March 1st, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
Revision 7.04 of the MK4 Fullscale Text FAQ, by The IceMaster, is now available for download via the WWW and FTP. Due to technical difficulties, it will not be posted to the alt.games.mk USENET Newsgroup this week
12:01 PM CST -
First sent in to us by EternalE12 yesterday, Raiden's Goro's Lair Fatality has been found. MKX's Gumbo has confirmed this move to work.

Raiden's Goro's Lair Fatality: F - F - D - LP

March 2nd, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
The guys at the MK4 Cell have found Shinnok's Goro's Lair Fatality. This move was sent in by Eric K., who ripped it off of MKX without giving them proper credit.

Shinnok's Goro's Lair Fatality: U - D - B+HP


The Revision 3 Mini Moves List has been updated with this, and Raiden's Goro's Lair Fatality found yesterday.
March 6th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
JRF has found Jarek's second fatality. Jarek shoots lasers out of his eyes and cuts his opponent into two pieces. Here's an old picture of this fatality. Thanks to Malitor who notified us that it has been posted on MKX.
Here is the movement:

Jarek's Eye Lasers Fatality: U - U - F - F - BL (outside of sweep)


The Revision 3 MK4 Moves List has been updated with this new movement
March 7th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
When this fatality is performed, Quan Chi does whatever his opponent's fatality would be. Credit to MKX's Ermac for finding this one. Here is the movement:

Quan Chi's Mimic Fatality: U - U - D - D - LP (outside of sweep)


The Revision 3 MK4 Moves List has been updated with this new movement
12:01 PM CST -
MKX's Gumbo has found Jax's second fatality. Jax does his head clap fatality from MK2. Thanks go to BADRoCK for letting us know. Sorry about the mixup, here is the real movement:

Jax's Head Clap Fatality: B - F - F - D - BL (close)


The Revision 3 MK4 Moves List has been updated with this new movement
March 8th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
Revision 7.05 of TRMK's Mortal Kombat 4 Fullscale Text FAQ, by The IceMaster, is now available for download via the World Wide Web, FTP, and the alt.games.mk USENET Newsgroup.
March 9th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
This weekend we received e-mails from kickboxer, O.D.B., and Dungeon Master regarding a hint put into the "Greatest Warrior" attract screen. Once in a while it will replace whoever's initials were there with MK5. It has roughly been two weeks since Revision 3 went nationwide, and since then we haven't received any e-mails until this weekend of people seeing this hint. As we reported earlier, MK5 would start development as early as two weeks after the nationwide release of Revision 3. This new hint has put a lot more weight in to that statement
March 10th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
Midway Home Entertainment is offering new, low, value prices on five of its titles for the Nintendo64 - the Gamer's(TM) Select Value Price program. Mortal Kombat(R) Trilogy, DOOM(TM) 64, War Gods(R), NBA HangTime(TM), and Mace: The Dark Age(TM). Under the terms of the program, these games will carry a $39.95 MAP.
Paula Cook, director of Marketing for Midway Home Entertainment, stated, "We are proud of our long-standing position as the leading third party publisher for the Nintendo64 and are committed to continue our support for the system through the release of many more great games and the Gamer's Select(TM) Value Price program.
March 12th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
Imperial Dark Lord has found another Revision 3 second fatality. This time around it's Shinnok's Two Hand Smash. MK4 Cell, has confirmed this movement to work. Thanks to ]{ombat for letting us know. Here's the movement:

Shinnok's Two Hand Smash: D - U - U - D - BL (close)


The MK4 Revision 3 Mini Moves List has been updated with this movement
March 13th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
Midway's website launched a new overall design focusing more on the insiders perspective of the company than the previous layouts. It now features an on-line magazine, an awkward Real Audio segment called Midway Radio, a short Mortal Kombat 4 Page based on the industry mail outs, and other site related features
12:01 PM CST -
Our Mortal Kombat Revision 3 Max Damage Combos page is now available on line. It features over 35 Maximum Damage combos with a weapon or without. BADRoCK will be sending along exclusive weekly revisions every Friday, until they're all found. If you have human opponent MAX DAMAGE combos that we don't have mail them in
March 14th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
Sandman2 sends word that in the April 1998 issue of Gamepro reports that MK5 is already in production and will be based on the successor of the Zeus graphic chipset, the Zeus II. TRMK reported back on December 21, 1997 that MK5 would start production in 2 months. This article in GamePro put an end to those who doubted it's veracity. Here's the article straight from Gamepro.

