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Metal Slug 3

MobyRank MobyScore
Neo Geo
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4.0
Windows
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3.6
PlayStation 2
80
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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 Neo Geo General Morton gets the shock of his life
Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo Boss
Metal Slug 3 Arcade Aliens
Metal Slug 3 Arcade Robosuits

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

Video Games Neo Geo Aug, 2000 92 out of 100 92
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Jan 04, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Mygamer.com Xbox Aug 14, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
IC-Games Xbox Jan 19, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Meristation Xbox Oct 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Games Radar Xbox 360 Jan 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Jan 20, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Age Xbox Jun 16, 2004 B 75
Defunct Games Wii Jun 01, 2012 C+ 58
Game Revolution Xbox Jun, 2004 C+ 58

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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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