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The Ball Slug is a spherical tank developed by the Regular Army, exclusive to Metal Slug Attack. It first made its debut on the game's event titled 'Try Line 1st', where the Slug/boss can also become a playable unit.

Information

A spherical tank developed with the latest technology available to the Regular Army. Popular within the army for its round, lightweight form and surprising maneuverability, but it fights dirty: attacking the enemy by stomping on them or shooting out light orbs in all directions, with no blind spots. The cockpit shakes a lot, so only a few people can pilot it.

~Metal Slug Attack in-game description.

Gameplay

In Metal Slug Attack's event, this boss is fought at the last stage. The Slug will use its double cannon to attack the player, when the player's unit gets closer, it rams it down with its spherical wheels. The player must be extremely cautious as the Slug is capable of dishing out extremely powerful damage per seconds with all of its attack, so using blockers are highly recommended to deal with it.

At some time when its special attack is ready, the Slug jumps then hovers in the air to rain down energy beams, and when an attack causes it to be knocked back, it closes its shell before bouncing against the player's units three times. Both of these attacks are practically annoying, as they both block projectiles at the same time and provide the Slug with invulnerability frames, making it notorious for its exceptional stalling capabilities.

Variants

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Ball Slug MKI - The very first and original version. It is ridden by Marco.
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Ball Slug MKII - An upgraded version of the predecessor which is also painted in color blue. It lacks long-ranged attacks in an exchange to powerful melee attacks and is much more focused on close quarters combat. It uses the MKI's counterattack as its own special attack. It is ridden by Clark.
Golden Ball Slug - A golden-colored Ball Slug with improved durability and attacks. It has a built-in stun counter that uses the original version's special attack as a retaliation. Its special attack allows it to airdrop itself towards the nearest enemies. It is ridden by Eri.

Gallery

Sprite Gallery

Normal Ball Slug

Ball Slug MKII

Trivia

Regular Army Vehicles, Slugs, and Artillery
Mechanized SV-001SV-001 Type-RSlug CopterSlug FlyerSlug SubAstro SlugSlug GunnerSlugnoidLV ArmorWalking MachineSlug MarinerDrill SlugBradleyMetal ClawForkliftSlug MobileAugenstermProtogunnerSlug DiggerSlug TrolleySlug ArmorSlug GigantGolden SlugSlug AttackerSlug DefenderBall Slug/Drum SlugSlug SquareTS-001Slug Rising/Slug StrikerGiant Copter/Copter ArmsCoil TankAshley's Slug FlyerTail SlugPatrol SlugMega Drill SlugPile Impact • "Phi's 3D Printer" • Slug SniperBlue TigerAlice & Heart's TankGigantoidSV-002
Animal SV-CamelElephant SlugOstrich SlugDonkey SlugTiger SlugTurtle SlugSeahorse SlugFelsteed
A.I. MS-AliceMS-HeartPhi
Transport Middle-Son 1986Borobune SlugMotorcycleEmergency BoatRegular Army HelicopterLandseekPA33-21 BoatRA-TTT
Other Middle-Son 1999Black HoundRootmars SlugRegular Di-CokkaMr. SlugglesS.A.M. DefenderWade7000 Class LocomotiveRegular Iron Nokana
Wearable Parachute DropScuba GearJetpackDrop PackHoistMetal DeviceDollXA-01 JuggernautUlala's Mech
Stationary AA Machine GunToy Union CannonSuper Cannon
Bosses
Metal Slug TetsuyukiHairbuster RibertsTani OhShoe & KarnIron NokanaHi-Do
Mini-Bosses: Mini-BataAllen O'Neil
Metal Slug 2/X The Keesi II / Iron Nokana MK II (X) • Aeshi NeroDragon NosukeBig ShieeHozmiRugname
Mini-Bosses: Mosque ArtilleryThe Keesi II (X) • Karn (X) • Allen O'NeilDai-Manji
Metal Slug 3 Huge HermitMonoeye UFOJupiter KingSol Dae RokkerRootmars
Mini-Bosses: Twin Ohumein-CongaMonoeyesHairbuster RibertsHi-DoRugnameFake RootmarsClone Incubator
Metal Slug 4 Brave GuerrierToschka DalanueThe IronBig JohnSea SatanAmadeus Mother Computer
Mini-Bosses: Mecha Allen O'Neil
Metal Slug 5 Metal RearShooting RayScreamerSand MarineAvatar of Evil
Mini-Bosses: Black HoundStone Turtle (unused) • Gaia ElephantPtolemaios (unused)
Metal Slug 6 Bull DrillIron SentinelBrain RobotElder CentipedeInvader King
Mini-Bosses: Invader ControllerKing's Cocoon
Metal Slug 7/XX Iron Death WormCrablopsDestroyed CrablopsFall ClimberThe UnionRebel GigantKraken
Mini-Bosses: Scrap TowerBig Gate
Metal Slug: 1st Mission Rebel VTOLRebel TrainMacbaRebel ZeppelinElectromagnetic CraneWeapons Port BossMetal Strider
Mini-Bosses: Facility ElevatorMacbaRebel Truck
Metal Slug: 2nd Mission Big BerthaTerrain CarrierRebel ReactorMacbaRebel SubmarineTani OhWiredRebel AirplaneMetal StriderRocket UFO
Mini-Bosses: Power GeneratorsRebel RocketHyakutaro
Metal Slug Advance FormorEmain MachaKaladgolgThe Keesi IIICabracan
Mini-Bosses: Allen Jr.
Metal Slug 3D ParachuetruckMosque ArtillerySpider-BotUnderground Cruise MissileMorden's BattleshipMorden's CastleAllen O'NeilLugusLieu
Metal Slug Attack Pharaoh's ArcPtolemaiosBall SlugGreat MotherMars GigantalosK-O3 Coupled Armored VehicleLand BlowfishCyclobsterSlug SquareZoni DolomaQuadro JumperDenturionD-GuFortmeranianRock MoleGiant CopterEt A OmnisVortexDigger BaseCrusty LegsArmored CrawlerQueen Big Snail7000 Class LocomotiveRiviere HyllMetal Fusioner No.223Drum SlugMars WolfSea DragonTetsujin SquadLa TorneGigantnoidDark GateKnight TankImpact CannonDive Assault Cannon Andrew
Mobile games Rocket Control RoomUnknown AlienHellfireSpiderbotCyclopsMega Laser TurretMars Battle UFOM-32 Water Carrier PlaneKouraiAlien Floating Structure
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