'Mortal Kombat' Succeeded Beyond Its Creators' Dreams, Just as They Planned

I was lucky enough to grow up down the street from an arcade in the Chicago suburbs where they would test new and unreleased arcade machines of new Mortal Kombat games. The line to play an unfinished Mortal Kombat III, I distinctly recall, wrapped well outside the arcade itself. While in line, people would trade observations about what was hidden in the game, and even slap post-it notes on the machine, as people discovered new secrets.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7egpd/mortal-kombat-succeeded-beyond-its-creators-dreams-just-as-they-planned