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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 Wi-Fi function!
"METAL SLUG 3” can be doubly enjoyed by playing with another brother-in-arms simultaneously via the Wi-Fi 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

Version 1.3.1

・Update to iOS11.
・Correction of a few minor issues.

Following the update to iOS8,「MULTIPLAYER MODE」 requires now a Wi-Fi connection instead of a Bluetooth connection.
Furthermore, please make sure to be first logged in to "Game Center" before starting a multiplayer session.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

701 Ratings

701 Ratings

Very disappointing...


ATTENTION: THE "NINJA" and "HYAKUTARO ARRIVES" ACHIEVEMENTS ARE BROKEN. To anyone who continue to keep on trying to unlock those achievements, don't waste your time. They're broken achievements.

My Review/Rant:

Metal Slug 3 has always been my favorite game in the entire Metal Slug series. I have played this game on the arcade and also on Xbox live many years ago. I've always loved the detailed and fluid character animations and background, and of course the fun and action packed gameplay.
I honestly would like to give this game a five star but it suffers from horrible controls... But what can we expect from DOTEMU, I don't know why SNK hired this company to emulate their games on the iOS... All of the iOS ports of the well loved SNK games have horrible controls and the Bluetooth multiplayer don't work.
And what is up with the limited continues? Should it be unlimited?
And to all those who are reading this who loves to play multiplayer games with their friends and family members... I'm very sorry to inform you but
ALL SNK Games' BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER DO NOT CONNECT. What the Fûçk? No updates, No Fixes. DoTEMU is a bullśhit company.

Shame on SNK too....

It's really disappointing that SNK do not update and fix their games' problems and glitches. No matter how many times fans complain. I guess they are just like Capcom. It's all about the money, right?

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.


160.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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