This page relates to a Metal Slug Attack unit; for information about this boss in the main series, see Hairbuster Riberts.
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|Suicide Attack |
|"Officially called Prototype Heavy Bomber "Hairbuster Riberts". A bunch of the crews are boarding on this huge body."|
The Hairbuster Riberts is a playable unit in Metal Slug Attack. Parts can be obtained through the Rare/Extra Shops, Event Cranks, and level up sales.
It has low health for an air unit of its cost, but makes up for it with powerful attacks. Should an enemy unit go past the Hairbuster Riberts, it will fly out of the map.
The Hairbuster Riberts is best known for its suicide attack, which is unlocked when 2 is unlocked. Compared other aerial suicide units (Dai-Manji, The Keesi II and Caroline's Shooting Ray), the Hairbuster Riberts' suicide attack has very high accuracy.
The Keesi II and Dai-Manji are good aerial suicide units, but have issues that the Hairbuster Riberts does not have. Both of these will require their special to be used and have to be destroyed on top of enemies, as they will simply fall down and explode on enemies that are below them. Units like Cleopatra can easily destroy them before they get the chance to do so, which results in a waste of AP. The Shooting Ray used by Caroline shares the gliding property of the Hairbuster Riberts, but does not cover as far and has a poor area of effect.
The Hairbuster Riberts' suicide attack combines the high damage of the Keesi II and Dai-Manji and the Shooting Ray's gliding properties together, resulting in a reliable aerial suicide unit that can deal massive damage. However, with the addition of the ShootingRay and Secret Dai-Manji (both of these having much better usage), the Hairbuster Riberts is not used as often.
Turret (Spread) - The cabin opens to reveal either a Rebel soldier with a missile turret, Donald Morden with a bazooka, or Allen O'Neil. The rebel soldier fires three missiles from the turret, Morden fires three missiles from his bazooka, and Allen throws three grenades at the enemy. 3 and 4 increases the amount of attacks they perform.
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| Strengthen Weapon|
Strengthen all attack power by 10.0%.
| Scattered in little pieces|
Performs an attack when destroyed. Strengthen dying attack power by (10%, +0.5% each level).
| Unison Fire|
Number of Special Attacks will increase. (10%, +0.5% each level).
| Sergeant Onslaught|
Number of Special Attacks will increase.