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FAQ/Move List by MKraft

Version: 2.1 | Updated: 10/31/96

Adapted from UMK3 SNES FAQ written by WorknMan & Ar-Kane
Genesis info written by Michael Kraft
Revision #2.1
Last Updated: 10/31/96 (BOO!)

Well I liked WorknMan & Ar-Kane's SNES UMK3 FAQ so much I converted it to a 
Genesis FAQ.  I did NOT write the moves list part. The only stuff I wrote 
was Genesis specific information, the rest is from the SNES FAQ. I wanted to 
get WorknMan's permission before posting this, but it seems his site is down 
and I can't contact him. I figured that he wouldn't mind as this is more of a 
tribute than a rip-off.

To WorknMan: If you want me to stop posting this just say so.

1. Most likely Noob and Rain don't have fatalities or friendships.
   And Classic Sub-zero and Human Smoke only have 1 fatality and no
   [Addendum: I've been told C. Sub-zero has a friendship (like Reptile's and
    Scorpion's except with a snowman head). This might be true as Reptile's
    and Scorpion's aren't shown in the Supreme Demo either and the snowman 
    head already exists for regular Sub-Zero's friendship. The person told me
    he saw the computer do C. Sub-Zero's friendship. But I've tried every 
    button combination with the quick end Friendships on and have not been 
    able to do a friendship so who knows. I'll assume it can't be done until 
    proven otherwise].
2. If anyone can get Kitana's friendship to work (without using quick end)
   tell me.
3. Also I can't get Ermac Slam fatality to work, but I could never get it to
   work in the arcade either :). [quick end works fine].
4. I'm not listing all the combos in this fact as there are various FAQs
   in existance that have combos for the UMK3 characters. I've listed a few
   combos for Noob and Rain (see Trilogy Combo FAQ for more).
5. The newest version of this FAQ can be found at:


Revision 2.1:
-Added some notes about a possible Classic Sub-Zero friendship.

Revision 2:
-Added some combos for Rain and Noob.
-Removed Noob's and Rain's babalities (Haven't got them to work).
-Fixed many non-move errors (Shao Kahn Treasures, Vs. Codes, ...).

Notable Differences From Arcade Version and Other Info

* Rain and Noob Saibot are playable and on the select screen. They appear to
  be just like their Trilogy counterparts. (No fatalities or friendships
* Sheeva was removed from the game. (But her sound effects are still in the
  Sound Test Menu).
* Brutalities are in!!
* The graphics/gameplay/sound effects are pretty much ventage MK3. Not a
  whole lot of detail has been added in this upgrade, with the exception of 
  the UMK3 features/characters/backgrounds.
* Animalities have been removed.
* Shao Kahn's treasure chest has only 10 boxes instead of 12.
* Most of Shao Kahn's voices are gone. You still get "Round 1" and stuff but
  no spoken character names.
* No UMK3 music, only MK3 music (in fact even though the Street stage isn't
  in the game it's music is in the Sound Test option in the CHEATS menu).
* Scorpion's hellraiser is different .. it just takes the opponent back into
  the hell stage where they just catch on fire and explode.
* Kitana's kiss of death only inflates heads .. same effect as Kabal's air
  pump fatality
* Sonya's friendship is her MK3 one not her UMK3 one.
* Air juggle combos are easier to do than in the Genesis MK3 version. In fact
  they fixed a lot of stuff that was wrong in MK3.
* Stages: The Subway, The Bank, The Rooftop, Soul Chamber, Kombat Temple,
          The Lost World, The Pit 3, Jades desert, Kahns Kave, Scorpions Lair,
          River Kombat.
* Uppercutting in the Subway and Soul Chamber does not take you to level
  above as there is none.
* Everyone, except Human Smoke, has an intro bio.
* Everone has an ending bio.
* There seem to be plenty of glitches in there, which makes this game that
  much better:)

                               CODES AND SECRETS


At the Menu Screen Enter B-A-D-L-A-D-C-R-U-D to enable all 3 Genesis MK3
cheat menus. I've been told C-R-A-L-A-U-C-R-A-L-A-U and A-C-U-B-U-B-A-D also

I can do this everytime now. It seems to be picky as to how fast you enter
it.  To people having a problem (like I used to) wait for the menu screen 
to fully display, then do the code (one button about every half second).

It has been said that you must start the code on OPTIONS, but I've gotten it
to work starting on START so this isn't true.

