Game Mortal Kombat 3
Author/Vendor Probe / Midway / Acclaim
/ Sculptured Software
Released 1995
Game Type Beat 'em up
Language English
Gens (1.00)
NOTE: 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.