Metal Slug X
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Neo Geo (1999)
Cartoon ultra-violence? What a great way to spend your lunch break!

When I worked for EA as a tester, I got to eat lunch in their fancy cafeteria. When I wasn't hanging out with the colleague that was a fruitarian or freegan or whatever it was, I would play Metal Slug X on the NeoGeo arcade machine while everyone else played Tekken. It's a bit of a bullet hell side scroller, but with a silly amount of secrets, vehicles, and weapons. The whole Metal Slug series is like that and I'm sure that the folks who programmed them had a blast coming up with ridiculous things to do as weapons, enemies, sounds, and ways to die. The graphics are a bit cheesy for the year this came out, but you're not playing this for graphics, you're playing because it is ridiculous.

It definitely is ridiculous!
Last updated: 07/10/2021
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