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Arcade
Worldwide
11/16/1995
Super NES
Worldwide
1996
Saturn
Worldwide
1996
Genesis
Worldwide
11/16/1996
Mortal Kombat Armageddon Kollector's Edition (Playstation 2)
Available as a bonus game.
Worldwide
10/9/2006
Xbox Live Arcade
Worldwide
10/21/2006
Ultimate Mortal Kombat (Nintendo DS)
Includes Puzzle Kombat mini-game from Mortal Kombat Deception.
Worldwide
11/12/2007
Mobile
Java-based platform release.
Worldwide
12/1/2010
iOS
Sports 3D rendered graphics and a "Shao Karnage" survival mode.
Worldwide
12/16/2010
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (Xbox Live Arcade)
Compilation release
Worldwide
8/31/2011
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (Playstation Network)
Compilation release
Worldwide
8/31/2011
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (Windows)
Compilation release
Worldwide
2/1/2012
3DO
Announced but unreleased.
Worldwide

Fighters
Cyrax
Arcade
Ermac
Jade
Arcade
Jax
Arcade
Kabal
Arcade
Kano
Arcade
Kitana
Arcade
Kung Lao
Arcade
Liu Kang
Arcade
Mileena
Arcade
Motaro
Arcade
Nightwolf
Arcade
Noob Saibot
Arcade
Rain
Genesis
Reptile
Arcade
Scorpion
Arcade
Sektor
Arcade
Shang Tsung
Arcade
Shao Kahn
Arcade
Sheeva
Arcade
Sindel
Arcade
Smoke
Arcade
Smoke (Cyborg)
Arcade
Sonya Blade
Arcade
Stryker
Arcade
Sub-Zero
Arcade
Sub-Zero (II)
Arcade

Gameplay
Cyrax
Special Moves

Air Dash / Anti-Air
downforwardblck
Cyrax dashes through the air diagonally upward.

Detonator Close
(hold)lowkick,backwardbackwardhighkick
Cyrax fires a bomb from his chest that lands close to him

Detonator Far / Bomb (Far)
(hold)lowkick,forwardforwardhighkick
Cyrax fires a bomb from his chest that launches far from him.

Exploding Teleport / Teleport
forwarddownblck
Cyrax detonates himself, and reforms on the opposite side of the opponent.

Net / Energy Net
backwardbackwardlowkick
Cyrax fires a green net from his chest that ensnares the opponent and lures them toward him.
Fatal Moves

Dread Chopper
downdownupdownhighpunch
Cyrax rapidly spins his head and flies up and off the top of the screen, then descends on the opponent, chopping them up with his dreadlocks.

Self-Destruct
downdownforwardupn_run(close)
Cyrax inputs some commands on his wrist panel, then laughs before he explodes, killing himself and his opponent.

Shark Week
upupdowndown(close)
Cyrax transforms into a shark and eats the opponent.

The Charleston
n_runn_runn_runup
Cyrax performs an old dance popular in the 1920's.
Ermac
Throw Moves

Tomoe Nage
forward+lowpunch(close)
Ermac grips his opponent and falls backwards, kicking them away.
Command Moves

Elbow
forward+highpunch(close)
Ermac strikes his foe with his elbow.
Special Moves

Hado-Star / Forceball
downbackwardlowpunch
Ermac fires a large, green, star-shaped fireball.

Telekinetic Slam / Force Lift
backwarddownbackwardhighkick
Using his telekinesis, Ermac lifts the foe into the air and slams them back down to the ground.

Teleport Jab / Force Port
downbackwardhighpunch(air)
Ermac teleports off of the side of the screen and reappears on the other side with a jumping punch. When done on the ground in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy, he leaves behind a mushroom cloud before teleporting; in Mortal Kombat (2011), it's a green burst of energy instead.
Fatal Moves

Telekinetic Massacre
downupdowndowndownblck(near)
Ermac uses his telekinesis to lift and slam the opponent over and over until they explode.

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

Staff Lift
forward+lowpunch(close)
Jade uses her staff to fling her opponent overhead.
Command Moves

Staff Smack
forward+highpunch(close)
Jade hits her foe with her longstaff.
Special Moves

Dodging Shadows / Shadow Flash
backwardforwardhighkick
Jade becomes temporarily immune to projectiles.

Low Razor-Rang
backwardforwardlowkick
Jade throws a Razor-Rang that curves on a downward trajectory.

Razor-Rang / Boomerang
backwardforwardanypunch
Jade flings a bladed projectile at the foe. In UMK3/Trilogy, @term=highpunch@ throws one that has an upward curve in its trajectory, whereas @term=lowpunch@ throws one straight.

