The original Metal Gear was one of the first stealth action games ever made.
One for the reasons that the developers of Metal Gear Solid put ‘Solid’ in the name, was to reference their rival company ‘Square’ where solid meant 3D and a square is 2D. Who would’ve figured?
When an in game photo is taken in specific spots on the map, ghostly images of the developers will appear, there are a total of 49 bone chilling ghosts to be found.
When fighting ‘The End’ you can save and exit the game for a real life week before coming back to the game. This sneaky tactic will not only win you the fight, but provide a strange cut scene showing the poor guy die of old age!
The longest cut scene so far is a total of 27 minutes long, to those of you who have seen this, is there nothing else better to do with your time?
The developers genuinely considered the idea of creating discs that melted to smell like blood during a fight scene, inevitably this idea was not followed through.
Solid Snake’s physical appearance was inspired by movie stars Jean Claude Van-Damme, Christopher Walken and Kurt Russell. Come on Konami, where’s the imagination?
The game is full of interesting movie references including the copying of characters Hal and Dave from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.
The game will recognise if you’re playing on a mono-TV, and will proceed to call you out for not buying an advanced TV. This feature is needed for using the speakers to estimate where the helicopter is.
Some of the Metal Gear Solid maps were planned with Lego to see how it looked before turning it virtual.