Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

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Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Metal Slug
11
42%
Metal Slug 2
2
8%
Metal Slug X
5
19%
Metal Slug 3
6
23%
Metal Slug 4
1
4%
Metal Slug 5
1
4%
 
Total votes: 26

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Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:30 am

For the letters :)
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Post by Szczepaniak » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:33 am

First Mission, definitely, on the good ol' NeoGeo (Pocket). Took the series in a new direction, with branching stages. Curiously not actually by Nazca/SNK, it was outsourced to a curious little dev which I can't recall the name of.

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Post by Skull Commander » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:18 am

I'm going with Metal Slug 3. It clicked with me more than the others and at one point I could get all the way to the stage 2 boss without loosing a life (which is good going by my standards).

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Post by ipmarks » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:46 am

I think I've only played the first one, so I voted for that.
It was okay, quite amusingly done, but too hard for me.

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Post by Morkin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:38 pm

Metal Slug X is the only one that I've spent real time with despite owning 1&2 for the NGPC. I'm absolutely crap at it though. :oops:

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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:20 pm

i have metal slug anthology on psp and ps2 are these accurate conversions? i ask because the title says Neo Geo metal slug so i assume it implies on the original hardware which i've never seen in the flesh let alone played.
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Post by Jeremiah Jones » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:54 am

They're very accurate. Apart from brief loading times, they're identical.

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Post by Kai » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:37 am

Well, they may be almost identical but I liked the third one the best. Don't ask why. :-)
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Post by AmigaJay » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:09 am

Metal Slug 3 for me, just felt as the developer was getting into its stride with amazing ideas, it combined the best bits of the first two and added plenty of new ones, it just all worked, hasn't been a better Slug since....

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Post by Megamixer » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:54 pm

The first one. MS2 is redundant after playing X (my second favourite game), MS3 has some great ideas but the final stage is just ridiculously insane plus the bosses take far too long to die compared to previous games. MS4/5 have that horrible recycled cheapness too them that came about with the advent of SNK Playmore.

I enjoy all them in general but the original (in my opinion) is the fairest and still the most 'raw' Metal Slug game. If I ever get the itch to play one, it's either the original or X.
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Post by Greyfox » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:18 pm

jeez, that's a hard one, there all great...but probably the first and orignal Metal Slug, beautiful to look at as you blow stuff up!
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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:42 pm

since darran hasn't clarified if it has to be on neo geo or not i'll stick my ten pence in on the anthology conversions.

i've voted for the first game because i was aware of the metal slug games but didn't know what the fuss was about until i started the first one,after that i played them all through and really enjoyed them all.
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Post by kaiserspike » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:37 am

I'd happily play them all to be honest!
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Post by Miketendo » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:55 am

I think the third Metal Slug had the best polish and perfected the story to what it needed to be before a massive change occured.

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Neo Geo Metal Slug

Post by garyliddon » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:03 am

What's the one with Zombies in it?

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