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Metal Slug 3 (PlayStation 2)

80
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Single Player, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 2-6, Local Multiplayer 2-4, HD (High Definition). This is the 4th title of [METAL SLUG] series. It is the Action Shooting game which is popular among game fans all over the world. This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13029) on Jan 19, 2012.

uk.playstation.com:
    SNK's revered 2D coin-op classic runs and guns its way onto PS2.

    Metal Slug 3's 2D sprite-based graphics may hark back to simpler days, but its stunning hand-drawn animation and frenetic gameplay made it a favourite in the arcades. Now you can experience Metal Slug's intense 2D action from the comfort of your home, thanks to a PS2 version which includes all-new EX missions.

    The nefarious General Morden has once again been hatching evil plans to take over the world and establish a new order. When livestock begins mysteriously disappearing and strange monsters are spotted, Marco, Tarma, Eri and Fio know that it's time to act and take the fight to the General.

    Explore five challenging stages and a range of environments, including an underwater bio-weapons factory and the General's secret lair in the far reaches of space. Give your trigger finger the work out of its life with handguns, power-up guns, cannons and more besides, and pilot cool attack vehicles like the Metal Slug, Camel Slug and Elephant Slug. An addictive update of an arcade classic.

    • Intense blasting action across five mayhem-filled stages


    • Find and pilot 10 different models of vehicle


    • Includes a two-player VS mode and all new EX missions

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Apr 03, 2008.

Press Release:
    SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION Ships METAL SLUG 3 for Xbox First Home Version of Hit Arcade Game Supports Xbox Live Leaderboard

    WALL, NJ. – May 25, 2004 – SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK NEOGEO CORPORATION, announced today that the company has shipped the first home version of the hit arcade title METAL SLUG 3 for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. METAL SLUG 3 will support the Xbox’ Live leaderboards and is exclusively for the Xbox in North America.

    In addition to everything that made the arcade original a worldwide hit, the Xbox version of METAL SLUG 3 will have some brand new features and original missions accessible once you've cleared certain conditions. Players can choose from over 10 new slug vehicles exclusive to METAL SLUG 3, including the Slug Copter and the very unusual Elephant Slug, which comes complete with a trunk-spray weapon. METAL SLUG 3 features stunning hand drawn animation, detailed backgrounds, and massive bosses and explosions.

    Leading gaming site GameSpot raves, "The mighty METAL SLUG 3 is a white-knuckled offering set to evangelize the virtues of 2D in a big way on Microsoft's powerful console…it is shaping up to be an outstanding shooter for the Xbox." Yahoo! Games Domain proclaims, "Based on our play experience, the final game may go down in history as one of the most enjoyable run-and-gun affairs ever." Adds Official Xbox Magazine, "Considered to be the best installment in the long-running series…METAL SLUG 3 doesn't hold anything back in the way it plays, looks, or handles...This is amazingly addictive stuff." Xbox Nation sums up, "METAL SLUG is simple, expertly refined 2D action…it might be called the ultimate gamer's game."

    "We're delighted with the fantastic response METAL SLUG 3 has received from the press," said Ben Herman, SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION President. "The METAL SLUG franchise has always been a consumer favorite, and now fans can see exactly how they stack up against everyone else on its Xbox Live Leaderboard."

    METAL SLUG 3 features include:

    5 challenging stages and a wide array of unique enemies
    Fight off huge crab-like creatures and large locusts on a deserted island in the South Seas
    Release the souls of zombies emerging from a plane crash in snow-covered mountains
    Dive into a battle against submarines and frogmen guarding an underwater bio-weapons factory
    Battle evil forces in the blazing South American desert
    Journey into outer space to encounter Morden at his stronghold
    Take alternate routes and explore exciting new stages with Crossroad Entrances on each level
    Attack vehicles include the METAL SLUG, Camel Slug, Rebel Armor, Slug Mariner, Ostrich Slug, and more. Find all 10 models for increased firepower and defensive capabilities.
    Cool weapons include handguns, power-up guns, grenades, cannons, and more!

    About Xbox
    Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

    About Xbox Live
    Xbox Live, which launched in the United States Nov. 15, 2002, allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox games with other gamers everywhere via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the ground up for online gaming, negating the need to buy additional, costly peripherals or upgrades. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends; talk to other players during game play through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online—all exclusive features to Xbox Live.

    About SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION
    Over the past 15 years, SNK has published classic arcade titles such as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, BASEBALL STARS, METAL SLUG, SAMURAI SHODOWN, and FATAL FURY on a wide variety of home gaming and handhelds systems. In June 2003, SNK opened SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION in Wall, New Jersey to again publish arcade classics on the current home and portable gaming systems. You can find more information about SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION games at http://www.snkneogeousaconsumer.com

    METAL SLUG is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 25, 2005.

Press Release:
    SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION Announces METAL SLUG 3 to Ship May 2004 for Xbox First Home Version of Hit Arcade Game to Support Xbox Live Leaderboard

    WALL, NJ. – February 11, 2004 – SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK NEOGEO CORPORATION, announced today that the company will ship the first home version of the hit arcade title, METAL SLUG 3, in May 2004 for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. METAL SLUG 3 will support the Xbox’ Live leaderboard.

