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                       METAL GEAR SOLID INTEGRAL
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          Metal Gear Solid Integral Basic Guide Version 'Final'
                     For Sony PlayStation Only
                          By YEE SENG FU
E-Mail  :               ysf@pacific.net.sg
Date    :                 26th March 2001
ICQ     :                    25076522
HomePage:   http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Portal/7933/
Country :                    Singapore

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are registered trademarks and copyright Konami.

Presented By Konami Computer Entertainment Japan West
A Game Directed By Hideo Kojima.

Introduction
============

You haven't forgotten Metal Gear Solid, have you? A lot of action-
adventure fans might be disappointed with the short length of the
original Metal Gear Solid. Because of its popularity, Metal Gear
Solid has undergone a new remake. Known as Metal Gear Solid Integral
in Japan, and likely to be called Metal Gear Solid VR Mission in the 
US, will this remake be worthwhile? Though games like Azure Dreams,
Suikoden, Vandal Hearts were never a hit, it did represent that
konami is creative to create innovative game. Metal Gear Solid
surpasses all that. [Did anyone mention Contra?]

Before i say anything, i will like to thanks the staff at Konami,
making this remake possible. And Hideo Kojima too, being the director
of Metal Gear Solid, creating such a fantastic game. Call this an
expansion package of the original version, a new remake, or an
installment, Integral has contained 300 advanced VR Training that
didn't make it to the original version. Honestly speaking, i do think
that Metal Gear Solid has a lot of potential, to be exact, the
concepts are really cool! Who would ever think of an auto-lock on
stinger missiles, a sniper, and even contacting your superior through
a codec. I mean, if there is a Metal Gear Solid 2, perhaps in PS2 or
Dreamcast, while retaining and expanding upon the original concept,
it will be awesome. I like the fast-pace action in MGS, but i find
it hard to keep me satisfied as i find myself, asking for more. I have
completed the story mode four times for the original version. So far,
i do enjoy the VR Training missions in Integral. There are always a
lot of in-depth strategies, and i am always willing to play the same
stage over and over again to perfect my skills and get the best
ranking. However, i was quite disappointed with the first two discs
as the story remained the same, but think of it, the original MGS
took around two years to finish. Okay, enough of talking and let's
get back to the real thing.

Finally. after many weeks of playing, i beat Extreme with a Big Boss
ranking. Why? Because i wanted to play the Ninja mode. I have
completed the training to 100.0% and got to see the Metal Gear
Solid Rex picture. I have also gotten Mei Ling and Naomi and i
can confirm that you need to beat extreme mode to get Mei Ling.
[Man, the models are cool! And, i really mean it!]

A good news to tell you all guys! I just got back my copy of
Metal Gear Solid Integral from my cousin just recently. Finally,
i can play the game now. [Huh, any response...?]

After many busy days of typing, this faq has contained the complete
VR Training guide, from sneaking, weapon, advanced to special mode.

Update
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Version 1.0
-Added in information about disc 1.
-Added in information about disc 2.
-A brief introduction about the various modes in the VR training
 discs.
-Based on the japanese version.

Version 2.0
-Fixed some alignments problems.
-Confirm that the original saved data does not work with Integral.
-Added in new codes for Metal Gear Solid Integral.
-Added in information about Codec Frequency.
-Added in information in the Weapon section.
-Added in information in the Item section.
-Added in information in the Control section.
-Added in information on the percentages for the VR Training.
-Added in a Tactical Strategy.
-Added in a VR Training Guide.
-Added in a Wish list section.
-Based on the japanese version.

Version 3.0
-Added in Gameshark codes. [For Japanese version only]
-Updated VR Secret section.
-Based on the japanese version.

Version 4.0
-Added in some more information about the Photography mode.
-Added in some more information for the wish list section.
-Updated VR Training Guide with a few more strategies, mainly the
 1 Min Battle.
-Added in frequently-asked-question section.
-Based on the Japanese version.

Version 5.0
-Updated some information for the photography mode.
-Added a new strategy for Variety Level 04.
-Sorted out the credit section.
-Added a link section to two new cool MGS site.
-Added in some more information for the wish list section.
-Updated more gameshark codes for Metal Gear Solid Integral.
-Added in Gameshark codes for Metal Gear Solid-VR Missions.
 [For US version]
-Added in new information about Ninja mode for VR Missions.
-Updated the frequently-asked-question section.
-Added in a Copyright section.
-Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.

