Metal Slug 5

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Metal Slug 5

Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: M
GRB rating: 12
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53383 & SLUS-20990
Japanese: SLPS-25634 & SLPS-25495 & NPJD-00082
Korean: SLKA-25288
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20990 (Metal Slug 4 & 5)
Release date: May 25, 2005
CRCs: D4E1581B
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53383
Release date: March 30, 2006 (Australia)
March 31, 2006
CRCs: 91F502C1
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25495
SLPS-25634 (SNK Best Collection)
SLKA-25288 (Metal Slug 4 & 5)
NPJD-00082 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: April 28, 2005
July 30, 2005 (Korea)
March 9, 2006 (SNK Best Collection)
March 18, 2015 (PS2 Classics)
CRCs: 852D43CF
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): SNK Playmore
Publisher(s): SNK Playmore (JP, AU), Ignition Entertainment (EU)
Genre: Action, Shoot'em up
Wikipedia: Link

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • AMD Athlon64 x2 4200+ @ 2.40 GHz
  • ATI Radeon X1800
0.9.6 GSdx (r890)
  • SPU2ghz Playground 1.9.0
  • LilyPad 0.9.9
BIOS: USA v02.00, Last tested in 0.9.2 for PAL and NTSC-J. Needed the patch at the bottom of page for NTSC-J, 45-50FPS with PCSX2 0.9.2 Machina
NTSC-J Windows 10
  • Ryzen 5 3600X @ 3.6GHz
  • GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB
1.7.2532 Built-in (AVX2) (HW) Built-in Plays perfectly. Gameboi64


  • Original names: メタルスラッグ5 (SLPS-25495) & (SLPS-25634), 메탈 슬러그 5 (SLKA-25288)
  • Released in the US and Korea along with Metal Slug 4 as a double pack titled Metal Slug 4 & 5.

Known Issues

"Press Start" crash

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Affected Game Versions: NTSC-J
  • Description: Crashes on the "Press Start" screen.
  • Workaround: This has been fixed in recent revisions of PCSX2 (1.6.0 and later). For older versions, use the following patch:

The gallery

Public compatibility forum links