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Written by Chris McCullough(a.k.a SirGalahad (srgalhad@primenet.com))
First printing:  January 19, 1994
Updated:  November 27, 1996

Remember:  The Lin Kuei Headquarters


I.     Overall and character plot
II.    Basic moves
III.   A note on finishing moves
IV.    Hidden Characters
V.     Individual moves and fatalities
VI.    Just what the heck is Shao Kahn saying?
VII.   Game Tricks
VIII.  Combination moves
IX.    Ending stories
X.     Ending hints
XI.    Rumors
XII.   Chip version
XIII.  Credits


     Five hundred years ago, Shang Tsung was banished to the Earth realm.
With the aid of Goro he was to unbalance the furies and doom the planet to
a chaotic existence.
     By seizing control of the Shaolin Tournament, he trued to tip the
scales of Order toward Chaos.  Only seven warriors survived the battles
and Shang Tsung's scheme would come to a violent end at the hands of Liu Kang.
     Facing execution for his failure and the apparent death of Goro,
Shang Tsung convinces Shao Kahn to grant him a second chance.
     Tsung's new plan is to lure his enemies to compete in the Outworld
where they will meet certain death by Shao Kahn himself.
     Now the Kombat continues...

Liu Kang

     After winning the Shaolin tournament from Shang Tsung's clutches, Liu
Kang returns to his temples.  He finds his sacred home in ruins, his
Shaolin brothers killed in a vicious battle with a horde of Outworld
warriors.  Now he travels into the dark realm to seek revenge.

Kung Lao

     A former Shaolin Monk and member of the White Lotus Society.  He is
the last descendent of the great Kung Lao, who was defeated by Goro five
hundred years ago.  Realizing the danger of the Outworld menace, he joins
Liu Kang in entering Shao Kahn's contest.

Johnny Cage

     After Shang Tsung's tournament, the martial arts superstar
disappears.  He follows Liu Kang into the Outworld.  There he will compete
in a twisted tournament which holds the balance of Earth's existence, as
well as a scrpit for another blockbuster movie.


     As Shang Tsung's personal protector, the elusive Reptile lurks in the
shadows, stopping all those who would do his master harm.  His human form
is beleived to disguise a horrid reptilian creature whose race was thought
extinct millions of years ago.


     Thought to have been killed in the Shaolin tournament, Sub-Zero
mysteriously returns.  it is beleived he traveled into the Outwrold to
again attempt to assassinate Shang Tsung.  To do so, he must fight his way
through Shao Kahn's tournament.

Shang Tsung

     After losing control of the Shaolin tournament, Shang Tsung promises
his ruler Shao Kahn to shape events that will lure the Earth warriors to
compete in his own contest.  Conviced of this plan, Shao Kahn restores
Tsung's youth and allows him to live.


     Her beauty hides her true role as personal assassin for shao Kahn.
Seen talking to an Earth realm warrior.  Her motives have come under
suspicion by her twin sister, Mileena.  But only Kitana knows her true


     His real name is Major Jackson Briggs, leader of a top U.S. special
forces unit.  After receiving a distress signal from Lueutenant Sonya
Blade, Jax embarks on a rescue mission.  One that leads him into a ghastly
world where he believes that Sonya is still alive.


     Serving as an assassin along with her twin sister, Kitana, Mileena's
dazzling appearance conceals her hideous intentions.  At Shao Kahn's
request, she is asked to watch for her twin's suspection.  she must put a
stop to it at any cost.


     He led the attack against Liu Kang's Shaolin Temple.  Baraka belongs
to a nomadic race of mutants living in the waste-lands of the Outworld.
His fighting skills gained the attention of Shao Kahn, who recruited him
into his army.


     The Hell-spawned specter rises from the pit.  After learning of
Sub-Zero's return, he again stalks the ninja assassin, following him into
the dark realm of the Outworld where he continues his own unholy mission.


     Watching events unfold from high above, the thunder god realizes the
girm intentions of Shao Kahn.  After warning the remaining members of the
Shaolin tournament, Raiden soon disappears.  He is believed to have
ventured into the Outworld alone.


Face Punch  :  HIGH PUNCH
Body Punch  :  LOW PUNCH
Face Kick   :  HIGH KICK
Body Kick   :  LOW KICK
Block       :  BLOCK

Jump Kick   :  Up + HIGH or LOW KICK
Jump Punch  :  Up + HIGH or LOW PUNCH
Roundhouse  :  Back + HIGH PUNCH
Foot Sweep  :  Back + LOW PUNCH
Uppercut    :  Down + HIGH PUNCH
Crouch Punch:  Down + LOW PUNCH
Crouch Kick :  Down + LOW KICK
Turning Kick:  Jump over opponent.  When you pass the center of his body,
                press either KICK.  The character will turn and kick at the
Throw       :  Forward + LOW PUNCH(Close to opponent)
Avoid Throw :  Diagonally down away from opponent + BLOCK
Close Move  :  Any attack button(Close to opponent)

     Each character has their own Close Move.  For example, Using HIGH
PUNCH with Baraka will cause him to backhand his opponent, while Liu Kang
will do a double forearm.  Note that Jax has the only Close Move that will
stun the opponent, leaving them open for attack.


