The best part of Mortal Kombat has always been the game's gore-filled finishing moves. (At least think WE think so, but then, we've always been known for being bloody-minded.) Newly discovered audition tapes, however, reveal a few brawlers who almost got their hands dirty but didn't make the cut.
And before you call us out for having been punked ... yeah, we know these other gaming characters like Pac-Man, Mario and Link never REALLY auditioned for Mortal Kombat—but the hilarious clip below sure makes us wish they had!
(via The Awesomer)