Excerpt: The Metal Slug series has always been amazingly solid on the 2D graphics front, and Metal Slug X is no different. The visuals are sharp, with metric tonnes of character animation and a style that is borderline wacky. Oh, all right, it crosses the line on a regular basis.
Excerpt: The answer, of course, was simple: Metal Slug. SNK's arcade and console series successfully mimics the run-and-gun gameplay of Konami's finest. Unfortunately, unless you were an avid Neo Geo owner or a Saturn importer, or you happened to have a quality arcade nearby, chances are you still weren't...
Excerpt: Looking at the differences between where videogames have been and where theyre going, youll often find some groups of people saying that they miss the good old days. "Old-school" gaming, as it were.
Conclusion: Metal Slug X is a fan-pleasingly simple update to the MS series, and to the rest of us it's the best game of its kind on the PlayStation. At a wallet-friendly £19.99 (and even less if you shop around), this is an excellent investment, and the co-operative multiplayer mode is a delightful inclusion.