Mortal Kombat (GEN)
- This page is for the Sega Genesis version. For other games in the series, see Mortal Kombat.
Mortal Kombat in Japanese (モータルコンバット) is a port of the original arcade, it is an excessively violent fighting game for the time (only this version) released for the first time to the Sega home system, the Sega Genesis or Mega Drive in Europe and Japan, licensed by Midway Games, developed by Midway Manufacturing Company, Probe Software and ARENA Entertainment and published by Tec Toy (In Brazil) and Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. for America, Europe--Australia and Japan in September 1993.
The game introduced several key features to the series, such as unique five-button controls and improvements to the bloody finishing moves that preceded Street Fighter. The story follows Liu Kang's journey to save the world from the evil wizard Shan Tsung, culminating in him facing off in a tournament called Mortal Kombat.
This version is very lightly censored by Sega compared to the Super Nintendo version which was heavily censored by Nintendo leading to Game Ratings such as the ESRB in America, the European Union created the PEGI, the United Kingdom created the ELSPA and Japan the CERO. Because unrated games came out, this led to Mortal Kombat and Night Trap becoming 17-18+ games.
It contained everything to the letter of the Arcade version, only that the music could not be copied 100% because they did not know how to use the Yamaha chip properly, there was no censorship or from Sega what led to the controversy in the USA, the game moves very fluidly in this version and they improved the quality of the game sprites although there are limitations in the Genesis hardware, some things remained static and even without movements or effects but there was a higher resolution on the part of the console.
Dan Forden and Matt Furniss were the ones who created the music and sound effects of the game in all its versions except for some systems that couldn't handle the originals like the Game Boy.
The total number of tracks is 15 and one unused as an additional or game test file although it is believed to come from the Sega Master System version since it used almost the same amount of melodies. Another would be the version would be that of Game Gear the first to be portable.
|01||Opening Theme||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||1:07||Download|
|02||Test Your Might, Fatality||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:04||Download|
|03||Courtyard||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||1:52||Download|
|04||Courtyard Victory||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:03||Download|
|05||Warrior's Shrine||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||2:13||Download|
|06||Warrior's Shrine Victory||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:03||Download|
|07||The Pit||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||1:42||Download|
|08||The Pit Victory||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:05||Download|
|09||Hall||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||1:40||Download|
|10||Hall Victory||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:03||Download|
|11||Goro's Lair||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:51||Download|
|12||Goro's Lair Victory||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:02||Download|
|13||Entrance||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:36||Download|
|14||Entrance Victory||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:07||Download|
|15||2-Player vs.||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:03||Download|
|16||Unknown (Sound Test 15)||Dan Forden, Matt Furniss||0:03||Download|
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- Game Credits:
The credits are displayed after the game has been beaten.
The YM2612 as well as the SN76496 is used as a synthesizer and tune player provided by Yamaha.
- mobygames.com/game/genesis/mortal-kombat - MobyGames.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_(1992_video_game) - Wikipedia.