Ask AYCA – Was Street Fighter 2 or Mortal Kombat A Better Game?

Mortal Kombat

Today, we’ve decided to pit two classic arcade fighting games together, in order to determine which was the better game. In one corner we have Mortal Kombat. A game so shocking at the time of it’s release that an entire country banned it. In the other corner Street Fighter 2. Credited with saving the arcade industry from a long slump, it’s one of the best selling fighters at all time.

When it comes to Mortal Kombat, they get the first knock out with the use of fatalities. Watching your opponent literally get their heart ripped out is a way more satisfying finish. Street Fighter 2 on the other hand was easier to master and being able to play good at any game will make it more enjoyable. SF2 also had the advantage of one more button, so they could squeeze in a few combos. Mortal Kombat did have a dedicated block button which made it a bit easier to counter your opponents attacks. Because the MK combos were harder to pull off, it left the game more competitive because opponents couldn’t combo spam you to death. The artwork on Mortal Kombat was a lot more intense then what SF2 came out with, but in the end Street Fighter 2 ends up being more replayable and that alone is enough to win the contest. While both games are sure to leave you entertained, in a head to head match up, we have to call SF2 as the winner. Agree or disagree? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments below

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