This Collector Has a Metal Gear Game You Probably Didn't Even Know Existed

This Collector Has a Metal Gear Game You Probably Didn't Even Know Existed

"Ammo is behind the next door!"

Many people who consider themselves big fans of Metal Gear harbor a dark secret: They've never played Snake's Revenge, the 1990 NES-exclusive "follow-up" to the first NES adaptation of Metal Gear. But even the small percentage of Snake fans who played through his titular revenge probably can't boast about the rarest "lost" Metal Gear adventure of them all: The Snake's Revenge Game Talk Tiger Handheld.

Redditor jazz_music_stopps shared their own Snake's Revenge Tiger handheld on the retro gaming subreddit. "Found a Metal Gear game you probably haven't played yet," they wrote. If you haven't, make sure you at least enjoy the commercial for the game. The famous Metal Gear codec really shines here thanks to an award-winning performance by Microsoft Sam. Most people don't know this was his breakout role before Moonbase Alpha.

Snake's Revenge, which was never released in Japan, has long been regarded as the series' bastard child. It was developed without input from Metal Gear series creator, Hideo Kojima. Kojima does admit he enjoys Snake's Revenge, and it even inspired him to make a legitimate Metal Gear sequel, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. For years, Metal Gear 2 was exclusively a Japanese release for the MSX2 computer system—it was eventually released as an extra alongside the HD remasters of Metal Gear Solid 3 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PS Vita—but the game that followed it, Metal Gear Solid, became a worldwide smash hit.

With all that laid out, I have to wonder what a Tiger handheld game designed by Hideo Kojima would be like.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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