Mortal Kombat Trilogy

From Sega Retro


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Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Publisher: Midway (US) GT Interactive (EU)
System(s): Sega Saturn
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
$? T-9704H
Sega Saturn
£? T-25414H-50
Sega Saturn
?F T-25414H-50
Sega Saturn
DM ? T-25414H-50
Sega Saturn
?Ptas T-25414H-50
Sega Saturn
R$? 191356

Mortal Kombat Trilogy is an entry in the Mortal Kombat series, developed and published by Midway. Trilogy is the last of the series to use pre-rendered 2D graphics, with all future sequels being presented in 3D (apart from re-releases). Among other consoles it was released for the Sega Saturn in 1997.

Trilogy is a second update to Mortal Kombat 3, and builds upon the features found in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. As well as making all the boss characters available to play from the start, it also brings back many fighters and stages from Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II, with various upgrades.

The Sega Saturn port, handled by Point of View is a direct port of the Sony 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.

Magazine articles

Main article: Mortal Kombat Trilogy/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86 №64, p74
81 №8, p80/81
88 №26, p68-71[2]
Sega Saturn
Based on
3 reviews

Saturn, US
MKT Saturn US Box Back.jpgMKT Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Mktrilogy sat us manual.pdf
Saturn, EU
MKT Saturn EU Box.jpg
Saturn, BR
MKTrilogy Sat BR cover.jpg


  1. File:CVG UK 185.pdf, page 49
  2. File:SSM_UK_26.pdf, page 68

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)