Metal Slug: Awakening 12+

Run and Gun

VNG Game Studios

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Metal Slug: Awakening is a newly developed side-scrolling action shooting mobile game licensed by SNK, based on the essence of the legendary arcade masterpiece! With upgraded visuals that pay homage to its retro roots while introducing a fresh and captivating art style, the game brings a splendid visual presentation and abundant content including a vast array of weapons, diverse battlefields, and various super-vehicles.

Prepare to be transported back in time as the game also authentically restored multiple iconic maps of the IP which include the nostalgic pyramid, desert, mine and many more. Besides the classical elements, Metal Slug: Awakening also incorporated exciting new features such as world exploration, teaming up with friends in 3-player mode, Roguelike gameplay and many more – enabling gamers to take up the Boss challenge with anyone, anytime! With that, Metal Slug: Awakening makes its strongest comeback that will certainly fulfill the anticipation of gamers across different generations! Commanders, Mission Start now!

[The Ultimate Transformation]
Officially licensed by SNK, the brand new Metal Slug: Awakening brings back the heart-pounding gameplay levels, iconic characters, formidable Bosses, and super vehicles. Not to mention the remastered recreation of multiple nostalgic elements, such as the Fat Marco, mummies… Despite all these thrilling upgrades, the true essence of Metal Slug IP is still meticulously preserved!

[Diverse Gameplay & Fast-paced Challenges]
Featuring unique gameplay and challenges, the game provides an exhilarating side-scrolling adventure from the start of each mission to completion! From the Desert Mine, Secretive Lab, Southend Rainforest, or others… There's an abundance of adventures awaiting you to explore!

[New & Advanced Super Vehicles]
Fire up your operation and skills with diverse vehicles, ranging from massive sky-rides, to ground-breaking tanks and SV-camels. Soar through the sky, dig underground and strike with flexibility. Personalize your combat abilities through these super vehicles to defeat any powerful bosses!

[Fiery Battlefield! Ultimate Gameplay]
Pew Pew Pew... Unleash character-exclusive ultimate skills, wield unique advanced weapons and upgrade your arsenal for epic Boss battles! In addition to the signature characters and super vehicles, the game also features a variety of classical weapons such as the H, L, I gun series as well as the flame-shot, blizzard, smashing boxing gun and many more. Personalize your best weapon and sweep through the battlefield with unstoppable firepower!

[Easter Eggs With Numerous Surprises]
Discover multiple surprises by rescuing the iconic Hyakutaro who generously gives mysterious gifts and coins from time to time, or the very active Fat Marco… Stay alert during your journey throughout the levels, as there will always be surprises hidden in each Easter egg! Relive the joys and excitement of the arcade machine era as you rediscover all the iconic features that made Metal Slug a legendary classic.


What’s New

Version 1.2.2

All Commanders are invited to dive in and explore the most recent updates:
1. METAL SLUG x King of Fighters: New Character KYO KUSANAGI
2. Newest Rare Spec-ops: SAYA, the Wasteland Megalodon, is now available & ready to get in battle!
3. NEWEST WEAPON RELEASE: The BOW - Bringing new power and new tactics!
4. Release New Skin Kukik Atomic Amor
5. Optimize and enhance the user's playing experience.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

Shermanliew12334 ,

Good game but..

This game offers a positive experience that evokes nostalgic sentiments from players' childhoods. Nevertheless, it displays a pronounced reliance on stamina mechanics. It is apparent that diversifying the gameplay through the introduction of modes not contingent on stamina would likely enhance players' overall engagement and extend their immersion within the game for prolonged durations.

Developer Response ,

Hello Commander, we apologize for the inconvenience caused. If you encounter any problems, you can go to the official fan group to private message the editor, and please provide as much detailed information about your problem as possible. We will try our best to solve it. If you are satisfied with our help, please rate us again. Thanks.

Lyce212121 ,


This game is honestly fire like I played metal slug in arcades and it only had the normal ones where we just go thru stages with pistol and rescuing the victim could reward us with guns or bonus points but after I play for awhile there are also many other events which I myself found it fun. Personally I had played it before thus b4 it was out I already knew what was gonna happen but the extra self creation guns and clubs. Awesome :)

Developer Response ,

Dear Commander, thank you for your support. We wish you enjoy the game!

ArcaneAvatar ,

Great overall game but ruined by pay2win

Great nostalgia game especially for metal slug lovers. Great gameplay with updated controls, good old metal slug story level and great graphics. Sadly game progress is going to be a crawl unless you pay/ gatcha your way up as weapons and characters are hard to come by unless you pay and even fair play mode is obviously rigged towards paying players. It’s been a month and there are lots of bugs even after beta.
Recommend for those hard core metal slug players who has extra cash to spare

Developer Response ,

Hello Commander, We apologize for the inconvenience caused. If you encounter any problems, you can go to the official fan group to private message the editor, and please provide as much detailed information about your problem as possible. We will try our best to solve it. If you are satisfied with our help, please rate us again. Thanks.

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