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Metal Slug 2 brings side-scrolling, shoot-'em-up action to Android (pictures)

The classic arcade shooter Metal Slug 2 is now on Android.

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Retro graphics

For a 16-bit game from the '90s, Metal Slug 2 looks pretty good. For an average mobile game from 2013, not so much.
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It doesn't matter

Choose from four different soldiers to start your game. But be warned, none of the soldiers has any unique capabilities, so your choice here is solely for aesthetic purposes.
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Yes, that is a camel shooting lasers

One of the most fun things about the game is finding weapon upgrades and "vehicles" to use against the nonstop onslaught of enemies.
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Mummified

In Stage 2, watch out for the mummies spraying purple poison. Come in contact, and you'll be mummified as well.
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No quarters needed

Even with 20 credits to start, Metal Slug 2 is a difficult game to conquer.
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Custom controls

If you don't like where the buttons and virtual joystick are situated, Metal Slug 2 lets you move them.
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Brothers in arms

Metal Slug 2 lets you connect with another device via Bluetooth for some cooperative shoot-'em-up action.

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