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By:  Chris McCullough  (Sir Galahad)
(srgalhad@primenet.com ::: 25096@ef.gc.maricopa.edu)

Issue #10
First printing:  November 21, 1995
Updated:  January 3, 1998


Remember:  The Lin Kuei Headquarters
           http://www.primenet.com/~srgalhad/mk.htm

     The information in this compendium is for Revision 1.1 of Ultimate
Mortal Kombat 3. Please send any kudos, appraisals, complaints, check or
money orders, etc. to 25096@ef.gc.maricopa.edu.  All rights reserved,  all
wrongs reversed.  Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a
left.  Two buffalo girls go around the outside.  If I had a nickel for
everytime I did it, I'd be happy!  Don't talk to strangers, don't eat the
yellow snow, don't step on a crack, don't eat refrozen ice creams, and
don't mix household cleaners.



NEW THIS ISSUE
--------------

*  Touched up a few more mistakes and added a few combos and totals

*  Total number of known finishing moves:  130
*  Total number of known kombat codes:  47



     You have been chosen to represent the Earth in Mortal Kombat.  Be
warned.  for although your souls are safe from Shao Kahn's evil:  Your
lives are not.  I can no longer interfere as your Earth is now ruled by
the Outworld gods.

                                --These are the words of Raiden

THERE IS NO KNOWLEDGE THAT IS NOT POWER...





CONTENTS
--------

I.     The Plot
II.    Basic Moves
III.   A "Run" Button?
IV.    Finishing Moves
V.     Special Points of Interest
VI.    Individual Moves and Stories
VII.   Motaro
VII.   Shao Kahn
IX.    Individual Strategies
X.     Combos
XI.    Kombat Codes
XII.   The Ultimate Kombat Code
XIII.  Absolute Nonsense
XIV.   Character Endings
XV.    Chip Versions
XVI.   Credits




I.  THE PLOT
------------



     For centuries Earth has used Mortal Kombat to defend itself against
the Outworld's emperor, Shao Kahn.  But Kahn grows frustrated by failed
attempts at taking Earth through tournament battle.  He enacts a plan which
began 10,000 years ago.
     During this time Shao Kahn had a queen.  Her name was Sindel, and
her young death was unexpected.  Kahn's shadow priests, led by Shang
Tsung, make it so Sindel's spirit would someday be reborn:  not on the
Outworld, but on the Earth Realm itself.
     This unholy act gives Shao Kahn the power to step through the
dimensional gates and reclaim his queen, thus enabling him to finally
seize the Earth Realm.
     Upon breaching the portal into Earth, Shao Kahn slowly transforms
the planet into a part of the Outworld itself.  Kahn strips the Earth of
all human life:  claiming every soul as his own.  But there are souls
which Kahn cannot take.  These souls belong to the warriors chosen to
represent Earth in a new Mortal Kombat.  The remaining humans are
scattered throughout the planet.  Shao Khan sends an army of fierce Outworld
warriors to find and eliminate them.



Kano, Sonya, and Jax
--------------------

     After the first tournament, Sonya Blade turned up missing.  Jax then
embarked on a rescue mission into the Outworld.  He found Sonya being held
captive with her nemesis Kano.  In freeing Sonya, Jax also frees Kano.
Kano then uses the chance to escape arrest.


Sub-Zero, Sektor, and Cyrax
---------------------------

     The ultimate advancement in Lin Kuei technology comes with the
creation of the first cyber-assassin.  They begin converting their human
ninjas into souless machines.  But Sub-Zero refuses to take part and is
marked for death by his own clan.


Liu Kang and Kung Lao
---------------------

     After winning the first Mortal Kombat and escaping from the Outworld,
Liu Kang looks to the future.  He begins training a new generation of
Shaolin alongside Kung Lao.  But nothing could prepare them for the
unexpected Outworld invasion.





II.  BASIC MOVES
----------------


         (up)
         Jump
     Flip  |  Flip            High Punch       High Kick
        \  |  /                  (  )           (  )
         \ | /                         Block
  Left  ---O---  Right                  (  )
           |                   Low Punch       Low Kick
           |                     (  )           (  )
           |
         Duck                (  )
        (Down)               Run



High Punch     :  High Punch
Low Punch      :  Low Punch
High Kick      :  High Kick
Low Kick       :  Low Kick
Block          :  Block
Run            :  Run
Uppercut       :  Down + High Punch
Crouching Punch:  Down + Low Punch
Crouching Kick :  Down + Low Kick
Foot Sweep     :  Back + Low Kick
Roundhouse     :  Back + High Kick
Jump Punch     :  Flip + Punch
Jump Kick      :  Flip + Kick
Hop Punch      :  Press Punch just as you push the joystick in the flip
                   position.
Hop Kick       :  Press Kick just as you push the joystick in the flip
                   position.

Turning Punch  :  Leap over the opponent.  When you pass their head, press
                   a Punch button.  The character will turn around and punch
                   at the opponent.

Turning Kick   :  Leap over the opponent.  When you pass their head, press
                   a Kick button.  The character will turn around and kick
                   at the opponent.

Death Punch    :  Also referred to as the Heavy Punch.  Rumored to be just
                   a glitch, it does appear in ALL three Mortal Kombats.  To
                   perform the Death Punch, do a standing punch just as the
                   opponent is jumping into you.  If connected just right,
                   the Death Punch could take off as much energy as an
                   uppercut.



III.  A "RUN" BUTTON?
---------------------


     By far the newest part of the MK trilogy would have to be the 'Run'
button.  As you would expect, the Run button makes the opponent run.  How
is it useful, then?  By running, you will reduce the amount of turtling
from the other player.   The opponent will have to think of something else
to do, especially if you run, jump over them, then do a turning kick, and
repeat the process.  Plus, by running, you can reach the other character and
perform a combo before they have time to do a move.  Basically, the Run
button is something of a scare tactic.



IV.  FINISHING MOVES
--------------------


Fatalities
----------

     The most memorable part of a Mortal Kombat battle is the Fatality.
The Fatalities in MK3 seem to be tamer than its predecessors(problems with
the AAMA???)  To perform a Fatality, you must win the match, then do the
proper joystick/button sequence when "Finish Him!" or "Finish Her!" appears.


Mercies
-------

     If a player wants to give someone another chance to fight, or more
time to be pummeled, a player can show mercy on them.

To do a mercy:  1.  Win on the third round.
                2.  Perform the following joystick/button movements:
                     Hold Run(Down - Down) and release.


Animalities
-----------

     What was once a rumor in MK2 has become a reality on MK3.  The
winning character will turn into an animal and attack the opponent.

To do an Animality:  1.  Perform a Mercy on the opponent.
                     2.  Defeat them again.
                     3.  Perform the proper joystick/button movements.


Stage Fatality
--------------

     The Pit is back as well as three new stages:  The Subway, The Shao
Kahn Tower, and Scorpion's Lair.  In the Pit III the losing opponent is
knocked of into rotating blades and cut apart.  On the Subway, the
opponent is uppercutted into the far tracks where they are hit by an
oncoming train.  On the Shao Kahn tower, the opponent falls seven stories
onto a bed of spikes.  On Scorpion's Lair, the opponent is knocked into a
pool of lava.


To do a Stage Fatality:  1. Defeat your opponent on one of the three stages.
                         2. Perform the proper joystick/button movements.

(NOTE:  If you uppercut while on the Subway, the opponent will fly up to
the Street, where you will continue fighting, and thus be unable to do the
Stage Fatality.  Likewise, if you uppercut on Scorpion's Lair, the
opponent will fly up to The Cavern.)



Babalities
----------

     Yes, the Babalities are back.  Instead of killing the opponent, you
turn them into a baby.

To perform a Babality:  1.  Complete your winning round WITHOUT using Block.
                        2.  Perform the proper joystick/button movements
                


Friendships
-----------


     If Babalities weren't enough, the Friendships are back as well.
Instead of killing them, you do something nice.  Shao Kahn is hilarious
here as he says, "(Name)  wins!  Friendship!  FRIENDSHIP?  Again?"

To perform a Friendship  1.  Complete your second winning round without
                                using Block.
                         2.  Perform the proper joystick/button movements.


Brutalities
-----------

     Brutalities?   What's that?  No one knows.  Ed Boon during an chat
on AOL said they were new.  Whether or not this was just a way to get
people to pump more quarters in has yet to be seen.  Stay tuned.



Joystick/Button Movements
-------------------------


     In MK1, finishing moves were completed by first doing a joystick
movement (ex. Forward - Forward), then finishing off with a button (ex.
High Punch).  In MK2, players not only had to perform finishing moves
with a joystick movement first and then a button, but also players had to
'charge' up a button with a joystick movement.  Charging up a button
means holding the button for a certain amount of time and/or performing a
joystick movement (ex.  Hold Low Kick (Forward-Forward-Down-Forward) then
release Low Kick).  In, MK3, Midway has gone out in left field.  Not only
are there the two types of finishing move styles as listed above, but now
there is button sequencing.  This means that there are some finishing
moves that require a sequence of button presses to complete it (ex.
Run-Run-Block-Run-Block).  Then, there is a style in which you press the
joystick in a direction and then do a button combination, or a button
combination and then a joystick movement (ex.  Run-Run-Run-Up).




V.  SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST
------------------------------


Game Selection
--------------

     When starting Ultimate Mortal Kombat III, you are first given three
choices of game play:  Mortal Kombat, 2 on 2 Endurance, and 8-Man Tournament.
Mortal Kombat is just that:   One on one fighting.  2 on 2 Endurance is
just like the endurance matches in MK1, when the first character is
defeated, the second one jumps in and takes over.  The 8-Man Tournament
is probably the most interesting, and expensive, part of UMK3, as it
costs four dollars(default setting) to play.  As it states, it's a
tournament of eight characters, fighting one round each.  You lose a
round, that's it!
     For the one-player tournament, you now have four towers to choose
from.  They are:  Novice, Warrior, Master, and Master.  On Novice, you
fight one to one with five kombatants, then fight one endurance match
before Motaro and Shao Kahn.  On Warrior, you fight six kombatants and
one endurance  match.  The first Master level gives you seven kombatants
and one endurance  match.  The second Master level gives you seven
kombatants and two endurance matches.


Endurance Matches
-----------------


     Love them or hate them, the endurance matches from MK1 are back.  An
endurance match is where you fight two kombatants, one after the other.
You have to defeat them in one round with only one bar of energy while
they both start out fresh.  On the second Master level, however, the
second endurance match finds you fighting three kombatants.

Endurance Match Pairings:

1.  Liu Kang and Smoke
2.  Sub-Zero and Stryker
3.  Jade and Reptile
4.  Mileena and Ermac
5.  Kano and Sonya
6.  Sheeva and Shang Tsung
7.  Sub-Zero and Classic Sub-Zero
8.  Sektor and Sindel
9.  Ermac and Jade
10.  Jax and Nightwolf
11.  Cyrax and Kung Lao


3-Man Endurance Pairings:

1.  Reptile, Nightwolf, and Sindel
2.  Scorpion, Stryker, and Shang Tsung
3.  Scorpion, Stryker, and Kitana
4.  Scorpion, Stryker, and Sindel
5.  Ermac, Mileena, and Classic Sub-Zero

Winning the Game
----------------

    "You have discovered the lost treasures of Shao Kahn.  Choose your
reward wisely."

     When you finish Ultimate MK3, you have a choice of twelve icon boxes
to choose from.  This is what each box does:

1.  Dragon - Tournament Outcome

2.  MK - Game of Galaxian

3.  Yin Yang - Battle against Ermac

4.  Three - Battle against Noob Saibot

5.  Question Mark - Random Selection

6.  Lightning Bolt - Fatality Demonstration #1 (1st for old characters)

7.  Goro - Fatality Demonstration #2 (2nd for old characters)

8.  Raiden - Fatality Demonstration #3 (1 from each new character)

9.  Shao Kahn - Endurance match against Noob Saibot and Ermac

10.  Skull - Classic MK2 endurance against Classic Sub-Zero and Noob Saibot

11.  Question Mark - Mega Endurance Kombat (Noob Saibot, Ermac, Smoke,
        Classic Sub-Zero, Mileena)

12.  Question Mark - Supreme Demonstration


     How you get to choose your reward depends on what game you play.
Novice only allows you access to the first four icons.  Warrior gives you
the first seven.  The first Master level gives you eleven.  The second
Master also gives you eleven.  Finally, winning the 8-man tournament
gives you access to all twelve icons.


