History VideoGame / MetalGear2SolidSnake

17th Apr '16 8:30:02 AM PF
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The official sequel to the original ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'', '''''Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake''''' was released for the {{MSX}}2 home computer in 1990 exclusively in Japan. Following the overseas success of the NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of ''Metal Gear'', Konami commissioned the development of a sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]'' without the involvement of Creator/HideoKojima. After learning that Creator/{{Konami}} has developed a sequel without his consent from another employee who was working on ''Snake's Revenge'', Kojima immediately began working on his own sequel, resulting in one of the most critically acclaimed 8-bit games of all time.

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The official sequel to the original ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'', ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'', '''''Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake''''' was released for the {{MSX}}2 UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 home computer in 1990 exclusively in Japan. Following the overseas success of the NintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of ''Metal Gear'', Konami commissioned the development of a sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]'' ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'' without the involvement of Creator/HideoKojima. After learning that Creator/{{Konami}} has developed a sequel without his consent from another employee who was working on ''Snake's Revenge'', Kojima immediately began working on his own sequel, resulting in one of the most critically acclaimed 8-bit games of all time.



* ArtifactTitle: While a new version of the titular Metal Gear appears in this game, it is never treated as an ultimate threat like the one from the first game, simply being an obstacle that Snake must deal with in his mission. In fact, many Japanese publications at the time of the game's release (such as ''MSX Fan'' and ''MSX Magazine'') actually referred to the game as ''Solid Snake'' as if it was the main title and even the official soundtrack is titled ''Solid Snake: Metal Gear 2'' on the spine, suggesting an attempt to rebrand the series under Solid Snake's name before its later revival as ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.

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* ArtifactTitle: While a new version of the titular Metal Gear appears in this game, it is never treated as an ultimate threat like the one from the first game, simply being an obstacle that Snake must deal with in his mission. In fact, many Japanese publications at the time of the game's release (such as ''MSX Fan'' and ''MSX Magazine'') actually referred to the game as ''Solid Snake'' as if it was the main title and even the official soundtrack is titled ''Solid Snake: Metal Gear 2'' on the spine, suggesting an attempt to rebrand the series under Solid Snake's name before its later revival as ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.''Metal Gear Solid''.



** Ultimately subverted with [[spoiler:Big Boss, as the "Big Boss" Solid Snake killed at the end of ''Metal Gear'' was none other than Venom Snake, Big Boss's BodyDouble from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. The copy did indeed die at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', but it was a diversion for the real Big Boss to build up Outer Heaven from behind the scenes.]]

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** Ultimately subverted with [[spoiler:Big Boss, as the "Big Boss" Solid Snake killed at the end of ''Metal Gear'' was none other than Venom Snake, Big Boss's BodyDouble from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. The copy did indeed die at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', ''Metal Gear'', but it was a diversion for the real Big Boss to build up Outer Heaven from behind the scenes.]]



* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: ''Metal Gear 2'', which was released in 1990, assumes that the Soviet Union will be still be around by 1999 and even has a character (Natasha, who would later be renamed Gustava in newer versions) employed by the [=StB=], a real life organization that was dissolved the very same year the game came out. Natasha even compares her failed romance with Frank Hunter with the BerlinWall, which was destroyed during the same year as well, though the manual does note that the Berlin Wall was destroyed in 1989. For his part, Dr. Pettrovich ran into trouble with the U.S. bureaucracy due to his suspicious Eastern European origins.

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: ''Metal Gear 2'', which was released in 1990, assumes that the Soviet Union will be still be around by 1999 and even has a character (Natasha, who would later be renamed Gustava in newer versions) employed by the [=StB=], a real life organization that was dissolved the very same year the game came out. Natasha even compares her failed romance with Frank Hunter with the BerlinWall, UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, which was destroyed during the same year as well, though the manual does note that the Berlin Wall was destroyed in 1989. For his part, Dr. Pettrovich ran into trouble with the U.S. bureaucracy due to his suspicious Eastern European origins.



** The player is required to decipher tap codes to learn at least two frequencies, which can only be done by using a chart in the manual. Additionally, Snake is also told to look at the back of the game's package to learn Campbell's second frequency upon reaching the Tower Building. Or courde, this can be alleviated by the fact that tap code isn't very difficult to learn.

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** The player is required to decipher tap codes to learn at least two frequencies, which can only be done by using a chart in the manual. Additionally, Snake is also told to look at the back of the game's package to learn Campbell's second frequency upon reaching the Tower Building. Or courde, this can be alleviated by the fact that tap code isn't very difficult to learn.



* HeelFaceTurn: Kasler, who was part of the Zanzibar Land forces during the Mercenary War two years prior to the events of the game. [[spoiler:For a retroactive variant, there's also Master Miller, who served under Big Boss during the events of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V]]''. His motives aren't all sunshine and rainbows, however; Miller only wanted to help Solid Snake to take revenge on Big Boss, who abandoned him and left Miller with the BodyDouble Venom Snake so he could create Outer Heaven undetected.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: Kasler, who was part of the Zanzibar Land forces during the Mercenary War two years prior to the events of the game. [[spoiler:For a retroactive variant, there's also Master Miller, who served under Big Boss during the events of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V]]''.The Phantom Pain]]''. His motives aren't all sunshine and rainbows, however; Miller only wanted to help Solid Snake to take revenge on Big Boss, who abandoned him and left Miller with the BodyDouble Venom Snake so he could create Outer Heaven undetected.]]



