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 1 Schitzo, Tue, 27th Dec '11 1:11:14 AM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
#sadboys
AKA: Contra if it kicked ass!

Favorite installment? Favorite weapon? Character?
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I always play as Marco. 1, 2 and 3 are great, but 1 is probably my favourite because I always enjoyed fighting soldiers and tanks more than monsters or aliens. All three are incredibly awesome games, though.

I love the shotgun, there's nothing as satisfying as blasting away five dudes with one shot. Honourable mention goes to the ROCKET LOUNCHER! and MOBEEL SATELLITE!

edited 27th Dec '11 1:22:24 AM by Talby

 3 Schitzo, Tue, 27th Dec '11 1:45:45 AM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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I usually play as Eri, my favorite installment is X, and my fav weapon is the hadouken POW, with the standard Metal Slug being my favorite ride.

As far as console ports go, my favorite combat school instructor is Sophia Greenville from Metal Slug 1.

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 4 Spooky Mask, Tue, 27th Dec '11 2:17:47 AM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Contra doesn't kick butt? .-.
Time to change the style, for now
Bunny
I always play as Fio. Lucky for me that she also got the best ability when Metal Slug 6 came around.

God, I love these games so much...
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 6 Schitzo, Tue, 27th Dec '11 11:15:08 AM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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Contra does, but Metal Slug just has a lot more... charm XD

Also, how the fuck long were they planning on making Metal Slug 3? Did they really think folks had an hour and a half to kill at the laundromat?
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 7 Shirow Shirow, Tue, 27th Dec '11 11:33:27 AM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Saintia SHOU!
I JUST bought Metal Slug anthology on the Wii. The PS2 version is apparently superior, but it was twenty five dollars more.

I got them on MAME too, but the blood is white there! WHITE! Do they really expect us to think it's sweat!?

It really needs a 3D title. There was one on the PS2, but it used lock-on targeting and everyone looked like insane chibis instead of the cool halfway they have between normal and SD proportions in the main game.
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 8 LOEADITO Ox, Tue, 27th Dec '11 2:12:56 PM from Anywhere xcept here
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[up]You can switch the blood to red
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I got them on MAME too, but the blood is white there! WHITE!

F2 > Setting up the soft dip


The first Metal Slug is not merely my favourite game in the series, it is my favourite game of all time. I honestly believe it's art; The perfect pacing, the perfectly tuned difficulty, the gorgeous sprites and background, the sly attention to insignifiant details most players will never even notice etc. It is at the very least a masterpiece.

The sequels are still excellent games but I think they lost some focus with the lack of background interraction, annoying transformations that mostly slow down the pace and weird vehicles/weapons that are more there for the show than to be actually usable. Oh well, they're still fun.

 10 Schitzo, Tue, 27th Dec '11 6:21:36 PM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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[up] I'm glad someone feels the same way as I do.
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 11 The Bat Pencil, Tue, 27th Dec '11 7:10:51 PM from Glasgow, Scotland Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
Downloaded one of the games from the PS3 store as soon as I saw it. It's the same one that I used to play in some old-fashioned arcade when I used to go on holiday in Spain. It was the coolest thing ever, especially when you got a two-player going with another kid who was actually good at the game.
I couldn't possibly comment.
 12 Schitzo, Tue, 27th Dec '11 7:51:28 PM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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Though man, wasn't Metal Slug 4 kind of a shit dump? Cut and Pasted enemies and environments from previous games. this odd, detached feel all throughout. bland music, an anticlimactic and bullshit final battle (and well, bosses). Just blah.
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Bunny
4 and 5 weren't the best.

My favorite is either 3 or 6.
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 14 Shirow Shirow, Wed, 28th Dec '11 9:45:16 PM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Saintia SHOU!
People are way too harsh on 4 if you ask me. Sure, some of it i rehashed, some of it's downright unfair, and Eri and Tarma got shafted in favor of what amount to two Original Generation characters. But it's still Metal Slug and it still has the balls-to-the-wall action you'd expect from a game bearing that name. Hell, the wintertop level in that game is one of my favorite stages in the series.

Actually, why is the Japanese soldier named Tarma Roving and the Korean one named Trevor Spacey? Are they immigrants or what?
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 15 Schitzo, Wed, 28th Dec '11 11:25:30 PM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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Dem crazy Japanese.

I remember when my mom rose an eyebrow right when she first heard Tarma F Bomb upon player miss.
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 16 Schitzo, Wed, 5th Sep '12 12:54:02 PM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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I wonder if these strategies work on any other Allen O'Neil fights.
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 17 Dr Furball, Wed, 5th Sep '12 2:06:59 PM from All Along the Watchtower Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
WHAM
4 and 5 weren't the best.
I thought 5 was pretty good. I kinda dug the slide move, and the final boss is probably one of the best in the series.

My favorite is either 3 or 6.
I'd have to agree with this. What I especially liked about 6 was that feeling of "oh yeah! SNK's back!" It just...felt more like a Metal Slug game than the previous two. I despise the Brain Robot and Sea Worm, though.
 18 Emperordaein, Wed, 5th Sep '12 4:49:35 PM from Australia Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Praise the Sun!
Oh hells yeah. Metal Slug is the game I remember when I think of Arcades. I still remember my Brother's birthday when we had free reign of the Arcade, and then I proceeded to go right through the ENTIRE GAME. I lost count of how many tries I had by the end. I remember going through Stage 2 in Metal Slug 2 and vowing revenge on that damn Tower Maw boss, so many memories. And it's easily one of the most beautifully animated games out there, and it's sheer charm and creativity is what made me love it.

Also, Allen O'Neil totally needs to get into King of Fighters.
I never played the first one, and the 2nd one I can barely find anywhere these days, I think I saw like only 2 machines during my lifetime and one was somewhere in Vegas IIRC. The 3rd one is my favorite and the 4th one I remember from a Round Table but didn't really get anywhere in it. I didn't even know there was a 6th one.

 20 Cassie, Thu, 6th Sep '12 7:09:34 AM from Malaysia, but where?
The armored raven
I don't know how people can get to play Metal Slug 6, let alone 7. Poor Malaysia being a media backwater....

My favourite has got to be 3.
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 21 Schitzo, Fri, 7th Sep '12 1:01:06 AM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
#sadboys
As much as I love Metal Slug 3, NO visit to the laundromat or grocery store is THAT LONG.
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 22 d Roy, Fri, 7th Sep '12 9:04:03 AM Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Yeah, the final level was really exhausting. Took me at least 10 lives. [lol]

 23 Latverian Badger, Mon, 1st Oct '12 11:46:59 PM from The Woolie Hole Relationship Status: How YOU doin'?
Axl's on the Low
I've only ever played Metal Slug X.

It's the hypest shit. (fistbump)
(glopping noise)
 24 Schitzo, Mon, 1st Oct '12 11:59:31 PM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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Hypest of the hype!
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 25 Mr Mallard, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 12:49:51 AM from Australia, mate
Artibi
Metal Slug 3's last level is one of my favorite of all time. HALF AN HOUR of shooting the crap out of everything, your main character gets CAPTURED and CLONED and you have to fight those clones with another character while they spout the mangled lines of your other player character, and then you fight the big martian and blow up the colony and you're like "hell yeah mission accomplished" and then the big martian DROPS OUT OF THE SKY AND GRABS YOU and you need to shoot it in the brain until it dies! There will never be another game ending that effing sweet.
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