Stages
------

     Here is a brief summary of the stages and their order of appearance.

Shao Kahn Tower

     Wooden bell tower.  The moon is visible in the background.  This
stage has a Stage Fatality

The Temple

     Looks like the inside of a Church.  Back wall has the MK dragon in a
stained glass window.  The room also has an alter with a red cloth with
the MK dragon on it.  On top of the cloth are two goblets.

The Graveyard

     Cemetery with the moon visible in the background.  four front
tombstones are the design team (ex. Boon, Tobias, Forden)  since there
are seven members to the team, the tombstones randomly change each time
you fight on the Graveyard.

The Pit III

     Another incarnation of the first Stage Fatality.  Far left has the
entrance to the Pit.  Fat right has Shao Kahn's throne.  In the middle
are floating green lamps.  This is the stage where you fight Shao Kahn
in the final battle.  This stage also has a Stage Fatality.

The Subway

     Underground in a subway station.  Far wall has Boon/Tobias as
destination points.  If a character is uppercutted, they will fly up to
the street.  This stage also has a Stage Fatality.

The Street

     Above the Subway.  The Street has papers occasionally flying by.
Shao Kahn's fortress is in the background.

The Bank

     inside of a bank.  Shao Kahn's fortress is visible in the far windows.
The MK dragon is on the floor.  If a character is uppercutted, they will fly up
to the Rooftop.

The Rooftop

     of the Bank.  Shao Kahn's fortress is in the background.
Stone Gargoyles align the edge of the roof.

The Balcony

     Directly above the Soul chamber.  This is the stage where you fight
Motaro, Noob Saibot, and Smoke (if you have entered the UKC).  the walls
are green with the top of the Soul Chamber itself visible in the
background.  Stone centaurs align the sides of the balcony

The Bridge

     The sky is yellow in this stage.  Papers occasionally fly by.
Buildings are on either side.  You can fight Smoke on this stage.

The Soul Chamber

     Orange colored stage.  The center has a demon's head with it's mouth
wide open.  Inside the mouth are the souls of humanity.  Shao Kahn's
shadow priests adorn the room.  If a character is uppercutted, they will
fly up to the Balcony.
(NOTE:  uppercutting up to the balcony will send you two stages
BACKWARD!  You will continue to play the same three stages until you
complete the Soul Chamber stage without uppercutting an opponent to the
Balcony.)


Scorpion's Lair

     This is Scorpion's own personal stage.  Columns of skulls align the
place, and lave covers the ground.  Kombatants fight on a ledge much like
the dead pool.  If you uppercut your opponent, they will fly up to The
Cavern.  This Stage also has a Stage Fatality.  Try this:  After doing
the Stage fatality, hold both Run buttons.  Shao Kahn will say, "Crispy!"
Or this:  Hold High Punch after the uppercut.  Dan Forden will pop out
and say, "Crispy!"  You have a choice.  :)
(NOTE:  Like the Soul Chamber, if you uppercut through the roof, you will
do a stage loop...so be careful)


Desert

     This is Jade's personal stage.  A vast wasteland of dirt covering
buildings.  If you look at the far left corner, you'll see a
malfunctioned Cyrax!


Waterfront

     A river separates the Kombatants from the city on the other side.
The Kombatants fight on a ledge next to the water.


Cavern

     The Emperor sits on his throne far away on this stage.  An enormous
red gargoyle hovers over the throne.


Blue Portal

     This is the stage where you fight hidden characters.  The sky is
blue, the Kombatants fight on the same ledge as the Pit III.  Plus, there
are mountains and another ledge in the background much like the Pit II in
MK2.



Random Select
-------------


     To have the computer randomly select your character, press up and the
start button.  Note that player one's selection block MUST be on Kitana, and
player two must be on Scorpion.


Galaxian
--------

     "You have been transported to another realm.  A realm where neither
the Earth Realm warriors nor Shao Kahn have any control.  Beware the
realm of Rellim Ohcanep."

     To play Galaxian on MK3, you must either:

        1.  Play 100 two player games in a row.
        2.  Enter the correct Kombat Code

     When one player loses all three lives, the game is over.  If you got
to play Galaxian by playing 100 two player games, then you will return to
normal fighting.  If you put in a Kombat Code, the game is over for BOTH
players!


Mileena
-------

     The grotesque clone of Princess Kitana returns in UMK3.  She retains
all her moves from MK2, as well as her good looks.


To play as Mileena:  Put in the correct Ultimate Kombat Code


Ermac
-----

     The ERror MACro from MK1 that has been rumored to exist in EVERY
Mortal Kombat game finally emerges.  He is a red ninja with Scorpion's
teleport...and a few other suprises.


To play as Ermac:  Put in the correct Ultimate Kombat Code



Classic Sub-Zero
----------------

     No, not the Sub-Zero from MK2; that's the Henry Rollins lookalike
you can play now.  Classic Sub-Zero is the original from MK1; the
Sub-Zero that murdered Scorpion and, subsequently, was murdered BY Scorpion


To play as Classic Sub-Zero:  Put in the correct Ultimate Kombat Code


Noob Saibot
-----------


     The shadow character has returned, and is once again a shadow of a
ninja.  You fight him on the Balcony stage.  He is much harder to see in
UMK3, but, unlike in MK2, Noob Saibot has no projectile moves.  When you
lose to him, you hear, "It's official...you suck!"  However, you cannot
perform a finishing move on him.

NEW:  There actually is a code to play as Noob Saibot.  On the character
select screen, choose Kano.  Then before any round, hold the joystick away
from the center of the machine and hold down Low Punch, High Punch, Block,
and Low Kick.  Unfortunately, only the Chicago Wavenet UMK3 machines have
Noob Saibot.  Whether or not the regular game will get an upgrade remains
to be seen.


Human Smoke
-----------

    Odd.  Why two Smokes?  Anyway, the Human Smoke has Scorpion's moves
and emits smoke just like in MK2.  In UMK3, you can perform a finishing
move on him.

    Thanks to Grinch on #mk3 on IRC(Internet Relay Chat...ask for it by
name) You can now PLAY as Human Smoke.  At the selection screen, choose
the Cybernetic Ninja Smoke.  Then hold the joystick away from the
character screen, meaning if you are player one hold the joystick to the
left, if you are player two hold the joystick to the right.  Then, while
holding the joystick in its position, hold down High Punch, High Kick,
Block, and Run until Round One appears.  If done correctly, Smoke will
explode and reform in his Human Smoke form.  He has Scorpion's moves and
Ermac's Head Decapitation Fatality.


Rain
----

     As of now, Rain is nothing but a purple ninja that you can see beat
up Shao Kahn, do Reptile's victory pose, or fall down in the opening demo
screen.  He has not been seen ANYWHERE else in UMK3...EXCEPT in a kombat
code.



VI.  INDIVIDUAL MOVES AND STORIES
---------------------------------



Kitana
------

     Kitana is accused of treason by the High Courts of Outworld after
murdering her evil twin, Mileena.  Shao Kahn takes it upon himself to
appoint a group of warriors specifically to catch his daughter and bring
her back alive.  But Kitana must find a way to reach the newly crowned
Queen Sindel first and warn her of their true past.

Fan Toss      :  Forward - Forward - High Punch + Low Punch
Fan Lift      :  Back - Back - Back - High Punch
Sqr Wave Punch:  Quarter Circle Away - High Punch

Fatality #1   :  Run - Run - Block - Block - Low Kick
                 (Kitana kisses the opponent, who stretches until they
                  explode.  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Back - Down - Forward - Forward - High Kick
                 (Kitana decapitates her opponent with her fan.  Stand close.)
Animality     :  Down - Down - Down - Run
                 (Kitana turns into a small rabbit and attacks her opponent.
                  Stand a step or two away from the opponent.)
Babality      :  Forward - Forward - Down - Forward - High Kick
Friendship    :  Down - Back - Forward - Forward - High Punch
                 (Kitana blows bubbles.)
Stage Fatality:  Forward - Down - Down - Low kick


Reptile
-------

     Always a reliable servant to Shao Kahn, Reptile is chosen to assist
Jade in the capture of Kitana.  In contrast to Jade's instructions,
Reptile is ordered to stop the renegade Princess at all costs...even if
it means her death.

Acid Spit     :  Forward - Forward - High Punch
Force Ball:
          Fast:  Forward - Forward - High Punch + Low Punch
          Slow:  Back - Back - High Punch + Low Punch
Slide         :  Back + Low Punch + Block + Low Kick
Elbow Dash    :  Back - Forward - Low Kick
Invisibility  :  Up - Down - High Kick

Fatality #1   :  Back - Forward - Down - Block
                 (Reptile removes his mask to reveal a lizard's head.  He then
                  shoots his tongue at the opponent's head and eats it,
                  then does the same for his torso and legs.  Stand outside
                  sweeping distance.)
Fatality #2   :  Forward - Forward - Up - Up - High Kick
                 (Reptile removes his mask to reveal a lizard's head.  He then
                  vomits acid on the opponent, which turns them to mush.
                  Stand in sweep distacne.)
Animality     :  Down - Down - Down - Up - High Kick
                 (Reptile turns into a Chimpanzee and chases the opponent.
                  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Forward - Forward - Back - Down - Low Kick
Friendship    :  Down - Forward - Forward - Back - High Kick
                 (Reptile plays a music box that springs out a giant lizard's
                  head, which scares the opponent.  Stand close.)
Stage Fatality:  Block - Run - Block - Block


Lt. Sonya Blade
---------------

     Sonya disappears in the first tournament, but is later rescued from
the Outworld by Jax.  After returning to Earth, she and Jax try to warn
the U.S. Government of the looming Outworld Menace.  Lacking proof, they
watch helplessly as Shao Kahn begins his invasion.


Energy Rings  :  Quarter-circle Towards - Low Punch
Flying Punch  :  Forward - Back - High punch
Leg Grab      :  Down + Low Punch + Block
Bicycle Kick  :  Back - Back - Down - High Kick

Fatality #1   :  Back - Forward - Down - Down - Run
                 (Sonya blows a kiss at the opponent, turning them into a
                  burning skeleton.  Stand outside jumping distance.)
Fatality #2   :  Hold Block + Run(Up - Up - Back - Down)and release
                 (Sonya blows a pink bubble at the opponent.  The opponent
                  is engulfed in the bubble, which eventually collapses,
                  crushing them.  Stand on the other side of the screen.)
Animality     :  Hold Low Punch(Back - Forward - Down - Forward)and release
                 (Sonya turns into a large green bird and hovers over the
                  opponent.  She carries the opponent off screen where there
                  is a crunching sound and bones fall back to the ground.
Stand close.)
Babality      :  Down - Down - Forward - Low Kick
Friendship    :  Back - Forward - Back - Down - Run
                 (A row of flowers bloom.)
Stage Fatality:  Forward - Forward - Down - High Punch


Major Jackson Briggs
--------------------

     After failing to convince his superiors of the coming Outworld
invasion, Jax begins to covertly prepare for future battle with Kahn's
minions.  He fits both arms with indestructible bionic implants.  This is
a war Jax is prepared to win.

