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Ralfakick
10-10-2006, 09:05 PM
Have been lurking more than posting lately but found this and I thought I would bring it to everyone's attention. It still doesn't look like there is an official post confirming this on the snkplaymoreusa website but there is a date for Metal Slug Anthology for PS2 now also at gamestop.com:

http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=281607

John T Ralfakick

Orpheus
10-10-2006, 10:40 PM
While I am happy to hear this it also makes me cringe. having just gotten done playing the Xbox ports I was FAR from inpressed. Slug 3 on XB was near perfect & then they went & ruined it by making you start the level over every time you would continue. Thats just fucking insanity.
Slug anthonlogy is looking to be another mess. No true widescreen support, especially on PSP (Don't give me any crap about being able to stretch it) is unforgivable.

Blue Steel
10-10-2006, 10:45 PM
Slug 3 on XB was near perfect & then they went & ruined it by making you start the level over every time you would continue. Thats just fucking insanity.ps2 version, you don't have to start the level over.

Shawn Carr2o
10-10-2006, 11:53 PM
:drool:

werejag
10-11-2006, 12:10 AM
so they will have to create ps2 versions of the ps1 ports of Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, and Metal Slug X since these where never ps2.


sweet hdloader here they come

bulletnyourass
10-11-2006, 02:45 AM
I'm picking this up just for an opportunity to play MS6. Definitely saved me money on buying an AW motherboard and the cart.

Phillip

-Hibikster-
10-11-2006, 03:17 AM
I'm guessing that this is a typo of some sort, I don't see it on the SNKP website nor do I see it available on any other site to be pre-ordered/purchased.

It wouldn't make any sense anyways. They released 4 and 5 as seperate titles in Japan.

kernow
10-11-2006, 07:17 AM
so they will have to create ps2 versions of the ps1 ports of Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, and Metal Slug X since these where never ps2.


sweet hdloader here they come

MS2 came out on ps1? you sure? I thought it was just 1 + X

gamejunkie
10-11-2006, 09:20 AM
so they will have to create ps2 versions of the ps1 ports of Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, and Metal Slug X since these where never ps2.


sweet hdloader here they come

I can only get a portion of the Playmore releases to boot with HDLoader. Luckily, MS6 is one of them.

werejag
10-11-2006, 02:57 PM
yeah ms2 wasnt made for ps1 or ps2

fatal fury fan #2
10-11-2006, 03:29 PM
Wii>ps2 :drool:

werejag
10-11-2006, 03:44 PM
wii= non existent

so

ps2= reality

SpongeBobSNK
10-11-2006, 06:01 PM
usually i just lurk around but...

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-r-49-en-70-1mlp.html

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5192794

seems like MS Anthology for PS2 is a reality indeed. All the slugs in one disc without buying a new console, yay!

Hakkai
10-11-2006, 06:26 PM
If this ever comes out for it, it will be added to my list of getting a ps2.

LoneSage
10-11-2006, 07:49 PM
I think this is bullshit, mainly because SNK hasn't even announced it.
Notice how at play-asia they only have the US version, not the Jap one.
This most likely all stemmed from the SNKUSA message board, where for a brief time a MSA PS2 board existed, but was then deleted. Other than that, zero news for a PS2 announcement.

I'm not getting my hopes up.

Violent Ryo
10-11-2006, 09:25 PM
Haven't heard/read anything about a PS2 Anthology..

But it seems, SNKP is flooding the market with MS games...


Off-topic: Awesome sig Hakkai, nicely edited...

enomosiki
10-11-2006, 09:45 PM
http://mslugdb.com/main/news/data/upimages/2006-10-07_mscompleteps2_tn2.jpg

http://mslugdb.com/main/news/data/upimages/2006-10-07_mscompleteps2_tn1.jpg (http://mslugdb.com/main/news/data/upimages/2006-10-07_mscompleteps2.jpg)

Looks like just another miscommunication between SNKP and SNKPUSA.

But, hell, if this thing does actually come out, it will probably outsell any other titles that SNKP ever released since the transition from SNK to SNKP.

And, really, it would be dumb if they didn't release it for PS2.

SpongeBobSNK
10-16-2006, 10:28 PM
Ok here we go again:

PSP Metal Slug Anthology
http://www.us.playstation.com/PSP/Games/ULUS-10154

and

PS2 Metal Slug Anthology
http://www.us.playstation.com/PS2/Games/SLUS-21550

You can't get more official than that except for SNK Playmore themselves, BUT... if you look the cover for the PS2 version is the one of the Metal Slug 3D game :confused:

Ruell
10-16-2006, 11:16 PM
sweet action. this finally gives me a chance to play 6

OrochiEddie
10-16-2006, 11:27 PM
Us release? I hope so

Snuh
10-18-2006, 06:50 AM
Its ready for pre-order:

http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=281607

and

http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=281607

release date 11/14/06

Neodogg
10-18-2006, 07:00 AM
sweet action. this finally gives me a chance to play 6


There is no 6 included just 1-5 plus X

Snuh
10-18-2006, 07:05 AM
There is no 6 included just 1-5 plus X

*cough*

From the Ebgames and Gamestop website:

"The Metal Slug Anthology for the PS2 includes SEVEN games: Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5, and for the first time in the anthology, Metal Slug 6!"

kroko^unleashed
10-18-2006, 12:09 PM
Hope there will be a pal-version :F

moonwhistle
10-18-2006, 01:08 PM
While I am happy to hear this it also makes me cringe. having just gotten done playing the Xbox ports I was FAR from inpressed. Slug 3 on XB was near perfect & then they went & ruined it by making you start the level over every time you would continue. Thats just fucking insanity.
Slug anthonlogy is looking to be another mess. No true widescreen support, especially on PSP (Don't give me any crap about being able to stretch it) is unforgivable.

I'm pretty sure the PAL version of MS3 on Xbox doesn't make you restart levels. Also, I don't see how no widescreen mode is a problem, like most arcade games Metal Slug was never meant to be played in widescreen.

LoneSage
10-19-2006, 02:21 AM
Wait a minute

Your last name really is Ralfakick?

Matarick
10-20-2006, 09:30 AM
This sounds like the best news yet, just in time for PS3. So no need to buy a Wii so I can get all of the Metal Slug games on my TV without sketchy emulation.

GeoStigma
10-21-2006, 08:49 AM
Not sure if anyone noticed, but this is also on IGN's release schedule now as well, currently set for November 14th:

http://ps2.ign.com/index/release.html


So I am guessing with the release of SFAA and MSA Sony USA has reconsidered their stance on 2D games for the PS2. If only this meant we would be getting everything else that has been missed out on (Ex: KoF XI, the collections). :/

boogiepop
10-22-2006, 12:01 AM
Sweet! Music to my ears.
Yet another reason for me not to buy a wii (and get more mileage out of my ps2)

enomosiki
10-22-2006, 12:25 AM
http://www.mslugdb.com/artworks/enomosiki/arts/oekaki/018.png

Gamefan
10-22-2006, 08:43 AM
Yay!! Don't have to buy a Wii now!

