Metal Slug X PlayStation
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. If you own a PSone this is the best thing that has happened to it in years.
  2. A faithful re-creation of the popular 2-D side-scrolling arcade shooter.
  3. 90
    One of the finest of shooters, because it delivers such a massive volume of exploding things, and in such wonderfully fine detail.
  4. A stellar representative of a bygone era of gaming that put more emphasis on skill and personality that textured polygons or sex appeal.
  5. A skewed sense of humor, combined with its frenzied gameplay, gives the game a unique flavor and makes it one of the best side-scrolling shooters out there.
  6. It's idiotic. It's also pulse-pounding, addictive, cartoony, loud and grating, and essentially engineered to lay the audio/visual Stigmata on mom and dad hard if they happen to be in the same room trying to read US News & World Report.
  7. 90
    Delivers the goods for a perfect arcade-to-home port, while the game’s console-exclusive features deserve a gaming medal of honor.
  8. While essentially just a more difficult remix of "Metal Slug 2," Metal Slug X is still one of the finest 2D shoot-em-ups since the original "Contra."
  9. It's just refreshing to play to a game like this again, but how much you get out of it depends on how much you like this genre.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 26, 2013
    9
    Metal Slug X is one of the many PSOne classics, it is such an addicting and awesome game. The artstyle is arcady and some parts in the game are really funny. The shooting mechanics and side-scrolling action is better than its ever been. Metal Slug X is like a combination of Metal Slug One and Two, it combines boss fights and it makes the experience longer and better. Metal Slug X is truly a classic. Full Review »
  2. BrandonN.
    May 29, 2001
    9
    Metal Slug X hits the Playstation frontline with a serious boom. As always, the hilarious nazi-like soldiers go out with the awesome demises that are expected of them. The controls are quick to learn, but long to master as you learn to be a supreme dodger. The music is slightly repetitious but adds to the overall gameplay. The fun as hell explosions are a key selling point. 2p games are even more colorful. The extra minigames are extremely addictive, if not frustrating sometimes. Combat school cuts no slack; trying to gain the instructors respect can be very tasking. Overall, their is tons of eye candy and cute things to laugh at. For the veteran arcade gamer, this game will fill that missing piece of enterntainment that is harder to find in a lot of consoles these days. Full Review »