Mortal Kombat 3 (Playstation) – Smoke

Developper : Midway

Publisher : Sony Computer Entertainment of America

Year : 1995

Type : Character playthrough

The PlayStation port of Mortal Kombat 3 was developed by Midway Manufacturing Company and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the North American, European and Japanese market in 1995.

Sektor Playthrough

Smoke return in Mortal Kombat 3, but like Shang Tsung, he completes change appearance. Now known as the Unit LK-TT2, the grey ninja attempted to escape the automation process that Lin Kuei forced over its members. He was eventually captured and converted into a cyber-ninja and is sent to eliminate Sub-Zero, just like they did with Cyrax and Sektor.

Smoke is a hidden character, requiring a button input to unlock a secret cheat menu and activating his character slot on the Dragon symbol. While he was unplayable in Mortal Kombat 2, the player can control him for the first time in MK3.

Smoke has useful special move that can be easily mixed. His spear can catch opponents anywhere except if they are crouched. His Teleport Uppercut is a deadly way to start a string of combos and his Air Throw is often used as a combo enter or as a counter. Lastly, he has the ability to turn invisible and stay that way until he is hit.

Against the CPU, Smoke can trick them with a jumping kick so he can start his combo string with the Teleport Uppercut and Spear. He is also able to do a jump kick or jump punch and Air Throw his opponent right after, as long as he is very close to them. His combo is strong and is used either as a starting jump punch or with the spear. His invisibility moves, however, is completely useless, since the CPU know your location regardless of your visibility.

As a side note, Smoke can perform his Teleport Uppercut twice against Shao Khan, but not against any other character in the game. Having the same move, Sektor can do it as well. It is probably an oversight and not an intentional ability.

TAS tools were used in this playthrough.

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