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Our recommendation? Bite the bullet. Metal Slug, whether or not you own it on Wii already, is arguably the most notable Neo Geo action game ever made and having it in immediately accessible, Wii Channel form with Classic Controller support is just about the best this classic is ever going to get on a home console. It's an excellent game to play through yourself, and even better when tackled with a friend through its co-op mode. What's more, it's proof that the Virtual Console still has plenty of greatness left in store for we retro gamers, even now in the post-WiiWare launch era. So bite that bullet. Clean out the fridge, drop nine bucks, and blast some Rebels with your Slug.
The game easily has some of the best 2D graphics ever made, as everything moves incredibly fluidly. Screen-sized bosses have no trouble looking smooth, and tons of stuff in the background, such as houses and boats, explodes and breaks down all the time. Music-wise there's nothing excellent to speak of, but it does get the point across, as it's fast-paced and quite lively. The game is highly regarded among tons of gamers, so you can honestly do no wrong in downloading this title. This will probably be the best Neo Geo game on VC for quite a while.
A fantastic game then, in a slightly inferior technical presentation that offers poor value compared to the other available methods of sampling this fine shooter. Truly, Nintendo giveth and Nintendo taketh away.