This page relates to a Metal Slug Attack unit; for information about this boss in the main series, see Iron Sentinel.
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As Mars Currency can only be obtained by trading in platinum evolved units, it's generally easiest to obtain it by gathering Rare unit parts from the MSP crank. Once all the crank units have been fully evolved, every additional ~2.43 million MSP spent on 10x pulls will average enough Mars Points for a Sentinel part - and so a platinum Sentinel (or Rootmars Slug) can be obtained for about 800 million MSP (minus however many additional points are earned from events and other cranks).
The Sentinel itself is a very large multi-treaded tank that shoots missiles and projectiles from its ball turret. If 4 is unlocked, when first destroyed, it will switch to a secondary form that shoots even larger missiles with a wide area of effect and a higher damage output.
It has fairly high health for a backline unit, and its large size and long range missiles makes it a formidable foe to fight, especially when buffed. The 2.13.0 update doubled its base health and long range damage, increased its special damage by 20% per shot, and additionally had its special fire extra shots.
Missile (Spread) - Launches a salvo of missiles from its side. If in second form, shoots out very large missiles.
Big Missile (Spread) - Fires larger missiles from its main turret, and bombs from its side.
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The Iron Sentinel uses a selection of unique items unavailable to any other units. Like the parts for the Sentinel itself, these can only be obtained via the Mars Shop (or fused using other items from the same).
In order to obtain parts for the Iron Sentinel, surplus parts from platinum-framed units must be traded in at the Mars Shop:
- 1x Unit Parts (Normal) grants 1.
- 1x Unit Parts (Rare) grants 10.
- 1x Unit Parts (Super Rare) grants 40.
1,000 points are required per Sentinel part. Hence:
- 1,000x Unit Parts (Normal) grants one Sentinel part.
- 100x Unit Parts (Rare) grants one Sentinel part.
- 25x Unit Parts (Super Rare) grants one Sentinel part.
Building on that:
- 80,000x (Normal parts), 8,000x (Rare parts), or 2,000x (Super Rare parts) grants a silver Sentinel.
- 180,000x (Normal parts), 18,000x (Rare parts), or 4,500x (Super Rare parts) grants a gold Sentinel.
- 330,000x (Normal parts), 33,000x (Rare parts), or 8,250x (Super Rare parts) grants a platinum Sentinel.
Furthermore, various items for the Sentinel must also be purchased using Mars Points:
- 900x (Normal parts), 90x (Rare parts), or 23x (Super Rare parts) grants the first skill.
- 6,500x (Normal parts), 650x (Rare parts), or 163x (Super Rare parts) grants the second skill.
- 71,500x (Normal parts), 7,150x (Rare parts), or 1,788x (Super Rare parts) grants the third skill.
- 221,500x (Normal parts), 22,150x (Rare parts), or 5538x (Super Rare parts) grants the fourth skill.
- 1,121,500x (Normal parts), 112,150x (Rare parts), or 28,038x (Super Rare parts) fills the fifth panel set.
1,451,500 Mars Points are required to fully evolve and equip an Iron Sentinel (or 36,288 Super Rare unit parts). On the other hand, a silver Sentinel with only the first four skill panels unlocked costs a relatively low 80,000 + 221,500 = 301,500 Points (7,538 SR parts).
One can easily gain massive amounts of the items by hoarding up Battle/Guild Medals and Gold Bars for Battle, Guild and P.O.W Shops. Players should only buy units of the Super Rare rarity, as they provide the best conversion ratio. It is recommended to buy during coin discount sales, as it reduces the cost of purchases by 30%. As waiting for shops to manually refresh is unnecessary, force refresh continually to find Super Rare unit parts. Coins and P.O.W bars can be easily amassed from Extra Ops challenges, high Battle ranking and 2x Gold Bar/Guild Medal events.
- The Iron Sentinel is instead referred to as the "Iron Slider" within Metal Slug Attack's code. Its sprite sheet portrays the original Slider from Metal Slug 6, angled downhill - the game rotates its images to a levelled orientation at run-time.
- The Iron Sentinel was buffed as of the 2.13.0 update, following player complaints about how weak it was for the time it took to use it properly.
- The Iron Sentinel was further buffed again as of the 3.8.0 update.