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Mortal Kombat Games
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Arcade
United States
10/08/1992
LCD
United States
01/01/1993
Mortal Kombat: Competition Edition (Super NES)
United States
09/13/1993
Game Gear
United States
09/13/1993
Genesis
United States
09/13/1993
Game Boy
United States
09/13/1993
Master System
Europe
10/28/1993
Amiga
Europe
05/04/1994
MS-DOS
United States
05/25/1994
Sega CD
United States
05/26/1994
Tiger Barcodzz: Mortal Kombat (LCD)
Utilizes trading cards to store character data.
United States
01/01/1996
Mortal Kombat I & II (Game Boy)
Compilation release.
United States
09/10/1998
Mortal Kombat I & Mortal Kombat II (MS-DOS)
Compilation release.
United States
09/10/1998
Mobile
United States
09/15/2004
Mortal Kombat Deception Kollector's Edition (Xbox)
Included on Disc 2.
United States
10/06/2004
Mortal Kombat Deception Premium Pack (Playstation 2)
Included on Disc 2.
United States
10/06/2004
Dedicated Console
United States
04/12/2005
Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play (Playstation Portable)
United States
12/13/2005
Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition (Windows)
United States
02/17/2006
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (Xbox Live Arcade)
Compilation release
United States
08/31/2011
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (Playstation Network)
Compilation release
United States
08/31/2011
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (Windows)
Compilation release.
United States
02/01/2012
Nintendo Entertainment System
Announced but unreleased. Purported to be identical to the Game Boy version, but in color.
Worldwide

Fighters
Johnny Cage
Kano
Reptile
Sub-Zero
Sonya Blade
Goro
Raiden
Liu Kang
Scorpion
Shang Tsung

Gameplay
Goro
Throw Moves

Brute Slam
CPU only.
Goro grabs his opponent and turns around, slamming them on the ground behind him.

forward+pnch(close) [Game Boy only]
Goro grabs his opponent and turns around, slamming them on the ground behind him.
Special Moves

Disappear
(hold)down+blck [Game Boy only]
Goro disappears from the battlefield. Releasing the buttons allows him to reappear.

Flaming Fist / Fireball, Shokan Bolt
backwardforwardblck [Game Boy only]
Goro throws a punch that sends out a projectile shaped like his fist, with a flaming trail.

CPU only
Goro throws a punch that sends out a projectile shaped like his fist, with a flaming trail.

Leaping Stomp / Stomp
ubackward/up/uforward [Game Boy only]
Goro leaps up and attempts to stomp on his foe. If this move hits, he stomps on them several times before leaping off.

CPU only
Goro leaps up and attempts to stomp on his foe. If this move hits, he stomps on them several times before leaping off.

Royal Bash / Shokan Grab
CPU only
Goro grabs his foe with his lower two arms, and pounds on them with his upper arms. He then performs his throw move and either performs his victory pose or taunts.
Johnny Cage
Throw Moves

Fireman's Toss
forward/backward+lowpunch(close)
Johnny grabs his foe and lifts them up, then tosses them overhead.
Basic Moves

Elbow
forward/backward+highpunch(close)
Johnny braces his fist with his hand and drives his elbow into the opponent's face.
Special Moves

Energy Bolt / Straight Forceball
backwardforwardlowpunch
Johnny whips his hand around and flings a green bolt of energy at his foe.

Shadow Kick
backwardforwardlowkick
Johnny slides forward with a kick, trailed by green shadows.

Splits Punch / Nutcracker, Nut Punch
lowpunch+blck
While performing the splits, Johnny punches out at the opponents crotch.
Fatal Moves

Uppercut Decapitation
forwardforwardforwardhighpunch(close)
Johnny Cage crouches in front of his foe and stands quickly, delivering a powerful rising uppercut that knocks the opponent's head off.
Kano
Throw Moves

Long Toss
forward/backward+lowpunch(close)
Kano lifts up his foe and tosses them away from him.
Command Moves

Headbutt
forward+highpunch(close)
Kano strikes his foe with his forehead.
Special Moves

Cannonball / Black Dragon Ball, Kano Ball, Ball
360
Kano rolls into a ball, launching himself at the opponent.

