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The legendary NEOGEO 2D action shooting masterpiece “METAL SLUG 3” heads out to iPhone devices! Use various weapons and slugs to fight your way through and survive on the battlefield!!

■Not only a perfect port of the original NEOGEO game!
In addition to its classic “ARCADE MODE”, this perfect conversion of “METAL SLUG 3” includes a “MISSION MODE”, allowing you to select in which stage you want to play!
You can now train yourself in your favorite stages or those which give you a hard time!

■ Command many Slug vehicles like an ace!
The Slugs are back and more colourful than ever, with Slug Mariners, Drill Slugs, and Elephant Slugs joining the original Metal Slugs and Slugnoids!!

■ Clear all routes via the branching map system!!
A branching map system allowing you to take a different route to the end with each play-through, and an immense map of endless gameplay awaits you in “METAL SLUG 3”!!

■Intense cooperative gameplay via the Bluetooth function!
"METAL SLUG 3” can be doubly enjoyed by playing with another brother-in-arms simultaneously via the Bluetooth function!
Will you be able to clear the hardest stages with your friends?

■Compatible with “GAME CENTER”!
Complete the maximum number of “ACHIEVEMENTS” in order to increase your "METAL SLUG 3" Player Rank!
Beat the best scores and become World’s Number 1!!

What's New in Version 1.2.4

Several bugs have been fixed.


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Customer Reviews

Latest update is broken on iOS 6.

This game used to work fine on my iPhone 4S that I've kept at ios6 (which keeps the phone fast as new). However the game refuses to load now with this recent game update. Please fix this game and I'll fix my rating.

Update: Finally updated my 4s to ios8.2 (since its mature now) and metal slug 3 started working again without problems. The phone seems fine, and the game is as good as it will get with touch control. The game itself is 5 stars plus plus plus, BUT this port is still only 4 stars. It's kind of poor that the developer doesn't address complaints from legacy users.

Fun game but controls hinder the experience

This game is simply amazing and made better with the opportunity to play on smartphones.

However, this games notoriety in difficulty coupled with the awful control choices leave a bad impression with this port.

The game probably plays well with a smartphone Bluetooth controller but the controls in game cause difficulty seeing incoming bullets and enemies.

The decision to keep the controls static and on the bottom of the screen causes my thumbs to block off most of the action. Playing on the "windowed" format may help but then the game just looks ugly.

Please consider more dynamic controls like those adapted so that movement can be made anywhere on the left side of the screen without needing to persistently go to the same spot on screen. Also make it so that as long as your thumb is still held on the screen that you can move in the direction you were making.


For all the people who complain about the controls get a bigger phone to play games like this. I have a 6+ and its perfect anything smaller dose not do this game justice. I gave it a 5 because its simple like the arcade and it looks and reacts great. If you have a small screen dont buy because you will complain like the rest. But if you have a big screen its a great game to have if your a metal slug game player.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.4
  • Size: 87.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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