Mortal Kombat: Worst Portable Fatalities
Top ten best fatalities? Sorry, you're in the wrong place.
With less than 24 hours to go until the new Mortal Kombat hits stores across the U.S., multiple video game websites plan to bombard you with coverage, from official reviews to strategies for each character.
That said, you should also expect plenty of articles that look back on Mortal Kombat's storied history, from the controversial Genesis and Super Nintendo versions to the numerous misfires (Game Boy, we're looking at you).
Like most Mortal Kombat fans, we're all about the fatalities. Other sites will list the greatest of all time, but we decided to take a different approach. Instead of seeing the best the series has to offer, behold the terrible fatalities from the Game Boy and Game Gear versions. Bask in the glory of poor animation, screen flicker and lame music. Delight in the average graphics. You'll be a better person for it.
Mortal Kombat (Game Boy)
There was no blood in the first Game Boy MK, so all the fatalities were toned down so four year olds could burn enemies to a crisp without falling under the influence of Satan, or something like that.
Mortal Kombat (Game Gear)
OK, so at least the Game Gear MK had blood, but what's up with that screen flicker? Suffice to say, we invested too many hours playing this one.
Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy)
To work around the Game Boy's hardware limitations, the MKII developers programmed most fatalities to result in a character's explosion. Seriously, there are bones everywhere.
Mortal Kombat II (Game Gear)
Same deal as the Game Boy, but with 32 on screen colors OMG.
Mortal Kombat 3 (Game Boy)
Watch the end. Shao Kahn's disappearing legs...classic.
Mortal Kombat 4 (Game Boy Color)
This is the best of the worst. For the GBC version of MK4, the developers chose to display fatalities as full motion video cut scenes. We can't tell what's happening. Definitely great for a laugh. Was retro gaming really this bad?
Watch at 1:21. He literally kicks him into oblivion.
Want more Mortal Kombat? Check out Mortal Kombat: A Portable History