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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
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|Excellent!||PlayStation||Katakis | カタキス (41720)|
|SNK and the little tank that could.||PlayStation||Zovni (10635)|
|The first installment of my favorite Run 'n' Gun Series||Arcade||Lisa Müller (244)|
|Le Geek||Neo Geo||Mar, 2006||5 out of 5||100|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Neo Geo||Feb 09, 2004||10 out of 10||100|
|OJGames||Neo Geo||Jun 27, 2008||95 out of 100||95|
|Retro Game Reviews||Neo Geo CD||Mar 13, 2016||90|
|Random Access||Neo Geo||Feb 10, 2012||9 out of 10||90|
|336GameReviews||Windows||Jun 17, 2017||90|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Neo Geo||Sep, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||70|
|Retro Game Reviews||PlayStation||Aug 23, 2015||70|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||SEGA Saturn||Aug, 1997||60|
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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), Max.D (as Max.D), Tomohiro (as Tomohiro), T. Okui (as T.Okui), Kozo (as Kozo)Planning:
Takushi Hiyamuta (as Hiya!), JimProgram:
Hamachan (as Hamachan), Andy (as Andy), Atsushi Kurooka (as A.Kurooka), T. Yokota (as T.Yokota), H. Yamada (as H.Yamada), Pierre (as Pierre)‑: