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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 PlayStation Marco Rossi jumping over some electric barriers and crawling soldiers: he'll continue the mission...
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation Two enemy soldiers jumped into Metal Slug and one of them are trying to destroy its shooting part.
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation If Marco Rossi doesn't hurry with his Shotgun counterattack, he'll be hit by lots of steel tiles...
Metal Slug: Super Vehicle - 001 PlayStation Tutorial "How to Play" mode.

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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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Retro Archives Apr 01, 2018 17 out of 20 85
Joypad Oct, 1997 82 out of 100 82
NowGamer Aug 07, 1997 7.4 out of 10 74
Classic-games.net Jan 20, 2021 7 out of 10 70
Retro Game Reviews Aug 23, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Consoles News Sep, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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1001 Video Games

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


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.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Neo Geo Game of the Year runner-up

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