Retro Games- Mortal Kombat II: (1993)

When it comes down to classic fighting games from the 90’s how can anyone forget about how cool Mortal Kombat II was during its arcade release in 1993. While the arcade version of Mortal Kombat II was produced by Midway Games a majority of the home ports were developed Acclaim Entertainment for consoles such as the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Sega Saturn and a few others. Out of the first three Mortal Kombat games in the 16 bit series the second one is arguably the best when it comes down to visual presentation. Not only were the visuals for Mortal Kombat II great but the game itself included an interesting storyline along with new characters as well. Mortal Kombat II introduces both Shao Kahn & Motaro as the main villains of the game following the aftermath of Shang Tsung’s defeat in MK I. Not only does Shao Kahn restore Shang Tsung’s youth but he also holds a tournament in the Outerworld. Not only does this game include returning characters such as Liu-Kang, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Reptile, Shang Tsung and Raiden it also introduces new ones like Kitana, Mileena, Baraka, Jax and Kung Lao.

Along with the addition of new characters Mortal Kombat II also included some secret battles in arcade mode with the likes of Jade, Smoke and Noob Saibot who where almost as difficult as Shao Khan himself. While having new characters and stages were great features to the second installment of the Mortal Kombat series people were also interested by the fact that characters had more than one fatality. Also, the addition of babilities and friendships made the gameplay for Mortal Kombat II more interesting because it shows the lighter and humorous side of game itself. While some of the babilities, fatalities and friendships in this game were tough to pull off playing Mortal Kombat II in arcade centers or one any game console was a unforgettable experience to many people. When it comes down to classic fighting games Mortal Kombat II is without a doubt one of the greatest arcade games of all time and arguably the best out of the first three games in the trilogy.


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