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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. It'd be a little more worthwhile if an arcade-perfect Metal Slug 3 had been included in the collection, but this is still a must-have for those of us who fondly remember our local arcade.
  2. 80
    But don't let anything touch you, no matter what, because this game brings back the Old Testament concept of one-hit deaths. Beneath the Saturday morning cartoon exterior of the Metal Slug games beats a cruel heart that you'll either love or hate.
  3. What's typical by SNK standards equates to a few hours of incredible old-school adrenaline rush. [June 2005, p.54]
  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. 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 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MickR.
    Jun 17, 2005
    Explosive action, incredible art, and spectacular animation. Buy this right now!
  2. EmmanuelG.
    Jun 10, 2005
    this is very good game.
  3. Funkonaut
    May 29, 2005
    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. Collapse