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You didn’t need a lot of flash and sizzle to sell MORTAL KOMBAT!!!

July 16, 2012

This understated ad might fail to capture how insanely popular the comically violent Mortal Kombat video game was, but it’s somehow fitting, seeing how quaint its fatalities and two-dimensional punches and kicks seem in today’s immersive console world. Ah, the halcyon days when Sub-Zero would rip out a beaten foe’s spine and triumphantly hold it aloft, and we’d all laugh and high-five each other. Never to return.

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