Single Missile :  Back - Forward - High Punch
Double Missile :  Forward - Forward - Back - Back - High Punch
Speed Punch   :  Forward - Forward - High Kick
Grab & Punch  :  Forward - Forward - Low Punch
                 (Repeatedly press Low Punch for up to five punches.)
Quadruple Slam:  Low Punch (Close to opponent.)
                 (Hold Low Punch and repeatedly press High Punch for up
                  to four slam.)
Back Breaker  :  Block (In mid-air.)
Ground Punch  :  Hold Low Kick(three seconds) and release

Fatality #1   :  Hold Block(Up - Down - Forward - Up) and release
                 (Jax's arms form into long blades.  He then cuts the
                  opponent to pieces.  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Run - Block - Run - Run - Low Kick
                 (Jax grows to an immense size and steps on the opponent.
                  Stand on the other side of the screen.)
Animality     :  Hold Low Punch(Forward - Forward - Down - Forward)
                  and release.
                 (Jax tuns into a yellow lion and pounces on the opponent.
                  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Down - Down - Down - Low Kick
Friendship    :  Low kick - Run - Run - Low Kick
                 (Jax takes out a jump rope and starts skipping.)
Stage Fatality:  Down - Forward - Down - Low Punch


Nightwolf
---------

     Works as a historian and preserver of his people's culture.  When
Kahn's portal opens over North America, Nightwolf uses the magic of his
shamen to protect his tribe's sacred land.  This area becomes a vital
threat to Kahn's invasion of the Earth.

Arrow         :  Quarter-circle Away - Low Punch
Hatchet Upprct:  Quarter-circle Toward - High Punch
Green Shield  :  Back - Back - Back - High Kick
Shadow Attack :  Forward - Forward - Low Kick

Fatality #1   :  Hold Block(Up - Up - Back - Forward) and release - Block
                 (Nightwolf causes a great light to engulf the opponent,
                  which disintegrates them.  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Back - Back - Down - High Punch
                 (Nightwolf summons lightning into his tomahawk.  He then
                  electrocutes his opponent.  Stand just outside sweeping
                  distance.)
Animality     :  Forward - Forward - Down - Down
                 (Nightwolf turns into a red wolf and pounces on the opponent.
                  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Forward - Back - Forward - Back - Low Punch
Friendship    :  Run - Run - Run - Down
                 (Nightwolf turns into Raiden.  A Mortal Kombat 2 machine falls
                  behind him.  At the bottom of the screen are the words:
                  "I have never seen a Kano Transformation!", OR
                  "No, but I have seen a Raiden Transformation!".)
Stage Fatality:  Run - Run - Block


Jade
----

     When the renegade Princess Kitana makes her escape into the unknown
regions of Earth, Jade is appointed by Shao Kahn to bring his daughter
back alive.  Once a close friend of the Princess, Jade is faced with the
task of betraying her friend or disobeying her Emperor.

Blade Throw:
      Straight:  Back - Forward - Low Punch
                 (Back - Back - Forward - Low Punch will make it come
                  back should it miss the opponent.)
            Up:  Back - Forward - High Punch
          Down:  Back - Forward - Low Kick
Flash Kick    :  Down - Forward - Low Kick
Invincibility :  Back - Forward - High Kick

Fatality #1   :  Run - Run - Run - Block - Run
                 (Jade uppercuts her opponent, then sticks out her staff.
                  The opponent lands on the staff like a Stage Fatality.
                 Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Up - Up - Down - Forward - High Punch
                 (Jade stabs the opponent with her staff and begins to
                  shake them.  First their skin falls off, then they
                  explode.  Stand close.)
Animality     :  Forward - Down - Forward - Forward - Low Kick
                 (Jade turns into a small cat and attacks the opponent.)
Babality      :  Down - Down - Forward - Down - High Kick
Friendship    :  Back - Down - Back - Back - High Kick
                 (Jade uses her staff as a pogo stick.)
Stage Fatality:  Back - Forward - Down - Run


Scorpion
--------

     When Shao Kahn makes a failed attempt at stealing the souls which
occupy Earth's hell, Scorpion is able to make his escape.  Now free to
roam the Earth once more, Scorpion holds no allegiance to no one.  He's a
wild card in the Earth's struggle against the Outworld.

Spear         :  Back - Back - Low Punch
Teleport Punch:  Quarter-Circle away - High Punch
Air Throw     :  Block (in air)

Fatality #1   :  Down - Down - Up - High Kick
                 (Scorpion removes his mask to reveal a skull.  The opponent
                  screams in fright just before Scorpion breathes fire on
                  them, turning them into a pile of bones.  Jump Distance)
Fatality #2   :  Forward - Forward - Down - Up - Run
                 (Scorpion transports him and his opponent to hell, where
                  at least twenty other Scorpions join him and pummel the
                  opponent.  Stand Close)
Animality     :  Forward - Up - Up - High Kick
                 (Scorpion turns into a penguin and drops an egg at the
                  opponent's feet, which explodes.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Down - Back - Back - Forward - High Punch
Friendship    :  Back - Forward - Forward - Back - Low Kick
                 (Scorpion plays with a music box, which pops out a huge
                  skull that scares the opponent.  Stand close.)
Stage Fatality:  Forward - Forward - Up - Up - Low Punch


Kano
----

     Kano is thought to have been killed in the first tournament.
Instead, he is found alive in the Outworld where he again escapes capture
by Sonya.  Before the actual Outworld invasion, Kano convinces Shao Kahn
to spare his soul.  Kahn needs someone to teach his warriors how to use
Earth's weapons.  Kano is the man to do it.

Knife Throw   :  Quarter-circle away, High Punch
Knife Uppercut:  Quarter-circle Toward - High Punch
Flying Roll   :  Hold Low Kick(3 seconds) and release
Vertical Roll :  Forward - Down - Forward - High Kick
Strangle Grab :  Quarter-circle toward - Low Punch
Air Throw     :  Block (in mid-air)

Fatality #1   :  Hold Low Punch(Forward - Down - Down - Forward) and release
                 (Kano pulls the opponent's skeleton out through their
                  mouth.  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Low Punch - Block - Block - High Kick
                 (Kano fires a laser from his eye that heats up the opponent
                  until they explode.  Stand just outside sweeping distance.)
Animality     :  Hold High Punch(Block - Block - Block) and release
                 (Kano turns into an orange spider and crushes the
                  opponent.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Forward - Forward - Down - Down - Low Kick
Friendship    :  Low Kick - Run - Run - High Kick
                 (Kano munches on some bubble gum and blows a large
                  bubble, which eventually bursts all over his face.)
Stage Fatality:  Up - Up - Back - Low Kick



Mileena
-------

     Mileena's story is unknown at this time.

Sai Throw     :  Hold High Punch(3 seconds) and release
                 (Can be done in air.)
Teleport Kick :  Forward - Forward - Low Kick
Roll          :  Back - Back - Down - High Kick

Fatality #1   :  Down - Forward - Down - Forward - Low Punch
                 (Mileena inhales the opponent and spits out their bones.
                  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Back - Back - Back - Forward - Low Kick
                 (Mileena swallows a jar or nail and spits them at the
                  opponent.  Stand on the other side of the screen.)
Animality     :  Forward - Down - Down - Forward - High Kick
                 (Mileena turns into a skunk and sprays the opponent, who
                  faints.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Down - Down - Forward - Forward - High Punch
Friendship    :  Down - Down - Back - Forward - High Punch
                 (Mileena smiles into a mirror, which shatters.)
Stage Fatality:  Down - Down - Down - Low Punch


Ermac
-----

     Ermac's story is unknown at this time.


Fireball      :  Quarter-circle Away - Low Punch
Teleport Punch:  Quarter-circle Away - High Punch (can be done in air)
Telekntc  Slam:  Back - Down - Back - High Kick

Fatality #1   :  Run - Block - Run - Run - High Kick
                 (Ermac decapitates the opponent with an uppercut.
                  Stand Close.)
Fatality #2   :  Down - Up - Down - Down - Down - Block
                 (Ermac telekinetically slams the opponent four times.
                  On the fourth slam they explode.  Stand in sweeping
                  distance.)
Animality     :  Unknown
Babality      :  Unknown
Friendship    :  Unknown
Stage Fatality:  Run - Run - Run - Run - Low Kick



Classic Sub-Zero
----------------

     Classic Sub-Zero's story is unknown at this time.

Ice Ball      :  Quarter-circle Toward - Low Punch
Ground Freeze :  Quarter-circle Away - Low Kick
Slide         :  Back + Low Punch + Block + Low Kick

Fatality #1   :  Down - Down - Down - Forward - High Punch
                 (Sub-Zero grabs his opponent's head.  the screen fades to
                  black; tearing noises and screaming are heard.  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Unknown
Animality     :  Unknown
Babality      :  Unknown
Friendship    :  Unknown
Stage Fatality:  Forward - Down - Forward - Forward - High Punch



Sub-Zero
--------

     The ninja returns unmasked.  He was betrayed by his own clan, the
Lin Kuei.  He broke sacred codes of honor by leaving his clan and is
marked for death.  But, unlike the ninja, his persurors come as
machines.  He must not only defend from the Outworld, but he must elude
his souless assassins.

Ice Ball      :  Quarter-circle Toward - Low Punch
Ice Shower:
   On Opponent:  Quarter-circle Toward - High Punch
      In Front:  Down - Forward - Back - High Punch
        Behind:  Down - Back - Forward - High Punch
Ice Clone     :  Quarter-circle Away - Low Punch (Can be done in air)
Slide         :  Back + Low Punch + Block + Low Kick

Fatality #1   :  Block - Block - Run - Block - Run
                 (Sub-Zero grabs the opponent and lifts them over his head.
                  He freezes them and proceeds to shatter them in a massive
                  explosion and throws the ice and body parts to the ground.
                  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Back - Back - Down - Back - Run
                 (Sub-Zero blows a mist that freezes the opponent.  They fall
                  over and shatter.  Stand just outside sweeping distance.)
Animality     :  Forward - Up - Up
                 (Sub-Zero turns into a blue polar bear and pounces on the
                  opponent.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Down - Back - Back - High Kick
Friendship    :  Low Kick - Run - Run - Up
                 (Sub-Zero engulfs himself in a snowman.)
Stage Fatality:  Back - Down - Forward - Forward - High Kick



Sektor
------

     Sektor is actually the code name for unit LK-9T9.  He was the
first of three prototype cybernetic ninjas built by the Lin Kuei.
Sektor was once a human assassin trained by the Lin Kuei.  He
volunteered for automation because of his loyalty to the clan.  Sektor
survives the Outworld invasion - He has no soul to take.

Missile        :  Forward - Forward - Low Punch
Heat Seeker   :  Half-circle Away - High Punch
Teleport Punch:  Forward - Forward - Low Kick (can be done in air)

Fatality #1   :  Low Punch - Run - Run - Block
                 (Sektor crushes the opponent in a huge clamp.  Stand just
                  outside sweeping distance.)
Fatality #2   :  Forward - Forward - Forward - Back - Block
                 (Sektor uses a flame thrower on the opponent.  Stand in
                  jumping range.)
Animality     :  Forward - Forward - Down - Up
(Sektor turns into a giant purple bat.  He flies by the
                  opponent and decapitates them.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Back - Down - Down - Down - High Kick
Friendship    :  Run - Run - Run - Run - Down
                 (Sektor plays a Ring-the-Bell game.)
Stage Fatality:  Run - Run - Run - Down



Sindel
------

     She once ruled the Outworld at Shao Khan's side.  Now, 10,000 years
after her untimely death, she is reborn on Earth.  Her evil intent is
every match for Shao Kahn's tyranny.  She is the key to his occupation of
Earth.


Float         :  Back - Back - Forward - High Kick
                        (Block to land)
Fireball      :  Forward - Forward - Low Punch
Air Fireball  :  Quarter-circle Toward - Low Kick
Scream        :  Forward - Forward - Forward - High Punch

Fatality #1   :  Run - Block - Block - Run + Block
                 (Sindel screams at the opponent, causing the opponent's skin
                  to fly off.  Stand close.)
Fatality #1   :  Run - Run - Block - Run - Block
                 (Sindel coils her hair around her opponent, then pulls back,
                  causing the opponent to go into a violent spin, sending
                  blood and body parts everywhere.  Stand a step or two away
                  from the opponent.)
Animality     :  Forward - Forward - Up - High Punch
                 (Sindel turns into a purple wasp and carries the opponent
                  away while stinging them.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Run - Run - Run - Up
Friendship    :  Run - Run - Run - Run - Run - Up
                 (Sindel kicks a football over the opponent and makes a 'Goal'
                  sign and exclaims, "That was fun!")
Stage Fatality:  Down - Down - Down - Down - Low Punch



Kurtis Stryker
--------------

     When the Outworld portal opens up over a large city in North
America, panic and chaos rage out of control.  Kurtis Stryker was the
leader of the riot control brigade when Shao Kahn began taking souls.  He
finds himself the lone survivor of a city once populated by millions.


