STAGE 46: Metal Gear

Konami released the first Metal Gear game on July 13, 1987. Created by Hideo Kojima, the stealth game came out on the MSX2 computer and went on to spawn a successful and beloved franchise.

The game’s distinct use of stealth, rather than gunplay, quickly established it as an important and fun growing genre. Which is why this stage of the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to METAL GEAR games….

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Full track listing:
===========Game – Composer – Title – Company========

1.) Metal Gear – Iku Mizutani, Shigehiro Takenouchi & Motoaki Furukawa – “Red Alert (!), THEME OF TARA (Infiltration BGM 1) & Return of Fox Hounder” – July 13, 1987 – KONAMI – MSX2 computer

2.) Metal Gear – Kazuki Muraoka – “Mercenary (Boss Battle), Metal Gear (Super Computer) & Ending”- June 1988 – KONAMI – NES

3.) Snake’s Revenge – Tsutomu Ogura – “Munitions Compound, Enemy Alert, Boss Battle & Metal Gear Missile Launch” – April 1990 – KONAMI – NES

4.) Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake – Tsuyoshi Sekito, Masahiro Ikariko, Mutsuhiko Izumi, Yuko Kurahashi, Tomoya Tomita, Kazuhiko Uehara & Yuji Takenouchi – “Frequency 140.85 (Alert Mode Level-1/part-1), The Front Line (Alert Mode Level-1/part-3), Advance Immediately (Alert Mode Level-1/part-4), Spiral (Battle on the Spiral Staircase) & Theme of Solid Snake (Opening BGM 1)” – July 20, 1990 – KONAMI – MSX2 computer

5.) Metal Gear Solid – Kazuki Muraoka, Hiroyuki Togo, Takanari Ishiyama, Lee Jeon Myung, Maki Kirioka & Tappi Iwase – “Metal Gear Solid Main Theme, Encounter & Warhead Storage” – September 3, 1998 – KONAMI – Sony Playstation

6.) Metal Gear Solid (Metal Gear: Ghost Babel) – Norihiko Hibino & Kazuki Muraoka – “Gander Stage 2, VR Training (Advanced Mode), Ascent, Retribution & The Future” – April 27, 2000 – KONAMI – Game Boy Color

7.) Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – Norihiko Hibino & Harry Gregson-Williams- “The World Needs Only One Big Boss! & Can’t Say Goodbye to Yesterday (Rika Muranaka w/ vocals by Carla White)” – November 12, 2001 – KONAMI – PS2

8.) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – Harry Gregson-Williams & Norihiko Hibino – “CQC, Across the Border (snake meets the boss), The Pain & Clash with Evil Personified” – November 17, 2004 – KONAMI – PS2

9.) Metal Gear Ac!d – Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori & Akihiro Honda – “Briefing & Dream Land” – December 16, 2004 – KONAMI – PSP

10.) Metal Gear Ac!d 2 – Akihiro Honda, Hiroshi Tanabe & Nobuko Toda- “Metal Gear Acid 2 , Single Action & The Essence of Vince” – December 8, 2005 – Kojima Productions/KONAMI – PSP

11.) Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops – Norihiko Hibino, Takahiro Izutani, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Kazuma Jinnouchi, Nobuko Toda and Akihiro Honda – “Before Dawn & Calling To The Night (w/ vocals by Natasha Farrow)” – December 5, 2006 – Kojima Productions/KONAMI – PSP & PS Vita

12.) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Harry Gregson-Williams, Nobuko Toda, Shuichi Kobori & Kazuma Jinnouchi – “Gekko, For Liberty & Guns of the Patriots” – June 12, 2008 – Kojima Productions/KONAMI – PS3

13.) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Ludvig Forssell, Justin Burnett & Daniel James – “Exfiltrate the Hotzone, Encounter on the Plains, A Factory of Death & Sins of the Father (w/ Vocals by Donna Burke)“ – September 1, 2015 – Kojima Productions/KONAMI – PS4, PS3, Windows, Xbox 360 & Xbox One

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