Mortal Kombat, the game from 1992, had hidden a secret menu from us all until late in 2015. Now that’s some pretty subtle secret-keeping skills for a series so utterly lacking in subtlety.
It’s a developer menu present on Mortal Kombat, as well as its sequels Mortal Kombat 2, 3 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, accessed on the arcade versions by inputting a sequence of button presses.
The long-hidden dev menus allows such fun things as checking the arcade machine is running all nice and funky-like, a ‘hello’ shout-out screen and the ability to watch each and every character’s ending at the push of a button.
I likely would have crawled over broken glass for that last option back in the day, but then I was an MK fanboy.
Anyway, here’s a video for your perusal:
But it’s all pretty cool – and surprisingly exciting – to see a game from almost 25 years ago having secrets to bear. And the community digging through these things thinks there are still secrets to come.