Solid Snake has retired from FOX-HOUND, but is called back to active duty to infiltrate the heavily armed nation "Zanzibar Land" and rescue a kidnapped inventor.





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Solid Snake, now retired from Fox-Hound, returns in this sequel to Metal Gear. Dr. Kio Marv, the inventor of OILIX, was taken hostage. The new commander of Fox-Hound, Colonel Roy Campbell, calls Snake back to active duty to infiltrate Zanzibar and rescue Dr. Marv. Written by Anonymous

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Tactical Espionage Game

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19 July 1990 (Japan)  »

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The game's instruction manual features a fictional document outlining Snake's mission to the reader. The document was actually based on a similar mission sheet featured in the J.C Pollock novel Crossfire. Moreover, other aspects of the game (such as the romantic relationship between an American solder and a Czech skater) were also based on aspects in Pollock's book. J.C Pollock is reportedly one of Hideo Kojima's favorite authors. See more »

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After the closing credits, there's an additional scene where Snake and Holly deliver the MSX cartridge to Campbell. The scene shows the MSX start-up screen with 01k VRAM (Kio Marv spelled backwards) written under the logo. See more »


Referenced in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001) See more »

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A great follow-up to the original
9 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

While I never finished this game, I still found it enjoyable and interesting. The building at the end of the game was just too tough for me, and I eventually grew tired of the game. But then again, I had no semblance of patience back in those days. If I had the chance, I would love to play this game again. This was a great send-off to a game which set new standards at the next level.

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