Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Critic Score User Score
SEGA Saturn
73
3.8
Genesis
...
4.0
SNES
...
3.8
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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 Nintendo DS Title screen
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Game Boy Advance Victory!
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Xbox 360 Classic moves are still effective.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Genesis Character select

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)

Critic Reviews

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 8.6 out of 10 86
Mean Machines Genesis Mar, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Game Players SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Dec 13, 2007 14 out of 20 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox 360 Nov 12, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Game Chronicles Game Boy Advance Feb 20, 2002 6.3 out of 10 63
Modojo Nintendo DS Nov 26, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Mar, 2002 5.75 out of 10 58
Planet GameCube Game Boy Advance Mar 08, 2002 2.5 out of 10 25
IGN Game Boy Advance Jan 10, 2002 2 out of 10 20

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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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