The reason the classic Mortal Kombat series has endured for so long in the arcade, on console systems, and on the PC, has never been because of spectacular graphics or sounds. Instead, its success has been based on intuitive controls that first draw you in with simple gameplay, then tease you with tons of special fighting moves to keep you coming back for more. And these features are all present in rare form in Mortal Kombat 3.
As in MK II, the plot of MK3 isnít really important; itís little more than an excuse for the designers to create some cool new backdrops for the fighting action, add a few characters to the lineup, and bring back some old favorites, each with their own laundry list of special moves. And itís these special moves that make MK3 such a treat.