Metal Gear Solid (1998)

Video Game  -  Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  21 October 1998 (USA)
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A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility with the aid of an army of genetically-modified 'genome soldiers'. They have threatened to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akio Ôtsuka ...
Solid Snake (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Liquid Snake (voice)
Kyôko Terase ...
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Naomi Hunter (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
Takeshi Aono ...
Roy Campbell (voice)
Houko Kuwashima ...
Mei Ling (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
Gray Fox (voice)
Eiko Yamada ...
Kôji Totani ...
Revolver Ocelot (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori ...
Vulcan Raven (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Psycho Mantis (voice)
Naoko Nakamura ...
Sniper Wolf / Computer (voice)
Masaharu Satô ...
Donald Anderson (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
Kenneth Baker (voice)
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A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility with the aid of an army of genetically-modified 'genome soldiers'. They have threatened to launch a nuclear missile if the US government does not hand over the preserved body of 'Big Boss', the greatest soldier that ever lived. The only person who can successfully infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans is the legendary Solid Snake - you. Written by Richard 'Solid' Magrath

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At the end of the game, it is uncovered that Snake is actually the "inferior" clone of Big Boss; contrary to Liquid's claims. Despite this, Snake was able to defeat his genetically superior brother on multiple occasions. This scenario where a genetically inferior individual surpasses his superior brother was also present in the 1997 film "Gattaca." See more »

Goofs

When Naomi calls Snake and says "Campbell and the others are busy right now, I'm using a different codec". The player's codec reports that she's calling from the same frequency. However this still makes sense: it's possible to have several radio handsets using the same frequency. See more »

Quotes

Gray Fox: Snake, be careful! There are Claymore mines around there. Use a Mine Detector!
Solid Snake: Who are you?
Gray Fox: Just call me "Deepthroat".
Solid Snake: Deepthroat? The informant from the Watergate scandal?
Gray Fox: Never mind about that.
Solid Snake: You're not using burst transmission. Are you nearby?
Gray Fox: Listen. There's a tank in front of your position waiting to ambush you.
Solid Snake: Who are you, anyway?
Gray Fox: One of your fans.
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Crazy Credits

During your third time playing the game, different music plays over the end credits. This music is the "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme" that was primarily featured in trailers, most notably the one at the 1997 Electronic Entertainment Expo. See more »

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Remade as Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004) See more »

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The Best Is Yet to Come
Written & Produced by Rika Muranaka
Additional choral arrangement by David Downes
Words translated by Blathnaid Ni Chufaigh
Recorded at Beech Park Studio, Ireland
Engineered by Philip Begley
Lead vocal: Aoife Ni Fhearraigh (appears courtesy of Gae-Linn Records)
Chorus:
Iarlaith Carter, Stephen Mailey, Eimear Noone, Meav Nt Mhaolchatha, John Mc Namara, Cathal Clinch,
Rachel Talbot, Sinead Fay, Sylvia O'Brieniarlaith Carter, Ewan Cowley
Musicians:
Deelan Masterson (low pipe, bouzouki), James Blennerhassett (double bass), John Fitzpatrick (fiddle),
Noel Bridgeman (percussion), Rika Muranaka (keyboards)
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The videogame that stole the word "blockbuster" from the film industry
2 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Metal Gear Solid is probably the closest thing of being an action hero most

people will be. You're playing your alter-ego, Solid Snake, unfolding a gripping plot about terrorism, commercial greed, nuclear danger, betrayal and self

discovery. Your actions decide most of what happens in the game, even the

ending of the story.

Definitively a great experience that combines the emotions of cinema with

interactive entertainment. My favorite videogame of all time right next to

Resident Evil 2.


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