Mortal Kombat Soundtracks
Mortal Kombat is the classic fighting game that spawned the requirement of a legally-enforced BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) age certification of video gaming in the UK during the early 1990’s, and is a rarity among the games that were built on violence in that it is genuinely good fun. Europe developed the ELSPA system which also became used in the UK (Under EU Regulations). ELSPA was pretty useless, giving a 3+ rating to games such as Sega Touring Car Championship on the Sega Saturn – a game where one of the first songs opens up with a guy shouting the F-word! ELSPA was later replaced by a more informed certification body.
The music was by Dan Forden, the musician of the entire series up to the present day. The flavour of the original Mortal Kombat was more in line with old martial arts movies, taking inspiration from Asian instrumentation. Mortal Kombat stands as one of the best soundtracks in the entire series thanks to the game sticking close to mythos rather than the eventual fantasy sci-fi roots sown in Mortal Kombat II.
|Mega Drive / Genesis
|Super NES / Famicom
|Musician: Matt Furniss, Shaun Hollingworth
|Musician: David Ross, Steve Aguirre
|Musician: Allister Brimble
|Mega Drive Forum