MIDWAY ARCADE TREASURES II
MORTAL KOMBAT II
By Matthew Townsend
3. Characters / Move list
4. Hidden Characters
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
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
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…
Unlike in Mortal Kombat, there are four different types of fatalities. The regular fatalities are back although there are now two unique fatalities per character (except Shang Tsung, who has three). The other fatalities are:
In the Pit II and Kombat Tomb, a stage fatality can be performed by entering each characters stage fatality command. In the Kombat Tomb, the victim is punched up into the spikes on the ceiling. Also, if both controllers hold down after the fatal, the victim will slide off the spikes. In the Pit II, the victim is knocked off the bridge and lands on a rock floor.
There is also another stage fatality; this one is in the Deadpool. It can only be done by holding down, LP and LK and then doing an uppercut.
This finisher turns the opponent into a baby, and can only be done if either punch button has not been used in the winning round.
This does not really ‘finish’ the opponent; instead, the character performs a friendly act towards them. Like with the babality, it can only be done if either punch button has not been used in the winning round.
3. CHARACTERS / MOVE LIST
F: Forward B: Back
U: Up D: Down
LP: Low Punch HP: High Punch
LK: Low Kick HK: High Kick
BLK: Block (A): Can be used in the air
(1): 1 Step Away (2): 2 Steps Away
(3): 3 Steps Away (EOS): Edge of Screen
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.
Low Fireball: F,F,LP
High Fireball: F,F,HP
Bicycle Kick: Hold LK 5 seconds
Flying Kick: F,F,HK
Dragon Fatal: D,F,B,B,HK (close)
Uppercut Fatal: Rotate 360 degrees anti-clockwise (1)
Stage Fatal: B,F,F,LK
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 fulfilment of his destiny.
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.
Hat Throw: B,F,LP (up and down to control)
Teleport: D,U (HK or HP to attack after teleport)
Spin: Hold BLK,U,U,LK
Dive Kick: D+HK (must be in the air)
Chainsaw Fatal: F,F,F,LK (1)
Hat Throw Fatal: Hold LP,B,F (EOS aim the hat at the head)
Stage Fatal: F,F,F,HP
Kung Lao, descendant of the former Mortal Kombat champion, was one of the few survivors of Baraka's attack on the Shaolin Temples. He joined his good friend Liu Kang in entering the Outworld tournament. Even though he lost, Liu Kang advanced to defeat Shao Kahn at his own game. The two retreated back to Earthrealm.
The world was shocked when martial arts movie star Johnny Cage disappeared from the set of his latest film. But in truth, he was following his former ally Liu Kang into the Outworld where he plans to complete in a twisted tournament in which lies the balance of Earth's existence- as well as a script for another blockbuster movie.
High Green Flame: F, D, B, HP
Low Green Flame: B, D, F, LP
Shadow Kick: B, F, LK
Shadow Uppercut: B, D, B, HP
1 Head Knockoff Fatal: F, F, D, U (close)
3 Head Knockoff Fatal: F, F, D, U, then hold D+LP+LK+BL (close)
Torso Ripoff Fatal: D, D, F, F, LP (close)
Stage Fatal: D, D, D, HK
Friendship: D, D, D, D, HK
Babality: B, B, B, HK
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 inevitable.
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.
Acid Spit: F, F, HP
Forceball: B, B, LP+HP
Invisibility: Hold BL, U, U, D, HP
Eat Head Fatal: B, B, D, LP (3)
Torso Ripoff Fatal: Go invisible, then F, F, D, HK (close)
Stage Fatal: D, F, F, BL
Friendship: B, B, D, LK
Babality: D, B, B, LK
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.
Thought to have been killed in the Shaolin Tournament, Sub-Zero mysteriously returns. It is believed he travelled into the Outworld to again attempt to assassinate Shang Tsung. To do so he must fight his way through Shao Kahn's tournament.
Freeze: D, F, LP
Ground Freeze: D, B, LK
Freeze-and-Shatter Fatal: F, F, D, HK (2) then F, D, F, F, HP (close)
Ice Grenade: Hold LP, B, B, D, F (EOS)
Stage Fatal: D, F, F, BL
Friendship: B, B, D, HK
Babality: D, B, B, HK
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 original 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?
After losing control of the Shaolin tournament, 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.
