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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Available Platform: Genesis

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is a fighting game developed and published by Midway Games in 1995.


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OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated8 May 2023

Game Review

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is a fighting game developed and published by Midway Games in 1995. It is an improved and slightly different version of Mortal Kombat 3. The original third chapter of the series was released in April, while the Ultimate version was released as an arcade cabinet in October 1995. SEGA Saturn and SNES versions were published in 1996. The Genesis/Mega Drive version, developed by Avalanche Software, was published in October 1996 in North America and in November in Europe.

In Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, you select one of the many fighters available and compete against a series of opponents in one-on-one battles. Each character has its unique moves, combos, and fatalities. In addition to the default "mortal kombat mode", the Ultimate version adds a new 2-on-2 mode and a new eight-player Tournament mode. There is also an additional Master difficulty level. Plus, you can select all the fighters from the beginning.

The graphics of Mortal Kombat 3 significantly improved over the previous entries in the series. The character sprites were larger, more detailed, and more vibrant, adding a new level of visual polish to the game. The stages were also more elaborate, featuring more background animations and interactive elements. The sound effects and voice acting were also improved, with each character having their unique grunts, taunts, and catchphrases. Unfortunately, the home console versions cannot match the graphics of the arcade, but they are still improved compared to the previous chapters.

One of the most significant improvements in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 was the gameplay mechanics. The game introduced several new features, such as "Aggressor" moves, which increase the damage output of your attacks as your health bar decreases. There are also "Chain Combos," which allow players to string together several moves into a single combo.

There are also features that were added to the Genesis/SNES versions that you can't find in the original UMK3, for example, the "Brutalities", finishing moves that require an 11-button combo and that will make your opponents explode.

You can also find the secret Ed Boon (EJB) menu that allows players to enable cheats, play hidden characters, and access various other Easter eggs. Ed Boon is the programmer who created the series, and the secret menu was discovered in 2015, analyzing the source code of three games, especially Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II.

In short, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is the best edition of the famous trilogy. The new modes, new characters, backgrounds, brutalities, and all the rest, make it the best choice if you want to experience the original Mortal Kombat experience. While it may have some balance issues and imperfect AI, these flaws are relatively minor compared to the game's overall strengths. It was one of the best cartridges for home consoles, and it's still a great game today.

Don't forget to connect a controller before you launch the game, for the best experience.

Review by: GN Team
Published: 14 May 2023 9:14 pm

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