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SNK’s legendary run ‘n gunner Metal Slug 3 launches for the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita

by Ron Duwell | March 25, 2015March 25, 2015 7:30 pm PDT

I’ve lost count of how many Metal Slug games have been made over the years, but SNK seems to agree with fans that Metal Slug 3 is the best of the bunch. How do I know this? Because that is the one it keeps revamping over and over again for modern consoles!

This time it’s Sony’s turn to have a stab at the classic run n’ gunner with the game launching today for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. People who have never played it will find a deceptively simple game tucked underneath the gorgeous sprites and animation.

Imagine Contra but the characters are all mis-proportioned weirdos, and allies can turn into overweight slobs or zombies that belch gallons of blood. Yeah, that’s Metal Slug. They ride around in ridiculous laser tanks, employ the aid of monkeys wielding UZIs, and even take their ambush to the desert on the backs of camels!

Fabulous game from beginning to end, and it’s available now in HD for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita. The game is also on sale this week for $14.99 while Sony’s Spring Fever 2015 is in full swing.

I’ve always felt that SNK was more about flash than it was about substance, but Metal Slug 3 is definitely the place where it finds the most balance between the two. Check it out if you’ve never played it.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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