CHEATS (Menu options):
MORE KREDITS (up to 95)
BIOSCREEN (character intro bio screen)

SECRETS (Menu options):
TIMER  Off/Slow/Normal/Fast
WIN SCREEN (Lets you see character's win bio screen)
KOMBAT ZONE (Level Select)

KILLER CODES (Menu options):
QUICK END (See Quick End section for more details)
SHAO KAHN (Enabled or Disabled)  [Disabled if Motoro is Enabled]
MOTORO (Enabled or Disabled)  [Disabled if Shao Khan is Enabled]

With this option turned on (in the killer kodes menu), you can shorten the
amount of button presses you need to do a fatality. The button to press is
based on the following:

1. If the move requires you to hold down block, then BLOCK is the quick end.
     ex: Jax Arm blade fatal: Hold BL+(U-D-F-U) so quick end is BL.

2. If the move requires you to hold down any other button besides block than
   the quick end is to charge and release that button.
     ex: Kano Skeleton Rip: Hold LP+(F-D-D-F) so quick end is charge LP and

3. If the move has no buttons you hold down then the last button(s) and/or
   direction pressed (or both a direction and button) is the quick end.
     ex: Cyrax copter: D-D-U-D-HP so quick end is HP.
     ex: Liu Kang friend: R-R-R-D+R so quick end is D+R

SONYA         Fat2: D+BL+R(past half screen)    Friend: D+run

Even though The Animality option is present it doesn't work.

Play as Human Smoke:
Choose Smoke. When any round is starting, hold HP+HK+BL+RUN.
Unlike the arcade, you don't need to use the control pad at all.

Shao Kahn's Treasure Chest:
After you beat Shao Kahn, you can choose a symbol. Unlike in the arcade you
can pick any symbol after beating the game on any level.

1  MK Dragon      : See the character's ending
2  MK Logo        : Galaga
3  Yin-Yang       : Random Prize
4  Number three   : Fatality Demonstration 1
5  Question Mark  : Fatality Demonstration 2
6  Lightning Bolt : Fatality Demonstration 3
7  Goro           : Noob Sabiot, Ermac Endurance
8  Raiden         : Mega Endurance Match vs Noob, Classic Subzero, Human
                                            Smoke, Ermac and Mileena
9  Shao Kahn      : Same as number 8
10 Skull          : Supreme fatality demonstration (Brutalities replace
                    Animalities. Friendship not shown for Reptile and Scorpion)

Note - You can reach this treasure chest really easy by playing through the
8 player tournament mode.


Codes not from UMK3 Arcade (GENESIS specific):

122-333 - Shows the game's ending kredits
688-688 - Quick Uppercut (probablly won't work)
303-606 - Pong
494-494 - No Patience (Timer is super fast)
011-971 - Player Healing Enabled
091-293 - Sweeping Disabled
955-955 - Fatality Time Extended
999-995 - Disable Kombos
082-771 - No Cheese (Disables Throws and Sweeps)
911-911 - No Abuse (When you win a round, takes away most frequently used
          button in the next round)

Codes from UMK3 arcade:

020-020 - Blocking Disabled
100-100 - Throwing Disabled
033-000 - Player 1 1/2 Energy
000-033 - Player 2 1/2 Energy
707-000 - Player 1 1/4 Energy
000-707 - Player 2 1/4 Energy
987-123 - No Power Bars
688-422 - Dark Fighting
985-125 - Physco Kombat
444-444 - Randiper Kombat
460-460 - Randiper Kombat
466-466 - Unlimited Run
044-440 - Sans Power (Start in 3rd round with 1 win each. 1 hit kills
010-010 - Throwing Encouraged (Shao Kahn says stuff when you throw)
642-468 - You are entering the land of Rellim (GALAGA)
282-282 - No Fear=EB Button, Skydive, Max Countdown
123-926 - There Is No Knowledge That Is Not Power
550-550 - Go See The Mortal Kombat Live Tour!
122-221 - Skuny-E.F.
004-400 - Watcha GUN Do?-E.B.
448-844 - Don't Jump At Me-MXV
969-141 - Winner Battles Motaro
205-205 - Winner Battles Smoke
033-564 - Winner Battles Shao Kahn

The rest of the codes from arcade do not work.

                                 CHARACTER MOVES


U = Up                   HP = High Punch    R  = Run      HK = High Kick
F = Forward              LP = Low Punch     BL = Block    LK = Low Kick
D = Down
B = Back                            (Default 6 button joystick setup)

Move (distance): movement

For movement:

"-" means "then"
"+" means "and"
So D-F-HP+LP means Down, then forward, then hit HP and LP at the same time.

