There are certain themes and stories which I grew up with and remained somewhat inhibited throughout the years – which I still enjoy or seek when indulging myself into a book, movie or game. And today I will talk about Mortal Kombat.
Who didn’t hear the famous “Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)” song – written by Oliver Adams.. probably everyone at some point heard it somewhere. I know that I listened to the song thousands of times from the first time I heard it.
I think it was a TV ad which played it before the first movie was broadcast.
I still remember that after getting my first PC I listened to the song and started battling an invisible enemy in my room and almost broke my head off :))
Then I became acquainted with the Mortal Kombat Conquest TV series and then I discovered the joy of playing some of the games.
Old habits die hard – therefore – currently I am re-watching Conquest and I just got my hands on the Mortal Kombat Komplete game. And yes – the geek needed a little bit more and started reading the comics too.
The Mortal Kombat Theory is rich, filled with elements and story-plots that dictate the tale of each of the characters and each of the deadly tournaments.
You can follow the link for a detailed view on the story of MK here.
In a world of multiple realms – Earthrealm is considered a treasure and it is wanted by the rulers of other dark worlds – like Shao Khan – ruler of Outworld. The story of the first movie and the Conquest series, also of some of the comics – is centered around the Mortal Kombat Tournament in which Shao Khan’s warriors battle the Earthrealm’s trained soldiers. Human warriors along with unearthly beings will face themselves in combat.
Mortal Kombat started as a video game for arcades back in 1992 – a concept created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. And the years after – because the horror-fantasy fighting game genre gained popularity through this title – more Mortal Kombat games were developed.
You can follow the link for a complete list of Mortal Kombat media.
The games feature quite an impressive list of playable characters. The story takes place in a fictional universe composed of six realms, which were created by the Elder Gods. The Elder Gods created a fighting tournament called Mortal Kombat to reduce the wars between the realms. The first Mortal Kombat game (just as the movie) introduces a tournament in which Earthrealm can be destroyed if it loses once again.
I personally prefer Scorpion – a vengeful hell-spawned spectre which is in dire need of violence. His spear attack dictated by the “Get over here” phrase will grab and draw an enemy towards him, facilitating other close combat moves. I will not talk much about Scorpion since I plan an entire article only for this character, with tons of details and facts.
But I will let you get familiarized with all Mortal Kombat’s characters in the video below.