20 Fighting Games with Brutal Mortal Kombat-like Fatalities
Fatalities are a means of ending a fighting game match by gruesomely murdering the loser. It was popularized as a finishing move performed at the end of a match in Mortal Kombat. It became part of Mortal Kombat’s DNA. Every game had to have at least one Fatality. But that wasn’t enough. Midway began adding spinoff finishers like Friendships, Babalities, Animalities, Brutalities, Hara-Kiris, and so on.
Mortal Kombat was an unprecedented success in the arcades of the early 90s, a clamor that was mixed with a great controversy with the arrival of the disturbing saga to home consoles. Many companies, seeing the success of the franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias, tried to replicate its formula by creating countless clones, with unevenly results.
But some videogames did not remain mere copies and tried to improve Mortal Kombat’s proposal, introducing their own rip-off versions such as No Mercies, Overkills, Executions and Claytalities. A torrent of gruesome imagination more typical of the most twisted gore movies.
In this video I explore in depth the history of fighting games, in search of the most brutal fatalities outside the Mortal Kombat saga. Finish him!
In this video you will find:
• A game curation showcasing the most brutal fighting games that rivaled Mortal Kombat franchise
• Information related to each game such as release date, developer company, game genre and system it was released on.
• Official game box arts with a 3D presentation.
• Educative and/or critical comments on the importance of the video game and why you should play it
Intro and Outro Music
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00:13 Time Killers
00:36 Survival Arts
00:58 Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side
01:35 Ballz: The Director’s Cut
01:57 Killer Instinct
02:20 Way of the Warrior
02:59 Blood Warrior
03:19 Primal Rage
03:49 Tattoo Assassins
04:13 Cosmic Carnage
04:36 Xenophage: Alien BloodSport
05:22 Time Slaughter
05:48 Red Earth
06:09 War Gods
06:36 Mace The Dark Age
07:09 Bio F.R.E.A.K.S.
07:35 Thrill Kill
08:03 Wu-Tang Shaolin Style
08:33 Samurai Shodown V Special
⚠️ All gameplay recording, game curation and opinions included in this video, as well as editing is completely done by me
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