GAMEFAN

ShYtFaCe
10-29-2006, 09:00 PM
Hmm, I wonder why the Xbox is being shunned... Guess I have to start lookin for a PS2 now. Oh well, beats waiting for the Wii to drop in price.

Liquid Snake
10-29-2006, 09:28 PM
I'm so glad we will get ps2 version of Metal Slug Anthology....

But question is that we already got MS3, 4 and 5 on PS2.........
That's fucked up ........:emb:

ShYtFaCe
10-30-2006, 05:53 PM
I'm so glad we will get ps2 version of Metal Slug Anthology....

But question is that we already got MS3, 4 and 5 on PS2.........
That's fucked up ........:emb:

And X (PS1), 6 and 1 (imports along with 3). Nice having the whole compilation in one package though, I wonder how many discs it's gonna be... hopefully one.

Insaneclown
10-30-2006, 06:26 PM
I'm gonna buy this Metal Slug ANTHOLOGY. Yay! :D

Now I have TEH reason to play my PS2.

Yeti 0f Doom
10-30-2006, 07:55 PM
I'm so glad we will get ps2 version of Metal Slug Anthology....

But question is that we already got MS3, 4 and 5 on PS2.........
That's fucked up ........:emb:

Uh.. Well officially we (as in we living in the North America) only have Metal Slug 4 and 5. Because three was never released here... And a lot of us don't have modchips, so this is nice.

werejag
10-30-2006, 11:48 PM
ewww he said modchip

herhehehe

Ralfakick
10-31-2006, 10:21 AM
I'd like to know if by any chance the Metal Slug 1 ending is the same as the one on the japanese playsation versus the mvs ending. I liked the ending music on the playstation version.

Kiken
10-31-2006, 12:04 PM
I'd like to know if by any chance the Metal Slug 1 ending is the same as the one on the japanese playsation versus the mvs ending. I liked the ending music on the playstation version.

You mean that "Friendship Forever" song (or whatever the hell the actual title is)? It's on all CD versions actually (Neo-CD, Saturn and PSX). But hey, the cart version has karaoke!

caleb1883
10-31-2006, 01:52 PM
Uh.. Well officially we (as in we living in the North America) only have Metal Slug 4 and 5. Because three was never released here... And a lot of us don't have modchips, so this is nice.

Sorry dude, but those of us in North America did get Three. Here is the review by IGN. It says also availible for PS2. You must be living without the internet to miss a multi-system release.

http://xbox.ign.com/articles/518/518928p1.html

Mod chip isn't even neccesary for the PS2. Swap Magic hasn't faulted yet, except on one Densha De Go game, but I don't have 3.6.

caleb1883
10-31-2006, 01:58 PM
Sorry, it won't let me edit the post. PS2 version never hit North America. Sorry.

lill-c
10-31-2006, 04:13 PM
I'd like to know if by any chance the Metal Slug 1 ending is the same as the one on the japanese playsation versus the mvs ending. I liked the ending music on the playstation version.
Try ending the game with 2 players with the MVS cart.

Loopz
10-31-2006, 07:16 PM
Sorry dude, but those of us in North America did get Three. Here is the review by IGN. It says also availible for PS2. You must be living without the internet to miss a multi-system release.

http://xbox.ign.com/articles/518/518928p1.html

Mod chip isn't even neccesary for the PS2. Swap Magic hasn't faulted yet, except on one Densha De Go game, but I don't have 3.6.

Metal Slug 3 did NOT come out in North America for PS2. SCEA nixed it.
I'll be buying this Anthology release (and farting in Sony's general direction).

Jedah Doma
10-31-2006, 09:55 PM
I hope the port of MS6 is as good as the import version. It seems the Japanese always get the better ports. Oh well, I'll be buying it anyways because me loves t3h slugs.

jeff bogard
10-31-2006, 10:00 PM
is it just me or have i not seen SNK (japan or usa) mention anything for a ps2 release officially?

i feel like ebgames website might have gotten it wrong or something.....

i somehow don't buy it, but it would be a smart move from snkp.

Tron
11-01-2006, 02:29 AM
Yay i wasn't gonna get a wii untile next year any ways.

I'll pick it up for the PS2 so i can play MS6.

At least now i don't need my PS2 modded at this point.

Ralfakick
11-02-2006, 09:00 AM
According to the Gamestop website the PS2 version got delayed until December, delaymore strikes again! Maybe they want to promote the Wii and PSP versions a little before the PS2 version comes out

Kiken
11-06-2006, 08:12 AM
According to the Gamestop website the PS2 version got delayed until December, delaymore strikes again! Maybe they want to promote the Wii and PSP versions a little before the PS2 version comes out

Yeah.. December 1st is now listed as the ship date. They're really starting to get into that Working Designs territory, aren't they?

AppleiDog
11-06-2006, 08:43 AM
"Six great METAL SLUG games on 1 UMB" http://www.us.playstation.com/PSP/Games/ULUS-10154 Lolzor Sony doesnt even know there own format. Another reason why the Wii version will own

werejag
11-06-2006, 10:55 AM
damn it and i wanted a gift for my bday

neo_X7
11-07-2006, 08:54 AM
is it just me or have i not seen SNK (japan or usa) mention anything for a ps2 release officially?

i feel like ebgames website might have gotten it wrong or something.....

i somehow don't buy it, but it would be a smart move from snkp.
Their is a full page ad on the back of December's Tips and Tricks magazine.

DecepticonZero
11-08-2006, 07:30 PM
Metal Slug Anthology will indeed be on the PS2 as well as the psp and wii...as a matter of fact there all scheduled for release on the 15 of november

I was at a trade show in Sept. and while playing Metal Slug on the wii ( hell yeah!!!) the NGUSA sales rep told me it was coming out on the three systems and they would all include 6.:multi_co:

Better late then never i guess when it comes to 1,2, and 3 in the US.

DecepticonZero
11-09-2006, 08:02 PM
Update

The collections have been delayed till the 22nd apparently.. So much for metal slug on wii launch day :very_ang:

Liquid Snake
11-10-2006, 11:16 AM
Update

The collections have been delayed till the 22nd apparently.. So much for metal slug on wii launch day :very_ang:

where did you get this info?

fatal fury fan #2
11-10-2006, 12:00 PM
where did you get this info?

ohh god, don't let it be true :eek: :oh_no:

Kiken
11-10-2006, 12:10 PM
where did you get this info?

EBGames are now listing the ship date for the Wii and PSP versions as 11/21/06.

GeoStigma
11-11-2006, 01:34 AM
Toys R Us still has it listed as a launch title, same for IGN. Either way, we'll find out next weekend.

