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        METAL GEAR SOLID:  THE TWIN SNAKES
            An FAQ/Walkthrough, version 2.2 / March 13, 2005
                By American Arsenal <americanarsenal4 (at) gmail (dot) com>
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               "I lied my face off when I said that I would be okay..."
    
    
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        "... these scars are permanent and always on display."  - Alkaline Trio
    
    
                               --  ASCII BY OSREVAD  --
    
    
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                 TABLE OF CONTENTS
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             I.  Introduction
            II.  Characters
           III.  Game Basics
                 a.  Controls
                 b.  The Basics
                 c.  Story
    
            IV.  Walkthrough
                 a.  Infiltration
                 b.  "I am like you... I have no name."
                 c.  Enter Otacon
                 d.  Showdown of Snipers
                 e.  "I'm you!  I'm your shadow!"
                 f.  Wolf and Raven
                 g.  The Underground Base
                 h.  The Twin Snakes
    
             V.  Your Arsenal
                 a.  Weapons
                 b.  Items
            VI.  Endings
                 a.  Meryl's Ending
                 b.  Otacon's Ending
           VII.  Bosses
          VIII.  Dog Tags
                 a.  Very Easy
                 b.  Easy
                 c.  Normal
                 d.  Hard
                 e.  Extreme
            IX.  Secrets
                 a.  Miscellaneous
                 b.  Cameos / References
                 c.  Ghost Pictures
             X.  Big Boss Rank
            XI.  PSX-GCN Differences
           XII.  FAQ
          XIII.  Revision History
           XIV.  Legal Disclaimer
            XV.  Closing
    
    
    WHAT'S NEW?
      I cleaned up a few sections and added in another reader tip, courtesy of
      Beran.
    
    
    
    
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         I ------------------------------------------------------ INTRODUCTION
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    Originally released six years ago in 1998, a simple mention of the words "Metal
    Gear Solid" is sure to bring fond memories to many a gamer.  Being one of those
    gamers who spent countless hours playing the PlayStation classic to death, the
    mere mention of a possible remake sent chills down my spine.  The day this
    spectacular remake was released, I raced to the store to purchase it.  A few
    weeks and nine times through the game later I'm here to bring you what will
    hopefully become a rather comprehensive and overall useful FAQ for this 
    tremendous game.  If not, it's no big deal, because I know that the strategies
    and information imparted in this guide took hours upon hours to devise, for the
    sole reason of helping you, the reader.
    
    Before I proceed to the sections that actually matter, however, allow me to
    explain exactly what you'll be able to find in each chapter.  The Story section
    provides a basic premise to the story, copied verbatim from the instruction
    manual.  The following section, Game Basics, will cover just what the title
    implies.  Check it out if you want to know how the play the game.  After that
    is the walkthrough, the meat and potatoes of this guide.  I'm sure you know
    what all you'll find there.  The chapter after that, Your Arsenal, is all about
    Snake's weaponry and whatnot.  The next few sections are dedicated to one
    particular aspect of the game, ranging from how to achieve the game's various
    endings, to how to obtain those elusive Dog Tags.  Wrapping up this FAQ are the
    FAQ, which is a basic Q & A session, the Legal Disclaimer, which yells at 
    anyone stupid enough to rip me off, and the Closing, which imparts some words 
    of wisdom and gives props to no one in particular.  Just kidding!
    
    Now, before I cease my senseless rambling, allow me to explain what each
    subchapter of the walkthrough section includes, since the titles may be kinda
    vague.  "Infiltration" covers from the very beginning of the game until you
    exit the ventilation shaft and enter the hangar.  "Hostages" stretches from
    your entrance of the Tank Hangar until the aftermath of the Ocelot boss battle.
    The following section "Metal Gear's Engineer" will run until you defeat Psycho
    Mantis and enter the cavernous area after that.  The section after that, 
    entitled "Showdown of Snipers", covers up until you defeat Sniper Wolf the
    second time.  After that, "The Underground Base" will cover up until the final
    string of boss fights begin.  "The Twin Snakes" describes the last few bosses,
    as well as everything between them.
    
      - American Arsenal
          americanarsenal4 (at) gmail (dot) com
    
    
    
    
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         II ------------------------------------------------------- CHARACTERS
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    The purpose of this chapter is simple:  to provide a quick look into the
    dramatis personae.  It's spoiler-free for the most part, but if you have strong
    allergies you may wanna steer clear just in case.
    
    
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    SOLID SNAKE, Former Member of FOXHOUND
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    Solid Snake, or Snake as you'll become accustomed to calling him, is the
    protaganist of our story, meaning that you are in control of him at all times.
    A battle-hardened soldier, Snake is a master of infiltration.  Formerly working
    for the FOXHOUND Special Forces Group, Snake is renowned as an expert in
    military operations.  Having succeeded in countless prior missions, Snake is
    trusted to complete his mission objective under any circumstance.
    
    After ending the Outer Heaven and Zanzibar incidents many years ago, Solid
    Snake was praised as a hero.  More than competent with a wide variety of
    weaponry, Snake is a brutal force to be reckoned with.  His aloof and ice-cold
    disposition makes him seem like a heartless killing machine, but the truth is
    rather toward the contrary.
    
    
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    COLONEL ROY CAMPBELL, Operation Commander
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      * Codec Frequency:  140.85
    
    Although Colonel Campbell has long since retired from his role of FOXHOUND
    Commander, he was called back into action for this operation.  More than that,
    the Colonel is a former member of numerous other military organizations and is
    an old friend of Snake's.  Throughout the game, his role is to keep Snake
    focused and up-to-date.
    
    
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    MERYL SILVERBURGH, The Rookie
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      * Codec Frequency:  140.15
    
    Meryl is Colonel Campbell's niece.  She was taken captive when the terrorists
    took control of Shadow Moses Island.  Despite having gone through extensive
    virtual reality training, Meryl has no actual field experience.  She does,
    however, have a great butt.
    
    
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    NAOMI HUNTER, Gene Therapy Expert
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      * Codec Frequency:  140.85
    
    Naomi is an expert when it comes to Gene Therapy (what a revelation - this
    character is exactly what the above header says she is!), and she is also the
    chief of FOXHOUND's medical crew.  She works hand-in-hand with Colonel Campbell
    to provide help to Snake and to manage his nanomachines.
    
    
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    MEI LING, Communications and Data Guru
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      * Codec Frequency:  140.96
    
    She may look young (well she *is* young), but Mei Ling more than qualified to
    be working as a part of this operation.  Not only is she the creator of the
    Soliton Radar that will prove oh-so vital to you, but she also had a hand in
    the invention of the nifty Codec device that you'll be using more than often.
    As if that wasn't enough, she can even save your game data!  Talk about a multi
    tasker!
    
    
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    MASTER MILLER, Former Survival Instructor
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      * Codec Frequency:  141.80
    
    Master Miller used to be a survival instructor for FOXHOUND and is a good
    personal friend of Snake's.  He gives you a ring on the Codec every so often to
    add his two cents on the current situation and provide support.
    
    
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    HAL EMMERICH (OTACON), Otaku and Scientific Genius
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      * Codec Frequency:  141.12
    
    Otacon is a geek, plain and simple.  He's all about Japanese anime (not that
    there's anything wrong with that) and high-tech computery-stuff.  He was a
    major part in building Metal Gear, so it's inevitable that you'll have to come
    interrogate him sooner or later.
    
    
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    NASTASHA ROMANENKO, Weapons Analyst
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      * Codec Frequency:  141.52
    
    Nastasha isn't the most important member of the operation (in fact, you don't
    ever *need* to give her a ring), but she can still provide some useful insight.
    Basically, you'll only want to call her to learn more about your weaponry and
    items, as that's her forte.  She can also provide nifty factual information
    about various things related to the game.  Cool beans!
    
    
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    LIQUID SNAKE, Terrorist Mastermind
    ==================================
    
    The current leader of FOXHOUND, this British-accentuated foe is the game's
    central antagonist.  His shares Snake's code name and has the same face, as 
    well.  Not just that, but he's the sadist who came up with and implemented the
    terrorist attack.
    
    
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    REVOLVER OCELOT, Sadistic Ace Gunman
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    Liquid's right-hand man, Ocelot is a wizard with handguns, and seems to love
    twirling them cowboy-style on his fingers.  He's a feisty Russian with an
    unmatched passion for torture and a cool exterior that doesn't fade when he 
    enters battle.  In Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2), we get to see a more
    youthful Ocelot in action.
    
    
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    VULCAN RAVEN, Giant and Shaman
    ==============================
    
    A Native Alaskan, Raven's spirituality has granted him with a blessed body that
    can resist even the most frigid weather.  Add to that his massive chain gun and
    you've got one opponent who won't be easy to topple.
    
    
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    PSYCHO MANTIS, Likes Toying With Your Mind
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    Armed with a myriad of psychic powers, including telekinesis and mind-reading,
    Psycho Mantis is possibly the most dangerous member of the terrorist force.  As
    a former member of the KGB's Psychic Intelligence Unit, Mantis has more than
    enough experience to prove a valuable asset to FOXHOUND, and a terrible foe for
    us to deal with.
    
    
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    SNIPER WOLF, Beautiful and Deadly Sharpshooter
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    Sniper Wolf can stay still for up to a week without losing her target, making
    her an accomplished and deadly sniper.  Aside from her adoration from the 
    wolves and huskies that inhabit Shadow Moses, Wolf is also the desire of a
    certain other character.  But I'll keep that on the down-low.
    
    
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    DECOY OCTOPUS, Master of Disguise
    =================================
    
    Decoy Octopus is one of the most enigmatic characters in the game; absolutely
    nothing is known about him/her.  Even the gender is a mystery.
    
    
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    CYBORG NINJA, Acrobatic Bullet-Deflecting Dude
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    This mysterious warrior is neither friend nor foe to Snake.  Little is known
    about this being, but his Spiderman-esque reflexes and agility coupled with
    his prowess with the katana add up to one dangerous adversary.
    
    
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    BIG BOSS, The Legendary Soldier
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    Previously a legendary commander of FOXHOUND, Big Boss is considered nothing
    less than the ultimate warrior.  After being foiled various times in the past
    by the one and only Solid Snake, Big Boss eventually bit the dust.  His remains
    are now being preserved by the military.  In Metal Gear Solid 3:  Snake Eater
    (PS2), you're able to see Big Boss's legendary career firsthand.
    
    
    
    
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    This nifty little section will go over all of the basic information you need to
    know before playing Twin Snakes.  It's kinda like a condensed version of the
    instruction manual, only written by me instead of whoever writes those.
    
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    a.  Controls
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    Control Stick - Move Snake
      Press the stick all the way forward to make Snake run, or just press it a
      small bit forward for a quiet, sneaky walk.  If you move up against a wall,
      Snake will flatten his back against it.
      
    C-Stick - Camera control
      By tilting this stick in various directions you can move the camera around
      when you backed-up against a corner peaking around a wall.
    
    Start Button - Pause
      Press Start in conjunction with the B Button to pause the game.  Press it
      along with the A Button to open up the Codec subscreen.
    
    A Button - Shoot
      If you currently have a gun or other weapon equipped, pressing this will
      shoot it.  When no weapons are equipped, you can use this to choke enemies
      (when you're stationary) or to throw them (if you're moving).
    
    B Button - Punch
      A single press of this button will produce a singular punch.  Press it three
      times for a punch-punch-kick combo that is useful for knocking out foes.  
      Additionally, press this while you're pressed up against a wall to knock 
      with your fist.
    
    X Button - Crouch
      Tap the X Button to crouch.  Once you've done that, tilt the Control Stick in
      any direction to start crawling.
    
    Y Button - Basic actions
      This is pretty much a multi-purpose button.  It can open/close lockers, 
      ascend ladders, or climb onto small platforms or crates.  Also, when you're
      flattened up against a wall you can flip over and hang from the railing.
    
    Z Button - First person view
      A simple tap of this button will change your perspective from third person to
      first person, allowing you to look around and aim with more precision.
    
    Left Trigger - Select item
      Hold down the left trigger to open up your item menu, from which you can
      equip any item you've currently got.
    
    Right Trigger - Select weapon
      This is exactly like the left trigger, only for weapons instead of items.  
      Hold down the button and scroll through your available weapons.
    
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    b.  Fundamentals of Stealth
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    All the basic stuff you should already know / be able to figure out...
    
    
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    MAIN MENU
    =========
    
    Boot up the game, enjoy the lengthy introductory cutscenes, and this is what
    will pop up.
    
    --/ NEW GAME /-----------------------------------
    
    Click on this to begin a new game.  Before the game actually starts, you'll be
    given a few decisions:
    
      - Difficulty:  Should be pretty self-explanatory.  There are five modes to
        choose from (Very Easy through Extreme).  If you're new to the Metal Gear
        series, either Easy or Normal should do nicely.  If you're more of a
        diehard fan who played the original MGS over and over, then Hard may cater
        more to your needs the first time through.  Keep in mind that the
        walkthrough in this FAQ is based off of the Normal Difficulty mode.
    
      - Radar Type:  There are three choices here.  Type 1 shows the radar at all
        times, even when you've been spotted by an enemy soldier.  In Type 2, which
        is the default and recommended type, the radar will disappear when you've
        been seen by a guard.  The final type is no radar at all, and is only
        suggested for huge MGS buffs who know the game like the back of their hand.
    
    Once you've made your choices, you'll be prompted to begin the game.  Select
    "yes" and away you go!
    
    --/ LOAD GAME /----------------------------------
    
    This, obviously, gives you the option to load any of your previously saved
    games.  If you don't happen to have any, then beginning a new game is the only
    way to play.
    
    --/ OPTIONS /------------------------------------
    
    An array of choices await you...
    
      - Rumble:  If you want the controller to rumble at certain times (e.g., when
        you're spotted by a guard), turn this on.
    
      - Radar Type:  See above, under the "New Game" header for in-depth details on
        this one.
    
      - Blood:  Would you like to see your foes bleed profusely when you blow their
        brains out?  If so, this is a good thing to turn on.
    
      - Sound:  Whichever floats your boat...
    
      - Subtitles:  Care to see what everyone is saying as they say it?  Turn it on
        if you answered yes to that question.
    
      - 1st Person View Switch:  If you select "Hold Down" here, you'll have to
        hold down the Z button every time you want to enter first person view mode.
        On the other hand, choose "Toggle" if you'd prefer for a single press of Z
        to enter FPV, and a second press of the same button to exit.
    
      - 1st Person View Motion:  "Normal" means that pressing up will aim up and
        down will aim down.  As you may guess, "Reverse" is the exact opposite
        (press up to aim down and press down to aim up).
    
      - Item Window:  Should you select "Group", weapons and items will be
        categorized with other similar things.  If you'd prefer for everything to
        be kept separate, "Linear" is the choice for you.
    
      - Quick Change:  Depending on what you choose here, a quick tap of either
        trigger will either unequip your current item/weapon ("Unequip"), or change
        it to the previously equipped item ("Previous").
    
      - Screen Adjustment:  Lets you adjust tinker with the screen's adjustment.
        Unless you're sure you know what you're doing, I suggest that you not mess
        with it.
    
      - Screen Brightness:  Same thing as above, only with the screen's lightness
        and darkness instead.
    
    --/ BRIEFING /-----------------------------------
    
    This lets you view a plethora of videos dealing with basic information about
    Snake's mission.  While watching any of the videos, use the Left and Right
    Triggers to change the camera's view, zoom in with B and out with X, and move
    the view around with the Control Stick.  Also, for a laugh, check out the video
    entitled "Infiltration Method", under the heading Operation Outline.  "Sounds
    like a spy movie!"
    
    --/ SPECIAL /------------------------------------
    
    Here you can check out a variety of nifty things, such as a dog tag viewer that
    lets you see what you've collected thus far, an album of all the photos you've
    taken using the camera, something telling you the story of previous Metal Gear
    games and some other cool unlockables.  Nice!
    
      - Dog Tag Viewer:  Lets you take a look at all of the Dog Tags you've
        collected.
    
      - Photo Album:  All about letting you take a gander at the photos you've
        snapped with the Digital Camera.
    
      - Boss Survival:  Unlocked after beating the game a single time, this cool
        extra pits you against each of the games bosses with limited items.
    
      - Previous Operations:  Read up on your Metal Gear history.
    
      - Demo Theater:  Unlocked after beating the game, this allows you to view all
        of the game's cutscenes and Codec conversations.
    
    
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    GAME SCREEN
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    "Hey, what do all those bars on the screen mean?" - Random confused gamer
    
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    1 - Snake, and the area of control
    
    2 - Life Gauge.
        If you happen to be fighting a boss, his/her/it's life gauge will also
        appear up here.  In certain situations, Snake's grip gauge or 02 gauge
        will be displayed here, as well.
    
    3 - Radar.
        Shows Snake, any nearby enemies or cameras, and the surrounding area.
    
    4 - Selected item.
        This is the item you're using at the current time.
    
    5 - Selected weapon.
        This is the weapon you're using at the current time.
    
    
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    MAIN ACTIONS
    ============
    
    Below you'll find a series of moves, most of which (if not all of which) are
    absolute necessities to get through the game.
    
    --/ WALK / RUN /---------------------------------
        Simply tilt the Control Stick all the way in any direction to sprint that
        way.  If you just barely push the stick, Snake will walk, making a lot less
        noise and being much sneakier.
    
    --/ CROUCH / CRAWL /-----------------------------
        Simply press the X button to go into a crouching position, from which you
        can begin crawling by tilting the Control Stick in any direction.  By
        crouching you're able to hide behind small objects, and crawling is
        necessary to enter air ducts or to slide beneath some objects.
    
    --/ DIVING ROLL /--------------------------------
        To perform this somersault-type move, press the X button while running.
        This is a good maneuver to use if you need to quickly dive out of the way
        of gunfire or something else.  Additionally, you can use this as an attack
        if you dive directly into a foe.  One other thing:  if you hold down the X
        button during the dive, Snake will automatically drop into the crawling
        position.
    
    --/ PRESSING AGAINST A WALL /--------------------
        This fundamental stealth maneuver is simple to execute - just move against
        a wall and press and hold the Control Stick toward it.  If you are near a
        corner, the camera will change to give you a better view.  Also, it's
        possible to move back and forth while your back is against a wall.  To do
        this, just tilt the Control Stick in the direction you wish to move, 
        continuing to hold it back to remain pressed against the wall.  Doing this
        will allow you to enter certain spaces that are too tight for Snake to fit
        into otherwise.
    
    --/ PEEKING AROUND A CORNER /--------------------
        While your back is flattened against a wall (and the camera has changed to
        show what's around the corner), you can press either the Left or Right
        Trigger (whichever one corresponds to the direction you want to peek) to
        poke your head around the corner and get an even better view of what's
        ahead.  Very useful, but it's important to make sure a guard doesn't spot
        you.
    
    --/ KNOCKING ON WALLS /--------------------------
        Another very useful technique is the ability to knock on a wall while
        pressed against it.  This will attract the attention of any nearby guards,
        giving you an opportunity to sneak past another way.  To knock, just press
        the B button while you are flattened against a wall.
    
    --/ CLIMBING /-----------------------------------
        To climb onto a small crate or other object, press your back to it and tap
        the Y button.  If nothing happens, the box is likely to large for Snakey to
        climb.  Things work the same way with ladders - press Y to either ascend or
        descend one.
    
    --/ RIDING AN ELEVATOR /-------------------------
        To call up an elevator, press Y while standing next to the elevator's
        control panel.  After a few moments, the doors will open up, so head in and
        press A to choose your desired destination.
    
    
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    CHUCK NORRIS-STYLE
    ==================
    
    Unfortunately, the stealthy approach doesn't always work out and you're often
    required to Chuck Norris someone into submission.  With the arsenal of moves
    listed below, you'll have no trouble doing so.
    
    --/ USING YOUR GUNS /----------------------------
        After you've selected the desired weapon with the R Trigger, you can press
        the A button the shoot it.  Your basic handguns (SOCOM, M9) are equipped
        with the ability to automatically lock-on to a nearby foe, making aiming a
        snap.  Things aren't quite so easy with many of the other weapons, so you
        will have to aim them manually.
    
    --/ FIRST-PERSON SHOOTING /----------------------
        Unlike the original MGS, it's now possible to aim all of your weapons in
        first-person, making it easy to shoot with precision.  To enter FPV, press
        and hold the Z button, then press A to whip out your currently equipped
        weapon and again to shoot it.  If you decide that you'd rather put your
        gun away without firing it at all, press the Y button.  Simple enough, eh?
    
    --/ FISTICUFFS /---------------------------------
        At the very beginning of the game, Snake has no weapons, so hand-to-hand
        combat is a must.  By pressing the B button, Snake will execute a quick
        punch.  Press the button three consecutive times to bust out with a 
        powerful punch-punch-kick combo that works great for knocking down an
        attacking enemy guard.  Use these moves enough on a foe and he'll be 
        knocked out cold.  Also, if you perform the spinkick move in first-person,
        you might get dizzy!  Consider yourself warned.  :P
    
    --/ THROWING /-----------------------------------
        To throw an enemy to the ground, run toward him with no weapon equipped and
        press the A button.
    
    --/ SNAPPAGE OF THE NECK /-----------------------
        To crack a soldier's neck, approach him from behind and press the A button
        with no weapon equipped.  Also, it's important that you are NOT moving when
        you press A, otherwise Snake will opt for the throw instead.  Anyway, once
        you've grabbed the foe, repeatedly press A to eventually snap the poor 
        guy's neck.
    
    --/ NIKITA OWNAGE /------------------------------
        To utilize this awesome move, equip the Nikita Missile Launcher and press
        the B button.  Snake will whack with this heavy piece of equipment, 
        causing massive damage and rendering most foes unconscious.  Fun!
    
    --/ FA-MAS STYLE PUNCHING ACTION! /--------------
        Similar to the above move, press B while you've got the FA-MAS equipped to
        add it into Snake's basic punch-punch-kick combo.  It doesn't make too much
        of a difference, but its fun anyway.  You can also do this with the PSG-1.
    
    
    ================
    ADVANCED ACTIONS
    ================
    
    Going one step further, the moves to come can be difficult to execute, but can
    provide a considerable advantage once mastered.
    
    --/ HANGING /------------------------------------
        To hop over a ledge and hang from the railing, press your back against it
        and hit the Y button.  Once you've done that, you have the ability to 
        shimmy along the railing by moving the Control Stick in the desired 
        direction.  To climb back up, press the Y button again.  You can also drop
        to the ground below by pressing X.  When hanging, it's imperative that you
        keep an eye on the Grip Gauge that will appear beneath Snake's Life Gauge.
        If it happens to run out before you can climb back up (or drop by 
        yourself), Snake will fall, possibly taking damage or even dying.
    
    --/ POP-OUT SHOT /-------------------------------
        When your back is against a wall, move toward a corner and press the A
        button to pop around and fire a shot from your gun.  Works great for taking
        enemy soldiers by surprise.
    
    --/ HOLD UP /------------------------------------
        This technique is necessary to obtain the vast majority of the game's dog
        tags.  To pull off a hold up, you need to sneak up behind a soldier press
        A to stick one of your pistols into his back.  Snake will yell "Freeze" and
        the guard will stop cold.  To move around in front of the soldier, hold
        down B and run through him.  Once you've done that, head into FPV and aim
        at the soldier's head or wangular area (e.g., his crotch) to make him shake
        with fear, dropping items as he goes.
    
    --/ LOCKERS /------------------------------------
        New to the game's various rooms are lockers where you can hide, or hide the
        corpses of your victims.  To open up a locker, press Y whilst standing in
        front of it.  If you want to get in and hide, step inside and press Y 
        again.  To stash away a body, open the locker and drag the body near it.
    
    --/ DRAGGING THE DEAD /--------------------------
        If a guard happens to notice a dead body lying around somewhere, the jig is
        up, so it's a good idea to stash away the bodies of your victims.  To
        begin carrying a body, stand over it and press the A button.  Move the body
        wherever you want to, then release the button to drop it.  Also, if you
        continually pick up and drop a fallen guard's body, he might drop some
        useful items for you to use!  :D  Also, if you drag a guard through one of
        the trap doors found in various areas (namely the Armory and Warehouse
        North), the body will drop into the endless pit.  Good way to hide them.
    
    --/ RUN 'N' GUN /--------------------------------
        To whip your gun out and fire while running, simply hold down B while
        running and press A whenever you want to shoot.
    
    --/ HANGING CATCH /------------------------------
        While hanging, it's quite possible to drop from one ledge and grab onto
        another instead of hitting the ground.  To do this, press X to drop from
        the first rail, then hit Y as you near the second rail.  If done right,
        Snake will grab on.  If done wrong, Snake will go splat.
    
    
    ===========================
    OTHER STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW
    ===========================
    
    Miscellaneous knowledge that may or may not ever come in handy.
    
    --/ TERRAIN /------------------------------------
        Depending on where exactly you are, it will be important to take notice of
        what Snake is walking on.  For instance, if you're outside in a snowy area,
        Snake's footprints will give away his location to a nearby soldier, so be
        careful of that.  Also, some floors of in-door locations make a lot of
        noise if you run on them, so take your time and slowly walk across.  There
        are also some areas where traps, such as false floors or infrared beams,
        will impede your progress.  Just continue running to dodge the bullet of
        false floors.  However, to get past infrared beams you'll need to either
        shoot out the mechanisms on the floor or sneak by.  The former is simple,
        but the latter requires the use of your Cigarettes or Thermal Goggles.
    
    --/ SHAKY HANDS /--------------------------------
        When aiming with the PSG1 (or PSG1-T), Snake will have trouble keeping his
        hands steady.  In order to aim with ease, it's necessary to stop Snake's
        shaking.  There are two ways to do this.  The first is to take some
        Pentazemin, which can be found in various locations throughout the 
        facility.  If you don't happen to have any on hand, though, then you'll
        need to whip out Snake's Cigarettes and start smoking up a storm.  They
        might deplete your health, but they work wonders for stopping Snake's shaky
        hands.
    
    --/ YOU'RE BLEEDING, MAN! /----------------------
        If Snake happens to take on too much damage, his Life Gauge will turn 
        red-orange and will begin to quickly deplete.  Not only that, but trails of
        nasty red stuff will start dripping from you, giving away your location to
        any nearby soldiers.  There are two ways to stop bleeding:  use a Bandage
        or crouch for a while.  The former is pretty self-explanatory; just select
        a Bandage from your item submenu and you're gold.  As for the whole crouch
        thing, just press X to crouch down and Snake will stop bleeding and his
        health will gradually increase until he's back at a normal level (e.g. his
        Life Gauge is blue).
    
    --/ TIME BOMBS /---------------------------------
        A few times during the course of the game (two times, to be exact), you
        may take a look at your item inventory to find a Time Bomb, ticking and
        about to explode.  If such a thing happens, press A to immediately toss it
        away.  Just keep in mind that any nearby soldiers will be alerted to your
        presence when it explodes.  The moral of the story?  Don't pick up strange
        bombs!
    
    --/ CAUGHT A COLD, DIDJA? /----------------------
        Is Snake sneezing without relent?  If so, chances are that he's caught a
        cold.  Now that's not really a good thing, as his sneezing will slow him
        down and tip off the enemy soldiers.  So what can we do if Snake catches a
        cold?  Well, you'll need to find some Medicine.  There's only one place in
        the entire game where this stuff can be found, and that's in the Nuke
        Building B1.  Check out the middle room on the western wall to find what
        you need.
    
    
    =========
    THE RADAR
    =========
    
    In the field, Snake's Solition radar is his closest ally.  The radar is one of
    the most important parts of gameplay (unless, of course, you turn it off).
    Find it on the upper-right hand corner of the screen, and be sure not to forgot
    where it is - it's your daddy in this game.  Anyway, there are all sorts of
    dots and cones and such on the radar.  Here's what they all stand for.
    
      White Dot:    That's you, Snakey-boy, the hero, whatever.
    
      Green Cone:   Snake's field of vision while in first-person view mode.
    
      Red Dots:     These denote enemy soldiers or cameras.  They also have cones,
                    but they change colors at certain times.  Care to know what the
                    colors mean?  Read on!
    
                    * Blue Cone   - The guard/camera is oblivious to your presence.
                    * Yellow Cone - The enemy is suspicious of something, but they
                                    are not necessarily on to you.
                    * Red Cone    - Uh-oh!  Looks like they've found you!
    
      Yellow Dots:  When you've got a Mine Detector equipped, these represent
                    mines.
    
    
    =========
    THE CODEC
    =========
    
    To use your Codec, press Start + A.  Once you've done that, you're free to call
    anyone who's frequency you know.  Select the desired frequency by pressing
    either left or right on the Control Stick, then hit A to give that person a
    call.  If you want to choose a Codec Frequency from the list of people you 
    know, just press down to open up a little window displaying said list.  For
    each individual character's frequency, check the Characters section above.
    
    
    ==================
    ENEMY STATUS MODES
    ==================
    
    Enemies aren't idiots.  Case in point:  they get suspicious if they hear you
    do something stupid, and attack in swarms when they find you.  Depending on
    how suspicious a guard is, he'll go into a different status mode, all of which
    are listed below.
    
    --/ NORMAL MODE /--------------------------------
        This is the basic condition, so any nearby guards are too busy doing 
        nothing to have noticed you yet.  So, the soldiers will just wander around
        the area on their patrol routes and possibly even fall asleep if you opt
        not to give them anything fun to do.  Basically, you want to be in this
        mode, as soldiers are less likely to bother you.
    
    --/ ALERT MODE /---------------------------------
        Uh-oh!  Some guard (or camera) has spotted you!  Better go hide!  What will
        happen here is that soldiers will begin to pour into the area and fire at
        you like there's no tomorrow.  If you've got a good hiding place, they'll
        all leave you alone eventually.  Also, if you kill a certain amount of 
        guards this mode will end.
    
    --/ EVASION MODE /-------------------------------
        With this mode, the enemies know you're around somewhere, but they've lost
        your exact location.  If the guards think you might be nearby, they'll
        sweep through the room to make sure it's all clear.
    
    --/ CAUTION MODE /-------------------------------
        In this mode, enemies are more alert than usual and there might be a few
        more soldiers posted in the area.  Be careful!
    
    
    ================
    BOSS LIFE GAUGES
    ================
    
    When doing battle with a boss character, his/her/its Life Gauge will appear
    right beneath Snake's.  What may be confusing, however, is that each boss has
    two different gauges, one for their life and another for their "consciousness".
    The former is pretty self-explanatory - it can be depleted with lethal weapons,
    such as grenades, your SOCOM or FA-MAS, and either of the missile launchers
    (Stinger or Nikita).  The bottom gauge will be depleted if you use a
    tranquilizer gun (M9 or PSG1-T) or if you resort to Jackie Chan-style fist
    fighting antics.  Either way, completely depleting either gauge will cause the
    battle to come to an abrupt end.
    
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    c.  Story
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    As copied verbatim from the instruction manual.
    
    =========================
    THE OUTER HEAVEN UPRISING
    =========================
    
      ~From Metal Gear (released 1987)
    
    FOXHOUND operator Solid Snake infiltrates Outer Heaven, a fortress-nation deep
    in the heart of South Africa, and destroys their prototype weapon Metal Gear,
    a walking tank with nuclear capability.  In the process, he discovers that the
    leader of Outer Heaven is none other than Big Boss, the supreme commander of
    FOXHOUND, and puts an end to his former comrade's twisted schemes.
    
