The Nop-03 Sarubia is the main support vehicle of the Rebel Army in Metal Slug.
Mainly designed for support fire, the Sarubia attacks by deploying rolling mines. Its height also means that friendly troops are able to climb it to reach places they can't normally go to. It is fairly armored, but it has no protection from aerial strikes.
Its main attack's sole purpose is to keep the player busy from avoiding the rolling mines, so that the other friendly troops can easily kill the player.
How to defeat it
Its cannon attacks, although powerful, has a weakness: it can be jumped over. As this rolling bomb shot from the cannon is the only attack it has, it proves a very easy target to beat. Timing your jumps is enough to keep yourself from getting hit by the bomb. The Ptolematic variant may be a bit more challenging as a guerilla is standing on it, shooting a bazooka.
Upgrades & Variants
Nop-03 Sarubia Ver. P.M: It is half the size and weight of the original Sarubia, which means it has more speed. Its armor is weaker than the Rebel variant,though is faster but is vulnerable to a direct hit cannon attack from the Slug.
Morden Saucer: An upgraded version for Morden's use. It is designed with the help from Martians. It does not really attack and is always invincible. In Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X, it is easily destroyed by Dai-Manji. It has no weapon but it's extremely tough and is able to fly in the sky as seen in Metal Slug 3. In Metal Slug 6, If the player selects to ride the Slug Flyer instead of Rootmars in the fourth mission, Morden and his saucer will come to rescue you after defeat the Invader Queen.
- It is based on Germans self propelled artillery Sturmpanzer I Bison, whilst the Ptolemaic variant is based on the Sturmpanzer II Bison.
- The Ptolematic variant, when it shoots, the explosion is different.
- In Metal Slug Defense, the barrel does not 'lock' before it shoots.
|Combat||Di-Cokka | Bull Chan | Girida-O | Iron Iso | Melty Honey | MV-280B | Mini-Bata | M-15A Bradley | LV Armor | MV-280C | Japanese Tank Soldier|
|Support||MV-280A | Dararin Dara Dara | 3-ton Utility Truck | Landseek | Nop-03 Sarubia | M-3 Rocket Launch Support Van | Double-Decker Bus | MG-36 | Ferry Boat | Subway | Turrets | Morden Saucer | Walking Locomotive | Garbage Fortress | Mine Carts|
|Aerial||R-Shobu | MH-6J Masknell | Flying Tara | Eaca-B | Null Fighter|
|Marine||Hammer-Yang | Jet Hammer-Yang | U25U | Mini-Sub 88|
|Vigilance||Mosque Artillery | Patrol Robot | Supervisory Camera | Sensor Mine | Morden Robot | Metal Mole | Laser Drone | Pods | Rebel Walker | Balor|
|Ptolemaic||Black Hound | Hover Vehicle | Hover Unit | A.P.C. | Ptolemaic Slug | Wall Drone | Units | Ptolemaic Saucer | Mammoth Tower|