Version 6.0
-The solution to solving puzzle #10 can be found in the frequently
 asked question section.
-Updated the frequently-asked-question section.
-Added in some information for the US Metal Gear Solid:VR Mission.
-Based on the Japanese version.

Version 7.0
-Added the feature of Metal Gear Solid:VR Mission.
-Grouped all the frequently asked questions, making it more easier
 to read.
-Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.

Version 8.0
-Added more strategy on Puzzle Mode level 09.
-Added more strategy on Puzzle Mode level 10 on the frequently-asked-
 question section.
-Added more information on the Ninja strategy section.
-Updated my current status.
-Updated some information on the photography mode to get Mei Ling
 for Metal Gear Solid Integral only!
-Updated the frequently-asked-question section.
-Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.

Version 9.0
-Added a new strategy for Puzzle Mode level 09.
-Added a new strategy for Puzzle Mode level 10.
-Added more information regarding Mei Ling for Metal Gear Solid:VR
 Missions.
-Organise the layout of the walkthrough for the special mode, thus
 making it more user-friendly.
-Updated the frequently-asked-question section.
-Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.

Version 'Final'
-Added some details in the Mystery mode.
-Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.

Future Update
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A sad news to tell every Metal Gear Solid fan who has read this faq.
I will no longer update this faq anymore. Avoid sending any more
information, tips, hints to me. The reason is if you do this, this
will only tempt me to update this faq. I have covered everything
that you need to know about Metal Gear Solid Integral in this faq.
For walkthrough on the main game, please refer to other faqs found
in gamefaqs as I don't intend to write one. And, one more thing,
since I will no longer update this faq, some of the questions found
in the frequently-asked-questions may be outdated and may be no
longer relevant. But, I am going to leave it intact as it is. Lastly,
enjoy your copy of Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation while waiting
patiently for the next awesome Metal Gear Solid 2 to arrive on the
PlayStation 2. So, goodbye everyone!!!

Content
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   i)Story Mode
    -Disc 1 and Disc 2
    -Pros and Cons
    -Secret
  ii)VR Training Disc
    -Sneaking Mode
    -Weapon Mode
    -Advanced Mode
    -Special Mode
    -No of Stages
    -Replay Theater
    -Extra Mode
    -Secret
 iii)My Current Status
  iv)Codec Frequency
   v)Weapon
  vi)Item
 vii)Control
viii)Tactical Strategy
    -Basic
    -Weapon
    -Additional
  ix)VR Training Guide            <New>
    -UFO Target & Enemy
    -Sneaking Mode
    -Weapon Mode
    -Advanced Mode
    -Special Mode
   x)Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions <New>
  xi)GameShark Code
    -Integral Version
    -VR Missions Version          <New>
 xii)Frequently Asked Question    <New>
    -Walkthrough/help
    -About Integral
    -About VR Mission
    -Miscellaneous Question
xiii)Wish List                    <New>
 xiv)Credit
  xv)Comment
 xvi)Link
xvii)Copyright Protected

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Before you continued, please read this message.  

  I got a shock when i was checking my mails, with a mail, saying
that i took certain information from http://superfami.com/ without
asking the webmaster, Chris Barker's permission. I, honestly didn't
take anything from the site. All the Ninja, photography, background
about NG Selection etc were all taken from <bernard78_98@yahoo.com>,
BOng's faq and if you notice his faq, i have already given credits
to those who have contributed the information to his faq, which i
have taken it.
  
  Later, i found out that the Ninja secrets etc, were being first
published in http://superfami.com/ and then in www.MetalGear.Net.
Is this a concidence or what?
  
  Nevertheless, Chris Barker was really kind and understanding and
from here, i will express my sincere apology to Chris Barker,
the webmaster of MetalGear.net.
  
  I'll glad that all the misunderstandings have been clarifed and
i have already given proper credits to Chris Barker, which can be
found in the credit section.

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I)Story Mode:Disc 1 and Disc 2
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So,what's the difference between Integral and the original version?

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I.I)Disc 1 and Disc 2: Similarity and Difference
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1)The story has not changed a bit at all.

