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    FAQ/Move List by Seth0708

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    Game Gear FAQ/Move List
    Version 1.0
    by Seth0708
    
    I. Notes
    II. Fighter Move Lists
    	A. Johnny Cage
    	B. Liu Kang
    	C. Raiden
    	D. Scorpion
    	E. Sonya Blade
    	F. Sub-Zero
    III. Boss Fighters
    	A. Goro
    	B. Shang Tsung
    IV. Other Fighters
    	A. Kano
    	B. Reptile
    V. Blood Code
    VI. Copyrights
    
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    Mortal Kombat was released in the arcades in 1993 and became an instant sucess.
    There are much better histories on the game and the phenomenom it spawned out
    there then I can write, so I'll just focus on the Game Gear version of the
    game. Released in 1993, the same year as the arcade version, the handheld
    version of Mortal Kombat came out on both Gameboy and Game Gear. At the time it
    was the height of the Sega-Nintendo competition and any edge either company
    could get was sought. Nintendo, appealing to soccer moms everywhere, cut out
    the blood from their releases of Mortal Kombat. Sega, on the other hand,
    ostensibly cut out the blood, but left the famous "Blood Code" in the cartridge
    for both the Genesis and Game Gear. In the end, Sega outsold Nintendo in Mortal
    Kombat three to one. The Game Gear version of the game is obviously not as good
    as either of the console version, but it does beat out its Gameboy counterpart
    by the simple fact that it is in color (the Gameboy version is notoriously hard
    to see). Both games have a six character line-up and two bosses. Reptile is
    missing from both games, while Kano is missing from the Game Gear version and
    Johnny Cage is missing from the Gameboy version. This guide offers bios, move
    lists, and endings for all the characters. The text is taken straight from the
    first Mortal Kombat or Mortal Kombat II (in the case of Shang Tsung and
    Reptile). The Blood Code appears at the very end of this guide. Assume facing
    right for the moves. P is punch/button 1, K is kick/button 2, and B is block.
    Fatalities can only be performed at the end of the match when it says, "Finish
    Him!" To execute the famous "Pit Fatality" simply uppercut your opponent at The
    Pit when prompted.
    
    
      _____      _                             ___
     |_   _|    | |                           / __|
       | |  __  | |___   _ __   _ __  _    _ | |     __ _   __ _  ____
       | | /__\ |  __ \ | v__\ | v__\ \\  // | |    / _v | / _v || ()_|
     __| |||__||| |  | || |  ||| |  || \\//  | |__ | |_| || |_| |||___
    |___/  \__/ |_|  |_||_|  |||_|  ||  >/    \___| \___^| \___ ||____|
                                       //                      ||
                                      //                    ||_||
                                     //                     |___|
    A martial artist superstar trained by the great masters from around the world.
    Cage uses his talents on the big screen. He is the current box-office champ and
    star of such movies as Dragon Fist and Dragon Fist II, as well as the award-
    winning Sudden Violence.
    
    Moves:
     ----------------------
    | Fireball             |
    | <- (hold) -> + P     |
    |                      |
    | Shadow Kick          |
    | <- (hold) -> + K     |
    |                      |
    | Fatality             |
    | -> -> -> + P         |
    |______________________|
    
    Ending:
    Through the battles and life or death situations faced during the tournament
    Johnny Cage learns the true importance of his fighting skills. He also realizes
    the full potential of the tournament. He returns to Hollywood after defending
    his new title as Grand Champion. Cage goes on to film Mortal Kombat: The Movie
    and its many sequels.
    
     _      _         _   _
    | |    (_)       | | //
    | |     _  _  _  | |//  __ _  _ __    __ _
    | |    | || || | |  |  / _v || v__\  / _v |
    | |___ | ||    | | |\\| |_| || |  ||| |_| |
    |_____||_| \_^_| |_| \\\___^||_|  || \___ |
                                             ||
                                          ||_||
                                          |___|
    Once a member of the super secret White Lotus Society, Liu Kang left the
    organization in order the represent the Shaolin temples in the tournament.
    Kang is strong in his beliefs and despises Shang Tsung.
    
    Moves:
     --------------------------
    | Fireball                 |
    | -> -> + P                |
    |                          |
    | Flying Kick              |
    | -> -> + K                |
    |                          |
    | Fatality                 |
    | ->  o ^ o  <-  / | \  -> |
    |    /  |  \    o  v  o    |
    |__________________________|
    
    Ending:
    After defeating the mighty Goro and putting an to end to Shang Tsung's rule
    over the tournament, Kang is able to return the contest to its rightful hosts -
    the Shaolin Temples. Kang's heroics will always be remembered. He will continue
    the traditions of the Shaolin temples and restore the true pride and respect of
    this once great tournament.
    
