Mortal Kombat (MK) is probably the second most-played video game franchise that’s as impressive, engaging and outright violent as Street Fighter. But the one defining element that sets the game apart is the use of deadly finishing moves to kill the opponent instead of knocking him out.
The first game of the series was dragged into controversy for being too violent and gory. This controversy was the main reason behind setting up the ESRB system that monitors which game is suitable for kids and which games come under its 18+ purview.
Mortal Kombat was released in 1992 and since then the franchise won the hearts of many gamers with its own set of characters and signature moves called fatalities that spelled instant death once executed. Mortal Kombat’s history is fascinating, and so are the games. The franchise has seen a number of releases spanning several platforms, right from arcade machines to Xbox and PS3 consoles.
Mortal Kombat’s rich list of playable characters is as colorful as Street Fighter’s list. What’s fascinating is that each character has a mysterious background and history. In the MK universe, characters evolve, die and spawn once again with the goal to vanquish their rivals. What’s been kept intact is their signature moves, although some characters have undergone change and you might see a few improvements in their fatalities and combos in newer games.
Character guides provide in-depth information about each character, their unique fighting styles, finishing moves and combos. They also provide fun facts, trivia and background information that can be of utmost value to diehard MK fans.
After releasing hit after hit, Midway veered off course to offer a completely new fighting experience. MK vs. DC allowed MK players against popular DC comic book characters like Batman, Superman, the ever-gorgeous Wonder Woman and the Flash.
Currently, MK vs. DC is one of the most-played fighting games apart from Marvel vs. Capcom, another crossover fighting game featuring characters from some of the best Capcom games and from Marvel Comics.
Players looking for guides on fatalities, cheats and achievements will never get disappointed with our collection of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe guides.
Following the success of Mk vs. DC, the Mortal Kombat franchise decided to switch to its original form. The same old MK was spiced up with new challenges, combos, and gameplay features. The developers also switched to its original violent avatar, sparking off controversies. Mortal Kombat 9 was finally released on April 19, 2011.
The new gameplay features in Mortal Kombat 9 offers a rich and deep fighting experience. Fatalities are more gruesome, Babalities make a surprise entry and new combos add more substance to the game. Tag team gameplay has been revamped, and an online mode has been introduced to please expert fighting gamers.
Check out these useful guides that offer more insights on new gameplay features, fatalities, babalities, The Krypt and a quick guide to beat Shao Kahn.