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Shock Troopers

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Arcade 6 4.3
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Combined MobyScore 6 4.3


The Press Says

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100
ArcadeInsomnia
Shock Troopers was released shortly after the original Metal Slug, and they competed for position in arcades as SNK's foremost non-fighting game. Given my distaste for Metal Slug, you might guess that I am unhappy with it going on to become a major franchise, while Shock Troopers only received a single inferior sequel. Fortunately, the original is as perfect as a game can get, a fact which somewhat diminishes the disappointment from the lack of a proper follow-up.
90
PSPDigitally Downloaded
If you’ve never played a run-n’-gun shooter before, Shock Troopers should be one of your top contenders, regardless of your skill level. It takes what gamers love about the subgenre and adds nuances that increase playability exponentially. Unless you’re clutching that twin-stick controller and refusing to let go, give this one a try.
90
PlayStation 3Digitally Downloaded
If you’ve never played a run-n’-gun shooter before, Shock Troopers should be one of your top contenders, regardless of your skill level. It takes what gamers love about the subgenre and adds nuances that increase playability exponentially. Unless you’re clutching that twin-stick controller and refusing to let go, give this one a try.
90
ArcadeAll Game Guide
Learning from the successes and failures of its predecessors, Shock Troopers is one of the best specimens within the genre. Gamers looking for a bit of old-school shooter nostalgia with modern graphics should look no further.
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ArcadeThe Video Game Critic
It may not quite be up to Metal Slug standards, but if you're in the mood to inflict unspeakable carnage, Shock Troopers is very, very good.
70
WiiNintendo Life
Shock Troopers succeeds in offering up an intense and explosive run-and-gun experience that allows players to flex their fire-power muscle without really having to think much about it. The different modes offer a good amount of variety, but it would have been nice to see a bit more challenge in the level designs and boss fights. If you can hold out until SNK release Shock Troopers 2nd Squad on the Virtual Console then you'll likely find it more satisfying than this sometimes one-dimensional shoot-fest, but if you're a fan of blasting your way through levels with reckless abandon, then it's still well worth a look.
55
ArcadeDefunct Games
If you've played Capcom's arcade classic Mercs, you have played Shock Trooper. And even though Shock Trooper does offer some new and innovative aspects, it doesn't gain enough momentum to get past the blatant rip off.