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90
Nintendo Life (May 09, 2007)
The lack of Classic Controller support is stupefying and although the games are perfectly playable using the Wiimote, it’s something of a missed opportunity. The lack of meaningful bonus content will also annoy those hardcore Slug fans that have owned many of these games in some shape or form previously. Casting these minor criticisms aside for a moment, it’s hard not to feel a warm glow inside when playing such a classic series. Metal Slug is the product of a bygone era where innovation, humour and enjoyment were prized above all else.
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Those looking for some classic side-scrolling action will simply love what Metal Slug Anthology has to offer. The games are very enjoyable both as a single-player experience and as a two player multiplayer experience. Of course with these games being arcade perfect, they were never going to test the graphical capabilities of the Wii but then again there hasn't been a single Wii game that you could say that about yet. The Metal Slug games have always been about the game-play and within minutes of playing any one the seven games in this collection you'll find yourself immediately hooked. Those who have chosen the Wii as their first foray into the world of gaming might not understand the appeal or heritage of this excellent series but I would urge them to give it a go. Provided you have a GameCube controller handy, Metal Slug Anthology is one of the best games currently available for the Wii.
85
GamesCollection (Feb 16, 2008)
Un'occasione da non lasciarsi scappare, poter giocare in qualsiasi momento a Metal Slug senza dover spendere la solita monetina perde sicuramente di fascino, ma è altrettanto sicuramente divertente! Peccato per la conversione mediocre, ma rimane comunque Metal Slug!
82
N-Zone (Mar 23, 2007)
Ich bin begeistert, fasziniert mich die Metal Slug-Serie doch schon seit dem ersten Teil 1996. Kaum eine Serie glänzt mit mehr Liebe zum Detail und bietet unkompliziertere Arcade-Action als Metal Slug. Mein persönliches Highlight sind immer noch die vielen verschiedenen Slugs und die riesigen Endgegner. Besonders im Zweispieler-Modus macht es so richtig Laune, General Morden einzuheizen. Über das Bonusmaterial bin ich allerdings enttäuscht. Etwas mehr als ein paar Artworks, Musikstücke und ein Interview in Textform hätte ich mir schon gewünscht.
82
Game Chronicles (Mar 16, 2007)
There are quite a few Wii games out there that just tack the motion-sensing controls on. They just feel out of place. In this case the producers just decided to skip the controls almost completely and offer a fun multiplayer game. I’m not saying that you have to play it multiplayer, but it is definitely a lot of fun with some friends. I personally had a blast playing through it and even if it is just a compilation of some older games, it’s better than some of the games that developers are throwing out there for the Wii.
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Game Freaks 365 (Jan 06, 2007)
Metal Slug is a game that looks older than it really is. The franchise is just celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with the release of Metal Slug Anthology on Nintendo's Wii. The appearance of the game is intentional: a simple look for a simple game. The only accurate definition for simple would be mechanics, and not actual gameplay. This is a tough game to beat on any difficulty setting and with any number of extra players.
81
Play.tm (May 09, 2007)
In essence, Metal Slug Anthology offers up one big chunk of videogaming history in one neat little package. For the six titles you're getting, there's no doubting its value for money either, especially so with unlockable artwork and interviews with the development staff as an added bonus. If you're tired of the unnecessary complications of some current generation videogames and you feel that what you need is a smattering of relief with quick fix action, then you're not going to go far wrong with this one - particularly if you've checked out Sega's Gunstar Heroes on the Virtual Console and loved that arrangement of relentless action.
78
Lawrence (Jan 13, 2007)
I’d imagine that if game developers snorted about four pounds of cocaine, watched the first scene of Saving Private Ryan repeatedly, and played Contra for a week, something like Metal Slug would be the result. An arcade classic for a decade, the series packed ridiculous amounts of over-the-top action into every single second of gameplay. It’s a fantastic formula that’s still fun as hell to play…as long as you pick the right Wii control scheme. At $39.99, Metal Slug Anthology is certainly worth picking up for fans of the series. The ports are faithful and (more importantly) still fun, so it’s a good purchase as long as you don’t expect too many extras.
78
Worth Playing (Jan 01, 2007)
Metal Slug Anthology is a great collection for anyone who ever liked a Metal Slug game. All of the arcade greats are here, although it is plagued with load times, arcade-imperfect porting, and unnatural-feeling Wiimote controls. With such a massive collection, there should have been more extras, but with seven games on one disc, it is definitely something that should not be missed by fans.
75
Defunct Games (Jan 16, 2007)
All in all the Metal Slug Anthology ends up doing everything it is supposed to do. It compiles seven of the best 2D shooters onto one disc, all for a slightly cheaper price tag. Unfortunately you won't find a lot of variety in this collection, but that is more a complaint about the original games and not this compilation. This is a no frills package that gives you seven games that are still a lot of fun to play, even if the game play is a bit outdated. It would have been nice to see a little more emphasis added to the extra features, but this is one disc that Wii owning Metal Slug fans should check out.
