Jan 23, 2013
Back on the day, a lot of cool consoles were out there. Many of them had some really awesome games on them too. The problem was, only a few of the consoles could stand the test of time. Metal Slug 3 is one of those games based on a version from an era long since past.
Metal Slug 3 fives the feeling of playing an arcade game. The instructions, the insert coin to continue, all of that is great! When playing, there is a lot of the action coming at the main action hero from all angles. Shooting at an angle takes a little getting used to, but it’s doable. Taking on all kinds of different enemies will take a lot of button smashing.
.From different sea creatures to flying what ever the heck they are will be attacking one moment then bombs on parachutes and little army men will be coming in the next wave. On top of fighting and advancing, keep an eye out for different hostages. They are typically tied up. One shot will free them from their bindings. They will usually have a gift like food or weapons upgrades. I laughed when my character ate a little too much and got fat. He was poking at people with a fork.
Metal Slug 3 has 2 different game modes, Arcade and Mission. While playing there are also submarines to hop into. These will submerge and open up a whole different set of rewards and enemies. Watch out for jelly fish and the boxes with the hostages in them. Free them and get a reward just like on dry land. When the submarine gets too damaged, the hero is expelled and starts to swim.
Anyone who likes the retro games from the 90’s era of gaming is sure to have a blast with Metal Slug 3.