ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 3 achievements
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ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 3

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There are 12 ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 3 achievements worth 1,239 (1,000)

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HI SCORE MODE 1,000,000 points in ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 3

HI SCORE MODE 1,000,000 points169 (100)

HI SCORE MODE 1,000,000 points.

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Achievement Guide for HI SCORE MODE 1,000,000 points

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Awoo
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Awoo
Achievement won on 11 Mar 18
TA Score for this game: 1,239
Posted on 11 March 18 at 10:26, Edited on 12 March 18 at 09:57
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There is a much, much easier method for this, which circumvents having to deal with the awful underwater section and completely removes the luck factor.

I recommend following the video in the TA walkthrough for the game here: ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 3 Walkthrough

However, I don't do everything quite the same way. Obviously you should get every PoW on stage 1, making sure to not let them fall into the water before you can "collect" them during the boat part. Pay attention to where he shoots to make hidden score items appear as well, as there are a fair few of those. For most of the level, refrain from using grenades. The extra score you get from just spamming pistol shots really adds up. The only time in this level I use grenades is to quickly destroy the big cars in the boat part, just to avoid having to deal with the falling bombs. Feel free to farm score there if you're comfortable with it though.

When you get to the boss, shoot him without using bombs until the first PoW shows up. At this point, stop shooting and just focus on avoiding attacks until you've rescued 10 PoWs in the boss fight. If you have trouble keeping count, it seems like the tenth one always drops a heavy machine gun, so keep an eye out for that. After that, finish off the boss with your main guns. If you do all this, obviously keeping your slug tank alive as well, you'll come out of stage 1 with something like 740-760,000 points, maybe even a bit more.

Play stage 2 as normal, until you've cleared the helicopter ambush section. At this point you should have around 950k points, assuming you killed the red helicopter first for the bonus. You'll normally come out of this with either an HMG or a Flamethrower, but for score purposes, you should avoid picking up either. You can always just waste all your ammo if you accidentally grab one to get rid of it. Farm pistol score on the zombies ahead, but kill the three tanks at the bottom of the hill with three grenades each.

The zombies that emerge when you destroy the vehicles up ahead take a LOT of shots, so they're fantastic for farming score. If one of them gets uncomfortably close, just finish him off with a grenade or two, and make sure to jump over their goo attack if necessary. When you kill the plane after this, it'll drop a Rocket Launcher. Don't pick it up! Instead, keep your pistol, and you'll very easily reach the million points just farming score on the zombies leading up to the boss. Remember to jump over the soldier zombies if they get too close and lunge at you, and you should be good.

This way, you'll pretty much avoid every hard section, and it's also a lot faster than the underwater bullshit that just feels like it takes a day and a half.

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