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The Brave Guerrier (alternatively spelt Buria Gariae) is the first boss of Metal Slug 4.


The Brave Guerrier is a support blimp created by the Rebel Army and Amadeus Syndicate. It is used for carrying troops to the field and to give support fire from any range.

In Mission 5, the Brave Guerrier can be seen assisting the Sea Satan submarine despite being heavily damaged from the previous battle. It attacks by launching rockets at the player.

Boss Synopsis

The battle against the Brave Guerrier is divided into three phases.

  1. The dorsal part of the blimp releases mines while the soldiers use the turrets to attack the player. The spiky mines bounce toward the player. The mines and turrets can be destroyed. Destroying these mounted turrets will cause the soldiers inside of it to burn to death.
  2. The second part is the rear half of gondola, which periodically shoots a homing missile while Rebel fanatics jump out of the gondola, and Riflemen emerge from left or right sides of the screen. The missiles are practically easy to dodge due to its slow movement.
  3. The last part is the frontal half of gondola, which launches small homing missiles while shooting the player with a Gatling gun.

In Mission 1, POWs periodically appear providing the player with either a Heavy Machine Gun or a food item when rescued.

In Other Games

Metal Slug Attack

It appears in Metal Slug Attack in the Extra Ops "Snatch Wars Season 4", renamed the "Brave Guerrier" and deployed by the Doctor as his special attack. The attack pattern of the Brave Guerrier remains the same as in the original game, though it cannot be destroyed and also deploys a small group of Amadeus Bazooka soldiers.

Originally, the Doctor was able to deploy as many blimps as he pleases leading to massive attack damage. A subsequent update nerfs this to only deploying again once the Brave Guerrier leaves the battlefield.


Brave Guerrier: The original Amadeus blimp.

Brave Guerrier Type:G: The blimp with only its windows and ammunition painted gold due to budget restraints. Its attacks are stronger and modified for maximum destruction in addition to deploying golden Amadeus Bazooka soldiers. The Doctor calls it forwards when needed. Appears in Metal Slug Attack.


  • Concept art of Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001 shows an unused enemy blimp attacking the SV-001. While large-scale blimps in similar situations appear in Metal Slug: 1st Mission and Metal Slug: 2nd Mission, the fight against the Brave Guerrier is fought on foot.
  • The back part of the Brave Guerrier is included in the game data but never shown in the game; the blimp retreats in reverse when defeated.
  • The Brave Guerrier resembles the famous "Hindenburg" Zeppelin airship.
  • The balloon and style of the ship also bear a certain resemblance the ZRS Type Airship, with its tail fins being similar to those of the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin.
  • Like all Metal Slug 4 bosses, the Brave Guerrier was made using old sprites from previous Metal Slug games:


Metal Slug 4
Heroes Marco Rossi | Fio Germi | Trevor Spacey | Nadia Cassel
NPCs Tarma Roving | Eri Kasamoto | POW (Names) | Rumi Aikawa | Madoka Aikawa | Hyakutaro Ichimonji | President | Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Doctor | Rebel Army | Amadeus Syndicate | Shop Lady | Lumberjack | Bear | Haunted House Employees | Haunted House Attendees | Miners | Sailors
Enemies Rebel Infantry | Amadeus Infantry | Fanatics | Grenade Soldier | Bazooka Soldier | Shielded Soldier | Bikers | Rebel Rifleman | Mortar | Gatling Soldier | Hazmat Soldier | Pirates | Scientists | Sasquatch | Mummies | Dog Mummy | Chariot | Zombies | Tar Man | Supervisory Camera | Patrol Robot | Morden Robot | Amadeus Robot
Enemy Vehicles Di-Cokka | M-15A Bradley | T-2B Melty Honey | MV-280B | Nop-03 Sarubia | Girida-O | Turrets | Parachuetruck | 3-ton Utility Truck | R-Shobu | MH-6S Masknell | Flying Tara | Eaca-B | Hammer-Yang | Landseek
Bosses Brave Guerrier | Toschka Dalanue | The Iron | Big John | Sea Satan | Amadeus Mother Computer

