Mortal Kombat 3

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How to play Mortal Kombat 3

Each game uses different controls, most DOS games use the keyboard arrows. Some will use the mouse.

Mortal Kombat 3 Description

Mortal Kombat 3 (MK3) is a fighting game developed by Midway Games and first released into arcades in 1995 as the third game in the Mortal Kombat series. As in the previous games, it has a cast of characters that players choose from and guide through a series of battles against other opponents. The game avoids the tournament storyline of its predecessors, as various warriors instead fight against the returning Shao Kahn, who has resurrected his bride Sindel and started an invasion of Earthrealm.

The third installment of Mortal Kombat retains the blood and gory attacks that defined the series. It introduces new types of the Fatality finishing moves, including Animalities. Other features new to the series were combos, predefined sequences used to perform a series of consecutive attacks. A "Run" button was also added, allowing players to briefly dash toward the opponent, as were "Kombat Kodes", an unlockable content system using various symbols that can be entered before two-player matches to achieve certain effects.

Some characters from the previous games returned and new characters were introduced into the series. Mortal Kombat 3 notably omitted popular characters from previous games, some of whom were added in an update, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, released later in 1995. The home console-exclusive Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996) added even more characters, as well as other new features.

Cheats/Hints/Walkthroughs for Mortal Kombat 3

Unlimited continues

Press Up, Up, Toward, Toward, Away, Away, Down, Down while the game loads. Shao Khan say "Excellent" to confirm correct code entry.
Question mark menu

Press HP, LP, LK, HK, Block, Block, Run, Run, Block, Block when the story introduction is displayed. The phrase "You will never win" will be spoken to confirm correct code entry. Press [Up] when the Mortal Kombat 3 logo and cube appears to display the question mark option.
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Cheat codes

Start the game by using one of the following command line parameters to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Multiple codes may be entered at once.
Effect Parameter
Short fighters 54321
Very thin fighters 1111
Fat fighters 8888
Tall fighters 12345
Shadow fighters 831
Invisible combatants 1995
Turbo mode 8000
Slow mode 603015
Backwards Kombat 9966
Block causes 99% damage 4862222
Temporarily enable Smoke, with normal CPU 666
Temporarily enable Smoke, with hard CPU 0666
Temporarily enable Shao Kahn and Motaro in two player mode 1000000
Disables blood and fatalities noblood
Enables blood fatalities blood
Disables fatalities noviolence
Enables fatalities violence
Ultimate Kombat Kodes

Perform a clockwise sweep of the controller to display the Ultimate Kombat Kodes screen. The icons on the bottom of the VS screen can be changed by pressing the HP, HK, and LK in that order. Player one selects the first three codes and player two controls the last three. When icons are placed in a certain combination, a Kombat Kode is revealed.

Then ten possible icons and number of button presses are:

0: Dragon
1: MK
2: Ying Yang
3: 3 Symbol
4: Question Mark
5: Lightning Bolt
6: Goro
7: Raiden
8: S. Khan
9: Skull

Effect Kombat Kode
No throws 100-100
No blocking 020-020
No power bars 987-123
Half energy for player 1 033-000
Half energy for player 2 000-033
1/4 energy for player 1 707-000
1/4 energy for player 2 000-707
Fight as Smoke 010-696
Dark fighting 688-422
Random morphing 460-460
Dark fighting, random morphing, no blocks, and no power bars 985-125
Unlimited run 466-466
Galaga 642-468
No Fear 282-282
"There is No knowledge that is not power" 123-926
Holds flippers during casino run 987-666
Winner fights Motaro 969-141
Winner fights Noob Saibot 769-342
Winner fights Shao Kahn 033-564
Winner fights Smoke 205-205
Player 1 heals after each hit 101-000
Player 2 heals up after each hit 000-101

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Mortal Kombat 3 - additional information

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"真人快打3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
"真人快打3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
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