8-Bit Fatalaties! Bringing It Back Mortal Kombat Style!

Flickr user tastypaints.com had a crazy idea. That being what it would be like if 8-bit games were as violent and bloody as they are nowadays.  The game who pretty much started the gore all together being Mortal Kombat, was his inspiration. He captures the essence of tearing hearts out of opponent’s body sort of speak and makes innocent characters who would never dream of such a thing do the unthinkable! 

Characters like Mario, Jiggly Puff and Pac Man look like bloody thirsty , violent fiends! Pretty interesting concept. You can read some words from the artist himeself and see more grotesque pictures after the jump. Why? Because Perezstart is here to shock you that’s why.  It reminds me of those Pokemon after the battle art project of another post.

“Before Mortal Kombat, violence in video games was largely unheard of or ignored because of its extreme pixelized simplicity. But when Liu Kang and Sub Zero came along to finish off arcade goers the world changed and parents were in an uproar (not mine though).

Just because you didn’t see pac-man violently tearing into the ghosts with his jaws, or mario smashing in the brains of a goomba, thats what I knew was happening. I knew my goal was to kill these enemies, so Mortal Kombat wasn’t a big change for me. And so, I decided to show everyone just what I imagined was happening when these little blocky, pixelized abstractions did when they came into contact with eachother, but in a much more visceral, and gory way than could ever be shown with limited graphical systems.”

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Hello World, My name is Jennifer Safanova ! I am what you call a casual gamer but I have been playing video games since I was 4. My first console was Atari and I moved up to Snes and so on and so on. My 3 favorite games of all time have to be Super Mario World , Condemned and Halo 3! I am here to give a female perspective of the gaming, gadget and anime world. That being said I am a huge lover of Japanese culture and am a huge collector of anime, manga, figures, Japanese paintings, etc etc. I am also a gamer model and a huge comic book nerd! If you go to my link on myspace you can even see me cosplaying as Spiderwoman. I am happy go lucky, silly and have the heart of child. I am very friendly , have a great sense of humor and am very outgoing! So that is a little on me, I will try to keep you guys entertained as much as I possibly can and maybe open your eyes to some things you did not know of but happy you now do!

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