High Grenade  :  Quarter-circle Away - High Punch
Low Grenade   :  Quarter-circle Away - Low Punch
Fire Gun      :  Back - Forward - High Punch
Baton Throw   :  Forward - Forward - High Kick
Baton Trip    :  Forward - Back - Low Punch

Fatality #1   :  Down - Forward - Down - Forward - Block
                 (Stryker plants explosives on the opponent and runs away
                  just before they explode.  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Forward - Forward - Forward - Low Kick
                 (Stryker fires a tazer at the opponent, electrocuting them.
                  Stand a little closer than a full screen's length away.)
Animality     :  Run - Run - Run - Block
                 (Stryker turns into a red Tyrannosaurus Rex and bites the
                  opponent in half.  Stand a step or two away from the
                  opponent.)
Babality      :  Down - Forward - Forward - Back - High Punch
Friendship    :  Low Punch - Run - Run - Low Punch
                 (Stryker blows a whistle and takes out a stop sign.  The
                  other kombatants run and Stryker directs them to the other
                  side.)
Stage Fatality:  Forward - Up - Up - High Kick



Cyrax
-----

     Cyrax is unit LK-4D4, the second of three prototype cybernetic
ninjas built by the Lin Kuei.  Like his counterparts, his last program
command is to find and terminate the rogue ninja, Sub-Zero.  Without a
soul, Cyrax goes undetected by Shao Kahn and becomes a possible threat to
his occupation of Earth.

Throw Net     :  Back - Back - Low Kick
Throw Bombs:
         Close:  Hold Low Kick(Back - Back - High Kick)
           far:  Hold Low Kick(Forward - Forward - High Kick)
Air Throw     :  Quarter-circle Toward - Block
                        (When opponent is in the air. Press Low Punch
                         to throw opponent)
Teleport      :  Forward - Down - Block (can be done in air)

Fatality #1   :  Down - Down - Up - Down - High Punch
                 (Cyrax's head spins like a helicopter.  He flies head first
                  on the opponent, slicing them to pieces.  Can be done
anywhere on the screen.)
Fatality #2   :  Down - Down - Forward - up - Run
                 (Cyrax self-destructs, taking the opponent with them.
                  Stand close.)
Animality     :  Up - Up - Down - Down
                 (Cyrax turns into a light-blue shark.  He swims off screen,
                  the pops up and eats the opponent.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Forward - Forward - Back - High Punch
Friendship    :  Run - Run - Run - Up
                 (Cyrax does a little dancing.)
Stage Fatality:  Run - Block - Run



Kung Lao
--------

     Kung Lao's plan to reform the White Lotus Society comes to a halt
when Shao Kahn's invasion takes the Earth by storm.  As a chosen
warrior, Kung Lao must use his greatest fighting skills to bring down
Shao Khan's reign of terror.

Hat Throw     :  Back - Forward - Low Punch
Diagonal Kick :  Down + High Kick (In air)
Teleport      :  Down - Up
Whirl Spin    :  Forward - Down - Forward - Run

Fatality #1   :  Forward - Forward - Back - Down - High Punch
                 (Kung Lao throws his hat.  It makes four passes at the
                  opponent, cutting them to pieces.  Sweep Distance.)
Fatality #2   :  Run - Block - Run - Block - Down
                 (Kung Lao does his whirl spin.  The opponent is pulled in
                  and is torn apart.  Can be done anywhere on the screen.)
Animality     :  Run - Run - Run - Run - Block
                 (Kung Lao turns into a yellow leopard and pounces on the
                  opponent.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Down - Forward - Forward - High Punch
Friendship    :  Run - Low Punch - Run - Low Kick
                 (Kung Lao tosses his hat off screen.  A dog chases after the
                  hat.  Kung Lao covers his eyes as there is a cry off screen,
                  then sadly shakes his head.)
Stage Fatality:  Down - Down - Forward - Forward - Low Kick



Kabal
-----

     As a chosen warrior, his identity is a mystery to all.  It is
believed he is a survivor of an attack by Shao Kahn's extermination
squads.  As a result, he is viciously scarred and kept alive only by
artificial respirators and a rage for ending Shao Kahn's conquest.

Fireball      :  Back - Back - High Punch (can be done in air)
Gear Slice    :  Back - Back - Back - Run
Tornado Spin  :  Back - Forward - Low Kick

Fatality #1   :  Down - Down - Back - Forward - Block
                 (Kabal plugs his respirator into the opponent.  Their head
                  inflates and they float off the screen where they explode.
                  Stand in sweeping distance.)
Fatality #2    :  Run - Block - Block - Block - High Kick
                 (Kabal removes his mask to reveal a hideous face and
                  screams at the opponent.  The opponent is so frightened that
                  their soul jumps out of their body.  Stand close.)
Animality     :  Hold High Punch(Forward - Forward - Down - Forward) and
                  release
                 (Kabal turns into a green skeleton of a rhinoceros and butts
                  the opponent into the air.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Run - Run - Low Kick
Friendship    :  Run - Low Kick - Run - Run - Up
                 (Kabal roasts a marshmallow on his hook sword.)
Stage Fatality:  Block - Block - High Kick



Sheeva
------

     She was hand picked by Shao Kahn to serve as Sindel's personal
protector.  She became suspicious of Shao Kahn's loyalty towards her race
of Shokan when he places Motaro as the leader of his extermination
squads.  On the Outworld Motaro's race of Centaurians are the natural
enemy of Shokan.

Fireball      :  Quarter-circle Toward - High Punch
Ground Stomp  :  Back - Down - Back - High Kick
Teleport Stomp:  Down - Up

Fatality #1   :  Forward - Down - Down - Forward - Low Punch
                 (Sheeva pounds the opponent into the ground like a nail.
                  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Hold High Kick(Back - Forward - Forward) and release
                 (Sheeva strips the opponent's skin off.  Stand close.)
Animality     :  Run - Block - Block - Block - Block
                 (Sheeva turns into a blue scorpion and stings the opponent,
                  causing the opponent to explode.  Stand close.)
Babality      :  Down - Down - Down - Back - High Kick
Friendship    :  Forward - Forward - Down - Forward - High Punch
                 (Sheeva holds a stick in each hand and spins a plate on
                  each.  Hold joystick forward when pressing High Punch.)
Stage Fatality:  Down - Forward - Down - Forward - Low Punch



Shang Tsung
-----------

     Tsung is Shao Kahn's lead sorcerer.  He once fell out of favor with
his emperor after failing to win the Earth realm in tournament battle.  But
the ever scheming Shang Tsung is instrumental in Kahn's conquest of Earth.
He has now been granted more power than ever.


Fireballs:
           one:  Back - Back - High Punch
           two:  Back - Back - Forward - High Punch
         three:  Back - Back - Forward - Forward - High Punch
Fire Eruption :  Forward - Back - Back - Low Kick

Morphs:
        Kitana:  Forward - Down - Forward - Run
       Reptile:  Run - Block - Block - High Kick
         Sonya:  Down + Run + Low Punch + Block
           Jax:  Forward - Forward - Down - Low Punch
     Nightwolf:  Up - Up - Up
          Jade:  Forward - Forward - Down - Down + Block
      Scorpion:  Down - Down - Forward - Low Punch
          Kano:  Back - Forward - Block
       Mileena:  Run - Block - High Kick
         Ermac:  Down - Down - Up
Clas. Sub-Zero:  Block - Block - Run - Run
      Sub-Zero:  Forward - Down - Forward - High Punch
        Sektor:  Down - Forward - Back - Run
        Sindel:  Back - Down - Back - Low Kick
       Stryker:  Forward - Forward - Forward - High Kick
         Cyrax:  Block - Block - Block
      Kung Lao:  Run - Run - Block - Run
         Kabal:  Low Punch - Block - High Kick
        Sheeva:  Hold Low Kick(Forward - Down - Forward) and release
      Liu Kang:  Circle Joystick
         Smoke:  Unknown

Fatality #1   :  Hold Low Punch(Down - Forward - Forward - Down)and release
                 (Tsung creates a bed of spikes and throws the opponent
                  onto them.  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Hold Low Punch(Run - Block - Run - Block)and release
                 (Tsung levitates the opponent off the ground.  He steals
                  their soul and their remains fall to the ground in a
                  green puddle.  Stand close.)
Animality     :  Hold High Punch(Run - Run - Run)and release
                 (Tsung turns into a large green cobra and devours the opponent
.
                  Stand just outside sweeping distance.)
Babality      :  Run - Run - Run - Low Kick
Friendship    :  Low Kick - Run - Run - Down
                 (Tsung turns into the character from Joust and hops off.
                  Stand just outside sweeping distance.)
Stage Fatality:  Up - Up - Back - Low Punch



Liu Kang
--------

     After the Outworld invasion, Liu Kang finds himself the prime target
of Kahn's extermination squads.  He is the Shaolin champion and has
thwarted Kahn's schemes in the past.  Of all the humans, Kang poses the
greatest threat to Shao Kahn's rule.


High Fireball :  Forward - Forward - High Punch(can be done in air)
Low Fireball  :  Forward - Forward - Low Punch
Flying Kick   :  Forward - Forward - High Kick
Bicycle Kick  :  Hold Low Kick(3 seconds) and release

Fatality #1   :  Forward - Forward - Down - Down - Low Kick
                 (Liu Kang disappears and reforms on the opponent as fire.
                  The opponent is reduced to a burning skeleton.)
Fatality #2   :  Up - Down - Up - Up + Run + Block
                 (Liu Kang disappears and a Mortal Kombat machine falls
                  on the opponent.  Can be done anywhere on the screen.)
Animality     :  Down - Down - Up
                 (Liu Kang turns into a giant green dragon and bites the
                  opponent in half.  Stand in sweeping distance.)
Babality      :  Down - Down - Down - High Kick
Friendship    :  Run - Run - Run - Down + Run
                 (A film screen pops up and Liu Kang makes a shadow puppet
                  of a dragon.)
Stage Fatality:  Run - Block - Block - Low Kick



Smoke
-----

     Smoke's story is unknown at this time.

Harpoon       :  Back - Back - Low Punch
Teleport Punch:  Forward - Forward - Low Kick(can be done in air)
Invisibility  :  Up - Up - Run
Air Throw     :  Block (in mid-air)

Fatality #1   :  Up - Up - Forward - Down
                 (Smoke opens his chest and bombs pour out.  The screen
                  fades to a picture of the Earth just seconds before the
                  Earth explodes.  Stand on the other side of the screen.)
Fatality #2   :  Hold Run + Block(Down - Down - Forward - Up)
                 (Smoke drops an anarchist's bomb down the opponent's throat,
                  causing them to explode.  Stand in sweeping distance.)
Animality     :  Down - Forward - Forward - Block
                 (Smoke turns into a black bull and rams the opponent off
                  the screen.  Stand in jumping distance.)
Babality      :  Down - Down - Back - Back - High Kick
Friendship    :  Run - Run - Run - High Kick
                 (An enormous brass horn comes out of Smoke's chest, and he
                  blares a note.)
Stage Fatality:  Forward - Forward - Down - Low Kick



Human Smoke
-----------


     Human Smoke's story is unknown at this time.