    
    =============================
    THE ZANZIBAR LAND DISTURBANCE
    =============================
    
      ~From Metal Gear 2:  Solid Snake (released 1990)
    
    After surviving the Outer Heaven incident, Big Boss escapes to Zanzibar Land
    and sets up an independent military regime with the hope of creating a world of
    strife, the only kind of world a born soldier can truly enjoy.  At the request
    of FOXHOUND, Solid Snake infiltrates Zanzibar Land and again destroys Metal
    Gear, which had been transferred to Zanzibar Land following the collapse of
    Outer Heaven.  He triumphs once again in a final, decisive battle with Big Boss
    and ensures the downfall of Zanzibar Land.
    
    
    ============================
    THE DAWN OF THE 21st CENTURY
    ============================
    
    The nuclear weapons disposal facility on Shadow Moses Island in Alaska's Fox
    Archipelago was being used to train the next generation special forces unit
    FOXHOUND when the unit suddenly revolted and captured the island.
    
    The terrorists have secured hundreds of nuclear warheads and are demanding that
    the government turn over the remains of Big Boss.  They warn that if their
    demands are not met within 24 hours, they'll launch a nuclear weapon.
    
    Solid Snake is once again called back to duty in a top-secret mission to deal
    with the greatest terrorist threat the world has ever seen.
    
    First, he must single-handedly infiltrate the nuclear weapons disposal site and
    rescue two hostages, DARPA Chief Donald Anderson and the President of ArmsTech,
    Kenneth Baker, and then eliminate the terrorist threat and prevent a nuclear
    launch.
    
    With just 24 hours left, the clock is already ticking.
    
    Once again, Snake heads into battle... alone.
    
    
    
    
    =--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=
         IV ------------------------------------------------------ WALKTHROUGH
    =--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=
    
      Based on the Normal difficulty setting...
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    a.  Infiltration
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    The terrorists have threatened to launch a nuclear weapon if their demands are
    not met in 24 hours.  It's our job to make sure that doesn't happen.  But
    first, we need to infiltrate Shadow Moses Island and find out if it's
    possible for them to launch.
    
    --/ THE MISSION BEGINS! /------------------------
    
    First of all, toss Disk 1 into your GameCube and press the power button.  Wait
    for the game to boot up, then select new game.  From there you'll be presented
    with a choice:  how hard do you want the game to be?  I recommend choosing
    Normal (that's the mode that this FAQ is based upon), but it's really up to
    you.  After another choice (radar type;  I suggest type 2, as it does happen to
    be the default) you're good to go!
    
    --/ CARGO DOCK /---------------------------------
    
    After the initial cutscene and subsequent Codec conversation, you'll be tossed
    into control.  Once you've gotten a basic feel for the slightly clumsy controls
    (stupid GameCube controller!), drop into the water behind you, descend the
    stairs and snatch the adjacent ration.  As you'll soon learn, rations are
    integral to your survival, so be sure to ration them... get it? GET IT!?
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Ration.  Fundamental to your survival in this game.  
        Basically, rations are just health packs.  If you have them equipped when
        your life gauge runs dry it will be used automatically;  quite the nifty
        feature!
    
    Now then, before running headstrong ahead and getting caught by some soldiers,
    I suggest you pause for a moment.  Drop back into the water and run east to
    locate another item, the AP Sensor.  Lovely.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  AP Sensor.  When equipped, this bad boy will rumble
        whenever a foe nears you.  Also good for giving ol' Snake a massage.  ;)
    
    Once you've got that baby safely tucked away, return to where you started out.
    Before we can proceed onwards, we have to wait for the cargo elevator found at
    the northern end of this area to come down.  There are two ways to wait for it:
    the weak way or the cool way.  The former is simply to wait around where you
    first began (maybe doing a few pull-ups using one of the railings as you wait).
    No chance of being caught, but no fun at all.  That's why I suggest taking the
    other method!  Now what might that be?  Crawl underneath the structure just
    ahead and take down the guards with some well-timed choking antics.  Should you
    get caught, simply race back to the south end, flip over the railing and drop
    into the water.  With the ration you found earlier and a couple others that
    can be found (one on the platform due east of where you began and the other way
    north near the elevator, hidden behind a forklift), there is no need to worry
    about your health at this point.  Either way, once the cargo elevator comes 
    down you're free to hitch a ride on it, just be wary of the soldier who rides 
    along with it.
    
    Before you ride up the elevator, however, it's highly recommend that you check
    out the lockers just west of the lift.  In the locker furthest on the left is
    the M9, your first gun, and a weapon that will prove useful through the entire
    game.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  M9.  This is the tranquilizer gun first introduced in
        Metal Gear Solid 2.  Although I personally find the SOCOM to be a much more
        effective (and way cooler) way of defeating enemies, this will do quite
        nicely until we the SOCOM, as well as a suppressor for it.
    
      * NOTE:  If you're playing Easy mode, the M9 will be sitting out in the open
        next to the lockers.  Likewise, if Hard mode is what you're using, you
        won't gain access to this baby until you reach the Armory a bit later.
    
    --/ HELIPORT /-----------------------------------
    
    Enjoy the lengthy cutscenes and Codec talks, then get ready to partake in some
    tactical espionage.  Our first order of business here is to arm ourselves, as
    we're pretty much defenseless at the moment (as fun as it is to hear some
    guard's neck snap, the choke hold can only go so far :/).  Anyway, avoid the
    large platform ahead since the spotlights are almost certain to spot you and
    head east instead.  Keep in mind that walking through the snow will leave
    footprints that the guards will notice, so we'll use that to our advantage in
    just a moment.  But first, there's a ration just ahead, hiding behind one of
    the large metal crates.
    
    After grabbing it, take a few steps away from the crate so your footprints can
    be seen clearly by the patrolling soldier.  When he comes to inspect them,
    quietly WALK (not run) around the other side of the box and choke him.  You'll
    probably want to hide his body somewhere to the south, if just to be careful.
    With that sucker out of the way, take a quick glance to the west to make sure
    the coast is clear and, if so, bolt for the truck.  Hop in the back and check
    behind the small greenish crate to locate your trusty first sidearm!  Sweet!
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  SOCOM.  Because you aren't gonna get anywhere without
        a good gun.  That said, your SOCOM is a reliable weapon throughout the 
        entire game, and it comes not even-halfway loaded with 13 rounds.  It may 
        not be the best choice for large firefights, but it'll do just fine for 
        now.  Enjoy!
    
    However gung-ho you may be about trying out your new pistol, I suggest strongly
    against it.  Truth be told, the thing makes way too much noise.  Shooting it
    without a suppressor would be like yelling "HEY YOU TERRORIST DORKS COME GET 
    ME!"  In other words, not effective in the least.  Just keep the gun in it's 
    holster for now, mmmkay?  Use the M9, instead.  At this point, you've got two 
    choices.  You can hang out in the freezing cold and get frostbite whilst 
    collecting some new items, or you can head straight for your goal.  If the 
    latter is your choice, skip down a few paragraphs.
    
      * NOTE:  If you missed the M9 in the Cargo Dock earlier, check underneath the
        truck here to find it.
    
    If you want to go find some new toys to play with, hop out of the truck and 
    sneak southward, onto the stairs.  See that item box having the time of it's
    life spinning around in the spotlight?  It may sound tricky, but we're going to
    make it all ours.  The best way to do this is to wait for the lights to start
    moving apart, then bolt across the platform, grab the item and sprint straight
    for the southern staircase, which would drop you off near the elevator.  It may
    take a few tries, but the Chaff Grenades you'll get will prove useful if just a
    moment.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Chaff Grenades.  While they don't cause any damage to
        the terrorist idiots, they do confuse the heck out of any surveillance
        cameras.  They'll show off their usefulness in just a second, so hang 
        tight, my FAQ reading friends!
    
    Now then, let's head back to the truck where we found the SOCOM, shall we?  
    From there, quietly walk to the left, ignoring the drowsy soldier to the north,
    as he's too busy sleeping to bother with us.  Not far from the truck is a small
    room that contains some Stun Grenades for us to feast upon.  Unfortunately, a
    surveillance camera is doing a rather nice job of guarding them.  No worries,
    though, as we just collected some Chaff that will do the trick here.  Just pull
    the pin and wait for the explosion, then race in, open the furthest locker and
    say hi to the stunners.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Stun Grenades.  Much like the Chaff Grenades, these
        li'l bombers don't cause any direct damage to your foes.  They do, however, 
        create a pretty flash that temporarily stuns them.  Truthfully enough, I
        rarely use these, as they aren't too useful.  Nevertheless, though, this is
        the first time you can grab them, so you may as well go for it.
    
    Okay, so it's finally time to infiltrate the building.  How should we go about
    it?  Well, we've got two choices, one of which is definitely better than the
    other.  The good choice is to ascend the staircase east of the truck, avoiding
    the camera and wait for the patrolling soldier to show himself, at which point
    you can partake in some fun neck-breaking antics.  From there, find the air
    duct in one of the crevices and begin crawling.  The lesser of the two options
    is to take down Sleepy (just west of the truck), stay out of the camera's sight
    and duck into the air duct.  Go with whichever choice makes you more giddy.
    
    --/ TANK HANGAR /--------------------------------
    
    The path through the air duct is entirely straightforward, no matter which path
    you chose to take, so I'm going to assume that you don't need me to hold your
    grimy little hands through it.  Not long after entering you'll get a ring on
    the Codec from Master Miller, one of Snake's old buddies.  The basic gist of
    the conversation is that Miller is willing to lend support to you in any way
    possible (except actually getting his sorry butt out here and doing something
    worthwhile), so give him a ring whenever.  When the conversation ends, continue
    through the duct, stopping to peer out the windows if it pleases you.  There
    will also be a short scene showing a couple of guards yammering on about
    something stupid, most likely.  When you reach the end of the vent, you'll
    emerge in the hangar.  Nice, we're on the inside now.
    
    As soon as you're on your feet, the Colonel will beep in and start ordering
    you around.  Something about finding an elevator and heading down.  We'll take
    care of that in just a second, but there's something more important to do 
    first.  If you're currently downstairs, then ascend the staircase on the west
    side of the hangar and follow the catwalk around to the opposite side.  If you
    happen to be wandering around upstairs already, simply sneak past the camera by
    waiting for it to swivel away from you. 
    
      * NOTE:  When walking on the catwalks in this area (and other similar areas
        throughout the game) it's a good idea to slowly walk instead of running, as
        the guards below you either have really good hearing or have really good
        hearing aides. 
    
    The room we're looking for shouldn't be difficult to locate, as it's the only
    open room upstairs.  Head inside, but stop soon after entering, as there is a
    camera waiting to yell at you for not being sneaky enough.  Just wait for it
    to turn the other way, then dash in and press yourself against the wall below
    it.  When it's field of vision moves the opposite direction, run forward and
    snatch the Thermal Goggles, then return to your post underneath the camera
    before it spots you.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Thermal Goggles.  Although they're all colorful now, as
        opposed to the dull red ones from the original, these are still equally
        effective.  Generally, you'll want to throw these on to scout for possible
        land mines or if it's too dark to see and you get scared.
    
    Now then, it's time for us to return to our actual mission.  In order to do
    this, we need to get downstairs.  If you want to be cool like a ninja then feel
    free to drop off one of the rails, otherwise you'll be better off taking the
    stairs;  just make sure you don't get seen by the camera stationed above them.
    Once downstairs, I suggest having some fun and cracking the guards' necks.  If
    that's not your fancy, then go ahead and call up the elevator to the north.  It
    tends to take several seconds to come up, so you might need to hide if a guard
    is present.  Head down to the first floor basement (B1).
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    b.  "I am like you... I have no name."
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
      DARPA Chief Donald Anderson and ArmsTech President Kenneth Baker should be
      able to shed some light on the terrorists' capabilities.  Thing is, they're
      both being held hostage!  We'll have to save them first!
    
    --/ HOLDING CELLS /------------------------------
    
      "Look at the radar!  It's picking up the DARPA chief.  He's the green dot.
       Hurry and rescue him."
    
    Although her accent is gone, Mei Ling's line is pretty much the same thing as
    before.  Run southward, ignoring the door marked "1", as we can't enter it
    without the proper keycard.  Looks like we'll have to find another way in.  
    Continue southward and turn off to the right when the path curves that way and
    you'll soon come across a ladder, as well as a small air duct below you.  Enter
    the duct to find a ration, which you may or may not need.  The vent continues
    along further, but there isn't anything else worthwhile, so exit and head up
    the adjacent ladder.
    
    If you just want to head straight through the air vents, then take the path
    straight ahead and ignore the various places where the vent branches out.
    However, if you're interested in watching a soldier piss, then you'll want to
    head left at the first fork (there is also some M9 ammo, which we can't pick
    up just yet).  Back on the main path, simply head forward and you'll soon find
    the appropriate cell (but not before gazing at some woman who is also 
    imprisoned).
    
    Snake drops into the DARPA Chief's cell monkey-style and says hello.  After an 
    extended conversation about the terrorists' capabilities and Metal Gear, the 
    chief... meh, I'm cool so I won't spoil the cutscenes for you.  Enjoy watching 
    it.  Once you're back in control, check underneath the chief's bed to find a 
    ration, although you may not have any room for another one.  Anyway, step out 
    of the cell and into the hallway to have some fun gawking at a naked guy.  
    Thank God for blurring effects!
    
    More cutscenes lead to the game's first major fight, though I wouldn't quite
    call it a boss fight.  Nevertheless, it's good fun.  The basic gist is that
    soldiers will rush into the room, often times in groups of three.  Cut them
    down with rapid fire from that SOCOM of yours (that's right, I'm actually 
    authorizing you to use it!).  Should your ammo happen to run dry, you've got a
    few options.  You can just try to slap the attacking guards silly with your
    punch-punch-kick combo or by choking them.  If that doesn't float your boat,
    then you can just hang out behind your friend and wait for her to mow down
    the soldiers.  Also, for some good fun, try shooting the fire extinguisher as
    some guards enter the room.  They'll be temporarily blinded, giving you some
    time to kung-fu their sorry butts.
    
    When the battle ends, some more cutscenes will entertain your eyes.  When they
    finally end, head back to the chamber where you just had that firefight and
    check out the southern area.  You can find a porno Book in the bathroom, as
    well as some ammo for your SOCOM in a locker.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Book.  This magazine is filled with naughty photos, so
        lay it down somewhere and watch as the horny guards goggle at it instead of
        patrolling.
    
    With that done, do as the DARPA Chief said and mosey on down to the second 
    floor basement (B2) to look for Baker.
    
    --/ ARMORY /-------------------------------------
    
    There actually aren't any soldiers patrolling this area yet, so feel free to
    explore to your heart's content; there's plenty to find.  One thing to be
    aware of, though, is that some parts of the floor will collapse, dropping you
    into a pit of eternal nothingness that will forever engulf you.  In other 
    words, just stay on the move and you won't have to worry about these traps.
    
    Now then, let's get down to business.  Although most of the chambers in the
    Armory are locked as of now, there are a few places we can access with our
    measly Level 1 Keycard.  For example, the room closest to the elevator is
    stocked full of the explosive goodness that is C4.  Collect it all, then head
    south one room to find some SOCOM ammo, which you'll probably need if that
    gunfight wore you out.  Finally, hit up the southwesternmost room to stock up
    on grenades.  No, not the weak Chaff or Stun variety, these guys are the real
    deal.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  C4.  Ahh... wonderful, wonderful plastic explosives.
        Just set one on the ground with A and detonate it with B.  BOOM!
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Grenades.  More explosives to enhance your life.  These
        work just like the other two kinds that we've already encountered, except
        that they cause damage.  And are much cooler in that respect.
    
    As you should recall, the DARPA Chief told us to look for areas of the wall
    that are a different color than the rest.  Well, there are a grand total of
    three places on the wall in which the color is distinctly different.  One on
    the wall east of the elevator, one on the wall west of the elevator and the
    last one hidden way down in the southwest corner.  I suggest blowing open the
    walls near the elevator first.  The western room contains an M9 for you to
    enjoy, along with some Stun Grenades, C4, and some other ammo.  The eastern 
    room is inclusive of some sweet goodies as well; namely some Chaff Grenades and
    FA-MAS ammo (which is useless until we actually get us a FA-MAS).  Just be
    careful of the traps in the eastern room.
    
      * NOTE:  If you missed the M9 earlier, or if you're playing on Hard mode, you
        can find it in the small area just west of the elevator.  Rejoice!
    
    Okay, so we've already checked out two of the three C4-able areas, so the only
    remaining is to the southwest.  Blow the wall to smithereens and enter to find
    that strong harmonic resonance prevents the use of your radar any further.  Oh
    well, you don't really need it for this place anyway.
    
    --/ ARMORY SOUTH /-------------------------------
    
    Nothing much of any interest here, save for the weakened wall on the eastern
    side of the screen.  Blow it open and head through, allowing you to access the
    adjacent hallway.  Again, this corridor is pretty barren, although it does have
    two bombable walls.  The one on the northern wall is the one we want, though,
    as nothing worthwhile can come of heading through the eastern wall just yet.
    In time, however... Anyway, just blast open the north wall and head inside.
    
    Looks like we've found Baker.  Watch the scenes, then get ready for your first
    real boss battle!
    
        - REVOLVER OCELOT ---------------------------
        There are two main ways to go about taking down this gunman, both of which
        are pretty easy.  The first way is the old school way, the cool way, and
        the fun way.  Just chase Ocelot around the room peppering him with shots
        from your SOCOM (or your M9 would work, also).  This chamber seems way 
        smaller than in the original MGS, so even getting near enough to punch
        Ocelot is no problem (although I did punch him a few times in the original,
        also).  Now, if you're just looking for the easy way out then you can stand
        still, enter first-person view mode and pick him off with little to no
        difficulty.  But that's no fun.  Nevertheless, the choice is yours.  Just
        keep in mind that SOCOM ammo respawns semi-often near the top of the 
        screen.
    
    When the fight ends, some awesome cutscenes await you.  Watch them, soak in all
    the story, etc, etc.  During the scene you'll be assigned a new mission:  to
    find Hal Emmerich, one of the engineers who worked on Metal Gear.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    c.  Enter Otacon
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
      So the DARPA chief and ArmsTech President aren't our business anymore, but
      now we have to find some engineer?  Meh, how hard can it be?
    
    --/ ARMORY /-------------------------------------
    
    Once you're back in control after the lengthy cutscenes, return to the main 
    section of the armory (which is now infested with some guards) and open up your
    Codec screen.  Although Baker forgot the Colonel's niece's frequency, we can 
    clearly read it off the back of the game box.  140.15.  Give her a ring and see
    what's up.  After a somewhat lengthy conversation, you'll want to head back to
    the Tank Hangar.  But before you run off and do that, there's a new gun to
    pick up here in the armory.
    
    First of all, I suggest taking down the two patrolling soldiers with your M9,
    as they might present a problem otherwise.  Once they're out of the way, use
    your Level 2 keycard to open up the southeast chamber.  Don't just race into
    the room, though, since infrared beams are set up.  Just crouch down and crawl
    right underneath, using your Thermal Goggles if you really need to see the
    beams.  On the other side is the FA-MAS, as well as your first Cardboard Box!
    Dandy!
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  FA-MAS.  This assault rifle is your best bet for large
        gunfights, or if you just want to raise some hell.  Still, either the M9 or
        SOCOM will be your best bet if you plan to stay sneaky.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Box 1.  Put this on and hide amongst a set of other
        boxes to blend right in!  Guards will never know you're there!
    
    Now that you've got a spiffy assault rifle, take the elevator up to the first
    floor hangar.  
    
    --/ TANK HANGAR /--------------------------------
    
    If you beeped Meryl earlier like I told you to, the L5 door to the elevator's
    east will open up.  Before we go running ahead like a headless chicken, though,
    there are a few items to grab.  Unlike before, do NOT take out any of the
    soldiers in this area, as they radio in their superior every few seconds to
    report anything suspicious.  When they don't radio in, an additional guard team
    is sent in to ruin your fun.  In other words, just sneak around and don't use
    that weapon, ya?
    
    First of all, head east from the elevator and enter the L1 room (not the L5
    room that Meryl opened up for you).  The lone guard is this area isn't all that
    alert, so it shouldn't be too difficult to zip in and grab the SOCOM 
    suppressor, which lies just south of said soldier.  Since he doesn't use his 
    report his findings via radio every few seconds like the others, you can just 
    pop a tranq dart into his head and say goodnight.  Dance over and grab the 
    suppressor, then return to the main room.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  SOCOM Suppressor.  Now we can finally use our SOCOM
        effectively!  This little guy, when equipped, allows you to shoot your
        trusty sidearm without making enough noise to wake the dead.  Yeah.
    
    Okie-dokie, there's still more for us to find!  Head upstairs (watch out for
    the camera; just sneak by when it's looking the other direction or toss some
    Chaff) and duck into the first room you stumble across, if you feel the need to
    grab some more Chaff Grenades.  Otherwise, just pass it by and head east around
    the catwalk, shooting down the solo guard up here (he doesn't use his radio).  
    Now then, we want to head for the L2 door positioned right under a surveillance
    camera.  The easiest way to dodge this bullet, I think, is simply to shoot out 
    the camera.  Anyway, just make your way into the room and snatch the Mine 
    Detector off the floor, as well as the Stun Grenades in the middle locker.  
    Additionally, a Ration can be found underneath the south desk.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Mine Detector.  Equip this and mines, which are 
        otherwise invisible (with few exceptions) will show up as yellow dots on 
        your radar.
    
    All right, that's all for now in terms of item collecting, so head downstairs
    and enter the door that Meryl opened up for you.  The problem is, infrared
    beams block the path onward, so you'll need to whip out your Thermal Goggles
    to get through.  If you ignored my earlier advice and didn't get the goggles,
    then you're out of luck, as you can't go back and get them at this point.  You
    can, however, start smoking a cigarette, as the smoke will reveal the laser
    beams.  Either way, the best way to get through this area is to crawl past one
    beam, then turn your body horizontally while waiting for the next beam to rise,
    allowing you to crawl past.  Hit any one beam and you're assured death, as the
    doors will lock and poison gas will flood the room.  Not cool.
    
      * NOTE:  If avoiding the infrared beams doesn't sound like your kind of deal, 
        keep in mind that an alternate solution is available.  Much like in MGS2,
        you can actually shoot out the laser mechanisms.  Just look for the small
        white device on the floor next to each beam and pump a single SOCOM bullet
        into it to turn off the laser.  Keep in mind that you'll need to do this
        for each laser - busting up one device doesn't turn off every single laser.
    
    Make it through the infrared sensors and you're home free!  
    
    --/ CANYON /-------------------------------------
    
    Take a few steps forward and you'll receive a Codec call from a mysterious
    person called Deepthroat.  He tells you to use a Mine Detector, as there are
    several mines positioned in this area.  Also, supposedly there is a tank just
    ahead waiting to ambush you.  Oh, crap... Anyway, just equip your Mine Detector
    and crawl over the various mines strewn around the area to pick them up.  
    Proceed forward a bit to encounter another member of FOXHOUND...
    
        - M1 TANK -------------------------------------
        The key to winning this battle is to knock the tank's main gun offline, and
        the only way to do that is to use a Chaff Grenade.  So, right off the
        bat, before you do anything else, pull the pin and toss some Chaff.  When
        it explodes, race towards the tank and throw a regular Grenade onto the lap
        of the poor sucker manning the machine gun.  That's basically the only way
        this battle can play out.  If you need extra ammo, there's plenty to find
        strewn around the battlefield.  There's even a ration near the rocks west
        of where you began.  With that in mind, simply continue the Chaff-Regular-
        Chaff-Regular pattern and you shouldn't have much trouble.
    
    As usual, a cutscene will follow the battle.  Once you're back in control you
    will be inside the...
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING 1F /---------------------------
    
    If you need it, there's a ration at the end of the western catwalk.  Otherwise
    just run straight ahead and crawl underneath the half-open door.  Just as you
    enter the subsequent area, the Colonel and Naomi will beep in, telling you not
    to use your weapons no matter what.  Don't wanna blow up the dismantled
    warheads, eh?  Pssh.  It's impossible to use any of your weapons save Chaff
    Grenades, anyway.
    
    Okay, once you're back in control, run west and flatten yourself against the
    wall while waiting for the patrolling guard to walk past, totally oblivious
    to your presence.  When he's gone, continue westward and ascend the staircase,
    as long as the upstairs guard isn't right there.  If that's the case, chill out
    in some inconspicuous downstairs area until he moves away.  Once upstairs, bolt
    right for the elevator.  If the soldier comes before the elevator opens, I 
    suggest snapping his neck, otherwise he might see you.  And it really sucks to
    get caught in this area.  Anyway, once in the elevator head down to B2.
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING B2 /---------------------------
    
    Head south through the door to initiate a cutscene.  Deepthroat will call
    again, saying the floor is electrified and the only way to get by is the blow
    up the high-voltage switch.  Since we can't quite reach it, we'll need to find
    a remote-controlled missile to do the job for us.  But where can we find such a
    weapon?  Call Meryl, she knows.  They're on the first floor basement (that's
    B1).  Hop on the elevator and head up.
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING B1 /---------------------------
    
    First of all, head west and check out the bathroom.  Say hi to the pissing
    guard, then take him out in whatever manner seems most appropriate.  I like
    to hold him up then beat him down like a ninja, but the choice is all yours.
    There is also a porno book hidden in the first stall, so grab that.  Now
    exit the bathroom and enter the southern area, where another soldier is
    patrolling.  Just kill him however you want (or better yet, wait until he takes
    his bathroom break and have some fun in there!), then check out all the cool
    stuff this room has to offer.  First and foremost is the Nikita Missile
    Launcher near the lockers to the east.  This is the remote-controlled missile
    you need!
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Nikita Missile Launcher.  Fire a missile from this big
        boy and control it manually until a) it hits something and goes KABOOM, b)
        it runs out of fuel and blows up, or c) it gets shot down and goes bam.
        All three ways result in explosions, so there's no way that you can't have
        fun messing around with this!
    
    Although all the doors are currently locked, there is plenty of ammo and such
    lying around in the central area, so be sure to grab it all before heading back
    down to B2.
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING B2 /---------------------------
    
    The second you step out of the elevator, take a gander to your left (Snake's
    right) to see some big mechanism-thingy.  That's what you need to blow up with
    your fancy RC missiles.  So.  Step into the gas-filled, electric-floor room and
    whip out that Nikita of yours.  Fire a missile and watch as it glides down the
    hallway.  Turn it right at the end, then right again as soon as it enters the
    subsequent area.  Keep as close to the wall as possible, otherwise the gun
    cameras will shoot it down and you'll have to start all over again.  After it
    passes the first set of gun cameras, you'll want to swerve a bit to the left
    to avoid the fire of another, which happens to be positioned on the eastern
    wall.   Pass it by, then keep the missiles going straightforward and guide it
    through the doorway ahead (make sure it goes through the middle).  Once you're
    in there, you are pretty much in the clear.  A single right turn, then guide it
    into the voltage mechanism.  *explosion*
    
    So now that the floor won't deep fry you anymore, it's cool for us to stand on
    it.  Nice.  Step into the previous room to refill your 02 gauge, then race in
    and enter the third room you happen come across in the corridor.  What's
    inside, you may ask?  Well, in addition to a gun camera (which you should shoot
    out or just avoid), there is a porno book and a Gas Mask.  Sweet, now we can
    stay in gassy situations for even longer!
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Gas Mask.  This drastically increases the time it takes
        for your 02 gauge to run dry, meaning you can stay in the gas for a lot
        longer.  Good deal, I say!
    
    Now then, go to the end of the hallway and head west.  Pop a Chaff Grenade in
    to neutralize the gun cameras, then check out the open rooms to find some
    Grenades and Nikita ammo.  After that, make your way back to the room with the
    high-voltage device to find some more Chaff Grenades as well as a ration.  With
    all that loot, head back to the electric-floor hallway and take the eastern
    door to get out of here (just watch out for another gun camera over the door).
    
    Listen to the creepy music for a while, then proceed onwards to view an awesome
    and extremely bloody cutscene.  Afterwards, you can admire the Ninja's
    handiwork, then follow him through the doorway.  Of course, some more cutscenes
    occur (and these are not devoid of pants-wetting scientists ;)).  Guess what?
    When the scenes are over, it's boss time!
    
        - CYBORG NINJA ------------------------------
        First of all, none of your weapons will do ANY good here, so put them up
        and fight like a man (e.g. like someone from Tekken!).  Basically, if you
        use a gun, the Ninja will whip out his katana and deflect every single
        bullet.  So for the first portion of this fight, keep the weapons down and
        go in for the punch-punch-kick combo whenever you get the chance.  Just be
        careful, as the Ninja has a nice selection of dangerous moves.  His air
        stomp, where he dangles above you for a moment before stomping hard on the
        ground, is especially devastating, so stay on the move to avoid it.
    
        Once you knock off about half of his life gauge, he'll put on his stealth
        camouflage and tell you to catch him.  This actually isn't too different
        from before, only now it's just a bit tougher to spot the Ninja.  Even so,
        he tends to "hide" in the same places over and over, so no need to worry
        about losing him.  However, if you are really having trouble spotting him,
        simply equip your Thermal Goggles to reveal the Ninja, in all his glory.
        Continue the beatdown process and he'll become clearly visible again.  Only
        problem is, now he's got a new attack up his sleeves.  Just as you begin
        your attack combo, he'll teleport behind you and deck you.  To overcome
        this, you need to run around him for a bit until he executes this punch,
        leaving him vulnerable to your punch-punch-kick.
    
        A cool note about this fight is that you can shoot the Mario doll
        (top-right of the screen) to get a "1-Up" that actually replenishes a tiny
        portion of your life.  Lovely.  Another thing, you can knock on the locker
        where the scientist is hiding to hear him whimpering like a little girl.
        Priceless stuff!
    
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      | READER TIPS! \____________________________________________________________
      | ============                                                              |
      | Immortal Swords sez:  "If you do the 'Nikita 0wn4g3 (Ownage) on the       |
      | Ninja, and unequip the Nikita before he gets up, he shouldn't take out    |
      | his sword.  Let the ninja ass kicking ceremony commence."                 |
      |                                                                           |
      | Beran sez:  "I seem to remember during the ninja fight if you use a       |
      | Chaff Grenade he gets all screwed up and stuff. I don't remember if it    |
      | made him any easier to fight or not though... They might have taken it    |
      | out, but that wouldn't make sense. Every single bloody electronic device  |
      | goes nuts when you use one, why not a cyborg?"                            |
      |                                                                           |
      | Pavtool sez: "During the fight with Ninja in Otacon's office, after you   |
      | punch him a couple of times so he puts his sword away, to get his health  |
      | down quickly you can throw a Chaff Grenade and he freezes up and kinda    |
      | moans a little bit, and then enter first person mode, and hit him up with |
      | your FA-MAS a bit."                                                       |
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    As expected, some insanely long cutscenes follow the fight.  When they finally
    end, you'll have a new objective:  meet up with Meryl.  To do this, we'll need
    to head back to B1 of this building.  Before we take get down to business,
    however, there's some stuff to grab using our L4 keycard!  Return to the
    gassy hallway!
    
      * NOTE:  Before leaving, go shoot the Yoshi doll next to the Mario one to
        hear the signature Yoshi voice.  Yahoo!  Another thing to take note of, in
        the original MGS there was a PlayStation on the central desk.  In this
        newfangled version, it's been replaced with a purple GameCube with a
        WaveBird controller!
    
