Okay, I know all you old school players have heard the rumors of the past about "different" versions of the Mortal Kombat games, especially MK1 and 2 with "different" stuff in them.
And I don't just mean the rumors about the red ninja ERMAC in MK1, a "play as Goro" code for MK1 (this was only present in the Gameboy version of MK1) or nudalities in MK3 or Animalities in MK2 or Brutalities in MK3, or Kano Transformations in MK2, or playing as Rain in UMK3 (the latter two were rumors deliberately started by Midway to fool gullible players). I mean like those "hacked" versions of MK1 that supposedly had new features and things.
Now thanks to emulation we have Mame and a few of these hacks, like MK2 4.2, Challenger, and 9.1. But despite the various gameplay changes, it seems like there are no modified finishing moves in these.
Is this an impossible dream? I remember how somebody was advertising the "ultra rare" PSX Japanese version of MK2 as having new fatalities. Through emulation I discovered this version was little different from the Saturn version.. that is to say, not quite arcade perfect, and the finishing moves were all identical to their arcade counterparts.
Even MK2 version 4.2 is listed as having "Kung Lao has bones in his hat fatality" yet nobody knows how to perform such a move and never has. Whoever put together this "Detail" in Mame history seems unverified.
So has anyone found PROOF of modified fatalities in classic versions of MK/2/3?
I'm not talking about the ones we all know about, that is, the SNES version of MK1, or the Genesis version with the blood turned off (it had "new" bloodless fatalities until you entered the blood code), or even the Game Gear/SMS versions of MK2 which had for example Reptile eating your entire body instead of just your head.
I'm not asking for fakes or rumors you heard, but any proof or things to try that might bring about these supposed "new fatalities."
I remember back in the day on the Prodigy BBSes there were some MK discussion boards (this was when MK1 was still fairly new in arcades) about this hack called "3.7" which sounded really crazy, but I never saw this or saw it emulated. It might be conceivable that these hacks really exist somewhere and have yet to be dumped and therefore emulatable in emulators like Mame. If that's true, we can only hope that somebody tracks them down and allows them to be dumped for the purpose!