Is mortal kombat the only fighter that does this?


#1

I was just playing mortal kombat and noticed that the fighters actually hit each other. Whereas most fighters they have some little flash or effect when the hit lands. I always thought it was so the hits wouldn’t look weird not hitting completely but in Mortal Kombat 9 I’ve noticed that they don’t have a flash or anything, just blood but it’s not blurring the hit.

Any other fighters that do this, don’t show an effect when there is a hit.


#2

I don’t think Virtua Fighter has hitsparks either.


#3

I want to say Killer Instinct, but I just watched a video of the arcade version’s combos, and it had a tiny, microscopic hitspark, so I don’t think it counts.


#4

DoA doesnt have any either


#5

VF doesn’t have hit sparks, per say, but for counterhits or side hits, there’s a subtle glow of color (yellow or blue) where the hit occurs. Final Showdown has the “sweat hit effect” for counter hits now.


#6

Hitsparks are important for confirmation of hits. MK9, of course, lacks this element of design.