ST2 is an average Neo-Geo shooter, but certainly not anywhere near as good as any title in the "Metal Slug" franchise. In fact, most people prefer the original Shock Troopers (MVS only) as opposed to its sequel. In short, ST2 isn't a bad game to have in your collection (especially for shooter fans), but you'll probably tire of it quickly. You might want to give the game in question a try on an emulator before you throw down any significant amount cash for it.
Well, I own Shock 1 (MVS) Shock 2, MS1 (on CD only
), MS2, MSX, and MS3.
I'll have to agree with DolphinLord and Dion, Shock 2 isn't even CLOSE to the Metal Slug series. I was really disappointed in it, bought it only after SNK reduced the price to blow out its excess stock of the game. The backgrounds don't even come CLOSE to ANY of the Metal Slug games.
If I were you, I'd focus on the MS games, they're all better. If you're looking for MS1, just pick up an MVS version, a sac cart, and have someone convert it to home cart for you. It would be a LOT more worth it than Shock 2.
Yeah, I remember playing ST on MVS in the arcades and it was insane...but ST2 really isn't all that good. They changed the style of if to much...new rendered super-deformed characters, and less of them...4 compared to like 7 I think in the original ST...If anything go for the first one.
Hmmm why u all like ST more than ST2 ???
I like the grafics more in ST2. ST is surely a Ikary like game but to me i will play ST2 more than ST. The music is still better in ST2 too. Well i think the game MERCS is similar to ST.......
Well I have not played ST1 but I like ST2 a lot. I played it for a while, Actually a little longer then I played Metal slug x but that's mostly becuase I already had metal slug 2.
Is it beter then the metal slug series, it's kind of a differnt game. They are both shooters but ST2 is more of a ninja commando type shooter and Metal slug is a platform shooter. I bought the NGH of ST2 when it first came out and do not regret my purchase, I still play the game every now and then.