The Mortal Kombat logo is probably one of the most recognisable games: the silouetted dragon swirling around to resemble the Yin and Yang symbols is stunning in its simplicity.
If co-creator John Tobias had listened to his sister's misunderstanding, the dragon's original figure might be a seahorse (thanks, IGN).
Tobias discusses the now-iconic Mortal Kombat logo in a thread that he created earlier, 'Dragon Attack,' which was in line to become the game's official title before Tobias and Ed Boon settled on 'Mortal Kombat.'
Tobias reveals a short story about the design of the dragon itself. It's a recreation of a statue of a dragon on Midway's general manager, but tobias also used it as inspiration for the in-game tournament, sketching cabinet designs before incorporating them into the logo itself.
Following the incredible success of Mortal Kombat 11, which was released on Nintendo Switch back in 2019, it's a fascinating look into the creation of such an incredible logo and how quickly it was almost derailed by one comment!
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[source twitter.com, via ign.com]
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