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The Brave Guerrier (alternatively spelt Buria Gariae) is the boss of Mission 1 in 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 and its pilots killed from the previous battle. It attacks by launching rockets at the player. While no explanation was given in the game itself, Metal Slug Attack revealed that the blimp is under the control of an artificial intelligence.

Boss Synopsis

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

  1. The dorsal part of the blimp releases bouncing 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 RossiFio GermiTrevor SpaceyNadia Cassel
NPCs Tarma RovingEri KasamotoPOW (Names) • Rumi AikawaMadoka AikawaHyakutaro IchimonjiPresidentDonald MordenAllen O'NeilDoctorRebel ArmyAmadeus SyndicateShop LadyLumberjackBearHaunted House Employees and AttendeesMinersSailors
Enemies Rebel InfantryAmadeus InfantryFanaticsGrenade SoldierBazooka SoldierShielded SoldierBikersRebel RiflemanMortarGatling SoldierHazmat SoldierPiratesScientistsSasquatchMummiesDog MummyChariotZombiesTar ManSupervisory CameraPatrol RobotMorden RobotAmadeus Robot
Enemy Vehicles Di-CokkaM-15A BradleyT-2B Melty HoneyMV-280BNop-03 SarubiaGirida-OTurretsParachuetruck3-ton Utility TruckR-ShobuMH-6S MasknellFlying TaraEaca-BHammer-YangLandseek
Bosses Brave GuerrierToschka DalanueThe IronBig JohnSea SatanAmadeus Mother Computer
Mini-Bosses: Mecha Allen
Weapons Heavy Machine GunRocket LauncherShotgunFlame ShotEnemy ChaserIron LizardSuper GrenadeDrop ShotTwo Machine GunsGrenadeFire BombStoneThunder Cloud
Slugs SV-001SlugnoidBradleyMetal ClawWalking MachineForkliftMotorcycleLandseekRegular Army Helicopter
Missions Let's Run Through!Show SpiritSnowy RoadCadaverousGo Ahead!Secret Place
Other Metallish SystemTransformationsItemsEnvironmental ObjectsRA-TTTHoist
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