Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001

aka: Arcade Archives: Neo Geo - Metal Slug, Metal Slug 1, Metaru Suraggu

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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.


  • メタルスラッグ - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

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  • Nazca Corporation



1001 Video Games

Metal Slug appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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".

Tank design

The Metal Slug tank design is strikingly similar to the tank in the anime Dominion Tank Police.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
  • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Neo Geo Game of the Year runner-up

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  • MobyGames ID: 5005


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Game added by Kate Jones.

PS Vita added by Fred VT. Nintendo Switch added by mars_rulez. PlayStation 3, PSP added by Lain Crowley. Arcade added by 666gonzo666. Neo Geo CD added by Rik Hideto. Gloud, Antstream added by firefang9212. Blacknut, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android added by Sciere. Macintosh, Windows Apps, Linux added by Foxhack. SEGA Saturn added by Kohler 86. iPad, iPhone added by Kabushi. Wii added by gamewarrior. Windows added by lights out party. Neo Geo added by Katakis | カタキス.

Additional contributors: Sciere, Alaka, Evil Ryu, BdR, samsam12, FatherJack.

Last modified March 9th, 2023.