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                            The Mortal Kombat 3 FAQ
                              By Derek Verbeeck
                         Sixth Revision  -  May 5, 1995
                               *UPDATED WEEKLY*    
           All information regarding Mortal Kombat 3, including                
     Characters, Character Bios, are registered trademarks of Midway. 

            This document is trademarked by Derek Verbeeck (c) 1995.
  Use of this document in commercial publication is strictly prohibited without
                  express written permission of the author.
                Free distribution of this FAQ is permitted,
                  providing it is not altered in any way.
          E-Mail can be sent to me at: dverbeeck@ns.pb.net

    Welcome to the FAQ for Mortal Kombat III. This file is updated weekly. To
obtain a copy of this FAQ, ftp to: ftp.netcom.com. The latest revision can be
found in the directory "pub/vi/vidgames/faqs". If you have any additions, 
please send them to me. Several moves and fatalities have changed since the 
prototype release, so make sure you read them over. Also note that since I don't
use every character, some moves may not work, or may be slightly different. If 
you have a correction for me, please let me know.
 Five hundred years ago, Shang Tsung was banished to the Earth realm by
his master Shao Khan. There he was to open up a gateway for his master, by
upsetting the Earth realm's natural balances. Tsung dominated the Mortal
Kombat tournament, and was almost finished when his rule came to a smashing
end at the hands of Liu Kang, a Shaolin monk.
 Tsung returned to the Outworld a shame. He had failed his master, and his
trusted pupil Goro had perished. Desheviled and vengeful, Tsung devised a new
plan, which he told his master. Khan was delighted by this idea, and spared
Tsung's life. Khan would have no failures this time. Khan swiftly defeats his
opponents, and sets his sights once again on Earth. Shao Khan quickly begins to
take souls from the population of Earth, except for a few, chosen by Raiden to
protect the Earth Realm. Each warrior has their own reason to be alive, and now,
with the battle lines drawn, the Kombat Kontinues.............. 
                (Story by Derek Verbeeck, based on events in MK 1&2)

!Bug Report!
 This section is a listing of bugs encountered in MK3.

1. At certain times, when Cyrax gets finished, he turns turns Sektor's color.
2. I was playing Sonya vs. the Cpu Sonya, and when she won, she glitched out,
   rapidly going through her dizzy animation.
3. When using Sub Zero, I was fighting against him, and I used an Ice Clone to
   freeze him in the air. When I attempted to follow it up with an uppercut, I
   froze up for about five seconds, until the other Sub Zero thawed and fell.

!Moves Key!
   While reading this FAQ, you may refer to this key to translate some things
you may not recognize. (The moves are listed in a format similar to that of the
MK2 faq.)
Quarter Circle Towards: Move the joystick from the Down position to the Towards
Quarter Circle Away: Move the joystick from the Down position to the Away
Half Circle Away: Move the joystick from the Towards position to the Away
Half Circle Towards: Move the joystick from the Away position to the Away
Down - Up: Move the joystick from the Down position to the Up position.
Charge [B] (X): Hold the specified button [B] for X seconds.
Hold: Hold the specified button(s) while performing the move.
Release: Release the button you held during the maneuver.

Fatality: When you have beaten your opponent the best two out of three, you can
          do him/her in the old MK way!
The Pit III Fatality: The motion to uppercut your opponent into the Pit III is
                      the same for all kombatants. Your opponent will fall into
                      the Pit, where they land on spinning blades, and are.....
                      *DICED,MINCED*...........The Point of view for the Pit
                      this time around, is the same as MK1. (You see them fall
                      from the side.)
                      Pit III Uppercut: Three Towards - Run
                      This move can now be done in The Subway as well.
Mercy: If you don't want to finish your opponent quite yet, you can grant them
       Mercy! This gives them some extra energy, so you can beat each other
       around a bit more. This move is also the same for each character.
       Mercy, however, can only be granted in the third round.
       Mercy: Four Down - Run
Animality: To perform an Animality, you must use all kicks during the final
           round, and grant your opponent mercy during the final round.
           Then, when it again says 'Finish Him!/Her!' you must perform the
           character's animality.
Battle Ascension: In certain Kombat Zones, such as "The Subway", if you clip
                  your opponent with an uppercut, they go flying up through
                  the ceiling, and you follow. You then continue the match on
                  the streets.
Subway Fatality: In "The Subway" you can knock your opponent onto the tracks, 
                 where they are subsequently run over by a passing train. Use   
                 the same Joystick motion as the Pit III Fatality.
Kahn's Tower Fatality: In "Kahn's Tower", you can uppercut your opponent so 
                       that they will come crashing down on the floor. They
                       will then go through the next six floors, landing on
                       spikes in the basement. Use the same motion as the
                       Pit 3 Fatality.
Random Selection: In order to randomly select a character, you must push Up
                  on the joystick at the same time you press start.
Galaga: Yes! In Mortal Kombat 3, there is a hidden game, as in Part Two. This
        time around, both Kombatants will automatically enter a game of Galaga
        at Battle 100!

