Metal Gear (video game)

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Metal Gear
Ultra Games (NES)
Director(s)Hideo Kojima
Designer(s)Hideo Kojima
SeriesMetal Gear
EngineUnreal Engine 4
Platform(s)MSX2, Nintendo Entertainment System, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, GameCube, Mobile phone, Windows
  • JP: July 13, 1987
  • EU: July 1987
  • JP: December 22, 1987
  • NA: June 17, 1988
  • EU/AU: 1989
Commodore 64
  • NA: August 30, 1990
  • EU: 1990
  • JP: March 11, 2004
Mobile phones
  • JP: August 18, 2004
  • NA: 2008
  • WW: September 25, 2020
Genre(s)Action-adventure, stealth
Mode(s)Single player

Metal Gear is an action-adventure stealth video game. It was both developed and published by Konami. The director and designer for the game was Hideo Kojima and it was his video game. It is the first video game in the Metal Gear series.

The game was first released for the MSX2 home computer on July 13, 1987.[1] It would later be released on the Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System on December 22, 1987,[2] the Commodore 64 in 1989, the MS-DOS on August 30, 1990, the GameCube on March 11, 2004, and on mobile on August 18, 2004.

Gameplay[change | change source]

The player plays as a FOXHOUND special forces member named Solid Snake. In the game, Snake is trying to destroy Metal Gear, a mecha that can destroy places with nuclear weapons.

The player has to sneak through different enemy bases and get to the next level. Snake can use many different weapon and his fists.

The game is set in 1995.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Konami Reinstating Delisted Metal Gear Games For Series' 35th Anniversary". IGN. Retrieved June 7, 2023.
  2. "Anniversary: Metal Gear Sneaked Its Way Onto The NES 35 Years Ago". Nintendo Life. Retrieved June 7, 2023.
  3. User Manuel for Metal Gear (in Japanese). Konami. p. 4.

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