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  • Hideo Kojima said in an interview that the idea to make Metal Gear into a "stealth" game came to him from when he used to play Hide-n-Seek as a child. He even said in this same interview that he plays Hide-n-Seek with his son.

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  • The game was originally titled "Intruder" during early development.

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  • This was one of the first video games to break the fourth wall, when Big Boss orders Solid Snake, or the player, to turn off the MSX computer when the game is nearly finished.

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  • The illustration on the front of the box is a redesign of Kyle Reese in a still from the movie 'The Terminator' played by Michael Biehn. Hideo Kojima had no involvement with this illustration.

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  • The game was originally intended as an action game featuring military combat, but the limits of the MSX 2 computer limited how many bullets could be on-screen at one time. It was then Hideo Kojima decided to make the game a "stealth" game instead.

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  • Hideo Kojima was asked to take over the project of this game from another senior associate of Konami.

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Famous Quote

  • Big Boss: This is Big Boss... Solid Snake! Mission over, return now. THAT'S AN ORDER!! TURN OFF THE MSX!! ...Over

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