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' also brings one up to both this game and its predecessor. [[spoiler:The Big Boss whom Solid Snake fought in the first ''{{Metal Gear|1}}'' was in fact a {{body double}} and not the real one. This contradicts the explanation for Big Boss's survival in ''this'' game, in which he was given cyborg implants after being fatally wounded in Outer Heaven.]]

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' also brings one up to both this game and its predecessor. [[spoiler:The Big Boss whom Solid Snake fought in the first original ''{{Metal Gear|1}}'' was in fact a {{body double}} and not the real one. This contradicts the explanation for Big Boss's survival in ''this'' game, in which he was given cyborg implants after being fatally wounded in Outer Heaven.]]
17th Apr '16 1:37:48 AM ergeis
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** The player is required to decipher tap codes to learn at least two frequencies, which can only be done by using a chart in the manual. Additionally, Snake is also told to look at the back of the game's package to learn Campbell's second frequency upon reaching the Tower Building.

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** The player is required to decipher tap codes to learn at least two frequencies, which can only be done by using a chart in the manual. Additionally, Snake is also told to look at the back of the game's package to learn Campbell's second frequency upon reaching the Tower Building. Or courde, this can be alleviated by the fact that tap code isn't very difficult to learn.
8th Feb '16 6:14:26 PM Kervinle2500
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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: Understandable if you played the prequels up to this point, since items such as the iDroid don't exists yet. It even extends to the Metal Gears such as ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Sahelanthropus]]'', the first canonical ''Metal Gear'' to stand upright. This is lampshaded by Black Ninja, who mentions the transmiter on Dr. Marv is outdated.
25th Jan '16 11:32:00 PM WarriorsGate
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* BookEnds: The ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Metal Gear Solid 4]]'' novelization claims that Zanzibar Land was originally Tselinoyarsk, the place Naked Snake infiltrated in ''Metal Gear Solid 3''. In other words, his start of fame was in Tselinoyarsk, and his final defeat in this game is in Tselinoyarsk. The actual game sets it near Afghanistan.

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* BookEnds: The ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Metal Gear Solid 4]]'' novelization claims that Zanzibar Land was originally Tselinoyarsk, the place Naked Snake infiltrated in ''Metal Gear Solid 3''. In other words, his start of fame was in Tselinoyarsk, and his final defeat in this game is in Tselinoyarsk. The actual game sets it near Afghanistan.
7th Jan '16 5:41:23 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AnAssKickingChristmas Seasons greetings from Zanzibar Land!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AnAssKickingChristmas [[caption-width-right:350: [[AnAssKickingChristmas Seasons greetings from Zanzibar Land!]]]]
7th Jan '16 2:13:01 PM PF
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7th Jan '16 2:12:14 PM PF
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** TheDragon: [[spoiler:Gray Fox, now piloting Metal Gear D.]]


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* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Gray Fox for Big Boss. He's one piloting Metal Gear D.]]
7th Jan '16 2:09:16 PM PF
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* BittersweetEnding: Snake is freed of his nightmares of Outer Heaven and the secret of OILX is safe. [[spoiler:However, Dr. Marv was killed because he was caught in the middle of a political game. In addition, Snake disappears on Holly even though he agreed to have dinner with her once the mission was over.]]



* TheStinger: Snake is freed of his nightmares of Outer Heaven and the secret of OILX is safe. [[spoiler:However, he disappears on Holly even though he agreed to have dinner with her once the mission was over.]]
7th Jan '16 1:14:41 PM Kervinle2500
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* ShellShockedVeteran: The pre-final boss dialogue between Snake and Big Boss reveals Snake had been tormented with nightmares involving Outer Heaven. Big Boss ''seems'' to share the sentiment ([[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater if you]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker understand the]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes latter's]] backstory). As of the sequel, Big Boss threw a LukeIAmYourFather reveal, adding this to his nightmares.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: ShellShockedVeteran:
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The pre-final boss dialogue between Snake and Big Boss reveals Snake had been tormented with nightmares involving Outer Heaven. Big Boss ''seems'' to share the sentiment ([[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater if you]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker understand the]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes latter's]] backstory). As of the sequel, Big Boss threw a LukeIAmYourFather reveal, adding this to his nightmares.nightmares.
** It's ultimately revealed that Gray Fox is also this. Tormented by war, he feels he cannot function outside the battlefield and make a woman happy (revealed to be [[spoiler: Gustava/Natasha]]). ''Metal Gear Solid'' added in [[spoiler: the murder of Naomi Hunter's parents as looking at her eyes felt as if her parents is staring back at him]]. No wonder he's a full-blown DeathSeeker.
7th Jan '16 1:06:53 PM Kervinle2500
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* ShellShockedVeteran: The pre-final boss dialogue between Snake and Big Boss reveals Snake had been tormented with nightmares involving Outer Heaven. Big Boss ''seems'' to share the sentiment ([[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater if you]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker understand the]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes latter's]] backstory)

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* ShellShockedVeteran: The pre-final boss dialogue between Snake and Big Boss reveals Snake had been tormented with nightmares involving Outer Heaven. Big Boss ''seems'' to share the sentiment ([[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater if you]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker understand the]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes latter's]] backstory)backstory). As of the sequel, Big Boss threw a LukeIAmYourFather reveal, adding this to his nightmares.
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