How to recreate Mortal Kombat’s gross fight sounds

All it takes is slime and a plunger.


Imad Khan

Internet Culture

Published Mar 29, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 5:08 am CDT

Mortal Kombat is known for its brutally violent combat finishers, but how do they capture those gut-wrenching sounds?

Some slime and a plunger, apparently.

During a live broadcast earlier this week by Netherrealm Studios, we got a behind-the-scenes look at how the magic is made. The team doesn’t squish their hands in some animal guts to simulate intestines being pulled out. Thankfully, it’s much more tame.

If you ever had Nickelodeon slime as a kid, the best part was putting it in a cup and hearing the air escape. That’s because it would sound like farts. And farts are hilarious. Here’s hoping some fart sounds make it into Mortal Kombat X, set for release next month.

H/T Polygon | Photo via Mortal Kombat/Facebook

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*First Published: Mar 29, 2015, 10:30 am CDT