You would think by the time Metal Slug 6 came around that the series would be losing steam, but that is not the case at all. One of the most interesting things to note about Metal Slug 6 is that this game is actually set after the events of Metal Slug 3 which is very interesting indeed.
Back To The Past
Setting the game after 3 instead of 5 is actually quite clever. The game has General Morden back along with the Martians, but now there is a greater alien threat that must be taken care of. It is quite interesting stuff and I actually liked how three different factions had to come together in the story to fight off a big bad!
Welcome To The Gang
Metal Slug always lets you pick from multiple characters, 4 has always been the gold standard. With Metal Slug 6 though they have actually added in two new I guess you could say guest characters from other franchises which is really cool. Not only does having the two extra characters give you more choice when it comes to who you play as. The characters now have their own special ability which means it actually makes a difference who you pick.
Check Out My Slugs!
The METAL SLUGSNK 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, and Metal Slug 5. The METAL SLUG COLLECTION is a 'perfect translation' of the arcade classics and features Wireless support for intense.
With a new Metal Slug game comes new Slugs. Donkey Slug, Slug Digger, Slug Gunner Prototype and the Rootmars are the new weapons of mass destruction you can use. I love the Donkey Slug as any Slug that actually uses an animal is always something that I get a real kick out of.
Old Feels New
Metal Slug 2 Game
While Metal Slug 6 has that classic Metal Slug gameplay we all know and love. A few changes were made. The game has a weapon stock system at play and this can come in very handy. Basically, this allows you to carry with you two powered up guns at a time and you can switch between them the scoring system is also slightly changed which allows you to rack up some major points. This is called the rush blaster system and it is something that I really do like.
The Metal Slug series is known for being rather challenging. This game though does have two modes to play. You have an easy mode which makes things much easier on you and you have the heavy machine gun as your default weapon. You cannot play the final level though if you play the game on easy mode. Hard mode slashes the amount of ammo you have, I feel this is a bit harsh, to be honest with you, but it certainly does make the game much more challenging.
I love Metal Slug 6. I feel that this is a fantastic follow on from Metal Slug 5 and while setting it after 3 may sound weird, it does actually work very well. It is a fantastic entry into the series and I actually think that it is also one of the best-looking games in the series. If you are a fan of the series this is well worth playing through.
- It looks like a million bucks
- The story is great and very clever
- It has six playable characters
- Characters now feel different
- New Slugs to play with
- No transformations at all!
- Hard mode is very, very hard!