Console: Super Nintendo
Creating a sequel to the first Mortal Kombat game was an obvious choice, given the massive success of the original. Some visual tweaks made it into the second game in the series, with options to toggle blood and other features — though you’ll have to be forgiving of the incredibly basic and downright awful menu screens. New additions included extra finishing moves, plus environments and hazards for taking down opponents in unique ways. This game helped define the signature finishes for which the series is now well-known. Any fan looking to explore the origins of the series should give this game a try.