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More than 29 million downloads!
Discover a game that has been worldwide acclaimed!

What's New in Version 1.46.0
Several bugs have been fixed.

Here are some of the reasons of METAL SLUG DEFENSE's success:

▼ Intuitive controls & intense action !
"METAL SLUG DEFENSE" has become a worldwide success thanks to its very simple controls and its addictive gameplay!

▼ 4 players can battle each other via the Multiplayer mode!
Up to 4 players can confront each other in 1-on-1 or 2-on2 epic battles in multiplayer!

▼ Intricate 2D dot pixels!
The characters of the "METAL SLUG" universe, who were created by the best dot-pixel artists, return to fight each other in "METAL SLUG DEFENSE"

▼ Epic battles between human beings, aliens and gigantic robots!
More than 200 different characters divided into 5 armies (Regular Army, Morden Army, Marians, etc.) join the battle in "METAL SLUG DEFENSE"!

▼ Characters from "KOF join the universe of "METAL SLUG"!
The most popular characters from the 2D VS Fighting game series "KOF" are ready to battle with their trademark moves in "METAL SLUG DEFENSE"!

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【Recommended Devices】
iPhone 4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation and above), iPad mini, iPad Air, iPod touch (5th generation and above)
 * The supported OS is iOS 7.0 and above

What's New in Version 1.46.0

Several bugs have been fixed.


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Customer Reviews

Where's my previous event points? And updates?

Gameplay overall is fun and addicting yet , with the latest update, all my event points have been erased. Makes it harder to want to play a game that won't save your progress in all aspects of the game. It's fun at the beginning.

Although the new game Metal Slug Attack is out, this game should be updated as well or at least all my stats should be able to be transferred to the other App. The mechanics of this game are slower and the game suffers from slowdown. Even the graphics are not as pretty. Hope SNK will update this App too.

Read this!

Ok obviously this is a game for a person who lived his childhood playing metal slug. Yes the game crashes and has some issues but everyone who loves it (including myself) love it because it brings back so many good memories. So the value is not just in the gameplay but in the acute nostalgia that it brings to the fans of metal slug.

Bottom line, if you don't even know what Metal Slug is don't bother with this!


The game always crashes when customizing my team. I'm running this game on a iPod Touch 5th generation, running iOS 9.0.2

The game crashes are annoying to the point I avoid entering the customization of teams because the application will crash all the time!!

If I can run The latest version of Injustice Gods Among Us on my iPod Touch 5th Generation running iOS 9.0.2, Metal Slug Defense should be capable of running just as fine. Update the game and fix the crashing of customizing units.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.46.0
  • Size: 474 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. 30 medals$0.99
  2. 90 medals$2.99
  3. 330 medals$9.99
  4. 180 medals$5.99
  5. Rumi's relief supplies$2.99
  6. 690 medals$19.99
  7. Madoka's relief supplies$0.99
  8. 1080 medals$29.99
  9. 100 medals$0.99
  10. 550 medals$4.99