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Mortal Kombat 3 is a 1995 Fighting video game by Midway, for Arcade consoles, but later ported to various home consoles. Mortal Kombat 3 is the third title in the Mortal Kombat series, and the sequel to Mortal Kombat II. It was followed by an updated remake known as Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 just a few months later.


Liu Kang wins Mortal Kombat II. Shao Kahn strikes again and gives youth to Shang Tsung. There is a new underboss, called Motaro. He is a very strong minotaur who can teleport.



Liu Kang[]




  • The Subway
  • The Street
  • The Bank
  • The Rooftop
  • The Balcony
  • The Bridge
  • Soul Chamber
  • Bell Tower
  • Kombat Temple
  • The Graveyard
  • The Pit III
  • Noob Saibot's Dorfen (Vs. Noob Saibot only)
  • The Hidden Portal (Vs. CPU-controlled Smoke only, and seen only if the Ultimate Kombat Kode is not yet entered)


Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3[]


Reception & Legacy[]


  • Run: the players can run with a button. They can do it for a small period of time.
  • Kombos: similar to other fighting games, the fighter can now perform combo sequences. The combos are not linked like in Killer Instinct, they are a predefined sequence of punches and kicks. The player can insert special moves into the sequence. For example, Sub-zero kombo is: HP, HP, LP, LK, LK, <- HK.
  • Animality: the winner can turn the opponent into an animal
  • Friendship: a gift of friendship
  • Babality: the winner can turn the opponent into a baby, with the same clothes and even moustache.
  • Brutality: a special finishing move, performing a 11-move kombo.
  • Pit: the classical pits fatalities, it features a level from MK I.
  • Kodes: these are kodes that can be inserted before a fight. They allow special modes like Switcheroo, handicaps, hidden characters, no blocks, no running, etc.
  • New characters: a lot of new characters. Some characters are missing, but they will appear in the sequel: Mortal Kombat Ultimate.