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    METAL GEAR: GHOST BABEL "IDEASPY 2.5" SCRIPT version 1.02
    
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    "IdeaSpy 2.5" is a hidden story in METAL GEAR: GHOST BABEL, aka METAL GEAR
    SOLID for the GameBoy Color.  It's presented over the Codec on a special 
    frequency (140.07) like a show performed over the radio. 
    
    The story is unlocked by beating the Japanese or European versions; apparently
    it's been left out of the North American version.  There are 13 episodes--one
    for each stage of the main game.  The story itself is campy and serves as a
    silly diversion for Snake and the player during the main mission.
    
    Thus, "IdeaSpy 2.5" doesn't really add to the Metal Gear mythos because it's
    basically a story within a story.  However, it's a little-known secret in the
    series, so you can read the script and impress everyone you know with your
    extensive knowledge of all things Metal Gear.
    
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    CONTENTS
    S1. IdeaSpy 2.5 Script
         Episode 1 [EP1]
         Episode 2 [EP2]
         Episode 3 [EP3]
         Episode 4 [EP4]
         Episode 5 [EP5]
         Episode 6 [EP6]
         Episode 7 [EP7]
         Episode 8 [EP8]
         Episode 9 [EP9]
         Episode 10 [EP10]
         Episode 11 [EP11]
         Episode 12 [EP12]
         Episode 13 [EP13]
    S2. Trivia and Web Links
    S3. Unlocking IdeaSpy 2.5
    S4. Guide Info
    
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    S1. IdeaSpy 2.5 Script
    
    [EP1] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" 
       Episode 1 New York.  Here in the city where dreams come true and desires 
       rule, something is being bought, sold and thrown away, even as we speak.  
       But behind the scenes of business as usual, the nefarious "J.E. (Junker 
       Expensive Corporation)" lines its already bloated coffers with profits from
       worthless products.  As J.E. swindlers yet another innocent into purchasing
       high-priced junk, the FBI mobilizes a top-secret task force to put a stop
       to the menace.  Now, the city's best-kept secret spy is out there, briefed
       and ready to protect the people from "J.E.," the catalogue of conspiracy --
       just call him "2.5 (Two-point-five)."
    
    714
       Two, do you copy?
    
    2.5
       Roger.  Thanks to 'Noi-Zap,' the slap-on, be-gone answer to communicator
       static, I can hear the ice melting in your lunch.  Good.  What's the
       status?  Loosen up, 714.  I'm tailing a J.E. exec's limo right now.  It
       should lead me to their junk factory pretty soon.
    
    714
       All right.  That's where the 'Bod Bed,' the miracle product that promises
       to <Pump you up like and action star in your sleep>, is secretly produced.
    
    2.5
       I know.  The thing that has nothing but legs and a frame to support your
       head and heels, right?  Whoever bought those almost deserves it.
    
    714
       It's not like the people who bought them did anything wrong, Two.
    
    2.5
       Did you buy one?
    
    714
       ........
    
    2.5
       Jeez, 714.  You bought one.
    
    714
       It's not what you think.  I only wanted the Mr. Huggy Bear body pillow
       that came free with the purchase.
    
    2.5
       Same thing.  Learn to buy wisely.  You're playing right into J.E.'s hands.
    
    714
       Sorry, Two.
    
    2.5
       Don't be.  It's not my money.  The installment payment should give you
       plenty of time to think.
    
    714
       Christ, f-five years....
    
    2.5
       Mr. Huggy Bear didn't come cheap, did he?  Oops, time to go.  The limo
       just stopped.
    
    714
       Watch yourself.
    
    2.5
       Never fear.  Even if they notice me, there's no way they can attack this
       car.
    
    714
       What?  Why not?
    
    2.5
       'Kid in Kar [sic]' sticker.  I tacked one on the window before I left.
    
    714
       .... You're the goods, Two.
    
    2.5
       Okay, they're entering the building.  I'm going in too.
    
    714
       Steady as she goes....
    
    2.5
       Damn!
    
    714
       Two!  What's wrong?
    
    Beep!  Beep!  Beep!
    
    2.5
       Not good.  It's the 'Papa Don't Approach Sensor.'  Looks like I
       underestimated their security measures.
    
    714
       Get out of there, Two!
    
    2.5
       Too late!  I'm going in!
    
    714
       Two!
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP2] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 2
       <In the previous episode....> 2.5, the IdeaSpy, locates a junk factory run
       by J.E., the catalogue of conspiracies, but as he infiltrates the factory
       grounds, the shrill screams of the 'Papa Don't Approach Sensor' at the
       entrance pierce the night!  Will Two-point-five triumph!?
    
    2.5
       That was close.
    
    714
       What?
    
    2.5
       ....714, do you read?
    
    714
       You okay, Two?
    
    2.5
       Yes, I made it safely into the factory grounds.
    
    714
       But the 'Papa Don't Approach Sensor' ....?
    
    2.5
       Now all I've got to do is get inside the factory....
    
    714
       What about the sensor?
    
    2.5
       Oh, shut up!  You know if you didn't dwell so much on little things, you
       would never have been suckered into buying J.E. junk with the Mr. Huggy
       Bear pillow ploy!
    
    714
       Oh really!  So are you saying you've never had a bad shopping experience
       with catalogues, Two?
    
    2.5
       Never.
    
    714
       Liar!  What about that 'Hot Hop' shoes you bough last winter?
    
    2.5
       Stil using them.  Thanks to these, I can walk around outside without
       getting chilly feet.
    
    714
       You're lying!
    
    2.5
       It's true, 714.  I'm wearing them right now.
    
    714
       That's a ripoff product that heats up only when you keep them plugged
       into a wall outlet!  How the hell can you <Take a Hot Hop outside and keep
       your toes snugly> in that piece of junk!
    
