Gaming Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Mortal Kombat II?

Nothing can prepare you!

Midway

Mortal Kombat II was superior to its predecessor in just about every conceivable way, with more characters, sharper graphics, a gritter atmosphere, and gore by the bucketload. In many ways, it could be said to be the peak of the franchise, certainly in the 16 bit saga of MK's long-running legacy.

It also continued the story in engaging fashion. The stakes were raised. Planet Earth was in danger. Shao Kahn, the new final boss, made Shang Tsung look like a gentle cartoon wizard, and was ludicrously tricky to beat. There was a whole new plethora of characters, mixing old favorites with a large roster of new blood. It was one hell of a sequel.

It was also great news for Nintendo fans, who were finally treated to all the blood and severed body parts of the arcade and Sega versions.

So let's take a look back at this game-changing classic, reminding old-timers that this Midway's gorefest was developed no less than 26 years ago - though those same old-timers will no doubt testify that it hasn't aged a bit. Nothing can prepare you!

Answers at the end!

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