Video Game Music of the Week - 289
Metal Slug 3 (Arcade)
Marine Diver, Hard Water, Desert, Into The Cosmos
Metal Slug 3 released in 2000 and follows the same general traditions introduced in the previous two games. It introduced branching paths to the series.
This track plays when the player makes it to the secret submarine path of the first mission. The bass introduces the heavy, yet slow theme, but its the tracks guitar riffs that make it stand out.
This track is yet another theme that plays during a secret submarine area, this time for the third mission. It also had a very heavy, yet slow style to it.
This track is the main theme to mission four. It has a very heavy metal opening guitar rhythm that remains throughout most of the song. It also features Arabian style elements in combination with the heavy sound.
Into The Cosmos
Of all the games heavy themes, this one has an immediate sense of raw power with its rapid power chords and overall intense speed.
Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.