“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 (28 reviews) - 100% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,477 reviews) - 89% of the 4,477 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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xXK2Xx
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
VER GREAT GOOD I HAVE FUN EN IT TO MUCH BUT I HOP SEE METAL SLUG 4 IS A GREAT GAME TOO :D
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<Sons> Murphy
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
i wish we had the data on how many quarter dollars were spent buying lives back, by the average player; during the arcade days!
i have 2.3 hours on record and i think i could have bought a bmw.
good game, if you see it in an arcade and they are charging you money per continue, then run away!!
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xX_Tankguy_Xx
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Good but not Greats of metal slug series

8/10
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404Name
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Like the old time :D
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Cassadee
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Best series of MS in steam.When i was kid,i play metal slug in some kind of arcade game station.But i didnt know what exactly it was.But after i'm grow up.i return to this series again and oh wow it was amazing.
In MS3,there are many different kinds of enemy,we got zombies,aliens,fighters and many amusing enemy.
Even you are newbie,this game give you unlimited chance to respawn.you can still enjoy the game if you are newbie.it got some achievement that easy to achieve

Grab a copy to your friend!it was pretty fun to play a coop with friend.and this game also have steam card
I recommend this game to everyone because this is a game that good of value and pretty worthy game if you get it on a sale.
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RSA.Ðeadeye
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
I love this game. It's amazing. It finally has all the features I wanted it to have (Mainly a volume option, which it was lacking before...) Pick this game up. 10/10
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Harime Nui, Master Seamstress
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Great game, but doesn't run on a Mac. Just saying. SNK please fix this.
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Observer (2)
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
From the arcades to the computer, this game is very much like the arcade style expect with much more actions. For most it'll be cheaper than constantly wasting quarters in an arcade machine.

5/10
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Marcelus
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Too many good memories. Tons of fun!! Good online mode :D
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bry142
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Great game and very fun.
Positives: Fun gameplay.
Great Soundtrack
Great Arcade Visuals
Fun Co-op.
Works very well no issues.
Cons: Short
Game that is pretty hard but very fun. 8/10.
Would recommend the game. Get it on sale its always on sale.
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Bassmatrix
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
ROCKET LAOWNCHER!!
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Hayaii
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Esse jogo é show de bola, jogava igual doente quando era meno ♡
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Maяᶜus
( 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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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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Taco Bell
( 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
From the arcades to the computer, this game is very much like the arcade style expect with much more actions. For most it'll be cheaper than constantly wasting quarters in an arcade machine.

5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Best series of MS in steam.When i was kid,i play metal slug in some kind of arcade game station.But i didnt know what exactly it was.But after i'm grow up.i return to this series again and oh wow it was amazing.
In MS3,there are many different kinds of enemy,we got zombies,aliens,fighters and many amusing enemy.
Even you are newbie,this game give you unlimited chance to respawn.you can still enjoy the game if you are newbie.it got some achievement that easy to achieve

Grab a copy to your friend!it was pretty fun to play a coop with friend.and this game also have steam card
I recommend this game to everyone because this is a game that good of value and pretty worthy game if you get it on a sale.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people 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 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Too many good memories. Tons of fun!! Good online mode :D
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 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
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
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
My little bro is not addicted thanks. *sarcasm*
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Metal slug.
Enough said
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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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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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
My favorite Metal Slug game by far. If you've never played or seen Metal Slug games then I would recommend getting the first one, immediately followed by this one. The gameplay is just as good as ever and it even has online multiplayer, full controller support and remapable buttons.

I think the price tag is a little high for just one game and I'm sure that's the main thing stopping people from picking it up, but I think the bundle for the 3 currently on steam is fair. I think. It's hard to say since they don't have the most replay value in the world and my judgement is a little clouded by nostalgia.

All in all, there's not really a better 2D shooting sidescroller I can think of. I recommend every Metal Slug game ever and I recommend this one in particular with all my might.
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