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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June 1988 (USA)  »

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The character on the cartridge that is supposed to be Solid Snake is actually Kyle Reese (played by Michael Biehn) from The Terminator (1984) See more »


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The start of a great series
2 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews


Starring: A spy, a big boss, a coward, a bunch of women, and POW's.

A lengendary spy is captured when he attempts to take down the terrorist's operation of Outer Heaven. A rookie spy is sent in to get back the other spy and take down Outer Heaven.

The game is an excellent Nintendo game. Fun bosses, fun plot, and great ending. Highly recommended.

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