Mortal Kombat II (Game Boy) – Liu Kang

The Game Boy port of Mortal Kombat II was developed by Probe Software and published by Acclaim Entertainment (in North America and Europe) and by Acclaim Japan for the Japanese market in 1994. The original arcade game was developed by Midway and released in 1993.

Liu Kang playthrough

In Mortal Kombat II, Liu Kang is now wearing a bandana and pants with a red line (matching the colour). Canonically the champion of the first Mortal Kombat, Liu Kang is back with an expanded move set.

He also gains three new moves. His Fireball can now be shot when he is airborne and when he is crouched, giving him a zoning edge over other characters. He also gains his famed Bicycle Kick which deals a lot of damage in MK2 before being nursed in later games.

Against the CPU, Liu Kang can use most of his move at its advantage. His special move is very fast in the Game Boy port of the game and he jumps sightly higher than the other character, giving him advantage when he is in the air. Doing his air fireball technique at the right height will mostly hit the CPU if it is on the ground. Shao Kahn is particularly vulnerable to the low fireball move being spammed over and over.

TAS tools were used in this playthrough.

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