By Randolph S. Vance and William G. Henderson

Complete Guide Revision Sixteen February 23rd, 1994

Mosaic version by Michel Buffa (your servitor!)

Here we go!

500 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 tried to tip the scales of order towards 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, Tsung convinces Shao Kahn to grant him a second chance.

Shang 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 Kontinues...


ALL moves and fatalities listed are confirmed. This guide is for game versions 3.1 and up. Older machines do not include some of the moves and many of the fatalities. If you find yourself playing on an outdated machine, have the owner contact Midway for the replacement chips.

If you have any additions send mail directly to me and I will include it in the next guide. Moves and fatalities posted to and will also be incorporated into this guide. Credit will be given to those who contribute. This guide will be posted every WEDNESDAY until all moves and fatalities are discovered. Keep in mind that this is posted ONCE a WEEK, and some moves may not be on the latest revision. When necessary, a small summary of new information will be posted during the week.

There are two other ways of obtaining the latest revision of the FAQ. Andy Eddy of GamePro magazine has generously offered to make it available through anonymous FTP. The site is, and the directory is pub/vidgames/faqs. If you prefer to receive the guide through e-mail, send a message to with the SUBJECT line being exactly: "Send mk2". This will signal the server to automatically send you the latest FAQ.

General Definitions and Moves:

General Definitions:

While reading through the moves, the + can be substituted by and, and the - can be substituted by then. For example, 'two forward - HIGH PUNCH' should be read as 'press the joystick twice towards the opponent then press HIGH PUNCH'. Another example, 'LOW PUNCH + BLOCK' should be read as 'press LOW PUNCH and BLOCK at the same time'. Button names are listed in all caps.

General Moves:

Individual Moves and Fatalities:

Liu Kang:

After winning the Shaolin Tournament from Shang Tsung's clutches Kang returns to his temples. He discovers 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 a member of the White Lotus society, he is the last descendant of the great Kung Lao who was defeated by Goro 500 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 script 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 believed 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 believed he traveled into the Outworld 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. Convinced 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 own true intentions.


His real name is Maj. Jackson Briggs, leader of a top US special forces unit. After receiving a distress signal from Lt. 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 appearances conceal her hideous intentions. At Shao Kahn's request she is asked to watch for her twin's suspected dissension. She must put a stop to it at any cost.


He led the attack against Liu Kang's Shaolin temples. Baraka belongs to a nomadic race of mutants living in the wastelands 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 pits. 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 grim 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.

Individual Combos and Strategy:

General Combos:

Liu Kang:

Kung Lao:

Johnny Cage:



Shang Tsung:







Rumors, Secrets, and Things to Try:

Rumors and News:

Secret Characters:

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.

This is the message you are greeted with when you meet the requirement to fight Jade or Smoke. Jade is essentially Kitana, although she is green and moves twice as fast. She is immune to all missile weapons. Smoke is a gray male ninja who has the powers of Scorpion. He moves extremely fast, and is constantly emitting smoke, which can be distracting. Noob Saibot is an all black male ninja with the powers of Scorpion. He is not as fast as Smoke, but still a challenge.

Both Jade and Smoke can be seen in the Living Forest when the look out from behind the middle trees. They occasionally drop down during a match and give clues on how to reach them. After you win or lose to any of the secret characters, you are returned to the Choose Your Fighter screen where you may pick another character.

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 Meet 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! Prove Yourself Bring On Kano And Sonya!

To reach Jade:

To reach Smoke:

To reach Noob Saibot:

Incredible Winning Streak! A New Warrior Awaits You.

If you lose to Noob Saibot, you may fight him again by winning just one more game or round. Apparently the computer only has 49 wins tracked if you lose to Saibot, so you can theoreticly fight him over and over, as long as you lose to him. And in case you did not notice, Noob Saibot is actually Boon Tobias backwards.


You have reached the outer limits of the tournament. Now you both must face a challenge from your past... Pong! First player to seven wins. Pong occurs after 250 matches. This might have been reduced in version 3.1.

Things to try:


Friendships and Babalities:

Instead of finishing your opponent, you have the option to violate the spirit of Mortal Kombat and be compassionate. You may either turn them into a baby or make friends with them. This is a good way to show others what a nice game Mortal Kombat II is.

In order to utilize a friendship or babality, you may not press either punch button during the winning round. This would include all normal punching moves, as well as all missile weapons involving a punch button and a few of Shang Tsung's morphs. Friendships and babalities may be done from any distance on the screen. Every fighter has a fairly good arsenal without the punch buttons, although this is much harder to accomplish against a human opponent. The easiest way to win against the computer without the punch buttons is with a jump-kick pattern.

Chip version information:

To date there have been three major release versions of MKII: version 1.1, 2.1, and 3.1. With each release more and more things are added, a trend that will hopefully not be going on very much longer. You can find out which version you are playing on by turning the machine off and back on again. Remember, this guide is written for the most current version of the game. If you are playing on an older version, have the owner contact Midway to get the newer chips. The following is a basic summary of differences in each version.

Version 1.1:

Version 1.4:

Version 2.1:

Version 3.1:

Character Endings:

End Messages:

Who Is Smoke? Where Is Sonya? Who Is Jade? Where Is Kano? Friendship? Where Is Goro? Babality? Ceamr Odse Nto Exits (Ermac Does Not Exist) Emro Batmok Ot Meok (More Kombat To Kome) Sruep Ghih Miptac (Super High Impact) Three Rae On Stniiiaamel (There Are No Animalities)

Liu Kang (Ho Sung Pak):

With his Shaolin temple in ruins, Liu Kang journeys into the Outworld, 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 (Antony Marquez):

A former Shaolin Monk alongside Liu Kang, Kung Lao also grieves the loss of their Shaolin brothers. He realizes that his ultimate fate lies within the dark 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 (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 gets 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 inevitable.

Reptile (Daniel Pesina):

Reptile has always loyally served as Shang Tsung's protector. While maintaining 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 tournament, defeats Shao Kahn and turns against Shang Tsung, ending his master's scheme. Now his race can live on in their own peaceful existence.

Sub-Zero (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 sent another assassin to complete the task. This new warrior is actually the younger brother of the original Sub-Zero. He 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 (Phillip Ahn M.D.):

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.

Kitana (Katalin Zamiar):

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 Kahn himself. She does so by entering the tournament. She retakes her parents' castle and restores the Outworld back into a realm of nobility.

Jax (John Parrish):

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.

Mileena (Katalin Zamiar):

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 opportunity to attack Kahn and his minions. Caught off guard they are no match for Mileena's speed. She wins the tournament and together with her secret companion, Baraka, they rule the world as King and Queen.

Baraka (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 under the rule of King Baraka.

Scorpion (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 for murdering his older brother and in preparation for a third tournament.

Raiden (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 passageway to the Earth Realm.

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Credits and Thanks:

The MKII FAQ is the result of the collective effort of the people associated with Internet. They are the ones who receive the credit for most information found in this guide. The FAQ should be FREELY distributed and copied, and should not be sold for profit under any circumstances. Thanks to everyone who contributed, and thanks to all those who contributed whose names are not on this list.

Spencer Matthew A Henry Commander Ice Chris Marty Richard Michael Eric Doug Eric Karl Paul Eric M Andy Jin Erisson John Kelly Andy Jarno Mike Jon Kim..............................................Combos and Strategy Bruce Yan.............................................Credits and Combos Bob Givnin......................................Credits and Lock Control Peter Killham............................Joystick and Button Diagnostics Danny Tong...................................Informant and Rumor Control