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 Windows Fourth level boss
Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo Boss
Metal Slug 3 Windows The rocket takes off.
Metal Slug 3 Arcade The big 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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TeamXbox Xbox 360 Jan 04, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Xbox Jun 29, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Meristation PlayStation 2 Oct 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Age Xbox Jun 16, 2004 B 75 iPad Jul 24, 2012 75 out of 100 75
XBox Front Xbox Jan 28, 2005 75 out of 100 75 Xbox Jun 04, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71 PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2004 12 out of 20 60
Game Revolution Xbox Jun, 2004 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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