Mortal Kombat 1 Cheats and Tips


Mortal Kombat 1 Cheats and Tips


Don’t skip the tutorial

This is perhaps the most obvious piece of advice, but it’s here because many of us are guilty of shrugging tutorials off and instead “learning on the go.” Mortal Kombat 1, at least for those wanting to play against others online or play the story on a harder difficulty, is not one of those games that you’ll learn on the go effectively.

Mortal Kombat 1, much like its previous franchise instalments, features a deep catalogue of striking and throwing combinations and a variety of different special abilities. While you’ll be able to get by with a passing grade using just the fundamental techniques and experimenting with spontaneous button mashes, you’ll be quickly humbled without studying the art of virtual ass-kicking.

So, in short, do your homework. Don’t skip the tutorial. No, really, don’t skip it. Do it now.

Play the story first

Okay, we’re giving you some pretty stock-standard advice here. But we’re putting these here so we can explain why they’re so important for establishing a solid foundation from which you can build yourself into an impenetrable fortress of martial arts.

The biggest reason for playing the story as a beginner, aside from experiencing the incredible narrative of Mortal Kombat 1, is the opportunity it gives you to test out different characters and their widely varying fighting styles. NetherRealm Studios put a painstaking amount of time and effort into curating a roster that offered something for everyone and would suit pretty much any fighting style.

Essentially, the reason you want to start at the story is to find YOUR play and fighting style. Some fighters are faster, some are stronger, and some will use magic more. Some of them will have combinations that will just flow from your fingertips, whereas some might feel a bit stunted. Your idea of close-quarters trash might be someone else’s close-quarters treasure; it’s just a matter of finding your own diamond in the rough.

Be offensively defensive

A tactic that isn’t recommended in an argument with the family or better half, but one that will work wonders in Kombat. It’s all well and good to learn how to string together 200 consecutive strikes for a Flawless Victory, but if your opponent knows it too and gets the first punch in, you’re toast.

The best Kombatants will complete sequence after sequence of offensive combinations in a flowing motion, and if you don’t know how to interrupt that flow then you’ll have a hard time getting so much as a gentle nudge against your opponent. Take the time to understand how to block, dodge, and counter attack with your chosen character so you can turn a well-timed defensive manoeuvre into a deadly series of painfully graphic offensive combinations.