Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Talks Mortal Kombat 20 Years Ago
John Tobias, co-creator of Mortal Kombat, has shared his experience with Mortal Kombat 20 years ago today. John Tobias and Ed Boon (also co-creator) were testing their prototype of the original Mortal Kombat arcade game.
The following is my recollection of a Sunday night, 20 years ago todayâ€¦
It was June 14th 1992 and the Chicago Bulls had just won their second NBA championship against the Portland Trail Blazers. I was at home, watching the game with my dad in the brick and mortar two-flat I grew up in on Chicagoâ€™s Near West Side. We lived just far south enough to be Sox fans, but close enough to whatâ€™s considered the cityâ€™s North side to intermingle with devotees of our blue-capped loveable-losing rivals, and several blocks away from the Madhouse on Madison aka the Chicago Stadium - home of the Bulls. Unfortunately for me, the Bulls had won game 6 at home, which meant there would be a horde of traffic around Chicago Stadium. This was a problem because I needed to skirt past the stadium on my way to an arcade on the cityâ€™s far north side for the very first weekend test collection of Mortal Kombatâ€¦ and I had to get there before the anticipated celebratory rioting started.
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