Kombat Kollektable Kountdown – Part 2 of 4

If you happened to pass a Mortal Kombat II arcade cabinet in the mid-1990s while it was in attract mode – no easy feat considering how popular the game was at the time – chances are that you caught a glimpse of this screen:

Before the Internet, this was how e-advertising worked.

Though they’ve become more prevalent in the last two decades or so, video game soundtracks were pretty rare back then, especially ones that didn’t originate from Japan (or Asia in general). The Mortal Kombat II: Music from the Arcade Game Soundtrack was one of a handful that I remember being released in that era with this distinction next to DK Jamz: The Original Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack, and, even then, both of them were only available via mail order.

While this title is long out of print, given the ubiquitous nature of digital music on the Internet, those who’re interested in finding it know that it’s only a quick Google search and (torrent) download away. What’s less common are pictures of the inserts and the CD itself, so I’ve decided to address that imbalance by posting some images here:

Incidentally, if you happen to own this CD, I strongly suggest that you take good care of and keep a close eye on it. I only recently learned from a good friend of mine that it’s somewhat rare and routinely commands somewhere between four to eight times its original purchase price on eBay…

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