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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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

According to character designer Yoji Shinkawa, Mei Ling was modeled after the image of actress Shinobu Nakayama. See more »

Goofs

Naomi says her grandfather was in the FBI, but later, Master Miller mentions "her grandfather" and "her father" when talking about him. See more »

Quotes

Roy Campbell: [after having submitted to Ocelot's torture, Snake escapes and makes his way back to where Sniper Wolf had gunned down Meryl. Colonel Campbell then contacts Snake via Codec] Snake, about Meryl.
Solid Snake: Colonel, I'm sorry.
Roy Campbell: Listen to me.
Solid Snake: I wasn't able to protect her.
Roy Campbell: Snake, it's okay. You did what you could. Now, let it rest.
Solid Snake: Colonel...
Roy Campbell: She joined up of her own free will. I'm sure she was prepared for this.
Solid Snake: No, you're wrong.
Roy Campbell: ...?
Solid Snake: Meryl thought she had to become a soldier, thought it was the only way. She ...
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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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

The Best Is Yet to Come
Written & produced by Rika Muranaka
Additional choral arrangement by David Downes
Words translated by Blathnaid Ni Chufaigh
Recorded at Beech Park Studio, Ireland
Engineered by Philip Begley
Lead vocal: Aoife Ni Fhearraigh (appears courtesy of Gae-Linn Records)
Chorus: Iarlaith Carter, Stephen Mailey, Eimear Noone, Meav Nt Mhaolchatha, John McNamara, Cathal Clinch, Rachel Talbot, Sinead Fay, Sylvia O'Brieniarlaith Carter, Ewan Cowley
Musicians: Declan Masterson (as Deelan Masterson) (low pipe, bouzouki), James Blennerhassett (double bass), John Fitzpatrick (fiddle), Noel Bridgeman (percussion), Rika Muranaka (keyboards)
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MIND BLOWING!!
30 April 2001 | by StephenReponenSee all my reviews

This game has to be the best game ever created on the face of the planet! I mean there is nothing in this game that is bad! I bought this game for the PC when I saw the trailer for Metal Gear Solid 2. I thought "why not" since the MGS2 looks so unbelievable, the only reason I'm going to buy a PS2. When I began to play the game, I was astonished at the level of detail they put into the plot and charachters. This game truly felt like watching a movie! Every second was pure bliss for me and when I completed it the first time I started all over again! I wouldn't be suprised if this game would be turned into a movie, but I think why should they? the game is so perfect! Mind blowing from beggining to end! There would have to be something mentally wrong with you if you dont like this game! If this game was so good, I get goose pimples when I think about the potential of MGS2!!!!


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