SNK's Timeless Shooter 'Metal Slug' Blasts Onto iOS & Android

SNKs-Timeless-Shooter-Metal-Slug-Blasts-Onto-iOS-AndroidHaving already released Metal Slug 3 on IOS and Android as of recent, DotEmu have returned to bring the first title in the side scrolling blast-em-up series to touchscreen devices. This updated port of SNK's flagship series also brings along several new features to the 1996 classic - all for just £1.49.

This new arrival, however, is not the best part of today's news. SNK's press release for the touchscreen Metal Slug port has also confirmed that Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X are destined to be released on iOS and Android in the near future.

Unfortunately at the time of writing, the Android version of this Neo Geo MVS / AES classic is currently absent from the Google Play store. Something we hope will be resolved soon.

Metal Slug iOS & Android Gameplay Trailer

Metal Slug iOS & Android Features

  1. An "arcade-perfect" NEOGEO Port with Extra Features!In addition to the traditional ARCADE MODE, you can select any mission you have previously cleared and play them separately in MISSION MODE. You can play your favorite stages at will and train on the stages that you have not mastered yet!
  2. Weapon Upgrades and Bonuses! Receive powerful weapon upgrades and bonus items by rescuing fellow POWs during gameplay! POWs can be found in secret places throughout the battlefield...
  3. Precise and Customizable Controls! The Autofire feature allows you to fire your weapons continuously by holding down the button. Furthermore, you can reposition the buttons outside of the game screen area in Window Mode. Enjoy every pixel of METAL SLUG using your own custom controls!
  4. Engage into furious Multiplayer games via Bluetooth! The more bullets and rockets, the merrier! Now you can enjoy METAL SLUG with a friend through a Bluetooth connection. Team up to overcome the difficult missions METAL SLUG has to offer!
  5. Online Rankings! Compete with players from around the world and try to beat their high scores through the iPhone Online Rankings. Gather experience on the battlefield, and hone your skills to become the Best Player in the World!

Link: Metal Slug on the Apple App Store

Link: Metal Slug on the Google Play Store (Currently missing)

Source: SNK Playmore via Mo5

Last Updated ( 14 December 2012 )  


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(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2012-12-15 04:02
Can't believe it's not in the PlayStore. Would buy this in a SECOND!
+1 (Link to this comment) Niteowl 2010 2012-12-15 09:53
As great as these games are for iOS and Android I just feel the experience is not as good with a touchscreen interface. Maybe there is a younger generation that get on fine with one, but for me the lack of feeling of total control makes some games seem unplayable. I will get my Metal slug fix when my Neo Geo X arrives :-) Maybe next year? :-?
(Link to this comment) Superchimp 2012-12-15 21:17
My Neo Geo X Gold LE system arrived from Walmart today, way early! Can't open it though, as I have one also on order from Amazon, and I have to make sure these are good before I commit to keeping the Walmart one. :-?
(Link to this comment) Niteowl 2010 2012-12-15 22:42
I have to confess to being slightly annoyed that the worldwide release date seems to only apply to those living in the US, even though exchange rate wise some of us are actually paying more for the system. But hey c'est la vie!

Just make sure you leave some of your thoughts and comments about it in the Neo Geo X thread in the modern gaming section for those of us that will not get it this year, and we can let this thread get back on topic :D
(Link to this comment) Galgomite 2012-12-16 02:24
For those planning to buy this titlle on iOS or Android: how do you play "joystick/ button" games on these devices? Because I've found similar titles to be less than worthless with touch controls, and the add-on devices with a d-pad and buttons appear shockingly clunky. I couldn't be more excited for the Archos Gamepad!

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