    The first place to hit up is the middle room in the corridor leading towards
    the elevator.  It was locked before, but now we can head inside and grab the
    Stun Grenades.  Additionally, make your way to the western area with all the
    gun cameras and find the very last door.  Inside are the Nightvision Goggles,
    which are sure to prove useful later on.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Nightvision Goggles.  Wearing these makes everything
        turn green.  Also, they allow you to see in dark places, so you don't have
        to be scared!
    
    That's all to find, so head back to the elevator and ride up to B1.
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING B1 /---------------------------
    
    Like last time, head over to the bathroom first to have some fun eliminating
    the pissing soldier.  After that, head into the southern area to find two
    guards, one of which is Meryl in disguise.  So.  How do we figure out which
    soldier to kill and which one to gawk at?  Well, there are a few ways.  First
    of all, the non-Meryl guard will soon head for the bathroom.  Follow him there
    and take him out if you wish.  Another way to tell if it isn't Meryl is to let
    the guard see you; Meryl will run straight for the women's bathroom, while
    the typical stuff happens if the actual guard spots you.  Either way, follow
    her into the bathroom for a cutscene, of course.
    
    Afterwards, the two of you will set off for the Commander's Room.  Which is to
    the north.  Before that, however, you may want to check out the area to the
    south, since we can open up a few of the doors now.  There isn't anything TOO
    important laying around, but you can find another Cardboard Box, a ration,
    and some ammo.  You can also some Pentazemin, which you won't be needing for a
    short while.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Pentazemin.  This stuff will come in handy when you're
        using a sniper rifle, as it will steady your aim and stop your hands from
        moving about.  Since you don't have a sniper rifle, it really isn't of any
        use to you just yet.
    
      * NOTE:  If you want to have some fun, try messing around with Meryl in
        various ways; punch her, shoot her, blow her up, etc.  Funny stuff.
    
    All right, let's head for the Commander's Room now.  It's at the end of the
    northern hallway.  Make your way to it and a series of cutscenes will start up,
    eventually leading to a tricky situation where Meryl will be shooting at you.
    Why?  You'll find out.  Until then, just pump some tranq darts into her and
    knock her out with your fists.  Meryl's irregular behavior has a reason, as you
    will see.  More cutscenes ("You seem to like The Legend of Zelda, don't you?")
    will lead to another boss fight.
    
      * NOTE:  If you happen to have saved game data from Zelda:  The Wind Waker, 
        Super Mario Sunshine, Eternal Darkness, or Super Smash Bros. Melee on your
        memory card, Mantis will make a point of mentioning them.
    
        - PSYCHO MANTIS -------------------------------
        Okay, so Psycho Mantis knows exactly when you're going to shoot, so he can
        dodge your bullets without the slightest bit of trouble.  What can we do?
        In order to throw off Mantis's psychic mind-reading, you need to switch
        your controller from the first port to the fourth, thus allowing you to
        nail him with bullets and punches.  Another thing to take note of is that
        Mantis will sometimes make the screen go black, with the word "HIDEO" 
        displayed at the top of the screen.  This isn't a problem with your TV;
        it's just one of Mantis's macho head-games.  It'll go back to the normal
        screen in a few seconds.
    
        As for actually fighting Mantis, I highly suggest whipping out your FA-MAS.
        For the first part of this fight, he'll just float around, so get near him
        an unload upon him.  Be sure to watch out for when he tosses a fireball at
        you, though, as they tend to cause a lot of damage.  Additionally, Mantis
        will also use his telekinesis to pick up objects (chairs, paintings, even
        a suit of armor) and toss them at you.  You can easily avoid these 
        obstacles simply by crawling.  Continue firing at Mantis whenever you can
        and he will soon enter his next phase. 
    
        Once you've taken off a little more than half of his life, he'll make
        Meryl stand up and start shooting at her.  Like last time, put her to sleep
        with the M9.  Of course, Mantis doesn't stop there.  After you've knocked
        her out, Mantis brings Meryl up again, this time telling her to blow her
        own brains out!  Apply the same tactics;  a few M9 darts will do the trick
        quite nicely.
    
        At this point, Mantis will enter his final phase.  He will teleport around
        the room tossing fireballs around like he's some sort of flamethrower.
        Since he uses a stealth trick similar to that of the Cyborg Ninja, equip
        your Thermal Goggles to keep track of him.  When he pauses to throw a ball
        of fire at you, quickly empty a clip of ammo into him.  Should you run out
        of ammo, some respawns at various points around the room, and you can
        always resort to your SOCOM.
    
    Some lengthy cutscenes ensue (as always) after the fight.  Once they end, be
    sure to switch the controller back to the first port, first of all.  Then head
    through the doorway that Mantis was nice enough to open for us, grab the ammo
    lying around next to the stairs and head through the L5 door.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    d.  Showdown of Snipers
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      "Good eye, sniper.  I'll shoot, you run." - Coheed and Cambria
    
    --/ CAVES /--------------------------------------
    
    When Meryl says she'll take point and to follow her, what she really means is
    that she's gonna race ahead with lightning-quick speed and you'll be left to
    fend for yourself.  No matter, though, since you've got this way cool FAQ
    sitting in front of you.  From where you began, a fork in the path ahead can
    be seen (pick it up, yo).  Head east to locate a ration and some SOCOM ammo,
    then run back and take the northern path.  Though it seems to be a dead end,
    you can actually crawl underneath the rocks to proceed onward.  On the other
    side you'll encounter a group of belligerent wolf dogs, so either stay on the
    run or shoot them down.  These dogs are crazy; they'll literally throw 
    themselves at you.
    
    Anyway, just head north into the cavern ahead, where you should turn to the
    right.  There is some sniper rifle ammunition stashed around the caves, but
    you can't pick any of it up just yet, so give it the cold shoulder.  Go to the
    south of the caves and you'll find another place to crawl under, so do just 
    that.  Meryl is just ahead, getting all sorts of love (<3 <3) from the dogs.
    Grab the ration on the ground, then enter the doorway.
    
    --/ UNDERGROUND PASSAGE /------------------------
    
    In a short scene, Meryl explains that the area is mined, and shows off her
    1337 mine-evasion skills.  When you regain control, simply follow her footsteps
    to make it through unscathed (unlike the original MGS, you can't just run
    straight ahead anymore :/).  As you reach Meryl, a lengthy cutscene will begin.
    When it finally ends, we've got to do some major backtracking in order to 
    obtain a sniper rifle.  Return to the Commander's Room by heading back through
    the caves in the same manner you came through them.
    
      * NOTE:  If you just want a quick reminder of how to make your way back to
        your current destination, here you are:  Commander Room -> Nuke Bldg B1 ->
        Nuke Bldg 1F -> Canyon -> Tank Hangar -> Armory.  Simple enough, eh?
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING B1 /---------------------------
    
    Watch out for the two patrolling guards (I like to take them out while their
    taking the piss, as you may know) and head for the southern room.  Open up the
    sliding door to the southwest and grab the PSG1-T near the desk.  This is a
    sniper rifle that can be used against Sniper Wolf, but it only uses weak
    tranq darts.  We're going to go get the *real* sniper rifle now.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  PSG1-T.  This sniper rifle fires tranquilizer darts
        rather than actual bullets, so it isn't all that cool.  Even so, it's nice
        to have if you just want to race through the game as quickly as possible,
        since you can take down Sniper Wolf using it.
    
      * NOTE:  If you want, you *can* defeat Wolf using the PSG1-T.  However, I
        like playing Twin Snakes the same way I played the original, so this
        walkthrough is going to go retrieve the basic PSG1.
    
    Head for the elevator and ride up to the first floor.
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING 1F /---------------------------
    
    Remember that you can't use your weapons here.  >_<  Apply some neck-choking
    if need be and head for the halfway-open doorway that leads into the Canyon.
    
    --/ CANYON /-------------------------------------
    
    Not only are there two gun cameras stationed on either side of the door you
    just came through, but there are also soldiers patrolling this place now!  If
    I were you, I'd shoot out the cameras, then proceed forward, sticking to the
    western wall.  When you about reach the central trench, there will be another
    gun camera for you to take out, so do that before anything else.  After that,
    simply wait for the guard ahead to turn his back then make a break for it, as
    there is plenty of room to maneuver in this wide-open area.
    
    --/ TANK HANGAR /--------------------------------
    
    No more infrared beams to worry about, so just head straight for the elevator
    and ride down to B2:  the Armory.
    
    --/ ARMORY /--------------------------------------
    
    The troublesome thing about this area is that three soldiers are now 
    patrolling.  Unless you're extra sneaky, I highly recommend taking them out,
    so bust out with that SOCOM and go for the headshot.  It's actually possible
    (and quite easy) to take out all three soldiers from just in front of the
    elevator.  Simply wait for them to pass by and pump some lead into them.  No
    problemo!  Once they've all been neutralized, head for the northwest doorway
    and enter, using that shiny L5 keycard of yours.  Before racing right in and
    tripping the infrared sensor, though, take a step back and put on those Thermal
    Goggles of yours.  Just crawl right under the beams, grab the PSG1 and some
    ammo, and make your escape.  
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  PSG1.  This is the only sniper rifle that was available
        in the original Metal Gear Solid, so it's much cooler to use than the
        PSG1-T.  Just zoom in and blast the stuffing out your target.  Of course,
        going for headshots is the most effective way to utilize this bad boy, but
        I'm sure I've already beat you over the head with that information before.
    
    Return to the elevator and hitch a ride to the first floor.
    
    --/ TANK HANGAR /--------------------------------
    
    You know the drill.  Head through the northeastern door to enter the Canyon.
    The guards won't even notice you.
    
    --/ CANYON /-------------------------------------
    
    Just like last time, take down the patrolling soldier first, then head toward
    the central trench, where you should take down one of the gun cameras if you
    haven't already.  From there, bolt for the entrance to the Nuke Building.  
    Defeat the other guard here if necessary, otherwise just sneak past him, as
    you've got plenty of room to sneak around.
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING 1F /---------------------------
    
    Same as the first time you came through here; take the ration from the catwalk
    to the west, then crawl under the doorway and wait for the guard to walk past.
    Head to the staircase on the western side of the chamber and, if the soldier
    up there isn't around, sprint toward the elevator.  When the guard passes by,
    apply some neck-breaking stratego.
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING B1 /---------------------------
    
    Don't bother with the two guards unless you really want to.  Run straight for
    the Commander's Room.  From there, take the exit in the back to enter the 
    caves.
    
    --/ CAVES /--------------------------------------
    
    You've been here before, so just retrace your steps.  Run north, crawl under
    the rocks, then avoid the doggies and move east then south.  Crawl beneath some
    more rocky terrain, then head north through the doorway, after grabbing the
    ration.
    
    --/ UNDERGROUND PASSAGE /------------------------
    
    Time for the showdown with Sniper Wolf!  Grab the Pentazemin to the left, and
    take note of Meryl's missing body.
    
        - SNIPER WOLF ---------------------------------
        Okay, it's impossible to get anywhere near Wolf, since she'll automatically
        fire a shot at you if you try to leave the initial area.  With that in 
        mind, take up a position near the part of the wall that juts in a little 
        bit, whip out your PSG1 (or PSG1-T) and start looking for Wolf.  Once you 
        get a bead on her, pump some Pentazemin into yourself to steady your aim 
        and make sure you don't lose her.  Follow her wherever she goes with your 
        scope, and nail her with a shot whenever she pops out to shoot at you.  If 
        you do happen to get hit, you'll have to set up your position again and 
        find Wolf again, but it shouldn't be too big of a deal.  Remember:  unlike 
        the first game, it's entirely possibly to hit Wolf while she's on the move,
        so don't just wait around like a sitting duck for her to start firing at 
        you.  Once she takes 10 or so shots she'll go down.
    
    Once she's down, head for the tower where she was perched, grabbing ammo and
    other goodies from the niches in the wall as you go (just watch out for that
    hidden gun camera!).  Also, there are some FA-MAS bullets underneath the
    stairs, so pick those up before you head onward.  Upstairs you'll find some
    ammunition (M9 and SOCOM), but no Wolf.  Hmm... what gives?  Before anything
    else, call up Mei Ling and save your game.  After that, descend the stairs
    and try the adjacent doorway.  Cutscenes abound.
    
    --/ TORTURE! /-----------------------------------
    
    After a lengthy series of cutscenes, you'll be treated to a torture session at
    the hands of our good buddy Revolver Ocelot.  The basic gist is that you need
    to mash the A button as fast as possible to recover your health while Ocelot's
    torture machine drains it.  If things aren't looking too good, you can press
    Start in addition to A to surrender.  Keep in mind, though, that this is the
    sole event that determines what ending you'll get when you beat the game.  If
    you successfully survive the torture, you'll receive the "good" ending.  Submit
    to Ocelot's torture and you'll be given the "bad" ending.  The choice is all
    yours.  One other thing:  it's possible to replenish a small bit of your life
    gauge if you continue to mash the A button after the high-voltage current 
    stops.
    
      * NOTE:  As Ocelot will tell you, there are no continues here.  If you die as
        a result of the torture, you'll have to go back to the last time you saved.
        Hope you listened to my advice and saved last time you had the chance.
    
    After the torture, you'll be treated to some more scenes and Codec 
    conversations.  When control is finally yours again, you will be inside the...
    
    --/ MEDICAL ROOM /-------------------------------
    
    There isn't a whole lot to do in this room just yet, except for annoying the
    guard by knocking on the walls repeatedly.  Wait around for a while and Ocelot
    will beep the soldier.  It's time for some more torture!  Same thing as last
    time, no more difficult or anything.  Again, I suggest pushing through the pain
    instead of surrendering, but it's all up to you.  Whatever floats your boat.
    
    Afterwards, you'll be back in the Medical Room.  The Colonel and Naomi will
    beep in, and Naomi will even give you nice little massage.  This conversation
    drags on for a loooong time, but it's all interesting stuff.  When it ends, 
    the soldier will run off to hit the can, and Otacon will sneak in, many thanks
    to his stealth camouflage.  Although he isn't able to bust you out by himself,
    Otacon does hand over some goodies:  a ration, a bottle of ketchup, a Level 6
    keycard, and Sniper Wolf's Handkerchief.  That's just plain dandy!
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Ketchup.  Made from tomatoes!  Good on French fries!
        Yummy!
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Handkerchief.  It used to belong to Sniper Wolf, so it
        smells quite similar to her.  Because of that, the dogs in the Cave area
        will automatically love you if you're wearing this, even if you shoot one
        of the stupid mutts.
    
    Before the guard returns, you need to get down on the floor in crawling 
    position and bust the ketchup bottle, so that it looks like blood.  The guard
    won't know what the heck is going on, and he'll open the door to come check
    you out.  That's your cue to hop up and snap his neck.  If you happen to screw
    up here and get locked back in the cell, the Cyborg Ninja will eventually
    appear as if from nowhere and bust open the door for you.  Such a nice ninja!
    
      * NOTE:  If you don't feel like spilling ketchup all over yourself, you can
        always hide underneath the bed instead.  It works just the same (though
        it's a bit more difficult to surprise the guard when crawling out from
        underneath the bed).
    
      * NOTE 2:  If you don't manage to escape this time around, you'll have to
        survive a third round of Ocelot's torture.
    
    Once out of the cell, run around and grab the ration, then utilize your L6
    keycard and head into Ocelot's torture room.  You'll find all of your gear
    (with the sole exception being the MO Disk you got from Baker) stored safely in
    the box near the torture bed.  Now, take out the gun camera positioned over the
    doorway, then head through.  So just where are we?
    
      * NOTE:  As you proceed onward, you'll get a call from Deepthroat, saying
        that there is a bomb in your items!  Take a look and, sure enough, you'll
        be able find an activated time bomb hidden in your inventory.  Throw it
        away before it blows up, but keep in mind that the explosion will alert any
        guards in the area.
    
    --/ HOLDING CELLS /-----------------------------
    
    All the way back here, where we found the DARPA chief back at the start of the
    game.  We'll have to trek back to the Communications Tower, it seems.  Sneak
    past the pair of gun cameras and call down the elevator.  When it opens, ride
    it up to the first floor.
    
      * NOTE:  At this point in time, Snake may have caught a cold.  If so, he'll
        sneeze every once in a while, giving away his location to any nearby
        soldiers.  To cure this, you'll need some medicine.  Head to the Nuke
        Building B1 and check the middle room on the western wall in the area below
        the elevator.  Use the medicine and you're cool again.
    
    --/ TANK HANGAR /--------------------------------
    
    Exit to the northeast, and head for the Canyon.
    
    --/ CANYON /-------------------------------------
    
    If you took out the gun cameras earlier (like I told you to), then all you
    have to worry about are the soldiers.  Drop all of them with a tranq to the
    head, then bolt for the door on the opposite side of the area.
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING 1F /---------------------------
    
    Crawl underneath the partially open door ahead, then hide against the western
    wall while waiting for the guard to pass.  When he does, make your way toward
    the staircase and call down the elevator.  Snap the neck of the guard up here
    if necessary, then head down to the first floor basement.
    
    --/ NUKE BUILDING B1 /---------------------------
    
    Now that we've got a Level 6 card key, we have the capability to open the final
    door in the room to the south.  Head inside and open up the middle door on the
    western wall to collect your booty:  some medicine.
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Medicine.  This is only useful if you happened to catch
        a cold.  If that's the case, simply use this to end the suffering that is
        sneezing every once in a while.
    
    Once you've got that, head north through the Commander's Room and into the
    caves.
    
    --/ CAVES /--------------------------------------
    
    Unlike the last time you were here, you can now use the handkerchief that you
    received from Otacon to make the doggies love you.  Crawl underneath the rocks
    to the north, then navigate around the corner and crawl through another hole in
    the rocks.  From there, simply jog forward through the door.
    
    --/ UNDERGROUND PASSAGE /------------------------
    
    As you approach Meryl's bloodstains, a cutscene will occur.  Stuff about Meryl,
    of course.  Once it ends, run through the passage and enter the doorway at the
    end, which will take us into uncharted territory.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    e.  "I'm you!  I'm your shadow!"
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Please insert disc two.
    
    --/ COMMUNICATIONS TOWER A /---------------------
    
    Once you've done so, run down this narrow corridor, grabbing the FA-MAS ammo
    if you need it.  When you enter the door on the other side of this hallway
    you'll trip some infrared sensors, pissing off the guards who were apparently
    right behind you.  Take the Stun Grenades and Rope to your left, then sprint
    southward through the door and start ascending the tower.
    
    This part of the game can be pretty tricky, so be careful.  First of all, whip
    out your FA-MAS and shoot through any foe within range, all the while racing up
    the steps.  Quickly dispose of the two soldiers behind you, then just hold left
    on the control stick to easily ascend the stairs.  When guards begin to appear
    and start shooting at you from above, take them out before anything else, as
    they can really drain your life gauge.  Additionally, there aren't any
    rations or ammunition (except for the small catwalk near the beginning) on
    the stairs, so it's really important to have enough before even coming here.
    A technique that is integral here is being able to shoot while running (just
    hold down B while running, then press A to shoot as usual).  This will allow
    you to mow down the suckers in front of you while staying out of range of the
    fools trailing you.  
    
    When you reach the top, be sure to finish off any soldiers behind you, first
    and foremost.  After that, grab the ration, which I'm sure you'll need, as well
    as some FA-MAS ammo before climbing up the ladder on the south side of the 
    area.
    
    --/ COMMUNICATION TOWER ROOF /-------------------
    
    Nothing to do in this initial room, so head outside.  As you make your way
    toward the other side, guess who shows up?  None other than Liquid, in his
    fancy Hind.  There's no way we can take that thing down, so we'll just have to
    avoid it.  How?  There doesn't seem to be any choice but to rappel to the
    bottom.  It's a good thing we picked up that Rope at the bottom of the tower,
    so select it as your item and watch Snake at work.
    
    The controls for rappelling are pretty basic, so you shouldn't have too much
    trouble adjusting.  Pressing the A button allows you to kick or jump off the
    wall, which is the best (and only) way to descend.  Also, if you press A in
    conjunction with either left or right on the control stick, Snake will make a
    big jump in the corresponding direction. Now then, if you press the B button,
    you'll be able to slowly move across the wall, which is better for making 
    slight adjustments.  Of course, its not as simple as just rappelling down the
    wall; you also need to dodge the spray of bullets that Liquid will be firing at
    you.  Fortunately, there are a few rations that can be found on the wall, so 
    try not to miss it.  There is one other thing that you need to take notice of, 
    and that would be your Grip gauge.  Just like when Snake is hanging onto a 
    rail, he can't hold the rope forever.  If the gauge runs completely dry before 
    you reach the bottom, you're worm food.
    
      * NOTE:  Forget to grab the rope at the bottom of the tower?  No problem;
        there's an alternate way to do this.  Just press Y to flip over the railing
        and get ready to drop from pipe to pipe in order to reach the bottom.
        Doing this may take a few tries before you get the hang of it, but it
        shouldn't be too tough.  Press X to drop, Y to grab a rail while falling,
        and the Control Stick to shimmy along the pipes.  Be sure that you're lined
        up with the pipe below before dropping, though, otherwise Snake will soon
        become a pancake.
    
    When you do make it to the bottom, grab the ration to your left and the C4 to
    the right before you start heading north down the lengthy catwalk.  Before you
    can make it far, however, an alarm is sounded and a trio of soldiers show up
    at the opposite side.  Retreat back to where you came from and press your back
    against one of the rails, then pop out and fire a clip of FA-MAS ammo into
    one unfortunate guard.  Do the same for the other two, unless you happen to run
    out of ammo.  In that case, the SOCOM will work fine, as would the PSG1.
    Another great (and humorous) way to take care of all three guards is to fire a
    Nikita missile at them and kill all three birds with one stone.
    
    Once you've cleared out the area, start running to the other side, only to meet
    up with Liquid and his Hind again.  Like before, there's no way to damage the
    thing, so quickly run west into the safety of the tower, where you'll find a
    Stinger Missile Launcher.  Lovely!
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Stinger Missile Launcher.  This is the ONLY way to bust
        up Liquid's fancy Hind, so it must be pretty awesome.  You can only fire it
        in first-person view mode, but that's how you use it's auto-lock feature,
        so it's all good.
    
    Without that heavy duty explosion-causer firmly in tow, run south through the
    doorway.
    
    --/ COMMUNICATION TOWER B /----------------------
    
    To begin with, run east and grab the various boxes of ammo.  If you continue
    down a few sets of stairs you'll soon find that the rest of the path downward
    has been destroyed, so head back to where you started.  From there, run south
    to meet up with Otacon again.  After some chit-chat, you'll regain control.  At
    this point, you'll want to start ascending this area of the tower, so take the
    stairs east of the elevator.  
    
    Once you head up the first set of stairs, you'll find that every few subsequent
    sets are guarded by gun cameras.  The first only has one, while the next set
    has two, the next with three, and so on.  There are two ways to get past here;
    just shoot out the cameras or pull the pin of some Chaff Grenades.  Both work
    fine, so go with whatever you want.  When you reach the top, grab all the items
    (Stinger ammo, a ration, Chaff Grenades, etc) before climbing up the ladder in
    front of the stairs.
    
    --/ COMMUNICATION TOWER ROOF /-------------------
    
    There isn't anything in this small first room, so head outside to meet up with
    Liquid again.
    
        - HIND ----------------------------------------
        Throughout this battle, you'll need to use the room that you just came out
        of and the large metal structure across from it as a shelter from the 
        Hind's various attacks.  Stand in there and you should be safe for the most
        part.  As for attacking, the only way to hit the Hind is with the Stinger
        Missile Launcher you got not too long ago.  Pull it out and look for
        Liquid; your Stinger will begin to beep wildly once you get a bead on him.
        If you happen to lose him, follow the orange dot on your radar or search
        for the three squares that will be circling around you - that's your lock
        on Liquid's precious Hind.
      
        Whenever you get the chance, send a Stinger his way, but keep in mind that
        he will often fly away, forcing you to search for his location again.  
        After nailing him with a missile, it's usually a good idea to hide on the
        other side of the metal structure, so that Liquid's retaliatory gunfire
        can't hit you.  If you do happen to take on some unexpected damage, grab
        the ration just south of where you entered the roofs, then quickly return
        to your "shelter."  
    
        About midway through the battle, Liquid will yell "Eat this!" and drop a
        load of missiles onto the roof.  Luckily, they only hit the platform to the
        southeast, so it isn't anything to worry about.  Just keep following the
        Hind's trail and pump a Stinger at it whenever the opportunity arises. Just
        before he bites the dust, Liquid will try to go out in a final blaze of
        glory;  be sure to have a ration equipped so he doesn't take you down with
        him.  "See you in hell... Liquid."
    
    After the fight, Otacon will beep in and tell you the elevator is back online.
    Nice.  Head back inside.
    
    --/ COMMUNICATION TOWER B /----------------------
    
    Run downstairs toward the elevator, using some Chaff Grenades to divert the gun
    cameras if you didn't shoot them out before.  When you arrive, go pick up the
    ammo boxes laying around, then call up the elevator.  Step inside, ignoring
    the warning beep, and ride down to the first floor.  Otacon will call up in a
    moment, and finally come to the revelation that four soldiers wearing the
    prototype stealth suits must be in there with you!  Crap!
    
    This battle actually isn't too tough, as long as you know what you're doing.
    If you're having trouble seeing the guards, then equip your Thermal Goggles.
    Otherwise, rations are the best choice for your item.  As for your gun, the
    FA-MAS is obviously most useful in this case.  Just pick a soldier and tear
    through him, then move onto the next sucker.  Remember that if you're wearing
    the Thermal Goggles you'll have to use rations manually, so keep an eye on
    your life gauge.
    
    As the elevator reaches the ground floor, check both to the east and to the
    west to find some ammunition, as well as a ration.  After that, head south
    through the door near the elevator.  Pick up the ammo and whatnot, then enter
    the L6 door at the end of this small corridor.  Just be careful of the gun
    camera placed to the side of the door - sneak by when it's looking in the
    opposite direction.  Another three gun cameras await you in the following
    hallway, so take them out from afar before proceeding.  Run through the door at
    the end to enter the snow fields.
    
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    f.  Wolf and Raven
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      "Pull the trigger and the nightmare stops." - Coheed and Cambria
    
    --/ SNOW FIELD /---------------------------------
    
    A cutscene will introduce this area to you, as well as it's central threat.
    Another boss already?  That's right!
    
        - SNIPER WOLF, ROUND TWO ----------------------
        Like the first time you fought this firing female, it's important to find a
        good place to take refuge, first of all.  The tree that you begin near will
        provide perfect cover, so pull out your PSG1, zoom in, and start looking
        for Wolf.  Once you find her, use some Pentazemin and make sure you don't
        lose her location, as there are plenty of places for her to hide in this
        battlefield.  Pump a round into her whenever you get the chance - the fight
        is fundamentally the same thing as last time.
    
        If you want to try a more fun way to defeat Wolf, pull out your Nikita
        Launcher.  In order to make sure Wolf doesn't hit you while you've got an
        RC missile coming her way, you'll need to hide behind the snowbank on the
        far eastern side of the area.  Simply fire a missile, guide it up the 
        sloped portions of snow ahead and bump into Wolf.  This way tends to take
        longer than the sniper way, but it's much more fun.  Go with whichever
        method you prefer.
    
    When the fight ends, run forward to where Wolf was waiting to initiate a
    lengthy cutscene.  Once it's over, ignore the doors right in front of you and
    check out the other rooms accessible from the snow field.  You can find some
    ammo, rations, bandages, and even another cardboard box, just be sure to use a
    Mine Detector or your Thermals, since there are mines everywhere.  Also be on 
    the lookout for gun cameras, which you should know how to handle by now.  When
    you've looked through all the other rooms, head north and open up the L6 door.
    The moment you enter this chamber, a gun camera will spot you, so quickly duck
    behind the crates to the right.  From here, you can either peak around the
    corner and shoot out the camera or crawl underneath the crates.  The former is
    recommended, as the latter will drop you out right in the field of vision of
    both cameras.  Either way, get past the two cameras and head downstairs.
    
    --/ BLAST FURNACE /------------------------------
    
    Run downstairs through the doorway, then hide behind the metal crate and wait
    for the patrolling soldier to turn his back.  Knock on the crate to alert the
    guard, then sneak around behind him and snap his neck.  After that, grab some
    Stun Grenades from the northern catwalk, then head across the southern catwalk.
    Although it may seem like a dead end, you can actually flatten yourself against
    the wall and sidle northward.  Just be sure to keep your back pressed upon the
    wall, otherwise you'll fall to a most untimely demise.  Another thing to be
    aware of is the device moving across the wall.  Just press X to duck under it
    and keep moving across.
    
    On the other side, there will be a single soldier patrolling the area, so wait
    for him to show his face, then pop a bullet into it.  Once you've done that,
    head downstairs and have a look around to locate a couple of rations in 
    addition to some ammunition.  Nice.  There is also another useful item for us
    to grab, so head all the way downstairs and run southward into a room filled
    with broken pipes that are leaking red-hot steam.  Wait for the jets of steam
    to stop, then quickly run by, making your way to the west.  When there doesn't
    appear to be anywhere left to go, crouch down and crawl underneath some pipes
    to access a little side area, where two gun cameras are waiting to draw some
    blood.  Neutralize them with a Chaff Grenade, then run over and snatch the
    Body Armor.  Dandy!
    
      * NEW ITEM ACQUIRED:  Body Armor.  When you wear this bulletproof vest, all
        damage received will be reduced by one half.  Good deal!
    
    Head back through the steam room and run north through the large doorway.
    
    --/ CARGO ELEVATOR /-----------------------------
    
    There is quite a bit of ammo stashed around this chamber, so I suggest stocking
    up if needed.  When you're ready, step onto the cargo elevator and activate it
    by messing with the panel.  But, things never go that smoothly for ol' Snakey
    boy, so a team of elite soldiers show up at the last minute.  There's no where
    to hide, so you've got to fight!  This battle plays out a lot like the other
    elevator battle, the one in the Communications Tower.  Have either some rations
    or the Body Armor you just found equipped, and go to town on your foes with
    the FA-MAS.  No problem!
    
    When the elevator stops moving, move ahead, taking out the gun camera stationed
    between the two elevators.  With that done, simply run ahead and take the next
    elevator down to the bottom floor.  On the ride down, Master Miller will give
    you a ring on the Codec with some interesting information about Naomi.  Soon
    enough, the elevator will hit the ground, so run ahead through the door.
    
    --/ WAREHOUSE /----------------------------------
    
    A lengthy scene here will introduce you to our next adversary...
    
        - VULCAN RAVEN --------------------------------
        There are a plethora of different techniques that work well in this battle.
        First of all, Raven is extremely alert, so sneaking up on him and pumping
        some rounds into him isn't going to work.  Instead, some more long-range
        tactics are recommended.  The Nikita Launcher is a great way to cause some
        damage from afar, as is the Stinger.  Just wait for Raven to walk by, then
        send a missile flying towards him.
    
        Another good way, if a bit random, to cause damage is to set Claymore mines
        all around the battlefield.  Just be careful to use a Mine Detector so you
        don't hit your own mines.  Additionally, you can always toss a Grenade in
        the direction you know Raven is coming to score some quick and easy damage.
        All of these strategies work quite well, so go with a combination of each
        if you like.  
    
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      | READER TIPS! \____________________________________________________________
      | ============                                                              |
      | themoderated sez:  "When you start the battle with Raven, wait for him to |
      | walk to one side of the room, [then] you run to the other side. Get in    |
      | the prone position (crouch and move forward, but you knew that) and take  |
      | our your sniper rifle and shoot him at your leisure. He can't hit you     |
      | from that distance with his gun. You can beat him really quickly and      |
      | easily this way, and take no damage."                                     |
      |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
    When the fight ends, Raven will hand over the L7 card key.  Thanks much, Tubby!
    Head through the door on the northern end of this warehouse.
    
