Metal Slug, the games that marked a genre
As we said, this video game marked an era and also created a category of its own within shooting games. SNK, the famous Japanese video game company that created Metal Slug, forever changed the gameplay of these types of titles. The Run and gun They are a subgenre in which the characters we control must defeat all the enemies that come their way. As the name itself indicates, these types of games are based on shooting and dodging the bullets of the opponents running all the time.
In this type of game we can scroll the screen vertically or horizontally, in addition to being able to use lateral scrolling movements to save our lives. The main objective of this genre is to quickly shoot the enemies to move to the next screen. It is essential to have a good reaction capacity and to know the movements of the bad ones.
Are there official titles of this saga on Android?
If we access Google Play, we can find several games in the saga to go back to our childhood. It is true that we do not have the gameplay and touch of the 90s available, but these titles are very well set and we can relive those moments of fun.
Metal Slug Attack
More than 19 million worldwide downloads, it is the sequel to Metal Slug Defense, a title that also took the top spots in shooting games. Through their simplified controls and simple we can enjoy your graphics in 2D. The characters move and fight in a very fluid way, and it includes a support system that allows players to create a more elaborate strategy. We can perform a lot of different missions in its Attack mode, and our objective will be to liberate military bases occupied by the Morden Army, among other multiplayer modes in which teams of 4 players can participate.
Metal Slug Defense
We now go with the version that we have mentioned above. If 19 million seemed like a world to you, this title exceeds the 29 million of downloads on Google Play. A very realistic game that fascinated all players thanks to its realistic action and easy handling of the characters. We can make games multiplayer up to 4 players at the same time, with 1v1 or 2v2 battles. The characters incorporate the 2D look like the original to offer the closest experience. There is more of 200 kinds of characters with their individual characteristics, and they will be able to fight with the five most fearsome armies of the saga, like Morden’s.
Metal Slug Infinity: Idle Game
In this title you will fight with the most classic characters from the original game. You can level up your team as you go through the more difficult levels, and you will feel the nostalgia of those times. The music and the graphics They are really faithful to the original title, and you can also play multiplayer games to show the strength of your team against players from all over the world. On the other hand, in the traditional mode You must fight against rebels, mummies and aliens, and rescue missionaries with their powerful weapons. Finally, you can breed and empower your mascot to turn her into a warrior.
Metal Slug 3
We have put the third version, since it is the most advanced and the one that includes the most news. In addition to its classic Arcade mode, we can use the missions to select in which scene we can play. The slugs come back to phones with more realistic colors and looks than ever. You can choose between different vehicles to move around the screen, and check the best routes to reach your destination thanks to its branching map system. You can play with another person using the Bluetooth from your mobile and share the gaming experience. Of course, you should know that it is paid, but surely it will be worth scratching your pocket.
Metal Slug: Commander
Another version of the famous saga set years after the last war of space invaders. Now, your mission is to protect the earth from new threats around the world. Numerous commanders from around the world have come together to face the enemies that threaten the peace of mankind. The roles, scenes and music are completely original, and you can enjoy the classic characteristics of all the characters. Its gameplay is very easy and fun, and your only goal is to save humanity. You are able?
Recently, it has been known that they could take a remake from Metal Slug Solid. It would be a complete facelift of the famous title, although in principle it would be available only for PS5 and PC. In any case, there are also rumors that it could be released for other platforms. Konami will participate in the E3 of this year 2021, which will take place between June 12 and 15. Here we can leave doubts and check if the rumors about a new game in the series are real.
More shooting, «Run and Gun» video games similar to Metal Slug
Run and Shoot: Bandits
In this game you must run as fast as you can and have a good aim. They have stolen your treasures most precious, and you will have to deal with enemies on all sides that will prevent you from recovering it. You can collect the coins that you find on the ground by putting your skills to the test. You will have to overcome a lot of obstacles and traps of all kinds while you kill your enemies. You also have the possibility to choose between several characters and collect treasures to improve their characteristics.
Prison Run and Gun
In this retro puzzle we find a very dynamic game with more than 30 levels different. You’re a prisoner trying to escape, and thanks to the team of Jake You will try to escape with other fellow prisoners. You can use powerful weapons to kill your enemies and achieve the desired freedom. Its levels are relatively complicated, but the gains by advancing to the next one will give you strength not to give up. Can you get out alive?
Metal Shooter: Super Soldiers
Put your skills to the test in this great shooting game. Another 2D title in which you will have to help Condor. Its playability is very simple, and its joystick allows you to move comfortably. Button Jump it will help you overcome obstacles and traps, and grenade you can activate a large-caliber explosion. With the button Shooting, you can activate the automatic fire mode to release projectiles with your RPG. There are 14 different enemy types who pilot tanks and helicopters, but you can kill them with all kinds of weapons such as shotguns or pistols.
Metal Squad: Shooting Game
Another title similar to the previous one with more than 30 different levels. You can move comfortably with its movement keys, jump button and fire, as well as being able to throw grenades. It includes high-quality graphics and effects to offer you a great gaming experience while you achieve your goal. You can choose between different weapons to kill a whole army of evil villains. Your mission is to kill all of them to reach the final screen, where the Leader.
Road Rampage: Racing & Shooting to Revenge 2019
And we end the list with a game that departs a bit from the general theme, although it is a full-fledged run and gun. Choose from more than 50 cars Exotics that you can collect and upgrade to become the best pilot. In this race you must be the fastest and equip your vehicle with powerful weapons to remove barriers and obstacles from the street. Its effects and graphics are spectacular, with a surreal feeling that will shock you. The boss he will wait for you at the end of the race to try to finish you off, but you are stronger and faster.