Mortal Kombat fans around the world rejoiced this month as the latest instalment in the franchise finally dropped.
Packed with iconic characters, stunning graphics, and intense gameplay, Mortal Kombat 1 offers a fresh experience while paying homage to the series' roots.
In this article, we'll explore some tips, tricks, and hidden Easter eggs that can enhance your Mortal Kombat 1 experience.
Mastering the Basics
Despite the latest instalment being named ‘Mortal Kombat 1’, the series began in 1992 with ‘Mortal Kombat’, and has expanded to include over 25 games, making it the most successful video game franchise in the world!
But whether this is your first rodeo, or you’re a long-time player, it’s always good to brush up on the basics again before diving in. Check out this video from rooflemonger for a quick refresher!
Everyone has a favourite character in whatever game they play! Take Mario Kart - I always play as Daisy, but each character comes with its own perks and abilities, and Mortal Kombat 1 is no different.
Each character has unique combo sequences and special moves. Spend time in practice mode to master these for your favourite fighter, maximising their potential in battles, and your own skill in-game.
This video from Honestly Brutal ‘Brutally Explains’ every MK1 character. With 24 characters to choose from, this video can help you decide who to play as without all the trial and error!
Or, you could just choose them based off who has the coolest fatality, like Ashrah’s!
Use Environment Interactions
Mortal Kombat 1 introduces interactive environments that can be used to gain an advantage. Whether it's swinging from a chandelier or using objects as weapons, keep an eye out for opportunities to turn the tide of battle.
Fatalities and Brutalities
One of the series' hallmarks, fatalities and brutalities, are more gruesome and satisfying than ever in this release. Experiment with different button combinations to discover these finishing moves for your character.
Or, if you don’t have time, you can find them all here.
Secret Character Skins
Mortal Kombat is known for its easter eggs, and this release is no exception. Look for hidden character skins and costumes by completing specific challenges or sequences during the game, and pointers to old games in the franchise!
Sorry - no links here! You’ll have to play the game yourself to find them, although we can say that fans of Indiana Jones & Spielberg will be pleasantly surprised!
Don't underestimate the power of practice mode. Spend time here to perfect your moves, combos, and reaction time. It’ll save you a lot of time - and rage-quits - later!
Explore the Story
Mortal Kombat 1 offers a compelling campaign. Take the time to immerse yourself in the narrative to fully appreciate the game's depth - and pick up a few hints along the way!
With the standard version of the game costing £59.99 on Steam, and the Premium £84.99, it’s well worth squeezing every penny out of this new release - take advantage of these tips and tricks, and you’ll be well on your way!