Knife Toss / Knife Throw, Blade Throw
(hold)blck,backwardforward
Kano draws a blade and tosses it in a swirling motion toward his foe.
Fatal Moves

Heart Rip
backwarddownforwardlowpunch(close)
Kano reaches into his opponent's chest and pulls out their still-beating heart, then holds it high above his head, marveling at his bloody trophy.

backwardbackwardlowpunch(close) [Genesis version only]
Kano reaches into his opponent's chest and pulls out their still-beating heart, then holds it high above his head, marveling at his bloody trophy.
Liu Kang
Throw Moves

Overhead Toss
forward/backward+lowpunch(close)
Liu Kang hurls his opponent overhead.
Basic Moves

Elbow
forward+highpunch(close)
Liu strikes the opponent with his elbow.
Special Moves

Fireball
forwardforwardhighpunch
Liu tosses a straight, horizontal fireball at his foe.

Flying Kick / Flying Dragon Kick
forward,forward+highkick
Liu Kang launches forth with foot outstretched.
Fatal Moves

Cartwheel Uppercut
360
Liu performs a cartwheel to get near his opponent, then performs a quick crouch to a rising uppercut, knocking his foe high into the air.
Raiden
Throw Moves

Kneel Toss
forward/backward+lowpunch(close)
Bending down slightly, Raiden tosses his opponent over his shoulder.
Command Moves

Elbow
forward+highpunch(close)
Raiden drives his elbow into the opponent's face.
Special Moves

Flying Thunder God / The Superman, Torpedo, Lightning Dash, Electric Fly
backwardbackwardforward
Raiden stretches out vertically and rushes in mid-air toward the opponent, striking the opponent with his palms and channeling the full force of his body into the attack.

Lightning Bolt
downforwardlowpunch
Raiden puts his hands together and fires off a bolt of electricity.

Static Teleport / Energy Teleport
downup
Raiden uses his electric powers to disappear from one place and reappear elsewhere in the arena.
Fatal Moves

Electric Pressure
forwardbackwardbackwardbackwardhighpunch(close)
Raiden pumps his opponent's head full of electricity, causing it to explode.

Electrostatic
backwardforwarddown+blck [Game Boy only]
Raiden transforms into a slow-moving lightning bolt and electrocutes his foe.
Reptile
Throw Moves

Tomoe Nage
CPU only
Reptile grabs his opponent and plants a foot in their abdomen, falling backward and flipping them over his head.
Basic Moves

Backhand
CPU only
Reptile smashes his opponent in the face with a quick strike using the back of his hand.
Special Moves

Ice Ball / Freeze Ray, Deep Freeze
CPU only
A burst of ice from the hands. On impact freezes target to allow further damage.

Slide
CPU only
Slide across the screen and trip up the opponent.

Spear / Harpoon, Rope Dart
CPU only
Reptile hurls a spear attached by rope at his foe. On contact, the victim is reeled in for further damage.

Teleport Jab / Teleport Punch

Reptile teleports off of the side of the screen and reappears on the other side with a jumping punch.
Fatal Moves

Fire Breath / Death Breath, Flame Breath, Hell Breath
CPU only
Reptile removes his mask and reveals a hideous skull. He then turns to his opponent and releases the burning flames of Hell from his mouth, burning the clothing and flesh right off of them.

Head Rip / Spine Rip, Spinal Tap
CPU only
The fighter uses amazing strength to tear his opponent's head right off of their shoulders - along with their spine still attached.
Scorpion
Throw Moves

Tomoe Nage
forward/backward+lowpunch(close)
Scorpion grabs his opponent and plants a foot in their abdomen, falling backward and flipping them over his head.
Command Moves

Backhand
forward+highpunch(close)
Scorpion smashes his opponent in the face with a quick strike using the back of his hand.
Special Moves

Spear / Bloody Spear, Harpoon, Rope Dart
backward,backward+lowpunch
Scorpion hurls a spear attached by rope at his foe. On contact, the victim is reeled in for further damage.

