I still remember the first time I played Mortal Kombat. I was at a pizza shop with my dad in New Hampshire waiting to pick up our order when I caught a glimpse of that glorious arcade cabinet resting in the back corner by the bathroom. I didn't know much about it other than that it was a fighting game like Street Fighter 2 and I was kind of familiar with the genre. Naturally I picked the blue ninja, (what kid wouldn't?) and the only thing I remember after that is getting my butt kicked by a woman in green spandex right before being uppercut into a pit full of spikes.
... My adolescent mind was finally opened to the joys of mature gaming.
Since that fateful night at the pizza shop, I've been addicted to the franchise, but enough gushing over the game. I prefer to flatter it with art! ... So I did. 5 times. More to come!