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Version: 5.0 | Updated: 12/30/98

                             Metal Gear Solid Secrets
                           By X-Treme (Razor678@aol.com)
		      Text FAQ Version 5.0 - Last Updated 12/30/1998
		          Copyright @ 1998 Razor678@aol.com
                 |           Table of Contents           |
3..............................................................FAQ Q & A 
4..............................................................Game Secrets 
5..............................................................Extra Modes
6..............................................................Camera Photos
7..............................................................Boss Tips
12.............................................................Coming Soon


           Hey. I'm X-Treme, and this is my Metal Gear Solid Secrets FAQ. 
                                 (Please read below)

	I did this FAQ because there are a lot of secrets in MGS but a lot 
of people don't know them because they are scattered around everywhere. The 
purpose of this FAQ is to try to get all of them in one, neat file for 
people to look at and use. This FAQ is no where complete, so if you have any 
additions, comments, or criticism, please E-mail it to me at 
Razor678@aol.com, I will give you credit. This FAQ will be updated whenever 
needed, so please, if you have anything, send it over. I promise it will be 
in the next revision.

	If you wish to use anything on this FAQ you must give credit to
Razor678@aol.com. There are many spoilers in this FAQ, so, if you have stumbled 
upon here, but do not wish to have any of the game given away, don't read 


Revision History:

	V1.0 (11-22-98) - Initial Release

	V2.0 (11-22-98) - Added Frequencies, Meryl Cam Secret, Third Ending
                 Rumor, Text and Navigation Issues, Table of Contents Fix, 
		 Elaboration on Extreme Mode, more on Red Ninja, and Boss Stats.

	v3.0 (11-30-98) - Sorry for the long wait but the Thanksgiving 
                 holiday pretty much knocked me out. simalcrum@hotmail.com 
                 called me on a few things I had wrong and threw in some 
                 more boss tips. For me to use. Also, the Ninja suit trick is now
                 on the rumored section, because I am getting conflicting 
                 reports on its existence. I used Spell-Check this time too.

      v4.0 (12-8-98) - Added explanations for Big Boss Man Rating and Third
                 Ending. Added Ratings Section, moved revision section to top
                 More credits. Updated will now come once a week on Tuesday
                 (usually). Thanks for all the mails from people who helped.

      V5.0 (12-30-98) - Sorry for being "late", there wasn't enough new 
                 Info for another revision. I added the new box crap at the 
                 Beginning of each section. Added Endings section, Ratings 
                 got A HUGE update (must read) and FAQ Q & A section added. I 
                 also added in a Links section where you can find more info. on
                 Metal Gear Solid. Also included is the new number system in the
                 In-Game secrets area. This is for if your looking for a specific
                 secret. Happy Holidays!
Please Read: Sorry this revision was so rushed but I had it all done when my
computer crashed. I will fix the navigation, re-do the ratings section, and
elaborate more on the links section in the next revision. Sorry to all who gave me
new info for this FAQ, anyone who submitted stuff in to me that I promised would get
credit for will be put into the next revision (Hopefully by Sunday).

  |                                 FAQ Q & A                                |
  |   This is a small section where I just answer a few questions I have been|
  |asked about this FAQ. Feel free to send more in if you wish.              |

Q: When is this FAQ updated?
A: Usually the beginning of each week, but that will die down once I get most 
   Of the info added to this FAQ.

Q: How come most of the stuff you have in your Coming Soon section hasn't 
   Happened yet?
A: Coming Soon doesn't necessarily mean the very next revision. It just means 
   It "will" happen.

Q: Where can I find this FAQ?
A: Right now only on Gamefaqs.com but I will be sending it to a few more sites,
   And, any webmaster or anyone who wants to put this FAQ on there site is 
   Welcome too, just mail me first (I won't say you can't I just want to know so  
   I can throw a link to your site on this FAQ.

