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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 Neo Geo Is this some sort of factory?
Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo Mission 2
Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo General Morton gets the shock of his life
Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo Boss

Alternate Titles

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

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Nintendo Life Wii Jun 01, 2012 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90 Xbox Nov 29, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Target Xbox Jul 01, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
XBox Front Xbox Jan 28, 2005 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jan 07, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Xbox 360 Jan 03, 2008 7.4 out of 10 74
The Review Busters Xbox 360 2008 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Jan 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
IGN Xbox May 25, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
Defunct Games Wii Jun 01, 2012 C+ 58


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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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