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The Astro Slug is a vehicle introduced in Metal Slug 3.

Information

This spaceship was developed by the Rebels after the first invasion attempt by the Martians. It is specially designed to fight in space engagements against the Martians. It is stored at the very tip of the Rebel Missiles.

The Astro Slug is only equipped with a semi-automatic cannon on the top, but its true capabilities comes from its ability to equip special weapons during flight using two pods on each of its sides along with its 12.6mm Vulcans. It will lose a weapon pod if it sustains any damage, but it can be regenerated when another special weapon is collected or when the Astro Slug enters the Rugname. The Astro Slug also comes equipped with limited, powerful, unguided missiles that serve as firepower support.

The Heavy Machine Gun and Laser Gun uses both of the Astro Slug's weapon pods simultaneously. The Shotgun and Rocket Launcher fires by alternating one weapon pod at a time.

Further on the mission while inside the Rugname, the Astro Slug can pick up a Vulcan power-up from an enemy which allows it to have two Vulcans that move reverse of player movement (similar to the SV-001 Type-R in Mission 1). However, the Slug loses its Vulcan should it take any damage.

At the end of of the tunnel section, the Astro Slug crashes tip first into the ceiling, and the player exits from the rocket's top. If the Slug was destroyed beforehand, a Rebel Rocket appears in front of the player to assist in making a hole in the ceiling for them to enter.

In Other Games

Metal Slug Attack

The Astro Slug first appears as the icon representing the game's online mode. It would become a playable unit in the "Task Force 6th" Extra Ops.

The Astro Slug is rotated sideways with Marco using his jetpack goggles. It gains new weapons per special attack, and all of them fire at once. The stages are as follows:

  1. Semi-automatic cannon at a straight line.
  2. A Vulcan that aims in a spread.
  3. Weapon pods equipped with Enemy Chasers.
  4. Fires two unguided missiles.

At the fourth special attack, the Astro Slug ditches its weapons and attaches itself and an empty Astro Slug to a massive rocket. It then attacks by firing multiple unguided missiles. Its special is launching the empty Astro Slug and replacing it. Once the rocket is destroyed, the Astro Slug returns into its initial state and has to go through the process all over again.

By unlocking its 4th skill, the Astro Slug immediately deploys with the rocket.

Trivia

  • The Astro Slug, alongside the LV Armor, are the only Slugs to use special weapons as part of their armory.
Metal Slug 3
Heroes Marco Rossi | Tarma Roving | Eri Kasamoto | Fio Germi
NPCs POW | Rumi Aikawa | Madoka Aikawa | Hyakutaro Ichimonji | President | Utan | Scientists | Survivors | Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Rebel Army | Division 6 | Martians | Rootmars | Fishman
Enemies Rebel Infantry | Fanatics | Grenade Soldier | Bazooka Soldier | Shielded Soldier | Bikers | Rebel Rifleman | Mortar | Gatling Soldier | Marine Diver | Japanese Infantry | Mummies | Mummy Generator | Dog Mummy | Chariot | Zombies | Tar Man | Bat | Huge Locust | Chowmein-Conga | Ohumein-Conga | Enormous Moray | Jellyfish | Flying Killer | Man Eater | Maggot | Giant Caterpillar | Big Snail | Sensor Mine | Supervisory Camera | Patrol Robot | Mars People | Mini-UFO | UFO | Tiny UFO | Ring Laser Mecha | Hopper Mecha | Mars Mecha | Clones
Enemy Vehicles Di-Cokka | M-15A Bradley | T-2B Melty Honey | Nop-03 Sarubia | Girida-O | LV Armor | Parachuetruck | 3-ton Utility Truck | Landseek | Rebel Van | R-Shobu | MH-6S Masknell | Flying Tara | Eaca-B | TM-1 Missile | Hammer-Yang | U25U | Mini-Sub 88 | Japanese Tank Soldier | Null Fighter
Bosses Huge Hermit | Monoeye UFO | Jupiter King | Sol Dae Rokker | Rootmars

Monoeye | Hairbuster Riberts | Hi-Do | Rugname | Fake Rootmars | Clone Incubator

Weapons Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Shotgun | Flame Shot | Enemy Chaser | Laser Gun | Iron Lizard | Super Grenade | Drop Shot | Grenade | Fire Bomb | Thunder Cloud | Mobile Satellite | Armor Piercer | AA Machine Gun
Slugs SV-001 (SV-001 Type-R) | Slugnoid | Slug Flyer | Slug Mariner | Borobune Slug | LV Armor | Drill Slug | Slug Copter | Astro Slug | SV-Camel | Elephant Slug | Ostrich Slug
Missions A Couple's Love Land | Wandering at Midnight | Eyes Over the Waves | Tombstone of Sand | All About Love
Other Fat Island | Storming the Mothership | Transformations | Environmental Objects | Items
Pachinko Sophia Greenville | Margaret Southwood | Navel | Slug Gunner | Golden Slug


