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

Version 1.46.0

Several bugs have been fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
302 Ratings
302 Ratings



I love the enemies that are in here, so much in fact that I want them. Unfortunately, a lot of the enemies you see in the game you can't use. And I also was thinking about medals...... there is no way to get them without paying, and so since all the units you can buy come from medals, the only way to get medals is through paying.

Don't get me wrong, I love metal slug, but the developers (In my opinion) have stopped improving these games. Until apple and androids surpass these limits. At the moment, it's fine, but soon, it will slow down our devices. At that point in time, well, we'll have to say bye bye to metal slug........
In conclusion, metal slug was a good franchise while it lasted and the developers cared, but now, all it is (in my personal opinion) is just a glitchy time consumer that really isn't that addicting......

- Saneeeees

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!


473.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. 30 medals $0.99
  2. 90 medals $2.99
  3. 330 medals $9.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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