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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
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3.7
Overall User Score (51 votes) 4.1


Critic Reviews

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100
Le Geek (Mar, 2006)
While simpler in comparison, the first game's attention to detail (try shooting the Nazi-like banners at the beginning of the second level), consistent WW2 theme and incredibly polished gameplay make Metal Slug a true classic and a must have on Neo-Geo. Unless your last name is Rockefeller, it's well worth it to track down the much cheaper MVS version.
100
There's nothing more to say about this classic. If you've never played a MS game, play it now ! If you can't afford a Neo AES, could you either buy a Neo-CD with MS 1 or 2, or the best option beside these is surely the Sega Saturn version. The only problem with it is that it never left the shores of Japan. ..."MISSION ALL OVER"...
100
HonestGamers (Oct 18, 2004)
Everything just reeks of awesome, from the standard but majestic tunes to the gorgeous animation. The gameplay itself is a total blast: it's well balanced, exhilarating, challenging, and everything in between. The two-player mode also happens to be one of the best things since sliced cake, while the game's amazing variety and sense of humor serve as a most delicious icing. While it was probably just an attempt to cash in on the large gap left by the floundering Contra franchise, with Metal Slug SNK had unwittingly conceived the finest run-n-gun action game ever. Stylistically different from its sequels and simply better than its competitors, not playing this game should be a crime.
95
Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 24, 2011)
Pour un galop d’essai, le studio Nazca épaulé par SNK signe avec Metal Slug un soft que l’on peut qualifier de grandiose. Chaque aspect est digne d’une grosse production avec des décors sublimes aussi originaux que détaillés, des personnages attachants et charismatiques, des armes particulièrement jouissives à utiliser dont le mini-tank et des affrontements atteignant une rare intensité au point de repousser la console dans ses derniers retranchements. Mêlant avec brio un univers caricatural et violent, Metal Slug transporte le joueur dans une guerre épique qu’il n’est pas près d’oublier.
95
OJGames (Jun 27, 2008)
“Metal Slug: Super Vehicle 001” es el primero de una de las sagas de juegos estilo Run&Gun más populares de todos los tiempos, lo que no resulta difícil de creer si se tiene en cuenta la calidad que desborda en todos sus apartados. Gracias al éxito de esta primera entrega pudimos disfrutar luego de sus fabulosas secuelas (en especial Metal Slug 2, X y 3), que también arrasaron en las salas recreativas de todo el mundo. Han pasado ya muchos años desde que apareció esta primera entrega y, a pesar de ello, sigue casi tan de actualidad como entonces, sin acusar prácticamente el paso del tiempo, cosa que no es fácil de conseguir en una industria que avanza con tanta rapidez como la de los videojuegos. Para resumir todo lo anterior se puede decir que Metal Slug es un juego clásico, sencillo, divertido de jugar como pocos y además ¡ideal para liberar estrés!
90
Retro Archives (Apr 01, 2018)
Sur console de salon, Metal Slug est toujours aussi bon, et vous laissera même paramétrer votre expérience de jeu pour la rendre plus ou moins ardue selon vos préférences. Plus question cette fois de retourner le jeu en vous vidant les poches de toute la monnaie qui y restait, ce qui est plutôt une bonne chose pour la durée de vie du jeu.
90
Random Access (Feb 10, 2012)
Metal Slug is a killer game, bogged down only by its daunting difficulty for those not used to this high-energy, reflex-demanding genre. For those that love a solid action title, look no further than the original Metal Slug to get your heart racing and keep your trigger finger busy. And for those who lack a Neo Geo system (and there are more than a few out there), the Metal Slug Anthology for the Wii, PSP, and PlayStation 2 is the way to go (and it also features six other games in the series), or you might be able to snag it on the original PlayStation, via the PlayStation Network, or on WiiWare. It's everywhere, man. Yes, it is.
90
Pixel-Heroes.de (Sep, 2005)
Alles in allem ist Metal Slug ein geniales Spiel, das für alle Altersgruppen mit genügend Reflexen geeignet ist. Die Musik macht richtig Laune, die tollen Grafiken sind eine Augenweide und der Spielwitz liefert den Rest, der dieses Spiel zu einem absoluten Spitzen-Game macht! Aufgrund einiger Mängel wie den Problemen beim Schießen (nur vier Richtungen und im Panzer Steuerungsschwierigkeiten) oder der fehlenden Rüstung verfehlt Metal Slug die volle Punktzahl nur knapp, nichtsdestotrotz ist es ein Spiel, das jeder einmal getestet haben sollte. Wem die neun von zehn Punkten nicht reichen, sollte sich an Metal Slug 2 probieren, das von mir die volle Punktzahl erhält. Doch dazu in einem späteren Review.
79
Defunct Games (Apr 10, 2004)
While the game is a little more limited than it's sequels, it's well worth playing through. It's just as much fun now, and you might enjoy it even more today than you would have at it's release. In a time when you can't find games like this anywhere, this game reminds me why 3D isn't ALWAYS better.
72
All in all, Metal Slug is an (sic) good side-scrolling game.
70
Combining a unique over the top style of graphics with hilarious animation sequences, then with exciting and polished gameplay, Metal Slug is a game that no fan of the platform shooter genre should miss out on. The game's difficulty level is harsh, and it'll take you a lot of playtime to get the skills to master it.