Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Moves, Fatalities, Walkthrough

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  • Play as Darkseid

    Successfully complete DC Story mode. Then, press RB at the character selection screen. Note: Darkseid does not have any Heroic Brutalities.

  • Play as Shao Kahn

    Successfully complete Mortal Kombat Story mode. Then, press RB at the character selection screen. Note: Shao Kahn does not have any Fatalities.

  • Alternate costumes

    At character selection screen, press Start when choosing a character.

  • Ultimate Icy Counter

    While playing as Sub-Zero, press X(2), Down, Back, X or X(2) to perform Icy Counter. The game registers the opponent's knockback as an attack and can then be countered using Sub-Zero's Icy Counter. If done at the correct angle, you can miss your opponent when countering and set yourself up for another move while your opponent is still frozen.

  • Moves

    The following is a list of the special moves, pro moves, and finishing moves for all characters:

    Baraka

    Special moves

      Sharp Spark: Press Down, Back, X (hold X for delay)
      Scrape Kick: Press Forward(2), Y
      Chop Chop Blades: Press Back(2), A
      Blade Cyclone: Press Down, Forward, B

    Pro moves

      Chop Chop Blades, Scrape Kick: Press Back(2), A. Wait until blades stop cutting, then press Forward(2), Y.

    Fatalities

      Stab Slam: Press Back, Forward, Down, Forward, X when close
      Chest Stab: Press Forward(2), Down(2), A when close

    Jax

    Special moves

      Gun Runner: Press Back(2), X
      Power Fist: Press Down, Back, Y (press X or A after the punch for an extra hit)
      Blinding Light: Press Down, Back, X
      Rocket Blast: Press Down, Back, A
      Double Rocket Blast: Press Down, Back, A, Down, Back, B
      Gotcha Grab: Press Forward(2), Y (tap Y for extra hits)
      Ground Pound: Press Down(2), B

    Pro moves

      Double Rocket Blast: Press Down, Back, A, then press Down, Back, B after first rocket appears.
      Power Fist, Gotcha Grab: Press Down, Back, Y. Wait for the move to connect, then press X. Wait for the move to connect, then press Forward(2), Y.
      Ground Pound, Gun Runner: Press Down(2), Back. Wait until your fist hits the ground, then press Back, X.
      Power Fist Head Smash: Press Down, Back, Y. Wait for the move to connect, then press A.

    Fatalities

      Head Smash: Press Back, Forward(2), Back, Y when close
      Machine Gun: Press Forward(2), Back(2), A when close

    Kano

    Special moves

      Kano Ball: Press Back, Forward, B
      Kano Up Ball: Press Down, Forward, Y
      Brutal Throw: Press Down, Forward, X
      Knife Toss: Press Down, Back, X
      Parry: Press Down, Back, Y
      Eye Laser: Press Back(2), X

    Pro moves

      Kano Up And Down Ball: Press Down, Forward, Y. Wait until the ball hits, then press Forward, B.
      Brutal Throw Bounce: Press Down, Forward, X. Wait until the body hits the ground, then press Down, Back, Y.
      Jump In Kano Ball: Jump towards opponent, then press X, Back, Forward, B.
      Unblockable Kano Ball: Press Back, Forward, B + RT, release B. Wait until you hear the pro move sound, then release RT.

    Fatalities

      Knife Throw: Press Back, Down, Back, Forward, X when one step away
      Flip Stomp: Press Down(2), Forward, Back, B when one step away

    Kitana

    Special moves

      Bladed Fans: Press Forward(2), X (also can be done in air)
      Square Wave Assault: Press Down, Back, Y
      Rolling Fury: Press Down, Forward, B
      Mystical Teleportation: Press Down, Back, X (also can be done in air)
      Fan Lift: Press Back(2), X
      Razor's Tip: Press Down, Forward, Y

    Pro moves

      Square Wave Assault To Bladed Fans: Press Down, Back, Y. Wait until the first punch lands, then press Forward(2), X.

