The Missing Portable Metal Gear Solid Game

By Spencer . February 12, 2010 . 6:50am

imageTiger Electronics, the company behind the Furby and a ton of 1980s LCD games, tried to compete with Nintendo by making the Game.com handheld. In some ways the Game.com was ahead of its time. Tiger equipped it with a touch screen and made a modem that allowed players to upload high scores to online leaderboards.

 

More interesting than the touch screen Lights Out game was Tiger’s licensing strategy. They worked out deals with Sega, Capcom, and Konami to bring watered down versions of Fighters Mega Mix, Resident Evil 2, and Metal Gear Solid to Game.com. However, adaptations of Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night never came out. Images of the unreleased Metal Gear Solid game have surfaced, thanks to diligent digging by the folks at the Lost Levels.

 

Here’s a look at what we missed out on, maybe. It’s unclear how deep into development Tiger was.

 

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  • bobhoskins

    I have a Game.com…

  • Chow

    I can’t help but wonder how smoothly they played, but then I also remember those old LCD games with the preset graphics physically embedded on the screen that only displayed when necessary (or whatever they used to do).

  • MisterNiwa

    Wooow woow woow, wait what?

  • ChaoofNee

    This would’ve been awful.

    Sonic Jam on Game.com was three stages and barely playable because of the screen’s refresh rate.
    Fighters Megamix was as fun as being on fire during root canal.
    Midway Arcade Treasures was playable, but horribly sluggish.

    Solitaire BUILT IN to the main menu was awesome, though.

  • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

    More like Lame.com amirite?

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