Shoe-A-Palooza
11-12-2006, 01:18 PM
The only thing I want to know before buying is whether it supports Stereo sound. MS3 on Xbox thankfully did (and the Start Level Over problem can be fixed if you have a hacked system) but the MS4&5 ports (ps2 also) were in Mono

:shame:

DecepticonZero
11-13-2006, 09:30 AM
Another update...

Here the the current release dates for MS Anth.

Wii - 11/22
psp - 11/22
PS2 - 12/2

and supposedly

Metal Slug GBA

12/2 but i thought that was cancelled?


This is straight from EBGames

Kiken
11-15-2006, 02:56 PM
Another update...

Here the the current release dates for MS Anth.

Wii - 11/22
psp - 11/22
PS2 - 12/2

and supposedly

Metal Slug GBA

12/2 but i thought that was cancelled?


This is straight from EBGames

These comps are never coming out... new dates are:

MS Anthology

Wii - 11/21
PSP - 12/04
PS2 - 12/04

Metal Slug GBA - 2/1/07

jgusw
11-29-2006, 06:30 PM
I came here looking for answers. I read somewhere that MSA (PS2) is coming out 12/15.

Nesagwa
11-29-2006, 06:49 PM
I came here looking for answers. I read somewhere that MSA (PS2) is coming out 12/15.

http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=230031

They pushed it back to the 5th and now to the 15th.

Im starting to doubt this game will ever come out.

lidiaandmichael
11-29-2006, 07:16 PM
I wonder will this game play on my PS3? I hope it will be backward compatable.

J. Max
11-29-2006, 10:01 PM
The last time I checked it was 12/19. SNKUSA takes forever to get stuff out...

DecepticonZero
12-01-2006, 07:16 AM
Shades of 94 Rebout all over again...

Shoe-A-Palooza
12-01-2006, 11:00 AM
The last time I checked it was 12/19. SNKUSA takes forever to get stuff out...

Stop whining

Liquid Snake
12-01-2006, 11:52 AM
The last time I checked it was 12/19. SNKUSA takes forever to get stuff out...

SNKDelaymore :emb:

Liquid Snake
12-01-2006, 11:53 AM
Stop whining

:shame: :shame: :shame:

Magnaflux
12-01-2006, 12:15 PM
11/11/11 Release date on the PS4. :lolz:

Yeti 0f Doom
12-06-2006, 08:27 AM
You said it. Is this ever going to come out? Am I ever going to be able to play all the Metal Slug games on my PS2? The answer: in 2029

Foofighter
12-06-2006, 10:37 PM
I understand there will also be a Wii version. There are a couple of vids on the new free-hand style controller functionality that will be new to this game.

Looks fun. I will probably check that one out.

Jedah Doma
12-06-2006, 11:01 PM
Put down my pre-order for the PS2 today. Yea, SNK sucks at releasing games, what else is new? I had the same prblem with MS3 on Xbox, but you just get over and thank your lucky stars that you get all these fine games on one disc.

P.S. Although I'm still keeping my import version of 6.

SpongeBobSNK
12-07-2006, 06:32 PM
And if you thought this was getting silly:
new release date (again!):

PS2 version: Thursday, December 28, 2006

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7280122&style=games&BAB=E

redrum666
12-12-2006, 05:16 PM
Metal Slug Anthology for the PS2 Release is now 1/1/2007
http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=281607

12/14/06 for the Wii
12/19/06 for the psp

werejag
12-12-2006, 05:26 PM
fucking hell these fuckers are never going to release

themisterfalcon
12-13-2006, 07:23 AM
"Pre-release ships 1/1/07" atleast it's not $49.99

slug rules the school

werejag
12-13-2006, 09:43 AM
musical go vaporware. where it stops no one knows but it surely wont release

ViewtifulZFO
12-13-2006, 11:48 AM
Hope to see this released before 2008.

ShYtFaCe
12-13-2006, 10:30 PM
I highly doubt SNKP is contacting these guys every couple of days with a new release date. Somebody at EB/GS is just a retard, I wish they'd go with TBA and quit dickin around.

ViewtifulZFO
12-14-2006, 10:15 AM
I highly doubt SNKP is contacting these guys every couple of days with a new release date. Somebody at EB/GS is just a retard, I wish they'd go with TBA and quit dickin around.

It's called "We hate you, but please buy our games when they come out!"

J. Max
12-16-2006, 10:17 PM
"Pre-release ships 1/1/07" atleast it's not $49.99

slug rules the school


That means that they have no clue when it's coming out. How hard can this really be? They've already got 3,4,5, and 6 in Japan and all they have to do is set up a decent Neo emulator for the other three, (which they should already have due to the fact that they have ports of 4 and 5), put 1,2, and X on it add some menus and you're done.

I've never understood why ports take so long. It's stupid.

werejag
12-17-2006, 02:46 AM
a offical neogeo emu for ps2 would be sweet.

SpongeBobSNK
12-17-2006, 04:47 PM
Ps2 version release dates: (As seen today. Pick the one you like...)

Walmart: 12/19/2006

Play-asia: 12/25/2006

Gamestop: 01/01/07

EBgames: 01/01/07

Amazon: 01/09/2007

buy.com: 02/13/2007 (wtf?)

redrum666
12-17-2006, 06:25 PM
Ps2 version release dates: (As seen today. Pick the one you like...)

Walmart: 12/19/2006

Play-asia: 12/25/2006

Gamestop: 01/01/07

EBgames: 01/01/07

Amazon: 01/09/2007

buy.com: 02/13/2007 (wtf?)

gamestop and ebgames are the same place now that is why they have the same release date ;)

LoneSage
12-21-2006, 02:58 PM
I'm guessing the lack of posts in this thread is truth enough the PS2 version hasn't come out...

When first I heard about it, I immediately disregarded it as mere rumor. In the past week I've actually been looking forward to it just because of Slug 6, and now it's a lie. This is what happens when I get my hopes up, and fuck SNKUSA. They'll probably cancel it just like Re-Bout, because it wasn't released during the holiday season.

Yeah, like games like these woulda been holiday juggernauts, anyways.

Liquid Snake
12-21-2006, 04:00 PM
Told you guys..........get Wii version :)
It's out already :D

werejag
12-21-2006, 05:02 PM
Told you guys..........get Wii version :)
It's out already :D

sure send me a wii and ill get the game

Tron
12-21-2006, 08:01 PM
Told you guys..........get Wii version :)
It's out already :D
Maybe if the Wii had a saturn pad i would ;)

alec
12-22-2006, 02:17 AM
I'm guessing the lack of posts in this thread is truth enough the PS2 version hasn't come out...

When first I heard about it, I immediately disregarded it as mere rumor. In the past week I've actually been looking forward to it just because of Slug 6, and now it's a lie. This is what happens when I get my hopes up, and fuck SNKUSA. They'll probably cancel it just like Re-Bout, because it wasn't released during the holiday season.

