History VideoGame / MetalGearGhostBabel

5th Apr '16 8:08:21 AM PF
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'''''Metal Gear: Ghost Babel''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known outside of Japan]] as ''[[RecycledTitle Metal Gear Solid]]'' (much to everyone's confusion), is a [=2D=] ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the GameBoyColor in 2000. Despite the game's overseas title, ''Ghost Babel'' is not a port of the actual ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', but has enough of the same elements to be considered a {{reformulated game}} (the game was developed after KCE Japan received a request from Konami's European division demanding a Game Boy Color version of ''Metal Gear Solid''). The story is non-canonical and takes place in an alternate continuity, which branches off four years after the events of the original ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'' and happens seven years later of those same events.

The Gindra Liberation Front, a separatist group in Central Africa, has set a stronghold in the fortress of Galuade, the place formerly known as Outer Heaven. When the GLF hijacks GANDER, a new Metal Gear model under development by the U.S. military, Solid Snake is called back into action and sent to Galuade to neutralize the threat. There he meets Chris Jenner [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians (no, not THAT one)]], a surviving member of a Delta Force team sent to to recover GANDER from the GLF, who reveals that the guerrillas are being aided by the surviving members of Black Chamber, a defunct U.S. Special Forces unit that once rivaled FOXHOUND. Throughout the course of his mission, Snake fights the members of Black Chamber and finds out there's more to the terrorists' objective than Gindra's sovereignty.

The game design is based closely on ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', but with elements introduced in ''Metal Gear Solid''. For example, the screen scrolls instead of flipping between sectors and Snake can flatten himself into walls to see ahead like in the [=PlayStation=] game. The player's inventory is also handled similarly to ''Metal Gear Solid''.


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'''''Metal Gear: Ghost Babel''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known outside of Japan]] as ''[[RecycledTitle Metal Gear Solid]]'' (much to everyone's confusion), Solid]]'', is a [=2D=] ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the GameBoyColor UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor in 2000. Despite the game's overseas title, ''Ghost Babel'' is not a port of the actual ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', but has enough of the same elements to be considered a {{reformulated game}} (the game}}.[[note]]The game was developed after KCE Japan received a request from Konami's Creator/{{Konami}}'s European division demanding a Game Boy Color version of ''Metal Gear Solid''). Solid''.[[/note]] The story is non-canonical and takes place in an alternate continuity, which branches off four continuity set seven years after the events of the original ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'' and happens seven years later of those same events.

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The Gindra Liberation Front, a separatist group in Central Africa, has set a stronghold in the fortress of Galuade, the place formerly known as Outer Heaven. When the GLF hijacks GANDER, a new Metal Gear model under development by the U.S. military, Solid Snake is called back into action and sent to Galuade to neutralize the threat. There he meets Chris Jenner Jenner, [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians (no, no, not THAT one)]], one]], a surviving member of a Delta Force team sent to to recover GANDER from the GLF, who reveals that the guerrillas are being aided by the surviving members of Black Chamber, a defunct U.S. Special Forces unit that once rivaled FOXHOUND. Throughout the course of his mission, Snake fights the members of Black Chamber and finds out there's more to the terrorists' objective than Gindra's sovereignty.

The game design is based closely on ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', but with elements introduced in ''Metal Gear Solid''. For example, the screen scrolls instead of flipping between sectors and Snake can flatten himself into walls to see ahead like in the [=PlayStation=] UsefulNotes/PlayStation game. The player's inventory is also handled similarly to ''Metal Gear Solid''.




* AbortedArc: The ending provides hint of a sequel, as Snake swears to take out [[spoiler:John Parker and Steve Gardner]] for their involvement in Project Babel's conspiracy. However, most of the game's staff ended up working on the ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' series for the GameBoyAdvance and it would be 12 years until another ''Metal Gear'' game was released for a Nintendo portable (even then, it was a port of ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'', not a sequel to ''Ghost Babel'').

