Mortal Kombat Creator Showcases the Conception of Scorpion’s “Get Over Here!” for Anniversary

by in Fighting Game News | Oct, 13th 2021

Next year is going to mark the 30th anniversary of Mortal Kombat. The original game took the arcades by storm as the fighting title put players on edge with its high octane violence and gruesome fatalities. Of course, they’re tamer compared to the Mortal Kombat players know about today, but for the time, the series was known for being one of the more hardcore titles for fans.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the series, Ed Boon, the co-creator of Mortal Kombat, showed some of the behind-the-scenes footage for the game showing developers animating the moves for Scorpion in the title.

A Flash of Inspiration

Mortal Kombat was one of the few arcade titles that had the characters be portrayed by real people. The animations for the game were then filmed by the developers and then digitized into sprites for the player to see when they played the game. This was one of the groundbreaking aspects of the fighting game, aside from its violence. However, inspiration can truly strike anywhere, and that’s exactly what happened to Boon mid-development.

In a 9 tweet long thread from Boon, he mentions that in the footage uploaded, viewers can see Boon come up with the most iconic move in the series on a total whim.


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