Mom, Where Did Toasty Come From?

If you’ve played Mortal Kombat II before, you’ll notice from time to time a guy popping out from the bottom-right corner of the screen, taunting you with “Toasty!” as some one gets an uppercut to the face. The man behind “Toasty” is Dan Forden, and it makes a return in the new Mortal Kombat game. This should please Mortal Kombat fans.

So how did “Toasty” come about? Dan Forden explains on the PlayStation Blog about the origin of the Easter egg.

A lot of people ask me about where “Toasty” came from. Before we worked on Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon developed the arcade football games High Impact and Super High Impact. We used to play these a lot and, as the offense and defense approached the line of scrimmage, I’d say something like “You’re toast!”, which turned into “I predict Toasty!”, delivered in high operatic falsetto. Another developer there, George Petro, suggested we put some of our silly taunts into our games as Easter Eggs. Ed decided to go ahead and try it in Mortal Kombat II, so we did, and the rest is history… or something…

Source: PlayStation Blog

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