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March 2019 Retro Gaming Article


March 10, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

SNK's infamous shooter returns via Ekkorr as an idle RPG - Metal Slug Infinity for Android

Metal Slug Infinity
Going from the manic run & gun model to an idle game seems an odd choice, but I'm curious to see how well it adapts.
I love the Metal Slug Anthology on Nintendo's Wii console. It offers a wide selection of games from the series and If you translate all those "continues" into quarters, you'll see how difficult those games really were in arcades. Thus this upcoming mobile release as an idle game will likely be relegated to simple screen-tapping and troop management/deployment of sorts.

While the trailer looks like any Metal Slug game from the franchise, the limited controls of mobile gaming necessitates altering it.

You'll have to build up and deploy your army to defeat the enemies and clear out each area. Along the way you will also free POWs. Eri, Fio, Marco, and Tarma have been confirmed as playable characters. If you ever played Battle Cats, you may remember some of the Metal Slug additions they offered.

It boasts all the characters and slugs from the franchise as well as adherence to the sound and visual style. As a licensed title from SNK, I want to check it out from sheer passion for the IP. I've not seen any release dates, but there is a current open registration for Android with iOS to follow (as I understand it).

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