    In addition to everything that made the arcade original a worldwide hit, the Xbox version of METAL SLUG 3 will have some brand new features and original missions accessible once you’ve cleared certain conditions. Players can choose from over 10 new slug vehicles exclusive to METAL SLUG 3, including the Slug Copter and the very unusual Elephant Slug, which comes complete with a trunk-spray weapon.

    METAL SLUG 3 features stunning hand drawn animation, detailed backgrounds, and massive bosses and explosions, causing leading gaming site IGN.com to exclaim, "D-d-d-damn! Let 2D sprite-based graphics continue forever!"

    "The METAL SLUG franchise has always been a consumer favorite," said Ben Herman, SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION President. "Now Xbox owners will be able to compete nationally to see who’s best on this faithful arcade adaptation."

    About Xbox
    Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

    About Xbox Live
    Xbox Live, which launched in the United States Nov. 15, 2002, allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox games with other gamers everywhere via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the ground up for online gaming, negating the need to buy additional, costly peripherals or upgrades. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends; talk to other players during game play through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online—all exclusive features to Xbox Live.

    About SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION
    Over the past 15 years, SNK has published classic arcade titles such as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, BASEBALL STARS, METAL SLUG, SAMURAI SHODOWN, and FATAL FURY on a wide variety of home gaming and handhelds systems. In June 2003, SNK opened SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION in Wall, New Jersey to again publish arcade classics on the current home and portable gaming systems. You can find more information about SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION games at http://www.snkneogeousaconsumer.com

    METAL SLUG is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 25, 2005.

Back of Box - Xbox (US):

    THE WAIT IS OVER...



    FINALLY, THE GREATEST ARCADE FRANCHISE COMES TO THE XBOX

    Fight of huge boss characters

    Battle evil forces in the blazing South American desert

    Dive into battle and destroy an underwater bio-weapons factory

    "It's arcade shooter action at its finest" Official Xbox Magazine

    The evil General Morden is back, along with his depraved plan to establish a new world order. Join Marco, Tarma, Eri and Fio on their mission to stop this madman. The intense action builds in momentum with every level and leads to a staggering blaze of unprecedented firepower.

    • Explore 5 huge challenging stages featuring multiple Crossroad Entrances to explore exciting new areas.
    • Find all 10 METAL SLUG attack vehicles for increased firepower and defensive capabilities.
    • Go online and post your high score through the Xbox Leaderboard's function.
    • Clear the Arcade mission and unlock bonus missions' exclusive to the Xbox video game system.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 18, 2005.

Xbox.com product page:
    The evil General Morden is back along with his depraved plan to establish a new world order. Join Marco, Tarma, Eri, and Fio on their mission to stop this madman. Find out what’s in store for them behind the unfolding chaos. The intense action builds with every level and leads to a staggering blaze of unprecedented firepower.

    Features
    • Check stats: Supports Xbox Live scoreboards.
    • Be challenged: Battle through five stages and a wide array of unique enemies, including huge crab-like creatures and large locusts on a deserted island in the South Seas.
    • Take alternate routes: Explore exciting new stages with Crossroad Entrances on each level.
    • Attack vehicles: Including the Metal Slug, Camel Slug, Rebel Armor, Slug Mariner, Ostrich Slug, and more. Find all 10 models for increased firepower and defensive capabilities.
    • Use an extensive list of weapons: Including handguns, machine guns, grenades, cannons, and more.
    • Experience incredible scenarios: Release the souls of zombies emerging from a plane crash in snow-covered mountains, battle evil forces in the blazing South American desert, and journey into outer space to encounter Morden.
    • Dive into extraordinary battles: Against submarines and frogmen guarding an underwater bio-weapons factory.
    • Get an Xbox bonus feature: Two huge bonus missions available after clearing Arcade mission.

    Contributed by Sciere (252131) on Jul 14, 2004.

SNK Neogeo USA (www.snkneogeousaconsumer.com):
    The evil General Morden is back...
    as is his depraved plan to establish a new world order. Join Marco, Tarma, Eri and Fio on their mission to stop this madman. Little do they know of what's in-store for them lurking behind the unfolding chaos. The intense action builds in momentum with every level and leads to a climax of an unprecedented blaze of firepower.

    Features:

    • Supports Xbox Live Leaderboards (Stats)
    • 5 challenging stages and a wide array of unique enemies
    • Take alternate routes and explore exciting new stages with Crossroad Entrances on each level
    • Attack vehicles include the METAL SLUG, Camel Slug, Rebel Armor, Slug Mariner, Ostrich Slug and more. Find all 10 models for increased firepower and defensive capabilities
    • Extensive list of weapons include; handguns, machine guns, grenades, cannons, and more
    • Fight off huge crab-like creatures and large locusts on a deserted island in the South Seas
    • Release the souls of zombies emerging from a plane crash in snow covered mountains
    • Dive into a battle against submarines and frogmen guarding an underwater bio-weapons factory
    • Battle evil forces in the blazing South American desert
    • Journey into outer space to encounter Morden at his stronghold

    Contributed by Sciere (252131) on Jul 14, 2004.