Our Mortal Kombat 4 walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of cutscenes and gameplay for the fourth entry in Midways long-running Mortal Kombat series of violent fighting games.
MK4 is the most different of all the series and in many ways the most overlooked and oft-forgotten. The game increased the roster of playable character to 15+ (18 including secret characters like Noob Saibot, Goro and Meat), introduced many new ones, but cut out a lot of fan favorites (Shang Tsung was replaced with a new sorcerer called Quan Chi and Shao Khan was replaced with the much-less-intimidating and forgettable Shinnok). The game was labeled as a reboot to the series and was the first polygonal 3D game in the MK series and one of the first Midway Fighting Games to be made with 3D graphics (the other being the underwhelming and critically panned War Gods).
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Table of Contents
- Mortal Kombat 4 walkthrough – Reptile
- Mortal Kombat 4 walkthrough – Liu Kang
- Arcade Version walkthrough
- PC Version walkthrough – Scorpion – Master II Difficulty
- Reiko – Master II Ultimate Difficulty
- How to Beat the Game With One Credit!
- Nintendo 64 Version walkthrough – Big-Head Cheat
- MK4 Game Boy Color Walkthrough
- How to Unlock Nintendo 64 Cheat Menu
- MK4 All Character Bios
- MK4 All Character CG Endings (PS1, PC)
- MK4 All Character Endings (N64)
- How to Unlock Goro
- How to Unlock Noob Saibot – Secret Character
- How to unlock Meat – Hidden Character
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The fighting system was changed from the “Dial A Combo” system of the previous titles (Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy) and back to a system that more closely resembled that of Mortal Kombat 1 and Mortal Kombat 2, although not as tight. Many new moves were given to old characters (such as the ability for Scorpion to breath fire as a special move) and Weapons were introduced for the first time, with each character having a unique move that would allow them to take out a unique weapon. Although many of the weapons played similar to each other. A character could also pick up dropped weapons or pick-up-and-throw objects on the arena floor by pressing Down+Run.
Mortal Kombat 4 was widely panned and many saw it as a further step back and into mediocrity than even MK3 (which purests consider inferior to MK2) but in more recent times it has become a cult-classic and introduced many interesting characters, some of which would become fan-favorites (Like Reiko, Quan Chi, Fujin and Tanya).
MK4 also featured actual cutscenes with more elaborate endings in place of the text seen in the endings of previous games, although the voice acting left something to be desired. The PS1 and PC version featured computer-generated cutscenes, although the N64 version replaced them with real-time graphical versions similar to the arcade version, due to the space constraints of the N64’s limited cartridge medium. The home console versions also added Goro as a sub-boss before fighting Shinnok, and made Goro an unlockable playable character.
MK4 was originally released for the Arcade in 1997 and was subsequently released with home console ports on N64, PS1 and PC, with a Game Boy Color version also available. An enhanced version called Mortal Kombat Gold was also released for the Dreamcast, which included additional characters.
Mortal Kombat 4 walkthrough – Reptile – Part 2
Mortal Kombat 4 walkthrough – Reptile – Part 3
Mortal Kombat 4 walkthrough – Liu Kang
MK4 All Character Endings (N64)
To unlock Noob Saibot, you first must beat the game as Reiko. Afterward, at the Character Select Screen, select “Hidden” at the bottom of the screen. Then press Up, Up, Right to select Reiko. Pick him by pressing Run+Block at the same time and hold it until the match begins. You should now be playing as Noob Saibot! Alternatively you can access him by using the Cheats Menu (Hold Run+Block at the Continues 3 part of the Menu for about 10 seconds).
To unlock Meat you need to complete the “Group Mode” by selecting “Group” at the bottom of the screen. In this mode you will face each fighter one at a time. After beating all of them a skinless character will replace the fighter you select. That’s “Meat”! However if you lose you’ll need to rebeat Group to play as Meat again.
Here is a video of Meat in action.