Jan 4, 2008
SNK Playmore%26rsquo;s previous Xbox Live Arcade effort was less than stellar, and that%26rsquo;s being charitable. And that%26rsquo;s not because the port was bad so much as the game itself just didn%26rsquo;t stand the test of time. Metal Slug 3 doesn%26rsquo;t suffer from that problem%26hellip;the real issue here is that a lot of folks may never have heard of this fantastic, old-school NeoGeo shooter.
Metal Slug is like Contra if Contra had been released about a decade later and featured downright incredible hand-drawn, 2D graphics and animation. This game really is one of the prettiest shooters you%26rsquo;ll ever see, and has lost absolutely nothing in the translation to Microsoft%26rsquo;s Live Arcade service. The animation is fantastic, and the game suffers no slowdown whatsoever despite the huge, screen-filling bosses and various effects throughout.