    --/ WAREHOUSE NORTH /----------------------------
    
    Two guards are on patrol here, so don't just run ahead like in idiot.  Instead,
    slowly walk forward a bit and knock on the wall to get the first soldier's
    attention.  When he comes to check it out, hide behind the small part of the
    wall that juts inward and knock again.  The lone soldier will come over to
    investigate, so throw him and, when he gets up, snap his neck.  It's important
    to throw him first, because he'll duck your neck-break grab if that's what you
    go for first.
    
    Now then, carefully proceed down the hall (watch out for the floor traps!) and
    stop right when you get to the end, as a guard above will spot you should you
    move any further.  I suggest peaking around the corner and picking him off with
    a few shots from a weapon of your choice.  Once he's been neutralized, run
    forward, but stop just after the set of stairs.  The door to the underground
    base is just ahead and to the left, but a pair of gun cameras are in prime
    position to dole out some major damage if you get any closer.  You'll be back
    through this room a bit later, so I highly suggest taking them out for good
    with a few well-placed gunshots.
    
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    g.  The Underground Base
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    --/ UNDERGROUND BASE /---------------------------
    
      * NOTE:  If you missed the SOCOM Suppressor early on, you can locate it in
        the drainage ditch, right underneath the gun camera to the northwest. 
        Props to Crazyreyn for pointing this out to me.
    
    Jog down the narrow corridor and take a look upward - it's Metal Gear!  Head 
    around it to the right and start up the first staircase to receive a Codec call
    from Otacon.  When he's done yammering, continue up the stairs, but be wary of
    the guard up here.  Alert him by knocking against something, then lure him
    downstairs, where you should proceed to snap his neck with the greatest of
    ease.
    
    Head back upstairs and ascend the second staircase, prompting Otacon to call
    again.  Just a brief update, really.  Once the conversation ends, quickly run
    to the right and follow the catwalk around to a dead end.  Whip out your SOCOM,
    M9, or whatever you like to use nowadays and look for the patrolling soldier to
    the west.  Pump him full of lead, then run back to the stairs and head left
    around them this time.  Continue along the catwalk until you reach the small
    room on the other side, which will initiate a LONG cutscene.  
    
    When the scene ends, you'll have to head all the way downstairs to retrieve
    the card key.  If you followed my earlier advice and took out all the guards,
    then heading down shouldn't be tricky.  When you reach the bottom, equip your
    Mine Detector and hop into the drainage ditch.  Run as fast as possible toward
    the small white dot that shows up on your radar, as just standing in this 
    sewage will drain your life.  I guess that's why they call this a DRAINage 
    ditch.  ^_^  You just need to watch out for one thing:  there is also a time 
    bomb hidden in this area, so if you pick it up, be sure to quickly oust it from
    your inventory.
    
      * NOTE:  If you absolutely *can't* find the key, Master will give you a call;
        it seems he's come to the conclusion that a rat must have eaten it!  To get
        it back, you'll need to track its route and set up a trap with some C4.
        There are several small vents that are too small for Snake to fit into, but
        are just right for a rat, strewn around the area.  Find one and camp out
        there until the rat pops out, at which point you should detonate some C4,
        popping the rat like a balloon and making the PAL key appear.  Nice!
    
    Now that we've got the key back in our hands, return to the control room 
    upstairs (it's now unlocked).  Before heading in, shoot out the two cameras,
    as getting seen by one would not be good at all.  After that, head for the 
    first laptop terminal, equip the PAL key, and press Y.  Our next goal is to
    cool the key, so head back downstairs and into the warehouse.
    
      * NOTE:  There's actually a much faster way to heat up/cool the PAL keycard.
        In the Underground Base, head all the way upstairs and take a right.  Run
        along the catwalk, toward the screen and, near the end, flip over the
        railing.  Below you should spot a hidden platform.  Press X to drop from
        the rail, and Y to grab hold of the platform as you fall.  Climb up and
        take note of the two pipes:  shoot the blue one to freeze the key and the
        red one to heat it up.  Makes sense, ya?  Anyway, this is way faster than
        doing all the backtracking and such.
    
    --/ WAREHOUSE NORTH /----------------------------
    
    Even though we took down the two soldiers in here earlier, they've been somehow
    reanimated.  Just shoot them down and make your way southward into the 
    warehouse where we fought Raven not too long ago.
    
    --/ WAREHOUSE /----------------------------------
    
    A trio of soldiers have now infested this place, as well, so you'll either have
    to take them out or stay on the move whilst waiting for the key to freeze.  If
    you want to kill them all, start off by facing to the left as soon as you
    enter to pick off one guard.  After that, head right around the pile of crates
    directly south of the door and shoot down another soldier.  The final guard
    shouldn't be too tricky to dispose of; just sneak up behind him and do whatever
    you want to him.  Now that all the guards are gone, just chill out for a few 
    minutes (I apologize for the horribly cliche pun, but I'm too stupid to come up
    with anything decent) and wait for the key to cool.  You'll know the time is 
    right when the card key turns blue on your item sub-menu.  Head north again.
    
    --/ WAREHOUSE NORTH /----------------------------
    
    The guards will still be dead, so ignore their rancid corpses and head 
    northward.
    
    --/ UNDERGROUND BASE /---------------------------
    
    No guards are around to piss you off, so your path upward is unfettered.  Run
    right after the narrow corridor and ascend the two staircases, then head to
    the west until you reach the control room.  Equip your frost-bitten card key
    and examine the middle laptop.  After a short scene, it will be time to go
    heat up the key.  Where should we do that?  How 'bout in the Blast Furnace?
    Again, head all the way downstairs.
    
    --/ WAREHOUSE NORTH /----------------------------
    
    Nothing to worry about here.  Run south into the main warehouse.
    
    --/ WAREHOUSE /----------------------------------
    
    All three guards have risen from the dead like Phoenixes of some sort.  Don't
    worry, though.  Turn left from the get-go and pump a few rounds into the first
    guard, then head to the right around the set of crates just south of you.  
    Defeat a second soldier here before running due south to finish off the final
    foe.  I told you it wasn't anything to worry about!
    
    --/ CARGO ELEVATOR /-----------------------------
    
    Try to shoot down some ravens on the way up the first elevator, and listen to
    Miller when he calls.  Once the lift reaches the top, run west (watch out for
    the gun camera if you didn't take it out earlier) and ride the second elevator 
    to the top.
    
    --/ BLAST FURNACE /------------------------------
    
    Quickly silence the soldier right in front of you, then walk southward into
    the steam room.  Sit on your butt in here until the card key turns red, which
    would be your cue to return to the Cargo Elevator.
    
    --/ CARGO ELEVATOR /-----------------------------
    
    Ride down to the halfway point.  Switch to the eastern lift.  Twiddle your
    thumbs whilst riding down, or wait for one of the ravens to take a crap on the
    floor and watch it drop.  Head north into the Warehouse.
    
    --/ WAREHOUSE /----------------------------------
    
    The three guards have been revived again, but you don't even need to kill them
    this time.  Just run right around the crates stacked in front of you and head
    north to the other side, entering the door once you get there.
    
    --/ WAREHOUSE NORTH /----------------------------
    
    Both of the soldiers here have returned again, as well.  You can take them out
    the same way as last time if you want, otherwise just peak around the corner
    and fire a few shots into each.  No biggie.
    
    --/ UNDERGROUND BASE /---------------------------
    
    Now would be a good time to save your game.  As you can probably guess, more 
    guards have appeared here, also.  First of all, head north through the narrow
    corridor that you begin in.  From there, run to the right and ascend the 
    stairs.  Chances are, there will be a soldier within shooting range, so quickly
    take him out before proceeding up the second set of stairs.  Turn left at the
    top and start heading for the control room to receive a Codec call from...
    someone I won't name.
    
    When the conversation is over, proceed towards the control room, taking out a
    second guard on the catwalk along the way.  When you reach the place, whip
    put that shiny PAL card of yours and use it in conjunction with the third and
    final laptop, the one with the red screen.  Doing so will activate a series of
    extremely lengthy cutscenes, where all sorts of surprising stuff is revealed.
    Enjoy!
    
    Soon enough, you'll be put back into control, as the control room is filled
    with poison gas and the door locks.  Quickly call Otacon and he'll get to work
    on opening the door.  In the meantime, you may as well throw on your Gas Mask.
    When the door slides open in a few seconds, head out and some more cutscenes
    will begin.  Whee!
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    h.  The Twin Snakes
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Once the cutscenes finally come to an end, it's time to take down that huge
    metal behemoth.
    
        - METAL GEAR REX ------------------------------
        As the battle begins, call up Otacon to learn Metal Gear's weakpoint -- the
        circular doohickey positioned to the left of it's head.  Apparently, if we
        hit it with enough Stinger missiles, Liquid will have to open up the 
        cockpit, allowing us to cause some major damage to Rex's interior.  Since
        that circular device, called the radome, will be temporarily impregnable
        after being hit, be sure to only fire one missile at a time.  Additionally,
        there are myriad other targets on Rex's body.  Hitting them will stun Rex
        for a moment, but won't cause any damage, so I don't suggest bothering
        with them.  While waiting for another good chance to hit the radome, stay
        on the move to avoid fire from Rex's rail gun, as well as it's laser 
        attack.  Metal Gear's only offense that is really dangerous in this fight
        is it's missile attack; the best way to evade it is to continually dive and
        roll out of the way.
    
        Once you deplete the radome's life gauge, some way cool cutscenes will
        begin.  It looks like there IS still someone on your side.  During a
        portion of this scene, you'll be aiming your Stinger launcher in first
        person view mode, but you won't be able to fire it, so just sit tight and
        watch the scene.
    
        When full control is all yours again, it'll be time to start aiming for
        the cockpit, where Liquid is sitting.  This part of the battle is almost
        exactly the same as before, so apply the same general tactics.  Unless you
        lost all of your rations in the first portion of this fight, this second
        part shouldn't prove much more difficult.  Good luck!
    
    Just when you think it's all over, some more insanely long cutscenes will lead
    into yet another boss fight.
    
        - LIQUID SNAKE --------------------------------
        No weapons for either of you - this time it's all about the fisticuffs.
        Don't worry too much about the time limit, as you'll most likely either 
        beat down Liquid or get beat down before it expires.  This fight isn't too
        complex;  basically just run up to Liquid and give him the ol' 
        punch-punch-kick combo you've been using the entire game.  Just be sure to
        wait a few moments between each time you go in for the attack, otherwise
        Liquid will evade your strikes and retaliate with a damaging kick.  The
        best way to avoid this is to run towards Liquid after you've executed an
        attack combo and circle around him a few times, triggering his kick.  If
        you can avoid it, then you're home free to rush in with another combo.  
        Keep this up and his health should be depleted in no time flat.
    
        About halfway through the fight, Liquid will also start to use a powerful 
        charge attack.  Either dive out of the way when he rushes at you, or attack
        him while he's preparing (crouching) to use the move to intercept it. 
        Also, keep in mind that you have no rations to save you this time around,
        so be careful and try not to lose too much life.
    
    After the fight, a series of cutscenes will ensue (OMG what a surprise!).  Once
    they're over, it's time to make our escape!
    
    --/ ESCAPE ROUTE /-------------------------------
    
    First of all, duck back to the east and grab the ration, then follow your 
    friend ahead, grabbing a second ration adjacent to the stairs.  Just ahead is 
    the parking garage, where your friend will be spotted by a security camera,
    alerting a group of angry soldiers.  Pick up a third ration behind the jeep to
    the southwest, then wait for your friend to start up the jeep, at which point
    you should hop on and start firing away with the mounted rifle.  Don't worry
    about shooting down the guards; instead, aim for the barrels, as they'll 
    explode after a few shots, blowing up the wall ahead, as well as killing off
    those troublesome Genome Soldiers.  Remember to shoot in first person, as it
    drastically increases your accuracy.
    
    As you set off down the road, you'll soon come to a security checkpoint, where
    several guards will start firing at you.  Like before, ignore the soldiers and
    aim for the explosive barrels instead - there is one on either side of the
    small building.  Not long after you get past the first checkpoint you'll come
    across a second one.  Again, destroy the barrels and you're gold.
    
    Just when you think you're out of the woods, none other than Liquid shows up
    again, this time in a jeep.  He'll constantly ram you from behind and fire at
    you with his rifle, so return the fire.  After a few minutes of intense jeep
    driving action (and assuming you aren't dead from Liquid's assault), you'll
    reach the end of the tunnel.
    
    Congratulations, you've just beaten Twin Snakes!  Good for you!  Enjoy whatever
    ending you got, then get cracking on Hard mode!
    
    
    
    
    =--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=
         V ------------------------------------------------------ YOUR ARSENAL
    =--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=
    
    For those of you who need to know how to master the art of the porno book...
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    a.  Weapons
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    ====
    BOOK
    ====
    
      * Location:  Everywhere (first found in the Holding Cells)
    
    This is a porno magazine.  Though you can't look at it yourself, you can drop
    it on the floor and wait for some horny guard to come bend over and look at it,
    making it easy to sneak by.  Not only is it pretty funny to use one of these,
    but it's actually quite effective, as well.
    
    
    ==
    C4
    ==
    
      * Location:  Everywhere (first found in the Armory)
    
    These are plastic explosives that are necessary to blow open certain walls,
    specifically those found in the Armory area.  Plant some using the A button,
    then detonate it with the B button.
    
    
    =============
    CHAFF GRENADE
    =============
    
      * Location:  Everywhere (first found in the Heliport)
    
    Although these explosives don't cause any direct damage to foes, they are
    incredibly useful nonetheless.  Rather than blowing the limbs off your enemies,
    Chaff releases a burst of particles that temporarily distract any cameras in
    the area, allowing you to easily sneak by unnoticed.  The only drawback to
    using one of these boomers is that it also jams the radar.
    
    
    ========
    CLAYMORE
    ========
    
      * Location:  Everywhere (first found in the Canyon)
    
    Yet another type of explosive, these are land mines.  They're invisible to the
    naked eye, so the only way to spot them is to use a Mine Detector or the 
    Thermal Goggles.  To pick one up, simply crawl over a mine and Snake will
    automatically disarm it and add it to his inventory.  Although these are rarely
    useful, there are a few times when using them is an awesome idea (e.g. the
    fight against Raven).
    
    
    ======
    FA-MAS
    ======
    
      * Location:  Armory; In the southeast cell
    
    This is a heavy-duty assault rifle that proves most useful in the fight against
    Psycho Mantis, as well as several other battles against groups of elite
    soldiers.  By no means would I recommend using this if you plan to stay sneaky,
    but it's definitely shows it's use at certain times and is fun to play around
    with.
    
    
    =======
    GRENADE
    =======
    
      * Location:  Everywhere (first found in the Armory)
    
    These precious babies work just like the Chaff Grenades listed above, except
    that their explosions actually have the capability to blow the crap out of
    anyone within radius.  Fun stuff!
    
    
    ==
    M9
    ==
    
      * Location - Very Easy Mode:  Just to the right of where you begin
                 - Easy Mode:  Cargo Dock; Sitting out in the open near the lockers
                    to the left of the elevator
                 - Normal Mode:  Cargo Dock; Inside the far left locker
                 - Hard Mode:  Armory; Use some C4 to blow open the wall due west 
                    from the elevator
                 - Extreme Mode:  Same as hard.
    
    Initially introduced in Metal Gear Solid 2, this is a dart gun that'll put
    effected enemies right to sleep.  The major problem with using this weapon,
    other than the fact that it doesn't kill, is that it takes several moments to
    reload after each shot.  Even so, this is a solid weapon to use throughout the
    game, though I highly recommend using the SOCOM instead.
    
    
    ========
    MAGAZINE
    ========
    
      * Location:  Empty a clip of ammo to gain one
    
    This is just an empty ammo clip.  However, these can actually be quite useful
    at times.  To use one, simply hold down A (the longer you hold the button the
    further you'll be able to throw it) and Snake will throw it, diverting the
    attention of any guard in the area, and giving you a chance to sneak past.
    
    
    ======
    NIKITA
    ======
    
      * Location:  Nuke Building B1;  Southern room, near the lockers
    
    You can use this missile launcher to fire remote-controlled missiles, which are
    controlled via the first-person view mode.  The only time you ever NEED to use
    this is to blow up the high-voltage mechanism in the Nuke Building B2, en route
    to meeting up with the Metal Gear Engineer.  However, there are several other
    times (boss fights, too) when these will come in definite handy.  The missiles
    fired explode upon impact with anything; structures, bullets, yourself, etc, 
    etc.  They will also explode if they run out of fuel before hitting anything,
    so keep an eye on the fuel gauge.  Also, if you press B while your Nikita is
    equipped, Snake will whack with it, knocking any foes it hits out cold in a
    single swipe.  NIKITA'D!
    
    
    ====
    PSG1
    ====
    
      * Location:  Armory; In the northwest cell
    
    This nifty sniper rifle is necessary to defeating a certain boss.  Twice.  
    While you don't actually HAVE to get this rifle (you can just get the tranq
    version instead), this is the real deal and doesn't fire weak little darts.  
    Besides, this is the one you had to use in the original, so it's definitely
    a better choice in most situations than it's counterpart.
    
    
    ======
    PSG1-T
    ======
    
      * Location:  Nuke Building B1; In the southern area, southwest room after you
        first encounter Sniper Wolf
    
    This is pretty much the same thing as the PSG1 that is listed above.  The only
    difference is that this version fire tranquilizer darts that simply lull foes
    to sleep.  Not nearly as cool as actually killing them, but just as effective,
    really.
    
    
    =====
    SOCOM
    =====
    
      * Location - Heliport; In the truck on the northern end of the area
                 - Tank Hangar; Should you forget to grab this weapon in the
                   Heliport, you can find it upstairs in the large room with the
                   camera, south of the ladder leading into the air ducts.
    
    Not only is this the first gun you'll find, the SOCOM is also the best weapon
    to use for the vast majority of the game.  Once you find the suppressor for it,
    it's far and away the most effective gun in most situations.  As opposed to the
    M9, which takes forever to reload between each shot, this bad boy doesn't have
    any reload between shots, allowing you to quickly fire several shots in rapid
    succession.  Besides, actually killing enemies is way better than putting them
    to sleep using the M9.
    
    
    =======
    STINGER
    =======
    
      * Location:  Communication Tower Roof; Not long after the rappelling mini-
        game
    
    This is your only form of offense against some of the more mechanical bosses,
    making it invaluable.  The Stinger Missile Launcher fires surface-to-air
    missiles, and must be fired from the first person view in order to utilize its
    lock-on capabilities.  Simply align the reticle over your target to lock, then
    press A to fire a devastatingly-powerful missile.
    
    
    ============
    STUN GRENADE
    ============
    
      * Location:  Everywhere (first found in the Heliport)
    
    Just like the Chaff, this flavor of grenades doesn't actually damage your foes.
    Instead, it explodes into a shower of pretty light and temporarily stuns an
    enemy.  This is somewhat useful when you want a quick getaway, but otherwise
    these are nearly useless, as they alert any other guards in the area.
    
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    b.  Items
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    =========
    AP SENSOR
    =========
    
      * Location:  Cargo Dock; Hop into the water and check the area to the east
    
    This sensor detects approaching lifeforms, meaning that it'll cause the
    controller to rumble whenever a guard comes near.  Somewhat valuable, but the
    Soliton Radar works just as well, and that doesn't take up your item spot.
    
    
    =======
    BANDAGE
    =======
    
      * Location:   Everywhere
    
    When Snake starts to bleed, you can use one of these to absorb the profuse
    drippings and continue on as if nothing ever happened.  Nice!
    
    
    ========
    BANDANNA
    ========
    
      * Location:   Get Meryl's Ending and start a new game with that save data
    
    When you wear the Bandanna, you'll infinite ammo, allowing you to shoot as much
    as you like with no consequence whatsoever.  Neato!  However, the prize for
    getting Otacon's Ending is oh-so much better.
    
    
    ==========
    BODY ARMOR
    ==========
    
      * Location - After escaping from your torture cell, go to the Nuke Building
                   B2 and check out the eastern part of the gassy area.  One of
                   the small rooms contains this nifty item.
                 - Blast Furnace; Access the small gun camera-filled area by 
                   crawling through the steam area
    
    This bulletproof vest is priceless in some of the later battles; it can really
    save your skin.  Basically, all it does is reduce all damage Snake sustains by
    50%, effectively doubling Snake's life gauge.
    
    
    ============
    CARBOARD BOX
    ============
    
      * Location - Box 1:  Armory; In the southeast cell
                 - Box 2:  Nuke Building B1; In a L5 door in the southern area
                 - Box 3:  Snow Field; Check the L6 door to the west of Wolf's
                    body
    
    Put this on and hide amongst a group of storage boxes and the guards will never
    notice the difference!  More of a gag than anything else, but the boxes are
    actually quite useful at times.  Also, if you put on a box and hide in one of
    the three trucks found in the game (in the Heliport, Nuke Building 1F, and Snow
    Field) a guard will come along and drive the truck to the location specified
    on your Cardboard Box.  Pretty nifty, as well as a great way to travel between
    the three areas.
    
    
    =========
    CARD KEYS
    =========
    
      * Location - Card 1:  Given to you by the DARPA chief
                 - Card 2:  Given to you by the ArmsTech President
                 - Card 3:  Obtained after defeating the M1 Tank
                 - Card 4:  Given to you by Otacon after defeating the Ninja
                 - Card 5:  Given to you by Meryl in the bathroom
                 - Card 6:  Given to you by Otacon in the holding cell
                 - Card 7:  Given to you by Raven after defeating him
    
    Using these nifty card keys, you can open up every door with the corresponding
    number.  Another cool thing is that, unlike the original Metal Gear Solid, you
    don't have to equip the key to open up a door.  Nice.
    
    
    ==========
    CIGARETTES
    ==========
    
      * Location:  You have these from the get-go
    
    Good for turning Snake's teeth yellow and his lungs black.  Just remember; 
    smoking is bad, mmmkay?  These things are so hazardous to your health that 
    they'll drain out your life gauge in a matter of seconds, though they won't
    completely kill you.  So then, what's the purpose of using these?  If you have
    no other means of revealing infrared beams, then this is the only way to expose
    them.
    
    
    ==============
    DIGITAL CAMERA
    ==============
    
      * Location:  Armory South; Blow up the hidden wall just to the right of where
                   you blew up the wall to find Ocelot way at the start of the
                   game.  After that, head into the LV 6 door and crawl underneath
                   the fence (there's a small area where Snake can just barely fit
                   through).
    
    Using this nifty camera, it becomes possibly to snap photos of whatever you
    want (Johnny Sasaki is always a good choice ^_^).  You don't need to get this
    at all to progress in the game, but it's fun to mess around with nonetheless.
    
    
    ========
    DOG TAGS
    ========
    
      * Location:  Everywhere
    
    You can gain these from certain enemies, just like in Metal Gear Solid 2.  Go
    check out chapter VIII for the full scoop!
    
    
    ========
    GAS MASK
    ========
    
      * Location:  Nuke Building B2; Look in the middle room in the narrow hallway
                   where the floor used to be electrified
    
    By wearing this, you can drastically reduce the effect that poisonous gas has
    on Snake.  What this means is that you can survive longer in areas that are
    filled with poisonous gas.  Cool beans.
    
    
    ==============
    HANDERKERCHIEF
    ==============
    
      * Location:  Medical Room; Given to you by Otacon
    
    Since this smells just like Sniper Wolf, you can equip this when traveling
    through the Cave area to make the doggies love you!  I wuv you dis much!
    
    
    =======
    KETCHUP
    =======
    
      * Location:  Medical Room; Given to you by Otacon
    
    Although you can't eat it, you CAN use it to escape from the Medical Room.
    Just lay on the ground, equip this, and press A.  The ketchup will splatter
    everywhere, and the idiot guard will think it's blood.  Fun!
    
    
    =======
    MO DISK
    =======
    
      * Location:   Armory South; After defeating Ocelot, Baker will fork this over
    
    This thing has absolutely NO use whatsoever, so just let it sit in your
    inventory and take up space.
    
    
    ========
    MEDICINE
    ========
    
      * Location:  Nuke Building B1; Check inside the middle room on the western
                   wall of the southern area
    
    This stuff is only useful if Snake happens to catch a cold whilst being 
    captured.  If that happens, our good buddy Snake will continually sneeze, 
    giving away his location to any nearby foes, so picking up this stuff will be a
    must.
    
    
    =============
    MINE DETECTOR
    =============
    
      * Location:  Tank Hangar; Open up the door upstairs using your L2 card key
    
    When you use this, the position of any Claymore mines in the area will be
    clearly displayed on your radar as yellow dots, with yellow cones for the area
    that is covered by each mine.  Additionally, there is another place where the
    Mine Detector proves useful.  Late in the game, when you lose your PAL key, 
    you can wear this to show the location on your radar.
    
    
    ===================
    NIGHTVISION GOGGLES
    ===================
    
      * Location:  Nuke Building B2; Use the L4 card key to open a door on the
                   western side of the area, near the high-voltage device that you
                   had to blow up
    
    If you're wandering around a dark area, such as the Caves or the Communications
    Tower, these are the things to illuminate the situation.  These goggles are
    definitely better to use for seeing in dark places than the Thermals, so they
    are more useful in that respect.
    
    
    =======
    PAL KEY
    =======
    
      * Location:  Nuke Building B1; Given to you by Meryl in the bathroom
    
    There's a nifty trick to using this integral to the story item.  Check out the
    walkthrough for more in-depth information on just when and how to use it.
    
    
    ==========
    PENTAZEMIN
    ==========
    
      * Location:  Everywhere (first found in the Nuke Building B1)
    
    Pop some of these drugs to steady your aim, something that makes using the PSG1
    or PSG1-T drastically easier.  Without the aid of this stuff, Snake's hands
    flail about uncontrollably, making aiming difficult.
    
    
    ======
    RATION
    ======
    
      * Location:  Everywhere (first found in the Cargo Dock)
    
    Unless you're some sort of diehard Metal Gear mastah, then these things will
    be absolutely integral to your survival.  Not only do rations restore a good
    portion of your health, but they also cancel out the bleeding status.  As if
    that wasn't enough, just having your rations equipped when your life gauge is
    emptied will automatically use them to restore your life.  Good deal!
    
    
    ====
    ROPE
    ====
    
      * Location:  Communications Tower A; Just past the infrared beam trap
    
    Although it isn't mandatory that you grab this item, it comes in handy when you
    need to get down from atop the tower.  If you've got this, Snake will be able
    to rappel down.  If not, you'll just have to drop from rail and rail and hope
    Snake's got a good grip.
    
    
    =====
    SCOPE
    =====
    
      * Location:  You have this from the get-go
    
    These nifty binoculars allow you to check out the scenario from a distance by
    viewing things from the first person perspective.  When equipped, just press
    B to zoom in and X to zoom out.
    
    
    ================
    SOCOM SUPPRESSOR
    ================
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar; Check inside the LV1 room to the northeast
                 - Underground Base; If you missed it earlier, you can find it in
                   the drainage ditch, underneath the camera to the northwest
    
    With this equipped on your SOCOM, you'll be able to fire countless shots from
    it without causing a ruckus.  Congratulations.
    
    
    =======
    STEALTH
    =======
    
      * Location:  Get Otacon's Ending and start a new game with that save data
    
    Yep, you can actually get the Stealth Camouflage used by Otacon, the Ninja, and
    some of the guards!  Sweet!  Although it doesn't work during boss fights or
    other "story-important" battles, like the battle while climbing the 
    Communications Tower or the firefight after meeting up with the DARPA chief,
    this stuff is insanely fun to play around with any other situation.
    
    
    ===============
    THERMAL GOGGLES
    ===============
    
      * Location:  Tank Hangar; Upstairs
    
    Wear these goggles to reveal infrared laser beams, hidden land mines, or foes
    using stealth camouflage.  Additionally, you can use these to see patrolling
    soldiers in dark areas, such as the Communications Tower.  Another thing, in
    Twin Snakes these goggles are all colorful, as opposed to the dull red ones
    seen in the original MGS.  Yay?
    
    
    =========
    TIME BOMB
    =========
    
      * Location - Medical Room; After reclaiming your stolen items
                 - Underground Base; In the drainage ditch
    
    If you find this little dandy hidden amongst your items, be sure to press A and
    rid yourself of it ASAP.  Otherwise, it'll explode and Snakey go boom.
    
    
    
    
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         VI ---------------------------------------------------------- ENDINGS
    =--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=
    
    Two endings, minimal differences...
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    a.  Meryl's Ending
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    This is commonly thought to be the "true" ending.  That meaning that this is
    the ending that actually happens, and leads into Metal Gear Solid 2.  Anyway,
    to obtain Meryl's ending, you need to survive Ocelot's round of torture that
    occurs just prior to the first battle with Sniper Wolf.  Unlike the original
    MGS, mashing the button quick enough to do things right here isn't too
    difficult, so have fun.  Besides, surrendering is for pussies.  In any case,
    Meryl will remain alive throughout the entire game if you attain this ending.
    After defeating Liquid for the umpteenth time, she and Snake will escape on
    the snowmobile and everything will be all happy and stuff.  Stupid happy ending
    crap.  The dialogue between Snake and Meryl is pretty cheesy here, so try not
    to get bored or something.  Right.  That's all.
    
    So then, what is the oh-so amazing reward you get for saving Meryl?  You get
    some weak bandanna with an infinity symbol (look at an eight sideways, yo) sewn 
    into it.  When you equip this magical bandanna, Snake will be bestowed an
    unlimited amount of ammunition for all of his weapons.  Unfortunately, he still
    has to reload when his ammo clip runs out.  >_<  Although the bandanna isn't
    all that great, it did spawn the greatest line in any videogame ever (maybe 
    not, but whatever):  
    
        "Infinite ammo." 
                   -- Snake, MGS2
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    b.  Otacon's Ending
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Although this is the "lesser" ending, it's actually way funnier, and yields an
    infinitely superior reward.  In order to get Otacon's ending, you have to be
    a little pussy and submit to Ocelot's torture.  At the end of the game, Meryl
    will be dead after you "kill" Liquid, so you'll have to escape with Otey here.
    This ending ties in better with the game's themes and such, and is overall
    more fitting, so I prefer it.
    
    As for your reward, you'll get Otacon's Stealth Camouflage, which is also used
    by the Cyborg Ninja and several enemy soldiers featured in the game.  This
    stuff is insanely fun to mess around with, even if it doesn't quite work on
    bosses or "story-important battles".  Basically, if you want a cool, fun prize
    that's worth your time, Otacon's ending is the way to go.  If you prefer cheesy
    dialogue and crappy prizes, then Meryl's is more likely your cup of tea.
    
    
    
    
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         VII ---------------------------------------------------------- BOSSES
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    All about the bosses...
    
    
    ===============
    REVOLVER OCELOT
    ===============
    
    There are two main ways to go about taking down this gunman, both of which are 
    pretty easy.  The first way is the old school way, the cool way, and the fun 
    way.  Just chase Ocelot around the room peppering him with shots from your 
    SOCOM (or your M9 would work, also).  This chamber seems way smaller than in 
    the original MGS, so even getting near enough to punch Ocelot is no problem 
    (although I did punch him a few times in the original, also).  Now, if you're 
    just looking for the easy way out then you can stand still, enter first-person 
    view mode and pick him off with little to no difficulty.  But that's no fun.  
    Nevertheless, the choice is yours.  Just keep in mind that SOCOM ammo respawns 
    semi-often near the top of the screen.
    
