Metal Slug 3 (2000)

3.94 from 32 votes
The third game in the Metal Slug series, first released to arcades in 2000 and later ported to many home consoles, PCs, and mobile devices.
First released
Jun 1, 2000
Franchises
Metal Slug, ACA NeoGeo
Developed by
SNK, Nazca Corporation, Code Mystics
Published by
SNK, HAMSTER Corporation, Limited Run Games
Platforms
Mac, PlayStation 2, Neo Geo, Xbox, iPod, Arcade, Xbox 360 Games Store, Wii Shop, PlayStation Network (PS3), PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Network (Vita), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux, Nintendo Switch
Genres
Action, Shooter
Themes
Comedy, Modern Military
Rating
ESRB: T, PEGI: 12+, CERO: B
Releases
  • ARC - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • NEO - Metal Slug 3 Japan
  • NSW - ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3 Japan
  • NSW - ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3 United States
  • NSW - ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3 United Kingdom
  • PC - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • PS2 - Metal Slug 3 Japan
  • PS2 - Metal Slug 3 United Kingdom
  • PS2 - Metal Slug 3 (SNK Best Collection) Japan
  • PS3N - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • PS4 - Metal Slug 3 (Classic Edition) United States
  • PS4 - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • PS4 - ACA Neo Geo: Metal Slug 3 United States
  • PS4 - ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3 Japan
  • PS4 - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • PS4 - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • PSNV - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • VITA - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • VITA - Metal Slug 3 (Classic Edition) United States
  • WSHP - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • XBGS - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • XBOX - Metal Slug 3 United States
  • XBOX - Metal Slug 3 United Kingdom
  • XBOX - Metal Slug 3 Japan
  • XONE - ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3 United States

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Enjoyed, but had one Major Problem
I was playing a PC port of the game. The game was very laggy at times causing me to die. Other than that, I enjoyed it.
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Metal Slug 3 is a incredible addition to the already legendary Metal Slug series
Game: Metal Slug 3
Genre: Shooter
Developer: SNK Playmore
System: Steam (PC)
Total Score: 92/100
Value Score: 9.2/10

• Story: 9/10
• Characters: 9/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 8/10
• Sound: 8/10
• Music: 9/10
• Length: 9/10
• Replay Value: 10/10
• Player Value: 10/10

Pros
+More transformations and abilities
+More enemy types and bosses
+Game is longer than Metal Slug and Metal Slug X
+Animations have improved more than Metal Slug X
+Online Multiplayer Support
+Great graphic options for a classic/retro title - there's more resolution sizes than Metal Slug 1 and X
+Has the option to implement limited or unlimited number of credits/continues

Cons
-Some platforming is necessary which may make the game frustrating at times (rarely)
-Visuals have not improved
-Sound has not improved
-Music is the same as previous games albeit a bit remixed
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