Mortal Kombat for the Genesis set the stage for fighting games we all enjoy today. As the evolution of fighting games, Mortal Kombat is cleary the single outstanding fighting game ever made. The game's graphics are okay considering they are Sega Genesis games, and the unique concept of the fatalities offer a more bloody and gruesome way to finish off your foes after the familiar "Finish Him" flashes red on the screen. The game's controls are so simple, anyone who is used to the Sega console controller will find it very easy to adapt to Mortal Kombat's button mapping. The game is easy to figure out because at the beginning of the game you are shown a match ladder that has your picture of your fighter on your left and your opponent on the left. As you progress, the matches become much harder and you eventually run into endurance matches where you must defeat two kombatants to go further. After enduring the endurance rounds, it's time to get serious. First you must face the massive half-dragon half-man beast called Goro. If you can beat Goro, you go on to the master himself who is called Shang Tsung who can shapeshift and really is pretty easy to beat. Overall, Mortal Kombat offers a great fighting experience that any fan of the genre or Mortal Kombat will enjoy and appreciate.
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