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        Game :                      MORTAL KOMBAT 3                      : Game
    Platform :                          GameBoy                          : Platform
    Document :        FAQ/Move List  *  Version 2.0  *  07/16/14         : Document
      Author :            Portable MK  <PortableMK@Yahoo.com>            : Author
    
    
    
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    Table Of Contents
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    01 - PROLOGUE
          01.01 - LEGAL INFORMATION
          01.02 - FOREWORD
    02 - PROEM
          02.01 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
          02.02 - PACKAGE
          02.03 - THE PLOT
          02.04 - GENEALOGIES
    03 - GAME BASICS
          03.01 - GETTING STARTED
          03.02 - OF PLAYING
    04 - CHARACTERS
          04.01 - KANO
          04.02 - SONYA
          04.03 - SEKTOR
          04.04 - SINDEL
          04.05 - SUB-ZERO
          04.06 - SHEEVA
          04.07 - CYRAX
          04.08 - KABAL
          04.09 - SMOKE
          04.10 - SHAO KAHN
    05 - ENDING SPOILERS
    06 - SECRETS/CODES
          06.01 - MISCELLANEOUS
          06.02 - KOMBAT CODES
          06.03 - GAMEGENIE CODES
          06.04 - GAMESHARK CODES
          06.05 - GLITCHES
    07 - MISCELLANEOUS
          07.01 - TRIVIA & UNUSED CONTENT
          07.02 - SHAO KAHN'S FINISHERS
    08 - EPILOGUE
          08.01 - DOCUMENT INFORMATION
          08.02 - CREDITS/SOURCES
    
    
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                                     01 - PROLOGUE
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                               01.01 - LEGAL INFORMATION
    
    
    THIS DOCUMENT IS PROTECTED BY UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAWS.
    
    THIS DOCUMENT IS COPYRIGHT (C) 2001-2006 PORTABLE MK.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    THIS DOCUMENT AND PARTS THEREOF (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: WRITING, TEXT
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    PORTABLE MK IS THE SOLE AUTHOR, CREATOR, AND OWNER OF THIS DOCUMENT.  ALL
    MATERIAL IN THIS DOCUMENT IS THE WORK OF THE AUTHOR UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN
    SECTION  "08.02 - CREDITS/SOURCES".  THE AUTHOR IS IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH
    THE CREATORS/OWNERS OF THE GAME OR THE COMPANIES/PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH IT.
    
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    MORTAL KOMBAT(R) 3 IS COPYRIGHT (C) 1995 MIDWAY MANUFACTURING COMPANY.  MORTAL
    KOMBAT, THE DRAGON LOGO, MK3(TM), AND ALL CHARACTER NAMES ARE TRADEMARKS OF
    MIDWAY MANUFACTURING COMPANY.
    
    GAME BOY(R) IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
    ESRB(TM) RATING IS A TRADEMARK OF THE INTERACTIVE DIGITAL SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION.
    
    ALL COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS ARE ACKNOWLEDGED AND RESPECTED THAT ARE NOT
    SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED HEREIN.
    
    
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                                   01.02 - FOREWORD
    
    
    Welcome to Portable MK's definitive FAQ/Move List for the GameBoy version of
    MORTAL KOMBAT 3.  This document contains everything needed to complete and get
    the most out of the game.
    
    To ensure accurate comprehension of the material, this document was written so
    that previous knowledge of any other versions of the game is unnecessary.
    Everything has been confirmed and thoroughly tested in this document, and the
    author guarantees that everything is correct to the best of his ability.  Note
    that this document was written for the North American release of the game.
    Other versions may be different depending on their region.
    
    Some parts of this document may contain errors.  If that is so, then see
    section "08.02 - CREDITS/SOURCES" to find if the error is from a source other
    than the author.  Some parts of this document have been directly copied from
    other sources (all of which are listed in the aforementioned section), thus,
    any errors from them were intentionally included.
    
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                                      02 - PROEM
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                          02.01 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    
    
    1. Q) Moves are not working.  What is being done wrong?
       A) Read the sub-section "Reading Comprehension" in section "03.02 - OF
          PLAYING".  Also, some of the moves' input controls need to be executed
          numerous times to perform them.  All moves like that are noted.
    
    2. Q) Is it possible to smash _down_ levels?
       A) Not that the author is aware of; he has been unsuccessful in searching
          for that.  He has never heard of that even being possible in any other
          versions of MORTAL KOMBAT 3.
    
    3. Q) Does Smoke have his Spear move in the GameBoy version?
       A) No.  The author has thoroughly tested almost every possible input
          combination that would produce a special move, and none of them have
          resulted in success.  He has even asked Midway in two separate letters
          (e-mail and classic mail), and both confirmed his results.  The only
          Spear Smoke has is the one in his Fatality.
    
    
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                                    02.02 - PACKAGE
    
    
    ESRB Rating:  "MATURE" ("Realistic Blood and Gore" and "Realistic Violence")
    Players:  1
    Features:  N/A
    
    Back Of MORTAL KOMBAT 3 (GameBoy) Package:
    
    "
     GET  READY  FOR  THE  FIGHT
     OF  YOUR  LIFE...
    
    • 8 Selectable Fighters - including 6 new characters,
      and 1 fighter hidden within the game!  Watch out for
      this dude!
    
    • The largest Game Boy(TM) fighters ever, so you
      can really get into the action!
    
    • 5 direct from the arcade backgrounds to keep
      you jumping!
    
    • Secret portals that allow you to smash up and down
      into different backgrounds for the ultimate bi-level
      battlefield!
    
    • New fatalities and babalities!
    
    • Intense, fully-digitized fighters for the most realistic
      action you've ever encountered!
    
                   ...PLUNGE  INTO  THE  DARKNESS.
             IT'S  YOUR  FIGHT.  IT'S  YOUR  LIFE.
                                MORTAL  KOMBAT  3.
    "
    
    
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                                   02.03 - THE PLOT
    
    
    "You have been chosen to represent Earth in Mortal Kombat.  Be warned.  For
    although your souls are safe from Shao Kahn's evil, your lives are not.  I can
    no longer interfere, as your Earth is now ruled by the Outworld gods."
          ...These are the words of Rayden
    
    For centuries Earth has used Mortal Kombat to defend itself against the
    Outworld's Emperor, Shao Kahn.  But Kahn grows frustrated by failed attempts to
    take Earth through Tournament battle.  He enacts a plan which began 10,000
    years ago.
    
    During that time Shao Kahn had a Queen.  Her name was Sindel, and her early
    death was unexpected.  Kahn's shadow priests, led by Shang Tsung, made it so
    Sindel's spirit would someday be reborn: not on the Outworld, but on the Earth
    Realm itself.  This unholy act gives Shao Kahn the power to step through the
    dimensional gates and reclaim his Queen, thus enabling him to finally seize the
    Earth Realm.  Upon breaching the portal into Earth, Shao Kahn slowly transforms
    the planet into a part of the Outworld.  He strips the Earth of all human life:
    claiming every soul as his own.  But there are souls which Kahn cannot take.
    These souls belong to the Warriors chosen to represent Earth in a new Mortal
    Kombat.  The remaining humans are scattered throughout the planet.  Shao Kahn
    sends and army of fierce Outworld Warriors to find and eliminate them.  Some of
    Earth's Warriors survive the attacks.  Most do not, but the remaining few hold
    the one chance at saving all of human kind...
    
    
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                                  02.04 - GENEALOGIES
    
    
    These genealogies exhibit how the characters are related to one another.  One
    asterisk (*) in a character's box indicates that they are not in the GameBoy
    version of MORTAL KOMBAT 3.  Two asterisks in a character's box indicates that
    they are not in any version of MORTAL KOMBAT 3.
    
    Earth Forces
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    In this loose genealogy, most characters are not blood-related except by the
    dint of blood that they have all spilled.  To that end, the Earth Forces are no
    more virtuous than the Outworlders and still fight each other if no worse enemy
    is around.
    
    Earth Forces Chart:
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                                      |*     RAYDEN      *|
                                      |  God of Thunder   |
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                                |   |  _________|_________              |
                                |   | |       KANO        |    _________|_________
                                |   | |  Itinerant Thief  |   |     SUB-ZERO      |
                    +-----------+   |  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ    |  Lin Kuei Ninja   |
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          |*    LIU KANG      | |   | |       KABAL       |    _________|_________
          |   Shaolin Monk    | |   | |  Nomadic Warrior  |   |*    SCORPION     *|
           ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  |   |  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ    |  Lin Kuei Ninja   |
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          |*    KUNG LAO      | |   |  ___________________     _________|_________
          |   Shaolin Monk    | |   |_|*    NIGHTWOLF     |   |  CYRAX (LK-4D4)   |
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          |*       JAX        |     |_|*     STRYKER      |   |  SEKTOR (LK-9T9)  |
          | Major, U.S. Army  |     | |   SWAT Officer    |   |    Cyberninja     |
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          |       SONYA       |     |_|*   JOHNNY CAGE   *|   |       SMOKE       |
          |  LT., U.S. Army   |       |Martial Arts Actor |   |    Cyberninja     |
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    Outworld Forces
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    The Outworld loyalties are constantly in flux, fueled by the hatred and
    mistrust of the centuries.  Adding to the chaos is the penchant of Shao Kahn to
    pervert the motives of all he encounters in order to find a portal to the Earth
    for his own nefarious ends.
    
    Outworld Forces Chart:
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                                      |     SHAO KAHN     |
                                      | Outworld Overlord |
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                                |   |  _________|_________              |
                                |   | |      SINDEL       |    _________|_________
                                |   | | Queen of Outworld |   |*      GORO       *|
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          |*   SHANG TSUNG    | |   | |*     KITANA      *|    _________|_________
          |     Sorcercer     | |   | | Sindel's Daughter |   |*     KINTARO     *|
           ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  |   |  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ    |  4-Armed Shokan   |
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          |*     REPTILE     *| |   |_|*     MILEENA     *|    _________|_________
          |Sorcerers Bodyguard| |     |Kitanas Half-Sister|   |      SHEEVA       |
           ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  |      ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ    |   Shokan Female   |
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           ___________________  |      ___________________
          |*     MOTARO       |_|     |*      JADE       *|
          |Centaurian Warrior | |     |Hidden Green Ninja |
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           ___________________  |      ___________________
          |*     BARAKA      *|_|     |*   Noob Saibot    |
          |  Nomadic Mutant   |       |Hidden Black Ninja |
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                                   03 - GAME BASICS
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                                03.01 - GETTING STARTED
    
    
    ------------------------------ Game Introduction ------------------------------
    
    MORTAL KOMBAT 3 was first released in Arcades in 1995.  Later that year the
    "home system" versions (such as the GameBoy version) of it were released.  The
    GameBoy version of MORTAL KOMBAT 3 is based on the Arcade version.
    
    Game Setup
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    Two players fight each other in a one-on-one match to the death.  Whoever wins
    two rounds first wins the match.  The matches are comprised of all the rounds
    against an opponent.  A player wins by either defeating their opponent, or by
    having the most amount of life left at the end of the round.  If there is a
    tie, then the computer player is declared the winner.
    
    Each character is armed with various unique special moves to aid them in the
    fights.  If a player wins two rounds, "FINISH [HIM/HER]" will be displayed and
    they will have the option of performing a finishing move on their defeated
    opponent.  They will not have the option, however, of performing a finishing
    move if the Timer is depleted before their opponent's Powerbar.
    
    Characters
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    There are three types of characters in the game: regular, secret, and boss.
    The regular characters are: Kano, Sonya, Sektor, Sindel, Sub-Zero, Sheeva,
    Cyrax, and Kabal.  Smoke is the only secret character, and Shao Kahn is the
    only boss character.  The regular characters are immediately selectable from
    the start of the game.  Codes or cheats are required to enable the secret and
    boss characters.  Depending on which tower is selected, four, six, or eight
    regular characters will be fought, and then the final battle against the boss,
    Shao Kahn, will follow.  The secret character, Smoke, will not be fought unless
    a code or cheat is entered.
    
    
    ------------------------------- Getting Started -------------------------------
    
    Note that the "Start" button can be used to quickly advance through almost
    every screen instead of waiting.
    
    After turning on the game and waiting through the legal screens, the MK3 Title
    screen will appear.  Displayed at the bottom of the screen is "PRESS START"; do
    so to be presented with the Character Selection screen.  (If the MK3 Title
    screen is waited at for too long, the game will begin showing fight demos.
    Press the "Start" button, or wait, to return to the MK3 Title screen.)
    
    Character Selection Screen:
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          |        SELECT  FIGHTER        |
          |                               |
          |      +-----+-----+-----+      |
          |      | {A} | {B} | {C} |      |
          |      |     |     |     |      |
          |      +-----+-----+-----+      |
          |      | {D} | {E} | {F} |      |
          |      |     |     |     |      |
          |      +-----+-----+-----+      |
          |      | {G} | {H} | {I} |      |
          |      |     |     |     |      |
          |      +-----+-----+-----+      |
          |                               |
          |         {stage  name}         |
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    While on the Character Selection screen, use the Directional Pad to move the
    flashing frame onto the character desired.  By default, the center square is
    not selectable-- that is because it is a secret character.  To learn how to
    play as him and other characters, look into the individual character sections
    in chapter "04 - CHARACTERS" or chapter "06 - SECRETS/CODES".  This screen's
    duration is limited to about eighteen seconds.
    
    Not depicted in the diagram above, the nine squares have pictures of the
    selectable characters' faces.  Use the below Legend to find who is where.
    
          ..... LEGEND .....................
          :  A = Sindel      F = Sub-Zero  :
          :  B = Sektor      G = Kano      :
          :  C = Kabal       H = Sonya     :
          :  D = Sheeva      I = Cyrax     :
          :  E = Smoke                     :
          :................................:
    
    After a character is selected, the Tower Selection screen will appear.  There
    are three columns, or "towers"; each one representing a level of difficulty.
    The taller the tower, the more computer opponents and the more aggressive they
    will fight.  Use Left and Right on the Directional Pad to select the desired
    tower.  This screen's duration is limited to about eight seconds.
    
    After the Tower Selection screen, the selected tower appears up-close, with all
    of the computer opponents' faces on it in the order that they will be fought.
    This screen appears between each match, showing the tower progress.
    
    The Versus screen appears after the Tower Progress screen.  This screen has a
    detailed picture of both characters facing each other in a dramatic stance.
    This screen will not appear before the final battle against Shao Kahn; instead,
    the match will immediately begin.
    
    The Kombat Code screen is the last screen before the match.  The row of six
    boxes all contain a set of ten pictures, which if arranged in certain sequences
    will activate codes.  If a valid code has been entered, the name of the code
    will be displayed afterwards.  For more information, and all of the codes, see
    section "06.02 - KOMBAT CODES".  This screen's duration is limited to about
    eighteen seconds.  The Kombat Code screen will not appear before the final
    battle against Shao Kahn, thus, Kombat codes cannot be used for that match.
    
    
    -------------------------------- Match Aspects --------------------------------
    
    After everything in the previous sub-section, the match will begin.  The below
    diagram shows where each meter is located.
    
    Match Screen:
           _______________________________
          |___{A}______] {B} [______{C}___|
          |__{D}__]               [__{E}__|
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          |                               |
          |                               |
          |      _                 _      |
          |     (_)               (_)o    |
          |    ,-+. o             .+--`   |
          |   '-o| V            o-'|      |
          |     / \               / \     |
          |    /   )             (   \    |
          |===/===/===============\===\===|
          |===============================|
          |:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::|
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          ..... LEGEND ..............................................
          :  A = Player 1's Powerbar      D = Player 1's Run Meter  :
          :  B = Timer                    E = Player 2's Run Meter  :
          :  C = Player 2's Powerbar                                :
          :.........................................................:
    
    Powerbar
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    The Powerbars display the amount of their player's remaining health.  Each
    players' name is displayed on their Powerbar.  Damaging attacks reduce the
    Powerbar.  When a Powerbar is completely depleted, that player will lose the
    round.  If the human player wins with a full Powerbar, "FLAWLESS VICTORY" will
    be displayed.
    
    Dragon Symbol
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    After a round is won, a small circle (actually a small dragon symbol) appears
    between the winner's Powerbar and the Timer.  This marks how many rounds a
    player has won in a match.
    
    Timer
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    The Timer displays how much game time is left before the round must end.  Each
    round begins with 99 seconds.  If the time runs out, "OUT OF TIME" will be
    displayed and the player with the most Powerbar left wins.  If both players
    have equal Powerbars, the computer player will win by default.
    
