History YMMV / MortalKombat3

19th May '16 11:00:54 AM RyRodrigo
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* SpecialEffectFailure: It is really hard to take the more explosive Fatalities seriously when your opponent explodes [[FridgeLogic into more legs, arms, ribcages and ''heads'' than a body is actually supposed to have.]] Fortunately, the SNES and Genesis versions of the game seems to get this right, ''(if only because of the systems' limitations)'', but the worst offender seems to be any version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
** If a character gets cut in half at the waist, their arms remain suspended in mid-air.
14th May '16 3:26:55 PM JesseMB27
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* BaseBreaker: Motaro; He is liked by some for his brutal nature and for bringing even more diversity of beings into the Mortal Kombat universe, others feel that the idea of a centaur is too goofy even for Mortal Kombat standards. The difficulty taken to beat him is at least one thing everyone can agree on.


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** Cyrax and Sektor also deserve some mention. In addition to appealing to those with an interest in cyborgs, Cyrax's quest to regain his humanity and Sektor contrasting descent into TransHumanTreachery and megalomania were considered to be intriguing subplots throughout the original timeline. They were notably the only characters for a time that debuted in [=MK3=] to return in any sequels, those being both in [[Videogame/MortalKombat4 Mortal Kombat Gold]] and Cyrax in Videogame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance and its updates (with Sektor in the Gameboy Advance Tournament Edition version of the latter).


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** Chameleon, while not completely despised by the fan base (arguably generating more reactions of "Meh" than "Arguh"), but he certainly is one in the eyes of the developers. Notably [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he originally wasn't going to be on the roster]] of Videogame/MortalKombatArmageddon until fan outcry called them to include him (And even then only for the sake of having every fighter in the series to that point in the game rather than any particular character loyalty) and also was one of the first two characters that Creator/NetherrealmStudios confirmed would ''not'' be returning. For those wandering what that other character is, it's Hsu Hao. Yeah the fact that he's seen as being on Hsu Hao's level of disfavor tells one a lot about how the creators feel about him. The fact that he is a FlatCharacter with virtually no story other than to be the strongest fighter of all time for its own sake and has [[DittoFighter relied on having versions of other pre-existing characters moves]] doesn't do him any favors.
28th Mar '16 7:12:15 AM ScoutFirefly
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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3'' gets a lot more tournament play nowadays (and was one of the first online-enabled XBOX Live Arcade games), and a lot of the characters that were hated back in the nineties are now returning fan favorites in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. Inverted with Sindel after a particularly infamous scene late in the story mode of ''Mortal Kombat 9''.
* {{Yellowface}}: White bodybuilder John Turk's portrayal of the Chinese Shang Tsung can be seen as this.

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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3'' gets a lot more tournament play nowadays (and was one of the first online-enabled XBOX Live Arcade games), and a lot of the characters that were hated back in the nineties are now returning fan favorites in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. Inverted with Sindel after a particularly infamous scene late in the story mode of ''Mortal Kombat 9''.
* {{Yellowface}}: White bodybuilder John Turk's portrayal of the Chinese Shang Tsung can be seen as this.
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6th Feb '16 12:27:02 PM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: This was considered to be such at least until MortalKombat9, due to the PortingDisaster that was Trilogy and hitting the PolygonCeiling with the 3D games onwards.
23rd Dec '15 8:53:37 PM Sabrewing
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* {{Narm}}: The Animalities aside from Liu Kang's. The ones from vanilla ''[=MK3=]'' are stupidly large and have few colors, the added ones from ''Ultimate'' are incredibly small by comparison, and ''all'' of them are total nonsense.
22nd Sep '15 7:53:23 PM Ninetails2000
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** The Playstation/Saturn version contains every available character (a few with multiple iterations), but being on a disc, there's LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading involved, and the game is prone to locking up. While the music is arcade-quality Red Book audio, all MK3 songs were sampled incorrectly, so they are all slower and lower in pitch.

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** The Playstation/Saturn version contains every available character (a few with multiple iterations), but being on a disc, there's LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading involved, and the game is prone to locking up. While the music is arcade-quality Red Book audio, all of the stage themes lack proper transitions and endings due to the limitations of the audio format. Additionally all MK3 songs were sampled incorrectly, so they are all slower and lower in pitch.
12th Jul '15 7:59:51 AM paulson
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** The Playstation/Saturn version contains every available character (a few with multiple iterations), but being on a disc, there's LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading involved, and the game is prone to locking up.
** The N64 version, by contrast, has a much smaller character roster, is missing frames of animation, suffers from tinny sound, and has the problem with the N64's controller design, but is arguably more stable and contains a few additional features.

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** The Playstation/Saturn version contains every available character (a few with multiple iterations), but being on a disc, there's LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading involved, and the game is prone to locking up.
up. While the music is arcade-quality Red Book audio, all MK3 songs were sampled incorrectly, so they are all slower and lower in pitch.
** The N64 version, by contrast, has a much smaller character roster, is missing frames of animation, suffers from tinny sound, and has the problem with the N64's controller design, but is arguably more stable and contains a few additional features. The music is synthesized directly from hardware and only contains MK3 tracks.
21st Apr '15 3:28:26 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The fatalities becoming extremely stupid and lazily done, with things like static dismemberment (imagine cutting up a photograph with scissors and you'll get the idea of how this looked; thankfully, the iOS version of ''Ultimate'' being [=3D=]-rendered amended this problem) and exploding bodies raining down dozens of limbs, skulls and ribcages--''[[ArtisticLicenseBiology all from]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill a single victim]]''. Compare the decapitations in ''[=MK3=]''/''[=UMK3=]'' (where the head simply falls off the body straight to the ground, the body standing completely upright) to the ones in ''[=MK2=]'' (the head tumbles in the air as it's lopped off and rolls a couple of times on the ground while the body staggers then drops to the floor).

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** The fatalities becoming extremely stupid and lazily done, with things like static dismemberment (imagine cutting up a photograph with scissors and you'll get the idea of how this looked; thankfully, the iOS version of ''Ultimate'' being [=3D=]-rendered amended this problem) and exploding bodies raining down dozens of limbs, skulls and ribcages--''[[ArtisticLicenseBiology all from]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill a single victim]]''. Compare the decapitations in ''[=MK3=]''/''[=UMK3=]'' (where the head simply falls off the body straight to the ground, the body --a still frame from the "dizzy" animation, by the way-- standing completely upright) to the ones in ''[=MK2=]'' (the head tumbles in the air as it's lopped off and rolls a couple of times on the ground while the body staggers then drops to its knees and then flops onto the floor).
3rd Mar '15 7:15:05 AM Shinr
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV2jo0npRUs The Bank]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fai6JGkq2Y Subway Stage]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xu2h-cimQ8 The Bridge]]~

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV2jo0npRUs [[http://youtu.be/eOAnkXCbfjU The Bank]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fai6JGkq2Y [[http://youtu.be/PGpwreZHcj4 Subway Stage]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xu2h-cimQ8 [[http://youtu.be/elUVPA7Musw The Bridge]]~
5th Nov '14 12:42:07 AM TARINunit9
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* TheScrappy: Stryker, before his ''Armageddon'' redesign.

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* TheScrappy: Stryker, before his ''Armageddon'' redesign. Being a cop in an era where "Fuck da Police" was still a #1 jam was already a bad start, but the attempts at making him a BadassNormal just went too far. A beer gut and a backwards baseball cap simply don't mix, and being an apocalypse survivor despite having zero special power whatsoever felt like CharacterShilling.
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