Returning Razor-Rang
backwardbackwardforwardlowpunch
Jade throws her Razor-Rang straight; if the opponent dodges it, it returns from behind for a second attack attempt.

Shadow Kick / Blazing Nitro Kick
downforwardlowkick
A glowing, sliding kick.
Fatal Moves

Bad Kitty
forwarddownforwardforwardlowkick
Jade transforms into a housecat and circles the opponent's body, causing them to spin and explode.

Pogo Staff
backwarddownbackwardbackwardhighkick
Jade utilizes her staff as a pogo stick.

Staff Shake
upupdownforwardhighpunch(close)
Jade grabs her foe with her staff and rapidly shakes it until they explode.

Staff Skewer
n_runn_runn_runblckn_run(close)
Jade uppercuts her opponent, and they land horizontally on her staff, stabbing them through the abdomen.
Jax
Throw Moves

Back Crack / Back Breaker
blck(close)(in air)
Jax slings his foe over his shoulder and drops from the air, cracking their back.

Body Slam
forward+lowpunch(close)
Jax slams his opponent's body on the opposite side of him.
Command Moves

Overhand Strike
forward+highpunch(close)
Like Jax's Hammer Punch, only without the stun, and more easily combo-able.
Special Moves

Double Missile / Double Rocket Blast
forwardforwardbackwardbackwardhighpunch
Jax fires a missile from each fist.

Fist Dash / Dash Punch
forwardforwardhighkick
Jax rushes across the screen with his fist out.

Fist Missile / Rocket Blast
backwardforwardhighpunch
Jax fires a missile from his fist.

Gotcha Grab
forwardforwardlowpunch,m-lowpunch
Jax grabs his opponent by the throat and punches them a couple of times. Mashing makes more punches.

Ground Pound
(hold)lowkick,(release)
Jax strikes the ground with his fist, causing the foe to take damage and stumble if he or she is not in the air.
Fatal Moves

Arm Scissors
updownforwardupblck(close)
Jax's arms morph into large blades, and he slices up the foe with them as if they were a giant pair of scissors.

Jax the Giant
n_runblckn_runn_runlowkick(far)
Jax grows to gigantic proportions and stomps on the enemy.

Jump Rope
lowkickn_runn_runlowkick
Jax pulls out a jump rope and begins using it.

The Lion's Share
(hold)lowpunch,forwardforwarddownforward,(release)lowpunch(close)
Jax morphs into a lion and mauls his opponent.
Kabal
Special Moves

Ground Saw / Buzzsaw
backwardbackwardbackwardn_run
Kabal summons a sawblade on the ground.

Plasma Blast / Gas Blast
backwardbackwardhighpunch(air)
Kabal fires a purple ball of energy from his mask.

Raging Flash / Nomad Dash
backwardforwardlowkick
Kabal dashes at the opponent and leaves them spinning in place.
Fatal Moves

Campfire
n_runlowkickn_runn_runup
Kabal pulls out a marshmallow and sticks it on his hooksword, then roasts it over an open fire.

Respirator
downdownbackwardforwardblck
Kabal uses his respirator to inflate the opponent's head. They then sail up and off the top of the screen. Blood and bones then rain down.

Soul Scare
n_runblckblckblckhighkick(close)
Kabal takes off his mask and screams at the screen, showing his hideous visage. He then turns and screams at the opponent; their soul, represented by a whitish, translucent version of his or herself, runs out of their body.
Kano
Throw Moves

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

Mid-Air Leg Throw / Air Throw
blck(in air)(close)
Kano, in the midst of a jump, grabs the opponent with his legs and tosses them towards the ground.
Command Moves

Headbutt
down+highpunch(close) [During Combo]
Kano strikes his foe with his forehead.

Jab
forward+highpunch(close)
Kano throws a close jab.
Special Moves

Cannonball / Black Dragon Ball, Kano Ball, Ball
(hold)lowkick,(release)
Kano rolls into a ball, launching himself at the opponent.

Choke
downforwardlowpunch
Kano lifts his opponent up and shakes them. In MK2011 he takes them to the ground and strangles them.

Knife Swipe / Blade Slice
downforwardhighpunch
Kano draws a blade and slashes it at an upward angle.

Knife Toss / Knife Throw, Blade Throw
downbackwardhighpunch
Kano draws a blade and tosses it in a swirling motion toward his foe.

Vertical Cannonball / Up Ball, Kano Up Ball
forwarddownforwardhighkick
Kano performs a diagonally vertical cannonball attack.
Fatal Moves

Arachnophobia
(hold)highpunch,blckblckblck,(release)(close)
Kano transforms into a giant tarantula and squeezes his opponent to death.

