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  • Summary: Marco, Tarma, Eri, and Fio, the four veterans of the elite Sparrows Unit now come to Xbox Live in METAL SLUG 3! The popular action shooting series is in all of its original arcade glory, with gorgeous graphics and all the run-and-gun action you can handle. There is no time for indecision.Marco, Tarma, Eri, and Fio, the four veterans of the elite Sparrows Unit now come to Xbox Live in METAL SLUG 3! The popular action shooting series is in all of its original arcade glory, with gorgeous graphics and all the run-and-gun action you can handle. There is no time for indecision. General Morden is on the warpath and you must prevent him from creating the New World Order. Stop the Rebel Army! Multiple routes: Different routes through the stages allow for extended replayability. Different metal slugs: Various slugs are available for help in battle. Handle all the different slugs to learn their capabilities and complete the mission. Individual enemies: Different enemies appear depending on which route the player takes, and each enemy has its own unique characteristics. Classic arcade graphics: The classic graphics are faithfully reproduced for your gaming enjoyment. [SNK Playmore] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A few extra credits at your discretion are no bad thing when you want to sample the delights that latter levels might bring, so in this case I'm happy to agree with SNK's decision to leave credit allocation to the prudence of the punter.
  2. Bow to the artists that worked on Metal Slug 3: This is gaming art at some of its finest. The gameplay is up there among the better coin-op action games of all time, too, and it translates well to the Xbox 360 controller to boot.
  3. Jump on Live for a two-player co-op romp and let the old-school arcade love flow freely like so many unspent quarters. [Mar 2008, p.91]
  4. Extremely bizarre, but still a retro classic. [Mar 2008, p.102]
  5. The sounds of the game are something to be proud of, indeed. Not only are the tunes cool and action-packed but the sound effects are also really nice and suitable for this arcade gem. The voice over is funny and reminds you of the good old times at the arcade.
  6. It's a little pricey for what you get, but this is still one of the craziest, most entertaining side-scrolling shooters you'll play.
  7. Platform shooters don't get much better, but the plop filter and slowdown problems let it down. [Mar 2008, p.94]

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  1. Sep 20, 2010
    8
    If you manage to find a friend who's willing to play, this can actually be an incredible experience. There are a ton of secret paths with newIf you manage to find a friend who's willing to play, this can actually be an incredible experience. There are a ton of secret paths with new enemies in each one, so there actually is a bit of sense of replayability. All in all, it is a bit pricey, but after a full run through, it's hard to say you regret buying it. Expand
  2. TeodorIkonomov
    May 12, 2008
    8
    The Best Game Ever
  3. TreksterGamers
    Jan 15, 2008
    5
    This is a good retro game but they are charging way more than it's value. You can can get all of the games on one UMD for the PSP that This is a good retro game but they are charging way more than it's value. You can can get all of the games on one UMD for the PSP that has perfect arcade quality for not much more than what they are charging for Metal Slug 3. Expand