Mortal Kombat Advance
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Developer(s) Virtucraft
Publisher(s) Midway
Series Mortal Kombat
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) December 12, 2001
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Mature (M)

Mortal Kombat Advance is a fighting game for the Game Boy Advance. It was practically a shrunken down version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. The Mortal Kombat Advance roster included Cyrax, Ermac, Jade, Jax, Kabal, Kano, Kitana, Kung Lao, Liu Kang, Mileena, Noob Saibot, Nightwolf, Rain, Reptile, Scorpion, Sektor, Shang Tsung, Sindel, Smoke (both the cyborg and human version), Sonya Blade, Kurtis Stryker, and Sub-Zero (both). The plot of this game was identical to that of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.


Though Mortal Kombat Advance is essentially a port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, it suffered from poorer gameplay than its predecessor. Players complained that the CPU difficulty had increased too dramatically from UMK3, allowing computer opponents to execute excessively long and difficult combos. In addition, the Game Boy Advance features two less buttons than were used in UMK3, which resulted in many special move button sequences being consolidated or changed.

Boss and sub-boss[]


  • Shao Kahn


  • Motaro


The game was panned by critics and fans alike. Electronic Gaming Monthly editor Dan Hsu gave it the first "0" rating in the magazine's history. It currently has a rank of 32% at Game Rankings.


Three hidden characters can be used by completing any tower other than Novice. The hidden characters are Shao Kahn (Grand Master), Motaro (Master), Smoke (Warrior).

External links[]

Mortal Kombat series
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