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DescriptionAll the characters from the first three Mortal Kombat games return for the ultimate battle. You can play as Kano, Reptile, Mileena, Kung Lao, Shang Tsung, Sindel, Sketor, Stryker, Nightwolf, Sheeva, Kitana, Scorpion, Sonya, Smoke (Cyber Ninja), Rain, Jade, Baraka, Johnny Cage, Ermac, Noob Saibot, Sub-Zero (Unmasked), Sub-Zero (Classic), Jax, Rayden, Cyrax, Liu Kang, Smoke (Human), Kabal, Goro, Kintaro, Motaro, or Shao Kahn.
This game is one-on-one martial arts fighting. The player can choose from over thirty different characters, all with their own fighting style and their own special moves. Trilogy differs from the other games in that you can play combinations of people that otherwise isn't possible, such as old Liu Kang vs. new Liu Kang, etc.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy also allows you to challenge a friend to a fight through a Windows IPX network connection.
- "MKT" -- Common Abbreviation
Part of the Following Groups
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Games made into movies
- Mortal Kombat games
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- Visual technique / style: Digitized sprites
|Great Game...||Nintendo 64||Stefan Grammer (6)|
|One of the first and best N64 fighting games!||Nintendo 64||Stsung (53)|
|Sorry Compilation of a Great Fighting Genre||PlayStation||Tyrone Eugene (7)|
|This is a N64 game?||Nintendo 64||ThE oNe (184)|
|Not much better than the n64 version||DOS||ThE oNe (184)|
|GameSpot||PlayStation||Dec 01, 1996||8.6 out of 10||86|
|Jeuxvideo.com||DOS||Sep 24, 2016||17 out of 20||85|
|Jeuxvideo.com||SEGA Saturn||Sep 24, 2016||17 out of 20||85|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Nintendo 64||Oct 24, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Players||Nintendo 64||Dec, 1996||7.7 out of 10||77|
|64 Power / big.N / N Games||Nintendo 64||May, 1997||62 out of 100||62|
|GameSpot||SEGA Saturn||Sep 26, 1997||6 out of 10||60|
|Electric Playground||Nintendo 64||Feb 20, 1997||4 out of 10||40|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Nintendo 64||Aug, 1997||40|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Game.Com||Jun 18, 2005||2 out of 10||20|
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German IndexOn February 28, 1997, Mortal Kombat Trilogy 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.
GraphicsJohnny Cage is the only character that has new sprites. There was a reason. Midway fired Daniel Pesina (who did Johnny Cage & the Ninjas in MK & MK II) because he dressed up as Johnny Cage to advertise an arcade game called BloodStorm, which turned out to be a emphatic flop among fighting game fans. So Chris Alexander did the sprites instead.
Version differencesThere were several differences in the amount of secret/selectable characters in the Playstation and Nintendo 64 version.
The Playstation version allowed players to choose the bosses from the series: Goro, Kintaro, Motaro and Shao Kahn. The Playstation version also gave players a male version of Chameleon, as well as older versions of existing characters (MKII Kung Lao, MKII Jax, MKI Kano, MKI Rayden).
The Nintendo 64 version only had Motaro and Shao Kahn available, but also a female version of Chameleon, named Khameleon.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- March 1997 (Issue 92) - Fighting Game of the Year runner-up (PlayStation / N64 versions) + N64 Game of the Year runner-up (Readers' Choice) + Fighting Game of the Year runner up (Multiplatform) (Readers' Choice)
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Information about Mortal Kombat Trilogy at Wikipedia)
PlayStation Credits (33 people)
26 developers, 7 thanks
Richard Blair, Ross Deynata, Kevin Elrod, Erwin Gasmin, Andy Kaffka, Florence Mandilag, Fred Pampo, William Sutjiadi, Jason UbaldePrint Design and Production: