Finally had enough energy and comfortability to open a new game… Metal Slug Anthology for the PS2… that I got like a year ago. Played through the first 3 games yesterday and this morning, and I gotta say, thank the heavens for unlimited continues, because I’ve gotten crappier at these games in recent years.
The PS2 version, like the PSP and Wii versions, have all 7 of the original titles (MS 1, 2, X, 3, 4, 5, and 6). Metal Slug X, for those unfamiliar, is kind of like the Legend of Zelda 2nd Quest version of Metal Slug 2. Both 2 and X have an hilarious send-up of Independence Day at the very end of the game as well. I remember bursting out laughing when I first saw it years ago.
Not bad for the $20 or so I paid for it, especially considering I bought standalone Metal Slug X (PS1), and Metal Slug 4 & 5 (Xbox) for updates of $40 originally.
I had read a while back about load issues with the PS2 version, but I went with it anyway, because the Wii version doesn’t have Classic Controller functionality, which SNK addressed as Nintendo’s doing, because when they released it as a launch window game, Nintendo’s original plan was to have the Classic Controller be used for VC titles only and excluded them from using it as an alternate control scheme.
Regardless… I really haven’t had any problems with loading anything so far. The only load issue, and this one is really odd, is that when you die in Metal Slug 2 and X, and you have the choice to choose which character you want to continue as when you start up again, it actually goes to a quick loading phase when you select which character… almost like it’s re-loading the entire game under that character. Kind of weird.
Anyway… I’m having fun with it. And whenever I finish, I’ll probably pull Metal Slug Advance and Metal Slug 7 back out again. BTW… I read that the DS exclusive Metal Slug 7 is actually getting an Xbox Live port. Weird, huh?
Anyone else a fan of the series?