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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on Xbox Live Arcade stays faithful to the arcade version by allowing players to choose from 22 fighters (including additional secret fighters), each of which has their own good or evil motives and a common goal – the destruction of Shao Kahn.[Xbox Live Arcade] Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on Xbox Live Arcade stays faithful to the arcade version by allowing players to choose from 22 fighters (including additional secret fighters), each of which has their own good or evil motives and a common goal – the destruction of Shao Kahn. Included in the XLA version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is the classic "2 on 2 kombat mode," as well as a variety of multiplayer modes including a new Challenger Versus Mode which allows up to 4 players to play in a "winner-stays-on" style tournament. The game is available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points. A large variety of environments to fight in including Scorpion's Lair, Jade's Desert, Kahn's Kave, River Kombat, Noob's Dorfen and more. Detailed Leaderboards: Captures the player's win and losses both for all time and for the current week. Challenger Versus Mode: A new multiplayer mode which allows up to 4 players to play in a "winner-stays-on" style tournament. Statistics are recorded to allow for maximum bragging rights. 12 achievements: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 achievements offer rewards for both the novice and expert players. [Midway] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is just as addicting as it was several years ago. The game is definitely worth its 800 Microsoft Points ($10) cost since you can move online once you get tired of beating your friends.
  2. X-ONE Magazine UK
    80
    Find good opponents, play private matches and enjoy. [Issue 14, p.116]
  3. An over-the-top bloodbath classic comes back and delivers great online play, as well as good presentation for a retro title. “Get over here!”
  4. If you have fond memories of this game, and don’t mind the 360’s crappy D-pad, go for it, I guess. Everyone else, you’re better off getting Street Fighter II or, better yet, the latest Mortal Kombat game when it comes out.
  5. Frenzied, frustrating and infuriating – but it is also addicting as hell. And while it might not be worth the full asking price of $10, it is a decent port of a solid fighting game from days gone by.
  6. A pretty broken game but one that is loaded with entertainment value regardless.
  7. netjak
    48
    You have no idea how badly I wish this worked. For a game that offers so much promise and nostalgia for its huge fan base, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on the Xbox Live Arcade turned out to be a travesty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Kenny
    Oct 24, 2006
    9
    AWESOME translation of this one. At first, I was skeptical because I played this one and though, "ah, its ok but nothing better than any AWESOME translation of this one. At first, I was skeptical because I played this one and though, "ah, its ok but nothing better than any other port" THEN I played the port included with the MK: Armageddon Premium pack for the PS2 and i must say that I am now TOTALLY impressed with how Microsoft re-did this one. The visuals, 5.1 Surround Sound are amazing! UMK3 is still a cheap fighter though due to the fact that the first 3 matches could be won by a 2 year old, but the matches after that are like playing against an Elder God..lol Gran this one for 800 MS Points! You'll NOT be disappointed! Expand
  2. BryanM.
    Nov 20, 2006
    8
    This game is one of the best live arcade games. The only real problem with it is the online mode. Some times it lages other times it will This game is one of the best live arcade games. The only real problem with it is the online mode. Some times it lages other times it will just freeze. But if you don't play online it is a great game and for only $8.00 its a good deal. Expand
  3. May 7, 2016
    4
    This port on XBOX 360 is bad because We can't execute fatalities and several special shots! Metacritic, please, can you rank scores forThis port on XBOX 360 is bad because We can't execute fatalities and several special shots! Metacritic, please, can you rank scores for classic Sega Saturn, Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo versions? Expand
  4. BryBryM
    Nov 20, 2006
    0
    This game does not work at all! The controls make the game hard to execute fatalities. Online isn't good a lot of the times because of This game does not work at all! The controls make the game hard to execute fatalities. Online isn't good a lot of the times because of the lagging. Sometimes there is no lag because of the high connection rate. It's worth the purchase if you are a mortal kombat fan. Expand

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