Yeah, like games like these woulda been holiday juggernauts, anyways.
Don't blame SNKPLAYMORENEOGEOUSA, blame fucking SCEA, iirc they don't want and 2D games on their systems.

ali
12-22-2006, 05:56 AM
yeaaaah baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :360:

OrochiEddie
12-22-2006, 11:55 AM
Don't blame SNKPLAYMORENEOGEOUSA, blame fucking SCEA, iirc they don't want and 2D games on their systems.
you do, SCEA doesn't really want 2d games on their consoles. Exceptions have slipped through like the 2k2+2k3 pack. I think this game will come out, my EB working friend said January 7th.

Moon Jump
12-22-2006, 02:22 PM
After the crap with the D-Pad not working on the Wii version I'll wait and see when and if the PS2 version comes out and if it does, how it ported. I'd much rather use a Joystick to play the games then have to buy a converter that might not work.

J. Max
12-22-2006, 06:15 PM
Got another "update" from them. 2/1/07.


It ain't coming out.

DecepticonZero
12-22-2006, 06:50 PM
SCEA has a "big problem" with 2d games. It all started with the PSone. They didnt want to put 2d games on the system because it was "taking a step back" graphically. The first game that scea shunned away was Mega Man x4. They let would not put it on the psone and sega ended up getting it released on the Saturn. After the success that it had sony decided that they would release it. This carried over straight to the ps2. Sony has a policy that they will not release a 2d game for under $39.99. Every game, ever Castle Shikagami 2, was released at $40 dollars. However, SNKP doesnt want to release the games at $40 bucks a peice..thinking that US gamers would be more apt to buy there games at a $20 price tag..however SCEA wont let them. Thats why the the 2k KOF's and the Slugs got bundled together, and its why we will never see any of the atomiswave games here in the states unless they decided to bundle them up.

One bright spot it that Sony usually lets up on this rule as the system begins to fade out..hence all the quirky games that were released at the end of the psone's lifespan..Cleopatras Fortune, Puzzle star sweep, ect. So maybe there is still some hope that we might get something here.. still holding out for the delayed forever Raiden III that XS games is supposed to publish...ugh

LoneSage
12-22-2006, 09:19 PM
Everyone shut up, especially Decepti.
Sony hates 2D yeah, but they don't care when it's bundled and when their console's dead.
NeoGeoUSA sucks huge ass at releasing games, deal.

Princess-Isabel
12-27-2006, 03:31 PM
I'm getting antology for PSP, having slugs on the go - oh yeah!

SpongeBobSNK
01-03-2007, 09:03 PM
Ps2 version release dates, again: (copy-and-pasted dates)

Amazon: January 9, 2007 <<< pretty optimistic guys

The-magicbox.com (news site): 02/01/07

Walmart: 02/01/2007

Gamestop/EBgames: 02/01/07

Play-asia: Feb, 2007

buy.com: 2/13/2007 <<< same old date

werejag
01-03-2007, 11:54 PM
they are going to never release this

derboo
01-04-2007, 12:25 AM
This is about the third time you post the very same thing, isn't it?

Ralfakick
01-04-2007, 07:45 PM
It's just a shame to get all of our hopes up that is why the frustration continues. It would have looked nice under the tree, maybe I'll get a wii before the ps2 version comes out.

KaedesDisciple
01-15-2007, 06:30 PM
EBGames.com's new release date = 2/7/07

Kiken
01-25-2007, 12:57 PM
New date according to EBGames for both the PSP and PS2 is 3/1/07.

All I can say is, at least the PSP version physically exists (magazines have gotten preview versions so we know that the code has actually been put on a UMD).

Liquid Snake
01-25-2007, 07:15 PM
I already gave up PSP/PS2 version long time ago and got myself Wii :smirk:

Jedah Doma
01-25-2007, 09:08 PM
I already gave up PSP/PS2 version long time ago and got myself Wii :smirk:

Now the game is shoved back into March. :oh_no:

16-bit
01-25-2007, 09:48 PM
I already gave up PSP/PS2 version long time ago and got myself Wii :smirk:

...and then found out that the Wii version looks shiteous

Jedah Doma
01-25-2007, 10:49 PM
...and then found out that the Wii version looks shiteous

Indeed, with even more shitacular control options.

Nesagwa
01-26-2007, 12:19 AM
Indeed, with even more shitacular control options.

Gamecube controller > the psp version.

PS. LOL if you think the PS2 and PSP version will have a different GUI or extras.

Mattroid
01-26-2007, 02:13 PM
Even with all the little screw ups, I'd still take the Wii version over the others. And that's assuming they fix the bugs and such in the PS2/PSP versions.

Personally, I think the Nunchuk style works great and is exactly what I'd hoped for when I heard the game was coming out to begin with.

Lets Gekiga In
02-06-2007, 05:54 PM
I think it's really odd that SNKP decided to go with Wii with porting games. I can't imagine how in the world one could play KOF on a Wii.

Shoe-A-Palooza
02-10-2007, 12:00 AM
While I am happy to hear this it also makes me cringe. having just gotten done playing the Xbox ports I was FAR from inpressed. Slug 3 on XB was near perfect & then they went & ruined it by making you start the level over every time you would continue. Thats just fucking insanity.


People would start bitching that the game was too easy if you could continue right where you left off. They'd say 'I beat this fuckin' game in one hour, beat it again in 2P Mode with my friend, got bored with it and never touched it again. This game sucks because it's too easy to beat.'

I remember egm bitching about Strider 2 for PlayStation 'sucking' because it 'gave you infinite credits and was therefore too easy to beat in an hour and therefore had no replay value'.

Besides, if you have a hacked Xbox it's basically the same as a Neo UNIBIOS, you can cheat to your heart's content.
And if you have an unhacked Xbox, you can at least double your lives by starting 2P Mode right before you lose your last 1P life.

Some people are just Never happy I guess.
:oh_no:

Jedah Doma
02-10-2007, 12:20 AM
Gamecube controller > the psp version.

PS. LOL if you think the PS2 and PSP version will have a different GUI or extras.

Saturn PS2 controller > Gamecube's dinky d-pad

roker
02-10-2007, 01:14 AM
I think it's really odd that SNKP decided to go with Wii with porting games. I can't imagine how in the world one could play KOF on a Wii.

classic controller?

joystick via gamecube port?

waving and flailing your hands like an idiot with the wii remote?

Plasia
02-10-2007, 04:05 AM
Use a Sanwa button modded Hori Real Arcade Pro.

Get a PS2->GC Coverter, like this:
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-g4-49-en-70-29s.html

I have 2 of these, used it to play SCII with Namco sticks on GC back when that was the stuff.

Stop crying about the Wii version and get a clue, thanks.





