Old-school side-scrollers are almost dead...almost. Ongoing franchises like Metal Slug continue to keep the classic tradition alive, especially in the portable world. SNK Playmore will give us Metal Slug XX in just over one month's time, and if you miss the good ol' days of Contra and Strider and other titles laced with golden memories, you gotta pick it up. Here's an overview trailer that shows off the game's spruced-up visuals, nonstop and demanding action, and surprising variety. Let's not forget our roots, fellow gaming vets!
1/20/2010 Ben Dutka