Mortal Kombat II (Arcade)
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The second incarnation of everyone's favorite slasher/soap opera. More characters! More gore! More -alities!
A WWF logo found inside the game. Possibly meant for an advertisement that was scrapped.
Smiley of unknown use.
A red sky background meant to be seen inside the grates on the wall of the Dead Pool background like in the Super Nintendo version and on the Nintendo 64 version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy. In the normal version the background is merely black.
Acid bubbles meant for the Dead Pool background.
Acid splash meant for the Dead Pool background.
This can be seen in the Portal background by using a MAME cheat to break the screen limitations (so you can walk off the edge). It was later used in Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
Silhouettes from the Pit background found in the original Mortal Kombat.
Silhouette which seems to be Kintaro. May have been meant for an intro screen like Goro's intro screen in the original Mortal Kombat.
Sub-Zero performing Reptile's Invisibility move.
Baraka's blades were probably meant to sparkle during his win pose.
Looks like Baraka was meant to have some sort of flip move with his blades extended.
This move was later used in Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
Kintaro standing. The shading implies it was meant for Kahn's Arena. Sprite set without the background pattern can be seen here.
Kintaro grabbing and hitting opponent. This move was later incorperated into Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
Shine meant for Kung Lao's hat during his winning pose.
Had this been used in game it would have made Kung Lao's headbutt move less confusing. It shows he is actually attacking by using his hat.
This was used for MK2 Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat Trilogy for the PlayStation, PC, and Sega Saturn.
Lightning meant to go around Raiden during battle like in Mortal Kombat 1. The design is the same as that game but redrawn to match the style of the lightning of this game.
Raiden lifting up and shocking someone. Likely a Fatality. Raiden would eventually use a similar Fatality in Mortal Kombat 4.
Shao Kahn standing up. Shao Kahn was probably supposed to stand up after you beat Kintaro since he is seen sitting in the background of the level.
Shao Kahn doing a clap. Perhaps shot out a projectile.
Shao Kahn glowing. Unknown use.
Shao Kahn grabbing the opponent and hitting him. He would acquire this move in later games.
Looks like Shao Kahn was originally meant to have a Fatality. These sprites show him punching the ground and a large hand which probably smashed the opponent.
Shao Kahn hitting opponent with both hands simultaneously.
Shao Kahn using a Sledgehammer. These sprites would later be inserted, yet unused, in Mortal Kombat 3.
Looks like Sub-Zero was originally gonna be able to do a freeze blast while in mid-air.
Sprites of various staff members. Perhaps they were gonna be shown on the Pit II bridge during the credits, like the motion capture actors were.
In the test menu there is an audit screen that lists several statistics that the game keeps track of. Some of these don't actually do anything and never go up, being there simply to stir shit up among the game's fanbase and stir up rumors and hype.
- Shawn Attacks: Who knows? Doesn't seem to be any Shawns listed in the credits.
- Kano Transformations: Kano is present in the game, but solely as a background element. Either this was a scrapped hidden character, a scrapped hidden Shang Tsung fatality (ala the Kintaro one), or it was added solely to mess with people.
The following win text is located on ROM chips ug12/uj12 (interleaved) starting at 0x04832. They were most likely put in as a joke. This is the first mention of a character named Tanya, who was eventually seen in Mortal Kombat 4.
KANO WINS SONYA WINS TANYA WINS ERMAC WINS ED BOON WINS JOHN TOBIAS WINS MARK TURMELL WINS SAL DIVITA WINS
Unused Audits & Debug Text
Text for an inaccessble debug menu begins at 0x480F6:
REVISION 3.1 MORTAL KOMBAT 2 EJB MENU HELLO ENTER INITIALS
CHARACTER ENDINGS KUNG LAO LIU KANG CAGE BARAKA KITANA MILEENA SHANG TSUNG RAIDEN SUB-ZERO REPTILE SCORPION JAX
There are a number of unused audits in the game. Audit text starts at 0x491FC:
SEC CHIP FAILURE SYSTEM LOCKUPS ILLEGAL OPCODES S TAKEN DOOR SLAMS
A list of greetings to various people can be found at 0x481BE
HELLO TO.... MOM FRANK SONIA MIKE EIDIE TANIA MILAGROS FIFA SEAN JASON RAMON CLARA ALEX MICHELLE DAVE NIGEL MARTHA MARY KENT CHRIS MATTHEW AMY ALLISON BRIAN EMILY ED ODILE NENE DANIEL ERIC ALAN ODETTE OLGA BUELLE GEORGE AMANDA
Unused Stage Name Tag
Usually you can only fight in the hidden Goro's Lair stage when fighting against the hidden characters, Jade, Smoke and Noob Saibot. If one uses hacking or cheats to choose the stage in a 2 player game, it will show up on the VS screen as "No Name."
Johnny Cage was filmed wearing Otomix brand athletic pants with a very visible logo. Most of the sprites had this edited out, but when doing Shang Tsung's soul steal fatality, it can still be seen briefly before his corpse withers away. Obviously they just forgot to edit this out, as the sprite is only seen in that one specific fatality.
|The Mortal Kombat series|
|Arcade||Mortal Kombat • Mortal Kombat II • Mortal Kombat 3 • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 • Mortal Kombat 4|
|SNES||Mortal Kombat • Mortal Kombat II (Prototype) • Mortal Kombat 3 • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3|
|Genesis||Mortal Kombat • Mortal Kombat II • Mortal Kombat 3 • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3|
|Game Boy (Color)||Mortal Kombat • Mortal Kombat II • Mortal Kombat 3 • Mortal Kombat 4|
|Sega Master System||Mortal Kombat|
|Game Gear||Mortal Kombat • Mortal Kombat II • Mortal Kombat 3|
|PlayStation||Mortal Kombat II • Mortal Kombat Trilogy • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero|
|PlayStation 2||Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks|
|Nintendo 64||Mortal Kombat Trilogy • Mortal Kombat 4 • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero|
|Xbox 360||Mortal Kombat (2011)|