    Fatalities

      Fan Throw to The Head: Press Back(2), Forward, X at sweeping distance
      Kiss of Death: Press Forward, Down(2), Back, A at sweeping distance

    Liu Kang

    Special moves

      High Dragon Fire: Press Forward(2), X (also can be done in air)
      Low Dragon Fire: Press Forward(2), A
      Flying Dragon Kick: Press Forward(2), Y
      Bicycle Kick: Press Back(2), Forward, B
      Dragon's Tail (Cartwheel): Press Down, Back, B and also one of the following:
      Spinning Backfist: Press (after Dragon's Tail) X
      Uppercut: Press (after Dragon's Tail) Y (sets up juggle)
      Zen Trip: Press (after Dragon's Tail) A
      Shaolin Spirit: Press (after Dragon's Tail) B

    Pro moves

      Bicycle Kick to High Dragon Fire: Press Back(2), Forward, B. Wait until the end of the Bicycle Kick, then press Forward(2), X.
      Bicycle Kick to Flying Dragon Kick: Press Back(2), Forward, B. Wait until the end of the Bicycle Kick, then press Forward(2), Y.

    Fatalities

      MK1 Arcade Drop: Press Forward, Back, Down(2), A at sweeping distance
      Head Stomp: Press Down(2), Forward, Down, B when one step away

    Raiden

    Special moves

      Vicinity Blast: Press Down, Back, Y (hold Y for larger blast)
      Lightning Bolt: Press Down, Back, X (Hold X for larger blast)
      Projectile Cancel: Press Down, Forward (cancels Vicinity Blast and Lighting Bolt)
      Energy Teleport: Press Down, Back, A
      Lightning Shock: Press Forward(2), Y
      The Superman: Press Forward(2), B (also can be done in air)

    Pro moves

      Double Teleport: Press Down, Back, A, Down, Back, A (perform second teleport immediately after the first).
      Double Vicinity Blast: Press Down, Back, Y. Wait until the first blast hits, then press Down, Back, B.
      Lightning Shock To Teleport: Press Forward(2), Y. Wait until the opponent is almost punched, then press Down, Back, A.

    Fatalities

      Ground Slam: Press Down, Forward, Down, Up, Y when one step away
      Electrocution: Press Back, Forward(2), Down, B when one step away

    Scorpion

    Special moves

      Spear: Press Back(2), X
      Fiery Teleport: Press Down, Back, A (also can be done in air)
      Inner Flames: Press Down(2), Y (hold Y for longer flame)
      Hell Fire: Press Down, Back, Y
      Hellish Slide: Press Down, Back, B

    Pro moves

      Double Fiery Teleport: Press Down, Back, A, Down, Back, A (immediately do second Fiery Teleport after the first)
      Air Teleport, Fiery Teleport: Press Down, Back, A (while in air), Down, Back, A (immediately do second Fiery Teleport after the first)

    Fatalities

      Toasty!: Press Down(3), B at sweeping distance
      Lava Pool: Press Forward(2), Back, Down, A when close

    Shang Tsung

    Special moves

      Skull Fire: Press Back(2), Y
      Sky Fire: Press Down, Back, Y
      Slide Launch: Press Down, Forward, B
      Soul Steal: Press Down, Back, A
      Body Switch: Press Down, B, Forward, X
      Hot Escape: Press Down, Back, B
      Hot Skull: Press Y after Hot Escape (this is a Pro Move)
      Hot Blast: Press A after Hot Escape (this is a Pro Move)
      Body Switch: Press Down, Back, Forward, X

    Pro moves

      Multi-Fire: Press Back(2), Y. Wait until the fireball appears, then press X. Wait until the fireball appears, then press Y (up to three fireballs).
      Slide Launch: Press Down, Forward, B. Wait until the slide connects, then press Up, B.

