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    Default Anyone remember this?? Classic Mortal Kombat april fool!

    I dunno if anyone will remember this and im not sure if the magazine was available in the states but i think uk gamers might remember it...

    Back in the days of the SNES there was a uk magazine called NINTENDO MAGAZINE SYSTEM and when the first Mortal Kombat game was released (mortal monday! ahh memories...) they played an april fools trick which i think most people fell for.......

    If u remember there was a big uproar about the violent nature of the game and Nintendo, wanting to keep their clean cut image, had all the blood and death moves removed... the first question on SNES/MK minds was "i wonder if there is a cheat to unlock the blood??" so NMS capatalised on this and in there march issue featured an article claiming to have discovered the cheat.

    It went something like this. You had to tape a 1 pence coin to the top of the cart to fool the machine into thinking it was the earlier version of the game that used slightly heavier carts which included the cheat. Then you had to do a series of things (win 2 rounds flawless then perform your fatality with a few seconds left or sumthin like that, then you had to enter a button combo on pad 2), after that you apparently would hear a noise to indicate the cheat had worked... the magazine featured a full 2 page spread on this with "screenshots" of the unlocked death moves which "were improvements on the arcade originals", basically they were all new killer fatalities (ha ha ye right) and the screens were just original in game shots that were messed with to look like new fatalities.

    I think everyone who read the mag fell for it and lookin back i cant beleive the hours i sat there trying to get it to work......i will put it down to childhood ignorance.

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    Don't remember anything quite that elaborate, but I do seem to remember a code to add blood to snes version floating around from april fools.
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    this sounds very familiar!

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    i still have the mag somewhere in my vast collection which i will dig out and scan so u can have a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediamachine
    i still have the mag somewhere in my vast collection which i will dig out and scan so u can have a look
    So do i, it was a cool prank and they must of used Photoshop to do the pics it was cool! if i'm not wrong it was a double page special feature, but since the pics looked so real, a ton of people wrote in to get the info on how to do it!!

    But the blood looked alittle silly..

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    Yeah, it's funny when geeks make an attempt at humor.
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    i never saw that article, but i remember there being alot of unlock the fatalities rumors for the snes version.

    i know of at least 2 people who bought a game genie just to change the color of the 'sweat' to red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoisKeel
    i know of at least 2 people who bought a game genie just to change the color of the 'sweat' to red.
    Yeah, but it was more pink than red.

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    lol ye i remember the game genie/action replay thing. Looking at the pictures now i cant beleive anyone fell for it, looks like its been done in MS paint lol, the blood looks like its been done with the airbrush tool

    as i say i will do a scan and post the article on here....

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    Also from a UK magazine was the "bertnernie" code to get Deejay Maximum in the Mega Drive Street Fighter II

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    for the SNES version - I thought that they simply changed the blood's color to look like sweat and then removed some of the more violent fatalities.

    wasn't there a gameshark code that changed the color of the sweat?

    that was a good point in time to own both systems.

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    i dont rember what magazine it was, but there was one where you could supposedly unlock akuma for resident evil 2, it had really good looking screenshots to. man that woulda been cool, stuipd tofu

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    there actually IS an action replay 2 code which changes the sweat into blood and which even makes your charakter bleed and have open wounds.
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    if anyone wants it and have an "Action Replay2" I will post it here

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    can someone find their mag n scan it for us please

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    yep i have it in my collection, i will fish it out in the morning and post a scan on here for you all to see!

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    I know im bumping a seriously old thread here but was this scan ever uploaded???

    Would love to see it!!

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