DescriptionMetal 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.
- "Metaru Suraggu" -- Japanese title
- "Metal Slug 1" -- Informal title
- "メタルスラッグ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Group
|SNK and the little tank that could.||PlayStation||Zovni (9308)|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Neo Geo||Feb 09, 2004||10 out of 10||100|
|OJGames||Neo Geo||Jun 27, 2008||95 out of 100||95|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Neo Geo||Sep, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|IGN||Wii||May 30, 2008||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Joypad||PlayStation||Oct, 1997||82 out of 100||82|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||May 10, 2008||80|
|Defunct Games||Neo Geo||Apr 10, 2004||79 out of 100||79|
|Mega Fun||SEGA Saturn||Jun, 1997||78 out of 100||78|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||70|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Wii||May 12, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
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SimilaritiesThe 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 GamesMetal Slug appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Related Web Sites
- Metal Slug Database (Metal Slug series' fan site with detailed information)