Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake re-release on mobile phones

by snout on 22-09-2004, 13:53
Topic: MSX Related
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Source: Gigamix Online

On August 18th Konami re-released Metal Gear 1 for mobile phones. The re-release, based on the original MSX version of Metal Gear and directed by Hideo Kojima himself, turned out to be a great success. On October 1st the second part of the Metal Gear saga, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, which has been an MSX exclusive game for more than 14 years, will become available for the Japanese Foma900 cellular phones as well.

Again, the game is being released simultaneously on the 3 largest mobile phone networks of Japan: iMode by NTT DoCoMo, AU by kddi and Vodafone G-Mode. On Konami's Tokyo Gameshow website we can see this game is to be considered as one of the most important games released for mobile phones in 2004. Needless to say this has lead to several occurances of MSX in the Media already, which have been added to our list of nominees.

When looking at the screenshots of the game we can clearly see that Konami has been replacing some of the pictures of game characters, which looked like familiar movie stars in the original MSX version.

Relevant link: Konami's Tokyo Gameshow page

Comments (13)

By anonymous

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22-09-2004, 14:01

Cool!
But they changed the portraits in the codec :/

Maybe we should port the portraits back and release a MG2 New Style Smile

By anonymous

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22-09-2004, 14:07

Also funny they advertise the "Graphical Opening demo" Smile
An opening demo must be a new and exciting thing on a Mobile phone Tongue

By POISONIC

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22-09-2004, 14:08

Smile cool

By Imanok

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22-09-2004, 16:49

Have you seen snake's face??... it's really cooler than the one in the MSX version..

By snout

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22-09-2004, 19:36

It's more similar to the Playstation-Snake now, is it? I like the semi-moviestar-images of the MSX2 version a lot more, to be honest.

By anonymous

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22-09-2004, 21:55

Me too...
Besides, the Playstation Snake looks like a wimp!

By Imanok

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23-09-2004, 09:04

I like the MSX moviestar characters a lot, but I've always thought snake looks too old in MG2...

By Whizzy

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23-09-2004, 16:30

Isn't snake in the MSX version of MGS2 'Zeke' from Tour of Duty ?!?! if you can remeber him...

By anonymous

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23-09-2004, 17:19

Yep! Terence Knox, IIRC...

By Grauw

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25-09-2004, 20:33

The original Snake definitely looked cooler.

~Grauw

By Imanok

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27-09-2004, 11:56

About the original Snake (from MG1)... he really looks like Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens,...)

By Imanok

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28-10-2004, 09:13

By Samor

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28-10-2004, 12:19

wow. That's obvious Smile