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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 .50AEMurder Model-1915 .38 Mk.1Am) • AR-10M-3685M60
Limited Main Series Heavy Machine GunRocket LauncherFlame ShotShotgunLaser GunIron LizardSuper GrenadeEnemy ChaserDrop ShotTwo Machine GunsZantetsu SwordThunder Shot
Other Machine GunSpecial ShotGrenade GunMissile PodFire GunBazookaSniper RifleIce Gun
Bombs GrenadeFire BombStoneEarring BombSmoke BombMonolithSnowball
Melee KnifeTonfaHatchetTomahawkPunching GloveStun GunWrenchVulcan PunchArgentine BackbreakerMoon Slasher
Other AA Machine GunThunder CloudMobile SatelliteArmor PiercerAnti-Tank RifleFreeze Gun • "Gatling Gun"