You haven't really beat UMK3 until you have beaten all 4 ladders of difficulty off one pay :) haha
I'll record myself doing it one of these days and with no losses, my record was ~12 continuous hours play time on 2 credits, since you can keep fighting Ermac for another free play.
Jump to 18:25 to see the Ermac trick
Choose the 3rd reward for beating Shao kahn (fighting Ermac) lose one round of 3 and then just do a mercy on Ermac (Hold run and tap down 4 times and then release run during fatality scene) and then win the fight for a free play.
I use to be godly at this game when I was younger... Quite a bit rusty these days, but I still had it (mostly) haha
I usually don't lose though :(
It was all slowly coming back to me. Haven't played in 10 years at least....
forgot the strats for a bit though (Motaro and Shao Kahn) haha, but I was getting my groove back for a second. I use to be able to play all day on 2 quarters as a kid doing that Ermac mercy trick for a free play over and over again.
If you are wondering why I chose v1.0, it's because they made 1.2 suck. The computer got stupid cheats in 1.2... 1.1 is fine though. I just like 1.0 because it is what my local arcade in Mankato, MN had...
This was streamed live on youtube...
Now you guys know where I got cybershrapnel from as a kid :P hehe