Bubble Gum
lowkickn_runn_runhighkick
Kano pops some gum into his mouth and blows a bubble, which pops on his face.

Eyebeam
lowkickblckblckhighkick
Kano fires a laser from his cybernetic eye at the foe, causing them to explode.

Skeleton Rip
(hold)lowpunch,forwarddowndownforward,(release)(close)
Kano rips his opponent's skeleton out from his or her mouth.
Kitana
Throw Moves

Frankensteiner
forward+lowpunch(close)
Kitana flips and grabs her opponent with her legs, then slams them.
Command Moves

Fan Strike
forward+highpunch(close)
Kitana smacks her foe with her fan.
Special Moves

Fan Lift / Upraise
backwardbackwardbackwardhighpunch
Spinning her fan, Kitana creates a vortex that levitates her foe.

Fan Throw / Ground Fan, Bladed Fans, Fan Toss
forwardforward+twopunch(air)
Kitana flings a fan at her foe.

Square Wave Punch / Square Wave Assault
downbackwardhighpunch
Kitana leaps into the air and dashes forward slightly with a punch before returning to the ground.
Fatal Moves

Blowing Bubbles
downbackwardforwardforwardlowpunch
Kitana removes her mask and blows bubbles via a bubble wand.

Elongating Kiss
n_runn_runblckblcklowkick(close)
Kitana removes her mask and kisses her opponent on the cheek, causing them to stretch to inhuman proportions, and then explode.

Fan Decapitation
backwarddownforwardforwardhighkick(close)
Kitana swipes her fan at her foe's neck and severs their head from their shoulders.

Fluffy Bunny
downdowndownn_run(close)
Kitana transforms into a white rabbit and leaps on the foe, gnawing on them and forcing them offscreen.
Kung Lao
Command Moves

Torpedo Kick / Air Dive Kick, Dive Kick
uforward,down+highkick
Lao dives down from above with a devastating kick.
Special Moves

Hat Throw / Hat Toss
backwardforwardlowpunch
Kung Lao whips his razor-brimmed hat at the foe.

Whirlwind / Spin
forwarddownforwardn_run,m-n_run
Lao places his hands in a praying position, and he spins like a top. Opponent contact with Lao during this move is equivalent to being struck with an uppercut.

Wind Teleport / Teleport
downup
Lao teleports behind his foe.
Fatal Moves

Fetch Hat
n_runlowpunchn_runlowkick
Lao tosses his hat and a dog chases after it. After the dog runs offscreen, Lao recoils and screams, then hangs his head and shakes it, leaving us speculate the canine's grisly fate.

Hat Boomerang
forwardforwardbackwarddownhighpunch(near)
Lao tosses his hat, which slices off the opponent's head, top torso, and then legs while boomeranging back and forth.

Leopard Massacre
n_runn_runn_runn_runlowkick(close)
Lao transforms into a leopard and mauls his opponent.

Vacuum Whirlwind
n_run+blckn_run+blckn_run+blckdown
Lao spins fasts enough to draw the opponent toward him, slicing them up.
Liu Kang
Basic Moves

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

Bicycle Kick / Flying Bicycle Kick
(hold)lowkick,(release)
Liu launches forward through the air, pedaling his feet to strike the foe.

Dragon Fire
forwardforward+anypunch
Liu Kang tosses a fireball that has a dragon head-shaped end. @term=highpunch@ tosses a high Dragon Fire, whereas @term=lowpunch@ tosses a lower one. High Dragon Fire can be done in the air.

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

Arcade Drop
updownupupblck+n_run
A MK1 arcade machine drops on the opponent, crushing them. In MK3/UMK3/Trilogy, Liu teleports before the machine drops. In the 16-bit versions of the game, it's an MK2 machine instead.

Enter the Dragon / The Beast Within
downdownup(close)
Liu morphs into a gigantic dragon and bites the opponent's upper torso clean off.

Shadow Puppet
n_runn_runn_rundown+n_run
A screen appears and Liu makes a shadow puppet in the shape of the MK Dragon.

Teleport Torch
forwardforwarddowndownlowkick
Liu teleports to the opponent's position and sets them on fire, incinerating them to death.
Mileena
Throw Moves

Tomoe Nage
forward+lowpunch(close)
Mileena grips her opponent and falls backwards, kicking them away.
Command Moves

Sai Strike
forward+highpunch(close)
Mileena hits her foe with her sai.
Special Moves

Kick From Above / Teleport Kick, Teleport Drop, Tele-Kick, Tele-Drop
forwardforward+lowkick
Mileena descends through the stage's floor and reappears in the air to deliver a nasty jump kick.

Rolling Thunder / Ground Roll, Ball Roll
backwardbackwarddown+highkick
Mileena curls up into a ball and rolls across the ground, injuring the foe upon impact.

Soaring Sai / Sai Throw, Sai Toss, Sai Blast
(hold)highpunch,(release)(air)
Mileena throws a pair of sai.
Fatal Moves

Butterface
downdownbackwardforwardhighpunch
Mileena removes her mask and looks into a hand mirror, which breaks.

Flesh Eater
downforwarddownforwardlowpunch(close)
Mileena removes her mask and inhales the opponent into her mouth, then turns around and spits out their bones.

Rivet Spit
backwardbackwardbackwardforwardlowkick(far)
Removing her mask, Mileena dumps a cup full of rivets into her mouth and spits them out at the opponent.

Smelly Skunk
forwarddowndownforwardhighkick(close)
Mileena transforms into a skunk and sprays her opponent, who then drops dead.
Motaro
Throw Moves

Boss Grip
forward+lowpunch(close)
Motaro lifts his opponent in the air and smashes them across the screen with his fist.
Special Moves

Tail Projectile
downbackwardhighpunch
Motaro fires a large energy ball from his tail.

Teleport
downup
Motaro teleports behind his opponent.
Nightwolf
Throw Moves

Fling
forward+lowpunch(close)
Nightwolf grabs the opponent with one arm and tosses them to the ground on the other side of him.
Command Moves

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

Reflector / Reflect
backwardbackwardbackwardhighkick
A green, projectile reflecting aura surrounds Nightwolf briefly.

Rhino Charge / Shoulder
forwardforwardlowkick
Shadow-trailed shoulder charge.

Rising Tomahawk / Axe Swing
downforwardhighpunch
Nightwolf performs an upward swipe with a glowing tomahawk.

Spirit Arrow / Arrow Shot
downbackwardlowpunch
Nightwolf conjures up a green bow and fires an arrow at the opponent. In some later games, the arrows could stick in the opponent.
Fatal Moves

Divine Light
upupbackwardforwardblck(close)
Nightwolf calls down light from the sky, which engulfs the opponent and takes them away.

Raiden Morph
n_runn_runn_runn_rundown
A Mortal Kombat II machine falls from the sky as Nightwolf transforms into Raiden.

Thunder Hatchet
backwardbackwarddownhighpunch(far)
Nightwolf conducts lightning to his tomahawk and redirects it to the foe, frying them.
Noob Saibot
Throw Moves

Airborne Tomoe Nage / Air Throw
blck(close)(in air)
Whilst in the air, Saibot grabs his opponent and flips them over his head, tossing them across the screen.
Special Moves

Disable Cloud / Shadow Ball, Ghostball
downforward+lowpunch
Saibot kneels down and fires a cloud at the opponent, which surrounds him or her for several seconds.

Shadow Throw
forwardforward+highpunch
Saibot extends a hand toward the opponent. A shadowed character similar to Saibot runs into the battlefield from offscreen and throws the opponent over his head with a Tomoe Nage before dashing offscreen again.

Teleport Slam / Teleport Grab
downup
Saibot teleports next to his opponent and grabs them by the shoulders, driving their body into the ground.
Rain
Throw Moves

Tomoe Nage
lowpunch(close)
Rain grips his opponent and falls backwards, kicking them away.
Basic Moves

Elbow
highpunch(close)
Rain strikes his foe with his elbow.
Command Moves

'Round-the-world Roundhouse
backward+highkick
Rain's roundhouse kick knocks the opponent off of one side the screen, causing them to appear on the other side.
Special Moves

Shocking Bolt
backwardbackwardhighpunch
Rain lifts his hand and summons a bolt of lightning from the sky, in the opponent's general position.

Water Ball
downforwardhighpunch
Bending down on one knee, Rain fires a blue elliptical orb at the opponent. Upon contact, the player is able to momentarily move the opponent with the D-pad. In Mortal Kombat 2011, the move is represented as a large bubble that encases the opponent.
Fatal Moves

Babality
forwardbackwardbackwardhighpunch

Brutality
highpunchhighpunchblcklowkickhighkickblcklowkickhighkickblckhighpunchlowpunch(close)
Rain pummels his foe with a series of strikes that causes them to explode in a shower of blood and bones.
Reptile
Throw Moves

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

Jab
forward+highpunch(close)
Reptile throws a close jab.
Special Moves

Acid Spit
forwardforwardhighpunch
Reptile shows his true face and conjures forth an acidic wad of saliva to burn the foe.

