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________________________ MORTAL KOMBAT II FAQ Complete Guide Tenth Revision January 5th, 1994 firstname.lastname@example.org ________________________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...
If you have any additions send mail directly to me and I will include it in the next guide. Moves and fatalities posted to rec.games.video.arcade and alt.games.mk will also be incorporated into this guide. Credit will be given to those who contribute. This guide will be posted every WEDNESDAY until all the 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.
Andy Eddy of GamePro magazine has generously offered to make this guide available through FTP. The site is netcom.com, and the directory is pub/vidgames/faqs. Thanks Andy!
By popular vote, the order in which the fighters appear will not be changed. Thanks to everyone who responded. Also, I had no time this week to complete the strategy section, but I was able to add all new critical information. Look for Friendships and Babalities in the next draft along with Kintaro and Shao Kahn strategy.
Quarter-Circle Towards: Rotate joystick from the down position to the forward position then press the button indicated. (actual movement is down - down to forward - BUTTON) Quarter-Circle Away : Rotate joystick from the down position to the away position then press the button indicated. (actual movement is down - down to away - BUTTON) Half-Circle Towards: Rotate joystick from the away/down position to the forward/down position then press the button indicated. (actual movement is away/down - away/down to forward/down - BUTTON) Half-Circle Away : Rotate joystick from the forward/down position to the away/down position then press the button indicated. (actual movement is forward/down - forward/down to away/down - BUTTON) hold then release: Press and hold the button indicated while your character charges. When finished charging release the button. Other actions may be performed while charging. If you are hit the charge remains intact. You can also charge a move before a round begins. (hold BLOCK): Block is only used in a move or fatality to stabilize your fighter, to keep them from jumping or walking. Make sure you release BLOCK before pressing the required button. You do not need to use BLOCK if you can be at the right distance for a fatality. down - up: The teleport can also be down by flicking the joystick down, making the joystick spring up and down.
Face Punch : HIGH PUNCH Body Punch : LOW PUNCH Face Kick : HIGH KICK Body Kick : LOW KICK Uppercut : down + HIGH PUNCH Crouch Punch: down + LOW PUNCH Crouch Kick : down + HIGH KICK Ankle Kick : down + LOW KICK Roundhouse : back + HIGH KICK Sweep : back + LOW KICK Specialty : HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Throw/Flip : LOW PUNCH (closest to opponent) Knee : HIGH KICK or LOW KICK (closest to opponent) Jump Kick : Jump and HIGH KICK or LOW KICK the opponent. Jump Punch: Jump and HIGH PUNCH or LOW PUNCH the opponent. Hop Kick : Jump and kick the opponent on your way up. Hop Punch : Jump and punch the opponent on your way up. Turn Around Kick: Jump over your opponent and kick them after you turn around but before you hit the ground. To block against an attack: BLOCK or down or down + BLOCK To block against the throw: down + back or down + back + BLOCK
======== 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. Double Forearm : HIGH PUNCH (closest 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 (5 seconds) then release Fatality 1: down - forward - two back - HIGH KICK (Liu Kang will transform into a dragon and bite the victim in half, leaving the legs standing. Stand close.) Fatality 2: rotate joystick 360 degrees away from opponent (Liu Kang will do a cartwheel kick then a massive uppercut. Stand outside of sweep range.) ======== 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. Headbutt : HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Ground Teleport: down - up (flick joystick down) Aerial Kick : down + HIGH KICK (must be done in air) Hat Throw : back - forward - LOW PUNCH Whirlwind Spin : two up - LOW KICK (hold BLOCK) Fatality 1: three forward - HIGH PUNCH (Kung Lung will uppercut the victim into the pit or onto the spikes. You must be on The Pit II or Kombat Tomb stage.) Fatality 2: three forward - LOW KICK (Kung Lao removes his razor hat and slices the victim down the middle. Stand just within sweep range.) =========== JOHNNY CAGE =========== After Shang Tsung's tournament the martial arts superstar disappears. He follow 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. Stomach Jab : HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Drop-Kick : HIGH KICK or LOW KICK (closest to opponent) Low Green Bolt : half-circle towards - LOW PUNCH High Green Bolt: half-circle away - HIGH PUNCH Shadow Uppercut: back - down - back - HIGH PUNCH Shadow Kick : back - forward - LOW KICK Ball Breaker : LOW PUNCH + BLOCK Fatality 1: two down - two forward - LOW PUNCH (Cage grabs the victim and rips their torso off, throwing it to the ground. Stand close.) Fatality 2: two forward - down - up (Cage crouches and punches off the head of the victim with a powerful uppercut. Stand close.) ======= REPTILE ======= 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. Backhand : HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Acid Spit : two forward - HIGH PUNCH Slide : back + LOW PUNCH + BLOCK + LOW KICK Forceball : two back - HIGH PUNCH + LOW PUNCH Invisibility: two up - down - HIGH PUNCH (hold BLOCK) Fatality 1: two back - down - LOW PUNCH (Reptile shoots his tongue towards the victims head, bringing it back where he goes about eating it. Stand about a jumps length away.) ======== SUB-ZERO ======== Thought to have been killed in the Shaolin Tournament, Sub-Zero mysteriously returns. It is beleived he traveled into the Outworld to again attempt to assasinate Shang Tsung. To do so he must fight his way through Shao Kahn's tournament. Backhand : HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Iceball : quarter-circle towards - LOW PUNCH Ground Freeze: quarter-circle away - LOW KICK Slide : back + LOW PUNCH + BLOCK + LOW KICK Fatality 1: two forward - down - HIGH KICK (Sub-Zero will ice the victim over, putting them in a deep freeze. Stand just out of sweep range.) forward - down - two forward - HIGH PUNCH (After deep freezing the victim, Sub-Zero will shatter the top part of the body. Stand close.) Fatality 2: movement unknown (Sub-Zero will throw an ice grenade into the stomach of the victim, exploding their top half. Stand slightly less than a jumps length away.) =========== 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. Flaming Skulls: two back - HIGH PUNCH (one flaming skull) two back - forward - HIGH PUNCH (two skulls) two back - two forward - HIGH PUNCH (three skulls) Morph to Liu Kang: back - two forward - BLOCK Kung Lao: back - down - back - HIGH KICK Johnny Cage: two back - down - LOW PUNCH Reptile: up - down + HIGH PUNCH (hold BLOCK) Sub-Zero: forward - down - forward - HIGH PUNCH Kitana: tap BLOCK three times Jax: down - forward - back - HIGH KICK Mileena: hold HIGH PUNCH (3 seconds) then release Baraka: two down - LOW KICK Scorpion: two up (hold BLOCK) Raiden: down - back - forward - LOW KICK Fatality 1: hold HIGH KICK (3 seconds) then release (Shang Tsung turns into a mist and enters the victims body, which explodes. Stand just within sweep range.) Fatality 2: up - down - up - LOW KICK (hold BLOCK) (Tsung picks up the victim with one hand, and drains their life force into his other hand. Stand close.) ====== KITANA ====== Her beauty hides her true role as personal assasin 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. Elbow : HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Fan Swipe : back + HIGH PUNCH Fan Throw : two forward - HIGH PUNCH + LOW PUNCH (can be done in air) Fan Lift : three back - HIGH PUNCH Air Attack: half-circle away - HIGH PUNCH Fatality 1: forward - down - forward - HIGH KICK (Kitana will uppercut the victim into the pit or onto the spikes. You must be on The Pit II or Kombat Tomb stage.) Fatality 2: hold LOW KICK (two forward - down - forward) then release (Kitana leans and kisses the victim, which then expands to unnatural proportions and explodes. Stand close.) Fatality 3: tap BLOCK three times - HIGH KICK (Kitana draws her fan and decapitates the victim with one swipe. Stand close.) ============== JACKSON BRIGGS ============== His real name is Maj. Jackson Briggs, leader of a top U.S. special forces unit. After receiving a distress signal from Lt. Sonya Blade, Jax embarks on a rescue mission. One the leads him into a ghastly world where he believes that Sonya is still alive. Overhead Hammer: HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Ground Smash : hold LOW KICK (3 seconds) then release Gotcha Grab : two forward - LOW PUNCH Quadruple Slam : throw the opponent then tap HIGH PUNCH Energy Wave : half-circle away - HIGH KICK Back Breaker : BLOCK (must be done in air) Fatality 1: hold LOW PUNCH (three forward) then release (Jax claps the victims head with a loud pop, and the skull crumbles in pieces to the ground. Stand close.) Fatality 2: movement unknown (Jax grabs the victim by the arms and rips them off the body. Stand close.) ======= MILEENA ======= Serving as an