"Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a 1997 action-adventure game spin-off of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. It was the first MK game to feature side-scrolling gameplay and was released for the PlayStation and Nintendo 64. The storyline centered around the original Sub-Zero in an adventure to defeat Quan Chi from retrieving an amulet that would free the fallen Elder God Shinnok. The game features live-action cutscenes.
The events of Mythologies is set prior to the tournament in the original Mortal Kombat, exploring the history of the original Sub-Zero and his nemesis Scorpion, while foreshadowing the events of the subsequent fighting game in the series, Mortal Kombat 4."
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