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Metal Gear

by Ultra Games
Nintendo NES
Everyone
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)


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  • Realistic action favoring stealth over firepower
  • Infiltrate a jungle fortress to rescue your comrades
  • Acquire weapons from your enemies to progress through the game


Product Details

  • ASIN: B00004SVS9
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.7 x 0.7 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,450 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Turn on your Nintendo platform and enter a virtual battle field with Metal Gear. Your mission in this Nintendo game is to guide the character Solid Snake to destroy a dangerous weapon called Metal Gear activated by outer heaven leader Ca Taffy. Use your analytical and logical reasoning skills on this action-adventure game to tackle your enemy. Start this Nintendo game unarmed and then later on proceed to gain control of high-end ammunition as you proceed to the higher levels of the game. Get promoted to higher ranks on this action-adventure game by rescuing captive hostages in enemy buildings. The single player gaming support of the Metal Gear game lets you conquer and complete the entire mission single-handedly. The interesting action-packed levels ensure an enhanced gaming experience.

From the Manufacturer

Rookie agent Solid Snake has been sent to a terrorist land near South Africa to destroy a rumored weapon called Metal Gear and find missing agent Grey Fox in the process.

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE GRAND DADDY OF THEM ALL June 29, 2001
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Behold! The game that makes you use your mind--in addtion to your machine gun. Although DREADFULLY primitive by today's standards, Metal Gear was a powerful force in the days of the NES. When most games like Contra and Guerilla War (both good games)emphasized run and gun shooting, Metal Gear introduced a new idea: How about a game where you can use stealth and wit to get past your enemies? Needless to say, the idea worked EXTREMELY well. Even if you've played Metal Gear Solid, you'll feel right at home playing this game. Solid Snake starts off the game with nothing but his bare fists, radio, and he even managed to get his cigarettes. The guards aren't all that smart, but they do sleep, hit switches, patrol, and hone in on you when you accidentally fire an un-silenced weapon. The weapon variety is nice in this game, too. Handgun, machine gun, rocket launcher, grenade launcher, mines, etc. There is also a large variety of items like oxygen tanks, door cards, cardboard box, rations, etc. The door card system is annoying, though, because you have 10 cards or so, and you have to patiently go through each one of them to find out which one opens what door. The graphics are nothing special, but the atmosphere will remind you of Metal Gear Solid. Music is only average as well. The storyline makes up for the other two, though. If you haven't played this great classic, you need to do so. You're missing out.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal Gear February 17, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
Although this game is made for regualar Nintendo, I love it because it is the start of a beautiful game sequence. For anyone who still has a NES laying around their house, I recommend this item for everyone over the age of six. You play as the super stealth soldier Solid Snake in stopping the nuclear weapon Metal Gear with over two hours of Metal Gear action.
Metal Gear is a must have for any Metal Gear or Metal Gear Solid fan.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The game that began it all! June 22, 2006
A Kid's Review
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I love the Metal Gear Solid games that are currently on a PlayStation exclusive series.Metal Gear Solid 3 is the best game in the series yet,Metal Gear Solid 2 2nd and Metal Gear Solid third.I got my chance to play the original Metal Gear after i sold my old MGS3:Snake Eater and bought the new Subsistence edition which actually includes the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2:Solid Snake amongst other features such as special theater,secret theater and Online mode aswell as the "Snake Eater" game.

Anyways Metal Gear is actually a good game,its the first mission Solid Snake does.He is sent to infiltrate a terrorist base under the commands of Big Boss(Big Boss is the protagonsit of MGS3).

He ultimately leads to meeting his first Metal Gear,which is called MG TX-55,aswell as finding himself infiltrating Outer Heaven.For an old 2D game from the 80`s-MG is quite a good game and I see that the newer 3D Metal Gear games are very faithful to the its roots.

The graphics are BLAH as its a goddamn 1980`s 2D game,its audio is typical,but the story and gameplay on to bad.

In the game as Snake you are not to be seen by an enemy guard,or else he will call his comrades to give you a hard time.You can use stealth,although its hard for a birdseye view game its still good to use.

Its canonical sequel-Metal Gear 2:Solid Snake,which is also included in the MGS3:Subsistence package,is a much better game than MG1,its a TRUE improvement.

So if you want to try MG1 and MG2:SS and you have a PS2,by all means buy Metal Gear Solid 3:Subsistence,which you also get Online and the Snake Eater game.MGS3:Subsistence is 30$,cheaper than usual new games.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the very first Metal Gear in America June 25, 2003
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This is one of the first games I received for the Nintendo when I was a child. I had no idea what Metal Gear was or what the series would become. I just knew I had a new game and I wanted to play it. This was my first introduction to the character Solid Snake and his world of infiltration and tactical espionage.
In Metal Gear you play as Solid Snake, a rookie to the Fox Hound branch of the military. You are to infiltrate a jungle fortress called Outer Heaven and initially rescue Fox Hound members including one of the top operatives: Grey Fox. While it is always great fun to fight and to shoot the guards, it is more effective to be able to sneak around them (this will be perfected in later Metal Gear games). Stealth is important. Shooting with a weapon not equipped with a silencer is a risky move.
As you progress through Outer Heaven you are sent on further missions and must fight ever more difficult bosses (tanks, men with machine guns, etc). You begin the mission with nothing but your bare hands and a pack of cigarettes. As you continue to play, you must acquire various weapons and items and use them to progress through the game. While not as detailed as Metal Gear Solid (PSX), the original Metal Gear is a game worth playing for fans of the series (to get to experience the origins of the story discussed in later games) as well as for fans of classic Nintendo game.
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This game is difficult. However, it is perhaps one of the most nostalgic games that i can remember. I spent hours on this game trying to learn how to play it and understand it. Sure, there are some cheap mechanics that serve only to prolong the game. But those are mechanics i have come to love. Overall, this is a fun game, but is certainly not for everybody. Be prepared for an immense challenge.
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