    2.5
       ....I was raised by penguins in the South Pole.  During blizzards, we'd
       all pack close together and wait it out.  It was damned cold....But thanks
       to those early days, my body can tolerate any kind of cold weather.  Even
       if 'Hot Hop' isn't plugged in, I can wear them as normal shoes and that's
       enough to get through the winter in.
    
    714
       So why didn't you just buy regular shoes to begin with!?
    
    2.5
       Shut up!  Stop poking into other people's past!
    
    Woman
       Who's there!?
    
    2.5
       Huh!
    
    714
       Two?  Did you say something?
    
    2.5
       It's not me.  There's somebody else!
    
    Woman
       Who is this!?
    
    2.5
       ....a woman?
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP3] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 3
       <In the previous episode....> Against all odds, Two-point-five succeeds in
       infiltrating the junk factory run by J.E., the catalogue of conspiracies.
       But a shadowy figure of a woman emerges in front of him!  Will
       Two-point-five triumph!?
    
    714
       ....Is it the enemy, Two?
    
    2.5
       I don't know.  She's coming this way.
    
    clop, clop, clop....
    
    Woman
       It's Two-point-five, isn't it?
    
    2.5
       How....Who're --
    
    Woman
       Don't you remember?  We were at IdeaSpy Academy together.  It's me,
       Call Now.
    
    2.5
       Call?  Jeez, how many years has it been?
    
    Call
       Don't you touch me!  I haven't forgiven you yet!
    
    2.5
       You're still mad?  About me buying a ton of infomercial products with your
       credit card?
    
    Call
       And sending me the ton of stuff that didn't work out to me house.
    
    2.5
       Well, I thought you'd be glad to....
    
    Call
       Oh, who do you think you're fooling!  What kind of an idiot would glad
       to have a[n] 'Even-an-Elephant Storage Box?'  All it is is [sic] that it's
       bigger than an elephant!
    
    714
       Gosh, sounds like you were pretty out of control, Two?
    
    2.5
       I was young....
    
    Call
       I faked being an employee of this factory.  I've been waiting all this
       time for you just so I can get even with you!
    
    2.5
       So you must know your way around here, Call.
    
    Call
       What if I am?  You're not getting any help from me.
    
    2.5
       I love you, Call.  Always have.
    
    Call
       ....What?
    
    2.5
       Help me out here.
    
    Call
       ....No way.
    
    714
       Nice and easy, Two, you've almost got her!
    
    Rat-tat-tat-tat-tat!
    
    Call
       AAAH!
    
    2.5
       WOW!
    
    714
       What is it, Two?
    
    2.5
       Machine gun!  We're under attack!
    
    Call
       It's the armed guards!
    
    Rat-tat-tat-tat-tat!
    
    2.5
       Our health isn't going to get any better sticking around.  Call, let's
       call it a truce.  Show me the way into the factory, please!
    
    Call
       The hell I will!
    
    Rat-tat-tat-tat-tat!
    
    2.5
       We'll both get killed!  Come on!
    
    Call
       All right, all righ!  This way!
    
    Rat-tat-tat-tat-tat!
    
    2.5
       Okay, 714.  We're going in.
    
    714
       Watch yourself, Two.  It's even more dangerous inside!
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP4] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 4
       <In the previous episode....> 2.5, the IdeaSpy finally succeeds in
       infiltrating the nefarious junk factory of J.E. Corporation with the help
       of Call Now, a woman from his past.  But what awaits him inside the nest of
       conspiracies!?  Keep sharp, Two-point-five!
    
    Call
       Over here, Two-point-five.
    
    2.5
       I owe you one, Call.
    
    Call
       So why are you so interested in this factory?
    
    2.5
       Can't tell you.  Classified information.
    
    Call
       All right, then I have something else to ask you.  Why did you buy me
       that thing way back when?
    
    2.5
       What thing?
    
    Call
       You don't remember? The 'ErotoRope --'
    
    2.5
       I'll talk.  Classified schmassified.
    
    714
       What rope, Two?
    
    2.5
       Nothing.
    
    Call
       So, what's the dirt on this plant?
    
    2.5
       You know that J.E. execs have been showing up a lot recently.
    
    Call
       .... Yes, come to think of it, I've seen a lot of bad business suits
       around here.
    
    2.5
       Why would the suits show up in the 'Bod Bed' factory?  I think the 'Bod
       Bed' is nothing more than camouflage!
    
    Call
       What?
    
    2.5
       There must be something important going on here.
    
    ???
       Ha-ha!  Good thinking!
    
    2.5
       Who's there!?
    
    ???
       Over here.  Welcome to J.E.'s junk factory.
    
    2.5
       You shouldn't talk about family that way.
    
    ???
       Sorry, but it's staff only from this point on.  You'll have to deal with
       me now.
    
    Schnick!
    
    2.5
       God! Is that J.E.'s 'Interpersonal Itchy Skratch[sic]'?
    
    Call
       You mean....!?  That back scratcher designed to scratch other people's
       itch as well as your own!?
    
    2.5
       Yes.  To think it was on the market already....
    
    Call
       But if you need to scratch someone's back, why don't you just use your
       hands....
    
    ???
       Ha-ha!  Did you think this was a regular 'Interpersonal Itchy Scratcher'?
       Think again!
    
