|Mortal Kombat 3
|Probe / Midway / Acclaim
/ Sculptured Software
|Beat 'em up
|This game supports the 6-Button Genesis Pad.
|There are many worlds besides our own, many realms where both good and
evil hold sway. For centuries, Shang Tsung of the Outworld has sought to
control the Mortal Kombat tournament for his own ends. Now a new champion
must arise from our world that will fight to the bitter end and put an end
to Shang Tsung's ambitions. This video game series was so popular that it
spawned both a live-action and an animated TV series, and a live-action movie
starring Christopher Lambert as Rayden.
It is the considered opinion of most video game experts that the MK games are more hype than they are substance. Their opinion is that they are flashy SF2 clones that don't always deliver the goods. That didn't keep Midway from selling copies by the bucketful, and the Mortal Kombat franchise has been one of its most profitable ventures since its inception. Perhaps its reputation as a violent game with lots of blood-letting during the fights is what gave the series its overhyped reputation.
In Mortal Kombat 3 even more characters join the roster as the Outworld launches its invasion of Earth - nice graphics and decent gameplay, but the jerky animation has unfortunately returned from the first MK game.