     As in Mortal Kombat I, each character has their own fatality, or
move that will kill the opponent, usually very violently.  In Mortal
Kombat II, each character has four other finishing moves:  Babality,
Friendship, Pit 2/Tomb, and Dead Pool.

     When completed, the opponent will be changed into a baby.

     Instead of a violent death to the opponent, the chosen character will
do a cute(and sometimes humorous) special effect.

Pit 2/Tomb
     As in Mortal Kombat I, the Pit has returned, where players can knock
their opponents onto the ground below.  Also in Mortal Kombat II, there is
a room known as the Kombat Tomb, where the ceiling is a bed of spikes and
the player can knock his opponent onto the ceiling.

The Dead Pool
     Another stage in Mortal Kombat II is the Dead Pool, where the
combatants fight on a small strip over a large acid pool.  After defeating
your opponent, you can knock them into the acid, which eats their body,
leaving a skeleton which floats by.

     Note that the Pit 2/Tomb move can only be done on either the Pit II
stage or the Kombat Tomb stage.  in order to perfom the Babality of
Friendship move, you must finish your second winning round WITHOUT using
either PUNCH button.
     To knock the opponent off into the Dead Pool, simply uppercut your
opponent while pressing down and holding LOW PUNCH and LOW KICK.
     (NOTE:  To make the opponent slide of the spikes on the ceiling in
the Kombat Tomb, push both joysticks down as soon as the crescendo(the
quick notes that inform you a fatality is about to happen) hits.  Continue
to hold the joysticks down until the opponent begins to slide.)
     (NOTE:  Johnny Cage's and Shang Tsung's Friendships were altered in
3.1 due to the fact that the conflicted with other moves.  In 2.1, Cages'
was : Down - down - down - HIGH KICK.  Shang Tsung's was: Hold BLOCK(back
- back - down - back - HIGH KICK).)


     Congratulations!  You have found the passage from the Outworld to the
Earth realm.  Now you must battle with an undiscovered warrior from Mortal
Kombat One.  Prepare yourself to return to Goro's Lair.


     In order to compete against Jade, the green female assassin, you must
see either her or the grey ninja Smoke in the Living Forest stage.  Then,
when fighting the last opponent before the mystery stage (the question
mark before Shang Tsung), you must defeat your opponent in one round
by using the LOW KICK button ONLY.


     To fight against Smoke, the grey ninja, you must see him or Jade in
the Living Forest.  Then, during the Portal stage (the room with the big
black swirl with the four sorcerers floating in the background), you must
make Dan Forden appear.  Dan Forden is the little figure that
occasionally appears on the bottom right hand corner on the screen and
says 'Toasty!' when you uppercut your opponent.  When he appears, push the
joystick down and press your START buton.

Noob Saibot

     To fight the black ninja, Noob Saibot, you must get fifty wins in a row.

Smoke and Jade clues

     On 3.1 occaisonally before a match, Smoke or Jade will pop out for a
brief moment and give you a clue on how to fight them.

Smoke clues                            Jade clues
-----------                            ----------

I am called Smoke                      I am called Jade
Toasty                                 Before the  ?
You can start finding me               Ermac who?
Ermac who?                             I will meed you in Goro's Lair
You can not defeat me                  Chun who?
I am one of three                      I am one of three
Portal                                 Restrict yourself
I will meet you in Goro's Lair         Alone is how you will find me
Mortal Kombat One                      One day we will fight!
Prepare yourself                       Bring on Kano and Sonya!


Liu Kang

Double Forearm    :  HIGH PUNCH(CLose to opponent)
Standard Fireball :  Two forward - HIGH PUNCH(Can be done in air)
Crouching Fireball:  Two forward - LOW PUNCH
Flying Kick       :  Two forward - HIGH KICK
Bicycle Kick      :  Hold LOW KICK(3 seconds) then release

Fatalities:  (#1)Down - forward - back - back - HIGH KICK
                (Liu Kang morphs into a green dragon and bites the opponent
                  in half, leaving the legs.)
             (#2)360 degrees(opposite direction)
                (Liu Kang does a spinning kick with an uppercut.)
Babality  :  Down - down - forward - back - LOW KICK
Friendship:  Forward - back - back - back - LOW KICK
                (Liu Kang dances under a disco ball)
Pit 2/Tomb:  Back - forward - forward - LOW KICK

Kung Lao

HeadButt       :  HIGH PUNCH(Close to opponent)
Ground Teleport:  Down - up(flick joystick down)
Hat Throw      :  Back - forward - LOW KICK
Energy Spin    :  BLOCK - up - up - LOW KICK
Flying Kick    :  Up - down + HIGH KICK

