Konami Should Rerelease Metal Gear Solid
Nearly forgotten Game Boy Color classic belongs on the 3DS eShop.
Believe it or not, the highest rated Metal Gear video game is in fact...not The Twin Snakes, or Snake Eater or even Peace Walker, but Metal Gear Solid for Game Boy Color (circa 2000) with a crazy high GameRankings review average of 95.92 percent.
Eat your heart out, Mass Effect 2.
Known as Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel in Asia, this handheld espionage adventure is an entirely different game, and not a port of the 1998 PlayStation title of the same name; MGS, that is.
It was surprisingly big for a portable game at the time, with a 13 stage single player mode, along with a "Special" mode that added new objectives, as well as VR Missions to enjoy.
There was even a new story, this one sending Solid Snake (out of retirement in Alaska) to Africa to prevent the Gindra Liberation Force from unleashing yet another Metal Gear. Roy Campbell came along for the ride, as well as Snake's codec companion, Mei Ling.
Gameplay wise, MGS shined. Konami presented the action from a top down perspective, but retained popular features from the series, such as the ability to sneak along walls and then knock to alert guards.
The game fell into the void following Game Boy Color's demise, and that's a shame, since it is so highly regarded by fans the world over. Even worse, thousands more missed out on this gem.
The solution? Rerelease it via the 3DS eShop.
Why not? Nintendo already got the proverbial ball rolling with The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, and with Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D set to arrive February 21, now's the perfect time to remove this MGS from limbo and return it to the spotlight where it belongs.
Don't even speculate how it would do, because players would eat this up and give it five stars across the board. There's even a possibility that gamers would like this more than Snake Eater 3D.
Bottom line, it would get people pumped up for Snake Eater 3D while giving them a classic to enjoy. Quite frankly, we don't see the harm in that, and as always, Snake deserves his due.