|authors||OD Boon, John Tobias|
|category||Beat 'em UP|
|modes||up to 2 players at the same time|
|input||Joystick; 6 buttons|
|Arcade system|| Midway Y unit hardware, Main CCU: TMS34010 6.25MHz|
Sound CCU: Motorola 6809 2MHz
|monitor||raster, dissolution 400x254 (horizontal) Farbpalette: 32768|
|info.||admits for brutal and bloody Fatalities; Used digitized figures.|
Mortal Kombat is in the year 1992 a Beat 'em UP play published by Midway Games. Mortal Kombat used genuine (digitized) Actors for the individual characters, in order to thus distinguish itself from other plays, in which indication-trick-similar figures acted. The play originally conceived for play automats became later of the company Acclaim for the systems super NES, Sega mega drive, Nintendo the GameBoy, that Sega masters system and the Sega Game Gear rewritten, whereby Nintendo in the European SNES - variant of Mortal Kombat 1 on the representation of blood done without and some the Fatalities completely amended. The moreover exist still another a PC and to Amiga - a version. Successors appeared laterthe row also for other consoles.
Mortal Kombat became as answer to the popular Capcom - play Street Fighter II develops. It contains partially extremely brutal force representation, which was probably inserted, over the public more strongly on the play attentively to make and over thusto increase its popularity.
Table of contents
by controversy discussions brought in the mixture from realism and force for the play a high admitting heating degree. Those are particularly notorious Fatalities, with which at the end of each fight (thus in the last round) the opponent can be cruelly killed by a certain action. For example the figure Sub Zero can tear the head from its opponent off with spinal column. Each figure has its own Fatality, by thatsnaps implementing a combination of keys is released. The request “finish precedes these actions him/ago” (“Mach it/it finished”), which is announced by a computer voice and a signature.
Midway published still four successors for play automats and home systems. Mortal Kombat 4 appeared in 3D and replaced the digitizedActor by Polygonfiguren. Due to the decrease of the play hall popularity was Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance the first play of the series, which one did not develop for play automats, but directly as console version published. The final actions were meanwhile continued to vary. The player knew now Animalities (conversion intoAnimal to attack and kill around the opponent), Brutalities (the opponent is carved up by very fast Comboschlägen), Friendships (the player makes a gesture of the reconciliation) and Babalities (the opponent is transformed into a baby) use. The last two variants are mostly dismissed as foolishness. Although thoseControl is relatively easy, requires Mortal Kombat high concentration ability and speed during the execution by special combat equipment (special moves).
The home conversion of Mortal Kombat was published 1993 with a marketing strategy unusually complex for video games, in which one within the Mortal Monday campaign a true tide onTelevision advertisements would send. All console variants came on the same day into the shops.
- Mortal Kombat (1992) (Arcade, Amiga, SNES, Sega master system, Sega mega drive, Sega mega+ CD, PC, Mac, Game Boy, Game Gear)
- Mortal Kombat II (1993) (Arcade, Amiga, SNES, Sega mega drive, Sega 32X, Sega Saturn, PC, Mac, Game Gear, Game Boy)
- Mortal Kombat III (1995) (Arcade, Amiga, PlayStation, SNES, Sega mega drive, PC, Mac, Game Boy, Game Gear)
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1996) (Arcade, SNES, Sega mega drive, Sega Saturn)
- Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996) (Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation, PC, Sega Saturn)
- Mortal Kombat Mythologies Sub Zero (1997) (Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64)
- Mortal Kombat 4 (1997) (Arcade, Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation, PC, Game Boy Color)
- Mortal Kombat gold (1999) (Sega Dreamcast)
- Mortal Kombat SpecialForces (2000) (PlayStation)
- Mortal Kombat Advanced (2001) (Game Boy Advance)
- Mortal Kombat 5: Deadly Alliance (2002) (GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance)
- Mortal Kombat Tournament edition (2003) (Game Boy Advance)
- Mortal Kombat 6:Deception (2004) (GameCube, PlayStation 2, XBox)
- Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks (2005) (PlayStation 2, XBox)
- Mortal Kombat new on caustic solution in a CONTROLLER for attaching to a television set of that Company Jakks Pacific (2005) ( left )
- Mortal Kombat: Deception Unchained(2006) (PlayStation portable one)
- Mortal Kombat 7: Armageddon (2006) (PlayStation 2, XBox)
the two spin Offs to the actual combat play row are integrated as follows: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub Zero, which Storytechnisch takes place still before the events of Mortal Kombat 1 andon the history of the character Sub Zero concentrates, and Mortal Kombat Special Forces, which likewise before MK1, but after MKM: Sp takes place itself and concentrated on the character Jax. Both plays were however rather commercial flops. A third spin off with the name Shaolin Monks, whose are Protagonisten the characters Liu Kang and Kung Lao and which is to turn around the events around Mortal Kombat II, the XBOX is available for the Playstation 2 and. The German version is again times shortened, then all Fatalities is faded out. In additionit is possible with the unabridged version to free-pass on Mortal Kombat 2 as bonus play.