     ____         _      _
    | __ \       (_)    | |
    ||__| | __ _  _   __| | ____  _ __
    | __ / / _v || | / _  || ()_|| v__\
    ||  \\| |_| || || |_| |||___ | |  ||
    ||   \\\___^||_| \___^||____||_|  ||
    The name Raiden is actually that of a deity known as the thunder god. It is
    rumored he received a personal invitation by Shang Tsung himself and took the
    form of a human to compete in the tournament.
    
    Moves:
     ----------------------
    | Flying Jinko         |
    | <- <- ->             |
    |                      |
    | Lightning Bolt       |
    | | \  -> + P          |
    | v  o                 |
    |                      |
    | Teleport             |
    | | ^                  |
    | v |                  |
    |                      |
    | Fatality             |
    | -> <- <- <- + P      |
    |______________________|
    
    Ending:
    Raiden's victory comes as no surprise to him. He was never impressed by Shang
    Tsung's inferior sorcery, Goro's brute force, or the challenge of the other
    contestants. He quickly becomes bored with his mortal competition and soon
    invites other gods to participate in the contest. The ensuing battles rage on
    for years, and the wars result in our world's final destruction. Have a nice
    day.
    
     ____                      _
    |  __|                    (_)
     \ \   __   _   _ _  ___   _   _   _ __
      \ | / _| /_\ | v_|| _ \ | | /_\ | v__\
     _/ || |_ ||_||||   ||_| || |||_||||   ||
    |__/  \__| \_/ ||   | __/ |_| \_/ ||   ||
                        ||
                        ||
                        ||
    Like Sub-Zero, Scorpion's true name and origin are not known. He has shown from
    time to time distrust and hatred towards Sub-Zero. Between ninjas, this is
    usually a sign of opposing clans.
    
    Moves:
     ----------------------
    | Spear                |
    | <- <- + P            |
    |                      |
    | Teleporting Kick     |
    | |  / <- + K          |
    | v o                  |
    |                      |
    | Fatality             |
    | ^ ^                  |
    | | |                  |
    |______________________|
    
    Ending:
    Marked for death years ago by the Lin Kuei, Scorpion was murdered by Sub-Zero.
    He left behind a wife and child in his former life but was allowed to return
    and avenge his death. Even with Scorpion's triump in the tournament and new
    title as Grand Champion, the price he paid was high. He can never again know
    his family and must exist forever with his secret curse.
    
     ____                          ____   _             _
    |  __|                        |  _ \ | |           | |
     \ \   _   _ __  _    _ __ _  | |_\ || |  __ _   __| | ____
      \ | /_\ | v__\ \\  /// _v | |  __< | | / _v | / _  || ()_|
     _/ |||_||||   || \\//| |_| | | |_/ || || |_| || |_| |||___
    |__/  \_/ ||   ||  >/  \___^| |____/ |_| \___^| \___^||____|
                      //
                     //
                    //
    Sonya is a member of a top U.S. Special Forces unit. Her team was hot on the
    trail of Kano's Black Dragon organization. They followed them to an uncharted
    island where they were ambushed by Shang Tsung's personal army.
    
    Moves:
     ----------------------
    | Flying Punch         |
    | -> <- + P            |
    |                      |
    | Handstand Grapple    |
    | | + P-K              |
    | v                    |
    |                      |
    | Ring Toss            |
    | <- <- + P            |
    |                      |
    | Fatality             |
    | -> -> <- <- + B      |
    |______________________|
    
    Ending:
    Captured by Shang Tsung Sonya's Special Forces unit was taken hostage - their
    only hope was the tournament. Shang Tsung promised to release the entire team
    only if Sonya could win the contest. Her victory not only released her unit -
    but also put an end to the Black Dragon and Shang Tsung's powerful grip on
    the tournament.
    
     ____      _         _____
    |  __|    | |       |___ /
     \ \      | |__   _    //  ____  _ _   _
      \ ||| |||  _ \ |_|  //  | ()_|| v_| /_\
     _/ |||_||| |_| |    //__ ||___ ||   ||_||
    |__/  \_^||____/    /____||____|||    \_/
    The actual name or identity of this warrior is unknown. However based on the
    markings of his uniform, it is believed he belongs to the Lin Kuei, a legendary
    clan of Chinese ninja.
    
