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Metal Slug, originally released on the Neo Geo, is a side-scrolling shoot'em'up.

The player(s) takes the role of a soldier (or two) and fights a gigantic army. Every level consists of running forward blasting anything that moves, while collecting power-ups along the way (there's also a wide selection of weaponry in the game). In the end of each level the player goes up against one gigantic boss.

The PlayStation port introduces some extra features: there is a combat school where the player may fight with other players for the best time on each level and an art gallery.


Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Xbox One The machine gun is a great weapon
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Windows In metal slug
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation While some soldiers are spending lots of grenades in Marco Rossi, he spends lots of ammo in a tank!
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation Loading screen: Mission 1.

Promo Images

Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Screenshot
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Screenshot
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Screenshot
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Metaru Suraggu" -- Japanese title
  • "Metal Slug 1" -- common title
  • "Arcade Archives: Neo Geo - Metal Slug" -- PS4 title
  • "メタルスラッグ" -- Japanese spelling

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Excellent! PlayStation Katakis | カタキス (39535)
SNK and the little tank that could. PlayStation Zovni (10667)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Arcade Jul 29, 2015 A 100
HonestGamers Neo Geo Oct 18, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Feb 09, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Le Geek Neo Geo Mar, 2006 5 out of 5 100
OJGames Neo Geo Jun 27, 2008 95 out of 100 95 Neo Geo Aug 24, 2011 19 out of 20 95
Random Access Neo Geo Feb 10, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Joypad PlayStation Oct, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Video Chums Nintendo Switch Jul 29, 2017 7.5 out of 10 75 (UK) Wii May 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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The development team for Metal Slug had previously worked for Irem on titles like In the Hunt and Gun Force II, with many similarities in graphics and gameplay, especially Gun Force II which some fans refer to as "Metal Slug Zero".

The Metal Slug tank design is also strikingly similar to the tank in the anime Dominion Tank Police.

1001 Video Games

Metal Slug appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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