26 Games Like Metal Slug 1 for Nintendo 3DS

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26 Games like Metal Slug 1 for Nintendo 3DS, daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms.
This suggestion collection includes side-scrolling games. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Drancia Saga released the 18 May 2017 and ranked #10, Phoenix released the 28 July 2016 and ranked #5, SEGA 3D Classics Collection released the 26 April 2016 and ranked #6.

Logo of the video game Metal Slug 1

In addition to its classic ARCADE MODE, this perfect conversion of METAL SLUG includes a MISSION MODE, allowing you to select in which stage you want to play! Create a huge explosion by self-desctructing your slug using the "METAL SLUG ATTACK" unleashing extreme damage to your enemies.

1# Gunslugs - 2015

Review79Score

A wacky, chaotic, action game with a rogue-like permadeath, unlockable heroes, timelord, chickenguns, donkey kong levels, gameboy levels and much more. Fight your way through as many levels and worlds as you can, defeat the Black Duck Army, and close the gates of Hell.

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Price: $5-$15

2# Gunslugs 2 - 2015

Review72Score

Gunslugs 2 takes the action chaos genre further than ever before... into space and beyond. Rockets, tanks, choppers, train crashes, huge metal robots, aliens and hordes and hordes of the Black Duck army minions !

Gunslugs 2 similarities with Metal Slug 1

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Price: $5-$15

3# 3D Gunstar Heroes - 2015

Review88Score

Take advantage of Gunslinger Mode by choosing between FREE and FIXED shot modes on the fly and cycling through all your weapons. Go the distance and make it to the long-awaited boss battles with double life with the new Mega Life Mode.

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5# Phoenix - 2016

Review78Score

Phoenix 2 is a blistering arcade Shoot'Em Up with jaw-dropping graphics where you defeat waves of increasingly menacing enemies in daily new missions. Find and upgrade the ship that fits your play style and matches up well in the missions. All players across the world play this daily mission and share their scores on our leaderboards.

Phoenix similarities with Metal Slug 1

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Price: Free

7# 3D Fantasy Zone - 2015

Review80Score

Additional features include: adjustable difficulty settings, the ability to save your game for later review, inclusion of both the Japanese and Overseas versions of the original game, a Stage Select feature that allows players to save and resume progress mid-game, and adjustable difficulty settings. 3D Fantasy Zone™ also offers players an unlockable mode with new weaponry and gameplay and an original song called UPA-UPA.

3D Fantasy Zone similarities with Metal Slug 1

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9# 3D Thunder Blade - 2015

Review72Score

3D Thunder Blade is a recreation of a one-of-a-kind combat originally released in 1987, re-mastered for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. 3D Thunder Blade also introduces brand new remixes of the original in-game music that can be toggled ‘on’ and ‘off’ and an unlockable Special Mode with updated gameplay, new enemies, and a more powerful fighter.

3D Thunder Blade similarities with Metal Slug 1

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10# Drancia Saga - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game Drancia Saga
Screenshot of the video game Drancia Saga
Screenshot of the video game Drancia Saga

Upgrade the powers through the skill tree! Defeat the massive monsters with good pace to solve the mystery of Drancia! [Petit Novel series - Harvest December] .

Drancia Saga similarities with Metal Slug 1

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12# Bit.Trip Fate - 2013

Review74Score

FATE is the penultimate chapter in the six-part BIT.TRIP series and will leave you wondering what’s next.Key Features:The arrow keys control CommanderVideo while the mouse allows you to fire anywhere on screen! Or if you prefer, plug in a controller for dual-stick shooting action!

Bit.Trip Fate similarities with Metal Slug 1

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Price: $5-$15

13# Code of Princess - 2012

Review68Score

Code of Princess offers players an exciting yet unconventional experience, deftly blending the combo-heavy fighting gameplay of beat ‘em ups with the stat-boosting character customization of RPGs.

Code of Princess similarities with Metal Slug 1

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Price: $15-$25

14# Astro - 2013

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With small quantities of "Star Platinum," a mineral found in the asteroid belts, the tachyon-reactor could produce an immense amount of clean energy. " The pirate leader sent a final ultimatum right before destroying the last of our battle ships: "The only way for the federation to survive is to surrender.