2)However, there are five choices of difficulty levels: Very easy,
  Easy, Normal, Hard, Extreme. Like the first original version, you
  can only play extreme mode when you have completed the story mode 
  at least one. Very easy mode are for beginners, who are new to
  Metal Gear Solid. Instead of being unarmed, Solid Snake will start 
  with an exclusive weapon, MP 5 SD, with infinite 999 ammo, plus
  rapid shooting possible with the Square button. Both Hard and
  extreme mode doesn't have radar.

3)When you have completed the story mode at least once, you will be
  allowed to play the first person view mode in the special option.

4)Like the original version, you will get roll A for Meryl and roll
  B for Otacon, depending on what storyline you choose.

5)Once you have gotten the special items, camera, a new section in
  the extra option called Photography, in the 3rd disc, which is the
  VR training mode opens up, where you can take photos of Naomi and
  Mei Ling, depending on your rankings.

6)Once the story mode is completed, you will be able to play a game
  in the PocketStation. Unfortuately, i don't have a PDA.

7)Metal Gear Solid Integral is more like an international version,
  supporting both English and Japanese text. by default, the language
  is set to Japanese in the option mode. The voice-overs are still in
  English, so there won't be any problem for anyone who has purchased
  the import. However, the explanation for the weapons, items, and
  the instructions for the VR training mode are still in Japanese.
  But that shouldn't be of any problem to those who has played Metal
  Gear Solid before. To add on, the options in the briefing mode are
  in japanese and cannot be changed. However, when you watch the
  videos, you can change the text to English. The voice-overs are
  still in japanese. The mission log, previous operations and Metal
  Gear Solid Snake in the special mode are in Japanese, and cannot be
  changed.

8)Note that if you have taken any photos, the album mode will not be
  found in special mode in the story mode discs, instead , it will be 
  found in the VR Training, 3rd disc in the extra mode, together with 
  movie and photography.

Finally, i have gotten the Otacon and Meryls' endings. I have also
gotten the Big Boss ranking by completing extreme mode. I have also
unlocked Mei Ling as well!!!

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I.II:Pros and Cons
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1)Unfortuately, datas from the original Metal Gear Solid, regardless
  it is Japanese or US version, cannot be used for Integral, meaning
  you have to complete the game two more times to get special items
  like Camera, Stealth, and Bandanna.

2)Having a first person view mode gives a more 3-D feeling, however,
  it does have its disadvantage. To switch to the first person view
  mode, tap the Triangle button two times, and another two times if
  you want to return back to normal mode.
 
 -It's strange. Because for the first time you complete the game, and
  let's say you get stealth and camera, you are now able to select
  the first person view mode, however, the stealth and the camera you
  have collected will be gone, meaning you will have to start all over
  again.

 -First person view mode gives a more 3-D feeling of the environment,
  however, it is more advisable to view the normal mode, as you can
  see more things, as the camera is placed overhead.

3)Is the graphics enhanced? Well, I don't really see any noticeable
  differences.

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I.III:Secret
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Here is a list of secrets that can only be found in Metal Gear Solid
Integral. I will not write in any secrets that can be found in the
original version, only the new ones, just to save time.

Alternate Outfit:
-----------------
If you complete the game two times with both endings revealed and have
stealth and Bandana as your special item, both Solid Snake and Cyborg
Ninja will have their alternate outfits, tuxedo and Crimson red and
blue cyborg suit. So, what's the difference between the original
version and the integral version? The difference is, beside Solid
Snake, and Cyborg Ninja, Meryl will now have a new outfit, which is
like Snake's sneaking suit.

First-Person View Mode:
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The first-person view mode will be available in the special option
once you have completed the game once, except on difficulty, Very
Easy. This mode will be quite similar to any Doom or Quake style
games. To switch between first person view mode and normal mode,
tap triangle twice rapidly. Note that rank doesn't affect anything.

MP 5 SD
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This weapon works like famas, and is only available for very easy
mode. Very Easy level is meant for beginners, and if you think you
are good enough, try other harder difficulties. To add on, this new
MP 5 SD weapon allows rapid shooting like famas, and unlimited ammos, 
999.

New Codec Frequency
-------------------
Ever wonder what the last row and last columm for? Try calling
frequency 140.07 to talk to the staff. Unfortuately, the
conversations are in Japanese, so i don't know what they are talking
about. There is no English voice-overs available.

Credit:<Unidentified> for the new staff codec frequency.
      =>Sorry, i have lost your e-mail long ago.

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II)Disc 3:
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Will the 300 advanced VR Training keep fans of the genre satisfy?
What do you guys think?

