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                                COMPENDIUM
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    Written by:  Chris McCullough(a.k.a. Sir Galahad(srgalhad@primenet.com)
    First Printing:  February 3, 1994
    Updated:  November 27, 1996
    
    Remember:  The Lin Kuei Headquarters
    http://www.primenet.com/~srgalhad/mk.htm
    
    
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    -----------------
    
    I.    Overall and character Plot
    II.   Basic moves
    III.  Scoring Table
    IV.   Individual moves and fatalities
    V.    Reptile
    VI.   Combination moves
    VII.  Ending stories
    VIII. Version Information
    IX.   Credits
    
    
    I. OVERALL AND CHARACTER PLOT
    -----------------------------
    
    GORO LIVES...
    
         A 2,000 year old half-human dragon, Goro remains undefeated for the
    pasgt five hundred 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.
    
    Johnny Cage
    -----------
    
         A martial arts superstar stainged by great masters from around the
    world.  Cage uses his skills on the big screen.  He is the current box
    office champ and star of such films as Dragon Fist and Dragon Fist II as
    well as the award winning Sudden Violence.
    
    Kano
    ----
    
         A mercanary, thug, extortionist theif - Kano loves 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.
    
    Raiden
    ------
    
         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 form of a human to compete in the tournament.
    
    Liu Kang
    --------
    
         Once a member of the super secret White Lotus Society.  Liu Kang left
    the organization in order to represent Shaolin temples in the tournament.
    He is stong in his beliefs and despises Shang Tsung.
    
    Scorpion
    --------
    
         Like Sub-Zero, Scorpion's true name and origin are unknown.  He has
    hown distrust and hatred towards Sub-Zero.  Between ninjas, this is
    usually the sign of opposing clans.
    
    Sub-Zero
    --------
    
         The actual name or indentity of this warrior is unknown.  However,
    based on the markings on his uniform, it is believed he belongs to the Lin
    Kuei, a legendary clan of Chinese ninja.
    
    Sonya Blade
    -----------
    
         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.
    
    
    II. BASIC MOVES
    ---------------
    
    Face Punch:  HIGH PUNCH
    Body Punch:  LOW PUNCH
    Face Kick :  HIGH KICK
    Body Kick :  LOW KICK
    Block     :  BLOCK
    
    Jump Kick     :  Jump + either KICK button.
    Jump Punch    :  Jump + either PUNCH button.
    Hop Kick      :  Up + either KICK button.
    Hop Punch     :  Up + either PUNCH button.
    Uppercut      :  Down + either PUNCH button.
    Foot Sweep    :  Back + LOW KICK
    Roundhouse    :  Back + HIGH KICK
    Low Kick      :  Down + LOW KICK
    Throw Opponent:  Forward + LOW PUNCH
    Avoid Throw   :  BLOCK + diagonally down + away
    Death Punch   :  Standing punch when opponenet is jumping into you.
                      scoring depends on damage.
    
    III. SCORING TABLE
    ------------------
    
         The following is a score and tamage table for the moves in Mortal
    Kombat.  They will follow this procedure:
    
    Name - score (damage)
    
    High Punch      - 500 (5.5%)
    Low Punch       - 500 (5.5%)
    High Kick       - 2000 (14.8%)
    Low Kick        - 2000 (14.8%)
    Hop/Jump Punch  - 1000 (11.7%)
    Hop Kick        - 1000 (14.8%)
    Jump Kick       - 2000 (14.8%)
    Crouch Kick     - 500 (11.7%)
    Sweep           - 1000 (11.7%)
    Uppercut        - 2000 (24.2%)
    Roundhouse      - 2000 (19.5%)
    Close Punch     - 2000 (11.7%)
    Knee            - 5000 (14.8%)
    Death Punch(min)- 500 (5.5%)
    Death Punch(max)- 500 (24.2%)
    
    Other Scoring
    
    Fatality        - 100,000
    Flawless Victory- 200,000
    Double Flawless - 500,000
    Defeat Reptile  - 10,000,000
    Breaking Wood   - 100,000
    Breaking Stone  - 200,000
    Breaking Steel  - 500,000
    Breaking Ruby   - 1,000,000
    Breaking Diamond- 2,000,000
    
    
    IV. INDIVIDUAL MOVES AND FATALITIES
    -----------------------------------
    
    Johnny Cage
    -----------
    
    Uppercut    :  Excellent
    Jump Kick   :  Fair
    Roundhouse  :  Good
    
    Green Ball  :  Back - back - forward - LOW PUNCH : 2000 (14.8%)
    Shadow Kick :  Back - back - forward - LOW KICK : 5000 (18%)
    Crotch Punch:  BLOCK + LOW PUNCH : 5000 (21.1%)
    
    Fatality:  Forward - forward - HIGH PUNCH
               (Cage decapitates his opponent with an uppercut.
                  Stand close.)
    