!Individual Characters!
-Sub Zero-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  The ninja returns unmasked. Betrayed by his own clan, the Lin Kuei, he breaks
sacred codes by leaving, and is marked for death. But, unlike the ninja, his
persuers come as machines. He must not only defend Earth from the Outworld 
menace, but elude these assassins.
 Actor:John Turk
 Ice Blast: Quarter Circle Towards - Low Punch
 Ice Shower: Quarter Circle Towards - High Punch
 Ice Clone: Quarter Circle Back - Low Punch
 Slide: Back + Low Punch + Block + Low Kick

 Fatality 1: Down - Towards - Away - High Kick [Sweep Distance]
             (Sub-Zero blows mist at his victim, which freezes them, before 
             they topple over and crumble.)
 Fatality 2: Down - Towards - Down - Towards - Low Punch [Close]
             (Sub-Zero raises his opponent high over his head, then freezes 
             them as he breaks him/her over his knee.)

 Animality:  Hold Block - Two Up [Close] 
             (Sub-Zero morphs into a Polar Bear, and starts tearing at his 

 Sub-Zero discovers Smoke, the third cyborg ninja. Sub-Zero and Smoke were close
during their days in the clan. Smoke helps Sub-Zero defeat Sektor and Cyrax, 
along with Kahn's forces. Sub-Zero returns Smoke's human form, and they both
return to the shadows.

-Sonya Blade--------------------------------------------------------------------
 Sonya disappears in the first tournament, but is later rescued by Jax. After
returning to Earth, she and Jax try to warn the government of the looming 
Outworld menace. Disbelieved, they watch helplessly as Shao Khan begins his
 Actress:Kerri Hoskins
 Energy Rings: Quarter Circle Towards - Low Punch
 Angular Bicycle Kick: Two Back - Down - High Kick
 Square Wave Punch: Towards - Back - High Punch
 Leg Grab: Down + Low Punch + Block

 Fatality 1: Three Down - Towards - Low Kick [Anywhere]
             (Sonya performs her old MK1 fatality, blowing a deadly kiss to her

 Animality: Hold Low Punch - Two Away - Two Towards - Release
            (Sonya morphs into a hawk and mangles her opponent.)

-Liu Kang-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 After the Outworld invasion, Liu Kang finds himself the prime target of Kahn's
extermination squads. He is the Shaolin champion and has thwarted Kahn's schemes
in the past. Of all the humans, Kang poses the greatest threat to Shao Kahn's 
 Actor: Eddie Wong
 High Fireball: Two Towards - High Punch
 Low Fireball: Two Towards - Low Punch
 Flying Kick: Two Towards - Low Kick
 Bicycle Kick : Charge Low Kick (3)

 Fatality 1: Three Towards - Away - Towards - Low Kick [Anywhere]
             (Liu Kang disappears, and at the same time, a column of flame
             erupts over his opponent's body.)
 Fatality 2: Hold Block - Three Up - Release - Block + Run [Anywhere]
             (Liu Kang disappears, and a Mortal Kombat I machine falls on top
             of his opponent.)

 After failing to convince his superiors of the coming Outworld menace, Jax
begins to covertly prepare for the future battle with Khan's minions. He fits
both arms with indestructible implants. This is a war Jax is prepared to win.
 Actor: John Parrish
 Ground Slam: Charge Low Kick (4)
 Double Missile: Two Towards - Two Back - High Punch
 Single Missile: Away - Towards - High Punch
 Running Shoulder Slam: Two Towards - High Kick

