The Mortal Kombat logo is arguably one of the most recognisable games: the silouetted dragon swirling around to resemble the Yin and Yang symbols is stunning in its pure simplicity.
If co-creator John Tobias had listened to his sister's mistake, the dragon's original figure might not be a seahorse (thanks, IGN).
Tobias replies in a thread that he created for the now-iconic Mortal Kombat logo, referring to the game's title 'Dragon Attack,' which was in contention to become the game's official title before Tobias and Ed Boon settled on 'Mortal Kombat.'
Tobias recounts a short story about when Mortal Kombat creator John Vogel noticed a dragon statue on the desk of Midway's general manager, Ken Fedesna. The statue was taken out for use in the game's backgrounds, but Tobias also used it as inspiration for the in-game tournament, sketching out cabinet designs before implementing them into the logo itself.
Following the incredible success of Mortal Kombat 11, which was released on Nintendo Switch back in 2019, this video illustrates how quickly an incredible logo was almost derailed by one single comment!
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[source twitter.com, via ign.com]
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