Excerpt: There is a certain amount of nostalgia that Metal Slug 7 carries with it, from its earliest appearances on Neo Geo hardware to the recent Anthology (the PS2 and Wii versions received a healthy 8/10 from Console Obsession).
Excerpt: Buyer beware: Metal Slug 7 has absolutely no two-player co-op. If you're still willing to give the game a shot, you'll find some snazzy animation and impressive set piece moments like controlling a screen-filling Slug.
Excerpt: You’re supposed to like your Metal Slug s like pretentious indy fags like their favourite band’s album catalogue: the initial outings are raw, powerful showcases of brilliance while anything that comes along after the first few handfuls are as well received as that time Cypress Hill decided to make...
Excerpt: Metal Slug. Curious name for a game, huh? If you're childish it might make you snigger. If you're serious you might point out the fact that slugs aren't metal. If you're a gamer, however, especially a gamer with a weakness for hardcore side-scrolling 2D shooters, it'll make you weep with joy.
Conclusion: Metal Slug 7 is what it is; a resolutely old school, unashamedly non-progressive and brutally tough side-scrolling shooter and, in many respects, SNK should be applauded for bringing an authentic Metal Slug experience to the DS.