- Each of the alternate endings in the original Metal Gear Solid had a handful, so there was no escape. Upon failing to save Meryl, Snake - sounding on the edge of tears for the first time so far - rants at himself for being too selfish to save her; it's genuinely moving until he cries, "I'm a loser!" If he rescues her, you then get to sit through one of the most gloriously cheesy romantic scenes ever written.
"It's so beautiful. The sky, the snow, the caribou...and...most of all... you."
- The usage of stock footage in both Baker's and Otacon's long speeches. It completely pulls me away from the action in that "...Did they actually USE THAT?" sort of manner.
- The Twin Snakes had awful facial expressions, especially when you consider that MGS2 contained some strikingly subtle ones three years prior (for a good example, watch Snake's face during Emma's death scene). Snake, in TTS, has a permanent facial expression of mildly-annoyed confusion, which is all the more hilarious because it unintentionally suits his character. It hits rock bottom when Gray Fox is being crushed by Liquid, and Snake gives an impassioned scream of FOOOOOOOOOOOOX! - his face looks so terrible that it becomes immediately funny. And the Say My Name abuse was funny in itself.
- The scene immediately before becomes Narmful too, if you're a psychopath who enjoys mashing the Square button to hear Snake complaining. "No! I can't do it! -" "AFTER ZANZIBAR - " "It's no good! I can't do it! -" "I WAS TAKEN FROM THE BATTLE - " "No! I can't do it! It's no good! I can't do it!" - "AN UNDYING SHADOW - " etcetera.
- While the inability of a professional killer to Shoot the Dog, having learned from his past mistakes, is arguably powerful, try destroying the radome with your last missile. Snake's dialogue changes to reflect this: "It's no good! I'm out of missiles!" So much for character development, Snake.
- Also in the Gamecube version, we have Ocelot's face as he notices that his arm's been chopped off. It looks more like the kind of face you'd see in a Dreamworks movie.
- Anything involving Liquid and genes.
- "SNAKE . . . did you like my sunglaahhhhhses?"
- Liquid's, er... 'British accent' in general in the original MGS. One of the few bits of narm that was arguably improved for Twin Snakes.
- The Cyborg Ninja (Gray Fox) fight yet. It's hard to concentrate since Gray Fox seems to be having an orgasm from the fight.
"Now, make me feel it! Make me feel alive again!" (a few punches later...) "That's good, Snake!" (a few punches more...) "HURT ME MORE!!!" (a few punches after that) "MORE!!! MORE!!!"
- The DARPA Chief, Anderson, dies of an apparent heart attack right in front of Snake, complete with trying to voice his final words while clutching at Snake's shirt. After he falls to the ground, Snake takes his pulse, and simply says, "Huh. Dead." Funnily enough, Snake's justifiably freaked out in the codec conversation immediately afterward.
- The conversation between Otacon and Snake in the elevator of invisible soldiers is rather scary, with the music growing in intensity...right up until Otacon leans into the screen and starts screaming at Snake to get out while the music swells in volume. There's just something about Otacon screaming combined with his zoomed in, terrified face that is hilarious.
- The fully animated Briefing cutscene in The Twin Snakes. It starts off fairly sedate, until Snake rather animatedly gestures and flails about while speaking in a manner well out of character for him. At one point, Snake leans on the waist high examining table after taking in a Wham Line, apparently unaware of how ridiculous he looks mooning the camera. Of course this was probably meant as fanservice.
- "A rat must have eaten it!"
"Now who's being ridiculous?"
- Snake's wonderful description of why it's unlikely that Liquid would survive:
"He'll be sliced up faster than an onion on an infomercial."
- This is changed in The Twin Snakes to "He'd have been cut to ribbons by the rotor blades."
- "Can love bloom, Snake? Even on a battlefield?"
- "Snake? SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!?"
- "A surveillance camera?!"
- Contrast and compare: Exhibit A: Colonel Trautman in Rambo 3 being electrocuted on a metal bed- pained expression with suppressed cries of pain. Exhibit B: Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid being electrocuted on a metal bed- NNNNNNAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
- The death of Sniper Wolf. Her long speech wouldn't have been unintentionally amusing if she hadn't stated at the beginning that she had been shot in the lung.
- To add to that, Wolf magically ending up with a shot up lung even if you spent the entirety of that battle blasting her with Nikita rockets.
- How could nobody have mentioned the ladder instructions, yet?!
- This is more of a generational Narm, but
If you played the later installments first, then went to the original Metal Gear Solid, you won't be able to take it seriously. At all. Why? BECAUSE NOBODY HAS A GODDAMN FACE.
