Rebel Infantry: Present throughout the entire series, excluding Metal Slug 5. General Morden's loyal troops are equipped with rifles, pistols, knives, machetes, grenades, bazookas, mines, drop shots, rockets and fire crackers. In graphical terms, they have more sprites and variations than other enemies. We can encounter with them in many aspects: from the future, in space, on water, or can even be prisoners.
Those are some soldiers of the Rebel Army. Here they demonstrate a few of their attacks:
Some soldiers that have been captured or otherwise incapacitated:
Allen O'Neil: Known as "The Immortal" of the Rebel Army. He's the most powerful of all soldiers in battle. He usually attack you from the ground, but also can attack you from the air. Equipped with a M60 Heavy Machine Gun, grenades and a knife, he can be a real nightmare.
There are also some other characters based on O'Neil:
Sword-Wielders: This type of enemy covers many units with different traits and many sources, but they all have 2 things in common: They use swords as their main weapon, and have their unique attacks for each group. These are the Arabians, the Pirates, and the Hunters.
Mummies: From Ancient Egypt come the walking corpses known as mummies. Like the zombies, they were disturbed during excavations by the Rebel Army and now rise. In Metal Slug 4, the Rebel Army controls the curse and uses it to turn the amusement park staff into mummies. They are basic slow-moving mummies, present in Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3 and Metal Slug 4 (When you take the underground path). Come in a few varieties:
Regular: Most common and less dangerous. Their only attack is a poisonous breath move that transforms you into a mummy. If you are already "cursed" and they breathe on you again, you'll die. Of the 3 types, those are the easiest because their attacks are short and they walk slowly, making them easy enough to avoid.
Drop shot: Distinguished from the previous type by its colour (this mummy seems to be off-white, while the previous kind is beige), they rarely move, and their only attack is to drop a cursed orb that turns you into a mummy. Be careful when they appear in groups.
Scarab-spewing: The most difficult mummy to fight. It is in a greenish colour and like the previous one, usually doesn't walk. The danger is in its attacks: The scarab they spits up will follow you continually until you destroy it, and will cause instant death upon contact. Even if you destroy the mummy, the locust will still follow you.
Dog: A variation of the basic mummy design. Dog-mummies are similar to beige mummies, except that they move faster and jump as well. Their attack consists in a "cursed" bark with the same effect as the beige mummy's breath.
Bats aren't technically mummies, but they can also transform you into a mummy. They appear in Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, and Metal Slug 3. Bats carry around a tar containing a cursed liquid that they will dump on you to turn you into a mummy. The bats from Metal Slug 3 will kill you upon contact. There is also another more peaceful type of bat present in Metal Slug 2, X, 3, 5, 6 and 7/XX that rarely attacks and doesn't carry any jar. Some of them are golden coloured and give points to the player if picked up.
One of the people of the haunted house that comes out in Metal Slug 4. It is just a human which will only pretend to attack you. If you attack him, the human will stop acting like a mummy and shiver in fear. But when the real mummies attacks him, he will also become hostile and attack you. Only appears in Metal Slug 4.
Mutated Soldiers: An experiment created by Rebel Army, possibly on war prisoners. They are mutated creatures that can crawl quickly on the floor and walls. They attack by exploding when near the player. They appear in Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X. Very similar to the Hopper Mechas.
Martians: Also known like "Mars People", are cephalopod-likes alien invaders who ally with the Rebel Army (they provide some of their technology for the creation of a small number of Rebel machines and weapons). They appear in Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 6 and Metal Slug XX. There are 3 different kinds based on color and weapons:
Gray: The normal infantry of martians.
Brown: One level up. They are more dangerous than grey martians, also more damage resistant.
White: The highest rank martians. Their advanced attacks in addition with their high damage resistance makes them very dangerous. However, they are seen only a few times, and not in large groups.
They are also present in mini-UFO's that fire single laser shots. The black UFO is more powerful and resistant than grey UFO. Only grey martians and brown martians drive it.
