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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

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metal Gear See more »

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Konami See more »
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Soldier: I feel asleep!
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Crazy Credits

In the MSX version of the game, the player receives a message from Big Boss swearing vengeance after the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

In August 2004, the game was released in Japan for download on cellular phones. This version, a port of the original MSX release, includes an infinite ammo bandanna and a "Boss Survival" mode. See more »

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Great Game for It's Time
24 February 2007 | by MrFrost80See all my reviews

My first impressions of the game was that it was quite hard for a 8 year old to play let alone understand. Though I did play it quite often and it became one of my favorite games, but I never fully understood what was going on in the game mostly due to the fact that the NES version was a port. The game was originally released on the MSX. This version of the game was by far superior to the ported NES version. It wasn't till the game was re-released bundled with Metal Gear Solid 3 that I fully was able to enjoy the game. Metal Gear was much like the later ones in this long running series. Jam-packed with story and real world issues as well as running away from foes and hiding under boxes. Good game over all and I would suggest it to anyone who enjoys this series.


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