Friday, July 4, 2014
Metal Slug Defense New Missions V1.4.0
This post is about the New Missions introduced in the Metal Slug Defense latest update (V1.3.0, V1.4.0)
There are 10 missions available. The thing is, it isn't that hard to complete them. Instead, this post is about the important lessons that I have learned from all these, especially the uniqueness of different units.
Some units can impose Splash damage
The Drill Slug, Tarma's shotgun skill, Big Snail, etc are able to cause Splash damage (or area effects). In Mission 5, it is best to summon Drill Slug and Sandbag first. Then, activate Drill Slug's skill as soon as possible to kill the maggots.
The AP buildup speed determines your success of defeating a stage
The number of AP buildup upgrades before you summon the first soldier unit is critical in the Metal Slug Defense. I usually upgrade 2 times first. Depending on the difficulty of the stages, sometimes you may require once or more than that. It directly affects the speed of your attacks or defense subsequently.
Edited: For example, in Mission 7, you have to upgrade the AP buildup several times before summoning the defensive tanks. By having a few tanks attacking the giant crab at the same time, it will provide more buffer time before the crab moves forward to your portal.
Some units can avoid a Critical Attack once
The Shielded Soldier, Big Snail, Leona, etc are able to avoid a critical attack with their skills. This is especially crucial in the mission 8. You have to activate the skills of the soldiers just before the enemy launch the lethal laser.
Leona unit is awesome
If you think that Melee unit is having a disadvantage in the Metal Slug Defense Game, then Leona's ability might change your mind. Her HP is high enough to withstand the enemies' damage before approaching them. Then, by activating the skill, she is not only able to avoid a critical attack, but also comes with an impressive counter-attack. That counter-attack could destroy a tank immediately.
Why this understanding is important in the Metal Slug Defense? In fact, it not only helps in the battle, but also adds to your game play variation in order to save the POWs. This is especially crucial in the coming updates. Utilizing the uniqueness of each unit would serve as the key to the success in this game!
EDITED: In the V1.4.0, the Metal Slug Defense has 5 more new missions added. You will be awarded another 30 medals once completed them.
Here shows my experience:
Mission 11: Just summon as many soldiers as possible while activating their skills.
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