Not so smart with yer brain outside yer head, are ya?
— The Sniper on robotic exo-brains
The Metal Slug is a community-created cosmetic item for the Pyro. It is a robotic version of the Triboniophorus Tyrannus. It is a set of painted metal plates bolted together in a sphere on a spring, with suction cups attached to it with hinges.
When players equipped with this item kill an enemy unassisted by another player, the killfeed shows everyone in Pyroland that the item gets the kill instead, with its custom name if it has one, and the player gets credited with the assist.
The Metal Slug was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
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May 17, 2013 Patch #1 (Robotic Boogaloo)
- The Metal Slug was added to the game.
July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- The item's name is a reference to the Metal Slug video game series.
- The item's description is similarly worded to movie posters from the 1950s.