Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

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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 Arcade Kaboom!
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Nintendo DS Good combo move
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Xbox 360 You can't actually use weapons in MK3, but some specials and combos automatically bring them out.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 SNES Stryker throws a bomb at Kung Lao

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

Mean Machines Genesis Mar, 1997 86 out of 100 86
GameZone Nintendo DS Nov 21, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Nov 09, 2006 8 out of 10 80
AceGamez Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B 75
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Entertainment Depot, The Nintendo DS Nov 30, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamers' Temple, The Nintendo DS Nov 23, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Game Chronicles Game Boy Advance Feb 20, 2002 6.3 out of 10 63
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Jul 02, 2006 40 out of 100 40


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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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