    Schni-Schnick!
    
    Call
       Oh God!  The handle extended!
    
    2.5
       This is the 'Turbo Interpersonal Itchy Skratch[sic] for long distance
       back scratching!
    
    714
       What!?  Can it be the ultimate back scratcher to reach all itches!?
    
    Call
       Why can't you just do it with your hands!
    
    ???
       Silence!  Take this!
    
    2.5
       Call!
    
    S-wish!
    
    ........
    
    ???
       How could this happen?  Why can't I scratch your backs!?
    
    2.5
       We're lying on our backs.
    
    ???
       What!?
    
    2.5
       Since we'ere both lying on our backs, not even the 'Turbo Interpersonal
       Itchy Skratch' can get to them.
    
    ???
       ....You win.  Go on....
    
    Call
       Good job, Two-point-five!
    
    2.5
       Let's get going.  Show me where the suits are hanging out.  
    
    Call
       You got it!
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP5] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 5
       <In the previous episode....> 2.5, the IdeaSpy has infiltrated the junk
       factory to uncover the secrets of that catalogue of conspiracy, J.E.
       Corporation.  With Call Now as his guide, he heads for the secret hub of
       the factory!  Hurry, Two-point-five!
    
    Call
       This is it.  This is the room that the suits go into.
    
    2.5
       Let's go.
    
    714
       Be careful, Two.
    
    Rattle.
    
    Call
       What is this place....?
    
    2.5
       Looks like a product development lab....
    
    Call
       Look at all these plans.... 'On the Road Food Processor,' 'Rover's First
       Watch'.... And 'Blackout Camera,' 'Morning After Hanger'....
    
    2.5
       jeez[sic].  True heirs to J.E.'s tradition of junk.
    
    714
       But Two, there's nothing new here that J.E. executives would get excited
       about....
    
    2.5
       That's true.
    
    Call
       Look, Two-point-five, 'D-People-E-O, Fine Humanoid Robot for the Home.'
    
    2.5
       Really?  Sounds pretty decent.
    
    Call
       Decent, my foot.  Humanoid robot?  How did they develop that kind of
       technology....
    
    2.5
       Don't believe that stuff.  It's one of their products.  It has to be a fake.
    
    714
       Not necessarily, Two.
    
    2.5
       What are you getting at, 714?
    
    714
       What if they were selling garbage products to people to raise research
       funds for that humanoid robot?
    
    2.5
       How can that....
    
    Call
       And look at this, Two-point-five.  D-People-E-O has no down payment and a
       monthly price of $9.75 for 36 months!
    
    714
       It's cheaper than Mr. Huggy Bear Body Pillow!
    
    2.5
       ....$9.75 a month is just three cups of double mochas....
    
    714
       Two, what do you think?
    
    2.5
       Even if the humanoid robot is for real, it's too affordable for a J.E.
       deal.  There's something behind this.  But what.....
    
    714
       Two, can it be a weapon of destruction?
    
    2.5
       What....!?
    
    714
       It looks like that isn't just another junk factory.
    
    2.5
       No.  And the fact that there are plans here means they could be making
       D-People-E-O somewhere on the premises.  Or that they're already rolling
       off the assembly line....
    
    714
       Can you find out?
    
    2.5
       Affirmative.  Let's go, Call.
    
    Call
       Wait a sec, I'm not one of you!
    
    2.5
       I love you, Call.  Always have.
    
    Call
       ....What?
    
    2.5
       Love conquers all, right?
    
    Call
       Well, ah, that's not completely wrong, but....
    
    2.5
       Okay, let's go, Call!
    
    Call
       Ah....all right.
    
    2.5
       I said let's go!
    
    Call
       O....OK....
    
    2.5
       Um!?
    
    Call
       What's going on?
    
    2.5
       It won't open.  The door won't open!
    
    Call
       You mean -- we're trapped in here!?
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP6] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 6
       <In the previous episode....> The junk factory of the J.E. Corporation, the
       catalogue of conspiracy, was the secret cradle of 'D-People-E-O, Fine
       Humanoid Robot for the Home!'  But Two-point-five and Call Now have been
       locked into the lab where they uncovered this secret.  Find a way out!
       Two-point-five!
    
    2.5
       It's no good!  No matter how hard I pull, the door won't open!
    
    Call
       There better not be a punch line about a 'PUSH' sign on the door!  Or that
       it's a sliding door....!
    
    2.5
       Shush!
    
    Call
       ....What?
    
    2.5
       Don't your hear something, like a motor starting up....
    
    Call
       ....huh?
    
    Grind, grind, grind....Blam!
    
    Call
       AAH!
    
    Crunh, crunch, crunch....
    
    2.5
       Damn, the walls are moving in!  714!
    
    714
       You all right, Two!?  Unless you do something, you'll be as flat as a can
       after a quick date with 'Can-Do,' that home recycling aid that flattens
       any can without taking up kitchen space!
    
    2.5
       You're right as flat as heavy sweaters and down skiwear put in 'Vac-Pac'
       storage bags to <free up closet space in summer and pop up in winter>!
    
    Call
       Two-point-five!  Stop gabbing and do something!  The walls are getting
       closer!
    
    2.5
       Don't worry, Call.  Look!  I came prepared with a 'Beanstalk Bar' that
       <adjusts to the size of any doorway for handy pullup exercises>!
    
    Call
       Way to go, Two-point-five!
    
    2.5
       All right, I'm going to brace the walls with this!
    
    Grind!  Crunch, crunch, crunch....
    
