Trivia: Mortal Kombat II

  • Acting for Two: Dan Pesina as Johnny Cage and the ninjas once again, Richard Divizio as Kano and Baraka (the former being a background cameo) and Katalin Zamiar as the female ninjas (although they're all palette swaps).
  • Development Gag:
    • Liu Kang can turn into a dragon which resembles the logo of the series.
    • In 2, Johnny Cage had a "triple" decapitation fatality that worked like the regular one, only instead of one head, Cage knocks off three. This finisher move referenced a glitch discovered in the original Mortal Kombat, where Johnny Cage could knock off multiple heads in his fatality.
  • Name's the Same: One of the stages is named after but had nothing to do with a Dirty Harry film or a Marvel character.
  • Romance on the Set: Ho-sung Pak (Liu Kang) and Katalin Zamiar (Kitana) dated while working on the game together and is part of the reason why their characters became lovers in later games and movies (ironically where they were played by other actors).
  • Trolling Creator: The test menu for the Arcade version has a counter for "Kano Transformations". It's believed that the counter was put there just to stir up rumors.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: Too many to count, many of which would became Ascended Memes:
    • Animalities.
    • You could supposedly get Sonya, Ermac, and Kano.
    • Green Liu Kang, a/k/a "Hornbuckle", and Blaze, the guys you see fighting in the background of the Pit II.
  • What Could Have Been: So, so many:
    • Jax's original name was going to be Kurtis Stryker.
    • There were plans to have a character with hooked swords for Mortal Kombat II. Due to hardware limitations, he was modified to become Baraka. The design was modified again to become Kabal for Mortal Kombat 3.
    • Kintaro was originally going to be an anthropomorphic tiger, and a playable character in Mortal Kombat II. Due to budget constraints, they ended up making him a clone of Goro with tiger stripes instead.
    • It's possible that at one point Noob Saibot was going to be another female ninja, as there's a Dummied Out sprite in the game with black clothing that's associated with his move commands.