    Fatalities

      Back Breaker: Press Back, Down, Forward, A when close
      Morph: Press Down(2), Forward(2), Y when close

    Shao Kahn

    Special moves

      Shoulder Charge: Press Forward(2), B
      Rising Emperor: Press Back, Forward, B
      Energy Shield: Press Down, Back, A
      Pulse Blast: Press Back(2), X
      Choke Punch: Press Forward(2), X
      Hammer Smash: Press Back, Forward, Y

    Pro moves

      Double Choke Punch: Press Forward(2), X. Wait until the punch connects, then press X + Y.
      Shoulder Charge To Rising Emperor: Press Forward(2), B. Wait until the shoulder charge connects, then press Up + B.

    Fatalities

      None

    Sonya

    Special moves

      Ring of Doom: Press Down, Forward, X (can be done twice)
      Deadly Kiss: Press Down, Back, X
      Leg Grab: Press Back, Forward, B
      Bicycle Kick: Press Down, Back, B (can also be done in air)
      Kartwheel Flip: Press Down, Forward, A
      Square Wave Punch: Press Down, Back, Y

    Pro moves

      Bicycle Kick, Air Bicycle Kick: Press Down, Back, B. Wait until blood appears, then press Down, Back, B.
      Double Ring of Doom: Press Down, Forward, X. Wait until the knee touches the ground, then press Down, Forward, X.
      Leg Grab Bounce: Press Back, Forward, B. Wait until the opponent hits the ground, then press X + Y.

    Fatalities

      Kiss of Death: Press Down(2), Back, Forward, X at sweeping distance
      Neck Breaker: Press Down, Back, Forward(2), B when one step away

    Sub-Zero

    Special moves

      Icy Counter: Press Down, Back, X
      Ice Nugget: Press Down, Back, Y (unblockable)
      Icy Freeze: Press Down, Forward, A
      Tombstone Teleport: Press Down, Back, A
      Cold Slide: Press Back + A + B

    Pro moves

      Teleport To Icy Counter: Press Down, Back, A. Wait until you are in the ground, then press Down, Back, X.
      Cold Slide To Teleport: Press Back, Forward, B, then press Down, Back, A.

    Fatalities

      Freeze Kick: Press Back(2), Down, Back, B when close
      Freeze Slam: Press Back, Forward, Down, Forward, Y when close

    Batman

    Special moves

      Smoke Capsule: Press Down, Back, Y
      Batarang: Press Down, Forward, X (can also be done in air)
      Leaping Shadow Kick: Press Down, Forward, B
      Leg Take Down: Press Down, Back, B
      Sneaky Batarang: Press Down, Back, X
      Dark Absorption: Press Back(2), Y (projectile absorption block)
      Smoke Escape: Press Down, Back, A

    Pro moves

      Double Batarang: Press Down, Forward, X, then press Down, Back, Y.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Bat Swarm: Press Down, Back, Forward(2), B when close
      Grappling Hook: Press Down(3), Up. Wait until landing on the ground, then press A at sweeping distance

    Captain Marvel

    Special moves

      Solomon Escape: Press Down, Back, B
      Strength of Hercules: Press Back, Forward, Y
      Atlas Clap: Press Down, Back, Y
      Power of Zeus: Press Down, Back, X
      Achilles Bolt: Press Down, Back, A
      Mercury Bear Hug: Press Back, Forward, B

    Pro moves

      Power of Zeus Extended: Press Down, Back, X, then press Forward, Y
      Mercury Bear Hug Attack: Press Back, Forward, B, then tap Y during the Mercury Bear Hug

    Heroic Brutalities

      Slam & Stomp: Press Down, Forward, Back, Forward, X when close
      Ground Slam: Press Down, Back, Down, Forward, Y when one step away

    Catwoman

    Special moves

      Whip Sting: Press Down, Back, X (can also be done in air)
      Lasso Grip: Press Back, Forward, Y
      Kitty Surprise: Press Back, Forward, A
      Raging Cat: Press Back, Forward, B
      Somersaulting Fever: Press Down, Forward, A
      Nine Lives: Press Down, Back, B (certain projectile/move dodge)

