Mortal Kombat 3 walkthrough video guide (PSP, PS2, GameCube, Wii, Xbox1, SNES, PS1, PC, Arcade, Retro)

1 April 2011
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Our Mortal Kombat 3 walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of cutscenes and gameplay for the third-entry in the long-running Mortal Kombat fighting game series.

MK3 changed up the formula from previous games and increased the roster to 15 playable characters; marking the return of Sonya and Kano who were absent in Mortal Kombat 2 and adding several all-new characters. Several of the actors who portrayed the digitalized characters in previous games left during development of MK3 and for that and other reasons this Mortal Kombat has a decidedly different look altogether than previous games in the series.

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  • Table of Contents

    Index of Retro Mortal Kombat Fatality Guides:

  • New Page: Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat 2 Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat 3 Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat 4 Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat Gold Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat Trilogy Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat: Deception Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • New Page: Mortal Kombat 2011 Fatalities and Unlockable Characters Guide
  • A number of new features were introduced in MK3. Two new Finishers were added. In addition to every character having two Fatalities and a Stage Fatality (i.e. The Pit), MK3 kept the Friendship and Babality Finishers (adding new ones for each character) while adding “Mercy” and “Animalities”. To perform an Animality, you had to first perform a Mercy on the third Round. Mercy gave your opponent a little bit more health and brought them back to life.

    This was risky as it gave them a chance to win. If you beat them again then you could perform an Animality, where your character would turn into an Animal and brutally attack. Friendships meanwhile continued to put a goofy or happy face on this otherwise brutal game with such Finishers as having a character blow up a balloon, give his opponent a gift or use a Jack in the Box. Like before, a Babality did exactly what you’d expect, turn your opponent into an infant! Additionally, three new “Pit” levels were added (Called “Stage Fatalities”) including an oncoming train at the Subway level (the first Pit that didn’t end in spikes), a stage with rotating blades called “The Pit 3” and a high up “Bell Tower” where you could knock your opponent into the air and they’d smash down through several wooden floors before landing on the spikes below.

    Mortal Kombat 3 logo

    Additionally, a Run Button was added as well as an Endurance meter which would deplete when Running or doing combos. Combos were overhauled with a new pre-programmed or “Dial A Combo” system where you could hit a series of buttons in the correct sequence to perform an unblockable long-string of attacks. “VS Kombat Kodes” where added where you and an opponent could enter a series of symbols before a fight to add cool or interesting parameters for the fight, and you could uppercut an opponent through the ceiling of certain stages onto a different stage above. MK3 also introduced various difficulties for the first time when playing Single-Player, with the “Choose Your Destiny” you could select an opponent tower that got increasingly more difficult with the higher the tower you selected.

    MK3 was originally released for the Arcade in 1995 and later for the Sega Genesis, Super NES, Game Boy, Game Gear (Europe only, rare), Sega Master System (Brazil only), PS1, PC (DOS and Windows versions) and more.

    The easiest way to play the game without pirating it via an emulator like the arcade MAME emulator, is to get ahold of a copy of Midway Arcade Treasures 2 compilation for either the GameCube (which makes MK3 playable on the Wii, because the Wii can play GameCube games), PS2 or original Xbox. Midway Arcade Treasures 2 also contains a near-arcade perfect port of MK2.

    MK3 can also be found for the PSP as part of the Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play compilation (which features near arcade perfect versions of all three MK games: MK1, MK2 and MK3). There is also a version of MK3 available on the PC legitimately via Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition (which also contained near-arcade perfect ports of MK1 and MK2, complete with some fixed bugs that plagued the Arcade Treasures console versions of MK2 [such as random select and Smoke easter eggs]).

    While some people prefer the regular addition of MK3, Ultimate MK3 can be found on Xbox Live Arcade (although it has since become undownloadable after being removed from the service, but if you have the game already you should still be able to play it) or via the first disc of the “Premier” PS2 version of Mortal Kombat Armageddon (Although in this version of UMK3 unlockable characters can’t be saved) You can also find an even better version of Ultimate MK3 available for the DS as “Ultimate Mortal Kombat“. Last but not least, Mortal Kombat Trilogy is available for N64 and PS1. Both UMK3 and MKT are essentially better versions of MK3 with many more playable characters and features.

    Mortal Kombat 3 walkthrough – SNES Version – Smoke

    Part 2

    Mortal Kombat 3 walkthrough – Arcade Version – Sub-Zero

    Part 2

    Mortal Kombat 3 PS2/Xbox1/GCN/Wii (via Midway Arcade Treasures 2) walkthrough with Commentary – Sektor, Sub-Zero, Cyrax, Stryker, Kung Lao

    Part 2

    Boss Versus Boss Fights (SNES)

    All Mortal Kombat 3 Character Bios and Storyline

    All Mortal Kombat 3 Character Endings

    Thanks to retrojuegoschile, pandaumk3, DoctorKwack101, SoulSnatching and savemgs.


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  • About the author

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