Thread: Why Was Mortal Kombat Better Than Street Fighter?

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    • 11 years 1 month ago
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    Besides the obvious, "Fatalities", what are the other reasons we all switched over once MK 1 first came out ?
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    how about better graphics?
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    Not me I was still loyal to my street fighter though I played mortal kombat sometimes
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    I've always been a fan of both, but the reason why MK got the edge over SF was the overall play. SF may have had memorable moves like Ken/Ryu's fireball, Bison's psycho crusher, Sagat's tiger, and Vega's Cage moves; but MK had an answer for the moves like Scorpion's spear. I think the Fatalities put em over tho. In my opninion, w/o the fatality feature MK would've never been as big as it became to be. It was mainly timing too. At that time MK appealed to what every consumer wanted in a fighting game. Extreme Brutality. When MK came out..the fact that u actually saw someone bleed when getting hit..people stabbing each other ppl turning into animals was by the the coolest thing ever...after dat Sf jus got crazy wit numerous offsprings like the Alpha series, EX plus serious, and the X-men vs Street Fighter series. like it tried too hard to keep up wit MK den ppl got tired of it
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    I always thought mk sucked was and always be a street fighter fan
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    Street Fighter II was an overall better arcade game.

    Mortal Kombat franchise owned the home console with its deep roster, moves and finishing maneuvers.

    I personally live and die for SF, however MK had an edge for playability with MK3 and its variations.

    Still Capcom for life though.
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    The controversy. MK probably would not be as universally popular and as well known world wide if Soccer moms hadn't berated the game for violating their children of their innocence when they beat an in game character to a pulp.

    But other than that, I've always been a sucker for digitized graphics in a video game like the ones in clay fighter.
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    Quote by the_evolution
    I've always been a fan of both, but the reason why MK got the edge over SF was the overall play. SF may have had memorable moves like Ken/Ryu's fireball, Bison's psycho crusher, Sagat's tiger, and Vega's Cage moves; but MK had an answer for the moves like Scorpion's spear. I think the Fatalities put em over tho. In my opninion, w/o the fatality feature MK would've never been as big as it became to be. It was mainly timing too. At that time MK appealed to what every consumer wanted in a fighting game. Extreme Brutality. When MK came out..the fact that u actually saw someone bleed when getting hit..people stabbing each other ppl turning into animals was by the the coolest thing ever...after dat Sf jus got crazy wit numerous offsprings like the Alpha series, EX plus serious, and the X-men vs Street Fighter series. like it tried too hard to keep up wit MK den ppl got tired of it


    I agree with you on this.

    However,r what drew my attention at first was the digitalized realistic graphics on the characters, kinda felt like real life characters, instead of cartoonish characters we were already used to seeing with SF2.

    Imagine SF2 had fatalities, it would of not had the same impact MK had, due to the realistic look of the characters.

    Fatality is definitely a bonus, but the problem with SF2, was that they kept coming out with so many other games in a short amount of time.

    When I started to play Super SF2, SF Alpha had already been release.

    When I started playing alpha, EX was out, I mean come on!


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    • 11 years 1 month ago
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    SF2 had better game play. The characters on MK were stiff and the moves were limited. I liked SF2 over MK1 and I liked MK2 and Super SF2 about the same. MK II was a very quality game! I lost interest when Street Fighter Alfa and MK3 came out.
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    SF2 Was WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better!!!! Capcom is the master of the fighting game!
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    Mortal Kombat is more...manlier than Street Fighter.
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    Better story, graphics, people actually acknowledge its first game, better characters.
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    Not everyone could pull off the fatalities
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    The Mortal Kombat characters were better in my opinion.
    I use the entire cast in Mortal Kombat, but I only use Zangief in Street Fighter.
    Mortal Kombat also had a button assigned to blocking which was easier for me to use than the hold back to block method of Street Fighter. Although, when I was a kid I never used to block...
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    Quote by bat0h0lic
    Not everyone could pull off the fatalities


    true. I still dont know what they are. all i know is i knew more of the Street fighters' specials than with MK's
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    The gameplay of MK is so much better. When playing, you can feel the weight of the characters. SFII is like paper cut outs and they move too fast (no weight) and the moves suck. SF just feels cheaply made in comparrison. i still like SF though, just not as much as MK.
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    Beating your opponent in MK felt more satisfying.

    It took them how long to make a new SF game after redoing 2 like 6 times?
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    Mortal Kombat was only decent in the 90's until Mortal Kombat 4. Mortal Kombat II was the best arcade game version and Mortal Kombat Trilogy was the best console version.
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    Quote by SuperRainCheck
    The Mortal Kombat characters were better in my opinion.
    I use the entire cast in Mortal Kombat, but I only use Zangief in Street Fighter.
    Mortal Kombat also had a button assigned to blocking which was easier for me to use than the hold back to block method of Street Fighter. Although, when I was a kid I never used to block...


    I agree. I just recently learned how to do a hadouken in SF2 but I can throw a spear, teleport, throw fireballs, throw iceballs, do bicycle kicks, and crunch nuts in MK.
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    Quote by jango52577
    Mortal Kombat was only decent in the 90's until Mortal Kombat 4. Mortal Kombat II was the best arcade game version and Mortal Kombat Trilogy was the best console version.


    Agree
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