Published on May 30th, 2015 | by Fifties
Vintage Video Games #6 – Mortal Kombat II
This game has a special memory for me as it came along with my first games console – the Super Nintendo! Why did i pick this above MKI? Because of the fatalitys, babality and friendship finishers of course! This competitive fighting game originally produced by Midway Games for the arcades in 1993 then moved onto being released on all other platforms. Receiving critical acclaim at the time due to it’s outstanding graphics and gameplay, there was also much controversy surrounding the game due to the continuously over-the-top violence.
Plot: After he failed to defeat Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat I tournament, the evil Shang Tsung begs his master Shao Kahn, supreme ruler of Outworld and the surrounding kingdoms, to spare his life. He tells him that if they hold the tournament in the Outworld, the invitation for the next MK cannot be turned down and the Earthrealm warriors must attend. Shao Kahn agrees to the plan and also restores Shang Tsung’s youth. He then extends the invitation to the thunder god and Earthrealm’s protector, Raiden, who gathers his warriors and takes them into Outworld. The new tournament is much more dangerous as Shao Kahn has the home field advantage, and an Outworld victory will allow him to subdue Earthrealm. So the tournament begins!!
Highlights: It has to be the finishing moves. Turn your opponent into a crying baby or uppercut your opponent into an abyss below to name a couple.