Gon Liu
Date: 11-28-00
FAQ baby!(c) 2000
Metal Slug, Neo-Geo, (c) SNK not affiliated with me! 
1999

V 2.0

Metal Slug 3
2 Players - Side-Scrolling Action for Neo Geo!!!!! Oh SNK whatever :)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS(Still under Construction)
Revisions
Basics

V 1.50-
Added Basics
New Enemies
New Weapons
Accessories
New Vehicles
Level 1-More secrets and routes added
Credits

V 2.00-Add Stage 1 
Fish secret, Coins secret, Eel Hole secret, Total hostages for stages
Route C-6 Secrets for shooting up.
Route B-Secret shoot at the left before going up tunnel.

Stage 2-Shoot something but nothing
Secret Hostages
Elephant Slug-must get Chili/Battery in order to get special.
3 hostages at end of Stage 2-all Heavy Machine gun

Stage 3-Secret route ostrich slug, Dump ostrich slug after first jump 
for another.

Hostages at end of Route A.

Stage 4-Shoot up for 50,000 point bonuses
Route C-Secret
17 prisoners in maggot route
19 prisoners in Mummy route


Stage 5-Hidden hostage after robots.
Secret: CEO
Hidden hostage after last zombie
Final boss tactics

BASICS-

If you don't know how to play the game, please go read the Metal Slug 2 
FAQ as Nahum Reduta does an excellent job of explaining. This FAQ will 
assume that you have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Metal 
Slug (like you know how to jump and shoot) It really is quite simple.
This is a Level 4 machine! Difficulty probably plays a huge factor!

After playing the game extensively, I'll share some of my knowledge. 
This is the way I play, and I'm sure you all have your own ways to 
play, but I'm sure you'll find my way is quite effective since I've 
beaten the game using just 2 continues. I'm sure many of you have done 
it in less, so I'd like to hear how and why. ?

Dismounting from a vehicle-
VERY IMPORTANT! Not only does it saves the vehicle, it will usually 
save your butt! You are invincible after dismounting any slug, except 
the camel.
Also afterwards the invincibility lasts for a few seconds. For example, 
if you dismount from the vehicle and then jump immediately, you will 
die at the peak of your jump because the invincibility wears off. Note: 
I noticed that the invincibility in Metal Slug 3 is not as long as 2. 
In Metal Slug 2 on the final boss, you can dismount and absorb all the 
lasers the Battle Pods shoot. Jump up, absorb all the lasers again and 
fall right back in the Metal Slug and not die. Unfortunately, in Metal 
Slug 3 if you do that, you will die at the peak of your jump when 
jumping back in the Metal Slug.
ENEMIES

New Enemies:

Crab (Mission 1)
Movement: Move horizontally from left to right or no movement at all.
Attack: Shoots bubbles or attacks with pincers! *ouch*
Life: about 5 bullets
Advice: Kill crabs from far range. Knifing them is dangerous because 
they can shoot bubbles or attack with pincers instantly.

Big Hornet (Mission 1)
Movement: Move in swarms of 5 at the top of the screen.
Attack: Swoops down and grabs you. You die if they touch you when         
attacking.
Bullets to kill: about 5
Advice: Kill them as soon as possible. Their attack homes in on you. 
Once they appear you have about a couple seconds to kill them. Can 
avoid their attack by jumping, but pretty much impossible when a swarm 
swoops at you.

Big Crab (Mission 1)
Movement: Same as lil crab.
Attack: Pincer is bigger and has more range. Shoots like 10 bubble 
projectiles.
Bullets to kill: about 20-40
Advice: Kill them asap! Don't be afraid to throw some bombs. Absolutely 
lethal unless you have a safe place to shoot it from.

Tower (Mission 1 Route A)
Movement: None
Attack: Shoots shells up that rain down slowly.
Bullets to kill: about 30-40
Advice: Take it out asap! Annoying. The shells can be shot.

Piranha (Mission 1 Route A or C)
Movement: Comes out of the water pauses a second and charges at you. 
Comes out of a can and flies toward you.
Attack: Charges at your horizontally
Bullets to kill: 1
Advice: Umm…….shoot it! Lethal up close but no threat far away.

Gigantic Eel (Mission 1 Route B)
Movement: Moves into the hole in the wall and back out with a jellyfish 
in its mouth.
Attack: Pretty quick charge and I'm sure the hit is lethal.
Bullets to kill: Ummm…a lot? Well it takes damage I think.
Advice: Avoid it.

Jellyfish (Mission 1 Route B)
Movement: Erratic movements, general direction is toward you though
Attack: Moves toward you and stings with tentacles
Bullets to kill: 1
Advice: Make sure to destroy a few when you see a lot because they are 
lethal in a group! I like that word: lethal

Fire Rock (Mission 1 Route B)
Movement: 5 move in a fixed pattern of a sideways "C" motion.
Attack: its touch is lethal obviously.
Bullets to kill: 1?
Advice: Shoot all 5 then move right under them. Shoot all 5 again and 
move on.

Male Zombie 1 (Mission 2)
Movement: Slowly towards you
Attack: Shoots slime at you
Bullets to kill: About 10
Advice: Shoot from far, knife when close but kill it before it can 
attack.

Male (Female???) Zombie 2 (Mission 2)
Movement: Quickly towards you
Attack: Shoots slime at you very quickly. Watch out!
Bullets to kill: About 10
Advice: Shoot from far. Don't try to knife because this zombie is so 
quick.

Female Zombie 1 (Mission 2)
Movement: Slowly towards you
Attack: Shoots slime at you
Bullets to kill: About 10
Advice: Shoot from far, knife when close but kill it before it can 
attack.

Fat Zombie (Mission 2)
Movement: Slowly towards you
Attack: Shoots slime at you
Bullets to kill: About 15 probably because it's a fat zombie! ?
Advice: Shoot from far, knife when close but kill it before it can 
attack.

Medical Zombie (Mission 2)
Movement: Very slowly towards you
Attack: Shoots slime very slowly at you
Bullets to kill: About 3
Advice: Very easy to kill and always drops a med kit.

Gattling Gun Grunt (Mission 2)
Movement: Towards you
Attack: Shoots a round of bullets towards you.
Bullets to kill: About 2-3
Advice: Keep away and shoot it from far away.

Super Zombie (Mission 2)
Movement: Towards you slowly
Attack: Throws a bunch of slime at an arcing angle towards you.
Bullets to kill: About 20
Advice: Keep away and shoot it from far away!

Sasquatch (Mission 2)
Movement: Towards you
Attack: Shoots snow flurries at you. If they hit you, you will turn 
into a snowman. Then if there is one near you, the Sasquatch will hit 
you with a bone.
Bullets to kill: About 10
Advice: Keep away from them and try to avoid the snow flurries. If you 
turn into a snowman, move the joystick back and forth and hit the A and 
B buttons rapidly. Throw bombs if you're being overwhelmed by too many.

