The Rocket Launcher is one of the secondary weapons in Metal Slug. It is represented by the icon R.


While not being able to provide enough penetration power to defeat heavy armor, these rockets are highly explosive and are very effective against masses of infantry. The rockets partially aim for the nearest foes then explode on contact. The Big Rocket Launcher fires bigger rockets that do more damage (seen below).

When Fat, the rockets turn into slow, homing fat bombs, similar to an Enemy Chaser, while the Big Rocket Launcher fires homing mini-rockets instead.



A Rocket Launcher normally gives out 30 ammo from Metal Slug to Metal Slug 5.

Game Difficulty Marco/Eri/Tarma/Clark Fio Ralf Leona
Metal Slug 6 Easy 20 30 10 -----
Hard 10 15 5 -----
Metal Slug 7/XX Beginner 60 90 30 72
Normal/Hard 30 45 15 36


  • The boss fight against the Tani Oh is the only time in the series where using a continue gives the player a different weapon (the Rocket Launcher) instead of a Heavy Machine Gun.
  • The announcer from Metal Slug X through Metal Slug 5 humorously pronounces the weapon as "Rock-it Lawnchair" with a bad impression of the actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Metal Slug - Rocket Launcher

Metal Slug - Rocket Launcher

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