Spear         :  Back - Back - Low Punch
Teleport      :  Quarter-circle Back - High Punch
Air Throw     :  Block (Both opponents must be in mid-air)

Fatality #1   :  Run - Block - Run - Run - High Kick
                 (Human Smoke decapitates his opponent with an uppercut.
                  Stand close.)
Fatality #2   :  Unknown
Animality     :  Unknown
Babality      :  Down - Back - Back - Forward - High Punch
Friendship    :  Unknown
Stage Fatality:  Forward - Up - Up - Low Punch




VII.  MOTARO
------------


     Motaro is the leader of Shao Kahn's extermination squads.  He is a
Centaur (Half man-Half horse).  Projectiles bounce off him, with an
occasional exception with Sub-Zero's iceball, and fly back to the sender.
His arsenal consists of a long tail that he uses to either fire large red
projectiles (up to FOUR at a time), or to trip the opponent.  He can teleport
many times in a row, and can quickly become confusing to the opponent.
He will sometimes turn around and kick at the opponent with his hind
legs.  Finally he will grab the opponent and punch them away.
     Beating Motaro is a bit easier than, say, Kintaro(then again, ANY
boss character out there is easier to beat than Kintaro!).  First of all,
he is a sucker for combos.  You just have to be brave, run up to him, and
combo away.  If he blocks them, jump away and perform a flying kick, as he
usually charges after blocking.  If you are not keen to combos, a
stick-and-move system works well.  Jump kick at him and jump away.  He
will either get hit, block it and teleport, or hit you.  Finally, Motaro
likes sometimes to wait for you to do your move first.  If you have more
energy than he does, you can sometimes wait out the clock.
NOTE:  Motaro can be hit with projectiles in the head.  This always works
with Sindel's Air Fireball.




VIII.  SHAO KAHN
----------------



     The ruler of both the Outworld and the Earth realm now, Shao Kahn
looks no different than in MK2.  His voice has gotten a little deeper, but
he still taunts you.  His arsenal still includes the Shadow Shoulder, and
his usual punching and kicking.  Not he has added a Shadow Jumping Knee to
his list, as well as a projectile that he fires out of his mouth.  The
most painful-looking weapon Shao Kahn now has is a large mallet that he
will pull out of nowhere and smash the opponent on the head.  One can't
help but be taken back when this happens.
     It is really not certain whether or not he is easier than he was in
MK2 to defeat.  Like Motaro, he is a sucker for combos, though not as much.
You cannot do the wait in the corner tactic from MK2 on him(i.e. wait in
the corner, Kahn charges in, you uppercut) as your recovery time is longer
now.  Should Kahn ever miss with his Shadow Knee, he is left perfectly
open for an uppercut.  You can also get in a few projectiles before he
starts throwing projectiles back at you.  As in MK2, if Kahn ever taunts you
or laughs, pummel him.



IX.  INDIVIDUAL STRATEGIES
--------------------------


NOTE:  There is an EASY strategy to beat the computer kombatants with
certain characters that have teleport capabilities.  Simply jump away
from the opponent.  When you are near the ground kick at them.  If the
difficulty is high enough, the computer will throw a projectile.  Quickly
teleport, attack them, then do whatever combo you like(ex.  Scorpion:
Teleport punch, Spear, 4-hit combo).
(Characters that can do this trick will be listed in their section.)


Kitana
------

Fan Lift:  Not as cheesy as MK2.  Easier to avoid.  Timing is the key here.

Fan Throw:  Same as MK2.  Can throw them in the air.

Square Wave Punch:  Same as MK2.  No changes here.


Reptile
-------

Acid Spit:  Much faster than MK2.  Also much longer, but still pretty
easy to avoid.

Forceballs:  MAJOR improvement over MK2.  Even the slow forceball is
still faster than the forceball in MK2.  Major juggling potential here.

Invisibility:  Just like MK2.  Reptile stays invisible until he decided
to reappear or he gets hit.  He disappears faster in UMK3.  Totally
useless against a computer opponent.

Slide:  Same as Sub-Zero.

Dash and Elbow:  Really useless.  You can block the dash, and you can
block the elbow.  Best to use in combos only.


Sonya Blade
-----------

Energy Rings:  Fast, good recovery time.

Flying Punch:  Still a good defense for someone that jumps.  It still
does put you in line for an uppercut if they're not moving.

Leg Grab:  Just like MK1.  Useful in combos, and you can still do the old
continuous Leg Grab cheese from MK1.

Bicycle Kick:  This is only for the good players.  It takes timing and
precision.  Sonya diagonally bicycle kicks in the air.  It leaves her
wide open for attack if she misses the opponent.


Major Jackson Briggs
--------------------

Single Missile:  Much easier to perform than his projectile in MK2.
Almost or just as fast as Sindel's fireball.

Double Missile:  If an opponent jumps over the first missile, the second
one will get him every time.  Very good for the jumping players.

Speed Punch:  The Speed Punch is very fast and has a long reach, but a
poor recovery time.  nevertheless, the Johnny Cage combos are there.

Grab & Punch:  Best to use as a secondary combo move or against a novice
opponent(i.e. jump over and grab, or wait until they jump kick in and grab.)

Quadruple Slam:  Great cheese move.  Never do the 'Throwing Disabled'
Code with Jax. :)

Back Breaker:  Just like MK2:  Hop Kick into the opponent, then do the
Back Breaker.

Ground Punch:  Move is slower as the recovery time.  Not as good as MK2,
but still is effective if the opponent is not expecting it.  Also good in
combo enders.


Nightwolf
---------

Arrow:  Moderate speed and recovery time.  Travels twice as fast if used
in a combo.

Hatchet uppercut:  Knocks the opponent in the air, but just doesn't have
the reach.  Best used in combos.

Green Shield:  Returns projectiles to the other players.  Nightwolf can
still be hit if the Green Shield is not in full motion.  Will not work
against:  Sub-Zero's Ice Shower, Kabal's Gear Slice, Scorpion's Spear,
Smoke's Harpoon, Shang Tsung's Fire Eruption.

Shadow Shoulder:  Slower then Cage's shadow kick, but the old Cage combos
can still work.

NOTE:  If Nightwolf jumps away from the computer opponent and is far
enough away when the opponent throws their projectile, he can use the
Green Shield and deflect the projectile.


Jade
----

Boomerangs:   Just like Sub-Zero's Ice Clone.  Easy to trick your opponent.

Invincibility:  A small taste of her power in MK2.  Projectiles go
right through her, so she can run in while the opponent is still in their
throwing stance and combo them.

Green Kick:  Johnny Cage, Johnny Cage, Johnny Cage.


Scorpion
--------

Spear:  Get over here!

Teleport Punch:  No changes from MK2.  Can also be performed in the air.
There is a rumor that there is a double teleport punch.

Air throw:   Hop Kick, then throw.

NOTE:  Scorpion can do the Jump-Teleport trick.


Kano
----

Knife Throw:  Slow, and with a moderate recovery time.

Knife Uppercut:  Kano lunges toward the opponent with this move, and the
opponent staggers back when hit.  Doesn't take off as much as a normal
uppercut, but it gives him a longer reach.

Flying Roll:  Still as devastating!  The opponent foot sweeps, you roll.
The opponent throws a projectile, you duck then roll.  The opponent jumps
in, you roll.

Vertical Roll:  Used against jumping opponents, Kano has been turned into
Blanka from Street Fighter 2.  :)

Strangle Grab:  Best used against a novice player, during a combo, or
when the opponent doesn't expect it(i.e. when they are jumping into you.)

Air Throw:  Hop Kick, then Air Throw.  Great as a combo ender.


Mileena
-------

Sai Throw:  Much slower than MK2, both in the projectile speed and
recovery time.  Don't think the old combos will work.

Teleport:  No difference from MK2.

Roll:  Just as fast as MK2.  Smart computer opponent can uppercut her out
of it the moment she hits them.

NOTE:  Mileena can do the Jump-Teleport trick.


Ermac
-----

Fireball:  He throws Shao Kahn's fireball with just the same speed.

Teleport Punch:  If Ermac is standing, he will explode and reappear
punching on the other side.  If he is in the air, he will just disappear.

Telekinetic Slam:  The opponent will be thrown in the air.  Cool
looking.  The range is just outside sweep distance.  If blocked, Ermac is
left wide open.

NOTE:  Ermac can do the Jump-Teleport trick


Classic Sub-Zero
----------------

Iceball:  Good things never change.  Speed is the same.  Recovery time is
the same.  Combos are the same.

Ground Freeze:  The (possibly) cheapest move in MK2 has returned.  The
Ground Freeze cannot be blocked; it can only be avoided.

Slide:  No changes from MK2.


Sub-Zero
--------

Iceball:  Same as Classic Sub-Zero.

Ice Shower:  Used to trick your opponent.  It's really hard to tell where
the shower will fall down when Sub-Zero throws it.  The common thought is
that it will fall just where the opponent is standing.

Ice Clone:  Great trick move!  Psyche out the opponent.  Good because
Sub-Zero jumps away from the opponent when he performs it, which limits
the chance if attack from the opponent.  However, if blocked, the clone
will immediately disappear.

Slide:  No changes from MK2.


Sektor
------

Missile:  Probably the fastest projectile, with the exception of
Nightwolf's Arrow and Sindel's fireball during a combo.

Heat Seeker: Good for confusing the player.  They will either attack you
and be hit, block the missile, allowing you time for attack, or attack you
and block the missile.

Teleport:  He punches when he comes up.  Sektor is left wide open for
attack if he misses.  If connection is made, a missile or a jump kick is
the best next move.

NOTE:  Sektor can perform the Jump-Teleport trick.


Sindel
------

Float:  This can be a very upsetting move for a novice opponent.  The
trouble lies in getting up there, as it takes a while for Sindel to reach
the full height.  Once up there, Sindel can keep flying by the opponent,
spitting fireballs as she goes.

Fireball:  One of the fastest projectiles in the game, with a quick
reaction time to boot.  Plus, Sindel looks the same way when she's
screaming.  So, a couple fireballs and then a scream could catch the
opponent off guard.  Also, if used in the end of a combo, the fireball
travels twice as fast.

Air Fireball:  This is a good move once you learn the distance of the
fireball relative to her height in the air.

Scream:  Just like Kitana's Fan Lift in MK2, if Sindel does not connect,
she is wide open for attack.


Kurtis Stryker
--------------

Grenades:  Just like Johnny Cage's projectiles in MK2.  Keep changing
which ones you use to confuse the opponent.

Baton Throw:  Could be a good combo move.  It does leave you open for an
uppercut of they block it.

Baton Trip:  Basically a sweep move.  So far, it's worked pretty well
offensively.  I believe he will duck under most projectiles when
performing it.

Fire Gun:   Oh, my!  What power one little move has.  The opponent gets
knocked back several feet with blood just gushing out.   Great addition
to combos(i.e. fire it while they are in the air).  The move can be
blocked, but how do you block bullets?


Cyrax
-----

Throw Net:  Attach and pull move like Scorpion's spear.  Compared to the
spear, however, it is much slower.  But it covers a wider area and a
greater chance for the opponent to get caught in.

Bombs:  They explode in about three seconds after they are launched.  Cyrax
has a slow recovery time when he opens his chest, so perform them with
plenty of distance or when the opponent is preoccupied (Caught in the net,
uppercutted, etc.)
NOTE:  You cannot throw a bomb if your opponent gets caught in the net.

Air Jump:  Only works if the opponent is in the air.  Cyrax
automatically jumps to where the opponent is.  Press Low Punch to throw
the opponent.

Teleport:  Cyrax explodes and reforms on the other side.  Since it can be
done anywhere on the screen, it is good for getting out of tight
situations or just angering the opponent, a la Raiden's teleport.
However, the opponent can get in a lucky uppercut sometimes when Cyrax is
reforming.


Kung Lao
--------

Hat Throw:  Slow both in movement and recovery time.

Diagonal Kick:  Kung Lao's leg is arced a bit lower in MK3, but still is
as effective as it was in MK2.

Teleport:  No change from MK2.  Teleport up and kick the opponent, it
still leaves you open for attack.

Whirl Spin:  It has the power!   If an opponent gets too close, they are
thrown in the air like an uppercut.  Kung Lao is very vulnerable in this
stage, though.


Kabal
-----

Fireball:  An interesting projectile, especially in the air.  When fired
in mid-air, Kabal is pushed away from the opponent.  So, he is not as
vulnerable to attacks as other characters.  Moderate speed, good recovery
time.

Gear Slice:  Best used at the end of a combo when the opponent is falling
down.  It usually will catch them.

