When retro gamers give their take on what the best Mortal Kombat game of the 90’s was opinions normally vary. But as far as gameplay & graphics are concerned many would argue in favor of MK II. While the original Mortal Kombat game from ’92 was where it all started MK II more memorable because we saw the return of characters such as Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion along with seeing the debut of Kitana, Milenna, Kung Lao and Jax. We also got to witness the debut of Shao Kahn who is considered to be one of the greatest boss characters in fighting games in general.
While Mortal Kombat III had fast paced gameplay in relation to its combo system Mortal Kombat 4 which came out in ’97 was the first ever 3D title within the series and is often overlooked by many people in general. During the 90’s decade the peak of the Mortal Kombat series in relation to popularity was between ’93-’95. While Mortal Kombat II May have peaked to MK III & IV in relation to gameplay it was quite possibly the most popular entry in the series in general.