    
    =======
    M1 TANK
    =======
    
    The key to winning this battle is to knock the tank's main gun offline, and the
    only way to do that is to use a Chaff Grenade.  So, right off the bat, before 
    you do anything else, pull the pin and toss some Chaff.  When it explodes, race
    towards the tank and throw a regular Grenade onto the lap of the poor sucker 
    manning the machine gun.  That's basically the only way this battle can play 
    out.  If you need extra ammo, there's plenty to find strewn around the 
    battlefield.  There's even a ration near the rocks west of where you began.  
    With that in mind, simply continue the Chaff-Regular-Chaff-Regular pattern and 
    you shouldn't have much trouble.
    
    
    ============
    CYBORG NINJA
    ============
    
    First of all, none of your weapons will do ANY good here, so put them up and 
    fight like a man (e.g., like someone from Tekken!).  Basically, if you use a 
    gun, the Ninja will whip out his katana and deflect every single bullet.  So 
    for the first portion of this fight, keep the weapons down and go in for the 
    punch-punch-kick combo whenever you get the chance.  Just be careful, as the 
    Ninja has a nice selection of dangerous moves.  His air stomp, where he dangles 
    above you for a moment before stomping hard on the ground, is especially 
    devastating, so stay on the move to avoid it.  
    
    Once you knock off about half of his life gauge, he'll put on his stealth
    camouflage and tell you to catch him.  This actually isn't too different from 
    before, only now it's just a bit tougher to spot the Ninja.  Even so, he tends 
    to "hide" in the same places over and over, so no need to worry about losing 
    him.  However, if you are really having trouble spotting him, simply equip you
    Thermal Goggles to reveal the Ninja, in all his glory.  Continue the beatdown 
    process and he'll become clearly visible again.  Only problem is, now he's got 
    a new attack up his sleeves.  Just as you begin your attack combo, he'll 
    teleport behind you and deck you.  To overcome this, you need to run around him 
    for a bit until he executes this punch, leaving him vulnerable to your 
    punch-punch-kick.  
    
    A cool note about this fight is that you can shoot the Mario doll (top-right of
    the screen) to get a "1-Up" that actually replenishes a tiny portion of your 
    life.  Lovely.  Another thing, you can knock on the locker where the scientist
    is hiding to hear him whimpering like a little girl.  Priceless stuff!
    
      .-------------.
      | READER TIPS! \____________________________________________________________
      | ============                                                              |
      | Immortal Swords sez:  "If you do the 'Nikita 0wn4g3 (Ownage) on the       |
      | Ninja, and unequip the Nikita before he gets up, he shouldn't take out    |
      | his sword.  Let the ninja ass kicking ceremony commence."                 |
      |                                                                           |
      | Beran sez:  "I seem to remember during the ninja fight if you use a       |
      | Chaff Grenade he gets all screwed up and stuff. I don't remember if it    |
      | made him any easier to fight or not though... They might have taken it    |
      | out, but that wouldn't make sense. Every single bloody electronic device  |
      | goes nuts when you use one, why not a cyborg?"                            |
      |                                                                           |
      | Pavtool sez: "During the fight with Ninja in Otacon's office, after you   |
      | punch him a couple of times so he puts his sword away, to get his health  |
      | down quickly you can throw a Chaff Grenade and he freezes up and kinda    |
      | moans a little bit, and then enter first person mode, and hit him up with |
      | your FA-MAS a bit."                                                       |
      |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
    
    =============
    PSYCHO MANTIS
    =============
    
    Okay, so Psycho Mantis knows exactly when you're going to shoot, so he can
    dodge your bullets without the slightest bit of trouble.  What can we do?  In 
    order to throw off Mantis's psychic mind-reading, you need to switch your 
    controller from the first port to the fourth, thus allowing you to nail him 
    with bullets and punches.  Another thing to take note of is that Mantis will 
    sometimes make the screen go black, with the word "HIDEO" displayed at the top 
    of the screen.  This isn't a problem with your TV; it's just one of Mantis's
    macho head-games.  It'll go back to the normal screen in a few seconds.
    
    As for actually fighting Mantis, I highly suggest whipping out your FA-MAS.  
    For the first part of this fight, he'll just float around, so get near him an 
    unload upon him.  Be sure to watch out for when he tosses a fireball at you, 
    though, as they tend to cause a lot of damage.  Additionally, Mantis will also 
    use his telekinesis to pick up objects (chairs, paintings, even a suit of 
    armor) and toss them at you.  You can easily avoid these obstacles simply by 
    crawling.  Continue firing at Mantis whenever you can and he will soon enter 
    his next phase. 
    
    Once you've taken off a little more than half of his life, he'll make Meryl 
    stand up and start shooting at her.  Like last time, put her to sleep with the 
    M9.  Of course, Mantis doesn't stop there.  After you've knocked her out, 
    Mantis brings Meryl up again, this time telling her to blow her own brains out
    Apply the same tactics;  a few M9 darts will do the trick quite nicely.
    
    At this point, Mantis will enter his final phase.  He will teleport around the 
    room tossing fireballs around like he's some sort of flamethrower.  Since he 
    uses a stealth trick similar to that of the Cyborg Ninja, equip your Thermal 
    Goggles to keep track of him.  When he pauses to throw a ball of fire at you, 
    quickly empty a clip of ammo into him.  Should you run out of ammo, some 
    respawns at various points around the room, and you can always resort to your 
    SOCOM.
    
    
    ===========
    SNIPER WOLF
    ===========
    
    Okay, it's impossible to get anywhere near Wolf, since she'll automatically
    fire a shot at you if you try to leave the initial area.  With that in mind, 
    take up a position near the part of the wall that juts in a little bit, whip 
    out your PSG1 (or PSG1-T) and start looking for Wolf.  Once you get a bead on 
    her, pump some Pentazemin into yourself to steady your aim and make sure you 
    don't lose her.  Follow her wherever she goes with your scope, and nail her 
    with a shot whenever she pops out to shoot at you.  If you do happen to get 
    hit, you'll have to set up your position again and find Wolf again, but it 
    shouldn't be too big of a deal.  Remember:  unlike the first game, it's 
    entirely possibly to hit Wolf while she's on the move, so don't just wait 
    around like a sitting duck for her to start firing at you.  Once she takes 10 
    or so shots she'll go down.
    
    
    ====
    HIND
    ====
    
    Throughout this battle, you'll need to use the room that you just came out of 
    and the large metal structure across from it as a shelter from the Hind's 
    various attacks.  Stand in there and you should be safe for the most part.  As 
    for attacking, the only way to hit the Hind is with the Stinger Missile 
    Launcher you got not too long ago.  Pull it out and look for Liquid; your 
    Stinger will begin to beep wildly once you get a bead on him.  If you happen to 
    lose him, follow the orange dot on your radar or search for the three squares 
    that will be circling around you - that's your lock on Liquid's precious Hind.
      
    Whenever you get the chance, send a Stinger his way, but keep in mind that he 
    will often fly away, forcing you to search for his location again.  After 
    nailing him with a missile, it's usually a good idea to hide on the other side 
    of the metal structure, so that Liquid's retaliatory gunfire can't hit you.  If
    you do happen to take on some unexpected damage, grab the ration just south of 
    where you entered the roofs, then quickly return to your "shelter."  
    
    About midway through the battle, Liquid will yell "Eat this!" and drop a load 
    of missiles onto the roof.  Luckily, they only hit the platform to the
    southeast, so it isn't anything to worry about.  Just keep following the Hind's 
    trail and pump a Stinger at it whenever the opportunity arises. Just before he 
    bites the dust, Liquid will try to go out in a final blaze of glory; be sure to
    have a ration equipped so he doesn't take you down with him.  "See you in 
    hell... Liquid."
    
    
    ======================
    SNIPER WOLF, ROUND TWO
    ======================
    
    Like the first time you fought this firing female, it's important to find a
    good place to take refuge, first of all.  The tree that you begin near will
    provide perfect cover, so pull out your PSG1, zoom in, and start looking for 
    Wolf.  Once you find her, use some Pentazemin and make sure you don't lose her 
    location, as there are plenty of places for her to hide in this battlefield.  
    Pump a round into her whenever you get the chance - the fight is fundamentally
    the same thing as last time.
    
    If you want to try a more fun way to defeat Wolf, pull out your Nikita 
    Launcher.  In order to make sure Wolf doesn't hit you while you've got an RC 
    missile coming her way, you'll need to hide behind the snowbank on the far 
    eastern side of the area.  Simply fire a missile, guide it up the sloped 
    portions of snow ahead and bump into Wolf.  This way tends to take longer than 
    the sniper way, but it's much more fun.  Go with whichever method you prefer.
    
    
    ============
    VULCAN RAVEN
    ============
    
    There are a plethora of different techniques that work well in this battle.
    First of all, Raven is extremely alert, so sneaking up on him and pumping some 
    rounds into him isn't going to work.  Instead, some more long-range tactics are 
    recommended.  The Nikita Launcher is a great way to cause some damage from 
    afar, as is the Stinger.  Just wait for Raven to walk by, then send a missile 
    flying towards him.
    
    Another good way, if a bit random, to cause damage is to set Claymore mines all
    around the battlefield.  Just be careful to use a Mine Detector so you don't 
    hit your own mines.  Additionally, you can always toss a Grenade in the 
    direction you know Raven is coming to score some quick and easy damage.  All of
    these strategies work quite well, so go with a combination of each if you like.
    
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      | READER TIPS! \____________________________________________________________
      | ============                                                              |
      | themoderated sez:  "When you start the battle with Raven, wait for him to |
      | walk to one side of the room, [then] you run to the other side. Get in    |
      | the prone position (crouch and move forward, but you knew that) and take  |
      | our your sniper rifle and shoot him at your leisure. He can't hit you     |
      | from that distance with his gun. You can beat him really quickly and      |
      | easily this way, and take no damage."                                     |
      |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
    
    ==============
    METAL GEAR REX
    ==============
    
    As the battle begins, call up Otacon to learn Metal Gear's weakpoint - the
    circular doohickey positioned to the left of it's head.  Apparently, if we hit 
    it with enough Stinger missiles, Liquid will have to open up the cockpit, 
    allowing us to cause some major damage to Rex's interior.  Since that circular 
    device, called the radome, will be temporarily impregnable after being hit, be 
    sure to only fire one missile at a time.  Additionally, there are myriad other 
    targets on Rex's body.  Hitting them will stun Rex for a moment, but won't 
    cause any damage, so I don't suggest bothering with them.  While waiting for 
    another good chance to hit the radome, stay on the move to avoid fire from 
    Rex's rail gun, as well as it's laser attack.  Metal Gear's only offense that 
    is really dangerous in this fight is it's missile attack; the best way to evade
    it is to continually dive and roll out of the way.
    
    Once you deplete the radome's life gauge, some way cool cutscenes will begin.  
    It looks like there IS still someone on your side.  During a portion of this 
    scene, you'll be aiming your Stinger launcher in first person view mode, but 
    you won't be able to fire it, so just sit tight and watch the scene.
    
    When full control is all yours again, it'll be time to start aiming for the 
    cockpit, where Liquid is sitting.  This part of the battle is almost exactly 
    the same as before, so apply the same general tactics.  Unless you lost all of 
    your rations in the first portion of this fight, this second part shouldn't 
    prove much more difficult.  Good luck!
    
    
    ============
    LIQUID SNAKE
    ============
    
    No weapons for either of you - this time it's all about the fisticuffs.  Don't 
    worry too much about the time limit, as you'll most likely either beat down 
    Liquid or get beat down before it expires.  This fight isn't too complex; 
    basically just run up to Liquid and give him the ol' punch-punch-kick combo 
    you've been using the entire game.  Just be sure to wait a few moments between 
    each time you go in for the attack, otherwise Liquid will evade your strikes 
    and retaliate with a damaging kick.  The best way to avoid this is to run 
    towards Liquid after you've executed an attack combo and circle around him a 
    few times, triggering his kick.  If you can avoid it, then you're home free to
    rush in with another combo.  Keep this up and his health should be depleted in 
    no time flat.
    
    About halfway through the fight, Liquid will also start to use a powerful 
    charge attack.  Either dive out of the way when he rushes at you, or attack him
    while he's preparing (crouching) to use the move to intercept it.  Also, keep 
    in mind that you have no rations to save you this time around, so be careful 
    and try not to lose too much life.
    
    
    
    
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         VIII ------------------------------------------------------- DOG TAGS
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      Because guards love having pistols aimed at their balls...
    
    "Excuse me!  I dunno how to get dog tags!  Help plz!" -- Random e-mailer
    
    The basic gist is that you have to sneak up behind a guard and press A, thus
    prompting Snake to hold out his gun and yell "FREEZE SUCKER!".  Only, he
    doesn't say sucker.  Oh well.  That's the basic hold-up right there, but if
    you're going for the dog tags, you'll need to get in front of your man-slave.
    In order to do that, simply hold down B and run around to the guard's front
    side.  From there, go into first person and aim at the soldier's "package".  
    For those with no imagination, think crotch.  You can also go for the head, but
    that's no fun.  Anyway, the soldier will begin to shake like he's got ants in
    his pants.  In a few moments, an item will pop out, often times a dog tag.
    Yay!
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    a.  Very Easy
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    There are a grand total of 27 tags to find on this easiest of difficulty 
    settings.
    
    ---------------------
    -  QUICK CHECKLIST  -
    ---------------------
    
    [  ] 000 | Ryan M McCarthy        | Heliport
    [  ] 001 | Alexandre Ignatoff     | Heliport
    [  ] 002 | Hyun Sup Kim           | Heliport
    [  ] 003 | Bruno Petit            | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 004 | Yuu Shinohara          | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 005 | Hector S Garcia        | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 006 | Young Chan Park        | Armory
    [  ] 007 | Rathana Danh Sang      | Armory
    [  ] 008 | Scott Derby            | Canyon
    [  ] 009 | Johnny Kickmaier       | Canyon
    [  ] 010 | Jerimiah W Harte       | Canyon
    [  ] 011 | Alejandro Garcia       | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 012 | Menelaos Papadimitriou | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 013 | Zaheer Omar            | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 014 | Ryan Callender         | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 015 | Mamoru Mizuno          | Warehouse
    [  ] 016 | Jin Zhao               | Warehouse
    [  ] 017 | Tomoyuki Marumo        | Warehouse North
    [  ] 018 | Jason Clarke           | Warehouse North
    [  ] 019 | Mikiyasu Kambayashi    | Underground Base
    [  ] 020 | Gary Goemans           | Underground Base
    [  ] 021 | Johnny Sasaki          | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 022 | Meryl SilverBurgh      | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 023 | Psycho Mantis          | Commander Room
    [  ] 024 | Sniper Wolf            | Snow Field
    [  ] 025 | Vulcan Raven           | Warehouse
    [  ] 026 | Liquid Snake           | Final Battle
    
    ---------------------------
    -  000:  RYAN M MCCARTHY  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0206
      * Blood    - O
    
    This guy circles around the truck in the northern part of this area.  Simply
    follow him around from behind and put your gun into his back.  Just be careful
    of one thing:  the other guard who patrols this area.  Be sure to neutralize
    him first.
    
    ------------------------------
    -  001:  ALEXANDRE IGNATOFF  -
    ------------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0326
      * Blood    - A
    
    This guy is the first soldier you'll come across if you head eastward from the
    elevator.  Leave some footprints in the snow for him to follow, then sneak 
    around the opposite way and hold him up.  No prob.
    
    ------------------------
    -  002:  HYUN SUP KIM  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0205
      * Blood    - O
    
    The last soldier in this area can be found far to the north, patrolling the
    upstairs area.  Head up there and hide on the landing between the two sets of
    stairs, then quickly get behind him once he turns his back.
    
    -----------------------
    -  003:  BRUNO PETIT  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0709
      * Blood    - O
    
    When you first arrive here, there are a total of two soldiers patrolling the
    area.  This particular baddie continually circles around the tank closest to
    the stairs.  To bag him without pissing off his friend, wait until he pauses
    momentarily near the northwestern portion of the area.  The other guard won't
    be able to see a thing, so hold this guy up with pleasure.
    
    -------------------------
    -  004:  YUU SHINOHARA  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0426
      * Blood    - O
    As you may expect, this is the other soldier you'll find parading about when
    you initially enter the hangar.  I suggest following the above procedure to
    knock out the other soldier, then simply sneak up behind this guy.  Easy!
    
    ---------------------------
    -  005:  HECTOR S GARCIA  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 1208
      * Blood    - --
    
    With your triumphant return to this area, you'll need the L2 card key to nab
    this particular tag.  If you've got it, head due east from the elevator and
    enter the small area where you can find the SOCOM Suppressor.  The guard
    hiding in here is pretty drowsy as is, so just wait for him to turn his back
    before putting the gun to his back.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  006:  YOUNG CHAN PARK  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 1122
      * Blood    - B
    
    After the battle with Ocelot, there will be a couple of soldiers meandering
    about the adjacent armory.  To get behind this fella, enter the armory straight
    from the room where you fought Ocelot (e.g., take the door north out of that
    room, instead of going around, through the hall where you used the C4) and run
    north around the first cell, then back south the other way.  Shouldn't be too
    tough.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  007:  RATHANA DANH SANG  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0827
      * Blood    - --
    
    This is, obviously, the other soldier patrolling the armory.  With the first
    guy out of the way, sneaking up on this big guy shouldn't prove difficult.
    
    -----------------------
    -  008:  SCOTT DERBY  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 0522
      * Blood    - B
    
    On the way back to the armory to grab a sniper rifle, there will be a trio of
    guards patrolling this area, where you fought Raven and his tank earlier.  This
    particular soldier is circling the area nearest to the Nuke Building.  However,
    a couple of cameras with extremely wide fields of vision are positioned in the
    center of the Canyon, so you'll need to take those out first.  If you've got a
    lot of ammo (or REALLY good aim), I definitely recommend taking them out from
    afar, since getting close won't be easy.  Once the cameras are out of the way,
    though, bagging this guy shouldn't prove tricky.
    
    ----------------------------
    -  009:  JOHNNY KICKMAIER  -
    ----------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 1004
      * Blood    - --
    
    This is one of the two guards walking around the portion of the Canyon nearest
    to the Tank Hangar.  The easiest way I've found to get both of their tags is
    simply to knock one out with an M9 shot and, while he's asleep, go hold up the
    other fool.
    
    ----------------------------
    -  010:  JERIMIAH W HARTE  -
    ----------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 0804
      * Blood    - A
    
    Follow the same procedure as above, only keep this guard awake and put the 
    other guy to sleep.  Whee!
    
    ----------------------------
    -  011:  ALEJANDRO GARCIA  -
    ----------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 1007
      * Blood    - AB
    
    The two guards in this area have horrible bladder problems.  Case in point:
    they alternate between taking bathroom breaks.  One goes in, and a few moments
    later the other heads in.  Over and over.  However, this makes things quite
    easy on our part, as the pissing soldier isn't really on guard.  Getting his
    tag should be no problem.
    
    ----------------------------------
    -  012:  MENALAOS PAPADIMITRIOU  -
    ----------------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 0527
      * Blood    - --
    
    This is the other guy patrolling the B1.  To hold him up with little trouble,
    head straight into the bathroom after the fight with the Ninja - he'll be
    taking a break.
    
    -----------------------
    -  013:  ZAHEER OMAR  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0728
      * Blood    - A
    
    When you first enter this area from the Snow Field, this guy is the first 
    soldier you'll find.  Wait behind the stack of metal crates on the right for
    him to turn his back, then get behind him and do your thing
    
    --------------------------
    -  014:  RYAN CALLENDER  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 1106
      * Blood    - --
    
    This soldier is patrolling the far side of the Blast Furnace area.  Once you
    get over there, descend the staircase and wait in the small nook beneath the
    stairs.  When this guy passes by, pop out and hold him up.
    
    -------------------------
    -  015:  MAMORU MIZUNO  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 1015
      * Blood    - B
    
    While cooling the PAL card key, you'll need to come here, where a couple of
    guards now reside.  To bag this first guy, simple run due south from where you
    entered (assuming you're entering from the Warehouse North), then curve left
    around the first set of crates to get behind this guy.
    
    --------------------
    -  016:  JIN ZHAO  -
    --------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 1216
      * Blood    - O
    
    Provided that you took the above soldier out already, there's plenty of room
    to maneuver around in this area, making this guy's tag simple to get.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  017:  TOMOYUKI MARUMO  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 0313
      * Blood    - B
    
    As you may know, there are two guards in this small area.  To bag the first
    guy's tag (the guy walking around downstairs), it's a good idea to knock out
    the other soldier with a tranq dart.  If not, chances are he'll spot you 
    sneaking up on his buddy.  Anyway, once he's out cold, just wait around the
    corner for his friend to turn away, which is your cue to go get him.
    
    ------------------------
    -  018:  JASON CLARKE  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 0622
      * Blood    - --
    
    Nabbing this guy's tag is a bit trickier.  To get it, first you have to take
    down the other soldier in this area.  However, you can't just shoot him, as 
    that would alert the upstairs guard.  Instead, lure him (the downstairs guy) 
    around the corner and quickly snap his neck.  Once you've done that, it's time
    to find a way to sneak upstairs.  Since the guard we want is always staring
    at the only way toward him, we'll need to create a diversion.  A great way to
    do this is to fire a bullet at him, making sure that you DO NOT actually hit
    the guard.  This will cause him to turn around, giving you some time to race
    toward the stairs (just watch out for the gun cameras!).  When the soldier
    returns to his usual post, quietly ascend the stairs and hold him up.  Whammo!
    
    -------------------------------
    -  019:  MIKIYASU KAMBAYASHI  -
    -------------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0929
      * Blood    - A
    
    This guy patrols the area right outside the control room, where Ocelot and
    Liquid are hiding out.  Trail behind him like you did the other soldier and
    wait for him to stop moving at one of the small balconies, giving you a chance
    to take his tag.
    
    ------------------------
    -  020:  GARY GOEMANS  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0629
      * Blood    - O
    
    From the entrance to the Underground Base, quickly head to the east, then 
    upstairs.  You should see this guy on the catwalk just ahead, so silently trail 
    him (be sure to walk, because the floor makes a lot of noise) and hold him up 
    once you catch up to him.
    
    -------------------------
    -  021:  JOHNNY SASAKI  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After the battle with the Ninja, head to the Nuke Building B1 and find the
    soldier who sways "his" hips like a chick when "he" walks (yeah, I know it's
    Meryl, but whatever).  Without being seen, pump a tranq dart into this guard
    and repeatedly pick up and drop the body until Johnny's tag pops out.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  022:  MERYL SILVERBURGH  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Bulding B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    En route to the Commander's Room with Meryl, fire a tranq dart into her head
    and quickly shake her a few times to make this appear.  Easy!
    
    -------------------------
    -  023:  PSYCHO MANTIS  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Commander Room
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After defeating him, shake the poor guy's lifeless body a few times and this
    will pop out.
    
    -----------------------
    -  024:  SNIPER WOLF  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Snow Field
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    Once you've defeated Wolf for the second time, shake her body some to get her
    tag.
    
    ------------------------
    -  025:  VULCAN RAVEN  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After beating him down, Raven's tag will automatically appear.  No dead-body
    shaking necessary!
    
    ------------------------
    -  026:  LIQUID SNAKE  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Final Battle
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    When fighting Liquid hand-to-hand atop Metal Gear, you just need to knock him
    off the edge for his dog tag to appear.  Just lure him towards the edge of the
    battlefield and kick him off.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    b.  Easy
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    A nice total of 28 Dog Tags await you on Easy mode.
    
    ---------------------
    -  QUICK CHECKLIST  -
    ---------------------
    
    [  ] 000 | Sasa Radosevic        | Heliport
    [  ] 001 | Huang Rongsheng       | Heliport
    [  ] 002 | Damian Di Cario       | Heliport
    [  ] 003 | Randy W. McAllister   | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 004 | Carlos Costa          | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 005 | Frederico A Elli      | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 006 | Kevin Leung           | Armory
    [  ] 007 | David Falcon Marrero  | Armory
    [  ] 008 | Elran Joseph Ettinger | Armory
    [  ] 009 | Miguel Barreiro       | Canyon
    [  ] 010 | Jan Olbrich           | Canyon
    [  ] 011 | Alistair Kan          | Canyon
    [  ] 012 | Benjamin T Turner     | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 013 | Henk Van Den Brink    | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 014 | Daijyu Sato           | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 015 | Ryan G Vicera         | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 016 | Diogo M Fernandez     | Warehouse
    [  ] 017 | John D Eriani         | Warehouse
    [  ] 018 | Chris Kohler          | Warehouse North
    [  ] 019 | Pat RW Hart           | Warehouse North
    [  ] 020 | Matt Davies           | Underground Base
    [  ] 021 | Aurore Portet         | Underground Base
    [  ] 022 | Johnny Sasaki         | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 023 | Meryl SilverBurgh     | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 024 | Psycho Mantis         | Commander Room
    [  ] 025 | Sniper Wolf           | Snow Field
    [  ] 026 | Vulcan Raven          | Warehouse
    [  ] 027 | Liquid Snake          | Final Battle
    
    --------------------------
    -  000:  SASA RADOSEVIC  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0709
      * Blood    - A
    
    Sleepyhead here likes to hang out on the northwestern side of the area, right
    underneath a surveillance camera.  In order to get his tag, we'll need to lure
    him away from that area, since the M9 won't bust up the camera and the SOCOM
    makes enough noise to wake the dead.  So, stand against the wall just north of
    where this guy is pretending not to take a nap and bang on the wall.  Once
    you've done so, bolt for the other side of the truck and knock again.  Continue
    doing this to keep the guard's attention and sneak around the truck to get
    behind our good buddy, Mr. "I Can't Stay Awake on the Job." 
    
    ---------------------------
    -  001:  HUANG RONGSHENG  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0301
      * Blood    - O
    
    To grab this easy tag, run east from the elevator and onto the snowy area.  
    Wait patiently for the lone soldier in this area to come snooping around, then
    knock on one of the crates to grab his attention.  With that, sneak the 
    opposite way around the crate and hold him up.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  002:  DAMIAN DI CARIO  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0319
      * Blood    - A
    
    The last soldier in this area can be found upstairs, far to the north.  To get
    his tag, simply camp out on the stairs and patiently wait for him to start
    moving westward.  When he does so, run up behind and yell "STICK 'EM UP!".
    
    --------------------------------
    -  003:  RANDY W.  MCALLISTER  -
    --------------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0505
      * Blood    - --
    
    When you initially arrive in this area, there are two soldiers patrolling the
    downstairs area.  This particular guard covers the west side of the area.  Due
    to this, the perfect time to hold him up is when he is to the left of the big
    tank, thus blocking the other guard's view of the action.  Just hide out north
    of the brown wooden crate and follow this guy around when he comes by.
    
    ------------------------
    -  004:  CARLOS COSTA  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 1026
      * Blood    - O
    
    Nabbing this guy is quite similar to his other Tank Hangar brethren, actually.
    Use the wooden crate by the elevator for cover, then quickly get behind him
    when he walks by.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  005:  FEDERICO A ELLI  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0827
      * Blood    - --
    
    When you return to this area after the firefight with Ocelot, you will be able
    to check out the room on the far eastern side, downstairs.  Head inside and
    you'll find a guard who just can't stay awake.  Sneak up behind him, press A,
    and you know the rest.
    
    -----------------------
    -  006:  KEVIN LEUNG  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0517
      * Blood    - --
    
    Upon your return to the Armory after the fight with Ocelot, a couple of guards
    will have appeared.  To bag this guy, who seems to like the western side of
    the room, simply trail behind him, as being sneaky in this area shouldn't be
    too troublesome.
    
    --------------------------------
    -  007:  DAVID FALCON MARRERO  -
    --------------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0511
      * Blood    - AB
    
    This is the other guard who appears in the Armory after the duel with Ocelot. 
    Sneak up on him just as you did with the first enemy soldier.
    
    ---------------------------------
    -  008:  ELRAN JOSEPH ETTINGER  -
    ---------------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0822
      * Blood    - O
    
    As you backtrack to the Armory to retrieve a sniper rifle, a group of three 
    soldiers will be on patrol here.  The one who's carrying this tag can be
    found toward the southwest portion of the Armory, usually.  If you can't quite
    find the right guy, just go aehad and hold up every guard in the area.  You
    should be able to locate the right one soon enough. 
    
    ---------------------------
    -  009:  MIGUEL BARREIRO  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 0623
      * Blood    - A
    
    On your way back to the Armory to get a sniper rifle, there will be three
    guards patrolling this area, where you fought the M1 Tank earlier.  This guard
    in particular can be found exploring the area nearest to the Nuke Building.
    Before you go to grab him, though, I suggest taking out the four gun cameras
    stationed around here.  Once you've done that, stealing this dude's tag will
    be a simple task.
    
    -----------------------
    -  010:  JAN OLBRICH  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 0811
      * Blood    - --
    
    In order to get this guy, it's a good idea to neutralize the other soldier in
    this area with a tranq dart from your M9.  Once he's out of the way, get behind
    Jan here and do that thing you do.
    
    ------------------------
    -  011:  ALISTAIR KAN  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 0524
      * Blood    - B
    
    Follow the same procedure as above, only keep this guard awake and put the 
    other guy to sleep.  Easy enough, right?
    
    -----------------------------
    -  012:  BENJAMIN T TURNER  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 0520
      * Blood    - O
    
    You can find this guy patrolling the southern area of the Nuke Building B1.  To
    get this guard's tag with ease, the best way is to simply wait for him to head
    for the bathroom, at which point you can pop out and hold him up with minimal
    difficulty.
    
    ------------------------------
    -  013:  HENK VAN DEN BRINK  -
    ------------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 0913
      * Blood    - --
    
    As soon as you step out of the elevator in here, run straight for the men's
    bathroom.  This guy is busy excreting liquid waste from his body, so just walk
    up behind him and he won't even notice you.
    
    -----------------------
    -  014:  DAIJYU SATO  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0821
      * Blood    - B
    
    Soon after defeating Sniper Wolf (for the second time), you'll head into this
    area.  To get Daijyu's tag, hide out behind the stacked up metal boxes and wait
    for him to walk near you and turn his back.  That's your cue to go hold him
    up.
    
    -------------------------
    -  015:  RYAN G VICERA  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0304
      * Blood    - O
    
    Also found in the Blast Furnace is this guy, who likes to chill over on the
    far side of the area.  After you get there, quickly descend the stairs and
    hide in the tiny nook beneath the stairs.  The moment this guy walks by, you
    should jump out and do your thing.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  016:  DIOGO M FERNANDES  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 1010
      * Blood    - O
    
    When you return to this battlefield (where you fought Raven), a group of
    soldiers will be eagerly awaiting your arrival.  This particular guard, Diogo,
    can be found if you run due south from the entrance to the Warehouse North,
    then curve left around some crates.  Bam - easy stuff!
    
    -------------------------
    -  017:  JOHN D ERIANI  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 1107
      * Blood    - --
    
    Given that you took out Diogo (as explained directly above), getting behind
    this guy should be easy.  Remember to confuse him by knocking on the crates and
    whatnot.
    
    -----------------------
    - 018:  CHRIS KOHLER  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 0418
      * Blood    - O
    
    The best way to get the tag of this guard (the one who resides downstairs) is
    to first take out the guy upstairs.  To do that, a single tranq dart to the
    head should be in order.  Once you've done that, just wait for this guard to
    turn his back on you.  You know what to do from there.
    
