“METAL SLUG 3”, the masterpiece in SNK’s emblematic 2D run & gun action shooting game series, still continues to fascinate millions of fans worldwide to this day for its intricate dot-pixel graphics, and simple and intuitive game controls!
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Very Positive (4,458 reviews) - 89% of the 4,458 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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“METAL SLUG 3”, the masterpiece in SNK’s emblematic 2D run & gun action shooting game series, still continues to fascinate millions of fans worldwide to this day for its intricate dot-pixel graphics, and simple and intuitive game controls! The most highly praised title in the series among Metal Slug fans for its refined balance and game volume, heads out to the Steam gaming platform!

MAIN FEATURES

・ARCADE MODE (MAIN MISSION):
Play the arcade version of “METAL SLUG 3” from the beginning, and explore 5 immense challenging stages featuring multiple branching paths to explore exciting new areas! Make your way through the deluge of fire and fight off gigantic boss characters!

・MISSION MODE (STAGE SELECT):
Play your favorite stages at will and train alone or with a brother-in-arms on the missions you have unlocked so far!

・ONLINE MISSION (ONLINE MULTIPLAYER):
Connect to Steam and clear missions with friends far away via Online Co-Op Play.
Find a fellow countryman or foreign ally and let the mission begin!

・SETTINGS:
Configure display, control, and language settings.

・GALLERY:
View original illustrations of the game that you've unlocked.

・LEADERBOARDS
Check your current rank and score in“METAL SLUG 3” at any time,
and compete with other players to become the world's No. 1 soldier!

** WILL NOT RUN ON XP **

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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[ZSE]™Maяᶜus
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
this game is too fun :D
play with your friends better
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funny weird things goes on in the game i love it
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MacaroniShits
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Easily the best and most over-the-top entry to the series.
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Vampircorn
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
I will start this review off saying I have played and beaten every installment released in the Metal Slug Series. I would definitely recommend this port of the classic arcade sidescroller! The visual and control options are not super in-depth but meet every requirement the average gamer would ask for. This game is tough, but can be played at 4 different difficulty levels which is helpful for new players. Local multiplayer is great fun and the campaign can be beaten in one sitting, which although short is good for group sessions of gameplay. The artwork is absolutely stunning and makes the game worth picking up all on its own. The unlock-able concept art is a really cool feature that will be appreciated by long time fans of the series. The varying environments are unique and provide nice backdrops for each level, and the enemy variation is enough to keep things mixed up. Although the game is short, it has great replayability due to the different difficulty options and the skill it takes to beat the game in arcade mode. Overall I would recommend one to pick this game up, but unless you are a long time fan of the series think about waiting for a sale.
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enter_thevoid
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Pro: It's Metal Slug!
Cons: It runs inside a flawed emulator, it's Windows only.

7/10
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StormPooper
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
It's a fun game especially when you play with a friend. I recommend it.
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Duck
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
I died a lot. Am I supposed to die A LOT ?

SSS / 10 , good darksoul trainigcamp
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TheAGamer
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Would play this everytime I visited my local arcade or pizza restaurant and now I can just play It here. Thanks steam.
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SegaKid
( 26.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Classic game with hours of fun!
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executeu
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Highly recommended - not much difference in graphics however you get online gaming and multiplayer ( not many players online though ) !
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oofle
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
It's Metal Slug.
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Mean Mr. Mustard
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Mean Mr. Mustard's short Metal Slug 3 review

1) Essential - buy it NOW
2) Recommended - buy it on sale
3) Avoid

Time to complete – 3 hours
Played multiplayer? No
Worth revisiting? Yes, multiple paths and multiple characters to utilize in this arcade classic

Best part – ROCKET LAOWNCHER!!
Worst part – Not being good enough at the game and having to rely on continues to finish it..
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elhicks
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
8/10
Another fun side scrolling shooter in the Metal Slug series. Play with a friend for more fun. Less than 2 hours a playthrough, but high replay value.
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Logic™
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
I had a lot of fun playing this game in co-op. (Somehow Steam didn't record all my playtime though) Fun and easy action, with a linear goal. Best thing for just some good ol' casual co-op gaming. This game does what it's supposed to do, and it doesn't get boring.
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✪ SH4RK™
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Is Metal Slug, why not recommend?...
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JD Herrera
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
METAL SLUG 3 * 8/10

Metal Slug 3 is a side scrolling shooter, and is my favourite chaper of this trilogy.
I started this Game expecting the same game as the previous chapter. But no: there still are some new innovations.

