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The Shotgun is a secondary weapon in the Metal Slug series. It is represented by the icon S.gif.


The 12-gauge rounds filled with metallic BB pellets are highly effective at point blank range, although the BB's lose their velocity after traveling a short distance and become harmless after a while. Despite its limited ammo, it is very powerful, able to obliterate hordes of infantry with a single shot and even destroy vehicles easily with just a few. The upgraded version has more range, at the cost of even less ammo.


A Shotgun contains 30 ammo from Metal Slug to Metal Slug 5, while the Big Shotgun contains 15 ammo.

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

Announcer Clips

Metal Slug and Metal Slug 2
Metal Slug X to Metal Slug Advance
Metal Slug 3D to Metal Slug 7
Metal Slug XX


  • The Shotgun in the Metal Slug series have more in common with Meltaguns from Warhammer 40k than any other shotgun.
  • Infantry units inflicted upon by the Shotgun's blast are knocked back at a great distance.
  • In Metal Slug 5, when the Shotgun is used while sliding, the player's control of the character is delayed for a longer time compared to other special weapons.
Standard Handgun (Murder .50AE | Murder Model-1915 .38 Mk.1Am) | AR-10 | M-3685 | M60
Limited Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Flame Shot | Shotgun | Laser Gun | Iron Lizard | Super Grenade | Enemy Chaser | Drop Shot | Two Machine Guns | Zantetsu Sword | Thunder Shot

Machine Gun | Special Shot | Grenade Gun | Missile Pod | Fire Gun | Bazooka | Sniper Rifle | Ice Gun

Bombs Grenade | Fire Bomb | Stone | Earring Bomb | Smoke Bomb | Monolith | Snowball
Melee Knife | Tonfa | Hatchet | Tomahawk | Punching Glove | Stun Gun | Wrench | Vulcan Punch | Argentine Backbreaker | Moon Slasher
Other AA Machine Gun | Thunder Cloud | Mobile Satellite | Armor Piercer | Anti-Materiel Rifle | Freeze Gun