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Mortal Kombat 4 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


In this continuation of the series, 15 fighters battle each other. You are presented with five towers, each containing enemies to battle against. Once these enemies have been defeated you will become the champion.

Mortal Kombat 4 was produced by Midway Games in 1997.

Midway Games released 53 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Midway Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Games during the time period Mortal Kombat 4 was produced include: Touch Master 2000 Plus, NBA Hangtime, Cruis'n World, Killer Instinct 2, War Gods, Touch Master 3000, Rampage World Tour, Off Road Challenge, NFL Blitz, and Bio Freaks


Name Mortal Kombat 4
Developer Midway Games (United States)
Year 1997
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8755
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 6 - High PunchLow PunchBlockRunHigh KickLow Kick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Game is equiped with 2 speakers, but both c
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Mortal Kombat 4 Control Panel Image
PCB Mortal Kombat 4 PCB Image

Game Introduction

A fighting game like the previous Mortal Kombat games except this time its gone 3-D!

Game Play

Use the joystick to move the chracter and your buttons to kick, punch, pick up objects, and even draw weapons. Defeat all the opponents to win the game.

Mortal Kombat 4 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 0.00

Overall Like -1.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) -1.00
Collector Desire -1.00

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics -1.00
Originality -1.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Character Towers: On a one player game, after highlighting a tower with the joystick, press the start button. The tower will rotate, giving you a different set of opponents to face. Goro and Shinnok are the only enemies that won't change.

Goro's Lair Stage Fatality Secrets: Opponent slide off spikes: Hold D To hear Dan Forden say "Toasty": Hold BK To perform both: Hold D BK

Play as Meat: To play as the hidden bloody skeleton character called Meat, choose Group Mode in a two-player game and keep choosing it until you have played as all 15 regular characters, then you will then be able to play as Meat until you lose with him. He uses the moves of the character you choose.

After defeating Shinnok with the secret character "Meat", the game crashes and restarts.

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The first Mortal Kombat series game to be presented in 3-D!

Cabinet Information

The cabinet is black with black t-molding. The side art shows Quan Chi one of the selectable fighters with a fire filled background.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mortal Kombat 4 Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 168 known instances of this machine owned by Mortal Kombat 4 collectors who are active members. Of these, 111 of them are original dedicated machines. 8 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 49 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 7 active VAPS members with a Mortal Kombat 4 machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Mortal Kombat 4 circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 6 active VAPS members currently looking for Mortal Kombat 4. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Mortal Kombat 4 boards sets.

This game ranks a 32 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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This game is powered by Midway's elusive ZEUS chip, no other game has used this exact hardware, but ZEUS 2 has been developed and is used in games such as Midway's Cruis'n Exotica.

This game contains many revisons:

  • Revision 1.0 - First Nationwide Release. The game was still incomplete and contained bugs. There were no bosses, no stories and no endings. The intro to Mortal Kombat 4 by Raiden was added, Noob Saibot was changed to being hidden and Jarek substituted in his place.
  • Revision 2.0 - Second Nationwide Release. The game was complete and contained far fewer bugs. Character moves were changed and some were added. Jax, Reiko, and Cage were added to the center of the select grid and Shinnok was made the boss. Interactive backgrounds was added whcih all player characters to pick up and throw objects. Sidesteps, new winning poses, bone breakers, and some modified designs were also added.
  • Revision 2.1 - This release fixed the infamous "down bug"
  • Revision 3.0 - Third Nationwide Release. More bugs were fixed, including the fact that you can no longer do moves on Shinnok during his death animation. New Fatalities were added for all characters. A new Ceiling Spikes Stage Fatality for Goro's Lair, new Spiked Balls in Reptile's stage, new Kombat Kodes, and new Moves were also added. Kai now has Quan Chi's Ghurka Kukhri Weapon, Quan Chi has a new Mace Staff Weapon, Johnny Cage has a new Large Scimatar Sword. Johnny Cage also has a new Bullet Kick Bonebreaker. Finally, an expanded and modified Combo System was introduced, subtitles on were added to the endings, and the game's artificial intelligence AI was improved.


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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright (39 Inch Screen)

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Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 2 575.00 575.00
2016 2 402.50 402.50
2018 2 914.50 914.50
All Years 6 524.25 630.67


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