A must-have for Metal Slug fans, but with control issues.
11 January 2014
Summary: I bought the PS2 version of the Metal Slug Anthology with quite a bit of excitement. These are very true to the original arcade versions, unlike the PSX ports. The main issue is controller input lag; there is a delay between the time you press a button and the game responds. They are still plenty fun to play, but the delay prevents me from enjoying these games to the fullest. If you think you wouldn't mind a slight input delay, go for it.
Summary: Basically that's all you be doing in this collection that and blowing them up yet I really wouldn't have it any other way. It's always a fun sunday afternoon to sit down and blowup whatever stands in my way in this game. The controls are on point and I really like the art style, if your on the fence about this title I'd say go for it especially if you've had experience with contra or gunstar heroes and liked those titles.
an awesome anthology worthy of adding in your ps2 library!
Edward W. Osorio "Raven_Knightwing", Amazon
25 October 2012
Summary: first, i want to say, that i love Contra! seriously i've gotten some of the contra games and even though i get my ass handled to me, i still come back for a good run and eventually beating the first Contra (hasn't everybody?). anyways, so Metal Slug i've known about i played it wherever there was a MVS NeoGeo to be found. i have a AES NeoGeo with an conversion cart of Metal Slug 2, but then i heard they had this. this game has all the Metal Slugs minus Metal Slug XX.
Summary: I love this series of games, and except for some slowdown, they are perfectly emulated. The controls are responsive, and the 2d graphics are awesome and sometimes absolutely HILARIOUS! Cool weapons, machines and overall just an awesome collection of games. Well worth the price. The only thing I CANNOT STAND is the high score system. I wish it wouldn't let me continue forever and never penalize my score. It makes me feel like I'm cheating or something.
Summary: After being extremely disappointed with the Wii version of this title, I decided to bite the bullet and spend the extra cash so I could play it with some decent controls on the PS2. And for the most part, I was not disappointed. I was instantly wisked back to my teen years in the 90's while taking in this great series. I've always seen Metal Slug not only as great gameplay, but also as a work of art with its detailed graphics and fluid animation.
SystemStructure "System uses Meditate! A goo..., Amazon
15 January 2009
Summary: This series is like a nightmare cartoon version of Contra. It is insanely difficult and challenging. I found this to be much harder than Contra itself. This is the equivalent "Touhou" of this genre. Even on easy mode, a seasoned video game player will be using multiple continues. If you are someone who is easily frustrated with extreme challenge, this is so not for you. Prepare for quite a few one hit K.O. / deaths.
Summary: This is an extremely good value... You're purchasing Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5, and Metal Slug 6 all on the same disc. I haven't encountered a value this nice since Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution($20)...
Summary: I like the fact that I'm able to play many of the Metal Slug games that I have not played before. Some of the components of the individual games are missing. Metal Slug X doesn't have all of the extras (such as Boot Camp and Other Missions) it had when it was on the PS1. The same is true for Metal Slug 4 and 5. Also, their are certain parts of each game that pauses between scenes to load. Also, the game is overly challenging.