The RetroBeat: Midway’s jammin’ rise and mortal fall
That was thanks in large part to huge hits like NBA Jam and Mortal Kombat, both of which came from Midway. “Ed Boon [Mortal Kombat’s other co-creator], in fact, did a football game before Mortal Kombat called High Impact,” said Turmell. That’s one of the reasons why the digitization process we developed was so good.”Of course, Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam used 2D sprites. The economics changed.”It’s also possible, if you can believe it, that Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam were just too successful. Warner Bros. would buy most of the company’s assets, and it has kept Mortal Kombat thriving to this day.