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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 PlayStation Loading screen: Mission 1.
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Windows Playing the first stage (filtered graphics)
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Neo Geo "Oh boy, I love chicken. Can I have some please?"
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation Before to free a hostage and to ride Metal Slug, Marco must take care with tanks and armored cars...

Alternate Titles

  • "Metaru Suraggu" -- Japanese title
  • "Metal Slug 1" -- Informal title
  • "メタルスラッグ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Excellent! PlayStation *Katakis* (38165)
SNK and the little tank that could. PlayStation Zovni (9314)

Critic Reviews

Le Geek Neo Geo Mar, 2006 5 out of 5 100
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
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
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jun, 1997 78 out of 100 78
NowGamer PlayStation Aug 07, 1997 7.4 out of 10 74
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii May 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 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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