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Metal Slug 3 (Xbox)

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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.


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There are 119 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

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 Oct 14, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Jun 29, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Retro Gamer Oct, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown Jun 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Nov 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PGNx Media Jun 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Jul 01, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
XBox Front Jan 28, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Jun, 2004 C+ 58


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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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Sciere (268636) added Metal Slug 3 (Xbox) on Jul 14, 2004
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