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Shoe & Karn make up the fourth boss in 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.

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. 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.

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; Sagan drives Shoe with yellow highlights, and Logan drives Karn with red highlights.[1]

Shoe & Karn Colors

KarnIdle.gif Karn: First of the Twins, can be encountered in the upper path, facing the opposite direction of the player.
ShoeIdle.gif Shoe: Second of the Twins, can be encountered in the lower part of the field, facing the player's direction.
BrownS&K.gifBrownK Drive.gif Shoe & Karn (brown): A miniboss version in Metal Slug and Metal Slug X. Shoe and Karn appear alone in their respective game's fifth mission.
Wind God MSA Idle.gif 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.
Thunder God MSA Idle.gif 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.

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.
  • Beyond the color palette, the only difference between the two tanks is that Shoe's missiles fire off of a ramp.
  • 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 miniturrets are 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.
  • In Metal Slug Defense and Metal Slug Attack, Karn is mistankely using the ramp instead of the silo in which Shoe is now using it.

Gallery

References

Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001
Heroes Marco Rossi | Tarma Roving
NPCs POW (Names) | Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Rebel Army | Parker | Gerhardt City Civilians | Satiko Suzuki | Sophia Greenville | Rumi Aikawa | Chris Key | Alexander Suvorov | Gunforce II Troop
Enemies Rebel Infantry | Fanatics | Grenade Soldier | Bazooka Soldier | Shielded Soldier | Bikers | Mortar | Rocket Diver | Cannon Diver
Enemy Vehicles Di-Cokka | T-2B Melty Honey | Girida-O | Bull Chan | Iron Iso | Dararin Dara Dara | Turrets | R-Shobu | Flying Tara | Eaca-B | Hammer-Yang | Landseek
Bosses Tetsuyuki | Hairbuster Riberts | Tani Oh | Shoe & Karn | Iron Nokana | Hi-Do

Mini-Bata | Allen O'Neil

Weapons Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Shotgun | Flame Shot | Grenade | AA Machine Gun
Slugs SV-001 | Middle-Son 1986
Other Combat School (Dialogue) | Super Devil Mode | Another Story | Items | Environmental Objects | Middle-Son 1999
Unused Content Phil Gene | Michiko Nakajima | KT-21 | SV-002 | Nazca Logo | Regular Soldier
Pachinko Fio Germi | Eri Kasamoto | Margaret Southwood | Hyakutaro Ichimonji | Madoka Aikawa | Sosuke N Kagamihara | Vasser Gutenschiff | Leta Kanikoja | Sagan Gail & Logan Gail | Mars People | Slug Flyer
Metal Slug 2: Super Vehicle-001/II/Metal Slug X: Super Vehicle-001
Heroes Marco Rossi | Tarma Roving | Eri Kasamoto | Fio Germi
NPCs POW | Rumi Aikawa | Hyakutaro Ichimonji | Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Abul Abbas | Rebel Army | Martians | Arabian Townspeople | Parker | Baby | Miner | Dead Explorer | Scott Amundsen Jr. | Genie of Lamp | Delivery Boy* | Scientists | Orca | Margaret Southwood
Enemies Rebel Infantry | Fanatics | Grenade Soldier | Bazooka Soldier | Shielded Soldier | Bikers | Rebel Rifleman | Mortar | Rocket Diver† | Arabian Infantry | Bat | Mummies (Mummy Generator) | Dog Mummy† | Chariot† | Mutated Soldiers | Mars People | Mini-UFO
Enemy Vehicles Di-Cokka | M-15A Bradley | T-2B Melty Honey | MV-280B | Nop-03 Sarubia | Girida-O | Iron Iso | Bull Chan† | 3-ton Utility Truck | Landseek | R-Shobu | Rebel Rocket | MH-6S Masknell | Flying Tara | Eaca-B | Jet Hammer-Yang | MG-36 | Ferry Boat* | Double-Decker Bus | Subway | Space Tank
Bosses The Keesi* /Iron Nokana MK II† | Aeshi Nero | Dragon Nosuke | Big Shiee | Hozmi | Rugname

