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The Keesi II is the first boss in Metal Slug 2.

In Metal Slug X, the Iron Nokana takes its place as first boss, with The Keesi II instead becoming the mid-boss of Mission 3.


The Keesi II is a VTOL bomber meant to provide close air support to ground troops. It is equipped with anti-air guns on its wings and can drop heavy bombs (these weapons are not used in-game), and its size is enough to carry support tanks on its wings. The Keesi is also capable of using its jet engines to burn anything underneath it.


Since The Keesi II is meant to be a support vehicle, it lacks its own ways of attacking. Instead, it can hover safely near the ground to send Arabians after the players. After the plane has sustained some damage, it will lift up a little and use its engines to incinerate the players, while two Rebel soldiers shoot at them constantly. Unlike the Arabians, the players can't hit the Rebels directly, so they'll have to dodge them.

In Metal Slug X, it serves as Mission 3's mid boss, appearing with two Bull Chan instead of the Rebels or Arabians. The tanks will either shoot or drop themselves onto the player and regenerate. A falling Bull Chan can be destroyed to spawn collectible weapons or ammo. Various amount of coins pop from The Keesi II once it explodes.

An excellent tip for beating this boss is to directly attack the two engines first, as these award the player with a considerable amount of points (10,000 for the right engine, 50,000 for the left one) if destroyed before the boss is completely defeated.

Upgrades & Variants

Orewana Ko-42h The Keesi I: The Keesi I was a tandem rotor transport helicopter owned by the Russian Federation. After the Federation collapsed in 2022, it was later purchased and modified for combat by the Rebel Army turning it into what is known today as the Hi-Do[1].
Keesiii2.gif Orewana KP-61 The Keesi II: The original VTOL Heavy Bomber. Like the previous model, it was purchased from the Russian Federation.[2]
Keesiiii.gif The Keesi III: A redesigned Keesi II. The Keesi III has many notable changes, primarily a way to attack hostile ground units with its weapon system. The Keesi III appears in Metal Slug Advance, Metal Slug Defense and Metal Slug Attack.
Keesi (Nieve).gif The Keesi II MK-2 (IV): The upgraded version of original, this version of the plane has no landing gear, and the number "96" on its front has been removed. It also has vulcan machine guns under each wing. Appears in Universal Metal Slug: Tank Conspiracy.
Kessis llamarada .gif Blaze Keesi: The original Keesi II customized for the Blaze Brigade. The Bull Chan now shoot fireballs that incinerate hostile ground units instead of cannon shells. Appears in Metal Slug Attack.


  • The Keesi is based on a combination of the B-52 Stratofortress and the C-5 Galaxy.
  • Abul Abbas is visible during the battle with The Keesi II. He will surrender after it is destroyed.
  • The Keesi III's design is somehow similar to an existing German VTOL project, which is the Dornier Do 31.


  1. Metal Slug Official Guidebook (1997), pg. 51. [1]
  2. Gamest Graphics vol. 17, pg 96 [2]
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