Fighting games have been around as long as there have been video game consoles. Most of these games I found mindless and devoid of much fun, as they tended to be simple “hit-’em ’till they drop” exercises. Then along came Mortal Kombat, and the genre became much more interesting. Mortal Kombat’s appeal speaks for itself, as long after its initial Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Game Gear, and GameBoy releases, the franchise keeps marching on. For fun, here’s a full-page full-color advertisement found on the back of an early 1990s comic book. They weren’t lying when they called it the “Fighting Game of the Century.” Enjoy!