DescriptionMetal 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|Excellent!||PlayStation||Katakis | カタキス (42834)|
|SNK and the little tank that could.||PlayStation||Zovni (10627)|
|The first installment of my favorite Run 'n' Gun Series||Arcade||Lisa Müller (244)|
|Game-X||SEGA Saturn||1998||10 out of 10||100|
|HonestGamers (Staff reviews only)||Neo Geo||Oct 18, 2004||10 out of 10||100|
|Le Geek||Neo Geo||Mar, 2006||5 out of 5||100|
|336GameReviews||Windows||Jun 17, 2017||90|
|TheXboxHub||Xbox One||Mar 22, 2017||80|
|Defunct Games||Neo Geo||Apr 10, 2004||79 out of 100||79|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||70|
|BonusStage.co.uk||PlayStation 4||Feb 06, 2017||7 out of 10||70|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Wii||May 12, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|Consoles News||SEGA Saturn||May, 1997||70|
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1001 Video GamesMetal Slug appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
SimilaritiesThe 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 designThe 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
Related Web Sites
- Metal Slug Database (Metal Slug series' fan site with detailed information)
Arcade Credits (17 people)
Akio (as Akio), Susumu (as Susumu), Kazuhiro Tanaka (as Max.D), Tomohiro (as Tomohiro), T. Okui (as T.Okui), Kozo (as Kozo)Planning:
Takushi Hiyamuta (as Hiya!), JimProgram:
Shinichi Hamada (as Hamachan), Andy (as Andy), Atsushi Kurooka (as A.Kurooka), T. Yokota (as T.Yokota), H. Yamada (as H.Yamada), Pierre (as Pierre)‑: