When emperor Shao Kahn invokes a Mortal Kombat tournament rematch, Raiden gathers his Earthrealm warriors and takes them into Outworld.


Ed Boon (creator), John Tobias (creator)





Cast overview:
Richard Divizio Richard Divizio ... Baraka / Kano
Ho-Sung Pak ... Liu Kang (as Hosung Pak)
Carlos Pesina Carlos Pesina ... Raiden
Daniel Pesina Daniel Pesina ... Johnny Cage / Sub-Zero / Reptile / Scorpion
Katalin Zamiar Katalin Zamiar ... Kitana / Mileena
Anthony Marquez Anthony Marquez ... Kung Lao
Phillip Ahn Phillip Ahn ... Shang Tsung (as Phillip Ahn M.D.)
John Parrish John Parrish ... Jax
Steve Ritchie Steve Ritchie ... Shao Kahn (voice)
Jon Hey Jon Hey ... Raiden (voice)
Vince Pontarelli Vince Pontarelli ... (voice)
Dan Forden Dan Forden ... The 'Toasty!' Guy (voice) (as Dan [Toasty] Forden)
Ed Boon ... Scorpion (voice)

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Following his defeat, Shang Tsung begs his master, Shao Kahn, to spare his life. He tells Shao Kahn that the invitation for Mortal Kombat cannot be turned down, and if they hold it in Outworld, the Earthrealm warriors must attend. Kahn agrees to this plan, and restores Tsung's youth. He extends the invitation to Raiden, who gathers his warriors and takes them into Outworld. The tournament is dangerous, as Shao Kahn has the home field advantage, and an Outworld victory will unbalance the furies and allow Outworld to subsume Earthrealm. Written by dreamian

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Mortal Kombat has finally met its match


Action | Fantasy


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First appearance of Kung Lao, Baraka, Kitana, and Mileena. See more »


Jade's costume appears to be "peeling away" in many frames. The peeling away effect exists only where Kitana's costume would be glistening with light; since Jade's fans match her skin color, this is probably because the game went merely by color and not by where the pixels to be changed were located, thus interpreting the shine on her suit the same way as the glistening of her fan blades. This was largely fixed in the SNES version, notably the only port to accurately retain all of Jade's physical attributes (all others fix the issue by not changing the color of her fan blades and mostly leaving her skin the same color as Kitana's). See more »


[says it sometimes during Shao Kahn's intro against the player's character]
Shao Kahn: You will die, mortal!
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Alternate Versions

The Sega Genesis version has a hidden finishing move that does not appear on any other platform of the game. Via a cheat menu, Rayden players on the armory stage can turn a defeated opponent into a small guy in a cheesy tuxedo, and the game calls this a "Fergality". This cheat menu also turns on a different "Toasty" face and accesses a hidden Blue Portal stage. See more »


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A vast upgrade from the original
11 July 2002 | by HibernicusSee all my reviews

This game in my opinion is the best game in the mortal kombat video game series because it has everything you want in mortal kombat and is much better than the original game because it has more artistic and cooler characters than the original did and MUCH better fatalities and in overall is the best mortal kombat game you can buy at the minute.

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April 1993 (USA) See more »

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Mortal Kombat II See more »

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