Metal Slug Advance

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: SNK
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2004
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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Now you can have all the 2D arcade action of Metal Slug in the palm of your hand, because Metal Slug Advance has arrived on the Game Boy Advance. Through five action-packed missions, you must move out on foot or in slug vehicles across rugged terrain and underwater bases. Your objective isNow you can have all the 2D arcade action of Metal Slug in the palm of your hand, because Metal Slug Advance has arrived on the Game Boy Advance. Through five action-packed missions, you must move out on foot or in slug vehicles across rugged terrain and underwater bases. Your objective is to rescue hostages by destroying enemies and solving strategic puzzles. Completing your missions becomes easier when you collect more than 100 types of E-cards, which enhance your character's abilities. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. netjak
    92
    While the series hasn't changed drastically in its 9 year history, the latest Metal Slug is still, for some inexplicable reason, hard to put down. How many series can you say that about?
  2. Play Magazine
    88
    Almost everything that was so great about the coin-op versions is found here. [Feb 2005, p.80]
  3. 84
    It's a little on the short side, since you can endlessly retry each section until you succeed, but fun while it lasts.
  4. While some of you may be annoyed by the title's difficulty adjustment, namely, the inclusion of a power bar and unlimited continues, you'll still be amazed by the intense action that the game offers, and its collection system is pretty sweet as well.
  5. 80
    Despite the limitations, it's an incredible feat that SNK was able to get a GBA game to look and play this well on its first try.
  6. The basic gameplay of Metal Slug Advance is quite entertaining and fun - whilst slightly marred by additions that are rather pointless and don't add anything worthwhile to the experience.
  7. It just doesn't feel like the same series we've come to know, and follows the traits of similar action games of today, rather then the simple style to that of our yester years. It has its fair share of problems sure, but still remains fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Dec 20, 2018
    10
    Игра отличная. Это первая игра в серии для меня и она была хорошая. Сложность игры это главный плюс игры. Сложные боссы. Хорошо сделанныеИгра отличная. Это первая игра в серии для меня и она была хорошая. Сложность игры это главный плюс игры. Сложные боссы. Хорошо сделанные уровни. Expand
  2. AaronL.
    Feb 24, 2005
    10
    Metal Slug Advance rocks my socks!! Its every bit as good as the Coin-Op games.
  3. JoshuaM.
    Jun 14, 2005
    10
    What are you people, crazy?!! This is possibly one of the best GBA games there is to date, why would you guys think it sold out almost as What are you people, crazy?!! This is possibly one of the best GBA games there is to date, why would you guys think it sold out almost as fast as Halo 2 on its release date. Truly a game worthy of the name "the best there is." Plus the best part is that althought its just another Metal Slug game, it is just another Metal Slug game that you can play, on the go! if you don't have a GBA, then you have no soul to play this game. Expand
  4. Fernando
    Jan 21, 2005
    9
    d@#$#mn good.
  5. MattS.
    Dec 21, 2007
    9
    Awesome game, however most of the bosses are insanely hard even on 'normal' mode (which is the easiest mode they have) and can get Awesome game, however most of the bosses are insanely hard even on 'normal' mode (which is the easiest mode they have) and can get really frustrating....I haven't tried 'hard' mode but it's probably impossible. Expand
  6. J.L.
    Oct 25, 2005
    9
    Great game! no complains here! Follow the traditions of Metal Slug.
  7. KDog
    Nov 26, 2004
    3
    Too short, too boring, not enough real action. Bosses are insanely hard. Bring back Metal Slug 2 & 3!

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#13 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
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#12 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004