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Metal Slug 7 review

Metal slog, more like

Pros

  • Some pretty cool moments
  • Hi-score tables! Wow!
  • Awesome weapons

Cons

  • Over before you know it
  • Visuals cough and stutter
  • No innovation going on

When you’re making soldier pancakes with a screen-tall stomp-bot, you know you’re playing Metal Slug. You know you’re playing Metal Slug on the DS when the whole thing stutters like a handheld trying to pump out sprite work too grand for it. Which, er, is exactly what’s happening. Seeing guards evaporated with a shotgun and riding the new Slugs is fun, but traditional co-op play is sorely missed. A series of extra missions try to fill the gap, but you never shake the feeling that the DS isn’t a natural fit.

Nov 19, 2008

More info

GenreAction
DescriptionNot much innovation on the old Metal Slug formula, plus it lacks multiplayer.
Franchise nameMetal Slug
UK franchise nameMetal Slug
Platform"DS"
US censor rating"Teen"
UK censor rating"12+"
Alternative names"Metal Slug DS"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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Matt is former editor of Official PlayStation Magazine, his favourite games include Skyrim, Final Fantasy VII, Braid, Shadow Of The Colossus and Puggsy, and when he's not grinding away in Destiny you'll often find him talking about WWE or NFL (go Seahawks!).