Zombie Grunt (Mission 2)
Movement: Towards you
Attack: Jumps at you and commit suicide.
Bullets to kill: About 15
Advice: You can jump and avoid this zombie if you don't feel like 
fighting it or just want to conserve ammo.

Death Charge Grunt (Mission 3)
Movement: Wavy left and right motion downwards
Attack: Explodes when near or when dead. Shoots a fire shell at you as 
their final attack.
Bullets to kill: about 2-3
Advice: Shoot the ones in front of you. If one is coming from the top, 
move close than away and you will make him explode. If you knife one, 
that means you're too close to one and you will usually die. To avoid 
the final attack, just keep moving in one direction.

Mine Base (Mission 3)
Movement: None
Attack: Mines fly toward you at a moderate speed.
Bullets to kill: about 5, mines 1 or 2 
Advice: Shoot the mines and the base afterwards. Usually not a problem.

Missile Missile Wall (Mission 3)
Movement: none
Attack: 2 Missile launchers shoot tiny missiles at you
Advice: Shoot the top or bottom missile launcher. I usually pick the 
top. Be careful of Death Charge Grunts and falling tanks.

Submarine (Mission 1 Route B, Mission 3)
Movement: Up and down and toward you
Attack: Unleashes tiny missiles at you
Bullets to kill: about 5, missiles about 2
Advice: Shoot the missiles and the submarine. ? Avoid missiles if 
necessary.

Underwater Boat (Someone help me with the name) (Mission 1 Route B, 
Mission 3)
Movement: Fixed course usually right to left
Attack: Shoots projectiles left and right then move up or down 
depending on your position. 1st attack-Shoots 5 shots left or right then 
they move to your position. 2nd attack-Shoots 5 shots evenly spaced out 
and move up or down the screen.
Bullets to kill: about 10
Advice: If it's the first attack, move either left or right until all 
the projectiles are gone. For the 2nd attack move in between the shots. 
Stay away from either the adjacent left or right when it's shooting as 
you won't have much time to avoid. Special note: When it dies, it's 
explosion sometimes covers up a final attack of projectiles so beware 
that you don't move forward too quickly afterwards otherwise you may be 
left wondering how you died.

Security Camera: (Mission 3)
Movement: Camera moves from left to right looking for you
Attack: Shoots 2 bullets when you appear in its view.
Bullets to kill: about 5
Advice: Keep out of its view. When it's pointing to the left or right 
you can kill it by shooting right under it. Shooting it horizontally 
from far away also works too!




Scanner (Mission 3)
Movement: Moves left and right and will move up and down too. Usually 
moves to the plane of surface.
Attack: If it sees something in its view, it'll wait a second then fire 
a laser horizontally.
Bullets to kill: about 3
Advice: Laser can be ducked. You can just run up to it and knife it or 
jump and shoot down at it. Shooting under it works too! ? It needs to 
be hit in the front part for damage though.

Ostrich Slug Grunt (Mission 3)
Movement: Flys down or up to the level you're at then moves toward you.
Attack: Fire toward you or upwards
Bullets to kill: about 7
Advice: Duck and shoot! Kill it before it gets close. If it gets too 
close you'll attack it with your claws instead.

Grunt Caravan (Mission 4)
Movement: Doesn't move
Attack: Releases a Grunt rifleman
Bullets to kill about 20-40
Advice: Take out the Rifle Grunts, the Grenade Grunts and the 
Minicopter all at the same time. Very tough good look!

Man-Eating Plant (Woman-Eating Plant) (Mission 4)
Movement: Moves let to right and can jump up and down platforms
Attack: Eats anything in it's path. Goes about ¼ of the screen length.
Bullets to kill: about 5
Advice: Shoot it from far away. Do not knife. Chances are you will get 
eaten. If you're surrounded use bombs or try jumping and shooting down 
at one.

Grubs (Mission 4)
Movement: Slowy crawls toward you
Attack: Commits suicide by turning into a puddle of ooze.
Bullets to kill: about 2
Advice: Knife them. If you can't get close enough shoot them. Just make 
sure to not into them when they're attacking (dying).

Big Grub (Mission 4)
Movement: Crawls right ot left
Attack: Shoots yellow projectiles toward you. After that it tries to 
squash you against the wall.
Bullets to kill about 30
Advice: Shoot it down. Jump up to avoid the projectiles. Make sure you 
kill all the crabs before you jump so you have a safe landing. Use the 
drill special on it if you have the Drill Slug.

Snail (Mission 4)
Movement: Crawls on the ground
Attack: Vomits slime that reaches ¼ of the screen. When it dies, 
sometimes the shell stay and explodes.
Bullets to kill: about 5-10
Advice: Stay away and shoot it from afar. Duck down and shoot. For the 
ones crawling on top, stay away and try to get the snail to vomit. Then 
walk under and shoot up at it.

Hornets (Hornets Nest) (Mission 4)
Movement: Moves in swarms.
Attack: You touch em, you die. It's that simple.
Bullets to kill: 1 each, the nest takes about 20
Advice: stay away from them and shoot them from afar. If you have the 
Drill Slug just sweep the bullets from a 0 to 45 degree angle.

Normal Arabian (Mission 4)
Movment: Runs toward you!
Attack: Attacks with sword and sometimes throws their sword at you!
Bullets to kill: 1
Advice: Shoot them from far away.

Red Arabian (Mission 4)
Movement: Runs toward you!
Attack: Charges at you with their sword. When they die, they hold up a 
flare and bow up. The flames kill you.
Bullets to kill: 1
Advice: Kill them from far away. Then run away from the explosion.

Bowling Bomb Arabian (Mission 4)
Movment: None
Attack: Rolls bombs at you that explode.
Bullets to kill: 1
Advice: Try to run up kill him and then run away from the bomb.

Arabians Carrying Tank (Mission 4)
Movement: None
Attack: Shoots 3 shells at you.
Bullets to kill: 5-10
Advice: Try to kill it asap! Avoid the shells.

Fighter Plane ( Mission 5)
Movement: Up and Down
Attack: Shoots 2 missiles that move up and down until it's the same 
altitude then charges at you.
Bullets to kill: 40
Advice: Shoot it then when a missile's coming toward you, then move up 
or down to avoid the missiles.

Parachute Tank (Mission 5)
Movement: None
Attack: Shoots 5 missiles at a 45 degree angle that home in on you.
Bullets to kill: About 40, Missiles take about 2 to kill.
Advice: Shoot the tank, then shoot the missiles when they come out.

Space Pod (Mission 5)
Movement: In line with your position or left or right.
Attack: Shoot a laser straight at you
Bullets to kill: About 5
Advice: Keep Moving left to right and you should be able to avoid the 
lasers and shoot them down pretty easily.

Asteroids (Mission 5)
Movement: Move in a fixed direction
Attack: Hurts if it touches you
Bullets to kill: About 3
Advice: Avoid them or shoot them down.