Hold button (other thing) more things
So "hold LP (D-F-D-F) HK" means
"Hold LP, then tap D-F-D-F, then let go of LP, then hit HK, release HK"

A word about "Hold button"...
Sometimes you have to hold the button a certain amount of time. If
something doesn't work that involves holding a button, hold it longer.

If something requires UP, it helps to hold block, but it is not necessary.


- Don't hit block during the winning round
- You can be anywhere on the screen (unless otherwise specified)

Stage fatalities:

Scorpion's Lair
The Subway
The Pit III

(see "Stage:" to see how to do these for each character)
(the distance is always "up close")


These are like Killer Instinct Ultra combos. You start off by doing a
series of button presses like a regular chain combo. You do about 10
of these button presses and the game goes into "fatality mode"
and the CPU finishes the brutality automatically .. the hits just
get faster and faster until your opponent explodes. (The Computer's
favorite finishing move)

Random Select: Just like MK2.

Up-Start at the select screen.
The default players have to be selected for this to work.

Classic Subzero
Freeze:           D-F-LP
Freeze ground:    D-B-LK
Slide:            B+LP+BL+LK
Fatality (close): D-D-D-F-HP
Babality:         D-BK-BK-HK
Stage: F-D-F-F-HP
Standard Combo:   HP-HP-LK-B+HK-F+LK

Grenade Close: Hold LK (B-B-HK)
Grenade Far:   Hold LK (F-F-HK)
Net:           B-B-LK
Teleport (can do in air): F-D-BL
Air throw (while you on ground, and victim in air): D-F-BL
           Then LP to throw.
Fatality (anywhere):  D-D-U-D-HP
Fatality (close): D-D-F-U-R
Friendship: R-R-R-U
Babality: F-F-B-HP
Stage: R-BL-R
Standard Combo: HP-HP-HK-HP-HK-B+HK

Fireball: D-B-LP
Exploding Teleport Punch: D-B-HP
Telekinetic Slam: B-D-B-HK
Fatality (close): R-BL-R-R-HK
Fatality (sweep): D-U-D-D-D-BL
Stage: R-R-R-R-LK
Standard Combo: HP-HP-B+LP-HK-LK

Human Smoke
Spear: B-B-LP
Teleport Punch: D-B-HP
Throw (in air): BL
Fatality (close): R-BL-R-R-HK
Babality: D-B-B-F-HP
Stage: F-U-U-LP
Standard Combo: HP-HP-HK-B+HK

Boomerang High: B-F-HP
Boomerang Middle: B-F-LP
Boomerang Low: B-F-LK
Returning Low Boomerang: B-B-F-LP (Only works against human opponents and
                                 only returns if they duck the boomerang)
Projectile Invincibility: B-F-HK
Glow Kick: D-F-LK
Fatality (close): U-U-D-F-HP
Fatality (close): R-R-R-BL-R
Friendship (anywhere): B-D-B-B-HK
Babality: D-D-F-D-HK
Standard Combo: HP-HP-D+LP-LK-HK-B+LK-B+HK

1 Missile: B-F-HP
2 Missiles: F-F-B-B-HP
Gotcha Grab: F-F-LP (tap LP to keep punching)
Backbreaker (in air):  BL
Quad Slam (after starting a throw): tap HP
Ground Pound: Hold LK
Dashing Punch: F-F-HK
Fatality (close): Hold BL (U-D-F-U)
Fatality (far): R-BL-R-R-LK
Friendship: LK-R-R-LK
Babality: D-D-D-LK
Stage: D-F-D-LP
Standard Combo: HK-HK-D+HP-HP-BL-LP-B+HP

Top Spin: B-F-LK
Eye Spark (can do in air): B-B-HP
Ground Saw: B-B-B-R
Fatality (outside sweep):  D-D-B-F-BL
Fatality (close): R-BL-BL-BL-HK
Friendship (anywhere except closer than sweep): R-LK-R-R-U
Babality: R-R-LK
Stage: BL-BL-HK
Standard Combo: LK-LK-HP-HP-D+HP

Knife Throw: D-B-HP
Knife Uppercut: D-F-HP
Cannon Ball: Hold LK
Diagonal Cannon ball: F-D-F-HK
Grab and Shake: D-F-LP
Throw (in air): BL
Fatality (close): Hold LP (F-D-D-F)
Fatality (sweep): LP-BL-BL-HK
Friendship: LK-R-R-HK
Babality: F-F-D-D-LK
Stage: U-U-B-LK
Standard Combo: HP-HP-HK-LK-B+HK

