Metal Slug 1

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Metal Slug 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, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS. 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.

The gameplay 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 gameplay 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, however, 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.

Characters

Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving were the first playable characters, but each was reserved solely to the first and second player, respectively. In the second installment, Eri Kasamoto and Fiolina “Fio” Germi were added to the cast. These four are considered by fans to be the quintessential Metal Slug team. In the fourth game, Nadia Cassel and Trevor Spacey made their debut, replacing Eri and Tarma, respectively, but have not returned for later games. Eri and Tarma returned in the fifth game. The Game Boy Advance edition of the game features two new characters specific to that title: PF squad trainees Walter Ryan and Tyra Elson. King of Fighters/Ikari Warriors characters Ralf Jones and Clark Still appear in Metal Slug 6, released for the Atomiswave hardware in February 2006. They are also playable characters in the latest installment, Metal Slug 7. List of characters of Meta Slug is as under:

Marco Dennis Rossi
Tarma Roving
Fiolina Germi
Eri Kasamoto
Trevor Spacey
Nadia Cassel
Allen O’Neil (sub-boss)
Mars People (aliens from space)
General Donald Morden

Game Pack Includes:

Metal Slug 1 – mslug 1
Metal Slug 2 – mslug 2
Metal Slug 3 – mslug 3
Metal Slug 4 – mslug 4
Metal Slug 5 – mslug 5
Metal Slug X – mslug X

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