    Pro moves

      Whip Sting, Lasso Grip: Press Down, Back, X, then as soon as Whip Sting connects, press Back, Forward, Y.
      Whip Sting, Kitty Surprise: Press Down, Back, X, then as soon as Whip Sting connects, press Back, Forward, A.
      Pounce Grab into Whip Crack: Press Back, Forward, B. Wait until the final scratch, then press Back, Forward, X.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Neck Breaker: Press Down, Back, Down, Forward, Y at sweeping distance
      Claw Attack: Press Forward, Back, Forward, Back, B at sweeping distance

    Darkseid

    Special moves

      Omega Beam: Press Back(2), X
      Anti-Air Omega Beam: Press Back(2), Y
      Omega Tremor: Press Down(2), B
      Omega Knee: Press Back, Forward, B
      Omega Force: Press Down, Back, A

    Pro moves

      Omega Force With Head Smash: Press Down, Back, A. Wait until he lands, then press X + Y.
      Double Anti-Air Omega Beam: Press Back(2), Y. Wait until the beam hits, then press Back(2), X.

    Heroic Brutalities

      None

    Deathstroke

    Special moves

      Close Flash Bomb: Press Down(2), A
      Far Flash Bomb: Press Down(2), B
      Pistol Shot: Press Back, Forward, X
      Lunging Stab: Press Back, Forward, Y
      Stomach Stab: Press Down, Forward, X

    Pro moves

      Double Pistol Shot: Press Back, Forward, X. Wait until the first shot is fired, then press Forward(2), Y.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Gunshot: Press Forward(2), Down, Forward, Y when close
      Neck Breaker: Press Forward, Down, Back, Forward, A when close

    The Flash

    Special moves

      Fast Escape: Press Down, Back, A
      Super Uppercut: Press Down, Back, Y
      Teleport Uppercut: Press Down, Back, B
      Around The World: Press Back, Forward, B
      Flurry Punch: Press Back, Forward, Y
      Teleport Flurry: Press Down, Back, X

    Pro moves

      Teleport Flurry Throw: Press Down, Back, X. Wait for the last hit of the flurry, then press LB.
      Teleport Uppercut Into Super Uppercut: Press Down, Back, B. Wait just before the first uppercut connects, then press Down, Back, Y.
      Like the Wind, Super Uppercut: Press Y(2), X. Wait until the last of the combo sequence connects, then press Down, Back, Y.
      Like the Wind, Teleport Uppercut: Press Y(2), X. Wait until the last of the combo sequence connects, then press Down, Back, B.
      Triple Teleport Uppercut: Press Down, Back, B. Wait until the last uppercut connects, then press Y. Wait until the last uppercut connects, then press Y.
      Triple Super Uppercut: Press Down, B, Y. Wait until the last uppercut connects, then press Y. Wait until the last uppercut connects, then press Y.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Flashy Beatdown: Press Back(2), Forward(2), B at sweeping distance
      Whirlwind Slam: Press Down, Forward, Down, Back, Down, Forward, A when close

    Green Lantern

    Special moves

      Summoned Hand Grip: Press Down, Back, X
      Justice Grip: Press Down, Forward, A
      Strength of Will: Press Down, Back, Y
      Judgment Hammer: Press Back(2), A
      Wall Barrier: Press Back, Forward, B

    Pro moves

      Triple Overhead Hammer: Press Down, Back, Y. Wait until the previous hit lands, then press Down, Back, Y. Wait until the previous hit lands, then press Down, Back, Y.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Orb Squeeze: Press Forward, Back, Down, Back, A at sweeping distance
      Hammer Smash: Press Back, Forward, Down(2), B at sweeping distance

    The Joker

    Special moves

      Laughing Fist: Press Down, Back, A
      Joker's Wild: Press Down, Back, Y
      Bombs Away: Press Forward(2), B
      Bombs Away Close: Press Forward(2), Y
      Bombs Away Medium: Press Forward(2), A
      Bombs Away Far: Press Forward(2), B
      Put It There Pal: Press Down, Back, X
      Sinister Heels: Press Back, Forward, B
      Funnyman: Press Back, Down, Forward, A
      Magic Trick: Press Down, Back, B and also one of the following:
      Surprise Pistol Whip: Press (after Magic Trick) X
      Surprise Bomb: Press (after Magic Trick) Y
      Surprise Stomp: Press (after Magic Trick) A
      Surprise Slide: Press (after Magic Trick) B

