Metal Slug X
- 6 levels of intense old-school platform blasting
- 1 and 2-player simultaneous action
- 4 mad-cap heroes, each with their own personality
- Hundreds of hidden secrets
- Fiendish enemies and massive bosses
- Capture and use four zany vehicles, each with their own different weapon systems
- Weapons include heavy machine guns, shotguns, flame throwers, lasers and robo-dog launchers
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- Platform: PlayStation
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
Never mind online gaming and 40-button controllers: if you really want to prove your hardcore gaming credentials you'll need a few 2-D shooters in your collection, and Metal Slug X is perhaps the best ever for the PSone.
A conversion of the third entry in the cult arcade series, this is a real rarity on these shores--indeed it's the first time ever a Metal Slug game has been released in the UK. The premise of this title, and indeed every Metal Slug game, is far from extraordinary: you control a cute little commando on a left to right scrolling mission to blow seven bells out of whoever gets in your way--usually some vaguely Nazi-esque bad guys--with a few diversions to take in Egyptian mummies and alien octopus people along the way.
What it loses in terms of originality Metal Slug X more than makes up for in imagination and execution. Despite being 2-D the graphics are fantastic, with some wonderful animation that imbues every backdrop, bad guy and power-up with tons of personality. Then there's the extremely cool means of transport you get to avail yourself of, including a machine-gun equipped camel, a weird jumping robot power suit and the title's eponymous super-cute tank.
There's really nothing to criticise in Metal Slug X save its relative brevity, so go ahead and risk that visit from the fashion police and you'll find out why three dimensions are not necessarily better than two. --David Jenkins
Metal Slug X brings critically acclaimed gameplay to PSone: six levels of intense old-school arcade shoot-'em-up action, humorous characters and a plethora of weapons of destruction including tanks, fighter planes and death-dealing camels to commandeer. The PSone version has a couple of new surprises. A unique feature is the new Combat School mode with completely new levels to rampage through. Plus, once you've have mastered the normal mode, you can unlock two new modes: Special Secret Mission and the Gallery. Better still, you can now team up with a mate for simultaneous two-player action.
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Top Customer Reviews
These are a few of the annoying points I found in the game.
1.One hit wonder- you get hit once and you loose a life, also gameplay stops for the player to return from the dead. Perhaps an energy bar would have been better to prolong the game.
2.Unlimited continues- This at first glance might seem a luxury but once you complete the game on your first go oyu will see what i mean. There is no challenge.
Apart from these its great.