Edit: I assumed that the Wii version would have dpad control. Disregard.

Nesagwa
02-10-2007, 04:20 AM
Use a Sanwa button modded Hori Real Arcade Pro.

Get a PS2->GC Coverter, like this:
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-g4-49-en-70-29s.html

I have 2 of these, used it to play SCII with Namco sticks on GC back when that was the stuff.

Stop crying about the Wii version and get a clue, thanks.

Cant use a joystick since the game doesnt support D-pad.

Not sure how a PS2>GC adaptor would help either.

Plasia
02-10-2007, 04:31 AM
My mistake.

Shouldn't have assumed they supported dpad.

ShYtFaCe
02-17-2007, 12:14 PM
I've been seeing Slug Anthology for the PSP on Ebay, this could mean the PS2 version might actually see a March 1st release?

jeff bogard
02-17-2007, 02:29 PM
http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B000JDSBOA?ie=UTF8&tag=snkplaymoreof-22&linkCode=as2&camp=247&creative=1211&creativeASIN=B000JDSBOA

so, it's already out, but only in japan, i guess.

got it from here:

http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/consumer/title/ms_6.php#psp

also on the latest update on SNKPlaymore's site, are they re-releasing games on the Neo, or were they talking about Battle Archives 2?

ShYtFaCe
02-17-2007, 04:00 PM
The one I've been seeing looked like a European release, had a green case like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Metal-Slug-Anthology-PSP_W0QQitemZ300080727403QQihZ020QQcategoryZ127748 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Amano Jacu
02-17-2007, 04:30 PM
Yes, the PSP version is available here in Europe, with that green case. Nothing about the PS2 one though.

kroko^unleashed
02-23-2007, 05:29 AM
its coming in april in the usa. Ben Herman confirmed it. Hope for an europe-release soon :x

Sepeh
02-23-2007, 06:13 AM
its coming in april in the usa. Ben Herman confirmed it. Hope for an europe-release soon :x
Most likely European release will be on the fall. Summer would be one possibility too.

T.A.P.
02-23-2007, 12:12 PM
Edit: Nevermind

enomosiki
02-24-2007, 02:24 AM
SNK Playmore USA's Metal Slug Anthology for PS2 homepage (http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com/game_MS_Anthology_ps2.php).

The restored board for Metal Slug Anthology for PS2 (http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com/mb/viewforum.php?f=28).

Slated for March 13th release in the U.S. No word on European or Asian release for it.

Tron
02-24-2007, 09:51 PM
SNK Playmore USA's Metal Slug Anthology for PS2 homepage (http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com/game_MS_Anthology_ps2.php).

The restored board for Metal Slug Anthology for PS2 (http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com/mb/viewforum.php?f=28).

Slated for March 13th release in the U.S. No word on European or Asian release for it.
It better be in march.

Becuse i refuse to buy msa for my wii at this point.

Hakkai
03-15-2007, 08:47 PM
Don't know if its already been mentioned yet but the PS2 version comes out May 31st in Japan.

http://www.metalslug10th.com/complete/index.php
http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/consumer/title/ms_5.php#ps2

CORY
03-15-2007, 09:08 PM
We all know how much Playmore sucks, but look at this, it's just getting ridiculous:

http://www.metalslug10th.com/complete/img/p_title02.jpg

They put a pic from Metal Slug 3 for Metal Slug 2 WTF ? :shame:

Tron
03-16-2007, 10:01 PM
We all know how much Playmore sucks, but look at this, it's just getting ridiculous:

http://www.metalslug10th.com/complete/img/p_title02.jpg

They put a pic from Metal Slug 3 for Metal Slug 2 WTF ? :shame:
Sigh delaymore strikes again.

Realy how hard it is to emulate MS,MS2 and MSX :p

Kiken
03-28-2007, 01:08 PM
According to this (http://games.ign.com/articles/776/776167p1.html), it has finally shipped.

enomosiki
03-28-2007, 01:26 PM
http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com/pr-3-27-2007.php


METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY for the PlayStation®2 System

Comprehensive Collection Includes Seven Titles
from SNK PLAYMORE Hit Arcade Franchise

Wall, NJ – March 27, 2007 – SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system is shipping to retailers across North America.

METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY celebrates the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest action arcade franchises of all time. Included in the collection are METAL SLUG, METAL SLUG 2, METAL SLUG X, METAL SLUG 3, METAL SLUG 4, METAL SLUG 5, and the latest entry in the series, METAL SLUG 6.

“Metal Slug Anthology is the ultimate arcade collection for SNK fans” said Ben Herman, president of SNK Playmore USA. “This collection has been a huge seller for the Wii™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and now PlayStation 2 system owners will have their chance to add it to their game library.”

The Metal Slug Anthology has been receiving plenty of praise from the press. According to leading gaming website, GameSpot, “The Metal Slug series has been responsible for the best 2D shooter action anywhere in the past 10 years, and arguably ever…” GamesRadar comments that, “It’s some of the best 2D you’re ever likely to see…”

Tron
03-28-2007, 10:56 PM
According to this (http://games.ign.com/articles/776/776167p1.html), it has finally shipped.
Whew about damn time then.

Looks like i'll try to get a copy of it next week then.

Moon Jump
03-29-2007, 12:33 AM
I'm going to wait for the reviews. I sure am glad I held out on not getting the Wii version. Besides the fact that all the extra Wii controls sucked, the extra loading and the bosses NOT flashing when you hit them was a pain the ass. I can't wait to get this and use my Hori Joystick with it.

Gamefan
03-29-2007, 12:52 AM
Finally! This game will be mine!

GAMEFAN

Blue Steel
03-29-2007, 01:16 AM
Anyone know if this is gonna have the blood edited out? If so I'll wait for the Japanese version.

Loopz
03-29-2007, 06:58 PM
Played some Slug 1...the flash when fighting bosses as back, and also the Mission Complete tune plays ever time, sometimes it wouldn't on the Wii. The blood is completely there as well.

Of course, playing with a stick is the shit. I'm not hating on the Wii as a machine, but the PS2 version of this is just a bit nicer overall.

Moon Jump
03-29-2007, 07:24 PM
Great to hear Loopz. Could you check Slug 6? Somebody on another message forum said that the backgrounds were really grainy, but then he said he never played it before so it might be just the way Slug 6 looks.

werejag
03-29-2007, 07:37 PM
is the 1,2 x still psx games or have they been updated to ps2?

im hoping to add to hdloader

Loopz
03-29-2007, 08:12 PM
Great to hear Loopz. Could you check Slug 6? Somebody on another message forum said that the backgrounds were really grainy, but then he said he never played it before so it might be just the way Slug 6 looks.

Slug 6 is grainy, period. The rendered BGs by way of Atomiswave never looked that good. However, both this and the Wii version look grainier than the original PS2 version. The old PS2 version of Slug 6 clocks in at 2GB thanks to extras, while the entirety of Slug Anthology on PS2 is just one gig, so I don't know if they dithered it a bit just to get it down or whatever. There's still a ton of space on an average DVD so your guess is as good as mine.

Slug 3 also has some load times as well.

At any rate, we all know MVS is king. :mr_t:

More than worth $40 for any Slug fan.

Loopz
03-29-2007, 08:13 PM
is the 1,2 x still psx games or have they been updated to ps2?

im hoping to add to hdloader

They are ROMs emulated on PS2, hence they are arcade perfect in terms of content unlike the earlier ports. And yes, this does work on HDLoader.

*whistles Moon River*

Jedah Doma
03-29-2007, 09:35 PM
They are ROMs emulated on PS2, hence they are arcade perfect in terms of content unlike the earlier ports. And yes, this does work on HDLoader.

*whistles Moon River*

Shhh, you might awake Airraid.:shame:

Ruell
03-29-2007, 10:40 PM
I don't give a fuck if MS6 is grainy. I'm going to the store and buying it once I see it.

werejag
03-29-2007, 11:56 PM
its roms????

Loopz
03-30-2007, 01:45 AM
its roms????

Are you going to tell me you actually thought they've been building these games from the ground up on the Wii and PS2/PSP? Shit no. Every release you've bought from them since, shit, maybe 2002 has been ROMs on plastic. That's just the way it is man.

Amano Jacu
03-30-2007, 09:45 AM
im hoping to add to hdloader

I tried it in HDloader and the Neo Geo games work, but I get a Black Screen of Death if I select MS6. There might be some solution to this.

jgusw
03-30-2007, 02:14 PM
have you guys noticed any lag? I thought I did w/ ms 1, but after a while I didn't. I've read some people complain about sound quality too. I haven't noticed. MSA is totally worth the $40.

psu319
03-31-2007, 08:27 AM
I have the PSP and the PS2 versions. The PSP has really bad load times and the sound is delayed. The PS2 version is by far better in sound and game play. Maybe they should have had the guys from Mame write the emulator.
Total worth $40.

The extras on the discs are unlockable artwork and the sound tracks to the games. The PSP version you win tokens for beating each game and you buy the art works and sound tracks with the tokens. The PSP also had wallpapers you could buy and use on the PSP. The PS2 version when you beat a game it unlocks the sound track for that game and one of the art galleries.

Michael Yagami
03-31-2007, 08:01 PM
I picked up my copy today. Its flat out the best $40 an arcade enthusiast can spend. I haven't been able to play any Slug since my cab bit the dust last September so to be able to play them all again, and for $40 no less, is frickin' great. They're not completely perfect compared to my MVS carts (loading times, etc.) but I'm not going to split hairs since its a miracle we even got this collection state side. I'm just glad to have 1,2,X, and 3 all on one disc. I could care less about 4,5,and 6.

MVS still rules the school, but for the money this is the best way to rock Metal Slug.

Blast away and go, go, go, bitches!

Ruell
04-01-2007, 09:47 PM
drove to st louis to pick up a copy. It's totally worth the 40 bucks. I hate the loading times during the loadup, but it's not so bad during gameplay. I love playing MS6, but I can't compare it to the arcade version. I din't think it was too grainy or anything. I haven't really noticed any slowdown, but I can't say if there's any since I was playing by myself and not with others. Did anyone else noticed they just cut and pasted some of the manual from the psp version. Copy music directly to the memory stick?

Gamefan
04-01-2007, 10:45 PM
I picked up my copy this afternoon and have already got three hours on it. I am really enjoying this compilation.

The $40 is well worth it and I absolutely love the fact that you can use a joystick when playing. I am not so sure about the free play they imposed.

GAMEFAN

jdotaku
04-01-2007, 11:42 PM
I bought the PSP version to have for an upcoming 3 week road trip. well worth the money it comes out to like $5 a game. The loading is annoying though it really breaks up the action also I've noticed slowdown at times especially when putting it in full widescreen mode.

Lets Gekiga In
04-02-2007, 12:03 AM
I would buy this, but I can just play the one I already own on my girlfriend's Wii.

Black Noah
04-02-2007, 03:20 AM
As much as I want to like this collection, it's got controller lag! Fuck! :very_ang:

It's 2007! You're running emulation! How hard is it to fix?! While it's nice to have 7 games for $40, I'd rather they'd have delayed this again to fix the problem.

Jedah Doma
04-02-2007, 03:25 AM
As much as I want to like this collection, it's got controller lag! Fuck! :very_ang:

It's 2007! You're running emulation! How hard is it to fix?! While it's nice to have 7 games for $40, I'd rather they'd have delayed this again to fix the problem.

Really, anyone else have this problem?

I will probably pick it up soon, but I'm just not as excited as I was. I was a year ago, but now I'm burnt out and moved on. SNK really knows how to kill a good thing instead of just putting it on a disc and cashing in.

Black Noah
04-02-2007, 04:25 AM
Really, anyone else have this problem?

I will probably pick it up soon, but I'm just not as excited as I was. I was a year ago, but now I'm burnt out and moved on. SNK really knows how to kill a good thing instead of just putting it on a disc and cashing in.

A LOT of people are having this problem:

http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=935569&topic=34475378

http://the-nextlevel.com/board/showthread.php?t=41278&page=12

Blue Steel
04-02-2007, 04:35 AM
A LOT of people are having this problem:

http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=935569&topic=34475378

http://the-nextlevel.com/board/showthread.php?t=41278&page=12
I only played ms2 so far, but the only time I noticed lag was when I was on the character select screens, and not the actual in game part. Who knows, I was playing from HDLoader though. I suppose that could effect things.

LoneSage
04-03-2007, 01:11 PM
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=139499&page=2

Great comparison somewhere down the page.
Appears that these ports may be SUPERIOR to the originals.

Weevus
04-03-2007, 01:17 PM
I've been pretty happy with my Wii version. Just turning the wiimote sideways is better than I thought. I'm not regretting not getting the PS2 version.

twalden
04-04-2007, 09:15 PM
I got the PS2 version the other day. The first thing I did was play Slug 1. I was struggling to make it to the end of stage 2. Something wasn't right, the controls felt unresponsive with my Hori stick. I popped in Slug 1 in my Neo CD and it's a night and day difference. The Neo CD's controls are tight and responsive. I made it all the way to stage 5 without dying. Like others have said, this port definately has control problems. It's pathetic.

Gamefan
04-04-2007, 10:31 PM
I got the PS2 version the other day. The first thing I did was play Slug 1. I was struggling to make it to the end of stage 2. Something wasn't right, the controls felt unresponsive with my Hori stick. I popped in Slug 1 in my Neo CD and it's a night and day difference. The Neo CD's controls are tight and responsive. I made it all the way to stage 5 without dying. Like others have said, this port definately has control problems. It's pathetic.


