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

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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. Its 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.
  • Giant Barrel: A self-propelled version of the Slug Gigant developed for aiming at very long-range targets. It doesn't have its arms and cockpit but keeps the Metal Slug 7 Vulcan. In its head is a modified Toy Union Cannon called the Gigant Cannon which fires a large, green burst of energy. The roar and impact of the Gigant Cannon's fire is able to injure surrounding infantries, so they are ordered to evacuate before it fires. 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 RossiTarma RovingEri KasamotoFio GermiRalf JonesClark StillLeona Heidern*
NPCs Cynthia HartnettPOWRumi AikawaMadoka AikawaHyakutaro IchimonjiDonald MordenAllen O'NeilRebel ArmyFuture RebelsMartiansAnnouncer
Enemies FanaticsGrenade SoldierBazooka SoldierShielded SoldierBikersRebel RiflemanMortarGatling SoldierFuture RebelsHunters* • Patrol RobotMetal MoleLaser DronePodsRebel WalkerBatMaggotChariotFlying KillerMan EaterHuge IvyMars People* • Mini-UFO* • UFO*
Enemy Vehicles Di-CokkaBull ChanT-2B Melty HoneyMV-280BMV-280CNop-03 SarubiaGirida-O3-ton Utility TruckR-ShobuMH-6S MasknellEaca-BTurrets
Bosses Iron Death WormCrablopsFall ClimberThe UnionRebel GigantKraken
Mini-Bosses: Scrap TowerBig Gate
Weapons Heavy Machine GunRocket LauncherShotgunFlame ShotEnemy ChaserIron LizardSuper GrenadeDrop ShotTwo Machine GunsZantetsu SwordThunder ShotGrenadeFire BombArmor Piercer* • Mobile Satellite*
Slugs SV-001SlugnoidSlug Flyer† • Ostrich Slug* • Slug TrolleySlug ArmorSlug Gigant
Missions Scrap IslandCoal MineUnderground FortressThe WaterfallRuins BaseSnowy CountryThe Beginning is the End
Other Combat School (Dialogue) • Weapon StockRush Blaster SystemSuper Devil Mode* • "Scrap Fan"
† Exclusive to Metal Slug 7. * Exclusive to Metal Slug XX.
Regular Army Vehicles, Slugs, and Artillery
Mechanized SV-001SV-001 Type-RSlug CopterSlug FlyerSlug SubAstro SlugSlug GunnerSlugnoidLV ArmorWalking MachineSlug MarinerDrill SlugBradleyMetal ClawForkliftSlug MobileAugenstermProtogunnerSlug DiggerSlug TrolleySlug ArmorSlug GigantGolden SlugSlug AttackerSlug DefenderBall Slug/Drum SlugSlug SquareTS-001Slug Rising/Slug StrikerGiant Copter/Copter ArmsCoil TankAshley's Slug FlyerTail SlugPatrol SlugMega Drill SlugPile Impact • "Phi's 3D Printer" • Slug SniperBlue TigerAlice & Heart's TankGigantoidSV-002
Animal SV-CamelElephant SlugOstrich SlugDonkey SlugTiger SlugTurtle SlugSeahorse SlugFelsteed
A.I. MS-AliceMS-HeartPhi
Transport Middle-Son 1986Borobune SlugMotorcycleEmergency BoatRegular Army HelicopterLandseekPA33-21 BoatRA-TTT
Other Middle-Son 1999Black HoundRootmars SlugRegular Di-CokkaMr. SlugglesS.A.M. DefenderWade7000 Class LocomotiveRegular Iron Nokana
Wearable Parachute DropScuba GearJetpackDrop PackHoistMetal DeviceDollXA-01 JuggernautUlala's Mech
Stationary AA Machine GunToy Union CannonSuper Cannon
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