Well, the gameplay is still the same: you run and shoot to take down soldiers, aliens, monsters, vehicles and so on. There are POW, Huge Bosses, There are Metal Slugs and other vehicles, but now there are new vehicles: Camel Slug, Elephant Slug and an Ostrich Slug... Why? Why not, I say... XD
There are new enemies, New scenarios of course, Very cool music and the thing that really surprised me is the final mission. Now, I can't say that the story in Metal slug is a greatly written and acted novel... It always has been more like a pretext to give the gameplay a context, and in this chapter... well, to prevent any spoiler all I can say is that the final mission is seriously taken to the next level, to an Epic level, I dare to say. Of course, everything is in the joking tone typical of any Metal Slug, but still I consider this chapter the best most epic of this Trilogy (Here in Steam there are only the first 3 titles... :( )

+++PROs+++
  • EPICNESS. The game is badass and Fun as usual, but the last mission is something really unbelievable. That one is worth the entire game.
  • GAMEPLAY. The simplicity of te game mechanics, the huge hordes of enemies, the innovations introduced in this chapter, everything makes this game just fun.
  • COOP. Clearly this game is way more fun with the help of a friend and you can play both on the same computer and online. Smart move.
  • MUSIC. I Honestly enjoyed this chapter's music in general, besides there's one of my favorite tracks (the desert stage, time ago I've recorded a real instrument cover on YouTube, just to prove how much I love that track)
---CONs---
  • PORT ISSUES. This isn't the best porting ever. Seems like this chapter suffer the same issues like Screen Resolution Bugs which caused me problems if I try to set my native 1080p, as it just crops visualizing just the upper left corner of the screen, so I had to play in 720p... Which is not that bad issue as it's not like I'm going to miss high res textures or stuff like that. Another problem involves performance issues: lots of player (if not all of them) noticed there are huge FPS drops in overcrowded situations... Which is ridiculous considering the game and the "engine".
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Ndev
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Cool game
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Chief Kief [VC]
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
A very solid 2-D shooter. This was my first Metal Slug game, and I came away pretty satisfied. The first thing I was reminded of gameplay wise was Contra, which I played a lot of on the NES and SNES. This game is much more frantic though, with seemingly endless waves of enemies with little to no break in the action. At some points it seemed more like a bullet-hell game with everything happening on screen. One gameplay advantage I noticed right away in this game over Contra was a melee attack, giving you a much needed option of defense when enemies get too close. Besides that it’s mostly standard 2-D shooter fare; run right (and sometimes up) and kill everything on the screen with a large assortment of weapons, powerups and vehicles.

Visually the game is stunning, with very detailed retro sprite art. The animations are also top-notch with many frames of detailed movement in all characters and enemies. Bosses benefit from this greatly, as the extra attention to detail just amplifies their over-the-top nature. Each level boasts its own overall visual theme and unique enemies, giving a nice variety to the game art.

Overall, Metal Slug 3 was a short but sweet experience. It probably won't take you more than an hour to run through it, but given its arcade-y nature that can be forgiven somewhat. Some levels offer alternate paths of progression that may encourage some replayability. Multiplayer is also included if you want to blast away enemies with friends. Recommended for fans of 2-D shooting action.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
this game is too fun :D
play with your friends better
so much pewww peewwww pewwww pewwww pewwww pewwww pewwwww pewwww peewwwwww pewwwww pewwww pewwwww pewwwwww pewwwwww pewwww pewwwwww pewwwww pewwwww pewwwww pewwww pewwww pewwww
funny weird things goes on in the game i love it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Mean Mr. Mustard's short Metal Slug 3 review

1) Essential - buy it NOW
2) Recommended - buy it on sale
3) Avoid

Time to complete – 3 hours
Played multiplayer? No
Worth revisiting? Yes, multiple paths and multiple characters to utilize in this arcade classic

Best part – ROCKET LAOWNCHER!!
Worst part – Not being good enough at the game and having to rely on continues to finish it..
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Since contra cannot be found anywhere but pachinko machines, this fills my side scrolling alien shooter side scroll sized hole.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
METAL SLUG 3 * 8/10

Metal Slug 3 is a side scrolling shooter, and is my favourite chaper of this trilogy.
I started this Game expecting the same game as the previous chapter. But no: there still are some new innovations.

