The Brave Guerrier is the boss of the first stage of Metal Slug 4.
This blimp, constructed by the Rebel Army and Amadeus Syndicate, is used for carrying troops to the field and to give support fire from any range.
The battle against Brave Guerrier is divided in three phases.
- The dorsal part of the blimp releases mines while the soldiers use the turrets to attack the player. The spiky mines bounce toward the player, attempting to crash into the player. These mines can be destroyed. Each turret can be destroyed. Destroying the 2 mounted turret causes the soldiers inside of it to burn to death.
- The second part is the rear half of gondola, which periodically shoots a homing missile while rebel fanatics jump out of the gondola and riflemen emerge from left or right sides of the screen. The missiles are practically easy to dodge due to its slow movement, although watch out and pay attention against the rebel soldiers summoned by the blimp.
- The last part is the frontal half of gondola, which launches small homing missiles while shooting the player with a gatling gun.
In Mission 1, POWs periodically appear, providing the player either Heavy Machine Gun or a food item when rescued. In Mission 5, the Brave Guerrier can be seen assisting the Sea Satan submarine despite its destroyed state. It attacks by launching rockets at the player.
In Other Games
It appears in Metal Slug Attack in the Extra Ops "Snatch Wars Season 4", with a new name: Brave Guerrier and deployed by the Doctor as his Special Attack. The attacks are the same as its original appearance and includes deployment of Amadeus Bazooka Soldiers. Unlike in Metal Slug 4, the Brave Guerrier cannot be destroyed by either the player or enemy units.
Originally, the Brave Guerrier can be summoned at any time the Doctor can ready his special, leading to multiple blimps appearing at once and causing hefty damage. A later update nerfed the Doctor so that he can only deploy the blimp again once it leaves the battle arena.
- After clearing Metal Slug X, the credits will roll, showing the concept art for the previous Metal Slug games. One shows an early version of this blimp, which went unused.
- The back part of the blimp is included in the game data but never shown in the game
- The Brave Guerrier resembles the famous "Hindenburg" Zeppelin airship.
- The balloon and style of the ship also bear a certain resemblance the ZRS Type Airship, with its tailfins being similar to those of the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin.
- Like all Metal Slug 4 bosses, it was made using old sprites from previous Metal Slug games: