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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 Windows Fighting two giant crabs underwater.
Metal Slug 3 iPad Select mode
Metal Slug 3 Windows These large enemies take a lot of damage.
Metal Slug 3 Windows In the fourth mission you start on an armed camel.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Retroage Xbox Mar 31, 2012 9.3 out of 10 93
The Video Game Critic Xbox Jul 24, 2004 A- 91
Gamesmania Xbox Jan 04, 2005 85 out of 100 85 Xbox Jan 04, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Gaming Target Xbox Jul 01, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79 Android Jul 24, 2012 75 out of 100 75
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Netjak Xbox Jun 10, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71 (UK) Xbox Oct 28, 2004 7 out of 10 70
AceGamez Xbox Sep 21, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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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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