| \ / | |_____| |__ __| /_\ | | | \/ | _____ | | _____ | | | |\ /| | | ___| | | / ___ \ | | | | \/ | | | |___ | | / / \ \ | |____ | | |_| |_____| |_| /_/ \_\ |______| | | |_| ______ _____ _ _____ / ____| |_____| /_\ |___ \ / / ___ _____ _____ ___| | \ \|_ | | ___| / ___ \ | _ / \ \_| | | |___ / / \ \ | | \ \ \_____| |_____| /_/ \_\ |_| \ \ **************************************** \ \ ********* S O L I D ********* \ \ ****************************************** \_\ Metal Gear Solid (Playstation) Rankings FAQ by Richard Harris (Rico) - firstname.lastname@example.org Uploaded 5/9/99 (UK) THIS FAQ IS FOR PRIVATE AND PERSONAL USE. IT CAN ONLY BE REPRODUCED ELECTRONICALLY. IT CAN ONLY BE FOUND AT WWW.GAMEFAQS.COM AND RIC10561.HYPERMART.NET. IF YOU ARE READING THIS FROM ANOTHER SITE, PLEASE MAIL ME. I WILL THEN DECIDE IF THE WEBMASTER CAN KEEP MY WORK ON HIS/HER SITE. IF PLACED ON ANOTHER SITE THIS FAQ'S DISCLAIMER MUST BE INTACT, UNMODIFIED AND IN FULL. THIS FAQ IS NOT TO BE USED FOR *PROFITABLE* OR *PROMOTIONAL* PURPOSES. THIS INCLUDES BEING INCORPARATED, REPRINTED OR OTHERWISE INTO BOOKS, MAGAZINES, GUIDES ETC. IN *ANY* WAY. THIS FAQ IS COPYRIGHT RICHARD HARRIS (RIC10561@AOL.COM) AND ALL COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS ARE ADKNOWLEDGED THAT ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED IN THIS FAQ. THIS DOCUMENT AND THE AUTHOR ARE IN NO WAY AFFIALATED OR PART OF SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT OR IT'S DEVELOPERS/SUBSIDARIES IN *ANY* WAY WHATSOEVER. Metal Gear Solid (c) Sony Computer Entertainment and (c) Konami of Japan. Okay, now that's over with, here's my Game Rankings FAQ. Ever wondered what the animal name means when it appears on the endgame screen? For example, you might get 'RANKING: CAT' the first time you play, then 'CENTIPEDE' then 'WHALE'...what does it all mean? I hope that this little FAQ show you what everything DOES mean. ============================================================================== Your ranking is relied on two things - first, the difficulty (easy to extreme) and secondly, a 'rank' which shows how good you are (1 to 12). Here's the table so you can see your rank and selected difficulty: RANK EASY NORMAL HARD EXTREME 1 Hound Doberman Fox Big Boss (best) 2 Pigeon Falcon Hawk Eagle 3 Piranha Shark Jaws Orca 4 Pig Elephant Mammoth Whale 5 Cat Deer Zebra Hippopotamus 6 Koala Capibara Sloth Giant Panda 7 Chicken Mouse Rabbit Ostrich 8 Puma Leopard Panther Jaguar 9 Komodo Dragon Iguana Crocodile 10 Mongoose Hyena Jackal Tasmanian Devil 11 Spider Tarantula Centipede Scorpion 12 Flying Squirrel Bat Flying Fox Night Fox Now for the big question - how did I get this rank? Here's how - as soon as you do the following things, you are demoted to the following rank: (best read from bottom up) RANK 1 - I did it perfectly - I was found less than five times, killed 25 enemies or less, used one or no rations, had no continues and completed the game in 3 hours or less. RANK 2 - I did RANK 3 only I completed the game in less than three hours. RANK 3 - I did RANK 4 only I killed 250 or more enemies. RANK 4 - I did RANK 5 only I used 18 or more rations. RANK 5 - I did RANK 6 only I saved 80 or more times. RANK 6 - I completed the game and took 18 hours or more. RANK 7 - Base level. You completed the game but you either used >18 rations, saved >80 times or >18 hours. If you did two or more of the above things you are put into a rank between 8 and 12. This equation decides which: x = number of times found y = 10 x (number of enemies killed - 25) Unfairly, if you killed 25 or less then the computer makes y = 25. y is 0-4 5-7 8-15 16-19 20+ x is 0 - 29 8 8 10 11 11 30 - 54 9 10 10 10 12 55+ 9 9 10 12 12 Work out x and y, line them up here and find out your rank! If you keep a record of enemies killed, rations used, etc you can find out your ranking anywhere in the game (you'll have to guess your time ranking e.g. at the end of disc one, your time should read 2:15). Hope this helps! ============================================================================== Want more secrets, hints, a walkthrough, camera help, cool stuff, the location of EVERY item and weapon, weird stuff (like Helipad Boxing (tm)) and hidden controls? A complete boss guide? EVERY ghost picture on camera (bar one, ahem) and even more on the PSX game of the century? This rankings guide was taken from the complete MGS guide also by Rico, get it from this very GameFAQs page!