Happy 20th Birthday Metal Gear!

By Spencer . July 7, 2007 . 1:35pm

Lots of franchises got their start back in 1987 and twenty years ago Metal Gear appeared on the MSX, a Microsoft console in Japan, before it garnered worldwide fame on the NES. Take a look at the original Metal Gear in these three videos and hide in a cardbord box to celebrate Snake's birthday.

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=K_R5Mu09yRo[/youtube] 

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=v5G3OGyNvZQ[/youtube]

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=rnGoTYUS_Z0[/youtube] 


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  • the_importer

    It’s ironic that Microsoft was once accepted as a gaming platform and now it’s rejected (putting aside games running on Windows).

  • MSXfan

    MSX was NOT a microsoft console! It was a series of homecomputers that had a common hardware and software, but were made by almost every Japanese electronic maker.
    Microsoft was the maker of the Basic interpreter and OS for those machinces, but they weren’t involved in the standard beyond that.

  • the_importer

    MSX was NOT a microsoft console! It was a series of homecomputers that had a common hardware and software, but were made by almost every Japanese electronic maker.
    Microsoft was the maker of the Basic interpreter and OS for those machinces, but they weren’t involved in the standard beyond that.

    Take it up with the people who wrote that in Wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSX

  • http://www.egjournal.com/ Jaxel

    The Metal Gear on the NES was NOT the same as the Metal Gear on the MSX. The Metal Gears on the MSX were made by Hideo Kojima, but the Metal Gears on the NES had nothing to do with the francise; they were made by different people and had different gameplay.

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