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Metal Slug 3

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Metal Slug 3 Review

VideoGamer.com
21 October 2005
  • Excerpt: Are you rich? Do you lie on a mattress stuffed with fifty-pound notes each night? Do you light the most expensive Cuban tobacco wrapped up in torn-off strips of Picasso's early sketches, lit from a perpetual fire fuelled by your own private oil well? Do you employ legions of specially bred Russian supermodels to dictate your correspondence to you through the medium of dance and/or Pictionary (whichever tickles your whimsy)?
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Overall 6
6.0

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RewiredMind.com
19 September 2005
  • Excerpt: If you thought that the shoot-’em-up genre was all spaceships and screens full of brightly coloured bullets, you’ve obviously never sampled a Metal Slug title. The remains of the company that brought us the NeoGeo and countless arcade classics have started to make a proper step towards supporting the major formats and with the help of UK publisher Ignition Entertainment, have started to release their titles in the UK.
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesAreFun
22 July 2005
  • Excerpt: While Contra was busy making ill fated forays into 3-D, Metal Slug was staying true to the pixel world of 2-D side-scrollers and the joystick bashing difficulty the genre is famous for. As a matter of fact, Metal Slug 3 has a whole host of “classic” game archetypes. You earn points and try to achieve the highest score, snag power-ups, and waste everything in sight.
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Overall 8
7.5

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The Laser
21 July 2005
  • Summary: SNK's long-running cult favorite shooting series has arrived on the Xbox in the form of Metal Slug 3, an excellent conversion of the arcade hit. Featuring five levels of frenetic action, impressive boss de signs, this game is the definition of thumb candy. As you might expect, the game is decidedly old school, with 2D graphics, straightforward levels and an simple controls. The tight controls and solid gameplay make for an addictive and challenging experience.
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Overall 7
7.0

Metal Slug 3 (XBL)

The Review Busters
20 June 2005
  • Conclusion: Metal Slug 3 may seem like a random game to hit XBLA, but that’s ok. The game play is solid, hard yet fun during the right occasion. If you already own this game it might seem foolish to spend another $10 to own the game again. All you really need to know about this game is you may end up throwing a few tantrums during the first few minutes of game play.
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Overall 8
8.2

Metal Slug 3

The Gamers Temple
19 June 2005
  • Excerpt: By Gary Kearney Life can get pretty complicated sometimes and the same goes for video games. The more technologically sophisticated we become the greater the risk that we could be losing some of the fundamentals. With games now hitting the consoles regularly that can require a huge investment in learning the control scheme, understanding the nuances of the gameplay, and just in general being very involved it’s nice to remember a simpler time (Jeez, I sound like my...
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.5

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Kikizo
10 January 2005
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: An old favourite converted with great care (and about time too). Despite it being budget, and containing some new extras, it still feels a bit too light. Self-discipline is needed with those infinite continues too, else it will become even lighter. But hey, who says every game has to be an epic - it's cheap, a classic and great fun while it lasts.
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Metal Slug 3

The Next Level
23 July 2004
  • Excerpt: And then I made a crucial discovery. As you pass under a chopper, it turns, indicating the direction in which it will fire (diagonal left, straight down, diagonal right). With good timing, you can trick the choppers back and forth just enough so that you know what direction they will fire, and then step out of the way. It was a true 2D epiphany.
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Overall 8
7.9
Features 7
6.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

Metal Slug 3

Gaming Target
1 July 2004
  • Summary: You should earn a metal just for finishing a game this hard!
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Overall 6
6.3
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 5
5.0

Metal Slug 3 Xbox Review

Game Info Wire
27 June 2004
  • Excerpt: If you’re an arcade junkie the sights and sounds of “Metal Slug 3” will remind you of all that great arcade action, and you don’t need an endless supply of quarters to play.
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