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Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks Special Messages
Real Name: Forrest Porter
Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
Email: dasubzero@yahoo.com
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Version: 1.0
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Guide: Special Messages
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UPDATE: NOVEMBER 4TH, 2005
-CREATED FAQ (MOSTLY IF NOT FULLY COMPLETED, ONLY TIME I WILL UPDATE IS
IF I FIND NEW SECRET MESSAGES OTHER WISE I THINK I FOUND THEM ALL)

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1) Table of Contents
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1)	Table of Contents

2)	Introduction

3)	About Special Messages

4)	Special Messages

5)	Special Messages Master List

6)	Questions and Answers

7)	Credits

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2) Introduction
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Hi my name is Forrest Porter. I am just a Mortal Kombat fan that is putting
this FAQ together for fun. I have pretty much been a fan of the game since the
beginning and just feel in love with it. Anyways yeah these special messages
are ones that I have confirmed myself. If you have any I missed please let me
know. Keep in mind though that I will not add it to the master list until I
have personally confirmed it to be true to keep people who think they can offer
me any little message of their own imagination. So don't worry this guide will
be accurate and any messages I have not personally confirmed will be marked as
such until I either prove or disprove it.

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3) About Special Messages
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Special Messages are messages the programmers put in the game after you get a
game over. Sometimes these messages offer hints, gives nostalgia affect and
sometimes just doesn't make sense at all and could just be a joke the
programmers are playing on us.

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4) Special Messages
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I am using this section to explain what I think the meaning of these messages
is. My word here is by no means law but I do think I have a few things to
offer.

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*10,000,000 If you destroy Sdrawde Lhup.*
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Well I think one part of the explanation refers back to a Reptile clue in MK1
where it says 10,000,000 points if you defeat me and the part kind of goes hand
to hand with another Reptile clue "tip eht fo mottob" You just have to
unscramble the letters and get something. The letters unscramble to say
"Edwards Phul". I assume they had a hand in the MKSM development.

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*Ask Ermac for help*
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Have no idea what this means. You fight Ermac in this game but I don't think
you can ever get him to help you in any way. Probably just some random joke
they put in.

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*Baraka is playable in versus mode*
***********************************
The statement is self explanatory; you can unlock Baraka in the versus mode in
MKSM.

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*Black L R White/R2 L2 R1 L1*
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These 2 represent an Xbox and PS2 exclusive message respectively. I am fairly
certain the 2 messages mean the same thing which is why I added them together.
Unfortunately I have no idea what it means, if it even means anything at all.

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*Boss Rush Mode*
****************
I seem to recall someone telling me that one of the developers (Ed Boon?) said
that Boss Rush Mode was a feature that was taken out of Mortal Kombat Shaolin
Monks due to time restraints.

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*Breaking objects reveals some secrets*
***************************************
The statement is self explanatory and true at the same time. One example I can
think of is breaking the skeleton in Goro's lair to reveal a secret.

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*Buy the Bicycle Kick*
**********************
This message is a hint by the developers to tell the players a good move to
purchase with Liu Kang. I say it is a good hint since the Bicycle kick really
is a decent move in the game.

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*Can you find Noob? He reveals secrets*
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This is a very curious message. I take it to mean that you will find out about
some secrets if you find Noob Saibot. The only time I have encountered Noob
Saibot is first entering the Netherealm and no secrets were revealed;
furthermore the game has been searched from top to bottom and there is no other
Noob Saibot encounters in the game. Its either another joke or a feature pulled
from the finished game.

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*Can you see the invisible penguin?*
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This is obviously a joke. Think about it; how can you see something that is
invisible. The only time a penguin had any reference in Mortal Kombat was in
UMK3/MKT as Scorpion's animality just for a little FYI.

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*Did you break Goro's Chandelier?*
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Well if you didn't you better go do it. This message is a hint on how to get
one of the game's secrets.

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*Did you feed ALL the trees in the forest?*
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Yeah this message just tells you how to progress through the living forest in
case you got stuck obviously. Anyone who actually needed this message as a
guide should be shot.

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*Do you know everything the hat can do?*
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One of those vague messages, I can see it meaning that there are lots of hat
moves you can use with Kung Lao or there are lots of unofficial tricks you can
do with Kung Lao's hat.

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*Find more secrets in the Pit*
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Hey more secrets in the pit. I guess they assumed you would miss at least 1 of
the secrets in the Pit stage.

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*Find Mustapha*
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Eh don't ask because I don't have the slightest clue to this message. Perhaps
this is a joke perhaps not. It could be a name of someone on the development
team.

