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Metal Slug Anthology PSP - $8.98 @ amazon, DOTD


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#1 backseatdog

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:11 AM

Pretty sweet deal on a classic game. For about $9 you can't really go wrong. I've been looking for a copy for awhile, so I went ahead and got it with 2-day free shipping with Prime.

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#2 jay_remedy

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:14 AM

If only I wanted a UMD.

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#3 Gerbar

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:27 AM

In for 1

#4 eau

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:29 AM

In for 1 too.
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#5 newlu

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:32 AM

Had $5 credit from the Uncharted 2 glitch.
Can't go wrong with $4.

#6 Josef

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:49 AM

Dead already?

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:14 AM

It'll probably come back later today

#8 Apostle22

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:57 AM

Figures....I bought it off PSN last night for 19.99......hey, if anyone wants a deal on anything, let me know so I can buy it. I have bad luck in which I buy something, and hours later, its on sale......Anyways, I heard the UMD version has bad load times. The PSN version has better load times, but its still not great.

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#9 InvaderZim

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

Could you even play this on a PSP? PSP controls are pretty bad...


#10 Wolfpup

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:33 PM

What do you mean? They're excellent. What's bad about them? You're not going to get a better d-pad outside maybe the Saturn's pad or something.
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#11 heybtbm

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:04 PM

Worst loading times of any PSP game I've ever played. It's so bad the loading actually ruins the flow of the game by stopping.....(loading)...the...(loading)...action at random points in the middle of the levels. Absolutely inexcusable and embarrassing that this port was actually approved and released. I'd be interested to find out if the downloadable PSN version has better load times.

The PS2 and Wii versions are at least tolerable.

#12 Wolfpup

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:11 PM

What PSP do you have? That's pretty sloppy. I'd have still bought it though (PSP version's the only one I'd consider, since I'm not a huge Metal Slug fan).
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#13 Mysterio

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:55 PM

This is back in stock, BTW.

#14 deangrazy

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:59 PM

Could you even play this on a PSP? PSP controls are pretty bad...

Yea the PSP controls suck, not worth it for me.
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#15 iamthekiller

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 03:25 PM

Amazon also offers SNK Arcade Classics for $12.49, which has the first metal slug. Even though it ships in 2-4 weeks, it would help put you non-prime people towards free shipping.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 03:54 PM

Worst loading times of any PSP game I've ever played. It's so bad the loading actually ruins the flow of the game by stopping.....(loading)...the...(loading)...action at random points in the middle of the levels. Absolutely inexcusable and embarrassing that this port was actually approved and released. I'd be interested to find out if the downloadable PSN version has better load times.

The PS2 and Wii versions are at least tolerable.


very tempted but scared of the loading times thing. one reviewer also mentions it on amazon.

#17 rustyrage

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:13 PM

I added it to my cart last night. Bit on it this morning because I need a PSP game, I love Metal Slug, & I was already buying myself the Flip Cam for my birthday. :)


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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:17 PM

very tempted but scared of the loading times thing. one reviewer also mentions it on amazon.

Same here, nothing kills a game for me more than horrible loading times. I'm still angry at Bionic Commando PS3.

#19 dubbfoolio

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:30 PM

Same here, nothing kills a game for me more than horrible loading times. I'm still angry at Bionic Commando PS3.


ESPECIALLY on a portable system. I often only game on the portable systems for 5 minutes at a time (the time it takes a dump). I don't really want a huge portion of that to be load times.

#20 eau

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:36 PM

Perhaps using CFW and copying to a stick will solve the loading time problem?
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:39 PM

That's too bad about the load times. It's even worse since it's an arcade-y type game which should flow quickly. I guess I'll pass.

#22 schultzed

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:48 PM

Too bad this isn't on sale for the Wii . . . which is $20.

I wonder if it can be had for less (on the Wii)?

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:21 PM

Had this on my radar for quite a while. Nice to get so cheap!
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:26 PM

I have the game and load times are pretty bad. Luckily you can rip the game to your memory stick if you have CFW and the lag pretty much goes away. The only problem is that Metal Slug 6 has never worked from my ripped copy....so still have to play that from UMD.


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#26 jamesesdad

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 08:58 AM

I can tell you from experience this is one of the worst ports of these games, they take forever to load, and the framerate is extremely unstable on the UMD version of the game, cant vouch for the digital version. They are playable, but it breaks most of the enjoyment I had with the game because the game constantly has to spin the umd disc and read which causes hiccups

#27 cartman414

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 05:10 AM

What do you mean? They're excellent. What's bad about them? You're not going to get a better d-pad outside maybe the Saturn's pad or something.


It's the same awful fragmented Sony d-pad.

The SNES pad is arguably the only one that measures up to the Saturn pad.

#28 Wolfpup

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 06:26 AM

Huh, I'd never really had issue with it. The 2000+ is better than the 1000 though (which was probably the best portable pad until that point, but it's noticeably inferior).
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 01:17 PM

It's the same awful fragmented Sony d-pad.

The SNES pad is arguably the only one that measures up to the Saturn pad.


I've always prefered the Sony D-Pad, it keeps you from pressing DF when you just want to press D. I know I'm probably in the minority, but just saying.