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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 Baraka uses his spinning-hand-claw move Blade Spin, bleeding seriously MKI Rayden's face.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation The carnage starts with Baraka, that attacks Jade with his fast hand-claw move Blade Fury.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation Selecting the kombatants.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation An surprise attack: Ermac connects successfully his single hit move Teleport Punch in MKI Kano.

Promo Images

Mortal Kombat Trilogy Screenshot PSX version
Mortal Kombat Trilogy Screenshot PSX version
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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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.

Awards

  • 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)

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Kartanym (12705) added Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PlayStation) on Mar 30, 2001
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