    Run Meter
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    The Run Meter regulates the amount of time a player may run.  When depleted,
    that player will not be able to Run again until the meter fills back up-- which
    it does automatically.
    
    
    ------------------------------ Match Environment ------------------------------
    
    The Stages
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    The stages are the areas where each match takes place.  There are five
    different stages: "The Pit", "The Bridge", "The Subway", "The Temple", and "The
    Bell Tower".
    
    Some stages offer a feature known as "bi-level fighting".  Bi-level fighting
    allows the players to start in one stage and end up in another.  On the back of
    the game's package it states (as can be seen in section "02.02 - PACKAGE"):
          "Secret portals that allow you to smash up and down into different
          backgrounds for the ultimate bi-level battlefield!"
    The author has not yet found or heard of a way to smash players down levels; to
    his knowledge, they can only be knocked up.  The only known stage that offers
    the feature to knock players up is "The Subway" stage, which arrives them at
    "The Bridge" stage.  The bi-level fighting feature becomes idle when one or
    both players are Shao Kahn.
    
    Correlations
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Each tower (from the Tower Selection screen) has a set order of which
    characters will be fought and at which stages they will be fought at.  The
    below diagram shows that order.
    
    Towers' Characters And Stages:
    
                              .---------.
                              |Shao Kahn|                      - "The Bell Tower"
                              |---------|
                              |  Kabal  |                      - "The Bridge"
           .---------.        |---------|
           |Shao Kahn|        |  Cyrax  |                      - "The Subway"
           |---------|        |---------|
           | Sheeva  |        | Sheeva  |                      - "The Pit"
           |---------|        |---------|        .---------.
           |Sub-Zero |        |Sub-Zero |        |Shao Kahn|   - "The Bell Tower"
           |---------|        |---------|        |---------|
           | Sindel  |        | Sindel  |        | Sindel  |   - "The Temple"
           |---------|        |---------|        |---------|
           | Sektor  |        | Sektor  |        | Sektor  |   - "The Subway"
           |---------|        |---------|        |---------|
           |  Sonya  |        |  Sonya  |        |  Sonya  |   - "The Bridge"
           |---------|        |---------|        |---------|
           |  Kano   |        |  Kano   |        |  Kano   |   - "The Pit"
           |---------|        |---------|        |---------|
          /           \      /           \      /           \
             WARRIOR            MASTER             NOVICE
    
    
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                                  03.02 - OF PLAYING
    
    
    ---------------------------- Reading Comprehension ----------------------------
    
    Throughout this document there are terms that must be known to understand the
    material-- this sub-section covers those terms.  All input controls have been
    spelled out to prevent confusion and to simplify things.
    
    Input Notes
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     • All moves can only be executed on the ground unless otherwise noted.
     • While inputting the controls for special moves, no other buttons can be
       pressed or held, or the move will not occur.
    
    Directions
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    "Up", "Down", "Towards", and "Away" all refer to directions on the Directional
    Pad.  "Towards" and "Away" are either Left or Right on the Directional Pad;
    which one it is depends on which one will move the player either towards or
    away from their opponent.
    
    Inputting
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    There are four ways that moves are executed: ",", "+", "Rotate", and "Hold".
    With the exception of "Hold" moves, if too much time passes between pressing
    the sequence of buttons, the move will not work.
    
    ","       : Example:  "Input controls:  Down, Away, 'B' button"
                Description:  First, press and release Down, then press and release
                Away, and finally, press the "B" button.
    
    "+"       : Example:  "Input controls:  Down, Away + 'B' button"
                Description:  First, press and release Down, then press Away and
                the "B" button at the same time.
    
    Rotate    : Example:  "Input controls:  Rotate Down to Towards + 'B' button"
                Description:  Rotate, or "roll" the Directional Pad in one easy,
                fluid motion from Down to Towards, immediately pressing the "B"
                button when Towards is reached.
    
    Hold      : Example:  "Input controls:  Hold 'B' button 2 seconds, release"
                Description:  Press down and hold the "B" button for at least two
                seconds, then release it.
    
    
    -------------------------------- Regular Moves --------------------------------
    
    With the exception Shao Kahn, each character has the same set of regular moves.
    Which moves Shao Kahn can perform are listed in his section ("04.10 - SHAO
    KAHN").
    
    Standing Moves
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    Punch:  "B" button
    Kick:  "A" button
    Roundhouse: Towards + "A" button
    Throw:  Hold "B" button 1 second, release.
          Notes:  This can only be performed while adjacent to the opponent.  This
          cannot be performed against Shao Kahn.
    Run:  Towards + "B" + "A" buttons
          Notes:  When the input is executed, a Roundhouse will often be performed
          before Running.  This glitch cannot be avoided.
    Block:  "Start" button
    
    Crouching Moves
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    Uppercut:  Down + "B" button
    Punch:  Down + Towards + "B" button
    Kick:  Down + "A" button
    Sweep:  Away + "A" button
    Block:  Down + "Start" button
    
    Aerial Moves
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    Jump Punch:  Up + "B" button
    Jump Kick:  Up + "A" button
    
    
    --------------------------- Special/Finishing Moves ---------------------------
    
    Special Moves
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    Each character has their own unique set of special moves.
     • All moves can only be performed one at a time unless otherwise noted.
     • Some moves will not work against Shao Kahn.  All moves like that are noted.
     • Some moves are hard to perform, and require their input controls to be
       executed numerous times to perform them.  All moves like that are noted.
    
    Finishing Moves
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    If a second round is won, and the Timer was not depleted before the loser's
    Powerbar, "FINISH [HIM/HER]!" will be displayed, and the winner will have about
    eight seconds to perform a finishing move, or "finisher".  This small period of
    time is known as "finishing time"; it is the only time that finishers can be
    performed.  Each character has two finishers: a Babality and a Fatality.  If
    the loser is injured, the finishing time will end.  There is no option of
    performing finishers in the final battle against Shao Kahn.
    
    Babality  : Description:  The victor transforms their opponent into a baby
                version of themselves.
                Notes:  If a Block is performed in the round which the victor
                wishes to perform the Babality, the Babality will not occur.
    
    Fatality  : Description:  The winner finishes off their opponent in a brutal
                and/or gruesome way.
                Notes:  Some Fatalities require the performer to be a certain
                distance away from their opponent; Fatalities like that are noted.
    
    Mercy     : Description:  The winner grants their opponent a small portion of
                life back, and one last chance to win the round.
                Perform this by holding PUNCH and pressing DOWN four times at the
                end of the third round.
                Notes:  This can only be performed in the third round.
    
    
    ----------------------------- General Strategies ------------------------------
    
    These general strategies can be used with every character except Shao Kahn.
    See chapter "04 - CHARACTERS" for strategies specific to each character.
    
    Tips/Notes
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     • The computer player will constantly advance towards their opponent, usually
       by Running or Walking.  The Roundhouse is the best move to keep them away.
     • The computer player does not use any real strategy, so just fight
       aggressively.  Matches can easily be won by simply attacking with multiple
       Jump Kicks.
     • Special moves are almost impossible to execute since the computer player
       often rushes at and attacks their opponent before they can perform them.
       So, try knocking the opponent away first when attempting a difficult move.
     • Avoid persistent Blocking; the computer will attack relentlessly while their
       opponent is Blocking.
    
    Versus Shao Kahn
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    Offense   : 1. Barrage him with tons of Jump Kicks.
                2. Roundhouses may do more damage, but they are hard to connect;
                Sweeps are the safest way to knock him back.
    
    Defense   : 1. If he performs his Charge move, Sweep him.
                2. Crouch his Fireball move instead of Blocking it.
                3. Keep him a safe distance away so that he cannot perform his
                Mallet or Cheap Punch moves.
                4. Avoid the sides of the stage.  If cornered, he will relentlessly
                assault his opponent with his Horizontal and Jumping Charge moves.
    
    
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                                    04 - CHARACTERS
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    In this chapter, the descriptions "Punch", "Kick", and "Block" will be used
    instead of "'B' button", "'A' button", and "'Start' button".  This is to
    prevent confusion and to simplify things.
    
    To avoid redundancy, the characters' names have been abbreviated in
    descriptions to only the first letter of their name (i.e. "Sonya" would be
    "S.").
    
