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The Slug Gigant (or Slug Gigantus[1]) is a Slug introduced in Metal Slug 7/XX.

Information

The Future Rebels brought two, giant, mechanical monsters to the present. The vehicle the player rides on has a Vulcan in the front, two movable arms, and a shock wave attack that serve as bombs.

As the Slug Gigant takes damage, the cockpit visibly breaks until the player is left fully exposed. The player is unable to get out of the Slug Gigant, so the player dies once the vehicle's health reaches zero. The Slug Gigant remains sitting down headless until the player respawns flying inside of a new cockpit.

In Metal Slug XX, the front Vulcan no longer shoots forwards. The bullets are now affected by gravity, similar to the Slug Mariner's shots.

When in Co-op, both players use the same Slug Gigant. Player 1 controls movement, the forward Vulcan and the claw-blaster cannon, and Player 2 controls the original Vulcan from Metal Slug 7 planted on its shoulder. Each time the Slug Gigant is damaged, both players switch control of the Slug by means of swapping controllers (P1 becomes P2 and vice versa). As both share the same Slug, they both die when it's destroyed.

At the last part of the mission, Allen appears with his own "Gigant" with different weapons. The boss is fought with the Slug Gigant. The players does not earn any bonus points for the Slug because of this.

In other games

Metal Slug Defense

It appears as a free event unit after finding all of its hidden parts in different areas in the 1.32.0 update. The Slug Gigant costs 999 AP and is tied with the Stone Turtle as the toughest unit in the game.

Metal Slug Attack

The Slug Gigant returns as a Super Rare unit. It can be upgraded to shoot more shock waves. Three new variants are introduced.

Variants

  • Slug Gigant: The original giant snowplow. It's found in Mission 6 of Metal Slug 7/XX. Clark rides this Slug in Metal Slug Defense and Metal Slug Attack.
  • Slug Gigant MK II: Painted blue and ridden by Ralf, this Gigant fires four shock waves (two in the air and two on the ground) as its long range attack. It's special is using the Metal Slug XX Vulcan to rain shots onto the opposing army. Only found in Metal Slug Attack.
  • Golden Slug Gigant: Painted with gold and ridden by Marco, this Gigant does not have a long-range attack; it only has a short-range attack that consists of smacking enemies with its golden mechanical arms. Its special attack is firing shock waves like the original variant. Only found in Metal Slug Attack.
  • Slug Gigant MK III: Painted gray and ridden by Tarma, this Gigant fires one shock wave and swings its arms at the same time. Its long range attack is using the Metal Slug XX Vulcan to rain shots onto the opposing army. Its special attack is charging forward. Only found in Metal Slug Attack.

Trivia

  • Gigant is based on the word гигант, which means "giant" in Russian. Gigant is also a synonym for "giant" in German, the more usual word being "Riese". Gigant is also a Polish word that also means "giant".
  • This is the only Slug vehicle which shows damage from being hit. This is unlike the Slugnoid where it only loses its Vulcans but doesn't show any visible vehicular damage.
  • This Slug is the largest one and the one that can take the most hits ever in the series.
  • The Slug Gigant MK II is the first Regular Army unit in Metal Slug Attack that serves as an event boss.

References

Metal Slug 7/Metal Slug XX
Heroes Marco Rossi | Tarma Roving | Eri Kasamoto | Fio Germi | Ralf Jones | Clark Still | Leona Heidern*
NPCs Cynthia Hartnett | POW | Rumi Aikawa | Madoka Aikawa | Hyakutaro Ichimonji | Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Rebel Army | Future Rebels | Martians | Announcer
Enemies Fanatics | Grenade Soldier | Bazooka Soldier | Shielded Soldier | Bikers | Rebel Rifleman | Mortar | Gatling Soldier | Future Rebels | Hunters* | Patrol Robot | Metal Mole | Laser Drone | Pods | Rebel Walker | Bat | Maggot | Chariot | Flying Killer | Man Eater | Huge Ivy | Mars People* | Mini-UFO* | UFO*
Enemy Vehicles Di-Cokka | Bull Chan | T-2B Melty Honey | MV-280B | MV-280C | Nop-03 Sarubia | Girida-O | 3-ton Utility Truck | R-Shobu | MH-6S Masknell | Eaca-B | Turrets
Bosses Worm Mecha | Crablops | Fall Mecha | The Union | Rebel Gigant | Kraken

Scrap Tower | Big Gate

Weapons Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Shotgun | Flame Shot | Enemy Chaser | Iron Lizard | Super Grenade | Drop Shot | Two Machine Guns | Zantetsu Sword | Thunder Shot | Grenade | Fire Bomb | Armor Piercer* | Mobile Satellite*
Slugs SV-001 | Slugnoid | Slug Flyer† | Ostrich Slug* | Slug Trolley | Slug Armor | Slug Gigant
Missions "Scrap Island" | "Coal Mine" | "Underground Fortress" | "The Waterfall" | "Ruins Base" | "Snowy Country" | "The Beginning is the End"
Other Combat School (Dialogue) | Weapon Stock | Rush Blaster System | Super Devil Mode* | "Scrap Fan"
† Exclusive to Metal Slug 7. * Exclusive to Metal Slug XX.
Regular Army Vehicles, Slugs, and Artillery
Mechanized SV-001 | SV-001 Type-R | Slug Copter | Slug Flyer | Slug Sub | Astro Slug | Slug Gunner | Slugnoid | LV Armor | Walking Machine | Slug Mariner | Drill Slug | Bradley | Metal Claw | Forklift | Slug Mobile | Augensterm | Protogunner | Slug Digger | Slug Trolley | Slug Armor | Slug Gigant | Golden Slug | Slug Attacker | Slug Defender | Ball Slug/Drum Slug | Slug Square | TS-001 | Slug Rising/Slug Striker | Giant Copter/Copter Arms | Coil Tank | Ashley's Slug Flyer | Tail Slug | Patrol Slug | Pile Impact | "Phi's 3D Printer" | Slug Sniper
Animal SV-Camel | Elephant Slug | Ostrich Slug | Donkey Slug | Tiger Slug | Turtle Slug | Seahorse Slug | Felsteed
A.I. MS-Alice | MS-Heart | Phi
Transport Middle-Son 1986 | Borobune Slug | Motorcycle | Emergency Boat | Regular Army Helicopter | Landseek | PA33-21 Boat | RA-TTT
Other Middle-Son 1999 | SV-002 | Black Hound | Rootmars Slug | Regular Di-Cokka | Mr. Sluggles | S.A.M. Defender | 7000 Class Locomotive | Regular Iron Nokana
Wearable Parachute Drop | Scuba Gear | Jetpack | Drop Pack | Hoist | Metal Device | Doll | XA-01 Juggernaut
Stationary AA Machine Gun | Toy Union Cannon | Super Cannon