Force Ball / Slow Force Ball
backwardbackwardtwopunch
Reptile crouches down and spreads his arms apart vertically, conjuring a slow-moving ball of energy.

Invisibility / Chameleon
updownhighkick
Reptile disappears behind a mushroom cloud, effectively becoming invisible both to player and opponent.

Quick Force Ball / Fast Force Ball
forwardforwardtwopunch
Reptile fires a quicker Force Ball than his standard one.

Running Serpent / Elbow Dash
backwardforwardlowkick
Reptile runs past his opponent, quickly turns around, and elbows them in the back of the head.

Slide
backward+lowpunch+blck+lowkick
Slide across the screen and trip up the opponent.
Fatal Moves

Acid Puke
forwardforwardupuphighkick(close)
Reptile pulls off his mask, revealing his true reptilian features. He then opens his mouth and spews out a massive amount of acid, which melts the skin off of the opponent.

Babality
forwardforwardbackwarddownlowkick
An explosion occurs and the opponent is regressed to an infant.

Damn Dirty Ape
downdowndownuphighkick(close)
Reptile transforms into a chimpanzee. The opponent becomes frightened and runs offscreen; Reptile gives chase.

Engorge
backwardforwarddownblck(near)
Reptile pulls his mask off and reveals his true reptilian features. He then lashes his tongue out, tearing off the opponent's head, and dislocates his jaw to swallow the head in one bite. He then does the same to their top torso and bottom torso, leaving only their feet.

Jack-in-the-Box
downforwardforwardbackwardhighkick(close)
Reptile pulls out a jack-in-the-box from behind him, and turns the crank as the Friendship melody plays. Upon the end of the jingle, a giant snake pops out of the box and scares off the opponent.
Scorpion
Throw Moves

Airborne Tomoe Nage / Air Throw
blck(close)(in air)
Whilst in the air, Scorpion grabs his opponent and flips them over his head, tossing them across the screen.

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

Axe Strike
forward+highpunch(close)
Scorpion hits his opponent with a battle axe.
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(air)
Scorpion teleports off of the side of the screen and reappears on the other side with a jumping punch.
Fatal Moves

Death Penguin
forwardupuphighkick(close)
Scorpion transforms into a penguin and waddles over to the opponent, where he lays an egg beneath them. He waddles away just in time for the egg to detonate, killing the opponent.

Fire Breath / Death Breath, Flame Breath, Hell Breath, Toasty!
downdownuphighkick
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.

Go To Hell
forwardforwarddownupn_run(close) [SNES/Genesis only]
Scorpion poses and whisks the opponent away to his lair, where the opponent burns to death.

Jack-in-the-Box
backwardforwardforwardbackwardlowkick(close)
Scorpion pulls out a jack-in-the-box from behind him, and turns the crank as the Friendship melody plays. Upon the end of the jingle, a giant skull pops out of the box and scares off the opponent.

Yellow Ninja Brigade / Kombat Klones
forwardforwarddownupn_run(close)
Scorpion goes into his win pose and a cavalcade of identical ninja appear from the bottom of the screen (either clones of Scorpion, or members of his Shirai Ryu ninja clan). As the ninja rush to attack the opponent, the screen goes black. In some versions, Scorpion and the opponent are transported to Scorpion's Lair before the ninja arrive.
Sektor
Throw Moves

Cyber-Arm
lowpunch(close)
A cybernetic arm comes out of Sektor's shoulder and grabs the foe before flipping them overhead and slamming them on the opposite side.
Special Moves

Chest Missile / Straight Missile
forwardforwardlowpunch
Sektor's chest opens up and a missile flies out.

Homing Missile
forwarddownbackwardhighpunch
Sektor fires a missile from his chest that temporarily tracks the opponent.

Rocket Uppercut / Teleport Uppercut, Rocket Punch
forwardforwardlowkick(air)
Sektor disappears beneath the ground and reappears with a rising uppercut. In later games, this is accompanied by floating Matrix-style binary.
Fatal Moves

Bat Country
forwardforwarddownup(close)
Sektor transforms into a large purple bat and flies past his opponent, decapitating them.

Flamethrower
forwardforwardforwardbackwardblck
Sektor burns the opponent to death with a flamethrower mounted on his wrist.

Strength Tester
n_runn_runn_runn_rundown
A high striker appears and Sektor hits it with a mallet, hitting the bell.

Trash Compactor
lowpunchn_runn_runblck(near)
Two platforms shoot out of Sektor's chest - one above the foe, and one below. They together and crush the foe between them.
Shang Tsung
Special Moves

Double Flaming Skulls
backwardbackwardforwardhighpunch
Tsung fires off two Flaming Skulls.