- This gets even more funny when you play MGS4 and obtain a camo mask of Snake's PS1 face, jagged textures and all.
- If Meryl hadn't said "oh gross!" upon seeing Mantis unmasked, it would be pretty hard to tell that he was supposed to be horribly deformed.
- Snake's echoing death scream, which you'll have heard so many times by the end of the PS1 version you'll be ready to chuck your controller at the screen. "YAAAH...yaaah...yaaah..."
- Nothing screws up the mood of a duel between Solid Snake and Gray Fox like the onlooker (Otacon) proclaiming that "THIS IS JUST LIKE ONE OF MY JAPANESE ANIMES!"
- What makes it better/worse is that the very next two lines literally are as anime as they can be, with Gray Fox going on about he's "come from another world" to fight Snake and Snake assuming he wants revenge for something or other.
- Snake describing Metal Gear Rex as "A Nuclear Equipped Walking Deathmobile".
- "I LOVE to reload during a battle! There's nothing like the feeling of slamming a long, silver bullet into a well-greased chamber." Not to mention Kenneth Baker moaning in the background...
- The above was removed from The Twin Snakes. Whether that's better or worse is up to you...
- Vulcan Raven's line: "The raven on my head thirsts for his blood!"
- Gray Fox using the codename "Deepthroat". If you're not familiar with the Watergate Scandal (or fell asleep when Snake mentions it) it can illicit a giggle or two for other reasons instead.
?: "Just call me 'Deepthroat'."
Snake: "'Deepthroat?' The informant from the Watergate scandal?"
?: "Uh... yeah."
- The fact that Campbell hurriedly tells you about the F-16s being shot down by (get this) a Hind D falls a bit flat when Snake and Colonel notice that very same helicopter in a prior cutscene. Colonel mentions it in a codec conversation in the vents as if the player didn't see said cutscene.
Snake: A Hind D...Colonel, what's a Russian gunship doing here?
Colonel Campbell: I have no idea. But it looks like our little diversion got their attention.
*Practically a few minutes later...*
Campbell: You're not gonna believe this, but they shot down the F-16s we were using as a diversion, with a HIND D!
- The white Cyborg Ninja/Gray Fox is voiced by the black Greg Eagles, who, while he tries hard, badly conceals his African-American baritone with a bizarre high-pitched rasp that destroys the drama in most of his scenes. It's especially jarring since he does such a good job voicing Gray Fox's codec alter ego, Deepthroat. The Twin Snakes fixed this by recasting the role with Rob Paulsen, who does an awesome job.
- Revolver Ocelot is menacing right up 'til the moment that Naomi says that he's "totally obsessed with spaghetti westerns and cowboy movies". And then the Cyborg Ninja comes out of nowhere and hacks his arm off. It isn't until the end of the second game that Ocelot gets any of his man cards back.
- The Twin Snakes is absolutely loaded with narm, especially the "airplane noises" as Chip Cheezum calls them. Other interesting bits include the new cutscene duel between Grey Fox and Snake after the boss fight with Revolver Ocelot (which features, among other things, cartoonish tire squealing sounds when Snake is knocked backwards) and Snake's reaction to Kenneth Baker forgetting Meryl's Codec number turning from a rather sedate "Damn!" to sudden screaming, flailing, stumbling, and aiming a gun at his head in anger.
- In the original Metal Gear Solid 1, right after exiting the communications tower, Snake gets shot by Sniper Wolf. A moment later, he gets up... and then promptly kneels down in the open field to take a codec call. The Twin Snakes mercifully fixed this nonsense by having Wolf's initial bullet miss Snake by a few inches, and then Snake wisely diving behind a tree for cover and then taking his codec call.
- Snake's victory over the M1 Tank in Twin Snakes goes from the original's immediate cut to exploding tank and dying gunner to starting with Snake unpinning a grenade, holding it for a good 5 seconds, and pitching it baseball style right down the barrel of the tank with ludicrous accuracy. Wha.
- One improvement Twin Snakes made was giving more voiceovers to the Genome Soldiers, which is good. Of course (its more of a Hey, It's That Voice! example) it gets a bit irksome for some when one of the V As for the Genome soldiers is Scott Menville, which makes it pretty jarring when you end up getting seen and having backup sicced on you by Lloyd Irving, Ma-Ti or Robin. The same thing happens in MGS3 here Menville voices both an Ocelot soldier, a random scientist NPC and a Soviet radio officer in the ending.