    -----------------------
    -  019:  PAT RW HART  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 0806
      * Blood    - O
    
    Getting this guy's tag is a bit tougher.  To grab it, first you need to shoot
    down the other soldier in this area.  However, you can't just shoot him, as 
    that would alert the guard upstairs.  Instead, lure him (the downstairs guy) 
    around the corner by knocking on the walls and swiftly break his neck.  Once 
    you've done that, it's time to find a way to get upstairs.  Since the guard we 
    want is always staring at the only way toward him, we'll need to create a 
    diversion of some sort.  An effective way to do this is to fire a bullet at 
    him, making sure that you DO NOT actually hit the guard.  This will cause him 
    to turn around, giving you some time to race toward the stairs (just watch out 
    for the gun cameras!).  When the soldier returns to his usual post, quietly 
    ascend the stairs and hold him up.
    
    -----------------------
    -  020:  MATT DAVIES  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0422
      * Blood    - --
    
    Matt here patrols the area right outside the control room in the Underground
    Base, where Ocelot and Liquid are hiding out.  Trail behind him like you've 
    done with every other soldier in the game and wait for him to stop moving at 
    one of the small balconies, giving you a chance to take his tag.
    
    -------------------------
    -  021:  AURORE PORTET  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0909
      * Blood    - --
    
    From the entrance to the Underground Base, quickly head to the east, then 
    up the staircase.  You'll spot this guy on the catwalk just ahead, so silently 
    follow him (be sure to walk, because the floor makes a lot of noise) and hold 
    him up once you catch up to him (probably when he stops at a balcony).
    
    -------------------------
    -  022:  JOHNNY SASAKI  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After the battle with the Ninja, head to the Nuke Building B1 and find the
    soldier who sways "his" hips like a chick when "he" walks (yeah, I know it's
    Meryl, but whatever).  Without being seen, pump a tranq dart into this guard
    and repeatedly pick up and drop the body until Johnny's tag pops out.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  023:  MERYL SILVERBURGH  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Bulding B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    En route to the Commander's Room with Meryl, fire a tranq dart into her head
    and quickly shake her a few times to make this appear.  Easy!
    
    -------------------------
    -  024:  PSYCHO MANTIS  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Commander Room
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After defeating him, shake the poor guy's lifeless body a few times and this
    will pop out.
    
    -----------------------
    -  025:  SNIPER WOLF  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Snow Field
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    Once you've defeated Wolf for the second time, shake her body some to get her
    tag.
    
    ------------------------
    -  026:  VULCAN RAVEN  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After beating him down, Raven's tag will automatically appear.  No dead-body
    shaking necessary!
    
    ------------------------
    -  027:  LIQUID SNAKE  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Final Battle
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    When fighting Liquid hand-to-hand atop Metal Gear, you just need to knock him
    off the edge for his dog tag to appear.  Just lure him towards the edge of the
    battlefield and kick him off.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    c.  Normal
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    29 Dog Tags await here to be found.
    
    ---------------------
    -  QUICK CHECKLIST  -
    ---------------------
    
    [  ] 000 | Michael P. Janes          | Heliport
    [  ] 001 | Paul Rogozinski           | Heliport
    [  ] 002 | Rich Barnes               | Heliport
    [  ] 003 | Kalle Seponpoika Viitanen | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 004 | Dan Amadio                | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 005 | Kate Dyson                | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 006 | Kaleb T Heil              | Armory
    [  ] 007 | Kevin Gordon              | Armory
    [  ] 008 | Carlos A Ortega           | Armory
    [  ] 009 | Edward A Holmberg         | Canyon
    [  ] 010 | Suneel C Buggal           | Canyon
    [  ] 011 | Ken Alguire               | Canyon
    [  ] 012 | David Miner               | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 013 | Steven Tieu               | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 014 | Souta Asaka               | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 015 | Paul Caporicci            | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 016 | Akitaka Tosaka            | Warehouse
    [  ] 017 | Carey Murray              | Warehouse
    [  ] 018 | Brian L Hansen            | Warehouse
    [  ] 019 | Eric Dechaux              | Warehouse North
    [  ] 020 | Essam Khili L Obaidi      | Warehouse North
    [  ] 021 | Vong Chan Phuc            | Underground Base
    [  ] 022 | Patrick Ingoldsby         | Undergroudn Base
    [  ] 023 | Johnny Sasaki             | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 024 | Meryl SilverBurgh         | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 025 | Psycho Mantis             | Commander Room
    [  ] 026 | Sniper Wolf               | Snow Field
    [  ] 027 | Vulcan Raven              | Warehouse
    [  ] 028 | Liquid Snake              | Final Battle
    
    -----------------------------
    -  000:  MICHAEL P.  JANES  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0317
      * Blood    - O
    
    Sleepyhead here likes to hang out on the northwestern side of the area, right
    underneath a surveillance camera.  In order to get his tag, we'll need to lure
    him away from that area, since the M9 won't bust up the camera and the SOCOM
    makes enough noise to wake the dead.  So, stand against the wall just north of
    where this guy is pretending not to take a nap and bang on the wall.  Once
    you've done so, bolt for the other side of the truck and knock again.  Continue
    doing this to keep the guard's attention and sneak around the truck to get
    behind our good buddy, Mr. "I Can't Stay Awake on the Job." 
    
    ---------------------------
    -  001:  PAUL ROGOZINSKI  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 1001
      * Blood    - B
    
    To grab this easy tag, run east from the elevator and onto the snowy area.  
    Wait patiently for the lone soldier in this area to come snooping around, then
    knock on one of the crates to grab his attention.  With that, sneak the 
    opposite way around the crate and hold him up.
    
    -----------------------
    -  002:  RICH BARNES  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0920
      * Blood    - A
    
    The last soldier in this area can be found upstairs, far to the north.  To get
    his tag, simply camp out on the stairs and patiently wait for him to start
    moving westward.  When he does so, run up behind and yell "STICK 'EM UP!".
    
    -------------------------------------
    -  003:  KALLE SEPONPOIKA VIITANEN  -
    -------------------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0627
      * Blood    - A
    
    When you initially arrive in this area, there are two soldiers patrolling the
    downstairs area.  This particular guard covers the west side of the area.  Due
    to this, the perfect time to hold him up is when he is to the left of the big
    tank, thus blocking the other guard's view of the action.  Just hide out north
    of the brown wooden crate and follow this guy around when he comes by.
    
    ----------------------
    -  004:  DAN AMADIO  -
    ----------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0714
      * Blood    - A
    
    Nabbing this guy is quite similar to his other Tank Hangar brethren, actually.
    Use the wooden crate by the elevator for cover, then quickly get behind him
    when he walks by.
    
    ----------------------
    -  005:  KATE DYSON  -
    ----------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0221
      * Blood    - AB
    
    Getting this tag can be a bit tricky, so listen up.  Find the LV1 door on the
    northeastern side of the first floor of this area and head inside.  There's a
    lone soldier in here with his back to you.  Quickly crouch and press your back
    against the small crate straight ahead.  Wait a few moments and the guard will
    turn around to check things out.  When he turns his back to you again, get up
    and go for the hold up.
    
    ------------------------
    -  006:  KALEB T HEIL  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0714
      * Blood    - AB
    
    After defeating Ocelot, a pair of soldiers will show up in the Armory, ready to
    have some mystery person aim a pistol at their wangs.  Anyway, this soldier
    will be pacing about toward the western side of the room.  Simply trail behind
    him - it shouldn't be tough to be sneaky in this chamber.
    
    ------------------------
    -  007:  KEVIN GORDON  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0320
      * Blood    - A
    
    This is the second soldier who shows up unwelcome in the Armory after the
    battle with Ocelot.  Sneak up on him just as you did with the previous sucker.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  008:  CARLOS A ORTEGA  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 1004
      * Blood    - O
    
    When you return to the Armory to pick up your sniper rifle, a trio of soldiers
    will be patrolling like blind idiots.  The one who's carrying this tag can be
    found toward the southwest portion of the Armory.  If you're having trouble
    finding the correct soldier, just hold all of them up and you'll find him soon
    enough.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  009:  EDWARD A HOLMBERG  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 0705
      * Blood    - A
    
    On the way back to the armory to grab a sniper rifle, there will be a trio of
    guards patrolling this area, where you fought Raven and his tank earlier.  This
    particular soldier is circling the area nearest to the Nuke Building.  However,
    a couple of cameras with extremely wide fields of vision are positioned in the
    center of the Canyon, so you'll need to take those out first.  If you've got a
    lot of ammo (or REALLY good aim), I definitely recommend taking them out from
    afar, since getting close won't be easy.  Once the cameras are out of the way,
    though, bagging this guy shouldn't prove tricky.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  010:  SUNEEL C BUGGAL  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 1229
      * Blood    - --
    
    This is one of the two guards walking around the portion of the Canyon nearest
    to the Tank Hangar.  The easiest way I've found to get both of their tags is
    simply to knock one out with an M9 shot and, while he's asleep, go hold up the
    other fool.
    
    -----------------------
    -  011:  KEN ALGUIRE  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 1014
      * Blood    - O
    
    Follow the same procedure as above, only keep this guard awake and put the 
    other guy to sleep.  Whee!
    
    -----------------------
    -  012:  DAVID MINER  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 1206
      * Blood    - --
    
    As soon as you step off the elevator here, head west into the bathroom to meet
    this guy.  He's too busy jacking off to notice you're here, so hold him up and
    snatch that Dog Tag.
    
    ------------------------
    -   013:  STEVEN TIEU  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 0130
      * Blood    - --
    
    This soldier patrols the southern area of the Nuke Building's B1 - the area
    just below the elevator.  To bag this guy, I suggest waiting until he heads
    for the bathroom.  Once he does so, just follow him there and stick your gun
    to his back before he can even get inside.  Nothing to worry about!
    
    -----------------------
    -  014:  SOUTA ASAKA  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0803
      * Blood    - O
    
    When you first enter this area from the Snow Field, this guy is the first 
    soldier you'll find.  Wait behind the stack of metal crates on the right for
    him to turn his back, then get behind him and do your thing
    
    --------------------------
    -  015:  PAUL CAPORICCI  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0113
      * Blood    - O
    
    This soldier is patrolling the far side of the Blast Furnace area.  Once you
    get over there, descend the staircase and wait in the small nook beneath the
    stairs.  Pop out and hold him out when he passes by.
    
    --------------------------
    -  016:  AKITAKA TOSAKA  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 1118
      * Blood    - O
    
    While cooling the PAL card key, you'll need to come here, where a couple of
    guards now reside.  To bag this first guy, simple run due south from where you
    entered (assuming you're entering from the Warehouse North), then curve left
    around the first set of crates to get behind this guy.
    
    ------------------------
    -  017:  CAREY MURRAY  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 0731
      * Blood    - O
    
    Provided that you took the above soldier out already, there's plenty of room
    to maneuver around in this area, making this guy's tag simple to get.
    
    --------------------------
    -  018:  BRIAN L HANSEN  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 1129
      * Blood    - A
    
    This is the third soldier meandering about the frozen Warehouse.  With the
    above two guards already neatralized, grabbing this guy's tag should prove no
    problem.  And even if you don't bother to take down the other two, this guy
    spends most of his time alone on the eastern side of the area, whilst the other
    two seem to prefer the western portion of the Warehouse.  Easy stuff.
    
    ------------------------
    -  019:  ERIC DECHAUX  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 0312
      * Blood    - AB
    
    As you may know, there are two guards in this small area.  To bag the first
    guy's tag (the guy walking around downstairs), it's a good idea to knock out
    the other soldier with a tranq dart.  If not, chances are he'll spot you 
    sneaking up on his buddy.  Anyway, once he's out cold, just wait around the
    corner for his friend to turn away, which is your cue to go get him.
    
    --------------------------------
    -  020:  ESSAM KHLIL L OBAIDI  -
    --------------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 0722
      * Blood    - AB
    
    Nabbing this guy's tag is a bit trickier.  To get it, first you have to take
    down the other soldier in this area.  However, you can't just shoot him, as 
    that would alert the upstairs guard.  Instead, lure him (the downstairs guy) 
    around the corner and quickly snap his neck.  Once you've done that, it's time
    to find a way to sneak upstairs.  Since the guard we want is always staring
    at the only way toward him, we'll need to create a diversion.  A great way to
    do this is to fire a bullet at him, making sure that you DO NOT actually hit
    the guard.  This will cause him to turn around, giving you some time to race
    toward the stairs (just watch out for the gun cameras!).  When the soldier
    returns to his usual post, quietly ascend the stairs and hold him up.  Whammo!
    
    --------------------------
    -  021:  VONG CHAN PHUC  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0603
      * Blood    - --
    
    This guy patrols the area right outside the control room, where Ocelot and
    Liquid are hiding out.  Trail behind him like you did the other soldier and
    wait for him to stop moving at one of the small balconies, giving you a chance
    to take his tag.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  022:  PATRICK INGOLDSBY  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0506
      * Blood    - A
    
    From the entrance to the Underground Base, quickly head to the east, then 
    upstairs.  You should see this guy on the catwalk just ahead, so silently trail 
    him (be sure to walk, because the floor makes a lot of noise) and hold him up 
    once you catch up to him.
    
    -------------------------
    -  023:  JOHNNY SASAKI  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After the battle with the Ninja, head to the Nuke Building B1 and find the
    soldier who sways "his" hips like a chick when "he" walks (yeah, I know it's
    Meryl, but whatever).  Without being seen, pump a tranq dart into this guard
    and repeatedly pick up and drop the body until Johnny's tag pops out.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  024:  MERYL SILVERBURGH  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Bulding B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    En route to the Commander's Room with Meryl, fire a tranq dart into her head
    and quickly shake her a few times to make this appear.  Easy!
    
    -------------------------
    -  025:  PSYCHO MANTIS  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Commander Room
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After defeating him, shake the poor guy's lifeless body a few times and this
    will pop out.
    
    -----------------------
    -  026:  SNIPER WOLF  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Snow Field
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    Once you've defeated Wolf for the second time, shake her body some to get her
    tag.
    
    ------------------------
    -  027:  VULCAN RAVEN  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After beating him down, Raven's tag will automatically appear.  No dead-body
    shaking necessary!
    
    ------------------------
    -  028:  LIQUID SNAKE  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Final Battle
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    When fighting Liquid hand-to-hand atop Metal Gear, you just need to knock him
    off the edge for his dog tag to appear.  Just lure him towards the edge of the
    battlefield and kick him off.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    d.  Hard
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    33 Dog Tags can be located on this difficulty.
    
    ---------------------
    -  QUICK CHECKLIST  -
    ---------------------
    
    [  ] 000 | Mark Earnest Torio          | Heliport
    [  ] 001 | Alex H Higgins              | Heliport
    [  ] 002 | Li Shi Dan                  | Heliport
    [  ] 003 | Kristopher Schmitt          | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 004 | Arthur Manuel Szpilski      | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 005 | Kevin S Weng                | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 006 | Michael A Williams          | Armory
    [  ] 007 | Patrick M Michalishyn       | Armory
    [  ] 008 | Julliard Ej Emilien         | Armory
    [  ] 009 | Ross Lillo                  | Armory
    [  ] 010 | Andy E Turner               | Canyon
    [  ] 011 | Nouri Frederic              | Canyon
    [  ] 012 | Eric J Holmes               | Canyon
    [  ] 013 | Alex G Fisico               | Canyon
    [  ] 014 | Jong Dong Kim               | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 015 | Navid Masserrat             | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 016 | Jad V Jureidini             | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 017 | John Michael V Lim          | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 018 | Andrew M Long               | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 019 | Bruno Almeida Vilares       | Warehouse
    [  ] 020 | Dmitriy Sergeevitch Kovalev | Warehouse
    [  ] 021 | Oscar M Grandell            | Warehouse
    [  ] 022 | Fernando Makio Yoshimoto    | Warehouse North
    [  ] 023 | Christopher J Barbour       | Warehouse North
    [  ] 024 | Jose Maria Castillo Secilla | Underground Base
    [  ] 025 | Michael R Klingensmith      | Underground Base
    [  ] 026 | Doug Tooley                 | Underground Base
    [  ] 027 | Johnny Sasaki               | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 028 | Meryl SilverBurgh           | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 029 | Psycho Mantis               | Commander Room
    [  ] 030 | Sniper Wolf                 | Snow Field
    [  ] 031 | Vulcan Raven                | Warehouse
    [  ] 032 | Liquid Snake                | Final Battle
    
    -----------------------------
    -  000:  MARK ERNEST TORIO  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 1014
      * Blood    - B
    
    This guy circles around the truck in the northern part of this area.  Simply
    follow him around from behind and put your gun into his back.  Just be careful
    of one thing:  the other guard who patrols this area.  Be sure to neutralize
    him first.
    
    --------------------------
    -  001:  ALEX H HIGGINS  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 1206
      * Blood    - O
    
    This guy is the first soldier you'll come across if you head eastward from the
    elevator.  Leave some footprints in the snow for him to follow, then sneak 
    around the opposite way and hold him up.  No prob.
    
    ----------------------
    -  002:  LI SHI DAN  -
    ----------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0814
      * Blood    - A
    
    The last soldier in this area can be found far to the north, patrolling the
    upstairs area.  Head up there and hide on the landing between the two sets of
    stairs, then quickly get behind him once he turns his back.
    
    ------------------------------
    -  003:  KRISTOPHER SCHMITT  -
    ------------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 1224
      * Blood    - O
    
    When you first arrive here, there are a total of two soldiers patrolling the
    area.  This particular baddie continually circles around the tank closest to
    the stairs.  To bag him without pissing off his friend, wait until he pauses
    momentarily near the northwestern portion of the area.  The other guard won't
    be able to see a thing, so hold this guy up with pleasure.
    
    ----------------------------------
    -  004:  ARTHUR MANUEL SZPILSKI  -
    ----------------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0409
      * Blood    - A
    
    As you may expect, this is the other soldier you'll find parading about when
    you initially enter the hangar.  I suggest following the above procedure to
    knock out the other soldier, then simply sneak up behind this guy.  Easy!
    
    ------------------------
    -  005:  KEVIN S WENG  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0316
      * Blood    - O
    
    With your triumphant return to this area, you'll need the L2 card key to nab
    this particular tag.  If you've got it, head due east from the elevator and
    enter the small area where you can find the SOCOM Suppressor.  The guard
    hiding in here is pretty drowsy as is, so just wait for him to turn his back
    before putting the gun to his back.
    
    ------------------------------
    -  006:  MICHAEL A WILLIAMS  -
    ------------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 1229
      * Blood    - O
    
    After the battle with Ocelot, there will be a couple of soldiers meandering
    about the adjacent armory.  To get behind this fella, enter the armory straight
    from the room where you fought Ocelot (e.g., take the door north out of that
    room, instead of going around, through the hall where you used the C4) and run
    north around the first cell, then back south the other way.  Shouldn't be too
    tough.
    
    ---------------------------------
    -  007:  PATRICK M MICHALISHYN  -
    ---------------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0917
      * Blood    - O
    
    This is, obviously, the other soldier patrolling the armory.  With the first
    guy out of the way, sneaking up on this big guy shouldn't prove difficult.
    
    ------------------------------
    - 008:  JULLIARD EJ EMILIEN  -
    ------------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 1019
      * Blood    - --
    
    When you return here to retrieve the PSG-1, a group of four guards will be
    wasting their time in the Armory.  Crap.  The best way I've found to make sure
    you've got the soldier with the tag is to just try to hold everyone up.  The
    M9 proves its use in spades here.
    
    ----------------------
    -  009:  ROSS LILLO  -
    ----------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0529
      * Blood    - O
    
    Ross here is a third soldier who'll show up in the Armory after the fight with
    Ocelot.  Get his tag just as you did with the two soldiers above.
    
    --------------------------
    -  010:  ANDY E TURNER  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 1022
      * Blood    - --
    
    On the way back to the armory to grab a sniper rifle, there will be a trio of
    guards patrolling this area, where you fought Raven and his tank earlier.  This
    particular soldier is circling the area nearest to the Nuke Building.  However,
    a couple of cameras with extremely wide fields of vision are positioned in the
    center of the Canyon, so you'll need to take those out first.  If you've got a
    lot of ammo (or REALLY good aim), I definitely recommend taking them out from
    afar, since getting close won't be easy.  Once the cameras are out of the way,
    though, bagging this guy shouldn't prove tricky.
    
    --------------------------
    -  011:  NOURI FREDERIC  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 0309
      * Blood    - A
    
    Since a grand total of four soldiers patrol this area in Hard mode, this guy
    is one of the three nearest to the Tank Hangar entrance.  The M9 is your best
    friend here.  Be sure you're well hidden or that the other two guards are
    knocked out before trying to get this guy.
    
    -------------------------
    -  012:  ERIC J HOLMES  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 0605
      * Blood    - --
    
    This is one of the two guards walking around the portion of the Canyon nearest
    to the Tank Hangar.  The easiest way I've found to get both of their tags is
    simply to knock one out with an M9 shot and, while he's asleep, go hold up the
    other fool.
    
    -------------------------
    -  013:  ALEX G FISICO  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 1121
      * Blood    - O
    
    Follow the same procedure as above, only keep this guard awake and put the 
    other guy to sleep.  Whee!
    
    -------------------------
    -  014:  JONG DONG KIM  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 1208
      * Blood    - A
    
    This is the other guy patrolling the B1.  To hold him up with little trouble,
    head straight into the bathroom after the fight with the Ninja - he'll be
    taking a break.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  015:  NAVID MASSERRAT  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 1210
      * Blood    - AB
    
    The two guards in this area have horrible bladder problems.  Case in point:
    they alternate between taking bathroom breaks.  One goes in, and a few moments
    later the other heads in.  Over and over.  However, this makes things quite
    easy on our part, as the pissing soldier isn't really on guard.  Getting his
    tag should be no problem.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  016:  JAD V JUREIDINI  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0824
      * Blood    - O
    
    When you first enter this area from the Snow Field, this guy is the first 
    soldier you'll find.  Wait behind the stack of metal crates on the right for
    him to turn his back, then get behind him and do your thing
    
    ------------------------------
    -  017:  JOHN MICHAEL V LIM  -
    ------------------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0217
      * Blood    - O
    
    This soldier is patrolling the far side of the Blast Furnace area.  Once you
    get over there, descend the staircase and wait in the small nook beneath the
    stairs.  When this guy passes by, pop out and hold him up.
    
    -------------------------
    -  018:  ANDREW M LONG  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0727
      * Blood    - O
    
    Nabbing this guy's tag is pretty much the same process as above - just make
    sure that the other soldier in this area has been properly disposed of, lest he
    discover you.
    
    ---------------------------------
    -  019:  BRUNO ALMEIDA VILARES  -
    ---------------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 0324
      * Blood    - O
    
    While cooling the PAL card key, you'll need to come here, where a couple of
    guards now reside.  To bag this first guy, simple run due south from where you
    entered (assuming you're entering from the Warehouse North), then curve left
    around the first set of crates to get behind this guy.
    
    ---------------------------------------
    -  020:  DMITRIY SERGEEVITCH KOVALEV  -
    ---------------------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 0121
      * Blood    - AB
    
    Provided that you took the above soldier out already, there's plenty of room
    to maneuver around in this area, making this guy's tag simple to get.
    
    ----------------------------
    -  021:  OSCAR M GRANDELL  -
    ----------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 0303
      * Blood    - --
    
    This is the third soldier meandering about the frozen Warehouse.  With the
    above two guards already neatralized, grabbing this guy's tag should prove no
    problem.  And even if you don't bother to take down the other two, this guy
    spends most of his time alone on the eastern side of the area, whilst the other
    two seem to prefer the western portion of the Warehouse.  Easy stuff.
    
    ------------------------------------
    -  022:  FERNANDO MAKIO YOSHIMOTO  -
    ------------------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 0131
      * Blood    - O
    
    As you may know, there are two guards in this small area.  To bag the first
    guy's tag (the guy walking around downstairs), it's a good idea to knock out
    the other soldier with a tranq dart.  If not, chances are he'll spot you 
    sneaking up on his buddy.  Anyway, once he's out cold, just wait around the
    corner for his friend to turn away, which is your cue to go get him.
    
    ---------------------------------
    -  023:  CHRISTOPHER J BARBOUR  -
    ---------------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 0924
      * Blood    - A
    
    Nabbing this guy's tag is a bit trickier.  To get it, first you have to take
    down the other soldier in this area.  However, you can't just shoot him, as 
    that would alert the upstairs guard.  Instead, lure him (the downstairs guy) 
    around the corner and quickly snap his neck.  Once you've done that, it's time
    to find a way to sneak upstairs.  Since the guard we want is always staring
    at the only way toward him, we'll need to create a diversion.  A great way to
    do this is to fire a bullet at him, making sure that you DO NOT actually hit
    the guard.  This will cause him to turn around, giving you some time to race
    toward the stairs (just watch out for the gun cameras!).  When the soldier
    returns to his usual post, quietly ascend the stairs and hold him up.  Whammo!
    
    ---------------------------------------
    -  024:  JOSE MARIA CASTILLO SECILLA  -
    ---------------------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0905
      * Blood    - A
    
    Generally, this soldier likes to hang out in the small area right next to Metal
    Gear, down a set of stairs on the opposite side that you come up on.  Without
    making too much noise, quickly get down there and give it to this sucker.
    
    ----------------------------------
    -  025:  MICHAEL R KLINGENSMITH  -
    ----------------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0726
      * Blood    - O
    
    From the entrance to the Underground Base, quickly head to the east, then 
    upstairs.  You should see this guy on the catwalk just ahead, so silently trail 
    him (be sure to walk, because the floor makes a lot of noise) and hold him up 
    once you catch up to him.
    
    -----------------------
    -  026:  DOUG TOOLEY  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0910
      * Blood    - O
    
    This guy patrols the area right outside the control room, where Ocelot and
    Liquid are hiding out.  Trail behind him like you did the other soldier and
    wait for him to stop moving at one of the small balconies, giving you a chance
    to take his tag.
    
    
    -------------------------
    -  027:  JOHNNY SASAKI  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After the battle with the Ninja, head to the Nuke Building B1 and find the
    soldier who sways "his" hips like a chick when "he" walks (yeah, I know it's
    Meryl, but whatever).  Without being seen, pump a tranq dart into this guard
    and repeatedly pick up and drop the body until Johnny's tag pops out.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  028:  MERYL SILVERBURGH  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Bulding B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    En route to the Commander's Room with Meryl, fire a tranq dart into her head
    and quickly shake her a few times to make this appear.  Easy!
    
    -------------------------
    -  029:  PSYCHO MANTIS  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Commander Room
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After defeating him, shake the poor guy's lifeless body a few times and this
    will pop out.
    
    -----------------------
    -  030:  SNIPER WOLF  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Snow Field
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    Once you've defeated Wolf for the second time, shake her body some to get her
    tag.
    
    ------------------------
    -  031:  VULCAN RAVEN  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After beating him down, Raven's tag will automatically appear.  No dead-body
    shaking necessary!
    
    ------------------------
    -  032:  LIQUID SNAKE  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Final Battle
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    When fighting Liquid hand-to-hand atop Metal Gear, you just need to knock him
    off the edge for his dog tag to appear.  Just lure him towards the edge of the
    battlefield and kick him off.
    
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    e.  Extreme
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    37 total Dog Tags can be found on this hardest of difficulty levels.
    
    ---------------------
    -  QUICK CHECKLIST  -
    ---------------------
    
    [  ] 000 | Leon Shi              | Heliport
    [  ] 001 | Itoh Yuuichi          | Heliport
    [  ] 002 | Justin C Weber        | Heliport
    [  ] 003 | Augusto M Piccio      | Heliport
    [  ] 004 | Nam Huan Ho           | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 005 | Vlad A Parfyonov      | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 006 | Kris O R Sutton       | Tank Hangar
    [  ] 007 | David P Newman        | Armory
    [  ] 008 | Tres Feia             | Armory
    [  ] 009 | Kyle P Wright         | Armory
    [  ] 010 | Markus A Lindgvist    | Armory
    [  ] 011 | Ted Traver            | Canyon
    [  ] 012 | Solid Emad Ylaaj      | Canyon
    [  ] 013 | Seosamh Gowran        | Canyon
    [  ] 014 | Kiba Wang Amada       | Canyon
    [  ] 015 | Iori Oda              | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 016 | James O'Reilly        | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 017 | Tomotaka Morita       | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 018 | John H Weaver         | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 019 | Jaeho Song            | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 020 | Todd MacIntyre        | Blast Furnace
    [  ] 021 | Mike Lisman           | Warehouse
    [  ] 022 | Wai K Lam             | Warehouse
    [  ] 023 | Kenichi Rou Kudo      | Warehouse
    [  ] 024 | Inhyuk Lim            | Warehouse
    [  ] 025 | Eric Gatineau         | Warehouse North
    [  ] 026 | Brad Furminger        | Warehouse North
    [  ] 027 | Theo Colin Tyler King | Underground Base
    [  ] 028 | Robert G Pring        | Underground Base
    [  ] 029 | Jun Yo Kim            | Underground Base
    [  ] 030 | Paris Alexandre       | Underground Base
    [  ] 031 | Johhny Sasaki         | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 032 | Meryl SilverBurgh     | Nuke Bldg B1
    [  ] 033 | Psycho Mantis         | Commander Room
    [  ] 034 | Sniper Wolf           | Snow Field
    [  ] 035 | Vulcan Raven          | Warehouse
    [  ] 036 | Liquid Snake          | Final Battle
    
    --------------------
    -  000:  LEON SHI  -
    --------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0314
      * Blood    - O
    
    This guy circles around the truck in the northern part of this area.  Simply
    follow him around from behind and put your gun into his back.  Just be careful
    of one thing:  the other guard who patrols this area.  Be sure to neutralize
    him first.
    
    ------------------------
    -  001:  ITOH YUUICHI  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0503
      * Blood    - O
    
    This guy is the first soldier you'll come across if you head eastward from the
    elevator.  Leave some footprints in the snow for him to follow, then sneak 
    around the opposite way and hold him up.  No prob.
    
    
    --------------------------
    -  002:  JUSTIN C WEBER  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0430
      * Blood    - B
    
    The third soldier in this area can be found far to the north, patrolling the
    upstairs area.  Head up there and hide on the landing between the two sets of
    stairs, then quickly get behind him once he turns his back.
    
    ----------------------------
    -  003:  AUGUSTO M PICCIO  -
    ----------------------------
    
      * Location - Heliport
      * D.O.B.   - 0912
      * Blood    - O
    
    There are two good places to catch this soldier.  The first is on the west side
    of the area, near the small indoor room with the camera.  Just south of the
    entrance to said room is a small nook where you can hide out until it's safe to
    run out and nab this guy's tag.  The other place is right next to the elevator
    that you rode up on.  Just use the metal crate to remain undiscovered and race
    behind him when this soldier comes over.
    
    -----------------------
    -  004:  NAM HUAN HO  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0320
      * Blood    - O
    
    When you first arrive here, there are a total of two soldiers patrolling the
    area.  This particular baddie continually circles around the tank closest to
    the stairs.  To bag him without pissing off his friend, wait until he pauses
    momentarily near the northwestern portion of the area.  The other guard won't
    be able to see a thing, so hold this guy up with pleasure.
    
    ----------------------------
    -  005:  VLAD A PARFYONOV  -
    ----------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 0119
      * Blood    - A
    
    As you may expect, this is the other soldier you'll find parading about when
    you initially enter the hangar.  I suggest following the above procedure to
    knock out the other soldier, then simply sneak up behind this guy.  Easy!
    
