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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 Neo Geo Boss
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation After having equipped the Heavy Machine Gun, Marco Rossi starts to hit-kill the first enemy soldier!
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Windows Playing the first stage (filtered graphics)
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Neo Geo "Aye, aye, Captain"

Promo Images

Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Screenshot
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Screenshot
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Screenshot
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Metaru Suraggu" -- Japanese title
  • "Metal Slug 1" -- common title
  • "Arcade Archives: Neo Geo - Metal Slug" -- PS4 title
  • "メタルスラッグ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Excellent! PlayStation Katakis | カタキス (41003)
SNK and the little tank that could. PlayStation Zovni (10638)
The first installment of my favorite Run 'n' Gun Series Arcade Lisa Müller (192)

Critic Reviews

Le Geek Neo Geo Mar, 2006 5 out of 5 100
Random Access Neo Geo Feb 10, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Retro Archives Arcade Apr 01, 2018 18 out of 20 90
Retro Game Reviews Neo Geo CD Mar 13, 2016 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Pixel-Heroes.de Neo Geo Sep, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Nintendo Switch Apr 19, 2017 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Video Games Neo Geo CD Aug, 1996 78 out of 100 78
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii May 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70
BonusStage PlayStation 4 Feb 06, 2017 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

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".

Tank design

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


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