Metal Slug is a series that gained popularity on SNK’s Neo Geo, where it became known as a hard as nails side scrolling shooter that only the elite can even hope to get through relatively unscathed. While the Neo Geo may have faded away this series hasn’t and so the PS2 is home to the third instalment of the run and gun so hard it has brought burly men to tears.
The game has a certain goofy charm about its visuals. There is an air of exaggeration with the designs with the intention of making it look silly and it works a treat. There’s just something about green garbed soldiers running around with flailing limbs and screams you can clearly see. Characters scramble around, zombies stumble forward and creatures pounce on victims. It melds together to form a sight that shows the light-hearted approach they have taken with the designs.
This is complimented by the wonder design ideas that have gone into it. The playable characters themselves have such fanciful outfits somewhat resembling mi...
THE GOOD: Flawless gameplay 2 minigames Co-op Great weapons and power-ups Slick 2D graphics 4 characters Budget price Cool vehicles Varied enemies
THE BAD: Really short Some my diss it for being basic
SUMMARY: Metal Slug 3 is really good game. SNK invented the Metal Slug series in the early 90's and they are still classic gems to play. Metal Slug has been known for frantic, crazy and frankly mad gameplay. This is still in this game.
The game is in 2D making it simple to control with square to fire and circle to throw your bombs. You are thrown into the first beach level with your handgun and bombs. Then you'll need blast the hell out of everything in your path. You will be killing zombies, crabs, snails, soldiers, robots, clones and it doesn't stop. This game is incredibly varied. Ocean, forest, space and everything. You will never ever know what going to happen the first time you play it.
The vehicles are really good to. You can drive mechs, camels and even elephants armed with machine guns and m...