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Mortal Kombat II Mortal Kombat II - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Mortal Kombat II - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

A fast-paced, head-to-head fighting game with twelve characters to choose from -- each one with his or her own special moves. Lots of blood and gore with special endings e.g. Fatality, Friendship, and Babality that depend upon the combination of moves performed by the winner at the end of the match.

Mortal Kombat II was produced by Midway Games in 1993.

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 II was produced include: Judge Dredd, Mortal Kombat, Double Cheese, Super High Impact, Total Carnage, NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Cruis'n USA, Revolution X - Aerosmith, and Killer Instinct

Specs

Name Mortal Kombat II
Developer Midway Games (United States)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8756
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Mortal Kombat II Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 5 - High PunchLow PunchBlockHigh KickLow Kick
Sound Midway Digital Compression System (DCS) - Amplified Mono
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - Weight 343 Pounds
Control Panel Mortal Kombat II Control Panel Image
Side Art Mortal Kombat II Side Art Image
PCB Mortal Kombat II PCB Image

Game Introduction

Fight competitors in hand-to-hand combat and destroy the main boss, Shao Kahn to become the Ultimate Mortal Kombat competitor.

Game Play

The joystick lets your character move forward, back, duck or jump. The buttons let you high punch, low bunch, high kick, low kick, or block an opponents attack. The object is to beat up or kill your opponent before he/she does the same to you.

Mortal Kombat II KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.86 (19 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.99

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.39
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.67

Technical Rating: 3.89

Gameplay 4.22
Graphics 4.05
Originality 3.76
Sound/Music 4.06

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

At the portal when uppercutting an opponent, watch for Dan Forden to pop his head out and say "Toasty". If he does, hold "down" on the joystick and press Start to travel to Goro's Lair and fight Smoke.

To fight Jade, use only the Low Kick button on all matches before the "?" square.

To fight Noob Saibot, win fifty times in a row!

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Trivia

This game was the first Midway release to use the DCS Sound System.

Kintaro was originally intended to be a humanoid tiger, similar to the creature in Japanese mythology. This idea was scrapped, however, due to the fact that creating the costume would not have been feasable. However, thanks to this original idea, the Shokan we know as Kintaro has the tiger stripes on his back.

John Tobias once said that the friendships were created as a parody of the bad opinions that many expressed about the fatality concept.

Many players claimed to have seen Sub-Zero morph into a polar bear in Mortal Kombat II. This may have been the origin of animalities used in Mortal Kombat 3 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

In the bookkeeping screens for Mortal Kombat II, a line reads "Kano Transformations". One can only wonder what significance this has, but apparently it holds some in Mortal Kombat 3. Sometimes, when Nightwolf's friendship is done, he says, "I have never seen a Kano transformation" when he morphs into Raiden.

Cabinet Information

The side art shows a close-up shot of Raiden in front of a dark blue, lightning filled background.

Conversion

A software "upgrade" exists that was sold to operators after Mortal Kombat II was released. Known as the Immortal Kombat upgrade, this simple EEPROM swap switches the order that opponents are fought fighting the bosses and sometimes the secret characters first rather than later and makes the game's software adjustable difficulty settings non-existant as the only setting now is hard. It also gives you unlimited Fatality time and allows you to play the hidden Pong game much more frequently during two-player fights.

Miscellaneous

In some early versions of the game, Mileena and Kitanas screams were not finished so if you did kung laos hat slice fatality F F F LK to one of them, they would have one of the males screams.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mortal Kombat II Census

There are 14,827 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 619 known instances of this machine owned by Mortal Kombat II collectors who are active members. Of these, 359 of them are original dedicated machines. 51 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 205 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 17 active VAPS members with a Mortal Kombat II machines for sale. There are 15 active VAPS members with a Mortal Kombat II circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 28 active VAPS members currently looking for Mortal Kombat II. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Mortal Kombat II boards sets.

This game ranks a 85 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 43 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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Flyers

Technical

SOUND: ADSP2150

Legacy

  1. Mortal Kombat
  2. Mortal Kombat II
  3. Mortal Kombat 3
  4. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
  5. Mortal Kombat 4

Manuals

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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Bartari 101 Adams Ave, Scranton Pennsylvania United States Arcade Bar (Classic Videogame and Pinball)
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Focus: Classic & Modern Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: Yes
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Bit Bar 278 Derby St, Salem Massachusetts United States 1
The Winged Bear 775 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury Connecticut United States 0
Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum 109A West Trade St, Simpsonville South Carolina United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: No
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Admission Charge
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2015 3 575.00 613.33
2016 3 805.00 824.17
2017 3 944.00 908.83
2018 6 1,019.75 1,067.58
All Years 15 944.00 896.30

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