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  • CuriosityKilledShawn24 October 2007
    When asked to name something hard one might suggest Mr. T or the Incredible Hulk. What you don't know is that there is nothing harder on this Earth than the video game Metal Slug. It is honestly one of the most punishing arcade experiences of my life.

    Obviously it's designed to be this way since it prompts the player to feed more and more coins into the machine. It took me 41 continues to finish the entire game, that would work out at over $10 if I was spending quarters.

    Why would anyone play such a difficult game? How about because Metal Slug is bursting at the seams with action and humor. Along with Turrican and Midnight Resistance it's one of the best side-scrolling, run and gun shoot-em-ups ever. Watching things blow up has never been so much fun.

    But you'll be getting blisters pretty damn fast on the tips of your fingers.
  • By 1996 SNK was in real trouble and looked like they were going to have no money left. They pushed out two last titles, and one of them was Metal Slug. Neither were expected to do well but Metal Slug was a surprise mega hit.

    It's not hard to see why. The game is very addictive and there are plenty of weapons, levels, things to shoot etc.

    The attention to detail in the graphics is beautiful, for a game released in 1996 the graphics were excellent. The sound track was also excellent, I especially like the tune to the second level.

    And with a 2 player mode this is one of the best shooting games ever made. And most of the arcade sequels are even better.