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*Find Quan Chi and all will be known*
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This message I believe refers to the MKSM ending where you see Quan Chi in at
the very end, though to put accurately this asks more questions than it let
known. Perhaps they took him out and we were supposed to be someone you find
that reveals all the secrets to you; your guess is as good as mine.

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*Free Princess Melewski*
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Pretty much what I said in the previous message applies here. I don't have a
clue?

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*Have you seen the bunny*
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This message obviously refers to 1 of the 2 Kung Lao fatalities that involves
his pet bunny. It's a very cute bunny... RUN AWAY!

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*Kabal says thank you very much*
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I take the meaning of this message to mean that Kabal shows gratitude for
freeing him in game.

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*Kano Transformations.*
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Ah yes the infamous Kano transformations quote. In the Mortal Kombat II arcade
game one could view an audit statistic called Kano transformations. It was a
tactic used by Ed Boon to spark curiosity and encourage gamers to spend more
money trying to figure out what it means.

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*Kung Lao: Back, Forward, Back, ?, Square/X*
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The developers are being nice and is practically giving away one of Kung Lao's
fatalities. This shouldn't be too hard to find if you don't have it already,
just use trial and error.

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*Listen to Raiden Carefully*
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You may not truly get this messages meaning unless you beat the game and know
the secret about Raiden during the whole game. It's a plotline element that you
need to pay attention to.

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*Liu Kang: Back, ?, Down, Down, Square/X*
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Once again the developers are practically giving away a fatality for Liu Kang.
Just use trial and error to figure out the one movement.

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*Look up to find some secrets*
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I believe this message means to use your camera analog to look up as well in
all directions to find secrets that may not be in plain sight.

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*Noob has left the build*
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This message obviously doesn't mean anything, though we can guess to its direct
meaning. Maybe it just means Boon has left the building, your guess is as good
as mine.

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*Only Smoke knows how to play MK2*
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This message is very obvious, since you have to complete the Smoke missions in
the game to unlock the Mortal Kombat 2 arcade game.

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*Shaolin Monks are helpful*
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Yeah I don't get this message at all. The only Shaolin Monks I see in this game
are on fire or fighting tarkatan warriors in the background, they don't seem
all that helpful to me, perhaps I am missing the meaning of this message
though.

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*Sheeva. Sheeva! SHEEVA*
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Well if you have your mind in the gutter you can kind of make up a meaning for
this message though the thought can be a little disturbing. In case you didn't
know Sheeva is a female shokan warrior that made a debut in MK3 and never saw
the light of day in any other MK game outside the MK3 game and its upgrades.
Also to go further in case you didn't know the shokan is Goro's species; if you
don't know who Goro is you should leave now and never play Mortal Kombat again.

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*Smoke will reveal much to you*
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Well in MKSM Smoke doesn't reveal anything other than the Smoke missions and
eventually to unlock the MK2 arcade game. I guess you can say that's much if
you want.

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*Some secrets are in versus mode*
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I believe this message refers to the fact that some of the secrets you unlock
are enjoyed in versus mode such as extra backgrounds in and extra characters to
fight with.

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*Sometimes your enemy is your friend*
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The only time I found this message to be true is Sub-Zero where he is an enemy
at first and becomes a friend after the battle. So I assume that this is what
the message refers to.

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*Some trees are more useful than others*
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Talking about a message that states the obvious, I hope everyone found out
there trees that can eat and pummel your opponents in the living forest.

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*Sonya can be freed!*
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Another obvious message statement, it refers to you helping free Sonya at the
end of the game.

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*Sub-Zero Multality: Up, Up, ?, Up, Triangle/Y*
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Yet again another fatality giveaway by the developers; this time it is Sub-
Zero's Multality they are telling you; once again use trial and error.

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*Tell your friends*
*******************
This message most likely is just a way for developers trying to tell you to
tell your friends to buy the game.

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*Tell your friends- The second time*
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Well if your friends didn't get the message the first time perhaps they will
the second time; it's all about persistence.

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*There is no knowledge that is not power*
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Ah yes THE MK3 quote that everyone should be familiar with; assuming you have
played MK3 that is. It means just what it says I suppose; everything you know
benefits you somehow.

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*Use Sonya's Slide*
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Yeah I am giving a big WTF on this one. Sonya doesn't have a slide and never
did by my memory. Plus she isn't even playable in this game. Perhaps the
developers want us to think she is playable; OMG perhaps she IS playable... nah.

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*Use the spikes*
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A message that suggests you do something such as using the spikes I suppose.
There are many places one can use spikes; pits, walls, ceilings, chains,
statues, hell choose your pick.

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*Use the torpedo move*
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Well Kung Lao has a torpedo move and the message says use the torpedo move so
follow directions and use the friggin torpedo move; ok so you don't really have
to.

