Like Street Fighter IV did in 2009, Mortal Kombat X has reignited general consumer interest in fight games. It won’t be too long before most gamers move on to the next big thing, but for now, the big thing is Mortal Kombat. Soon, it’ll be Tekken 7 – which should hits consoles and Pc later this year. As far as I’m concerned though, it’s all just buying time until the real king of fighters gets released next year: Street Fighter V.
Mortal Kombat X Brutalities! They live up their brutal namesake, and they’re hard as nails to perform correctly. But the extra bit of humiliation is so, so worth it. They’re also a great way to finish a match, allowing you to instantly kill an opponent in an especially gory manner. Want to know how to perform them? We’ve got you covered.
Happy Mortal Kombat X day! We know many of you are excited as we are, and… oh who am I kidding? You’re probably not reading this – you’re too busy playing the game! If you’re still around however, and have nothing better to do, I have a nice dose of nostalgia for you.
Back in my day, we used to stay up all night figuring out the various combos needed to perform fatalities in Mortal Kombat. We’d experiment until the wee hours of the morning, trying every single enigmatic combo we could think of. It was f***ing terrible, and we wished there was an easier way to know how to perform a bloody finisher that didn’t involve an hour-long trip to the mall in order to find a gaming magazine that was three months late and that was filled with such tutorials. Fortunately, such options do exist today at least.
The intriguing realm of Mortal Kombat is one that has always been steeped in mystery and absurdity. Ever since the release of the original Mortal Kombat in 1992, the franchise has paved the bloody path for video game violence. Now more than a decade later we see the release of Mortal Kombat X, the 10th major title in the series and one that is expected to only further cement the MK franchise as one of the best in the fighting genre.
Mobile games are all just about the pretty pictures, right? It's hard to even think of a mobile game that's dark and gritty - it's all about the pretty colors of Candy Crush or the calming music of Threes. But there's a new mobile game that is already available and will make waiting for meetings or public transportation a whole lot more bloody.
There’s always two things that you can rely on in a Mortal Kombat game: Horrific violence and ninjas. Although having a face that would make the Ghost Rider jealous and being a walking fridge might not make for the stealthiest of skillsets, it just wouldn’t be Mortal Kombat without Sub-Zero and Scorpion making an appearance. They’re series staples and they’ve been around since the beginning of the franchise. And their growth has been pretty interesting over the years.
Nothing beats humiliating an opponent with the ultimate finishing move after a round of Mortal Kombat. Fatalities have been a regular feature in Mortal Kombat ever since the controversy-courting first game hit arcades. You’re not only killing your opponent, you’re killing them with style, with finishers ranging from simple decapitations to elaborate displays of Ginsu-bladed hats vivisecting an opponent. Some fatalities have been as hard as nails to perform however. Something which Mortal Kombat X will be fixing.
And this guy has nailed it. NAILED IT I SAY!
We’ve all experienced it before. An online match where the odds are in our favour, the clock is counting down and you’re about to win. Yeah baby, yeah! And then your opponent decides to rage-quit. It’s the digital equivalent of kicking the chess board over when you’re on a losing streak, and something that happened all too often in Mortal Kombat or any fighting game for that matter. Mortal Kombat X has a plan to deal with that kind of behaviour though. And it’s viciously satisfying.
Mortal Kombat X is a game about sunshine, hugs and fluffy bunnies. I am of course lying through my rotten teeth, as the game regularly features more violence than a Black Friday sale on TVs. The key gimmick here? Over the top finishing moves, gratuitously violent end-game attacks called Fatalities that feature unique, horrifying and memorable ways to put your opponent down for good. Mortal Kombat X will have plenty of them to use. As well as Brutalities, high-level combos with a deadly pay-off. But there’s one other –ality on the way as well.
…As a mobile iOS game. HIYOHTALITY!
Sure, you may have the skills to pay the bills in fighting games. But can your juggles and ultra-combos make you stand out from the usual rabble of brawlers? Are you just another Sektor in plain sight, or are you runway fatality just waiting to happen? That’s the beauty of alternate costumes in fighting games, as they give players the chance to stick out a tad bit more than usual. Mortal Kombat has a history of providing fashion for fighters. And the upcoming Mortal Kombat X will have a ton more costumes available.
I’ve been digging the build-up towards Mortal Kombat X so far. Beyond the hands-on time and getting plenty of info on the more esportsy nature of this particular brawler, the game has also been releasing tidbits of information on each fighter that will be available, as a fresh mix of new and old kombatants will be present, ready to shed some crimson bodily fluids. So far, we’ve seen the return of two series favourites in Kung Lao and Reptile. And it looks like another fan favourite character is crossing over.