Our friends over at TRMK have recently learned that a new patch has been released for Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition! This patch, hot on the heels of the previous patch which fixed the music errors in the MAT2 games, actually fixes two problems present in every single previous version of Mortal Kombat II that was part of Arcade Treasures and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. The first problem it fixes is that Random Select now works at the Choose Your Fighter screen. Second, and likely more important, is that it is now possible to use Down+Start at the Portal stage to find and fight against the elusive hidden Lin Kuei, Smoke! From the knowledge base article:

The following patch has been developed to enable the Dan Forden "Toasty!" - Smoke Fight encounter in Mortal Kombat 2, on the Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition for the PC.

Download the Patch to your PC and then double click the patch file (Mat2mkPatch.exe). The patch will make the updates to your installed game that will enable both the Smoke Fight Easter Egg, as well as the random select feature from the character select screen.

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The opportunity to fight with Smoke was a hidden Easter Egg in the original arcade release. It was also largely dependent on luck, timing, and some skill. We are glad to be able to bring this hidden content to the PC gamers. Thank you all for your comments, patience, and continued interest in our Mortal Kombat games.

To read the original TRMK news post announcing the patch, click here. To read the original knowledge base article on Midway's site and download the patch itself, click here.

Our thanks to forum/chat member and network site webmaster for the heads up on this new patch!