Q: How did you get this stuff?
A: Most of it I've gotten from either mails, Sages.Ign.Com, or experience. I 
   Don't steal from other FAQ's and the design of this FAQ is completely 

Q: What if I have some comments, or criticsm, or additions? What do I do?
A: Fell free to send whatever you want over to Razor678@aol.com. I read ALL
   The mail I get, and always reply, no matter what it says.

  |                              In - Game Secrets                           |
  |             Here are the secrets that are done inside the game.          |
    | 1. Stealth                2. Bandana              3. Camera         |
    | 4. Fa-Mas Tracer          5. Tuxedo               6. Crimson Ninja  |
    | 7. Meryl/Panties 1        8. Meryl/Panties 2      9. Delivery Truck |
    | 10. Meryl Blushing        11. Nice Wolves         12. Piss-Off Mei  |
    | 13. Meryl Cam             14. Torture Fun         15. Fun Deaths    |

1. Stealth - To get the Stealth, Submit to Ocelot's Torture, then complete the 
     Game (You should receive the ending w/ Ocelot). Replay the game over your 
     old data and you will have the Stealth in your inventory. The Stealth 
     grants you invisibility to everything except Boss Battles, Important in 
     game battles, and Wolves. 

2. Bandana - To receive the Bandana, do NOT Submit to Ocelot's Torture. Then, 
     complete the Game (You should have gotten the Ending w/ Meryl). Play again
     over your old data and the Bandana will be in your inventory. The Bandana 
     grants you un-limited ammo.

3. Camera - To receive the Camera, When you receive a Level 6 security card, go 
     to the area where you fought Revolver Ocelot (Second Floor Basement, 
     Hangar). Exit that room (the way you came in) and place a C4 on the wall 
     to your right. The wall will blow, revealing two new doors. In the first 
     door is where the Camera is. W/ the camera, you can take pictures (It's 
     more fun than it sounds). 

4. Fa-Mas Laser Gun - To get your Fa-Mas to use laser sights, you must first 
     have your Bandana. Then, wait until you only have three more bullets left.
     Then, Use your bandana, and your Fa-Mas will be able to trace! Very Useful.

5. Tuxedo - To play as Solid Snake in a Tuxedo Suit, beat the game twice using 
     your old data. Then, on your third game, Snake will change into his Tuxedo
     while your going up the first elevator.

6. Crimson Ninja - To fight the Ninja wearing a red costume, beat the game two 
     times using your old data. Then, the Ninja you fight will be in a weird 
     Crimson Red get-up. Plus, his icon will appear on the memory card.

7. Meryl in her Underwear 1 - To see Meryl in her Underwear for the first time, 
     here's what you do. When you're going through the holding ducts to get to 
     the Darpa Chief's cell, look down into the cell, where Meryl is. Then, Go 
     back out, down the ladder, and back up again, and look down into her cell 
     again. Keep doing this five or six more times, and then when you look down
     she'll be doing sit-ups.....Without and pants on!

8. Meryl in her Underwear 2 - When you're supposed to find Meryl when she is 
     masquerading as a soldier, she will immediately run into the bathroom when 
     caught. If the time when you enter the bathroom and you get to the last 
     stall is under five seconds, you will catch Meryl w/out her pants on!
9. Delivery Truck - To use the delivery truck for transportation, grab a 
     Cardboard Box. Then, get in the back of the truck, and get in the Box. 
     The soldier will get in the truck, and drive the box to the designated 
     area (It says on the box). You must use a box that has an area written on 
     it that is different than the one you are in.

10. Nice Wolves - There are two methods to get the wolves not to attack you. 
      First is, equip Sniper Wolf's handkerchief. The Second (Harder but more 
      fun) is... First enter the cave and kill all the dogs, except for the 
      little one near Meryl. Then, shoot Meryl and get into a cardboard box. 
      The little dog will then "relieve" himself on your box. From then on, 
      whenever you walk through the caves, equip your box and you'll go through 

11. Piss-Off Mei Ling - To Piss off Mei Ling, simply call her 10 times w/out 
      saving. She'll then get pissed and stick her tongue out at you.

12. Meryl Blushing - To Make Meryl blush, just stare at her in first-person mode.

13. Meryl Cam - Right before you fight Psycho Mantis, when your in the commanders
      office, look in first-person mode. You'll actually be looking through 
      Meryl's eyes.

