Metal Slug 4 returns today, so grab your Hevveee Machine-gun

Run ‘n’ Gun arcade classic available now

Everyone enjoys Metal Slug, right? I don’t think I’ve met anyone who doesn’t. The simple, cool and addictive shooters are great time-killers and perfect for casual two-player action. Today you can find out for yourself, as Hamster have re-released Metal Slug 4 on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Originally launching in arcades and on the Neo Geo platform back in 2002, Metal Slug 4 was produced during SNK’s bankruptcy, before their eventual rebirth as SNK Playmore. Nevertheless it contains the frenzied platforming action expected from the series as players take Marco, Fio, or newcomers Nadia and Trevor through a series of stages in order to find the source of a dangerous cyber-virus (It’s the early 2000’s, so “cyber”).

New features include the ability to transform into monkeys for more agility at the cost of firepower. Speaking of firepower, players can now dual-wield the Heavy Machine-Gun for crowd-clearing mayhem. New Slugs include the Metal Crow, The Crawler, and former enemy vehicle, The Bradley.

Metal Slug 4 is available to download now on PS4 in Japan and Xbox One and Nintendo Switch worldwide, priced at around $8.

Chris Moyse
Managing Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse