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Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might explained, all failures

Look no further for everything you need to know about the Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might activity, as well as all the failure animations.

Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might: Shang Tsung looking worriedly at the camera, with a laser target on his chest and a skull emoji icon to the right.

What is Test Your Might in Mortal Kombat 1? This entertaining interlude returns once again in MK1, with plenty of great failure animations that you don’t want to miss. In keeping with Mortal Kombat’s tradition for over the top violence and gory explosions, the Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might failures are very, very brutal indeed.

The Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might minigame is just one of many brutal moments in the game. If the Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities and Mortal Kombat 1 combos aren’t even, then hopefully these will be, as you can’t get much more gory than the Test Your Might failure animations.

Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might explained

Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might is a minigame involving spamming the button inputs to build a bar before then pressing a button to strike once over the target threshold. Succeeding will continue the scene while failing will often reward you with a brutal failure cutscene. This can occur during the story mode and Invasion mode.

In terms of how to best Test Your Might, you will want to press all four face buttons on the right of your controller, or the relevant PC controls, as quickly as you can to fill up the bar on the left of the screen before time runs out. Once you’ve filled the bar up to a certain limit, roughly 80%, you’ll be able to perform a strike action necessary to succeed the test. Doing so will continue the story as normal or let you progress to the next stage of the Invasion mode.

In many ways, failing the Test Your Might minigame is actually more entertaining than succeeding. While these tests block your progress through the Mortal Kombat 1 chapters and story, with succeeding allowing you to continue, failing them will then give you a short cutscene playing out the scenario. If you’re in the mood for even more gruesome moments in MK1, then these are a must-see.

The Test Your Might minigame first appeared in the original Mortal Kombat, not to be confused with MK1, and has been a fun activity ever since. While there’s been a few changes to the mode since it’s original incarnation, the increase in graphical fidelity for jaw-dropping gore – often quite literally – is the biggest upgrade.

Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might: Kung Lao preparing to strike a block.

All Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might failures

The Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might failure animations in story mode are based on the events and scenarios of the campaign, whereas the failures in the Invasion mode are based on each of the different characters in the game.

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As a result, the Test Your Might story mode failures are often even more entertaining as it presents a ‘what if’ scenario if your character lost the struggle. You can see all of the story mode failures in the video above by ‘MrRedRivers’. Be warned though, there are story spoilers so watch at your own risk.

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For the Test Your Might failures elsewhere in the game, check out the video above by ‘Gamer’s Little Playground’ which showcases the various character-based failures. For example, you will hear a voice line from the opposing character and get a glimpse of their unique skill set… right before they chop you up.

And that’s all you need to know about the Mortal Kombat 1 Test Your Might minigame and all the unique failure animations you can receive. With so many Mortal Kombat 1 characters on offer, the animations have equally as much variety and style.