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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.

Director:

Hideo Kojima

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Hideo Kojima
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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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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 July 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake See more »

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Trivia

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Crazy Credits

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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In October 2004, the game was released on mobile phones in Japan. This version contains redone character designs by artist Yoji Shinkawa, new items and game modes (an Infinite Bandanna and a Boss Battle mode) and name changes for some supporting characters and villains. See more »

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A fantastic sequel to a great series
27 May 2004 | by jaggernuttSee all my reviews

"Metal Gear 2:Solid Snake" surpassed it's original successor in almost every way possible: it looked better, it played better, it sounded better, and most of all, it was a true sequel to a great series created by "Hideo Kojima". When I first heard that there was a true sequel to the original "Metal Gear" only released in Japan, I knew I had to play it, because here in America we got a bad sequel. I finally played "Metal Gear 2:Solid Snake" the year it came out in 1990 in Japan, I fell in love with the game, it was fun and exciting and wonderful when I first glazed eyes on it's amazing graphics for an old 8-bit game, it's truly unbelievable and it quickly became my favorite game, and it still is to this day followed by many others I will keep to myself at this time. If you played "Metal Gear Solid" or "Metal Gear Solid 2:Sons of Liberty", you MUST play this awesome amazing sequel only released in Japan, find a rom or visit Ebay and look for it, whatever it takes you need to play this game to see how wonderful it really is, and it also has a very interesting plot. Simply put:"Metal Gear 2:Solid Snake" is a great game not played by many. Find it now! good luck and enjoy this awesome breathtaking sequel masterminded by it's creator, "Hideo Kojima".


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