    Pro moves

      Surprise Pistol Whip And Shot: Press Down, Back, B, X. Wait until the pistol whip connects, then press Down, Back, Y.
      Surprise Pistol Whip, Funnyman: Press Down, Back, B, X. Wait until pistol whip connects, then press Back, Down, Forward, A.
      Seven Sinister Heels: Press Back, Forward, B, then tap B as fast as possible after the move.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Gunshot: Press Forward, Back, Forward, X when close
      Playing Cards: Press Back, Down, Back, Forward, Y when close

    Lex Luthor

    Special moves

      Target Practice: Press Down, Back, X
      Powered Palms: Press Down, Forward, Y
      LexCorp Rocket: Press Down, Back, A (can also be done in air)
      Hot Flames: Press Back, Forward, A
      Evasive Maneuver: Press Down, Back, B
      Rocket Boots: Press Back, Forward, B

    Pro moves

      LexCorp Rocket To Evasive Maneuver: Press Down, Back, A, then press Down, Back, B.
      Powered Palms To Rocket Boots: Press Down, Forward, Y. Wait until the second palm strike connects, then press Back, Forward, B.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Body Twist: Press Down, Forward, Down, Back, Y when close
      Missile Attack: Press Up(3), X when one step away

    Superman

    Special moves

      Heat Vision: Press Back(2), X (can also be done in air; also can be repeated)
      Inhale Capture: Press Down, Back, Y
      Soaring Knockout: Press Down, Forward, Y
      Ice Breath: Press Down, Forward, A
      Ground Tremor: Press Down, Down, B
      Shoulder Charge: Press Forward, Forward, B
      Up, Up and Away (Hover): Press Down, Back, A and also one of the following:
      Hover Heat Vision Close: Press (after Up, Up and Back) X
      Hover Heat Vision Far: Press (after Up, Up and Back) Y
      Ground Tremor: Press (after Up, Up and Back) A or B

    Pro moves

      Inhale Capture, Soaring Knockout: Press Down, Back, Y, then press Down, Forward, Y.
      Super Ground Tremor: Press Down(2), B. Wait until the first hit on ground connects, then press Down + X + Y.
      Soaring Knockout: Press Down, Forward, Y. Wait until just before Superman punches, then press Down, Back, (A, Y, or B).
      Inhale Capture, Up Up and Back: Press Down, Back, Y. Wait until just before Superman punches, then press Down, Back, (A, Y, or B).

    Heroic Brutalities

      Ground Pound: Press Down(2), Forward(2), X when close
      Freeze Slam: Press Forward(2), Down, Back, B when close

    Wonder Woman

    Special moves

      Wondrous Spin: Press Down, Back, B (can also be done in air)
      Divine Princess: Press Down, Forward, Y (can also be done in air)
      Splits Grab: Press Down, Forward, A
      Gotcha Girl: Press Forward, Forward, B
      Handstand Burst: Press Down, Back, A
      Lasso Grab: Press Back, Forward, X

    Pro moves

      Handstand Burst, Splits Grab: Press Down, Back, A. Wait until her legs connect, then press Down, Forward, A.
      Handstand Burst: Press Down, Back, A. Wait until she grabs their leg, then press Down, Back, Y.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Lasso Slam: Press Up, Back, Down, Forward, X at sweeping distance (jump, wait to land, then finish the Brutality combo)
      Lasso Spin: Press Forward, Back(2), Forward, B at sweeping distance

    The following video is of all Fatalities and Heroic Brutalities being performed:

  • Easy "Combo Champion" achievement

    Play as Sonya Blade, and perform her Bicycle Kick on an opponent to get ten hits each time and get the "Combo Champion" achievement. Alternately, play as The Flash. When the fight begins, press Away, Forward, Y. He should charge at your opponent and do a series of punches which gives you a 11-hit combo.

