Best Stages in Mortal Kombat 1 (MK1)

Akib Aditya Khan
By Akib Aditya Khan
5 Min Read

Here are the best stages of Mortal Kombat 1.

Modern Kombat 1 is the latest installment of the famous fighting game Mortal Kombat. Developed by renowned developer NetherRealm Studios, the game provides one of the most staggering fighting experiences in the gaming world. The deep lore and background stories of the fighters add even more excitement to the fights in this game. But what makes the fight most interesting are the stages of Mortal Kombat 1.

Mortal Kombat 1 features a total of 19 stages, each giving you a unique fighting experience with outstanding visuals. From snowy areas to deserts, from hills to cities, you can fight anywhere and everywhere in Mortal Kombat 1. No matter how many times you pick a stage in this game, you are bound to be impressed each time due to the amazing work that the developers have put behind the visuals of the game. In this guide, we will rank the best stages of Mortal Kombat 1, for you to understand which stages might be the best in your list of Mortal Kombat 1.

List of the Best Stages in Mortal Kombat 1

5. Wu Shi Academy

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NetherRealm Studios

The Wu Shi Academy perfectly depicts a traditional Japanese temple from the Samurai era. The staggering view of the mountains provides an outstanding landscape for you to take on your enemies. The mild wind blowing in the background with Sakura leaves certainly makes the Wu Shi Academy one of the brilliant works done by the developers. This stage can be played both day and evening, with the evening fights giving more visual pleasure.

4. Ying Fortress

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NetherRealm Studios

The abandoned Ying Fortress still carries the fallen legacy of the great fighters of the Ying Dynasty. The whole area is covered with ice, which makes it one of the coolest places to defeat your enemy through some mindblowing knockout punches. The Ying Fortress also comes with a Dawn variant, which can provide even more aesthetical pleasure to you while taking on the fights. The entire setup is perfect for one-on-one combat, with flames in the background helping you to enrage the fighter flame within yourself.

3. Living Forest

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NetherRealm Studios

If you are someone who loves nature and trees, the Living Forest might be the best stage pick for you. The area is completely covered with large trees as far as the eye goes. However, you will always have the eyes of these ancient trees watching you as you keep taking on fights with your enemies. The day variant of this stage provides a very soothing environment with sunlight piercing through the gaps of the leaves and a smooth wind blowing in the background. On the other hand, the storm variant provides solid breezy weather, with the leaves of the trees blowing all around you, making your fights look even more intense.

2. Fengjian Teahouse

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NetherRealm Studios

The Tea House is undoubtedly one of the best and finest-designed stages of Mortal Kombat 1. The deep red Chinatown theme of this stage makes this site the perfect place to take your fierce fights to. To add to it, you will also have crowds cheering for you with their tea on hand as you keep beating your enemies. Both the day and night variant of this stage provides the best scenes to fight with an amazing fusion of Chinese culture with some modern, vibrant neon lighting in the background.

1. Cage Mansion

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NetherRealm Studios

The Cage Mansion is the house of the famous Mortal Kombat fighter Johny Cage. The Californian mansion gives you the best outlook on how it would feel to fight on the beaches of southern California. This stage perfectly depicts a modern-day mansion, with a spiral stair in the background and a huge swimming pool. Both the day and night variant of this stage is impressive and almost provides the same look regardless of the variant.

Akib Aditya Khan is a Guide writer at GameRiv. He is also a university-going student who was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Akib is an esports enthusiast, which made him passionate about writing on his favorite topic "Esports". If he isn't spending time writing some articles, you can almost always find him watching his favorite esports titles or being a terrible mid-laner in MOBA games.