Mars People
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The Mars People are aliens from space that are in a plot to take over Earth in the Metal Slug universe. They are similar to squids, using their tentacles as a form of movement, and a strange fighting style which involves gas and a laser pistol. In Metal Slug 2, they appeared as enemies near the climax of the game and their mothership is fought as the final boss, but they were defeated by the alliance consisting of the Peregrine Falcon Strike Force and General Morden's army after they betrayed Morden. 

In the Metal Slug X remake they appear as enemies earlier in the game. They tried again in Metal Slug 3, abducting Morden and one of the members of the Peregrine Falcons in the final level (which ever one the player uses will be abducted), only for the Peregrine Falcons and Morden's army to take the fight to their mothership and defeat them, and their leader Rootmars. 

In Metal Slug 6, the Mars People, Morden, as well as his rebel army and the Ikari Warriors, join forces with the Peregrine Falcons to fight a new alien invader who, ironically, feed on the Mars People. In the game, after Stage 2, the Mars People become the players' allies; some are even hostages. Mars People made their fighting game debut in SNK vs. Capcom: Chaos as a hidden character and later in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum as a playable character since the beginning and, parodically, his partner in this game is Marco Rossi, who has a special ending picture in NGBC playing with this team.
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Page Updated:  Feb. 5th, 2019

SNK really let go of all seriousness when they brought the squid-like aliens from Metal Slug into the fighting game world. This disturbingly cute alien was a hilarious secret character in SNK VS Capcom: Chaos, and I was glad to see him return in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum. For starters, it was cool seeing SNK translate the tiny Metal Slug sprite into a bigger "KOF style" sprite. I've always loved their animations from Metal Slug.

While the mars alien seems a bit out of place in the games he appeared in, no doubt he added some spark to the roster. Any old school SNK can easily appreciate this design, and even a newcomer can find something to like about Mars People. They seem to get cuter to the more you look at them... all of a sudden I feel bad for shooting so many in all the Metal Slug games. >_> lol

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