Midway has confirmed that two of its hottest arcade franchises are already ramping up with sequels. NFL Blitz ‘98 improves upon the raucous original by increasing the number of human participants to four. Meanwhile, it should prove as no suprise to anyone that Mortal Kombat 5 is officially in the works, this time based on Midway’s ZEUS II hardware, the still evolving successor to MK4’s circuitry.

12:01 PM CST -
Yesterday, Midway announced that it has bought back the rights to distribute Midway Games titles to the PC platform from GT Interactive Software. GTIS bought the rights back in 1995 and distributed in the past Mortal Kombat 3, and Mortal Kombat Trilogy among other Midway Games PC titles. Midway anticipates introducing new PC games for distribution in North America beginning in its June 30, 1998 fiscal quarter. This latest news more than likely results in all home versions of Mortal Kombat 4 will now be distributed by Midway Games in all arenas of the home market.

12:02 PM CST -
Revision 7.06 of TRMK's Mortal Kombat 4 Fullscale Text FAQ, which includes Fatalities and Combos posted to our site since last week's revision, is now available for download via the WWW, FTP, and the alt.games.mk USENET Newsgroup.
March 17th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
TRMK was down for all of yesterday due to another power failure at our hosting site. We have taken extra measures to make sure that this doesn't happen again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused
12:01 PM CST -
Speaking of the PC version, TRMK has confirmed that it is indeed Midway Home Entertainment who is distributing Mortal Kombat 4 to the PC platform instead of GT Interactive Software. In GameInformer's preview, they lauded the gameplay on the N64 console. This has been attained by an actual Code Converter. The actual arcade programing is running on the consoles, which results in a flawless gameplay conversion.

12:02 PM CST -
They may only be pictures from an old 15% complete build of MK4, but GameInformer has them and they're the first of their kind. Go check them out at their N64 MK4 Preview. However, the report is somewhat inaccurate. They mention that the company in charge of development was Midway Home Entertainment --this is false. All MHEI's involvement with the MK4 home version is the fully rendered FMV sequences on the Playstation version; Eurocom is handling all the developing. They also mentioned that Goro is going to be in the Nintendo64 version of MK4. This is not going to be an exclusive feature for just the N64. The Playstation and PC versions will also feature Goro as a hidden character
March 18th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
Game Informer has released 5 more screenshots to their collection on their MK4 Preview. There are pictures of Cage, Shinnok, and Kai's fatalities. There is also another picture of a fatality that is unrecognizable and Reptile's breaker
12:01 PM CST -
Gamespot News received their turn at the 15% complete version of the Nintendo64 version of Mortal Kombat 4 that GameInformer got a chance to play with yesterday. Gamespot has 9 screen shots of the preview copy at their MK4 N64 Update.

March 19th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
The awesome Gamespot crew at Videogames.com have updated their preview of the N64 Version of Mortal Kombat 4. They now have a grand total of 20 screenshots of the early 15% completed version that has been touring recently around gaming magazine offices
March 20th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
GameInformer has updated it's N64 MK4 Preview with answers to many questions posted on the alt.games.mk newsgroup. Note, that these answers only pertain to the 15% completed copy. They also feature 9 more screenshots consisting of Jarek's and Scorpion's second fatalities.

12:01 PM CST -
Many features have been changed and improved since the currently touring version. Also, it is extremely possible that every version will feature a brand new stage. It is supposed to be in a setting where Mortal Kombat has never fought in before. Don't get too hyped up, MK4 hits home in 67 days, which is still a long ways away
12:02 PM CST -
This week's revision of TRMK's Mortal Kombat 4 Max Damage Combos List by BADRoCK has been updated and is now available in HTML form at the MK4 Revision 3 Max Damage Combos List. If you have any human opponent MAX DAMAGE combos please e-mail them to us
March 21st, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
Revision 7.07 of TRMK's Mortal Kombat 4 Fullscale Text FAQ, by The IceMaster, is now available for download via the WWW, FTP, and the alt.games.mk USENET Newsgroup
March 25th, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
The Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes Fatality for Fujin was found by Dungeon Master and posted on MKX.


Fujin's Goro's Lair Fatality: B - F - B - HP (Close)
March 31st, 1998
12:00 PM CST -
The latest revision of TRMK's Mortal Kombat 4 Fullscale Weekly Text FAQ, by The IceMaster, includes all the new information found this past week as well as more detailed info added to the arcade technical information section, from the MK4 Revision 3 Arcade Conversion Kit's Instruction Manual. It's now available for download via the WWW, FTP, and alt.games.mk USENET Newsgroup
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