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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In the 2006 releases, character artwork which appeared in the radio conversation screen was changed to give the characters who appear in the future games more likeness to their future appearances. Those who do not appear in the future games have also been changed to fit in with the new art style. 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 »


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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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