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Metal Slug

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Genre: Platform, Shooter

Platforms: Neo Geo CD, Arcade, Wii, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Virtual Console (Nintendo), Neo Geo AES, Sega Saturn, Neo Geo MVS, iOS, Android, PlayStation Network

“METAL SLUG ”, the very first title in SNK’s legendary 2D run & gun action shooting game series where all began, returns to the missions on the Steam gaming platform!


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DJSharpeCheddar
35 reviews

Good 90%

I think there's an argument to be made that, when it came out in 1996, this was the best looking video game ever made. The quality of art and animation is staggering. It almost hurts the playability because your focus will invariably be taken away from what you're supposed to be shooting every time some beautifully-rendered new enemy or set piece appears -- which, given the breakneck pace of this thing. is every couple seconds. You'd think a gam... Read More

Positive points
- Unbelievable, epochal pixel art
- Tight, simple gameplay
- Just enough variety to be consistent yet interesting
- Weirdly horrific violence sets it apart
Negative points
- Will take every quarter you've got, but it'll be worth it
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Trtreiber
180 reviews

Good 90%

A beautiful looking shooter with awesome pacing and music, but ULTRA difficult- so much happening on screen at all times. Very fun but probably super expensive to play. Score Breakdown "The Tale" Story- 6 Pacing- 9 Characters- 4 Originality- 9 Linearity- 7 Length- 10 Epicness- 9 "The Presentation" Visuals- 9 Display- 9 Music- 8 Sound FX- 10 "The Mechanics" Ease of Use- 6 Innovation- 9 Replayability- 9... Read More

Positive points
Length- like typical arcade games, goes by very quick and never outstays its welcome. Sound FX- explosive doesn't begin to describe the soundscape of this game; it's chaotic in the most fun way you ca... Read More
Negative points
Characters- really devoid of any real personality on the character side, though since the story is shallow that's to be expected. Still some coloring in would have been nice to give more meaning to i... Read More