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  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Trophy Difficulty Poll)
  • Offline trophies: 4 (1, 2, 1)
  • Online trophies: 2 (1trophy_silver.png, 1trophy_gold.png)
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: up to 2hrs (personal estimate, Estimated Time to 100%)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 + 1 round of high-score mode
  • Number of missable trophies: technically Score 1,500,000 points trophy_gold.png can be missable
  • Glitched trophies: none
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: no, you can play on easiest difficulty (1/8)


Welcome to Metal Slug 4, an installment of legendary arcade side-scroller shooter series. Trophies in these games can either be extremely hard or quite easy. Luckily this one is the latter, because this game is emulated from NEO GEO & emulation means you can save at any point of the game. This feature is a game-changer and makes the platinum very manageable. Only thing is - you have to watch out, as there is only one save slot and if you're sloppy/too fast you can save the game in difficult situation/while dying, so take it slow & keep that in mind when playing. As soon as the actual game starts, be sure to enter settings (tp.png) and set difficulty to the lowest (1/8), you can also extend timer to 80sec, but it's entirely optional. Changing settings resets the game, so be sure to do that ASAP to avoid loosing any progress


Step 1: Play the entire game till the end in ORIGINAL MODE without dying
It may sound pretty hard, but with the game set to lowest difficulty and unlimited saves/retries, it's not. There are no real differences between characters outside of cosmetics/melee attacks, so just pick whichever you want (I always go with Fio, because she's cute :)  The time it takes to finish with no deaths is completely skill-dependant, you should make it within 60-90 minutes. If you finish the game without dying this step will cover 5/6 trophies. Be sure to upload your score at the end when the game asks

After this step you will unlock:
Record score trophy_silver.png 
Mark high score trophy_silver.png 
Score 500,000 points trophy_bronze.png 
Score 1,000,000 points trophy_silver.png 
Score 1,500,000 points trophy_gold.png 

Step 2: Play one round of HI SCORE MODE getting as far as you can with 3 lives and choose to upload your score at the end when the game asks

After this step you will unlock:
HI SCORE Player trophy_gold.png 

Arcade Archives: Metal Slug 4 Trophy Guide

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6 trophies ( 1  )

  • The score has been posted to the online rankings in the "ORIGINAL MODE".

    After finishing your ORIGINAL MODE playthrough input your nickname (in fact it can be whatever 3 letters you want), press cross.png to upload your score to online rankings and the trophy will pop
  • High score has been updated.

    After finishing your ORIGINAL MODE playthrough input your nickname (in fact it can be whatever 3 latters you want), your score will be saved within the game and the trophy will pop
  • The score won 500,000 points

  • The score won 1,000,000 points

  • The score won 1,500,000 points


    This can be done in both ORIGINAL MODE (which will be rather easy) or HI SCORE MODE (which will be insane and you'd have to be an arcade god to get it there), so just stick with ORIGINAL MODE. Key for getting 1.5m points are POW's you save in each level - long-haired blond dudes that are tied up or run around and give you weapons/extra points. There's also a medic girl you can save in Mission 5. She's a unique, one-time only encounter and saving her will net you way more points than any POW out there. Problem is that every time you die you will lose all the POW's you collected up to this point of the level. This trophy is missable, because it cannot be obtained/can be very hard to obtain if you die even once. I died once in level 3 (managed to finish with only 2 POW's/lost about 5) and just barely got the 1.5m at the end (mind that destroying boxes in the final escape sequence also gives you points), so it's best to finish the game without dying once, just to be safe. Luckily with saving it's just a matter of trial and error. Be sure to pick up any point-collectables on your way as well (medals, animals, food), which are seen lying around, or are given to you by some POW's.

    The most tricky part is the final boss. Spam grenades (triangle.png) in the first 2 phases to finish them quick. In his final 3rd phase he will attack you with many lasers and a light-ring which is an insta-kill and cannot be avoided, unless you simply jump/stop touching the ground. If you're having any difficulties, check out this walkthrough to see how to flawlessly cope with any given situation (I do not own this vid, all credit goes to EightBitHD)

  • The score has been posted to the online rankings in the "HI SCORE MODE".

    In HI SCORE mode you can not save your game and there are no continues - once you die it's game over, but it does not matter. Just start this mode and try to go as far into the game as your skills can take you (I almost managed to reach the Mission 2 boss). Although the trophy description does not state this, guides for other installments of this franchise mention that you need to get 100,000 points here. I got 200,000 points easily, so it's a very generous limit. Consult the vid posted in Score 1,500,000 points trophy_gold.png if you're having any trouble. When you die, input your nickname (it can be whatever tbh), press cross.png when asked if you want to upload your score and the trophy will pop. Do note that when you pause the game in this mode you can't actually unpause it and have to choose reset option within pause menu to start HI SCORE mode again from scratch, so remember not to pause

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