Review by Doodleheimer

Reviewed: 07/29/01 | Updated: 05/20/02

The best SNES fighter

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is somewhat the SNES equivalent to the Playstation’s Mortal Kombat Trilogy. UMK3 is the sequel to Mortal Kombat 3. Mortal Kombat is known for tons of blood and gross and gruesome attacks. Many say that this is a cheap rip-off of Street Fighter, but I wouldn’t say that.

Game Play-

This game is a lot like Street Fighter, but bloodier. The game has special moves to pull of, but the finishing moves are what make this game special. There are such things as fatalities and animalities, which do certain gross and weird things. The game has a huge selection of characters, and half of them look the same. The moves are good, the game is challenging, and this has the makings for the best fighters available for the Super Nintendo. While the character costumes may not very much, the characters do. Each character has their own special moves. The characters could've used better names, though. The game has great control, too. It takes you a while to figure out how to do some combos.


The control in this game is really good. There are tons of moves and combos that you can pull off with the many characters in this game.


The music is awful. It sounds the same, and it is just horrendous. It's very forgetful and very dull. All of the tracks in this game sound the same. The sound effects in this game are pretty good, but they don't make up for the bad soundtrack in this game.


The game has great 2D graphics and backgrounds. The characters could've used a lot more detail. Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, and other characters look the same, only with different colors. There is not much use of light colors in this game. The backgrounds were nice. The characters look, almost lifelike, and it's a departure from the cartoonish Street Fighter animation. The fatalities and such look really good and gruesome. Yes, there is a lot of blood in this game, but you can turn that off. Like, half of the characters in this game wear variations of the same stupid suit.


This game makes for great tournament play and it has a challenging one player mode. The main problems are the bad music and lack of graphical detail. The amount of moves and specials each character can do and the character roster makes this the best fighting game available for the Super Nintendo.



The game makes for a good buy at five bucks, but not much more. It makes a great tournament game, but that's only if all you have is a Super Nintendo. The game has a signature touch to it that separates it from all of the other SNES fighters. I'm not talking about the blood.

Rating:   3.5 - Good

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