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
                                     04.01 - KANO
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Kano is thought to have been killed in the first Tournament.  Instead, he's
    found alive in the Outworld where he once again escapes capture by Sonya.
    Before the actual Outworld invasion, Kano convinces Shao Kahn to spare his
    soul.  Kahn needs someone to teach his Warriors how to use Earth's weapons.
    And Kano is the man to do it.
    
    Special Moves
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    Cannonball: Input controls:  Hold Kick 2 seconds, release
                Description:  K. crouches into a ball and flies horizontally
                towards his opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Knife Toss: Input controls:  Rotate Down to Away + Punch
                Description:  K. tosses a twirling knife horizontally towards his
                opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Knife     : Input controls:  Rotate Down to Towards + Punch
     Swipe      Description:  K. slashes a knife in an Uppercut motion.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Air       : Input controls:  Block
     Counter    Description:  In the air while adjacent to his opponent, K. Kicks
                them to the ground.
                Notes:  He must be in the air with and adjacent to the opponent.
                If the Directional Pad is held while executing it, it will not
                occur.
    
    Finishing Moves
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    Babality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Down, Down, Kick
                Description:  K. turns his opponent into a little baby.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Towards + Kick
                Description:  K. leans forward and shoots a laser from his metal
                eye implant towards his opponent.  The laser sets them ablaze,
                burning them to a blackened skeleton.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Strategies
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    General   : 1. Roundhouse, then quickly jump at the opponent and perform K.'s
                Air Counter move while they are still in the air.
                2. Charge up K.'s Cannonball move, Uppercut, then immediately
                release Kick to perform the Cannonball.  Then, jump after the
                opponent while they are still in the air and perform K.'s Air
                Counter move.
    
    Versus    : 1. Jump at him with a Jump Kick and quickly perform K.'s Air
     Shao Kahn  Counter move while move while still in the air.
    
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
                                     04.02 - SONYA
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Sonya Blade disappears in the first Tournament, but is later rescued from the
    Outworld by Jax.  After returning to earth, she and Jax try to warn the U.S.
    Government of the looming Outworld menace.  Lacking proof, they watch
    helplessly as Shao Kahn begins his invasion.
    
    Special Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Ring Toss : Input controls:  Rotate Down to Towards + Punch
                Description:  S. leans forward and blasts a clump of rings from her
                fists towards her opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Leg Throw : Input controls:  Down + Punch + Kick
                Description:  From a handstand position, S. grabs her opponent with
                her legs and then tosses them over her.
                Notes:  This will only work when performed repeatedly and while
                adjacent to the opponent.  This cannot be performed against Shao
                Kahn.
    
    Flying    : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Away + Punch
     Punch      Description:  S. launches straight up into the air and proceeds to
                fly horizontally across the screen while Punching.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Bicycle   : Input controls:  Away, Rotate Away to Down + Kick
     Kick       Description:  S. goes upside-down and launches up diagonally
                towards her opponent, Kicking furiously.
                Notes:  This will only work when performed repeatedly.
    
    Finishing Moves
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    Babality  : Input controls:  Down, Down, Towards, Kick
                Description:  S. morphs her opponent into an infant.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Down, Down, Down, Towards + Kick
                Description:  S. leans forward and blows a ball of fire from her
                hand towards her opponent.  Depending on her distance, the ball
                will perform a loop before hitting her opponent.  After contact,
                they will be set on fire and burn to a blackened skeleton.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Strategies
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    General   : 1. Perform S.'s Bicycle Kick move as fast and often as possible.
    
    Versus    : 1. Perform S.'s Bicycle Kick move as fast and often as possible.
     Shao Kahn  2. Use S.'s Flying Punch move to avoid being trapped in a corner.
    
    
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                                    04.03 - SEKTOR
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Sektor is actually the code name for Unit LK-9T9.  He was the first of three
    prototype Cybernetic Ninjas built by the Lin Kuei.  Sektor was once a human
    assassin trained by the Lin Kuei.  He volunteered for automation because of his
    loyalty to the Clan.  Sektor survives the Outworld invasion... he has no soul
    to take.
    
    Special Moves
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    Missile   : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Towards + Punch
                Description:  Opening his chest armor, S. fires a missile
                horizontally towards his opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Seeking   : Input controls:  Rotate Towards to Down to Away + Punch
     Missile    Description:  S. blasts a missile from his chest, which depending
                on his distance, flies over his opponents' head, then comes back
                around after them until it connects.
                Notes:  Sometimes it does not return if it flies off of the screen.
    
    Teleport  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Towards + Kick
     Punch      Description:  S. dives into the ground and quickly resurfaces
                behind his opponent, Uppercuting them.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Finishing Moves
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    Babality  : Input controls:  Away, Down, Down, Down, Kick
                Description:  S. transforms his opponent into a little baby.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Towards, Away, Block
                Description:  S. kneels down and blasts a long stream of fire
                horizontally towards his opponent.  The flame ignites his opponent,
                burning them to a blackened skeleton.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Strategies
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    General   : 1. Perform S.'s Teleport Uppercut move constantly.  The input
                controls can be executed right before dropping to the ground from
                the previous Teleport Uppercut move to prevent from ever landing.
    
    Versus    : 1. Perform S.'s Teleport Uppercut move constantly.  The input
     Shao Kahn  controls can be executed right before dropping to the ground from
                the previous Teleport Uppercut move to prevent from ever landing.
    
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
                                    04.04 - SINDEL
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    She once ruled the Outworld at Shao Kahn's side as his Queen.  Now, 10,000
    years after her untimely death, she is reborn on Earth.  Her evil intent is
    every match for Shao Kahn's tyranny.  She is the key to his occupation of
    Earth.
    
    Special Moves
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    Scream    : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Towards + Punch
                Description:  S. leans forward and screams towards her opponent,
                creating sound waves.  If her opponent comes in contact with the
                waves, they will become incapacitated for about two seconds.
                Notes:  If performed while the opponent is already incapacitated,
                the effects will be reversed: she will become incapacitated and
                the opponent will become un-incapacitated.
    
    Fireball  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Punch
                Description:  S. leans forward and spits a fireball horizontally
                towards her opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fly       : Input controls:  Away, Away, Towards + Kick
                Description:  S. raises her hands to the sky and lifts off the
                ground.  Once in the air, she can fly around until she either gets
                hit or performs a Block.
                Notes:  To land, either perform a Block or get hit.  Use the
                Directional Pad to move her while flying.  While flying, S. cannot
                perform any attacks except her Air Fireball move.  Read the
                following move to learn how to perform that.
    
    Air       : Input controls:  Down, Towards, Punch
     Fireball   Description:  While flying, S. spits a fireball down at a 45 degree
                angle towards her opponent.
                Notes:  This can only be done while flying.  To learn how to
                perform her Fly move, see the previous special move.
    
    Finishing Moves
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    Babality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Towards, Up
                Description:  S. morphs her opponent into an infant.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Towards, Punch
                Description:  S. performs a scream that sets her opponent on fire.
                Her opponent then burns to a blackened skeleton.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Strategies
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    General   : 1. Roundhouse, then perform S.'s Scream move before the opponent
                hits the ground.  The combo can then be repeated and they will not
                be able to retaliate.
    
    Versus    : 1. Roundhouse, then perform her Scream move before he lands on the
     Shao Kahn  ground.  The combo can then be repeated and he will not be able to
                retaliate.
    
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
                                   04.05 - SUB-ZERO
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    The Ninja returns unmasked.  He was betrayed by his own Ninja clan, the Lin
    Kuei.  He broke the sacred Codes of Honor by leaving the Clan and is marked for
    death.  But unlike the Ninja of old, his pursuers come as machines.  He must
    not only defend against the Outworld menace, but must also elude his soulless
    assassins.
    
    Special Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Horizontal: Input controls:  Rotate Down to Towards + Punch
     Iceball    Description:  Kneeling down, S. fires a ball of ice from his hands
                horizontally towards opponent.  If it connects, his opponent will
                become frozen for about two seconds.
                Notes:  If performed while the opponent is already frozen, the
                effects will be reversed: he will become frozen and the opponent
                will become unfrozen.
    
