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One of the most controversial video games ever released, Mortal Kombat is a 2D fighter in the mold of Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, but is much more graphically violent. The game features "Fatality Moves," which lets a victorious fighter gloat over a dazed opponent by performing a gruesomely primal act, such as ripping out the heart or spinal cord. The tournament, as hosted by evil wizard Shang Tsung, consists of seven digitized fighters engaging in a series of one-on-one fights. The winner must battle Shang's inhuman champion Goro, and then the wizard himself. A five-button control system allows for blocking and a variety of high and low punches and kicks. In addition, each fighter is equipped with a number of special moves, such as fireballs or shadow kicks.
The Genesis version includes support for both three- and six-button controllers. While the arcade game's gore has been turned off by default (blood is green instead of red), it can be activated through a code entered on the title screen. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide