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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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Hideo Kojima

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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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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

9 July 1987 (USA) See more »

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Metal Gear, originally on the MSX2, was ported to, and technically, redone for the Nintendo Famicom and its counterpart, the Nintendo Entertainment System, with differences in music and level design. Hideo Kojima was not involved with that project. See more »

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An okay beginning to a great series
22 March 2018 | by kxyangSee all my reviews

You are Solid Snake and you must stop an uprising!

+)One of the first games to be story focused. It may be one of the first to have a twist at the end

+)Controls are very simple

+)Music is memorable

+)Some of the boss fights are fun

+)It is the first game in the Metal Gear series

~A LOT OF "Where do I go next." You WILL need a guide to get through this game ~No map to help you where to go ~Confusing layout ~Enemies are relentless if they spot you, but they will suddenly stop if you leave the screen ~Some of the boss fights are cheap. ~Item Management is horrible. You will have to go to the menu every time you want to use a keycard (There are many key card). You will have to go through all the keycard to see which one opens which door. ~Some poor level layout that will 100% cause damage to you

Overall for Metal Gear fans like myself, I felt obligated to play this game and see where it all started. It is worth the hassle if you can get pass all the frustrating parts. For the people who cannot go back and play an 8bit game, it is better to just read the story. You can read them in Metal Gear Solid(PS1).


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