High-grade Mortal Kombat Certified by CGC Video Games Dominating Heritage Sale

The April 4 auction features a sealed classic Sega Genesis title that is graded CGC 9.8 A++, one of the highest grades possible.

A sealed Mortal Kombat graded by CGC Video Games™ is leading the charge in an upcoming Heritage Auctions sale. The classic Sega Genesis title is just one of the many CGC-certified video games being offered in Heritage’s Ages of Sega Video Games Showcase Auction, which is set to end on April 4, 2024.

The sealed Mortal Kombat for the Sega Genesis (1993) is graded CGC 9.8 A++ (lot 80019), one of the highest grades possible on the CGC Video Games Grading Scale. Mortal Kombat’s one-on-one combat gameplay was well-received by players and critics, but parents and other parties raised concerns over the game’s depiction of gore and extreme violence, which led to the creation of the ESRB. Despite its controversial graphics, Mortal Kombat is still considered one of the greatest video games ever made.

Mortal Kombat was ported onto four home consoles in 1993, including the Sega Genesis. The Sega Genesis release is popular because of its “blood code,” which, when used, unlocks the full capacity of the game’s gore and violence. Because of this, the Sega Genesis release of Mortal Kombat is much more desirable to collectors, especially when still sealed and in pristine condition.

Other CGC-certified Sega games in the auction include:

  • a sealed Alien 3 for the Sega Game Gear (1992) graded CGC 9.2 A+ (lot 80038)
  • a sealed Arrow Flash for the Sega Genesis (1990) graded CGC 9.8 A++ (lot 80005)
  • a sealed RoboCop 3 for the Sega Genesis (1993) graded CGC 9.8 A+ (lot 80024)
  • a sealed Psycho Fox for the Sega Master System (1990) graded CGC 9.0 A (lot 80001)
  • a sealed Star Wars: Arcade for the Sega Genesis 32X (1994) graded CGC 9.8 A+ (lot 80046)