Hideo Kojima was not pleased with the NES version of Metal Gear. They made combat more the focus rather than stealth, and he was definitely unhappy that the Metal Gear boss fight was replaced by a super computer.
Metal Gear was intended to be a straight shoot em up ripoff of Capcom’s Commando. But the MSX computers had a hard time processing so many enemies on the screen at once, so it morphed into a game with stealth as the main focus.
While I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid games, I was never a fan of the older games. I played the NES version first, and didn’t get very far at all. I managed to play the true original game on MSX which was included in the enhanced version of Metal Gear Solid 3….
I didn’t get into the Metal Gear series until Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes on Gamecube, so this Gameboy Color title totally passed me by. But in retrospect, Konami had a lot of guts to release such a title. Especially given the demographic and power of the platform. Despite what you might think, Metal Gear…
Back in 1998 I was almost unaware of Metal Gear Solid on the original PlayStation. It wasn’t until Metal Gear Solid 2 was announced that I was aware of how popular the series really was. I played the remake of the original called Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes on the Nintendo Gamecube and loved it….