Excerpt: At last you can enjoy every single metal slug game ever made as well as a new one. What's more, you can do so without having to save a month worth of lunch money just to get to the end of the first level down at the arcade.
Excerpt: SNK's Metal Slug games have always occupied an unusual place on the gaming landscape. While stuck defiantly in the past, they are certainly well loved, and older copies on the NeoGeo attract impressive bids when they do appear on eBay.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Even at full price this compendium would be very much worth it, but at a budget price it's more or less essential. Anyone who plays is guaranteed fun, and whilst the games won't last forever, they are certainly infinitely replayable for short bursts of mega-ultra-fun.
Conclusion: Metal Slug on the Wii is ultimately a good thing. It shows a willingness from SNK to branch away from Sony to companies that actually welcome their games. It is also a chance for the Wii’s audience of new gamers to explore the roots of their new hobby.
Excerpt: Nintendo Wii has led the way with downloadable content on the Virtual Console. Despite a few issues with transferring ownership between different consoles, not to mention bringing Virtual Console games to a friends console, the system is flawless.