    Vertical  : Input controls:  There are three variations of this move.  Input
     Iceball    number 1 will make the ice fall where the opponent last was when S.
                fired it, number 2 will fall in front of S.'s opponent, and number
                3 will fall behind S.'s opponent.
                      1. Down, Towards, Away + Punch
                      2. Rotate Down to Away, Towards + Punch
                      3. Rotate Down to Towards, Away + Punch
                Description:  S. raises his arms to the sky and blasts a massive
                ball of ice.  The ice then falls straight down from the sky and
                lands in various places depending on which input was executed.  If
                it connects, his opponent will become frozen for about two seconds.
                Notes:  If performed while the opponent is already frozen, the
                effects will be reversed: he will become frozen and the opponent
                will become unfrozen.
    
    Slide     : Input controls:  Away + Punch + Kick
                Description:  S. goes into his Crouching Kick position and quickly
                slides towards his opponent.
                Notes:  This will only work when performed repeatedly.
    
    Finishing Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Babality  : Input controls:  Down, Away, Away, Kick
                Description:  S. transforms his opponent into a little baby.
                Notes:  This can be performed on a frozen opponent.
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Away, Away, Down, Away, Towards
                Description:  S. walks over to his opponent, lifts them up over his
                head, and freezes them.  He then tosses them on the ground,
                shattering them.
                Notes:  This can be performed on a frozen opponent.
    
    Strategies
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    General   : 1. Roundhouse, then quickly perform S.'s Horizontal Iceball move so
                that the opponent is frozen while still in the air.  The combo can
                then be repeated and they will not be able to retaliate.
    
    Versus    : 1. Roundhouse, then quickly perform S.'s Horizontal Iceball move so
     Shao Kahn  that he is frozen while still in the air.  The combo can then be
                repeated and he will not be able to retaliate.
    
    
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                                    04.06 - SHEEVA
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    She was hand-picked by Shao Kahn to serve as Sindel's personal protector.
    However, she becomes suspicious of Shao Kahn's loyalty towards her race of
    Shokan when he places Motaro as the leader of his extermination squads.  On the
    Outworld, Motaro's race of Centaurians are the natural enemy of the Shokan.
    
    Special Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Teleport  : Input controls:  Down, Up
     Stomp      Description:  S. launches straight up, heading off of the screen.
                She then comes down from the air above her opponent, landing with a
                series of stomps.
                Notes:  This cannot be Blocked.
    
    Fireball  : Input controls:  Rotate Down to Towards + Punch
                Description:  Holding out all four arms, S. blasts a fireball
                horizontally towards her opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Ground    : Input controls:  Away, Down, Away + Kick
     Stomp      Description:  With a small jump, S. stomps on the ground.
                Notes:  This can only be avoided by Jumping.
    
    Finishing Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Babality  : Input controls:  Down, Down, Down, Away, Kick
                Description:  S. morphs her opponent into a little baby.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Towards, Down, Down, Towards, Punch
     Stomp      Description:  S. launches straight up, heading off of the screen.
                She then comes down from the air above her opponent, landing with a
                brutal assault of stomps.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Strategies
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    General   : 1. Roundhouse, then perform her Ground Stomp move.
    
    Versus    : 1. Since none of her special moves are effective against him, the
     Shao Kahn  strategies listed in the "General Strategies" sub-section of
                section "03.02 - OF PLAYING" should be used.
    
    
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                                     04.07 - CYRAX
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Cyrax is Unit LK4D4, the second of three prototype Cybernetic Ninjas built by
    the Lin Kuei.  Like his counterparts, Cyrax's last programmed command is to
    find and terminate the rogue Ninja Sub-Zero.  Without a soul, Cyrax goes
    undetected by Shao Kahn and remains a possible threat against his occupation of
    Earth.
    
    Special Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Net       : Input controls:  Away, Away, Away + Kick
                Description:  C.'s chest armor opens, and fires a huge net
                horizontally towards his opponent.  If it connects, his opponent
                will be dragged back to him for punishment, being held captive for
                about two seconds.
                Notes:  This will not catch Kabal unless he is in the air.  This
                can be Crouched under.
    
    Bomb Drop : Input controls:  There are two variations of this move.  Input
                number 1 will cause the bomb to drop in front of C., and number 2
                will cause the bomb to land far away from C.
                      1. Away, Away + Punch
                      2. Towards, Towards + Punch
                Description:  Opening his chest armor, C. drops a bomb.  In about
                two seconds it explodes.
                Notes:  This cannot be Blocked.  Up to two can be on the screen at
                a time.
    
    Air       : Input controls:  Rotate Down to Towards + Block
     Counter    Description:  In the air while adjacent to his opponent, C. grabs
                his opponent and tosses them to the ground.
                Notes:  He must be in the air with and adjacent to the opponent.
                The game will crash if this is performed against Shao Kahn.
    
    Teleport  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Towards + Block
                Description:  C. extends his limbs and explodes.  His pieces then
                reform on the other side of his opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Finishing Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Babality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Away, Punch
                Description:  C. turns his opponent into an infant.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Down, Down, Up, Down, Punch
                Description:  Blades appear on C.'s head and spin like a
                helicopter, lifting him up to the top of the screen.  He then flies
                horizontally over to his opponent, turns outside down, and flies
                into them, shredding them to pieces.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Strategies
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    General   : 1. Roundhouse, then quickly perform C.'s Net move so that it
                catches the opponent before they get up from the ground.  The combo
                can then be repeated and they will not be able to retaliate.  If
                playing against Kabal, he will need to be caught before he hits the
                ground.
    
    Versus    : 1. Roundhouse, then quickly perform C.'s Net move so that it
     Shao Kahn  catches him before he gets up from the ground.  The combo can then
                be repeated and he will not be able to retaliate.
    
    
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                                     04.08 - KABAL
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    As a Chosen Warrior, his identity is a mystery to all.  It's believed that he
    is the survivor of an attack by Shao Kahn's extermination squads.  As a result,
    he is viciously scarred and kept alive only by artificial respirators and a
    rage for ending Shao Kahn's conquest.
    
    Special Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Tornado   : Input controls:  Away, Away, Towards + Kick
     Spin       Description:  K. dashes into his opponent, spinning them into a
                tornado, incapacitating them for about two seconds.
                Notes:  This will not incapacitate the player if it contacts them
                while they are in the air.
    
    Fireball  : Input controls:  Away, Away, Punch
                Description:  Kneeling down, K. shoots a fireball from his helmet
                horizontally towards his opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Saw       : Input controls:  Away, Away, Away + Kick
                Description:  Crouching down, K. summons a saw-like device with
                long, rotating blades.  Starting from the end of the screen
                opposite him, it runs across the ground.
                Notes:  This is only avoidable by Jumping.  Up to two can be on the
                screen at a time.
    
    Finishing Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Babality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards + Kick
                Description:  K. transforms his opponent into a little baby.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Block, Block, Block, Kick
                Description:  K. quickly reveals the gruesome face beneath his
                mask.  The horrific sight kills his opponent instantly.
                Notes:  This must be performed while close to his opponent, or it
                will not occur.
    
    Strategies
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    General   : 1. Roundhouse, then catch the opponent with K.'s Tornado Spin move
                when they hit the ground.  The combo can then be repeated and they
                will not be able to retaliate.
    
    Versus    : 1. Roundhouse, then catch him with K.'s Tornado Spin move when he
     Shao Kahn  hits the ground.  The combo can then be repeated and he will not be
                able to retaliate.
    
    
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                                     04.09 - SMOKE
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Third of the three prototype Cybernetic Ninjas, Smoke's unit designator was
    erased in a computer crash.  Lost as he is to software control, no one can be
    sure that he will complete his ultimate programming, i.e., kill Sub-Zero.  So,
    he is somewhat of a wild card in the Tournament deck.
    
    Ways Enabled
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Because S. is a secret character, a code or cheat must be enabled to play as
    him.  Below are all the known ways that can be achieved.
     • GameGenie:  F7F-FDA-000
     • GameShark:  0104CED4
     • Kombat code:  192234
    
    Special Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Teleport  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards + Kick
     Punch      Description:  S. dives into the ground and quickly resurfaces
                behind his opponent, Uppercuting them.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Invisible : Input controls:  Up, Up + Punch
                Description:  Extending his arms, S. turns completely invisible.
                Notes:  To become visible again, either execute the input controls
                once more, or get hit.  The computer player will still know where
                Smoke is located.
    
    Finishing Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Babality  : Input controls:  Down, Down, Away, Away, Kick
                Description:  S. morphs his opponent into an infant.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Up, Up, Towards, Down
                Description:  A giant spear shoots out from S.'s chest armor,
                impales his opponent, and proceeds to shake them around.
                Notes:  If not executed at a close enough range, the spear will not
                reach his opponent, and the Fatality will not count.
    
