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Mortal Kombat 3 (SNES)

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Title Screen

Mortal Kombat 3

Developer: Sculptured Software
Publisher: Williams Entertainment
Platform: SNES
Released in US: October 13, 1995
Released in EU: November 1995


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A pretty good port of the arcade game. Definitely more stable than the next port.

Sound Test

The Shao Kahn Karaoke Kollection

Press A, Y, B, X on the main menu.

Unused/Hidden Text

Build Text

A build string is stored at 0x00F77A in the US version and 0x00F78B in the European version. To see it, hold L + R when the game starts.

U.S.
SNES VERSION: WED=AUG=02==11:32 AM
Europe
SNES VERSION: FRI=AUG=11==11:51 AM

Slow/Fast

The words "SLOW" and "FAST" are stored with the rest of the option menu text at 0x02FB3C. These aren't used anywhere. There's a timer option in the Genesis port that uses these, but it's not present in this version.

Sound Driver Message

Present at 0x0E8075:

SNDDRVR
MK3  HI MOM

Leftover Code

Present at 0x0E987D:

ret
SetNextEffectPan
            mov NextExStereoMod,

Other Strings

MK3 ARCADE KODE

No idea what this means.

NINTENDO POWER EXCLUSIVE
SHADOW FIGHTING ENABLED
ALL BACKGROUND BLAST
ALL PROJECTILES BOUNCE BACK

These strings appear in the list of Kombat Kodes, so maybe some more KKs were planned for the SNES version.

According to an issue of Nintendo Power, the Nintendo Power Exclusive code would have stopped the timer and have both fighters take minimal damage, with the intent being like a sort of "Practice Mode".

THE VORTEX

This is apparently the name of the hidden stage (where you fight Smoke); it never appears in the game.

(Source: Original TCRF research)