The Mortal Kombat franchise is notorious for hiding secrets and Easter eggs in their games that can take players years to discover, but there’s very few which could have had an impact on tournament play.
Many of us here are likely familiar with the Toasty Dan Forden Easter egg included in Mortal Kombat 2011, but how many knew it could provide a special gameplay boost when he appears?
As showcased by PND|Ketchup, there existed what the community dubbed the “Toasty Boost” in MK9, which would fully restore a player’s meter and create even more combo extensions.
The Toasty Boost could be performed by inputting a special command that was different for every character when Forden would pop up on the screen, so it was most useful for characters with uppercuts or launcher starters like Kabal.
This ultimately didn’t have any real impact on the competitive meta, however, because it wasn’t first discovered until late into 2012, just months before Injustice launched.
We’ve seen Brutalities return in more recent entries as well as other fun little gameplay quirks like Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11, but NetherRealm Studios has probably learned not to do something like the Toasty Boost again in the future even if it could be pretty fun.
Did you Know that “Toasty” in Mortal Kombat 9 wasn’t just an easter egg/throwback to klassic titles? It had a hidden input for each character that would refill your entire meter if you were quick enough.
It was called Toasty Boost.#MortalKombat pic.twitter.com/AoeSOpe4Qp
— Ketchup (@PNDKetchup) March 17, 2023