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Metal Slug 5

MobyRank MobyScore
Neo Geo
...
4.2
Arcade
...
4.5
Xbox
...
4.0
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Description

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.


Screenshots

Metal Slug 5 Neo Geo Tarma throws some bombs, aiming at to disassemble a battle formation created by an enemy troop.
Metal Slug 5 Arcade Trying to destroy the boss.
Metal Slug 5 Arcade Shoot them worms.
Metal Slug 5 Neo Geo Transported by some elevators, Eri must eliminate a little row of choppers (and free a hostage too).

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Gamers.at PlayStation 2 Jul 07, 2006 78 out of 100 78
4Players.de PlayStation 2 May 01, 2006 75 out of 100 75
4Players.de Xbox 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
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jun 05, 2006 10 out of 20 50

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