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Metal Slug Anthology is a video game compilation for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Wii.

The Wii version boasts different controller configurations, most taking advantage of the Wii Remote. Controversially, the Classic Controller is not supported. The Japanese version, Metal Slug Complete, does support the Classic Controller.

The game also marks the return of SNK Playmore as a third-party developer for a Nintendo console since the NES era. It was released as a launch title for Wii.[1]

For the PS2 version, the graphics are exactly the same as the original versions released (e.g. arcade, Neo Geo, and the more recent titles published on PS2 and Xbox). The PSP version has a wireless ad hoc mode so that two people can play together and work as a team.

The release date in Australia was November 16, 2006.

Included titles

Galleries and the Token System


By completing a game (either with Limited or Unlimited Continues), one is able to earn tokens depending on the difficulty chosen (seen below). These tokens can be used to unlock art galleries, music, wallpapers, and an interview with the developers in the Gallery Menu. In the PSP version, the wallpapers are downloadable as backgrounds for the PSP/PS Vita's main menu.

There are some galleries that are unlocked by other means:

  • Tonko Art Gallery: Clear all games on Easy with Limited Continues
  • Desktops 1: Clear all games on Normal with Limited Continues
  • Desktops 2 and Special Music: Clear all games on Hard with Limited Continues


Galleries are unlocked by completing each game. The other galleries go as follows:

  • Tonko Art Gallery: Clear all games on Limited Continues
  • Desktops 1: Clear all games on Normal with Limited Continues
  • Desktops 2 and Special Music: Clear all games on Hard with Limited Continues

For all versions, Metal Slug 6 must be cleared in the game's Hard Mode (i.e. defeat the Invader King) in order to count for unlocks.



Move PSP/PS2
Attack/Shoot Square
Jump X
Switch Weapon Triangle
Grenade Circle
Alternative Attack* R
Autofire Off

* In Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5, and Metal Slug 6, this serves as the button for a Metal Slug Attack.


Easy Normal Hard
Limited Continues* 30 20 10
Tokens Earned 3 4 5

* Limited Continues are set at 15 in Metal Slug 6 regardless of difficulty.

Notable Errors

  • In the PSP version of the game, some soundtracks are omitted/or may have been bugged. For example, in Metal Slug 2's Mission 5, Kiss in the Dark soundtrack doesn't play.
  • The Wii version lacks the flashes when shooting at enemies.


  1. Lichtenstein, Sascha (May 13, 2006), E3 2000: Interview with SNK Playmore USA President Ben Herman,

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Metal Slug Series
Main Series Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001 | Metal Slug 2/(X) | Metal Slug 3 | Metal Slug 4 | Metal Slug 5 | Metal Slug 6 | Metal Slug 7/(XX)
Spin-Offs Metal Slug: 1st Mission | Metal Slug: 2nd Mission | Metal Slug Advance | Metal Slug 3D | Metal Slug Tactics
Tower Defense Metal Slug Defense | Metal Slug Attack | Metal Slug Infinity
Mobile Metal Slug Mobile | Metal Slug Mobile Impact | Metal Slug: Allen's Battle Chronicles (Mobile 3) | Metal Slug Mobile 4 (UMS: Login) | Metal Slug Soldiers (UMS: Tank Conspiracy) | Metal Slug Fighters (UMS: Fierce Battle) | Metal Slug Warriors (UMS: Triumph) | Metal Slug STG | Metal Slug Mars Panic! | Metal Slug Tactics | Metal Slug M1 | Metal Slug M2 | Metal Slug 2013 | Metal Slug Team Mission | Metal Slug: Awakening | Metal Slug: Commander
Pachinkos Metal Slug Type-A | Metal Slug SV-001 | Metal Slug 3 (Pachinko)
Compilations Metal Slug 4&5 | Metal Slug Anthology | Metal Slug Complete PC | Arcade Archives | Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection
Cancelled / Discontinued Metal Slug (GBA) | Metal Slug Zero Online | Metal Slug Touch | Metal Slug Revolution | Metal Slug Wars | Metal Slug XX Online
Prototypes Metal Slug Advance
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