    Moves:
     ----------------------
    | Freeze               |
    | | \  -> + P          |
    | v  o                 |
    |                      |
    | Slide                |
    | <- <- + P-K          |
    |                      |
    | Fatality             |
    | -> \   | \  -> + P   |
    |     o  v  o          |
    |______________________|
    
    Ending:
    After receiving the title of Grand Champion, Sub-Zero disappears back into
    the shadows from which he came. His only goal in the tournament was the
    assassaination of Shang Tsung. He was paid a large sum of money by one of
    Tsung's wealthy enemies. With his mission accomplished Sub-Zero will collect
    his fortune and retire from his dangerous profession.
    
    
    (Note: The following two fighters are bosses and are unplayable.)
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    | | __  /_\ | v_| /_\
    | |_- |||_||||   ||_||
     \____| \_/ ||    \_/
    A 2,000 year old half human dragon, Goro remains undefeated for the past 500
    years. He won the title of Grand Champion by defeating Kung Lao, a Shaolin
    fighting monk. It was during this period that the tournament fell into Shang
    Tsung's hands and was corrupted.
    
    Moves:
     ----------------------
    | Charge               |
    |                      |
    | Grapple              |
    |______________________|
    
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    |  __|||                        |__  __|
     \ \  ||_    __ _  _ __    ___     ||  __       _ _    ___
      \ | | _\  / _v || v__\  / _ |    ||  \ ||| ||| v_\  / _ |
     _/ | || ||| |_| |||   ||| |_||    ||  _\\||_||||  ||| |_||
    |__/  || || \___^|||   || \__ |    || |__/ \_^|||  || \__ |
                                 ||                          ||
                               __||                        __||
                              |___|                       |___|
    500 years ago, Shang Tsung was banished to the Earth Realm. With the aid of
    Goro he was to unbalance the furies and doom the planet to a chaotic existence.
    By seizing control of the Shaolin Tournament he tried to tip the scales of
    order towards chaos.
    
    Moves:
     ----------------------
    | Transform            |
    |______________________|
    
    
    (Note: The following two fighters were present in the arcade version of Mortal
    Kombat but are not in the Game Gear version. They are listed here merely to
    clarrify that point and provide some context to the other fighters.)
     _   _
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    | |//   __  _ _    _
    |  <   /_ || v_\  /_\
    | |\\ ||_||||  ||||_||
    |_| \\ \_^|||  || \_/
    A mercenary, thug, extortionist, thief - Kano lives a life of crime and
    injustice. He is a devoted member of the Black Dragon, a dangerous group of
    cut-throat madmen feared and respected throughout all of crime's inner circles.
    
    Arcade Ending:
    With the defeat of Goro and Shang Tsung, Kano will bring his own brand of
    treachery to the tournament. His Black Dragon organization forms a monopoly
    over the contest that brings shame and torment to all those involved. Their
    reign will end in anarchy and death. It will result in the final dismantling
    of the tournament and the Battle of the Sans.
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    | __ / |()_|| _\  ||  | || ||()_|
    ||  \\ ||__ ||_|| ||  | || |||__
    ||   \\|___|| _/  ||  |_||_||___|
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    As Shang Tsung's personal protector the elusive Reptile lurks in the shadows
    stopping all those who would do his master harm. His human form is believed
    to disguise a horrid reptilian creature whose race was thought extinct millions
    of years ago.
    
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    |  _ \ | |              | |  / ___|         | |
    | |_\ || |  _    _    __| | | |      _    __| | ____
    |  __< | | /_\  /_\  / _  | | |     /_\  / _  || ()_|
    | |_/ || |||_||||_||| |_| | | |___ ||_||| |_| |||___
    |____/ |_| \_/  \_/  \___^|  \____| \_/  \___^||____|
    To turn on the blood, press 2, 1, 2, down, and up during the opening sequence.
    
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    | |     /_\ | _ |\\  //| v__|| | / _ \ | __\  ||  \ |
    | |___ ||_||||_|| \\// ||    | || |_| |||  || ||  _\\
     \____| \_/ | __|  >/  ||    |_| \___ |||  || || |__/
                ||    //                 ||
                ||   //              ||__||
                ||  //               |____|
    Mortal Kombat is (c) Acclaim