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Metal Slug 3 (PlayStation 2)

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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 PlayStation 2 Character selection.
Metal Slug 3 PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Metal Slug 3 PlayStation 2 Menu screen.

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

Insert Credit Jun 23, 2003 9.7 out of 10 97
VicioJuegos.com Jun 01, 2006 86.5 out of 100 86
Retro Gamer Oct, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Bordersdown May 26, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Futuregamez.net Jan 20, 2004 80 out of 100 80
videogamer.com Nov 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Mar 23, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gamers.at Feb 13, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Meristation Oct 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com 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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Evilhead (1036) added Metal Slug 3 (PlayStation 2) on Jan 16, 2006
Other platforms contributed by mars rulez (492), GTramp (28856), _-_ (2292), Sciere (234463), Kabushi (116517) and *Katakis* (37494)