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When Mortal Kombat first came onto the scene, it certainly ruffled some feathers and got people talking. It was immediately recognized for its bloody brutality and violence, and it was one of the games that paved the way for the introduction of the ESBR because of it. And we loved it. We loved going to the arcade and beating our friends to a pulp, realizing in that last moment of victory you have mere seconds to mash those buttons in the right combo so that you can further humiliate your opponent with the infamous fatalities. Ah, fatalities. They are one of the key elements of the Mortal Kombat series that has made it so unique and special. While the game itself was pretty gruesome, the fatalities took it just a step further than a little blood on the screen. They were downright grotesque and they were fantastic. At the time, none of us had the internet to reference to, so if you knew someone’s finishing move, you had serious bragging rights. We had to work for it.