Metal Slug 3

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Metal Slug 3 Arcade Giant insects.
Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo Title
Metal Slug 3 Windows Title screen
Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo Mission 5

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

Video Games Neo Geo Aug, 2000 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 01, 2012 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
XboxAddict Xbox May 30, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania.de Xbox Jan 04, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Retro Gamer Xbox Oct, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Jun 14, 2004 7.5 out of 10 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
AceGamez Xbox Sep 21, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2004 12 out of 20 60

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Trivia

Metal Slug 3 features a number of references to sci-fi movies. For example, Mission 2 features a guest appearance by the Men in Black. The carnivorous alien plants in Mission 4 are a parody of the sci-fi musical comedy, The Little Shop of Horrors In Mission 5, the squid-like aliens are a homage to the movie, Independence Day. Also in Mission 5, the alien clones you face seem to parody the sci-fi movie classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Finally, the last boss battle seems to be slightly inspired by the ending sequence in Alien: Resurrection. One of the hostages (who also appeared in Metal Slug 2 & Metal Slug X) known as Hyakkutaro will join the fight by shooting fireballs.

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