While I'd rather watch a documentary that followed the fabled fighting franchise from birth, through its awkward teenage years into adulthood, Smosh's Honest Game Trailer for Mortal Kombat will do in a pinch.

With a new Mortal Kombat recently announced for 2015, now's the perfect time to look back on a series that started strong, self-destructed and then made a triumphant comeback. Things got a bit goofy in the Mortal Kombat universe for awhile, and Smosh doesn't even touch on the live action television show or the horrific cartoon series.