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A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akio Ôtsuka ... Solid Snake (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Liquid Snake / Master Miller (voice)
Kyôko Terase Kyôko Terase ... Meryl Silverburgh (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Naomi Hunter (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Hal Emmerich - Otacon (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Roy Campbell (voice)
Houko Kuwashima ... Mei Ling (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Gray Fox (voice)
Eiko Yamada ... Nastasha Romanenko (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Revolver Ocelot (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Vulcan Raven (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Psycho Mantis (voice)
Naoko Nakamura Naoko Nakamura ... Sniper Wolf / Computer (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Donald Anderson (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Kenneth Baker (voice)
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Storyline

Coming out of retirement, super-soldier Solid Snake is called back into the line of duty to take on rogue members of FOXHOUND, threatening to launch nuclear-weapons on the White House unless they receive their $1 billion ransom. With only 24-houts to sabotage FOXHOUND's threat, Snake must infiltrate enemy lines, hide from them when necessary and he'll face many challenges along the way: the demons of his past will challenge him and his will as a soldier shall be tested, as Snake fights to save the world from nuclear devastation. Written by Johnny

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

Color:

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The character Kenneth Baker was voiced by Allan Lurie. His son Peter Lurie voices Vulcan Raven. Peter Lurie would later end up voicing Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid parody in Ape Escape 3 called Mesal Gear Solid. See more »

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Liquid's monologue on genetic engineering is scientifically comprehensible, however the technical terminology is misused. For example, when discussing phenotypes, it would be correct to discuss dominant and recessive traits, rather than dominant and recessive genes as Liquid does. "Analogue cloning" and "digital cloning" are not real scientific terms, however this is excusable given the game's science-fictional setting. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Solid Snake: Damn!
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Alternate Versions

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Connections

References Suikoden (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Best Is Yet to Come
Written & produced by Rika Muranaka
Additional choral arrangement by David Downes
Words translated by Blathnaid Ni Chufaigh
Recorded at Beech Park Studio, Ireland
Engineered by Philip Begley
Lead vocal: Aoife Ni Fhearraigh (appears courtesy of Gae-Linn Records)
Chorus: Iarlaith Carter, Stephen Mailey, Eimear Noone, Meav Nt Mhaolchatha, John McNamara, Cathal Clinch, Rachel Talbot, Sinead Fay, Sylvia O'Brieniarlaith Carter, Ewan Cowley
Musicians: Declan Masterson (as Deelan Masterson) (low pipe, bouzouki), James Blennerhassett (double bass), John Fitzpatrick (fiddle), Noel Bridgeman (percussion), Rika Muranaka (keyboards)
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the greastest game ever (if it even is one...)
28 June 1999 | by Jess-24See all my reviews

this is the greatest video game ever made. Although I always feel uneasy when I say that, because it is basically a movie in every sense. The dialogue, acting, plot,cinematography, it all puts most of the bulls*** Hollywood is churning out to shame. It's frightning, sad, funny, and a lot more. The images are truly amazing. if it was a movie, it would be my favorite.


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