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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

A spinoff of the main Mortal Kombat fighting games series, Shaolin Monks is a reimagining of the events of Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II told through eyes of Liu Kang and Kung Lao, who are members of the martial art order. The kombat has a nice touch and shows that MK can succeed outside of the realm of pure fighting game. Though there are story changes that kombat purists may not like, they aren’t considered canon. It’s a nice beat ’em up in one of the oldest contenders to the fighting game crown.

samurai shodown 2

Providing an excellent follow up to the acclaimed samurai fighting game from SNK, Samurai Shodown 2 is a must-have fighter in any collection. It was never released in a home format except for the Neo Geo system, but it has appeared in several collections — most notably, the Samurai Shodown Collection for PlayStation 2. Colorful graphics, a unique system, fantastic music and a legitimate story continuation from its predecessor makes this one of the best sequels ever created.

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Providing an excellent follow up to the acclaimed samurai fighting game from SNK, Samurai Shodown 2 is a must-have fighter in any collection. It was never released in a home format except for the Neo Geo system, but it has appeared in several collections — most notably, the Samurai Shodown Collection for PlayStation 2. Colorful graphics, a unique system, fantastic music and a legitimate story continuation from its predecessor makes this one of the best sequels ever created.