Tornado Spin:  By far the Cheapest move in the game, beats Scorpion's
spear by a longshot.  An expert player can take you out with one good combo.
However, if the Tornado Spin is blocked, Kabal is left wide open for attack.
CHESSER MOVE:  Perform the Tornado Spin, then do the following combo:
High Punch-High Punch-Down + High Punch.  The opponent will be uppercutted
into the air.  Follow with a hop kick and a fireball.  Then finish with the
Gear Slice.  If the Gear Slice connects, you can Tornado Spin the opponent
again.


Sheeva
------

Fireball:  Powerful, but slow.  Easy to avoid.

Ground Stomp:  Like Jax's Ground Smash, except she jumps in the air.
Sheeva is left open as the move is very slow.  Best used after a jump
kick that connects.

Teleport Stomp:  Considered one of the cheapest moves in UMK3.  Sheeva
jumps on the opponent and stomps them.  Jumping away and kicking will
usually hit her.  You can also run under her.


Shang Tsung
-----------

Fireballs:  Like MK2, Tsung's fireballs are great for air juggling.
Throwing three is best when the opponent is jumping toward you.  They
will almost always get his by all three.

Fire Eruption:  Another good air juggle move.  However it is very risky.
To get the full damage, both kombatants must be at either side of the
screen.  Also, the opponent can stand between the fireballs and not get
hurt.

Morphs:  The real reason people use Shang Tsung:  so they can play as
whoever they want.  However, they will only last as another character for
a short time, and is left open during the transformation.


Liu Kang
--------

Standing Fireball:  A tad bit slower than MK2.  When performing them in
the air, Liu Kang does not move, unlike, say, Kabal.  Good to use against
a jumping opponent.

Crouching Fireball:  Liu Kang ducks under most projectiles when
performing this move.

Flying Kick:  Liu Kang my look really dorky, but the old combos are still
there.

Bicycle Kick:  Does not take off as much damage as in MK2


Smoke
-----

Scorpion:  Just like Scorpion's Spear.

Teleport Punch:  Same as Sektor.

Invisibility:  Same as Reptile.
(Yeah, Smoke is kinda lame when you think about it...:]    )

NOTE:  Smoke can do the Jump-Teleport trick.


Human Smoke
-----------

     This is really pointless.  Human Smoke is just Scorpion with another
color, everything is the same.


Noob Saibot
-----------

No info on Noob Saibot as of yet.



X.  COMBOS
----------

     There are two types of combos on MK3.  One, the normal combos from
MK2(Example:  Sub-Zero's Punch-Hop Kick-Slide combo), then there are
combos that depend on what button you press at what time.  A handful of
those combos are listed below.


Kitana

1.  :  High Kick - High Kick - Low Kick - Back + High Kick(23%)
2.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Back + Low Punch - Forward +
        High Punch(22%)


Reptile

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - Back + High Kick(23%)
2.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + Low Punch - Fast Forceball -
        Uppercut(32%)
3.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + Low Punch - Fast Forceball -
        High Punch - High Punch - Acid Spit(??%)


Sonya Blade

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Back + High Punch(22%)
2.  :  High Kick - High Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch -
        Back + High Punch(31%)
3.  :  High Kick - High Kick - Back + High Kick(??%)
4.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + Low Punch(??%)
5.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Up + Low Punch(18%)
6.  :  High Kick - High Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Up + Low Punch -
        Hop Kick - Leg Grab(38%)


Major Jackson Briggs

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Block - Low Punch - Back + High Punch(27%)
2.  :  High Kick - High Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Block - Low Punch
        - Back + High Punch(33%)


Nightwolf

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Forward + High Punch(25%)
2.  :  Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Low Kick - Hatchet Uppercut
        - Hatchet Uppercut - Shadow Shoulder(41%)
3.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Low Punch(21%)
4.  :  Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - High Kick(34%)


Jade

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + Low Punch - Low Kick - High Kick -
        Back + Low Kick - Back + Low Kick(24%)(34% CPU)
2.  :  High Kick - High Kick - Low Kick - Back + High Kick(23%)


Scorpion

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - Back + High Kick(23%)
2.  :  High Kick - High Kick - Low Kick - Low Kick(23%)
3.  :  Spear - High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - Back + High Kick(28%)
4.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Up + Low Punch(??%)

Kano

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - Low Kick - Back + High Kick(26%)
2.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - High Punch(22%)
3.  :  High Kick - High Kick - Low Kick - Back + High Kick(23%)


Mileena

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Back + High Kick - Back + High Kick - Up +
        Low Kick - Down + High Kick(30%)

Ermac

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Back + Low Punch - High Kick -
        Low Kick(??%)
2.  :  Low Kick - Down + Low Punch(15%)


Classic Sub-Zero

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Back + Low Kick - Back + High Kick -
        Forward + Low Kick(26%)
2.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + Low Punch - Down + High Punch -
        Jump Kick - Slide(33%)


Sub-Zero

1.  :  High Kick - High Kick - Back + High Kick(18%)
2.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Low Kick - Back + High Kick
        - Back + High Kick(23%) (NOTE: Computer does 30%)
3.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Kick - Back + High Kick - Back +
        High Kick(26%)
4.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Back + High Kick(22%)


Sektor

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Kick - Low Punch(24%)
2.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick(18%)
3.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Back + High Kick - Back + High Kick(22%)
4.  :  Teleport Punch - Straight Missile(22%)
5.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - High Kick - Back +
        High Kick(26%)
6.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + Low Punch - Hop Kick -
        Straight Missile(35%)


Sindel

1.  :  High Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - High Kick(33%)
2.  :  High Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Down + High Punch - Jump Kick
        - Air Fireball(40%)
3.  :  High Kick - High Kick - Back + High Kick(18%)


Kurtis Stryker

1.  :  Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch(23%)
2.  :  Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Baton Throw(42%)
3.  :  Low Kick - Low Kick - Back + High Kick(18%)
4.  :  Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Fire Gun -
        Run - Punch - Baton Throw


Cyrax

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - High Punch(24%)
2.  :  High Punch - High punch - High Kick(18%)
3.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - High Kick - Back + High Kick(??)
4.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + Low Punch - Hop Kick(??)
5.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - High Punch - High Kick -
        Back + High Kick(30%)


Kung Lao

1.  :  High Punch - Low Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Low Kick -
        Low Kick - Back + Low Kick(34%)
2.  :  High Punch - Low Kick - Back + High Kick(19%)


Kabal

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + High Punch - Jump Kick -
        Fireball(34%)
2.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + Low Punch - Down + High Punch(25%)
3.  :  Low Kick - Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Down + Low Punch -
        Down + High Punch(37%)
4.  :  Low Kick - Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Down + High Punch -
        Jump Kick - Fireball(45%)
5.  :  Low Kick - Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - Back +
        High Kick(28%)
6.  :  Low Kick - Low Kick - Back + High Kick - Back + High Kick(21%)
7.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick - High Kick - Back +
        High Kick(25%)


Sheeva

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Forward + High Punch (25%)
2.  :  Low Kick - High Kick - High Kick - Back + High Kick(??%)
3.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Back + High Kick -
        Back + High Kick - Back + High Kick - Back + High Kick(42%)
4.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Back + High Punch(??%)


Shang Tsung

1.  :  Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Back + High Kick(27%)
2.  :  Ground Eruption - Uppercut(36%)
3.  :  Ground Eruption - Three Fireballs(37%)
4.  :  High Punch - High Punch - High Kick(18%)


Liu Kang

1.  :  Low Kick - Low Kick - High Kick - Low Kick(25%)
2.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Block - Low Kick - Low Kick - Hig Kick -
        Low Kick(29%)
3.  :  Hop Kick - Fireball - Flying Kick(22%)
4.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Down + High Punch - Hop Kick - Fireball -
        Flying Kick(??%)



Smoke

1.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Back + High Kick(18%)
2.  :  High Punch - High Punch - Low Kick - High Kick - Low Punch(26%)
3.  :  Teleport Punch - Harpoon - High Punch - High Punch - Low Kick -
        High Kick - Low Punch(40%)
4.  :  Jump Kick - Teleport - Hop Kick - Air Throw(28%)



XI.  KOMBAT CODES
-----------------

  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |
------------------------------------
 Low |Block| Low | Low |Block| Low |
Punch|     | Kick|Punch|     | Kick|

Character              Pressing button               Button & pushing Up
---------              ---------------               -------------------

Dragon                        0                               0
MK                            1                               9
Yin Yang                      2                               8
Three                         3                               7
Question Mark                 4                               6
Lightning Bolt                5                               5
Goro                          6                               4
Raiden                        7                               3
Shao Kahn                     8                               2
Skull                         9                               1




Dragon, 3, 3, Dragon, Dragon, Dragon:  Player 1 starts with 1/2 energy
(0-3-3-0-0-0)

Dragon, Dragon, Dragon, Dragon, 3, 3:  Player 2 starts with 1/2 energy
(0-0-0-0-3-3)

Raiden, Dragon, Raiden, Dragon, Dragon, Dragon:  Player 1 starts with
(7-0-7-0-0-0)                                      1/4 energy

Dragon, Dragon, Dragon, Raiden, Dragon, Raiden:  Player 2 starts with
(0-0-0-7-0-7)                                      1/4 energy

Dragon, Yin Yang, Dragon, Dragon, Yin Yang, Dragon:  Blocking disabled
(0-2-0-0-2-0)

MK, Dragon, Dragon, MK, Dragon, Dragon:  Throwing disabled
(1-0-0-1-0-0)

Yin Yang, Shao Khan, Yin Yang, Yin Yang, Shao Kahn, Yin Yang:  No Fear:
(2-8-2-2-8-2)   OR  (2-Up+2-2-2-Up+2-2)                       EB Button,
                                                       Skydive, Max. Countdown

Skull, Shao Kahn, Raiden, MK, Yin Yang, 3:  No Powerbars
(9-8-7-1-2-3)   OR  (Up+1-Up+2-Up+3-1-2-3)

MK, Yin Yang, 3, Skull, Yin Yang, Goro:  There is no knowledge without power.
(1-2-3-9-2-6)   OR  (1-2-3-Up+1-2-Up+4)

Dragon, 3, 3, Lightning Bolt, Goro, Question Mark:  Winner of round battles
(0-3-3-5-6-4)                                       Shao Kahn.

Goro, Shao Kahn, Shao Kahn, Question Mark, Yin Yang, Yin Yang:  Dark Kombat
(6-8-8-4-2-2)   OR  (Up+4-Up+2-Up+2-4-2-2)

Question Mark, Goro, Dragon, Question Mark, Goro, Dragon:  Randper Kombat
(4-6-0-4-6-0)

Skull, Shao Kahn, Raiden, Goro, Goro, Goro:  Hold Flippers During Casino Run
(9-8-7-6-6-6)   OR  (Up+1-Up+2-Up+3-6-6-6)

Question Mark, Goro, Goro, Question Mark, Goro, Goro:  Unlimited Run
(4-6-6-4-6-6)

Skull, Shao Kahn, Lightning Bolt, MK, Yin Yang, Lightning Bolt:  Psycho Kombat
(9-8-5-1-2-5)   OR  (Up+1-Up+2-Up+5-1-2-5)

Yin Yang, Dragon, Lightning Bolt, Yin Yang, Dragon, Lightning Bolt:
(2-0-5-2-0-5)                                          Winner of first round
                                                          battles Smoke
                        
Raiden, Goro, Skull, Three, Question Mark, Yin Yang:  Winner of first round
(7-6-9-3-4-2)   OR  (Up+3-Up+4-Up+1-3-4-2)            battles Noob Saibot

Goro, Question Mark, Yin Yang, Question Mark, Goro, Shao Kahn:  You are
(6-4-2-4-6-8)   OR  (6-4-2-Up+6-Up+4-Up+2)                entering the land
                                                              of Rellim

Skull, Goro, Skull, MK, Question Mark, MK:  Winner of first round battles
(9-6-9-1-4-1)   OR  (Up+1-Up+4-Up+1-1-4-1)                      Motaro

Dragon, MK, Dragon, Dragon, MK, Dragon:  Throwing Encouraged
(0-1-0-0-1-0)

Three, Three, Dragon, Dragon, Three, Three:  Kombat Zone-Jade's Desert
(3-3-0-0-3-3)

