Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Achievements


Finish Mortal Kombat II  

Select Mortal Kombat II from the main menu and fight your way up the ladder until you've defeated all kombatants. Shao Khan is the final boss.

Mortal Kombat II is a BITCH. Let's get that out of the way first of all.
The other two games are hard, this will have you crying in a corner. It not only knows your moves but it knows your next THREE moves before you've even thought of them.

Most of the characters will quite happily walk into your sweep in the early matches if you shuffle around for a second while they're down, then sweeping them again while they attempt to get up.

I found that most of the cast were quite happy to walk into Baraka's Blade Shredder too when walking backwards. Baraka is also a great character to use as you can jump back against the wall and punch them in the face and then follow this up with his Blade Swipe move.

Shang Tsung: I found the best way to kill Shang Tsung was to jump around the screen and kick him while he's vulnerable. Jump kick him while he's jumping towards you or sending a fireball your way. Just keep moving constantly over him. Confuse him.

Kintaro: Kitana's Air Wave is great use here if you jump in to Kintaro and input the move as he's blocking, you'll land and lift him straight away. As he's floating, jump towards, land, then uppercut. You'll catch him on the way down. You must have good timing for this but practice makes perfect and it's a surefire way to win.

Shao Khan: I got a double flawless on Shao Khan by doing Baraka's Blade Shredder constantly. He just walked into it every time.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Ov312 DOs3
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 06:19:14 PM

Best MK game to date right here, oldschool FTW

Comment #2 by Snooch2theBooch
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 03:37:39 PM

agreed...this is gonna be a pain in the *** though

Comment #3 by Raidy
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 04:49:42 PM

The CPU in MK2 is really easy to pull cheese victories on if you know the tricks.

In the arcade I could beat the game on 1 quarter, especially using Shang Tsung.

Comment #4 by Xx Duuuke xX
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 12:11:30 PM

I just completed the whole ladder and i didn't get this didn't unlock for me, anyone has the same problem?

Comment #5 by Mizzzah
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 01:37:16 PM

Same thing happened to me also.. I can't figure out why the achievement never unlocked...

Comment #6 by SquattingGrampa
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 02:10:15 PM

Make sure you win all of your test your might challenges if there are any.

Comment #7 by X Hoosun X
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 04:46:38 PM

Can someone Please Give Me A Tactic To Beat Kintaro, A Cheap One Preferably :)

Comment #8 by indirect76
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 10:25:01 PM

Is it me or is this MK2 way harder than the one I remember? I could beat the arcade with about 5 bucks, but now I can't get past the 4th fighter.

Comment #9 by indirect76
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 10:51:05 AM

@X Hoosun X

Comment #10 by Mizzzah
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 11:22:07 AM

Your absolutely right.. it's ALOT harder than I remember. I use to play on the snes and I would only use a continue at Kintaro, and now im using them starting at match 3-4. I think they really need to fix the AI, as there is no sense on normal, let alone VERY EASY for them to block everything and destroy me with flawless victories.

Comment #11 by Snoogans Booyah
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 12:09:36 PM

#4 and #5, you have to beat the game on Normal difficulty or harder to get the achievement, if you changed the settings to easy or very easy it doesn't unlock.

Comment #12 by Mizzzah
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 02:12:09 PM

On normal? Eww. Thanks Snoogans! Much appreciated!

Comment #13 by tdogg769
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 10:04:59 PM

Dude..this version of MK2 is alot harder indeed..I thought MK1 was a

Comment #14 by kewlniss
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 06:12:15 AM

Yes, this is the real arcade (as in quarter eating machine) version. Much harder than anything released on the early consoles.

Curious - folks who have this achievement, did you have to fight Jade (question mark entry)? Or were you able to get it without fighting her. Only way to get to her that I know is doing low kicks / sweeps the entire match prior.

Comment #15 by Jericholic101
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 07:15:14 AM

#11, are you sure about the change? I changed the settings for and got the achievement for MK1 and MK3. Got killed attempting to get through MK2. Baraka was a pain and I just gave up. Will have to attempt again. Can anyone confirm the difficultly is an issue?

