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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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Jul 25, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Xbox Nation (XBN) Jun, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Daily Game Jul 07, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot May 27, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Age Jun 16, 2004 B 75
Kombo.com Jun 04, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Jan 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Apr 22, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution 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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Sciere (306731) added Metal Slug 3 (Xbox) on Jul 14, 2004
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