• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2007
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
Buy On
  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. There is definitely value to be had in Midway’s Ultimate Mortal Kombat for the Nintendo DS. While it doesn’t bring anything new to the table, the tried and true gameplay works very nicely on the handheld and is a great pick up and play game for those times when you’re waiting for the bus to pick you up or have 15 to 30 minutes to kill.
  3. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    83
    If you like your fighting retro then Ultimate Mortal Kombat is the game for you, and the addition of "Puzzle Kombat" and Wi-Fi combat makes it a great package. [Feb 2008, p.70]
  4. 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.
  5. Ultimate Mortal Kombat is definitely a worthy pickup for any fan of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.
  6. 78
    Simple as the presentation is, the two titles are well developed. If all you want is a really solid, fun version of Mortal Kombat 3 that can go online, that's what you're going to get. It's good stuff all around.
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    78
    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]
  8. Any gripes I have about this package are about the games themselves and not the quality of the port. Suffice it to say, if you like Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Puzzle Kombat, this is a great package that does justice to both games.
  9. 75
    If you've never understood the tongue-in-cheek appeal of the series this obviously won't change your mind, but if you're constantly suppressing the urge to pull out someone's spine while on the bus to work, it's a relatively inexpensive and consequence-free route to doing so.
  10. Games Master UK
    75
    A fine arcade port but ironically it lacks the guts of more modern scrappers. [Feb 2008, p.69]
  11. Ultimate Mortal Kombat is the real deal, and it’s mind-blowing to think that I can not only play it at home, like I used to daydream about, but it fits snugly right in my pocket.

Awards & Rankings

39
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#26 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
21
#21 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Mar 2, 2016
    9
    sin duda para mi el mejor juego de lucha de la consola, tiene una jugabilidad bastante fluida ademas de tener una ayuda para los principiantessin duda para mi el mejor juego de lucha de la consola, tiene una jugabilidad bastante fluida ademas de tener una ayuda para los principiantes donde salen los movimientos de cada personaje. El modo puzzle no lo he jugado demasiado,pero entretiene. De las cosas "malas" que podría destacar seria que quizas para varios jugadores puede resultar difícil pero si le das un poco de dedicación te adaptaras fácilmente y querrás seguir mejorando y la otra cosa mala pero mas que todo por opinion, es que no se pueda jugar con Noob Saibot :C Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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.) Full Review »