Comment #16 by kewlniss
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 08:17:25 AM

Just wanted to say that the achievement doesn't require fighting Jade (or the ? match). As long as you play on normal you will unlock it. It took me forever to get past Kintrano. This youtube video helped me:

Comment #17 by Gone4aDuck
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 11:32:00 AM

@15 I know for a fact you can do it on very easy for MK1 and get the chievo. I cant even finish MK2 so cant comment on that. But as far as i can figure, the only reason it says any difficulty on MK3 is cos its frefering to the ladder difficulty, and not the main menu settings.

Comment #18 by indirect76
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 06:44:03 PM

OK I call this one glitched. Just beat it on normal difficulty and got nothing.Utter bullshit!

Comment #19 by AngryNetsFan11
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 08:59:15 PM

just got this one by playing with baraka until kintaro and then used my special method with subzero and then for shao kahn i also used a pretty cheap method with mileena

Comment #20 by jtryon24
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 09:14:43 PM

just got it on very easy and been playing it for 5 hours non stop

Comment #21 by tdogg769
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 10:29:59 PM

I kept it on it could be a glitched style achievement, depends on who you ask

Comment #22 by clos7983
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 11:15:20 PM


Comment #23 by Nothings Clear
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 07:55:06 AM

Been stuck on shang tsung for atleast 1 hour now everytime i do a jump or a move hes there ducking or jumping at me to whoop my arse!!! MK2 used to be my fav in the series but not after this i wish id never bothered buying this now as its got more bulls*** in it than a sewage works...

Comment #24 by xAnghehhicx T9X
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 09:54:55 AM

This game is crazy hard I beat UMK3 in the time it took me to do the first 5 fights in MK2 and i still cant beat it does any one have any cheap ways to do this one

Comment #25 by Snucki
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 01:21:32 PM

Easy as pie on normal:
Anyone till Kintaro: Liu Kang - keep kick spamming plus bicycle kick sometime.
Kintaro: Keep jump+kicking, walk 2 steps back and repeat till he's dead.
kahn: for this one i used sub-zero.
freeze, jump+kick, sweep-spam and (if close enough) uppercut -> repeat.

worked for me.

10/12 cheevos here so far.

Comment #26 by PhantomAccent
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 04:21:27 PM

This was the hardest one! Kintaro and Kahn suck so bad. Heh. Hardest MK game to date.

Comment #27 by Distractor08
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 04:07:26 PM

Two things:
1. IT IS PROVEN that you can get this achievement on very easy!!! That is how I got it.

2. For those who have problems, I used liu kang the whole way. Listen to what @25 says, it is true. The only flaw that I had is spamming kicks don't work always. It will always work if all they do is duck, if they block, then find another method for you are screwed. For Kahn, I spammed bickle kicks and if they connect, comeback with the flying kick. Other than that, listen to @25, he has it right.

Comment #28 by Distractor08
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 04:13:24 PM

If you can't do this, than like Shao Kahn says: "YOU ARE PATHETIC!!!" Love it when he says that.

Comment #29 by PuppyPuncher777
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 05:38:51 PM

i finished mkII but i didn't get my cheevo.
it was on normal so tomorow i'll try it on easy :p

Comment #30 by PuppyPuncher777
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 04:30:54 PM

just finished it using only one character on normal and the two cheevos popped op only oneto go now

Comment #31 by Gone4aDuck
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 12:55:24 PM

YEESSSSSS!! I BEAT IT!! lol A massive thanks to whoever it was with the sub zero freezing in the corner tip. Worked like a charm! Just need an equaly good tip for flying through MK3.

Comment #32 by 162sbombs
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 11:12:09 PM

Just finished and did NOT get the cheevo. Mortal Kombat 2 drove me nuts when it came out 18 years ago in the arcade and nothing has changed. Total waste of time and money. If you're reading this trying to decide whether or not to spend the bling on this game I'm here to tell you...DON'T.

Comment #33 by desan476
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 07:59:15 AM

did anyone, who did not get the achievement for the first time beating the game, get it on the second try? just would like to know whether it is bugged or if i can try it again

Comment #34 by desan476
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 12:02:00 PM

i got it on 2nd attempt on normal difficulty. when i tried it for 1st time, i had very easy difficulty and did not get it.
btw: good "tactic" on shao kahn is using low kick. he had to be slightly retarded because he keeps walking towards me and i just kicked him away and he walked towards me again. he blocked all my kicks but it makes little damage to him so he can be killed this very easy way.

