Metal Slug (メタルスラッグ)

Released in 1996

Developer: SNK
Manufacturer: SNK
Distributor: SNK

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Game Summary

A side-scrolling shooter with lush graphics and comical 2D animations.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
320 x 244 Resolution
Colors: 4096 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

68000 cpu @ 12 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 6 Mhz
YM-2610 audio @ 8 Mhz

Hardware Platform

MVS (Neo Geo)

Mame ROMs

mslug, Metal Slug - Super Vehicle-001

Game Details

The first in the popular Metal Slug series made by SNK for the Neo Geo system.

You control a commando shooting his way through an onslaught of mutant enemies and nightmarish mechanical creations that lead to even stranger and deadlier bosses. The controls are simple: Jumping, shooting, and throwing grenades or other weapons.

Special weapons like flame throwers and machine guns can be picked up along the way or are given out by grateful hostages when you rescue them. You will also need to pick up food to replenish your health.

Also in your arsenal are slugs or tanks that you can hop into and use to do the maximum damage to the unrelenting enemy. And there is the ultimate weapon, the Metal Slug Attack (invoked by pressing shoot and jump simultaneously), which allows you to explode your tank directly into the enemy while ejecting your commando.

As much fun as it is to endlessly fire at waves of approaching enemies, what makes this game particularly engaging are the highly detailed, 2D animations, incredible backdrops, and ever present sense of humor. Characters yell, laugh, run away in fear, and show an incredible variety of emotions and reactions. Sound is equally impressive.

Two players can play jointly.



Metal Slug control panel
control panel


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Metal Slug title screen
title screen
Metal Slug gameplay screen shot
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Metal Slug promotional flyer
promotional flyer

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***** by droidsattack. Comment: "An instant classic. Metal Slug is everything a side scrolling shooter should be. " 2003-08-21 17:24:32Z

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