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Metal Slug (メタルスラッグ) is a series of run and gun video games first released on Neo Geo arcade machines and game consoles originally created by Nazca and later by SNK. It has also been ported to various consoles, such as the Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360 and more. 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 staff state that Metal Slug is one of their best international hits, the other being The King of Fighters series, and they are always willing to expand the series.

Story

Special Illustration by TONKO for the SNK Brand 40th Anniversary.

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.

Gameplay

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.

Games

Main series

Remakes / Updated

Spin-Offs

Mobile Games

  • 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
  • Universal Metal Slug: Fierce Battle
  • Universal Metal Slug: Login
  • Universal Metal Slug: Tank Conspiracy
  • Universal Metal Slug: Triumph
  • Metal Slug Defense
  • Metal Slug Revolution
  • Metal Slug Attack
  • Metal Slug XX Online
  • Metal Slug Infinity
  • Metal Slug Code: J
  • Metal Slug: Commander

Compilations

Canceled

Pachislot

Characters

MS

MS2/X

MS3

  • Utan
  • Rootmars

MS4

1st Mission

  • Lieutenant Colonel MacBa
  • Colonel Hilde Garn

2nd Mission

  • Gimlet
  • Red Eye
  • Tequila
  • Lt. Wired
  • Kanan

Advance

MS5

  • Avatar of Evil

MS6

MS3D

Other

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

NPC

Mobile

Defense

Attack

  • 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
  • Ariadna
  • Perche
  • Nikita
  • Chunyan
  • Reika
  • Fedeln Metzelei
  • Grazia
  • Alma
  • Owen
  • Iron Fortress
  • Rillacle
  • Loretta
  • Ichima
  • Ami
  • Gemini Twins
  • Edda
  • Sho
  • Halle
  • Hemet (abbreviated as HMT)
  • Arsinoe
  • Molly
  • Dion
  • First Baby
  • M.D.P.S-Mz 3
  • Norah
  • Maria
  • Franke
  • Louise
  • Teresa
  • Emma
  • Beecham
  • Kelly
  • Ulala
  • Vicky
  • Damian
  • Gisee
  • Bonny
  • Achetto
  • Dolores
  • Teleko
  • Minerva
  • Romy
  • Lucy
  • Clario
  • Growth & Cline
  • Bloom Metzelei
  • MS-Heart

Vehicles

Combat Vehicles

Aircrafts

  • SVH-03 "Slug Copter"
  • SVF-07V "Slug Flyer"
  • Astro Slug "Rebel Astro"

Mechas

Naval Vessels

Support Vehicles

  • SVX-22UG "Drill Slug"
  • Motorcycle
  • M-15A MLRS "Bradley"
  • Metal Crow
  • Landseek
  • TIAF660

Animals

See also

External links

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