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Metal Slug 3

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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
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
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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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 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
7.5
Multiplayer 8
7.5

Metal Slug 3

GamersHell.com
23 June 2004
  • Excerpt: Ever since Neo-Geo released the popular Street Fighter in 1984, they’ve grown a reputation for sticking with the traditional 2d graphical appeal. Not only has the 2d tradition continually made Neo-Geo increasingly popular, the style of gameplay they continue to produce is also attractive. Many games are hitting graphical stages where using second dimensional seems unlogical.
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Overall 8
7.7

Metal Slug 3

Game Over Online
22 June 2004
  • Excerpt: 2004 may just go down in history as the year the Xbox resurrected the word challenge in the lexicon of gamers. That’s right, I’m calling out some of you soft players out there who’ve never faced down an onslaught of never-ending foes; who’ve mysteriously bypassed the shooter phenomenon; who’ve never needed to pack a full roll of quarters to get through two or three almost impossible levels.
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