History Lesson: Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid had a lot to overcome if it was ever going to hit the big time.

Humble beginnings on the MSX 2 system (and a tragically dumbed-down NES Americanisation). An eight-year absence from the market following Metal Gear 2. A title consisting of three random words to the casual shelf browser and of course a hero called Solid Snake which, let's face it, only seems acceptable now because we're used to it.

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