The first two Mortal Kombat games are among my all-time favorites but the rest of the series can go scratch. Go ahead, send me hate mail for that statement. I'll delete it right after the ones complaining that I criticized Jack Tramiel for killing Atari somewhere else on this site. For whatever reason that topic seems to upset a lot of people. Look, I understand he's a holocaust survivor and the mastermind behind the Commodore 64 and overall a lot smarter than me. None of that means he didn't kill Atari though.
Anyway, so yeah, remember when Mortal Kombat was good? Remember the days before silliness like auto-combos and battles against comic book characters? I know I sound like an old crank so I'll try to keep it positive (or at least neutral) from here.
I recall Mortal Monday all too well. It had to be the most hyped video game launch up until then. Ads like this one appeared in every gaming magazine.
Mortal Kombat for Sega CD
Nice looking ad - too bad this turned out to be one of weaker home versions of Mortal Kombat. You'd expect it to be at least as good as the Genesis version but the horrible load times just ruined it.