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Metal Slug Advance

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Title Screen

Metal Slug Advance

Developer: SNK Playmore
Publishers: SNK (JP/US), Ignition Entertainment (EU)
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in JP: November 18, 2004
Released in US: November 18, 2004
Released in EU: December 2, 2004


EnemyIcon.png This game has unused enemies.
ObjectIcon.png This game has unused objects.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
Document additional unused content from here.

Metal Slug Advance is basically a severely watered down port of a Metal Slug game.

Unused Sprites

There's a lot of unused animations for the player characters, mostly the likes of reloading and idle animations that would have been used for flavor.

Hmmm...
To do:
Get more of them and document them.

MSA-Tyracrouch.gif Tyra firing while crouching. This is impossible to do in the game.

MSA-Waltercrouch-1-.gif As for Walter, there is also an unused firing while crouching animation.

MSA-Tyramakeup-3-.gif An unused animation of Tyra checking her hair.

Unused Objects

A fair few remnants of the scrapped underwater stage remain, like the Slug Mariner, squids, floating mines, and perhaps more.

Hmmm...
To do:
Same thing, rip them and write about them

Submarine Slug

MSA Unused water tank.gif Evidence that there was once an underwater level in the game, before they scrapped it and so on. It even has all the necessary animation for being used in the game.

Submarine Enemy

MSA-Unused submarine enemy.gif Another leftover from the underwater level, this time it's a squid from Metal Slug 5. It has all the animations, including exploding in a gory fashion.

Debug Mode Leftovers

There's a few textual remains of a debug mode, most of it nigh-identical to that of the arcade games, as well as the numerical listings of a stage select. Mission 3 has ten areas (only seven are seen in gameplay, including a cutscene) and Mission 4 has seven, meaning two areas aren't accessed.

Unused Text

In every version, at 0x797B0, is text for what looks to be a country selection, yet remains unused.

USA
EUROPE
JAPAN
ENDING
select country
 <<        >>

Regional Differences

The title screen in the Japanese version has the katakana text "メタルスラッグ アドバンス", which means "Metal Slug Advance".

US/Europe Japan
Metalslugadvance-title.png MSA-TitleJ.png