Sounds like an ambitious project, but not an impossible one. Hideo Kojima’s 1987 one-man sneaking title Metal Gear is much smaller game than the ones that followed. A revamped fan-version makes sense.
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake was released way back in 1990. Yet, the game was set in the late 1990s, when a major oil crisis impacted the world economy. Okay, that's fiction. But one element of the game's plot—namely a fuel producing algae that's an alternative energy source—is not.
This is a commercial for Hitachi's H2 model of the MSX, Microsoft's unsung hero of Japan's gaming past. The soothing tones, the brilliant whites, the computer-generated animal...this is the future, people. The distant, star-gazing future! Where video games are so advanced they're sold not on discs, or downloaded…
This is from the MSX version of Salamander, which you may know as Life Force, a shmup first released in 1986.
Unlike the hell-in-a-handbasket Iraq has become in the last twenty years, Asaad remembers during the 1980s it was a (relatively)…
You expect, and will find, old games for the Famicom where you play as a soldier. Or a pilot. Or an athlete.
The original Metal Gear may have been most famous on the Nintendo Entertainment System, but that's not the platform it was designed for.
Microsoft and video games are a bit of a running joke in Japan these days. After a decade of trying (and failing) with the Xbox, the company just can't seem to win the Japanese public over.
In 1987, game designer Hideo Kojima turned out Metal Gear. That game, however, originally had a big "rejected" rubber stamp on it.
Microsoft has been successful the world over with its operating systems. Even in Japan, Windows is the most common OS. However, the computer giant hasn't seen those same results there with gaming. That hasn't always been the case.