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The year is 1995. Deep in South Africa, 200 km north of Garzburg. Outer Heaven -- an armed fortress nation -- established by the legendary mercenary. He was feared in combat by both his friends and foes as a hero and a lunatic. The "Western" nations have found out that a weapon of mass destruction, capable of rewriting war history, is under development at Outer Heaven. They have called upon high-tech special force unit Fox-Hound to take care of the situation. In response of this order, Big Boss commander-in-chief of Fox-Hound sent Gray Fox, the man with the code name Fox, which is given to the best member of the unit.

"Operation intrude nr313"
After a few day, his last message being "Metal Gear...." Gray Fox was missing in action. Taking the situation seriously, the top men of the "West" again called for Fox Hound. Big Boss selected Solid Snake, who has just recently joined Fox Hound, as an agent and entrusted everything to him. Successfully making a solo infiltration to Outer Heaven. Snake got in touch with local resistance members Schneider, Diane and Jennifer. With their cooperation, Snake succeeded in rescuing Gray Fox. Gray Fox then laid out the terrifying fact about Metal Gear.

Metal Gear was the development name of a nuclear warhead-equipped 2 legged walking tank. It can walk through even the roughest terrain's that would stop normal tanks. It can conduct local warfare by itself with unique weapons like its vulcan cannon and anti tank missiles. It was indeed a new type of weapon that can conduct a nuclear attack against any place on the face of the earth from any land surface... With Metal Gear, Outer Heaven was trying to establish its military superiority over the entire world.

In order to destroy Metal Gear, Snake rescued Metal Gear's chief engineer Dr. Pettrovich and his daughter Ellen, who was taken hostage to force her father to continue with his development. Snake hears from Dr Pettrovich how to destroy Metal Gear. However, as Snake approached the heart of Outer Heaven and Metal Gear, well designed traps are set all around Snake -- As if all his actions are being leaked to the enemy -- In the midst of the escalating battle, the leader of the resistance, Schneider, fell into the leads of the enemy. And Snake himself, was injured through the deadly battles with Outer Heaven best mercenaries. But Snake's indomitable spirit lead him to the 100th floor basement of the secret base where Metal Gear was developed. Evading the powerful defense system that wipes out all intruders, Snake ultimately succeeded in destroying Metal Gear. Snake tried to escape from Outer Heaven upon completing his mission. However during the escape he was confronted by one man -- Fox Hound command-in-chief Big Boss -- Big Boss laughed at the astounded Snake and told him of the truth about his mission, while serving as the commander-in-chief, Big Boss also ran a mercenary dispatch company utilizing his connections and capital from his years as a mercenary he was planning to build this company a larger military establishment, and he built Outer Heaven as its base.

His purpose for sending the rookie Snake to Outer Heaven was to cause information confusion against the "West". However Big Boss miscalculated. He never thought that Snake would make it this far. Having lost Metal Gear. Big Boss activated the self destruction system of the underground base. While the countdown to destruction continued. his scream echoed in the emptiness "You have gone too far, too far!" On the 100th floor basement, the battle between two men commenced -- free of ideology and politics -- the armed fortress nation Outer Heaven collapsed. The impenetrable fortress made from the best military technology and occupied by the toughest mercenaries burned in flames. Behind him, the flames reached skyward, as Outer Heaven fell, leaving Solid Snake alone...


1999, the world was facing an energy crisis. It was obvious that the supply of petroleum would run out faster than expected. However the development of an alternative energy resource is far from completion. The price of petroleum has skyrocket and the world economy is in confusion. The 21st century was expected to be one of chaos. One man's invention changed the entire situation. A Czech genius and Biologist, dr Kio Marv invented "Oilix" a micro organism that refines petroleum to reduce a highly purified form of petroleum. The world was filled with hope upon the discovery of this messiah to solve the energy crisis, but at the same time the world entered a time of tension. Just when the whole world's attention was drawn to Oilix and dr Marv, he was abducted by someone and disappeared. Nations began investigations immediately and a name soon appeared "Zanzibar land".