    Strategies
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    General   : 1. Perform S.'s Teleport Uppercut move constantly.  The input
                controls can be executed right before dropping to the ground from
                the previous Teleport Uppercut move to prevent from ever landing.
    
    Versus    : 1. Perform S.'s Teleport Uppercut move constantly.  The input
     Shao Kahn  controls can be executed right before dropping to the ground from
                the previous Teleport Uppercut move to prevent from ever landing.
    
    
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                                   04.10 - SHAO KAHN
    
    
    Biography
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Many decades ago, Shao Kahn rose to power in the Outworld, usurping the realm
    from Kitana's parents and taking Queen Sindel for his bride.  But she died.
    Now, centuries later, Sindel is reborn.  And since Shang Tsung failed to win
    the Earth Realm through Mortal Kombat 1 and II, her rebirth is the means by
    which Kahn will finally seize the planet forever unless...
    
    Ways Enabled
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Because S. is a boss character, a code or cheat must be enabled to play as him.
    Below are all the known ways that can be achieved.
     • GameGenie:  N/A
     • GameShark:  0109CED4
     • Kombat code:  N/A
    
    Important Notes
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     • Minor graphical glitches will occur while playing as S.-- they cannot be
       amended.
     • If S. gets thrown by the computer opponent, the game will crash.  To prevent
       this, use the "Throwing Disabled" Kombat code.
    
    Miscellaneous Notes
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     • Because S. was not supposed to have a Versus screen picture or an ending, no
       picture or ending text was programmed into the game for him.  Instead, for
       reasons unknown, Kabal's Versus screen picture will be shown.
     • The bi-level fighting feature becomes idle when one or both of the players
       are S.
     • S. has a limited set of regular moves, all of which are listed below.
    
    Regular Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     • Punch
     • Kick
     • Throw
     • Uppercut
     • Block
    
    Special Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Horizontal: Input controls:  Hold Kick 2 seconds, release
     Charge     Description:  With his armored knee and arm in front, S. charges
                horizontally towards his opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Jumping   : Input controls:  There are two variations of this move.  Input
     Charge     number 1 will perform a diagonal charge, and number 2 will perform
                a vertical charge.
                      1. Up + Away or Up + Towards
                      2. Up + Punch or Up + Kick
                Description:  In the same position as his Charge move, S. either
                jumps up or towards his opponent.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fireball  : Input controls:  Rotate Down to Away + Punch
                Description:  Kneeling down, S. tosses a fireball horizontally
                towards his opponent.
                Notes:  This can be Crouched under.
    
    Mallet    : Input controls:  N/A
                Description:  S. pulls out a mallet, and swings it over his head
                towards his opponent.  If struck, they will become incapacitated
                for a second.
                Notes:  Due to programming, this can only be performed by the
                computer player.
    
    Cheap     : Input controls:  Rotate Down to Towards + Punch
     Punch      Description:  S. reaches out his arm to grab his opponent.  If
                grabbed, he will lift them up and punch them across the screen.
                Notes:  Regardless of the computer player's distance, he will be
                able to grab them.  This does not work against Shao Kahn.
    
    Finishing Moves
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Babality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Down, Down, Kick
                Description:  S. leans forward in a different stance for a second.
                Notes:  "BABALITY" will not be displayed and his opponent will not
                change into a baby.  See section "07.02 - SHAO KAHN'S FINISHERS"
                for more information.
    
    Fatality  : Input controls:  Towards, Towards, Towards + Kick
                Description:  S. pulls out a mallet and slams it into his
                opponent's head, sending them flying across the screen.
                Notes:  This must be performed while close to the opponent so that
                the mallet hits them.  If the mallet does not hit them, the
                Fatality will not count.  Since it is a finishing move, it can only
                be performed once during each finishing time.  "FATALITY" will not
                be displayed.  See section "07.02 - SHAO KAHN'S FINISHERS" for more
                information.
    
    Strategies
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    General   : 1. Perform S.'s Cheap Punch move persistently so that the opponent
                never has a chance to attack.
    
    Versus    : 1. Perform S.'s Jumping Charge move constantly.  He often
     Shao Kahn  retaliates, but ends up receiving more than he gives.
    
    
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    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                                 05 - ENDING SPOILERS
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    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    
    After defeating Shao Kahn, a screen will appear with the winner's Versus Screen
    picture alongside text telling what the outcome would be if that character were
    to win the tournament.  After that, the "GAME OVER" screen will appear, and
    soon the game will restart.  The endings were copied directly from the game.
    
    Kano
    ŻŻŻŻ
    When Kahn let Kano live, it was a grave error.  Kano destroys his army using a
    stolen weapon and finally defeats Kahn himself.  His real aim was to take over
    the souls captured by Kahn but he is unable to control them and suffers a
    violent death.
    
    Sonya
    ŻŻŻŻŻ
    Sonya defeats her arch enemy Kano and then faces Shao Kahn himself.  After an
    incredible display of courage Sonya wins.  When the world returns to normal she
    helps form the Outworld Investigation Agency.  Devoted to protecting the earth
    from future invasions.
    
    Sektor
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    After terminating Sub-Zero, Sector is attacked by Outworld warriors.  They are
    no match for Sektor who fights his way into the fortress.  The portal is closed
    when Sektor initiates his self-destruct sequence.  The Earth returns to normal.
    
    Sindel
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Sindel remembers her past and turns upon Shao Kahn.  Kahn had used Sindel as a
    pawn.  In defeating Kahn Sindel frees both the Earth and her realm Edenia.
    Thus now insuring a reunion with her daughter Kitana.
    
    Sub-Zero
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    In vicious battle Sub-Zero faces Cyrax and Sektor.  He finds his third assassin
    is the elusive Smoke an old ally before his automation.  With the help of Smoke
    he defeats Kahn and once again disappears into the shadows.
    
    Sheeva
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    While Sheeva serves her master, her race of Shokan are being defeated in war
    with the help of Kahn.  She learns the truth and in a rage brings down Shao
    Kahn.  In freeing the Earth she also frees the Outworld.  Sheeva returns home.
    
    Cyrax
    ŻŻŻŻŻ
    Cyrax is captured by Sub-Zero and given new orders--destroy Shao Kahn.  Kahn is
    unable to detect the soulless assassin so Cyrax is successful with a sneak
    attack.  But after saving the Earth he awaits new orders.  They never arrive
    
    Kabal
    ŻŻŻŻŻ
    After returning from near death Kabal swears revenge.  When he defeats the
    mighty Shao Kahn he proves he is truly the chosen one.  Before Kabal lived a
    life of crime.  Now he devotes himself to fighting injustice.
    
    Smoke
    ŻŻŻŻŻ
    Smoke had been captured and turned into a cyborg with a mission to kill his old
    ally Sub-Zero.  But Smoke learns he still has a soul and recalls his true
    mission.  He defeats Shao Kahn and saves the world, but is trapped in his
    synthetic body.
    
    Shao Kahn
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    N/A  (see section "04.10 - SHAO KAHN")
    
    
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    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                                  06 - SECRETS/CODES
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    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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                                 06.01 - MISCELLANEOUS
    
    
    Credit    : Achieved by:  At the Tower Selection screen, press Up to increase
     Modifier   the Credits, or Down to decrease them.
                Description:  Changes the credits from a range of one to five.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Random    : Achieved by:  At the Character Selection screen, highlight Sindel
     Select     and press Up and the "Start" button.
                Description:  The game will randomly select a character.
                Notes:  Smoke, and Shao Kahn will never be selected.
    
    Reset Game: Achieved by:  "Select" + "Start" + "B" + "A" buttons.
                Description:  Causes the game to reset without turning off the
                power ("soft reset").
                Notes:  This can be done at any point during the game.  If Smoke
                has been enabled, he will remain so.
    
    
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                                 06.02 - KOMBAT CODES
    
    
    After the Versus screen, and before matches, is the Kombat Code screen.  The
    row of six boxes all contain a set of ten pictures, which if arranged in
    certain sequences will activate codes.  If a valid code has been entered, the
    name of the code will be displayed afterwards.  With the exception of the
    "Smoke Enabled" code, each code's effect only lasts for one match.  The
    duration for inputting codes is limited to about eighteen seconds.  The Kombat
    Code screen will not appear before the final battle against Shao Kahn, thus,
    Kombat codes cannot be used for that match.
    
