Mortal Kombat (2011) Tips, Combos & Strategies

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Getting into Mortal Kombat after so many years can be tough, and not everyone is a fighting game savant. Fortunately, GameFront is home to at least a few fighting game aficionados, like Mitchell of our video walkthrough team.

To keep you from being the no-combo-knowing, bleeding sap at your next MK match, Mitchell has put together a few videos to introduce you to each of the characters and give a few key combos and special moves to get any fighter on the road to avoid mortality in Mortal Kombat. Take a look below.

Liu Kang

Kung Lao






Noob Saibot


Johnny Cage


Shang Tsung







Quan Chi




Freddy Krueger

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73 Comments on Mortal Kombat (2011) Tips, Combos & Strategies


On April 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

Do Noob and Smoke too! Jax and Sonya would be nice also.

Marc Wilson

On April 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Awesome vids man! Do Kitana, Johnny Cage and Stryker next!


On April 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Ermac, Quan Chi, and Baraka would be awesome to do as well!!! Please I would appreciate it!!! =D

Jack Jack

On April 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Thanks! Noob, Kabal or maybe Ermac would be Awesome if you’re looking to do more vids!

Ryan P.

On April 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm

These are really helpful! Please Feature Noob next!

E Man

On April 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Nooooooob! :) thanks for videos!


On April 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Do Shang Tsung too if you have the time! =D

Day Day

On April 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Your the man thanks for this please put up all fighters if you can be bothered =).

Phil Hornshaw

On April 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Hey guys,

Yes, our MK video guru, Mitchell, hears your requests. He’s working on more videos — they just take more time than a lot of our other stuff, so please be patient and keep checking back!

Jack cook

On April 27, 2011 at 9:27 am

Hey :) Could you do a scorpion one hes my favourite character and it means the world if you would do one thanks

Argentinian man

On April 28, 2011 at 11:18 am


Thx a lot! This guide make me stronger :D


On April 28, 2011 at 11:34 am

These are great!

Raiden next? :D


On April 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Could you do on scorpion he is my favourite character


On April 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

REPTILE needs to be shown. Best character in the game.


On April 30, 2011 at 2:55 am

sindel and mileena pls

Jack cook

On April 30, 2011 at 3:18 am

I come on here every day waiting for a scorpion :P please dear god so scorpion haha

Jack cook

On April 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I want a reptile aswell REPTILE > SCORPION


On May 2, 2011 at 7:06 am

REPTILE !!! Nice vids man ;-)


On May 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Do Jade!


On May 3, 2011 at 11:10 pm

How do you do the babalities or whatever it’s called on this? Is it on this website? Any help would be great.. And what is the 1,2,&3 crap for the combos and stuff? I already sent this once but I put the wrong email address.. Thanks

Phil Hornshaw

On May 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm



1, 2, 3 and 4 refer to the buttons on the controller — instead of using symbols for PS3 and letters for Xbox 360.

1: front punch
2: back punch
3: front kick
4: back kick

Have fun.


On May 4, 2011 at 5:01 am

come on no love for the ladies? sindel kitana jade?


On May 4, 2011 at 5:52 am

cyber sub-zero next pls


On May 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm

DO STRYKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


On May 6, 2011 at 6:38 am



On May 7, 2011 at 1:32 am

Seriously… Creators of this game are dumb because they created a final character that uses the same moves over and over and than they make it so the only way you can defeat him is if you do the same moves over and over yourself. Honestly creators of mortal combat, you failed to create a game that has diversity, guys need to rethink of how to create great fighting games.


On May 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Thank you so much for what you’re doing! Would like to see my favorite character, Scorpion, please.


On May 11, 2011 at 11:08 am

please Scorpion!!!


On May 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Scorpion PLS!!!


On May 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

slacking because of brink or what :P

Argentinian man

On May 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

more more combos please! :(


On May 12, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Could you please do Stryker, Kitana, Mileena Jax and Barka combos?


On May 13, 2011 at 5:55 am

KURTIS STRIKER !!! please…

Nick Komsa

On May 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Awesome videos. Thanks, please do Scorpion and nightwolf.


On May 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm

btw, you did reptile too, but you don’t have him posted here. Just letting you know

The Dude

On May 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm

RAIDEN for sure! He needs a thorough look at!


On May 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Hey, you haven’t made any videos for a week and a half!!! =(

Behrudy's Apprentice

On May 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I Need Scorpion PLS Or Ill Make U GET OVER HERE!!!!!!


On May 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm

For all you Smoke fans. I found a neat combo that lands about 48% damage. I’ve yet to pull it off in a fight (even on beginner mode) but its fun to mess with in training mode. Who knows, somebody may be able to pull it off. Here goes:

away+2, 3,smoke bomb,away+1, 4, X-ray. Its pretty cool. Even if you dont pull it off, you can land away+1, 4, X-ray for about 35% damage relatively easy.

