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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 While Metal Slug is relatively safe against a round of turret shots, a counterattack is in process!
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation Tutorial "How to Play" mode
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation While Metal Slug attacks the front of a spike tank, some tele-guided missiles are about to hit it...
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation To avoid be hit-damaged by one of these soldiers on motorcycles, Marco Rossi jumps off Metal Slug.

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! *Katakis* (38182) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
SNK and the little tank that could. Zovni (9314) 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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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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