    Kano
    ----
    
    Uppercut   :  Poor
    Jump Kick  :  Excellent
    Roundhouse :  Fair
    
    Headbutt   :  HIGH PUNCH(close to opponent) : 2000 (11.7%)
    Knife      :  Hold BLOCK - back and forward repeatedly : 2000 (14.8%)
    Spin Attack:  360 degrees toward opponent : 5000 (18%)
    
    Fatality:  Quarter-circle towards - LOW PUNCH
               (Kano rips out his opponent's heart.  Stand close.)
    
    Raiden
    ------
    
    Uppercut   :  Fair
    Jump Kick  :  Fair
    Roundhouse :  Fair
    
    Lightening :  Quarter-circle towards - LOW PUNCH : 2000 (14.8%)
    Teleport   :  Down - up(flick joystick down) : 0 (0%)
    Body Launch:  Back - back - forward : 5000 (18%)
    
    Fatality:  Forward - back - back - back - HIGH PUNCH
               (Raiden shoots lightening into his oppnent's head, causing it to
                  explode.  Stand in sweep distance.)
    
    Liu Kang
    --------
    
    Uppercut   :  Excellent
    Jump Kick  :  Poor
    Roundhouse :  Fast
    
    Fireball   :  Forward - forward - HIGH PUNCH : 2000 (14.8%)
    Flying Kick:  Forward - forward - HIGH KICK : 2000 (18%)
    
    Fatality:  360 degrees toward
               (Liu Kang does a spinning kick and an uppercut.)
    
    Scorpion
    --------
    
    Uppercut      :  Poor
    Jump Kick     :  Fair
    Roundhouse    :  Excellent
    
    Spear         :  Back - back - LOW PUNCH : 2000 (4.6%)
    Teleport Punch:  Half-circle away - HIGH PUNCH : 2000 (18%)
    
    Fatality:  Hold BLOCK - up - up
               (Scorpion removes his mask to reveal a skull.  He then breathes
                  fire on his opponent, turning them into a skeleton.  Stand in
                  sweep distance.)
    
    Sub-Zero
    --------
    
    Uppercut   :  Poor
    Jump Kick  :  Fair
    Roundhouse :  Excellent
    
    Iceball    :  Quarter-circle towards - LOW PUNCH : 0 (0%)
    Slide      :  Back + LOW PUNCH + BLOCK + LOW KICK : 1000 (7%)
    
    Fatality:  Forward - down - forward - HIGH PUNCH
               (Sub-Zero grabs his opponent by the neck and pulls their head off,
                  taking their spine along with the head.  Stand close.)
    
    Sonya Blade
    -----------
    
    Uppercut      :  Fair
    Jump Kick     :  Fair
    Roundhouse    :  Fair
    
    Energy Throw  :  Back - back - LOW PUNCH : 2000 (14.8%)
    Teleport Punch:  Forward - forward - back - HIGH PUNCH : 2000 (16.4%)
    Leg Scissors  :  Down - LOW PUNCH + BLOCK + LOW KICK : 2000 (24.2%)
    
    Fatality:  Forward - forward - back - back - BLOCK
               (Sonya blows an energy ball in the air.  The ball hits her opponent
                  and engulfs them in flames, turning the opponent into a
                  skeleton.  Stand outside sweep distance.)
    
    
    V. REPTILE
    ----------
    
         Ah yes!  The elusive green ninja that only a handful of people have
    seen.  Who is he, and how do you fight him.  Well, you can find out who he
    is on MKII, can't you?  As for how you fight him, well, that's a bit more
    difficult.
         First, you must be on the Pit stage.  Then, at the beginning, just
    before you fight your opponent, you must see something fly in front of the
    moon (i.e. Santa Claus, the wicked witch, etc.).  It depends on your
    machine, meaning something can fly in front of the moon EVERY time you
    play on the Pit, or you will have a one-in-forty chance.  Then, you must
    defeat your opponent with a double flawless and a fatality WITHOUT using
    the BLOCK button (NOTE:  It is not considered a fatlity if you knock them
    into the spikes at the bottom of the pit, with the exception of Liu Kang's
    fatality).  Because of the inability to use the BLOCK button, you cannot
    fight Reptile with Sonya or Scorpion (NOTE:  You are allowed to use
    the block button in version 4.0).  If you complete all this, you will be
    transported to the bottom of the pit where Reptile awaits.  If you
    defeat him and perform a fatality, you will be awarded 10,000,000 points!
         (NOTE:  Reptile is only on v3.0 and 4.0 of MK)
    
    In Version 4.0 of Mortal Kombat, Reptile will sometimes pop down
    before a match begins and give a clue on how to find him.
    
