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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Genesis)

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Title Screen

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Developer: Avalanche Software
Publishers: Williams Entertainment (US), Acclaim Entertainment (EU)
Platform: Genesis
Released in US: October 1996
Released in EU: November 28, 1996


CharacterIcon.png This game has unused playable characters.
DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.


Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is back and buggier than ever.

Error Handler

Errors abound!

This handler is still present, thankfully. This game definitely needs one.

Other error handler text:

Access Address:
Access Mode:
Address Space:
Instruction Reg:

Read
Write
Not Instr

User Data
User Program
Supervisor Data
Supervisor Program
CPU Space 

(Unassigned, Reserved)
Reset
Reset
Bus Error
Address Error
Illegal Instruction
Zero Divide
CHK Instruction
TRAPV Instruction
Privilege Violation
Trace
LineA Emulator
LineF Emulator
Format Error
Uninitialized Interrupt Vector
Spurious Interrupt
Level-1 Interrupt
Level-2 Interrupt
Level-3 Interrupt
Level-4 Interrupt
Level-5 Interrupt
Level-6 Interrupt
Level-7 Interrupt
Trap-0 Instruction
Trap-1 Instruction
Trap-2 Instruction
Trap-3 Instruction
Trap-4 Instruction
Trap-5 Instruction
Trap-6 Instruction
Trap-7 Instruction
Trap-8 Instruction
Trap-9 Instruction
Trap-10 Instruction
Trap-11 Instruction
Trap-12 Instruction
Trap-13 Instruction
Trap-14 Instruction
Trap-15 Instruction
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Sound Test

Wall o' sound

The sound test from Mortal Kombat 3 is still present. Press A, C, Up, B, Up, B, A, Down on the main menu to access it.

Chameleon

Such a chameleon! He looks just like Scorpion He didn't win hard enough

Chameleon was planned for the console ports of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, but due to cartridge constraints he remains unfinished, to access him use Pro Action Replay code FF0127:19 (note: the code can crash the game)

Other than having his own life bar and win text, he has no combos other than some simple two-hit jump-ins, no special moves or fatalities, though he borrows Scorpion's Stage Fatality and Friendship, his bio screen and ending are damaged and his Battle Plan portrait is Kano's. In certain actions, such as performing one of the one-button finishers cheats, he turns into Rain.

Chameleon would make his debut in Mortal Kombat Trilogy (except in the Nintendo 64 version).

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Bio Screens

Use the PAR Code FF021F:XX to see these screens in the demo mode. XX is the character ID. Alternatively, use the Bio Screen option in the same menu as the sound test above.

Smoke's bio hasn't been changed from Mortal Kombat 3. Human Smoke and Classic Sub-Zero's bios are just placeholders, and Chameleon's bio is glitched (he doesn't have a bio name like the other characters).

The "-MOTARO-" text (0x59226) from Mortal Kombat 3 is still present, though there's still no Motaro bio. Shao Kahn's bio is damaged, and it crashes the game.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Glitchality

Animalities were removed from the Genesis port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. However, whoever was responsible for removing them was probably easily distracted, because they accidentally left in Kabal's Animality's input command. If you try and perform an Animality with Kabal, he loses his head and some very strange things can happen.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Text

Along with some new text, most of the unused text from the previous Genesis port is still present, still unused.

Build Date

A build date and password (which unlocks the Cheats, Secrets, and Killer Codes menus) are found at 0x05D834:

VERSION: AUGUST 4TH  10:30PM
PASSWORD: ADALARCUL

Ending Text

The last line from the game's ending is never actually seen in-game. This doesn't appear in the arcade version either. Ending text is at 0x057174:

SHAO KAHN IS NO MORE

YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE 
MK3 CHAMPION

YOU DONT SUCK

Game Info Text

Still present in the ROM (which makes even less sense) at 0x067E86:

MORTAL KOMBAT 3
ARCADE REVISION 3
BEWARE OF JERROD AND THE DEVIL CHONKA

Kombat Kodes

Starting at 0x013841:

PLAYER 1 HP DISABLED
PLAYER 1 LP DISABLED
PLAYER 1 BLOCK DISABLED
PLAYER 1 HK DISABLED
PLAYER 1 LK DISABLED
PLAYER 1 RUN DISABLED
PLAYER 2 HP DISABLED
PLAYER 2 LP DISABLED
PLAYER 2 BLOCK DISABLED
PLAYER 2 HK DISABLED
PLAYER 2 LK DISABLED
PLAYER 2 RUN DISABLED

This is the last chunk of Kombat Kode text in the ROM. They're still not implemented.

Sheeva

Sheeva's health bar name (0x052528) and win text (0x055074) can be found in the ROM. Sheeva was cut from this port, this is what remains from her.

Chameleon

Like Sheeva, Chameleon's health bar name and win text can be found in the ROM (0x5258C and 0x5510E).

Endurance Mode

The Endurance Mode from Mortal Kombat 3 was removed, but inside the ROM you can still find the words "Endurance Mode" twice (at 0x525A8 and 0x65774).

Unused Names

Still unused and located at 0x584AE are the following names:

MIKE, LISA, PRUDENCE, JOYCIE, FELICITY

Unused Message

DOUBLE FLAWLESS

This can be found at 0x5514E and is still unused.

(Source: Original TCRF research)