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  • Mortal Kombat as a whole has some pretty good tunes, but the Genesis port remixed almost all of the music to fit the Genesis' sound chip. And it did so damn fine, courtesy of expert Genesis composer Matt Furniss. To give an example, here's his take on the game's main menu theme. His themes are so beloved by fans that some consider his arrangements better than even Dan Forden's original versions.
  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has a dark, intense and atmospheric soundtrack that perfectly matched with the franchise's resurrection in the 2000s, courtesy of Dan Forden, Rich Carle and Vince Pontarelli.
    • "Lost Tomb" is one of the game's standout tracks, with a threatening techno beat and percussion mixed with creepy synth patterns.
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    • "Kuatan Palace" uses a slow-paced, incredibly eerie electronic track that evokes a truly evil vibe. Possibly one of the darkest tracks in the entire series.
    • "Shang Tsung's Palace/Nethership" works as a fitting theme for Shang Tsung, provoking his imposing and dangerous aura.
    • "Lava Shrine" has an energetic, old-school 90s rave theme that will remind fans of the movies.
  • Mortal Kombat: Deception continues the dark and threatening style of Deadly Alliance's sound, albeit without Dan Forden working on the music. That being said, the soundtrack still stands on its own while retaining the series' spirit.
    • "The character select music". A hip-hop beat mixed with industrial rock that fits the game well and gets you pumped for a fight.
    • "The Portal" sees an update to the original early 90s sound of Mortal Kombat 2 that lends to the stage's atmosphere.
  • Mortal Kombat X:
    • The main theme. Makes you want to hang around the menus for a while and prepare for the upcoming fight.
    • "The Destroyed City", one of the more popular themes on the soundtrack, and a good throwback to the style of music featured in the 3D fighting games.
  • Mortal Kombat 11:
    • The trailer for Geras' reveal uses a brutal instrumental version of "Decimator" by All Good Things.
    • The launch trailer has a pretty impressive remix of the classic "Mortal Kombat" theme.
    • The Tournament stage in the game itself uses a different, but no less kickass version of the "Techno Syndrome".
    • For the stage music themselves, a lot of fans particularly like the somber "Shang Tsung's Island Ruins" and the trap-meets-metal of "Black Dragon Fight Club".
    • Shao Kahn's trailer uses the balls-crushingly awesome "Soul Crusher" by Liquid Cinema.
    • "Rise" plays during the start of the credits. Listen closely, and you'll realize it's a remix of the song used in the debut trailer. Coming off Story Mode's ending, it truly does feel make you feel like you've witnessed the end of an era.
    • Spawn's trailer uses two songs; a pitched down version of "IX" and a spine-chilling instrumental of "Scattering the Ashes".