Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Game Time: Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (1996)

20 years ago, USA Network commissioned a pair of animated series based on a pair of video games. However, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm didn't last very long.

Mortal Kombat, produced in part by Phil Roman's Film Roman studio with USA, offered an alternative to the live-action feature film and the 3rd Mortal Kombat game. You'd think the popularity of the game would translate on the air, but like other gametic toons, it didn't, and was cancelled after 1 season.

Never saw the show, so there won't be a rating. Meantime, here's the series opener:


Goldstar said...

Basically, if you're idea of fun is watching a cartoon show based on a video game (which was so violent that it pretty much forced the Entertainment Software Rating Board ((ESRB)) into existence) that has zero blood and fatalities and is more reminiscent of the sub par live action movies that said game spawned, then you're in for a treat.

hobbyfan said...

In other words, it's a watered down version of the game. I suspect Street Fighter was the same.