 Fatality 1: Hold Block - 360 Degrees Towards - Release
             (Jax's arms morph into sharp-edged blades, and he proceeds to dice
             his opponent. When he is done, they hang in the air momentarily,
             before splattering to the ground.)
 Fatality 2: Run - Run - Run - Block - Low Kick
-Shang Tsung--------------------------------------------------------------------
 Tsung is Kahn's lead sorceror. He once fell out of favor with his emperor after
failing to win the Earth Realm by tournament battle. But, the ever scheming 
Tsung is instrumental in Kahn's conquest of Earth. He has now been granted more
power than ever.
 Actor:John Turk
 Volcanic Eruption: Two Towards - Two Back - Low Kick
 Skulls: Two Back - High Punch (1)
         Two Back - Towards - High Punch (2)
         Two Back - Two Towards - High Punch (3)
 Sindel: Back - Down - Back - Low Kick
 Jax: Two Towards - Down - Low Punch
 Kano: Towards - Away - Towards - Block
 Liu Kang: 360 motion
 Stryker: Three Towards - High Kick
 Sub-Zero : Towards - Down - Towards - Low Punch
 Cyrax: Three Block
 Sektor: Down - Towards - Away - Run
 Nightwolf: Three Up
 Sheeva: Towards - Down - Towards - Low Kick
 Sonya Blade: Run + Low Punch + Block
 Kung Lao: Run - Run - Block - Run
 Kabal: Low Punch - Block - High Kick 

 Fatality 1: Hold Low Punch - Down - Towards - Down - Towards - Release
             (Tsung raises a bed of spikes from the floor, and knocks his
             opponent onto it.)

 Once again serving as Kahn's right hand man, Tsung is assigned to hunt down 
the rogue Earth warriors. he realizes that Kahn will take his soul once it is
done, and so he kills Shao Kahn as well as Motaro. Tsung then proceeds to take
all of the souls, and control of the Earth.
-Kung Lao-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Actor:Anthony Marquez
 Hat Throw: Away - Towards - Low Punch
 Teleport: Down - Up
 Diving Kick: Down + High Kick

(Is Kung Lao in MK3 for any reason? He has no character bio, no finishing moves
 and I have yet to see an ending......Can someone enlighten me?)
 Fatality 1: Four Down - Run+Block [Sweep]
             (Kung Lao goes into his spin move. It glows larger, and larger,
             and sucks his opponent in. Body parts come flying out.)

 Animality: Run-Run-Run-Run-Block-Block [Anywhere]
            (Kung Lao morphs into a Leopard, and gores his opponent.)

 Kano is thought to have been killed in the first tournament. Instead, he is 
found alive in the Outworld, where he once again eludes capture by Sonya. 
Before the invasion begins, Kano convinces Shao Khan to spare his soul, 
because Kano can teach Khan's army to use Earth weapons.
 Actor:Richard Divizio
 Knife Throw: Down - Away - High Punch
 Cannonbal: Charge Low Kick (3)
 Knife Uppercut: Down - Towards - High Punch
 Grab & Bite: Half Circle Towards - Low Punch
 Air Throw: Block
 Fatality 1: Three Towards - Down - Low Punch
             (Kano pulls his opponent's skeleton out of their mouth.)
 Animality:  Hold High Punch - Three Towards - Release High Punch
             (Kano morphs into a spider and sucks the life from his victim.)

 After destroying all of Kahn's minions with a stolen weapon, the former Black
Dragon member attempts to take control of all of the souls Kahn has collected.
The souls however, revolt, catching Kano unprepared. Without the magic of Kahn's
dark sorcerors, Kano cannot control the souls and it is believed he suffered a
violent death at their hands.

 Sektor is actually the code name for unit LK-989. He was the first of three
prototype cybernetic ninjas created by the Lin Kuei. Sektor was once a human
assassin trained by the Lin Kuei. He volunteered for automation because of
his loyalty to the clan. Sektor survives the outworld invasion because he has
no soul to take.
 Actor:Sal DiVita
 Heat Seeker: Half Circle Away - High Punch
 Straight Missile: Two Towards - Low Punch
 Teleport: Two Towards - Low Kick
 Fatality 1: Three Back - High Kick
             (Sektor's chest opens up to reveal a large crushing machine, which
             then smashes the victim.)
 Animality: Three Down - Up
            (Sektor morphs into a bat, and flies off the screen. When he flies 
            back on, he decapitates his opponent.)
 When the Outworld portal opens up over a large city in North America, panic
and chaos rage out of control. Kurtis Stryker was the leader of the riot
control brigade when Shao Khan began taking souls. He finds himself the lone
survivor of a city once populated by millions.
 Actor: Michael O'Brien 
 Long Range Grenade: Half Circle Away - High Punch
 Short Range Grenade: Half Circle Away - Low Punch
 Nightstick Throw: Two Towards - High Kick
 Nightstick Trip: Towards - Away - Low Punch

 Fatality 1: Down - Towards - Down - Towards - Block
             (Stryker turns his back to the players. When he turns back, there
             is a time bomb strapped to his opponent's back. Stryker then holds
             his ear's as his opponent explodes.)
 Fatality 2: Four Towards - Low Kick
             (Stryker fires a cord at his opponent, electrocuting him/her.)

