Metal Slug 7 (2008)

by Christopher
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Metal Slug 7 continues the saga of the battle against General Morden, with a twist of a futuristic army aiding him. The game features classic run-and-gun gameplay, challenging levels, and iconic characters. Despite some criticisms, it remains a beloved title in the series.


Metal Slug 7 is a classic run-and-gun video game developed by SNK Playmore. It is the seventh installment in the Metal Slug series and was released in 2008 for the Nintendo DS. The game continues the saga of the Peregrine Falcon Strike Force, the Ikari Warriors, and the SPARROWS as they embark on a mission to thwart General Morden’s coup d’état attempts.


“Metal Slug 7”, developed by SNK Playmore, is the seventh and final title in the main Metal Slug series. Released in 2008, it was the first game in the series that was released directly on consoles without an arcade version.

The game’s plot unfolds several years after the events of Metal Slug 4, 5, and 3D. The Peregrine Falcon Strike Force, the SPARROWS, and the Ikari Warriors are once again on a search for General Morden and his army. This time, they find themselves on a giant island landfill that has been converted into a military fortress. Their mission is to stop Morden’s latest coup d’état.

However, the mission takes an unexpected turn when a time portal opens up, and high-tech soldiers from the future appear to pledge their support to Morden. With their advanced technology, Morden is able to further fortify his base. Despite the incredible odds, the heroes push forward.

In the end, the heroes manage to destroy the time portal and cut off the Rebel Army’s suppliers. Morden escapes in a giant mechanical Kraken and confronts them over a lake of molten lava. After a long and arduous battle, Morden is defeated, and his weapon begins to sink into the lava.

The heroes capture Morden and escape via helicopter, but he escapes when the Martians attack the helicopter. The final scene shows the heroes chasing Morden and his men off into the sunset.

The game features seven levels and three difficulties: Beginner, Normal, and Hard. It uses the Nintendo DS touchscreen as a map of the level, making it easier for the player to look at the level and where to get power-ups or captured prisoners. The usual weapons make their return from the series, including a new weapon called “Thunder Shot”, which fires a homing electric blast to the enemy.

The music in the game was composed by Toshikazu Tanaka, following on from his work on Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5, and Metal Slug 3D. The game was released in Japan on July 22, 2008, and North America on November 28, 2008, by Ignition Entertainment.

“Metal Slug 7” is a thrilling run-and-gun video game that offers players a challenging mission, a variety of weapons, and an engaging storyline. Its unique plot and gameplay make it a standout title in the Metal Slug series..


The game features familiar characters from the series, including Marco Rossi, Tarma Roving, Eri Kasamoto, and Fio Germi. Each character has unique abilities and weapons, adding variety to the gameplay.


Metal Slug 7 retains the classic run-and-gun gameplay of the series. Players run, jump, and shoot their way through levels, using a variety of weapons and vehicles. The game introduces new weapons and enemies, adding to the challenge and excitement.


Metal Slug 7 is a worthy addition to the Metal Slug series, offering an engaging story, challenging gameplay, and stunning graphics. While it may have some shortcomings, the game’s overall quality makes it a must-play for fans of the genre.

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