Mortal Kombat 1 is out for those willing to shill out some serious cash for the premium or kollectors edition, and already fans are having a blast picking through the game on the lookout for cool references to past games.
What they may not have expected is an especially rad send up to one of Quentin Tarintino’s finest films. Highlighted on Twitter by Ed Boon himself, kameo fighter Shujinko has a fatality in the game that directly references the five palm exploding heart technique used in the film Kill Bill.
It’s pretty much a one-to-one recreation, except with a far more gruesome conclusion than the honourable walk away that actor David Carradine got when he was hit with the technique in Tarintino’s flick. The technique itself has a lot more of a legacy than just Kill Bill mind you – first being used in a pair of Shaw Brothers films called Clan of the White Lotus and Executioners of Shaolin respectively.