~Spero ergo sum~™

November 19, 2005

Memoirs of Mortal Kombat4

Filed under: Misc — Teal @ 2:15 pm

This is an ode to probably “the best arcade game ever”. I’m not much of a gamer myself, but I was quoting the words of one hell of a crazy gamer. I discovered MK4 in the 1st year of college. [All right, I can hear all you gamers scoff, but games never really enthralled me that much.] I’d never been into games that much before. [Although I did play road rash and midtown madness quite a bit, and this game in which zombies take over an airport and I have to save the civilians… don’t remember the name though.]

“Choose your destiny…” goes a booming voice once you select your mode of “kombat”, be it one-on-one or two-on-two. I always went for the former. It all started sometime in mid 2003, when a friend of my sister’s came over and installed it. It was love at first game, ladies and gentlemen. I punched [or rather hammered the keys] my keyboard persistently, and my clumsy fingers had found a home. [Although if my keyboard had a mouth, it would probably cry out loud with its tales of woe…]

This is the story behind Mortal Kombat:

“Thousands of years ago in a battle with the fallen Elder God known as Shinnok, I was responsible for the death of an entire civilization.

To rid all realms of Shinnok’s menace I waged a war that plunged the Earth into centuries of darkness and banished Shinnok into a place called the Netherealm.

Now after Shao Kahn’s defeat at the hands of Earth’s warriors, Shinnok has managed to escape his confines in the Netherealm.

The war is now being fought once again. Only this time It can be won by mortals.

The Words of Raiden”

Raiden is the god of thunder. Quan Chi, an evil sorcerer, takes the side of Shinnok,an evil god, in order to plummet the cosmos into a never-ending realm of darkness and evil … Raiden and Fugin, the wind god must unite with mortals in this battle for the future of the universe.

Morning, noon and night I played. My fingers would grow numb with exhaustion. But still, I ‘d play, over and over and over again. What joy I felt each time I scored a “flawless victory”. I always chose either Subzero or Tanya. Don’t mean to brag, but I’ve won the game numerous times. [Be it at the novice level, nevertheless… :p]. At each level there was an adversary to win over. Starting from Kai to Shinnok, the evil god. I hated the penultimate fight the most. Having to kill Goro was the most chafing thing in the world!!!! Oh for crying out loud, the damn thing was thrice as big as any fighter, 100 times as powerful and had 2 pairs of hands. But after vanquishing Goro, winning the game is child’s play.

Although it seems to have lost out on the race for being the coolest game to – NFS, Doom or whichever game, I still think MK4 rulez!!!!



  1. wow an amazing incite in2 MK4.
    True goro scares the daylights out of us.. diffi 2 beat him without a continue especially at levels highr than novice.
    Hey but d u know how2 use fatalities in the game!!

    Comment by Dino — November 21, 2005 @ 5:49 am | Reply

  2. hey
    kewl review abt MK4…me not playin it but hve seen cuzns goin mad abt it…play quake??

    Comment by Vivek — November 21, 2005 @ 6:56 am | Reply

  3. hey sow i dont like mk – 4 probably becos i haven’t played.. i like car racing & moto racing.. infact i was mad abt NFS – 2 during my school days.. now nothing really matters me..

    Comment by Hell's Angel — November 21, 2005 @ 8:19 am | Reply

  4. @ Dino : I’ve tried using fatalities only to be fatally attacked by the opponent ..[:p]. Too many keys in the fatality combi.
    @ Vivekanand : Yup, I’ve played Quake3 in the n/w environment with my classmates. They took xtreme glee in finishing me off 😀
    @ Hell’s Angel : U r missing out on a gr8 game …but i can totally empathise with ur present state.[:D]

    Comment by Trinity Teal™ — November 24, 2005 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

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