films and series
Mortal Kombat one filmed three times. The first part appeared 1995 with Christopher Lambert as an Raiden actor. The hero of the film “Liu Kang” represented of RobinShou. As typical B-film put on, the strip contains moderate special effects, durchwachsene actor achievement and snaps Action. After the second part of Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and the series of Mortal Kombat: Conquest - whereby each episode a running time of approx. , Presumably comes at the end of of 2006 third has 42 minutesFeature into the cinemas, Mortal Kombat: Devastation. Contrary to the video game model the today's filmings did without all too explicit force representations and have up to “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation ", from which both a FSK 18 and (miserably cut) a FSK 16-Version exists, a FSK 16 evaluationgotten.
The moreover one there is to likewise release a Trickfilm “Mortal Kombat - The Journey begins “- to that starting from 18 years became, as well as 1995 a published indication trick series with the full name” Mortal Kombat - Defenders OF the Realm “- which 13 episodesat a running time of in each case 20 minutes contains. These two productions were not radiated in Germany.
Worth mentioning also the two sound TRACKs of the films, the well-known of volume with pieces such as napalm Death, are KMFDM ua. offer. A third sound TRACK with the name “More appearedKombat " on some exclusive TRACKs to the topic the Mortal Kombat are.
Mortal Kombat has from all well-known flogging play series probably most detailed and most interesting background history. The success of the series led too much many Merchandising products.
criticism and indexing
Mortal Kombat became (alsoException of the GBC - version) due to the youth endangerment in Germany indicated and is only for persons starting from 18 years accessible. The second part of the series was even completely seized and cannot be arisen also by adults. The legend grassierende in some regions, MK2 would be seized, after a child came with copying to death, is untrue, seizing took place without special cause.
German Jugendschützer criticized that the goal of the play can be achieved only by killing the opponent and the use of brutal combat attacks, against each sporty Fairness stands.In addition particularly brutal impacts or footsteps were recompenced by the computer voice. The play plays down force representations, since the player can add heaviest injuries to his opponent, without this was weakened in the further process of the fight in any form. The moreover restraining thresholds became regarding uses of forcediminished, which leads with the player to blunting in relation to genuine force.
all characters from the Mortal Kombat series are listed here and described.
- Sub Zero:Chinese Ninja, which can freeze its opponents. This ability is with the Lin Kuei (its clan) only few marksoccurred (ore enemy of Scorpion). With Sub Zero it actually concerns two different Ninjas. The Storyline tells that the first Sub Zero also in the first tournament (thus in the first Mortal Kombat play) it was killed and afterwards its brother took over the mask Sub Zero. This is thenthe Sub Zero from the remaining parts, which we know also without mask and which later, than large masters of the reformed Lin Kuei of clan recruited, frost.
