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    version 1.0.1
    CC BY-SA 2013 by M3n747
    m3n747@o2.pl
    
    
    
    0.   Intro
    0.1  Changes
    1.   Notation
    2.   Common moves
    3.   Character moves
    3.01  Baraka
    3.02  Johnny Cage
    3.03  Jackson Briggs
    3.04  Kitana
    3.05  Kung Lao
    3.06  Liu Kang
    3.07  Mileena
    3.08  Rayden
    3.09  Reptile
    3.10  Scorpion
    3.11  Shang Tsung
    3.12  Sub-Zero
    4.   Tips and tricks
    4.01  Disable violence
    4.02  Cheat menu
    4.03  Random select
    4.04  Fight Smoke
    4.05  Fight Jade
    4.06  Disable music
    4.07  Pause and reset game
    4.08  Liu Kang Friendship glitch
    4.09  Shang Tsung's Kintaro morph
    4.10  Play from hard drive
    4.11  Fight Noob Saibot
    4.12  Pong
    4.13  Stage Fatality Fun
    5.   Credits
    
    
    
    0. INTRO
    ========
    
    I wrote this FAQ because I wanted to play the Amiga version of MK2 but
    was surprised to see that there weren't any moves lists for the platform
    on GameFAQs. So I wrote my own.
    
    This document lists mostly Amiga-specific details of the game. Some other
    stuff, such as ways to fight Noob Saibot, are the same as in other versions
    of the game. See section 4.
    
    The moves and tricks documented in this FAQ were tested using the WinUAE
    emulator, as I don't have an actual Amiga. This shouldn't have any bearing
    on the validity of the information presented below, with the possible
    exception of the Kintaro morph Fatality - see section 4.8.
    
    This FAQ can be freely copied, distributed and adapted under the terms
    of the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License.
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
    
    
    0.1 CHANGES
    ===========
    * version 1.0:
      - wrote the FAQ
    
    * version 1.0.1:
      - corrected a mistake in Kung Lao's Cut in Half fatality
      - removed Baraka's Double Kick; either it's not present in the Amiga version,
        or I just can't do it
      - minor grammar check
      - added the Changes section
    
    
    1. NOTATION
    ===========
    
    U     - up
    D     - down
    B     - back
    F     - forward
    Fire  - fire 1
    Fire2 - fire 2 (using a 2-button joystick, must be set in options first)
    
    X-Y     - do X, then do Y
    X+Y     - do X and Y at the same time
    X+(Y-Z) - hold down X, do Y, do Z, release X
    
    
    2. COMMON MOVES
    ===============
    
    Standing block      - B+Fire
    Crouching block     - D-B
    Uppercut            - D-Fire
    Low kick            - F+Fire or F+Fire2
    Throw               - F+Fire or Fire+(F) (very erratic, not sure)
    Sweep               - D+B
    Roundhouse          - Fire-B or B+F2
    Crouching low kick  - D-F
    Crouching high kick - D-Fire2
    DEAD POOL FATALITY  - D-Fire+(D+B) (close)
    
    
    3. CHARACTER MOVES
    ==================
    
    X (Y sec.) means hold down X for Y seconds, then release X.
    
    For moves like Block+(X-Y-Z), first do Block, keep holding down Fire, do
    X-Y-Z and then release Fire. If a move requires you to press Fire while
    holding Block, hold B instead of fire.
    
    There are a few moves that use D-B-Fire as input, which means they can
    easily result in a sweep instead. You can do B-D-B-Fire or F-D-B-Fire
    instead to make sure they work as intended.
    
    Fatalities are printed in ALL CAPS, followed by Stage Fatality, Babality
    and Friendship. Stage Fatalities can only be done in Kombat Tomb and
    The Pit II. Unlike other ports of the game, on the Amiga there are no
    special requirements for Babalities and Friendships.
    
    All moves are tested and confirmed to work. If something doesn't work
    for you, just try again - some of them can be a little difficult.
    
    
    3.01 BARAKA
    -----------
    Blade swipe  - D+Fire
    Blade fury   - B-B-B-Fire
    Blue spark   - D-B-Fire
    
    DECAPITATION - Block+(B-B-B) (close)
    FORKLIFT     - B-F-D-F-Fire (close)
    STAGE        - F-F-D-Fire
    Babality     - F-F-F-Fire
    Gift         - Block+(U-U-F-F)
    
    
    3.02 JOHNNY CAGE
    ----------------
    High fireball   - F-D-B-Fire
    Low fireball    - B-D-F-Fire
    Shadow kick     - B-F-Fire
    Shadow uppercut - B-D-B-Fire
    Nut punch       - D+F
    
    DECAPITATION    - F-F-D-U (close) (hold D+Fire for 3 Fatalities)
    TORSO RIP       - D-D-F-F-Fire (close)
    STAGE           - D-D-D-Fire
    Babality        - B-B-B-Fire
    Autograph       - D-D-D-D-Fire
    