Teleport Jab / Teleport Punch, Teleport
downbackwardhighpunch
Scorpion teleports off of the side of the screen and reappears on the other side with a jumping punch.
Fatal Moves

Fire Breath / Death Breath, Flame Breath, Hell Breath, Toasty!
upup(near)
Scorpion removes his mask and reveals a hideous skull. He then turns to his opponent and releases the burning flames of Hell from his mouth, burning the clothing and flesh right off of them.
Shang Tsung
Special Moves

Double Flaming Skulls
CPU only
Tsung fires off two Flaming Skulls.

Flaming Skull / Skull Fire, Fire Skull, Inferno Skull
CPU only
Tsung hurls a fireball with a screaming skull in the front.

Morph (MKI)
CPU only
Tsung has the ability to morph into any fighter other fighter in the game, excluding Reptile.

Triple Flaming Skulls
CPU only
Tsung fires off three Flaming Skulls.
Sonya Blade
Throw Moves

Tomoe Nage
forward/backward+lowpunch(close)
Sonya grabs her opponent and plants a foot in their abdomen, falling backward and flipping them over her head.
Command Moves

Forearm Smash
forward+highpunch(close)
Sonya bashes her foe with her forearm.
Special Moves

Energy Ring Blast / Ring Toss, Ring of Doom
lowpunchbackwardlowpunch
Sonya sends off a pack of energy rings at her foe.

Leg Grab / Leg Throw
down+lowpunch+blck+lowkick
Sonya performs a handstand and flings her legs toward the opponent, tossing them behind her upon contact.

Square Wave Punch / Face Planter, Square Wave
forwardbackwardhighpunch
Sonya leaps into the air and dashes forward slightly with a punch before returning to the ground.
Fatal Moves

Kiss of Death
forwardforwardbackwardbackwardblck
Sonya blows on her open palm, sending a flaming ball toward the opponent. The flame catches the foe on fire, burning away their clothes and flesh, until nothing is left but a charred skeleton.
Sub-Zero / Classic Sub-Zero
Throw Moves

Tomoe Nage
forward/backward+lowpunch(close)
Sub-Zero grips his opponent and falls backwards, kicking them away.
Basic Moves

Backhand
forward+highpunch(close)
Sub-Zero smashes his opponent in the face with a quick strike using the back of his hand.
Special Moves

Ice Ball / Freeze Ray, Deep Freeze
downforward+lowpunch
A burst of ice from the hands. On impact freezes target to allow further damage.

Slide
backwardlowpunchblcklowkick
Slide across the screen and trip up the opponent.
Fatal Moves

Head Rip / Spine Rip, Spinal Tap
forwarddownforward+highpunch(close)
The fighter uses amazing strength to tear his opponent's head right off of their shoulders - along with their spine still attached.

Storyline
Kombat Begins
Goro lives...

A 2,000 year old half human dragon Goro remains undefeated for the past 500 years. He won the title of grand champion by defeating Kung Lao, a Shaolin fighting monk. It was during this period that the tournament fell into Shang Tsung's hands and was corrupted.
Scorpion Killed Sub-Zero
Raiden is Liu Kang's Teacher

Fun Facts
Van Damme-persination
John Tobias was pushing to get Jean Claude Van Damme to star in the original Mortal Kombat. Unfortunatately (fortunately?), they never got to meet with him to discuss their ideas. In the MK3 Official Kollector's Book Tobias reports "We talked to his agent on the phone once." was as far as they got, but apparently that didn't stop them from creating Johnny Cage in his likeness though.

Credits
Worldwide
Character Design

John Tobias
Digitized Actor

Daniel Pesina as Johnny Cage
Rich Divizio as Kano
Ho-Sung Pak as Liu Kang
Carlos Pesina as Raiden
Daniel Pesina as Reptile
Daniel Pesina as Scorpion
Ho-Sung Pak as Shang Tsung
Daniel Pesina as Sub-Zero
Director
One of the most important roles on a game and often the "team lead" of the project.
Ed Boon
Music Department
Anybody who worked on a game's original score.
Dan Forden
Jon Hey
Voice Actor

Ed Boon as Liu Kang
Jon Hey as Raiden
Ed Boon as Reptile
Ed Boon as Scorpion