I'm not sure how many die-hard Mortal Kombat fans we have here on Gay Gamer, but for those who are, here's a bit of eye candy to keep you occupied while we wait for the newest installment in the long-running series. Back in the arcade days of my youth, I remember being huddled around an MK machine with my fellow gamers, watching fight after fight in impromptu tournaments at the arcade. We youngsters would stand in awe of the tactics, the agility, and the deceivingly subtle skill possessed by that lone nerd who would dispatch his foes with casual prejudice. Then, like clockwork, he would be dethroned by the 10 year old's classic flurry of sweep kicks. A lengthy verbal barrage would ensue; words would be uttered that would make my mother cry a sea of tears for the future of us youngsters -- ending with a simple "Cheap, man! *expletive* cheap!"
My interest in Moral Kombat (or any other fighting games, for that matter) has waned over the years, but I'm always greeted with a sense of wistful nostalgia whenever I hear about the latest incarnation. I's like to go on a tear about Kratos making an appearance in the new Mortal Kombat -- even though he's not in the main story, the purist in me finds it to be pure sacrilege -- but I'll give the designers credit for creating a combat style that does justice to his character without feeling tacked-on.
As for the skill-impaired scamp whose tactics involved nothing more than tripping his opponent all the way to death's door? Sorry, Trevor. I'll toss you 50 cents should i run into you again.