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Metal Slug X is a side-scrolling shooter game developed by SNK Playmore. It is the tenth installment in the Metal Slug series. It was originally released in 1998 for the Neo Geo MVS arcade hardware and the Neo Geo AES home console. The game was re-released in 2006 as part of the Metal Slug Anthology for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Gameplay...

METAL SLUG X

  • Greg Burn
  • Jan 21, 2022

Metal Slug X is a side-scrolling shooter game developed by SNK Playmore. It is the tenth installment in the Metal Slug series. It was originally released in 1998 for the Neo Geo MVS arcade hardware and the Neo Geo AES home console. The game was re-released in 2006 as part of the Metal Slug Anthology for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox.

Gameplay

Metal Slug X is a side-scrolling shooter game. The player controls a member of the Peregrine Falcon Strike Force (P.F.S.F.), who is equipped with a pistol and a machine gun. The player can jump and crouch, and use two types of grenades. The player can also collect power-ups which include additional ammunition, grenades, and a protective energy shield, and use them to overcome obstacles and enemies. The player can use a variety of weapons and vehicles including metal slug tanks and motorcycles to advance through the game. The gameplay of Metal Slug X consists of running, shooting, and occasional puzzle solving. The player can run, jump, crouch, climb ladders, and slide. The player can also shoot enemies, which can be defeated with the player's gun or grenades. When the player encounters an enemy that can't be killed, the player can knock it out, or take less damage from it. The player can also shoot boxes to see if there are health power-ups inside.

Graphics

Metal Slug X has a cartoon-style graphical appearance. The player's character is rendered with a limited number of sprites. The backgrounds and the surrounding terrain is illustrated with higher-quality images. The game's graphics are very similar to the first Metal Slug game. The game features animated cutscenes originally drawn by Yoshihiro Nishimura. The game features a variety of vehicles, including tanks, helicopters, and spaceships.

Replayable

Metal Slug X is more difficult than the original Metal Slug game. The game features seven levels, with more than 40 different enemy types. The game is ranked as one of the most difficult video games of all time. The game is very replayable due to its high difficulty and wide variety of levels and weapons to choose from.

Conclusion

Overall, Metal Slug X is the tenth installment in the Metal Slug series. It was originally released in 1999, and received several updates. The game starts with Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving fighting off the Neoguinean army's attack on their airship. After killing the boss, they are immediately attacked by a new enemy, the Rebel Army. They are then forced to fight their way through the army, but are defeated by the Rebel Army's new weapon, the Rebel Fighter.

Pros:
  • The game is very replayable
  • There are 6 levels which are all different to play through
  • The game has 6 different endings
Cons:
  • The game has 6 endings, and it is difficult for the player to complete all of them
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