This is a rather cool art project from Flickr user ShampooTeacher (?). It reimagines Mortal Kombat characters in the style of Mega Man, not in an illustration, but in real life with beads.
I would totally play an old school MK game in this format. Sure, the fatalities might not look as cool, but it would be a lot of fun, and there never really has been a good MK game outside the fighting genre.
Side note, maybe I’ll be Scorpion for Halloween. Hmmm.