    ---------------------------
    -  006:  KRIS O R SUTTON  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Tank Hangar
      * D.O.B.   - 1215
      * Blood    - O
    
    With your triumphant return to this area, you'll need the L2 card key to nab
    this particular tag.  If you've got it, head due east from the elevator and
    enter the small area where you can find the SOCOM Suppressor.  The guard
    hiding in here is pretty drowsy as is, so just wait for him to turn his back
    before putting the gun to his back.
    
    --------------------------
    -  007:  DAVID P NEWMAN  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0419
      * Blood    - --
    
    After the battle with Ocelot, there will be a couple of soldiers meandering
    about the adjacent armory.  To get behind this fella, enter the armory straight
    from the room where you fought Ocelot (e.g., take the door north out of that
    room, instead of going around, through the hall where you used the C4) and run
    north around the first cell, then back south the other way.  Shouldn't be too
    tough.
    
    ---------------------
    -  008:  TRES FEIA  -
    ---------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0406
      * Blood    - AB
    
    This is, obviously, the other soldier patrolling the armory.  With the first
    guy out of the way, sneaking up on this big guy shouldn't prove difficult.
    
    -------------------------
    -  009:  KYLE P WRIGHT  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 1103
      * Blood    - A
    
    When you return here to retrieve the PSG-1, a group of four guards will be
    wasting their time in the Armory.  Crap.  The best way I've found to make sure
    you've got the soldier with the tag is to just try to hold everyone up.  The
    M9 proves its use in spades here.
    
    ------------------------------
    -  010:  MARKUS A LINDGVIST  -
    ------------------------------
    
      * Location - Armory
      * D.O.B.   - 0209
      * Blood    - --
    
    Marcus here is a third soldier who'll show up in the Armory after the fight 
    with Ocelot.  Get his tag just as you did with the two soldiers above.  You can
    tell which guard he is because he'll call in on his radio every so often to
    report what's going on.
    
    ----------------------
    -  011:  TED TRAVER  -
    ----------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 1106
      * Blood    - --
    
    On the way back to the armory to grab a sniper rifle, there will be a trio of
    guards patrolling this area, where you fought Raven and his tank earlier.  This
    particular soldier is circling the area nearest to the Nuke Building.  However,
    a couple of cameras with extremely wide fields of vision are positioned in the
    center of the Canyon, so you'll need to take those out first.  If you've got a
    lot of ammo (or REALLY good aim), I definitely recommend taking them out from
    afar, since getting close won't be easy.  Once the cameras are out of the way,
    though, bagging this guy shouldn't prove tricky.
    
    ----------------------------
    -  012:  SOLID EMAD YLAAJ  -
    ----------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 
      * Blood    - 
    
    This is one of the two guards walking around the portion of the Canyon nearest
    to the Tank Hangar.  The easiest way I've found to get both of their tags is
    simply to knock one out with an M9 shot and, while he's asleep, go hold up the
    other fool.
    
    --------------------------
    -  013:  SEOSAMH GOWRAN  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 0808
      * Blood    - O
    
    Follow the same procedure as above, only keep this guard awake and put the 
    other guy to sleep.  Whee!
    
    ---------------------------
    -  014:  KIBA WANG AMADA  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Canyon
      * D.O.B.   - 1031
      * Blood    - A
    
    Since a grand total of four soldiers patrol this area in Hard mode, this guy
    is one of the three nearest to the Tank Hangar entrance.  The M9 is your best
    friend here.  Be sure you're well hidden or that the other two guards are
    knocked out before trying to get this guy.
    
    --------------------
    -  015:  IORI ODA  -
    --------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 0426
      * Blood    - B
    
    This is the other guy patrolling the B1.  To hold him up with little trouble,
    head straight into the bathroom after the fight with the Ninja - he'll be
    taking a break.
    
    --------------------------
    -  016:  JAMES O'REILLY  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - 1017
      * Blood    - --
    
    The two guards in this area have horrible bladder problems.  Case in point:
    they alternate between taking bathroom breaks.  One goes in, and a few moments
    later the other heads in.  Over and over.  However, this makes things quite
    easy on our part, as the pissing soldier isn't really on guard.  Getting his
    tag should be no problem.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  017:  TOMOTAKA MORITA  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0903
      * Blood    - B
    
    When you first enter this area from the Snow Field, this guy is the first 
    soldier you'll find.  Wait behind the stack of metal crates on the right for
    him to turn his back, then get behind him and do your thing
    
    -------------------------
    -  018:  JOHN H WEAVER  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 0607
      * Blood    - A
    
    This guy likes to patrol in the area near the entrance to the area with all the
    pipes and steam and whatnot, so try to lure him inside by knocking on the walls
    or using a magazine, then pop out and do your thing.
    
    ----------------------
    -  019:  JAEHO SONG  -
    ----------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 1129
      * Blood    - O
    
    This soldier is patrolling the far side of the Blast Furnace area.  Once you
    get over there, descend the staircase and wait in the small nook beneath the
    stairs.  When this guy passes by, pop out and hold him up.
    
    --------------------------
    -  020:  TODD MACINTYRE  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Blast Furnace
      * D.O.B.   - 1020
      * Blood    - --
    
    Nabbing this guy's tag is pretty much the same process as above - just make
    sure that the other soldier in this area has been properly disposed of, lest he
    discover you.
    
    -----------------------
    -  021:  MIKE LISMAN  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 0905
      * Blood    - O
    
    While cooling the PAL card key, you'll need to come here, where a couple of
    guards now reside.  To bag this first guy, simple run due south from where you
    entered (assuming you're entering from the Warehouse North), then curve left
    around the first set of crates to get behind this guy.
    
    ---------------------
    -  022:  WAI K LAM  -
    ---------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 0826
      * Blood    - B
    
    Provided that you took the above soldier out already, there's plenty of room
    to maneuver around in this area, making this guy's tag simple to get.
    
    ----------------------------
    -  023:  KENICHI ROU KUDO  -
    ----------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 0604
      * Blood    - B
    
    This is the third soldier meandering about the frozen Warehouse.  With the
    above two guards already neatralized, grabbing this guy's tag should prove no
    problem.  And even if you don't bother to take down the other two, this guy
    spends most of his time alone on the eastern side of the area, whilst the other
    two seem to prefer the western portion of the Warehouse.  Easy stuff.
    
    ----------------------
    -  024:  INHYUK LIM  -
    ----------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - 0116
      * Blood    - B
    
    This Extreme Mode-exclusive tag can be found on the fourth and final soldier
    in the Warehouse.  Kill the others, use the M9, be really sneaky - whatever
    suits you best.
    
    -------------------------
    -  O25:  ERIC GATINEAU  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 0619
      * Blood    - A
    
    As you may know, there are two guards in this small area.  To bag the first
    guy's tag (the guy walking around downstairs), it's a good idea to knock out
    the other soldier with a tranq dart.  If not, chances are he'll spot you 
    sneaking up on his buddy.  Anyway, once he's out cold, just wait around the
    corner for his friend to turn away, which is your cue to go get him.
    
    --------------------------
    -  026:  BRAD FURMINGER  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse North
      * D.O.B.   - 1123
      * Blood    - AB
    
    Nabbing this guy's tag is a bit trickier.  To get it, first you have to take
    down the other soldier in this area.  However, you can't just shoot him, as 
    that would alert the upstairs guard.  Instead, lure him (the downstairs guy) 
    around the corner and quickly snap his neck.  Once you've done that, it's time
    to find a way to sneak upstairs.  Since the guard we want is always staring
    at the only way toward him, we'll need to create a diversion.  A great way to
    do this is to fire a bullet at him, making sure that you DO NOT actually hit
    the guard.  This will cause him to turn around, giving you some time to race
    toward the stairs (just watch out for the gun cameras!).  When the soldier
    returns to his usual post, quietly ascend the stairs and hold him up.  Whammo!
    
    ---------------------------------
    -  027:  THEO COLIN TYLER KING  -
    ---------------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 1115
      * Blood    - A
    
    Generally, this soldier likes to hang out in the small area right next to Metal
    Gear, down a set of stairs on the opposite side that you come up on.  Without
    making too much noise, quickly get down there and give it to this sucker.
    
    --------------------------
    -  028:  ROBERT G PRING  -
    --------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0630
      * Blood    - O
    
    You can find this guard meandering about on the set of balconies up the first
    set of stairs to the east.  Just wait on the stairs for him to turn his back,
    then go for it.
    
    ----------------------
    -  029:  JUN YO KIM  -
    ----------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0514
      * Blood    - B
    
    This guy patrols the area right outside the control room, where Ocelot and
    Liquid are hiding out.  Trail behind him like you did the other soldier and
    wait for him to stop moving at one of the small balconies, giving you a chance
    to take his tag.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  030:  PARIS ALEXANDRE  -
    ---------------------------
    
      * Location - Underground Base
      * D.O.B.   - 0828
      * Blood    - A
    
    From the entrance to the Underground Base, quickly head to the east, then 
    upstairs.  You should see this guy on the catwalk just ahead, so silently trail 
    him (be sure to walk, because the floor makes a lot of noise) and hold him up 
    once you catch up to him.
    
    -------------------------
    -  031:  JOHNNY SASAKI  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Building B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After the battle with the Ninja, head to the Nuke Building B1 and find the
    soldier who sways "his" hips like a chick when "he" walks (yeah, I know it's
    Meryl, but whatever).  Without being seen, pump a tranq dart into this guard
    and repeatedly pick up and drop the body until Johnny's tag pops out.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  032:  MERYL SILVERBURGH  -
    -----------------------------
    
      * Location - Nuke Bulding B1
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    En route to the Commander's Room with Meryl, fire a tranq dart into her head
    and quickly shake her a few times to make this appear.  Easy!
    
    -------------------------
    -  033:  PSYCHO MANTIS  -
    -------------------------
    
      * Location - Commander Room
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After defeating him, shake the poor guy's lifeless body a few times and this
    will pop out.
    
    -----------------------
    -  034:  SNIPER WOLF  -
    -----------------------
    
      * Location - Snow Field
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    Once you've defeated Wolf for the second time, shake her body some to get her
    tag.
    
    ------------------------
    -  035:  VULCAN RAVEN  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Warehouse
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    After beating him down, Raven's tag will automatically appear.  No dead-body
    shaking necessary!
    
    ------------------------
    -  036:  LIQUID SNAKE  -
    ------------------------
    
      * Location - Final Battle
      * D.O.B.   - --
      * Blood    - --
    
    When fighting Liquid hand-to-hand atop Metal Gear, you just need to knock him
    off the edge for his dog tag to appear.  Just lure him towards the edge of the
    battlefield and kick him off.
    
    
    
    
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         IX ---------------------------------------------------------- SECRETS
    =--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=
    
      All sorts of interesting and cool stuff to find in this game...
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    a.  General Stuff
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Fun stuff to enjoy here...
    
    -----------------
    -  UNLOCKABLES  -
    -----------------
    
    * Boss Survival Mode
      - How unlocked:  Beat the game once
      - What it is  :  This spiffy extra pits you against all of the game's many
                       bosses back to back, and can be pretty difficult.
    
    * Meryl Demo
      - How unlocked:  Beat the game once, getting Meryl's ending
      - What it is  :  Lets you view all of the cutscenes, including Meryl's ending
    
    * Meryl Demo (Costume change)
      - How unlocked:  Beat the game once with the special costumes, getting 
                       Meryl's ending
      - What it is  :  Lets you view all of the cutscenes, including Meryl's 
                       ending, with Snake, Meryl, and the Ninja clad in their
                       alternate costumes
    
    * Otacon Demo
      - How unlocked:  Beat the game once, getting Otacon's ending
      - What it is  :  Lets you view all of the cutscenes, including Otacon's 
                       ending
    
    * Otacon Demo (Costume change)
      - How unlocked:  Beat the game once with the special costumes, getting
                       Otacon's ending
      - What it is  :  Lets you view all of the cutscenes, including Otacon's
                       ending, with Snake, Meryl, and the Ninja clad in their
                       alternate costumes
    
    ----------------------------
    -  ALTERNATE ENDING THEME  -
    ----------------------------
    
    Beat the game thrice over using the same data file and you'll hear a different
    theme playing during the credits.  Whee.
    
    -------------------
    -  SPECIAL ITEMS  -
    -------------------
    
    There are a grand total of three special items for you to acquire:  the 
    Bandanna, the Stealth, and the Digital Camera.  The first two items can be
    obtained by beating the game with the corresponding ending; Meryl's ending will
    nab you the Bandanna whilst Otacon's yields the Stealth camo.  To use either of
    these items, just click on 'LOAD GAME' and select your completed game data.
    From there, you'll be able to begin a new game, and that shiny new item of
    yours will be inside your inventory from the get-go.  To get both special items
    at once, simply beat the game twice, getting each ending, using the same data
    file.  Easy!
    
    As for the Digital Camera, it can be found in the Armory South, near the room
    where you fought with everything's favorite one-handed Russian (aka Ocelot).
    Just to the right of the hole into that room is another weakened spot on the
    wall (just look for the place where the color is different, or the sound it
    makes when you knock is different), which you should blow up.  From there, you
    will have access to a new hallway, where two doors and some gun cameras await.
    Inside the L6 door is the Digital Camera.  To get it, crawl underneath through
    the small area where the fence is broken.
    
    Now, to get the Digital Camera in your inventory whenever you begin a new game,
    you'll need to first beat the game after attaining it.  After that, select
    'LOAD GAME' and use your cleared game data to begin a new game.  As with the
    two other special items, this will automatically be in your items.
    
    ----------------------
    -  SPECIAL COSTUMES  -
    ----------------------
    
    After completing the game twice, load the save file and begin a new game.  
    Three of the characters - Snake, Meryl, and the Ninja - will be wearing 
    alternate costumes.  Snake will be clad in a tux, while Meryl's new get-up is 
    Snake's sneaking suit, and the Ninja will be sporting a somewhat Spiderman
    -esque exoskeleton.
    
    ---------------------------------
    -  TAKING A RIDE IN THE TRUCKS  -
    ---------------------------------
    
    In three different areas of the game (Heliport, Nuke Building 1F, and the Snow
    Field), you can find a cargo truck sitting around.  Although these trucks may
    not seem to serve any purpose, they can actually be quite useful if you've got
    one of the three Cardboard Boxes with you.  You see, each box has an area
    written on it (Heliport, Nuke Building 1F, or Snow Field).  If you hop into one
    of the trucks and strap on one of the boxes, a guard will come around soon
    enough and drive to that destination.  Pretty cool, eh?  Too bad there aren't
    many times when you'll get to use it.
    
    ------------------------------------------------------
    -  HEATING UP / COOLING DOWN THE PAL KEYCARD FASTER  -
    ------------------------------------------------------
    
    There is actually a much better (and much quicker) method to do this than
    backtracking all the way back to previous rooms.  In the Underground Base (the
    area with Metal Gear staring ominously at you), head all the way upstairs and
    take the first right turn available to you (this will lead you away from the
    Control Room).  Run along this catwalk and, toward the end, hop over the rail
    and start hanging off the side.  If you look below, you should find a small,
    hidden platform.  Press X to drop off and Y to grab onto this hidden platform
    and climb up onto it.  Once here you should notice two pipes; one red and one
    blue.  Shoot the blue one to be sprayed with cold gas that will completely
    freeze the PAL key.  The exact same thing works for the red pipe, only it will
    heat up your keycard all the way.  Cool beans!
    
    ---------------
    -  GERONIMO!  -
    ---------------
    
    So, care to learn just how Liquid survived the explosive crash of his precious
    Hind?  After defeating Sniper Wolf in the Snow Field, head to the southeast
    portion of the locale toward a snow bank.  From there, take a look in first
    person view mode at the trees behind the nearby wall.  One of them will have a
    parachute caught in it.  Once you catch a glimpse of it, Snake will call up
    the Colonel for a short conversation.
    
    ----------------
    -  PUPPY LOVE  -
    ----------------
    
    Been killed by the dogs in the Cave area a few too many times?  There are two
    ways to do this.  The first, and most obvious, is to equip Sniper Wolf's
    Handerchief, which Otacon forks over when you're locked up in the Holding 
    Cells.  However, since you don't have that when you first enter the Cave, it's
    a good idea to try out the other method.  So, just what is the other method?
    When you catch up to Meryl just before heading in to meet Sniper Wolf, punch
    her, then quickly hide in one of your Cardboard Boxes before she can return the
    favor.  In retaliation, she'll have one of the dogs take a piss on your box.
    From that point onward, you can use the piss box to stop the dogs from 
    attacking.
    
    -------------
    -  ZOOM IN  -
    -------------
    
    During any of the game's cutscenes, you can press either of the triggers to
    zoom in on the action.  Also, you can move the camera around whilst zoomed-in
    by fiddling with the C-Stick.
    
    --------------------------
    -  PISSING OFF MEI LING  -
    --------------------------
    
    This is a funny one.  Call up Mei Ling several times, choosing 'DO NOT SAVE'
    every time.  Before long, she'll begin to ignore you.  After that, she'll
    actually stick her tongue out at you!
    
    ------------------------------------
    -  CANCER SUCKS!  SMOKING IS BAD!  -
    ------------------------------------
    
    Whip out your Cigarettes and take a hit, then call up Naomi (140.85).  She'll
    whine to Snake about how smoking sucks, and causes lung cancer.
    
    -----------------------
    -  PISSING OFF MERYL  -
    -----------------------
    
    There are a few funny things to you can do with Meryl while she's hanging 
    around with you right before and after the Psycho Mantis battle.  First of all,
    try punching her, shooting her - basically just try anything!  When she
    recovers from your attacks, she'll even retaliate with one of her own.  >_<  
    Also, try staring at her in first-person for a few seconds to make her feel 
    uneasy.  To yield some even funnier comments, aim at her with your pistol in
    first-person for a few seconds.  Fun stuff!
    
    --------------------
    -  MERYL'S UNDIES  -
    --------------------
    
    You can catch a glimpse of Meryl in her undies.  To do so, watch her doing some
    exercises from the vent over the DARPA chief's cell.  After that, exit the
    vents via the ladder you used to enter, then head back into the duct again.
    When you get over Meryl's cell, you'll be able to watch her exercise in her
    underwear!  Nice...
    
    There's also another point in time where you can see Meryl's underoos:  when
    you meet up with her in the Nuke Building B1's bathroom.  After she sees you
    and bolts for the bathroom, quickly follow her and, if you make it inside the
    bathroom before the door closes behind Meryl, you'll get the eye candy. 
    
    ---------------------------
    -  THE NINJA DISAPPROVES  -
    ---------------------------
    
    If you try to fight against the Ninja by using the Nikita whack move, he'll
    make an interesting comment during the fight.  Something along the lines of how
    the old Snake would never have resorted to using such a weapon.
    
    -------------------------------
    -  DON'T SHOOT RATS, MMMKAY?  -
    -------------------------------
    
    Continously kill off rats in one of many areas where they show up (they like
    to hang out in ducts/crawlspaces) to receive a special Codec call.
    
    -----------------
    -  BOOTY CALL!  -
    -----------------
    
    After defeating Psycho Mantis and entering the small mine field just before
    encountering Sniper Wolf, go ahead and step on one of the mines.  After getting
    your legs blown off (or not), Meryl will turn around to taunt you by slapping
    her booty.  Be sure to get a good look.
    
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    -  TORTURING SOLDIERS  -
    ------------------------
    
    Not a secret per se, but a fun way to mess around nonetheless.  Sneak up
    behind an enemy soldier and shoot out his radio with a bullet (not a tranq
    dart!).  It's the small gray-black box hanging on their side.  Once you've
    done that, the guard is at your mercy.  Move around to his frontside and shoot
    out one of his arms and one of his legs.  Not only with the guard be unable to
    call for backup, but he won't be able to hold his rifle and he'll have to
    hobble to get away! ... You sick, sick bastard.
    
    Also, if you sneak up behind a guard, you can plant some C4 on their backs.
    Good times with explosives.  Another cool thing you can do is hang from a
    railing and drop onto an enemy standing below.  Even more fun if you've got
    the Stealth camo equipped when you do it.  Finally, put on a cardboard box and
    make a nearby soldier suspicious.  When he lifts the box off Snake, quickly
    toss on your Stealth to confuse the beejeezus out of him.
    
    -----------------------------
    -  FUN ON THE TITLE SCREEN  -
    -----------------------------
    
    When viewing the title screen (y'know, the one that reads 'METAL GEAR SOLID:
    THE TWIN SNAKES'), you can mess around with the strands of DNA, if thats the
    kinda thing that floats your boat.  Hold the Left Trigger to slow down the
    strands, and press the Right Trigger to speed them up.  Such fun!
    
    -------------------------
    -  ALTERNATE CUTSCENES  -
    -------------------------
    
    If you have the SOCOM with you when you meet up with the DARPA chief, the
    following scene will see Snake pulling some crazy reversals on Meryl, finishing
    with him aiming his pistol at her.  However, you don't have the SOCOM at that
    point, Snake will do something a little different during that cutscene.  Pretty
    cool stuff, ya?
    
    Additionally, if you kill the ravens flying around on the Cargo Elevator,
    Vulcan Raven will have an extra line or two for you before you get to fight 
    him.  Worth checking out, I'd say.
    
    -------------------------------------
    -  JOHHNY SASAKI'S TOILET TROUBLES  -
    -------------------------------------
    
    After using Otacon's Kecthup (or the Ninja's help) to escape from your prison
    cell after the first Sniper Wolf battle, quickly run into the room with the
    torture device instead of knocking out the guard.  Get inside the room and the
    guard, Johnny Sasaki, will race off to the bathroom.  Apparently he just can't
    hold it.  Now go up to the bathroom door and knock on it a few times - he'll
    start moaning!
    
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    b.  Cameos / References
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    Because everyone loves Yoshi...
    
    ----------------------
    -  ETERNAL DARKNESS  -
    ----------------------
    
    There are several instances where Eternal Darkness-related things show up.
    First of all, if you toss one of the porno Books onto the ground and take a
    look at it, you'll be able to spot a shot of ED's heroine, Alex Roivas.
    Additionally, check inside the L3 Nikita room in the Armory and open up the
    locker to find a poster featuring Eternal Darkness.  There's also one last
    thing from Eternal Darkness - you may notice that the screen will sometimes
    begin to tilt during the battle against Psycho Mantis.  This is one of the many
    sanity effects from ED!
    
    --------------
    -  NINTENDO  -
    --------------
    
    Inside Otacon's lab in the Nuke Building B2, check the desk in the center of
    the room to find a GameCube, as well as a WaveBird controller.  Also, the
    adjacent TV screen is displaying the start-up menu.  Spiffy!  Another cool
    thing in the lab are the Mario and Yoshi mini-statues, which can be found atop
    the desk in the top-right portion of the area.  Shoot the Yoshi statue to hear
    his trademark call, and shoot the Mario one to get a 1-Up, which will restore
    a tiny portion of Snake's health.  Cool beans.
    
    ------------------------
    -  ZONE OF THE ENDERS  -
    ------------------------
    
    This is another thing found in Otacon's lab.  On the northern wall is a poster
    of Zone of the Enders:  The Second Runner, another popular game from Konami and 
    Hideo Kojima.
    
    -------------------
    -  THE PRODUCERS  -
    -------------------
    
    Check out the paintings on the north wall in the Commander Room, where you
    fought Psycho Mantis.  The three figures displayed here are none other than
    Ryuhei Kitamura, Hideo Kojima, and Denis Dyack; three of the major players in 
    the creation of Twin Snakes!
    
    ------------------------
    -  MANTIS'S MINDGAMES  -
    ------------------------
    
    Just prior to the battle with Psycho Mantis, he'll dive into your mind.  If
    you happen to have a game save from Eternal Darkness, Legend of Zelda:  The
    Wind Waker, Super Smash Bros. Melee, or Super Mario Sunshine on your memory
    card, Mantis will mention that you seem to like those types of games.  Pretty
    cool, eh?
    
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    c.  Ghost Pictures
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    By using your Digital Camera to take photos of certain objects or rooms, you
    can get ghosts to appear on your snapshots.  There really isn't any purpose to
    do this, but it's fun to check them out nonetheless.  Keep in mind that the
    ghosts will not appear on your photos until you look at them under Special on 
    the main menu.  One last thing you should know:  I've listed the ghosts by
    area, so you can just play through the game once and get all of them as you go.
    
    ----------------
    -  CARGO DOCK  -
    ----------------
    
    * Take out the guards patrolling this area, then head toward the forklift near
    the elevator.  Stand to the left of it and take the shot, making sure you get
    a lot of the forklift in your picture.  The ghost is a creepy-looking man
    pointing a gun toward the screen.
    
    --------------
    -  HELIPORT  -
    --------------
    
    * In order to get this one, you'll definitely want to clear out all of the
    guards in the area, if just to be careful.  Once you've done so, head north if
    the helipad and look at the door behind the truck, and to the left of the
    security camera.  This is the main door that leads into the Tank Hangar, even
    though you can't actually go through it.  In your shot, you need to make sure
    that you get the entire door, otherwise you won't get the ghost.  This ghost is
    a man staring into a stone, with an energy beam connecting the stone and his 
    eyes.
    
    * Just west of the helipad is a small room with a camera in it.  Stand just
    outside the room (you might want to disable the security camera, but it's not
    necessary) and take a picture of the room.  Be sure that you don't get anything
    besides the room itself; don't get any of the walls outside.  If done 
    correctly, two ghosts hugging each other will appear on your photo.
    
    ------------------
    -  HOLDING CELL  -
    ------------------
    
    * After the gunfight with the Genome Soldiers, step into the cell where Meryl
    was being kept and look past Johnny Sasaki (naked dude on the floor) toward
    the opposite wall.  This should be your next shot.  Don't get any of the walls
    inside Meryl's cell, or any of Johnny, either.  The ghost this time around is
    a man with glasses putting his arm around someone who looks a lot like Snake.
    
    ------------
    -  ARMORY  -
    ------------
    
    * To the east of the elevator is a small part of the wall that can be blown up
    using C4 (look for the area that's a different color than the rest of the 
    wall).  Blow this wall up and look inside.  This shot should include as much of
    the room as you can get, and none of the broken wall on the outside.  Do it
    right and you'll get a specter holding a sword, as well as a creepy face in the
    background.
    
    -----------------
    -  TANK HANGAR  -
    -----------------
    
    * After Meryl opens up the L5 door leading into the room with the infrared
    laser grid, stand at the door and take your shot.  You should have the walls on
    the west and east sides, as well as the door on the far side of the room.  Get
    the job done and you'll be rewarded with two smiling spooks, one of which is
    wearing some way cool shades.
    
    ------------
    -  CANYON  -
    ------------
    
    * As soon as you enter this area and clear out the mines, take a gander at the
    large rock to the east.  Get as close to it as possible and whip out your 
    camera.  The idea here is to get the rock and only the rock in your shot, so
    zoom in to avoid getting any of the ground or sky.  The ghost will be a smiling
    dude with glowing eyes.
    
    ----------------------
    -  NUKE BUILDING 1F  -
    ----------------------
    
    * Before heading into the area where you're forbidden to use any weapons, run
    up the catwalk to the left and look through the window into the room below.  In
    order to get the shot right, try to get as little of the surrounding wall as
    possible - you just want the window here.  Given that you don't screw up your
    ghost will be a man about to stab something with a dagger.
    
    * Crawl underneath the partially-opened door and take out the one soldier that
    patrols the area near the stairs.  Once that's been taken care of, go stare at
    the two lockers at the bottom of the staircase.  In this shot, you need to get
    all of both lockers, and maybe a bit of the wall to either side.  Your ghost
    this time?  A guy wearing a hat about to bust some heads with an awesome 
    looking gun.
    
    ----------------------
    -  NUKE BUILDING B1  -
    ----------------------
    
    * Head north down the hallway adjacent to the elevator and stop at the L5 door,
    which leads into the Commander Room.  Take a picture of the door, making sure
    that you get the whole door.  The ghost for this shot is some weird glowing
    man who fit right into X-Men.
    
    * First of all, enter the bathroom and snap Mr. Pissy's neck.  With that done,
    go stand in front of the middle mirror.  Pull out your camera and adjust it so
    that all of mirror in the middle is visisble.  To do this, you may have to step
    back a bit from the sink, so keep that in mind.  Get the shot right and you'll
    be greeted by a bald man wearing some shades.
    
    ----------------------
    -  NUKE BUILDING B2  -
    ----------------------
    
    * As soon as you enter the gassy room and the cutscene ends, grab your camera
    and snap a photo of the wall at the end of the hall.  Be sure to get the floor
    going all the way down, as well.  Your ghost will be a white-haired pirate with
    an eye-path.  Arrgh matey!!
    
    * In the hallway where the Ninja made mincemeat out of everyone, run straight
    from the doorway to the opposite wall and then stop moving.  Turn to the right
    and look at the corner, where the two walls meet.  That's what you want in
    your shot.  No floor, no walls, no dead bodies.  Just the corner.  Take the
    shot to see a man holding a kittycat and a machinegun.
    
    * In Otacon's lab, find the Zone of the Enders:  The Second Runner poster on
    the northern wall.  Pull out your camera, line things up, and snap a shot of
    the ENTIRE poster.  The ghost will be a man who's so pissed that he's about to
    punch the screen.
    
    * After defeating the Ninja, take a look at the glass windows to the east,
    right in front of the supercomputers that Otacon was rambling about.  Stand in
    front of the middle window and snap a picture, getting as much of the center
    window as possible, as well as small bits of the windows on the left and right.
    Also, try to get a tiny bit of the smaller window on top.  If you do this
    correctly, you'll get a picture with a suit-clad man who's about to get laid by
    a woman in a red dress.
    
    --------------------
    -  COMMANDER ROOM  -
    --------------------
    
    * Once you've defeated Psycho Mantis, grab your camera and take a look at the
    blue hologram on the western side of the room.  Get the entire structure in the
    photo and you're golden.  The ghost is a guy holding a sword and a gun AT THE
    SAME TIME PMG!
    
    * On the eastern wall is a mirror.  Gaze into it and snap of photo, getting the
    entire thing in the shot.  Your prize will be a bright orange ghost!
    
    -----------
    -  CAVES  -
    -----------
    
    * Make your way toward where Meryl is chilling out and stand as far to the
    south as you can.  Bust out your Digicam and line up the shot; you want to get
    Meryl, the little puppy dog, and the L5 door in the background.  Do it right
    and your snapshot will be possessed by Lassie.
    
    -------------------------
    -  UNDERGROUND PASSAGE  -
    -------------------------
    
    * After taking down Sniper Wolf, go stand to the north of the snow that's
    stained with Meryl's blood.  Line up the shot so that you've got all of the L5
    door to the south, as well as most of Meryl's blood.  The ghost this time
    around is a man wearing a green beret and a yellowish-orange vest.
    
    ------------------
    -  MEDICAL ROOM  -
    ------------------
    
    * Once you've broken out of the cell, go stand in front of Ocelot's most prized
    possession:  the torture mechanism.  Stand back a bit so that you can get the
    entire machine in the photo, along with some of the other devices surroudning
    it.  Get it right and you'll get to see a happy blood-stained man with a drill
    in his hands.
    
    ------------------------------
    -  COMMUNICATION TOWER ROOF  -
    ------------------------------
    
    * Before you use the rope to rappell down the wall, quickly head onto the
    balcony area and look past the bridge that Liquid destroyed to the other side
    of the tower.  Your shot should be pretty dark, with the outline of the tower
    in the background.  No need to zoom in here, either, as you want as much of
    the other building as you can get.  Snap it good and your picture will be
    taken over by a ghost with little wispy things all around him.
    