Well, the gameplay is still the same: you run and shoot to take down soldiers, aliens, monsters, vehicles and so on. There are POW, Huge Bosses, There are Metal Slugs and other vehicles, but now there are new vehicles: Camel Slug, Elephant Slug and an Ostrich Slug... Why? Why not, I say... XD
There are new enemies, New scenarios of course, Very cool music and the thing that really surprised me is the final mission. Now, I can't say that the story in Metal slug is a greatly written and acted novel... It always has been more like a pretext to give the gameplay a context, and in this chapter... well, to prevent any spoiler all I can say is that the final mission is seriously taken to the next level, to an Epic level, I dare to say. Of course, everything is in the joking tone typical of any Metal Slug, but still I consider this chapter the best most epic of this Trilogy (Here in Steam there are only the first 3 titles... :( )

+++PROs+++
  • EPICNESS. The game is badass and Fun as usual, but the last mission is something really unbelievable. That one is worth the entire game.
  • GAMEPLAY. The simplicity of te game mechanics, the huge hordes of enemies, the innovations introduced in this chapter, everything makes this game just fun.
  • COOP. Clearly this game is way more fun with the help of a friend and you can play both on the same computer and online. Smart move.
  • MUSIC. I Honestly enjoyed this chapter's music in general, besides there's one of my favorite tracks (the desert stage, time ago I've recorded a real instrument cover on YouTube, just to prove how much I love that track)
---CONs---
  • PORT ISSUES. This isn't the best porting ever. Seems like this chapter suffer the same issues like Screen Resolution Bugs which caused me problems if I try to set my native 1080p, as it just crops visualizing just the upper left corner of the screen, so I had to play in 720p... Which is not that bad issue as it's not like I'm going to miss high res textures or stuff like that. Another problem involves performance issues: lots of player (if not all of them) noticed there are huge FPS drops in overcrowded situations... Which is ridiculous considering the game and the "engine".
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
you want to make your chillhood's dreams come true? well you can fulfill at least one of them: get more damn coins to play.
metal slug is a 2d shooter kinda platformer where you have to pay attention to an insame amount of things in the screen to no get 1shoted and loose 1 of your tries.
the game is the best to play it with a friend, but sadly it has some fps issues with fps sometimes (i recomend to pause the game for some seconds when it gets serious)
crazzy weapons,crazzy vehicles, a lot of enemies and scenarios........ and something better than zombies (because we all know everything is better with zombies, but what is even better than that? find that out in the last mission!)
METAL SLUG! 3!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I use to come to a resturant about 4 or 5 years ago and beg my grandparents to give me change to play this game. I remember they would give me about a dollar fifty and i would blow it in three minutes asking for more.

I guess really what im trying to say is this game was always hard, the usual troupes of arcade 2D shooters is here. Hordes of enemies, rapid attack patterns, seemingly endless respawn points for enemies, and one shot deaths.

Needless to say unless you have a free to play arcade cabniet with this game in it, this is about the best port you can get. For the 8 dollars it can really bring you back if you played in the arcades or even if you played when at a resturant till your food came like I did.

The mind numbing nature of mashing your fire button (or if you wuss out of that challenge and use the autofire button like I did) can keep you sweating and weaving in and out of the insane rapid fire attack patterns this game loves to throw at you.

The veichles are amazing and a core staple of this game, from submarines to classic tanks to jetpacks and camels strapped with turrets. Its all here.

The variety of weapons is also really on point for the pace it tries to aim for (super sanic fast by the way) and although my only gripe with the weapon drop system is that all to often you will find yourself reciving a heavy machine gun compared to the insane rapid fire flamethrower or the zombie bombs which is by far my favorite weapon in the game and the most creative kind of weapon ive seen in terms of relation to the story (you fight through braindead zombies and might even earn yourself a micro uzi shooting monkey while you do so)!

