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

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Cast

Cast overview:
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
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Storyline

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:

Color
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Mortal Kombat: Bigger, Better, Louder, Meaner was released on Sega CD in 1994. It was the only Mortal Kombat on the home game console to be rated MA-17 (Mature Audience), besides DOS. 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: Finish him!
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Mortal Kombat the game that started it all
30 August 2015 | by TerryfanSee all my reviews

Mortal Kombat is one of the biggest video game series to ever come around.

Also Mortal Kombat is one of the most controversial video games for it feature of finishing moves known as Fatalities.

The game feature seven characters to fight with. Sub-Zero Liu Kang, Raiden, Kano, Scorpion, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade. My favorite Mortal Kombat characters are Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero

The game's main antagonist is Shang Tsung. The game feature a well crafted story line and help created some of the best characters of any video game. Each one has their own It factor that make them fan favorites.

The Graphics of the game were using live action actors to help create the moment of the characters and the results make you wonder how they did.

The controls depends on what system you are playing it on will give you a run for your money as this game needs you to be at your best because it will bring you down hard.

It took a few times to get use to the way the game play works but the game play is good enough to share with friends because fighting games are about having someone extra to play against however the game isn't easy at all you have to be ready for whatever the game has in store it is not a easy game at all.

Mortal Kombat remains a fan favorite even today so do yourself a favor and play this game.

I give Mortal Kombat an 7 out of 10


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