Network Utilities

How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for Metal Slug

Metal Slug is a 2D, Action, Shoot-Em-Up, and Arcade game published by Nazca Corporation, HAMSTER Corporation, SNK Playmore, D4 Enterprise released in 2008.

Metal Slug offers the following styles of gameplay.

  • In a 2D style game the graphics are usually more flat and do not have a 3D appearance. Some 2D games will have flat graphics with a 3D appearance to them but they are still considered 2D games.
  • Action games are fast paced and tend to put the player in the middle of the action, requiring you to jump over obstacles, climb ladders, and shoot things.
  • Shoot 'em up games are games where the player character engages in a lone assault, often in a spacecraft or aircraft, shooting large numbers of enemies while dodging their attacks. They are frequently top down but there also side scrolling styles out there. All shoot 'em up games require very fast reflexes.
  • Arcade style games usually do not have a story and are closely related to action games, except they are much less in depth and intended to be played in a limited amount of time.

How to Port Forward Metal Slug

When you are playing Metal Slug you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and intermittently even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

  • The IP address of your network router.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

How to locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to find your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • Locate your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the appropriate box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for Metal Slug

The incoming connection ports for Metal Slug are as follows:

Metal Slug - PC

  • We do not know the PC ports for Metal Slug yet. If you know them please send us a message using our Message System.

Metal Slug - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480,5223,8080
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,3658

Metal Slug - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479

Metal Slug - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,27000-27031,27036

Metal Slug - Switch

  • TCP: 6667,12400,28910,29900,29901,29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

Metal Slug - Wii

  • TCP: 6667,12400,28910,29900,29901,29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

Metal Slug - Xbox One

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4500

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Metal Slug simply follow one of these links:

When you are done following those steps your ports will be forwarded. Be sure to check out our full list of games and programs that can be forwarded.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.