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Description

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.

Screenshots

Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Windows Main menu
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Neo Geo A soldier signals a warning
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Windows Intro
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Neo Geo "Aye, aye, Captain"

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

Trailer


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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User Reviews

Excellent! PlayStation Katakis | カタキス (39505)
SNK and the little tank that could. PlayStation Zovni (10650)
The first installment of my favorite Run 'n' Gun Series Arcade Lisa Müller (85)

Critic Reviews

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
Jeuxvideo.com Neo Geo Aug 24, 2011 19 out of 20 95
OJGames Neo Geo Jun 27, 2008 95 out of 100 95
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Mar 25, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Retro Archives Arcade Apr 01, 2018 18 out of 20 90
Retro Archives Neo Geo Apr 01, 2018 18 out of 20 90
Random Access Neo Geo Feb 10, 2012 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide Neo Geo 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii May 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Similarities

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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