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Shoe & Karn are the bosses of Mission 4 from Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001.

Information

Shoe & Karn are a pair of super-heavy tanks created by the Rebel Army for cooperative mission. They are each armed with one main turret-mounted cannon, two sub-cannon turrets on the front, and a missile launcher on the back. Two side-mounted hatches allow soldiers to help defend the tank as well, usually with bazookas or rocket launchers.

Beyond the color palette, the only difference between the two tanks is that Shoe's missiles fire off of a ramp. In Metal Slug Defense and Metal Slug Attack, Karn and Shoe's names are swapped, so Karn is the one with the ramp.

In Metal Slug SV-001, they appear as the game's fourth boss. They are each piloted by Sergeant Sagan Gail and Corporal Logan Gail (セーガン・ゲイル & ローガン・ゲイル). Their pilot uniforms also reflect their respective tank's painted highlights. Both tanks in this game have a ramp, so it is unclear which driver and tank is which.[1]

Details

The tanks are fought at the same time, Shoe on the top floor and Karn at the bottom. They drive from side to side. If the player is in front of a tank, it will fire its main cannons. If the player is behind it, a Rebel will fire a bazooka at the player from a hatch on the side. Regardless of the player's position, they will take turns raining missiles on them. Should either one of them is destroyed, the surviving tank will start firing its missiles faster than usual. Although they can run over a human enemy, they will not be able to move if the player blocks them with the SV-001.

A brown version of Karn appears as a miniboss in Mission 5, where it comes from behind the player while they're trapped by a gate. A similarly colored Shoe appears as a mini-boss in Metal Slug X, also in Mission 5.

Shoe & Karn Colors

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Karn: First of the Twins, can be encountered in the upper path, facing the opposite direction of the player.
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Shoe: Second of the Twins, can be encountered in the lower part of the field, facing the player's direction.
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Shoe & Karn (brown): A mini-boss version in Metal Slug and Metal Slug X. Shoe and Karn appear alone in their respective game's fifth mission.
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Shoe MK II: A modified Shoe which is aptly named the "Wind God", appearing in Metal Slug Attack. It has a jungle camo-like finish.
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Karn MK II: A modified Karn which is aptly named the "Thunder God", appearing in Metal Slug Attack. It has a violet finish.
Shoe (Amadeus): A Shoe that has been produced by the Amadeus Syndicate. It has a similar finish to its MK II counterpart and is piloted by the Valerian Bear AI Viola. Appears in Metal Slug Attack.
Karn (Amadeus): A Karn that has been produced by the Amadeus Syndicate. It has a much more brighter finish compared to its MK II counterpart and is piloted by the Valerian Bear AI Bubu. Appears in Metal Slug Attack.
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Leone's Shoe: A Shoe that has been compromised by a tentacle Invader. Appears in Metal Slug Attack.

Trivia

  • Shoe & Karn are based on the German VK 4501 (P) heavy tank prototype and Tiger II heavy tank.
  • Karn also appears in Metal Slug Mobile 3, but is never seen during gameplay.
  • An early concept of Shoe & Karn's model is depicted with a two-barreled anti-aircraft cannon instead of the cruise missiles found in the game's final version.
  • Shoe & Karn's sub-turrets bear a resemblance to the British Medium Mark III medium tank, the Russian T-28 medium tank and the Japanese O-I super-heavy tank prototype.
  • Shoe & Karn's artwork depicts the tanks as blue, while in the games themselves Shoe & Karn come in three colors: brown, gray and purple.