Astro similarities with Metal Slug 1

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15# New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 2012

Review78Score

Each level is littered with gold as coins rain down from overhead pipes, trails of coins are left behind special gold enemies and gold pipes transport Mario into coin-filled caverns. FEATURES: The game records all the coins players collect throughout the game, so completing a level is only part of the fun.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 similarities with Metal Slug 1

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16# Titan Attacks! - 2012

Review70Score

As the last surviving tank commander on Earth, single-handedly turn back the evil invading alien army, drive back the Titans across the Solar System, and defeat them on their homeworld... Titan Attacks has the same easy-to-learn and addictive gameplay of the classic arcade shoot 'em up, but is packed full of extras - new features, new...

Titan Attacks! similarities with Metal Slug 1

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Price: $5-$15

17# Zombie Panic in Wonderland - 2012

Review69Score

To save his friends from the spell of the “amorous zombies”, machine gun in hand, the player will have to solve the mystery of the “scented dwarves” in time and put an end to the evil power hidden in the castle in the northern city. Cut scenes, music with lyrics, seven playable characters, hidden levels, final bosses, different weapons, lots of zombies attacking you at all times, explosions, demolitions, fire .

Zombie Panic in Wonderland similarities with Metal Slug 1

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Price: Free

18# Johnny Hotshot - 2012

Review45Score
Screenshot of the video game Johnny Hotshot
Screenshot of the video game Johnny Hotshot
Screenshot of the video game Johnny Hotshot

After being warped into the world of one of Johnny’s favorite arcade games, Cowboy Hotshot, Johnny must take on the role of sheriff and purge the town of the bandits led by Mr. Wang! • Johnny is back in a brand-new adventure!
• Behold the transforming arcade machine!
• Deceptively challenging shoot-outs!

Johnny Hotshot similarities with Metal Slug 1

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19# 3D Classics: Xevious - 2011

Review63Score

3D Classics: Xevious revisits the popular vertical-scrolling arcade game, bringing back favorite elements of the original that can be enjoyed in 2D or 3D. In this enhanced version, view Solvalou from a mid-air perspective and gauge incoming fire from down below while the scenery and aerial enemies fly by.

3D Classics: Xevious similarities with Metal Slug 1

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20# Avenging Spirit - 2010

Review68Score

While out on a walk with his girlfriend, our hero is gunned down by an evil syndicate that wants to harness ghost energy. He’s come back as a ghost so that he can rescue his girlfriend from her kidnappers and finally rest in peace.

Avenging Spirit similarities with Metal Slug 1

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21# Galaga Legions DX - 2008

Review72Score

The legendary hit arcade shooter returns with Galaga Legions DX! Featuring a new twist on the classic gameplay, slick new graphics and devastating weapon power-ups, the fate of the galaxy lies in your hands! Board your fighter and prepare to defend Earth from wave after wave of relentless aliens. Target your enemies' critical weak spots to earn bonuses and rack-up an astronomical score! Blast your way through unique levels and epic boss battles on your mission to defend the galaxy and prevent an intergalactic catastrophe!

Galaga Legions DX similarities with Metal Slug 1

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22# Final Fight - 2007

Review68Score

Enjoy unmatched beat 'em up action in this arcade classic and discover just who is behind the Mad Gear Gang in what may be Metro City's final fight. Take to the streets with either Haggar or Cody and fight your way across town deep into the turf of the Mad Gear Gang.

Final Fight similarities with Metal Slug 1

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23# Ghosts'n Goblins - 2006

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Take on the role of the knight Sir Arthur, and delve into the realm of demons and monsters to rescue your girlfriend. Choose your weapons wisely and take advantage of their strengths to deal with the situation at hand.

Ghosts'n Goblins similarities with Metal Slug 1

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25# Gunstar Heroes - 1993

Review76Score

The Gunstar family are the protectors of the planet Gunstar 9. After many years of peace, vicious dictator Colonel Red kidnapped the Gunstar twins’ older brother and used mind control to make him his slave.

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Price < $5