The original arcade release of Mortal Kombat is fondly remembered by many fans, but a noteable section of its global success can also be attributed to home ports. Digital Foundry has gone in-depth with sixteen versions of the 1992 klassic to examine their quirks and differences. Watch:

The almost hour long documentary is a nostalgic look back at the original entry in the series, and its sometimes bumpy transition to the market's many home platforms. Much of the story will be familiar to fans, but Digital Foundry's exhaustive dedication to demonstrating and comparing the technical specifications of each version sets this apart from most retrospectives. Everything from sprites, gameplay, and music are vividly dissected across Sega, Nintendo, PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and even pirated platforms!

Digital Foundry also shared a nice photograph (via Twitter) of the Mortal Monday wine released to commemorate the 1993 home release. The wine makes a brief appearance during the video and is one of the rare PR curiosities from the period.

Interest in the original Mortal Kombat was recently piqued with news of Warner Bros UK submitting Mortal Kombat Kollection Online fpr rating by PEGI. Rather than a straight re-release of the original game as in Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection, the unconfirmed title is speculated to be the once-cancelled high definition remake that would've created sprites from newly photographed actors.

Surprised by soemthing you saw in the video? Which klassic version of Mortal Kombat do you consider the best? Share your favourite tidbits in the comments below and steep yourself in nostalgia in the 2D Kombat Klassics forum!