From our first time mashing buttons on our SNES/Genesis, Mortal Kombat has affected all of our upbringings in different capacities. Here at Hush Comics, we definitely play Mortal Kombat, but whether or not we play it well is open to interpretation. Whether we’re still mashing buttons or counting the frames each move takes, we still love the game. I got together three other writers for Hush, all of varying skill level, to discuss which players are their favorite players and why. Here are our responses:
1.) Sonya Blade
It could have to do with the fact that Sonya was the only blonde in the game. I instantly connected with her. At 5 years old, I knew I had to play as the girl who was most like me. Plus she was a girl. But her move of snapping necks with her legs was the move that sealed the deal for me. She was my girl forever after that.
Remember when Mortal Kombat 3 came out? Well for that matter, do you remember 1995? Well I sure do! It was the year that I made my parents really mad by having the TV on too loud when I made Sindel scream so loud that people’s heads blew up. That was cool.
Whenever I needed a change from my number 1 and number 2 pick, Kitana was always my choice. In later games, I found her game play more difficult to control, but in MK2, I loved how easily she would throw her fans, and how big of an attack it really was.
Full disclaimer: I know that Mileena is bat-shit crazy. Which has been an evolved storyline. I just really liked her sais. And that she was pink. But yeah, she is pretty crazy, too, and when fighting someone like Sheeva, you need some crazy on your side.
She was pretty! And green! If I am not giving away here that I am the button-masher resident at Hush Comics, I don’t know what will. I could not tell you any special move that Jade does. I couldn’t even tell you if she has a weapon. I could tell you that I had a Jade doll that I carried with me everywhere. Until I was like 11. I was a special child.
Check the next page for Evan’s picks.