The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Through the Ages
Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Eight-Minute Empire
They Say That Once Upon a Time There Was a Land in Which Lived Two Twin-Tailed Sister Princesses Who Really Hated Each Other
Twilight Struggle
SteamWorld Dig 2
DropMix
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Grand Theft Auto IV
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Minecraft
Fallout: New Vegas
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – Game of the Year Edition
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Assassin's Creed III
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Le Havre (The Harbor)
Elite: Dangerous
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Evony
Pathfinder Adventures
Gravity Cat
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Fallout 3
Sega Genesis
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy IX
Heavy Rain
Perfect Dark
Assassin's Creed II
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
HλLF-LIFE²
Baldur's Gate
HλLF-LIFE²: Episode One
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
The Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Full Throttle
The Curse of Monkey Island
Escape from Monkey Island
Diablo III
Ultima III: Exodus
Flashback (1992)
Metal Gear Solid
Dragon Age: Origins
Master of Magic
Dead Space
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Information
Primary Name
Mortal Kombat
Alternate Names
Video Game Series
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 5761
Description Edit | History

[From Wikipedia]

Mortal Kombat, commonly abbreviated MK, is a series of fighting games created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. For the first four renditions of the series, the games were picked up by Acclaim Entertainment for the home console versions. Then beginning with Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Midway Games exclusively created home versions of Mortal Kombat up until Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. The franchise had been sold to Warner Bros. in July 2009 and became a part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Branch.[1] The series began originally as a game based on the popular actor martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme. The idea fell through and Mortal Kombat was born instead. As a result of its success, Mortal Kombat has spawned many sequels and has been spun off into several adventure games, films (animated and live-action) and television series (animated and live-action). The Mortal Kombat series has inspired several songs, including "Techno Syndrome," otherwise known as the "Mortal Kombat Theme." Other spin-offs include various comic book series, a card game and a live-action tour.

Mortal Kombat has been compared to other fighting games, most often Street Fighter. The original 5 games, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy were styled in a 2-D fighting fashion with gameplay consisting of five buttons that were high punch, low punch, high kick, low kick and block. Reviewers have stated that because of this the characters are only differentiated by their special moves. In fact, some reviewers have criticized that the "bewildering array" of special moves in comparison to other fighting games has resulted in too little focus on regular moves.[2]

The series is especially noted for its realistic digitized sprites (which differentiated it from its contemporaries' hand-drawn sprites), and its high levels of blood and gore, including, most notably, its graphic fatalities—finishing moves, requiring a sequence of buttons to perform, which, in part, led to the creation of the ESRB.[3][4] The series itself is also known for using the letter "K" in place of "C" for the hard C sound, thus misspelling the word "combat," as well as other words with the hard C sound within later games in the series. Early games in the series were infamous for the prominent use of palette swapping to create new character sprites.

More Information Edit | History

Microbadges:

mb - Mortal Kombat series fan

Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Genre: Theme: Mode: Media:
Pg. 1 of 2 » 2
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1997-11-00
Rank 1647
Num Ratings 162
Average Rating 6.42
Average Weight 2.25
Num Owned 164
Prev. Owned 39
For Trade 10
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 36
Release Date 1992-00-00
Rank 621
Num Ratings 103
Average Rating 7.40
Average Weight 2.44
Num Owned 210
Prev. Owned 23
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 9
Comments 20
Release Date 2011-04-19
Rank 1454
Num Ratings 73
Average Rating 6.68
Average Weight 1.75
Num Owned 80
Prev. Owned 16
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 1
Comments 13
Release Date 1995-00-00
Rank 4402
Num Ratings 27
Average Rating 5.97
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 45
Prev. Owned 8
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 5
Release Date 1997-10-15
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1998-12-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 8
Average Rating 6.55
Average Weight 2.50
Num Owned 44
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 4
Release Date 2011-08-31
Rank 810
Num Ratings 160
Average Rating 6.98
Average Weight 1.60
Num Owned 166
Prev. Owned 35
For Trade 4
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 21
Release Date 1993-00-00
Rank 6393
Num Ratings 11
Average Rating 4.59
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 15
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 2
Comments 1
Release Date 1997-08-31
Rank 1671
Num Ratings 37
Average Rating 6.83
Average Weight 2.50
Num Owned 59
Prev. Owned 10
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 9
Release Date 1996-09-01
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.