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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.

Director:

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 of Solid Snake is based on Snake Plissken, Kurt Russell's character in Escape from New York (1981) (which is reportedly one of Hideo Kojima's favorite movies). See more »

Quotes

Soldier: I feel asleep!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are introduced by a radio program Snake is listening to at the end of the game. 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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The start of a great series
2 January 2003 | by smla02See all my reviews

9/10

Starring: A spy, a big boss, a coward, a bunch of women, and POW's.

A lengendary spy is captured when he attempts to take down the terrorist's operation of Outer Heaven. A rookie spy is sent in to get back the other spy and take down Outer Heaven.

The game is an excellent Nintendo game. Fun bosses, fun plot, and great ending. Highly recommended.


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