Big Asteroid (Mission 5)
Movement: Down the screen
Attack: Hurts if it squashes you against the screen
Bullets to kill: About 10
Advice: Avoid them or destroy them quickly.

Flying Eyes (Mission 5)
Movement: Usually a fixed course
Attack: Shoots green projectiles at you
Bullets to kill: About 3
Advice: Know their patterns of movement. Try and shoot down the green 
ones to kill all of them in the string.

Corridor Rock (Mission 5)
Movement: Moves down screen
Attack: Squashed you against the screen
Bullets to kill: About 100
Advice: Shoot it asap!
 
Robot (Mission 5)
Movement: Moves left and right, but usually toward you.
Attack: Shoots rings at you horizontally or vertically or both and 
multiples
Bullets to kill: about 20
Advice: Jump over the rings moving horizontally. Jump over the vertical 
ones after they've hit the ground and are moving toward you.

Jumping Spider (Mission 5) Moves almost like the Mutants from Metal 
Slug 2
Movement: Moves toward you either on the walls or hopping.
Attack: Explodes when near
Bullets to kill: about 5
Advice: Just sit their and shoot them. There's no need to run from 
them. In fact you're perfectly safe if you just sit there and knife all 
of them.

Large Spider ( Mission 5)
Movement: Left and Right
Attack: Releases green orbs that bounce around. When it dies if you're 
under it, so are you.
Bullets to kill: about 60
Advice: When it's about to die, don't shoot it when the orbs are on top 
of you or you will have nowhere to run when it explodes. 

Clone (Mission 5)
Movement: Towaards you. Sometimes avoids your attacks.
Attack: Uses knife, pistol, and flame shot.
Bullets to kill: About 3
Advice: Keep away from them. Shoot them from far away. You can duck 
under the pistol shots. If one is about to shoot, don't jump over them. 
They will just shoot up.
 
Zombie Clone: (Mission 5)
Movement: Slowly towards you or quickly towards you
Attack: Uses Zombie breath
Bullets to kill: about 10
Advice: Keep far way and shoot. Duck in the corridors when it uses it's 
breath. Go in and knife them 6 times to kill them.

Old enemies from previous Metal Slugs:
(Look at previous FAQS for a better description)

Metal Slug X-Scarab Mummies, Mummy Dogs

Metal Slug 2-Bazooka Grunts, Grenade Grunts, Shield Grunts, Mortar 
Grunts, Sniper Grunts, Rocket Grunts, Bowling Grunts, Knife Grunts, 
Minicopters, Missile Launcher, Motorcycle, Airplane, Blackhawk 
Helicopter, Small Tank, Tall Tank, Stout Tank,

WEAPONS

New Weapons-I don't think there are any. Someone correct me if I'm 
wrong.

Old Weapons-Heavy Machine-Gun, Rocket Launcher, Shot Gun, Flame Shot, 
Laser Shot, Iron Lizard, Drop Shot. These items can also be increased 
in power when you're in "Big" Mode or if you get power increasers.

ACCESSORIES

Thundercloud-A thundercloud appears and shoots enemies randomly. Well 
it usualy shoots the target you're currently shooting at. Use your gun 
to activate it. You get 30 shots.

Mobile Sattelite-A satelitte appears and totally demolishes all those 
stupid little spiders. It shoots lightning bolts at enemies. You get 
150 shots.

VEHICLES

Elephant Slug-It's an elephant. Moves slowly. Has a vulcan attached.

Double-Jump Slug-Uses weapon ammo. Doesn't have a vulcan attached. It 
has a double jump.

Ostrich Slug-Has a vulcan. Jumps super high and super far. Turns around 
slowly so jump and move the vulcan behind you instead of turning around 
and shooting.

Marine Slug-Vulcan shoots at an angle and bullets move in an arc.

Drill Slug-You get a vulcan too. Pressing B moves you up though instead 
of jumping.



Old Slugs-Metal Slug, Slugnoid, Slug Copter, Slug Flyer, Camel Slug

SLUG WEAPONS

Armor Piercer-Used for the Metal Slug. A super powerful shell that 
pierces armor. Does massive damage for sure! ?

Chili Peppers-Used for the Elephant Slug. Has the same power as a heavy 
Flame Shot.

Battery-Used for the Elephant Slug. Shoots an electrical wave towards 
zombies.

MISCELLANEOUS WEAPONS

Bombs, Ammo Crate, Ordiance, Jerry Cans











Stage 1-

Secret: Shoot the water at the beginning and some fish will pop up.

Secret: Kill 3 or 4 crabs then shoot the upside-down rocket, (hard to 
explain just shoot up till u hit something) for a bone or medal.

Secret: (well not really) When you get to the fallen plane with the  
crabs coming out of it, kill all the crabs. Just shoot straight, and no 
need to jump. If the projectiles get too close you will knife them. 
After killing all the crabs, stand a few feet from the plane and keep 
shooting it. As soon as it explodes jump to the right and you will 
collect every crab that jumps out for mucho points. Another method is 
to jump to the right and destroy it at the peak of your jump and then 
jump again.

Secret: Shoot the rock with the hostage on it and when it explodes 
crabs come out. Stay on the left side of the rock and jump to collect 
all the crabs again. :) Or use the method mentioned above.

When you get to the crab house. Move all the way to the left and jump 
and shoot the plane and crabs at the same time. I've tried going in 
close, but I've died a couple times so it's not worth it. As you will 
notice my style of playing is really defensive. If there is any chance 
of dying, I don't play that way.
(PS If you want to beat that part with style, watch the demo :) )

You now have your choice between Route A or B. 
Route A-Jump onto the rocks and go.
Route B-Take the submarine.

Route A-Later on, when the flies come out, you will have Super Grenade. 
Shoot the crabs so when you kill them, the explosion kills a fly above. 
If you run out of crabs to shoot, then jump on the platform and shoot 
horizontally.
NEVER STAND DIRECTLY UNDER A FLY, ALL THE FLY HAS TO DO IS TOUCH YOU, 
AND YOU DIE.

Secret: Right before jumping off on to the boat, shoot the ramp and 
some mushrooms will popup. If you get all of them, you will become 
"BIG." If you don't want to become "BIG" don't get them.

You now have your choice of taking Route A or Route C

Route A-

Secret: Damage the enemy boat. Then when you see a grunt trying to bail 
water and keep the boat afloat. Jump on and shoot up at the hole just 
above it. Some coins should fall out of the hole.

When you get to the boat with grunts flying down, use your bombs on the 
Tower. Be extremely careful of killing all the grunts before they land. 
Don't be afraid to waste ammo. The grunts range from Missile Grunts to 
Grenade Grunts to Rolling Grunts. After destroying the Tower, stand to 
the right of your own boat and shoot to the left and up to kill grunts.
This way you won't accidentally kill hostages from the top by firing 
too early and making them fall in the water. After killing the 2nd 
boat, stand to the very right of the boat.
The Piranhas will come out from the left instead of the right, but will 
also move slower so you can kill them and get their items easier. :) 
Not that it really matters, but hey those bones are worth points right? 
Afterwards, wait for the explosions and jump on the Metal Slug! Don't 
wait too long or the boss will come up and kill you!

