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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Why the [[VideoGame/ApeEscape Snake vs. Monkey]] minigame isn't in the 3DS and HD versions. Sony Computer Entertainment created and owns the rights to ''Ape Escape'', killing any chance the minigame has of being on other consoles by default.[[note]]Though that doesn't quite explain its absence in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita Vita]] versions, except not wanting to bother putting extra effort into one version.[[/note]]

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Why the [[VideoGame/ApeEscape Snake vs. Monkey]] minigame isn't in the 3DS ''HD Edition'' and HD versions.''Snake Eater 3D''. Sony Computer Entertainment created and owns the rights to ''Ape Escape'', killing any chance the minigame has of being on other consoles by default.[[note]]Though that doesn't quite explain its absence in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita Vita]] versions, except not wanting to bother putting extra effort into one version.[[/note]]


* RecursiveImport: Subverted. ''Metal Gear Solid: Integral'' and ''Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance'' had English voice acting with subtitles for their Japanese releases. However, the ''Subsistence'' edition of this game kept the Japanese voice acting for its native release, but still added all the other extra features from the European version.

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* RecursiveImport: Subverted. ''Metal Gear Solid: Integral'' and ''Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance'' had English voice acting with subtitles for their Japanese releases. However, the ''Subsistence'' edition of this game kept the Japanese voice acting for its native release, but still added all the other extra features from the European version.


** Done to Raiden from the previous game. Zero devotes a long radio conversation to the fact that the Raikov mask irritates him, and the mask is used to pose as Major Raikov, the impulsive, despised, and ill-tempered lover of everyone's favorite homicidal lunatic, Colonel Volgin; Snake beats him up and hides him in a locker, with the option of actually killing him. This pleased Raiden's substantial hatedom to no end. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap He got better]].

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** Done to Raiden from the previous game. Zero devotes a long radio conversation to the fact that the Raikov mask irritates him, and the mask is used to pose as Major Raikov, the impulsive, despised, and ill-tempered lover of everyone's favorite homicidal lunatic, Colonel Volgin; Snake beats him up and hides him in a locker, with the option of actually killing him. This pleased Raiden's substantial hatedom to no end. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap He got better]].


* IKnewIt: [[spoiler: Why would a hero whose motto is "loyalty to the end" betray her country? She says it herself near the beginning: "I didn't." Anyone paying attention will likely figure out she's a FakeDefector long before Snake does -- the ''real'' twist is [[ShootTheShaggyDog how badly it ends for her]].]]

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* IKnewIt: [[spoiler: Why [[spoiler:Why would a hero whose motto is "loyalty to the end" betray her country? She says it herself near the beginning: "I didn't." Anyone paying attention will likely figure out she's a FakeDefector long before Snake does -- the ''real'' twist is [[ShootTheShaggyDog how badly it ends for her]].]]



** The game was originally meant to be a UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 title, but it was released for the [=PS2=] instead when the former's development took longer than expected. The game was eventually remastered for the [=PS3=], but imagine how gorgeous the game could have looked had they been able to make it for that console from the ground up.

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** The game was originally meant to be a UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 title, but it was released for the [=PS2=] instead when the former's development took longer than expected. The game was eventually remastered for the [=PS3=], but imagine how gorgeous the game could have looked had they been able to make it for that console from the ground up.[=PS3=].



** Kojima and Akio Ohtsuka proposed the idea of having the game be voiced in ''Russian''. By the ''Japanese voice cast''. Ohtsuka was so enthusiastic about the idea, he went for Russian lessons. The rest of the cast shot them down. Interestingly, he decided to revisit this idea and use actual Russian in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''.

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** Kojima and Akio Ohtsuka proposed the idea of having the game be voiced in ''Russian''. By the ''Japanese voice cast''. Ohtsuka was so enthusiastic about the idea, he went for Russian lessons. The rest of the cast shot them down. Interestingly, he Kojima decided to revisit this idea and use actual Russian in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''.


* TheRedStapler: [=CalorieMate=] bars are often imported by curious non-Japanese fans who are [[{{AluminumChristmasTrees}} surprised to find out that it's a real thing]], as they're not readily available in some countries. Fan reaction is generally that they don't taste like anything special, just like a chocolate energy bar.

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* TheRedStapler: [=CalorieMate=] bars are often imported by curious non-Japanese fans who are [[{{AluminumChristmasTrees}} [[AluminumChristmasTrees surprised to find out that it's a real thing]], as they're not readily available in some countries. Fan reaction is generally that they don't taste like anything special, just like a chocolate energy bar.countries.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Several, as follows:
** ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' was later given an UpdatedRerelease called ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence'', which, besides making improvements to the main game, most notably adding a much-demanded interactive camera, also included a second disc mainly pertaining to the first version of ''Metal Gear Online''. Of special note though was that the bonus disc also included the first two games in the series. ''Subsistence'' itself also came in two versions: The regular, two-disc version, and a ''Limited Edition'' which included a third disc called ''Existence'', containing a three-hour movie of ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' created from the game's own cutscenes and playing footage (the "Existence" disc is included in all EU releases of the game however).
** The Japanese ''Premium Edition'' threw in a CD, a DVD with all the trailers (including a "proof of concept" footage featuring Iroquois Pliskin and a few Gurlukovich soldiers in the jungle), two booklets of bonus material and a 1/144 scale painted model of the Shagohod.