 Sheeva was hand picked by Shao Kahn to serve as Sindel's personal protector. 
She becomes suspicious of Shao Kahn's loyalty towards her race of Shokan when
he places Motaro as the leader of hi extermination squads. In the Outworld, 
Motaro's race of centaurians are the natural enemy of Shokan.
 Leaping Stomp: Down - Up
 Fireball: Quarter Circle Towards - High Punch
 Ground Stomp: Away - Down - Away - High Kick

 Fatality 1: Hold Low Kick + High Kick - Three Towards - Release
             (Sheeva grabs her opponent by each shoulder, and rips off their 
             skin like clothing.)
 Fatality 2: Three Towards - Low Punch
             (Sheeva pounds her opponent into the ground.)

 Sheeva discovers Kahn's treacherous plots against the Shokan race. Kahn has 
given vital information to Motaro's race on how to defeat the Shokan. Motaro
and Kahn plan to enslave the Shokan race. Outraged, Sheeva kills them both, 
and returns her race's lost nobility.
 Cyrax is unit LK-44, the second of three prototype cybernetic ninjas built
by the Lin Kuei. He was trained by the Lin Kuei, and his last command is to
find and terminate the rogue ninja Sub Zero.
 Actor:Sal DiVita
 Energy Net: Three Back - Low Kick
 Exploding Teleport: Two Towards - Low Kick
 Long Range Bomb: Hold Low Kick - Two Towards - High Kick - Release
 Short Range Bomb: Hold Low Kick - Two Back - High Kick - Release 

 Fatality 1: Three Up - Down - High Punch
             (Cyrax decimates his opponent with a rotor blade.)
 Fatality 2: Hold Block - 360 Degress Towards - Release Block - Run
             (Cyrax self destructs, Predator style, taking his opponent with
 Animality: Three Down - Up
            (Cyrax morphs into a shark, and eats his opponent.)
            *Due to a glitch in the Official 1.0 Release, Cyrax cannot perform
             a Mercy. In order to due his Animality, you must use Shang Tsung,
             show Mercy, and morph into Cyrax, then perform the Animality.*
 As a chosen warrior, his identity is a mystery to all. It is believed he is
a survivor of an attack by Shao Khan's extermination squads. As a result, he
is horribly scarred, kept alive only by artificial respirators and a rage
to end Shao Khan's conquest.
 Actor:Richard Divizio
 Fireball: Two Back - High Punch
        ^Can now be done while airborne.^
 Tornado Spin: Away - Towards - Low Kick
 Spinning Blade: Thrre Back - Run

 Fatality 1: Two Back - Towards - Down - Block
             (Kabal fires a hose into his opponent, who's head then inflates.
             They then proceed to float off of the screen. A loud blast can be 
             heard before body parts fall onto the screen.)

 Animality: Charge High Punch (3)
            (Kabal morphs into a strange-looking skeletal beast with horns, and
            rams his opponent.)

 Kabal was once a member of the Black Dragon gang, alongside Kano. He wishes to
repay his debt to society by doing good. Kabal now gives crime's inner circle
something to fear.

 She once ruled the Outworld at Shao Khan's side as his queen. Now, 10,000 years
after her untimely death, she is reincarnated on Earth.
 Actress: Lia Montelongo
 Scream: Three Towards - High Punch
 Float: Three Away - High Kick
 Air Fireball: Half Circle Towards - Low Kick
 Fireball: Two Towards - Low Punch
 Fatality 1: Three Towards - Low Punch
             (Sindel screams at her opponent, destroying most of her victim's
             flesh. A pile of bones is left afterwards.)

 Animality: Two Towards - High Punch
            (Sindel morphs into a large wasp. She lifts her opponent up, and
            flies off of the screen, stinging them to death.)

 Sindel was never Shao Kahn's wife. In truth, she is Kitana's mother, the wife
of the Outworld's true king.