Comment #35 by hardcoreboi83
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 07:07:52 PM

just got this played through on very easy but not so very easy to get kintaro and shang tsung played the hardest part.

Comment #36 by priestcheese
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 03:50:11 PM

i cant beat that 4 armed bastard, i save this one for the last

Comment #37 by VIPER SVB
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 08:44:09 AM

The name of the achievement says it all, ARCADE KOMBATANT.
I'll give you all a hint. For all 3 games there is an arcade filter and there is a cabinet display.
Why would you need to successfully do test your might? Is the achievement called Test your Might ARCADE KOMBATANT?
There is no glitch. Just do it the right way!

Comment #38 by nikat33n
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:41:54 AM

i cant get past shang tsung on very easy!!! its like every time i do a move he counters it before i do it

Comment #39 by TERMINATOR 2452
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 12:33:08 PM

Iv beat it on very easy and no achievement.Got to be glitch the rest are fine.:(

Comment #40 by k12machinima
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 11:40:28 PM

The funny thing is, is that people don't realize that the game wasn't meant to
be easy; at all. MK 2 was an arcade game that was meant to make you frustrated,
happy, and most of all, spend money. If you're not dying constantly in MK,
you're either doing really good, or you need to crank up the difficulty.
I suggest some hints that I use for the game.

1: Use jump-kicking sparingly: the AI does predict your moves after a while.

2: Sweeping: take advantage of it as much as possible.

3: Learning Specials: Not just your own, but the AI's, as well. If you do,
the game will be a lot easier to predict what to do when an attack happens.

4: Kintaro: Kintaro is tough, but kill-able. Jump-kicking is key, so
turn on your audio; this so that you can hear his attacks and know when to

Comment #41 by Yamaz
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:37:15 PM

They should have made an achievement if you get past the 4th stage.

Comment #42 by NUROK
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 01:58:11 AM

If you want a cheap way to beat Shao Khan use Mileena's Forward forward B

Comment #43 by Looter1
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 09:06:14 AM

I beat the game on v.easy... kintaro took forever, I got the achievement, but now my achievement is gone!!! This is only sth I've noticed since the new dashboard... maybe it's cos my live connection dropped out while I was playing - same thing happened and glitched some saint row: the third achievements! Has anyone had their achievements dissapear like this???

Comment #44 by Pursuit Agent
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 12:03:39 PM

jump kicking is easier against shao kahn i tried baraka's blad swipe it doesnt seem to work he doesnt get staggered

Comment #45 by Doctor Mapache
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 05:31:48 PM

i f*cking hate kintaro

Comment #46 by Doctor Mapache
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 06:22:13 PM

done :D
Shao Khan you talk too much xD

Comment #47 by Penedao
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 11:46:05 AM

This game is a very very pain in the ass...
Kintaro is easy,is just flying kick, he will hold sometimes but you will win and Shao Khan with Baraka is very, very easy, the problem is the others...

Very hard game, ohhh God!!!

Comment #48 by scatastrophes
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 07:32:27 PM

I beat it, all those years as a kid I never could beat it and now I have! It is very tough, but if I can beat it even you can I have always sucked at this game!

Comment #49 by BulleBill89
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 10:52:28 PM

Tis gae is so difficult Kintaro is Cheap

Comment #50 by Vegeta GG42
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 10:28:59 AM

If this is truely a port from arcade, it should have a scaling system where if you start on very easy, your fight with Shang Tsung will be very hard, but if you start on Normal, the whole game is normal. A lot of arcades would start at easy, so people pump quarters into the machine to beat that one guy they keep dying on, so they can get to the boss.

Comment #51 by BigMacXXIII
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 07:54:20 AM

it took me 3 %$&!ing hours to beat this!!!

Comment #52 by LiveAnt
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 12:44:49 PM

This is almost impossible to do I find. Any tips from people who beat this recently?


GT: LiveAnt

Comment #53 by AU Unit
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 11:58:34 PM

Finally beat this, I mostly used Mileena's forward-forward B on Shoa Kahn since he could not counter it at all.

