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All About Love is the final mission of Metal Slug 3.

Mission Synopsis

After dealing with various nonsensical scenarios, the heroes now deal with last batch of the Rebel Army who are about to launch various rockets in an open field. Not wanting to waste time, they ride on aerial Slugs and fly through the Rebel supply transport vehicles. There on the field is General Morden in his reformed Hi-Do, and the final fight begins.

Or did everyone on Earth thought it was. Turns out Morden was a Mars Person in disguise and was controlling the Rebels with the real Morden kidnapped and tied up to a Dai-Manji. The first player's character is kidnapped during the chaos, and the Regular Army and Rebel Army team up again to eliminate the Martians in space.

Locations

There are no alternate routes in this mission.

  • Hangar: The players pick from a Slug Flyer and Slug Copter inside of two huts. If they take too long, the screen fades, and the next section starts with the players in their jetpacks.
  • The Clouds: The mission starts with a dogfight against Rebel aircraft and parachuting Rebels. Defeat the various enemy waves to progress.
  • Forest: Various cargo and tanks are seen driving by. Slug Copters show up whenever a player is in their jetpack. Allen O'Neil is fought here inside of a Hairbuster Riberts.
  • Open Field: The final Rebel weapon base. "Morden" and his Hi-Do are fought here. A conveniently placed AA Machine Gun can be used to end the fight quicker.
  • Space: The players use the Astro Slug to weave around UFOs and meteors. The Rugname (as in Metal Slug 2/X) is fought here.
  • Rugname Hallway: The same thing as the previous section except inside a extremely long hallway. Occasionally, a large barrier has to be destroyed before it crushes the players. If the player is still riding the Astro Slug, then they'll crash on the ceiling and has to dismount it at the next section.
  • Rugname Entrance: The proper on-foot section starts here. The section is accessed by breaking open a barrier protected by Mars People. Hyakutaro can be found here.
  • Electric Prison Cell: The real Morden's holding place guarded by Elite Mars People. Break the computer to save him.
  • Rugname Center: A hallway full of relentless Hopper Mechas. The exit door lowers down by shooting at it.
  • Fake Rootmars: A incarnation of the Martian leader in a secluded room. Destroying it causes the Rugname to self-destruct.
  • Organic Hallway: An orange hallway covered in organic flesh. Clones of the captured character jump from the right. The SV-001 is found and used in this section. If the Slug is destroyed/not ridden, then Allen O'Neil miraculously shows up to help the heroes.
  • Clone Incubator: The captured character is held inside of a stasis container that produces these clones. Break it to access the next section.
  • Exit Hallway: The final stretch closed off by multiple doors each with three locks. Zombified clones continuously attack from the left; use the protrusions to dodge the zombie clone's vomit lasers. The LV Armor is found here. The end of this hallway are two SV-001s for the players to ride in while the captured character attempts to open the hatch. Once it opens, everything falls down back to Earth.
  • Clouds Again: Looks like the Martian leader, Rootmars, is also falling towards Earth and has grabbed the SV-001s. The true final fight takes place in free-fall.

Prisoner Locations

There are 16 POWs in this mission, but they don't appear until the players enter the Rugname. Aside from a single prisoner, all of them are hidden.

