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Metal Slug Anthology Out Now

by Steven Rodriguez - December 14, 2006, 12:55 pm EST
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

Seven games and six control configurations await you in this collection of two-dimensional shooters.

Metal Slug Anthology ships for Wii™

Comprehensive Collection Includes Seven Titles from SNK PLAYMORE Hit Arcade Franchise

Wall, NJ - Dec 14, 2006 SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY for Wii™ is shipping to retailers across North America.

METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY celebrates the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest action arcade franchises of all time. Included in the collection are METAL SLUG, METAL SLUG 2, METAL SLUG X, METAL SLUG 3, METAL SLUG 4, METAL SLUG 5, and the latest entry in the series, METAL SLUG 6.

METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY for Wii™ takes full advantage of the console’s unique control mechanisms, offering six control modes ranging from a traditional arcade mode, which uses the Wii Remote as an old-school arcade joystick, to an innovative Nunchuk-only mode.

Benjamin Turner of Game Spy described METAL SLUG as “one of the premier side-scrolling action game series, rendered with luscious bitmapped sprites that make vicious war on the never-ending 2D plane," and said “if you’ve ever played any of these games, the action on Wii will be just like you remember it." In December 2006’s NewType USA, Kevin Gifford commented that “METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY is a reminder of everything that is right about arcade games." METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY was also chosen as a Wii Staff Pick by Nintendo Power editors, and Nintendo Power writer Chris Hoffman said, “Wii provides a whole new way to experience one of the most intense series in arcade history."


tonythekittyDecember 14, 2006

I bought this today. It is everything I could have asked for and more. All 7 Slugs on one disc? Santa really does exist! Oh yea and you can save your progress midlevel, and it has the option for infinite continues or limited. I was afraid the Wii controls would feel tacked on or gimmicky but the control scheme where you actually use the trigger to fire your weapon and make a "throwing" motion to lob a grenade is just perfect. Buy this now!

IceColdDecember 14, 2006

I'll be picking this one up for sure!

DoerrDecember 15, 2006

bought it today
havent played it yet though

Bartman3010December 15, 2006

No classic controller support, GCN pad doesnt use the D-pad in-game. Only for menus.

Plus the several control methods I've tried dont really help you at all. Just novelties, really.

MaximilianDecember 15, 2006

About time this came out! I have been waiting since launch and I am loving it. Yeah, no Classic Controller support is a letdown but there are many controller options and the ones I've used work pretty well. Played through the first one this morning with my girlfriend, who's never even heard of the series. We had a blast and the game is much more fun and has much more character than I remember. Great for a 10 year old game--and there are 6 more waiting for us. Plus it's $40. Buy it and support SNK love on Nintendo Wii! Just imagine other great Neo Geo compilations they could make!

tonythekittyDecember 15, 2006

The wavebird is superior to classic controller anyway so play with one of those. I found the Wiimote only option (Right hand) and the Nunchuck option to be quite nice. It really feels like you are firing a weapon when you get to squeeze the trigger. "Throwing" the grenades felt natural too. But if you insist on old schooling it up the wavebird would be your best option. I agree that the "tilt axis" motion schemes had some problems and felt like they were tacked on or gimmicky.

KDR_11kDecember 16, 2006

31. January.


Why's EVERY SINGLE GAME I'm waiting for coming out around 1. Feb?

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