14. Torture Fun - During the Torture scene, you are tortured a total of 5 times.
      If you can survive all 5 of those tortures, all the items in your inventory 
      Will be put back at full stock (i.e. Full Ammo, Full Rations).

15. Fun Soldier Deaths - Here are some exciting ways to see a soldier die.
		        Throw them into the lava!!
			Strap a C4 to their back!!
                        Place a claymore in their path!!
                        Blow them up while there taking a piss!!
 |                                Extra Modes                                 |
 |Here are all the Extra Modes you can obtain through completing various tasks|

Time Attack Mode - Defeat all ten levels on Practice Mode
	Time Attack Mode is like Practice Mode, except you have a set Time 
 	to complete each mission.

Gun Shooting Mode - Defeat all Ten Levels of Time Attack Mode 
	Like the previsious. Except, you have a set time to complete all 
	levels, a set amount of ammo, and you must kill every guard.

Survival Mode - Defeat all ten levels on Gun Shooting Mode
	The Hardest of them all. You have to complete all the levels in 
	under 7:00, and you must conserve your ammo, your not refilled 
	immediately after each stage. You must also kill all the guards to 	

Technical Demonstration Mode - Defeat Survival Mode
	This mode shows you how to beat all the Gun-Shooting modes in 
	record time.

Extreme Mode - Complete the Game
	Extreme mode is Hard mode x2. It's no radar, rations only dropped
	by enemies, harder enemies, less food, less ammo, and more crap factor.

Demo Theater Mode - Complete the Game
	The Theater Mode lets you view all the Cut-Scenes and Radio 
	Transmissions from one game. There are two versions. The first 
	is obtained by beating the game with the good ending, the second by 
	beating the game on the bad ending.

Photo Album Mode - Complete the Game w/ the Camera
	Let's you edit pictures taken w/ the camera.

 |                                Ghost Photos                               |
 |    Here are the ghost photos. These are pictures, that when taken of      |
 |certain things, show images of the Programmers super-imposed on them. These| 
 |were taken directly from sages.ign.com. So, here's their plug.             |

1. Kojima: Otacon lab (the picture frame to the right) 
2. Matsuhana: Hallway of corpses (outside Otacon's lab) 
3. Sato: Comm Twr A (roof destroyed by a Hind D missiles) 
4. Nakamura: In Meryl's blood pool (where she is sniped) 
5. Shinkawa: Deep in Sniper Wolf's hallway behind the second pillar 
6. Uehara: Edge of elevator (the one were the ravens are) 
7. Negishi: Sewage waterfall 
8. Mizutani: When fighting Metal Gear 
9. Korekado: Men's restroom 
10. Sasaki: Picture frames in the Commanders room 
11. Sonoyama: Torture machine 
12. Toyota: Container in the middle of Raven's warehouse 
13. Kozyou: Behind the watertank-like structure in the Canyon 
14. Shimizu: Wolf dog caves (first crawling point) 
15. Kaneda: The mirror located in the Women's restroom 
16. Fukushima: Heliport, looking out to sea from cliff 
17. Takade: Ninja room, glass atedga 
18. Fujimura: Elevator, in the Comm Twr B complex 
19. Shikama: Electric floor 
20. Kimura: MG underground base, tip of Metal Gear's railgun 
21. Kobayashi: Rock in canyon 
22. Okajima: Maggots of the real DARPA Chef in cell 
23. Nishimura: Next to Baker's corpse 
24. Mukaide: Reflection in wolfdog cave puddle 
25. Onoda: Where Baker is tied up 
26. Kitao: Decoy Octopus (fake DARPA chief) corpse 
27. Yoshimura: Dead end of air duct 
28. Hirano: Elevator (Comm Twr B) deep in the shaft of top level 
29. Muraoka: Water in cargo dock 
30. Ishiyama: Heliport top of building 
31. Ito: Inside elevator to tank hangar 
32. Jerem Blaustein: Sniper Wolf's corpse 
33. Yoshioka: Bridge on the third floor of the blast furnace 
34. Mori: Lowest point of elevator (Comm Twr B) 
35. Kinbara: Darck area of stairs 
36. Tougo: End of boiler room (in Blast Furnace where the steam is) 
37. Makimura: Hidden armory store room behind the weakened wall) 
38. Kutome: Observation room 
39. Tanaka: Heliport, sleeping solider 
40. Shigeno: Heliport, security area by staircase 
41. Yamashita: Tip of nuke warhead in nukestorage room 
42. Kobayashi: Johnny Sasaki holding cell, near DARPA chief 
43. Scott Dolph: Way down in the dark from the walkway between Comm Tower 
		     A and B 

