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    Arcade/Console Differences FAQ by psychochronic

    Version: 1.01 | Updated: 02/25/07 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    Mortal Kombat Arcade/Console Differences FAQ:
    
    VERSION 1.01
    
    -Created, Edited and Compiled by: Psychochronic of 
    Shoryuken.com (Brettdude in Gamefaqs)
    
    Another form of Psychochronic Literature!
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    Last Update: February 25, 2007
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    Notes before reading this document:
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    1) This document is NOT a tier list or a movelist. It's a brief 
    description of the differences of Mortal Kombat for Arcade, 
    Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, PC and TV Games so don't 
    expect anything answered such as "Which character is top-
    tier?", "How do you do this specific move?" or anything 
    on doing certain combos. If this is not the information you 
    are looking for, please close this text now.
    
    2a) This document is protected by US Copyright Law, and 
    the Berne Copyright Convention of 1976. This document 
    is for private and personal use only--it cannot be reprinted 
    in part or inwhole or reproduced in any way or in any form 
    (written or otherwise). It is a free document that cannot be 
    used in any sort of commercial transaction, including selling 
    it or giving it away as a gift. Although I am...the author in 
    the majority of the text, please respect the other authors 
    whose work I have included in this guide.
    
    2b) This document cannot be hotlinked to any other forums/
    sites other than Gamefaqs, Shoryuken and my Geocities 
    webpage (link provided below on the Contact section). 
    To kinda repeat point #2a, this guide cannot be referenced,
    altered, or used by anybody (including webmasters, 
    publishers and magazine staff) without my express written 
    permission. This guide is created and is owned by me, 
    Brett "Psychochronic" Navarro (aka. "Brettdude" in 
    Gamefaqs). Plagarizing is a crime and is punishable by law.
    
    3) This document is better read on Notepad with the Font 
    set on "Times New Roman" on Regular setting, Size "10" 
    and the screen resolution set on 1024x768. Use the Find 
    feature (Ctrl + F) to find whatever term you're looking for 
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    Table of Contents:
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    1) Version Changes
    2) Differences
         -Super Nintendo
         -Sega Genesis/Sega CD
         -PlayStation Portable
         -DOS
         -TV Games
    3) Contact
    4) Credits
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    Version Changes:
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    1.01 - February 25, 2007:
    -Added a few more points.
    
    1.00 - February 6, 2007:
    Compilated on February 6, 2007 around 6:33pm and finished
    around 7:27pm since I knew most of this stuff from a long
    time ago and I wanted to make a FAQ about it.
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    Differences: 
    
    *There is a lot of differences out there which compare the
    arcade version to the popular console versions (I didn't
    write in the Game Boy, Game Gear and unofficial NES 
    versions in here). Here is a list to which have differences
    from the arcade version. 
    
    *The only versions that come close are the PlayStation 2 
    version which is located in the Kollectors Disc in Mortal
    Kombat: Deception and Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe
    Edition for PC.
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    1) Super Nintendo:
    
    -There is no credit screens to where you choose between
    fight and options. There are only 2 options with the dragon
    logo; Tournament and Options.
    
    -When a fighter's biography gets shown, they don't show
    a close-up portrait of the character, they show the win pose
    of the character's sprite. Same thing with Goro.
    
    -Test your Might segments are done after a fight, not 
    before a fight.
    
    -Sub-Zero's fatality is that he doesn't do a Spine Rip, he 
    does an Ultimate Freeze then breaks the opponent with a 
    close HP.
    
    -Cage's fatality is that he doesn't do a Decapitation Upper-
    cut, he does a Shadow Kick which impales through the 
    opponent.
    
    -Rayden's fatality is slightly altered as he doesn't blow the 
    opponent's head off with an electric beam, the opponent's 
    body turns into ashes and the head turns into a skull.
    
    -You don't see the opponents heart when Kano does his
    Heart Rip fatality.
    
    -Cage can't do a Split Punch on Goro.
    
    -There is no blood when a character gets attacked. The
    blood palette is brown instead of red instead.
    
    -Every character's ending doesn't have portraits. Instead,
    they do their victory pose under their sculpture in the
    Warrior Shrine as their ending in text is slowly shown.
    
    -There are no body parts or blood located in the bottom
    of The Pit.
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    2) Sega Genesis/Sega CD:
    *The slight difference between Sega Genesis and Sega 
    CD is that there are loading times, there is an intro video 
    and that the music is more high tech.
    
    -In the Sega CD version, the game may freeze or load
    more longer if pressed Start during certain points of
    the intro video.
    
    -There are slight animation frames missing when the 
    character does their stance.
    
    -There are altered (and noticable) sound effects such 
    as when a character gets hit and when a character does
    an attack.
    
    -The upper text near the energy bars in the fight don't 
    match the arcade version.
    
    -There is different music in parts of the game such as
    stages, character select and endings compared to the
    other versions.
    
    -Every character has a slight loading time before they 
    do their fatality. When the screen goes slightly darken 
    right before the character does it is where you'll see it.
    
    -Every character in the Test your Might segments are
    lightly shaded and they do their animation when their
    energy builds up. They also wear the same costume
    instead of altered color/shade during the segment 
    before a mirror match.
    
    -The energy build up in the Test your Might segments
    resets to the bottom instead of slowly decreasing.
    
    -Sonya should have a seperate sound of her chopping 
    the item in the Test your Might segment but it's been 
    replaced and she sounds like every other character who 
    does the chop on the item, who are all male.
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    3) PlayStation Portable (marketed under Midway Arcade
    Treasures: Extended Play):
    
    -There are no credit screens to where you choose between
    fight and options.
    
    -The "Goro lives" screen does not darken for the text. 
    
    -The Throne Room does not scroll as far to the right as 
    it should. 
    
    -Stage music is turned down very low. 
    
    -All special moves are much louder then they should be. 
    
    -The courtyard music is turned down super low, making 
    it almost silent. 
    
    -Kano's victory yell has been replaced with Goro's roar. 
    
    -Sonya should have separate jumping sounds for straight 
    and diagonal jump, however both have been replaced by 
    the sound of her attacking. Sonya only has one voice 
    sample when being killed. 
    
    -Various intro screens are missing. 
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    4) DOS:
    
    -Due to codes about DIP switches, things can be toggled
    such as blood, fatalities, CPU recovery and credits.
    
    -There are sound errors (slight or permanent) if played on
    a Windows XP. Majority sounds in the game are beeps
    when a player does an attack, character being chosen,
    etc...
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    5) TV Games:
    
    -There are slight animation frames missing when the 
    character does their stance.
    
    -The upper text near the energy bars in the fight don't 
    match the arcade version.
    
    -All stages have been shortened which is highly noticable
    in the match.
    
    -Liu Kang's sound of when he does a jumping kick, he
    does his scream of when he gets hit by Cage's split
    punch.
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    Contact:
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    Contact me! Here are the following e-mails and internet
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    Credits:
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    Props to those who made this guide possible:
    
    Me for personally researching and confirmed all the differed
    information on this text for a game which made some sort
    of impact in the fighting game community.
    
    Peace.
    -Psychochronic
    
    
    
    Copyright (c) Brett Navarro 2005-2007