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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 Tarmo the zombie
Metal Slug 3 Arcade Flying boss
Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo Yep!
Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo What's your poison?

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

16bit Neo Geo 2004 91 out of 100 91
The Video Game Critic Xbox Jul 24, 2004 A- 91
DreamStation.cc Xbox Oct 14, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Retro Gamer Xbox Oct, 2004 82 out of 100 82
PGNx Media Xbox Jun 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Xbox Aug 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80
videogamer.com PlayStation 2 Nov 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Xbox Jun 11, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown Xbox Jun 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Jun 14, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75


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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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