The Kombat Pavilion

April 20, 2017
Character Analysis of the Baddies: Baraka and Reptile

Sorry I got behind on the updates. I posted this Baraka video on YouTube a while back but neglected to update the Pavilion with it. Well, here it is in all of its glory:

Now, after that, check out this newer one, about the many kontradictions of Reptile:

So enjoy these videos and just know I'm always working on more. Well, at least, I've got ideas for more.

January 4, 2017
My Niece and Nephew Share Some MK Catchphrases

Holidays is for family, and this year, I spent the season with my niece and nephew. See the kinds of things they've learned (about Mortal Kombat obviously) in the videos below:

Talk about kuteness overload! See you next udpate, loyal Pavilion fans!

October 16, 2016
Johnny Cage Tattoo T-Shirt Giveaway

You know how, in the last two Mortal Kombat games, Johnny Cage has a tattoo of his own name on his chest?

Well, at some point I realized that would make a great idea for a t-shirt:

So, I am going to give one away to one lucky winner. To enter the giveaway, just watch this video and follow the rules enumerated within:

This contest is open to any and all residents of Earthrealm. Good luck!

September 30, 2016
The Shujinko Game News

Hello all,

Lots of big news concerning the Shujinko Game. First, YouTube user Lawrence237 has created a Let’s Play going through the entire game:

Let's Play The Shujinko Game

Second, I released a video, showing where to get every Krypt key in the game:

The Shujinko Game - All Krypt Keys

Third, and finally, MK Online user SSMFD translated the entire game into Spanish. That’s right, now the Spanish-speaking community can enjoy El Juego de Shujinko!

So download The Shujinko Game spanish translation here.

See you next update!

August 29, 2016
More Lore Videos

I've put together a couple more videos about the Mortal Kombat lore. Mortal Kombat has a rich backstory (more than most fighting games) and there are a lot of questions that come up from time to time. The first is about Liu Kang and Kung Lao, and the possibility that they could be brothers/cousins/relatives (or not):

Read the transcript here.

The second one is about the history of Jax's metal arms:

Until next time!

August 1, 2016
Johnny Cage's Death(s)

Johnny Cage has been killed perhaps more than any other character in the history of the Mortal Kombat franchise. The remarkably resilient actor has shown that death doesn't have to be the end - just think of it as a new beginning. The following video explores all of Johnny Cage's deaths, including not only games but also the expanded Mortal Kombat universe (movies, webseries, and of course, The Live Tour).

Read the transcript here. Enjoy, Johnny Cage fans! See you next update.

June 2, 2016
Bruce Lee/The Dragon Review

Something a little different today: an unlicensed Famicom game aimed primarily at the Middle Eastern market: The Dragon (a.k.a. Bruce Lee). By Ramar International (a.k.a. Rinco) and Tony Tech. A little unusual in that it features an Arabic language option, as presumably its target market was Middle Eastern.

This game uses Liu Kang sprites to represent Bruce Lee. It also uses other MK characters and renames them to fit the game's "story" (if it can be called that): Scorpion (Suzuki/ninja), Johnny Cage (Ram/King Fighter), Kano (Mr. Tat/Chevalier of the East), Sonya (Alice Yang/Pussycat), and Raiden (Fatek/Iron Mask Man).

More reviews to follow.

May 18, 2016
Hummer Team's Ture MK3 Review

Today I'm posting my review of the Hummer Team's release of Mortal Kombat 3 on the 8-bit Famicom/NES. There are several variations of this game, so it's alternatively known as Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat 4, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 4. Full credit goes to the individuals who worked on the game (Juing Long, Alex Yev, and Huei Fan) as well as the companies that had a hand in developing and distributing it (Hummer Team, NT/KaSheng, ABAB Soft, Inc., and Gold Leopard).

More reviews to follow!

April 6, 2016
Mortal Kombat Mythologies Gold 2000 (SNES) Review

Here's a review of the ultra-rare pirated SNES port of Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, and the full title's a doozy: Mortal Kombat Mythologies Gold 2000. I've been trying to get ahold of this game for years, and have finally managed to do so. Since the game is so difficult to get ahold of, this review is very detailed and explains what it's all about:

When it comes to pirate games of the Mortal Kombat series, it doesn't get much more obscure than this! Enjoy, and see you at the next update.

February 29, 2016
Mortal Combat 5/Mortal Kombat Mythologies Review

Here's yet another review from me, time it's of the infamous pirate cart of Mortal Kombat Mythologies, often referred to as Mortal Combat 5, for the 16-bit Sega Genesis/Mega Drive:

See you next time.

January 20, 2016
Dragon Fighter Review

Happy New Year! I'm back, after three years' absence. Here's something a little different from me - a review of a pirate Mortal Kombat game released for the 8-bit Famicom/NES system. Technically not just a Mortal Kombat game, but a crossover as it also includes characters from Street Fighter, Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury, and DC comics. It can be seen here:

Until next time, Pavilion fans! (Whenever that may be.)

December 25, 2012
New Screensaver

Merry Christmas, everyone! And just in time for the holidays, here's an excellent winter-themed screensaver:

Hopefully, at some point down the road I'll be able to go back to regular updates. Not any time in the immediate future, but it would be nice to go back to posting comics and animations and stuff.

In the mean time, if any MK fans have any web experience and would like to provide some extra assistance, help would be welcomed. The Kombat Pavilion has pretty much been a one-man show for the last 15 years, so a helping hand might be nice and ensure more frequent updates. :)

Thanks go to DraftMazda for making today's update possible (and by that I mean, actually creating the screensaver).

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