    * After you're done rappelling and you've killed off the three enemy soldiers
    at the end of the catwalk, start running toward where they were positioned.
    Stop right about when the building on the west begins.  From there, grab your
    camera and take a straight shot, getting the end of the catwalk where the
    guards were before you killed them as well as a bit of the tower to the left.
    Make it good and you'll see two men on your photo, one of whom wants to blow
    you away with his massive gun of doom.
    
    ---------------------------
    -  COMMUNICATION TOWER B  -
    ---------------------------
    
    * Head for the area where the stairs are broken and take a shot of the wall
    straight ahead.  You'll get to see a blonde dude staring intently at something
    off-screen.  Yay!
    
    ------------------------------
    -  COMMUNICATION TOWER ROOF  -
    ------------------------------
    
    * Once Liquid's precious Hind goes down, go stand on the platform to the south
    east and stare ahead at Tower A.  Snap the shot and your picture should become
    possessed by some evil demon from Jamaica.  Not a pretty sight, I tell ya.
    
    ----------------
    -  SNOW FIELD  -
    ----------------
    
    * After taking down Sniper Wolf and viewing the ensuing sequences, crouch down
    on the ground a few steps south of her corpse.  In your shot, you'll want to
    get all of the L7 door behind Wolf, as well as her full body.  Do it right and
    your ghost will be a man who appears to be holding a flashlight or some other
    similar object.
    
    -------------------
    -  BLAST FURNACE  -
    -------------------
    
    * In the initial area, take out the patrolling soldier, then stand on the
    southern catwalk and look across to the other side.  In your snapshot, you'll
    want a good portion of the catwalk on the opposite side of the furnace, as well
    as all of the machine that is moving around on the western wall.  Get the shot
    and your ghost will be some dude with a Santa Claus doll.  o_O
    
    * On the opposite side of the furnace, near the door leading to the Cargo
    Elevator, stand near the molten lava stuff, underneath the catwalk above.  Zoom
    in on the lava, and leave a tiny bit of the platform on the other side of the
    lava in.  Basically, this snapshot should be mostly lava.  If you do it 
    correctly, you'll be rewarded with a ghost who's bleeding from the head.
    
    --------------------
    -  CARGO ELEVATOR  -
    --------------------
    
    * Stand just in front of the elevator and take a shot with little zoom, so
    that you can get as much of the lift as possible.  Make it worthwhile and 
    you'll get two ghosts:  one holding a gun and the other a dog.
    
    ---------------
    -  WAREHOUSE  -
    ---------------
    
    * After defeating Vulcan Raven, head southward and check out his "remains".  In
    this photo, you want a get just a small bit of Raven's gun canister (the big
    pack he wore on his back), and a lot of the wall behind and above it.  Take the
    shot right and you'll see a man holding two handguns.
    
    ----------------------
    -  UNDERGROUND BASE  -
    ----------------------
    
    * Head up to the top floor and stand right outside the entrance to the Control
    Room (the place where Liquid and Ocelot and hanging out).  The idea with this
    shot is to pretty much get a straight shot of Metal Gear's head.  If you do it
    right, your ghost will be a man shining with light and grasping some kinda
    orb.
    
    
    
    
    =--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=
         X ----------------------------------------------------- BIG BOSS RANK
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      Big Boss Rank... proof that you completely OWN this game.
    
    
    ============
    REQUIREMENTS
    ============
    
    So, just what is the Big Boss Rank?  Well, after beating the game, you're
    presented with a variety of statistics, including number of kills, saves, and
    rations used (amongst other things).  The very best ranking is named after Big
    Boss, the father of Solid and Liquid Snakes.  So then, how does one achieve
    this ranking?  Let's take a look-see.
    
      * The game must be on Extreme Mode
      * No kills (use the M9, PSG1-T, or other non-lethal attack methods on bosses)
      * No continues
      * Only one ration used
      * Only eight alerts.  HOWEVER, these eight alerts are mandatory ones that
        take place to further the story (e.g., after talking to the DARPA Chief,
        the fight with Meryl, or the when ascending the Comm Tower).  In other
        words, make sure you don't get caught at all!
      * You must finish in less than three hours.
      * Game Over If Discovered option must be on.
      * Radar must be either off or on Type 2.
    
    That's all, folks! *bites a carrot*  Sound pretty tough?  You bet your best
    friend's banana sundae it is!
    
    
    ============
    GENERAL TIPS
    ============
    
    * Unless you're some crazy lunatic, beat the game AT LEAST once before trying
    to get the Big Boss Rank.  You'll want to know exactly where to go and what to
    do.
    
    * If you wanna be cheap, feel free to use the special items (Stealth camo and
    Bandanna).  They won't prevent you from getting Big Boss.  Still, true Twin
    Snakes masters do it without those items.  If it makes things easier for you,
    however, try getting the rank once using the Stealth just to see what you need
    to do, then try it a second time without it.
    
    * This one should go without saying, but I'll mention it anyway:  skip ALL of
    the cutscenes and Codec conversations.  Duh.
    
    * Don't bother going after certain optional items, such as the Nightvision
    Goggles or even the SOCOM.  Don't want to be tempted with that, anyway.  The
    one optional item that you may want to consider grabbing is the Body Armor, as
    it'll help soften the blow that is lack of rations.
    
    * Make the most of your one alotted ration.  Remember that Snake's Life is
    restored after each boss fight, and that you can shoot the Mario figurine in
    Otacon's lab to restore it, as well.  Also, don't forget that you can slowly
    recover Snake's health back to a normal level by crouching while he's bleeding.
    
    * During the torture event, be sure to submit as soon as possible.  Help to cut
    down on your time, it will.
    
    * One of the most difficult areas to go through with no kills is the Comm Tower
    ascension.  Make good use of some stun grenades to get through here.
    
    * Without the use of lethal weapons, you'll have to devise new ways to deal
    with the bosses.  Some are simple as switching to a tranquilizer gun and
    fighting the same way as usual (Ocelot, Wolf, etc), while others are a bit more
    complex (Raven).
    
    * Obviously enough, you'll want to take the quickest route through each area in
    order to cut down on time.  This means no getting the Body Armor early, which
    will actually make things a lot tougher, given the single ration limit.
    
    * If possible, download the video of the "perfect" play through and take notes,
    it'll help!  You can download the video of Karma Hunter's "perfect" game here:
    <http://planetquake.com/sda/other/mgstts.html>
    
    * If you want a (really well-written and useful) guide for getting the Big Boss
    Rank, check out Dark Id's FAQ/Walkthrough.  Chances are, at the very least give
    you a few ideas for speeding through the game.
    
    * Buy yourself a rabbit's foot.  Luck is always good.
    
    
    
    
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         XI ---------------------------------------------- PSX-GCN DIFFERENCES
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      In this section, I'll cover every minute detail that has been changed from
      the original version of MGS to this nifty new Twin Snakes version we've got.
    
    * The first, and most obvious, change from the original version are the brand
    new graphics.  You've never seen Metal Gear with such visual flair (except for
    MGS2)!
    
    * Another change that really stands out is that the cutscenes have all been
    completely redone, compliments of Mr. Ryuhei Kitamura.  Whine all you want
    about the "cheesy bullet-time effects".  I like the new scenes!
    
    * All of the voice-overs have been redone, as well.  Although most of the
    characters have their original actors (although they're referred to by their
    real names, as opposed to the aliases they used in the original), the Ninja has
    a new voice-actor.  Only problem is that Naomi, Mei Ling, and Nastasha have all 
    been stripped of their accents.  Even so, their voices still sound fine.  If
    you hear otherwise, it's just because people like to complain.
    
    * Going along with the redone voiceovers, the script has also been given a
    rehaul, albeit a slightly smaller one.  Most of the lines are still the same,
    but certain things have been changed to reduce cheesiness or increase realism.
    Don't worry, though, Snake still likes Meryl's butt!
    
    * All of Snake's newfangled abilities seen in Metal Gear Solid 2 have been
    implemented here.  A list of all his new abilities can be seen directly below.
    
        - Snake can now hide in lockers, as well as hide corpses in lockers
        - Picking up and moving dead bodies.  Also shaking them to obtain hidden
          goodies.
        - You're able to hold up enemies from behind
        - Diving roll
        - First-person shooting
        - Shooting out cameras
        - Climbing onto small objects/crates
        - Peeking around a corner
        - Pop-out shot around a corner
        - Hanging from a railing
        - You can now punch/kick in first-person
        - Shooting out a guard's radio
        - Shutting off infrared beams by shooting out the floor mechanism
        - Whacking with the Nikita and FA-MAS/PSG-1
        - Moving while crouched with your back against a wall
    
    * Obviously, the controls have been changed to fit the GameCube controller, as
    well as accommodate Snake's new moves.
    
    * Two tranquilizer weapons from MGS2 have been tossed into the game:  the M9
    and the PSG1-T.  Additionally, the empty clip can also be used in Twin Snakes,
    as initially seen in MGS2.  Another new item thrown into the mix is the Book,
    which can be used to distract enemy soldiers with naughty photos.  Also, the
    AP Sensor, found very early in the game, is also new.
    
    * If he takes enough damage, Snake will begin to bleed, leaving a trail of
    nasty red stuff wherever he goes.  Uh-oh!  Crouching will allow Snake to slowly
    recover his health to a normal level, something not present beforehand.
    
    * New music has been added into the game, in addition to tracks from the
    original.
    
    * As in MGS2, many soldiers carry Dog Tags with them that can be obtained by
    holding up that soldier.
    
    * You no longer need to have a keycard equipped to open up a locked door using 
    it.
    
    * In general, Twin Snakes seems to be WAY easier than the original MGS.  
    Getting Meryl's ending should prove no problem whatsoever this time around.
    
    * All of the VR Training missions have been omitted from the game.
    
    * The location of certain items (e.g. the Nightvision Goggles) has been moved.
    
    * The Boss Survival Mode has been added in as a nifty little extra.
    
    * The title screen is different.
    
    * In the original, Snake's Life Gauge and the amount of ammo he can carry for
    each weapon would be increased following each boss battle.  Now in Twin Snakes,
    his ammo and Life Gauge begin maxed out.
    
    * Before climbing the ladder that leads into the vents over the chamber where
    the DARPA chief is locked away, there is a small air duct near the floor that
    you can crawl into.
    
    * In the air duct above the room where the DARPA chief is locked, there is now
    an alternate path that you can crawl through to score some ammo.
    
    * Following the lengthy conversation with the DARPA chief, you can't peek out
    of the room and spot Meryl waiting around the corner for you, as you could in
    the PSX version.
    
    * In the Canyon area (the place where you fight the tank), a trench has been
    added to the center of the area, providing a better place to hide out.
    
    * Just to the right of the stairs in the Nuke Building First Floor, it's
    possible to climb atop a few of the structures covered with tarps.
    
    * In Otacon's lab, there is now a purple GameCube (with a WaveBird controller)
    sitting on one of the desks in the middle of the room.  A PlayStation could be
    found here in the PSX version.
    
    * Also in Otacon's lab, two mini-statue's of Mario and Yoshi can be found
    sitting atop the desks in the top-right corner.
    
    * One last thing in the lab:  the poster of Policenauts has been changed to one
    of Zone of the Enders 2.
    
    * During the scenes after defeating the Ninja, Otacon will start rambling on
    about anime.  The cutscenes of anime shots have been changed to show parts
    from Zone of the Enders 2, as opposed to the shots in the original, which came
    from Policenauts (another Konami game involved giant robots).
    
    * Before the battle with Psycho Mantis, he'll no longer mention games such as
    Castlevania that are on your memory card.  Now he'll mention Nintendo and
    Silicon Knights games, namely Zelda:  Wind Waker, Eternal Darkness, Super Mario
    Sunshine, and Super Smash Bros. Melee.
    
    * During the boss fight against Psycho Mantis, a few of the sanity effects from
    Silicon Knights' other big game, Eternal Darkness, have been thrown in.  In
    case you missed them, the screen will begin to tilt and if you look at Mantis
    in FPV for too long, some other stuff will go down.
    
    * The portraits on the wall in the Commander Room have been changed to show
    the "big three" behind this game:  Ryuhei Kitamura (awesome Cutscene director), 
    Hideo Kojima (creator of the Metal Gear series), and Denis Dyack (the head 
    honcho at Silicon Knights).
    
    * After defeating Psycho Mantis and entering the Underground Passage, it isn't
    possible to simply run straight through the mine field any longer.  You have to
    either crawl ahead or trace Meryl's footsteps.
    
    * While on your way to obtain a sniper rifle, you'll find that the Canyon area
    (where you fought Raven in the M1 Tank) is now populated by a threesome of
    guards.  In the original, there was nothing but mines and cameras here.
    
    * In order to heat up and cool down the PAL card much quicker, a small platform
    has been added in the Underground Base (right near Metal Gear).  This allows
    you to get through the game a good bit quicker.  Check out the FAQ or Secrets
    chapters for the lowdown on exactly what to look for.
    
    * The point where you need to change disks is different in the two versions.
    The original PSX version didn't switch to the second disk until you entered the
    Blast Furnace, right after defeating Sniper Wolf for the second time.  In this
    newfangled version, though, the disks change right as you enter the Comm
    Tower.
    
    
    
    
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    Although many are not in the form of a question...
    
         Q:  I didn't read the walkthrough and I can't find the M9 in Hard Mode!  I
             suck!
    
         A:  First of all, the walkthrough is there for a reason, so please read
             before asking questions that have been so clearly explained earlier.
             But since I'm so cool, I'll go ahead and answer this query.  In the
             armory, you can use C4 to blow open parts of the wall to the left and
             right of the elevator (look for the discolored areas).  In the small
             area to the left is the M9.  You can also find it here on any of the
             easier modes if you missed the gun in one of it's earlier locations.
    
    
         Q:  I need to know how to lower my gun without wasting an oh-so precious
             shot!
    
         A:  Simply enough, just press Y while your gun is pointed at something to
             put it down without firing.  Another way to put down your gun without
             wasting a shot is to tap the right trigger button *very* softly and
             quickly to un-equip it, although this doesn't work in First-person
             view mode.
    
    
         Q:  Can I mess around with the camera during cutscenes like in MGS2?
    
         A:  You bet!  To do so, hold down the right trigger and fiddle around with
             the C-Stick (that's the yellow one underneath the big green A button).
    
    
         Q:  Do I get anything cool for collecting all of the Dog Tags?
    
         A:  No.
    
    
         Q:  I can't figure out how to hold someone up!  I can't get any Dog Tags!
             Help!
    
         A:  The basic gist is that you have to sneak up behind a guard and press
             A, thus prompting Snake to hold out his gun and yell "FREEZE SUCKER!".
             Only, he doesn't say sucker.  Oh well.  That's the basic hold-up right
             there, but if you're going for the dog tags, you'll need to get in
             front of your man-slave.  In order to do that, simply hold down B and
             run around to the guard's front side.  From there, go into first
             person and aim at the soldier's "package".  For those with no
             imagination, think crotch.  You can also go for the head, but that's
             no fun.  Anyway, the soldier will begin to shake like he's got ants in
             his pants.  In a few moments, an item will pop out, often times a Dog
             Tag.  Yay!
    
    
         Q:  So I really suck at getting past infrared beams!  Anything else I can
             do?
    
         A:  Indeed there is.  Simply whip out your SOCOM, enter first person view
             mode, and look on the floor for a small light gray/whitish device.
             When you find it, pump a shot into it to knock the beams offline.
             Voila!
    
    
         Q:  I'm an idiot and missed the rope at the bottom of the Comm Tower!  Am
             I totally screwed?
    
         A:  No, you aren't completely screwed.  If you happened to run right past
             the rope, you'll have to descend the tower not by rappelling, but
             rather by dropping from ledge to ledge.  First of all, hop over the
             railing to enter the hanging mode.  After that, you can press X to
             drop off and Y to grab onto a ledge below.  The trick here is to make
             sure that you are lined up with the pipes below, otherwise poor Snakey
             will fall to his untimely doom.
    
    
         Q:  A rate ate my PAL Card when it fell into the drainage ditch!  Dammit!
    
         A:  Nothing to worry about, really. To get it back, you'll need to track
             the rat's route and set up a trap with some C4.  There are several
             small vents that are too small for Snake to fit into, but are just
             right for a rat, strewn around the area.  Find one and camp out there
             until the rat pops out, at which point you should detonate some C4,
             popping the rat like a balloon and making the PAL key appear.  Nice!
    
    
         Q:  Uhh... my Life Gauge is red and quickly depleting!  I don't wanna die!
    
         A:  The problem there is that Snake is bleeding.  To put an end to this
             misery, you'll need to use a Bandage, provided you have on in your
             inventory.  If not, try using a Ration to boost your Life and stop the
             profuse bleeding.  Also, you can just press X to crouch down and
             slowly recover Snake's health.  Keep in mind, though, that you can
             only regain up to a certain amount of life before you'll stop
             regaining.  In other words, you can only regain enough health to stop
             the bleeding and change the red Life Gauge back to the usual blue.
    
    
         Q:  Is there any way I can get the wolves to stop using their karate on
             me?
    
         A:  Two ways, actually.  The first is to simply equip the Handkerchief
             given to you by Otacon after you've been captured.  Since it smells of
             Sniper Wolf, the cute little doggies will automatically love you.
             However, since that will only protect you the last time you need to
             get past the wolves, a better way is available.  During your first
             visit to the caves where these wolves are hanging out, punch Meryl and
             quickly hide in one of your Cardboard Boxes before she can return the
             favor.  In retaliation, Meryl will have one of the dogs piss on your
             box.  As a result, wearing that particular box from this point onward
             will cause the doggies to shower you with love.
    
    
         Q:  Snake won't stop sneezing!  Does he have cancer!?  He's too young to
             die!
    
         A:  If this happens, it means poor old Snake's caught a cold.  The only
             way to stop his continuous sneezing is to find some Medicine and use
             it.  So where can this Medicine be found?  Check in the Nuke Building
             B1.  One of the smaller rooms in the area to the south contains just
             what you're looking for.
    
    
         Q:  Is there anything I can to do increase the time that Snake can spend
             hanging from a railing?
    
         A:  There certainly is.  Push-ups.  To do a push-up, start hanging from a
             rail and press the Left and Right Triggers in conjunction.  Pretty
             simple, right?  100 of these will increase Snake's Grip Level.
    
    
         Q:  I can't aim with the PSG1 because Snake won't stop having a seizure!
    
         A:  When using the PSG1 (or it's little sister, the PSG1-T), there are two
             separate ways to cease Snake's hand-shaking.  The first is to use some
             Pentazemin, which can be found in various locations throughout the
             game.  If you don't happen to have any with you, though, you'll need
             to resort to a more dangerous method.  Cigarettes.  Cancer-causing as
             they may be, they do a great job of stopping Snake's hands from
             shaking.
    
    
         Q:  I heard that there is an easier way to heat up and cool down the PAL
             Key!  Is this true!
    
         A:  It sure is!  In the Underground Base (the area with Metal Gear staring
             ominously at you), head all the way upstairs and take the first right
             turn available to you (this will lead you away from the Control Room).
             Run along this catwalk and, toward the end, hop over the rail and
             start hanging off the side.  If you look below, you should find a
             small, hidden platform.  Press X to drop off and Y to grab onto this
             hidden platform and climb up onto it.  Once here you should notice two
             pipes; one red and one blue.  Shoot the blue one to be sprayed with
             cold gas that will completely freeze the PAL key.  The exact same
             thing works for the red pipe, only it will heat up your keycard all
             the way.  Cool beans!
    
    
         Q:  So, what's Meryl's Codec frequency?  I dunno what package Baker meant!
    
         A:  That can actually be a little on the tricky side.  The package Baker
             was yammering about was, in fact, the game box that MGS:  The Twin
             Snakes came in!  Flip it over to the back and check out the third
             screenshot from the top.  Whoa!  There's Meryl's frequency!  It's
             140.15!
    
    
         Q:  Ummm.  Yeah.  What's Otacon's frequency?
    
         A:  It's never a bad idea to write things down, y'know.  Anyhoo, his
             frequency is 141.12.  Remember it.
    
    
         Q:  Dude!  Heads are gonna roll if they messed with my favorite lines!
    
         A:  Since I can't read minds (or maybe I can and I just haven't figured it
             out yet), I'd advise that you check out El Greco's Game Script.  It's
             top-notch stuff, as far as Game Scripts go.
    
    
         Q:  I can't hit Psycho Mantis!  What should I do?
    
         A:  Switch the controller to the fourth port.  It will make all your
             problems go away.
    
    
         Q:  Oh man oh man, can I get the Ninja's way cool sword?  Can I?  Can I?
    
         A:  Yes, you can.  To do so, first you need to beat the game on Extreme
             Mode in under two hours with no kills, no rations used, and no saves.
             After you've done that, a special sequence will occur where you play
             as Snake and need to defeat the Ninja.  It's similar to the fight with
             the Ninja in Otacon's lab, only that it takes place atop Metal Gear
             (like the fight against Liquid in the end).  If you can win this
             insanely difficult battle, the next time you start a new game the
             Ninja's sword will be in your inventory.  You can attack with it by
             tilting the C-Stick in any direction.
    
           * NOTE:  Please don't be stupid.
    
    
        Q:  I can't get Snake to stop wearing that stupid tuxedo!  What should I
            do?
    
        A:  To get Snake back in his sneaking suit (and Meryl and the Ninja back in
            their normal costumes), you just need to beat the game an additional
            two times, once with each ending.
    
    
        Q:  Can I am the FA-MAS without firing away like a maniac?
    
        A:  Yep.  To do so, press A and Y at the same time.  Adjust the gun's aim
            to your liking, then release the Y button to start firing.  To stop,
            either let go of the A button or press down Y again.
    
    
        Q:  What if I mess up with the ketchup Otacon gives me while I'm captured?
    
        A:  If that happens, your buddy Johnny will head off to take a dump again,
            and the Cyborg Ninja will show up to do you a favor.
    
    
        Q:  I'm going for the Big Boss ranking!  What are the requirements!
    
        A:  First and foremost, you must be playing on Extreme mode.  Also, you can
            only use one ration throughout the entirety of the game.  Additionally,
            you have to use the tranq gun the whole time, because one kill nullfies
            the rank.  Other than that, you must finish the game in under two hours
            and not have any alerts other than the eight mandatory ones.
    
    
        Q:  What do you think of Twin Snakes?  DId Silicon Knights do things right?
    
        A:  Indeed they did; Twin Snakes is one of the better remakes I can think
            of.  The graphics are terrific and the voiceovers have been redone
            quite well (don't listen to the naysayers, Naomi, Mei Ling, and
            Nastasha sound fine without their accents).  My only gripe is that the
            new play mechanics carried over from MGS2 make things far too easy,
            especially being able to shoot in first-person.  Even so, it's a ton of
            fun to play through the game once just to bring back the nostalgia, and
            maybe a few more times to see everything available.
    
    
        Q:  You wouldn't happen to have a link to that site that generates an MGS
            codename for you, per chance?
    
        A:  Why yes I do.  Check it out at <www.cloudspace.com/goodies/mgsnamegen>.
            In case you're interested, my name (Chris Noonan) translates to Ionic
            Cobra and David Hayter (Snake's voice actor) translates to Jockstrap
            Bison.  Interesting!
    
    
        Q:  How does Twin Snakes differ from the original PlayStation game?
    
        A:  Despite receiving a facelift and all the new gameplay features
            introduced in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Twin Snakes is
            faithful to it's daddy.  Check out Chapter XI; PSX-GCN Differences for
            the full lowdown.
    
    
        Q:  I have an, err... "personal" question to ask.  How can I get in contact
            with you?
    
        A:  My e-mail is americanarsenal4 (at) gmail (dot) com.  Let me warn you in
            advance, though:  I'm lazy and take forever to answer questions,
            especially ones that I can't answer from memory.  Please be patient
            with me.  If you have a *really* urgent question, you can try to catch
            me on Google Talk (americanarsenal4).  I'll be nice as long as you are,
            so please don't be obnoxious (i.e. don't IM every single time I get
            on).  Fair enough, right?  One last thing:  please please *please*
            check the guide before getting in contact with me.  There's nothing
            more annoying than having someone nag you about something that is
            clearly explained in the guide.  Bottom line:  Ctrl + F is your friend.
            And my friend.
    
    
    
    
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    Care to take a gander at what can be found in this version of the FAQ?  If so,
    this is the place to be!
    
    ---------------------
    -  CURRENT VERSION  -
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    Version 2.2 / March 13, 2005
      Allowed <www.honestgamers.com> and <www.gamerhelp.com> to host this FAQ.
    
    
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    -  PAST VERSIONS  -
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    Version 2.2 / January 13, 2005
      I cleaned up a few sections and added in another reader tip, courtesy of
      Beran.
    
    Version 2.1 / June 15, 2004
      Added in another reader tip, describing an interesting way to take down a
      certain boss.
    
    Version 2.01 / June 11, 2004
      Made some changes to the Dog Tags section, so that you can easily find where
      all the tags are without having to dig through the descriptions for how to
      get each tag.  Yay!  I also made a few spelling corrections and other minor
      changes.
    
    Version 2.0 / May 31, 2004
      I decided to add in a small chapter detailing the requirements for attaining
      the Big Boss Rank.  Nothing too extravagant, though.
    
    Version 1.92 / May 30, 2004
      Thanks to SaiyanPrince for pointing out that I forgot to mention the quicker
      method of heating up/cooling down the PAL card in the walkthrough.
    
    Version 1.91 / May 28, 2004
      Fixed one typo and corrected some false information in the PSX-GCN
      Differences chapter.
    
    Version 1.9 / May 15, 2004
      I tossed in a couple of reader strategies / tips / ideas / whatever it is
      you wanna call them.  Enjoy!
    
    Version 1.82 / April 28, 2004
      Just another small update.  I added in a minor secret, and tossed an extra
      line into the basics to cover something I (somewhat) missed before.
    
    Version 1.81 / April 17, 2004
      Fixed two tiny errors.
    
    Version 1.8 / April 12, 2004
      The FAQ is, more or less, complete!  Chances are, there won't be too many
      more updates, unless I happen to stumble across some nifty new secrets or
      find some more Ghosts.  If that doesn't happen, we can mark this version
      'Final' in a nice unofficial way.  ^_^
    
    Version 1.7 / April 10, 2004
      Got a decent start on the Ghost Pictures section, although I know I've missed
      a ton.  Also, I added in a nifty checklist for the Dog Tags.
    
    Version 1.6 / April 6, 2004
      Finally took care of the Endings section.  Enjoy.  Aside from that, I tossed
      in a few more Frequently Asked Questions.
    
    Version 1.5 / April 5, 2004
      Kind of a minor update.  Added some new information to the Secrets section,
      but not much else other than that.
    
    Version 1.4 / April 4, 2004
      The Dog Tags for both Hard and Extreme Mode have been completed, and I got
      a decent start on the Secrets.  Look for more soon!  Seriously!  I'm not
      lying!
    
    Version 1.3 / March 29, 2004
      Rehauled the format, so that it looks kinda like a few of my other FAQs.  I
      also added the Normal Mode Dog Tags, and tossed some extra information into
      the Game Basics section.  A few new Frequently Asked Questions have also
      been added.  Look forward to the remaining Dog Tags and perhaps a few secrets
      in the upcoming week or so.
    
    Version 1.2 / March 28, 2004
      Added a bit more to the Game Basics and Items sections, as well as finished
      up the Dog Tags on the Easy Difficulty.  With any luck, Normal mode's tags
      will be available in a few days time.
    
    Version 1.1 / March 21, 2004
      Finished up the Game Basics section, added some new information to the
      Walkthrough, and added the Very Easy Dog Tags.  The rest is coming soon, so
      hang tight, my happy friends!  :DDDD
    
    Version 1.0 / March 15, 2004
      Not only is the walkthrough 100% complete, but I also finished off all of the
      weapons list and a good portion of the items list!  Bow down to me, lowly
      humans.  :P
    
    Version .80 / March 14, 2004
      The walkthrough is nearing completion - it's finished up until the fight with
      Vulcan Raven.  Expect the complete walkthrough in a few days; stay tuned!
    
    Version .60 / March 13, 2004
      The walkthrough is now complete up to the aftermath of the Sniper Wolf 
      battle.  Also, some more of the weapons and items lists have been completed.
    
    Version .15 / March 12, 2004
      Not a whole lot is complete for this initial update.  The walkthrough is only
      complete up until the aftermath of the Ocelot battle.  However, you can
      certainly expect some large updates in the next couple of days.
    
    
    
    
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    This document is copyright (c) 2004-2005 Chris Noonan (American Arsenal).  It
    is not to be reproduced in any way, shape, or form.  However, feel free to
    download it, print it out for personal use, or send it to your buddies, as long
    as you leave it unaltered and do not make a profit off of it.  Doing so would
    be very illegal, so I suggest that you do nothing of the sort.  One final note:
    this document should absolutely *NOT* be found on any websites with the
    exception of <www.gamefaqs.com>, <www.ign.com>, <www.neoseeker.com>,
    <www.honestgamers.com> and <www.gamerhelp.com>.  Don't even bother asking for
    permission to use it, as the answer will always be no.
    
    
    
    
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    Though it makes me terribly sad to say this, it's now time to close this guide 
    out!  Before that, however, it's necessary to give props to the people who made
    this FAQ possible.
    
    --- CJC <GameFAQs.com>
        Because he dedicates his life to upkeeping the best site in existence.  If
        I was wearing a hat, I'd tip it to you.  :D
    
    --- <IGN.com> / <Neoseeker.com>
        For asking me before taking my FAQs.  And also for hosting them after I 
        said yes.
    
    --- The following contributors/people who corrected stuff...
        Brent, Crazyreyn, El Greco, Endymion, frozenfyre091385, Hyprow, i am stan 
        the dark 1, Immortal Swords, Lightling Joe, OneMoreTime, pcarey2, Pavtool,
        thetitan9, thierter, wyldephang, yobicabrera, jg_plsikin, themoderated, and
        Beran
    
    --- DEngel
        Because I used his awesome Dog Tag FAQ to locate a few of the tags.
    
    --- Crazyreyn
        For critiquing this FAQ and giving me some suggestions.  He's also a great
        person to talk to on AIM every so often.
    
    --- Gbness
        For critiquing this FAQ and giving me some suggestions, and also for be a
        cool guy to talk to from time to time on AIM.
    
    --- SaiyanPrince
        For giving me yet another critique and pointing out that I forgot to
        mention the faster way to heat/cool the PAL card in the walkthrough.
    
    --- osrevad
        For creating the incredibly sexy ASCII art you see at the top of this here
        document.  Should you be interested into bribing him into making some for
        you, go ahead and contact him.  You can drop him a line via e-mail 
        (osrevad [at] gmail [dot] [com]) or on AIM as nahuwe.
    
    --- You
        Because you read my FAQ.  And for that, I thank you.  Or something.
    
    
                         T H A N K S   F O R   R E A D I N G ! !
    
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    Okay then, that's all, folks! No more FAQ, no more writing, no more nonsensical
    rambling from me.  I'm sure you're quite pleased.  In any case, I hope you 
    found this FAQ helpful in some way, shape, or form.  If not, I just wasted a
    good month of life... >_<  And with that, I'm out.  See ya next time!
    
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      "A cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal!"
                                         -- Gray Fox
    
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