Metal Slug X (900 Points): This game is an improved version of Metal Slug 2, adding the new “Iron Lizard” weapon that chases enemies and the “Drop Shot” weapon whose shots bounce. It also adds many new enemies and allows players to adjust the game’s difficulty level by changing the position of bosses and other things. It includes several arranged production features such as changed backgrounds and some rearranged BGM. It’s a solidly enjoyable game-play experience that offers Metal Slug 2 fans some new discoveries if they look for differences while they play.
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (800 Points): In this thrilling sequel to The Revenge of Shinobi, Joe Musashi finds that Neo Zeed – the crime syndicate he believed he had wiped out two years earlier – is indeed still alive and well. The return of Neo Zeed and its leader, the mysterious Shadow Master, forces Musashi to return from exile and confront the growing evil. As the Shinobi, the master of long-forgotten Oboro Ninjitsu martial arts, Musashi must utilize all his powers to overcome his various enemies. Thanks to his considerable combat skills and special Ninjitsu moves, only the Shinobi can thwart Neo Zeed and vanquish the Shadow Master.
List of Awesome (finish either game) Guillaume (Metal Slug X/Shinobi III) Jargon (Shinobi III)
List of Awesomer (finish both) Guillaume
List of Awesomest (finish both games plus one other game in either saga)
For the first time ever, we have an absolute tie. Metal Slug X and Shinobi III received the exact same number of votes (both in Yes’ and in Yes. Played it before’s). So this month, and for the first time in Negative World history, we are having a Retro Game Club Double Header. Have fun everyone!!!
@Guillaume Shinobi III isn't that hard. It has its moments in the second half, but it's no Ninja Gaiden or some such. I'd say it's about on the level of Super Turrican, but with fewer cheap segments.
Good idea on the double club! Two short, somewhat tough games that are both good choices. I almost regret swapping Metal Slug Anthology with Gui...I'll definitely play through Shinobi III again though.
Alright! I played through Metal Slug X on the collection! By myself, like a loser!
Using 40 continues.
That took me by surprise, I didn't know the continues would be unlimited when I started. Once I finished, I saw in the options that you could turn that off, which is good. I'm not sure if I want to go through it again? The experience really wasn't as enjoyable as playing the first one was, a couple of years ago. Then again, I was playing with a buddy, and we had limited continues, I believe (VC version).
Maybe I'll play with Karen. We'll see. She's busy. The violence might turn her off, but the cartoony style might turn her ON.
Really beautiful game, and I didn't notice any slowdown. Such smooth animation, and the visual gags are priceless. But I find the game a bit too chaotic. I often can't figure out what's going on, and half the time I shoot at bosses I can't tell if I'm damaging them or not.
@Guillaume Yeah the game really nailed presentation, not only style humor and great visuals but also zero slowdown. And thankfully, because it's a remake of Metal Slug 2 made solely to fix that game's horrendous slowdown.