Zanzibar land was a democratic military regime that suddenly appeared in central Asia in 1997. When their uprising took place , the Cis army, formed around russia, sent a suppressive unit immediately. Zanzibar land resisted by gathering a band of mercenaries from nations around the world and fortifying most of its land. as a result, the Cis army was repeatedly defeated , and zanzibar land declared it's independence. Due to the active role mercenaries played, this war was called the mercenary war, and zanzibar land was referred to as an armed fortress nation. A military nation with a group of strong mercenaries, surrounding by a tough fortress...

according to the latest information, Zanzibar supposedly was armed with nuclear weapons. The whole scenario was crystal clear. By obtaining Oilix in addition to nuclear weapons, Zanzibar land was trying to establish its economy and military superiority over the entire world. Concerned about the situations, the US ordered Roy Campbell, commander-in-chief of high-tech special forces unit Foxhound, to rescue dr. Marv. Campbell was a former member of Fox Hound. He brought back Solid Snake, the man who single handily brought down the armed fortress nation Outer Heaven years ago, and asked Snake to bring back both dr Marv and Oilix.

Successfully infiltrating Zanzibar land and with the help of cia agent Horry and others, Snake was able to go deep into the fortress and meet again with dr Pettrovich, the chief engineer of Metal Gear at Outer Heaven. He too was abducted to Zanzibar land and was forced to develop another Metal Gear. He told the surprised Snake of an even more shocking fact. Big Boss, the man Snake had defeated at Outer Heaven turned out to be the general commander of Zanzibar land.

Snake rescued dr Petrovich in cooperation with Natasha, dr marves guard and former Czech international secret police, and then headed for the confinement facility deep in the fortress to save dr Marv. When Pettrovich and Natasha crossed the narrow suspension bridge over the deep valley, a missile blew the bridge away. Natasha flew into the air because of the explosion. while unable to do anything to save Natasha, Snake started hearing a well known voice "Hey Snake once were good buddies! I can let you go. Just leave this place at once!". Gray fox, Snake saw Gray Fox controlling Metal Gear, the best soldier in Fox Hound who after the fall of Outer Heaven disappeared as if he followed Big boss. Losing Natasha in front of his eyes and letting Pettrovich get taken away Snake screamed "Fox! I will not give up!".

After a series of deadly battles with mercenaries snake finally made it to dr Marv's confinement facility. However, he arrived too late. He saw Dr Marv's corpse and Pettrovich. Who could do nothing but just stand there. Pettrovich told Snake the dr Marv could not with-stand the repeated tortures because of heart problems. Snake then received an emergency call from Horry. The information she supplied was very shocking. Pettrovich had been voluntarily visiting Zanzibar land to develop Metal Gear. After the truth came out Pettrovich attacks Snake but Snake easily put an end to him and obtained the structural plan of Oilix. While trying to escape, Snake was confronted by Metal Gear again controlled by Gray Fox . The tremendous battle took place in the underground base. Snake finally succeeded in destroying Metal Gear. However Gray Fox did not submit and challenged Snake to the final battle, in the midst of a minefield. Snake and Fox fought without any weapons. A first-to first duel involving no hatred or murder intent.. During that weird moment of purity. the two were bound by forces transcending words and emotion. Snake won the tough but pure battle against Gray Fox. However there still was someone else Snake had to fight -- Big Boss. Just like 4 years ago at Outer Heaven, Big Boss was waiting for Snake. "One who has experienced the tension of battle can never leave the battle field. I am the one giving you something to live for, and that is war." Snake was infuriated at the arrogant Big Boss. "There is only one battle I have to fight. To free myself from you, to shatter the nightmare...Big Boss I will kill you!"

With the structural plans of Oilix Snake and horry escaped from Zanzibar land on a rescue helicopter. Snake once again saved the world however there was no smile on his face. Big Boss' last words kept reminding in Snake's head. "Whomever wins. Our battle does not end. The loser is freed from the battlefield. But the winner must remain there and the survivor must live his life as a warrior until he dies". Snake then disappeared into the white lands of Alaska, alone.