 Works as a historian and preserver of his people's culture. When Khan's 
portal opens over North America, Nightwolf uses hs shaman's magic to protect
his tribe's sacred land. This area becomes a vital threat to Khan's invasion 
of the Earth.
 Actor:Sal DiVita
 Shoot Arrow: Half Circle Away - Low Punch
 Hatchet Uppercut: Half Circle Towards - High Punch
 Shield Aura: Three Towards - High Kick
 Shadow Shoulder Ram: Three Towards - Low Kick
 Fatality 1: Down - Two Towards - High Kick
             (Nightwolf uses the light of the moon to disentegrate his victim.)
 Fatality 2: Three Back - High Punch
             (Nightwolf calls on the power of Raiden, who channels his power  
             through Nightwolf's hatchet to electrocute his opponent.)

 Animality: Hold Block - Three Down - Release
            (Nightwolf morphs into a wolf, and gores his opponent.)
!Game Play!
 There is one MAJOR addition to the Mortal Kombat game engine, this being the
"RUN" button. When you press this button, your character will speed up while
moving towards his/her opponent. This allows you to dash in and attack your
opponent. You cannot, however, Run while walking backwards.
 Random selection is present in MK3, and is done in the same manner as MK2, 
simply hold Up + Start, while your selector is in your corner (Top Left for
Player One, Top Right for Player Two). 


 Motaro is a member of a centaurian race that is the natural enemy of Shokan,
Sheeva's race. He was chosen to be the leader of Shao Kahn's exterimination

--Shao Kahn---------------------------------------------------------------------
 Shao Kahn is emperor supreme of the Outworld, and has now almost taken over the
Earth Realm.

!Kombat Codes!
 This section of the FAQ deals with the so-called "Lock Sequence" codes that you
can enter on the versus screen.
 Each player controls the three boxes on their side of the screen.

 Low Punch: 1st Box
 Block: 2nd Box
 Low Kick: 3rd Box

 Simply hit the respective button until your chosen box changes to the symbol
you want it to be.

MK - Dragon - Dragon - MK - Dragon - Dragon
 Disable Throwing
Dragon - Yin Yang - Dragon - Dragon - Yin Yang - Dragon
 Disable Blocking
Skull - Shao Kahn - Raiden - MK - Yin Yang - 3
 The Energy bars are invisible.
Dragon - Dragon - MK - Dragon - Dragon - MK
 Dark Fighting

!Hidden Characters!
 This is where to find out how to use and/or fight against certain Hidden

Smoke (RUMORED): In order to use Smoke, you must supposedly use Random Selection
and be very lucky. Once in a while, the selector will land on the Dragon Symbol,
allowing you to use Smoke.
 Actor: Sal DiVita (Assuming he is a palette swapped Sektor.)

 Smoke is a member of the Lin Kuei clan, he was automated against his will, and
secretly aids Sub-Zero in his battle against Sektor and Cyrax.

 Spear Throw: Two Back - Low Punch
 Invisibility: Hold Block - Two Up - Down - Release - High Punch


Noob Saibot: It is not known how to fight Saibot, his existience remains a 
 Actor: Richard Divizio

 Noob Saibot is not a ninja, as in MK2. He is now a shadowy version of someone
that appears to be Kano.

 Welcome to the Combos Section. This new addition to the FAQ will detail combos
for each character, as well as general playing hints for each one. There are two
types of combos in Mortal Kombat 3. These are Chain Combos, and Hyper Combos. 
Chain Combos are those that involve several attacks chained together. Hyper 
Combos occur when you press several buttons for normal attacks in a row.


High Punch - High Punch -  High Kick - Low Kick - High Punch


High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Low Kick - High Kick - Roundhouse

Jump Kick - Ice Shower - Turn Around Kick
Ice Blast - Jump Kick - Slide
Ice Blast - Jump Kick - Uppercut - Slide



High Punch - High Punch - Uppercut - Jump Kick - Fireball

Low Kick - Low Kick - High Punch - High Punch - Low Punch - Jump Kick - Fireball

=Liu Kang=

=Shang Tsung=

=Kung Lao=


High Punch - High Punch - High Kick

Energy Net - Long Range Bomb - Uppercut







Derek Verbeeck.....................dverbeeck@ns.pb.net
James Simmons......................jsimmons@nether.net
John Coleman.......................coleman@hopwood.lynchburg.edu
Peter Momot........................mkombat@ripco.com
Chris Caniano......................ccaniano@csws15.ic.sunysb.edu
Jenn Dolari........................dolari@alamo.net

                 Thanks also go to the staff and Kerry, Mani,
               and the other guys at Time Out! in Sunrise Mall,               
                   Massapequa Park, Long Island, New York

                 !Derek Verbeeck  - dverbeeck@ns.pb.net    !
   "All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the
                       dark veil." - Disraeli



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