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Seven martial artists from Earth must battle in sorcerer Shang Tsung's super secret tournament.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Pesina Daniel Pesina ... Johnny Cage / Scorpion / Sub-Zero / Reptile
Richard Divizio Richard Divizio ... Kano
Carlos Pesina Carlos Pesina ... Raiden
Ho-Sung Pak ... Liu Kang / Shang Tsung (as Ho Sung Pak)
Elizabeth Malecki Elizabeth Malecki ... Sonya Blade
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyle Wyatt ... Mob Leader (voice)
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Seven martial artists from Earth must battle in sorcerer Shang Tsung's super secret tournament. For the past 9 of these tournaments, Shang Tsung's four-armed mutant bodyguard Goro has won all of them. Should he win the tenth, Earth will be left at the mercy of Shang Tsung's Outworld. Playable characters include Raiden, the Thunder God invited to fight in the tournament, in human (and thus killable) form; Liu Kang, a Shaolin monk determined to stop Shang Tsung; Johnny Cage, a Hollywood movie star who wants the publicity; Sonya Blade, a US Special Forces agent; Kano, a tyrant being pursued by Sonya Blade; Sub-Zero, a mercenary ninja with orders to assassinate Shang Tsung and Scorpion, a murdered ninja who has been brought back from the dead to try and kill Sub-Zero, the man who murdered him. Written by Jonestown

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So real it hurts!

Genres:

Action | Fantasy

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mortal Kombat See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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Trivia

Fatalities were called Finishing Moves in the SNES version. See more »

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When you select Sonya Blade for the "Test Your Might" stage for the Sega Genesis, her grunt is a man's grunt. See more »

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Voice over: Test your might!
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Mortal Kombaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !
22 April 2005 | by MerklinSee all my reviews

As a young kid, mortal kombat was just about the most incredible game in the history of the world ever ! Nothing could touch it !The digitised graphics , while done before were executed well and the characters were so dark, menacing and vivid that they made other video game characters look like wimps.

And in addition to the then amazing look of the game there were moves that allowed you to actually kill your opponent ! Streetfighter never went that far ! It was all too exciting. "Greatest game ever!" i squealed at the time.

Now I'm old and wise , mortal kombat doesn't do it for me no more- time has revealed its mediocre nature.The characters are still inspired, but the game play is jerky, and the difficulty level can get insanely hard . The music is bland and quickly gets annoying while the combos and moves never come out as smooth as streetfighter 2 , MKs one time rival.

Its funny how time can change things.


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