    Controls
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Left/Right:  Moves the arrow under the boxes.  The box with the arrow under it
          is the box currently selected for alteration.
    Up/Down:  Cycle through the pictures of the selected box.
    
    Legend
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    To simplify the codes' combination listings, a numeric system was used.  Shown
    below is which number represents which picture.  The numbers are in relation to
    the number of times Up must be pressed in order to get that picture.
    
          ..... LEGEND ..................................
          :  0 = Dragon symbol      5 = Lightning bolt  :
          :  1 = "MK"               6 = Goro            :
          :  2 = Yin Yang           7 = Rayden          :
          :  3 = "3"                8 = Shao Kahn       :
          :  4 = "?"                9 = Skull           :
          :.............................................:
    
    The Codes
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    These are all of the Kombat codes.  The game's ROM was checked in a hex editor
    and there are no more.  The codes are listed in alphabetical order.
    
    Blocking  : Combination:  020020
     Disabled   Description:  Disables the ability to perform Blocks for both
                players.
                Notes:  The "Start" button can still be used to perform moves, just
                not perform the Block move.
    
    Dark      : Combination:  688422
     Kombat     Description:  During matches, the screen is completely darkened
                until a player gets hit; then it flashes on for a second.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Fight     : Combination:  205205
     Smoke      Description:  Instead of fighting the current character, the
                character Smoke is fought instead.
                Notes:  The fight with Smoke is just like every other character;
                losing to him loses a life.  This code only works once per game.
    
    No        : Combination:  987123
     Powerbars  Description:  Causes both player's Powerbars to be invisible.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    P1 Half   : Combination:  033000
     Power      Description:  Player 1 begins each round with a 50% full Powerbar.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    P2 Half   : Combination:  000033
     Power      Description:  Player 2 begins each round with a 50% full Powerbar.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    P1 Quarter: Combination:  707000
     Power      Description:  Player 1 begins each round with a 25% full Powerbar.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    P2 Quarter: Combination:  000707
     Power      Description:  Player 2 begins each round with a 25% full Powerbar.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Psycho    : Combination:  985125
     Kombat     Description:  A combination of Dark Kombat, No Powerbars, and
                Randper Kombat; this causes the screen to be darkened, Powerbars to
                be invisible, and both players to switch to another character about
                every five seconds.
                Notes:  If the match is won, the character last switched to will be
                the selected character instead of the one selected before the code.
                Players will never switch to Smoke or Shao Kahn.
    
    Randper   : Combination:  460460
     Kombat     Description:  Causes both players to switch to another character
                about every five seconds.
                Notes:  If the match is won, the character last switched to will be
                the selected character instead of the one selected before the code.
                Players will never switch to Smoke or Shao Kahn.
    
    Smoke     : Combination:  192234
     Enabled    Description:  Enables the character Smoke for playing.
                Notes:  The code must be re-entered every time the system is reset.
    
    Throwing  : Combination:  100100
     Disabled   Description:  Disables the ability to perform Throws for both
                players.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Unlimited : Combination:  466466
     Run        Description:  Causes the Run Meters to stay full, thus allowing
                players to Run for an unlimited amount of time.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Message 1 : Combination:  987666
                Description:  "HOLD FLIPPERS DURING CASINO RUN" (text)
                Notes:  This has absolutely no relevance to the game.  It is just a
                message; it does not do anything.
    
    Message 2 : Combination:  282282
                Description:  "NO FEAR" (text)
                Notes:  This is just a message; it does not do anything.
    
    Message 3 : Combination:  123926
                Description:  "THERE IS NO KNOWLEDGE THAT IS NOT POWER" (text)
                Notes:  This is just a message; it does not do anything.
    
    
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                                06.03 - GAMEGENIE CODES
    
    
    The Codes
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    Smoke     : Combination:  F7F-FDA-000
     Enabled    Description:  Enables the character Smoke for playing.
                Notes:  Minor graphical glitches will occur.
    
    Mercies   : Combination:  124-C2A-E6E, DCA-C5E-456, A7E-6DD-C4B
     Enabled    Description:  Seemingly randomly causes the winning character of
                each round to perform the Mercy finishing move.
                Notes:  See section "07.01 - MORE FINISHERS?" for more information.
    
    
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                                06.04 - GAMESHARK CODES
    
    
    Codes with an asterisk (*) need to be filled in with a variable.  The variables
    are listed at the end of this section.  The codes are listed in alphabetical
    order.
    
    The Codes
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    Player 2  : Combination:  010167CD
     Incapaci-  Description:  Player 2 is always incapacitated.
         tated  Notes:  This is great for practicing and attempting moves.  This
                code needs to be turned off in order to perform finishing moves.
    
    Player 1  : Combination:  01FF14CD
     Invincib-  Description:  Player 1 is immune to any damage inflicted on them.
            le  Notes:  N/A
    
    Player 2  : Combination:  01FF54CD
     Invincib-  Description:  Player 2 is immune to any damage inflicted on them.
            le  Notes:  N/A
    
    Player 1  : Combination:  010*00CD
     Mimic      Description:  Causes player 1 to have the same input controls as
                the character they are mimicking.  Interesting things will occur
                because player 1 gains some of that character's moves and
                abilities.
                Notes:  When attempting certain moves, some glitches may occur, and
                the game may crash.  Because the mimicked character's attributes
                are gained, certain moves may not work against, or for that
                character.  The most notable effect found so far is when Sonya is
                mimicked, Cyrax is played as, and Sonya's Flying Punch move is
                performed; it causes Cyrax to perform Sonya's Fatality during the
                round!  See the next sub-section for the code's variables.
    
    Player 2  : Combination:  010*40CD
     Mimic      Description:  Causes player 2 to have the same input controls as
                the character they are mimicking.  Interesting things will occur
                because player 1 gains some of that character's moves and
                abilities.
                Notes:  Read the notes from the above code.
    
    Player 1  : Combination:  010*CED4
     Modifier   Description:  Depending on the variable entered, player 1 will
                always be that character.
                Notes:  See the next sub-section for the code's variables.
    
    Player 2  : Combination:  010054CD
     No Health  Description:  Player 2 has no health, thus, just one damaging
                attack will kill them.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Tower     : Combination:  010*A4C0
     Position   Description:  Depending on which code variable is entered, the
     Modifier   position on the Tower Progress screen will always be the same.
                Notes:  This code must be turned off in order to advance on the
                tower.  See the next sub-section for the code's variables.
    
    Unlimited : Combination:  0103DBD4
     Continues  Description:  Puts no limit on how many continues may be used.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    Unlimited : Combination:  0109DFC0
     Time       Description:  During matches, the timer will never count down, thus
                giving an unlimited amount of time.
                Notes:  N/A
    
    
    ---------------------------------- Variables ----------------------------------
    
    Player 1 Mimic, Player 2 Mimic, and Player 1 Modifier code variables.  Any
    variables not listed will either crash the game or produce glitches.
    
          ..... VARIABLES ...................
          :  0 = Sindel      5 = Sub-Zero   :
          :  1 = Sektor      6 = Kano       :
          :  2 = Kabal       7 = Sonya      :
          :  3 = Sheeva      8 = Cyrax      :
          :  4 = Smoke       9 = Shao Kahn  :
          :.................................:
    
    Tower Position Modifier code variables.  The variables are listed in the
    position of the towers on the Tower Selection screen.  If a position is
    selected higher than the tower selected, the game will crash.
    
          ..... VARIABLES .........................................
          :  Warrior Tower      Master Tower       Novice Tower   :
          :                                                       :
          :                     8 = Shao Kahn                     :
          :                     7 = Kabal                         :
          :  6 = Shao Kahn      6 = Cyrax                         :
          :  5 = Sheeva         5 = Sheeva                        :
          :  4 = Sub-Zero       4 = Sub-Zero       4 = Shao Kahn  :
          :  3 = Sindel         3 = Sindel         3 = Sindel     :
          :  2 = Sektor         2 = Sektor         2 = Sektor     :
          :  1 = Sonya          1 = Sonya          1 = Sonya      :
          :  0 = Kano           0 = Kano           0 = Kano       :
          :.......................................................:
    
    
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                                   06.05 - GLITCHES
    
    
    The following are all of the known useful and interesting glitches in the game.
    They are listed in ascending order of usefulness and amusement.
    
