Mortal Kombat II (Playstation) – Noob Saibot

Noob Saibot playthrough

In Mortal Kombat II, Noob Saibot is one of the three unplayable secret characters. He doesn’t have any storyline and can be only fought under specific conditions. Unlike his two other counterparts, there is no clue about its existence in the game, though he is easily available when accessing the secret cheat option of the game. Because of this, he is the most obscure of the three characters.

The Super NES and Sega Genesis version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 was the first game he was part of the storyline.

To fight Noob Saibot, a player has to win 50 time in a row in a multiplayer game. As soon as the requirement is fulfilled, Noob Saibot will challenge the player in Goro’s Lair. He can also easily be fought using the cheat menu.

Noob Saibot is a palette swap of Sub-Zero. He is completely black, as if he was a shadow. He has more health than the regular character and walk faster. His single special move is Scorpion’s spear, done the same way. Unlike its counterpart, Noob Saibot doesn’t have a unique ability, though he is hard to see dues to being dark. It is less a problem in the Sega Genesis version than the arcade because he is fought in a stage that is easier for the player to spot him.

There is no way to play as Noob Saibot in Mortal Kombat II without external tools. However, it is possible to edit the following address in a hex editor to play as him.

800C9D1C:000F for player 1

The character ID must be Noob Saibot after choosing a character. Failing to do so will reset the game when it attempts to display Noob Saibot. In the video, a Lua script was used to change the ID to Noob saibot after choosing Liu Kang and freezing the value for the remainder of the game.
Pressing low kick and not hold it for the remainder of the match or pressing back + high punch will freeze the game, a trait he shares with the two other secret character. However, it is possible to perform a sweep and release the low kick button at the right time to avoid a freeze. Using a low kick as the last move before winning a fight will also avoid it. The spear cannot be performed by the player, only the CPU can. His close high punch move does not have delay. Because of this, it is possible to hit the opponent with the move over and over to easily win a match.

Noob Saibot doesn’t have any finishing move and can’t perform the universal Dead Pool fatality because he is treated as a boss character, which means that the Finish Him/her prompt will never appear.

Because of the lack of special move and the low kick freeze, beating the game with Noob Saibot is not an easy task. However, if well timed in the corner, his close high punch move can be spammed over and over. Outside of this, Noob had to use his basic move at the right time and take advantage of his faster speed to outrun the screen and jump kick. Like the other ninja character, his roundhouse kick will be very useful.

Since the Low Kick button freeze and must be hold once pressed without having frame perfect timing or getting hit in the air while holding the low kick button, it is generally not possible to fight Jade.

Every match will be set in Goro’s Lair, including the fight against Kintaro and Shao Khan. Defeating Shao Khan, the defeat sequence in Goro’s Lair, which glitch the background, but the game will be able to progress to the ending sequence.

As a side note, Noob Saibot’s ending shows the second part of Baraka’s ending as the first screen, causing graphical glitches. The game will freeze as soon as the game attempt to load the second part of the ending, preventing the credit rolls to happen.

TAS tools were used to make this high quality playthrough video.

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