Is this really supposed to be the best Metal Slug game? Why is it so long and padded out?

Is this really supposed to be the best Metal Slug game? Why is it so long and padded out? Why is it so cheap and annoying? Why is it filled with so many obnoxious bullet sponge enemies? Why is the final boss so underwhelming?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    itt: zoomer nintoddlers confronted with actual immersive creative deep gameplay. Results: whining like stupid diaper babies

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Feel free to post that no death clear any time buddy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        in english doc

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its 1 credit clear you fricking poser, it should be against the law for zoomers to discuss games like metal slug.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Slug has three lives moron. 1CC is babby-tier especially for the first game.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          moron

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How did you manage "no slowdown" in Metal Slug 2?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you just increase CPU to 400%

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you just increase CPU to 400%
                You're just as bad as credit feeders in a arcade.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                why would I care about what a no-clears moron has to say?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                IIRC, you can only increase a Neogeo's CPU like 5% before it starts fricking with the GPU and making things load wrong.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Very few games have any kind of issue with CPU overclock. Game plays completely identical, just runs at full speed the whole time without slowdown

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're backward. MOST games frick up if you overclock the CPU. Metal Slug is one of the few exceptions. It's why overclocking the things is a pain in the ass if you intend to play other games.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You're backward. MOST games frick up if you overclock the CPU. Metal Slug is one of the few exceptions. It's why overclocking the things is a pain in the ass if you intend to play other games.
                why would I care about what a no-clears moron has to say?
                go ride the short bus back to moron school, moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I've overclocked Blazing Star, Shock Troopers, Sonic Wings 2+3, and all the Metal Slug games, all with no issues. The only game that had any issues was Spinmaster where your character would sometimes stop firing randomly when overclocked (although that might not be an issue with lower autofire).

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Twinkle Star Sprites and Prehistoric Isle 2 both frick up graphically if you overclock them too high, too.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >here's my "I never touch grass" certificate
            whoa...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's got a point tho - if you don't know that your pistol fires quicker while crouching, you will not be able to defeat Rootmars within the 99 secondnds time limit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Meanwhile, if you stockpile grenades and the shotgun you can speedkill him in like a minute.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2/X is best

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The cesspool that is X should never be mentioned in the same breath as the masterpiece that is 2.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The problem with 2 is that, on the original hardware, two-player mode lags to the point of being almost unplayable. It's not as bad as, say, Twinkle Star Sprites (that game will sometimes drop so many frames that it literally starts running at 2 frames a minute and you just have to sit there looking at a frozen screen until things eventually move off-screen), but it's pretty damn bad.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh no, the slowdown is awful, the game is basically unplayable on original hardware, but with overclock through emulation, you can play it at 100% full speed with zero slowdown whatsoever, and there the game design really shines.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then that's not really the game. For better or worse, the game as played on original hardware is how it was designed, slowdown and all. What you like is an altered MS2, not the actual MS2

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              There was actually a programming error that caused 2 to have double the slowdown it should have had. The turbo romhack is how the game should have been released (and would have negated the need for an X re-release). Regardless, the slowdown was not intentional or for game balancing, it was simply the devs pushing the hardware to the limit to get as much spectacle as possible. If it was possible to have the games run on hardware that could run them at full speed with no slowdown, the devs would no doubt prefer that.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Then that's not really the game. For better or worse, the game as played on original hardware is how it was designed, slowdown and all
              Can't tell if this is bait
              I absolutely love Perfect Dark and have played countless hours on original hardware but now that the PC port from the decomp exists, it's my preferred way to play the game because a stable 60 FPS with mouse aim simply makes the game even better

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The majority of people talking about Metal Slug haven't actually beaten a single Metal Slug. But you can spam quarters and see the whole thing, and MS3 is full of funny moments and twists so that's probably why 3 got popular.
    They're all cheap wallet-wipers. You can get better of course but it's a big time investment.
    I read someone say MS1 is the least cheap one. I haven't played MS1 in so long that I guess I would trust him on that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think more people would gitgud at MS if there were more console ports like 3 had back in the day. No credit feeding ability, set lives, ability to restart at any stage you want. It was the perfect middle ground between credit spamming on an emulator and 1cc try harding as well as a being a "home ported" version with tweaks, but staying true to the original version. I think the AES and CD versions of the other games had similar set life limits, but no stage select. Not sure if the ps2/xbox versions of 4/5/6 were designed similarly. I think 7 was kinda the same way. I wish all arcade to console ports had gotten such good treatments.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In EVERY arcade Metal Slug game, you could turn continues off and set the starting lives to whatever you wanted (the maximum was like 30+). So even if you're playing on an emulator, you can set whatever sort of limit for yourself you want.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Chud Anon

      MS 1 is pretty easy, and I say that as someone who doesn’t play that many arcade titles.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They're all cheap wallet-wipers
      I agree with this, the money I wasted on the classic MS games (1~5) to beat them as a kid - if translated into Burgerstani quarters - would probably be enough to buy myself a PS3 on launch day.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The majority of people talking about Metal Slug haven't actually beaten a single Metal Slug.

      ???

      Ok Mr big shot.

      Show us your video of beating Metal Slug on an original arcade cabinet.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >instead of emulating, you have to buy some expensive frickhuge cabinet and play with crippling slowdown and mash the fire button the entire run just to content some anonymous moron on /vr/
        nah, I'm good bro

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >buy an expensive cabinet

          Are you intentionally playing dumb?

          You don't need to buy anything.

          Go to an arcade and play a Neo Geo. Record yourself.

