Metal Gear Solid
Action figuresFor the US release of Metal Gear Solid, McFarlane Toys was entrusted with the sculpting of an action figure line based on the game by Konami. Consisting of one series, the lineup includes: Solid Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Ninja, Revolver Ocelot, Psycho Mantis, Sniper Wolf, Vulcan Raven, Liquid Snake and a limited edition Psycho Mantis repaint. This series has been re-released several times (later in double-packs).
Copy protectionIt is rather important to keep the box for the PlayStation version of the game, since it features a frequency for the CODEC communicator thay you will need to progress through the game in one of the screenshots.
EmulationOne of three games to be emulated on the short-lived bleemcast! PlayStation emulator for Dreamcast.
ReferencesMembers of the development team hid images of themselves throughout the game. These images or 'ghosts' as they are referred to are only visible by taking photographs of certain areas in the game with the camera item.
References to the gameThis game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.
RumorsThere were untrue rumors about Greg Eagles, the actor who voiced Grey Fox, being dead. In fact, he was mistaken for Kaneto Shiozawa, the actor who voiced the same character in the Japanese version of the game, dead in 2000.
Voice actingDue to union regulations, the voice cast (with the exceptions of David Hayter and Doug Stone) used pseudonyms during the recording sessions, and were credited that way. Here's a list with the voice actors names and their respective pseudonyms: Cam Clarke (James Flinders), Debi Mae West (Mae Zadler), Jennifer Hale (Carren Learning), Christopher Randolph (Christopher Fritz), Paul Eiding (Paul Otis), Kim Mai Guest (Kim Nguyen), Greg Eagles (Greg Byrd), Renée Raudman (Renee Collette), Patric Zimmerman (Patric Laine), Peter Lurie (Chuck Farley), Tasia Valenza (Julie Monroe), Allan Lurie (Bert Stewart) and William Bassett (Frederick Bloggs).
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- February 2006 (Issue #200) - #12 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time" list
- Game Informer
- August 2001 (Issue #100) - #17 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
- October 2004 (Issue #200) - #12 on the "Greatest Games of Their Time" list
- 2001 – #32 Top Game of All Time
- Retro Gamer
- September 2004 (Issue #8) – #70 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
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