Fatalities:  (#1)Hold BLOCK(four forward) - LOW KICK
                (Kung Lao removes his hat and slices his opponent vertically.)
             (#2)Hold LOW PUNCH(back - back - forward) then release - up
                (Kung Lao throws his hat, which decapitates his opponent.)
Babality  :  Back - back - forward - forward - HIGH KICK
Friendship:  Back - back - down - HIGH KICK
                (Kung Lao pulls a rabbit out of his hat.)
Pit 2/Tomb:  Forward - forward - forward - HIGH PUNCH

Johnny Cage

High Kick      :  HIGH KICK or LOW KICK(Close to opponent)
Low Green Ball :  Half-circle towards - LOW PUNCH
High Green Ball:  Half-circle away - HIGH PUNCH
Shadow Punch   :  Back - down - back - HIGH PUNCH
Shadow Kick    :  Back - forward - LOW KICK
Crotch Punch   :  BLOCK + LOW PUNCH

Fatalities:  (#1)Down - down - forward - forward - LOW PUNCH
                (Cage rips off his opponent's torso and throws it to the
             (#2)Forward - forward - down - up
                (Cage decapitates his opponent with an uppercut.)
                (THREE HEADS - Hold down + BLOCK + LOW PUNCH + LOW KICK)
Babality  :  Back - back - back - HIGH KICK
Friendship:  Down - down - down - down - HIGH KICK
                (Cage gives an autographed picture.)
Pit 2/Tomb:  Down - down - down - HIGH KICK


Acid Spit   :  Forward - forward - HIGH PUNCH
Force Ball  :  Back - back - HIGH PUNCH + LOW PUNCH
Invisibility:  Hold BLOCK - up - up - down - HIGH PUNCH
Slide       :  Back + LOW PUNCH + BLOCK + LOW KICK

Fatalities:  (#1)Back - back - down - LOW PUNCH
                (Reptile removes his mask to reveal a lizard's head.  He then
                  lashes his tongue out, catching his opponent's head and
                  pulling it back into his mouth.)
             (#2)Hold BLOCK - up - up - down - HIGH PUNCH - forward - forward -
                down - HIGH KICK
                (Reptile disappears.  Soon after, his opponents's torso is
                  ripped from their body and falls to the ground as Reptile
Babality  :  Down - back - back - LOW KICK
Friendship:  Back - back - down - LOW KICK
                ("Buy a Reptile doll!")
Pit 2/Tomb:  Down - down - forward - forward - BLOCK

Iceball      :  Quarter-circle towards - LOW PUNCH
Ground Freeze:  Half-circle away - LOW KICK
Slide        :  Back + LOW PUNCH + BLOCK + LOW KICK

Fatalities:  (#1)Forward - forward - down - HIGH KICK - forward - down -
                forward - forward - HIGH PUNCH
                (Sub-Zero freezes his opponent and shatters them with an
             (#2)Forward - forward - down - HIGH KICK - Hold LOW PUNCH(back
                - back - down - forward) then release
                (Sub-Zero creates a small iceball and throws it into his
                   opponent's chest.  Soon after, their upper body explodes.)
Babality  :  Down - back - back - HIGH KICK
Friendship:  Back - back - down - HIGH KICK
                ("Buy a Sub-Zero doll!")
Pit 2/Tomb:  Down - down - forward - forward - BLOCK

Shang Tsung

Flaming Skulls:  Back - back - HIGH PUNCH(1 skull)
                 Back - back - forward - HIGH PUNCH(2 skulls)
                 Back - back - forward - forward - HIGH PUNCH(3 skulls)
     Liu Kang:  Forward - forward - back - back - BLOCK
     Kung Lao:  Back - down - back - HIGH KICK
  Johnny Cage:  Back - back - down - LOW PUNCH
      Reptile:  Hold BLOCK - up - down + HIGH PUNCH
     Sub-Zero:  Forward - down - forward - HIGH PUNCH
       Kitana:  BLOCK - BLOCK - BLOCK
          Jax:  Down - forward - back - HIGH KICK
      Mileena:  Hold HIGH PUNCH(3 seconds) then release
       Baraka:  Down - down - LOW KICK
     Scorpion:  Hold BLOCK - up - up
       Raiden:  Down - back - forward - LOW KICK

Fatalities:  (#1)Hold HIGH KICK(3 seconds) then release
                (Shang Tsung flies in his opponent's mouth.  The opponent
                  soon explodes, with Tsung standing exactly where his
                  opponent stood.)
             (#2)Hold BLOCK - up - down - up - LOW KICK
                (Shang Tsung picks up his opponent with one hand and raises
                  the other.  The opponent's soul leaves its body, leaving a
                  decayed and withered form.)
             (#3)Hold LOW PUNCH(20 seconds) then release
                (Shang Tsung morphs into Kintaro.  He then punches off his
                  opponents upper body.)
Babality  :  Down - back - forward - down - HIGH KICK
Friendship:  Back - back - down - forward - HIGH KICK
                (Shang Tsung creates a rainbow.)
Pit 2/Tomb:  Hold BLOCK(down - down - up - down)


