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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

Retroage Mar 31, 2012 9.3 out of 10 93
Retro Gamer Oct, 2004 82 out of 100 82 (GAF) Aug 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Nov 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
XBox Front Jan 28, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Netjak Jun 10, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71 Jun 04, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Apr 22, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN May 25, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
Jive Magazine Aug 14, 2004 2.5 out of 5 50


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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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Sciere (290073) added Metal Slug 3 (Xbox) on Jul 14, 2004
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