Excerpt: As a fan of robotic gastropods I had no hesitation in picking up Metal Slug Advance for the GBA after spotting it at a local store. Once I started up the game I however discovered that the title had nothing to do with shell-less snails. I guess I should have known better, the box did after all lack any slimy mollusc artwork. Never mind though because what we get instead is a fine military themed side scrolling shooter for the Nintendo handheld.
Pros: Responsive controls, good graphics and sound, challenging boss fights and levels
Cons: Only five missions long, no multiplayer mode, some players may be put off by the difficulty
Summary: This is a great converstion of the Metal Slug series on the Neo Geo. I think the graphics are particulary outstanding. Its tough, real tough. but the learning curve is just right, meaning even the slightest advancements on each game keep you going. Infinite continues help, although in the long term this will probably affect its longitivity.
Summary: Shoot the baddies, free the POW's, eat roast turkies & collect cards in the GBA version of the classic SNK arcade shooter with a sense of humour. You will be amazed at how much abuse GBA SP buttons will take. Especially if you hammer away with your index finger! It's perfect for a quick blast but be warned.... you might see the words 'game over' more often then you are used to. This is a tough little game.