Fan Swipe :  Back + HIGH PUNCH
Fan Throw :  Forward - forward - HIGH PUNCH + LOW PUNCH
Fan Lift  :  Back - back - back - HIGH PUNCH
Air Attack:  Quarter-circle away - HIGH PUNCH

Fatalities:  (#1)BLOCK - BLOCK - BLOCK - HIGH KICK
                (Kitana decapitiaes her opponent with her fan.)
             (#2)Hold LOW KICK(Forward - forward - down - forward) then
                (Kitana kisses her opponent on the head.  The opponent
                  begins to swell up until they explode.)
Babality  :  Down - down - down - LOW KICK
Friendship:  Down - down - down - up - LOW KICK
                (Kitana makes a cake.)
Pit 2/Tomb:  Foward - forward - down - forward - HIGH KICK


Overhead Hammer:  HIGH PUNCH(Close to opponent)
Ground Smash   :  Hold LOW KICK(3 seconds) then release
'Gotcha' Grab  :  Forward - forward - LOW PUNCH
                   (Tap LOW PUNCH for up to 5 punches)
Quadruple Slam :  Throw the opponent
                   (Tap HIGH PUNCH for up to 4 slams)
Energy Wave    :  Half-circle away - HIGH KICK
Back Breaker   :  BLOCK(Both opponents must be in mid-air)

Fatalities:  (#1)Hold LOW PUNCH(four forward) then release
                (Jax clasps his hands on his opponent's head, causing it to
                  splatter into pieces.)
             (#2)BLOCK - BLOCK - BLOCK - BLOCK - LOW PUNCH
                (Jax rips off his opponent's arms.)
Babality  :  Down - up - down - up - LOW KICK
Friendship:  Down - down - up - up - LOW KICK
                (Jax makes paper dolls.)
Pit 2/Tomb:  Up - up - down - LOW KICK


Throw Sai    :  Hold HIGH PUNCH(3 seconds) then release
Teleport Kick:  Forward - forward - LOW KICK
Roll         :  Back - back - down - HIGH KICK

Fatalities:  (#1)Forward - back - forward - LOW PUNCH
                (Mileena rapidly stabs her opponent with her sais, raising
                  them off the ground.)
             (#2)Hold HIGH KICK(4 seconds) then release
                (Mileena inhales her opponent and spits out their bones.)
Babality  :  Down - down - down - HIGH KICK
Friendship:  Down - down - down - up - HIGH KICK
                (Mileena plants a seed, which blooms into a flower.)
Pit 2/Tomb:  Forward - forward - down - forward - LOW KICK


Backhand   :  HIGH PUNCH(Close to opponent)
Blade Swipe:  Back + HIGH PUNCH
Blade Fury :  Back - back - back - LOW PUNCH
Blue Bolt  :  Quarter-circle away - HIGH PUNCH

Fatalities:  (#1)BLOCK - back - back - back - HIGH PUNCH
                (Baraka decapitates his opponent with his blade.)
             (#2)Back - forward - down - forward - HIGH PUNCH
                (Baraka stabs his opponent in the chest and raises them off
                  the ground.  The opponent gasps and slowly slides down
                  the blades.)
Babality  :  Forward - forward - forward - HIGH KICK
Friendship:  Hold BLOCK - up - up - forward - forward - HIGH KICK
                (Baraka gives you a present.)
Pit 2/Tomb:  Forward - forward - down - HIGH KICK


Spear         :  Back - back - LOW PUNCH
Teleport Punch:  Quarter-circle away - HIGH PUNCH(Can be done in air)
Leg Grab      :  Half-circle away - LOW KICK
Air Throw     :  BLOCK(Both opponents must be in mid-air)

Fatalities:  (#1)Hold BLOCK - up - up - HIGH PUNCH
                (Scorpion removes his mask to reveal a skull.  He then
                  breathes fire on his opponent, turning them into a flaming
                  skeleton, which shakes violently and eventually explodes.)
                (NOTE:  by doing Down - down - up - up - HIGH PUNCH, you can
                  perform the fatality ANYWHERE on the screen.)
             (#2)Hold HIGH PUNCH(Forward - down - forward - forward - forward)
                then release
                (Scorpion slits his opponent's throat with his spear and
                  slices them in half at the waist.)
Babality  :  Down - back - back - HIGH KICK
Friendship:  Back - back - down - HIGH KICK
                ("Buy a Scorpion doll!")
Pit 2/Tomb:  Down - down - forward - forward - BLOCK


Body Launch  :  Back - back - forward(Can be done in air)
Lightning    :  Quarter-circle towards - LOW PUNCH
Teleport     :  Down - up(Flick joystick down)
Electrocution:  Hold HIGH PUNCH(4 seconds) then release

Fatalities:  (#1)Hold LOW KICK(5 seconds) then release - tap BLOCK + LOW KICK
                (Raiden electrocutes his opponent until they explode.)
             (#2)Hold HIGH PUNCH(10 seconds) then release
                (Raiden explodes his opponent with an uppercut.  Only the
                  head is left unharmed, which falls to earth after a few
Babality  :  Down - down - up - HIGH KICK
Friendship:  Down - back - forward - HIGH KICK
                ("Kidd Thunder!")
Pit 2/Tomb:  Hold BLOCK - up - up - up - HIGH PUNCH


"You will die, mortal!"
"You are nothing!"
"I will destroy you!"
"Prepare to die!"
"I rule this world!"
"Feel the power of Shao Kahn!"
"Feel the wrath of Shao Kahn!"
"You weak, pathetic fool!"
"I am Shao Kahn...Bow to me!"
"Is that your best?"
"All too easy!"