Playing with a friend is also rewarding as most of the time you find your battling against each other just as much as giant mutant crabs or aliens found in the missions. Trying to take a heavy machine gun so you wont have to fire your dinky pistol is more thrilling when your racing to recieve from many of the identical twin prisoners you find scattered throughout your various landscapes, desert, dank and murky caves, and a harbor jsut to name a few.

All in all this is a great version of the game like previously mentioned and well worth it for nsotaliga or anyone looking for a fun arcade shooter they can sit down and play quick sessions of (each mission your sent on only last about ten minutes at most if you plow through it and dont die at every turn)

My rating of this port is a 9.5/10 with my only gripe being this games crutch on giving you a heavy machine gun and not keeping the weapons you can use in the levels to a wide variety. I assume this is done so you cant plow through levels with certain weapons and making them to easy, again this goes back to programers making the game superficially hard to eat your quarters but seeing as the only penalty on this verison is a point restart you really have nothing to worry about.With that being said it dosnt really hinder the game as a whole and is really just a personal gripe of mine.


9.5/10

Buy it if you have eight dollars lying around, you will get a blast from it guarented!





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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
One of the most unique games of the franchise. A must buy for any fan of the MS series.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
This one has to be the best metal slug 3. Takes a good 50mins to an hour to finish. Achievements will make you grind to play more. This is what the other metal slugs need to do!

Pros
Remastered version from the year 2000 resolving some technical faults of the original.
In comparison with its predecessors of the MS series the levels are less linear, offering a few alternative paths through a stage.
Each stage has its own atmosphere and iconic art style of the MS series.
Two player cooperation contributes to the fun and appeal of the game.

Cons
characters that only differ from each other in appearance.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Addicting METAL SLUG GAME!! Love the online.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This gam is pretty gud m8
10/10
pretty sure enemies are nazis but they become your friend at one point so it's still gud gam
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
My little bro is not addicted thanks. *sarcasm*
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Metal Slug 3 is the third title in the franchise, but it was the first one to find it's way to steam and is it a welcome addition ?

Metal Slug 3 you are once again tasked to defeat General Morden, but you don't play Metal Slug for the story, you play it for the awesome gameplay.

The game is a treat and is probably my favorite in the series. You run to the right and shoot everything in sight, once in a while you get inside a vehicle and blow stuff up, it's simple as that.

The pixel art style is very charming and some of the best looking graphics.

The soundtrack is awesome and it's great to listen to when you blow up everything in sight.

The game runs smoothly and it should run on almost every system so you should be good to go.

Metal Slug 3 is awesome and if you don't own it by now, just do yourself a favor and buy it right now cause it's friggen awesome.

Final Rating:
8/10 - Buy it

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Review in English/Spanish
Análisis en Inglés y Español:

English:
Third part of the Metal Slug series. This time there’s an alien invasion, clones, yetis and zombies all in one fun package. Port seems to be nicely done, no slowdowns and there's even a few extras to unlock.

Español:
La tercera parte de Metal Slug con invasiones alienígenas, clones, yetis y zombis. Esta vez no se ralentiza el juego y además hay varios extras para desbloquear.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
i thought this arcade mode is way too short than what we've expected. so far i enjoyed this game and recomend this game to all arcade games lovers!! good job!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
i played this game with my brother back in 2006 and we played the hell outta it years later yester i bought thebundle form e and my friend we played 3 1st and we had a blast just back then and it so satifieing to kill ♥♥♥♥ in this game and sadly they missed out the end game mini games u can do after the game like play as mordan troops in the space ship and of coruse fat island if u want to know what they are but fat island is fun as hell and mordan tropp one is hard surive bestu can on 1 life anyway best game ever beat it in an hour with over 100000 points
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
El mejor juego de mis tiempos cuando lo jugaba en los arcades y en la PS2. :D
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
di ms3 ente bisa terbang, berenang, berjalan, berlari, nyelem
ceritanya panjang dan bervariasi (baik dari ms & ms X)
game legend !!

rating dari saya 9/10
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