- Scorpion:Likewise a Ninja, however originating from Japan. It possesses the ability to control fires. Its brand name in the fight is oneKind rope, whose end a metallic point ziert (in the filmings the point lives and has easily kite-like courses). (Ore enemy of Sub Zero; after MK4 of allying; Quan Chi =Erzfeind). Actually it acts with Scorpion around the spirit of a pleased Ninja, that, so the legend, ofSub Zero as well as its clan was killed and it therefore eternal revenge swore. This oath returned it as revenge spirit from hell (Netherrealm) to control therefore also its ability the fire. Scorpion should at the end of 4. Mortal Kombat part of Quan Chi inNetherrealm to be gebannt after revealed Quan Chi that not Sub Zero but it had killed Scorpion's family and clan. By this realization in rise up transferred tore Scorpion the Zauberer with itself in the Netherrealm. In Deadly Alliance created both it however again to escape from this place
- Raiden: Thunder God in shape of humans. Over in the Mortal Kombat to participate it accepts the shape of a mortal one. In the fight it sets on its abilities to control lightning and thunder
- Johnny Cage: Hollywood actor.
- Sonya Blade: Member of a US special unit.
- Liu Kang: A Shaolin - monk. Winner inPart 1, after part of 4 murders by Shang Tsung. In 2004 appeared part of Deception as Untoter again playable.
- Kano: Gang boss of a criminal organization named Black Dragon.
- Reptile: Reptile-similar Ninjakämpfer (in the first part not yet by the player controllable).
- Goro:Viararmiges mixing nature from kites and humans (Shokan).Goro is one the final opponent of Mortal Kombat 1. It was realized by the stop MON ion procedure.
- Shang Tsung: Zauberer and final opponent, which can transform into all other figures.
- Mavado: Gang boss talk Dragons, a crime organization disliked with the Black Dragons stated by Kano.
- Quan Chi: Bad Zauberer. As it Scorpion end 4. Partly in the Unterreich, tears this sends back it also into this realm. At the beginning 5. Partly Deadly Alliance escape the two from the Unterreich, but Quan Chi is hunted since then by Scorpion.
- Kenshi:Becamefrom Shang Tsung expenditure-cheats and went blind thereby. Now he hunts Shang Tsung.
- Bo´Rai Cho: Fighter for the Mortal Kombat tournament lives in the external world and trains. Also Liu Kang trained.
- Cyrax:Ninja Cyborg. Before the fifth Mortal Kombat tournament his arm console by Reptile one destroys.Therefore it could not do no more to the earth back. Rivet era offered to it to send back it in response for its assistance.
- Drahmin: Quan Chi helped to escape from the Unterreich.
- Frost: Rekrutin of Sub Zero. Has the same freezing abilities as Sub Zero.
- Hsu Hao: Trailer of the red kite clan.
- Jax:A colleague of Sonya
- Kitana: Princess von Edenia. Punt fights with a whole army against Shao.
- Nightwolf: Indian. Liu Kang näherbringt the internal animal (Drache). Play bar in Mortal Kombat 3. Winner of the 3. Tournament.
- Rivet era: Vampirfrau. Cyrax and Reptile for its purposes clamps.
- Kurtis Stryker: Policeman. Can shoot with his pistol.
- Rain: A further Ninja.
- Moloch: Final opponent in Deadly Alliance. Quan Chi brings it also into the external world.
- Mileena: Became from Shang Tsung to create. Fights against Kitana.
- Ermac: Became from the fusion of several Kriegerseelen to create.
- Shao punt:Before the fifth tournament by Quan Chi and Shang Tsung one murdered.
- Noob Saibot: In the 3. Part a selectable character. It is a kind of living shade (brother of Sub Zero and member of the Brotherhood OF Shadows), that from the programmers and Mitentwicklern OD Boon & John Tobiasin the play one integrated. From the surnames of the two the name of the character results: (Tobias Boon --> Noob Saibot)
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