75
Jeuxvideo.com (Apr 03, 2007)
Cette compilation porte bien son nom et n'oublie quasiment aucun point important. Entre le choix des Continus infinis ou non, le mode Coop, les différents types d'affichage, les 8 types de configurations de la manette et bien entendu l'intégralité des épisodes (hors portables et Metal Slug 3D), Metal Slug Anthology représente un beau morceau de choix, qui plus est vendu à bas prix.
75
GameZone (Jan 10, 2007)
Metal Slug Anthology is a great value, offering up seven classic titles for only 40 bucks. While those expecting anything more than the games may be a little disappointed with the lack of extras, and the grenade controls are a bit problematic, Metal Slug fans would do well to check this one out.
75
GameSpot (Jan 08, 2007)
Metal Slug Anthology is ultimately a great value. Along with seven full arcade games--each rife with alternate paths, hidden areas, and some clever Easter eggs--you get music and concept art galleries. You also get a confounding Q&A with developers of the series, where they discuss topics ranging from the underlying design ethic of the series to their personal casting choices for a nonexistent live-action Metal Slug movie. While the traditional 2D action on offer in Metal Slug Anthology might not seem like the best use of the forward-thinking Wii hardware, that doesn't keep it from being a good deal of fun.
75
eToychest (2006)
Metal Slug offers a lot of bang for your buck. You get Metal Slug one through six, as well as X, for $40. For anyone that is a fan of the series or genre, it’s hard not to pick up. The game does little with the Wii’s motion-sensitive controller, but still offers an insane co-op game providing Wii owners with hours of fun. While the game is difficult, SNK has generously offered players unlimited continues, and while this takes away from the challenge of previous releases, the games are so blister-inducing that you won’t mind the free replays. If you’re looking for a great collection of somewhat dated shoot-‘em-ups or simply want to have the entire series in one spot, and can overlook the somewhat questionable controls, you won’t find a better deal then Metal Slug Anthology.
73
4Players.de (May 19, 2007)
Ich bin ein großer Metal Slug-Fan! Ich liebe die Serie, ich liebe den bescheuerten Humor, ich vergöttere den Grafikstil, ich denke mit einem seligen Lächeln an all die wundervollen Mehrspielerpartien, die mir dieser 2D-Quark schon beschert hat. Die PSP-Fassung hat mich mit ihren Ruckelattacken und gefühlten Ladestunden etwas unsanft aus dieser Glitzerwelt in die Realität gezerrt, die Wii-Fassung gibt sich beste Mühe, die Bruchstellen wieder zu kitten - schafft es aber auch nur teilweise: Hat man kein GameCube-Pad im Haus, steuert sich die Sammlung furchtbar! Müsst ihr euch auf Wiimote und Nunchuk beschränken, dürft ihr von unserer Wertung nochmal locker 15 Zähler abziehen! Mit dem Pad ist auch nicht alles schnuckelig, aber immerhin gut genug, um die an sich großartigen Retro-Ballereien genießen zu können. Aber bitte zu zweit, denn allein macht auch der beste Rabatz nicht lange Spaß!
72
IGN (Dec 20, 2006)
If you’re looking for a few more classic titles to add to your Wii roster the Metal Slug Anthology isn’t a bad move, as it’s essentially the same cost per game as the NES Virtual Console titles. As a total package though, Metal Slug Anthology is still a bit of a letdown, and doesn’t really live up to the “10th Year Anniversary” hype it’s marketed as. These are amazing games, and if you want to own them in any form, now’s a good chance to do that. Just don’t expect a grand fanfare when you boot the game up. It’s basically seven titles for $40 bucks. No more, no less.
71
Games Master (Apr, 2007)
This is notable mainly for its generosity, as already noted, and anyone who fell in love with Metal Slug's gorgeously animated characters and effects will be in, yes, seventh heaven (if you can handle seven games of unrelentingly hardcore side-on blasting). As a retro treat, Metal Slug Anthology is beyond reproach. As a showcase for the capabilities of Wii, or something to fill the aching void left behind by finishing Twilight Princess, it's definitely lacking. Nevertheless, compared to tatty nonsense like Far Cry Vengeance, it's a masterpiece.
70
Le Geek (Jan, 2008)
Nevertheless, I enjoyed this compilation, especially Metal Slug 2. If you like games like Contra and think the controls won't bother you, Metal Slug Anthology is a solid purchase.