Goro, Goro, Goro, Question Mark, Question Mark, Question Mark:  Kombat Zone-
(6-6-6-4-4-4)                                                Scorpion's Lair

Dragon, Skull, MK, MK, Skull, Dragon:  Kombat Zone-Bell Tower
(0-9-1-1-9-0)

Dragon, Lightning Bolt, Dragon, Dragon, Lightning Bolt, Dragon:  Kombat Zone-
(0-5-0-0-5-0)                                                  Noob's Dorfen

Skull, Three, Three, Skull, Three, Three:  Kombat Zone-Blue Portal
(9-3-3-9-3-3)                           (SCISLAC BUSOREZ-Classic SubZero)

Shao Kahn, Shao Kahn, Dragon, Shao Kahn, Shao Kahn, Dragon:  Kombat Zone-
(8-8-0-8-8-0)                                               The Subway

Goro, Goro, Goro, Three, Three, Three;  Kombat Zone-The Graveyard
(6-6-6-3-3-3)

Three, Question Mark, Three, Three, Question Mark, Three:  Kombat Zone-
(3-4-3-3-4-3)                                              The Roof

Shao Kahn, Yin Yang, Dragon, Dragon, Yin Yang, Shao Kahn:  Kombat Zone-
(8-2-0-0-2-8)                                              The Pit III

Dragon, Raiden, Skull, Dragon, Three, Lightning Bolt:  Kombat Zone-The Street
(0-7-9-0-3-5)

Shao Khan, Shao Kahn, Dragon, Yin Yang, Yin Yang, Dragon:  Kombat Zone-
(8-8-0-2-2-0)                                              The Balcony

MK, Yin Yang, Three, Skull, Dragon, MK:  Kombat Zone-Soul Chamber
(1-2-3-9-0-1)

Goro, Dragon, Dragon, Question Mark, Dragon, Dragon:  Kombat Zone-The Temple
(6-0-0-4-0-0)

Dragon, Raiden, Raiden, Dragon, Yin Yang, Yin Yang:  Kombat Zone-The Bridge
(0-7-7-0-2-2)

Dragon, Dragon, Yin Yang, Dragon, Dragon, Three:  Kombat Zone-The Waterfront
(0-0-2-0-0-3)

Dragon, Dragon, Question Mark, Raiden, Dragon, Dragon:  Kombat Zone-Cavern
(0-0-4-7-0-0)

Three, Dragon, Dragon, Three, Dragon, Dragon:  Silent Kombat
(3-0-0-3-0-0)

Skull, Skull, Skull, Skull, Skull, Skull:  Version Number
(9-9-9-9-9-9)

Dragon, Question Mark, Question Mark, Question Mark, Question Mark, Dragon:
(0-4-4-4-4-0)                                   UNIKORIV REFERRI-Sans Power

Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt, Dragon, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt,
Dragon:                            "Go see Mortal Kombat: The Live Tour!"
(5-5-0-5-5-0)

Six Question Marks:  Randper Kombat (go fig)
(4-4-4-4-4-4)

Yin Yang, Yin Yang, Raiden, Yin Yang, Yin Yang, Raiden:  Explosive Kombat
(2-2-7-2-2-7)
(NOTE:  Only works on 2 on 2 Endurance)

Dragon, Yin Yang, Yin Yang, Yin Yang, Yin Yang, Dragon:  Explosive Kombat,
(0-2-2-2-2-0)                                             Throwing Disabled
(NOTE:  Only works on 2 on 2 Endurance)

Question Mark, Question Mark, Shao Kahn, Shao Kahn, Question Mark,
Question Mark:                                     "Don't jump at me - MXV"
(4-4-8-8-4-4)

MK, Yin Yang, Yin Yang, Yin Yang, Yin Yang, MK:  "Skunky! - E.F."
(1-2-2-2-2-1)

Dragon, Dragon, Question Mark, Question Mark, Dragon, Dragon:  "Whatcha
(0-0-4-4-0-0)                                                gun do? - E.B."

Raiden, Shao Kahn, Shao Kahn, Three, Yin Yang, Yin Yang:  Fast Uppercut
(7-8-8-3-2-2)                                               Recovery




XII.  THE ULTIMATE KOMBAT CODE
------------------------------
(Mileena code solved by Kenneac@lub002.lamar.edu)
(Ermac code solved by SegaSux)
(Classic Sub-Zero code solved by Deadfink)

     After a player's game is over, they are greeted with three rows of ten
code boxes and the  words:  'Enter An Ultimate Kombat Code'.

The button presses for each box are the following:

  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |
-------------------------------------------------------------
High | Low |Block| Low |High |High | Low |Block| Low | High |
Punch|Punch|     |Kick |Kick |Punch|Punch|     | Kick| Kick |


UPDATE:  Mileena's code has been FOUND!  It is:

  1 |  2 |  3 |  4 |   5    |  6 |  7 |  8 |  9 |   10   |
----------------------------------------------------------
Yin |Yin |Yin |Goro|Question|Yin |Yin |Yin |Goro|Question|
Yang|Yang|Yang|    |  Mark  |Yang|Yang|Yang|    |  Mark  |
(2-2-2-6-4-2-2-2-6-4)


UPDATE:  Ermac's code has been FOUND!  It is:

 1| 2  |  3  |    4   |    5   |    6   |    7   |  8  | 9  |10|
----------------------------------------------------------------
MK|Yin |Three|Question|Question|Question|Question|Three|Yin |MK|
  |Yang|     |  Mark  |  Mark  |  Mark  |  Mark  |     |Yang|  |
(1-2-3-4-4-4-4-3-2-1)


UPDATE:  Classic Sub-Zero's UKC has been FOUND!  It is:

  1 | 2|  3 |  4  |    5    |  6 | 7|  8 |  9  |    10   |
----------------------------------------------------------
Shao|MK|Shao|Three|Lightning|Shao|MK|Shao|Three|Lightning|
(8-1-8-3-5-8-1-8-3-5)




XIII.  ABSOLUTE NONSENSE
------------------------

*  Dan Forden now pops out more frequently:  After uppercuts, after combos,
when an opponent gets frozen by Sub-Zero.  He now says more than 'Toasty'
('Frosty'??  'Crispy'??)

*  Some of Shao Kahn's taunts:
    I Win!
    Don't make me laugh!
    You're still trying to win?
    You will never win!
    That was pathetic!
    It's official...YOU SUCK!
    Crispy!

*  If there ever is an MK3 movie, who would play what?  Here are some ideas
    from Alt.Games.Mk
       1.  Sub-Zero   :  Henry Rollins  (Black Flag/Rollins Band)
       2.  Kano       :  Patrick Stewart  (Capt. Picard: Star Trek TNG)
       3.  Liu Kang   :  Bolo Yeung  (Bloodsport/Enter the Dragon)
       4.  Shang Tsung:  David Hasslehoff  (Night Rider/Baywatch)
                         ^^^^^^HUH??^^^^^

*  If you are Sub-Zero and your opponent's energy is at the danger level,
everytime you freeze the opponent, Dan Forden will pop out and say 'Frosty!'

*  You can perform all of Smoke's finishing moves while he is invisible.

*  To get the MK3 code on the Bally pinball game Theatre of Magic, first
hold the right flipper when pressing the start button, then spell THEATRE.
The code in that game is:  Shao Kahn, Raiden, Goro, MK, UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN.

*  The Code in No Fear is the Dark Fighting Code.

*  The Code in WWF Wrestlemania is the Unlimited Run Code

*  The PC version of MK3 has a sound byte of Dan Forden saying 'Crispy'
and of Shao Kahn saying 'Toasty'!  (If using Ripwave:  'Crispy' -
misc_013.wav ;  'Toasty' - misc_023.wav)

*  It has been said in the new revision of UMK3 that you will be able to
play as Noob Saibot, Classic Smoke, and Rain.

*  RUMOR:  Supposedly, there is yet ANOTHER ninja called Wind.

*  If you watch the opening demo collage, sometimes the scenes will be
different.  For example, Ermac will do his telekinetic slam, then fall
over.  Jax will do his victory pose.  Rain will do Reptile's victory pose.

*  If you look very closely at Rain's name, you will notice that it is
shaped differently than any other character.

*  Shao Kahn also says 'Crispy!' during Mileena's Friendship.

*  Mileena's UKC is actually Ed Boon's Birthday:  February 22, 1964
(2-2-2-6-4)


XIV.  CHARACTER ENDINGS
-----------------------

(NOTE:  If you relish playing Mortal Kombat 3 for the sole purpose of
reading the endings of a particular character...THEN FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T
READ THIS SECTION!!  It's nothing but the endings.  Erase it!  Use it for
kindling!  It makes a great fondue!  Use the paper as a shammy for your
car!  Just don't read it!)


Kitana           :    Becky Gable

     Kitana evades the evil clutches of Shao Kahn and escapes into the
unknown regions of Earth.  She survives an assassination attempt by the
vile creature Reptile and allies herself with her one time comrade - Jade.
Together with the help of Earth's warriors, Kitana reaches Sindel and
turns the Queen against her Emperor.  With Shao Kahn defeated, the Earth is
transformed back to its original state as is Kitana's realm of Edenia.
She will be forever in debt to her friends on Earth as she rules the new
realm of Edenia at Queen Sindel's side.

Reptile          :    John Turk

     Reptile is ordered by Shao Kahn to find and kill Kitana.  He is
successful in completing his task, but upon returning finds himself
shunned by the Emperor.  Shao Kahn promised Reptile that if he was
successful that he would resurrect Reptile's race.  Shao Kahn never had
any intention of fulfilling his promise.  Enraged, Reptile turns against
his master and defeats him in battle.  But by killing his master, Reptile
destroys the one chance to ever know his true race.

Sonya Blade      :    Kerri Hoskins

     Sonya defeats her arch-enemy Kano high atop a skyscraper near Shao
Kahn's fortress.  She then comes face to face with the Emperor himself.
In an incredible display of courage, Sonya wins.  When the world returns
to its normal state, Sonya has no trouble convincing her superiors to
form the Outerworld Investigation Agency, devoted to protecting the Earth
against possible future invasions from other realms.

Jax              :    John Parrish

     The second time Jax battles the forces fo Shao Kahn he
Comes prepared.  Thought to be the strongest man on Earth, he has no
problem proving it:  First by beating Kahn's armies and then by defeating
the Emperor himself.  When the world reverts back to normal, Jax and
Sonya start the Outerworld Investigation Agency.  Jax runs the
exploratory division which learns to open portals through science rather
than magic.  He leads the first expedition into a mysterious new realm.

Nightwolf        :    Sal Divita

     Nightwolf helps the other Earth warriors escape to his sacred land.
Once there, they regroup and plan a form of attack against Shao Kahn's
invasion.  Nightwolf has trained hard for this battle.  Finally, he faces
Shao Kahn and emerges victorious.  When the Earth returns to its normal
state, Nightwolf peacefully regains his land his Native-American people
lost over many years.  They establish their own proud nation and soon
become the great leaders of Earth.

Jade             :    Becky Gable

     Jade makes the decision to assist her long time friend, Kitana.  She
thwarts an assassination attempt by Reptile against the princess and fends
off their other Outworld enemies.  This clears the path for Kitana to turn
Sindel against the Emperor Shao Kahn.  With Sindel removed as an enemy,
Jade finds herself facing the Emperor in combat.  She defeats him and both
Earth and her former homeland of Edenia are transformed to their original
states.  Jade has earned herself a place alongside the great heroes of
Mortal Kombat.

Scorpion         :    John Turk

     Scorpion is inadvertently released from his damnation in Hell when
Kahn's plan to overtake that realm goes awry.  Free to roam Earth,
Scorpion is enlisted by the Emperor to aid him and his quest to destroy
the chosen warriors.  But his alliance to Shao Kahn falters when he
discovers one of the chosen warriors to be Sub-Zero.  Scorpion had vowed
to protect the former ninja as restitution for killing his brother.  Shao
Kahn finds himself the victim of his own scheme as Scorpion is forced to
turn against him.  He destroys the Emperor and the Earth is returned to
normal.  Scorpion finds himself once again roaming the pits of Hell, only
to one day rise again.

