RE: Understanding the tier list in Mortal Kombat (1992)

I've noticed some characters are stronger than others in Mortal Kombat (1992). Is there a tier list I can refer to when choosing my character?

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A tier list is a ranking of characters in a video game like Mortal Kombat based on their potential to win against other characters when used by a skilled player. As you observed, some characters are indeed stronger than others. However, it is crucial to note that these tier lists are subjective and can vary based on different viewpoints from the community. The effectiveness of a character can greatly depend on the player's skill level, strategy, and understanding of the game mechanics. As for Mortal Kombat (1992), there's no definitive tier list due to the simple mechanics of the game. It was the first in the series, and less complex compared to the later games. That said, a generally-accepted view of the character strengths would roughly look something like this: - Top Tier: Sonya, Scorpion - Mid Tier: Raiden, Liu Kang, Sub Zero - Lower Tier: Johnny Cage, Kano, Goro, Shang Tsung Top-tier characters generally have a better combination of speed, reach, special moves, and damage. Sonya, for instance, has a very fast projectile and her leg grab move is hard to avoid and does substantial damage. Scorpion's spear move allows for easy damage and he has a nice teleport attack. This doesn't mean low-tier characters are unplayable, far from it. A skilled player can still compete with any character, knowing their strengths and weaknesses well. Remember, it's not all about what's best on the tier list. Understanding and mastering a character's moveset along with developing your strategy is what's more important. A good understanding of the game's mechanics, such as knowing when to block, when to attack, and how to effectively use your character’s special moves, can get you much further than simply choosing a top-tier character.
Answered on September 19, 2023.
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