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* AbortedArc: The ending provides hint of a sequel, as Snake swears to take out [[spoiler:John Parker and Steve Gardner]] for their involvement in Project Babel's conspiracy. However, most of the game's staff ended up working on the ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' series for the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and it would be 12 years until another ''Metal Gear'' game was released for a Nintendo portable (even portable.[[note]]Even then, it was a port of ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'', not a sequel to ''Ghost Babel'').Babel''.[[/note]]



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Literally. A GLF soldier, upon realizing that he narrowly averted death, says "Merde", which is French for "shit".
** LetsPlay/TheDarkId summed it up quite well in his LP of the game. "A title approved for ages six and up involving [[spoiler: serial killings, dismembered siblings, exploding teenagers, self-immolation suicide orgasms, threats of nuclear holocaust, government sponsored destabilization of the greater African, fratricide, attempted filicide, French swearing,]] and assorted other kid friendly activities. I hope you all enjoyed the ride!"
** This game is best known for slipping in profanity in the rated E game including words like "Damn", "Hell" and "Christ". It's unknown why the ESRB video game rating company decided have the game be rated E when it has rated T profanity.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Literally. A GLF soldier, upon realizing that he narrowly averted death, says "Merde", which is French for "shit".
** LetsPlay/TheDarkId summed it up quite well in his LP of the game. game:
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"A title approved for ages six and up involving [[spoiler: serial killings, dismembered siblings, exploding teenagers, self-immolation suicide orgasms, threats of nuclear holocaust, government sponsored destabilization of the greater African, fratricide, attempted filicide, French swearing,]] swearing]], and assorted other kid friendly activities. I hope you all enjoyed the ride!"
** This game is best known for slipping in profanity in the rated E game including words like "Damn", "Hell" and "Christ". It's unknown why the ESRB video game rating company decided have the game be rated E when it has rated T profanity.



* NoSmoking: Snake's cigarettes are replaced by a conspicuously shaped smoke emitting device called a "Fogger". This applies even in the Japanese version, where the item is given the less embarrassing moniker of "smoke emitter".
** Slightly subverted in the beginning. If you look closely at the opening cutscene before it flashes back, you'll notice that Snake is smoking a cigarette.
** Also do note that, unlike other renditions of Metal Gear featuring the "Fogger" with the name of Cigarettes, this one does not drain your health over time.

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* NoSmoking: Snake's cigarettes are replaced by a conspicuously shaped smoke emitting device called a "Fogger". This applies even in the Japanese version, where the item is given the less embarrassing moniker of "smoke emitter".
** Slightly
emitter". This is slightly subverted in the beginning. If you look closely at the opening cutscene before it flashes back, you'll notice that Snake is smoking a cigarette.
** Also do note that, unlike other renditions of Metal Gear featuring the "Fogger" with the name of Cigarettes, this one does not drain your health over time.
cigarette.



* ShoutOut: The music that plays when Snake parachutes into Galuade is the intro theme from the [=MSX2=] version of ''Metal Gear'', while the alert theme is the same one from ''Metal Gear 2''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The music that plays when Snake parachutes into Galuade is the intro theme from the [=MSX2=] version of ''Metal Gear'', while the alert theme is the same one from ''Metal Gear 2''.



* WouldntHitAGirl: Snake has his gun on [[spoiler: Sophie]] after beating her in a man vs. chopper fight, but refrains from shooting under the pretext that he is out of ammo. Granted, Snake prefers to not kill people when he has a choice, but she calls him on it.

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* WouldntHitAGirl: WouldntHitAGirl:
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Snake has his gun on [[spoiler: Sophie]] after beating her in a man vs. chopper fight, but refrains from shooting under the pretext that he is out of ammo. Granted, Snake prefers to not kill people when he has a choice, but she calls him on it.
16th Mar '16 8:54:33 PM CrosswalkX
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** This game is best known for slipping in profanity in the rated E game including words like "Damn", "Hell" and "Christ". It's unknown why the ESRB video game rating company decided have the game be rated E when it has rated T profanity.
25th Jan '16 10:42:14 PM GargusSCP
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* AlternateContinuity: Serves as an alternate sequel to the original ''Metal Gear''. The biggest indicators that ''Ghost Babel'' is non-canon is Snake meeting Mei Ling for the first time and Big Boss being "killed" in Outer Heaven, and not in Zanzibar Land.

