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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.


Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Neo Geo On top of one of the houses
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Neo Geo A fish catches Marco
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Neo Geo One of these tough guys that you'll meet throughout the game
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 Neo Geo Guess what is behind the trousers correctly, and you'll get $10,000

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


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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Critic Reviews

Le Geek Mar, 2006 5 out of 5 100
HonestGamers Oct 18, 2004 10 out of 10 100
OJGames Jun 27, 2008 95 out of 100 95 Aug 24, 2011 19 out of 20 95
Retro Archives Apr 01, 2018 18 out of 20 90
Random Access Feb 10, 2012 9 out of 10 90 Sep, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Apr 10, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1996 29 out of 40 72
All Game Guide 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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".

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

1001 Video Games

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

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