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    Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    So we all know that Classic Sub-Zero's Fatality is censored. I have some questions:

    1. Why did they do that back in 1995? Was it more brutal than the other fatalities?
    2. Why did they do that in the new arcade kollection? nowadays people saw everything
    3. Does an uncensored version excist? Maybe somebody could make the "Spin Rip Fatality" by himself and show us how it would look like? That would be bad ass!

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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    Quote Originally Posted by white_ninja View Post
    So we all know that Classic Sub-Zero's Fatality is censored. I have some questions:

    1. Why did they do that back in 1995? Was it more brutal than the other fatalities?
    2. Why did they do that in the new arcade kollection? nowadays people saw everything
    3. Does an uncensored version excist? Maybe somebody could make the "Spin Rip Fatality" by himself and show us how it would look like? That would be bad ass!

    Midway censored the fatality in UMK3 as a way of mocking the ESRB, which was created shortly after Sub-Zero's MK1 fatality.
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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    1. According to MK Wiki they did it parodying the controversy that first surrounded the Fatality.
    2. Because MK:AK contains classic arcade ROMs which they didn't want to change.
    3. Haven't seen one.

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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    Quote Originally Posted by Noob+Saibot View Post
    1. According to MK Wiki they did it parodying the controversy that first surrounded the Fatality.
    2. Because MK:AK contains classic arcade ROMs which they didn't want to change.
    3. Haven't seen one.
    I hope thats the case, i was so dissapointed i actually took my copy of MK trilogy at the time back thinking i had bough a special censored copy. My personal take on why it was censored was that it would appear(judging by other fatalities on UMK3 and Trilogy) was that it caused to many problems with character models and images they had or they were too lazy to draw a spine on paint.

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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    I think they also did because they were lazy. They didn't have the necessary sprites to pull it off, so they put forth a half-hearted effort.
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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Deimos View Post
    I think they also did because they were lazy. They didn't have the necessary sprites to pull it off, so they put forth a half-hearted effort.
    Yeah, that. In fact, I've seen an interview with Ed where states that almost to a T. He even admitted that it was a pretty lame move on their part.

    I can't say I've really heard of the "ESRB mocking" thing. That kind of sounds like BS to me, to be honest, unless that's the just the official reason they decided on after seeing how lazy it looked.

    I know there was a member here several years back that had created an animated gif of an "uncensored" version of the fatality for his sig. No clue where you could find it, though.

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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    It was obviously done to avoid making the required sprites for it. It was one of the last Fatalities added to the game and they were ready to finish the game. I don't really consider it lazy so much as efficient. The game's popularity had waned, so they needed to move on.
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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    That's what i think too .

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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    Quote Originally Posted by DCR View Post
    I know there was a member here several years back that had created an animated gif of an "uncensored" version of the fatality for his sig. No clue where you could find it, though.
    There is an animated gif of the "uncensored" version of Classic Sub-Zero's UMK3 Fatality posted in the animations section of the Kombat Pavilion.

    http://tabmok99.mortalkombatonline.com/miracle.html

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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    ive seen it on mortal kombat trilogy when i was a little kid but when i tried it recently on the disk i had done it on so many years ago, it was too scratched to work(TRIED EVERYTHING AND DIDNT GIVE UP EASY). it is actually one of the most dissapointing things in video games for me personally, i think about it often and hate the thought of mortal kombat trilogy because i love bi-han the most and they raped him of THEE best fatality. ive done soooo much research on it, bought many different versions of the game, only seen ONE person reference mkt klassic sub zero spine rip is possible, and want to see again so bad. not trippin either my bro was there with me to witness the MORTAL KOMBAT TRILOGY SPINE RIP, it was mk3 sprites getting spined ripped we saw it. and i still long to see it and finally it was brought up on TRMK!!!

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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    As a completely random note, when UMK3 was released on Genesis (only game I ever bought on release day) my older brother told me this Fatality was censored because of an "explicit cannibalism scene". As a naive 11 y.o. who shouldn't even be playing UMK3, I believed that for longer than anyone would recommend me admitting.
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    Re: Classic Sub-Zero Fatality

    Just found this on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyFN54fWtqA

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