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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.8
SEGA Saturn
73
3.6
Xbox 360
77
3.6
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 SEGA Saturn Noob Saibot vs. Smoke
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Arcade Hard counter kick
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Arcade Green blood
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Xbox 360 The Xbox360 port emulates the original arcade look closely.

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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User Reviews

A lazy port of a great game, but still fun Genesis Medicine Man (367)
The worst fighting game ever, on any platform. Avoid at all costs. Game Boy Advance Spartan_234 (422)
This Is the Greates Mortal Kombat Game EVER!!! SNES Bob Seagerson (1)
Proves yet again that SNES games can't perfectly translate to GBA Game Boy Advance ThE oNe (178)
Unfortanately, it ISNT the ultimate fighting game..... SNES ThE oNe (178)

The Press Says

PGNx Media Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Atomic Gamer Nintendo DS Dec 27, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Gamezilla Game Boy Advance Jan 14, 2002 78 out of 100 78
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZone Game Boy Advance Jan 07, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
Purojuegos Nintendo DS 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Mar 28, 2002 35 out of 100 35
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Jan 18, 2002 2.9 out of 10 29
Planet GameCube Game Boy Advance Mar 08, 2002 2.5 out of 10 25

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Trivia

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.

Rain

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.

Information also contributed by Medicine Man and Xoleras

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