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  • Summary: SNK Playmore, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of their classic arcade franchise Metal Slug, releases the greatest array of Metal Slug titles ever assembled for the PSP including Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5 and Metal Slug 6. [SNK Playmore]
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
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  1. Beyond the surface, you'll find a set of imaginative and extremely well-developed ports of games that did very well in other countries, but didn't get the recognition in this part of the world that they deserved.
  2. Metal Slug Anthology is already a tremendous deal for your money, and it's definitely worth checking out for anyone into chaotic old school mayhem. The Playstation 2 version is also the best one for your money, since it isn't hampered by the control or loading issues of the other ports.
  3. Even though the PSP and Wii versions weren’t great, the PS2 version of Metal Slug Anthology shows just how fantastic retro game collections can be.
  4. Bright, colorful graphics, varied settings, powerful weapons, huge bosses and all the frantic action that made these games sweet in the old days comes together in Metal Slug Anthology as a must-own for shooter fans.
  5. Metal Slug anthology is not a game to complete and then toss away either. It has a potentially unlimited replayability as well, which is emphasised by the lack of saving and pausing. It is immediate, and always ready. Recommended.
  6. PSM3 Magazine UK
    79
    There's no denying that it's repetitive, but it retains its arcade-style toughness. [July 2007, p.84]
  7. There is very little to fault Metal Slug: Anthology. Big guns, big vehicles and some colossal enemies is a combination that seldom comes under serious scrutiny, and of all the big platforming shooters out there, Metal Slug owns the field.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Tomas
    Apr 13, 2007
    10
    This game collection is awesome! Excellent collection for excellent price! I bought it last tuesday on ebay and receive yesterday. The This game collection is awesome! Excellent collection for excellent price! I bought it last tuesday on ebay and receive yesterday. The gameplay is arcade perfect and sound and graphic too! Loading times are short and small slowdown of framerate is only in Metal Slug 2 (like MVS cabinet version). All other 6 games (Metal Slug 1 X 3 4 5 6) have smooth framerate. Everything other seems to be fine, but is not. I found difference between manual and game. For example: in manual is that there is display option, that you can set Original pixel, Full screen and 4:3. But in game option there is no display option! And in manual is that if I choose EASY, it give me 30 credits, if I choose NORMAL, it give me 20 credits and if I give HARD, it give me 10 credits. But in game option, there I can choose between EASY MEDIUM and HARD, but it no changes number of credits. I can set 20 10 or 5 credits. That is different. And in maual is that: "Continues - Choose between Unlimited or Limited continuse. Okay...so you think you have got the "right stuff"? Choose "Limited" and see if you can beat the game with a set number of lives. Special bonus items await to the true METAL SLUG champion." In game i cant set to the limited, because there is only FREE PLAY, 5, 10, 20. and there are more differences between manual and game. For example, on page 8, there isi some Token system and Wallpapers in Gallery but in game there arent. And in manual is, that if I give PAUSE MENU, there I can save my current game. But in game this function isnt. I think this PS2 manual of Metal Slug Anthology is only slighty updated PSP manual. Because, in this PS2 manual do not fits pictures. On page 8, there is something with Game Lobby and Connect. And the buttons are Playstations. Surely the pictures are from PSP version. And I read review for PSP version of MSA, that in PSP version you can choose between Original resolution, 4:3 and 16:9. I think that is enought to say, that the MANUAL have a LOT OF DIFFERENCES. BUT THAT DO NOT AFFECT ON GAMES. THEY ALL ARE GREAT! Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2017
    10
    Exelente desicion por parte de SNK de recopilar todos los Metal Slug en un solo CD. Excepto el 7 o la expansion de este mismo (el XX). AunExelente desicion por parte de SNK de recopilar todos los Metal Slug en un solo CD. Excepto el 7 o la expansion de este mismo (el XX). Aun asi se demuestra que la saga envejece muy bien debido a que ese arte visual, soundtrack, accion y humor permanecen intactos. Expand
  3. beebobo.
    Apr 15, 2007
    10
    You won't find a better collection of games in the run and gun genre than this! ROCKET LAUWNCHER!
  4. Dec 7, 2019
    10
    BRAND NEW SEALED IN 2019 STILL AMAZING SAGA
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    . . am playing metal slug since 1997 and i can say that its imposible to get bored with the
    BRAND NEW SEALED IN 2019 STILL AMAZING SAGA
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    am playing metal slug since 1997 and i can say that its imposible to get bored with the seven games inlcudes in this anthology.
    include
    METAL SLUG
    METAL SLUG 2
    METAL SLUG 3
    METAL SLUG 4
    METAL SLUG 5
    METAL SLUG 6

    for 2019 i played many 2D shooting more then 30 years and nothing is better then metal slug, i really wish SNK remake or continue to make more MS.
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  5. ERB
    Jul 30, 2013
    8
    Metal slug is a legend and a game that you won't ever forget.
  6. Jan 3, 2019
    8
    The best way to start your Metal Slug adventure. A shame it doesn't include the seventh chapter but still feels like the definitive all in oneThe best way to start your Metal Slug adventure. A shame it doesn't include the seventh chapter but still feels like the definitive all in one package. Expand

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#38 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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#27 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007