“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!
User reviews: Very Positive (4,322 reviews) - 89% of the 4,322 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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About This Game

“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
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2015
"When you're pushed, killing is as easy as breathing."

Metal Slug 3 (MS3) is a 2-D side scrolling platformer game by the company DotEmu with emphasis on action.

Atmosphere & Details:

+ 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.

o Solid sound effects.

- Very short game that can be finished in less than an hour.
- Irregular slowdowns in single- and multiplayer.

Combat & Tactical Gameplay:

+ The run & gun gameplay is identical to the other parts in the series.
+ Easy to learn but hard to master combat mechanics.
+ Different weapons and power ups with their own advantages and disadvantages.
+ In comparison with its predecessor, in form of Metal Slug (1996), the overall level of difficulty is higher.
+ Challenging boss battles with extensive attack patterns.
+ Various enemy types with well crafted animations.

o Level of difficulty and number of continues are adjustable.

Characters & Story:

- Four characters that only differ from each other in appearance.
- Lack of coherent story telling.
- No voice acting.

Summary:

DotEmu successfully converted this classic run & gun game to the PC with a few beneficial changes. MS3 remains true to its origins with a rock hard nature and all guns blazing from every part of the screen.
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Trivia:

Nothing beats Metal Slug on old arcade machines, were you had to pay for every time you died.
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Estimated time for 100 % completion: +10 hours

28 of the 30 challenges can be obtained in singleplayer. The achievements "Cool" and "Teamwork" are based on cooperative multiplayer.

Initiate level of commitment (achievement difficulty: 3 of 10)

Master of Metal Slug [+2]
Teamwork [+1]

A very good achievement guide can be found on the link below (thanks to Miggoh).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=223752777
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Metal Slug 3 (PC) - 2-D side-scrolling platformer + run & gun game
Action - 2000

Metal Slug X (PC) - 2-D side-scrolling platformer + run & gun game
Action - 1999
Link to Steam review for Metal Slug X.

Metal Slug (PC) - 2-D side-scrolling platformer + run & gun game
Action – 1996
Link to Steam review for Metal Slug.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
One of the best video games I have ever played.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2015
My favorite from the Metal Slug series. If you like challenging 2D sidescrollers with lots of bullets and crazy power-ups, weapons, vehicles and gorgeous pixel art, you gotta play this classic. HEAVYMACHINEGUN!
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