Metal Slug 3
Considering the cost of owning the Neo Geo original cart, this PS2 conversion is worth its weight in gold. Metal Slug holds aloft a torch to 2D gaming with humble pride as the emphasis has gone into graphical detail, not 3D models. As such this game oozes charm: from the highly amusing death sequences of the foot soldiers to the different feel of the mini arsenal of weapons at your disposal. And its not just weapons too, tanks, jets, helicopters - even a mecha suit break up the standard run and gun fun for a brief, enjoyable stint - up there with riding the dragons in Golden Axe. There are a couple of extras for those that complete the missions too in the shape of PS2 exclusive mini games.
Second hand. Cero 12. Catalogue number: SLPS25209.Publisher: SNK Playmore
Game Type: Platform
Japanese release - may only work with Japanese hardware.