Just look at these. Ah! Mwah! (Kissing noises, copious drooling.) The shading is so perfectly done and the images are so dynamic, appearing to breathe and pulsate in even the smallest parts of the design. And who doesn’t get a thrill from robot crabs, reanimated brain robots, and giant, tamed eel monsters? Metal Slug: you were one of the best, babe.
I made a fan art of the hermit crab fight from Metal Slug 3 for a contest! I’ve always really liked how it looks when the metal slug just hops straight up in the air, and Fio is the coolest MS character! Pew pew pew!
We’ve seen a number of model for the SV-001, the Metal Slug series’ namesake tank, and I’m going to feature them every frickin’ time because I love the design. Japanese company Daiki will release this model in January.
Metal Slug 3 (2000)
Sprite sheet can be found here and here.
Sprite map can be found here and here.
NOTE: I was torn on whether or not to include the effects for Huge Hermit. In the end, I decided to post the versions with the effects, but you can click on each animation to see it without the effects! An interesting fact is that Huge Hermit also includes unique frames for closing the main cannon on it’s back, even though this is never used in-game. I’ll add this animation at a later time.