Metal Gear Turns 25 years of age this yearm and Konami are celebrating
With Metal Gear Solid just been given trophy support after all this time, and the announcement Metal Gear Solid 1 on the PSOne going on sale, what else are Konami planning?
A lot of things would seem to be the short answer to that question. They (Konami) have just launched a new website dedicated to celebrating Metal Gear turning 25 years old (a grandfather in video game terms). The website hints numerous things are “coming soon” for the ever popular stealth series.
PSOne Metal Gear Solid cheap (£3.99) on PSN Store
One of the main ways Konami are happy to let us celebrate is to reduce the price of the Playstation One classic, Metal Gear Solid, to a rather good deal at only £3.99. It’s sold over 6 million copies, but in case you somehow missed it while it was doing rounds back in the days of the original playstation, you have no excuse now. I personally rank MGS1 as one of my favorite games of all time, and would highly recommend everyone plays this old classic again. It’s a pity it wasn’t included on the Metal Gear Solid HD collection, but still. It should be of note that there is a remake of sorts that was released on Nintendo’s Gamecube (and so basically the Wii), that was called Metal Gear Solid – Twin Snakes which had obviously far improved graphics. If you can get hold of that version, it is well worth it even if you own the original playstation version of MGS1.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Trophy Support
I can read your mind… you are thinking “that’s a bit late, but awesome!” and indeed the Playstation 3 classic, Metal Gear Solid 4 has now received an update which adds in support for trophies. It is around four years after the games original release, but still, at least we have them right. The list is as follows:
Bronze Trophies for Metal Gear Solid 4:
Divine Wind – Caused a “divine wind” using the Tanegashima.
Drum Can Addict – Knocked an enemy soldier flying using a Drum Can.
Emotion Control – Controlled an enemy soldier’s emotions using an Emotive Magazine.
Hand Up! – Held an enemy soldier at gunpoint and performed a body check.
Hurt Me More! – Shocked an enemy soldier using the Mk. II/III.
Overhead View, Just Like Old Times… – Used overhead view on Shadow Moses Island.
That Tune Is His Mind Control Music – Played Oishii Two-han Seikatsu and made one of the BB Corps dance.
You Enjoy All The Killing, That’s Why – Killed many enemies in one area, and vomited.
Silver Trophies Metal Gear Solid 4:
Are You an Otaku, too? – Viewed all model posters.
Can You Feel My Power Now!!!? – Took control of an enemy soldier’s body using the Mantis Doll or Sorrow Doll.
FaceCamo Addict – Obtained 10 or more types of FaceCamo (excluding types obtained via password).
Ghost Photography Addict – Snapped at least 5 shots of ghosts on Shadow Moses Island.
I Just Don’t Fear Death – Caused ALERT status while wearing the Corpse Camo.
SUNLIGHT! – Obtained the Solar Gun.
Where I can See Ya – Located enemy soldiers using the Scanning Plug.
You’re Pretty Good – Got kissed by Ocelot during the final battle.
Flashback Mania – Viewed all flashbacks.
I am THE Expert on Weapons, Equipment and Cutting-Edge Technology – Obtained all weapons (excluding weapons obtained via password).
Sounds of the Battlefield – Obtained all iPod tracks (excluding tracks obtained via password).
Platinum Trophy for Metal Gear Solid 4:
The Legendary Hero – Obtained all trophies.
It is possible that there might be a few hidden trophies in there somewhere though, so you will have to keep your eyes peeled so to speak.
Keep an eye on the official 25th anniversary website for Metal Gear for more updates for these celebration goodies.
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