Route B-

Destroy the crates for hostages. They're turning blue! Weird. Be 
careful of the Giant Eels. The names of the Eels are a nice touch. I 
think they're all female. :) Watch out for the jellyfish that come out 
of the caves after the eel attacks.

Secret: If you shoot the inside of the caves, a treasure chest will 
fall out. Very hard to get though.

When you get to the giant crabs, shoot down. Make sure you're out of 
reach of their pincers. When they die, move right. Either shoot or 
avoid the Fire Rocks. Destroy the ship at the end for some gold coins 
and an ammo box. Then some Death Charge Grunts show up, some 
submarines, and some Super Submarines.

Secret: Right before reaching the top, shoot to the left and some coins 
should come out. Be careful not to reach the top or you will 
automatically go to the boss.

Route C-

Secret-Shoot up and some fruit should start falling down. I think there 
are 4 spots.

Kill the piranhas and destroy the barrel. Kill the crabs. Shoot down to 
kill the Big Crabs. Kill more crabs and I think that's it.

Boss-
If you took route A, you should have your Metal Slug, If you took Route 
B or C, you will have a Slugnoid.

Quite simple, shoot and use your armor piercer or the walking bombs. If 
you see a firebomb coming from the top move to the right if you have a 
metal slug or jump to the right in a Slugnoid.
After destroying the firebomb cannon, a new one comes out. Just keep 
moving to the right and shooting back in your Metal Slug or keep 
jumping right and shooting left in your Slugnoid, and the boss will 
never hit you.
In fact, it only takes 3 counts of the Metal Slug timer to kill the 
boss so keep moving to the right and collecting hostages for massive 
points! 22 hostages if you get all of them and take Route A and collect 
all 8 at the boss.


Stage 2-

Kill zombies from long range.

The lower route has thundercloud (you'll know what I mean when you see 
it).
Secret: There are 3 hostages located under the cliff to the left 
directly under the Monkey you rescued. To rescue them, move to the 
right until the screen scrolls down a little and duck and shoot to the 
left.

When you get the Enemy Chaser (labeled with a "C"), start shooting 
immediately and moving to the right. When you get to the bottom, stop 
and duck and continue shooting. Just be safe because sometimes your 
seeker won't kill a grunt fast enough before he throws out a grenade.

Afterwards, a zombie should come from the hill on the top left.

1st method: Turn into a zombie and then kill the zombie.

Concentrate on killing the fat zombies because if they shoot slime at 
you, it's really hard to avoid when you're a zombie. Remember when 
you're a zombie, only other zombies can kill you. Afterwards, take out 
the red helicopter and the rest will die.
Afterwards, shoot the red copter.

2nd method: Jump up the upper left and kill the red copter with your 
remaining seekers then turn into a zombie. It might be harder to turn 
into a zombie at this point though. Kill off fat zombies first. Then 
doctor zombies. Then pick off remaining grunts. Destroy one of the 
helicopters. Get a med kit and kill the remaining helicopter so you can 
keep the heavy machine gun.
I really do advise you to turn into a zombie as this part is very tough 
and I'm sure you're all good avoiders, but sometimes the helicopters, 
and grunts just trap you.

Destroy the opening of the ice cave, and wait for 2 hostages to come 
out. Now get ready for a really annoying battle.
This is an optional part of the game. 

You now have a choice between Route A or B.

Route A-

When you get down the hill, Jump straight at the tank and shoot down. 
Land on the right side of it. Now shoot left until you kill it. This 
will keep the tanks from respawning. Shoot the zombie bases with your 
Heavy Machine Gun. After destroying all 4, a Blackhawk heli should 
appear. Slowly move left or right while shooting it. Get the Rocket 
Launcher.

Route B-There really is no other reason to come in here except to SHOW 
OFF AND POINTS! :)

Let's see rescue frozen hostages and frozen grunts. I know they're the 
enemy but why not rite? Gives you hostage saves. hehe :)

The beast.....argh.....always kill the ones coming from the right 
before you kill the ones at top. Only the ones from the right can kill 
you by smacking you with their bone.
If the snow bullets hit you, then you will turn into a snowman. Hit the 
A and B buttons and directional pad to get out quickly.

If you ever see more than 2 coming in from the right, throw some bombs 
and shoot to the right. Never be afraid to waste a bomb as a life is so 
much more important.

Then kill off the ones at the top.

When you get to the end, shoot the very left for some hidden coins.

Get the elephant of course. Move to the right, killing zombies and 
shoot diagonally upper right to kill zombies at the top. If some slime 
is about to land on you, dismount by pushing down + B. You are 
invincible when dismounting and this is a crucial technique that will 
be used a lot later in the game. Also dismount to collect the bones and 
jewels on the ground.
Use your C button hehe.....well no point in wasting it right?

After leaving the ice cave, move to the right and flame zombies 
continuously. When you get to the end, let the last zombie turn you 
into a zombie, then kill it. Leave the first aid kit.
You should have about 25 bombs now if you took Route B or 40 if you 
took Route A. As soon as the 6th alien appears, use your zombie breath. 
That should take out 2-3 of them. Then start moving to the right and 
get the first aid kit. If you can get in a 2nd breath without dying do 
it, but better be safe then sorry. They should now be shooting 3 
projectiles at medium speed. After getting the kit, start throwing 
bombs like mad. 
Now there are 2 left. Final part.... The aliens shoot 5 
projectiles.....just move to the left and right....throwing bombs at 
every opportunity. IF THERE ARE NO PROJECTILES ON THE SCREEN DO NOT 
JUMP, BECAUSE THE ALIEN CAN FIRE A PROJECTILE AT YOU BEFORE YOU LAND. 
If the aliens start rotating around really quickly kill them as fast as 
possible.

Boss-
You have a heavy machine gun. Pretty simple. Shoot the lower right of 
it. Then when you see the laser, keep shooting. When the laser 
disappears move to the left. Tap the heavy machine gun once and shoot 
at the tablet. Then jump on it and jump straight up so you will be high 
enough to throw bombs at it. Repeat...:)
Might want to consider waiting around and avoiding the tablets so you 
can rescue 3 more hostages. :) 20 hostages on this stage. 14 in the ice 
cave and 6 around the zombies.

Stage 3-

Aaww the water...let's see start out by killing the water grunt. Get 
the seeker and pump it out like mad. Watch out for the water grunt that 
turns into a firebomb when he dies.

You now have the choice between Route A or B.
Go into the pipe to go to Route B.
Route A-

When you get to the Missile Wall, shoot the top gun at the lowest 
point. If you see a grunt falling on top of you move down a little and 
let him blow up and continue.
After the 2nd explosion, kill all the grunts. Watch out from the top, 
as the structure is blowing up, grunts are camouflaged in the 
background and maybe hard to see so keep away from the top.

