I suck at Mortal Kombat. I have always sucked at Mortal Kombat. I tried the first MK for Amiga, and couldn't figure it out. I enjoyed the gruesomeness of the game (one of my favourites on the Amiga was Barbarian, which has a similar style), but I never got the gameplay. Of course, playing a 5-button game using a 1-button joystick is never going to work all that well. I believe I tried playing MK2 on the Amiga as well, but since the 90s, I basically didn't touch MK before I got into Mortal Kombat: Deception in 2008. Now, I got UMK3 for my awesome SNES, and I'm ready to start training before MK9 is out later this year. I still suck, but I'm slowly getting better.
Now I got rid of Motaro using vertical jumps and a lot of punching. And then I was promptly destroyed by Shao Kahn.