Mosque Artillery | The Keesi | Shoe & Karn | Allen O'Neil | Dai-Manji

Weapons Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Shotgun | Flame Shot | Enemy Chaser† | Iron Lizard† | Super Grenade† | Drop Shot† | Grenade | Fire Bomb | Stone
Slugs SV-001 (SV-001 Type-R†) | Slugnoid | Slug Flyer | SV-Camel
Missions Drifting in Desert | Monument of Depression | Madrigal of Wind | Return to Hong-Kong | Kiss in the Dark | I Wish to Believe in Love
Other Combat School (Dialogue) | Super Devil Mode | Another Mission† | Transformations | Environmental Objects | Civilian Vehicles | "Angry Man"†
* Exclusive to Metal Slug 2. † Exclusive to Metal Slug X.
Bosses
Metal Slug Tetsuyuki | Hairbuster Riberts | Tani Oh | Shoe & Karn | Iron Nokana | Hi-Do

Mini-Bata | Allen O'Neil

Metal Slug 2/X The Keesi II / Iron Nokana MK II (X) | Aeshi Nero | Dragon Nosuke | Big Shiee | Hozmi | Rugname

Mosque Artillery | The Keesi II (X) | Karn (X) | Allen O'Neil | Dai-Manji

Metal Slug 3 Huge Hermit | Monoeye UFO | Jupiter King | Sol Dae Rokker | Rootmars

Twin Ohumein-Conga | Monoeyes | Hairbuster Riberts | Hi-Do | Rugname | Fake Rootmars | Clone Incubator

Metal Slug 4 Brave Guerrier | Toschka Dalanue | The Iron | Big John | Sea Satan | Amadeus Mother Computer

Mecha Allen O'Neil

Metal Slug 5 Metal Rear | Shooting Ray | Screamer | Sand Marine | Avatar of Evil

Black Hound | Stone Turtle (unused) | Gaia Elephant | Ptolemaios (unused)

Metal Slug 6 Bull Drill | Iron Sentinel | Brain Robot | Elder Centipede | Invader King

Invader Controller

Metal Slug 7/XX Worm Mecha | Crablops | Destroyed Crablops | Fall Mecha | The Union | Rebel Gigant | Kraken

Scrap Tower | Big Gate

Metal Slug: 1st Mission Rebel VTOL | Rebel Train | Macba | Rebel Zeppelin | Electromagnetic Crane | Weapons Port Boss | Hilde Garn

Facility Elevator | Macba | Rebel Truck

Metal Slug: 2nd Mission Big Bertha | Terrain Carrier | Rebel Reactor | Macba | Rebel Submarine | Tani Oh | Wired | Rebel Airplane | Hilde Garn's Slug | Rocket UFO

Power Generators | Rebel Rocket | Hyakutaro

Metal Slug Advance Formor | Emain Macha | Kaladgolg | The Keesi III | Cabracan

Allen Jr.

Metal Slug 3D Parachuetruck | Mosque Artillery | Spider-Bot | Underground Cruise Missile | Morden's Battleship | Morden's Castle | Allen O'Neil | Lugus | Lieu
Metal Slug Attack Pharaoh's Arc | Ptolemaios | Ball Slug | Great Mother | Mars Gigantalos | K-O3 Coupled Armored Vehicle | Land Blowfish | Cyclobster | Slug Square | Zoni Doloma | Quadro Jumper | Denturion | D-Gu | Fortmeranian | Rock Mole | Giant Copter | Et A Omnis | Vortex | Digger Base | Crusty Legs | Armored Crawler | Queen Big Snail | 7000 Class Locomotive | Riviere Hyll | Metal Fusioner No.223
Mobile games Rocket Control Room | Unknown Alien | Hellfire | Spiderbot | Cyclops | Mega Laser Turret | Mars Battle UFO | M-32 Water Carrier Plane | Kourai | Alien Floating Structure