    More Finishing Time
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    To extend the duration of time to finish an opponent during the finishing time,
    perform a special move that catches, freezes, or stuns opponents.  Each time
    one of these moves are performed, it resets the time.  Thus, as much time as
    desired can be given.
    
    Cyrax's Fatality
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    While playing as Cyrax, during finishing time, perform his Bomb Drop move so
    that the bomb will connect with his opponent.  Then, immediately execute his
    Fatality.  If done correctly, Cyrax will shred his opponent, but the finishing
    time will continue.  He can then move around and practice moves as long as he
    does not attack his opponent's shreds.  When he jumps, the shreds will reform
    and then fall back down again as he does.  Once he injures the shreds, the
    match will end and "FATALITY" will be displayed.  Another way to end the match
    is by performing his Babality, which will be declared a "FATALITY" instead.
    
    Off The Stage
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    While playing as Sektor or Smoke, when their opponent performs a projectile
    move, quickly perform the Teleport Uppercut move.  If the projectile connects
    while beginning the Teleport Uppercut move, they be knocked out of the Teleport
    Uppercut move, and will be on the bottom of the screen!  From there, they will
    be able to move and fight their opponent, but their opponent will not be able
    to attack them.  To come back up to the stage, simply Jump or perform their
    Teleport Uppercut move again.  This glitch takes precise timing to properly
    execute.
    
    Fatality Shao Kahn
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    Normally, finishing moves cannot be performed on Shao Kahn because he is a boss
    character; but if a GameShark is used to play as him, they can.  Simply lose to
    an opponent and occasionally they will perform their Fatality on him!  This can
    crash the game.
    
    Resurrected
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    During finishing time, perform Sindel's Scream move twice to resurrect her
    opponent.  This will cause her to become incapacitated for about a second.  Her
    opponent will not have any life displayed in their Powerbar.  Since it still
    counts as finishing time, she will be able to perform either finishing move on
    her living opponent, but she will not be able to perform her Fly move.
    
    Off The Screen
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    Normally, the characters cannot move off the screen (with the exception of
    certain special moves), but there are some ways to get around that.  Note that
    the sides of the stages cannot be left.
     • With Sindel, perform her Fly move, then fly back against the screen.
     • With Shao Kahn, simply jump back continuously.
    
    No Sprite Collision
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    With Sindel, perform her Fly move, then fly into her opponent as low as
    possible.  Sometimes she will go through them and they will not be able to hit
    her.
    
    Stuck Mid-Air
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     • While in the air, either playing as or mimicking Sindel, execute her Fly
       move's input controls to get stuck.
     • While either playing as Shao Kahn or mimicking him, press Block while in the
       air with and adjacent to his opponent to get stuck.
    
    
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                                  07 - MISCELLANEOUS
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                                07.01 - TRIVIA & UNUSED CONTENT
    
    
    Unused Content
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     • Friendships were planned for this game.  There are special move control 
       inputs to perform them, and there is text to display "Friendship".  But
       there are no additional Friendship graphic or character animations.
    
     • There are various unused character frames such as pre-jump frames, a second
       falling sprite for Sheeva, and Shao Kahn moves.
       The latest images are here: http://tcrf.net/Mortal_Kombat_3_%28Game_Boy%29
    
     
    
    Trivia
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     • This is the only game out of the entire GameBoy and GB COlor library to be
       rated "M" for "MATURE" by the ESRB.
    
     • The back of the box shows an earlier version where Sonya's powerbar is
       labled "Blade" (her last name) instead.
    
     • Sub-Zero is missing his running animation (he just walks fast).
    	
     • The box says "bi-level battlefield", but you can only smash up, not down.
    
        
    
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                             07.02 - SHAO KAHN'S FINISHERS
    
    
    Shao Kahn was probably never intended to be a playable character in the GameBoy
    version of MORTAL KOMBAT 3, thus, he does not have his own input controls for
    special or finishing moves.  However, with the aid of a cheating device (such
    as a GameShark), he cannot only be played as, but almost all his special moves
    and, surprisingly, finishers can be performed!  But how could this be?
    
    The author's theory is that a problem in the game's programming causes Shao
    Kahn to share the same input controls as Kano.  Since they share the same input
    controls, if Kano can perform finishers, so can Shao Kahn.
    
    Since Shao Kahn was probably never supposed to be able to perform finishers
    (since he cannot in any other versions of MORTAL KOMBAT 3), his finishers are
    different from the other characters'.  Neither finisher will have "FATALITY" or
    "BABALITY" displayed after performing them, but they are finishers.
    
    When his Fatality is executed, he performs a glitchy version of his Mallet
    move.  It must be performed while close to his opponent so that the mallet hits
    them.  If it does not hit them, then the Fatality will not count.
    
    When his Babality is executed, he will not transform his opponent into a baby;
    rather, he will quickly lean forward, going into a stance which resembles how
    he performs his Fireball move in the Arcade version.  All of the other
    characters do something similar; when their Babalities are performed, they
    quickly go into their stance for their projective special moves.  Why they do
    that is unknown, but it explains why Shao Kahn goes into that animation.  Why he
    does that specific animation is unknown.  It could have been from another
    special move, part of a removed Fatality, or even a later changed version of his
    Fireball move.  For a better look at the animation, see:
          http://www.freewebs.com/portablemk3/shaobabality.gif
    
    Further proof that his finishers are actually finishers is given when the
    author's "Player 1 Mimic" GameShark code is used.  While mimicking Shao Kahn,
    play as a character other than him, then execute either of his finishers' input
    controls during finishing time.  The character will then perform their
    finisher.
    
    
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                                     08 - EPILOGUE
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                             08.01 - DOCUMENT INFORMATION
    
    
    Version 2.0 Changes 
        • Added MERCY finishing move (finally found!)
        • Added section "07.01 - TRIVIA & UNUSED CONTENT"  
    
    Version 1.9 Changes 
        • Updated links
     
    Release Information
        • First release:  07/19/01 ; "Version 1.0"
        • Last release:  07/16/14 ; "Version 2.0"
    
    
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                                08.02 - CREDITS/SOURCES
    
    
    Portable MK <PortableMK@Yahoo.com>
        • The sole author and creator of this document, text art, and layout.
          Everything is by him except what is stated in this section.  Please
          respect his hard work by following his requested conditions for this
          document, as stated in section "01.01 - LEGAL INFORMATION".  If there are
          any corrections, suggestions, etc., then please e-mail him.  But please
          do not e-mail him unless the ENTIRE document has been read.
    
          As said above, everything in this document is by the author except what
          is stated in this section, but he feels a need to reiterate that fact for
          the following parts of this document.
        • The "Mercies Enabled" GameGenie code in section "06.03 - GAMEGENIE
          CODES".
        • GameShark codes: "Player 2 Incapacitated", "Player 2 Invincible", "Player
          1 Mimic", and "Player 2 Mimic", in section "06.04 - GAMESHARK CODES".
    
    MORTAL KOMBAT 3 (GameBoy) Instruction Manual
          The following parts of this document were copied directly from this
          source.
        • The plot in section "02.03 - THE PLOT".
        • The genealogies and their descriptions in section "02.04 - GENEALOGIES".
        • All of the characters' biographies in chapter "04 - CHARACTERS".
    
    MORTAL KOMBAT 3 (GameBoy) Package
          The following parts of this document were copied directly from this
          source.
        • The back of the package in section "02.02 - PACKAGE".
    
    http://www.gscentral.com
          The following parts of this document were copied directly from this
          source.  See the site for a full list of code finder credits.
        • GameShark codes: "Player 1 Invincible", "Player 1 Modifier", "Player 2 No
          Health", "Tower Position Modifier", "Unlimited Continues", and "Unlimited
          Time", in section "06.04 - GAMESHARK CODES".
    
    Justin Remmick <serpent3@hotmail.com>
        • Discovered Shao Kahn's Fatality and Babality, and that Kano and Shao Kahn
          share the same input controls.
    
    Darren O'Connor <doconn03@postoffice.csu.edu.au>
        • Informed the author of the input controls for Sindel's Air Fireball move.
    
    Unknown Sources
          The discoverers of the following parts of this document are unknown.
        • The "Smoke Enabled" GameGenie code in section "06.03 - GAMEGENIE CODES".
    
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    Recommended Sites
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    http://pmk.mortalkombatonline.com/
    
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                               (C) 2001-2014 PORTABLE MK
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