Metal Slug Anthology (Wii)
- 7 Arcade Perfect conversions
- 2 Player Co-operative play
- Full support for the Nunchuk controller
- Unlockable items
- Exclusive bonus games
- Bonus Galleries containing classic poster and character art as well as other Metal Slug goodies.
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- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
First introduced in 1996, METAL SLUG and its sequels have achieved massive popularity with arcade gamers due to the series` highly detailed animations, impressive backdrops, and consistent sense of humour. This will be a full arcade collection including many additional surprises.
- Seven incredible Metal Slug games: Metal Slug 1, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug
- 4, Metal Slug 5 and Metal Slug 6
- Arcade perfect port of each title
- Pick-up-and-play, non-stop action
Now that almost any old console or arcade machine can easily be emulated retro gaming has become bigger business than ever. Nowhere else is that more true than with Neo-Geo games, arcade and home console titles whose 2D graphical prowess were matched only by their price (which is why only the hardcore know about them). Now though everyone can experience the classic games of old, including the entire Metal Slug series one of the finest side-scrolling shooters of all time. This compilation includes all seven of the core games, including the brand new Metal Slug 6 and Metal Slug X. If youve never played a Metal Slug game before its functionally similar to games like Contra/Gryzor as you trundle from left to right across the screen perforating with extreme prejudice anyone that comes your way (usually Nazi stand-ins or aliens).
Although Metal Slug's set-up is both simplistic and unoriginal it's the execution that makes it shine. Weapon upgrades include everything from a lighting bolt shooting cloud to a machine-gun equipped monkey helper, as well as the eponymous metal slugs: heavily armed vehicles ranging from tanks to helicopters, jet planes, submarines, ostriches and elephants. The attention to detail in the animation is incredible, helped by the game's wicked sense of black humour. However, although all the games are essentially arcade perfect not all of them are as well regarded as each other (particularly numbers 4 and 5) and the controls arent necessarily well suited to either the Wii or PSP although the former includes a lot of bizarre alternative motion control options. In the end though the only real flaw is the extra loading pauses throughout the games, but if you can ignore that this is an excellent celebration of one of 2D gamings greatest bastions.
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This includes every Metal Slug game made, and includes the brand new, never seen Metal Slug 6. In Metal Slug 6, the enemies of the old games join forces with you against a new, nasty enemy. You also get new characters - the Ikari Warriors Clark and Ralf from the Kingdom Fighter game.
There are varying levels of difficulty, and also a variety of controller setups to choose from. For example, in one mode you hold the Wii controller sideways, use the buttons to move and fire, but have to actually make a throwing motion with your hand to launch a grenade. Be sure to experiment with all of the different controller styles for a little while to figure out which one best suits your style. It's going to be an adjustment no matter which one you go with, compared with the old style standard controller with lots of button pressing. Yes, it'll be annoying at first. Just tough it out through that period and soon it'll start to seem second nature to do the movements.
The graphics are typical Metal Slug, which means they're not incredibly detailed close-ups of human style faces - they are just flying bullets, scrolling landscapes and lots of explosions. Really, you don't play Metal Slug to ogle at finely detailed castles and flowing capes. You play it to blast away thousands of bullets at a never ending stream of enemies, alone or with a friend. These are the types of games where you have a buddy over for the afternoon, sit down for a few hours with a bowl of popcorn and rip through an entire game for fun. It's mindless, it's relaxing, and it's satisfying to win the game.Read more ›
Instead, invest your dough in the Metal Slug Anthology. The games are perfect arcade emulations and you get infinite continues. They are still very, very hard and you'll never finish a single level with all of your stats intact, but it's a fun ride nonetheless. Some of the games can be a bit samey and you'll finish them all in about an hour. But for chaotic, button-bashing mayhem with loads of explosions and firepower, you can't go wrong with Metal Slug.
Lasting Appeal B-
Also a notable point is that the graphics on this game is unbelievable when you consider it was made on the Neo Geo, a console made in 1990! (a console little know to me until recently and have become a huge fan of) The animation is fluid and each level is packed with little details most of which will make you laugh. The games included in this collection range from 1996-2006 but dont let that put you off as these play as good if not better than most games do today.
The only down side I would say this game has is in the control schemes. I would recommend using a gamecube controller if you have one as this set up is the best by far. The other schemes (such as the Wii remote on the side) does allow you a reasonably fun game but to really get the best from this game for me a gamecube controller is a must. That small point aside, I think this collection is a real gem and im glad im now a fan of these games (even if I am 14 years late!)
I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who's a fan of side scrolling shooters (especially Serious Sam fans as its how I would imagine Serious Sam to be in 2D!) as this will probably be amongst the best you'll play. Im wagering that if you're a fan you probably have these already anyway! :-)
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Fast shipping. Unfortunately it didn't have combat school. Great game though.Published 6 months ago by Patrick
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ALL OF THIS IS EXCELENT! ALL ASWOME! 5 STARS!!! PERFECT!!! WOW YEAHHH!!! THE PRICE SO ASWOME!! THANK YOU VERY MUTCH! CYA NEXT TIME!Published 21 months ago by Devil_Max
Yes is gud some fps lag was kinda annoying, but whatever, having all of the games on one CD is really handyPublished on 22 Jun. 2013 by BeeBee