Mortal Kombat was produced by Midway Games in 1992. Midway Games released 53 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Other machines made by Midway Games during the time period Mortal Kombat was produced include Judge Dredd, Mortal Kombat II, NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Killer Instinct, Double Cheese, Super High Impact, Total Carnage, Atlantis, and Golf Champ. A player versus opponent fighting game with digitized character and background graphics. The game was quite controversial when it was released due to the amount of blood and gore it showed during competition. This title also started the infamous "Fatality" trend where the player could perform a special combination of joystick moves and button presses that would violently kill an opponent at the end of a match.