    
    3.03 JACKSON BRIGGS
    -------------------
    Ground punch   - F (3 sec.)
    Face smash     - F-F-Fire (keep pressing Fire until done)
    Energy wave    - F-D-B-Fire
    Back breaker   - D (close, in air)
    
    HEAD CLAPPER   - F-F-F-Fire (close)
    ARM RIP        - Block+(Fire-Fire-Fire-Fire) (sweep)
    STAGE          - Block+(U-U-D-Fire)
    Babality       - B-R-B-R-F
    Paper cut-outs - B-B-R-R-F
    
    
    3.04 KITANA
    -----------
    Fan swipe       - D+Fire
    Fan toss        - F-F-Fire (also in air)
    Fan lift        - B-B-B-F
    Square wave hit - F-D-B-F
    
    DECAPITATION    - Block+(Fire-Fire-Fire-Fire) (close)
    KISS OFF        - Fire+(F-F-D-F) (close)
    STAGE           - F-D-F-Fire
    Babality        - D-D-D-Fire
    Birthday cake   - Block+(D-D-D-U-Fire)
    
    
    3.05 KUNG LAO
    -------------
    Teleport         - D-U
    Hat throw        - B-F-Fire (U/D to aim)
    Whirlwind spin   - Block+(Fire-Fire-Fire) (keep pressing Fire to spin)
    Aerial kick      - D+B (in air)
    
    HAT DECAPITATION - F (2 sec.), U/D to aim for the head (across the screen)
    CUT IN HALF      - Block+(F-F-F-B) (sweep)
    STAGE            - F-F-F-Fire
    Babality         - L-L-F-F-Fire
    Rabbit           - B-B-B-D-Fire
    
    
    3.06 LIU KANG
    -------------
    High fireball - F-F-Fire (also in air)
    Low fireball  - D-D-Fire
    Flying kick   - B-F-Fire
    Bicycle kick  - Fire (5 sec.)
    
    DRAGON        - Block+(D-F-B-B-Fire) (sweep)
    CARTWHEEL     - Block+(F-U-B-D) (sweep or closer)
    STAGE         - B-F-F-Fire
    Babality      - D-D-F-B-Fire
    Disco         - F-B-B-B-Fire
    
    
    3.07 MILEENA
    ------------
    Teleport kick - F-F-Fire
    Roll attack   - B-B-D-Fire
    Sai toss      - Fire (2 sec.) (also in air)
    
    PSYCHO STAB   - F-B-F-Fire (close)
    SUCKER        - Block (3 sec.) (close)
    STAGE         - F-D-F-Fire
    Babality      - D-D-D-Fire
    Flower        - D-D-D-U-Fire
    
    
    3.08 RAYDEN
    -----------
    Electricity   - D-F-Fire
    Torpedo       - B-B-F (also in air)
    Teleport      - D-U
    Shocker       - Fire (2 sec.)
    
    SUPER SHOCKER - Block+(Fire-Fire-Fire) (close) (keep pressing Fire)
    SUPER PUNCH   - Fire (4 sec.) (close)
    STAGE         - Block+(U-U)
    Babality      - D-D-U-Fire
    Kidd Thunder  - D-B-F-Fire
    
    
    3.09 REPTILE
    ------------
    Acid spit      - F-F-Fire
    Orb            - B-B-Fire
    Slide          - Block+(Fire-Fire)
    Invisibility   - Block+(U-U-Fire) (repeat to reappear)
    
    INVISIBLE KILL - F-F-F-Fire (close) (must turn invisible first)
    TONGUE         - B-B-D-Fire (half screen)
    STAGE          - F-F-D-Fire
    Babality       - D-B-B-Fire
    Reptile doll   - B-B-F-Fire
    
    
    3.10 SCORPION
    -------------
    Spear            - B-B-Fire
    Teleport         - D-B-F (also in air)
    Scissor takedown - F-D-B-Fire
    Air throw        - D (close, in air)
    
    SPEAR SWIPE      - F-F-D-Fire (close)
    TOASTY           - Block+(U-U-Fire) (one step out of sweeping range)
    STAGE            - F-F-D+(Fire)
    Babality         - D-B-B-Fire
    Scorpion doll    - B-B-D-Fire
    
    
    3.11 SHANG TSUNG
    ----------------
    1 skull       - B-B-Fire
    2 skulls      - B-B-F-Fire
    3 skulls      - B-B-F-F-Fire
    Morph         - Block+(B-F-U) (only morphs into the current opponent)
    
    SOUL SUCK     - Block+(U-D-U) (close)
    DIVE OF DEATH - Fire (4 sec.) (sweep)
    KINTARO MORPH - Block+(B-B-F-F-U-U) (one step away)
    STAGE         - D-D-U-D
    Babality      - B-F-D-Fire
    Rainbow       - B-B-D-F-Fire
    
    
    3.12 SUB-ZERO
    -------------
    Freeze        - D-F-Fire
    Ground freeze - D-B-Fire
    Slide         - Block+(Fire-Fire)
    
    ICE GRENADE   - Block+(B-B-D-F-Fire) (across the screen)
    SUPER FREEZER - F-F-D-Fire (anywhere but close) (can follow with other moves)
    SHATTER       - F-D-F-F-Fire (close) (only after Super Freezer)
    STAGE         - F-F-D-Fire
    Babality      - D-B-B-Fire
    Sub-Zero doll - B-B-D-Fire
    
    
    4. TIPS AND TRICKS
    ==================
    
    4.01 DISABLE VIOLENCE
    ---------------------
    In the main menu (START + OPTIONS) type FIONA. If done right, the screen
    will flash green. Now blood and Fatalities are disabled - you can only do
    Friendships, Babalities and the Dead Pool Stage Fatality. To re-enable
    violence, type FIONA in the main menu again - if done right, the screen
    will flash red.
    
