Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 (PlayStation)

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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.


Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation Metal Slug Frontal Attack: a good way to beat many enemies and an unusual way to free hostages...
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation A missile-shooter helicopter tries to stop Marco Rossi, but he starts a Heavy-Machine-Gun-offensive!
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation To avoid be hit-damaged by one of these soldiers on motorcycles, Marco Rossi jumps off Metal Slug.
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation Located in a platform mid-section, Metal Slug starts to shoot against General Morden's helicopter...

Alternate Titles

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

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Excellent! *Katakis* (37904) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
SNK and the little tank that could. Zovni (9322) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Joypad Oct, 1997 82 out of 100 82
NowGamer Aug 07, 1997 7.4 out of 10 74


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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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