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

Retroage Mar 31, 2012 9.3 out of 10 93
The Video Game Critic Jul 24, 2004 A- 91
XboxAddict May 30, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Thunderbolt Games Jun 11, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Jun 01, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming Target Jul 01, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Diehard GameFan Jun 09, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
GameSpot May 27, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
AceGamez Sep 21, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Jun, 2004 C+ 58


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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 (295150) added Metal Slug 3 (Xbox) on Jul 14, 2004
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