Title card for the first game.

Metal Slug (メタルスラッグ, Metaru Suraggu) is a series of run and gun video games first released on Neo-Geo arcade machines and game consoles created by SNK. It was also ported to other consoles, such as the Sega Saturn, the PlayStation, the Neo-Geo Pocket Color and more recently, the Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360. There is also an anthology of the first 7 games in the main series (including Metal Slug X) available for the Wii, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2.

SNK Playmore staff state that Metal Slug is one of their best international hits -the other being The King of Fighters- and they are always willing to expand the series.


The first game's story involved the Peregrine Falcon (PF) Squad, a small but skilled team of soldiers serving under the Regular Army's special operations division, who fight against the army of General Donald Morden in order to prevent a massive coup d'etat and the creation of a New World Order under General Morden. Later games featured characters from the Sparrows Unit, which is under the control of the Regular Army's intelligence division. In the games following the first, the PF Squad also battles an alien threat to Earth (the Mars People), as well as several other supernatural threats including yetis, zombies, ambulatory Venus flytraps, giant crabs and mummies. Outlandish elements were removed from the fourth game to return to the feel of the original title, which resulted in poor critical and commercial reception. The fifth moved to the motif of modern guerrilla warfare, leaving only traces of the series signature quirky humor and paranormal enemies (except for the final boss). Metal Slug 6 returned to the plot of the first three installments, bringing back Morden's Rebel Army and the Mars People.


The mechanics of the series is characteristic of run and guns: The enemies come in hordes, the weapons have high fire rates. All of these characteristics come from the Contra series, which the game's mechanics is based on. Metal Slug however takes the concepts introduced in Contra and expands upon them. First and foremost is the ability to perform melee attacks. In most run and guns, contact with an enemy leads to immediate death. In this series, contact only results in either party's death if an attack is performed. This leads to the ability for the player to run in and use melee attacks to take down a number of troops.



  • Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001 (Neo-Geo, Neo Geo CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Xbox, Microsoft Windows)
  • Metal Slug 2 (Neo-Geo, Neo-Geo CD, Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2)
  • Metal Slug X (enhanced remix of Metal Slug 2 utilizing Metal Slug 3 engine, which was being developed during that time) - (Neo-Geo, PlayStation, Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows)
  • Metal Slug 3 (Neo-Geo, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Wii, PSP, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows)
  • Metal Slug 4 (Neo-Geo, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Wii, PSP)
  • Metal Slug 5 (Neo-Geo, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, Wii, PSP)
  • Metal Slug 6 (Atomiswave, PlayStation 2, Wii, PSP)

Playstation 2Edit

PlayStation PortableEdit


Xbox 360Edit


  • Metal Slug Complete PC
  • Metal Slug Defense (Steam)

Neo Geo Pocket ColorEdit

Game Boy AdvanceEdit

Nintendo DSEdit

Mobile platformsEdit

  • Metal Slug Mobile
  • Metal Slug Mobile: Impact
  • Metal Slug: Allen's Battle Chronicles
  • Metal Slug STG
  • Metal Slug Survivors / Metal Slug 4 Mobile
  • Metal Slug Soldiers
  • Metal Slug Fighters
  • Metal Slug Warriors
  • Metal Slug Mars Panic!
  • Metal Slug Tactics
  • Metal Slug M1
  • Metal Slug Touch
  • Metal Slug M2
  • Metal Slug Team Mission
  • Metal Slug Defense
  • Metal Slug Attack


Pachinko SlotEdit


Introduced in Metal SlugEdit

Introduced in Metal Slug 2/XEdit

Introduced in Metal Slug 3Edit

Introduced in Metal Slug 4Edit

Introduced in Metal Slug 1st MissionEdit

Introduced in Metal Slug 2nd MissionEdit

Introduced in Metal Slug AdvanceEdit

Introduced in Metal Slug 5Edit

Introduced in Metal Slug 6Edit

Introduced in Metal Slug 3DEdit

Introduced in the mobile gamesEdit

Introduced in Metal Slug DefenseEdit

Introduced in Metal Slug AttackEdit

  • Ptolemaios
  • Scotia Amundsen
  • Pharaoh
  • Red Goblin
  • El Dorado
  • Professor
  • Dragunov
  • MS-Alice
  • Abigail
  • Vatn
  • Yoshino
  • Odette
  • Beatriz
  • Caroline
  • Cleopatra
  • Vita
  • White Baby
  • Annette
  • Lydia
  • Anna Wiese
  • Jin
  • Veronica
  • Navy
  • Percier
  • Aileen
  • Nova
  • Elysion
  • Sisilia
  • Esther
  • Aswang
  • Destrade
  • Midori
  • Nowan
  • Shizuka
  • Rapid
  • Towa
  • Huracan
  • Aisha
  • Mira
  • Elena
  • Licht
  • Simon
  • Julia
  • Anastasia IV
  • Mello
  • Schwarz Metzelei
  • Chloe
  • Miharu
  • Izabella
  • Rita
  • Amber
  • Agalia

Introduced in other Metal Slug gamesEdit

  • Helton
  • Tilde
  • Nikita
  • Matilda
  • Victor
  • Amir

NPC CharactersEdit


Combat VehiclesEdit



Naval VesselsEdit

Support VehiclesEdit


See alsoEdit

External LinksEdit

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