Mecha Allen

Weapons Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Shotgun | Flame Shot | Enemy Chaser | Iron Lizard | Super Grenade | Drop Shot | Two Machine Guns | Grenade | Fire Bomb | Stone | Thunder Cloud
Slugs SV-001 | Slugnoid | Bradley | Metal Claw | Walking Machine | Forklift | Motorcycle | Landseek | Regular Army Helicopter
Missions "Let's Run Through!" | "Show Spirit" | "Snowy Road" | "Cadaverous" | "Go Ahead!" | "Secret Place"
Other Metallish System | Transformations | Items | Environmental Objects | RA-TTT | Hoist
Metal Slug Tetsuyuki | Hairbuster Riberts | Tani Oh | Shoe & Karn | Iron Nokana | Hi-Do

Mini-Bata | Allen O'Neil

Metal Slug 2/X The Keesi II / Iron Nokana MK II (X) | Aeshi Nero | Dragon Nosuke | Big Shiee | Hozmi | Rugname

Mosque Artillery | The Keesi II (X) | Karn (X) | Allen O'Neil | Dai-Manji

Metal Slug 3 Huge Hermit | Monoeye UFO | Jupiter King | Sol Dae Rokker | Rootmars

Twin Ohumein-Conga | Monoeyes | Hairbuster Riberts | Hi-Do | Rugname | Fake Rootmars | Clone Incubator

Metal Slug 4 Brave Guerrier | Toschka Dalanue | The Iron | Big John | Sea Satan | Amadeus Mother Computer

Mecha Allen O'Neil

Metal Slug 5 Metal Rear | Shooting Ray | Screamer | Sand Marine | Avatar of Evil

Black Hound | Stone Turtle (unused) | Gaia Elephant | Ptolemaios (unused)

Metal Slug 6 Bull Drill | Iron Sentinel | Brain Robot | Elder Centipede | Invader King

Invader Controller

Metal Slug 7/XX Worm Mecha | Crablops | Destroyed Crablops | Fall Mecha | The Union | Rebel Gigant | Kraken

Scrap Tower | Big Gate

Metal Slug: 1st Mission Rebel VTOL | Rebel Train | Macba | Rebel Zeppelin | Electromagnetic Crane | Weapons Port Boss | Hilde Garn

Facility Elevator | Macba | Rebel Truck

Metal Slug: 2nd Mission Big Bertha | Terrain Carrier | Rebel Reactor | Macba | Rebel Submarine | Tani Oh | Wired | Rebel Airplane | Hilde Garn's Slug | Rocket UFO

Power Generators | Rebel Rocket | Hyakutaro

Metal Slug Advance Formor | Emain Macha | Kaladgolg | The Keesi III | Cabracan

Allen Jr.

Metal Slug 3D Parachuetruck | Mosque Artillery | Spider-Bot | Underground Cruise Missile | Morden's Battleship | Morden's Castle | Allen O'Neil | Lugus | Lieu
Metal Slug Attack Pharaoh's Arc | Ptolemaios | Ball Slug | Great Mother | Mars Gigantalos | K-O3 Coupled Armored Vehicle | Land Blowfish | Cyclobster | Slug Square | Zoni Doloma | Quadro Jumper | Denturion | D-Gu | Fortmeranian | Rock Mole | Giant Copter | Et A Omnis | Vortex | Digger Base | Crusty Legs | Armored Crawler | Queen Big Snail | 7000 Class Locomotive | Riviere Hyll | Metal Fusioner No.223
Mobile games Rocket Control Room | Unknown Alien | Hellfire | Spiderbot | Cyclops | Mega Laser Turret | Mars Battle UFO | M-32 Water Carrier Plane | Kourai | Alien Floating Structure