Regarded by many as the greatest game in the franchise, Mortal Kombat II took Midway’s hit fighting franchise to a whole new level.
Aside from obvious graphical and gameplay improvements, Mortal Kombat II expanded the mythos of the original and introduced multiple finishing moves per kombatant. In addition to a second Fatality, kombatants could also perform Friendships and Babalities, as well as Stage Fatalities which were specific to particular arenas.
- Publisher: Midway
- Developer: Midway
- Release date: June 1993
- Platforms: Arcade, Super NES, Game Boy, Saturn, 32X, Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear, Master System, PlayStation, PC, Amiga
500 years ago, Shang Tsung was banished to the Earth Realm. With the aid of Goro he was to unbalance the furies and doom the planet to a chaotic existence.
By seizing control of the Shaolin tournament he tried to tip the scales of order towards chaos. Only seven warriors survived the battles and Shang Tsung’s scheme would come to a violent end at the hands of Liu Kang.
Facing execution for his failure and the apparent death of Goro, Tsung convinces Shao Kahn to grant him a second chance.
Shang Tsung’s new plan is to lure his enemies to compete in the Outworld where they will meet certain death by Shao Kahn himself.