The Heroes swiftly eject from the Slug Flyer after its destruction. In free fall, they must parachute after ten seconds. Deploy too early and a barrage of insta-kill missiles start bombarding the Heroes. Deploy too late and the parachute will not have enough time to fully work, and the Heroes will fatally crash face-first onto the ground.
For added challenge, the on-screen timer disappears after a few seconds (except in Kids difficulty). The time it takes to vanish depends on the difficulty (Very Hard goes away earlier than Easy).
Rank Medals are found in this sub-level. Clearing the Parachute Drop leads the Heroes to a different route.
|0||Emergency Mobilization||Rebel VTOL|
|1||Hurry On||Discovery of the Front Base (7)|
|10||Night Flight||Night Flight (13)|
|Metal Slug: 1st Mission|
|NPCs||POW | PHANTOM Squad | Hilde Garn|
|Bosses||Rebel VTOL | Rebel Train | Macba | Rebel Zeppelin | Electromagnetic Crane | Rebel Carrier | Facility Elevator | Rebel Truck | Metal Strider|
|Items||Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Shotgun | Special Shot | Rank Medal | Coin | Ammo Crate | Bomb Crate | Gas Can | Food|
|Slugs||SV-000 | Slug Flyer|
|Missions||0. Emergency Mobilization | 1. Hurry On | 2. Slicing Through the Jungle | 3. Battle in the City | 4. Underground Battle Pass | 5. Pursuit of the Transport Train | 6. Penetration of the Front Base | 7. Discovery of the Front Base | 8. Forced Escape | 9. Discovery of a Secret Passage | 10. Night Flight | 11. Fortress | 12. Weapons Dump | 13. Invasion in the Sea of Trees | 14. Weapons Port | 15. Breakthrough: With Prejudice | 16. Fierce Battle|
|Other||Prison Camp | Parachute Drop | Super Devil Mode|