  • Easy "MK Arcade Champion" and "DC Arcade Champion" achievement

    To normally get these achievements, you must complete the game with all characters in Arcade mode from each side. If you do not want to play as all the characters, you can simply play as your favorite character, and once you reach Dark Kahn, press Start, and choose "Player Select". Choose a fighter you have not completed Arcade mode with yet, and defeat Dark Kahn with him or her. Also, it is much easier to play on the Very Easy difficulty so you can defeat Dark Kahn easily with the characters you are not familiar with.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      DC Chapter 1 done (10 points): Complete Story Mode DC Chapter 1.
      DC Chapter 3 done (15 points): Complete Story Mode DC Chapter 3.
      DC Chapter 5 done (20 points): Complete Story Mode DC Chapter 5.
      MK Chapter 2 done (10 points): Complete Story Mode MK Chapter 2.
      MK Chapter 4 done (15 points): Complete Story Mode MK Chapter 4.
      MK Chapter 6 done (20 points): Complete Story Mode MK Chapter 6.
      Story mode MK (50 points): Complete the MK side of Story Mode.
      Story mode DC (50 points): Complete the DC side of Story Mode.
      DC Arcade Champion (50 points): Complete Arcade Mode on the MK side.
      MK Arcade Champion (50 points): Complete Arcade Mode on the DC side.
      Dark Kahn! (50 points): Unlock Both Characters.
      Compeditor (50 points): Play 200 Versus Matches.
      Fatality! (10 points): Do anyone’s fatality.
      Brutality! (10 points): Brutality!
      The Finisher (100 points): Perform all finishing moves in the game.
      Combo Champion (20 points): Perform a 10 hit combo in arcade mode.
      Baraka Expert (5 points): Complete Baraka's expert combos.
      Batman Expert (5 points): Complete Batman's expert combos.
      Catwoman Expert (5 points): Complete Catwoman's expert combos.
      Deathstroke Expert (5 points): Deathstroke Expert.
      Flash Expert (5 points): Complete Flash's expert combos.
      Greenlantern Expert (5 points): Complete Greenlantern's expert combos.
      Jax Expert (5 points): Complete Jax's expert combos.
      Joker Expert (5 points): Complete Joker's expert combos.
      Kano Expert (5 points): Complete Kano's expert combos.
      Kitana Expert (5 points): Complete Kitana's expert combos.
      Lexluthor Expert (5 points): Complete Lexluthor's expert combos.
      Liukang Expert (5 points): Complete Liukang's expert combos.
      Scorpion Expert (5 points): Complete Scorpion's expert combos.
      Shangtsung Expert (5 points): Complete Shangtsung's expert combos.
      Shazam Expert (5 points): Complete Shazam's expert combos.
      Sonya Expert (5 points): Complete Sonya's expert combos.
      Subzero Expert (5 points): Complete Subzero's expert combos.
      Superman Expert (5 points): Complete Superman's expert combos.
      Wonderwoman Expert (5 points): Complete Wonderwoman's expert combos.
      Darkseid Expert (5 points): Complete Darkseid's expert combos.
      Shaokhan Expert (5 points): Complete Shaokhan's expert combos.
      Arcade Master (20 points): Beat Arcade Max without using a continue.
      Training mode master: (50 points): Finish expert combo mode on MK and DC.
      Special Moves Pro (100 points): Do all special moves including JF's.
      Online Chat Match (20 points): Win a chat room match Online.
      Pugilist (10 points): Get all 4 hits in KK mode in an Online match.
      Sway-zee (10 points): Counter a KK attack in an Online match.
      Freefall (10 points): Do a freefall special move in an Online match.
      Switch-A-Roo (10 points): Do a freefall switch-a-roo in an Online match.
      Challenger (10 points): Play 10 Ranked Matches.
      Online Champion (50 points): 25 Ranked Match wins in a row.
      Competitor (50 points): Play 100 chat lobby matches.
      Humiliation (20 points): Get a flawless victory Online.
      Raiden Expert (5 points): Complete Raiden's expert combos.

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