Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero - Guide - Stage #7
Stage 7: The Bridge Of Immortality
maximum experience points: 7375
mission: cross the Bridge of Immortality to reach Shinnok's Fortress
moves attainable: Freeze on Contact and Polar Blast
Stage 7 begins immediately after the fmv sequence with Jataaka, Sareena, Kia, and Quan Chi. Sub-Zero is to cross the dangerous bridge of immortality to reach Shinnok's fortress on the other side of the bridge. The bridge, named after the sea of immortality that it crosses, exists as a battered remnant and a constant reminder of Shinnok's war with the Netherealm's previous ruler. It connects the world's solid land mass with Shinnok's fortress. Quan Chi has set up 4 guards, which serve as bosses, all along the bridge. There are 3 robots, 2 of which shoot fire, and the other shooting bullets, and a dinosaur with a knight riding it. The bosses range in difficulty from easy to extremely hard. Other than these 4 bosses, there are a few other opponents, and some obstacles which you've got to watch out for.
You'll begin out as seen in picture #1. Run to the right and defeat the 2 unarmed enemies on the bridge. These characters, unlike the ones in the last stage, are especially hard to see, because they blend into the background very well, so watch out for them. Continue running right until you get to the first ledge.
Once you're at the first ledge (see the picture), just jump right off of it. You should land on a platform below. This stage is difficult, because there are a lot of blind jumps. Some platforms have platforms below them, and some don't, but you can't see either way, so you've got to be careful where you jump. Once you're on the lower platform, go to the left until you get to another ledge.
Once you get to the ledge in picture above, jump down and to the left, and continue running left. You'll come to another small platform. Jump down on to it, then jump down and to the right to another, larger platform below. Run right until you get to another small platform. Jump down on to it, then jump down to the next 4 platforms until you get to a large platform. Once you're on the large platform, run left until you get to a ledge.
You should now be in a position similar to in picture above. Jump down on to the lower platform on the left, then down to another platform below. Run to the left. keep running left until you get to another ledge. You'll see 2 large posts with yellow spots on them. Run past these barriers, and keep running left on the large brown platform until you're confronted with the dinosaur with the knight riding it.
Boss #1: the dinosaur is probably the hardest boss of this stage, only because there isn't an exact pattern to follow to beat it. The dinosaur has an array of different moves, all equally damaging. If you get too close, he'll either knock you up into the air, or snap at you with his jaws (see the picture). He also shoots fire out of his mouth, and charges at you every once and awhile. If he charges at you, do a roundhouse once he's close, then slide under his feet. Don't try to uppercut or trip him, because they won't connect.
Jump kicks are the most damaging to the dinosaur (see the picture). However, he's well protected from them, because whenever you jump at him, he gets rid of you quickly by knocking you away or chomping at you. So, probably one of the easiest ways to beat him is to access your inventory menu and use one of your shields (if you have any). This will give you a good 30 seconds to attack the dinosaur as much as you can, regardless of what he does back to you. Use your shield, then constantly jump kick him. If he knocks you away or bites you, run back and keep jump kicking him. Your goal is to take as much power off as possible while the shield is still active. If you don't have a shield handy, or even if you do, here is a great method of beating the dinosaur, originally sent in by a reader: when the fight with the dinosaur begins, run back to the right, and get close to the yellow force field barrier.
Get about as close as seen in the picture. Wait there by the barrier until you see the dinosaur making it's way up to you. When it gets there, it'll stop a few feet away from you, and he can't attack you at all! The only way he can hit you is with his fire attack. So, when he's about to shoot his fire, jump over it and do a very deep jump kick on it (aim for the knight that's riding it), then immediately jump back. Don't jump too far back, because you'll hit the barrier, and you'll be juggled between the barrier and the dinosaur, which can cause some massive damage. Remember, you can control the distance of your jumps in mid-air. Continue to jump kick him when he shoots his fire, and you should have him defeated in no time.
After beating the dinosaur, it will collapse, and key #1 will appear (see the picture). Grab the key. This is your first checkpoint. Wait for the yellow force field to give out, then run through the barriers and jump back on to the platforms. Jump up to the higher, small platform, then on to another large platform above. Run across the platform until you get to another one above you on the left. Jump up on to it, then jump up on to the next 4 platforms above you, and on to the large platform. Once you're on the large platform, run to the left until you get to a small platform above you on the left. Jump up on to it, then on to the large platform on the right. Run to the right, and you'll come to another platform. Jump up on to it, and continue running to the right on the large platform until you get to 2 platforms above you.
