A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Created for Old Games Remaster jam (2020)

Heavy Metal Slug is a fan remake of Metal Slug with a few twists. It's gone 2.5D, with a mix of 2D and 3D graphics alongside classic 2D gameplay, and has characters and songs from the heavy metal world!

Metal Slug is one of my favourite retro games, so it was a natural choice for a remaster jam, and I wanted to try my hand at building a 2D game which I hadn't done in a while. I threw it together in about a week, and I managed to get maybe 70% of the gameplay working, along with a short demo level. Unfortunately there were a few big features I really wanted to put in that I had to leave out. Because of this, I've classified it as a prototype rather than a complete game.

Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac, though the latter two are not tested. The source code is also available if you want to do something with it.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Made withUnity
TagsArcade, Fangame, Remake, Side Scroller
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
LinksSource code


Heavy Metal Slug - Win64.exe 34 MB
Heavy Metal Slug - Linux.tar.gz 40 MB
Heavy Metal Slug - Mac.zip 39 MB
Heavy Metal Slug - Source.7z 50 MB

Install instructions

Extract the package (Windows package is self-extracting) and run the game! Note that the Mac and Linux builds are untested.

A controller is highly recommended but you can play with just the keyboard.

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