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The Ptolemaic Slug is the Ptolemaic Army's own version of the SV-001 featured in Metal Slug 5.


Using the data disc stolen from the Regular Army, the Ptolemaic Army developed their own variations of the original Metal Slug tank. One which was solely armed with a cannon, whilst the other is armed with vulcans. They also created the heavily-armed Black Hound and the massive Metal Rear using the stolen data.


Cannon Variant


Ptolemaic Slug equipped with a cannon. The cannon design is different and much smaller than the SV-001. It has better jumping ability due to a lighter chassis.

Vulcan Variant

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Ptolemaic Slug equipped with Vulcans. The main turret has been replaced with an eye sensor for improved accuracy.

Ver. Expedition

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An improved variant of Ptolemaic Slug designed for extreme environment. This variant is a bit more durable than the regular cannon model. Appears Metal Slug Attack,

Golden Variant


Seen in Metal Slug Attack, this variant has a gold-painted chassis is the most durable. It fires high explosive incendiary shells that burn when they hit the ground. It can also jump to dodge enemy attacks.

Black Hound


A variant of the Ptolemaic Slugs which most resembles the SV-001. It is equipped with both a Vulcan and a cannon in addition to a mortar and a laser gun mounted on a mechanical arm that comes out of the turret hatch. It was being tested at the Corridor of Fire for its performance, but it malfunctioned and went rampant, eventually killing the Ptolemaic Infantries testing it.


  • Both variants are also included in Metal Slug Defense and Metal Slug Attack; the Cannon variant as a purchasable unit, the Vulcan variant as an unreachable enemy unit. On the contrary, the Vulcan variant was introduced as a playable unit first in Metal Slug Infinity.
  • No soldiers are seen exiting these Slugs when they are defeated suggesting that they could possibly be unmanned vehicles, like the Black Hound, or the pilots are killed inside.
Metal Slug 5
Heroes Marco RossiTarma RovingEri KasamotoFio Germi
NPCs POWRumi AikawaMadoka AikawaHyakutaro IchimonjiPtolemaic Army
Enemies Ptolemaic InfantryFanaticsGrenade SoldierBazooka SoldierShielded SoldierBikersSniperMortarNativesCommanderMasked SoldierWall DroneUnitsSensor MineBatMaggotJellyfishSquid
Enemy Vehicles Di-CokkaNop-03 SarubiaGirida-OM-15A BradleyJet Hammer-YangMini-Sub 88LandseekA.P.C.R-ShobuMH-6S MasknellFlying TaraEaca-BHover VehicleHover UnitPtolemaic SlugPtolemaic Saucer
Bosses Metal RearShooting RayScreamerSand MarineAvatar of Evil
Mini-Bosses: Black HoundGaia Elephant
Weapons Heavy Machine GunRocket LauncherShotgunEnemy ChaserIron LizardSuper GrenadeDrop ShotTwo Machine GunsGrenade
Slugs SV-001Slug FlyerSlug MarinerSlug GunnerSlug MobileAugensterm
Missions Heavy AfricanWindy DayIntrigueRun ThroughLast Ditch Resistance
Other TransformationsRA-TTT
Unused Flame ShotPtolemaiosStone TurtlePink ZombiesThe Jet • "Achilles" • "Tabomba"
Enemy Vehicles and Armed Structures
Rebel Army
Combat Di-CokkaBull ChanGirida-OIron IsoT-2B Melty HoneyMV-280BMini-BataM-15ALV ArmorMV-280CMetal DuckRedback • "Blaze Tank" • Recycle BoxBit TankNantes' TankVortex8082 TrainMarineskFight CabVirginia's SuitIgnited
Support Rebel VanMV-280ADararin Dara DaraM34 3-Ton TruckLandseekNop-03 SarubiaParachuetruckMorden BusMG-36Ferry BoatSubwayTurretsSpace TankWalking LocomotiveMine CartsMissiles (TM-1 Missile)
Aerial R-ShobuMH-6S MasknellFlying TaraEaca-BNaglfarArmed TiltrotorRJ Bischof
Marine Hammer-YangJet Hammer-YangU25UMini-Sub 88
Vigilance Mosque ArtilleryBalorScrap Tower
Other Armies
Division 6 Japonese Tank SoldierNull Fighter
Martians Mini-UFODai-ManjiRugnameMars WalkerMars GigantalosMars SweeperPauline's Mech
Invaders Invader UFOFlying SheltTripodPurple King
Ptolemaic Black HoundHover VehicleHover UnitA.P.C.Ptolemaic SlugUnitsPtolemaic SaucerGaia ElephantStone TurtleTowa's MechD-001 TanbalUnit SuitLucy's Frog MechaGIP-03 BergeniaAir BoardHammer DX5005Vermilion TankTatyana's MechSnordonGlidronKoshkaLa Torne
Other Mummy Generator • "Central Platform" • Iron FortressKarakuriMaya's ExcavatorFirst Baby's Perfect FormSharifa's GolemSuper Vibration CutterStray DemonIron SharkPumpkin HeadEnvironmental Objects
Unused KT-21 • "The Jet" • "Scrap Fan"