1 Flame: B, B, HP
2 Flames: B, B, F, HP
3 Flames: B, B, F, F, HP
Liu Kang: B, F, F, BL
Kung Lao: B, D, B, HK
Johnny Cage: B, B, D, LP
Reptile: Hold BL, U, D, HP
Sub-Zero: F, D, F, HP
Kitana: BL, BL, BL
Jax: D, F, B, HK
Mileena: Hold HP 2 seconds, release
Baraka: D, D, LK
Scorpion: Hold BL, U, U
Raiden: D, B, F, LK
Invader Fatal: Hold HK 2 seconds, release (close)
Soul Sucker Fatal: Hold BL, U, D, U, LK (close)
Kintaro Morph Fatal: Hold LP entire winning round, release (1)
Stage Fatal: Hold BL, D, D, U, D
Friendship: B, B, D, F, HK
Babality: B, F, D, HK
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.
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.
Fan Throw: F, F, LP+HP (A)
Fan Lift: B, B, B, HP
Fan Swipe: B+HP
Square Wave Flight: F, D, B, HP
Fan Swipe Fatal: BL, BL, BL, HK (close)
Kiss Fatal: Hold LK, F, F, D, F (close)
Stage Fatal: F, D, F, HK
Friendship: D, D, D, U, LK
Babality: D, D, D, LK
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.
His real name is Major 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.
Gotcha Punches: F, F, LP (Keep pushing LP for more punches)
Sonic Wave: F, D, B, HK
Ground Pound: Hold LK 3 seconds, release
Back Crack: BL in air (close)
Quadruple Slam: Throw and tap HP
Head Smash Fatal: Hold LP, F, F, F (close)
Disarming Fatal: BL, BL, BL, BL, LP (1)
Stage Fatal: Hold BL,U, U, D, LK
Friendship: Hold BL, D, D, U, U, LK
Babality: Hold BL, D, U, D, U, LK
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.
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 suspected dissension and must put a stop to it at any cost.
Sai Throw: Hold HP 2 Seconds, release (A)
Telekick: F, F, LK
Roll Attack: B, B, D, HK
Sai Slice-N-Dice Fatal: F, B, F, LP (close)
Bone Spit Fatal: Hold HK for 2 seconds, release (close)
Stage Fatal: F, D, F, LK
Friendship: D, D, D, U, HK
Babality: D, D, D, HK
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 with her secret companion, Baraka, they rule the
Outworld as King and Queen.
Baraka led the attack against Liu Kang's Shaolin temple. He blongs to a nomadic race of mutants living in the wastelands of the Outworld. His fighting skills and dreaded Blade Fury gained the attention of Shao Kahn who then recruited him into his army of destruction.
Blade Fury: B, B, B, LP
Blade Spark: D, B, HP
Blade Swipe: B+HP
Double Kick: HK, HK, HK (close)
Head Slice Fatal: B, B, B, B, HP (close)
Blade Hang Fatal: B, F, D, F, LP (close)
Stage Fatal: F, F, D, HK
Friendship: Hold BL, U, F, F, HK
Babality: F, F, F, HK
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.
The hell-spawned spectre 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.
Spear: B, B, LP
Teleport: D, B, HP (A)
Air Throw: BL in air (close) (A)
Scissors Takedown: F, D, B, LK
Toasty Fatal: Hold BL, U, U, HP (3)
Distant Toasty Fatal: Hold BL, D, D, U, U, HP
Spear Slash Fatal: Hold HP, D, F, F, F (close)
Stage Fatal: D, F, F, BL
Friendship: B, B, D, LK
Babality: D, B, B, HK
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 tournament.
Watching events unfold from high above, the thunder god realises 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.
Lightning Throw: D, F, LP
Torpedo: B, B, F (A)
Teleport: D, U
Fry: Hold HP 4-5 seconds, release (close)
Fry Explosion Fatal: Hold LK 3-4 seconds, release, tap BL+LK (close)
Uppercut Fatal: Hold HP 8 sec. (before it says "Finish Him!"), release
Stage Fatal: Hold BL, U, U, U, HP
Friendship: D, B, F, HK
Babality: D, D, U, HK
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.
4. HIDDEN CHARACTERS
Although in the arcade version there were three hidden characters, (Smoke, Jade and Noob Saibot) only two of them are accessible in this version due to the layout of the buttons on the control pad.
Jade is a childhood friend of Kitana who has been recruited by Shao Kahn to participate in the Outworld tournament.
To fight Jade, on the round before the ? box, defeat the enemy by only using low-kicks. You will the be taken to Goro’s Lair to fight her. She is basically a green Kitana, with all of her moves, however, all projectiles do not hurt her.
Noob Saibot is actually the former Sub Zero, who died at the hands of Scorpion in the first Mortal Kombat. He has returned from the Netherealm to spy on events for his master Shinnok.
To fight Noob Saibot, you must win 50 matches in a row. You will then be taken to Goro’s Lair. Noob is like Scorpion, however he is in a black outfit and much faster.