Mortal Kombat Trilogy

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Mortal Kombat Trilogy
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Midway Home Entertainment (US), GT Interactive Software (EU, BR)
Developer:
Developer(s) of original games: Midway Games
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
T-9704H
ESRB: Mature
Sega Saturn
EU
T-25414H-50
BBFC: 15
Sega Saturn
DE
T-25414H-50
USK: 18
Sega Saturn
PT
STJGT0671
Sega Saturn
UK
T-25414H-50
BBFC: 15
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
BR
191356
Tectoy: 18+

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Mortal Kombat Trilogy is a Sega Saturn fighting game compilation developed by Point of View, featuring the first three entries in Midway Games' popular Mortal Kombat series of arcade fighters. First published in the United States by Midway Home Entertainment in August 1997, the game was later published in Europe and Brazil by GT Interactive Software in April 1998.

Only three weeks after the release of the Sega Saturn version, developer Point of View ported the game Windows PCs.

Gameplay

Fighters

Mortal Kombat Trilogy essentially adds any fighters from Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II which were missing in the previous release, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (including the boss characters, which are available to play from the start). Until the release of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon in 2006, this was the largest roster of fighters ever seen in a Mortal Kombat game.

While the graphics for the returning fighters are partially updated (save for Johnny Cage who has an entirely new actor play the character), the bulk of their assets come from the older games, so don't quite mix as well visually as the Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 additions.

By pressing Start when hovering over Kano, Raiden, Jax or Kung Lao, "classic" versions of the characters can be selected[3]. This means Kano and Raiden have similar sprites and moves to the original Mortal Kombat, while Jax and Kung Lao have theirs from Mortal Kombat II.

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Johnny Cage
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Noob Saibot
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Baraka
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Cyrax (LK-4D4)
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Sonya (Blade)
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Rayden
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Rain
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Shang Tsung
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Kitana
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Kano
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Scorpion
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Sub-Zero
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(Human) Smoke
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Reptile
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Jax (Major Jackson Briggs)
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Mileena
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Sektor (LK-9T9)
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Liu Kang
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Jade
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Sheeva
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Kung Lao
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(Cyborg) Smoke
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Nightwolf
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Sindel
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Ermac
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Sub-Zero (classic)
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(Kurtis) Styker
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Kabal
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Goro
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Shao Khan
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Kintaro
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Motaro
Chameleon

History

The Sega Saturn port, handled by Point of View is a direct port of the PlayStation version, released a full year later. It is said to be slightly inferior as it lacks many of the transparency effects and several voice samples. It is still considered to be a better version than its Nintendo 64 counterpart, however, which due to cartridge restraints had to axe several important features.

Mortal Kombat Trilogy saw many positive reviews though has been criticised for its many glitches and extreme difficulty.

Release in Germany

Like the previous games, Mortal Kombat Trilogy was banned. Most games in the series were unbanned in 2005 except this one.

Magazine articles

Main article: Mortal Kombat Trilogy/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86 [4]
Sega Saturn
86
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[5]
Saturn Power (UK) PAL
81
[6]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
88
[7]
Sega Saturn
85
Based on
3 reviews

Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Saturn, US
MKT Saturn US Box Back.jpgMKT Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mktrilogy sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
Saturn, PT
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Cover
Saturn, BR
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Cover
MKTrilogySaturnBrManual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
515,454,912 1997-07-01 CD-ROM (US) T-9704H V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
515,480,784 1997-08-18 CD-ROM (EU) T-25414H-50 V1.000

References


Mortal Kombat Trilogy

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Mortal Kombat games for Sega systems
Mortal Kombat (1993) | Mortal Kombat II (1994) | Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) | Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1996) | Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1997) | Mortal Kombat Gold (1999)
Mortal Kombat & Mortal Kombat II (unreleased)