     On version 3.1, ther are a few tricks you are now able to do at the
beginning of a two-player game.  Also, like the tank game in NBA Jam,
there is a special game in Mortal Kombat II.

Disable Throw

     To disable the throw on a two-player game, each player must first
pick their character.  After choosing, BOTH joysticks must be pushed down
and BOTH HIGH PUNCH buttons pressed until the scene and the two combatants
appear.  At the top of the screen, 'Throwing Disabled' will be shown.

Random Character Select

     To have the game randomly choose your character for you, push your
joystick up and press your START button.  Note that you must be on the
character square you first appeared on(Player 1 is Liu Kang;  Player 2 is


     To play pong on Mortal Kombat II, there has to be two-hundred and
fifty two-player games played first.  Best of seven wins!


Basic Moves

1.  Jump Kick - Foot Sweep
     This only works with the computer.  Get a full screen lengths away
from the computer and jump kick him.  As soon as you reach the ground, foot
sweep the opponent.

2.  Foot Sweep - Throw Opponent
     This only works when playing a human opponent.  After sweeping,
quickly throw the oppoonent.

3.  Jump Kick - Throw Weapon
     Jump Kick the opponent below the waist so you will touch the ground
first.  Then quickly throw your characters weapon.

Liu Kang

1.  Jump Kick - Flying Kick
     Jump kick you opponent below the waist.  As soon as you touch ground,
perform the flying kick.  Start the two forward motion as you kick the

2.  Jump Punch - Standard Fireball
     Jump punch you opponent when they are in midair.  As soon as you
touch ground, throw the fireball.  Start the two froward motion as you
kick the opponent.

3.  Jump Kick - Bicycle Kick
     Start charging the bicycle kick first.  Then, jump kick your opponent
below the waist and perform the bicycle kick.

4.  Jump Kick - Standard Fireball - Crouching Fireball
     Same as 1 except:
        For computer:  Do the crouching fireball; computer will not block it.
           For human:  Do the bicycle kick.

Kung Lao

1.  Jump Kick - Hat Throw
     Jump kick your opponent below the waiat and throw the hat.  Guide the
hat low so it hits the opponent.

2.  Jump Kick - Flying Kick
    Use this against the computer.  After jump kicking the opponent, jump
stright up and execute the flying kick jsut as the opponent stands.

3.  Jump Kick - Energy Spin
     Jump kick your opponent in the corner and execute the energy spin.

4.  Energy Spin - Jump Kick
     When the opponent is hit by the energy spin, Kung Lao has time to do
a jump kick.

Johnny Cage

1.  Jump Kick - Shadow Kick
     Jump kick your opponent(below the waist if standing, or kick faster
if the opponent is in mid air) and quickly perform the shadow kick.

2.  Jump Kick - Shadow Punch
     Jump kick you opponent below the waist and quickly execute the shadow
punch.  The shadow punch must be done quickly in order for a connection to
take place.  This is easier if the opponent is in the corner.

3.  Jump Kick - Low Green Ball
     Jump kick the opponent and immediately throw the low green ball.

4.  Crotch Punch - Turning Kick - Shadow Kick
     Perform the crotch punch.  While the opponent is doubled over,
quickly perform the turning kick.  If the opponent is not blocking the
turning kick, you then can shadow kick the opponent(or shadow punch).


1.  Jump Kick - Acid Spit
     Jump kick your opponent below the waist and perform the acid spit.
Begin the two forward motion while you are kicking.

2.  Force Ball - Punch - Punch - Jump Kick - Slide
     If the opponent is hit by the force ball, do two punches as they fly
into you.  Then quickly perform a jump kick into them and then slide.

3.  Jump Kick - Slide
     Jump kick the opponent below the waist so you will touch ground
first, then slide into them.

4.  Force ball - Uppercut
     If the opponent is hit by the forceball, uppercut them as they fly
into you.


1.  Jump Kick - Slide
     Same as Reptile.

2.  Jump Kick - Ground Freeze - Uppercut - Slide
     Jump kick the opponent then perform the groung freeze.  If playing
a human opponent, kick them below the waist otherwise the ice won't reach
them.  When they slip, uppercut them and quickly slide into them.

