DescriptionMK: SM is a 3D platforming adventure beat-em-up that is based in the Mortal Kombat world. The story begins just after the first tournament, and fills in some of the backgrounds of various characters in the series. Fighting across several areas of Earthrealm, Netherrealm, and Outworld, this game follows Liu Kang and Kung Lao (the Shaolin Monks) as they thwart another invasion of Earth. MK: SM features a wide cast of recognizable characters, many secret unlockables, as well being able to play through with a friend in Ko-op mode.
The combat is fast-paced, with numerous ways to dispose of enemies, including MK signature moves and Fatalities. This kombat goes beyond what you have seen in the fighting games, among the upgrades are: The series first Multi-Directional Kombat System, Multalities (kill multiple opponents with one move), Brutalities (see red as you unleash brutal force), ko-op only team-attacks, and even character progression (earn experience to spend on upgrades to moves). The backgrounds, all based on MK and MK II arenas, come to life with numerous hazards for the Monks that they can turn on their enemies.
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- "真人快打：少林武僧" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
Part of the Following Groups
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Games referenced in movies
- Games with hidden / unlockable full games
- Genre: Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Genre: Versus fighting
- Mortal Kombat games
- Physics Engine: Havok
- Setting: Chinese
|Mindless Ultra-violent Beat'em Up? That's my kind of game!||Xbox||Tiroloco (24)|
|Game Informer Magazine||Xbox||Oct, 2005||8.5 out of 10||85|
|JustPressPlay||Xbox||Oct 18, 2005||8.2 out of 10||82|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Xbox||Sep 21, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|IGN||PlayStation 2||Sep 16, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|PSX Extreme||PlayStation 2||Oct 10, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamer Within||Xbox||Sep 20, 2005||7.8 out of 10||78|
|GameSpot||Xbox||Sep 19, 2005||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||PlayStation 2||Oct 04, 2005||7 out of 10||70|
|GameSpy||Xbox||Sep 27, 2005||70|
|GamesCollection||PlayStation 2||Mar 12, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
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DevelopmentThe game was originally a single-player game featuring Raiden as the only playable character.
German versionIn the German version, all fatalities and the blood during the intro cutscene were removed.
Johnny CageThis is the first Mortal Kombat game that allows Johnny Cage to perform his ball breaker move on female fighters (not counting the Shang Tsung's morph glitch).
References to the gameA rendered cutscene of the game is shown briefly in the 2009 movie Crank: High Voltage.
Unlockable arcade gameYou can unlock the arcade version of Mortal Kombat II by completing five hidden quests with Smoke. It is not completely the original coin-op version, but rather the port that shipped with Midway Arcade Treasures 2, which has minor differences. This only works on the Xbox version and the NTSC PS2 version. On the PAL PS2 version you instead get 50.000 experience points.
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Related Web Sites
- Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (Official game website)
- Smoke Missions guide (an illustrated guide to unlock and play the Smoke missions in the Xbox and NTSC PS2 version of the game)
- Wikipedia: Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (Information about Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks at Wikipedia)
PlayStation 2 Credits