History VideoGame / MetalSlug

16th Jun '17 12:48:02 AM Piterpicher
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The series began with the Peregrine Falcon squad, Marco and Tarma, then added the [[ActionGirl Sparrows team]], Eri and Fio, who together all form the core of the series. The fourth game relegated Tarma and Eri to the sidelines, while newcomers Trevor and Nadia took their places for a while. The sixth game notably added Ralf and Clark, the IkariWarriors who have spent the last decade or so hanging out in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series. Their [=KoF=] Teammate Leona Heidern is also available in Metal Slug XX as a downloadable character.

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The series began with the Peregrine Falcon squad, Marco and Tarma, then added the [[ActionGirl Sparrows team]], Eri and Fio, who together all form the core of the series. The fourth game relegated Tarma and Eri to the sidelines, while newcomers Trevor and Nadia took their places for a while. The sixth game notably added Ralf and Clark, the IkariWarriors VideoGame/IkariWarriors who have spent the last decade or so hanging out in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series. Their [=KoF=] Teammate Leona Heidern is also available in Metal Slug XX as a downloadable character.



* {{Crossover}}: Aside from [[IkariWarriors Ralf & Clark]] and Fio (noted below) Mars People were mid-boss for ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos'' and playable in ''[[MascotFighter Neo Geo Battle Coliseum]]'' alongside Marco Rossi. Not to mention the appearance of the ENTIRE cast on the ''Card Fighter'' games.

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* {{Crossover}}: Aside from [[IkariWarriors [[VideoGame/IkariWarriors Ralf & Clark]] and Fio (noted below) Mars People were mid-boss for ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos'' and playable in ''[[MascotFighter Neo Geo Battle Coliseum]]'' alongside Marco Rossi. Not to mention the appearance of the ENTIRE cast on the ''Card Fighter'' games.



** [[IkariWarriors Ralf]] is so badass he can take ''two'' hits instead of one.

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** [[IkariWarriors [[VideoGame/IkariWarriors Ralf]] is so badass he can take ''two'' hits instead of one.



* RatedMForManly: Let's see. StuffBlowingUp? Check. LargeHam AnnouncerChatter? Check. CrowningMusicOfAwesome? Check. MoreDakka? Check. Just as NintendoHard as ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''? Check. [[IkariWarriors Ralf, Clark, and Leona]] from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' being included in future ''Metal Slug'' games? Check. This series will surely make your UsefulNotes/NeoGeo grow some balls and chest hair as well as a beard, and will make you a man.

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* RatedMForManly: Let's see. StuffBlowingUp? Check. LargeHam AnnouncerChatter? Check. CrowningMusicOfAwesome? Check. MoreDakka? Check. Just as NintendoHard as ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''? Check. [[IkariWarriors [[VideoGame/IkariWarriors Ralf, Clark, and Leona]] from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' being included in future ''Metal Slug'' games? Check. This series will surely make your UsefulNotes/NeoGeo grow some balls and chest hair as well as a beard, and will make you a man.



* StrongFleshWeakSteel: The special ability of one of the IkariWarriors in ''6'' (Ralf Jones) is to punch right through tank armor.

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* StrongFleshWeakSteel: The special ability of one of the IkariWarriors VideoGame/IkariWarriors in ''6'' (Ralf Jones) is to punch right through tank armor.
12th Jun '17 9:30:17 PM 4444jdm
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* DenserAndWackier: The first game only had occasional moments of humor, gave off the atmosphere (though not technically the setting) of a WWII game otherwise, and featured an outright depressing credits sequence (at least on 1-player mode). The second introduced far more outlandish locations, enemies and weapons, and the rest is history.

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* DenserAndWackier: The first game only had occasional moments of humor, gave off the atmosphere (though not technically the setting) of a WWII game otherwise, and featured an outright depressing credits sequence (at least on 1-player mode). The second introduced far more outlandish locations, BloodierAndGorier enemies and weapons, and the rest is history.
19th May '17 12:44:46 PM Emreld3000
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* DegradedBoss: Shoe and Karn were dual bosses in the first game, and individuals of them show up in later levels of ''1'' and ''2''. Hairbuster Riberts from ''1'' goes from boss in the 1st game to midboss in the 3rd. The [[spoiler:final bosses of 1 and 2]] also become midbosses in ''3''.



