Friday, July 24, 2015

Mortal Kombat Imagined For The Atari 2600 Is So Rad

Here's a rather interesting question for your Friday: What would happen if old school Atari classic Pitfall had a lurid evening filled with debauchery with Mortal Kombat?

This lovechild:

Yes, that’s Scorpion up there. What? Yes, I’m sure it is. Just squint and you’ll see how the yellow-and-black bits evoke the garb of the gory fighting game franchise’s undead ninja. Mortal Kombat: Netherrealm Journey has been floating around a good long while but I only just stumbled on it last night via an internet rabbit hole wandering that wound up at the Library of Atari YouTube channel. The homebrew game appears to be the work of AtariAge forum member Facemeat, who describes it thusly:

It is a platformer somewhat akin to Pitfall, and it’s set in the Mortal Kombat universe. You play as Scorpion, who has been defeated in mortal kombat and banished to the Netherrealm. Your goal is to traverse its treacherous depths and find the portal that leads back to Earthrealm.

If you want to play Mortal Kombat: Netherrealm Journey, you’ll need the Stella Atari 2600 emulator. You can download the game here.

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