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METAL SLUG 3 is a game in the shoot 'em up genre, a sequel to the METAL SLUG 2/METAL SLUG X and overall a third installment in the series. Initially released for arcade platform, the game shares gameplay mechanics with its predecessors, where the player takes control of a squad of four soldiers and faces continuous waves of enemies throughout each level.
The game’s plot follows the previous events, where the main characters succeeded in overthrowing a maniac and bringing relative peace. This time, however, it is revealed that our heroes' nemesis is back for more, with new allies and new soldiers to try and stop the protagonists. As the levels progress, the player faces different enemies, each with unique patterns and abilities, and also finds new weapons and upgrades for his character of choice. Another feature of the series is its vehicles, including tanks, planes, helicopters and even a spaceship. Each of those can be used to the various extent and provide significant bonuses to character’s firepower, defense, or movement capabilities.
The game is made using pixel graphics, and even though it was initially released in 2000, the sceneries and the details are still as stunning. Each character’s looks are refined, explosions are made colorful and as realistic for a 2D game as possible, and the locations themselves would look like art.

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System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Android

2.3.3 and up

System requirements for PC

  • 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
  • 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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METAL SLUG 3 reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Game: The third Sequel to the Metal Slug classic, is again a 2D Run & Gun Action Game. Where you fight against a large number of Opponents with a Large arsenal Of Weapons and also new Vehicles. There are many Renewals like Underwater Level and Shoot ' em Up Level. You can do the whole thing in two in the Coop. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Single Player: You play a Character who fights the Nazis and Alien. On the Way through the Levels you rescue Hostages who reward you with Weapons and Dots. There are now many more different Levels and Vehicles that make you more varied. Intermediate Opponents and End Bosses, of course, also exist again. The whole thing is shown and told beautifully with a small Cutscenes. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Multiplayer: The Multiplayer Mode is possible online or Local, but online no one plays great. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Graphic: The Graphics are very nicely done, you can't expose to it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Music: The Music is great, always matching the level. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Control: The Control very well on an XBOX360 Pad. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pro/Contra: + very nice Implementation + beautiful Level + super music + good Control-Online Mode is dead-60 Minutes of Play time-can in time, with too much Action -Doesn't run on Windows XP----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Conclusion: A really good sequel, but it stands out very much from Metal Slug 1, it's much more focused on Variety ( What you see at the Levels, Vehicles and Opponents). Here you really put in everything that was so popular at the time, so who has no Problems with the Renewals will not be neglected here. I was always Having fun playing a quick action Game again. Whether that's worth £6.99I don't think, but as a Bundle where Part 1, 3 and X are in it for £3.99t it's Super. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Summarized: Single Players: 7/10 Multiplayer: 9/10 Graphic: 10/10 Music: 9/10 Control: 9/10------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------Game: 9/10
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Microsoft from French
A real pleasure to find this monument on my iPod .. Graphics and atmosphere faithful to the original, it is necessary to do the manipulation without a controller that can spoil fun at the beginning ... There is a catch, however, the game has not worked at all since the last update: /
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The original version of the game has been a legend since birth. The IOS version all have the same content. The game is great, but not for IOS - the controls are only 20% better than controllers. Just buy the game on Steam, not on mobile !!!
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Microsoft from Italian
despite the small difficulties in using the joystick (which if you make it a habit it becomes very easy) this game is the best Arcade game I've ever played !!! I still remember how young I used to be ... The money I spent was successful !!! Conprateloooooooo
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Microsoft from Italian
The beautiful game, after all metal slug a classic among the arcade game ... I fall on the controls, the virtual joypad is not at all precise and in the missions where greater precision is really difficult to play, this imprecision improves and in my opinion can be a 5 star !!!
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Microsoft from Spain
A luxury to enjoy the third installment of the recreational on the iPhone. The controls can be improved with a dynamic joystick (not like the one now that being fixed on the screen is easy to stop playing in the right area and lose control) It is also necessary to adapt it to the screen format of the iPhone X. With these two improvements it will be a 5 star game.
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Microsoft from Italian
Without a doubt the Metal Slug saga has left a mark in the hearts of the children who once played their play 1 by shooting at the soldiers with their heavy machine or destroying huge robots with their tanks, the game for me very well structured maybe perhaps the only criticism that I can bring the Joypad difficult enough to handle above all when required the most precision .. I conclude as I started, A masterpiece !
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Microsoft from Dutch
Today I was allowed to update it, I went completely crazy, I can finally play it on my icade. The icade support super cool, I definitely buy them all, what a cool game play, really too cool !!! "A big thank you goes to the makers, who have made an update for ios7" This convinced me to adjust the review here The makers have ensured that after 6 months I still have value for my euros. I will certainly no longer update my iphone now haha.
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