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* AlternateContinuity: Serves as an alternate sequel to the original ''Metal Gear''. The biggest indicators indicator that ''Ghost Babel'' is non-canon is Snake meeting Mei Ling for the first time and Big Boss being "killed" in Outer Heaven, and not in Zanzibar Land.time.
22nd Jan '16 3:37:48 AM PF
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'''''Metal Gear: Ghost Babel''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known to the USA]] as ''[[RecycledTitle Metal Gear Solid]]'' (much to everyone's confusion), is a [=2D=] ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the GameBoyColor in 2000. Despite the game's overseas title, ''Ghost Babel'' is not a port of the actual ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', but has enough of the same elements to be considered a {{reformulated game}} (the game was developed after KCE Japan received a request from Konami's European division demanding a Game Boy Color version of ''Metal Gear Solid''). The story is non-canonical and takes place in an alternate continuity, which branches off four years after the events of the original ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'' and happens seven years later of those same events.

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'''''Metal Gear: Ghost Babel''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known to the USA]] outside of Japan]] as ''[[RecycledTitle Metal Gear Solid]]'' (much to everyone's confusion), is a [=2D=] ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the GameBoyColor in 2000. Despite the game's overseas title, ''Ghost Babel'' is not a port of the actual ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', but has enough of the same elements to be considered a {{reformulated game}} (the game was developed after KCE Japan received a request from Konami's European division demanding a Game Boy Color version of ''Metal Gear Solid''). The story is non-canonical and takes place in an alternate continuity, which branches off four years after the events of the original ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'' and happens seven years later of those same events.
22nd Jan '16 3:27:19 AM TheAwesomeAutist
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'''''Metal Gear: Ghost Babel''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known outside Japan]] as ''[[RecycledTitle Metal Gear Solid]]'' (much to everyone's confusion), is a [=2D=] ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the GameBoyColor in 2000. Despite the game's overseas title, ''Ghost Babel'' is not a port of the actual ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', but has enough of the same elements to be considered a {{reformulated game}} (the game was developed after KCE Japan received a request from Konami's European division demanding a Game Boy Color version of ''Metal Gear Solid''). The story is non-canonical and takes place in an alternate continuity, which branches off four years after the events of the original ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'' and happens seven years later of those same events.

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'''''Metal Gear: Ghost Babel''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known outside Japan]] to the USA]] as ''[[RecycledTitle Metal Gear Solid]]'' (much to everyone's confusion), is a [=2D=] ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the GameBoyColor in 2000. Despite the game's overseas title, ''Ghost Babel'' is not a port of the actual ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', but has enough of the same elements to be considered a {{reformulated game}} (the game was developed after KCE Japan received a request from Konami's European division demanding a Game Boy Color version of ''Metal Gear Solid''). The story is non-canonical and takes place in an alternate continuity, which branches off four years after the events of the original ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'' and happens seven years later of those same events.
5th Jan '16 11:41:48 PM GargusSCP
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'''''Metal Gear: Ghost Babel''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known outside Japan]] as ''[[RecycledTitle Metal Gear Solid]]'' (much to everyone's confusion), is a [=2D=] ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the GameBoyColor in 2000. Despite the game's overseas title, ''Ghost Babel'' is not a port of the actual ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', but has enough of the same elements to be considered a {{reformulated game}} (the game was developed after KCE Japan received a request from Konami's European division demanding a Game Boy Color version of ''Metal Gear Solid''). The story is non-canonical and takes place in an alternate continuity, [[spoiler:where Big Boss died in Outer Heaven instead of his Phantom]], which branches off four years after the events of the original ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'' and happens seven years later of those same events.

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'''''Metal Gear: Ghost Babel''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known outside Japan]] as ''[[RecycledTitle Metal Gear Solid]]'' (much to everyone's confusion), is a [=2D=] ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the GameBoyColor in 2000. Despite the game's overseas title, ''Ghost Babel'' is not a port of the actual ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', but has enough of the same elements to be considered a {{reformulated game}} (the game was developed after KCE Japan received a request from Konami's European division demanding a Game Boy Color version of ''Metal Gear Solid''). The story is non-canonical and takes place in an alternate continuity, [[spoiler:where Big Boss died in Outer Heaven instead of his Phantom]], which branches off four years after the events of the original ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'' and happens seven years later of those same events.
1st Jan '16 4:28:17 PM spirasen
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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Great! You saved Jimmy. Now let's just get him out of those handcuffs...[[spoiler: Oh wait, there's a microphone in them that has recorded the entire conversation. And they're also [[StuffBlowingUp explosive.]]]]

