In Mortal Kombat 1, a classic combat move known as the Brutality makes a return, offering a different way to achieve victory compared to the more flamboyant Fatality. While they may lack the theatricality of Fatalities, Brutalities can be just as lethal and satisfying. Each character in the game has a set of Brutalities to unlock, so let’s delve into this concept.
After an intense battle in Mortal Kombat 1, once you’ve fought tooth and nail to secure victory, the words “FINISH HIM” will illuminate the screen, signaling that it’s time to decide how you want to administer the final blow. Traditionally, a Fatality is the most recognized way to conclude a dispute, and it allows for some cheeky taunting as well. However, asserting dominance can also be achieved through a Brutality, which is a more straightforward and direct method.
Mortal Kombat 1 offers a multitude of Brutalities to master, so let’s provide a brief overview of how to execute them.
Executing an MK1 Brutality:
To perform the most common Brutality, known as “The Klassic,” in Mortal Kombat 1, you need to land an uppercut as the match-winning move. However, it’s crucial to hold down the uppercut button as you execute it. If you perform an uppercut without holding down the required button (e.g., Triangle on PlayStation), you will perform a regular uppercut without the distinctive Brutality animation and presentation.
It’s worth noting that if you attempt this at the end of a regular round, such as the first one, and it doesn’t conclude the match, it won’t trigger a Brutality. The uppercut must be the final move of the entire match to activate a Brutality.
Unlocking More Brutalities in MK1:
Players in Mortal Kombat 1 can unlock additional Brutalities by consistently using a specific character or Kameo and leveling them up. Each main roster character has a set of additional Brutalities beyond “The Klassic.” Therefore, if you have a favorite fighter, it’s advisable to stick with them and perform Fatalities and Brutalities to expedite the leveling-up process.
Troubleshooting Brutality Issues in Mortal Kombat 1:
If you’re encountering problems with executing Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 1, it’s likely due to not accessing the full set of instructions for the Brutality move. Many players struggle with this aspect of the game. On the “Finishers” screen within the Move List, Brutalities have specific prompts displayed that must be inputted correctly. However, there’s more to it than meets the eye.
To reveal the secret steps required for a Brutality, highlight the Brutality you want to perform and press your platform’s action button to switch to the “Advanced View” screen. This will unveil the additional steps necessary, usually found under the “Notes” section.