Mortal Kombat 1 – Best PC Keyboard Controls

I recently started playing the latest edition of Mortal Kombat called Mortal Kombat 1. As you may have noticed, the game gives you a wide range of options to play around with, when it comes to PC controls and binds for the game. Knowing the best binds for MK1 means that you can have the upper hand in Player vs. Player, OR Player vs. AI.

In this guide, I will share with you what I use as the best PC keyboard controls for MK1 and share some insight on why the binds are what they are. This will make it clear to you why you should also try them out in the first place.

MK1 best keybinds controls pc

Mortal Kombat 1 – Best PC Keyboard Controls

The entire idea behind these keybinds is to make life easy for all the Keyboard players out there for MK1. These will help you with both movement and combat, along with blocking quickly as well. First, let us check out the best PC controls for MK1, and then I will share some insights of mine as well:

Action Controls / Keybinds
FRONT PUNCHA
BACK PUNCHS
FRONT KICKZ
BACK KICKX
THROWSpacebar
BLOCKC
KAMEOD
FLIP STANCEE

Movement and Other Controls

ActionControls / Keybinds
JUMP
DUCK
MOVE LEFT
MOVE RIGHT
USE TALISMANQ
RESET PRACTICEW

MK1 best keybinds controls pc settings

Other Control Settings

Here is the list of the rest of the settings which are either ON or OFF for ease of reference:

  • INPUT WINDOW TIMING – LONG
  • RELEASE CHECK – ON
  • ALTERNATE KONTROLS – OFF
  • INPUT SHORTCUTS – ON
  • BUTTON SHORTCUTS – ON
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Why These PC Controls?

Well, the default movement for MK1 will be set to W, A, S, and D. These were fine for me to start with, but the movement became clustered. Once I switched them over to Arrow Keys, I could do movements and dashes more freely. 

Talking in terms of Action, A, S, Z, X, and C are fine for me. Blocking became much easier with C since it is just beside the ASZX buttons. Using your thumb to press C will help you block quite quicky.

Also, take note that certain special moves require multiple arrow inputs which can be somewhat frustrating using WASD. Arrows make those QCF and BCF moves very accessible and easy to do in tough situations. These binds are, however, subjective, so you can make your own changes and see how it will help you further.


That would be all from this guide on the best PC keyboard controls for MK1. Your comments and queries are welcome in the section below.


Thanks for reading!


Last Updated on September 21, 2023

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