Metal Slug: Ports
Originally, Metal Slug was available on the Neo-Geo MVS arcade system and AES home entertainment system. Later, a Neo Geo CD version of the game was produced, featuring a “Combat School” mode that allowed the player to revisit previously-played stages, but with new mission objectives.
In 1997, Sega Saturn and PlayStation versions were released, but only in Japan. The Saturn version was available in two different versions; 1.002 and 1.005, which included some minor bug fixes. The PlayStation version is currently distributed by SNK Playmore as a re-release version. Both ports feature the Combat School from the Neo Geo CD version, while the PlayStation version also features a new game mode called “Another Story”, which consists of a series of plot-based mini-games.
In 2006, Metal Slug Anthology (titled Metal Slug Complete in Japan) was released for the Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP. This compilation includes the original Metal Slug, and all of its arcade sequels (including Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X) up to Metal Slug 6. The games are emulated versions of the originals, with none of the additional game modes or content introduced in the other home versions.
Metal Slug is also available on GameTap, with a two-player online option. In 2008, it was released on the Wii’s Virtual Console, and was included as part of SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 for the Wii, PlayStation 2, and PSP.
An official emulated version of Metal Slug is also available on PSP and PlayStation 3, and in 2012, a wireless version was released for iOS and Android.
Metal Slug is included as one of the 20 pre-loaded games on the Neo Geo X console.
Metal Slug was released on the Nintendo Switch via the Eshop on 3/30/2017.