Trivia

  • Due to its multiple lengthy auto-scrolling sections prior reaching the proper on-foot portion, this is the longest mission in the Metal Slug series.
  • How the hatch opens in the final section depends on the captured character. Marco and Fio opens the hatch without problem. However, Tarma and Eri kicks the computer in frustration, and the hatch opens.
Metal Slug 3
Heroes Marco RossiTarma RovingEri KasamotoFio Germi
NPCs POWRumi AikawaMadoka AikawaHyakutaro IchimonjiPresidentUtanScientistsSurvivorsDonald MordenAllen O'NeilRebel ArmyDivision 6MartiansRootmarsFishman
Enemies Rebel InfantryFanaticsGrenade SoldierBazooka SoldierShielded SoldierBikersRebel RiflemanMortarGatling SoldierMarine DiverJaponese InfantryMummiesMummy GeneratorDog MummyChariotZombiesTar ManBatHuge LocustChowmein-CongaOhumein-CongaEnormous MorayJellyfishFlying KillerMan EaterMaggotGiant CaterpillarBig SnailSensor MineSupervisory CameraPatrol RobotMars PeopleMini-UFOMars SatelliteTiny UFOUtomHopper MechaMars WalkerClones
Enemy Vehicles Di-CokkaM-15AT-2B Melty HoneyNop-03 SarubiaGirida-OLV ArmorParachuetruckM34 3-Ton TruckLandseekRebel VanR-ShobuMH-6S MasknellFlying TaraEaca-BTM-1 MissileHammer-YangU25UMini-Sub 88Japonese Tank SoldierNull Fighter
Bosses Huge HermitMonoeye UFOJupiter KingSol Dae RokkerRootmars
Mini-Bosses: MonoeyeHairbuster RibertsHi-DoRugnameFake RootmarsClone Incubator
Weapons Heavy Machine GunRocket LauncherShotgunFlame ShotEnemy ChaserLaser GunIron LizardSuper GrenadeDrop ShotGrenadeFire BombThunder CloudMobile SatelliteArmor PiercerAA Machine Gun
Slugs SV-001 (Metal Slug) (SV-001 Type-R) • SlugnoidSlug FlyerSlug MarinerBorobune SlugLV ArmorDrill SlugSlug CopterAstro SlugSV-CamelElephant SlugOstrich Slug
Missions A Couple's Love LandWandering at MidnightEyes Over the WavesTombstone of SandAll About Love
Other Fat IslandStorming the MothershipTransformationsEnvironmental ObjectsItems
Pachinko Sophia GreenvilleMargaret SouthwoodNavelSlug GunnerGolden Slug
Missions
Main Series
Metal Slug Absolute Thick ForestA Wish For a Morning GlowIron Cavalrymen in HellDeath ValleyThe City Under DespotismThe Memorial Sea
Metal Slug 2/X Drifting in DesertMonument of DepressionMadrigal of WindReturn to Hong-KongKiss in the DarkI Wish to Believe in Love
Metal Slug 3 A Couple's Love LandWandering at MidnightEyes Over the WavesTombstone of SandAll About Love
Metal Slug 4 Let's Run Through!Show SpiritSnowy RoadCadaverousGo Ahead!Secret Place
Metal Slug 5 Heavy AfricanWindy DayIntrigueRun ThroughLast Ditch Resistance
Metal Slug 6 African WindsThe Illusion of El DoradoAsian ImpactGolden Bridge is Falling DownAncient Law
Metal Slug 7/XX Scrap IslandCoal MineUnderground FortressThe WaterfallRuins BaseSnowy CountryThe Beginning is the End
Other
Metal Slug: 1st Mission Emergency MobilizationHurry OnSlicing Through the JungleBattle in the CityUnderground Battle PassPursuit of the Transport TrainPenetration of the Front BaseDiscovery of the Front BaseForced EscapeDiscovery of a Secret PassageNight FlightFortressWeapons DumpInvasion in the Sea of TreesWeapons PortBreakthrough: With PrejudiceFierce Battle
Metal Slug: 2nd Mission The Front LineInvasionDire StraitsDangerous DescentBattlefield BridgeTurbulent TransmissionsFatal ExpressWar-Torn CityShot DownTerrain CarrierCamouflageSave All Hostages!Hostage RescueReckless ReactorInto the FrayIntelligenceContactPursuitBetrayalThe Enemy BelowDeadly AssaultOne Fell StrokeThe Tundra KingThe Ice QueenFree FallDecoy StrategyThe DesertUnearthly SilenceClose CombatCrossed PathsThe FortressOcean DepthsBreakthroughThe StrongholdMenace Out of the SkiesThe Jet StreamLone AssaultTermination
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