The Flame Shot is effective against infantry and lightly armored vehicles at close range. One shot is enough to burn a number of soldiers, and a few are enough to melt vehicles with ease.
There are two versions of the Flame Shot. The first version only appears in Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001, shooting a fireball that covered a good range but was quite weak. The second version replaces the previous one from Metal Slug 2 onward, shooting a stream of fire that covers a lesser range but causes more damage to vehicles. The Big Flame Shot shoots a larger stream of fire that covers more range, burns more enemies, and causes even more damage to vehicles.
When a character turns fat, the Big Flame Shot becomes even more powerful, firing a giant fireball.
A Flame Shot gives out 30 ammo from Metal Slug to Metal Slug 4.
|Metal Slug 6||Easy||20||30||10||N/A|
|Metal Slug 7/XX||Beginner||60||90||30||72|
|Metal Slug and Metal Slug 2|
|Metal Slug X to Metal Slug Advance|
|Metal Slug 3D to Metal Slug 7|
|Metal Slug XX|
- Due to rushed deadlines, the Flame Shot is unused in Metal Slug 5. Despite this, the game has burning animations for the most common enemies. These sprites were used in Metal Slug Defense instead.
- The Announcer from Metal Slug XX mispronounces Flame Shot as "Frame Shot".
|Standard||Handgun (Murder .50AE • Murder Model-1915 .38 Mk.1Am) • AR-10 • M-3685 • M60|
|Limited||Main Series||Heavy Machine Gun • Rocket Launcher • Flame Shot • Shotgun • Laser Gun • Iron Lizard • Super Grenade • Enemy Chaser • Drop Shot • Two Machine Guns • Zantetsu Sword • Thunder Shot|
|Other||Machine Gun • Special Shot • Grenade Gun • Missile Pod • Fire Gun • Bazooka • Sniper Rifle • Ice Gun|
|Bombs||Grenade • Fire Bomb • Stone • Earring Bomb • Smoke Bomb • Monolith • Snowball|
|Melee||Knife • Tonfa • Hatchet • Tomahawk • Punching Glove • Stun Gun • Wrench • Vulcan Punch • Argentine Backbreaker • Moon Slasher|
|Other||AA Machine Gun • Thunder Cloud • Mobile Satellite • Armor Piercer • Anti-Tank Rifle • Freeze Gun • "Gatling Gun"|