Searching for one old image that I post, with sub-zero and scorpion-like DJ's but... it's gone, and I saw this old discussion and just wanna add that when I saw the game for first time I was knowing that they got inspired for Sonya from Cynthia Rothrock. I'm 99% sure of that.
^Yeah, MK1 had that "Big Trouble in Little China" and "Enter the Dragon" feel to it.
Rayden and Shang Tsung= Big Trouble in..., Liu Kang = Enter the Dragon, Johnny Cage = Bloodsport,
Kano = Terminator, Sub Zero (name only) = Running Man, Sonya in alt. costume = Red Sonja (lol, probably not)
Anyway back on topic,
I think having Goros' legs a bit longer then on the stop motion puppet was a good call.
Even some images in the game have Goro with longer legs, like his statue in the Warrior Shrine:
They are slightly different other then just the legs, even tho' both images are cropped from
the pictures of correct aspect radio. Here's another picture of Goro stop animation puppet,
not sure if this one's been posted yet: