Recommended Reading: The rise and fall of 'Mortal Kombat'

'Mortal Kombat's' 1997
Was the Opposite
of a Flawless Victory

Matt Gerardi,
AV Club

The Mortal Kombat franchise was riding high... and then 1997 rolled around. AV Club takes a look at the hot streak before the release of two games and a movie in the fall of that year. All three fell flat. That trio of shortcomings didn't kill the franchise completely, but it did enough damage to end Mortal Kombat's reign atop the video game world.


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