Metal Gear (Public Domain)

Longplay Information

Author(s): IronclawIronclaw
System: Amiga 500
Subtitle Language:
Additional Info: Public Domain
Publication Date: 28/09/2022
YouTube Release: No information available
Duration: 01:46:55
File Size: 192.06 MB (196666.48 KB)
Downloads: 30 downloads
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Player's Review

An amazing MSX2 port of this legendary game now also available on the Amiga (well, has been for a while now), with some improved stuff.

I'm just gonna copy/paste what's said on Hoffman's website: (you can download the game and music there as well:

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Originally released in 1987 for the MSX2, Metal Gear became an instant classic. Designed by the legendary Hideo Kojima, it spawned a huge franchise in stealth gameplay and is considered one of the top games from the platform. While there are ports for the NES, Spectrum and C64 they were missing a lot of the key details from the original game. An Amiga version was once advertised in a magazine but sadly was consigned to myth and legend. That is until now.

Based on a full and commented disassembly by Manuel Pazos of the original MSX2 game cartridge, this Amiga port has been built to ensure as near a perfect conversion as possible. Gameplay elements remain intact while additional features have been layered on-top to ensure the fullest experience possible of Metal Gear on the Amiga.

* Code ported from Z80 to 68000 assembly by Hoffman
* Gameplay adjusted to work at full 50hz/60hz
* No slow-downs or sprite flicker
* Multiple game modes
* English Remix Fan Translation
* Original European Version
* Original Japanese Version
* New Spanish Translation by Akira
* Enhanced Amiga Soundtrack and SFX by Hoffman
* Optional emulated MSX / PSG Music and SFX
* Full support for CD32 gamepad for keyboard-less gameplay
* Additional character graphics by Toni Galvez
* All new ending / credits section
* For any Amiga with 512kb Chip Ram + 512k Other Ram
* Bootable disk image for low spec Amigas
* WHDLoad installer by Psygore

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I added the sound menu stuff at the end of the video just so we can hear the difference between the versions. Just a bit of each tune tho. For some reason the ending music for the Amiga version is not included.