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Mortal Kombat secrets uncovered after 20 years

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Dawid

Mortal Kombat and its sequels on the arcade were always full of secrets. I remember going through the mission of unlocking that fight with Reptile at the bottom of the pit (spending many 20c pieces to do so).

It got even worse with Mortal Kombat 2; Dan Forden’s cries of “Toasty” still haunt my dreams. Fans of the game would crowd around the arcade units looking for secrets; new characters, special menus, easter eggs of all sorts. I lost interest in Mortal Kombat 3 with is dial-a-combo systems, but still spent time looking for secrets. Some, like reptile and Noob Saibot were real, but others have become urban legends.

One long rumoured secret, the hidden “EJB” menus have finally been found. Their existence has been known for ages thanks to people diving around in the game’s arcade roms, but how they were unlocked remained a mystery for over 20 years.

They’re a mystery no longer. A super MK fan by the name of  Zpaul2Fresh8 has figured out now to access the secret menus. They’re not terribly exciting, if we’re being honest’ they contain little more than a “hello” message, some short cuts to being at the top of the rankings and a gallery of endings – with just Mortal Kombat 3 including a Galaga-styled minigame, it’s nice to know that after 20 years, people are still finding secrets in games.

In case you wanted to know how to unlock said menus (in case you have a Mortal Kombat arcade machine lying about), you need to press the block button on both player controls in a particular sequence, at lightning speed.

Here’s the combination:

  • MK1:
    P1 (5), P2 (10), P1 (2), P2 (1), P1 (2), P2 (3), P1 (4)
  • MK2:
    P1 (5), P2 (10), P1 (2), P2 (8), P1 (2)
  • MK3/UMK3:
    P1 (5), P2 (10), P1 (3), P2 (1), P1 (2), P2 (2), P1 (3), P2 (4)

Okay then! Here’s a video showing how it all works.

Last Updated: February 24, 2016

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  1. Ottokie

    February 24, 2016 at 10:04

    That’s one pixelated Dawid xD

    Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      February 24, 2016 at 10:08

      I thought that was what he always looked like.

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 24, 2016 at 10:09

      Hopefully his new year’s resolution was to eat more peas.

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        February 24, 2016 at 10:09

        *insert face palm image here

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          February 24, 2016 at 10:16

          Pffft. That’s comedy prime.

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the "saviour"

            February 24, 2016 at 10:18

            I think you spell it *crime

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 24, 2016 at 10:21

            And muggle isn’t spelled “saviour”

          • Captain JJ the "saviour"

            February 24, 2016 at 10:22

            A compliment!
            -_o

          • Ottokie

            February 24, 2016 at 10:18

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 24, 2016 at 10:21

            😀

      • VampyreSquirrel

        February 24, 2016 at 10:18

        lol

        Reply

      • RinceThis

        February 24, 2016 at 10:24

        NO!

        Reply

    • dawid22

      February 24, 2016 at 10:29

      And thin I might add…

      Reply

  2. Captain JJ the "saviour"

    February 24, 2016 at 10:11

    I need to try this.

    Reply

  3. Ottokie

    February 24, 2016 at 10:14

    Damn I wish I had those original arcade style stands

    *drools

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the "saviour"

      February 24, 2016 at 10:15

      Yea man. Who needs a fridge anyway?

      Reply

  4. RinceThis

    February 24, 2016 at 10:24

    But, why?

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the "saviour"

      February 24, 2016 at 10:25

      Because Mortal Kombat.
      Jeez man. I though you were a gamer.

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        February 24, 2016 at 11:19

        You’re face is a gamer! 0-O

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the "saviour"

          February 24, 2016 at 13:35

          Yes, so are my other parts!

          Reply

  5. eXpZA

    February 24, 2016 at 10:30

    How do you even figure this out in the first place?

    Reply

    • Captain JJ the "saviour"

      February 24, 2016 at 10:30

      You make friends with the arcade machines, live with them, earn their trust and in time, they will share their secrets with you.

      Reply

  6. HvR

    February 24, 2016 at 10:43

    So this dude spent 20 years playing with block buttons.

    Reply

  7. Commander Admiral Chief

    February 24, 2016 at 10:52

    MK >>> SF

    Reply

  8. oVg

    February 24, 2016 at 11:15

    Bring back real actors.

    Reply

  9. Ghost In The Rift

    February 24, 2016 at 13:09

    Damn i’m not waiting 20 years for that secret on top of Mount Chiliad in Gta 5, the jet pack secret to be specific.

    Reply

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