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    Metal Slug 3 on Nintendo Switch Caravan Mode Score

    I picked up Metal Slug 3 two weeks ago, and have played the caravan mode a few times.

    Caravan mode is a 5 minute high score challenge.

    A week ago, the highest score online was in the 550k range, now it is in the 900k range.


    My personal best is 604,930 points.

    How many points can you score?

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    5 > 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    5 > 3.
    i agree. after many years of being a ms3 fanboy, i've come to the realisation that i enjoy ms5 more than i do ms3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    5 > 3.
    3 > X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogard View Post
    i agree. after many years of being a ms3 fanboy, i've come to the realisation that i enjoy ms5 more than i do ms3.
    +1.

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    3 > X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    +1.


    Ban.
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    I still love Metal Slug 3, it's sad these days to see it getting so much flack. It was clearly designed under the presumption SNK Corporation wouldn't be making any more slugs, what with going under and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyMachineGun View Post
    I still love Metal Slug 3, it's sad these days to see it getting so much flack. It was clearly designed under the presumption SNK Corporation wouldn't be making any more slugs, what with going under and all.
    MS3 has its merits, but it's kind of like getting a DVD of one of your favorite movies and being excited about the cut scenes only to realize there's a reason they were cut. Except with MS3 they're all in there and you can't skip them.

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    Hit 671140, and ranked 48 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    5 > 3.
    I'll pick it up if it is ever released on the switch.
    If not I'll make sure to get it when I get a neosd.

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    A little better

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    Which route is best for score?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Which route is best for score?
    I did upper area and then boat ride for the first stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Which route is best for score?
    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    I did upper area and then boat ride for the first stage.
    At first I was doing all upper, and barely cracked 600k.
    I then did what Kid Panda mentioned and now consistently score over 630k. You can pick up POW while on the boat ride, which really helps bump up your score.
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    Since you have time to clear two missions, i'd say the best path is up and then ice cave on mission2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerwhat View Post
    Since you have time to clear two missions, i'd say the best path is up and then ice cave on mission2.
    In all likelihood, clearing two missions is not necessarily the best way to a high score.

    You should be able to hit 750K+ in the first mission alone, although to be honest, I haven't played in forever and don't know how much time it would take.

    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...-1-High-Scores

    Just remember, as much knifing and pistol as possible. Find all the secret hostages. Does the slug cannon trick work in 3?

    3 sucks.
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Which route is best for score?
    Middle path.
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerwhat View Post
    Since you have time to clear two missions, i'd say the best path is up and then ice cave on mission2.
    I'm not sure you'd have the time. The zombies take so much of a beating and my time ends right at the top of the hill.

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    721k, I need to figure out how to dispose of the zombies quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det510 View Post
    721k, I need to figure out how to dispose of the zombies quicker.
    Again, speed is not necessarily the name of the game here. You need to understand how the scoring works and where your opportunities are.

    Blasting a bad guy with a shotgun gets a quick bad guy death, but each knifing gets you 500 points or each pistol shot 100 points.

    Like I said, it has been forever since playing 3, but playing for score is different than just trying to blast your way through as much of the game as possible in 5 minutes.
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lithy View Post
    Again, speed is not necessarily the name of the game here. You need to understand how the scoring works and where your opportunities are.

    Blasting a bad guy with a shotgun gets a quick bad guy death, but each knifing gets you 500 points or each pistol shot 100 points.

    Like I said, it has been forever since playing 3, but playing for score is different than just trying to blast your way through as much of the game as possible in 5 minutes.
    He's playing "caravan mode" though. Not sure if its different from the actual game, but I imagine it is. Don't have this port myself. Might have some gimmick to it where speed gives a bigger bonus.

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    Caravan Mode is just starting the regular game on default difficulty with a 5 minute timer. So far I'm up to 400,000 something, have a rank of 125. Must do better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasky View Post
    He's playing "caravan mode" though. Not sure if its different from the actual game, but I imagine it is. Don't have this port myself. Might have some gimmick to it where speed gives a bigger bonus.
    Like Gohan said, its the same game, now I admit that there is probably a balance between standing around waiting for three grunts to appear and wasting thirty seconds for 1500 points, but I would wager that waiting for all of the hostages is necessary for the end stage bonus.

    Unless it is possible to get through two full stages, my guess is that the high score is from a flawless mission 1 plus a little of mission 2.
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Caravan Mode is just starting the regular game on default difficulty with a 5 minute timer. So far I'm up to 400,000 something, have a rank of 125. Must do better!
    Quote Originally Posted by lithy View Post
    Like Gohan said, its the same game, now I admit that there is probably a balance between standing around waiting for three grunts to appear and wasting thirty seconds for 1500 points, but I would wager that waiting for all of the hostages is necessary for the end stage bonus.

    Unless it is possible to get through two full stages, my guess is that the high score is from a flawless mission 1 plus a little of mission 2.
    I feel that collecting all the hostages is key to getting a really high score (800k or more).

    Therefore going underground to get a monkey, doesn't truly help because there are about 7-8 POW hanging from vines in the jungle (boat route).

    Lastly, how do people post a spoiler (message that you must click on to see the rest of the post?) I want to post my strategy for getting POW, but don't want to spoil it for anyone that doesn't want any help.
    Last edited by sr20det510; 03-20-2017 at 11:24 AM.

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