Mortal Kombat 2 (SNES)

By | January 15, 2016

Mortal Kombat is a very popular fighting game that has been ported to a lot of video game consoles. But today, we are going to focus more on the Super Nintendo port of the popular game.

The Mortal Kombat franchise, originally created by Midway Games and published by Acclaim entertainment, is so popular that the game was made into a lot of movie adaptations and it also spawned a lot of video game clones.

Mortal Kombat 2 continues with the success of the first installment and improving various aspects of the game such as more fatalities, more stages, and more characters. The game has garnered a lot of awards, but a lot of people also disliked the game because of its portrayal of violence.

Anyway, the game focuses on a tournament between the Outworld and the Earthrealm. The Outworld is ruled by the Dark Leader Shao Kahn. The Earthrealm forces must summon their best fighters in order to eliminate Shao Kahn.

In the first installment of the game, Liu Kang successfully defeated Shao Kahn’s subordinate Shang Tsung. Shang Tsung begged Shao Kahn, his master, to spare his life. He also added a suggestion that would make the Earthrealm join another Mortal Kombat tournament.

Shao Kahn agreed and he invited Raiden, the protector of the Earthrealm, to muster up the Earthrealm fighters and head to the Outworld where the tournament will be held. Should the Earthrealm fighters lose, Shao Kahn will invade the Earthrealm and conquer it.

There are a total of 14 characters, two of them are non-playable and the rest of them can be chosen to advance the story. Here are the playable characters you can choose in Mortal Kombat 2:

  • Jax
  • Kung Lao
  • Mileena
  • Baraka
  • Kitana
  • Liu Kang
  • Raiden
  • Johnny Cage
  • Sub-Zero
  • Scorpion
  • Reptile
  • Shang-Tsung

The two non-playable characters are Shao Kahn and his assistant and bodyguard, Kintaro.

After choosing your character, you will then be presented with a difficulty level. Each difficulty level would mean that you fight more characters before you reach Shao Kahn.

If you choose the hard difficulty setting, for example, you will have to fight more characters than you would in an easy or normal difficulty setting. Also, the actual story will not be changed and it will remain the same regardless of the difficulty setting you choose.

Since the 2nd iteration of Mortal Kombat is a more improved game than the first, there are now more fatalities, and different things you can do with the enemy, such as Babalities that turn the enemy into a baby, Animalities that turn the enemy into different animals, and so much more.

The fatalities and the like can only be done when you’ve beaten the enemy, and a “Finish Him/Her” sign will show up. You will then have to do specific commands to perform fatalities. Also, you can perform some stage fatalities in specific areas of the game.

Mortal Kombat 2 is a pretty enjoyable fighting game. This game is available for a variety of gaming platforms, but you can also play this in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).