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

Morph (UMK3)
downdownup [Ermac]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

forwarddownforwardlowkick [Sheeva (not in 16-bit)]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

360 [Liu Kang]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

backwardforwardblck [Kano]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

down+n_run+lowpunch+blck [Sonya Blade]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

n_runblcklowkick [Rain (16-bit only)]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

n_runblckblckhighkick [Reptile]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

downforwardforwardlowpunch [Scorpion]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

forwarddownforwardn_run [Kitana]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

blckblckblck [Cyrax]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

backwarddownbackwardlowkick [Sindel]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

n_runblckhighkick [Mileena]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

forwardforwarddowndownblck [Jade]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

forwardforwarddownlowpunch [Jax]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

n_runn_runblckn_run [Kung Lao]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

forwardforwardforwardhighkick [Stryker]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

forwarddownforwardhighpunch [Sub-Zero (II)]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

downforwardbackwardn_run [Sektor]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

blckblckn_runn_run [Sub-Zero (I)]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

forwardforwardlowpunch [Smoke (16-bit)]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

upupup [Nightwolf]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

lowpunchblckhighkick [Kabal]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

backwardbackwarddownlowpunch [Smoke (Saturn)]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

forwarddowndownbackwardhighkick [Noob Saibot (16-bit only)]
Tsung has the ability to transform into any other selectable character.

Triple Flaming Skulls
backwardbackwardforwardforwardhighpunch
Tsung fires off three Flaming Skulls.

Volcanic Skulls / Ground Eruption
forwardbackwardbackwardlowkick
Tsung summons three Flaming Skulls from the ground. In MK2011, he only fires one skull unless ES'd.
Fatal Moves

Joust
lowkickn_runn_rundown
Tsung morphs into a character from the game Joust and hops away.

Mystic Spikes
(hold)lowpunch,downforwardforwarddown,(release)(close)
Tsung summons a bed of spikes on the opposite side of him, then grabs the opponent and slams them onto the spikes.

Soul Cocoon
(hold)lowpunch,n_runblckn_runblck,(release)(close)
Tsung levitates his foe and encases them in a green cocoon and absorbs it, dropping their lifeless husk of a body on the ground.

The Cobra Strikes
(hold)highpunchn_runn_runn_run,(release)(near)
Tsung transforms into a cobra and swallows his opponent whole.
Shao Kahn
Special Moves

Hammer Smash / Hammer Swing
backwardforwardhighpunch
Overhead Wrath Hammer attack.

Laugh
downdownhighkick
Kahn turns toward the screen and laughs.

Pulse Blast / Explosive Blast
backwardbackwardforwardlowpunch
Kahn fires a green, star-like fireball from his mouth.

Ridicule / Taunt (Point)
downdownlowkick
Kahn busts out a scathing taunt.

Rising Emperor / Uplifting Knee, Upward Shoulder
forwardforwardhighpunch
Kahn leaps into the air to strike with his knee.

Shoulder Charge / Charging Spikes
forwardforwardlowpunch
Kahn dashes forward and rams his shoulder into the foe.
Sheeva

Death From Above / Jump Stomp, Dragon Drop
downup
Sheeva leaps off the top of the screen and lands on the opponent.

Furious Stomp / Ground Pound, Tremor
backwarddownbackwardhighkick
Sheeva hops up and comes back down to stomp the ground, shaking it and damaging the foe if they are touching it. In some games she just stomps the ground.

Searing Blast / Fireball, Shokan Flame
downforwardhighpunch
Standard fireball.
Fatal Moves

Human Nail
forwarddowndownforwardlowpunch(close)
Sheeva pounds her opponent on the head several times, pounding them into the ground.

Plate Spinner
forwardforwarddownforwardhighpunch
Sheeva turns her back toward the screen and spins plates on sticks on each of her hands.

Scorpion's Venom
n_runblckblckblckblck(close)
Sheeva transforms into a giant scorpion and stings her opponent, causing them to turn red and explode.

Skin Rip / Stripped Down
(hold)highkick,backwardforwardforward,(release)(close)
Sheeva peels her opponent's skin straight down.
Sindel
Special Moves

Banshee Scream / Yell
forwardforwardforwardhighpunch
Sindel stuns her foe with a scream.

Royal Flight / Levitate, Royal Presence
backwardbackwardforwardhighkick
Sindel levitates and gains air movement until she is hit or the @term=blck@ is pressed.

Soaring Star
downforwardlowkick(in air)
A Star Screamer shot diagonally from the air. Can be used whilst flying.

