There are few side-scrolling shoot-em-up franchises as iconic as SNK’s Metal Slug. Originally released in 1996, this franchise consisted of run and gun sections featuring a variety of different playable characters. And as far as the gameplay goes, it was pretty awesome, offering a wide variety of stages, enemies, and weapons. However, while the action elements were pretty standard for the era, Metal Slug stood out among the rest for one main reason: its visuals. This game offered some of the most detailed hand-drawn sprites and animations that breathe life into the world and battles, which is ironic considering that the main point of the game is to take your enemy’s lives.

Metal Slug’s graphics and animations are elements that have withstood the test of time, persevering even today with the franchise’s newest game, Metal Slug: Commander. Instead of a shoot-em-up, however, this new entry is an idle gacha RPG set in the Metal Slug universe. Specifically, in this game, you act as the commander of an elite group of operatives, which include characters from other Metal Slug games like Marco, Fio, Trevor, and others, and must lead them to put an end to the ongoing conflicts over the planet’s precious resources.

Regarding the gameplay, Metal Slug: Commander is a gacha RPG with idle elements, where players can unlock a variety of different characters from the MS universe. The main gameplay loop revolves around completing missions, upgrading characters, forming powerful squads, and then progressively clearing the main story missions. The combat itself consists of real-time battles where your characters engage and attack automatically, though the player can manually use their units’ special abilities, which are often quite powerful and deal tons of damage.

How to Play Metal Slug: Commander on PC with BlueStacks

In other words, if you’ve already played similar games like AFK Arena, then you’ll find that Metal Slug: Commander is quite similar, except for the fact that it’s based on MS characters, locations, and plot points, and that it also features the iconic MS art style.

How to Download and Install Metal Slug: Commander on PC

With that being said, the best way to enjoy this game is by playing Metal Slug: Commander on PC with BlueStacks, as our Android app player lets you appreciate the amazing visuals on your big computer monitor, and also control the action with your mouse and keyboard so you never miss a beat.

And the best part is that getting started with BlueStacks is quite simple.To install Metal Slug: Commander on PC, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and Install BlueStacks 5 on your PC.
  2. Complete Google Sign-in to access the Play Store, or do it later.
  3. Look for Metal Slug: Commander using the search bar on the top-right corner.
  4. Click to install Metal Slug: Commander from the search results.
  5. Complete Google Sign-in (if you skipped step 2) to install Metal Slug: Commander.
  6. Click the Metal Slug: Commander icon on the home screen to start playing.

How to Play Metal Slug: Commander on PC with BlueStacks

In just a few short moments, you’ll be enjoying Metal Slug: Commander on your computer and with the best possible experience you can have with this game. However, feel free to leave us a message below if you run into any issues with the installation process.