There were eleven main Mortal combat games. Do you believe that? The 90's were a long time ago. Since then, the fighting game has become a bloody institution, with ninjas and colorful sorcerers and special forces agents crashing to rip the bowels of others in the crazy martial arts tournaments.
But in the last decade Mortal combat has gone from just a recognizable violent fighting game to a really good recognizable violent fighting game. And the just released Mortal Kombat 11 brings the home reboot trilogy with a story mode that spans throughout history and new ways to customize the characters to your liking with different skills and equipment to make accessible mechanics even more varied and in-depth.
However, expensive scenes and auxiliary secondary content (arguably exploitative) will not be worth anything if your fighting game does not have a solid list. Fortunately, Mortal Kombat 11 gives you a diverse cast of kombatants to free your thirst for blood. And let's take a look at each one of them. Today's Fighter: Scorpio.
Who are they?
You can argue who is the "main" character of Mortal combat is, but Scorpion is objectively the most popular character, the face of the franchise. And it's easy to see why. A vengeful fire ninja from hell just exudes cold. Although he has fought DC characters, his best analog is probably Marvel's anti-hero Wolverine. And also like Wolverine, Scorpion had a second life as a retired old man, Hanzo Hasashi, confronting his past anger (literally thanks to Mortal Kombat 11 doubles the time) and trying to rebuild the Shirai Ryu family he lost.
Scorpio and Sub-Zero in the original Mortal combat proved that there was much to gain by making the same ninja two different colors. His iconic "Get Over Here!" Comes from co-creator Ed Boon himself. Surprisingly, Scorpion has not yet received a spin-off game of his own. But he appeared in all major games, made some Midway arcade appearances as NBA Jamand was the first Mortal Kombat character to enter Injustice. Virtually every revelation for a new Mortal combat It starts by showing how Scorpion looks and plays now.
Yellow always seemed like a weird color to a ninja constantly vomiting Fire from Hell. But Ermac already got the red ninja outfit. So, my Scorpion features orange robes as well as spears and swords with details of more explicit flames. Most of the moves I've chosen also involve Scorpion being set afire somehow. Fireballs, flaming traits, Inferno teleportation, and improved spinning spear attacks are how I like to simply overwhelm my opponent.
How gross is fatality?
Scorpio ripping his mask to reveal a burning skull remains one of the most shocking Mortal combat fatalities. Probably will never be overcome, but stick to the team at least increasing the infernal violence. Scorpio removes the middle part of the body, leaving a spine covered with embers. He then cuts off his head, kicks and spears his mouth. I love that the two acts of carnage are basically unrelated.
Mortal Kombat 11 is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. For more, read our impressions on the backbone of the game as a whole, learn more about Mortal Kombat's story with the government, and check out our character guide for the much less violent fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.