Comment #54 by kaiyo penguin
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 03:32:21 PM

jesus christ i can't even beat this fucker on very easy let alone normal. think ill pass on this lol.

Comment #55 by ssTHE MVPss
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 02:07:58 PM

How the he'll do you throw someone?

Comment #56 by ssTHE MVPss
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 02:09:16 PM

How do you throw someone?

Comment #57 by Fatalxmt
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 06:05:36 PM

Gave up on Kintaro he is impossible!!!

Comment #58 by Tinsigmund666
Monday, May 05, 2014 @ 09:25:52 PM

If you are in possession of a controller with turbo function, this might be really easy to obtain.

1. Get a controller with turbo function (obvious)
2. Set turbo function for B button.
3. Start MKII, keep B button pushed in. This is important!!!!
4. Start the fight. The joke is because the B button is depressed, the game constantly 'waits' 4 seconds and does bicycle kicks infinitely, thus getting no space for the CPU to place an attack. I finished MKII on very hard in 15 minutes, with fighting Jade, Tsang Tsung, Kintaro and Shao Kahn alltogether!

Comment #59 by MaseDX
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 09:01:21 AM

I beat this on very easy for the achievement. Popped first time. The achievement for beating all three games hasn't popped for me though.

Comment #60 by Dadgummit420
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 04:50:33 AM

11 hours over the course of 3 nights, left my xbox on for over 50 hours straight, and nothing. I should've gotten the one for all 3 games as well. But nothing. Done with Midway, forever. If your achievements don't work your too incapable of my time or money.

BTW, the arcade versions suck on controllers. Even on PC with emulators. The console versions always ported well and should have been used here. The arcade versions of 2 and 3 were designed as quarter draining experiences. These games were not as difficult on SNES or Genesis. I think the AI in 2 moves slightly quicker than the console versions, too. 3 is kind of the same until the shao kahn fight. then the arcade version gets ridiculous to drain quarters. Midway always was sort of a soulless corporate hog and even spending $3.50 on

Comment #61 by Franchyze228
Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 11:08:11 PM

Reading these comments, I was terrified of this achievement. However, @25 had great advice. I just got the cheevo in 45 minutes. I had it on Very Easy and spammed the flying kick nonstop from Liu Kang. As it got harder, I used the time to my advantage. I would kick an opponent a couple times, then they would just keep ducking. The time would run out and I'd win by default. Flying kick left, then right, and just don't stop until time is out. I beat Shao Khan with Mileena's forward, forward B move nonstop. Even though he kept blocking, his health would still decrease. Can't believe how easy this worked out. Thanks, everyone! :-)

Comment #62 by randomnessftwman
Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 12:31:39 AM

just found out something with Scorpion play as Liu Kang and do the Flying Kick move and most of the time he blocks and then he uses his spear but sometimes it'll pass right through you and you can uppercut him so as soon as he starts to stand up Flying Kick attack him and it'll either go right through you or he'll hit you and if that happens as soon as you get up Flying Kick because he'll use Spear immediately missing you

Comment #63 by Makron Leader
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 04:56:34 PM

Use Jax, anytime that the other kombatant jumps to you catch him in the air and repeat this to any player before Kintaro.

Kintaro is a little more dificult, I beat him with Liu Kang jumping over him and shot rigth away the dragon fire this is the easy tactic.

Shao Kahn is more easy with any player just kick him with low kick in the rigth moment, do this and maybe you get double flawless.

Comment #64 by Mcheza
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 08:37:03 PM

@58 About damn time.

I beat this game twice (each run taking about 3 hours) when it first came out and it glitched both times. Any time I tried later I would just get mad. I gave up and have griped ever since.

Now I used my MadCatz SFIV controller, set B to turbo, and it really works. Well, most of the time. You have to start holding it right when the announcer starts saying "Round..." and then you'll bicycle kick like crazy, even if they block or get a good hit in. If your timing is off though, you'll only get a couple then you'll just stand there. Resume flying kicks and hope you win. If you ever get caught in an enemy move that stuns you for a while (Scorpion dagger and uppercut) then hold b again and sometimes you can get it back.

Beats anyone in one or two tries. Though I end

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US August 31, 2011
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