    Call
       Oh no, it's adjusting the size of the room!
    
    2.5
       Okay, let's go with [the] 'Later Alligator Door Stopper'....
    
    Call
       As if!  I don't want to be flattened in a place like this!
    
    2.5
       It could be a revolutionary form of diet.
    
    Call
       My proportions will be all wrong.
    
    2.5
       Flattening will only accentuate those curves of yours, gorgeous.
    
    Call
       Oh, Two-point-five....
    
    2.5
       I love you, Call.  Always have.
    
    Crunch, crunch, crunch.... slam!
    
    714
       Come on, Two, do you copy!  Don't tell me you actually got smushed by the
       walls!?  Two, do you copy!  Twoooo!!
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP7] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 7
       <In the previous episode....> After discovering the plans for 
       'D-People-E-O, Fine Humanoid Robot for the Home' in the factory research
       lab of the J.E. Corporation, the catalogue of conspiracy, Two-point-five
       and Call find themselves locked into the lab and faced with imminent
       extinction as the walls close in on them!  Stay alive!  Two-point-five!
    
    2.5
       God, that was close.
    
    Call
       Thought I would die.
    
    714
       Two!  You're okay?
    
    2.5
       What?  Oh, sorry 714.  Looks like I fell asleep.
    
    714
       What?
    
    2.5
       I dreamt I was being crushed to death by the walls and then I woke up.
       Looks like I was talking in my sleep too.  It was a really bad nightmare.
       Look, I'm soaked in sweat.
    
    Call
       Yech.
    
    714
       Hey wait a sec now.  How could you both have dreamt the same thing!?
    
    2.5
       What -- oh, we fell asleep connected by a network cable.  Okay, let's get
       going, Call.
    
    Call
       Right.
    
    714
       Hey, HEY!  I heard the walls crunching in and everything!!
    
    2.5
       Well, since it was a dream I don't see how I could be held responsible for
       what happened in there.
    
    Call
       It is just a dream, after all.
    
    714
       That doesn't make any sense, Two!
    
    2.5
       God, you are so nit-picky!  I ought to wash your arguing mouth out with the
       neighborhood's No.1 brand 'Sudsy Kleen' <sure to satisfy even the pickiest
       laundries and dirtiest white T-shirt> used in 46% of the country's three-
       star hotels'!!
    
    Call
       Don't!
    
    2.5
       What's wrong, Call?
    
    Call
       I'm sorry....I have bad associations with 'Sudsy Kleen.'  It was a hot
       summer day....
    
    2.5
       What is this, a subplot?
    
    Call
       I was already burnt to the crisp from going to the beach everyday, and my
       skin really started to feel tender....I'd heard that 'Sudsy Kleen' could
       <whiten and brighten any stain away>, so I ran a bath and poured in a lot
       of 'Sudsy Kleen'....
    
    2.5
       .... And you got into that tub.
    
    Call
       I did.  To the chin.
    
    2.5
       ........
    
    Call
       And when I ran it, I thought it would work better with really hot water so
       I got into a boiling hot bath and....burned myself all over!
    
    2.5
       What?
    
    Call
       It was hot.  So hot....!  And of course, I was already raw from the
       sunburn, so I felt like I was on fire!!  And ever since, whenever I hear
       'Sudsy Kleen' it terrifies me....
    
    2.5
       ....But doesn't 'Sudsy Kleen' not have anything to do with --
    
    Call
       I know, I understand how you could feel that way.  I should have realized
       how hot it was before I soaked myself to the chin, right?
    
    2.5
       Well, that's true too but 'Sudsy Kleen'....
    
    Call
       It's okay now!  I feel so much better just telling you about this.  Maybe I
       just wanted someone to know about this....Come on, Two-point-five.
    
    2.5
       You lost me completely but I agree that we should get out of here.  After
       all, we'eve been in this lab for 3 episodes now.  We're moving ahead, 714!
    
    714
       Oh God, the walls, the walls!  Help me, Two!
    
    2.5
       Call, your story was too long.   Now 714's stuck in the dream.  Anyway,
       let's go!
    
    Call
       Okay!
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP8] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 8
       <In the previous episode....> Our heroes Two-point-five and Call
       accidentally fall asleep in the factory research lab of the J.E.
       Corporation, the catalogue of conspiracy!  Where is the elusive
       'D-People-E-O, Fine Humanoid Robot for the Home?'  And has it already been
       completed?  Stay on the scent!  Two-point-five!
    
    Call
       There's a restricted elevator in the corner of the factory.  Regular
       employees aren't allowed to use it, but it could lead to the production
       plant for D-People-E-O!
    
    2.5
       All right, Call.  Let's get to that elevator.
    
    Pit-a-pat-a-pit-a-pat!
    
    Call
       That's it, Two-point-five!  This elevator!  There's a button for the
       basement floor....We'll go that way.
    
    Beep!
    
    2.5
       What the --?
    
    Call
       It says 'One passenger only.'  We'll have to one at a time!
    
    2.5
       What? Are you overweight or something?
    
    Call
       Oh really!  I'll go first, Two-point-five.  You follow me on the next ride.
    
    2.5
       All right.  We'll meet downstairs.
    
    Slam!
    
    714
       .... Two, is it all right to let her go by herself?
    
    2.5
       714, she's a graduate of IdeaSpy Academy too.  She'll be okay.
    