You should now be at a point similar to in the picture above. Jump up on to the platform on the right. Once you're on it, jump to the next platform on the right. Grab the potion and continue to the right. Grab the herbs, then run past the 2 barriers with yellow spots on them. A force field will then start up, and you'll be blocked in. This is where you'll face the second of four bosses.
Boss #2: if you beat the sawblade boss back in stage 6, this boss will be very easy for you. Just use the exact same pattern as before, except this time, instead of jumping back, slide under his feet. Here's what to do: run up to the robot, roundhouse him, jump kick him, then immediately slide under his feet. Repeat the exact same process, only from the opposite side. The thing you'll want to be careful of is the force fields on each side of the fighting arena. If the boss is too close to one side, and you slide under his feet, you'll likely slide right into the yellow force field, causing some, although not much, damage. So, as a result, you'll want to try to keep the boss in the middle of the fighting arena to prevent this from happening.
After you beat the robot, he will explode, and key #2 will appear (see the picture). Grab it, then continue running to the right. Wait until the yellow force field gives out, and run through the barriers, but don't jump off of the platform. There are spinning blades right below you, and if you jump off like you normally would, you'll get knocked right into them, causing massive damage. So, to avoid the blades, get back a little ways, then run forward, and jump off the ledge as far as possible, which will put you in between 2 sets of spinning blades. After making it down, jump over the blades on the left, and on to the small platform under the bridge. Grab the free life, and make your way over the next 3 sets of spinning blades. Once you're past the blades, slide to the right. You should knock the weapon out of an enemies hands. Defeat the enemy, and jump on to the small platform on the right, then up to the large bridge above you. Run across the barriers. A yellow force field should once again begin, and you will be confronted with the 3rd of 4 bosses.
Boss #3: this boss is the same robotic type boss as the last one, and can be beat with the same pattern as the one before, as well. The only difference is, is that this boss has some type of machine gun (see the picture), which causes more damage than the fire launcher, so try to avoid it at all times. exactly as before, here is what to do with this boss: run up to the robot, roundhouse him, jump kick him, then immediately slide under his feet. Repeat the exact same process, only from the opposite side. Again, be sure to watch out for the yellow force fields on each side of the fighting arena, and try to keep the boss in the middle of the stage to prevent from sliding into them.
After you defeat the machine gun robot, he should explode, and an urn will show up (see the picture). Grab the urn, and run to the right. Wait until the yellow force field gives out, then run past the barriers and jump off of the ledge and on to the platform below. You'll be confronted with 2 normal enemies (although sometimes it is only one enemy). If it does happen to be 2 enemies, watch out, because they love to team up on you. It can be extremely damaging, especially if one of them has a weapon. Defeat the enemies one at a time. The most efficient way of beating them is probably the ice shatter move. After defeating them, run to the right, and jump on to the small platform, then jump on to another platform on the right. Once you're on this platform, walk right off of it to the right. You should land right into another fighting arena below, where you'll fight the final boss of the stage.
Boss #4: this robot boss is the same as the second boss. He shoots fire, and you can use exactly the same pattern to beat him as you have all the robot bosses. Refer to boss #2 for details on how to beat him.
After defeating the final boss, the third and final key will show up (see the picture). Grab it. This is your third checkpoint. Now, run to the right, wait for the yellow force field to give out, then run across the barriers, and jump on to the small platform on the right. This platform will serve as an elevator, and bring you back up to the top level.
Once the elevator has made its way all the way up, you should be at a position similar to in the picture. Jump to the platform on the right, then to another small platform on the right. After that, jump on to the large platform on the right, and run across it quickly. The reason being, is that there are large whip-like structures that come out of the background and will try to whip you. If you get it, it causes massive damage, so try to avoid them. After crossing the 2 whips, jump on to the small platform on the right, then on to another small platform after that. Then, jump on to the large platform, and run across it quickly, because you'll be confronted with one more whip-like structure. Run all the way to the right until you come up to yet another bridge.
Jump up on to the bridge, and fight any enemies you confront while running across it. After crossing the bridge, you'll come up to more spinning blades. Jump over the 3 sets of blades, one set at a time. Then you'll be confronted with another enemy. Defeat him, then jump on to the platform on the right. Defeat the enemy, then cross 3 more sets of spinning blades. After crossing them, jump on to another platform on the right, and defeat the enemy. Continue running to the right until you come up to the large pyramid made of stone, Shinnok's fortress.
To enter the fortress, access the inventory menu, and use any of the 3 keys that you have. The door should open. Run through it. You have successfully defeated stage 7. If it doesn't open, you've got to back track, and find out which of the 4 bosses you haven't defeated. The best choice would be to start the stage over again, and take it step by step.