    Reptile Clues
    
    I am Reptile, find me!
    You must find me to beat me
    Alone is how you will find me
    Look to la luna
    10,000,000 if you destroy me
    tip eht fo mottob
    Perfection is the key
    Fatality is the key
    You cannot match my speed
    
    
    VI. COMBINATION MOVES
    ---------------------
    
    Johnny Cage
    -----------
    
    1.  Jump Kick - Shadow Kick
         Jump kick your opponent below the waist and perform the shadow kick.
    
    2.  Jump Kick - Jump Punch
         Jump Kick your opponent below the waist in the corner and quickly
    jump punch into your opponent.  If done right, you can continue to jump
    ounch your opponent until his energy runs out.
    
    Kano
    ----
    
    1.  Jump Kick - Spin Attack
         Jump kick your opponent below the waist and quickly perform the spen
    attack.  Spin the joystick as soon as you connect with the jump kick
    
    Raiden
    ------
    
    1.  Jump Kick - Body Launch
         Jump kick your opponent then perform the body launch
    
    Liu Kang
    --------
    
    1.  Jump Kick - Flying Kick
         Jump kick you opponent below the waist and do the flying kick.  Start
    the two forward motion as you are kicking.
    
    2.  Jump Kick - Fireball
         Same as #1, except throw the fireball.
    
    Scorpion
    --------
    
    1.  Spear - Uppercut
         Spear the opponent, then uppercut them when you pull them back
    
    2.  Jump Kick - Teleport Punch - Spear - Uppercut
         Jump kick into the opponent when they are in mid air.  As soon as you
    connect, do the teleport punch.  If done right, you will have just enough
    time to hit them with the spear and uppercut them.
    
    Sub-Zero
    --------
    
    1.  Jump Kick - Slide
         Jump kick your opponent below the waist and quickly slide into them.
    
    Sonya Blade
    -----------
    
    1.  Leg Scissors - Energy Throw
         Grab your opponent in the leg scissors.  When you throw them, quickly
    perform the energy throw.  The opponent will not have enough time to block.
    
    
    VII.  ENDING STORIES
    --------------------
    
         NOTE:  If you don't like spoiler information and would rather play
    the game to the end to see the character's ending story for
    yourself....THEN FOR PETE'S SAKE DON'T READ THIS SECTION!!!!   Get rid of
    it!  It makes good kindling.  Use it for a dish-rag.  Spakle the den with
    it.  Marginize your shorts with it.  JUST DON'T READ IT!
    
    Johnny Cage
    -----------
    (Played by Daniel Pesina)
    
        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.
    
    Kano
    ----
    (Played by Richard Divizio)
    
         With the defeat of 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 ararchy and death.  It will result in the final dismantling of the
    tournament and the battle of the sans.
    
    Raiden
    ------
    (Played by Carlos Pesina)
    
         Raiden's victory comes as no suprise 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.
    
    Liu Kang
    --------
    (Played by Ho Sung Pak)
    
         After defeating mighty Goro and putting an 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.
    
    Scorpion
    --------
    (Played by Daniel Pesina)
    
         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 triumph
    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.
    
    Sub-Zero
    --------
    (Played by Daniel Pesina)
    
         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 assassination of Shang Tsung.  He was paid a
    large sum of money by one of Tsung's wealthy enemies.  His mission
    accomplished, Sub-Zero will collect his fortune and retire from his
    dangerous profession.
    
    Sonya
    -----
    (Played by Elizabath Malecki)
    
         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 tournament.
    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.
    
    Goro
    ----
    
    Character design by John Tobias
    Stop Motion Miniature by Curt Chiarelli
    
    Shang Tsung
    -----------
    
    Played by Ho Sung Pak
    
    
    
    VIII.  VERSION INFORMATION
    --------------------------
    
    Version 1.0
    
    *  First release of Mortal Kombat
    *  In two player game, both players could not choose the same player
    *  Liu Kang had Uppercut - Flying Kick Combo
    
    Version 2.0
    
    *  More blood added
    *  Both players could choose the same player
    *  New Shang Tsung death animation added
    *  Merchanside promo added
    
    Version 3.0
    
    *  Computer IA increased
    *  Reptile added
    
    Version 4.0
    
    *  Reptile clues added
    *  Sonya could fight Reptile; Block allowed during fatality
    *  Goro's theme played during all of Endurance Three
    
    
    VIII. CREDITS
    -------------
    
    Credit to The Limit for the damage and scoring table...visit the WWW
    Mortal Kombat Page at http://www.netcafe.co.za/limit/mk
    
    Mortal Kombat, Its characters and stories are trakemarks of Midway
    Manufacturing Corp. (C) 1992.
    
    Special thanks go out to:
    Aaron Gliner, John (LOSER) Fausett, Brian "is it luck?", Jon Thompson, Steve
    Goldstein.