Metal Slug X

released on Jan 19, 1999

An upgraded version of Metal Slug 2 (Metal Slug 2: Super Vehicle-001/I), titled Metal Slug X, was released in March 1999 for the Neo Geo MVS. It fixed slowdown problems from the original game, and increased the difficulty. Metal Slug X also introduced some new elements to the game system.


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"Metal Slug X" is one badass game! Building upon the first game and adding a whole new level of scoring, power ups and character switching in game. This all amounts to my second favorite game in the series. The character designs, the in-jokes, the charmingly outdated but creative movie references and just the manic nature of it all speaks to my soul. This is an updated version of Metal Slug 2, which fixes the severe slowdown of the original release. However, there is still a little noticable slowdown from time to time, but not enough to care or even knock the game for it. I love this game! Like many of my favorite Neo Geo releases, it never gets old.

7.5/10
A short but sweet action blast, just loads of fun
If the bullet and enemy spam wasn't so extreme in the last 2 levels it would be an easy 8

I love the slightly racist middle eastern yodeling in the first mission.

A brief but great run-and-gun experience. Faster, smoother, and more chaotic than Contra, for better or worse.