Metal Gear (1987)

Video Game  |  Animation, Action, Thriller  |  June 1988 (USA)
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After Gray Fox, FOX-HOUND's best agent, goes missing, rookie Solid Snake is sent to the South African fortress "Outer Heaven" to rescue him from terrorists armed with a nuclear-equipped bipedal tank.

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With his last words being "Metal Gear," Fox-Hound's best agent Gray Fox goes missing in action. After three days, Commander Big Boss sends in the rookie Solid Snake deep in South Africa to infiltrate the enemy fortress Outer Heaven and carry out two objectives: rescue Gray Fox, and destroy the bipedal tank Metal Gear. Written by Incubi

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The codename of Snake's mission (Operation: Intrude N313) is actually an inside joke regarding the development of the game. After Hideo Kojima's earlier game, "Lost Warld," was cancelled, he was assigned to work on a nearly cancelled military-themed game bearing the working title of "Project N312." Kojima departed from the game's original premise and gradually turned the game into what eventually became Metal Gear. In the game, Grey Fox's failed mission was titled "Operation: Intrude N312." See more »

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Soldier: I feel asleep!
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The closing credits are introduced by a radio program Snake is listening to at the end of the game. See more »

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Great Game for It's Time
24 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My first impressions of the game was that it was quite hard for a 8 year old to play let alone understand. Though I did play it quite often and it became one of my favorite games, but I never fully understood what was going on in the game mostly due to the fact that the NES version was a port. The game was originally released on the MSX. This version of the game was by far superior to the ported NES version. It wasn't till the game was re-released bundled with Metal Gear Solid 3 that I fully was able to enjoy the game. Metal Gear was much like the later ones in this long running series. Jam-packed with story and real world issues as well as running away from foes and hiding under boxes. Good game over all and I would suggest it to anyone who enjoys this series.


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