How dare you say SNK are about stuff that's 'really nothing special', you little fiend?
Never played the Saturn version, but the amusements place down the road has a cab that's eaten lots of my money. I agree maybe the gameplay is repetetive compared with something similar like Contra which mixes it up by having constant bosses with different patterns, but Metal Slug's attention to detail in the sprites and backgrounds means you can never get bored.
As I have mentioned in other threads, this is one of my most favorite games of all times to the point that I now have every incarnation of it for home console gameplay. It is a bit repetative but the graphics and fun gameplay is what this game is all about. By the way, I have to agree that Metal Slug X was a disappointment but that MS3 was a blast. Just got 4 and cant wait to start playing it.
played and have all the metal slug games.except i never played the or had the saturn version.the neogeo versions rocked.and if the saturn version was only half as good as the neogeo versions then it was a cool game.