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A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.

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Hideo Kojima
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akio Ôtsuka ... Solid Snake (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Liquid Snake / Master Miller (voice)
Kyôko Terase Kyôko Terase ... Meryl Silverburgh (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Naomi Hunter (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Hal Emmerich - Otacon (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Roy Campbell (voice)
Houko Kuwashima ... Mei Ling (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Gray Fox (voice)
Eiko Yamada ... Nastasha Romanenko (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Revolver Ocelot (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Vulcan Raven (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Psycho Mantis (voice)
Naoko Nakamura Naoko Nakamura ... Sniper Wolf / Computer (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Donald Anderson (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Kenneth Baker (voice)
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Storyline

Coming out of retirement, super-soldier Solid Snake is called back into the line of duty to take on rogue members of FOXHOUND, threatening to launch nuclear-weapons on the White House unless they receive their $1 billion ransom. With only 24-houts to sabotage FOXHOUND's threat, Snake must infiltrate enemy lines, hide from them when necessary and he'll face many challenges along the way: the demons of his past will challenge him and his will as a soldier shall be tested, as Snake fights to save the world from nuclear devastation. Written by Johnny

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metal Gear Solid See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The game takes place in 2005. See more »

Goofs

Liquid's monologue on genetic engineering is scientifically comprehensible, however the technical terminology is misused. For example, when discussing phenotypes, it would be correct to discuss dominant and recessive traits, rather than dominant and recessive genes as Liquid does. "Analogue cloning" and "digital cloning" are not real scientific terms, however this is excusable given the game's science-fictional setting. See more »

Quotes

Solid Snake: [during the briefing of the mission] I told you. Even if I do owe you, I don't owe anything to this army or this country!
Roy Campbell: You will accept this assignment.
Solid Snake: Why should I be stupid enough to do that? I'm no patriot.
Roy Campbell: Snake, there's enough dirt in your file, from your days as an agent, to keep you in the stockade until you're a very old man.
Solid Snake: Oh I see... blackmail.
Roy Campbell: No, Snake. I prefer to look at it as helping you come to a decision more easily.
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Crazy Credits

During your third time playing the game, different music plays over the end credits. This music is the "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme" that was primarily featured in trailers, most notably the one at the 1997 Electronic Entertainment Expo. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original Japanese Metal Gear Solid was released with one difficulty level. When brought to America, it was released with three additional difficulties, as well as some additional hidden "Easter Eggs", including a hidden tuxedo costume for Solid Snake. Later on, the American version was re-released in Japan under the title of _Metal Gear Solid Integral (1998) (VG)_ , moving the VR Training missions from the original two discs to a third disc, providing over 300 missions total, as well as three movies containing promotional footage shown during the 1997 E3 Show and '98 Tokyo Game Show. This special edition, contains a fifth difficulty level, as well as another new costumes, Meryl in Snake's sneaking suit (inspired by the Metal Gear Solid Drama CD series released in Japan), and all the new additions from the American Metal Gear Solid. See more »

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Soundtracks

Main Theme
Composed & performed by Tappi Iwase (as TAPPY)
Based on a composition by Georgi Sviridov (uncredited)
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An epic masterpiece that plays exactly like a movie.
25 July 2000 | by jtrpopSee all my reviews

I have been a fan of the Metal Gear series since the first one on the NES. The third installment which shows up on the PlayStation is the best so far. The game plays exactly like a movie in every single way. The voice acting is superb, and the music is movie quality.

The story line does not disappoint. It is hard hitting and nothing is watered down. This is not a kid's game (about PG-13), yet stays away from unnecessary junk. Unlike most games, this game has moral points and touches on human tragedy. The cut scenes are amazing using the PSX's engine and very rarely using FMV.

My only complaint with the game is it is too easy to guess who the bad guy is. Other than that, this game will have you on the edge of your seat.

I have never done this, but I stood up and applauded for the game after I passed it. Hideo Kojima is brilliant and I would love to see him write/direct some movies.


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