Back in 1994 it was a changing time for music, with video games it was branching away from the midi beat melody into something different. Some games were experimenting with music, from orchestral, to club music, and beyond. Mortal Kombat was on the scene, with the duo behind “Techno Syndrome” they created a full soundtrack celebrating the games characters. Which is a first, compared to the games competition.
Ten fully featured songs delivered a unique energy about the emerging hit in arcades. Plus the home release was close by, juggling with a rating system which would change things forever due to mature content. All things aside, the Mortal Kombat game soundtrack was an awesome concept, and was included with copies of the game, when it was released in stores.
Each character featured within the soundtrack had their theme song: energy, vibe, sound, and beat. It felt like a club mix featuring video game music, something that was still an experimental idea (note: Streets of Rage as an example, using a blend of club style tunes that delivered a hype filled run). Each theme also contains its own story, giving you an idea of who the character might be when you play the game, whether it be hero, heroine, or villain. This amazing treasure is a reminder for everyone that experienced Mortal Kombat Day, a moment in time that changed gaming forever.
Mortal Kombat: The Album was released in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The album was released on cassette tape, and CD, but sadly never on Vinyl. Also this awesome treasure can be found on various streaming services.
1) Johnny Cage (Prepare Yourself)
2) Kano (Use Your Might)
3) Sub-Zero (Chinese Ninja Warrior)
4) Liu Kang (Born in China)
5) Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)
6) Scorpion (Lost Soul Bent On Revenge)
7) Sonya (Go Go Go)
8) Rayden (Eternal Life)
9) Goro (The Outworld Prince)
10) Hypnotic House (Mortal Kombat)