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A paramilitary syndicate known as the "Ptolemaic Army" attacks a research installation that was developing the next-gen of Metal Slugs and with this, they have successfully stolen a disc containing Metal Slug top-secret data. Fearing that such information be used for their evil purposes, the soldiers Marco, Tarma, Eri and Fio received orders to recover the disk and put a end in this syndicate.

The latest installment of the most famous arcade-shooting series brings a lot of changes: this time, you will not face Morden's army like in the previous games, but with a new group of enemies that composes the already mentioned Ptolemaic Army.

To add more content to this title, 3 guns (Big Rocket, Big Laser and Big Shotgun) and 2 vehicles (Slug Sub and Slug Plane) from past games were reincorporated, as well as all brand new stuff of 3 vehicles (Spider Slug, Slug Gunner and Slug Car).

The most important addition is a sliding move: pressing the B Button when ducking will make your character slide for a short time in the ground, which can be helpful to avoid some enemy attacks. During the sliding, you not be able to throw grenades, but your gun can be fired normally.


Metal Slug 5 Arcade Duck.
Metal Slug 5 Neo Geo Surrounded by a massive troop of lieutenants, Fio quickly ducks to escape from a future gun shot.
Metal Slug 5 Arcade Big boss.
Metal Slug 5 Neo Geo Engaged in the new Slug Gunner, Marco must use all ammo possible to defeat a very mysterious tank...

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Alternate Titles

  • "合金弹头5" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Jul 07, 2006 78 out of 100 78 Xbox May 01, 2006 75 out of 100 75 PlayStation 2 May 01, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Defunct Games Neo Geo Sep 25, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Le Geek Neo Geo Jul, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70 (UK) PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2006 5 out of 10 50 PlayStation 2 Jun 05, 2006 10 out of 20 50


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