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II.I:VR Training Mode
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The original VR Training contains Practise, Gun Shooting, Time attack
and survival modes. The VR Training Mode for MGS Integral can be
divided into four modes: Sneaking Mode, Weapon Mode, Advanced Mode,
and Special Mode Not all modes are available at first. You can only
begin with sneaking mode and weapon mode initially. For every stage
you complete, your training percentage will increase as shown
on the top-right hand corner of the screen, and more modes and stages
will eventually open up as the figures keep on increasing.

Tips:The introduction of the VR Training Discs shows you some of the
     very cool demo scenes that you will eventually encounter
     later on, so I guess you can roughly estimate what you can
     expect in the VR Training. Also, if you leave your controller
     untouched for some time, you will be able to view some demos.

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Sneaking Mode
-------------
This mode is similar to the VR Training in the original version. It
contains 15 VR Training stages, 10 are taken from the original version
and 5 new ones. The new stages are 7, 9, 11, 13, 14. It can be divided
into No Weapon and Socom, followed by Practise or Time Attack mode.
Below shows a flow chart.


                         Sneaking Mode
                ____________|____________
               |                         |
            No weapon                  Socom
         ______|______           _______|_______
        |             |         |               |
   1.Practise  2.Time Attack 3.Practise   4.Time Attack

1.Unarmed, you must not be spotted by any guards.
2.Similar to the 1, you are now racing against time.
3.You need to kill all the guards,yet without being spotted.
4.Similar to 3, you are now racing against time.

Total no of Stages: 15 x 4= 60

Total percentages : 20%

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Weapon Mode
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The weapon mode trains you to master all the different weapons.
Basically, you can select all the weapons, except Stun, Chaff Grenade.
Each weapon has ten stages, five for practise mode, and another five
for Time attack mode. Your targets are mostly the blue or red UFOs.
The red UFOs are more dangerous as they are very explosive if you
come too close to them. Below shows a flow chart.


                         Weapon Mode
               ______________|______________
              |              |              |
           Practise          |         Time attack
                           Socom
                            C4
                           Famas
                          Grenade
                          Claymore
                           Nikita
                           PSG1
                          Stinger

Total no of Stages: 8 x 5 x 2= 80

Total percentages : 26.6%

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Advanced Mode
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Advanced mode is more of a higher training level than the weapon mode.
Similar to the weapon mode, each weapon will have ten stages, five for
practise, and another five for Time attack mode. But a few differences
separate it. Firstly, you won't be dealing with anymore red or blue
UFOs, instead your enemies will be a real Genome soldier. Secondly,
unlike the sneaking mode, you will not fail the mission, if you get
spotted. However, if you are playing the Time attack mode, bonus
points of max 3 secs will be given for not being spotted, as well as
the number of remaining ammos.

Total no of Stages: 8 x 5 x 2= 80

Total percentages : 26.7%

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Special Mode
------------
Special modes are probably the most coolest of all. Sneaking, weapon,
and advanced modes are just your basic training. The special modes
are then the real challengers and can be divided into 8 sections.
Below shows the flow chart of what the special mode comprises of.


                            Special Mode
       _________________________|________________________________
      |        |        |       |        |        |       |      |
    1 min    VS 12  Mystery  Puzzle   Variety    VR     Ninja   NG
    Battle   Battle                            Mission       Selection
 _____|_____
|           |
VS         VS
TARGET   ENEMY

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1 min Battle
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This is very easy. You get to use all of your weapons listed in the
weapon and advanced mode, as well as using bare-hand. Yeah, Fist is 
also a weapon. All you need is to kill as many as possible within 1
minute. In the VS target mode, you will face the UFOs, and they will
not attack you. In the VS enemy mode, you will face Genome Soldiers
and they will attack you if you get spotted by them. If you fail to 
meet the min targets within the time limit, you will fail the mission.

Total no of Stages: 9 x 2= 18

Total percentages : 6.0%

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VS 12 Battle
------------
This is another coolest section. There are a total of 8 stages here. 
You are given some weapons with limited ammos. The type of weapons,
and the number of ammos you get differ from stage to stage, but as
you proceed on to a higher stage, it gets harder, as less ammos are 
given. You have to kill 12 guards within 5 minutes, and each time,
only 4 guards are in. You won't fail the mission if you get spotted. 
My advice is try not to get spotted as it waste a lot of time, and
choose your weapons wisely, and don't waste any unneccessary ammos.
Checkpoint only appears when all 12 guards are dead. You can also
use the choking technique to strangle the guard.

