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Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (PlayStation)

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Title Screen

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero

Developer: Midway Games
Publisher: Midway Games
Platform: PlayStation
Released in US: October 1, 1997
Released in EU: December 1997


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is the last original game to use digitized sprites. Surprisingly, it is not the last Mortal Kombat platformer.

Unused Sprites

Hmmm...
To do:
Cut out all the white/black space around the sprites.
MKM UnusedFlyingMonk.png

This sprite indicates there was a hangliding monk enemy. A promotional video shows three of these enemies flying in the Wind level near the spinning devices with platforms on each side. They attempt to drop a bomb on the player.

MKM Headless BodyStand.gif

An unused Headless enemy. This is his standing animation...

MKM Headless BodyWalk.gif

His walking animation...

MKM Headless BodyGrab.gif

A grabbing animation...

MKM Headless BodyFall.gif

And what is probably a death or standing-up animation.

MKM Headless Head1Fly.gif

One of the floating heads that belong to the headless body enemy. Probably shot projectiles out of its mouth.

MKM Headless Head2Fly.gif

Another floating head from the same enemy.

MKM Headless Head3Fly.gif

Another floating head from the same enemy.

MKM Headless Head4Fly.gif

Another floating head from the same enemy.

MKM NetherrealmHoundWalk.gif

Unused Neatherrealm Hound enemy. Concept art for it can be found online. This is a walking animation...

MKM NetherrealmHoundLeap.gif

A leaping animation...

MKM NetherrealmHoundUrinate.gif

An animation of the enemy urinating...

MKM NetherrealmHoundDeath.gif

And its death animation.

MKM PrisonWarden.png

This is a unused Prison Warden enemy. There are similar enemies in the Neatherrealm level but this one has a different weapon.

Playable NPC's

It is possible to play as several NPC's by using a character modifier in Game Shark. They are only known to be playable in a stage in which they are loaded. Enter code 800E8140 00?? or 800E8258 00?? (This may only be for Earth Stage).

Modifier values

  • 00 = Monk with Staff
  • 01 = Monk
  • 02 = Monk
  • 03 = Monk
  • 04 = Sub-Zero
  • 05 = Glitch
  • 08 = Wind God
  • 09 = Strong Monk
  • 0A = Speed Monk (Fire Level)
  • 0B = Water God
  • 0C = Fire God
  • 0E = First Guard Monk Shinnok Tower
  • 11 = Scorpion (2nd Stage Form - MK Trilogy)
  • 12 = Scorpion (1st Stage Form)
  • 14 = Black Guard in Prison
  • 15 = Black Guard in Prison Weapon
  • 19 = Telekenesis Monk 2
  • 1B = Quan Chi
  • 1C = Sareena
  • 1D = Shinnok

Known Combos

  • Quan Chi
  1. High Punch , High Punch , (Hold Back) High Punch
  2. High Kick , High Punch
  • Strong Monk
  1. High Kick , High Kick
  2. High Punch , High Punch , Low Punch , Low or High Kick , High Kick
  • Sareena
  1. High Punch , (Hold Down) High Punch , High Punch , High Punch


(Source: http://www.mortalkombatonline.com/content/forum/showmessage.cds?id=46041&page=17)

Unused Level

One of the levels in the LEVELS folder, labeled ROCKY, contains data for an unused level. The last modified date for the ROCKY.LVL file is April 30, 1997. The other, used levels were last modified in either July or August. Unfortunately, the TSQ and TXD files required to make this level work are no longer present on the disc.

Given the name and the title of the BIN file within (ROCKMAN.bin), it's possible that this would be a separate arena for the Earth boss. In the final game, only the Fire God gets a separate level.

This video shows an unused level at 0:32 which may have been the actual Rocky level (you can also see a screenshot here). It appears to be a level with a simple rocky background with a spiral pathway to move up. Obviously early in development.

Unused Text

Present in the file SLUS_004.76.

Clone Cycle

At 0x003DA0:

Clone Cycle

This appears before the other error text.

Debug Menus

Text for two debug menus. There's no known way to access them, unlike the Nintendo 64 version.

Text for a stage select starts at 0x003E28 and continues at 0x0C7EE0:

SELECT LEVEL
TEST CHARACTERS
FORTRESS
FIRE GOD ROOM
BRIDGE
UNUSED
FIRE
PRISON
EARTH
WATER
WIND
TEMPLE

Above menu can be accessed with the following codes for the American version (not functional):

Replaces Main menu: 80050510 8003 + 80050514 A688

Replaces Options menu: 800502B8 A9A2 + 800502BA 0C00

Text for a character select starts at 0x003E54 and continues at 0x0C7F20:

SELECT CHARACTER
ASSASSIN3
ASSASSIN2
ASSASSIN1
PRIS GRUNT5
PRIS GRUNT4
PRIS GRUNT3
PRIS GRUNT2
PRIS GRUNT1
UNDEAD SCORP
SCORPION
WATERGOD
FAST MONK
HULK MONK
DIFF 0
SHINNOK
QUANCHI
GRUNT2
GRUNT1
FIREGOD
WINDGOD
MONK6
MONK5
MONK4
MONK3
MONK2
MONK1

Above menu can be accessed with the following codes for the American version (not functional):

Replaces Main menu: 80050510 8003 + 80050514 AA18

Replaces Options menu: 800502B8 AA86 + 800502BA 0C00

Error Strings

Begins at 0x003DC8:

!!BUG!!
Outta Textures!
illegal pid!
No more palettes!

File Text

Partial file list is at 0x0B4B70:

EX env.c
EX reverb.c
EX save.c
EX sprawdma.c
EX sirawread.c
EX sirawwrite.c
EX sirawdma.c
EX pirawread.c
EX epirawread.c

NOXCUSES.BIN

Present in the file NOXCUSES.BIN. This appears to be possibly a padding file and mostly repeats the same text.

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DOZER.BIN

Present in the file DOZER.BIN are some shout-outs from Bill Dozer.

Bill Dozer's Shout Outs!

Kathleen not Kathy
Zachary Dog
Bob and Mabel
The Bollweevils
Mom, Dad, and Mark
Mark and Wendy Loffredo
Jack, Barb, and The Geezers
Dave Crider, The Mono Men, and Estrus Records