Originally Posted by ColdCity
the moment i fell in love with this series ...cuz mom dukes said i couldnt have it but pops always got me every one
These youngins don't understand. What Mortal Kombat did for video games period was legendary. Before you could go on the Internet and look up how to perform someone's fatality, they were hear say. You had to go into an arcade and literally see someone perform a fatality to know if it was real or not. So many rumors from putting in a special input when John Tobias popped up and did "toasty!" for smoke to come out, to upper cutting someone onto the hooks in the acid pit stage for ermac to appear and challenge you, to doing a stage fatality in the living Forrest where the trees eat you, the krypt from MK3
these rumors had me spending literally $10's of dollars of quarters a week in my arcade. Mortal Kombats notoriety comes from the fact that everyone had a "cousin's sisters friend" who did a secret fatality or unlocked a secret character that no one else at the time knew too much about. And you were forced to believe it because the game was so ahead of its time and so mysterious. What you know about the Super Nintendo MK1 having brown blood? Reptile, Error Macross, Noob Saibot, many of MK's most famous characters came from the rumor mill that was the 90's arcade scene. Mortal kombat WAY too big in the 90's arcade to be any type of underrated....