The Mortal Monday Menagerie

With the milestone release of Mortal Kombat X this week, we thought we’d take a look back at our impressive (if we do say so ourselves) collection of MK content. Continue reading “The Mortal Monday Menagerie”

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Mortal Monday: Something Weird This Way Comes.

If you know where to look, YouTube is real weird.  I somehow managed to fall down the YouTube rabbit hole as it pertains to Mortal Kombat the other day.  I figured it might be fun to share some of my favorite weird and/or funny findings from my trip to crazytown.  Keep in mind, these represent the ones that I feel like had at least some comedic or artistic value, there are some other videos out there that are just too weird even for this.

Funny Fatalities.

I’m not sure if YouTube user ragdollboi actually created these fatalities or simply uploaded the montage, but either way there is some pretty clever and funny stuff in here.  A fair warning though, “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” is in this video, so you’ll be singing it for another 17 days.

Crazy Elevator Prank.

These days people are willing do some crazy stuff to get their view counts up.  I’m really surprised that no one shot, stabbed or otherwise assaulted this guy, but props to him because the reactions are pretty hilarious.

MK Characters owning real people.

I love these kinds of videos.  If you’ve never seen one, you’re missing out.  Sure, the animation isn’t exactly realistic, but it’s not supposed to me.  Still, that’s one funny compilation of people getting destroyed by MK characters.

Scorpion vs. Donkey Kong

In another MK mashup, Scorpion takes on Donkey Kong.  Things don’t end up going so well for Mr. Kong…or Princess Peach for that matter.  Brutal, absolutely.  Hilarious, most definitely.  I’m thinking Scorpion has earned his place in the Super Smash Bros. roster.

Mortal Kombat: The Really Fucked Up Sitcom


I don’t quite know what to make of this.  It’s definitely weird.  It’s pretty offensive.  It’s kind of hilarious.  There are several more episodes of this “show”, and they all seem to be equally strange.  The thing is, there is some really good production value here.  The voice over is great, the writing isn’t bad, and considering that the animator is using some MK2 sprite stills, there manages to be a pretty cohesive story.  Still, YouTube is a strange place you guys; a strange, strange place.

Mortal Monday: The MK HD Remakes That Could’ve Been

While the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection released in 2011 for PS3, X360, and PC was fine and all – gathering straight arcade ports of MK1, MK2, and Ultimate MK3 – it’s nothing compared to what the collection was originally going to be.

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Celebrity makeup artist Tanea Brooks revealed last week via her website a series of pictures she had taken from her work on what was going to be full high definition remakes of all three of the original MK games. Rather than just put an HD filter over the existing games, actors were being brought in to completely re-shoot ALL of the in-game character models and moves, so the games could truly be built in HD from the ground up.

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While none of the actors in the pictures are from the original games, Taylor Marquez – son of original Kung Lao actor Anthony Marquez – was suited up in his father’s duds and ready to slice some people up with his bladed hat just like dad. Lookalike actors were being used for Liu Kang, Sonya, Kitana, Stryker, and Shao Khan, but the look of the characters was still on track to be extremely faithful to the original games, changing the actors’ outfits and even hair styles to match their unique look in each of the games.

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At this point, little else is known about the project: How far along it was, if any original actors were slated to return, and so on. All that is known is that the project was cancelled during the management change to Warner Bros., who scrapped it in favor of the (much cheaper) Kollection that ended up being released.

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To see the rest of the images, check out Tanea’s website, while feeling extremely frustrated by how awesome this could’ve been.