* RecurringBoss: Crablops in ''7'' appears as the second boss, but doesn't explode to bits when beaten. It then reappears as the third boss... but it now [[DetachmentCombat detaches both halves to attack you separately]].

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* RecurringBoss: Crablops in ''7'' appears as the second boss, but doesn't explode to bits when beaten. It then reappears as the third boss... but it now [[DetachmentCombat detaches both halves to attack you separately]]. The Iron Nokana gets piloted by Rebels, Arabians, and Amadeus at three separate times throughout the series, in 1, X, and 4, and Shoe gets fought three times as well, twice in 1 and once in 2.
19th May '17 11:18:07 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: It's an arcade game, so you respawn where you died within a couple of seconds. Some console versions have infinite continues to boot, though ''3's'' Xbox port is a jarring aversion, as using one of your very finite continues makes you restart the whole level, rendering the [[MarathonLevel final mission]] an utter nightmare.

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: It's an arcade game, so you respawn where you died within a couple of seconds. Some console versions have infinite continues to boot, though ''3's'' Xbox port is a jarring aversion, as using one of your very finite continues makes you restart the whole level, rendering the [[MarathonLevel final mission]] an utter nightmare. Regardless of which game and version you're playing, dying does erase your entire "[=POWs=] rescued" list, so if you're gunning for a high score, one death at the stage boss can completely break your run.
4th May '17 2:27:56 PM Gregzilla
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* ReliableTraitor: Tequila in ''Metal Slug 2nd Mission'', a Rebel Soldier that has the ability to stage select. He also provides you with some information before you tackle levels, by contacting him.
19th Apr '17 9:42:56 AM buckmana
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* EmergencyTraineeBattleDeployment: 2 young trainees of the Peregrine Falcon mercenaries had to be dispatched because the Rebel Army struck a chaos during their training session.
18th Apr '17 8:21:50 PM SAMAS
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*** The Metal Slug is capable of [[SubsystemDamage actually losing its vulcan gun]] on certain levels without actually losing any health via enemy soldiers climbing aboard and hammering away at the vulcan gun. The second game doesn't have it happen, but the Slugnoid, introduced in the sequel, can lose its vulcan gun.

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*** The Metal Slug is capable of [[SubsystemDamage actually losing its vulcan gun]] on certain levels without actually losing any health via enemy soldiers climbing aboard and hammering away at the vulcan gun. The second game doesn't have it happen, but the Slugnoid, introduced in the sequel, can lose its vulcan gun.guns.


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** Thematically, the first game is also notable for it's ''lack'' of weirdness. No martians, mummies, zombies, lasers, Iron Lizards, or any stuff like that. Just a straight-up war story.
9th Apr '17 2:52:41 PM Emreld3000
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* MeleeATrois: You get attacked by both yetis and aombies throughout the second stage of 4, but they're not on the same side. As you exit the Yeti's cave you can see some pretty brutalyYetis gutted to death by the zombies.
28th Mar '17 12:42:41 PM SAMAS
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* CanonImmigrant: After ''6'' and ''XX'', the series has effectively adopted the Ikari Team from King of Fighters.

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* CanonImmigrant: After ''6'' and ''XX'', ''XX'' the series has effectively adopted the Ikari Team from King of Fighters.Fighters, with Heidern and Whip appearing in ''Metal Slug Attack'' because why ''not'' complete the set?
* CaptainErsatz: The Slugs are pretty much their version of [[Anime/DominionTankPolice Bonaparte]].
23rd Mar '17 7:43:35 PM SAMAS
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* CanonImmigrant: After ''6'' and ''XX'', the series has effectively adopted the Ikari Team from King of Fighters.
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