Metal Slug 4 & 5 PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Metal Slug 4 Storyline: In the year 20XX, a cyber-terrorist group has struck out at the world by unleashing a computer virus through the internet with a sole purpose of hijacking the militaries of the world's nations. Join Marco, Fio, and new Metal Slug team members Trevor and Nadia to stopMetal Slug 4 Storyline: In the year 20XX, a cyber-terrorist group has struck out at the world by unleashing a computer virus through the internet with a sole purpose of hijacking the militaries of the world's nations. Join Marco, Fio, and new Metal Slug team members Trevor and Nadia to stop the distribution of the virus before it's too late. Metal Slug 5 Storyline: A research installation developing the next-generation of Metal Slugs is attached by unknown forces and a disc containing Metal Slug secrets has been stolen. Lead Marco, Tarma, Eri and Fio into "The Corridor of Fire" to recover the secrets and destroy the paramilitary syndicate known as the Ptolemaic Army. [SNK] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Metal Slug 4 & 5 are arcade-perfect translations of the latest entries into a classic series of games. They are thumb-numbingly difficult, though with infinite continues this challenge is undermined – making completing either game a matter of simple devotion rather than skill.
  2. GamePro
    80
    An excellent offering but is only recommended for the hardcore side-scrolling shooter fan due to the short gameplay time. [July 2005, p.74]
  3. Cheat Code Central
    80
    What you get here is a near-perfect recreation of the arcade versions of Metal Slug Four and Five.
  4. They are not bad games, but nothing you have to run to the store and pick up this instant. However, when you put the two games together you can get a lot of gameplay for the buck.
  5. PSM Magazine
    70
    Unfortunately, each gorgeous game can be finished in about an hour. [June 2005, p.78]
  6. I wish there were more items to unlock, but as is, it's still worth a play through.
  7. It gives me a warm fuzzy to go back and play games like these, but like any other classic games, it just can't hold my attention.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MickR.
    Jun 17, 2005
    10
    Explosive action, incredible art, and spectacular animation. Buy this right now!
  2. EmmanuelG.
    Jun 10, 2005
    10
    this is very good game.
  3. Jul 9, 2016
    8
    A good thing about this compilation is the fact, that both games were ported to PS2, rather than being emulated. Unlike Metal Slug 3 on PS2,A good thing about this compilation is the fact, that both games were ported to PS2, rather than being emulated. Unlike Metal Slug 3 on PS2, which had a few extras, these releases are bare bones. My only gripe with this package, is the fact, that the developers didn't give you an option to use the analog stick to control your characters. Expand
  4. Funkonaut
    May 29, 2005
    7
    My first introduction to the Metal Slug series was through Metal Slug Advance for the GBA. At first I thought it was a simple run-and-gun My first introduction to the Metal Slug series was through Metal Slug Advance for the GBA. At first I thought it was a simple run-and-gun game that was way too short. After my thirtieth time playing it I realized what Metal Slug really is: a trial-and-error fest that you play again and again until you can run through each level without dying even once. As impossible as that may sound, I eventually accomplished that feat on Metal Slug Advance. With Metal Slug 4 and 5, that could be a near-impossible task. This game is HARD. At any moment there are dozens of enemies on the screen, all firing at you from every direction. And there's no life bar; you die if you get hit even once. If you want some old-school shooter action that requires lightning quick reflexes and takes weeks to master then this game is for you. Otherwise, it's a great rental that will find you blowing through both games in about an hour due to unlimited continues. Expand

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