* * *** *** ***** ** * * * *** * * *** ** ***** ** ** * * * * * * * * * * * * ** ** * * * * * * ** * * * *** * **** * ** * * * ** * *** **** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *** * * * * * ***** * * *** * * *** * * * --------------------------------------------------------------------- COMPENDIUM --------------------------------------------------------------------- Written by: Chris McCullough(a.k.a. Sir Galahad(email@example.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.