assasin 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. Elbow : HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Teleport Kick: two forward - LOW KICK Ground Roll : two back - down - HIGH KICK Sai Throw : hold HIGH PUNCH (2 seconds) then release (can be done in air) Fatality 1: forward - back - forward - LOW PUNCH (Mileena repeatedly stabs the victim, lifting them up as blood sprays everywhere. Stand close.) Fatality 2: hold HIGH KICK (3 seconds) then release (Mileena removes her mask revealing Baraka-like teeth and inhales the victim, spitting out the bones. Stand close.) ====== BARAKA ====== 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. Backhand : HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Double Kick: tap HIGH KICK twice (closest to opponent) Blade Swipe: back + HIGH PUNCH Blade Fury : three back - LOW PUNCH Blue Bolt : quarter-circle away - HIGH PUNCH Fatality 1: four back - HIGH PUNCH (hold BLOCK) (Baraka extends his blades from his arms, then decapitates the victim with one swipe. Stand close.) Fatality 2: back - forward - down - forward - LOW PUNCH (Baraka stabs the victim and lifts them up, then they slowly slide down the blade. Stand close.) ======== SCORPION ======== The hell-spawned specter rises from the pits. After learning of Sub- Zero's return, he again stalks the ninja assasin - following him into the dark realm of the Outworld where he continues his own unholy mission. Backhand : HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Spear : two 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 (must be done in air) Fatality 1: two up - HIGH PUNCH (hold BLOCK) (Scorpion removes his mask and breathes fire at the feet of the victim, which then twitches and explodes. Stand a step or two out of sweep range.) Fatality 2: movement unknown (Scorpion slices the victim across the neck then cuts them in two. Stand close.) ====== RAIDEN ====== 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 beleived to have ventured into the Outworld alone. Mini Uppercut: HIGH PUNCH (closest to opponent) Body Launch : two 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) and release (close to opponent) Fatality 1: three up - HIGH KICK (Raiden will uppercut the victim into the pit or onto the spikes. You must be on The Pit II or Kombat Tomb stage.) Fatality 2: hold LOW KICK (down - three forward) then release (Raiden grabs the victim and lifts them up, then proceeds to shock them. Stand close.) tap BLOCK + LOW KICK repeatedly (After a dose of the shock treatment, the victim will explode into bits.)
Crouching Fireball: This is a very effective move to keep the opponent on his toes. The opponent must block or jump in order to avoid it, just ducking can not escape it. This is good at long range or short range and is very hard to retaliate to. The crouching fireball is very good for defense as well, since Kang is very low to the ground. A late jump kick is the only way to hit him while he is crouching. It can also be used to hit the opponent when they are using their missile weapon, and Kang is low enough to avoid their missile.
Flying Kick: This is a fast attack good for catching your opponent off guard. While walking towards your opponent, tap forwards then press HIGH KICK when you suspect your opponent will make a move. The flying kick is also good to use after a jump kick. If your opponent jumps away from you or just in front of you execute the flying kick to hit them out of the air. Be cautious with it though, and never do it across the screen against a blocking opponent. You are likely to lose quite a bit of damage if blocked.
Bicycle Kick: Another good suprise attack move. Keep your finger on LOW KICK throughout the round so you can use it when necessary, performing other moves while charging. As with the flying kick, do not use it when far away from your opponent or while they are standing and blocking. It is good to use when your opponent jumps away or towards you. Also, if you are thrown or jump kicked, immediately use it when you stand up to catch your opponent off guard. Make sure you release LOW KICK while standing on the ground, otherwise the move will not work and you will have to recharge.
o Win ten matches in a row against the computer, starting at the begining. It doesn't matter if you lose a round or not, just as long as you have ten wins on the stage before the question mark.
o Defeat the opponent on the stage before the question mark using only the BLOCK and LOW KICK buttons. A flawless round is not necessary, neither is a fatality. If you lose the first round you can still reach Jade by winning the second.
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