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Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: Marco, Tarma, Eri, and Fio, the four veterans of the elite Sparrows Unit are back in METAL SLUG 3! The popular action shooting series is in its 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 andMarco, Tarma, Eri, and Fio, the four veterans of the elite Sparrows Unit are back in METAL SLUG 3! The popular action shooting series is in its 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! Expand
  • Developer: SNK Playmore, Hamster
  • Genre(s): Action, Miscellaneous, Shooter, Compilation, Shoot-'Em-Up, Horizontal
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: T
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 27, 2017
    80
    Without a doubt this is one of the most enjoyable arcade experiences on Nintendo Switch right now. Sure, it may be a classic and shunned by some purely on that basis, but the core gameplay of ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3 has held strong over time, and proves to be just as addictive and challenging as it ever was...plus, it still looks mighty fine indeed. With the added benefit of other versions of the game included right from the off, a selection of control options, special extra challenge modes, and online leaderboards, the only thing that could top this is an anthology collection, similar to the one found on Wii years ago.
  2. 80
    The game’s difficulty level also strays on the balanced side for most Neo Geo titles. It’s definitely hard, but with enough dexterity all enemy and boss attack patterns can be avoided in some way. Its gameplay is easy to understand, and it’s a lot more fun when shared. An average run from beginning to end will put you at roughly two hours, but the game’s branching paths and overall energetic pace mean that this is a title you’ll want to come back to over and over again.
  3. Apr 22, 2017
    80
    Whether someone is familiar with Metal Slug 3 or not, this conversion under the banner of the ACA Neo Geo series, will work wonders. SNK's iconic run and gun series is very well represented in this conversion for the Nintendo Switch which faithfully maintains all the elements that made the original such a remarkable and appreciated game. Veterans and newcomers alike will all find plenty of reasons to invest their time and effort here.
  4. Mar 12, 2017
    78
    Get ready to re-visit an arcade classic by SNK on Nintendo Switch. One of the craziest, most challenging "run & gun" shooters you will play in your life.
  5. 75
    Metal Slug 3 is a great game to have on your Switch. It doesn't feature the best emulation, and the controller options could be clearer, but deep down it is a very solid game full of delicious, sweet eye candy. The ability to play on the go and on your TV seamlessly is definitely a plus, and the overall quirkiness of running and gunning your way through the game will be something you will never forget.
  6. Mar 20, 2017
    70
    Metal Slug 3 brings the arcade fun to the Switch. The arcade feeling is a little less though because of the infinite credits and the adjustable difficulty. But still, it stays entertaining to blast away with a friend.
  7. Mar 21, 2017
    70
    Whether playing on your own or with a buddy, it's sure to raise a smile and even a few laughs as you obliterate everything on screen.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 21, 2017
    8
    It's Metal Slug 3! Not much more to say.

    There's the addition of online scoreboards which makes you try harder and harder on that one
    It's Metal Slug 3! Not much more to say.

    There's the addition of online scoreboards which makes you try harder and harder on that one credit to get more and more score.

    Great for 2 player larks as well! As many 50 pences as you can tap the - button.

    The Neo Geo ports are a nice little bit of fun for the Switch.
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  2. May 14, 2017
    7
    Metal Slug 3 is as good as the original Metal Slug, if not better.

    There are lots of improvements. Each level has multiple paths to chose
    Metal Slug 3 is as good as the original Metal Slug, if not better.

    There are lots of improvements.
    Each level has multiple paths to chose from.
    The enemies are more varied / complex.
    There are a bunch of new vehicles.

    And, generally, the game is wackier.
    There are Zombies. Aliens. Even, a Sasquatch or two.
    Plus, there's a some friendly Uzi-wielding monkeys.

    It's a bit more difficult than the original Metal Slug, too.

    But, there's something about the original that I really like.
    It's more of a stream-lined experience, or something, I think.
    The zombie theme doesn't flow (at all) from the previous level.
    It almost feels like each level is a separate game.

    Metal Slug 3 is less consistent than the original MS.
    The second level is much more fun / engaging than anything in the original.
    But, the first level is less fun / engaging than anything in the original.

    Overall, I'm not sure which game I prefer.
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  3. Jul 10, 2017
    6
    The game is decent and the only NEOGEO i wanted to try out so far (I haven't played any NEOGEOs before). Metal Slug 3 is the most fun when youThe game is decent and the only NEOGEO i wanted to try out so far (I haven't played any NEOGEOs before). Metal Slug 3 is the most fun when you play it with a friend. I played through it twice with friends, the campaign isn't long though and the boss fights makes no sense imo. Graphics are cool and the retro-feel is definitely cool. All in all its a good game but i need more than a short campaign to give it more than 6/10 Expand