3.  Jump Kick - Iceball
     Jump kick them when they are in midair and throw the iceball.  Timing
is crucial here.

Shang Tsung

1.  Jump Kick - Flaming Skull
     Jump kick your opponent below the waist and throw a skull.  Start the
two back motion as you are kicking.  (Note: Only works on some players)

2.  Flaming Skulls
     If done right, the opponent will skip on the skulls.  Throw the three
skulls before the opponent jump either toward or away.


1.  Jump Kick - Fan Throw
     Jump kick the opponent low and quickly perform the fan throw.  Start
the two forward motion as you are kicking, and hit the two PUNCH buttons
right after you kick the opponent.

2.  Jump Kick - Fan Lift
     Jump kick the opponent below the waist and perform the fan lift.  Do
the three back motion as you are kicking, and hit the HIGH PUNCH button
right after you kick the opponent.

3.  Fan Lift - Jump Kick - Fan Throw - Air Attack
     After the fan lift, walk towards them a long as possible and jump
kick into them.  Immediately performt he fan throw when you kick.  Start
the two forward motion as you kick them.  Then, quickly performt he air
attack, or jump kick them again.

4.  Fan Lift - Jump Kick - Fan Throw - Uppercut
     Same as three, except when the opponent is falling down after the fan
throw, you uppercut the opponent.  This can only be done if the opponent
is in the corner.


1.  Overhead Hammer - Uppercut
     After performing the overhead hammer, uppercut the opponent.  You can
do other moves, such as the 'Gotcha' grab, instead of the uppercut.

2.  Jump Kick - Energy Throw
     Jump kick the opponent below the waist, and immediately perform the
energy throw.

3.  Jump Kick - 'Gotcha' Grab
     Jump kick the opponent below the waist, and quickly perform the
'Gotcha' grab.  Start the two forward motion while you are kicking and
quickly press LOW PUNCH.  Timing is crucial, or Jax will miss.

4.  Jump Kick - Back Breaker
     Jump kick your opponent below the knees.  Quickly hit BLOCK to
perform the back breaker.

5.  Jump Kick - Ground Smash
     Charge up the ground smash first.  Then, jump kick the opponent below
the waist.  As soon as you touch ground, performt he ground smash.  This
may not work on human players, since the only way to avoid the ground
smash is to jump in the air.


1.  Jump Kick - Throw Sai
     Charge up the throw sai first.  Then, jump kick your opponent below
the waist, and quickly perform the throw sai after.

2.  Jump Kick - Throw Sai - Teleport
     Charge up the throw sai first.  Then, jump kick your opponent as they
are in mid air and quickly perform the throw sai.  When you touch ground,
execute the teleport.

3.  Jump Kick - Roll
     Jump kick your opponent below the waist and immediately perform the
roll.  Start the two back motion as you are kicking in order to complete
the move as soon as you touch ground.


1.  Jump Kick - Blue Bolt
     Jump kick your opponent below the waist and throw the blue bolt at
soon as you touch ground.

2.  Jump Kick - Blade Fury
     Jump kick your opponent below the waist and quickly perform the blade
fury.  Start the three back motion as you are kicking.  Timing is crucial,
otherwise Baraka will miss and be left open for attack.


1.  Spear - Uppercut
     By far the most known Scorpion combo move.  Spear the opponent and
uppercut them when you pull them back.

2.  Jump Kick - Spear - Uppercut
     Jump kick your opponent below the waist and quickly throw the spear.
Start the two back motion as you are kicking.

3.  Jump Kick - Leg Grab
     Jump kick your opponent below the waist and quickly performt he leg grab.

4.  Jump Kick - Air Throw
     Jump kick your opponent below the waist.  Quickly press BLOCK in
order to throw the opponent.

5.  Teleport Punch - Spear - Uppercut
     Teleport the opponent and immediately throw the spear.  This works
best then then opponent is in mid air at the time you execute the teleport

6.  Teleport Punch - Leg Grab
    Same as #4, except you execute the leg grab.

7.  Turning Kick - Teleport Punch - Spear - Uppercut
     Perform the turning kick.  As soon as you connect, perform the
teleport punch.  If the teleport punch connects, immediately throw the
spear and uppercut the opponent.

8.  Jump Kick - Punch - Teleport Punch - Spear - Uppercut
     Jump kick the opponent when they are in mid air.  Press the KICK
button right as you jump.  When you connect, punch the opponent once.  If
connection is made, immediately perform the teleport punch and throw the
spear after.


1.  Jump Kick - Body Launch
     Jump kick the opponent high, near the head,  and quickly perform the body
launch.  Start the two back motion as you are kicking.  You can jump kick
the opponent below the waist, but chances are the opponent will block the
body launch or you will fly over them.

2.  Jump Punch - Body Launch
     Jump punch the opponent at they are in mid air and quickly perform
the body launch.  You can also jump kick them instead of the jump punch.

3.  Jump Kick - Lightening
     Jump kick the opponent below the waist and quickly throw the

4.  Electrocution - Punch - Punch - Body Launch
     After performing the electrocution, punch the opponent twice.  When
the opponent is in mid air, perform the body launch.


