Metal Slug (series)

series of video games

Metal Slug (Japanese: メタルスラッグ, Hepburn: Metaru Suraggu) is a series of video games created by SNK. It is a series of 2D shoot 'em ups released on the Neo Geo platform. The series is known for its detailed 2D pixel-art and high difficulty.[2]

Metal Slug
GenresRun and gun
Mega Enterprise (Metal Slug 4)
Noise Factory (Metal Slug 4 & 5)
Nazca Corproation
Ignition Entertainment/All Interactive Distribution (Metal Slug 7)
Atlus USA/Namco Bandai Partners (Metal Slug XX)
Platform of originNeo Geo MVS
First releaseMetal Slug
April 19, 1996[1]
Latest releaseMetal Slug 7
December 23, 2009

The games are about the Peregrine Falcon Squad, a small group of soldiers who fight against a rebel army, aliens, zombies, mummies and various other forces intent on world domination.


  1. Metal Slug Officialsite・Metalslug
  2. "METAL SLUG:メタルスラッグ総合公式サイト". Retrieved 2023-12-06.