G6. Metal Slug 3

Have you tried this before? Played retro arcade emulator games on an android game handheld?

Metal Slug 3 Game Review on JXD S7800B

Metal Slug 3 on JXD S7800B

 

JXD S7800B is an android game handheld made for emulating retro video games such as PSP, NDS, PS1, N64, FBA (CPS1/CPS2/CPS3/NEOGEO/IGS), Mame, GBA, GBC, SFC, MD, FC, WSC) emulator games and almost every android game, especially those big games that need gamepad and joysticks to play. It’s a 7-inch, Quad Core 1.4GHz,2GB RAM, IPS resolution 1280*800 portable game console. Hundreds of emulator games can run speedy on this device. To prove this, I made many game videos on my YouTube.

The gameplay mechanics are the same as in previous Metal Slug games; the player(s) must shoot constantly at a continual stream of enemies in order to reach the end of each level. At this point, the player confronts a boss, who is usually considerably larger and tougher than regular enemies. On the way through each level, the player can find numerous weapon upgrades and “Metal Slug” tanks. The tank is known as the SV-001 (“SV” stands for Super Vehicle), which not only increases the player’s offense, but considerably adds to their defense.

A new feature in Metal Slug 3 is the branching path system; in most missions, there are forking paths from which the player must choose one, each with their own obstacles, and each of varying length and difficulty. All paths eventually lead to the same boss battle, but the player may have different equipment, and may have rescued more or fewer POW’s depending on their choice of path.

Vehicles in the game

Several new vehicles were introduced into the game:

1.The “Slug Driller” can be found in the underground part of Mission 4. The drill is capable of mowing down every enemy in front of it and can also be extended. Additionally, the Driller can increase its height, making the player unreachable to enemies.

2.The “Slug Mariner” gives added firepower when underwater. It fires high-mass rounds which sink to the bottom, as well as torpedoes.

3.The “Elephant Slug” is an elephant strapped with a Vulcan cannon. By picking up a battery or a chili pepper, the elephant can fire a bolt of lightning or a fireball from its trunk, respectively.

4.The “Ostrich Slug” is similar to the “Camel Slug” in Metal Slug 2/Metal Slug X, although it is faster, can jump farther, and can turn around.

5.The “lv Rebel Armor” is a rebel-produced vehicle that can be captured and used by the player. It comes equipped with a heavy machine gun, which is interchangeable with other handheld weapons. It also has a grenade launcher, a melee claw attack, and jump jets. The second player can stand on top of the Rebel Armor, and can receive a boost.

6.The “Slug Copter” appears alongside the “Slug Flyer” in the airborne portion of the Final Mission. Its Vulcan cannon can fire in all directions, unlike the Flyer. It is also armed with gravity bombs.

7.The “Astro Slug” is used jointly by the players and the Rebel forces. Booster rockets carry it into space, where the player can make use of its weaponry. Like the Rebel Armor, the Astro Slug can use infantry weapons through ports on its sides. It fires rockets as a secondary weapon.

Mission Walkthrough

Mission 1

Not a hard mission at all; enemies you will encounter are very basic and weak. This level will see you working your way through a beach that’s home to plenty of enemy crabs. You will then work your way through enemies on the deck of a busted ship and eventually take a lift to the inside of the ship. Finally, you will come against the pursuing boss along a wooden path above life ending water, but you will have the aid of a Slugnoid to take down the boss.

Slugnoid – The Slugnoid is more like a Mecha. First found at the beginning of the Mission 1 boss battle, and also found in Mission 5. In Mission 1, the Slugnoid shoots its main cannon in the opposite direction of which you are walking, which obviously proves useful as you are being pursued by the boss. As for Mission 5, during the mayhem and pressure of trying to constantly escape the cloned zombie attacks, the Slugnoid fires its cannon in the same direction you are walking. Proving much less useful as, again, you are being pursued by enemies. The Slugnoid can jump a pretty decent height and is also equipped with a cannon that fires grenades with little feet. These grenades run towards their potential target and explode, but some if them trip over and blow up on the spot.

Metal Slug 3 Game Review on JXD S7800B

Metal Slug 3 on JXD S7800B

Mission 2

Now for a battle against a mix of Zombies and Rebel Soldiers in the cold snow. This level is not too hard as the Zombies are slow, but can take a lot more damage then the crabs could from the last level. One section that may cause you some trouble is where the Zombies and Soldiers seem to work together to take you out; spawning from both sides of the screen and firing all sorts of projectiles at you, not to mention a few helicopters aiding the enemies, as well.

Thunder Cloud – This weapon is given to you by the President’s Bodyguards if you save him. The Thunder Cloud floats along the top of the screen and then flies over the top of enemies once they appear. Pressing “X” will make the cloud zap the enemy with a bolt of lightning. The Cloud has limited ammo, but can be handy against the zombies who appear on the hill after acquiring the cloud. Once you jump down off the hill and wipe out the next set of zombies the cloud will vanish, even if you had not used all of the ammo.

Metal Slug 3 Game Review on JXD S7800B

Metal Slug 3 on JXD S7800B

Mission 3

This Mission begins with a decent length of underwater battling, which is not to difficult to handle. After leaving the water, you need to fight your way through the factory/base towards the annoying boss. There are a couple of areas that require good reflexes and decisions. The boss seems to be tough to defeat without dying, but believe me, if you learn and master the ways of the mission, you can take your LV Armor with you into the battle against the boss.

Mission 4

This Mission has a really tough path to start with, but thankfully the Camel Slug is at hand to help you out and so is the legend himself, Hyakutaro Ichimonji. After battling through the desert, take the lower path into the cellar full of Barrels. Soon into this path there will be a lever to turn that opens up a hatch in the ground leading you into a sewer full of crabs, snails and gigantic caterpillars. Lucky for you there will eventually be a Drill Slug ready to help you out and make the slow path much easier to work through. After this path, the battle with the boss begins on top of a Castle. The battle is tough and the experience is different every time. Sometimes the boss will slaughter you with its best weapons, and other times it will fire its easy to avoid weapons for the whole battle, leaving you with plenty of time to chip away at its weak spot.

Mission 5

Keeping the details short and sweet, as there are a ton of details! Mission 5 will see you piloting a vehicle through the skies whilst fighting against the Rebel Army, then flying through a forest towards what seems to be the finale against the fake General Morden. After Morden and your main character have been captured, a temporary alliance is formed between the Rebel and Regular Armies, as they supply you with a Rocket ship to take into space in pursuit of the Mothership. Upon finally making it onto the Mothership, you will have to fight your way through all sorts of alien type enemies, and eventually freeing Morden and then your captured character. Before freeing your character you will have to battle through cloned versions of the character and even zombie clones too, these enemies pursue you as you try to escape the self destructing Mothership. Once off the Mothership and descending back to earth in a Tank, the fight with the final boss begins in mid air!