Released in 1996 by SNK, Metal Slug is a side-scrolling
military-action game. Players control Marco and Tarma, both members
of the special-ops force Team Peregrine Falcon (commonly known as
Team PF), and battle their way through stage after stage of intense
action. The goal is to try to overthrow General Morden and win back
the stolen weapon, the Metal Slug.
Players must blast through waves of enemies and machines (while
also jumping over any obstacles in the way) to advance through the
stages. It’s not as hopeless as it might sound, though - weapons
such as heavy machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers and
flamethrowers, as well as the Metal Slug itself (which appears
frequently in the game), will make the battle easier. Take on
General Morden with a friend to lighten your load and ramp up the
excitement even more.