Guys..please remember that these games are emulated. That could be a reason why there is a control lag.

GAMEFAN

jdotaku
04-05-2007, 02:23 AM
yeah they're emulated so you can't expect perfection. While I'm better at the arcade I don't have much trouble playing this emulated versions. I'm posting my high scores in my sig btw :) haha

werejag
04-05-2007, 05:17 AM
ive been peeking inside the ps2 game and i do see names in the pod files. wish i could find out what format they are in.

rom names, bios files, etc

i want to add a unibios image into it

complexz
04-05-2007, 03:40 PM
yikes haven't posted here in awhile. But i picked this up yesterday and I too have noticed the lag, It's espessially noticable in slug 1 (I think due to the fact that SLUG1 is the only slug i ever put alot of time into and 1cc) have alot of problems for example in stage two when the solder is on top of a huge flight of stairs rolling bombs downward and you havta jump between the bombs to get to him, i couldent do this at all in the ps2 version. while on mvs it's pretty easy.

While it is pretty disipointing, Slug 6 plays fine and is really the reason i bought this. i really hoped this was the arcade perfect slug 1 I been hoping for but ahh screw it *opens up mame*

ShYtFaCe
04-05-2007, 06:48 PM
Damn, I was waiting for more people to confirm/debunk the lag issue. Slug 1 is my favorite too... Guess I'll wait till it's in the bargain bin to pick MSA up.

psu319
04-05-2007, 07:08 PM
I have a first generation PS2 and have not noticed any lag. I have spent hours playing MS 1-5 on Mame and they seem to play the same except for the lag in the character select screens. I also use a wireless controller with my PS2 and have not had any problems.:spock:
With as much antitciaption there was with this collection and the delays it had you know people were going to complain about it.

boogiepop
04-05-2007, 07:13 PM
I have a first generation PS2 and have not noticed any lag. I have spent hours playing MS 1-5 on Mame and they seem to play the same except for the lag in the character select screens. I also use a wireless controller with my PS2 and have not had any problems.:spock:
With as much antitciaption there was with this collection and the delays it had you know people were going to complain about it.

It isn't being compared to mame but the aes/mvs originals.

twalden
04-05-2007, 07:51 PM
With as much antitciaption there was with this collection and the delays it had you know people were going to complain about it.

I can deal with load times and minor differences. When you start changing the feel of the controls, it ruins the flow of the game. Especially if you've been playing it for over 10 years. I have all of the games on MVS anyway but it would have been nice to have good ports all in one collection.

complexz
04-05-2007, 08:32 PM
I'm totally not one to just bitch over minor things, but yes if u played one of the early slugs hardcore in the past, mastered the timings and all. then you will have problems.

its not THAT bad, i'm playing slug1 as we speak and sort of adapting to it, its still a great collection. It's just not perfect you can adapt just fine, but its having to adapt that i find is the issue.

playing slug 2 with minor slowdown is almost worth it alone, i never liked slug 2 because the serious slowdown, now slug 2 is better than X :)

the issue is minor, its like a split second if even...its not like playing online or somthing. I dont want to sound rude or elitist, but i beleive anyone who doesent notice the issue is just not as hardcore into the game to notice such a minor change in the controls. If this was a rythem or fighting game im pretty sure EVERYONE would notice

I could be wrong...i HOPE i'm wrong, but there is DEFINATLY a issue with my copy

it290
04-06-2007, 09:14 AM
I think the lag (and perception of such) varies a lot from person to person and game to game. I spent some time yesterday switching back and forth with MSX on MVS and PS2. There is a little bit of lag, but to me it's not really a big deal. If I had to guesstimate I'd say it's probably on average no worse than the slightly 'off' feel of MAME on a PC. Disappointing, yes, but not a deal-breaker. In fact, I'd say the reduced slowdown has more overall effect on the feel of the game (whether that's good or bad is your call).

Of course, the collection is imperfect in other ways as well. The games are displayed in interlace and the sound, as ever, is off. It's still perfectly playable, though -- although I probably wouldn't use it for HS runs. Worth the money IMO, and better than the Wii/PSP versions.

psu319
04-06-2007, 03:38 PM
The buttons on the PS2 game pad are pressure sensitive. While I was playing MS1 if I tapped the jump button Maro would only do a half jump. When I gave the button a proper push he did his full jump. I don’t think there is a delay only the games not being 100% compatible with pressure sensitive controllers. I don’t have any old PSOne game pads around to try them out, if I recall pressure sensitive buttons started with the PS2 pads.

aria
04-06-2007, 04:07 PM
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=139499&page=2

Great comparison somewhere down the page.
Appears that these ports may be SUPERIOR to the originals.

It's impossibly to be superior to what you emulate :emb:


But seriously, I'm happy to see this one get a nice review on Gamespot.

FalcomAdol
04-06-2007, 04:47 PM
The buttons on the PS2 game pad are pressure sensitive. While I was playing MS1 if I tapped the jump button Maro would only do a half jump. When I gave the button a proper push he did his full jump. I don’t think there is a delay only the games not being 100% compatible with pressure sensitive controllers. I don’t have any old PSOne game pads around to try them out, if I recall pressure sensitive buttons started with the PS2 pads.The Xbox pads were the same way. Thankfully they dropped that for the 360.

Mushy Mushy.

it290
04-06-2007, 06:34 PM
The buttons on the PS2 game pad are pressure sensitive. While I was playing MS1 if I tapped the jump button Maro would only do a half jump. When I gave the button a proper push he did his full jump. I don’t think there is a delay only the games not being 100% compatible with pressure sensitive controllers. I don’t have any old PSOne game pads around to try them out, if I recall pressure sensitive buttons started with the PS2 pads.

Nope. Not that what you're saying isn't true, but there is still some slight lag going on. I'm playing with a stick (fully digital), and it's still noticeable.

edit -- in reference to what I said earlier, I just tried playing MS1 on this collection. The lag in that game is REALLY bad... far worse than the later games in the series. It's borderline unplayable.

Mr.Nemoperson
04-06-2007, 06:51 PM
I got the ps2 version today and I hate to sound like a broken record but the lag is there. You can tell when you press down to crouch. You actually have to wait for the crouch animation to kick in. This is most noticeable in MS 1. But it is in MS2 as well. MS6 on the other hand plays just fine. The only real issue with it is that the backgrounds are not as sharp as they are in the Wii version.

ShYtFaCe
04-07-2007, 05:55 PM
The buttons on the PS2 game pad are pressure sensitive. While I was playing MS1 if I tapped the jump button Maro would only do a half jump. When I gave the button a proper push he did his full jump. I don’t think there is a delay only the games not being 100% compatible with pressure sensitive controllers. I don’t have any old PSOne game pads around to try them out, if I recall pressure sensitive buttons started with the PS2 pads.

