Professional Mortal Kombat participant Jarrad Gooden, or NinjaKilla212, demonstrated how absurd Mortal Kombat 1 combos can get by throwing demon warrior Baraka for almost a full minute. Although the sport was solely simply globally launched on September 19, Gooden represents a dedicated variety of gamers already looking for the most extreme ways to play. On this case, Gooden was profitable, and the clip he posted to Twitter on September 27 freaked everybody else out.
“Your opponent hits you with this in a event,” he wrote, “what you doing?”
“Dude 89 hits,” says one widespread reply, “I’m def quitting and smacking him with the controller.”
“That is really busted,” says one other. “Not due to injury. However due to how lengthy the combo is. The spherical is gonna be over by the point I contact the bottom.”
Preventing video games like MK have all the time allowed for torturously lengthy, or even infinite combos, however Gooden’s submit is a stunningly spooky reminder of what you’ll be able to really do in them.
Gooden makes use of depraved sorcerer Shang Tsung, who alternates between his older and youthful selves, to his fullest capability, pulling blazing Floor Skulls up from stone and launching them at Baraka’s folded physique. Repeatedly, Baraka flops into the air, groaning at the juggling loop he’s caught in. To maintain it going, Gooden makes use of Scorpion as a Kameo assistant (further fighters you’ll be able to select in character choose) just a few instances, letting the murderer breathe flames onto Baraka. This transfer launches the warrior increased and better into the air, extending the time Gooden is ready to preserve knocking him again with the identical upward-movement assault.
It seems spectacular, and it’s just a little embarrassing for Baraka. But when you end up on the receiving finish of such a combo, strive to not despair. As evidenced within the clip, MK1’s damage scaling prevents Gooden from delivering match-ending ache—when he lastly provides up on his Floor Skulls, Baraka is down solely 45 p.c well being—and, if Baraka had used MK1’s Combo Breaker ability, he may have prevented the majority of the injury anyway. That’s the necessary a part of a clip like Gooden’s, it reveals you what’s attainable.
MK1 received’t “reinvent the blood-soaked wheel,” Kotaku staffer Zack Zweizen writes in his evaluation, however followers and collection newcomers both agree that it reliably gives gore and an a minimum of satisfactory storyline. You possibly can at present play it on PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, Nintendo Change, and PC.