    714
       That's not what I meant.  Isn't it possible that she coudl betray us?
    
    2.5
       What?
    
    714
       She said she had a grudge against you, right?  It isn't such an unlikely
       idea.
    
    2.5
       That's crazy.  We used to look at catalogues toegther, for Heaven's sake.
    
    714
       What's that supposed to prove?  Anyway, don't be a sap, Two.
    
    Ping!
    
    2.5
       The elevator's back.  I'm getting on.
    
    714
       Watch yourself.
    
    Slam
    
    Whoosh....
    
    2.5
       ....It's a pretty long descent.
    
    714
       Two, listen.  If your ears start to hurt, swallow.  That'll help a little.
    
    2.5
       (Gulp).  You're right, my ears just cleared.  I owe you one, 714.
    
    714
       Don't worry about it.
    
    2.5
       No, you're always helping me out with highly illuminating hints.  You're
       more useful than any infomercial products.
    
    714
       ....That doesn't feel like a compliment.
    
    2.5
       Don't be so humble.
    
    Ping.
    
    2.5
       I'm here....huge, mostly empty space.
    
    714
       Is it a factory?
    
    2.5
       Looks like it could be a warehouse....But....?  Where's Call!?
    
    714
       She's not there?
    
    2.5
       I don't see her!
    
    714
       So she is....
    
    2.5
       No way....!
    
    Rat-tat-tat-tat-tat!
    
    2.5
       WOW!
    
    714
       You all right!
    
    2.5
       I'm not hit.  A machine gun....?  Where are they firing from?  I can't see
       it!
    
    ???
       The buck stops here, Two-point-five!
    
    Rat-tat-tat-tat-tat!
    
    2.5
       WOW!
    
    714
       Two?  Twooooo!!
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP9] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 9
       <In the previous episode....> 2.5 has infiltrated the junk factory of that
       catalogue of conspiracy, J.E. Corporation, and finally reached the possible
       location of 'D-People-E-O, Fine Humanoid Robot for the Home,' only to find
       himself under machine gun fire from an unseen enemy!  Can Call have
       betrayed him!?  Hang in there, 2.5 (Two-point-five)!
    
    2.5
       Ow.... damn....
    
    714
       Two!  Are you all right, Two!?
    
    2.5
       Uh-huh.  Strange.... I don't seem to have been hit anywhere.
    
    ???
       Ha-ha-ha!  How do you like it, Two-point-five!  It's the music of J.E.
       Corporation's 'Mini-Mole'!?
    
    2.5
       'Mini-Mole?'
    
    ???
       The Mini-Mole digger, the <professional grade, no-brainer answer to home
       rock excavation needs>!
    
    Drrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
    
    2.5
       Couldn't you give it a less confusing sound?  And anyway, what home
       excavation needs!?
    
    ???
       Be quiet!  Or else, take this!
    
    Bang!  B-bang!
    
    2.5
       Jeez!
    
    714
       You all right, Two!?
    
    2.5
       What is it this time!
    
    ???
       <Studies show: pigeons hate the sound of balloons breaking!  The pest-
       scaring 'Boom-Boom Ballon' breaks three times as easily and makes five
       times as much noise as conventional ballons.  Recommended by Dr. 
       Koppelthorn!>
    
    2.5
       What kind of a weak late-night sasparilla is that!?
    
    714
       And who the hell is Dr. Koppelthorn?
    
    2.5
       Besides, what do you base the claims about all that three and five-times
       stuff on!?
    
    714
       Speaking of which, do pigeons really.... Damn it, there's too many holes to
       pick that I can't get to it all!  Two, what are we going to do!?
    
    2.5
       I can't do anything unless I can see where he is.... I got it!  I'll just
       crumple up this piece of cellophane and....
    
    Crackle, crackle....
    
    714
       What's going on, Two?  Sounds like something burning.
    
    2.5
       Ssh!  If you crumple up cellophane and roll it between your palms, it
       sounds like fire burning.  Now if only he hears this noise....
    
    Crackle, crackle....
    
    ???
       Oh no!  Fire!?  Damn you, Two-point-five!  We'll continue this some other
       time!  Go, go, go!
    
    Pit-a-pat-a-pit-a-pat!
    
    2.5
       (Sigh) Looks like they're gone.
    
    714
       Good job, Two.....But what's happened to Call Now?
    
    2.5
       You're right.  Where did Call go!?
    
    Call
       Oh, it's you, Two-point-five.  That was fast.
    
    2.5
       Call?  Where were you?
    
    Call
       I was on the elevator and it made my ears really hurt.  It was so bad I had
       to go and sit down for a bit.  Sorry -- did I make you wait?
    
    2.5
       So that was why.... Call, you swallow when that happens.
    
    Call
       Thank you, Two-point-five.
    
    714
       Two, I told you that.
    
    2.5
       I know.  Come on, let's get going.
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP10] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 10
       <In the previous episode....> 2.5 has entered the factory basement of that
       catalogue of conspiracy, J.E. Corporation.  Is this the location of
       'D-People-E-O, Fine Humanoid Robot for the Home'!?  And what is its deep
       dark purpose!?  Keep going, 2.5 (Two-point-five)!
    
    2.5
       Do you see it, Call?
    
    Call
       Not over here, Two-point-five.
    
    714
       Two, you can't find 'D-People-E-O' yet?
    
    2.5
       Hm?  What're you talking about?
    
    714
       You can't find D-People-E-O yet?
    
    2.5
       No, it's my contact lens.  I lost it during battle just now.
    
    714
       Contact lens??  What about D-People-E-O?
    
    2.5
       What do you think you're saying?  My contact lens comes first!  Do you know
       how much I paid for that thing!?
    
