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Metal Slug Wii control details - new screens

Multiple control schemes for the classic arcade shooter compilation

Although we suspected that Metal Slug Anthology on Wii would have to be played using either the Classic Controller or GameCube pad, it will actually allow gamers to choose from multiple control schemes using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

The Nunchuk Control scheme lets you control your character with the Nunchuk while using the A and B buttons to jump and shoot. Or you can turn the Wii Remote on its side and it alone to control the game, using its D-Pad and face buttons like a traditional pad, or a stranger scheme letting you tilt the controller left or right to move your character and jumping, shooting and throwing grenades with the D-pad and 1 and 2 buttons.


Hardcore arcade nuts can also choose a scheme that uses the Wii Remote to emulate an arcade stick, gripping it vertically and lean it in the direction you want to move and shoot.

The Anthology, which will include Metal Slug 1, 2, X, 3, 4, and 6, will be released on Wii early next year and, being one of our favourite arcade games of all time, we honestly can't wait. For now, just appreciate the chaos in these new screens.