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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 PlayStation An enemy boat are approaching, and Marco Rossi uses the acquired Rocket Launcher to sink-destroy it!
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation Taking advantage of high-damage bombs, Marco Rossi starts to destroy the soldiers' "headquarters"...
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Arcade Use knife
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Xbox One Free the hostages and be rewarded

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 (39652)
SNK and the little tank that could. PlayStation Zovni (10646)
The first installment of my favorite Run 'n' Gun Series Arcade Lisa Müller (138)

Critic Reviews

Le Geek Neo Geo Mar, 2006 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic Arcade Jul 29, 2015 A 100
Retro Archives Arcade Apr 01, 2018 18 out of 20 90
Pixel-Heroes.de Neo Geo Sep, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Joypad PlayStation Oct, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Neo Geo CD Aug, 1996 78 out of 100 78
NowGamer PlayStation Aug 07, 1997 7.4 out of 10 74
Retro Game Reviews PlayStation Aug 23, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide Neo Geo 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 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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