Welcome to another edition of Kaya 959’s Retro/Tecno!
Kaya 959 Retro/Tecno is a gaming series, where we indulge in classic arcade games.
In this episode of Kaya 959 Retro/Tecno, we will be breaking down2 installments of the classicRun and Gun game, Metal Slug.
We will delve into the inception, creation, time lines, characters and mechanics of the game.
Metal slug is a run and gun (aka a Shoot em up) video game series. Created by Nazca Corp, based in Japan. They later merged with SNK in 1996. It was originally created for the NEO-GEO arcade hardware and home console systems.
Players assume the role of captain Marco Rossi and lieutenant Tarma Roving, of the Peregrine Falcon Strike Force.
On each level, players can find different weapons, upgrades and the heavIly armored vehicles, These vehicles are knows as the Metal Slugs
Much of the game’s environment is destructible, this reveals extra items and power-ups. During the course of each level, the player encounters prisoners of war, who, if freed, offer the player bonuses in the form of random items or weapons
there are a total of six missions taking place across locations such as forests, garrisoned cities, snowy mountain valleys, canyons, and military bases.
There are several mechanized enemies, such as tanks, mobile artillery, aircraft, armored personnel carriers and technicals.
Metal Slug garnered positive reception upon its initial launch from players and critics. Being lauded for its sense of humor, fluid hand-drawn animation and fast-paced two-player action.
Its success led to a franchise spawning multiple sequels, remakes and spin-offs. A direct continuation, Metal Slug 2, was released in 1998. And the revamp of this sequel, Metal Slug X, in 1999.
Metal Slug X
Metal Slug X is a revamp of the original sequel of the series, released in 1999 for the Neo-Geo console/arcade platform by SNK.
Alongside the SV-001, the new Slugs introduced include the SV-Camel, Slugnoid and Slug Flyer.
General Morden is back once more with his army bent on taking over the world. It is up to the Peregrine Falcons Squad to defeat them.