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Metal Gear Ac!d

aka: MGA, Metal Gear A, Metal Gear Acid
Moby ID: 16662
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The year is 2016. An airplane is hijacked by unknown terrorists. On the board of the plane is senator Hach, an important US politician, who might be the next president of the country. In exchange for the senator, the terrorist want something from the US government. You don't know what that something is, but it goes under the code name "Pythagoras". Since handing it over to the terrorist is not what the government is planning to do, it sends you, the famous special agent Solid Snake, to rescue the senator and to find out who is really behind the hijacking.

"Metal Gear Acid" is set in the familiar Metal Gear universe and graphically resembles the PS2 titles of the series, but its gameplay is quite different from that of the other games. "Metal Gear Acid" combines the traditional stealth gameplay with strategy. It is a turn-based game in which you plan your turns by selecting playing cards that are available in your card deck. Each card represents an action: attacking, moving, etc. You must plan your actions carefully to stay unnoticed and also plan ahead which cards you'd want to keep during the next round, and which you are ready to sacrifice in order to make an efficient move immediately.

Spellings

  • 潜龙谍影:卡片 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Credits (PSP version)

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President of Konami of Europe GmbH
Head of European Product Management
Konami of Europe Special Thanks
Konami (Japan)
Manual & Packaging Design
  • department_x
Manual Translation
  • Eurotek Multilingual Limited
Executive Producer
Director Metal Gear Ac!d
Game Design
Planning
Scenario
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Reviews

Critics

Average score: 68% (based on 16 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 28 ratings with 1 reviews)

Metal Gear turned into a card battler?

The Good
Although being on a portable game console, the graphics are almost spot on with the Playstation 2 games. There are numerous cards that are from every series that Hideo Kojima has worked on, and it is nice seeing the old MSX graphics pop up on you're PSP screen when you use classic character cards. Another good thing about this game is the length. I tried collecting as many cards as I could from the decks, beat all the levels, and I finished it in about twenty two hours. The replay value on this game is also moderately high.

The Bad
This game is extremely slowly paced. Some levels could take you near a half hour to forty five minutes you're first time through. Another bad thing was the story, this is seriously not your usual Metal Gear story, lets hope that when Metal Gear Acid 2 rolls around that Hideo Kojima fixes the story.

The Bottom Line
Only buy this game if you are a die hard Metal Gear fan, otherwise, I would just rent it.

PSP · by Joshua Price (24) · 2005

Trivia

Extras

The European version of the game comes with a limited edition 20-page book, giving vital information on all the cards used in the turn-based action title.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – The WTF? Award for Weirdest Co-Opting of a Franchise (PSP)

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  • Metal Gear Solid: The Unofficial Site
    A fansite that contains information about the whole Metal Gear franchise, including galleries, interviews, downloadable content and discussion boards.

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Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Additional contributors: MAT, Sciere, —-, Chris Jeremic, Patrick Bregger.

Game added February 23, 2005. Last modified May 29, 2024.