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.


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Main series
Mortal Kombat | MK2 | MK3 | MK4 | Deadly Alliance | Deception | Armageddon | Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe | Mortal Kombat (2011) | Mortal Kombat X
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 | Mortal Kombat Trilogy | Mortal Kombat Gold | Mortal Kombat Advance | Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition | Mortal Kombat: Unchained
Adventure Games:
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero | Mortal Kombat: Special Forces | Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
Black Dragon - Brotherhood of the Shadow - Deadly Alliance - Elder Gods - Lin Kuei - Outer World Investigation Agency
Red Dragon - Shirai Ryu - Special Forces - Tekunin - White Lotus Society - The Noob-Smoke Alliance - Wu Shi Academy
Ashrah - Baraka - Blaze - Bo' Rai Cho - Cassie Cage - Chameleon - Cyrax - Daegon - Dairou - Darrius - Drahmin - D'Vorah - Ermac - Erron Black - Ferra & Torr - Frost - Fujin - Goro - Havik - Hotaru - Hsu Hao - Jade - Jarek - Jax - Jacqui Briggs - Johnny Cage - Kabal - Kai - Kano - Kenshi - Khameleon - Kintaro - Kira - Kitana - Kobra - Kotal Kahn - Kung Jin - Kung Lao - Li Mei - Liu Kang - Mavado - Meat - Mileena - Mokap - Moloch - Motaro - Nightwolf - Nitara - Noob Saibot - Onaga - Quan Chi - Raiden - Rain - Reiko - Reptile - Sareena - Scorpion - Sektor - Shang Tsung - Shao Kahn - Sheeva - Shinnok - Shujinko - Sindel - Skarlet - Smoke - Sonya - Stryker - Sub-Zero - Takeda - Tanya - Taven - Tremor - Triborg
Minor characters | Realms | Species | Storyline | Arenas| Konquest mode
Film: Mortal Kombat | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation | Mortal Kombat: Devastation | Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins

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