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Release year: 1999 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by SNK Playmore

Metal Slug X (NEO GEO)

Brace yourself for non-stop action gameplay when you play Metal Slug X (AKA メタルスラッグ X Metaru Suraggu X in Japan). This game is the upgraded version of Metal Slug 2, one of the best run & gun video games of the early 90’s.

In this game, you can choose from 4 tough playable characters: Marco Rossi, Tarma Roving, Eri Kasamoto, and Fiolina Gemini. Up to two players can play. To clear each stage and beat the game, you have to plow through six lengthy missions, defeat legions of enemies, and rescue prisoners of war.

You can also find hidden items by shattering breakables like crates and barrels and ride on cool vehicles such as the camel slug and slug flyer, in each level. There are also new weapons like the iron lizard and enemy chaser.

Metal Slug X Cover Box

Metal Slug X Cover (NEO GEO)

The missions have some similarities to the ones in Metal Slug 2, but there are many differences. Much of the background music has been altered or remixed. Your chosen character can become fat by consuming food items. All levels have increased enemy count. Vehicle locations and types are different. Environmental elements react when shot.

There are several new and upgraded weapons like the shotgun, laser rifle, rocket launcher, flame shot, and heavy machine gun. There’s always something different, whether it is the physical characteristic of the final boss or the type of mobs that you’ll encounter in a particular stage.

The controls are smooth, and the characters respond well to them. You may find it difficult to shoot when riding a vehicle, but with practice, you’ll get the hang of it. When it comes to the gameplay, you can enjoy the frantic scrolling and violence that the Metal Slug series is known for. And the legions of mobs that will come at you make it hard to clear a level.

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The basic gameplay, along with the game’s graphics, will sweep you. They are so well incorporated and well executed that you may forget how simple your tasks are. Metal Slug X offers the same funny and cartoonish presentation of the previous Metal Slug games. It has lots of comedic and smooth animation. When you’re not walking quietly, some enemies will sometimes scream, run around, or do funny antics.

Metal Slug X is unique in many ways, even if compared to its predecessors, so it can be a good addition to your collection.

Metal Slug X game has been ported to Neo-Geo (this version), PlayStation, Virtual Console, iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows (Metal Slug Collection), Steam.

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