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*Wall run in the wasteland*
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Well in the wastelands there is one part of the level where Sub-Zero freezes
the wall and you have to wall run across it. I guess if you didn't figure that
part out this message is for you.

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*What will the catapults reveal*
********************************
Secrets and dead tarkatan warriors; man isn't that pathetic I just answered a
question the message asked. Yes this message hints that catapults do indeed
reveal things.

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*Where did Noob come from*
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This message probably hints that Noob Saibot's true identity can be found out.
I won't tell but I do know where Noob came from.

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*Where is Kano*
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A message that I take means to keep your eyes out for Kano. If that is what it
means then the message is accurate since you can find Kano in this game.

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*Where is Kenshi? Why is he blind*
**********************************
Another message that kind of encourages you to go and find the answer to the
questions; yes these questions aren't too hard to answer.

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*Which way to the Dead Pool*
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I don't know exactly what this message means but yes the Dead Pool is in this
game... it's that way.

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*Who else is playable*
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The message strongly hints that there are other playable characters in both the
story and versus mode games.

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*Who will win? Stryker or Cyrax*
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This message is just a fan based question. Just making you think who you like
better and therefore who you would choose would win in a fight.

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*Why is Liu Kang hungry*
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I am fairly certain that this message just refers to Liu Kang's dragon fatality
where he eats his opponent. There really is no meaning to it.

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*You need to help Jax*
**********************
This message refers to you needing to help Jax defeat Kano to be able to free
Sonya.

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*You will need a big weapon at the end*
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This message refers to the whole foundry level where your whole goal is to
forge a big weapon and destroy 2 crystals to enter a door where you can face
your final bosses.

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5) Special Messages Master List
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Just for convenience I have decided to put these special messages in
alphabetical order. Hopefully it will help anyone looking through the list.

10,000,000 If you destroy Sdrawde Lhup.
Ask Ermac for help
Baraka is playable in versus mode
Black L R White/ R2 L2 R1 L1
Boss Rush Mode?
Breaking objects reveals some secrets
Buy the Bicycle Kick
Can you Find Noob? He reveals Secrets
Can you see the invisible penguin?
Did you break Goro's Chandelier?
Did you feed ALL the trees in the forest?
Do you know everything the hat can do?
Find more secrets in the Pit
Find Mustapha
Find Quan Chi and all will be known
Free Princess Melewski
Have you seen the bunny?
Kabal says thank you very much
Kano Transformations.
Kung Lao: Back, Forward, Back, ?, Square/X
Listen to Raiden Carefully
Liu Kang: Back, ?, Down, Down, Square/X
Look up to find some secrets
Noob has left the build
Only Smoke knows how to play MK2
Shaolin Monks are helpful
Sheeva. Sheeva! SHEEVA!
Smoke will reveal much to you.
Some Secrets are in versus mode
Sometimes your enemy is your friend
Some trees are more useful than others
Sonya can be freed!
Sub-Zero Multality: Up, Up, ?, Up, Triangle/Y
Tell your friends.
Tell your friends- The second time
There is no knowledge that is not Power
Use Sonya's Slide
Use the Spikes
Use the torpedo move
Wall Run in the wasteland
What will the catapults reveal?
Where did Noob come from?
Where is Kano?
Where is Kenshi? Why is he blind?
Which way to the Dead Pool?
Who else is playable?
Who will win? Stryker or Cyrax?
Why is Liu Kang hungry?
You need to help Jax
You will need a big weapon at the end

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6) Questions and Answers
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Q: How do you see the Special Messages?

A: Simply die, this can be accomplished by falling onto spikes, killed by
enemies, touching fire, touching spiky vines, thrown by trees, bitten by
snakes, stand in acid, smashed by hammers, choose your pick.

Q: How many Special Messages are there?

A: Unknown, so far my count is 50.

Q: Are there any console specific special messages?

A: Well kind of, the PS2 and Xbox both give a button sequence that is different
since the console buttons are different but I think it's meant to mean the same
thing. Other than that I doubt it, I have the PS2 version and played a little
bit of the Xbox version and the messages I have seen appear to be the same.

Q: Do you get anything special for seeing all the special messages?

A: NAH.

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7) Credits
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Myself for finding and organizing this FAQ.

Jon for just being an all around good guy who likes MK just as much as me.

Adam helped me a LITTLE with the message gathering when his sorry ass kept
dying during KO OP.

Ronnie, Adam's brother who is a lot better in KO OP mode, we make the ultimate
KO OP team in this game.

Orachi Hellbeast/Demon Generals for being more than willing to kill me in a
quick manner.
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