10 => Musical Inspiration
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.