The iPhone/iPad and Android are already home to a fine port of Metal Slug 3, one of the best entries in SNK's arcade run-and-gun shoot-em-up series. Now the Japanese game maker has ported the original Metal Slug to mobile devices under the highly appropriate title Metal Slug 1. Like the previous port, this one boasts several enhancements like an all-new Mission Mode and of course, Bluetooth co-op play. New for this installment: adjustable controls.
Metal Slug 1 for iOS and Android features include:
%u25CF An "arcade-perfect" NEOGEO Port with Extra Features!
In addition to the traditional ARCADE MODE, you can select any mission you have previously cleared and play them separately in MISSION MODE. You can play your favorite stages at will and train on the stages that you have not mastered yet!
%u25CF Weapon Upgrades and Bonuses!
Receive powerful weapon upgrades and bonus items by rescuing fellow POWs during gameplay! POWs can be found in secret places throughout the battlefield...
%u25CF Precise and Customizable Controls!
The Autofire feature allows you to fire your weapons continuously by holding down the button. Furthermore, you can reposition the buttons outside of the game screen area in Window Mode. Enjoy every pixel of METAL SLUG using your own custom controls!
%u25CF Engage into furious Multiplayer games via Bluetooth!
The more bullets and rockets, the merrier! Now you can enjoy METAL SLUG with a friend through a Bluetooth connection. Team up to overcome the difficult missions METAL SLUG has to offer!
%u25CF Online Rankings!
Compete with players from around the world and try to beat their high scores through the iPhone Online Rankings. Gather experience on the battlefield, and hone your skills to become the Best Player in the World!
You can find Metal Slug 1 for iOS on iTunes for the low introductory price of $1.99 (the regular price is $3.99). Considering the mobile version of Metal Slug 3 goes for $6.99, that sale price is quite a deal. As for the Android version, it's not available yet but should pop up very soon.
SNK Playmore has also informed us that Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X (an enhanced version of part 2) will make their way to mobile platforms eventually as well. That will make for a lot of running and gunning on the go!