Metal Slug

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Metal Slug
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: SNK
Original system(s): Neo Geo
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (12 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Extended RAM Cartridge (1MB/4MB)
Genre: Action[1], Shooting[2]

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,800 T-3111G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
(1MB RAM Pack)
¥7,800 T-3114G
Sega Rating: All Ages

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Metal Slug (メタルスラッグ) is a run-and-gun action platformer developed and published by SNK for their Neo-Geo arcade hardware before being ported to numerous systems including the Sega Saturn.

Production credits

  • Design: Akio, Susumu, Max.D, Tomohiro, T.Okui, Kozo
  • Planning: Meeher, Kire-Nag
  • Sound: Hiya!, Jim
  • Program: Hamachan, Andy, A.Kurooka, T.Yokota, H.Yamada, Pierre
Source: In-game credits[3]
  • 本多 秀成, 山川 秀治, 渋谷 麻紀夫, 角田 貴市, 島倉 啓光, 木下 隆志, 井田 寧, 佐々木 研悟
Source: In-CD-ROM text (MS_BIB.TXT)

Magazine articles

Main article: Metal Slug/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-22: "1996-22 (1996-12-27)" (1996-12-13)
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-04: "1997-04 (1997-02-21)" (1997-02-07)
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-05: "1997-05 (1997-02-28)" (1997-02-14)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 [4]
63 №434, p31
92 [5]
92 [6]
83 [7]
86 [8]
Sega Saturn
Based on
6 reviews

Saturn, JP
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Saturn, JP (1MB RAM Pack)
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
507,361,680 1997-02-28 CD-ROM (JP) T-3111G V1.002
Sega Saturn
507,366,384 CD-ROM (JP) T-3111G (Alt) V1.005

Track list

1. (Data track)

2. March (02:08) 
From: Title

3. Main Theme from Metal Slug (04:20) 
From: Stage 1

4. Steel Beast (04:42) 
From: Boss 1

5. Carry Out (00:10) 
From: Clear

6. Gravestone (00:09) 
From: Game Over

7. Inner Station (04:20) 
From: Stage 2

8. Assault Theme (04:20) 
From: Boss 2

9. Final Attack (04:20) 
From: Final Stage

10. Ridge 256 (04:20) 
From: Stage 4

11. Gerhardt City (04:20) 
From: Stage 5

12. End Title (02:28) 
From: Ending

13. Hold You Still!: Yume Miru Tank Buster (05:46) 
JP: Hold You Still! ~夢見るタンクバスター~
From: Bonus Track
Vocals: Mina Tominaga
Running time: 41:23

Extra content

This game has an extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
MS_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 217 About this game.
MS_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 83 Production credits
MS_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 48 Copyright