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Description

All 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.

Screenshots

Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation After 2 rounds of non-stop fighting action, Cyrax finishes off Jade with his Helio Slash fatality.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation Demonstration Mode match showing Shao Kahn's Hammer smashing Sindel with a unique and shaking hit.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation As the ultimate blow, Sindel uses a scream-based Fatality to dissolve "completely" her alter-ego...
Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation Kung Lao showing to the popstar Johnny Cage the "massive" effects of a successful Babality.

Promo Images

Mortal Kombat Trilogy Screenshot Nintendo 64 version
Mortal Kombat Trilogy Screenshot
Mortal Kombat Trilogy Screenshot Nintendo 64 version
Mortal Kombat Trilogy Screenshot PSX version

Alternate Titles

  • "MKT" -- Common Abbreviation

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User Reviews

Sorry Compilation of a Great Fighting Genre Tyrone Eugene (7) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

NowGamer Dec 01, 1996 9.2 out of 10 92
The Video Game Critic Sep 18, 2005 A- 91
GamePro (US) Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
GameSpot Dec 01, 1996 8.6 out of 10 86
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 24, 2016 17 out of 20 85
Absolute Playstation Oct, 1996 7 out of 10 70
IGN Dec 19, 1996 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

German Index

On 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.

Graphics

Johnny 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 differences

There 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.

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Kartanym (12758) added Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PlayStation) on Mar 30, 2001
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