Mortal Kombat 1
Mortal Kombat 1 is a fighting game developed by Midway Games and released in 1992. It is the first game in the Mortal Kombat series and follows the story of a tournament held on a mysterious island known as Shang Tsung’s Island. Players take control of various fighters, each with their own unique moves and fatalities, as they battle their way through the tournament to face the final boss, Shang Tsung.
The gameplay of Mortal Kombat 1 features digitized graphics of real actors in a 2D fighting game. It introduced a number of iconic features to the fighting game genre, including the ability to perform fatalities and a combination system that allowed players to chain together moves for devastating attacks.
The game’s violence and gore generated controversy upon release, and it became widely known for its “fatalities,” graphic finishing moves that would often involve extreme violence, such as ripping out an opponent’s spine or burning them alive.
Despite its controversy, Mortal Kombat 1 was a commercial success, leading to multiple sequels and spin-offs in the years to come. It is still considered a classic and influential fighting game to this day.
Mortal Kombat 1 officially announced for September 2023
Mortal Kombat 1: Release Date and Special Editions
Mortal Kombat 1 was originally released on October 8, 1992, for arcade systems.
There were no special editions released for the arcade version of Mortal Kombat 1. However, various home console ports were released with added features and characters.
The Sega Genesis version, released on September 13, 1993, included a blood code that allowed players to see blood and gore, which had been censored in the original release.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System version, released on September 9, 1993, had the blood and gore censored and replaced with sweat and no fatalities were included.
The PC CD-ROM version, released in 1994, included the original arcade version, as well as a tournament mode and a practice mode.
In addition, the Game Boy version, released in 1993, had only two playable characters and simplified gameplay.