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 »


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 »


Followed by Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001) 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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