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Marco Rossi


Marchrius Dennis Rossi is the main character and protagonist of the Metal Slug series. He comes from the United States and has Italian ancestry. Born in Idaho, Marco is a computer expert who particularly enjoys writing computer viruses and programs; one virus he wrote managed to penetrate all of the US Military's defenses and nearly caused the launch of nuclear missiles. Marco graduated from Military's Special Technologies college and went on to serve in the Peregrine Falcon Special Forces Squad (PF Squad), starting in Metal Slug as First Lieutenant. Fio Germi is one of his comrades. Together, they battle many enemies... including Mars People.

As of Metal Slug 6, he is a Major. Marco is a gentle man but capable of falling into uncontrollable rages; the series' villain General Morden (who is responsible for the deaths of dozens of Marco's friends and colleagues in the PF Squad) will trigger these if he is even so much as mentioned.
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NeoGeo Battle Coliseum

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 SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS, SNK Vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (Mini Game)

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Page Updated:  Sep. 14th, 2023

The Metal Slug series is easily one of my all time favorite 2D shooters, even though I have to continue 27 times to beat any of the games... >.< Like everyone else, I never thought one of the Metal Slug dude-bros would actually cross over to a fighting game, and a cool one at that!

In NEOGEO Battle Coliseum, Marco's fighting style and animations stay hilariously true to the Metal Slug series. While it doesn't make a whole lotta sense for gun-and-grenade-toting Marco to be fighting cool KOF guys and random samurai, Marco's 2D sprite in NGBC is charming and retains many of his silly mannerisms from his original series. He even gets a few of his "power-up" weapons from Metal Slug. HUGE fan service all around. On the downside, I think some of his NGBC animations could've been a bit smoother. On a side note, I wonder if he knows Charlie Nash... I think they're long lost twins.

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
Effectiveness  in  series
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