Kano             :    Richard Divizio

     When Shao Kahn lets Kano live he fails to realize the
resourcefulness of the scheming human.  Kano lures Kahn's armies away on
a false mission:  then nukes them using a stolen weapon.  He fights the
remaining warriors and finally defeats Kahn himself.  Kano's true
intention is to take over the souls which Kahn once possessed.  But Kano
is unable to control the spirits as they escape and attack him.  Rumored
to have suffered a violent death, Kano was ignorant of the fact that he
saved the world he tried to conquer.

Mileena          :    Becky Gable

     Winning the third tournament enables Mileena to reclaim her role as
Outworld Queen.  With the help of Baraka she then takes both Sindel and
her daughter, Kitana, hostage.  Together they threaten Shao Kahn with
their lives unless he lures the Earth-born warriors into a fourth Mortal
Kombat where Baraka can return regain his title as the Ultimate Mortal
Kombat Champion.

Ermac            :    John Turk

Having been hiding since the first Mortal Kombat tournament, neither
the Earth nor the Outworld has recognized this elusive ninja.  Ermac uses
his victory in the tournament to prove his existence as well as a warning
that he will return as an unstoppable force in the fourth Mortal Kombat.

Classic Sub-Zero :    John Turk

     Having been killed in the first tournament, Sub-Zero somehow seems to
have emerged to win the third tournament.  However, upon removing his mask
both the Outworld and the Earth-born warriors are shocked to discover the
true identity of this warrior.  A warrior who has long been missing from a
previous Mortal Kombat, and one who will return in the fourth tournament.

Sub-Zero         :    John Turk

     In vicious battle, Sub-Zero faces Cyrax and Sektor:  but not alone.
He finds his third Lin Kuei assassin - the elusive Smoke.  Before
automation, Smoke and Sub-Zero were allies.  Sub-Zero help Smoke recall
his past and regains him as an ally once again.  Sub-Zero defeats his
cyborg assassins with the help of Smoke and finds it takes all of his own
inner strengths to defeat Kahn and his Outworld minions.  The former
ninja once again disappears into the shadows, his legacy known only by a
select few.

Sektor           :    Sal Divita

     After eventually terminating Sub-Zero, Sektor is attacked by Shao
Kahn's army.  Unfamiliar with the Outworld warriors, Sektor fights back.
He targets Kahn and all Outworld beings as threats to the Lin Kuei.
Kahn's minions are no math for Sektor, who fights his way into the
fortress.  Once inside, Sektor initiates his self-destruct sequence.  The
resulting explosion is so massive that it closes the portal and returns
Earth back to normal.

Sindel           :    Lia Montelongo

     Sindel receives visions of her true past and turns against Shao
Kahn.  She discovers that her true king was named Jerrod.  They once had
a daughter named Kitana and ruled a realm called Edenia, before Kahn took
it away in their own Mortal Kombat.  He uses Sindel as a pawn in his
quest for Earth and took Kitana as his own daughter.  But in defeating
Shao Kahn, Sindel frees the Earth.  In doing so, she also liberates
Edenia and assures a reunion with her 10,000 year old daughter - Kitana.

Kurtis Stryker   :    Michael O'Brien

     Ignorant of why his soul was spared from the Outworld invasion,
Stryker receives a vision from Raiden.  He is instructed to travel
west.  He eventually meets the rest of Earth's warriors and learns the
true meaning of his survival.  He travels back to the city he swore to
protect.  Kahn is unfamiliar with this new kombatant and is caught off
guard.  Stryker defeats the warlord and saves the entire planet.  The
chaos that consumed the city in the hours before the invasion are gone.

Cyrax            :    Sal Divita

     Cyrax is captured by Sub-Zero and reprogrammed with new orders:  to
destroy Shao Kahn.  With Kahn unable to detect his assassin's souless
presence, Cyrax delivers a successful sneak attack.  However, after
eliminating Kahn and saving Earth, Cyrax awaits new orders from his Lin
Kuei headquarters.  The orders never come and Cyrax malfunctions.  He
ends up stranded in the middle of a vast desert, blindly heading toward
his base.

Kung Lao         :    Tony Marquez

     When Shao Kahn invades Earth, Kung Lao must scrap his plans of
reuniting the White Lotus Society.  He instead must focus on the new
tournament.  He seeks Liu Kang and together they battle Kahn's minions
fearlessly.  Using the knowledge he obtained as a Shaolin Monk he fights
in the name of his great ancestor - the original Kung Lao.  He emerges
victorious but suffers from injuries during battle with Kahn.  Believed
to have passed away, Kung Lao joins his ancestors in a new life.

Kabal            :    Richard Divizio

     After returning from near death, Kabal swears revenge against his
attackers.  He fights alongside the other Earth warriors.  When he
defeats Motaro and the mighty Shao Kahn he proves that he truly is the
chosen one.  Before the invasion, Kabal lived a life of crime.  He was
once a member of the Black Dragon alongside Kano.  Now Kabal devotes his life
to fighting injustice.  He will give crime's inner circles a new reason
to fear.

Sheeva           :    A Clay Model

     While Sheeva serves her master on Earth, her race of Shokan are being
punished on the Outworld.  Kahn now favors Motaro's race of centaurs and
aids them in defeating the Shokan.  After learning of these events,
Sheeva turns on her master.  She defeats Motaro and in a rage brings down
Kahn.  In freeing the Earth, she also frees the Outworld.  She then
returns home and works to restore the pride and respect of her race.

Shang Tsung      :    John Turk

     When Shao Kahn overtakes the Earth, he needs Shang Tsung to help
locate the surviving humans.  Granted new powers, Tsung soon discovers
his dark Emperor's true plan:  as soon as the remaining warriors are
disposed of, Kahn will take Tsung's own soul.  After learning this, Tsung
turns on his master.  He catches Motaro off guard and then defeats Shao
Kahn.  But before the Earth can return to normal, Tsung takes all the
souls as his own.  He will forever rule the Earth with his own brand of evil.

Liu Kang         :    Eddie Wong

     After thwarting Shao Kahn in the past, Liu Kang finds himself the
prime target of Shao Kahn's extermination squads.  But Kang is the
reigning Mortal Kombat champion and proves it by easily defeating Kahn's
minions.  But it's the apparent death of his friend Kung Lao that
enrages Kang and enables him to find the strength to defeat Shao Kahn.
Then, before the portal closes, Liu Kang is greeted by Princess Kitana
and thanks for saving the Earth and the Outworld.

Smoke            :    Sal Divita

     Smoke was once a friend and ally of Sub-Zero when they both tried to
escape from being turned into machines by their ninja clan.  But Smoke is
captured and transformed into a cyborg with a mission to find and kill
his own partner.  But Smoke soon finds himself being persued by Shao
Kahn's minions.  He finds he still has a soul and his true mission if the
destruction of the Outworld invaders.  He defeats Kahn and saves the
world, but is forever trapped in his artificial body.

Human Smoke      :    John Turk

     Summary:  Winning the tournament allows Smoke to escape from his
artificial body.  He then begins researching the fighting techniques of
his ninja counterparts:  Scorpion, Reptile, and Sub-Zero.  He disappears
into the forests to study their techniques, until he us ready to
re-emerge in Mortal Kombat 4.

Noob Saibot      :    John Turk

     Summary:  Unknown.

Shao Kahn        :    Brian Glynn
            voice:    Steve Ritchie

     Uh...he turns all green as the souls leave his body, explodes, and dies.




XV.  CHIP VERSIONS
------------------



Version 1.0
-----------

*  Kitana, Mileena, Jade, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Classic Sub-Zero,
        Human Smoke, Classic Noob Saibot added.
*  Hell, Waterfront, Desert, Cavern stages added.
*  Computer intelligence increased.
*  New Kombat Codes added.
*  New Ultimate Kombat Codes added.
*  Scorpion cannot finish a sentence when the spear connects
        (i.e.  "Get-"  or  "Come-")
*  If Shang Tsung chosen in Randper Kombat, character will stay as Tsung
*  Game will crash if Noob Saibot touches Sub-Zero's ice clone.
*  Lots more bugs in there.


Version 1.1
-----------

*  Supreme Demonstration icon selectable only through the 8-man tournament.



XVI.  CREDITS
-------------


Scott Martin.............................................................None
Brian Sumaoang...........................................................None
Dan Litewski.............................................................None
Ben Barker(Typhoon)........................................typhoon@netcom.com
Josh Turpin..........................................44699@ef.gc.maricopa.edu
Robocod.......................................................robocod@aol.com
Dave Jeinter.......................................jeinter@alumni.caltech.edu
Matt Hoppa(Wandering Weasel).................................wweasel@best.com
John Hajek-Doggett...................................20247@ef.gc.maricopa.edu
Robert Glen(Sektrax)................................125441@ef.gc.maricopa.edu
Motaro...................................................................????
Marc Rodriguez...........................................................none
SegaSux..................................................................????
Allen Dickerson....................................zu02237@uabdpo.dpo.uab.edu
Peggy Denham............................................netman1@ix.netcom.com
Nathanial lee(alMIGHTY)....................bc80186@bingsuns.cc.binghamton.edu
Deadfink.....................................................Deadfink@aol.com
Kenneac..............................................KENNEAC@LUB002.LAMAR.EDU
Grinch...................................................................????
Gordon Fecyk..................................gordonf@freenet.vancouver.bc.ca
Kraylor............................................ms-drake@students.uiuc.edu
Iain McLellan............................................venom@bluesky.net.au
Kyle Upton...............................................................None
haroldr............................................jimn@pccaix.sycrci.pcc.edu


Newsgroups
----------


alt.games.mk

alt.games.mk.mk3

rec.games.video.arcade



WWW Sites
---------


The Mortal Kombat Pages (by Antony Espindola)
HTTP://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/students/A.Espindola/mk

Ratman's Page
HTTP://rat.org

Kombat Web
HTTP:/icarus.uic.edu:80/~osengb1

Sachin Pansuria's Shao Kahn page
HTTP://www.cen.uiuc.edu/~pansuria/mk3.html

Best of Mortal Kombat WWW
HTTP://www.nauticom.net/users/baraka/mk.html

UMASS MK WWW
HTTP://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~kcm/Kombat

HTTP://www.mit.edu:8001/people/jevans/mk/mk.html

Mortal Kombat Movie Site
HTTP://www.mortalkombat.com/kombatbegins

HTTP://nyx10.cs.du.edu:8001/~egiblock/mk3.html

Wandering Weasel's Site
HTTP://www.best.com/~wweasel/mk3no_bs.html

HTTP://rgfn.epcc.edu/users/ag330/index.html

Channel #IRC homepage
HTTP://rat.org/mk/irc

HTTP://www.voicenet.com/~scooter/index.html

Sub-Zero's page
HTTP://www.atw.fullfeed.com/~subzero

The Rippa's page
HTTP://moose.erie.net/~therippa

Williams/Midway site
HTTP://www.wms.com/midway

GTinteractive site

HTTP://www.gtinteractive.com


FTP sites
---------

Ratman's site
FTP://rat.org/pub/mk

Andy Eddy's site
FTP://ftp.netcom.com/pub/vi/vidgames/faqs

Fighting Game Archive
FTP://brawl.mindlink.net/pub/mk3


IRC
---

The Channel:  #mk3



A very special thanks goes to Charles Buettner.

Enormous Credit to Ed Boon for clearing up some rumors for me.

This Faq is dedicated to Lori Sargeant, the only person that cared about
me enough to tell me I was addicted.  I love you, Blondie!

This Faq is also notated to Slade(eb12571@goodnet.com)...A heartless,
uncaring individual that puts himself above all others and therefore can
never do anything wrong, especially if it benefits him.  Kiddies, we call
these people weasels.  Slade, go to hell, you selfish bastard.


Public Domain:  That means it's free!  No shelling out $5 bucks to get
this.  No little snot-faced kids putting this in your face and saying,
"Give me a bite of your sandwich and I'll tell you something!"  Got it,
cha cha?  Absolutely, positively FREE.  And if you do sell it, I get 20%.
Thank you.


(KVOOONNMMIIGSC - MKIV COMING SOON!)