* ActorAllusion:
** Para-Medic calls Snake "a regular Captain Nemo" after he states that his name is John Doe. Creator/AkioOhtsuka, the Japanese voice actor of Snake, had previously voiced Captain Nemo in the anime series, ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater''.
** Volgin shares some traits with Raoh, including unusual powers and being military dictators. Both Volgin and Raoh were voiced by Creator/KenjiUtsumi. Also, this wasn't the only time Utsumi played [[Manga/DragonBall a tyrannical leader of an army with the words "Red" and "Army" in it.]]
** In the Japanese version of the game, the comical NonStandardGameOver messages from Colonel Campbell (when he berates you for creating a TimeParadox via killing Ocelot, EVA or Sokolov) is an allusion to Creator/TakeshiAono voicing Doc Emmett Brown in the Japanese dub of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' movies.
** Two of the Cobras, The Pain and The Fear, are voiced by Creator/GreggBerger and Creator/MichaelBell, respectively. They previously voiced [[TalkingToHimself many characters]] on ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', whose main antagonists were a terrorist group called Cobra. While Colonel Volgin isn't a member of the Cobras, he's also voiced by another ''G.I. Joe'' veteran, Neil Ross.



* DoingItForTheArt: As detailed below, Akio Ohtsuka was so ready to do all of Snake's dialogue in Russian that he took up language classes for it. However, his castmates found the idea crazy and it was dropped altogether.

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* DoingItForTheArt: As detailed below, Akio Ohtsuka Creator/AkioOhtsuka was so ready to do all of Snake's dialogue in Russian that he took up language classes for it. However, his castmates found the idea crazy and it was dropped altogether.


** The game was originally meant to be a UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 title, but it was released for the [=PS2=] instead when the former's development took longer than expected.

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** The game was originally meant to be a UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 title, but it was released for the [=PS2=] instead when the former's development took longer than expected. The game was eventually remastered for the [=PS3=], but imagine how gorgeous the game could have looked had they been able to make it for that console from the ground up.


* SoMyKidsCanWatch: The Snake vs. Monkey minigame in the game which is based on ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' was partially made so that the developers with young children could share the game they were working on with their kids.



* SoMyKidsCanWatch: The Snake vs. Monkey minigame in the game which is based on ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' was partially made so that the developers with young children could share the game they were working on with their kids.


** Kojima had considered working with ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' creator Tomunobu Itagaki to include some of DOA's cast in Metal Gear Online (specifically the 1st iteration included with Subsistence) as secret characters. Instead, we got Reiko Hinomoto and her alter-ego Rowdy Reiko from ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses''.

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** Kojima had considered working with ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' creator Tomunobu Itagaki to include some of DOA's ''DOA''[='=]s cast in Metal ''Metal Gear Online (specifically Online'', specifically the 1st first iteration included with Subsistence) ''Subsistence'', as secret characters. Instead, we got Reiko Hinomoto and her alter-ego Rowdy Reiko from ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses''.


** Done to Raiden from the previous game. Zero devotes a long radio conversation to the fact that the Raikov mask irritates him, and the mask is used to pose as Major Raikov, the impulsive, despised, and ill-tempered lover of everyone's favorite homicidal lunatic, Colonel Volgin; Snake beats him up and hides him in a locker, with the option of actually killing him. This pleased Raiden's substantial {{Hatedom}} to no end. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap He got better]].

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** Done to Raiden from the previous game. Zero devotes a long radio conversation to the fact that the Raikov mask irritates him, and the mask is used to pose as Major Raikov, the impulsive, despised, and ill-tempered lover of everyone's favorite homicidal lunatic, Colonel Volgin; Snake beats him up and hides him in a locker, with the option of actually killing him. This pleased Raiden's substantial {{Hatedom}} hatedom to no end. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap He got better]].

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** Kojima had considered working with ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' creator Tomunobu Itagaki to include some of DOA's cast in Metal Gear Online (specifically the 1st iteration included with Subsistence) as secret characters. Instead, we got Reiko Hinomoto and her alter-ego Rowdy Reiko from ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses''.


** The game was originally meant to be a UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 title, but it was released for the [=PS2=] instead when the former's development took longer than expected.



** The game was originally meant to be a UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 title, but it was released for the [=PS2=] instead when the former's development took longer than expected.


** Tornado Yoshida, mo-cap actor for Revolver Ocelot, would make a gesture by pointing his index and middle fingers as if he were pointing a pair of revolvers. This was funny enough to be kept in not only the game but Revolver Ocelot's character as well.
*** When Snake's watching the altercation at Groznyj Grad through binoculars, the characters all storm off in different directions. There's no button prompt to indicate that you can do it, but using the First Person View mode during this scene and looking to the far right shows Tatyana imitating Ocelot's signature hand-gesture and cracking up. Her motion capture actress was messing around thinking she was off-shot when she did it.

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** Tornado Yoshida, mo-cap actor for Revolver Ocelot, Ocelot's motion capture actor, would make a hand gesture by pointing his index and middle fingers as if he were pointing a pair of revolvers. This was so funny enough to be kept in not only that it was put into the game but Revolver as Ocelot's character as well.
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signature hand gesture. Additionally, when Snake's watching watches the altercation at Groznyj Grad through the binoculars, the characters all storm off in different directions. There's no button prompt to indicate that you can do it, but using the First Person View mode during this scene and looking to the far right shows Tatyana imitating Ocelot's signature hand-gesture hand gesture and cracking up. Her motion capture actress was messing around thinking she was off-shot when she did it.


* TheWikiRule: The [[http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/Metal_Gear_Wiki Metal Gear Wiki]].

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