idea of "juggling" was first introduced by Mortal Kombat. Juggling is knocking the enemies into the air before striking them with various special attacks while they are still airborne. The concept became very popular and it has been used in many other games since then.