Star Screamer / Fireball
forwardforwardlowpunch
Sindel fires a bluish fireball from her mouth.
Fatal Moves

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
n_runn_runblckn_runblck(close)
Sindel wraps her hair around her opponent and spins them until they explode to pieces.

It's Good!
n_runn_runn_runn_runn_runup
Sindel punts a football and throws up her hands to indicate a field goal. In MK Advance, this is changed to a soccer ball.

Queen Bee
forwardforwarduphighpunch
Sindel transforms into a large purple wasp and repeatedly stings her opponent off-screen. She then proceeds to reemerge in human form afterwards.

Skinning Scream
n_runblckblckn_run+blck(close)
Sindel screams and strips her opponent of their flesh.
Smoke
Throw Moves

Airborne Tomoe Nage / Air Throw
blck(close)(in air)
Whilst in the air, Smoke grabs his opponent and flips them over his head, tossing them across the screen.
Special Moves

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

Teleport Jab / Teleport Punch
downbackward+highpunch(air)
Smoke teleports off of the screen and appears on the other side with his arm outstretched to deliver a mean jab.
Fatal Moves

Uppercut Decapitation
n_runblckn_runn_runhighkick(close)
Smoke crouches down and performs an uppercut as he rises, effectively severing his foe's head from his or her body.
Smoke (Cyborg)
Throw Moves

Air Fling
blck(in air)(close)
Smoke flings his opponent to the ground
Special Moves

Darkness
upupn_run
Smoke becomes invisible. Repeating this move or being struck causes him to reappear.

Smokeycut / Teleport Uppercut
forwardforwardlowkick(air)
Smoke disappears beneath the ground and reappears with a rising uppercut.

Spear
backwardbackwardlowpunch
Smoke's chest opens up and a pronged spear attached to a wire fires out. On contact, the victim is reeled in for further damage.
Fatal Moves

Air Horn
n_runn_runn_runhighkick
Smoke blasts an air horn from his chest.

Armageddon
upupforwarddown(far)
Smoke fires out a bunch of bombs. The scene cuts to an outer space view of the Earth, which explodes.

El Toro
downforwardforwardblck
Smoke transforms into a bull and charges the opponent, knocking them offscreen.

Throat Bomb
(hold)blck+n_run,downdownforwardup,(release)
Using a hydraulic arm from his shoulder, Smoke forces a bomb down the opponent's throat, which detonates inside them.
Sonya Blade
Throw Moves

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

Elbow
forward+highpunch(close)
Sonya strikes the opponent with her elbow.
Special Moves

Bicycle Kick
backwardbackwarddownhighkick
Sonya performs an upward kicking flurry.

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

Leg Grab / Leg Throw
down+lowpunch+blck
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

Arm Wave
backwardforwardbackwarddownn_run
Sonya waves her arms back and forth.

Eagle Pride
(hold)lowpunch,backwardforwarddownforward,(release)(close)
Sonya transforms into a large green eagle, then lifts their foes up and offscreen. The ground is then showered with blood and bones.

Kiss of Death
backwardforwarddowndownn_run
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.

Krushing Kiss
(hold)blck+n_run,upupbackwarddown,(release)(far)
Sonya blows on her open palm, sending a pink bubble toward the opponent, which expands and envelopes the foe before compacting and crushing the enemy.

Sonya's Garden
backwardforwardbackwarddownn_run
Several flowers grow from the ground.
Stryker
Special Moves

Baton Rush / Roll Toss
forwardforwardhighkick
Stryker rushes at his foe and swings them through the air with his baton. In MK2011 he rolls at them.

Baton Trip / Baton Sweep
forwardbackwardlowpunch
Stryker swings his baton at the opponent's legs and knocks them down.

Grenade / Grenade Toss
downbackwardanypunch
Stryker tosses a grenade at the opponent. @term=highpunch@ tosses one in a high arc, whereas @term=lowpunch@ tosses one with a lower arc.

Gun Shot / Gun Blast
backwardforwardhighpunch
Stryker rapidly fires his pistol. In Armageddon, he uses a sub-machine gun instead, and he can aim it high or low.
Fatal Moves

Crossing Guard
lowpunchn_runn_runlowpunch
Stryker pulls out a handheld stop sign and encourages others to cross in front of him. Some versions have other characters run across the screen, while other versions have a wagon of Babality'd characters pulled by a dog.

Don't Tase Me Bro!
forwardforwardforwardlowkick(far)
Stryker shocks the opponent to death with a taser.