     (NOTE:  If you relish the thought of playing Mortal Kombat II with a
certain character to see what his ending is, and you hate
compendiums/cheat sheets that spoil that by telling you:  FOR GOD'S SAKE
DON'T READ THE FOLLOWING!!!  Throw it away!  Burn this section!  Use it
for bird cage lining!  It makes a great fondue!  Sew it into a coat, JUST

Liu Kang
(Played by Ho Sung Pak)

     With his Shaolin temple in ruins, Liu Kang journeys into the
Ourworld, enters Shao Kahn's tournament, and unleashes a fury that does
not end until the defeat of Shao Kahn.  Liu Kang then returns to the
seclusion of his Shaolin temple.  He pays his respects to his lost
brothers and finally realizes that the events which have taken place were
all fulfillment of his destiny.

Kung Lao
(Played by Anthony Marquez)

     A former Shaolin monk alongside Liu Kang, Kung Lao also grieves the
loss of their Shaolin brothers.  He realizes his ultimate fate lies within
the drak realm of the Outworld.  He defeats his Outworld opponents until
he emerges the supreme champion.  With his strength and spirit in complete
alignment he finally avenges the death of his great ancestor.  Although
his greatest challenges lie ahead.

Johnny Cage
(Played by Daniel Pesina)

     After disappearing from the set of his latest movie, Cage finally
resurfaces.  He used all his knowledge and experiences as a fighter to end
the Outworld menace.  Now heralded as a true hero, Cage receives the
respect he rightfully deserves.  He also sets his inspiration for the
sequel to his blockbuster movie, Mortal Kombat.  MK II is released and
quickly becomes the greatest motion picture event of all time.  Cage
realizes that MK III is inevitiable.

(Played by Daniel Pesina)

     Reptile has always loyally served as Shang Tsung's protector.  While
maintaning a very low profile in the first tournament he discovered
Tsung's plot to force the remaining members of his near extinct race into
slavery under Shao Kahn's rule.  Reptile then devises a plan of his own.
He enters the Outworld torunament, defeats Shao Kahn and turns against
Shang Tsung, ending his master's scheme.  Now his race can live on in
their own peaceful existence.

(Played by Daniel Pesina)

     When Sub-Zero failed to return from the Shaolin tournament and rumor
of Shang Tsung's survival reached the Lin Kuei clan, they immediately
seeked another assassin to complete the task.  This new warrior is
actually the younger brother of the origional Sub-Zero.  The enters the
Outworld contest and accomplishes his task.  He learns of Scorpion's foul
vendetta against his brother but will never know why his life was spared.
Perhaps a third tournament is in his future?

Shang Tsung
(Played by Philip Ahm, MD)

     Shang Tsung not only turns against and defeats both Kintaro and Shao
Kahn, he also takes over their rule of the Outworld.  With Shao Kahn's
armies at his command, he finally unbalances the furies, and weakens the
dimensional gates between the Outworld and the Earth realm.  Along with
his elite group of sorcerers, he uses this weakness to march a never
ending horde of demons into the Earth and doom its inhabitants to eternal
darkness.  Have a nice day.

(Played by Katalin Z)

     Through her years of working as an assassin, Kitana has learned many
secrets, especially about her own past.  She finds that Mileena is not her
twin but a grotesque clone created by Shang Tsung.  She learns that her
parents were former rulers of the Outworld, overthrown by Shao Kahn.
Determined to take back what is rightfully hers, she must defeat Shao Kahn
herself.  She does so by entering the tournament.  She retakes her
parents' castle and restores the Outworld back to a realm of nobility.

(Played by)

     Jax finds Sonya held captive alongside their arch enemy, Kano.  Her
only chance of escape is by Jax entering Shao Kahn's contest.  With fierce
determination, he catches the Outworld warriors off guard and wins the
tournament, bringing Shao Kahn's rule to a crashing halt.  During the
chaos that follows, Jax and Sonya escape through the dimensional gate from
which they entered.  Kano once again eludes capture, but Jax and Sonya
know they will cross paths with him in the future.

(Played by Katalin Z)

     Once thought to be Kitana's twin sister, Mileena is actually a
grotesque clone created by Shang Tsung.  With Shao Kahn suspicious of
Kitana's motives, Mileena seizes the oppotunity to attack Kahn and his
minions.  Caught off guard, they are no match for Mileena's speed.  She
wins the tournament and with her secret companion, Baraka, they rule the
Outworld as King and Queen.

(Played by Richard Divizio)

     Known for his unpredictable actions and wild fits of anger, Baraka
goes on a rampage.  After defeating the Earth warriors he attacks Shang
Tsung, Kintaro, and finally Shao Kahn himself.  After defeating Shao Kahn,
Baraka's race of mutants arise from the wastelands and rebel against what
is left of Kahn's army.  They eventually win and the Outworld comes uner
the rule of King Baraka.

