Game music of the day: Mortal Kombat The Album

GR's ongoing tribute to the beloved world of videogame music

Game: Mortal Kombat: The Album

Song: All of them

Composer: The Immortals

You got me: this isn't so much game music as it is music inspired by a game, but y'know what? It's so hilariously amazing/awful that every living thing should be required to listen to it at least thirty times.

Long ago, when dinosaurs still roamed arcades and the Seattle grunge look was beginning to spread across the US, Mortal Kombat stood toe to toe with Street Fighter in terms of popularity and financial bankability. However, the savvy marketers at Midway figured the one thing SF didn't have was a cheesy techno album about its fighters, so they contracted musicians most known for their work withLords of Acid(that album art is wayNSFW) to do just that. Each and every one is a musical wonder that begs for repeat listening. The lyrics, the beats, everything is a work of ridiculous art.


Above: Sub-Zero (Chinese Ninja Warrior) is undoubtedly the most well known


Above: Raiden's may be the silliest of them all. "He's tall, that's cause he flies, the superman with eternal life!"


Above: Kano is apparently "in danger, a fallen angel"


Above: Sonya Blade gives a first-person account of why she's so cool (answer: she's 26 and on her way)


Above: And then the Techno Syndrome song that actually saw radio play


Above: And the BEST - Scorpion is a lost soul bent on revenge. Seriously, listen to the whole thing

But why today? Why, if you listen toTalkRadaror follow us onTwitter, you may know it's my birthday, and I wanted to do something extremely specific that normally wouldn't qualify for a GMOTD. Plus, I actually bought this CD on my 15th birthday... which is now officially half my life ago. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to sweep up all the dust my rotting corpse is kicking up.


Song A by Vickers and Canon


Port of Adia by Darren Mitchell


Bumpin' beats from John Baker

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