Fun Fact: What Hideo Kojima Thought of Snake’s Revenge

Series creator Hideo Kojima did not contribute any to the creation of Snake’s Revenge. He did call it a decent game and thought it was true enough to the Metal Gear series.

Fun Fact: Why Hideo Kojima Made Metal Gear 2

When Hideo Kojima made Metal Gear for the MSX, it had disappointing sales in Japan. But the inferior NES version was a surprise hit in America. Konami made a NES sequel called Snake’s Revenge and one of the programmers on there talked to him and inspired him to make his own sequel.

Things I Like: Alucard (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)

Alucard is the game’s protagonist, so this was obvious. He originally appeared in Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, which was set centuries before. And in that original version, he looks very similar to what you would expect Dracula to look like. By the time of Symphony of the Night, Konami had remade him as a blonde…