    4.02 CHEAT MENU
    ---------------
    In the options menu type ZEDWEB - a new menu called DIAGNOSTICS will
    appear, where you can make yourself invincible, start at Shao Kahn etc.
    SOAK TEST shows a CPU vs CPU fight of random characters when you select
    START, other options are self-explanatory. Type ZEDWEB again to disable
    the cheat menu.
    
    4.03 RANDOM SELECT
    -----------------
    On the player selection screen move press U+Fire. Unlike other versions
    of the game, in the Amiga port the cursor doesn't need to be on specific
    characters for the random select to work.
    
    4.04 FIGHT SMOKE
    ----------------
    On the Portal stage, when you hit the opponent with an uppercut, Dan
    Forden's head will randomly appear in the bottom-right corner of the
    screen and say "TOASTY!". When that happens, press D+Fire.
    
    NOTE: I've never managed to pull this off, I've only read accounts of
    people who supposedly did. Some say you need to stand in front of the
    portal for it to work, but that didn't make any difference for me.
    Perhaps you'll have more luck.
    
    4.05 FIGHT JADE
    ---------------
    There doesn't seem to be any requirement for fighting Jade, unlike other
    versions of the game. Just defeat the opponent before the ? sign in the
    ladder and you'll be taken to her automatically.
    
    4.06 DISABLE MUSIC
    ------------------
    Pressing the S key at any time disables music. To turn it back on you
    need to restart the game.
    
    4.07 PAUSE AND RESET GAME
    -------------------------
    During a fight press the P key to pause the game. While paused, press P
    again to unpause or Q to reset the game.
    
    4.08 LIU KANG FRIENDSHIP GLITCH
    -------------------------------
    Start a Liu Kang vs Shang Tsung match. Morph Shang Tsung into Liu Kang,
    then beat him before he morphs back. Now do Liu Kang's Friendship.
    
    4.09 SHANG TSUNG'S KINTARO MORPH
    --------------------------------
    Apparently you need at least 2 MB Chip RAM to do this Fatality, otherwise
    the game will freeze. Personally, I never managed to do this Fatality
    without the game freezing, even with 8 MB Chip RAM or 2 MB Chip and
    8 MB Fast, but there are YouTube videos that prove it to be possible.
    See: http://youtube.com/watch?v=WCokODjEIGM.
    
    4.10 PLAY FROM HARD DRIVE
    -------------------------
    The game comes with no hard drive installer, but you can install it
    with a fan-made tool called MortalKombat2_Hd which you can find on Aminet
    (http://aminet.net/game/patch/MortalKombat2H.lha). Unpack the archive to
    a directory on the HD, run the INSTALL.EXE file and insert the floppies
    when prompted. The installer is intended for the 4-disk version of the
    game, it may or may not work with the 3-disk version.
    
    NOTE: To see the installer and the game files, you might need to select
    Window -> Show -> All Files in Workbench. To do this you need Kickstart
    version 2.0 or newer.
    
    4.11 FIGHT NOOB SAIBOT
    ----------------------
    To fight against Noob Saibot you need to win 25 fights in a row. If you
    lose to him, you will have to win 25 more fights - this is unlike the
    arcade, where you would have to fight Saibot until you've beaten him.
    
    NOTE: For some reason the 2-player game uses up credits. This means that
    in order to reach Noob Saibot you'll have to increase the number of
    credits in the Options menu or enable free play in the Diagnostics cheat
    menu.
    
    4.12 PONG
    ---------
    Due to the credits decreasing with each fight in the 2-player mode, it
    is likely that the hidden game of Pong may not be present in the Amiga
    port, or at least it might be unavailable without cheating - in other
    ports, you need to win 250 fights to play Pong.
    
    4.13 STAGE FATALITY FUN
    -----------------------
    In the Kombat Tomb do the Stage Fatality, then press and hold D on your
    joystick before your opponent hits the spikes - after a while he'll fall
    down to the ground.
    
    In the arcade and other versions you can also hold D after the Stage
    Fatality in the Dead Pool to hear the skeleton mumble something. This is,
    however, not present in the Amiga version.
    
    
    5. CREDITS
    ==========
    Gulash & Martinez @ Secret Service - too much to list
    Clarke Kent @ Lemon Retro Store - Kung Lao's Cut in Half Fatality
    t0mmili @ YouTube - info on Shang Tsung's Kintaro morph