          If you are so good like you claim, then all you need is one quarter to beat Metal Slug.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Go to an arcade and play a Neo Geo
            Are you fricking moronic? Arcades are almost non-existent in the west nowadays and the few that exist are poorly maintained, shitty stand-up cabinets with garbage levers and buttons and probably non-default settings.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >there are no arcades anymore!!

              Tell us which city you live in, and I will tell you an arcade with a Neo Geo near you.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Pay me $1000 for my time and gas and then I will record the clear for you in a real arcade hundreds of miles away. Until then, frick off moron.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You didn't answer the question.

                What city do you live in?

                We don't need your physical home address.

                Give us the city and we can tell you arcades with Neo Geos within your area.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >no I play emulation
          Oh you're one of those people. You can't beat the game unless you are emulating, using save states, autofire, using a custom game pad, and sitting in your comfy chair. Yeah. That's not beating metal slug. You're just as bad as credit feeders in a arcade.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You're just as bad as credit feeders in a arcade.
            You make it sound like arcade games weren't designed to encourage credit feeders to play their games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      MS1 is indeed not that bad to 1CC. It's the only one I've ever managed to do so on.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I got close once, but I choked on Morden. Still hate myself for it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I beat 2 on playing it on my PS4.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Metal Slug 1, 2, and 4 played with CPU overclock for no slowdown and autofire are the only Slugs worth playing.

    X is a shitty romhack of 2.
    3 is long, boring, and bloated.
    5 is half-finished garbage with some of the worst designed stages and bosses in the entire series.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Metal Slug became hype when 2 came out. X is a bugfix of 2 with a bunch of changes. It is the appropriate "in between" for 2 & 3. All the people who complained about slowdown should just play X.

      MS3 had the best ost

      The space battle sound track made me laugh. They tried so hard to make it feel like a cheesy 50s-60s space aliens pulp film. By far the goofiest track in all the Metal Slugs and so fitting.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MS3 had the best ost

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hi ms2gay

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is it so long and padded out?

    It's not padded out and who the frick wants a shorter game?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Metal Slug threads are sadly dead

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is this really supposed to be the best Metal Slug game? Why is it so long and padded out? Why is it so cheap and annoying? Why is it filled with so many obnoxious bullet sponge enemies? Why is the final boss so underwhelming?
    why did you just describe 4 instead of 3?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can fix the bullet sponge enemies by cranking the difficulty level down. I think enemy health is the only major difference between the difficulties. Difficulty 1 or 2 on Metal Slug 3 puts enemies more in line with Difficulty 4 in the first couple games.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont want to know the oppions or feelings of any human that didn't think the constant escalation of events in MS3's final mission wasnt one of the dopest final stages in any game ever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, so much this!

      This was my exact reaction after playing 20 minutes of ebic on-rails sections.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This was my exact reaction after playing 20 minutes of ebic on-rails sections.
        You mean the entire game?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I don't like the game because it is linear.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      people that play games for the 1cc cheevo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I dont want to know the oppions
      This is what happens when you try to say 50y on this forum.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >constant escalation
      >dopest final stage
      in reality:
      >boring on-rails shmup section
      >literal copy-paste retread of Slug 1's final boss except way easier
      >another on-rails shmup section
      >yet another on-rails shmup section
      >sit in the corner and mow down hordes of aliens lazily thrown at you
      >this miniboss is fine
      >sit in corner and mow down 10,000 walkers lazily thrown at you
      >sit in corner and mow down 10,000 clones lazily thrown at you
      >destroy a half dozen doors with each having about as much health as a final boss
      >final boss where you literally just stand in one spot and jump back and forth to your Slug ad nauseam the entire fight
      >better hope you haven't died and have 50+ bombs and a full shotgun otherwise you will be spending 5+ mins here just unloading on the bullet sponge final boss
      holy frick, so epic!!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >holy frick, so epic!!
        I think you just described Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >on-rails shmup
        As opposed to the open world shmups?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Metal Slug 3 is the first game in the series to feature on-rails Slug sections, yes.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The first game has a boat you have to dick around on until you can control screen movements again.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You're thinking of Metal Slug 3 (which loves its boring, on-rails sections). Metal Slug 1's boats are just enemies that you have to kill for the screen to unlock, which is standard across the series.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The final mission of 1 has a section that is basically proto 3 final boss where you are jumping on and off a mounted gun while waiting for a boat to reach a set point before you can control screen movement again.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I wouldn't really consider that on-rails. The boat has scripted movement, but you can still move around freely, use the turret, use your Slug, and you have to deal with various obstacles that stand in its way. Definitely a lot more interesting and dynamic than mindlessly flailing around in a fricking dumbass spaceship with a fixed scroll. It's not nearly as bad as the dumpster fire that is the shmup section of Gunstar Heroes, but it's still boring on repeat plays and goes on for far too long with nothing of interest happening. There is no challenge or danger at all really, it just feels almost like an interactive cutscene.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You sound like you lack joy.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've never played a Metal Slug game. Is the main point of it to inspire hatred of all things? That's what this thread seems to suggest, anyway.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unfortunately thats what the hardcore arcade gamers are like. It's almost like they don't know how to have fun

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Unfortunately thats what the hardcore arcade gamers are like. It's almost like they don't know how to have fun
        If you are playing games to have fun, you are fricking doing it wrong. Games aren't supposed to be fun. It's all about winning, at all costs, no matter the sacrifices you have to make. You can call me a poor sport if you want, but nothing makes me happier than utterly destroying some scrub that only spent 30 years playing a Sonic the Hedgehog game. Seeing him or her cry in shame makes my dick hard.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn, the ms4gay is trying too hard, sadly for him, it doesn't work. What an idiot.

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