Riot Bomb
downforwarddownforwardblck(close)
Stryker straps some dynamite and grenades to his opponent and jumps away, plugging his ears as it detonates.

Tyrannosaurus
n_runn_runn_runblck(near)
Stryker transforms into a t-rex and bites off the opponent's top torso.
Sub-Zero / Classic Sub-Zero
Throw Moves

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

Elbow
forward+highpunch(close)
Sub-Zero strikes his foe with his elbow.
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.

Ice Slick / Ground Freeze
down,backward+lowkick
Sub-Zero aims his Freeze Ray at the ground, causing a patch of ice to appear. Enemies who dare tread on this ice will stumble and try to right their footing, allowing Sub-Zero time to attack.

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

Blackout
down,down,down,forward+highpunch(close)
Sub-Zero grabs the opponent by the face, and the screen goes completely black. What is done after the screen's darkening is unknown, but popular rumor is that the Head Rip is performed.
Sub-Zero (II)
Throw Moves

Cradle Throw
forward+lowpunch(close)
Sub-Zero tosses his opponent underhand.
Command Moves

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

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

Ice Clone / Ice Sculpture
downbackwardlowpunch(air)
Sub-Zero flips back, leaving an effigy of himself made of ice in the position he was in prior to performing the move. If the opponent physically touches this ice, they are promptly rendered frozen.

Ice Shower / Air Freeze Ray, Ice Storm
downforwardhighpunch
Sub-Zero raises his hands to the sky, firing off a blast of ice. The ice then rains down, freezing the opponent if he or she comes in contact with it.

downbackwardforwardhighpunch
Sub-Zero raises his hands to the sky, firing off a blast of ice. The ice then rains down, freezing the opponent if he or she comes in contact with it.

downforwardbackwardhighpunch
Sub-Zero raises his hands to the sky, firing off a blast of ice. The ice then rains down, freezing the opponent if he or she comes in contact with it.

Slide / Cold Slide
backward+lowpunch+blck+lowkick
Slide across the screen and trip up the opponent.
Fatal Moves

Condensation Breath / Ice Breath
backwardbackwarddownbackwardn_run
Sub-Zero exhales a puff of ice crystals, which freezes the opponent. The opponent falls backwards, shattering into many chunks of ice.

Ice Breaker
blckblckn_runblckn_run(close)
Sub-Zero freezes his opponent as he lifts them overhead, then rips the frozen opponent apart, shattering them.

Instant Snowman
lowkickn_runn_runup
Sub-Zero blasts a snowman from his hands, from his feet up.

Polar Mauling
forwardupup(close)
Sub-Zero morphs into a polar bear and mauls his opponent.

Fun Facts
Cabinet Absence
In lieu of Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage's actor) fallout, the Mortal Kombat cabinet Liu Kang drops in game is missing one character who appears on it in real life.
Hidden Chameleon
The Genesis version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 has Chameleon tucked away in the coding. Obviously unfinished, he has Scorpion's sprites, no special moves, no finishing moves, and the only combos he has are jump-in combos. Using the 1 button Finishing Moves cheat gives him access to a Stage Fatality and Scorpion's Friendship. If certain Fatalities are performed on him, his sprite will change to that of Rain's.
Delayed Showers
Rain's first appearance was in the demo mode of the arcade version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. He was not playable or seen in any active battle of the game, but was instead just a gigantic tease by Midway. Rain was seen fighting Shao Kahn, with his name written in the life bar in a different font.

Rain later became a playable character in the 16-bit versions of UMK3.

Credits
Worldwide
Art Department
Artists, animators, and any other individual for graphic presentation.
Steve Beran
Character Design

John Tobias
Digitized Actor

Sal DiVita as Cyrax
John Turk as Ermac
Becky Gable as Jade
John Parrish as Jax
Rich Divizio as Kabal
Rich Divizio as Kano
Becky Gable as Kitana
Becky Gable as Mileena
Sal DiVita as Nightwolf
John Turk as Noob Saibot
Rich Divizio as Noob Saibot
Saturn version only
John Turk as Rain
John Turk as Reptile
John Turk as Scorpion
Sal DiVita as Sektor
John Turk as Shang Tsung
Brian Glynn as Shao Kahn
Lia Montelongo as Sindel
John Turk as Smoke
Sal DiVita as Smoke (Cyborg)
Kerri Hoskins as Sonya Blade
John Turk as Sub-Zero
John Turk as Sub-Zero (II)
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
Neil Baldwin
Voice Actor

Jon Hey
Ed Boon as Jax
Ed Boon as Liu Kang
Ed Boon as Scorpion
Steve Ritchie as Shao Kahn
Ed Boon as Smoke