Developer: Midway Games
Yeah, yeah, we know the original is a watershed moment in both fighting games and video game violence (and the film adaptation gave us the greatest theme song in the history of cinema). But what’s more important—the objections of herbs like Herb Kohl and Joe Lieberman, or actual gameplay? We give the advantage to MK2 over the original because of its expanded list of playable characters (five more than the original) which gave us that many more gruesome fatalities. Flawless victory. Toasty!