ms5.jpg Back to the always fun Speed Demos Archive after a little hiatus, and this time they've added a speed run of SNK Playmore's Metal Slug 5, which, while maybe not the best of the series, is good fun to check out for wacky bosses and classic 2D fun.

The run, by Mike Uyama, is played at hardest difficulty with no deaths (wow!), and there's lots of good tactics-related discussion in the text submitted with the run, but Uyama notes at the end: "I'm satisfied with this run, I don't think there are more than 30-40 seconds worth of mistakes/bad randomness. I don't think I'll touch this game again even if there is a lot of room for improvement because it is the worst out of all the Metal Slug games. Hopefully I will have a successful run of Metal Slug 3 someday."

Luckily, if you don't like that version of the game, there are also runs of the first Metal Slug, of Metal Slug 4 (also called "the worst of the Metal Slug series"), and for Metal Slug X, one of the best MS titles - lots of blasting action to enjoy!