Fan lift: B-B-B-HP
Fan Throw: F-F-HP+LP
Square Wave Punch: D-B-HP
Fatality (close): R-R-BL-BL-LK
Fatality (close): B-D-F-F-HK
Friendship: D-B-F-F-LP  (Has anyone got this to work?)
Babality: F-F-D-F-HK
Stage: F-D-D-LK
Standard Combo: HP-HP-B+LP-F+HP

Kung Lao
Hat Throw: B-F-LP
Teleport: D-U
Flying Kick (in air): U-D-HK
Spin: F-D-F-R (tap R)
Fatality (anywhere): R-BL-R-BL-D
Fatality (inside sweep, but not up close): F-F-B-D-HP
Friendship (over sweep): R-LP-R-LK
Babality: D-F-F-HP
Stage: D-D-F-F-LK
Standard Combo: HP-LP-HP-LP-LK-LK-B+HK

Liu Kang
Fireball High: F-F-HP
Fireball Low:  F-F-LP
Flying Kick:   F-F-HK
Bicycle Kick: Hold LK
Fatality (anywhere):  F-F-D-D-LK
Fatality (anywhere):  U-D-U-U-BL+R
Friendship: R-R-R-D+R
Babality: D-D-D-HK
Stage: R-BL-BL-LK
Standard Combo: HP-HP-BL-LK-LK-HK-LK

Sai Throw: Hold HP
Warp kick: F-F-LK
Roll:      B-B-D-HK
Fatality (far):   B-B-B-F-LK
Fatality (close): D-F-D-F-LP
Friendship: D-D-B-F-HP
Babality: D-D-F-F-HP
Stage: D-D-D-LP
Standard Combo: HP-HP-HK-HK-U+LK-U+HK

Arrow:  D-B-LP (can be done really fast after a combo)
Hatchet Uppercut:  D-F-HP
Shadow Shoulder:  F-F-LK
Glow (reflects missiles):  B-B-B-HK
Fatality (close): U-U-B-F-BL
Fatality (far): B-B-D-HP
Friendship (anywhere outside sweep): R-R-R-D
Babality: F-B-F-B-LP
Stage: R-R-BL
Standard Combo: LK-HP-HP-LP-Hatchet-Hatchet

Noob Saibot
Shadow Toss: F-F-HP
Teleport Slam: D-U
Skull Projectile: D-F-LP (Disables blocking and attacking for a brief period
                  of time. Doing it twice in a row will cause Noob to be
                  affected, like Sub-zero's freeze).
Stage: F-D-F-BL (unconfirmed)
Standard Combo1: LK-LK-LK-LK
Standard combo2: HP-HP-LP-HK
Cheese Combo: Teleport Slam, Skull, Teleport Slam, Skull, ... (100%)
              [Not counted as a combo]

Lightning: B-B-HP
Controller: D-F-HP (move opponent around once projectile hits)
Super Roundhouse: B+HK (Knocks opponent through the screen)
Standard Combo1: HK-HK-LK-HK-B+HK
Standard combo2: HP-HP-LP-HP
Cool Combo: Controller, Controller, Controller, Controller (move opponent
            behind you), Roundhouse, HP, Roundhouse, Uppercut
Cheese Combo: Lightning, Lightning, ect.. (100%) [must time it correctly]

Acid Spit: F-F-HP
Force Ball Slow: B-B-HP+LP
Force Ball Fast: F-F-HP+LP
Slide:  B+LP+BL+LK
Invisibility: U-D-HK
Run Past and Elbow: B-F-LK
Fatality (jump distance): B-F-D-BL
Fatality (sweep): F-F-U-U-HK
Friendship (close): D-F-F-B-HK
Babality: F-F-B-D-LK
Stage: BL-R-BL-BL
Standard Combo: HP-HP-HK-B+HK

Spear: B-B-LP
Teleport Punch: D-B-HP
Throw (in air): BL
Fatality (jump distance): D-D-U-HK
Fatality (close): F-F-D-U-R
Friendship (close): B-F-F-B-LK
Babality: D-B-B-F-HP
Stage: F-U-U-LP
Standard Combo: HP-HP-HK-B+HK

Teleport+Uppercut (can do in air): F-F-LK
Missile (dumb):  F-F-LP
Missile (smart): F-D-B-HP
Fatality (sweep): LP-R-R-BL
Fatality (over half screen): F-F-F-B-BL
Friendship (half screen): R-R-R-R-D
Babality: B-D-D-D-HK
Stage: R-R-R-D
Standard Combo: HP-HP-HK-HK-B+HK