(Played by Daniel Pesina)

     Upon learning of Sub-Zero's reappearance, Scorpion enters Shao Kahn's
tournament.  He witnesses Sub-Zero spare the life of an opponent, and
realizes that this is not the same Sub-Zero who murdered him so long ago.
He lets the ninja live and goes on to defeat the Outworlders in their
unholy contest.  With the defeat of Shao Kahn, Scorpion discovers a new
purpose for his existence.  He becomes the guardian of the new Sub-Zero to
atone the murdering of his older brother and in preparation for a third

(Played by Carlos Pesina)

     Familiar with Shang Tsung's lies and Shao Kahn's brutality, Raiden
accepts their challenge to compete in an Outworld tournament.  He is well
aware of their scheme to unbalance the furies and invade the Earth realm.
Raiden vows to use all his might to end their treachery.  Winning the
tournament, Raiden destroys Shao Kahn and all his minions.  He also
destroys the dimensional gates which would have been their passagway to
the Earth realm.


     Here are the hints that are displayed at the bottom the screen in red
letters after you defeat Shao Kahn.  Some are written in their original
scrambled form.

Where is Goro?
Where is Kano?
Where is Sonya?
Who is Smoke?
Who is Jade?
Ceamr odse tno exits  (Ermac does not exist.)
Ermo batmok ot meok  (More kombat to kome.)
Sruep ghih miptac  (Super high impact.)
There are no Animalities!


     Rumors.  They suck, don't they.  Well, now that everything about
Mortal Kombat II has been discovered, it's cool to look back at
what we all believed was true.

Shang Tsung

      Sonya:  Forward - forward - back - back - LOW PUNCH
       Goro:  Down - up - diagonally up + forward - forward - (button unknown)
       Kano:  Unknown
      Smoke:  Unknown


Fatality:  Hold KIGH KICK + LOW KICK(back 4 times) then release


Fatality:  Hold HIGH PUNCH(forward - down - forward - forward - forward)
             then release


     To fight Scarlet, you must be on the Living Forest stage.  When you
defeat your opponent, be in front of the center forward tree as soon as
"Finish Him/Her" appears.  When the tree roars, do this:  HIGH PUNCH -


     There is no information on Shawn at this time.

Dead Pool

     It is rumored that you uppercut your opponent and they will hang on
one of the hooks.  This causes the door on ehte side to open and Kano to
come out.

Living Forest

     It is rumored that you can knock you opponent onto the mouth of one
of the trees, where they are eaten.  Also, it is rumored that you can make
the tree's branches strangle the opponent.


     This is a listing of the chip upgrades and their additions, to help
you know what system you are playing.

Version 1.1:

     *     First version released to the public even though unfinished.
             (Midway was pressured due to the release of Capcom's Super
                Street Fighter II)
     *     Contained all but two moves and approximately 9 fatalities.
     *     Kintaro and Shao Kahn nearly impossible to defeat without cheating
             (Kintaro could be beat by repeatedly pressing a punch button
                throught the game.  Shao Kahn only by throwing missile
     *     No ending stories.
     *     Baraka's blade fury has no sound.
     *     Shang Tsung could walk on the ceiling.

Version 1.4:

     *     Mileena's roll move added.
     *     Kung Lao's flying kick added.
     *     Sub-Zero could do the first part of Fatality #1 during the match.

Version 2.1:

     *     First 'official' release version.
     *     Intro text slightly changed.
             ('Only seven warriors...hands of Liu Kang' was originally
                'But seven warriors would not allow it.')
     *     Ending stories and credits added.
     *     Dan 'Toasty' Forden's face added.
     *     Computer intelligence increased.
     *     Almost all fatalities added.
     *     Friendships and babalities added.
     *     Pit 2/Tomb fatality added.
     *     Smoke and Jade were added.
     *     Kintaro and Shao Kahn were easier to defeat.
     *     Kintaro and Shao Kahn could be defeated by keeping them up in
             the corner with repeated punches.
     *     Shang Tsung's repeated flaming skull move fixed.

Version 3.1:

     *     More blood added.
             (Example:  Blood added when opponent is punched in the face;
                Kung Lao's hat throw.)
     *     Dead Pool fatality added.
     *     Noob Saibot added.
     *     Raiden's uppercut fatality added.
     *     Kung Lao's friednship added.
     *     Computer intelligence increased.
     *     Computer can do missile weapons in mid air.
     *     Babality/Friendship problem fixed.
             (Example:  Multiple babalities, babality to friendship, baby
     *     Repeated punching the corner fixed.
     *     Kitana's multiple fan lifts in the corner fixed.
     *     Sub-Zero's freeze - punch - freeze - punch...fixed.
     *     Scorpion's spear - uppercut - spear - uppercut...fixed.


Mortal Kombat II and its characters are trademarks of Midway Manufacturing
Co.  (C) 1993, all rights reserved.

A great help and special thanks goes out to these video game addicts, with
out whom this compendium would not have been written:
   John (LOSER) Fausett, Aaron Gliner, Brian 'Mr. Krinkle', Mitch Keller, 
Travis 'Stussy' Branch, Jon Thompson, Brian S., Taber Thill, channel #MK2 
on IRC.

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