thumbnail

Original Mortal Kombat Characters

Can you name the characters from the original "Mortal Kombat" game?
In case you're wondering, here's the quiz for Street Fighter 2
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: August 28, 2018
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedJanuary 6, 2010
Times taken37,863
Average score70.0%
Rating4.09
3:00
Enter character here:
0
 / 10 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Character
Goro
Johnny Cage
Kano
Liu Kang
Raiden
Character
Reptile
Scorpion
Shang Tsung
Sonya Blade
Sub-Zero
53 Comments
+3
Level 63
Oct 31, 2011
Only took me 15 seconds. I just hummed the theme music from the (horrid) movie and filled in the rest.
+1
Level 37
Aug 9, 2012
It was alright.
+1
Level 66
Apr 28, 2017
As a movie it was decent. As an adaptation it was pretty bad. Still above average for a film adaptation of a video game. Very few of those have been even watchable, let alone good.
+1
Level 67
Jul 13, 2020
It's bad but it's still fun to watch mostly as something ironic
+1
Level 82
Mar 11, 2013
100%. Such an awful game. Only famous for the controversy and of course for the gimmick of blood and violence. The movie actually wasn't half bad considering what it was based on. Though the sequel was heinous.
+2
Level 82
Sep 9, 2015
Actually not trolling. MK2 was better, though.
+1
Level 46
Jun 4, 2016
So why are you doing a quiz about it!?
+2
Level 82
Oct 4, 2016
Did I mention I got 100%? Just because the game was awful doesn't mean I didn't spend countless hours playing it.
+1
Level 66
Apr 28, 2017
I wouldn't say that it was awful, but it did not age very well. The fatalities look kind of gimmicky in retrospect, and everyone's basic fighting style being pretty much the same and not resembling martial arts in any way is definitely a huge strike against it, but it was revolutionary for its time, and definitely solid competition for Street Fighter.
+2
Level 82
Jul 17, 2018
It was always gimmicky. Even to a 10 year old. We still had fun playing it anyway.
+2
Level 68
Jul 26, 2018
Games like Street Fighter involved skill while MK was a button mashing game. Sure, fatalities required precise input at the correct distance but that was second to the combat mechanics. I loved the game as a kid, owned a full sized arcade game as an adult, yet still recognize it was not a good game. It is, however, a legend.
+1
Level 29
Mar 23, 2013
Wtf, how did I miss Raiden?? Got the rest though, thankfully.
+1
Level 10
Mar 25, 2013
i missed the easiest one... liu kang, how could i forget him
+1
Level 45
Mar 29, 2016
He was my last answer.
+2
Level 66
Nov 9, 2017
Until he was chosen as the "main hero," Liu Kang was by far the most forgettable character, in my opinion. He was basically a generic Bruce Lee clone.
+2
Level 30
Jun 25, 2014
I typed in Johnny Cash instead of Johnny Cage :(
+2
Level 63
Nov 20, 2016
I typed in both Luke Cage and Nicholas Cage before I realized I was substituting words into Test Your Might
+1
Level 66
Nov 9, 2017
Imagining Nicolas Cage doing the Test Your Might minigames is probably going to be the highlight of my day.
+1
Level 70
Dec 1, 2014
I don't remember Reptile being on the first Mortal Kombat
+1
Level 70
Dec 1, 2014
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/MK_character_select.png
+1
Level 82
Sep 9, 2015
If Reptile is in here what about Noob Saibot? Or was he in the 2nd one?
+1
Level 66
Apr 28, 2017
Second game, along with Smoke and Jade.
+1
Level 66
Nov 9, 2017
Actually now that I think of it, if you want to get super technical Noob Saibot IS in the first game, because he's the original Sub-Zero (the Sub-Zero in future games is his younger brother, I believe).
+1
Level 73
Nov 18, 2019
If I'm not mistaken I think reptile was only someone you could fight against as a bonus round after doing something special, don't remember exactly what it was. But I don't think you could play AS reptile and he didn't show up in the basic story mode. But he was in the game.
+1
Level 19
Dec 11, 2014
done with 1:19 left. Thank you comments!
+1
Level 35
Jan 26, 2015
100% Flawless victory!!
+1
Level 95
Mar 14, 2015
Happy it accepts Rayden as the spelling, but that should be what is displayed as we'll; seeing as how that's how his name is spelled in the game.
+1
Level 66
Apr 28, 2017
They went back and forth on the spelling back then. If memory serves, the arcade had it as Raiden, then it was changed to Rayden for the console versions and stayed that way for the next couple games.
+1
Level 10
May 7, 2015
missed out reptile, normally his one of the first I remember lol
+1
Level 49
Sep 10, 2015
Missing Lo Pan and Sho Nuff, and should accept FroZone for Sub Zero.
+1
Level 73
Nov 18, 2019
who? who? and who?
+1
Level 20
Sep 10, 2015
I only missed Kano and Sonya Blade.
+1
Level 46
Oct 13, 2015
Can you accept Sonia?
+1
Level 60
Jan 13, 2016
100% first try 1:16 left
+1
Level 46
Sep 6, 2016
I was racking my brains .... as it turns out I just spelt Liu kang wrong :( I thought it was 'Llu'
+1
Level 95
Sep 15, 2016
I thought Reptile was from MK2 version or later!
+1
Level 82
Oct 4, 2016
He was a hidden character in the first Mortal Kombat. He became a regular playable character in MK2.
+1
Level 54
Oct 4, 2016
i am way too proud of myself for remembering all of them. more than 20 years since i played mortal kombat on my gameboy.
+1
Level 66
Apr 28, 2017
I'm even more impressed if you're going off the Game Boy version, given that it didn't even have all the characters.
+1
Level 28
Mar 1, 2017
10/10 with 2:27 left
+2
Level 60
Jul 26, 2018
Remembering the Mortal Kombat theme song helps a lot with this.
+1
Level 67
Jul 13, 2020
facts
+2
Level 58
Jul 29, 2018
Test your Might
+2
Level 52
Oct 7, 2019
You missed Ermac ;)
+1
Level 67
Jul 13, 2020
Ermac???
+1
Level 67
Jul 13, 2020
2:28 remaining, been playing a lot of XL recently, might get 11
+1
Level 67
Jul 13, 2020
Annoying how Reptile, Goro, and Shang Tsung aren't actually playable though
+2
Level 77
Mar 2, 2022
Why is that annoying? It was the first game created, and those were the bosses (with the exception of Reptile, who was a hidden character). That's how most video games like this work. If a later iteration of the game is produced, then they usually add new bosses, and older bosses become playable characters.
+1
Level 89
Apr 27, 2022
Game was awesome so was the movie
+1
Level 14
Aug 11, 2023
Forgot about Liu kang and Goro !
+1
Level 88
Dec 26, 2023
Finish him!
+1
Level 18
May 4, 2024
how did i miss scorpion
+1
Level 70
May 22, 2024
After typing Kano, Nigeria countless times in this site's geography quizzes, of course the homonymous character is the one I happen to miss here :P