 |                                   Boss Tips                               |   
 |   Here are some tips on beating the bosses in the game, there are other   |
 |Bosses which I will have tips up for soon. (These stats were taken directly| 
 |From Expert Gamer, so here is their shameless plug).                       |
Boss 1: Revolver Ocelot 
		-10 Shots w/ Socom
		-3 to 5 minutes 
		-Medium Difficulty

 1. Just use your gun here, don't use anything else, or else you'll set the 
    wires off.

Boss 2: Vulcan Raven (Tank Version)
		-Grenades (2 on Easy, 3 on everyt hing else)
		-5 minutes

 1. First, pick up all the Claymores so you don't get f***ed by 
    them. Then, use a chaff grenade so they don't fire at you. Then, throw 
    grenades up at him.
 2. You can set claymore mines in the tank's path to slow the tank down.
Boss 3: Cyborg Ninja (Gray Wolf)
		-Hand to hand (60 hits) 
		-5 to 7 minutes

 1. Have your Thermal Goggles equipped at all times so you can see
    him. Then, just play it safe and use your hands until he's down for the 

 2. Throwing Chaff Grenades at Gray Wolf will explode, leaving him 
    vulnerable for the duration of the grenade. This is a good  time to lay 
    the smack down on him.

Boss 4: Psycho Mantis 
	  	-Fa-Mas (20 Shots)
		-3 to 5 minutes
		-Medium/Hard (I think he's tougher then Hell)
 1. 1st, save right before you get in here. You need to switch your 
    controller to the second port so he can't read your mi  nd. Than, ju st plug
    away. don't shoot Meryl though, just use hand-to-hand on her till she's 

Boss 5: Sniper Wolf A
		-PSG1 (5 Shots)
		-4 Minutes
 1. Make sure you have the PSG-1. Next, take a diazepam. Next, 
    equip your thermal goggles. Finally, equip the PSG-1 and fire away.

Boss 6: Helicopter
		-Stinger Missiles (15 missiles)
		-10 to 15 minutes
 1. Just hit and hide. That's all there is to it, and have patience

Boss 7: Sniper Wolf B  
		-Nikita (8 shots)
		-4 minutes

 1. Hide behind some snow, fire a Nikita, and go into first person mode
    at strike.

 2. You can use your Stingers as well, then switch to the Nikita if you wish.

Boss 8: Vulcan Raven
		-Stinger, Claymores (4 each) or Nikitas (????)
		-5 to 7 Minutes
		-Easy (I think he's a pain in the ass)

 1. Just be careful and get all the items around you first. And 
    don't blow yourself up. I recommend Stingers but Nikitas are good and so 
    are claymores.

Boss 9a: Metal Gear Rex (First Form)
		-Stinger (7 missiles)
		-5 minutes
 1. Throw chaff grenades to screw up his system, then just fire 
    Stingers away at him. Hit his left shoulder.

Boss 9b: Metal Gear Rex (Second Form)
		-Stinger (7 missiles)
		-3 minutes
 1. Run under his legs to confuse him and hit the cockpit w/ a 
    stinger missle. This gets hard, watch out so he doesn't step on you. 
    It'll kill you instantly.

 2. Using Stun Grenades will send him dizzy, making running under his legs
    MUCH easier. (Highly Recommended)

 3. Use a cardboard box, and run under his legs. This will confuse him and
    you'll have a much easier battle. 

Boss 10: Liquid Snake
		-Hand to hand (65 hits)
		-3 minute time limit
		-Ass Hard
 1. You have three minutes to wear him down and knock him off the 
    bot. This is tough, just pray that your lucky.