70
Eurogamer.de (Apr 11, 2007)
Bang, Bumm, Bang – Die Metal Slug Anthology ist ein echtes Retro-Fest für Action-Fans, die unzählige Bildschirmtode und ausufernde Ladezeiten mit einem Achselzucken hinnehmen. Mit sieben erstklassigen Titeln für einen humanen Preis kann man fast nichts falsch machen. Doch Vorsicht, wer kein Gamecube-Pad sein Eigen nennt, wird bei der Steuerung mit Wii-Remote und Nunchuck verzweifeln. Selbst der Classic-Controller wird nicht vernünftig unterstützt, was zu deutlichen Abzügen in der B-Note führt. Mit dem alten Pad ist der Titel für jeden Fan erstklassiger 2D-Action aber ein absoluter Pflichtkauf. Sony-User werden das Teil wahrscheinlich schon im Schrank stehen haben, denn dank perfektem Pad und netten Extras sind die beiden Versionen klar besser.
70
The Next Level (Jan 05, 2007)
It's not just that the lack of continuity between, well, anything that's jarring, but this does eventually subtract from the game. The Metal Slugs may be considered violent, but there's levity to it, and not just because of the puckish art and animation. In the first four, you knew who you were up against and why you're motivated to shoot. Take that away, as Metal Slug 5 does, and the deaths become faceless. It risks becoming the senseless tableau of destruction and debauchery politicians love raving about. The sooner you lose sight of whom and why you're fighting, the sooner these wars become games.
70
GotNext (Jan 05, 2007)
It's not just that the lack of continuity between, well, anything that's jarring, but this does eventually subtract from the game. The Metal Slugs may be considered violent, but there's levity to it, and not just because of the puckish art and animation. In the first four, you knew who you were up against and why you're motivated to shoot. Take that away, as Metal Slug 5 does, and the deaths become faceless. It risks becoming the senseless tableau of destruction and debauchery politicians love raving about. The sooner you lose sight of whom and why you're fighting, the sooner these wars become games.
69
Gamesmania.de (May 07, 2007)
Ich bin eigentlich kein großer Fan von Retrospielen, dafür kommen einfach zu viele neue interessante Titel heraus und technisch hat man inzwischen auch einfach gewisse Ansprüche. Für Fans von Retrospielen und vor allem von Metal Slug ist diiese Compilation aber sicherlich eine gute Möglichkeit, sein Spielearchiv zu vervollständigen. Alle sieben bisher erschienenen Metal Slug Spiele befinden sich auf der DVD. Die Umsetzung für die Wii ist durchaus gelungen, auch wenn die Steuerung mit Remote und Nunchuk arg gewöhnungsbedürftig ist - am besten steuern sich die Spiele mit einem klassischen Controller. Ob einem die Sammlung letztlich knapp 50 € wert ist, muss jeder für sich entscheiden. Mir hätte es gereicht, wenn einer der Titel für gut 5 € über die Virtual Console angeboten worden wäre, denn nur absolute Serienfans werden wirklich alle sieben sehr ähnlichen Teile durchzocken.
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The Video Game Critic (May 12, 2007)
Have the people running SNK ever played a Metal Slug game? Besides these user interface issues, the games themselves are outstanding. Some are better than others, but they all feature the same style of non-stop action and spectacular visuals effects. I've always loved Metal Slug, but it's a shame that a new generation of gamers will be introduced to it in such a shoddy package.
60
GameSpy (Jan 08, 2007)
So, let's look at this rationally: here we have a game that compiles seven barely-different shoot 'em up games into one Wii disk, so the only way you're going to like it at all is if you like the original Metal Slug. None of the sequels have done anything particularly different, and every one of them has a ton of throw-backs to the original. Don't get me wrong, as a fan of the series I totally enjoyed beating each and every level of Metal Slug Anthology, but by the end of Metal Slug 6, even I was getting a little bored with the repetition and lack of innovation. At best, Metal Slug Anthology is a good and mindless shooter that's perfect for wasting an hour or two when you need a break from Twilight Princess. Ideally, you'll buy it because you already know you like the Metal Slug series and you want to have some kind of perfect archival copy of each game that you can play on your Wii.
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Video Game Talk (Jan 09, 2007)
Metal Slug Anthology is not without its share of weaknesses. While ‘classic’ graphics are expected on the Wii’s Virtual Console entries, it seems like a $40 game should probably look a bit less dated. Most of the schemes taking advantage of the Wii Remote and Nunchuck’s capabilities feel like cheap gimmicks that are tough to use effectively. In spite of these flaws, the game remains quite a bit of fun and gamers who like side-scrolling shooters will likely feel that Metal Slug Anthology provides them with their money’s worth.
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Gamer.nl (Apr 14, 2007)
Metal Slug Anthology is een spel dat fans van de reeks blindelings in huis mogen halen, maar nieuwkomers moeten zich realiseren dat dit een puur arcadespel is. De gameplay komt dus grotendeels neer op knallen waardoor er van veel variatie geen sprake is. Ook maakt het spel niet echt op een goede manier gebruik van de Wii-controller waardoor je speciaal voor Metal Slug Anthology zeker geen Wii in huis moeten halen, of vice versa.