Metal Slug 3

There are a lot of unknowns surrounding Christmas. Will it snow or will it be unseasonably warm? Were you naughty or nice and was Santa paying attention to your good and bad deeds throughout the year? But if it’s one thing you know months before December 25, that is your finances will be taking a pounding.

Then again, it sometimes pays off to be a little thrifty during the holidays, even if that’ll drive people to nickname you Scrooge behind your back. You can for instance make a bundle of deals on Android games and apps and save quite a lot – that is, if you can refrain yourself from overspending during the rest of the year.

Enter SNK Playmore’s Metal Slug 3, a pretty awesome retro-looking shooter for Android that goes for just $1.99 until January 6 via Google’s Play Store. The “run and gun” video game is normally $6.99, so you’ll be saving four bucks at once. Or, if that doesn’t sound like the best ever deal, think of it this way – Metal Slug 3 is available for 70% off its list price.

Now I’m not going to lie to you – I haven’t played Metal Slug 3 on Android just yet, so I can’t tell you exactly how cool or uncool it is. However, I am rather familiar with the franchise from its PlayStation and Xbox times, and it was loads of fun back then. Based on the Google Play description and the user reviews, the mobile shooter is very similar to its console counterpart, so my advice is to give it a shot and take it for a quick spin. I know I will.