Game Vortex writes: "If you have never graced the Metal Slug series before, you are truly missing out. For those of you old enough to remember the "glory days" of gaming, Metal Slug 7's visuals will make you reminisce for sure. The arcade-style graphics are outstanding and visually dynamic, as the series has always been.
While the DS may not be the most powerful system on the planet, there is no slowdown whatsoever present in the game. There is something to be said about that, especially considering that Metal Slug 7 is sprite-based and has a TON of on-screen action with bullets, explosions, and enemies all around you at all times. In a word, Metal Slug 7 is simply beautiful."