I always thought this was a feature of Metal Slug 1 that they dropped in all the other games, because it's evident in MAME as well. I like being able to choose between a half jump and the full jump because it adds more depth to the gameplay, that was always one of the reasons Slug 1 was my favorite of the series.

leepantalone
04-10-2007, 05:37 PM
Just wondering, does the import version of MS6 look or play better than the US anthology pack version?

Is there a difference at all?

psu319
04-10-2007, 06:54 PM
I've been told its the same exact game. Thats why theres none of that LOADING.... between levels.

wataru330
04-12-2007, 05:29 PM
...So is everyone else missing synopsis/logo art/ any sort of mention of MS 6 on their page 11?

Not to be a dick, but c'mon Ben H and co- it's like y'all get so close (getting the game out, color manual) then don't fully execute a DOABLE JOB (contoller lag, f'd up manual).

For real, there is no excuse for the hickups-and yes, I hold a grudge for samsho xbox debacle, and no US rebout.

Don't make me out to be a 'hater either- I've a critical eye because I'm a paying customer who wants his beloved series treated right.

Delaymore may have well as let XS games do this turd...I'm pissed cause I had such high hopes, and AGAIN they were dashed.

*starts saving up for an AtomisWave*

psu319
04-12-2007, 08:35 PM
Yeah i'm missing the MS6 page also. How about the fact that the directions are a cut and paste of the PSP directions. It says you can save your game....thats not an option in the PS2 version.

jdotaku
04-12-2007, 10:41 PM
Yeah the PSP version is nice in that its portable and has saves but the loading definetly breaks up the action.

enomosiki
04-13-2007, 05:02 PM
http://www.ignitionent.com/press_release40.htm

IT'S BULLET TIME!!

‘Gun and run' classic coming soon to PlayStation®2

Date: 13 th April ‘07

Following the successful release on PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment are pleased to announce the European release of Metal Slug Anthology for PlayStation®2.

Debuting in the arcades on the NEOGEO MVS arcade system back in April 1996, the Metal Slug series has become one of the most-loved arcade and console gaming franchises.

Containing Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5 and the latest addition to the series, Metal Slug 6 - this series has long been regarded as the bench mark of side-scrolling purity, and stands proud as one of the most important 2D platform-shooters on today's current gaming platforms .

Known for its fast action packed gameplay, as well as the stunning hand drawn and animated graphics, this Anthology delivers all of the fire power you would expect from SNK Playmore.

‘The Metal Slug franchise is synonymous with frantic arcade action and over the top exciting gun play' says Peter Rollinson, Product Manager, Ignition Entertainment ‘PlayStation®2 owning fans can also now experience the thrills that this popular franchise has to offer'.

Key Features:

Arcade Perfect conversions
2 Player Co-operative play
Unlockable items
Bonus Galleries containing classic poster and character art as well as other Metal Slug goodies.

Distributed by Atari in UK , France , Germany and the Nordic countries, Metal Slug Anthology for the PlayStation®2 is scheduled for release May ‘07.

Scarface again
04-14-2007, 01:53 PM
Worth a look.

leepantalone
04-15-2007, 05:23 PM
I am enjoying slug 6. Hell, any slug is great to have stateside.

LoneSage
04-26-2007, 02:06 AM
WOW, they took the slowdown out of 2.
I know Tak might be miffed at the idea, but I think it's great..well, part of me does.
I'll always have the MVS original, at least.

Also, out of all the Anthologies at Best Buy, I pick the one with a scratched up disc...I mean this sucker is scratched to hell, I have no idea what happened but it wasn't in the CD holder thing when I opened it.
Needless to say I'm confused, but also too lazy to go back to BB. Here's to hoping that despite all the crazy ass unexplained cat scratches the games will be fine.

Skat72
04-29-2007, 03:42 PM
I have the Wii version of anthology and was thinking of trading it in for the PS2 version. First though I wanted to clarify a couple of questions.

1.) I heard a different team developed the Japanese version titled Metal slug complete. Is this true and if so is the Japanese version better than the American one and how so?

2.) How well do the Slug games in the PS2 anthology work with a Hori arcade stick? My major complain with the Wii one was that My stick did not work with my PS2 to Cube adapter and the button configurations of the cube controller for MS6 were horrendous.

3.) Is MS6 in the anthology really the same (or at least plays the same) as the stand alone MS6 released in Japan for PS2? My main reason for buying anthology is to be able to play MS6 with my Hori Arcade stick. If the stand alone MS6 is a lot better I might just pick that up.

4.) I read everywhere how bad the lag is in MS1. Is the lag in MS2 just as bad? How does the lag compare to the Wii version of MS anthology? MS2 is by far my favorite slug game. If the Wii version of MS2 is better then the PS2 one then I may keep the Wii version instead of trading in.

Thanks for any help.

enomosiki
04-29-2007, 04:26 PM
I have the Wii version of anthology and was thinking of trading it in for the PS2 version. First though I wanted to clarify a couple of questions.

1.) I heard a different team developed the Japanese version titled Metal slug complete. Is this true and if so is the Japanese version better than the American one and how so?

2.) How well do the Slug games in the PS2 anthology work with a Hori arcade stick? My major complain with the Wii one was that My stick did not work with my PS2 to Cube adapter and the button configurations of the cube controller for MS6 were horrendous.

3.) Is MS6 in the anthology really the same (or at least plays the same) as the stand alone MS6 released in Japan for PS2? My main reason for buying anthology is to be able to play MS6 with my Hori Arcade stick. If the stand alone MS6 is a lot better I might just pick that up.

4.) I read everywhere how bad the lag is in MS1. Is the lag in MS2 just as bad? How does the lag compare to the Wii version of MS anthology? MS2 is by far my favorite slug game. If the Wii version of MS2 is better then the PS2 one then I may keep the Wii version instead of trading in.

Thanks for any help.

1) No. Both of them were developed by the same company, SNK Playmore. The only thing different is that they were released by different distributers--SNKP in Asia, Ignition Entertainment and Atari UK in EU, and SNKPUSA in Americas.

2) I don't have a Hori arcade stick, but I do have a similar arcade controller compatible with PS2, and it worked great after configuring the buttons in the game.

3) No. Metal Slug 6 included in the Metal Slug Anthology is not the same as the standalone Metal Slug 6 released in Asia. The standalone Metal Slug 6 is a port of the arcade game that included extra features and console mode, whereas the Metal Slug 6 included in the Metal Slug Anthology is merely the Atomiswave arcade ROM being emulated.

4) There is no lag for Metal Slug 1. I haven't tried the Wii version of the Metal Slug Anthology, so I wouldn't know. However, I did note that the lag for Metal Slug 2 is considerably less than that of the original game for Neo Geo.

LoneSage
04-30-2007, 09:32 PM
I've played 1, 3 and 6 so far and I haven't noticed any real lag...