Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm – Animated Series Review

Thanks to Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat had been born. At the time it was created, no game had so much violence, blood and fatalities. Mortal Kombat was a pioneer of that kind of fighting. Of course, blood and gore raised a question of morality for parents all around the world. That’s probably the reason why kids wanted to play it even more. With a huge popularity came inspiration for all other art forms (movies, music, cartoons etc.). One of the cartoons inspired with the game is Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm. Here is a review of the animated series.





  • Voiced by Clancy Brown

Raiden is the god of thunder and Liu King’s mentor and father figure. He is the leader of the team. As the smartest one, he often gives advice to others.


Liu Kang

  • Voiced by Brian Tochi

This shaolin monk is truly a hero. His mission is to defend Earthrealm by fighting in Mortal Kombat tournament. He looks up to Raiden and has feelings for Kitana.


Sub – zero

Luke Perry


  • Voiced by Luke Perry

Although he looks cold and stoic, Sub – zero is very likable. His designed is based on Mortal Kombat 3.


Sonya Blade

  • Voiced by Olivia d’Abo

Sonya Blade is capable and tough fighter. She’s actually not that bad but you’ll have a hard time trying to like her. She is just not very likable. She is impatient, obnoxious and overzealous most of the time. But she is part of the group of the good guys so we shouldn’t think badly of her.


Shao Khan

  • Voiced by John Vernon

Except for the final episode, we don’t see much of Shao Khan in the show. We know he is on the bad side; actually he is the ruler of villains.


Other important and interesting characters are:


Kitana (voiced by Cree Summer)

Syker (voiced by Ron Pearlman)

Night – wolf (voiced by Tod Thawley

Jax (voiced by Dorian Harewood)


The story begins when Shao Khan and his villains win Mortal Kombat tournament. Their next step is to try conquering Earthrealm. The only obstacles on their way are Liu King, Raiden and the group. So, they fight. Raiden, Liu Kang, Kitana, Sonya Blade, Jax and Sub – Zero need to find a way do defend Earthrealm from invaders who entered through portals from other dimensions.



Animation is not good but not bad either. There is some improvement with the last episode. They added a little of anime touch. They should have paid more attention on characters moving and fighting. It tends to be a little slow and stiff.


This show wasn’t a great success. There is no many who liked it. Even the creators of Mortal Kombat didn’t have nice words to say about the cartoon. It had some potentional, but just that and nothing more. It is a cartoon and kids are supposed to watch and love it. Because of that, it wasn’t allowed to contain brutal violence, blood and gore. It’s needless to say that without it just isn’t Mortal Kombat.


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Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection – Game Review

Game Info


Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment


NetherRealm Studios


Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment


Thursday, February 2, 2012


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish


Digital PC Download


The Klassic Kollection is a package of three Mortal Kombat arcade games (Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3). It’s a delightful combination of legendary games. All the games are the complete versions of their original. It will bring you back to Mortal Kombat’s beginnings. You’ll rediscover your favorite characters, fight in Mortal Kombat tournament and relive some of the game’s best moments. It will also help you relive some of your own nostalgic memories from youth. This package is mostly intended for true Mortal Kombat fans. Especially for those who adored the games in the ‘90s. If you are new to Mortal Kombat, this is a great thing for you. You’ll learn something about game’s history. But be aware these are the arcade versions of the games. That entails some pretty interesting and strange experience for those who have never tried it before. Expect shouting and yelling while playing. That’s a part of the game.


Mortal Kombat is one of the most enjoyable multiplayer games. Adding a friend to play with you will increase the fun immediately.

You’ll get the best feeling by playing the game online. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go very smoothly all the time. There are problems with a serious lag. From time to time, it made playing the game nearly impossible. It’s a shame. They should work on it. It would make the game much better.

Final Words

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection offers you a fun and nostalgic trip to past. All the planning, strategies and fights will bring you joy like not many games out there. There may be better fighting games nowadays and even better Mortal Kombat games but this Kollection is somehow special. These three games are the very first. They are the pioneers of fighting games. It deserves some respect. It’s a great thing they made such a package. I’m very pleased and I’m sure many other Mortal Kombat fans are also glad.

If you’ve never played Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, don’t expect much. You’ll probably be surprised what all the fuss was about. Well, it’s hard to understand if you didn’t spend your entire childhood in the arcades. All of us who did, have a special connection to Mortal Kombat beginnings and this package is a treat for us.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista (32/64 bit)
  • Processor: 2.0+ GHZ Single Core Processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB Free Space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 6200+ or ATI Radeon 9600+ Video Card, Shader Model 3.0 compatible, Supporting – 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • GFWL: Requires Games for Windows Live to play.

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista (32/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
  • Processor:3.0 GHZ Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB Free Space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 7900 GS or Equivalent
  • DirectX®: 9.0c


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