If anyone knows of another combo that links perfectly with his X-ray let me know. “Where there’s Smoke, there’s fire.” [Smoke and Scorpion are my two favorite fighters btw)


On May 26, 2011 at 11:38 am




On May 27, 2011 at 1:45 am

Would like to see sheeva as it seems they’re gonna buff her damage soon

Also, people asking for reptile.. he already did it, it’s just not upped here for some reason, search for it directly on yt


On May 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Come back Mitchell!!! =(

Ghost stalkerq

On May 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Wow thanks, haha. This opened up alot of new doors for characters I knew fairly well, and ones I didn’t. Like to see a Jade, shes way to underplayed and very underestimated.

The Dude

On June 5, 2011 at 8:31 am

SCORPION please: need him to fight Mileena on Challenge Tower 300. Some of SCORPION’s linked combos seem the best candidate for beating the tower! Cheers.

noob is beast

On June 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Scorpion is on youtube gosh did’t know that many people play with him
link- or just type Mortal Kombat Walkthrough – Kombatant Strategy Guide – Scorpion in youtube


On June 19, 2011 at 11:39 am



On June 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Mitchell slacking HARD

Just Got Game Help

On June 25, 2011 at 11:22 pm



On July 13, 2011 at 7:52 am

meh … monkey

Daniel Maycock

On July 21, 2011 at 4:42 am

Hi, these guides are great, I have been looking through them reguarly and have picked up some very useful tips. Will you be doing anymore of the characters?

Izzy G

On July 21, 2011 at 7:57 am

Thanks alot bro! I’ve been searching for chain combos for a while and your videos are one of the best out there. They really helped.

Izzy G

On July 21, 2011 at 7:58 am

A Rain and Kenshi guide would be great.


On July 30, 2011 at 10:17 am

Noob Saibot is my favorite character :D


On August 7, 2011 at 3:55 pm

please if you still are doing this can you do Jax? I want to become the best fighter ever with Jax. I know a lot of people say he’s trash but I’m fixated on becoming the Jax master. thanks


On August 8, 2011 at 11:53 am

what happened to “planning to eventually do all of them” ?


On August 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Mileena and Jade, give the girls some love!


On October 11, 2011 at 1:50 am

when you will add other characters

Adam Bomb

On November 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Josh, you are ignorant. MK9 is the best MK game yet. The final boss battles have always been extremely difficult. I’d like to see Scorpion, Mileena, and Cyber Sub-Zero.

James ONeill

On December 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

Absolutely wonderful beginners guide i use this for all the characters that you have up i wish you would do the others GREAT GUIDES.


On December 11, 2011 at 10:09 am

Great videos. PLEASE make one about Cyber Sub-Zero !


On January 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Many thanx for the vids but can you please make one with my favorite little girl Sindel please? Thanx a million!!!


On March 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Great vids!! Very Helpful!!! Would you consider doing Jade? Her speed alone makes her a very tempting character and I would be curious what you think about her. Thanks a lot for the posts!


On April 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Please, please do Jade!!!!


On August 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I know I’m late for the party and all, but I was hoping you can do Sheeva and Kano. Probably not but couldn’t hurt to ask, right?


On November 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Please do Jade!!! Your videos are awesome! Very helpful for players like me who are trying to figure out how to make combos work.

James D

On November 17, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Great Vids! They are sooo helpful and you do such a good job of explaining each character’s strengths and weaknesses. Also, you tips on how to string together combos are awesome. Please keep them coming. Would love to see one of Jade. Keep up the great work!

Eric Rodriguez

On July 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

Thanks, Rain’s really helped, especially when it came to online matches.


On December 12, 2013 at 6:13 am

Please do Cyber Sub Zero as well.


On January 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm

These are great, are you doing these on a playstation? I cant seem to pull these off on a pc. Does that make since? is the pc version a little different? Slower between button presses? Im using an xbox controler. I can put all the button presses in but they dont hardly ever chain together like yours.


On January 2, 2014 at 1:11 pm

@Mark as far as I know, the PC version is identical to the PS3 version. Just keep practicing! Some of the combos are tough and require a very specific timing. Once you get it though, just keep trying and commit it to muscle memory.


On January 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Thanks for the reply Mitchell, I appreciate it very much. You are truely amazing at this game. Id love to just watch you play for a while. The muscle memory part makes a lot of sense as after almost an half an hour I started being able to pull off the first lui kang combo. Man they are really hard. You make it seem so effortless watching your videos. I wonder how many controllers you have gone through playing this game that hard. ;)

Thanks again for making these great videos. I havent found anything this good to learn the game as you have made. Without this Im sure i would have never learned these. Thanks,

Mark E

On January 20, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Hi Mitchell, Did you happen to do Sonya by any chance? I had heard you didnt have all the ones you made on this page. Would you have a link to any other ones you might have made. I really use these alot and I would surely use them all if you made more than this.

Thanks, Mark

p.s. I know this game is a few years old now and I just got it on pc so its new to me. Trying to find as much material to help me get better that I can.


On September 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

Thanks for all the great vids – definitely the best and most beginner-friendly tutorials I’ve found so far.

Can you please do Sindel? She’s my favourite character!