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The Office is a mode present in Metal Slug: 2nd Mission. Margaret greets the player upon entering; her dialogue depends on the system's clock.

Set Up

The game's options menu. The settings are as follows:

  • Level: Sets the player's maximum health.
  • Key Type: Swaps the controls for jumping and shooting.
  • Retry: Number of continues when starting a new game.
  • Voice: Toggles the announcer's voice on or off.

Time Attack

The player is tasked on finishing eight unique missions quickly. Any character can be selected, and they are given infinite weapon ammo and grenades. Both the characters and the SV-000 have one hit point.

The first time attack is unlocked by clearing the first mission; the rest are unlocked by reaching the respective rank milestone [1]. Default rankings for each mission are found in parentheses below. The ranking chart increases by one second per rank from the previous place (up to 9th place). 

Rescue List

Lists every P.O.W. rescued by order of mission number, with the exception of Rumi and Hyakutaro who are at #99 and #100 respectively. The player can select a prisoner for hints, however a prisoner will only speak if the player is at their rank or higher. Otherwise, they'll bluntly ignore the player.

LV. Title Abrv. POWs
0 Recruit RRT 0
1 Private PVT 3
2 Private 1st Class PFC 6
3 Corporal CPL 10
4 Sergeant SGT 14
5 Staff Sergeant SSG 18
6 Sergeant 1st Class PSG 22
7 Master Sergeant  MSG 26
8 Sergeant Major SGM 30
9 Warrant Officer W01 35
10 Chief Warrant Officer CWO 40
11 2nd Lieutenant 2LT 45
12 1st Lieutenant LT 50
13 Captain CPT 55
14 Major MAJ 60
15 Lieutenant Colonel LCL 65
16 Colonel COL 70
17 Brigadier Colonel BG 75
18 Major General MG 80
19 Lieutenant General LD 85
20 General GEN 90
21 General of the Army GA 95
22 Super Devil SD 100

Exit

Exits to the main menu, but not before showing a mission checklist. Missions that are complete are crossed off. Incomplete missions, such as the Slug Flyer and Slug Sub missions where the vehicle is destroyed, are not counted.

Data Reset

Resets the game's data. When selected, Margaret asks for confirmation with the cursor hovering at "No". There is no dialogue or screen transition for choosing "Yes"; everything gets deleted unceremoniously.

Gallery

Trivia

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  • The first Time Attack mission is based on the first section of Mission 0 (Emergency Mobilization) from Metal Slug: 1st Mission.
  • When pausing in Time Attack, "Cancel" is misspelled as "Cansel".
    • Similarly, "New Record!" is misspelled as "New Recode!"

References

  1. Neo Geo Freak: Issue 5/2000, pg. 60-61. [1]
Metal Slug: 2nd Mission
Heroes GimletRed EyeTequila
NPCs Margaret SouthwoodPOWRumi AikawaHyakutaro IchimonjiPHANTOM SquadMars PeopleKanan
Bosses Big BerthaTerrain CarrierRebel ReactorMacbaRebel SubmarineTani OhLt. Wired Power GeneratorsRebel AirplaneMetal StriderRebel RocketRocket UFO
Items Heavy Machine GunRocket Launcher* • Shotgun* • Grenade Gun* • Flame Gun† • Bazooka† • Missile Pod† • PineappleAmmo CrateBomb CrateGas CanFoodFat Mode
Slugs SV-000 Proto 2Slug FlyerSlug SubAA Machine Gun
Missions 1. The Front Line • 2. Invasion* • 3. Dire Straits† • 4. Dangerous Descent* • 5. Battlefield Bridge† • 6. Turbulent Transmissions • 7. Fatal Express • 8. War-Torn City* • 9. Shot Down • 10. Terrain Carrier† • 11. Camouflage* • 12. Save All Hostages!† • 13. Hostage Rescue* • 14. Reckless Reactor* • 15. Into the Fray† • 16. Intelligence* • 17. Contact† • 18. Pursuit* • 19. Betrayal† • 20. The Enemy Below† • 21. Deadly Assault* • 22. One Fell Stroke† • 23. The Tundra King* • 24. The Ice Queen† • 25. Free Fall • 26. Decoy Strategy* • 27. The Desert* • 28. Unearthly Silence* • 29. Close Combat† • 30. Crossed Paths • 31. The Fortress • 32. Ocean Depths • 33. Breakthrough • 34. The Stronghold • 35. Menace Out of the Skies • 36. The Jet Stream • 37. Lone Assault • 38. Termination
Other OfficeEmergency BoatDrop Pack Hero Mode
* Gimlet Exclusive.Red Eye Exclusive.
Combat School
Type A. Metal Slug 1/2/X B. Metal Slug 6 C. Metal Slug 7/XXD. Metal Slug Attack
Drill Instructors Sophia Greenville Margaret Southwood Riviera von Wittenberg Maryell von Wittenberg Cynthia Hartnett
Dialogue Sophia and Margaret • Mary & Lilly • Cynthia
Misc. Super Devil ModeOffice Mission Mode
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