A popular one-on-one fighting game developed in the USA first released on the arcade in the early 90's. One of the first games that featured digitized graphics and actors (now extinct form of graphics). Mortal Kombat was developed by Ed Boon and his partner John Tobias (later joined Ed). This game also featured excessive amounts of blood, gore, and violence. That scored serious controversy. When the game was going to be released on the home consoles, matters got worse. Feminists and liberals began to fight the game actively. Feminists blamed the game for violence towards women and liberals blamed the game for excessive violence being shown to children. A group called the Entertainment Software Ratings Board was then developed because of the violence. The founder, democrat senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut. Mortal Kombat was so popular, many sequels and spin offs were made. Distinctive characters include; Liu Kang (a shaolin monk with black hair who looks like Bruce Lee and practices martial arts), Sonya Blade (a military woman), Kano (a bald criminal with a cybernetic eye. He throws knives), Raiden (sometimes spelled Rayden, a thunder god), Johnny Cage (an actor who kicks and shoots green energy spheres from his arms), Scorpion (a yellow ninja who breathes fire and fires a spear from his hand), Sub-Zero (a blue warrior, who belongs to the Lin-Kuei with the ability to freeze his opponents), Shang-Tsung (a sorceror with the ability to morph into other characters), Goro (a four armed monster) and Reptile (a hidden Green warrior, one can fight him at the bottom of the pit. He mimics the moves of Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Later in the series, he gained his own moves), just to name a few.
(Scorpion impales Liu Kang with spear)
Scorpion: GET OVER HERE!!!
(Upper cuts Liu Kang)
Liu Kang: WAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
(Liu Kang flying kicks Scorpion, launching Scorpion backwards)
by rbxfromdashow August 24, 2004
Badass fighting video game with so much blood and guts it was almost banned from North America.
Joe Lieberman wanted to BAN Mortal Kombat.
by FoolishCat December 22, 2004
Mortal Kombat is a tournament held once a generation in order to protect the realm of earth from merging with Outworld, the reason for the Mortal Kombat tournament is because the Elder Gods wanted to give the Earthrealm warriors a chance to defend their realm. Elite fighters from Earth, Outworld, the Netherealm, and the realm of Edenia take part in this tournament. The first ever Mortal Kombat winner was Kung Lao. Today the champion of Mortal Kombat is Liu Kang, but he has been recently been killed by the Deadly Alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. With Liu Kang dead and the Deception of Mortal Kombat coming soon, led by the Dragon King, who will save Earth from a full scaled assault from the Dragon King and his resurected army? Stay tuned Come Deception, October 2004.
Goro defeated Kung Lao in the Mortal Kombat tournament 11 generations ago to end Kung Lao's reign as Mortal Kombat Champion.
by SubScorpTile August 7, 2004
The best fighting game ever. Famous for it's blood, gore, and fatalities. The game that caused the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).
Mortal Kombat is an awesome fighting game.
by DarkBladeWolf September 25, 2006
When you take a shit that is so devastating and foul that right before you flush you hear Shang Tsung say "Finish him!"
After eating those ghost pepper wings, I had Mortal Kombat in the shitter at work.
by deathfordough May 23, 2016
Mortal, meaning can die, and Kombat, meaning -well- to fight.
Shao Kahn, Shang Stung, GOro, Kintaro, Quan Shi, to name a few well know 'bad guys' in an epic game that has given birth to a whole new genre of computer gaming! Without it i would curl up into a little ball and weep...
Example? You want an EXAMPLE??!! You can's HANDLE and example!!!!
by TheUltimateFreakMobile January 12, 2005
The best fighting game, has Sub-Zero (my favorite), Scorpion, Liu Kang, Goro, Shao Kahn, and other fighters. Recommended!

Ha, liberists and feminist failed.
SFII: Yeah, I da best game eva.

UPS Guy: Package for arcade store?

PPL: NEW FRIGGN GAME!

Mortal Kombat 1: Sup mofos.

PPL: OMG FATALITYS!

SFII: Guys? come back!

(And so the SFII arcade was forgotten (or at least, not played), and MK1 is dominating the arcades.)
by dekabreak April 20, 2007