yeah i fully support juggs on this one! classic mk were definitely competitive fighters! why? because of the arcades itselfs! mk2 for instance was an extremely popular game. i was back then an acade player and i tell u guys, the competition was super hard!! mk games were THE MOST PLAYED GAMES, a lot of competition, u has to be very strong to survive, otherwise u lose your money and u has to wait a long time to be able to play again haha (man i miss those magical times) the "casual fighting gamer" was born when fighting games come out for consoles. arcade games like mk1, mk2 and umk3 were definitely competitive fighters!! dont let nobody fool u guys, dont let anybody tell u, classic mk games were/are not "serious" fighters!