Bura Gariae

The Brave Guerrier is the boss of the first stage of Metal Slug 4.


This blimp, constructed by the Rebel Army and Amadeus Syndicate, is used for carrying troops to the field and to give support fire from any range.


The battle against Brave Guerrier is divided in 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, attempting to crash into the player. These mines can be destroyed. Each turret can be destroyed. Destroying the 2 mounted turret causes 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, although watch out and pay attention against the rebel soldiers summoned by the blimp.
  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 either Heavy Machine Gun or a food item when rescued. In Mission 5, the Brave Guerrier can be seen assisting the Sea Satan submarine despite its destroyed state. It attacks by launching rockets at the player.

In Other Games

Metal Slug Attack

It appears in Metal Slug Attack in the Extra Ops "Snatch Wars Season 4", with a new name: Brave Guerrier and deployed by the Doctor  as his Special Attack. The attacks are the same as its original appearance and includes deployment of Amadeus Bazooka Soldiers. Unlike in Metal Slug 4, the Brave Guerrier cannot be destroyed by either the player or enemy units.

Originally, the Brave Guerrier can be summoned at any time the Doctor can ready his special, leading to multiple blimps appearing at once and causing hefty damage. A later update nerfed the Doctor so that he can only deploy the blimp again once it leaves the battle arena.


  • After clearing Metal Slug X, the credits will roll, showing the concept art for the previous Metal Slug games. One shows an early version of this blimp, which went unused.
  • The back part of the blimp is included in the game data but never shown in the game
  • 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 tailfins being similar to those of the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin.
  • Like all Metal Slug 4 bosses, it was made using old sprites from previous Metal Slug games:



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) | Allen O'Neil | Dai-Manji

Metal Slug 3 Huge Hermit | The Ten Commandments of Moses | Jupiter King | Sol Dae Rokker | Rootmars

Twin Ohumein-Conga | Monoeyes | Hairbuster Riberts | Hi-Do | Rugname

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 | Wall Crawler | Sand Marine | Evil Spirit Incarnate

Black Hound | Stone Turtle (unused) | Mammoth Tower | Ptolemaios (unused)

Metal Slug 6 Bull Drill | Iron Sentinel | Brain Robot | Sea Worm | Invader Queen

Invader Controller

Metal Slug 7/XX Worm Mecha | Crablops | Destroyed Crablops | Fall Mecha | The Union | Rebel Gigant | Kraken
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 | Gunslinger | Rebel Submarine | Rebel Airplane | Hilde Garn's Slug | Rocket UFO

Rebel Rocket | Hyakutaro

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

Allen Jr.

Metal Slug 3D M-3 Rocket Van | Mosque Artillery | Spider-Bot | Rebel Underground Drill | Morden Battleship | Morden Castle | Allen O'Neil | Lugus | Lieu Monster
Metal Slug Attack Pharaoh's Arc | Ball Slug | Great Mother | K-O3 Coupled Armored Vehicle | Land Blowfish | Cyclobster | Slug Square
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