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Drill Slug

Full Name
Super Vehicle eXtra Type 22UG "Drill Slug"
Primary Weapons
12.6 mm Vulcan
Secondary Weapons
400mm diameter heavy-duty drill
3 hits
First Game
Last Game

The Drill Slug is a special slug found only in Metal Slug 3.


The Drill Slug is a drilling machine designed to dig tunnels. The drill is equipped with vulcans for long ranged engagements and a drill on the chassis for close-range combat which will automatically activate whenever something touches it. Also, instead of a cannon, the Drill Slug uses its Drill (hence Drill Slug) for its cannon which extends and pierces through enemies with ease (especially useful against the Giant Caterpillars the player faces further on where it may take 1-3 drill cannons to kill one). The main problem is that it is fairly slow and is unable to jump, but this is compensated with its ability to lift the cockpit; giving it a higher profile and able to avoid incoming fire from below. The player will only be able to use the Drill Slug during Mission 4 of MS3, and only if the player picks the alternative path that leads into building and entering a valve after opening it with a hatch. From there, the Drill Slug will be available further on in the underground tunnel to be use (which is very helpful considering the situation it is placed).


  • A bug appears if the player stays in the slug as it explodes, it gives the same death as if the player is hit by the acid attack of snail, maggots, or large caterpillars in mid air.
  • It has a special animation for killing Big Snails.
  • It also appears in Metal Slug Defense as a purchasable unit.

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