    714
       But I thought your eyes were 20-20....
    
    2.5
       Of course they are.  Like many fashion-conscious urban professionals, I
       wear tinted lenses.
    
    714
       Don't you go wearing that stuff on the job!
    
    2.5
       What?  Are you saying that spies have no right to be chic!?
    
    714
       I'm just saying that there's no need to be pretty up for a mission!
    
    Roll, roll, roll....
    
    Call
       Oh?  What's that sound?
    
    2.5
       Hm?  Sounds like a caterpillar [tank tracks].... Over there!
    
    714
       What is it?  The enemy?
    
    2.5
       It's a tank!  And the body is shining brightly!
    
    Call
       It's dazzling!
    
    ???
       Ha-ha-ha.  Good for you, Two-point-five, to notice the gleam of my tank.
       See the power of 'Flash Wash,' <the car wax that takes off the stains and
       brings on the shine with a single coat>!
    
    2.5
       Why would you polish a tank!?
    
    Call
       The product sounds decent but you're using it completely wrong!
    
    ???
       That's not true!  Don't you understand the desire to make your personal
       transport look nice!?  Even tanks want to be pretty once in a while!
    
    2.5
       Wuss!  A true man on the edge never gives a thought to being pretty!!
    
    ???
       You hypocrite, what about yourself!  For that, I'm going to crush your
       color contact lens to dust with this caterpillar!
    
    Roll, roll, roll....
    
    2.5
       Wait, don't come this way!  I've still got 16 installments left to pay!
    
    ???
       Know the bitterness of continuing to make payments after the product is
       gone, Two-point-five!  That was, yes, more than five years ago....
    
    2.5
       What's with this sudden tangent?
    
    ???
       I dreamt of rocking to Burton Cummings and the Guess Who as I drove this
       tank and finally bought a $2975 car audio system.... A real sweet baby with
       10 speakers.  But....
    
    2.5
       But what!?
    
    ???
       Once I had it installed, the driving noise was too loud and I couldn't hear
       any music.  So I cranked the amp volume to max.  And at that moment --!
    
    2.5
       At that moment!?
    
    ???
       With a deafening 'bang!', all 10 speakers exploded in flames!  This burn
       on the forehead is a war wound from that day!
    
    2.5
       That is NOT a war wound!
    
    ???
       Since that day, my car audio system never again rocked to Guess Who.  All
       it left me was a profound silence and 78 more payments to go!!  And I will
       teach you how that feels, Two-point-five!!
    
    2.5
       NOOOOO!!
    
    Roll, roll, roll....
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP11] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 11
       <In the previous episode....> 2.5 infiltrates the factory basement of that
       catalogue of conspiracy, J.E. Corporation, but accidentally loses his color
       contact lens purchased on an unfinished installment scheme.  Will the lens
       be decimated by a brilliantly waxed tank bearing down upon it!?  What can
       be done!?  2.5 (Two-point-five)!
    
    ???
       This is the end, Two-point-five!
    
    2.5
       Don't you come this way!!
    
    Roll, roll, roll.... Crunch.
    
    ???
       What the!?
    
    B-lam!!
    
    ???
       Aah!  AAAHHH!!
    
    Call
       Oh God!  The floor's suddenly exploded and the tank is falling through!
       Two-point-five, what happened!?
    
    2.5
       It crushed the contact lens.
    
    Call
       Why would crushing the contact lens blow the floor out!
    
    2.5
       An ultra-compact fashion-tint contact lens-shaped explosive.  The slightest
       shock sets it off.
    
    Call
       What?
    
    2.5
       Sorry I didn't say anything.  It was all a part of my plan.
    
    Call
       No, I meant that you were walking around with a bomb stuck in your eye?
    
    2.5
       Yes.  It was very stressful.
    
    Call
       I would imagine so.
    
    714
       Two, I owe you an apology.
    
    2.5
       Don't worry about it, 714.
    
    714
       No, really.  I really thought you were wearing that thing just to be
       pretty....
    
    2.5
       I don't mind.
    
    Call
       Look!  Two-point-five!  That hole the tank made!
    
    2.5
       What is it, Call.
    
    Call
       There's some kind of room there!
    
    2.5
       She's right.  There are cardboard boxes stacked in there.  I'd say 5000 of
       them, maybe more!
    
    714
       What?  Could they be....
    
    2.5
       'D-People-E-O, Fine Humanoid Robot for the Home'....?  Is it possible that
       the production is complete and they're ready to ship?
    
    Call
       Let's get down there in any case.
    
    2.5
       All right.  We'll use the 'String Silent One,' <President Lincoln's choice:
       super-powerful clothing line that set the industry talking>.
    
    Call
       Which industry is that?
    
    714
       So what does Lincoln have to do with it?
    
    2.5
       Shut up!  If you're going to keep whining, I refuse to go down there!
    
    714
       All right!  I won't so will you please get gown there!
    
    Squeak, squeak, thud.
    
    2.5
       Okay, we're down.
    
    714
       Open the cardboard box.
    
    2.5
       Roger....?  It's empty!
    
    Call
       This one too, Two-point-five!  What's going....
    
    2.5
       They're all empty!
    
    714
       What!?
    
    ???
       You've come very far, Two-point-five!
    
    2.5
       Who's there!
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP12] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 12
       <In the previous episode....> 2.5 discovers a cache of cardboard boxes in
       the factory basement of that catalogue of conspiracy, J.E. Corporation.
       But every single box proves to be empty!  Where is 'D-People-E-O, Fine
       Humanoid Robot for the Home'!?  And who is the mysterious stranger!?  Stay
       cool, 2.5 (Two-point-five)!
    
    ???
       Two-point-five, you've kept me waiting too long!
    
    2.5
       Who is this!
    
    ???
       K-mart shoppers may not have been paying attention, but you Two-Point-five,
       should remember that tailed me here to junk factory -- the CEO of 'Junker
       Expensive,' ZeroPayment-Down!
    
    2.5
       What!?  Where is D-People-E-O!?
    
    ZeroPaymentDown
       Unfortunately, production has not yet started.  But the parts are stacked
       all around you.
    
    2.5
       What? [Y]ou mean that these boxes themselves are a part of D-People-E-O!?
    
    Call
       Oh!  Two-point-five, look!  On the side of the box....
    
    2.5
       W-what is this!
    
    Call
       There's a face drawn on it!!
    
    ZeroPaymentdown
       Ha-ha-ha.  Now you understand.  In that case, I'll let you in on this too.
       It's the prototype D-People-E-O!
    
    D-People-E-O
       Thump, thump, thump.... Bonjour, hello, I am D-People-E-O.
    
    2.5
       T-this can only be....
    
    Call
       A person with a cardboard box over his head!
    
    2.5
       But why would anyone sell something like this!?
    
    D-People-E-O
       Beep, bip, blip, beep.  Hello, hello, is this J.E.?
    
    2.5
       It's saying something.
    
    Call
       Making a phone call?
    
    D-People-E-O
       I would like to place an order 10 'Bod Beds.'  Please ship them overnight
       express.  Thank you, click.
    
    2.5
       No!
    
    ZeroPaymentDown
       Ha-ha!  Surprised?  Once a D-People-E-O is installed in a home, they order
       J.E. products by the dozens!  Now we will no longer have to wait for
       orders to come in.  Sales are truly assured!!
    
    Call
       How exploitative can you be!?
    
    2.5
       More like, how can you expect something this stupid to work?
    
    ZeroPaymentDown
       Say what you like!  By placing a D-People-E-O in every home, the sale of
       the 'Bod Bed' will go from 1 to tens of thousands!
    
    714
       O-one?  You only sold one?
    
    2.5
       714, looks like you're the only one in the whole wide world who fell for
       the Mr. Huggy Bear Body Pillow ploy and bought the 'Bod Bed.'
    
    714
       Damn it, Two!  Stop messing around and destroy that plant right now!
    
    2.5
       All right.  This other ultra-compact fashion-tint contact lens-shaped
       explosive should take care of -- Zero Payment-Down and D-People-E-O!!
    
    ZeroPaymentDown
       Don't!!
    
    D-People-E-O
       Nooo, dooon't!!!
    
    BANG!!!
    
    BLAAAAAAMMM....
    
    2.5
       Hurry, Call!  The basement plant is collapsing!
    
    Call
       What?  But that's inconsistent!  The impact is too different from when you
       used it on the tank!
    
    2.5
       I don't have time to explain!  Just hurry!
    
    Pit-a-pat-a-pit-a-pat!
    
    2.5
       Okay, as long as we get out on that elevator....!
    
    Call
       Wait, Two-point-five!
    
    2.5
       What is it!?
    
    Call
       Don't you remember?  Only one person can go up on this!  And there's no
       time for two round trips!!
    
    BLAAAAAAMM....!!!
    
    [Narrator]
       To be continued.
    
    [EP13] [Narrator]
       Communicator Entertainment Program "IdeaSpy 2.5 (Two-point-five)" Episode 
       13 (Finale) <In the previous episode....> 2.5 finally uncovers the truth
       behind D-People-E-O in the factory basement of that catalogue of
       conspiracy, J.E. Corporation.  Having destroyed the underground plant, 
       he attempts to escape with Call Now, but the return elevator has a one-
       passenger capacity!  What next, 2.5 (Two-point-five)!
    
    BLAAAAAAMM....!!!
    
    2.5
       This is no time to hesitate.  Call, get on!
    
    Call
       What?  But Two-point-five, what about you!?
    
    2.5
       Hurry!
    
    Slam!
    
    Call
       Oh!  Two-point-five!?
    
    2.5
       Call, be careful of too much shopping....!
    
    Blaammm....
    
    Call
       Oh.... Two-point-five....
    
    BLLLLAAAMMM....
    
    Call
       The underground plant is going to explode....!
    
    BLLLASTT!!!
    
    Call
       I'm above ground.... It's safe....
    
    2.5
       You all right, Call?
    
    Call
       Wha --??
    
    2.5
       That was a close one.  My foot got caught in the cable of that elevator
       cage you were in and it pulled me all the way up here.
    
    Call
       Two-point-five!  How lucky can we get!?
    
    2.5
       Hey, watch it, I'm pretty sooty.  You'll get it all over yourself if you
       keep doing that.
    
    Call
       Who cares!  I don't care!
    
    714
       Wait a second, Two.  If the elevator can't carry more than one, wouldn't 
       it still be over the limit if there was another person hanging from the 
       cable!?
    
    2.5
       714, I learned something important from this mission.
    
    714
       No, answer my question!
    
    2.5
       The crime of defrauding ordinary people and selling them worthless junk at
       high price is of course inexcusable.  But the people must also learn to
       distinguish junk from something with worth.  Someday, they will learn to
       stand up and buy on their own without our help -- I choose to believe that.
    
