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DescriptionShao Kahn has won. The Earthrealm is no more. In order to revive his Queen Sindel, the emperor Shao Kahn used the Outworld Tournament from Mortal Kombat 2 as a diversion while his Shadow Priests revive his fallen Queen on Earth. Once enacted, the dimensional bridge between the two realms connects, allowing Kahn's extermination squads to invade and destroy Earth, and enslave the population's souls.
A small team of Raiden's "Chosen Warriors" survives the attack: Mortal Kombat champion Liu Kang and his ally Kung Lao, Special Forces agents Sonya Blade and Jax, the shaman Nightwolf, the riot cop Stryker, the nomadic Kabal, and former Lin Kuei warrior Sub-Zero, who has gone rogue from his clan. Facing the warriors are the mercenary Kano, cyber-ninjas Smoke, Sektor and Cyrax, Sheeva, a female Shokan, the sorcerer Shang Tsung, and Queen Sindel herself.
Mortal Kombat 3 brings new elements to the 2D fighting series: multi-level playfields, "Dial-A-Combo" attacks, a "Run" button to speed up the battles, and "Vs." codes, which unlock new powers and abilities once both players enter a code sequence in pre-match-up screens. Also included are more stage fatalities and finishing moves as each warrior attempts to go one-on-one with the Centaurian enforcer Motaro, and Shao Kahn himself.
Mortal Kombat 3 is the last traditional one-on-one fighting game game in the series to feature motion-captured digitized graphics for its kombatants, and introduces online network play to the PC version.
- "真人快打3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "MK 3" -- Abbrevated title
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- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Games made into movies
- Genre: Versus fighting
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- Mortal Kombat games
|Another worthy installment of the Mortal Kombat franchise||SNES||Stsung (52)|
|Hey kids!! Want to see how to screw up Mortal Kombat??||DOS||Zovni (9384)|
|A helluva lot better than its prequel.||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4416)|
|How did this game get so huge?||DOS||Roedie (5227)|
|Mortal Kombat 3 Genesis||Genesis||Joey Perkins (4)|
The Press Says
|Super Power (Sweden)||SNES||Nov, 1995||89 out of 100||89|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||SNES||Jan, 1996||8.4 out of 10||84|
|All Game Guide||PlayStation||1998||80|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Jan, 1996||80|
|High Score||DOS||Feb, 1996||4 out of 5||80|
|Computer Games Magazine||Windows||Oct 08, 1996||80|
|GamePro (US)||Genesis||Nov, 1995||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Sega-16.com||Genesis||Aug 11, 2005||7 out of 10||70|
|All Game Guide||Game Boy||1998||50|
|Total! (Germany)||Game Boy||Apr, 1996||4.75 out of 6||25|
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TriviaInstead of being a ninja like usual, Noob Saibot was actually a palette swap of Kano, Presumably because almost all the ninjas were removed (except the new robot ninjas and Sub-Zero, whose appearance was changed),
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Mortal Kombat 3 -- Information about Mortal Kombat 3 at Wikipedia
MK3 Cast of Characters:
Mortal Kombat 3 Design Team
Richard Divizio (as Kano and Kabal), Kerri Hoskins (as Sonya), John Parrish (as Jax), Anthony Marquez (as Kung Lao), Michael O'Brien (as Stryker), John Turk (as Sub-Zero and Shang Tsung), Lia Montelongo (as Sindel), Eddie Wong (as Liu Kang), Sal DiVita (as Nightwolf/Sektor/Cyrax/Smoke), Brian Glynn (as Shao Kahn)