A Tribute to a Tribute – Mortal Kombat: The Album

While I’m sure that me yelling “MORTAL KOMBAT!” would be perfectly hilarious, I’ll leave it to the pros. Because that signature yell definitely factors into my love of this very particular game-inspired soundtrack, Mortal Kombat: The Album. A tribute post shared here on Virtual Bastion.


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of one of my favorite game-inspired soundtracks – Mortal Kombat: The Album. This techno romp through the mid-90s world of this now-classic fighting game isn’t for everyone, but it’s lovingly feisty and novel enough for me. My tribute to it here first appeared on Geek Force Network, March 28, 2014.

There are video game soundtracks – the background/theme music that is prevalent in most games – and then there are video game companion soundtracks. I don’t know that such albums exist in multitude, but they could be considered the equivalent of “inspired by” soundtracks, i.e. compilations of music related to but not used in a particular game, TV show, or movie. I have a little bit of game music on my iPod – it’s not something that I dabble in much – and I have exactly one video game…

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