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flea2say

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how are the controls with the wii remote?
never played any of the games but they look great and fun
any comments?

thanks in advance

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Sposchy

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I heard the controls are pretty bad, but not horrible. The only problem is that you either have to shake the Wiimote to throw a grenade, or use a joystick to move if you have a GC pad.

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greyelephant

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I think the controls are lousy for the Wii. I just rented the game yesterday and blew right threw it. The whole time I was dying easily due to bad control. A fun game, but I won't buy it for the Wii simply because of the controls.

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Adam

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I almost wrote the entire series off because of the anthology. I downloaded the original on VC on a whim and was quite happy I did. I read afterwards that you can actually switch to NES-style controls on the anthology though. Is that true? If so, perhaps I judged the anthology too soon.

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Sean_Aaron

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No, wiimote controls on the Anthology all require at least some use of motion control which is really disappointing. The Gamecube controller support is the saving grace of the title and I would strongly recommend making use of one (or getting a Classic Linker and a Gamecube controller extension cord for using the Classic Controller) for this game.

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Adamant

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Yeah, I've been using a Gamecube controller with my copy of the game. Works wonders. Yeah, the Wiimote-style controls are awful, but you don't HAVE to use them. Don't pass up this title because of the controls, they're easy to get around. What Wii-owning Metal Slug fan doesn't own a GC controller anyway?

The "NES-style" Wiimote setup requires shaking the controller to throw grenades, which is not only a bit iffy to do in the heat of things, but also makes it impossible to throw grenades in rapid succession, which you often want to do.

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Adam

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Well, I dislike using the GC's D-pad, and I don't like analog sticks for side-scrollers, so I guess I didn't make such a bad decision after all.

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Knux

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I'm not intrested in the Metal Slug Anthology because of it's horrible controls. But,I had downloaded Metal Slug 1 on the VC and it was a blast to play. I'm tempted to buy Metal Slug 2,but I heard that it is has too many bugs. So,I might wait until Metal Slug X comes out.

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greyelephant

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Let me understand something. Metal Slug Anthology I thought was a complilation of several Metal Slug games, am I right? What I don't like is that there's only a screen where you press start and you go. I would like an actual title screen showing options and such. I beat this game in about 30 minutes or so. I guess there's nothing more to do?
Presentation "F".
Gameplay "B+".
Graphics "B".
Replayability "C+".

Is this game worth purchasing? I'd have to say that if I found if for 10-15 dollars I would. Otherwise I'd just pass.

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flea2say

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im just gonna get snk arcade hits. it has metal slug 1 on it. thanks guys

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Adamant

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greyelephant wrote:

Let me understand something. Metal Slug Anthology I thought was a complilation of several Metal Slug games, am I right? What I don't like is that there's only a screen where you press start and you go. I would like an actual title screen showing options and such.

What game are you playing? Metal Slug Anthology has 7 games you can choose between, and a menu where you can tinker with options and view bonus material.

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I beat this game in about 30 minutes or so. I guess there's nothing more to do?
Replayability "C+".

What "this game"? Metal Slug 1?
They're arcade games, of course it won't take long to beat one of them. What were you expecting?

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Is this game worth purchasing? I'd have to say that if I found if for 10-15 dollars I would. Otherwise I'd just pass.

Yes, the Metal Slug games are awesome. 40$ or whatever the Anthology originally sold for is one hell of a deal.
10$? Wow, how much would you be willing to spend for the Xbox release of Metal Slug 3, then? 1$?

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Sean_Aaron

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I agree the Gamecube d-pad is crap, but that's why the Classic Linker is a good solution as it allows you to use the Classic Controller which is most excellent for games like these.

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valleyoftheunos

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Downloaded Metal Slug 1 on VC the other day, love it, controls reasonably tight. Might pick up Anthology if I see it real cheap somewhere. Otherwise will hang on for Metal Slug X on VC.

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Sean_Aaron

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I don't doubt you can pick up Metal Slug Anthology cheap; it was a launch title after all!

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rustythekid

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Finally after months of looking for this game, I found one used for $20, mint condition, too bad I bought Madworld 2 minutes earlier...

Is this compilation worh it? I have Gamecube controllers, and the classic controller, which one is better?

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Sean_Aaron

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It is worth it though it could have been nicer (see SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 for how it could have been).

Classic Controller isn't supported, so use the GC controller for best results; better yet do what I do and buy a Classic Linker and a GC extension cord (if necessary) and use the Classic Controller as it should have been from the start. If they re-released this as a "special edition" with the same control options and look-and-feel of SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 I would definitely buy it again.

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The_Fox

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You know, if you have a PS2 just get that version. You can find it cheaper and won't have to worry about working around the controls.

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gameaddict247

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Got me the PSP version had it ages.

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