Shoot the submarines.

When you get to the 2nd Missile Wall, repeat what you did last time and 
shoot through the tanks that fall.

Secret: You now have the choice between Route A or C.

To access route C wait a few seconds at the Missile Wall until a pipe 
drops down overhead. Shoot the missiles that come your way and go in.

After destroying the wall, remain in one place. If a tank is about to 
fall on you, use a bomb. Otherwise stay to the left.

Slowly inch your way forward and shoot the Super Subs later. You should 
be able to kill them before they can shoot back.

Shoot the remaining underwater submarines while remaining on the very 
left-hand side of the screen. When the Super Sub approaches use your 
grenades on it and take care of the submarine with your bullets. Don't 
worry about getting the Enemy Chaser or the bombs. You don't need them.

Route B-

Secret: Before jumping in the subs, shoot down at where they're at and 
some points will pop up. Be careful not to die when shooting down at 
the one at the right. One time I accidentally slipped in the water.

When in the sub, move in right, down, right, down motions. That way you 
can stay at the top which I consider most advantageous. When you see 
the Super Sub move to the left of it and use your missiles. Repeat. 
Don't be afraid to use some missiles of the lil submarines are 
overwhelming you.

Part 2-
Secret: Shoot up till you find the bonus lil secret, just a few points.

When the security camera points to the right, run under and shoot up 
and destroy it. Jump up on the first box and duck. Fire up to kill the 
what do you call those things? Laser Scanner? haha
Kill it and duck back down. Then when the camera points to the right, 
get under it shoot up and kill it. Then jump and shoot to the right and 
pick off the remaining cameras. Jump on down and kill the laser scanner 
by running and shooting at them, if you're not hitting one then duck 
and continue running and shooting it after it fire.

Secret: Shoot the 2 lil boxes on the ground next to the boxes before 
going up the elevator for a fruit. Yippeee! :)

After going up the elevator, go just under the hostages and shoot up 
and kill the Laser Scanner. Make sure you don't hit the hostages before 
killing the Scanner, so they don't go running off. Then jump up and 
knife the hostages free. :)

Shoot left to pick off the remaining cameras.

Jump down and shoot down at the Scanner at the bottom. Just run and 
shoot it till u kill it. Then rescue the hostage for a heave machine 
gun. Shoot to the upper left to kill the remaining but and guns.

Secret: usually uncovered. Bird's nest in upper left hand corner.

Jump on elevator. Jump at the grunts and shoot down and then diagonal 
to kill them, but land on the platform and don't go forward. Sometimes 
you will miss and the grunt may throw a bomb so you can jump back left 
just in case.

Go up the elevator and move to the left. As soon as you see grunts, 
duck and shoot them. You should kill off the Shield Grunt and one of 
the rifle grunts. Then shoot up and kill off the shield grunt on top. 
Move left a little so another shield grunt doesn't appear on top and 
duck and shoot to the left to finish off the other shield grunt and 
rifleman.
Move to the left till the end of the platform and shoot to the right. 
The Bazookaman's bullet should fly over your head. Jump on the elevator 
and shoot to the right to kill the bazookaman. I don't like going under 
him and shooting up because I've died before like that.

METHOD 2: Just throw a bomb to the right and should kill everything.

Shoot down and kill the lower left Bazooka Grunt. Them move to the very 
left and shoot right. After killing all the grunts, Wait for the 
Bazooka Grunt at the very lower right to shoot. Jump over his bullet 
and kill the middle Bazooka Grunt. Wait for the one on the very right 
to shoot again, then jump up AND THROW A BOMB TO THE RIGHT AND SHOOT 
DOWN TO KILL THE LAST GRUNT. 3 Bazooka Grunts will now appear on top.
Move to the left and kill the middle Bazooka Grunt. The bomb you threw 
to the right should have the Grunts coming from the right at bay for a 
second. Now just keep aiming left and right until all the Rifle/Knife 
Grunts are dead. Now kill the very left and right Grunts on top.

Go up the elevator and kill the 2 grunts coming in from the left.
Turn around and kill the 4 coming from the right.

Go up the elevator and starting shooting to the right. Move slowly. 
Duck under the dart missiles and keep shooting to the right.
When you get to the Grunt in the Double-Jump Slug, duck and shoot to 
the right. Kill the grunt coming in from the left before jumping in the 
Armor Slug.

In the slug, move slowly to the right. When you see soldiers, dismount 
and move to the left side of the screen and duck and shoot to the 
right, you may have to avoid a bullet by jumping.
Repeat. Do the same thing if you see another Double-Jump. Get the 
laser, when you're not in the slug so you can save the heavy machine 
gun ammo in your slug.

When you see the two slugs on top, advance slowly till they trigger, 
then dismount and duck and shoot right.
Advance slowly and another slug should appear on the right of the 
screen. Dismount and kill it. Wait for another and kill it. Wait for 
another and kill it.
Then get back in your slug, and wait for one to fly in. Dismount and 
kill it. Get the heave machine gun when you're in your Ostrich Slug.

Jump up to the military vehicle, by pushing B once. Then up and B to do 
a double jump.
Throw 2 bombs to kill the grunts below. Rescue the hostage and get the 
shotgun when you're not in the slug.

HOW DO YOU GET THOSE 2 HOSTAGES ON TOP?

Jump on your slug, jump down and DUCK and kill everything with your 
bombs. Throw one to kill the 2 grunts. 2 more bombs to kill the Grunt 
in the slug.

Ok NOW FOR THE TRICKY PART SO LISTEN UP.
You have to do exactly what I say. When you see the 2 Enemy slugs 
above. Do a double jump to the right and shoot up to release the 2 
hostages. Land and dismount your vehicle. Duck and throw 2 bombs to the 
right to kill one of the enemy slugs. Jump into the slug as the bullets 
pass by from the other slug. Jump straight up and rescue a hostage. 
Land and dismount. Then jump back in to the slug and jump up to rescue 
the other. Then jump over the enemy slug back to the left side and 
dismount and throw 2 bombs to kill it. Piece of cake ? This way you 
retain all that Heavy Machine gun ammo you've been saving up. You can't 
kill the enemy slugs too early or you'll be forced to go to the boss.