 2. Don't try to break his neck as he will just toss you off.

 3. Whenever Liquid grunts, That means he's going to charge at you. Just get
    into crawling position and you'll avoid him.

 |                             Frequencies                                    |
 | Campbell/Naomi - 140.85			       Mei Ling - 140.96      |
 | Master Miller - 141.80			       Otacon - 141.12        |
 | Meryl - 140.15				       Nastasha - 141.52      |
 | Deep Throat - 140.48                                ????????? - ??????     |
 |                                 Ratings                                    |
 |  Well, here's how it goes. There are 12 tiers of ratings, w/ 4 ratings     |
 |in each, starting w/ the Flying Squirrel, and ending w/ the Big Boss.       |
 |I don't have the ratings right now but they are all listed in the latest    |
 |issue of PSM Online, if somebody could please send them in I will come to   |
 |your house and dance for you in appreciation (well, I'll just give you      |
 |credit). I will make a list on this FAQ once I get them.                    |

Rank 1: Hound, Doberman, Fox, Big Boss
Rank 2: Pigeon, Falcon, Hawk, Eagle
Rank 3: Piranha, Shark, Jaws, Orca
Rank 4: Pig, Elephant, Mammoth, Whale
Rank 5: Cat, Deer, Zebra, Hippopotamus
Rank 6: Koala, Capibara, Sloth, Giant Panda
Rank 7: Chicken, Mouse, Rabbit, Ostrich
Rank 8: Puma, Leopard, Panther, Jaguar
Rank 9: Komodo Dragon, Iguana, Alligator, Crocodile
Rank 10: Mongoose, Hyena, Jackal, Tasmanian Devil
Rank 11: Spider, Tarantula, Centipede, Scorpion
Rank 12: Flying Squirrel, Bat, FLying Fox, Night Owl

Rankings depend on several factors including, how long it takes you to 
finish, how many guards you kill, how many rations you eat, how many 
times you save, and how many times you continue.  Several are very 

Rank 1: Finish the game in less than 3 hours, kill 25 baddies or less, 
eat one or less rations, no continues

Rank 2: Beat the game in less than two and a half hours

Rank 3: Kill 250 guards or more

Rank 4: Use 130 rations or more

Rank 5: Save the game 80 or more times

Rank 6: Take over 18 hours to beat the game

Rank 7: Any combination of ranks 4,5,6

 |                                 Rumored Secrets                            |
 |  This is for secrets that haven't been proven to be true but very well     |
 |could be.                                                                   |

Ninja Suit - Despite what you may hear, the Ninja suit has not yet been 
        confirmed. To get it, your supposed to play through the game an 
        undetermined number of times.

Secret Codec - What's that last slot in the codec for? Rumor has it it used 
        to hear some of the staff talking.

Another Ending - Is there another Ending? There is a picture of the Demo Theather
        where the name BOTH exists. What is that and how is it aquirred?

 |			  Coming Soon! (expect it before new year)            |
 | Tentative release date and improvements made to my next FAQ. These aren't  |
 |set in stone but will more than likely happen.                              |
    Endings Explanation Section (Most Important)
    More Ratings
    Better Picture Directions (the ones from Gamesages are crappy)
    GameShark Codes
    More Secrets
    Smoother Navigation 
    Mini-Faq/Printable Version (Definetly Going To Happen)
  |                                  Credits                                 |
  |  Section which gives credit to those who have contributed. Please E-mail |
  |me if I wrote it down wrong or you'd like some changes.                   |   

Razor678@aol.com - For all his glorious work, wait... That's me.

Memo Goose@aol.com - For various typos

simalcrum@hotmail.com - For, In his own special way, telling me a few 
                        mistakes as well as adding some more boss tips.

Sages.Ign.Com/Videogames.com - For the tips on getting all the pictures.

PSM Magazine - Gave me the Ratings Tips we all needed so much.

Dragoonshiki@juno.com - For the Lovely blowing up the soldier while he's
                        pissing idea.

jalamb01@kepler.poly.edu - For informing me that you get nothing if you win 
                           on the Big Boss rating.                
kevin_braver@hotmail.com - For telling me a Metal Gear Rex (second form) 
                           trick (must see).

z964453@wheat.farm.niu.edu - For giving me the info. on how and what happens
                             when you get the third ending.

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