Shang Tsung
1 Fireball:  B-B-HP
2 Fireballs: B-B-F-HP
3 Fireballs: B-B-F-F-HP
Volcanic Eruption: F-B-B-LK

Classic Subzero: BL-BL-R-R
Cyrax:     BL-BL-BL
Ermac:     D-D-U
Jade:      F-F-D-D+BL
Jax:       F-F-D-LP
Kabal:     LP-BL-HK
Kano:      B-F-BL
Kitana:    F-D-F-R
Kung Lao:  R-R-BL-R
Liu Kang:  F-D-B-U-F
Mileena:   R-BL-HK
Nightwolf: U-U-U
Noob Saibot: F-D-D-B-HK
Rain:      RN-BL-LK
Reptile:   R-BL-BL-HK
Sektor:    D-F-B-R
Scorpion:  D-D-F-LP
Sindel:    B-D-B-LK
Smoke:     F-F-LP
Sonya:     D+R+LP+BL
Stryker:   F-F-F-HK
Sub-Zero:  F-D-F-HP

Fatality (close): Hold LP (D-F-F-D)
Fatality (close): Hold LP (R-BL-R-BL)
Friendship: LK-R-R-D
Babality: R-R-R-LK
Stage: U-U-B-LP
Standard Combo: LK-HP-HP-LP-B+HK

Fireball: F-F-LP
Fireball (in air): D-F-LK
Fly: B-B-F-HK (press BL to land)
Scream: F-F-F-HP
Fatality (sweep): R-R-BL-R-BL
Fatality (close): R-BL-BL-R+BL
Friendship: R-R-R-R-R-U
Babality: R-R-R-U
Stage: D-D-D-LP
Standard Combo: HK-HP-HP-LP-HK

Harpoon: B-B-LP
Teleport+Uppercut (can do in air): F-F-LK
Invisibility: U-U-R (do while invisible, and you will reappear)
Throw (in air): BL
Fatality (across screen): U-U-F-D
Fatality (sweep): Hold R+BL (D-D-F-U)
Friendship (across screen): R-R-R-HK
Babality: D-D-B-B-HK
Stage: F-F-D-LK
Standard Combo: HP-HP-LK-HK-LP

Energy rings: D-F-LP
Leg Grab: D+LP+BL
Square Wave Punch:  F-B-HP
Bicycle Kick:  B-B-D-HK
Fatality (more than half screen): Hold BL+R (U-U-B-D)
Fatality (anywhere): B-F-D-D-R
Friendship: B-F-B-D-R
Babality: D-D-F-LK
Stage: F-F-D-HP
Standard Combo: HK-HK-HP-HP-LP-B+HP

Shoot gun: B-F-HP
Grenade High: D-B-HP
Grenade Low: D-B-LP
Baton Trip: F-B-LP
Baton Toss: F-F-HK
Fatality (close):  D-F-D-F-BL
Fatality (a tiny bit closer than full screen):  F-F-F-LK
Friendship: LP-R-R-LP
Babality: D-F-F-B-HP
Stage: F-U-U-HK
Standard Combo: LK-HP-HP-LP

Freeze: D-F-LP
Ice Shower: D-F-HP
Ice Shower (in front): D-F-B-HP
Ice Shower (behind): D-B-F-HP
Ice Statue: D-B-LP
Slide:  B+LP+BL+LK
Fatality (close): BL-BL-R-BL-R
Fatality (outside of sweep): B-B-D-B-R
Friendship: LK-R-R-U
Babality: D-B-B-HK
Stage: B-D-F-F-HK
Standard Combo: HP-HP-LP-LK-HK-B+HK (leave out LP for more damage)

* Most bugs involve the sound effects being screwed up:
* When Kitana's fan or Jade's boomerang hits opponent it makes the opponent's
  special attack sound. (For example: Sindel's scream and Stryker's grenades.
  I like when you do it against Kung Lao, he makes his throw sound.)
* When you exit one of the cheat menus the main menu music and the cheat menu
  music play at the same time :)
* Messed up brutalities: I've seen the computer do some really strange things
  while doing brutalites, including passing through the opponent and
  appearing on his/her other side.
* Weird colors: On the vs. 3 endurance match when the 3rd guy jumps out he
  usually has the color pallete of the 2nd guy [every see a green 
  Nightwolf :)].

Ratman (@rat.org) for his UMK3 FAQ.
WorknMan (workman@rat.org) for his SNES UMK3 FAQ.
alt.games.mk people for various info

Send info to: mikekraft@geocities.com


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