500 years ago, the shapeshifter Shang Tsung was banished from the Outworld to the Mother Realm (Earth) for his crimes. There, with the aid of his pupil Goro, a hideous half-human dragon, he was to atone for his crimes by unbalancing the furies of the realm, allowing his master Shao Kahn and his minions to enter the dominion and rule forever.
He was defeated.
He returned to the Outworld a failure, facing execution at the hands of Shao Kahn, supreme ruler of the Outworld, the Astral Planes of Shokan and the surrounding kingdoms. With the apparent demise of Goro, his fate seemed sealed. But Tsung told Kahn of his plan for revenge, a plot so evil and twisted even Kahn was persuaded to grant him one final opportunity to redeem himself. He cleverly lured his adversaries to the bizarre Outworld where they would face a new challenge-- a tournament hosted by Shao Kahn himself.
Today, The Tournament Begins...
--from the Game Boy Mortal Kombat 2 instruction manual
Many centuries ago, a shape-shifter named Shang Tsung was banished to Earth. With the aid of the juggernaut Goro, he created the most fierce tournament on Earth. After being defeated by Liu Kang, he returned to the Outworld... a realm very different from Earth. He convinced his master, Shao Kahn, that he should not be executed. Shao Kahn restored his youth and created his own tournament. Thus, the next Mortal Kombat was born.
Mortal Kombat 2 is known to be the best Mortal Kombat game ever. No doubt. It isn't too basic like the prequel nor does it mess up the story too much like the sequels. Like other games of that era, it was ported to the Game Boy. Although it cut down on many things, it's still not a bad game to have on the go.
Take control of one of the fierce fighters from both the Outworld and Earth as you battle in the second tournament of tournaments! This is a fight for your life!
|Fight Smoke/Fight Jade|
|To fight Smoke, a Scorpion/Sub-Zero/Reptile clone, you must fight normally until you see Dan Forden on the bottom-right corner (in the arcade and versions with voices, he says Toasty!). When you do see him, press Down and Start immediately. To fight Jade, a Kitana/Mileena clone, you must rise on the tower until you are facing the position UNDER the question mark. Win the fight without punching.|