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Great! You saved Jimmy. Now let's just get him out of those handcuffs... [[spoiler: Oh wait, there's a microphone in them that has recorded the entire conversation. And they're also [[StuffBlowingUp explosive.]]]]
18th Sep '15 2:40:03 PM Saurubiker
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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Played with. ''Ghost Babel'' implies that Solid Snake is Big Boss' natural son rather than a clone, as the game makes no mention of the ''Les Enfants Terribles'' project that led to the creation of him and his brothers (Liquid and Solidus) in ''[=MGS1=]''.
7th Sep '15 9:19:09 PM youngbond007
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The Gindra Liberation Front, a separatist group in Central Africa, has set a stronghold in the fortress of Galuade, the place formerly known as Outer Heaven. When the GLF hijacks GANDER, a new Metal Gear model under development by the U.S. military, Solid Snake is called back into action and sent to Galuade to neutralize the threat. There he meets Chris Jenner [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians (No, no THAT one)]], a surviving member of a Delta Force team sent to to recover GANDER from the GLF, who reveals that the guerrillas are being aided by the surviving members of Black Chamber, a defunct U.S. Special Forces unit that once rivaled FOXHOUND. Throughout the course of his mission, Snake fights the members of Black Chamber and finds out there's more to the terrorists' objective than Gindra's sovereignty.

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The Gindra Liberation Front, a separatist group in Central Africa, has set a stronghold in the fortress of Galuade, the place formerly known as Outer Heaven. When the GLF hijacks GANDER, a new Metal Gear model under development by the U.S. military, Solid Snake is called back into action and sent to Galuade to neutralize the threat. There he meets Chris Jenner [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians (No, no (no, not THAT one)]], a surviving member of a Delta Force team sent to to recover GANDER from the GLF, who reveals that the guerrillas are being aided by the surviving members of Black Chamber, a defunct U.S. Special Forces unit that once rivaled FOXHOUND. Throughout the course of his mission, Snake fights the members of Black Chamber and finds out there's more to the terrorists' objective than Gindra's sovereignty.
7th Sep '15 9:18:35 PM youngbond007
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The Gindra Liberation Front, a separatist group in Central Africa, has set a stronghold in the fortress of Galuade, the place formerly known as Outer Heaven. When the GLF hijacks GANDER, a new Metal Gear model under development by the U.S. military, Solid Snake is called back into action and sent to Galuade to neutralize the threat. There he meets Chris Jenner [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAAahUKEwitrpqfyubHAhUCEpIKHauqAfw&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftvtropes.org%2Fpmwiki%2Fpmwiki.php%2FSeries%2FKeepingUpWithTheKardashians&usg=AFQjCNFQVdVDkyjgh90WZQ8nXUynz12tHg&sig2=kdFPiNKnCNmVlfYxzwF_TQ&bvm=bv.102022582,d.aWw (No, no THAT one)]], a surviving member of a Delta Force team sent to to recover GANDER from the GLF, who reveals that the guerrillas are being aided by the surviving members of Black Chamber, a defunct U.S. Special Forces unit that once rivaled FOXHOUND. Throughout the course of his mission, Snake fights the members of Black Chamber and finds out there's more to the terrorists' objective than Gindra's sovereignty.

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The Gindra Liberation Front, a separatist group in Central Africa, has set a stronghold in the fortress of Galuade, the place formerly known as Outer Heaven. When the GLF hijacks GANDER, a new Metal Gear model under development by the U.S. military, Solid Snake is called back into action and sent to Galuade to neutralize the threat. There he meets Chris Jenner [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAAahUKEwitrpqfyubHAhUCEpIKHauqAfw&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftvtropes.org%2Fpmwiki%2Fpmwiki.php%2FSeries%2FKeepingUpWithTheKardashians&usg=AFQjCNFQVdVDkyjgh90WZQ8nXUynz12tHg&sig2=kdFPiNKnCNmVlfYxzwF_TQ&bvm=bv.102022582,d.aWw [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians (No, no THAT one)]], a surviving member of a Delta Force team sent to to recover GANDER from the GLF, who reveals that the guerrillas are being aided by the surviving members of Black Chamber, a defunct U.S. Special Forces unit that once rivaled FOXHOUND. Throughout the course of his mission, Snake fights the members of Black Chamber and finds out there's more to the terrorists' objective than Gindra's sovereignty.
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