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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 Arcade Miniboss with minigun
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Neo Geo A ship has crash-landed near a waterfall
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation An enemy boat are approaching, and Marco Rossi uses the acquired Rocket Launcher to sink-destroy it!
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation Title screen

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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User Reviews

Excellent! PlayStation *Katakis* (38291)
SNK and the little tank that could. PlayStation Zovni (9307)

Critic Reviews

HonestGamers Neo Geo Oct 18, 2004 10 out of 10 100
OJGames Neo Geo Jun 27, 2008 95 out of 100 95
Jeuxvideo.com 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
Defunct Games Neo Geo Apr 10, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Video Games Neo Geo CD Aug, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jun, 1997 78 out of 100 78
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide Neo Geo 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 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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