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  • Summary: Ultimate Mortal Kombat combines the visceral thrills of the classic "Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3" and the addictive puzzle action of the Puzzle Kombat component of Midway’s best-selling "Mortal Kombat: Deception" in a single DS-friendly package. With new record-keeping capability, and NintendoUltimate Mortal Kombat combines the visceral thrills of the classic "Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3" and the addictive puzzle action of the Puzzle Kombat component of Midway’s best-selling "Mortal Kombat: Deception" in a single DS-friendly package. With new record-keeping capability, and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection multiplayer, players can take UMK anywhere for fighting action on the go. [Midway] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. A must-own for every fan of Ultimate Mortal Kombat. The arcade-perfect gameplay and the addition of online multiplayer make this port an irresistible package.
  2. 80
    The addition of online play is certainly UMK’s biggest selling point. If you are a huge fan of the series and plan to take the skirmishes online there is no reason to hesitate picking this one up. This is by far the best portable Kombat game to date.
  3. Online fighting action with loads of blood, comical fatalities and a slightly dodgy bonus puzzle mode. Hardly 'ultimate' but fun all the same. [Feb 2008, p.69]
  4. If you're looking for a fighting game that uses the DS in innovative ways then you need to look elsewhere, but if you simply want the classic game you know and love to play in the palm of your hand then snap this up and battle away!
  5. The presentation and gameplay hold true to the MK standards, and the ability to track wins and losses is a nice addition, if you feel like boasting about your fighting skills.
  6. A great online-enabled emulation of a so-so fighting game (plus a lame puzzle game) which looks rather anaemic now that violence in video gaming is nothing to rave on about.
  7. 60
    Lack of depth and silly expectations from the AI are what drag it down. Still, at least with the commands on the top screen you'll be able to execute fatalities and make the offenders feel your vengeful wrath more easily than before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. NeilM.
    Nov 22, 2007
    10
    This is a surprising DS game. The Puzzle Kombat game is easily worth the purchase price alone. Its as good if not better than Capcom's This is a surprising DS game. The Puzzle Kombat game is easily worth the purchase price alone. Its as good if not better than Capcom's Puzzle Fighter Turbo. Plus its got wifi multiplayer. UMK3 needs no explanation BUY THIS GAME! Expand
  2. MarcH.
    Nov 15, 2007
    10
    This game is the bomb on the DS...looks and plays so great! If you like Mortal Kombat you will love it now on the DS. Flawless Victory!!!
  3. RalphD.
    Nov 19, 2007
    9
    This game is an arcade emulation of the original, therefore it is 100% perfect. For those oldschool mk gamers, this one is a must have. This game is an arcade emulation of the original, therefore it is 100% perfect. For those oldschool mk gamers, this one is a must have. It's the arcade machine in your pocket! Expand
  4. Dell
    Nov 27, 2007
    8
    Okay, I gave it an eight although I really don't care for UMK but for the fact that its an arcade port fighting game with no slow down!Okay, I gave it an eight although I really don't care for UMK but for the fact that its an arcade port fighting game with no slow down! Though, I would buy a street fighter 2 collection with online connection for the DS before anything else... DO YOU HERE ME CAPCOM????? Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2011
    7
    This is pretty much a port of the third Mortal Kombat and puzzle Kombat. The games main problem is technical glitches (stuff like screen tearsThis is pretty much a port of the third Mortal Kombat and puzzle Kombat. The games main problem is technical glitches (stuff like screen tears and sound cutting off.) Expand
  6. Aug 12, 2012
    6
    To be honest i really liked this game, Ultimate Mortal Kombat AI always whooped on me so its never really fair. The addition of having allTo be honest i really liked this game, Ultimate Mortal Kombat AI always whooped on me so its never really fair. The addition of having all the special moves and all the fatalities is quite handy and Puzzle Kombat makes it a sure by for fans of the series. I recommend it to any hardcore Mortal Kombat fan out there. Expand
  7. CycoD.
    Jan 28, 2008
    5
    Do not buy for its single player game, because the AI is so ramped up and impossibly difficult your DS is at risk of being flung at high Do not buy for its single player game, because the AI is so ramped up and impossibly difficult your DS is at risk of being flung at high velocity against the wall in frustration. Please, think of the DS. Expand

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