Metal Slug 3

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In the third installment of the Metal Slug series, General Morden is back and he plans to establish a new world order. The player guides one of the heroes: Marco, Tarma, Eri, or Fio, as they blast their way through side-scrolling levels with a unique theme, filled with countless enemies and bosses. The player has to free hostages and can ride bizarre vehicles such as camels, elephants, tanks, and robots.

In the Xbox version, additional game modes, such as Storming the Mothership and Chubby Isle Paradiso, can be unlocked upon completing the five arcade stages. A co-op mode has been included, but no online multiplayer. The only Xbox Live feature available allows the player to compare single-player scores.


Metal Slug 3 Arcade Anti-air gun
Metal Slug 3 Windows Fighting the army commander.
Metal Slug 3 iPad How to play
Metal Slug 3 Windows Start of the final mission

Alternate Titles

  • "合金弹头3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "メタルスラッグ3" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Neo Geo Feb, 2006 10 out of 10 100 Xbox Jan 04, 2005 85 out of 100 85 Xbox Oct 14, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85 PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Meristation Xbox Oct 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PGNx Media Xbox Jun 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Jun 14, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Jan 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
VGPub Xbox Aug 15, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
IGN Xbox May 25, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68


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Metal Slug 3 was the last game in the Metal Slug series that was developed by SNK. The stages that are set underwater are a reference to Irem's 1993 classic, In the Hunt. This is understandable as many of SNK's Metal Slug developers originally worked for Irem.

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