Another type of UFO that doesn't need a driver to fly and attack. They are very fast in their moves and attacks, but they usually fly away after the attack. These UFO's are seen only in Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 6 and Metal Slug XX.
Note: You can see mini-UFOs in some levels of Metal Slug 1, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug X, and Metal Slug 6. Just watch the sky. Also one of them appears as a cameo during the final credits of Metal Slug 7/XX.
Ohumein-Conga: They are similar to the previous one except that those are larger, more powerful and more damage resistant. They attack with toxic bubbles and pincer melee attacks.
Flying killers: These fishes are also an experiment of Dr. Moreau. Their attack consist in jumping out of the water or from a toxic barrel and bite the player. The barrel must be destroyed in order to stop them.
Normal Zombies: Civilians that have been converted into zombies.
Tar Man: Zombies that are more powerful and damage resistant.
Rebel Zombies: Rebel Soldiers that have been converted into zombies. They attack by leaping at the player.
Sasquatch: Icemen that attack by encasing the player in snow and clubbing them with a bone.
Camera: Scans the room and shoots the player with a machine gun.
Patrol Robot: Moves around and attacks the player by shooting a laser with his eye-like front, which is also the only vulnerable area of his body (shooting other parts simply makes bullets bounce away). It needs to charge up before shooting, warning the player of the incoming attack with the flashing red light above it. This one also appears in Metal Slug 3 and Metal Slug 7/XX.
Man Eater: Another experiment of Rebel Army. Moving predatory plant that eats the player. They will sometimes turn into a taller plant that will spit out a seed. The seed will either kill the player on contact or hit the ground and grow into another Man Eater.
Division 6: These soldiers of the Japanese Army will attack the player with swords, bombs, men-powered tanks and planes with a pulley system. The red-dressed variant will Kamikaze upon defeat as a last try to kill the player. Appears in Metal Slug 3 and Advance.
Mars Mecha: Walking Martian drone that attacks by dropping large bouncing bubble-like charges similar to the Drop Shot's bullets. When destroyed, the body of the robot crashes down, crushing anything beneath it. Appears in Metal Slug 3.
Morden Robots: An android impersonating Morden. Attacks the player with a bazooka, then after taking enough damage his head pops out and his body electrocutes himself, trying to kill the player. Appears in Metal Slug 4.
Natives: Jungle tribesmen allied with the Ptolemaic Army. They attack by throwing spears, lit torches and a tomahawk. They can use those tomahawks to protect themselves. Appear in Metal Slug 5 and Advance.
Venusians: Another alien race that invades Earth. Some explode and release several maggots, while others are gifted with wings and spit fire and others perform rolling attacks that deflect bullet. Appear in Metal Slug 6.
Venusian Squad: The most common breed of Venusians, these toad-like alien creatures have features of insectoids such as a rock-hard exoskeleton, that protects them from damage. The red variant is more powerful.
|Human||Rebel Infantry | Arabian Infantry | Japanese Infantry | Pirates | Scientists | Ptolemaic Infantry | Natives | Hunters | Future Rebels|
|Undead||Mummies (Mummy Generator) | Dog Mummy | Mutated Soldiers | Zombies | Tar Man | Clones|
|Mutant||Bat | Chowmein-Conga | Ohumein-Conga | Enormous Moray | Jellyfish | Flying Killer | Man Eater | Huge Locust | Sasquatch | Maggot | Big Snail | Giant Caterpillar | Squid | Huge Ivy|
|Alien||Monoeye | Ring Laser Mecha | Hopper Mecha | Mars Mecha | Mars People | Big Eye | UFO | Mini-UFO | Invader Squad | Winged Invader | Flying Parasite | Hunter Walker | Giant Hunter Walker | Scavenger | Crab-Tank | Vanguard | Smasher | Invader UFO | Flying Shelt | Flying Core|