    714
       Don't you try to bring things to a satisfying conclusion with a likely
       speech!
    
    Call
       I agree with you, Two-point-five.  I have no idea where you got the
       impression that there was a moral in this whole thing, but you're right.
    
    2.5
       So, Call, what now?
    
    Call
       Well, Two-point-five.  Why don't we start by going back to my place and 
       start looking at catalogues together?  Some new ones arrived yesterday.
    
    2.5
       Sounds good.  We can take time and pick out furniture and stuff for our
       house.
    
    Call
       What....?
    
    2.5
       We'd better be careful, make sure we don't get stuck with junk.
    
    Call
       Oh, Two-point-five....
    
    2.5
       Let's go.
    
    714
       Just wait a second, Two!  This doesn't make sense!  Two-point-five! 
       IdeaSpy Two-point-five!!!
    
    [Narrator]
       THE END
    
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    S2. Trivia and Web Links
    
    - 140.07 has also been used as a special frequency in METAL GEAR 2: SOLID
    SNAKE and in the Japanese exclusive METAL GEAR SOLID: INTEGRAL.  In the 
    former, you can listen to randomly selected songs from the soundtrack if you 
    have cigarettes equipped. In the latter, you can reportedly hear members of 
    the development staff speak.  Other secrets for these games are on these pages:
    
         <http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/gbcolor/code/25619.html>
         <http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/code/23891.html>
    
    - The entire intro from Episode 1 is quoted by the colonel in METAL GEAR 
    SOLID 2. To see and hear the quote, call the colonel after you've met up with
    Snake inside Arsenal Gear.
    
    - The "Dr. Koppelthorn" mentioned in Episode 9 is a mythical figure in one
    of the Snake Tales in METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SUBSTANCE.  In the "External Gazer"
    scenario, Dr. Koppelthorn is said to be the creator of the engine that powers 
    the featured VR system.  See the "Snake Tales Script/Synopsis" listed on this
    page:
    
         <http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/game/33075.html>
    
    - The "Junker Expensive Corporation" is likely an homage to another Hideo
    Kojima game called SNATCHER.  This game involves a group called "Junker" too.  
    Some people mistake the IdeaSpy 2.5 quote in MGS2 as being a reference to
    SNATCHER.
    
    - The original script was apparently written in Japanese.  The translator who
    wrote the English version runs an interesting site.  It has a copy of the
    IdeaSpy 2.5 script, although the characters aren't listed.
    
         <http://www.hibernium.com/wrtg/02.html>
    
    - Shuyo Murata also wrote "The Shocking Conspiracy Behind Shadow Moses," one of
    the Previous Story files in METAL GEAR SOLID 2.  See the "Previous Story FAQ" 
    listed on this page:
    
         <http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/game/28489.html>
    
    - Murata was the "scenario director" of the very rare METAL GEAR SOLID DRAMA
    CDs.  This official yet non-canonical series is made up of 2 audio CDs that
    tell 3 original scenarios, which are set some time after MGS.  Some information
    in Japanese and artwork from the CD booklets can be found on these pages:
    
         <http://www.konamijpn.com/products/mgs2/japanese/goods/goods_02_j.html>
         <http://jpn00.konami.co.jp/products/metalgear/the_art/1_4d.html>
         <http://jpn00.konami.co.jp/products/metalgear/the_art/1_4e.html>
    
    - Besides GHOST BABEL and MGS2, Murata has also worked on the ZONE OF THE
    ENDERS games as a director along with Hideo Kojima.  See Murata's short bio at
    the bottom of this page:
    
         <http://www.konamijpn.com/products/zoe2/english/staff.html>
    
    
    
    S3. Unlocking IdeaSpy 2.5
    
    A summary of how to get the story yourself:
    
         - beat the Japanese or European version ("New Game")
         - don't reset your GameBoy/emulator after the credits
         - start another game ("New Game") but don't use the "Stage Select" mode
         - call 140.07 at any time to read the episode for the current stage
    
    I used an emulator (VisualBoy v.1.4.12) and a ROM of the European version
    (METAL GEAR SOLID), which has the option to play it in one of several 
    languages.  I beat the main game on Normal and the special Codec frequency was 
    highlighted in the credits.  Then I started a second game ("New Game") without 
    resetting my emulator.  
    
    I got the episodes by calling 140.07 while playing the stages on my second
    play-through; there was a different episode for each stage.  Contrary to what
    I've read, the frequency did NOT work for me in the "Stage Select" mode.  I
    think the developers just wanted people to go through the episodes in order.
    
    I haven't played the North American version (METAL GEAR SOLID), but a
    trustworthy source has told me that it doesn't have the "IdeaSpy 2.5" story.
    I haven't played the Japanese version either, but Murata's official bio says
    his special story appears in METAL GEAR GHOST BABEL, and the Japanese version
    is the only one with this title.
    
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    S4. Guide Info
    
    Original story by Shuyo Murata
    Translated by INTAC
    Transcribed by Tim Huynh
    
         tim_huynh[at]operamail[dot]com
    
    27 September 2004 - added IGN.com to legal section
    2 July 2004 - version 1.01 changed e-mail address, tweaked table of contents
    3 May 2004 - version 1.0 submitted to GameFAQs and Neoseeker
    
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    It may not be published on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly 
    without written permission. Use of this guide on any web site other than 
    GameFAQs, IGN.com, and Neoseeker, or as a part of any public display, is
    strictly prohibited and a violation of copyright.
    
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their 
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
    Copyright 2004 Tim Huynh

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