- Also Known As
- ACA Neogeo Metal Slug
- Number of Players
- Release Date
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 26th May 2008, 900 points
- 9th May 2008, 900 points
- 22nd Apr 2008, 900 points
- 30th Mar 2017, $7.99
- 30th Mar 2017, £6.29
- Controller Support
The original Super Vehicle
Of all the titles released during the Neo Geo's surprisingly long lifespan, Metal Slug arguably stands out as one of the most famous and beloved. Released in 1996 - a time when the traditional run-and-gun arcade shooter was on the wane - this debut release dazzled with its superb visuals, excellent animation and tight...
Overthrow General Morden and win back the stolen weapon!
This game might be a bit redundant - seven of the games in the Metal Slug series were already released on the Wii in collective form as Metal Slug Anthology. However, none of the games on that disc allow for classic controller use, so if you desperately want to use it, then you have no choice...
Metal Slug is arguably one of the few series from the '90s which has managed to endure and persist despite the passage of time and the advances of technology; it seems that blowing up 2D sprites has a timeless quality to it, and we've personally been really enjoying revisiting these classic games on Switch. If you're a fan of the...
"We want to bring it back"
At the Tokyo Game Show last September, SNK's Game Division Deputy General Manager Yasuyuki Oda spoke about the possibility of reviving the Metal Slug series but questioned if modern audiences would be able to handle the ruthless one-hit-kill mechanics. He's now been asked again by Twinfinite if a Metal Slug revival is...
The first of its kind
Remember when we told you about Bitmap Books' upcoming Metal Slug release a couple of months ago? Well, pre-orders are now live, so what are you waiting for? Metal Slug: The Ultimate History is an officially-licensed book which documents the franchise's creation and
Metal Slug: The Ultimate History will go behind the scenes
UK publisher Bitmap Books has announced that it is producing an officially-licenced history of SNK's beloved Metal Slug franchise, and has been given "unprecedented access" to the company's archives in order to compile the publication. Metal Slug: The Ultimate History is the first...
Could modern audiences handle it?
The first Metal Slug game was released by SNK way back in 1996. Back then, games were considered to be a lot more relentless. Commonly, a single hit would result in a character's immediate death. The Metal Slug series was not much different in this respect, but also upped the stakes with multiple enemies trying to...
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
It's the weekend! This wonderful time of the week means that the hard-working members of team Nintendo Life are all heading off to play some of those video game things we all love (while keeping several eyes on the site to make sure it doesn't explode, of course). This week, some of the team are off to EGX,...
Ends on 19th September
Atooi's titles aren't the only games on sale on the Switch eShop at the moment, with ten ACA Neo Geo classics 40% off from now until 19th September. Thanks to the price cut, each one is $4.79 / £3.77 instead of the usual $7.99 / £6.29. Below is the full list: Metal Slug King of the Monsters
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
The weekend has arrived, just in time to take the stress off a long and productive week. Of course, there's a good chance you might be working over the weekend too, so what better way to unwind when you're finally free to do your own thing than a little bit of Ninty gaming? This week, Team Nintendo Life has...
Snake Pass! Metal Slug! Pic-a-Pix Colour! Kokopolo 3D! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the Nintendo Download Update in Europe. The official press release was slow arriving, but the list is now complete thanks to help from Daan Koopman and NL user KJ85. There are two offerings on the Switch this week, along with some tempting options on...
Snake Pass! Metal Slug! Brave Dungeon! Cube Life with guns! More!
It's time for yet another Nintendo Download update for North America, and this week we have quite a number of releases to get through. There are two promising titles on the Switch eShop, while the Wii U has two new games and a 'New Play Control' Wii title; on 3DS meanwhile, there are...
Released in 1996 by SNK, Metal Slug is a side-scrolling military-action game.
Players control Marco and Tarma, both members of the special-ops force Team Peregrine Falcon (commonly known as Team PF), and battle their way through stage after stage of intense action. The goal is to try to overthrow General Morden and win back the stolen weapon, the Metal Slug.
Players must blast through waves of enemies and machines (while also jumping over any obstacles in the way) to advance through the stages. It's not as hopeless as it might sound, though - weapons such as heavy machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers and flamethrowers, as well as the Metal Slug itself (which appears frequently in the game), will make the battle easier. Take on General Morden with a friend to lighten your load and ramp up the excitement even more.