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10 Things You Probably Dont Know About Mortal Kombat

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Kombat is defined as the unending dispute of earths most renowned warriors, engaged in physical altercations with inhabitants of Outworld and the Netherrealm, among other realms. No? Im sorry, you must have thought I meant Combat. Not only the source of one of pop cultures most accepted typos, Mortal Kombat is a fighting video game series that has sold millions, captivated billions, and etched itself a unique and well-deserved spot in entertainment history. Yet behind its blood-splattered legacy remain a few fun facts that even some longtime fans have overlooked.

10 => Musical Inspiration

 2008-09-12-Genesis United

The creators of Mortal Kombat are music fanatics, and its shown in their work. Many know of the infamous blood code from the first installment of Mortal Kombat, but for those at a loss, heres a bit of backstory. When the original Mortal Kombat arcade was released, in 1992, its popularity was so immense that a home version was announced, to hit popular gaming consoles of the era within less than a year of the games debut. Although Nintendo refused to allow any pixelated blood to be seen on their Super Nintendo console, Sega was more than happy to transfer the digital DNA to their Genesis platform, by means of a button code players could punch in using the consoles 3-button ABC gamepad. The code, known as ABACABB, is more than a jumble, but a deliberate spelling-out of an album by Phil Collins renowned band, Genesis (get it? Genesis = Sega Genesis?). Punching this in during a certain point of the opening sequence activated blood in the game, otherwise not visible to players.

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