Metal Slug Anthology Wii

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Dec 20, 2006
    7
    I've always loved the Metal Slug games, and it remains one of my favorite series ever. I want so badly to give this a 10, but the control schemes they give you to choose from are HORRIBLE. Every control scheme requires a flick of the controller to use the grenade, and the only one that doesn't (GCN controller) only lets you use the analog stick, not the D-pad. Not only this, but I've always loved the Metal Slug games, and it remains one of my favorite series ever. I want so badly to give this a 10, but the control schemes they give you to choose from are HORRIBLE. Every control scheme requires a flick of the controller to use the grenade, and the only one that doesn't (GCN controller) only lets you use the analog stick, not the D-pad. Not only this, but the whole presentation feels like it was just thrown together. Only get it if you can get a decent arcade stick that will work with the game, which reminds me, I should find one. Expand
  2. SimonG.
    Sep 4, 2007
    5
    Metal Slug is Metal Slug. There isn't much to add to this and that's exactly why, if you love this series, you should avoid this version of the game and by the PS2 or PSP versions instead. They wanted so bad to make a Wii game out of it and it simply doesn't work. There are four different Wii controls schemes and none of which really works. The fifth one, using a GameCube Metal Slug is Metal Slug. There isn't much to add to this and that's exactly why, if you love this series, you should avoid this version of the game and by the PS2 or PSP versions instead. They wanted so bad to make a Wii game out of it and it simply doesn't work. There are four different Wii controls schemes and none of which really works. The fifth one, using a GameCube controller is best, but to me the PS2 controller suits that type of gameplay better. And why not allow the Classic Controller instead? The good points about the Wii version compared to the PS2 are the rare loading times and the save state feature (which for some unknown reason work for all the games apart from Metal Slug 6). Other than that, you might also want to wait and see if it's going to be release on the Virtual Console when the NEO GEO library will be made available to play with the Classic Controller (honestly this game would've scored higher if controlled with it). Expand

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#20 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2006
#15 Most Shared Wii Game of 2006
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. A fun, albeit no-frills, collection of one of the most beloved franchises in arcade gaming and a great value for hardcore fans of the series.
  2. Metal Slug Anthology is another one of those Wii games that tries to get creative with the new controller but just falls flat on its face.
  3. The Wii version of the Metal Slug Anthology is somewhat less than ideal, primarily due to the control snafus...Still, you can get used to it, and despite tripping over itself, Metal Slug Anthology is a tremendous deal for your money, and is definitely worth checking out for anyone into chaotic old school mayhem.