|Mortal Kombat II|
Mortal Kombat II's opening screen
|Cart ID(s)||JY-011 (JY-024)|
|Sound engine||Hummer Sound Engine|
|Alternate names/hacks|| Mortal Kombat II Turbo,|
Mortal Kombat III,
Mortal Kombat III Turbo
Mortal Kombat II is a pirated port of Mortal Kombat made by Hummer Team. The date that this game was released is unknown, but the game itself is known to have been in development from at least 1994. Kart Fighter and AV Bishoujo Senshi Girl Fighting use an earlier version of this game's engine.
OverviewEditDespite the title, this game is actually a port of the first Mortal Kombat. (This was likely done as a form of selling the product as a sequel, a common trait with pirated games) Unfortunately, some features were cut from the game like fatalities and blood, the latter of which would be included in Mortal Kombat II Special. This leads to the possibility that it was based off the SNES port.
The game includes the seven standard characters, as well as Shang Tsung and Goro being playable characters. Most of the moves do not work as they do in Mortal Kombat, including Sub-Zero's ice move and Sonya's Square Punch. As well as this, Scorpion's spear is replaced with a fire toss. Add to this that a few moves are also missing from each character, which generally makes the gameplay of all seven characters, sans the bosses, exactly the same. The graphics are taken from the original Mortal Kombat, but the logo was redone to add the "II" into the title. The game has different endings depending on the difficulty, although these are very basic which is to be expected from a pirate.
The stage tracks that play in the game are unrelated to the SNES OST; the Goro's Lair theme is an exception - it is a remix of the SNES Courtyard track.
The arenas are largely faithful to the original game (the Courtyard for example, features animated monk spectators who clap when the round is over, but the roof over Shang Tsung is missing), though the order in which they appear are incorrect on some versions. There appear to be various versions of Shang Tsung's Throne Room and the Palace Gates arenas - in Mortal Kombat III, there are three Shang-Tsungs sitting in the background, for example.
- There are hacked versions of this, named Mortal Kombat II Turbo, Mortal Kombat III and Mortal Kombat III Turbo. The latter two expand the roster of characters by adding many recolors.
- In the options screen, "Difficulty Level" is misspelled as "Divfficulty Level," a typo which would return in Mortal Kombat II Special. As well as this, Hard is the default difficulty as opposed to Medium.
- Shang Tsung's name is misspelled as "Skang Tsung."
- Midway is credited on the title screen of Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat III, which is unusual for a pirated game. In the other hacks, the "Midway" text is instead replaced with "Turbo."
- A revised version of this was later released, with the menu on the title screen moving up from the bottom as opposed to staying still. Strangely, the sound effect of it stopping on the screen is present in all versions of the game, even though it doesn't make sense in the other versions.
- Another version has the MK logo coloured in blue instead of red.
- Mortal Kombat II (Yoko), a different pirate by the same name