“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 (3,494 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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"Takes a keen eye to see the pure love put into MS3 fluid pixel art, BGM and tight action. Arcade perfection with online co-op overpower port issues."

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
339 of 509 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
IF YOU IDLE TOO LONG AS FIO YOU CAN HAVE A PICNIC
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68 of 97 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
This game was designed to be unfair and impossible in some occations until you throw your corpse at them over and over. At lest you only pay like $8 for this game unlike the normal arcarde where to actually beat the game you would need your life savings in quarters. Still fun and brings back memories of only being able to beat the first level!
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
RAW-KET LAWNCHA
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
The classic arcade shoot-em-up.

Keep note that this version is a port of the iOS version, so while it's not exactly a perfect arcade port, it still plays and handles rather well. There are some slight sound anomolys with the emulation, but quite frankly it's as close as you're gonna get with the true METAL SLUG experience on Steam.

As for the game itself, 3 is known to be the best (and the hardest) of the series. And after 14 years, this still holds true. Saying that, once you learn the patterns of the enemies and bosses, and know the best routes to take and where the weapons and vehicles drop, you'll be mastering the game soon enough.

Online play seems to be pretty solid, provided you and your partner have good connections to each other.

Overall, I would say; Yes, buy this game if you're a fan of the series. If you're looking for a better emulation version, though, see if you can pick up the Metal Slug Anthology for the PS2 or Wii, which has the games 1-6 and is a really stable port.

This version is still perfectly playable despite the slight emulation annoyances.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
This game reminds me of my youth in the arcades. It's a classic that anyone who played the 'Metal Slug' games in the past should have. A good port en recently (November 2014) got an update with trading cards, infinite continues and some other improvements.
Graphics and sound effects are retro but can be put in 1920*1080 resolution. Released in 2000 and still a fun game to play. Works perfect with an Xbox 360 controller.
A classic with some improvements for today's gaming. Can be very difficult and sometimes frustrating. This was the point in the arcades - the more you die the more coins you had to put in the machine.
Prepare to die a lot!
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Genre - 2D Side Scrolling Action Shooter (Comedy Sci-Fi/Horror)
I have played Metal SLug game intermittently over the years on differnt formats, sometimes co-op and sometimes single. THis game stays true to form and has the comedy and action in equal measures. You can play through at your own place and there is much fun to be had. You pick up different weapons and can use vehicles throughout. Bad guys range from scared soldiers to giant aliens. The game will have you coming back for more especially if you drag a friend along for the ride.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
While this port has some issues and is pretty much emulation, this version of Metal Slug 3 is a good one to mess around with, and it gets all better with the included multiplayer. If you're a fan of the Metal Slug series, this is for you!
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Giant robot crabs, huge robots of death, everything an army can throw at you, crazy animals with mounted guns, zombies, aliens, alien clones, zombie alien clones, killer plants, a monkey with an uzi, rambo, mother♥♥♥♥ing goku, and so many ♥♥♥♥ing explosions that you will think this game was made by Michael Bay! After killing all these things with your extensive arsenal of weaponry and vehicles you will feel like mother♥♥♥♥ing Chuck Norris! 11/10
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
I 've played this game at 7 years old with my dad and it reminds me to feel close to my dad
Thank you,steam!
10/10
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Saved Hitler from tentacle aliens 11/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
One of the best titles that NEOGEO had in its age, quite nostalgic. This port features online multiplaying, achievements and even trading cards. If you like(not so)retro games, go for this one.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
HEAVY MACHINE GUN.
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
One of the best retro shoot em up games out there IMO. If you want to unwind and relax and kill some MOFOS, then this game is just for you!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Epic Game Ever ... We Needs ... others ... like ... Metal Slug 4 & 5 & 6 ... that will be awesome on Steam ... with CO OP ^___^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Get it on sale, its not worth the full $8, I played Metal Slug alot as a kid, so if you did also, its fun to go back to the old levels and bosses you remember raging at as a kid.

(Spend 20 Cents more / 2 dollars more, depending on if you get it onsale or not, and get Garrys mod. 600 Hours on that, compared the the amount of time I have played. I just beat the story with my friend, so compare that to 600 hours of fun.)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Being, well, an arcade game, Metal Slug 3 is brutally hard and will totally wreck your ♥♥♥♥. But for that awesome unique pixel-art and animation and that amazing rise in scale as the game goes on plus all the fun times with co-op buds, and with the recent addition of freeplay so you don't need to worry about being awful at life, it's so, so worth it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
I probably spent several hundred dollars playing this in the arcade. This is arguably the best side scroller ever made.

For $8 it's a hot deal. On sale it's on fire.

If you like platformers and side scrollers this is well worth it.

For the original experience make sure to play it with the settings "No Video Filter" & "No Scan Lines".

Playing it with a friend makes the game even more fun, so the fact that this version offers online co-op makes it the best version you can buy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Buy four copies of it and send it to your friends! Remember, this is Metal Slug! You can't fully enjoy the Metal Slug Experience on your own!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
RAWKIT LAWNCHER
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Classic game and very nostalgic. I grew up playing this game and loved every second of it. Controlls for computer are a bit weird but ill get used to it. 10/10
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