Metal Slug XX PSP

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  • Summary: Choose between six zany METAL SLUG characters and shoot through seven action-packed levels with varying obstacles, numerous enemies, and diverging paths. Confident players can put their skills to the test by playing more than 70 mission-based trials in "Combat School." With its unmistakableChoose between six zany METAL SLUG characters and shoot through seven action-packed levels with varying obstacles, numerous enemies, and diverging paths. Confident players can put their skills to the test by playing more than 70 mission-based trials in "Combat School." With its unmistakable style and personality, nostalgic gameplay, more than 70 missions, and the ability to play with a friend, METAL SLUG XX is the definitive portable METAL SLUG arcade experience. [Atlus USA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
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  1. As far as the franchise goes, Metal Slug XX is pretty accessible, and most action-oriented gamers will enjoy it.
  2. The game features a good coop mode, but only a few hours of gameplay is just not enough.
  3. I expect only hardcores and nostalgic gamers to truly enjoy the game. Everyone else will probably play it a handful of times and set it aside.
  4. Metal Slug XX is a textbook entry to the series. The familiar terrain is nice, but it may leave some unsatisfied.
  5. Metal Slug XX does not entertain as the past chapters. Without a brilliant level design, the SNK classic is just an old school scrolling shooter suitable for old time fans.
  6. There's about as little to legitimately rave about as there is to complain about. Metal Slug XX is a formulaic romp that should remind people who have ever played any other game in the series of every other Metal Slug game they've ever played. No risks were taken, no innovative ideas were uttered, and no minds were blown,. That said, it's still a fun time.
  7. The game is almost universally unforgiving and doesn't seem to want to let the player ease into its world and actually learn. Rather, Metal Slug XX prefers to pummel you with a difficulty that's more unfair than it is legitimately challenging.

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  1. May 2, 2016
    7
    I can't believe this is rated so low. This is an excellent PSP game and an Excellent Metal Slug game. Thank you Atlus you never disappoint me.I can't believe this is rated so low. This is an excellent PSP game and an Excellent Metal Slug game. Thank you Atlus you never disappoint me.

    This game my not have any of the modifiers made popular in metal slug 2 and X but it has a few throwbacks to older games and a lot of characters, better level designs, better missions in combat school, better difficulty balancing and overall it's just a better game than it's Metal Slug 7 for DS counterpart. It does feel like it is missing something however, which makes it feel a bit standard for a metal slug game, but i still consider it above average. Even the 99 cents DLC character didn't get under my skin, i was happy to throw more money at this game because Atlus did an excellent job handling it and i hope they are involved with more metal slug titles in the future.

    If you haven't played 7 or played 7 and were disappointed with how much of a steaming pile of **** it was, you'll like this. Honestly one of the best games i have played on PSP to date.

    Also small shout out for not having painful loadtimes despite not utilizing data install, nice job there.
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  2. Sep 15, 2010
    7
    If you are a fan of the Metal Slug series then you will have already bought this game by now, for everyone else, I would recommend it if:
    1.
    If you are a fan of the Metal Slug series then you will have already bought this game by now, for everyone else, I would recommend it if:
    1. You like shmups (bullet hell, run and gun)
    2. You like action games
    It is probably the most accessible of the Metal Slug games due to the Combat School which allows you to learn the patterns of the bosses quite well in particular (note they are not called bosses, but "Base Assault" if you are looking for them in the menu)

    I gave it a 7 as at retail £20 could be too high, though I looked online and got it for less than £12 which represents great value for money.
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  3. Oct 20, 2013
    6
    Metal Slug XX is a decent game, the gameplay is the same as The Metal Slug Anthology. The graphics are a little improved. The game feels tooMetal Slug XX is a decent game, the gameplay is the same as The Metal Slug Anthology. The graphics are a little improved. The game feels too easy and its also to short. Their are 6 playable characters and 7 playable missions, but the design of the levels feels like they rushed them and in return they made an okay game, it could've been much better. Expand

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#23 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
#18 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010