Route C

Awww this level is so nostalgic. This route has tons of elements of the 
Stage 6 in Metal Slug 2. First of all, shoot the barricades until your 
bullets go through and kill the grunts behind. Don't until you've 
killed the rifleman. Watch out for the other grunt launching missiles. 
Do this twice. Destroy the tall tank quickly and watch out for the 
grunts throwing bombs later. Jump on it and go up. Throw a bomb at the 
grunt below that is about the launch a missile. Now prepare yourself 
for the hardest part of the game. Shoot to the right and start throwing 
bombs at the tank. After throwing a few bombs move back to the left and 
duck under the bombs. You may have to crawl left and right to avoid the 
other grunt's projectiles. After the tank's shots have passed overheard 
continue bombing the tanks till it's been destroyed. And get out of 
there. Your reward: The legendary Ostrich Slug (Yes I didn't know about 
it, so I got it mixed up in the first version of the FAQ) There it is. 
Jump on and jump over the pits. Stay on the left side of the screen 
that way you never have to turn around. If a projectile is coming near 
you, either dismount, move right or jump up. Do not turn around! Shoot 
the grunts above you and to the right. When you get to the next it, you 
can actually dismount and have the Ostrich run off. Another comes back 
down immediately. Snazzy! ? This next part is pretty hard. The copter 
attacking above and the tank on the right. Shoot the tank at the right 
and when it's shots are about to hit you. Dismount and move to the 
right and keep throwing bombs at the tank till it dissipates. You don't 
need the ostrich slug anymore anyways. Then take out the helicopter. 
Rescue the CEO and now to the boss. This route actually has more 
hostages, but I think on the whole, it has fewer points.

Boss-

Walk till you're just before half the screen length then double jump 
and use 2 missiles. Then repeat once more. Land on the right side of 
the tracks of the robot and dismount.
Go to the left side of the tracks, and start shooting up with your shot 
gun. Make sure you take out the missiles. Afterwards jump on the 
Robot's tracks, and be prepared. If you see a laser attack jump in your 
slug shoot up a few times and dismount. Do this after the robot 
destroys the ground and the firebombs fall too.
If you see the robot about to launch one of its missiles jump on the 
missile and throw some bombs at the robot, and jump at the last minute 
so you will be high enough to throw even more bombs. After a few 
minutes, just jump in your slug, and finish the robot off with your 
heavy machine gun. Don't even worry about avoiding the missiles.

Stage 4-

Shoot to the right and kill the grunts. Jump on the camel. Advance 
slowly.
When you get to the 2nd caravan, shoot right and then shoot up and 
destroy the copter, then resume shooting right. When you see the 2nd 
copter, shoot up a few times. Then jump left and throw some bombs. 
Shoot right and up right to take out a few grunts. Finish off the 
copters. Then finish off the caravan.

Secret-Destroy the sandbags to rescue Hyakutaro.
While advancing shoot upright to destroy the missiles coming from the 
planes, if you're not sure then just jump over them. Shoot left when 
you see grunts coming in from the left. Then either move towards them 
or move right immediately so you don't die just in case a grunt's 
grenade falls on you.
When you see a tank, throw one bomb, then shoot right.

Don't advance too forward tanks will come in on the left instead of the 
right.
When you get to the part with copters, throw two bombs at the tank. 
Finish the tank off and then shoot the grunts then the copters making 
sure you're not in the copter's aim. If you get a chance jump up and 
throw some bombs at them. Tough and hard to explain. Just practice it.
And figure out the best way to beat that part yourself. ?

Now you have the choice between Route A or B.

Route A-

Go in the doorway. This route is easier than the other. :)
Kill the man-eating plants. Shoot up to destroy the seeds coming down. 
Make sure to turn the handle to open the passage to another route.

There's another wave of seeds so just sit tight and shoot them all 
until they're gone. Jump on the barrels and throw a bomb to the right 
till kill the man-eating plant that was guarding the entryway to the 
another route.

Now you have the choice between Route A or D.

Route A-

Start moving to the right and killing grubs.
When you get to the switch, shoot left then right and repeat till all 
the crabs are dead. Turn the handle and get ion missile. Go through the 
crevasses.

Secret: Shoot up to reveal 50,000 point items. Excellent! There are 5 
or 6 places you can do this. 

Keep going right. When you get to the big crab, shoot a shotgun blast 
and start throwing bombs. Then jump away immediately to the left and 
use some more bombs. :) There's really no way you can avoid the large 
crab. If it wanted to kill you it can. There's no way to kill it before 
it attacks with its pincher because you can't kill it fast enough.

Jump on the drill slug. Hit B button and you're practically invincible. 
:) Cuz the crabs can't get ya.
When you get to the Large Larvae, move up if you the yellow projectiles 
are coming from the bottom and vice versa.
Use the C button when you're on the ground to drill through it. :)
Pretty simple. Get Laser.

Just play it save, and this part should be pretty simple to beat.
REMEMBER DON'T GET THE SEEKER OR HEAVY MACHINE-GUN. End of level get 
Laser!!!! Yea that's 400 butt-kicking hits for the boss!

Route B-Start moving right. When you seeds flying about, destroy them 
before they hit the ground otherwise they turn into Main-Eating Plants. 
Shoot the barrels marked with "Danger" to take out multiple Man-Eating 
plants at once. Kill the Man-Eating plants from a safe distance. The 
safest way is to shoot up or under them. That way they can't kill you. 
When you make it to the right, jump to the far right for another fire. 
When moving upwards, don't move too fast so a Man-Eating Plant won't 
surprise you. When you get to the top, you will see the Big Hornets. 
Make sure you kill them quickly, before they start swooping down to 
kill you. Keep moving right and killing Man-Eating Plants. When you get 
to the hole,

You now have between taking Route B or Route C.

Route B-

Just jump into the well and that should take you to the boss.

Route C-After falling, you will see some bats swooping around with 
Mummy juice. Just shoot the bats and avoid the mummy juice.

Secret: Go to the left for a secret room with lots of points and 
hostages!

Next scene you will be at the bottom of a hill of sloping sand. Just go 
up the hill and kill the Scarab Mummy. Try and shoot the scarabs. Don't 
worry about the bonuses. They're too hard to get and not worth it.

The moving tower-Kill zombies by knifing and ducking. Should be able to 
take them out just fine. Kill Mummy Dogs from far away. Don't bet 
afraid to jump on one and shoot down if you're surrounded.

Secret: There are 2 hostages located in the doorway of the mummy's 
entrance.

You will be awarded with 4 hostages at the end.

Last scene-Kill Man eating plants for "Cell" Throw the "Cell" in the 
machine. Shoot the seeds down because they're annoying and can kill 
you. Be careful of taking the elevator. If it takes you to the top, you 
will come out the bottom. After this part you will be at the boss.

Route D-

Keep killing Man-Eating Plants and then prepare yourself for probably 
the hardest route there is. Shoot Arabians from far away. After killing 
red ones, move away from them. Their suicide move kills you if close. 
When you get to the part where the Arabians are rolling bombs down the 
hill, get close enough to kill him, then move back down the hill. Use 
bombs against the Arabians with tanks. Be ready to avoid the shells 
that come out if they shoot.

When you reach the Arabians in planes hide under the crevasses at the 
bottom to avoid gun shot. The bullets from the plane approach at a 45 
degree angle so if you're hiding under a crevasses make sure it's not 
too far to the right or a bullet might hit you.

When you get to the part where a bunch of Red Arabians fall on the 
screen. Keep shooting right and try to find a hole. Avoid the ones that 
you kill immediately and move back to the position of them afterwards 
so the other ones can die peacefully.

LOT EASIER SAID THAN DONE THAT'S FOR SURE.
 

Boss-
HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This boss has 4 attacks. All of them pretty easy to avoid except the 
quick gold Attack.
If the boss goes to the very right or left and has purple fumes coming 
from the bottom move to the other side as fast as possible.
Red Spiral Attack-Shoot up and move right, then after it's done 
shooting move left, then right until it's done. This attack speeds up 
as the boss gets weak, but can still be avoided the same way.
Gold Spiral Attack-AAAAwwwww! Just stand under and shoot up and avoid. 
Umm...When it gets fast, ... do the same thing. Forget avoiding unless 
you're a master! I know you are so do it :)
Dragon attack-Blue dragons fly around and dive at you. Just jump out of 
the way as they dive at you. Word of caution: If you jump to the left 
to avoid a dragon, don't push right immediately as the smoke stays for 
quite awhile so you may die. If you have good timing, you can actually 
jump straight up to avoid a dragon attack and thus continue shooting 
the boss without moving left or right.
If you took Route A to get through, takes 500 Laser to kill it. ? Don't 
get a Heavy Machine Gun unless you have less than 100 Laser. I think 
Laser is one of the best weapons because it unloads damage the fastest. 

~18 hostages

Stage 5-

Take the fighting plane not the helicopter.
Fighting plane-Shoots by changing angle with direction pad but has a 
limited angle of shooting. This means you can't shoot straight up or 
down.
Helicopter-Shoots the last direction you moved and can shoot in any 
direction.

Fighting plane is better because you don't have to move toward the 
enemy to kill it.
Shoot upper right to kill the grunts at the beginning. Just swish the 
gun in that direction. :)
When you see the fighter planes, shoot at their missiles first. You'll 
end up killing them in the process.
Stay on the middle left and shoot up. This way you will be able to kill 
any planes appearing from the top.

After destroying the planes, move to the very bottom, and shoot 
horizontally. Be able to kill pretty much anything and pick up the 
items on the ground for mucho points. Kill the grunt and either move up 
or right to avoid the grenade he throws. Just move back to the bottom 
and shoot to the right.
A copter appears, just shoot it. Move up and down to avoid missiles. If  
your plane only has 1 hit left blow it by pressing A+B as there is a 
new Slug Copter coming. It only appears if you're not in a vehicle 
though.
Then just move to the bottom, and keep shooting right. When the copter 
comes shoot it :) and avoid the bullets as best as possible. Much 
easier in the fighting plane.
When you get to the tank hanging from the balloon. Shoot just a little 
above the gun to destroy its bullets. After destroying 5 bullets, shoot 
the tank. Destroy your copter if you want a new one.
When the SUPER JUMBO PLANE arrives shoot it. Shoot the missiles that 
come out of it. I like to move next to it and just press the A+C 
buttons to do massive damage to it.

The quicker you do enough damage to it the less you have to worry about 
it moving to the upperright hand corner and releasing those annoying 
lil bouncy mines.
When the grunt comes out just shoot the missile from the lower right so 
you hit the missile and the plane. When you see the Super Soldier, move 
left and right avoiding the bullets. If you still have the plane or 
copter slug I suggest crashing it into the plane as it's outlived it's 
use after using the remaining missiles of course.
Just move left and right to avoid the bombs he throws at you. Don't go 
shooting the plane with your normal gun. Too risky. Just keep moving 
left and right and some grunt on a cycle should come in on the right. 
Destroy it and get the weapon.
If it's seeker great just use it. Bombs same thing. Anything else just 
keep waiting by moving left and right. Yes could take some time but 
better safe then sorry.

After killing the Super Soldier move to the bottom and get his heavy 
machine gun.

Next part-Just keep shooting right with your gun.
Jump on the mounted machine gun and fire away. Make sure you fire in 
the direction of the General to take out any missiles he shoots at you.
If you see gun shots about to hit you from below, dismount and jump 
back on. When lots of missiles come at you, shoot them down. If you 
can't, dismount and jump to the left while shooting right. Jump up 
again and shoot down and try to clear the remaining missiles and flop 
right back on the mounted gun.
If he flies up and lets loose the larger missiles from the sky then 
just dismount and fly back on.

Space scene-
Shoot the alien satellites then move right or left. If there are a lot, 
slowly inch right or left. Just make sure you don't go to the same 
place twice and they'll never hit you.
When you see a bunch of asteroids coming, stay on the left part of the 
screen and try to hit the orange asteroid. You'll get laser.
Now tap laser SLOWY. So you don't waste it all. If an asteroid is about 
to hit you, push the button fast. Otherwise you need this laser to last 
the entire asteroid belt.
As soon as you see a big asteroid let lose some missiles to destroy it. 
Move in between it. Go for the Green Eyes first. If you kill it, they 
all die.
Destroy the big asteroids in the middle with missiles and avoid the 
parts. If the asteroid is not in the way don't destroy it.

Correction: For point seekers try and destroy all asteroids. Each 
asteroid has a 5,000 item. ?

When you get to the alien ships, always kill the alien before shooting 
the ship. Simple. When you get to the mothership, use a few missiles 
simple! :)
If you don't have missiles, move to the right or left as soon as you 
see a blue spark coming from the antennae or whatever.

Space scene 2-Shoot up through the center. Hard to explain. 
Umm...avoid!
Try to memorize where the aliens fly in. If you still have your jet, 
you will be rewarded with the gun accessories. When the huge rock 
blocks the screen. Shoot as fast as possible. When you alien space 
pods, make sure you're not directly under them for more than a second. 
Shoot the green enemies first. If you're going for points once you've 
destroyed the green one stop shooting so you don't accidentally shoot 
the other ones.
That's all the advice I can give you here.

Next scene-When you reach to top, kill the aliens. Don't knife them as 
you're likely to die.
Secret: Hidden hostage on upper left I think.
Shoot the robots. If they shoot the circular lasers horizontally jump 
through them. If it's a vertical one move away from it then just jump 
over the whole thing.

Secret: There are 2 more hidden hostages here and Hyakutaro on the 
ceiling somewhere.
If you're sandwiched between 2 robots, kill one with bombs.
At this part, you should get flames and you should kill all the aliens 
with it. Just remember, don't knife aliens always shoot em. ? If one of 
the White aliens starts firing, destroy the first 2 projectiles and 
jump over the last one and shoot down. The last projectile is too low 
to shoot or knife. 

Destroy the aliens and the doorway.

Secret: Hostage on top.

Secret: CEO located right above entrance. There are 2 ways to the CEO. 
Kill the aliens before destroying the entrance. Or having the Fireball 
dude shoot up for you. Obviously the 2nd way is easier. I've never done 
it the first way before. Haha

Saving the General scene-
Blast through the doorway and run through.
Shoot right and kill the aliens. Save the General! :)
Secret: Hostage hidden in the circle in the background.

