The Mortal Kombat 1 Another Test Subject riddle in Invasions seems like it is pointing to a specific character. Regardless, it is right in front of a chest that begs to be opened. Here’s how to solve the MK1 Another Test Subject Invasions puzzle in the Shang Tsung’s Laboratory map.
How to solve the MK1 Another Test Subject Invasions puzzle
To solve the Another Test Subject puzzle in MK1, you simply have to win the match at that node as Shang Tsung and perform a Fatality at the end of the battle. Either one of his two Fatalities should work, but everyone will already have his Side Effects Fatality unlocked from the start.
If you have done it correctly, the barrier should crumble when the map loads back in and you should be able to walk in and go open the chest. You can also switch characters by pressing the face button near the character portrait in the top left of the screen (be sure to allocate your skill points, too).
Players have not reported any other characters satisfying that requirement. This is unusual since Shang Tsung is not part of the base roster and is a DLC character being sold for $7.99 for those who did not pre-order. This means that some portions of players will not be able to unlock this chest without forking over more money.
It is possible that NetherRealm Studios patches in alternate ways to fulfill the Another Test Subject Invasions riddle, as locking it behind DLC seems like it would be frustrating for many. Mileena, Reptile, Baraka, and a few others would also fit the criteria depending on how loosely NetherRealm interprets “test subject.” We have reached out to the studio to ask this question and will update this article with a response if one comes though.
MK1 Another Test Subject puzzle FAQ
A: To solve the Another Test Subject puzzle in MK1, you need to win the match at that node as Shang Tsung and then perform a Fatality at the end. You can use either of his Fatalities, but the Side Effects Fatality is already unlocked for everyone.
A: Players can switch characters by pressing the face button near the character portrait located in the top left corner of the screen. Don’t forget to allocate your skill points when you do so.
A: The riddle requires players to use Shang Tsung, who is not part of the base roster. He’s a DLC character that costs $7.99 for those who didn’t pre-order. This implies that some players won’t be able to access this chest without spending additional money. There’s speculation that NetherRealm Studios might introduce alternative solutions to this riddle in the future, considering the potential frustration of having content locked behind a DLC character.