The Rocket Launcher is one of the secondary weapons in Metal Slug. It is represented by the icon R.


While not being able to provide enough penetration power to defeat heavy armor, these rockets are highly explosive and are very effective against masses of infantry. The rockets partially aim for the nearest foes, then explode on contact. It also had another version which fires bigger rockets that do more damage.



A Rocket Launcher normally gives out 30 ammo from Metal Slug to Metal Slug 5.

Game Difficulty Marco Eri Tarma Fio Ralf Clark Leona
Metal Slug 6 Easy 20 20 20 30 10 20 X
Metal Slug 6 Hard 10 10 10 15 5 10 X
Metal Slug 7/XX Beginner 60 60 60 90 30 60 72
Metal Slug 7/XX Normal/Hard 30 30 30 45 15 30 36


  • The Rocket Launcher will chase enemies like the Enemy Chaser when used while the player is in fat state.


The announcer in the background is known to mispronounce the words, and says something similar to "rocket lawnchair" humorously. It resembles a bad impression of California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Here's the proof:

Metal Slug - Rocket Launcher00:02

Metal Slug - Rocket Launcher

Standard Handgun (Murder .50AE | Murder Model-1915 .38 Mk.1Am) | AR-10 | M-3685 | M60
Limited Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Flame Shot | Shotgun | Laser Gun | Iron Lizard | Super Grenade | Enemy Chaser | Drop Shot | Two Machine Guns | Zantetsu Sword | Thunder Shot

Machine Gun | Special Shot | Grenade Gun | Missile Pod | Bazooka | Sniper Rifle

Bombs Grenade | Fire Bomb | Stone | Earring Bomb | Smoke Bomb | Monolith | Snowball
Melee Knife | Tonfa | Hatchet | Tomahawk | Punching Glove | Stun Gun | Wrench | Vulcan Punch | Argentine Backbreaker | Moon Slasher
Other AA Machine Gun | Thunder Cloud | Mobile Satellite

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