I should be used to it by now, but portable gaming still continues to baffle me. A few years ago, if you wanted to play Metal Slug 3 you had a handful of options: you could either get a Neo Geo (for $649.99) or you could go to the nearest arcade. Now though, you can have pretty much the same experience by using that mobile phone in your pocket or that tablet that is sitting on your desk. That’s right; Metal Slug 3 is now available for iOS and Android devices for $6.99.
One of the best run and gun action titles has been recently released for mobile platforms and it features the regular arcade mode, mission mode, the distinctive Slug vehicles, a branching map system, cooperative gameplay and Networking Ranking functionality. It’s worth noting that even though this port of the game seems pretty faithful, the touch-based controls will probably make it much harder, even if you have a competent friend to play with.