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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 combines the best of all the Mortal Kombats into a single cartridge. 23 playable characters are immediately available, such as Reptile, Cyrax, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Jax, Katana, Sonya, and more. There are two bosses that are unlockable, as well as additional characters.

There is a variety of new levels, some of which are interactive. Characters can uppercut someone, causing them to hit the ground hard and crash through to the bottom floor, or they can knocked someone off a bridge, landing in a pit of spikes.

Players can go against the computer one-on-one, two-on-two, or take part in the 8-fighter tournament.

The DS version has a wireless one-one-one multiplayer mode and includes the Puzzle Kombat mini-game from Mortal Kombat: Deception.


Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Game Boy Advance Climbing up the ladder
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Game Boy Advance Select level of difficulty
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Game Boy Advance Take that, Sub-Zero!
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Game Boy Advance Round 1

Promo Images

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Screenshot Toasty!
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Screenshot Nightwolf and Liu Kang
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Screenshot Scorpion roundhouse
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Screenshot Frozen Sheeva


Alternate Titles

  • "UMK3" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Ultimate Mortal Kombat" -- DS title
  • "Mortal Kombat Advance" -- Game Boy Advance title
  • "MKA: Mortal Kombat Advance" -- GBA in-game title

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The worst fighting game ever, on any platform. Avoid at all costs. Spartan_234 (460) 0.4 Stars0.4 Stars0.4 Stars0.4 Stars0.4 Stars
Proves yet again that SNES games can't perfectly translate to GBA ThE oNe (184) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Jan 14, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Consoles Plus Mar, 2002 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Jan 07, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Chronicles Feb 20, 2002 6.3 out of 10 63
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 5.75 out of 10 58
GameSpy Jan 28, 2002 40 out of 100 40
AceGamez Jul 19, 2002 4 out of 10 40
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Dec 12, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Planet GameCube Mar 08, 2002 2.5 out of 10 25
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 2002 0.67 out of 10 7


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German index

On August 31, 2000, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Noob Saibot

In Mortal Kombat 3, due to the lack of traditional male ninjas in the game, the secret character Noob Saibot was a black palette swap of Kano, instead of being a palette swap of the ninjas as he was in Mortal Kombat II. In Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Noob was again brought back as a ninja palette swap. The Sega Saturn version, however, still contains the Kano Noob Saibot. This is because the Sega Saturn port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is actually a hacked version of Mortal Kombat 3 for the Playstation.


The character Rain (playable in some ports of the game) is a purple ninja palette swap. The co-creator of the game, Ed Boon, is said to be a longtime fan of the artist Prince; Rain's name and appearance is a reference to Prince's song Purple Rain.

SNES version

In order to include as much as possible for the SNES port of the game, the character Sheeva (who was created using stop motion animation) was dropped to make room.

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