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References

Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001
Heroes Marco RossiTarma Roving
NPCs POW (Names) • Donald MordenAllen O'NeilRebel ArmyParkerGerhardt City CiviliansSatiko SuzukiSophia GreenvilleRumi AikawaChris KeyAlexander SuvorovGunforce II Troop
Enemies Rebel InfantryFanaticsGrenade SoldierBazooka SoldierShielded SoldierBikersMortarRocket DiverCannon Diver
Enemy Vehicles Di-CokkaT-2B Melty HoneyGirida-OBull ChanIron IsoDararin Dara DaraTurretsR-ShobuFlying TaraEaca-BHammer-YangLandseek
Bosses TetsuyukiHairbuster RibertsTani OhShoe & KarnIron NokanaHi-Do
Mini-Bosses: Mini-BataAllen O'Neil
Weapons Heavy Machine GunRocket LauncherShotgunFlame ShotGrenadeAA Machine Gun
Slugs SV-001Middle-Son 1986
Other Combat School (Dialogue) • Super Devil ModeAnother StoryItemsEnvironmental ObjectsMiddle-Son 1999
Unused Content Phil GeneMichiko NakajimaKT-21SV-002Nazca LogoRegular Soldier
Pachinko Fio GermiEri KasamotoMargaret SouthwoodHyakutaro IchimonjiMadoka AikawaSosuke N KagamiharaVasser GutenschiffLeta KanikojaSagan Gail & Logan GailMars PeopleSlug Flyer
Metal Slug 2: Super Vehicle-001/II / Metal Slug X: Super Vehicle-001
Heroes Marco RossiTarma RovingEri KasamotoFio Germi
NPCs POWRumi AikawaHyakutaro IchimonjiDonald MordenAllen O'NeilAbul AbbasRebel ArmyMartians • Arabian Townspeople • Parker • Baby • Miner • Dead Explorer • Scott Amundsen Jr.Genie of Lamp • Delivery Boy* • ScientistsOrcaMargaret Southwood
Enemies Rebel InfantryFanaticsGrenade SoldierBazooka SoldierShielded SoldierBikersRebel RiflemanMortarRocket Diver† • Arabian InfantryBatMummies (Mummy Generator) • Dog Mummy† • Chariot† • Mutated SoldiersMars PeopleMini-UFO
Enemy Vehicles Di-CokkaM-15A BradleyT-2B Melty HoneyMV-280BNop-03 SarubiaGirida-OIron IsoBull Chan† | 3-ton Utility TruckLandseekR-ShobuRebel RocketMH-6S MasknellFlying TaraEaca-BJet Hammer-YangMG-36Ferry Boat* • Double-Decker BusSubwaySpace Tank
Bosses The Keesi* / Iron Nokana MK II† • Aeshi NeroDragon NosukeBig ShieeHozmiRugname
Mini-Bosses: Mosque ArtilleryThe KeesiShoe & KarnAllen O'NeilDai-Manji
Weapons Heavy Machine GunRocket LauncherShotgunFlame ShotEnemy Chaser† • Iron Lizard† • Super Grenade† • Drop Shot† • GrenadeFire BombStone
Slugs SV-001 (SV-001 Type-R†) • SlugnoidSlug FlyerSV-Camel
Missions Drifting in DesertMonument of DepressionMadrigal of WindReturn to Hong-KongKiss in the DarkI Wish to Believe in Love
Other Combat School (Dialogue) • Super Devil ModeAnother Mission† • TransformationsEnvironmental ObjectsCivilian Vehicles • "Angry Man"†
* Exclusive to Metal Slug 2. † Exclusive to Metal Slug X.
Bosses
Metal Slug TetsuyukiHairbuster RibertsTani OhShoe & KarnIron NokanaHi-Do
Mini-Bosses: Mini-BataAllen O'Neil
Metal Slug 2/X The Keesi II / Iron Nokana MK II (X) • Aeshi NeroDragon NosukeBig ShieeHozmiRugname
Mini-Bosses: Mosque ArtilleryThe Keesi II (X) • Karn (X) • Allen O'NeilDai-Manji
Metal Slug 3 Huge HermitMonoeye UFOJupiter KingSol Dae RokkerRootmars
Mini-Bosses: Twin Ohumein-CongaMonoeyesHairbuster RibertsHi-DoRugnameFake RootmarsClone Incubator
Metal Slug 4 Brave GuerrierToschka DalanueThe IronBig JohnSea SatanAmadeus Mother Computer
Mini-Bosses: Mecha Allen O'Neil
Metal Slug 5 Metal RearShooting RayScreamerSand MarineAvatar of Evil
Mini-Bosses: Black HoundStone Turtle (unused) • Gaia ElephantPtolemaios (unused)
Metal Slug 6 Bull DrillIron SentinelBrain RobotElder CentipedeInvader King
Mini-Bosses: Invader ControllerKing's Cocoon
Metal Slug 7/XX Iron Death WormCrablopsDestroyed CrablopsFall ClimberThe UnionRebel GigantKraken
Mini-Bosses: Scrap TowerBig Gate
Metal Slug: 1st Mission Rebel VTOLRebel TrainMacbaRebel ZeppelinElectromagnetic CraneWeapons Port BossMetal Strider
Mini-Bosses: Facility ElevatorMacbaRebel Truck
Metal Slug: 2nd Mission Big BerthaTerrain CarrierRebel ReactorMacbaRebel SubmarineTani OhWiredRebel AirplaneMetal StriderRocket UFO
Mini-Bosses: Power GeneratorsRebel RocketHyakutaro
Metal Slug Advance FormorEmain MachaKaladgolgThe Keesi IIICabracan
Mini-Bosses: Allen Jr.
Metal Slug 3D ParachuetruckMosque ArtillerySpider-BotUnderground Cruise MissileMorden's BattleshipMorden's CastleAllen O'NeilLugusLieu
Metal Slug Attack Pharaoh's ArcPtolemaiosBall SlugGreat MotherMars GigantalosK-O3 Coupled Armored VehicleLand BlowfishCyclobsterSlug SquareZoni DolomaQuadro JumperDenturionD-GuFortmeranianRock MoleGiant CopterEt A OmnisVortexDigger BaseCrusty LegsArmored CrawlerQueen Big Snail7000 Class LocomotiveRiviere HyllMetal Fusioner No.223Drum SlugMars WolfSea DragonTetsujin SquadLa TorneGigantnoidDark GateKnight TankImpact CannonDive Assault Cannon Andrew
Mobile games Rocket Control RoomUnknown AlienHellfireSpiderbotCyclopsMega Laser TurretMars Battle UFOM-32 Water Carrier PlaneKouraiAlien Floating Structure
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