Spider Scene-
Move right. Stay in one position and keep shooting up and right and 
keep knifing lil spider aliens. Should be able to kill everything.
After everything is dead, move right.
Secret: Another hidden hostage in the circle.
Secret: Another in the next one.
Secret: Another in the next one.
When you get to the large spider, leave a space between you and the 
green orbs and shoot up. Making sure you kill any approaching spiders.
When the large spider really smokes, stop shooting up if it's releasing 
green orbs. Continue shooting up after they have been released. Run out 
from under the large spider when it dies. If the spider falls on you 
when it dies so do you.
When the robot appears, use bombs on it. It shoots like 5 circular 
lasers at once. Hard to avoid.
You should get mobile satellite from the dead robot now. Just jump and 
run right and keep shooting. :) Shoot up at the spider and you should 
be able to kill it quickly. Make sure to run under it when it dies.
Repeat it on the next Large Spider. Be extremely careful of slow moving 
green orbs.

Make a run for it!
Afterwards, get the heavy machine gun, and jump to the right and shoot 
down.
When you reach the 3rd platform, Shoot to the right and keep moving to 
the right, jump as soon as you can make it over the wall. (This is 
usually when you're right next to it. You'll barely clear it.

Orb boss:
Shoot up for 4 seconds then move right to avoid the small orbs and then 
left to avoid another and repeat while firing up. Joysticks have to be 
really good or it's hard to do.
When the big orb comes out, shoot up till the last second then move to 
the very side of the screen, jump up and land. Then start moving back 
the other way. If there is still a part of the previous orb still 
blocking you, wait a lil while. Shoot the lower right edge of the base 
part of the alien. The move to the lower left edge and shoot. The move 
to the left side of the screen jump up and land back down. Repeat! :)

Clone part-Shoot to the right and duck to avoid bullets. Don't advance 
unless there is no fruit in your way. I've died a few times here 
because I turned "BIG"
Keep repeating until the metal slug falls. Jump in and shoot to the 
right and move right. Don't go forward until the fruit has disappeared. 
When the giant spider comes, move just to the right with a space of the 
size of your slug between the green orbs and shoot up. The orbs should 
go over you.
When the giant spider dies, dismount. When the robots come, shoot 
right. Dismount if a circular laser gets too close. Mount. Repeat. If 
one shoots more than one laser at a time, use your armor piercing 
missiles on the robots that appear from the right. Should be able to 
kill all of them just fine.

Kill the clones. Run over the ones behind you.

Next part-Move to the lower right and kill any clone near you until you 
have 999 heavy machine gun. Then run to the very left and jump straight 
up and shoot right. You will knife the clones close to you. Should be 
100% safe. When your ammo is down to 500 go back and reload to 999 and 
do it again. Method 2: A little more dangerous run up to the top of the 
platform and duck and shoot right. If an alien is on the slope, get 
ready to jump to the right.

Afterwards....

Zombies argh

Run to the right and shoot up at the orbs on the wall!
When the zombies use their breath, duck and shoot at the orb at the 
bottom. After their breath has passed shoot up again to kill the 
remaining orbs.

Secret: Hostage is above you. Can only get after destroying the orbs 
that control the door.

Duck and wait for the gate to open and make a break for it. Knife the 
zombie. Takes 6 hits. Knife the next one and the one after that.
Shoot up at the orbs on the next gate. Duck and shoot right when the 
breath comes, continue shooting up when it passes. Forget about the 
bombs that come out.
When the gate opens, run through. Knife the zombie in front of you. 
Shoot up to kill the zombie. Move under the next one and kill it. Don't 
get the Flame! You still have about 800 Heavy Machine Gun.
Jump on the Slugnoid, and start shooting the top orb. Don't worry about 
the clones jumping around the zombie. After killing the top orb, move  
down and kill the middle orb.
Crash the machine (A+B) on the annoying jumping clones. Destroy the 
last orb. Wait for the zombie to finish his/her breath and go through. 
Jump in the new slug.
Flame the first robot 3 times. Doesn't matter if you get hit. Flame the 
2nd one and use some missiles. Step a few steps away from the 3rd one 
and crash (A+B)it into the 3rd one to kill it.
Use the remaining Heavy Machine Gun from the pit to kill the 4th one. 
Duck under the zombie's breath. As soon as you reach the platform, jump 
over to the right and throw bombs out like mad. Use your Heavy Machine 
Gun to the lower right when the zombies are firing their breath, shoot 
up destroy the last orb right before the zombies kill you! Only beaten 
this part once without dying.

Final boss-
Shoot from the slug, and use bombs. When the light ring comes out, 
dismount and throw remaining bombs at the boss. Pop back into your 
slug. Pop out when the apples come flying in from the bottom.
Repeat till you lose your tank. You can either shoot or knife the boss. 
When you die immediately come back and use all your bombs. Good luck 
avoiding! Oh you can also try shooting down to destroy the apples.
Umm...doesn't really help I think. :) Really no helpful strategies 
here. Anyone know if you get vehicle bonus if you beat the last boss 
while in your Metal Slug?

THEORETICAL WAY TO KILL FINAL BOSS WITHOUT DYING
Dismount and land right at the edge of the alien so when you push left 
you fall straight back into the Metal Slug. I have not done this, but 
have gotten very close to almost accomplishing this maneuver.

Hope you beat the game with very few continues and get a high score :)
Personal Best:
2 continues
6.4 million

Rumors of 10 million-So if you've gotten that high, please do tell ?


Special Thanks-

  SNK!!!!! Thanks a bunch!!! Dang where are all the 2-D side scrollers? 
Looks around! Is it me or is Metal Slug 3 one of the last 2 side scroll 
arcade games? Gosh! Thanks for bailing all us 2-D side scrolling freaks 
out!!!!! We really needed something to suck our quarters dry!!! Pssst 
*but did you really have to make the final boss so ****ing hard?* Oh 
and you guys that can beat the game with 1 continue or less shuddap 
haha ?

Offline Thanks-

  Thanks goes to the HUBB arcade located in the heart of University of 
WA, for constantly fixing the joysticks and buttons. To Jerry and 
Eugene, for some better methods of beating certain parts of the game. 
And especially for all the quarters lying around my room!

Online Thanks-

 Thanks to Nahum Reduta for the Metal Slug 2 FAQ! It was really an 
inspiration to all of us and listed a lot of the crucial techniques 
needed in Metal Slug 3!

 Thanks to CyberClaw for the beautiful Metal Slug 3 Logo.

 Thanks to drx for info on lots of stuff!

 Thanks to Seth Paul for info on the Stage 1 Route B.
  
 KEEP SLUGGIN' TILL METAL SLUG 4 ARRIVES! (OR METAL SLUG 3X)