Metal Slug Attack
Characters
Main Characters Marco Rossi | Eri Kasamoto | Tarma Roving | Fio Germi | Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Abigail | Ptolemaios | Dragunov | Yoshino | Professor | Red Goblin
Factions Regular Army | Rebel Army | Ptolemaic Army | Space Army (Martians | Invaders) | Independent (Amadeus Syndicate | Mummy Army)
Sub-Groups Metal Device Project | Blaze Brigade | Frozen Brigade | ACE | Mutants | Believers | Mars People Rangers | Metzeleis | Valerian Bears | Red Goblin Society | Vampires | Yuki Tsuki Hana | World Military Corp.
Other List of Metal Slug Attack Characters
Vehicles and Slugs
Regular Army Slug Attacker | Slug Defender | Slug Rising | TS-001 | Ball Slug | Giant Copter | Slug Square | Tiger Slug | Coil Tank | Tail Slug | Ashley's Slug Flyer | Patrol Slug
Rebel Army Iwa Oh | Julia's MV-280 | Naglfar | Denturion | Alesha's Bike | Armed Tiltrotor | Vicky's Sarubia | Dolores' Sarubia | Nantes' Tank | Emma's Recycle Box | Loretta's Blaze Vortex | Marinesk
Ptolemaic Army D-001 Tanbal | Towa's Mech | GIP-03 Bergenia | Snordon | Glidron | Humphrey's Hoverboard | Hammer DX5005
Space Army Mars Gigantalos | Mars Sweeper | Purple King | Leone's Shoe | Pauline's Mech
Independent Army El Dorado's Slug Armor | Minerva's Ostrich | Maya's Excavator | Kagura's Samurai Mech | Sharifa's Golem
Mechanized/AI/
Unmanned
MS-Alice | MS-Heart | Wade | White Baby | First Baby | Iron Fortress | Machyna | Type:Ant-Lion
Bosses
Extra Ops Ptolemaios | Sky Jupiter King | Doctor Type: AI
Recapture Mega Drill Slug | Queen Big Snail | Riviere Hyll | Gaia Elephant | Metal Fusioner No.223
Try Line Ball Slug | Great Mother | K-O3 Coupled Armored Vehicle | Land Blowfish | Cyclobster | Slug Square | Zoni Doloma | Quadro Jumper | Fortmeranian | Giant Copter | Flying Hermit | Et A Omnis | Element Giant | Mini-Bata | Digger Base | Screamer | Airborne Denturion | Mass Production Tail Slug | Slug Striker | Arms Copter
Task Force Rock Mole | Elder Centipede | Runaway Brain Robot | Master Kraken | D-Gu | Astro Slug | Monoeye Gate | Crusty Legs | Armored Crawler | Clone Incubator | 7000 Class Locomotive | Frozen Vortex
Ultimate Mission Golden Slug Phoenix | Perfect Jupiter King | Avatar of Evil | Invader King | Celestial Ruler Rokker
Regular Army Vehicles, Slugs, and Artillery
Mechanized SV-001 | SV-001 Type-R | Slug Copter | Slug Flyer | Slug Sub | Astro Slug | Slug Gunner | Slugnoid | LV Armor | Walking Machine | Slug Mariner | Drill Slug | Bradley | Metal Claw | Forklift | Slug Mobile | Augensterm | Protogunner | Slug Digger | Slug Trolley | Slug Armor | Slug Gigant | Golden Slug | Slug Attacker | Slug Defender | Ball Slug/Drum Slug | Slug Square | TS-001 | Slug Rising/Slug Striker | Giant Copter/Copter Arms | Coil Tank | Ashley's Slug Flyer | Tail Slug | Patrol Slug | Pile Impact | "Phi's 3D Printer" | Slug Sniper
Animal SV-Camel | Elephant Slug | Ostrich Slug | Donkey Slug | Tiger Slug | Turtle Slug | Seahorse Slug | Felsteed
A.I. MS-Alice | MS-Heart | Phi
Transport Middle-Son 1986 | Borobune Slug | Motorcycle | Emergency Boat | Regular Army Helicopter | Landseek | PA33-21 Boat | RA-TTT
Other Middle-Son 1999 | SV-002 | Black Hound | Rootmars Slug | Regular Di-Cokka | Mr. Sluggles | S.A.M. Defender | 7000 Class Locomotive | Regular Iron Nokana
Wearable Parachute Drop | Scuba Gear | Jetpack | Drop Pack | Hoist | Metal Device | Doll | XA-01 Juggernaut
Stationary AA Machine Gun | Toy Union Cannon | Super Cannon