Total no of Stages: 8

Total percentages : 2.7%

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Mystery
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This is another yet coolest section where you need to rack your brain
and find out who is the murderer. There are a total of 10 stages. At
each stage, you will see a dead Genome soldier lying on the ground.
Most of the stages, you will see three genome soldiers standing there. 
There are some variations in certain stages. They will not attack you,
so do not worry. And, one of these three guards are the murderer.
Clues like objects are often provided in each stages, which will trace 
you to the murderer. Once you determine the murderer, drag them along
to the check point. If this is not the murderer, you will fail the
mission. If he is, you will proceed on to the next stage. and, if you 
kill one of the soldiers by accident, you will automatically fail the 
mission. My hint to you is to view in first person view mode.

Total no of Stages: 10

Total percentages : 3.3%

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Puzzle
------
There are a total of 10 stages, and as the name suggests, you will 
have to rack your brain and think of a good strategy to help you
solve the puzzles. Good luck!

Total no of Stages: 10

Total percentages : 3.3%

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Variety
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As the name suggests, it is more or less a mixture of what you have
learnt all this while.

Total no of Stages: 13

Total percentages : 4.4%

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VR Mission
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VR Mission is more of a survival mode, but is more challenging than
the survival mode in the original version. The areas are all brand-
new. There are 10 levels in this mode and you need to complete these
10 levels within 15 minutes. Quite hard in certain areas. You will
begin without arms but there are weapons and ammos scattered through-
out each levels. It's up to you whether you want to collect them or
not. If you get spotted, they will chase after you, but you will not
fail your mission. My advice is try to get those useful weapons like 
PSG1. The best strategy is to run and avoid the guards at all cost.
Remember, your life and ammos that are left will be carried over to
the next stage.

Total no of Stages: 10

Total percentages : 3.3%

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Ninja
-----
Well, time to change the male lead. In this mode, you are able to play
as Gray Fox/Deepthroat or Ninja. Unfortuately, there are only three
levels. Sorry, i don't know much about the Ninja mode yet as i am
still not able to select it at this moment.

Total no of Stages: 3

Total percentages : 1.0%

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NG Selection
------------
Well, time to change your enemy. The enemy here have very distinct
appearances or to say weird will be more correct. More like an alien
to me. Also, these guards have amazing eye sight, and hearing ability.
It's best not to go near them. Also, these section involves racing
against time. There are a total of 8 stages in this mode.

Total no of Stages: 8

Total percentages : 2.7%

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II.II:No of Stages in the VR Training Disc
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Okay, this is just a calulation.

Sneaking Mode:60
Weapon   Mode:80
Advanced Mode:80
Special  Mode:18+8+10+10+13+10+3+8=80
Total  Stages:300

Sneaking Mode:20.0%
Weapon   Mode:26.6%
Advanced Mode:26.7%
Special  Mode:6.0% +2.7% +3.3% +3.3% +4.4% +3.3% +1.0% +2.7 %=26.7%
Total Percent:100.0%

Okay, from calculation, it is exactly 300 stages, but don't forget the
practise mode and the time attack mode are more or less about the same,
except that you must be more faster in the time attack mode.

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II.III:Replay Theater
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Replay theater is yet another feature to capture Solid Snake's glory.
To me, i think it is pretty useless. Most of the stages, will prompt
you to save replay once you complete that particular stage, normally 
in the time attack mode, that is available, and not practise mode. If 
you think, you have done fantastically well for that stage, why not 
consider saving the replay. Once you save it, choose replay theater
to load the save replay. Easy to understand, right?

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II.IV:Extra Mode
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This mode can be divided into two sections: Movie and Photographing.
The movie mode contains three videos that are exclusively to the
integral version. The first video, shown in Tokyo Game Show'98(TGS
Roll A) will be available initially. It is more of a mix of selected
FMVs. The voice-overs are in Japanese, instead of English. The second
video (TGS Roll B) is another demo shown in Tokyo Game Show'98,
together with the first video, showing some breathtaking screenshots.
The third video is shown in E3 in '97/6. Both the second and the third
video are not available initially. For photographing, you will be able
to take photos of Mei Ling or Naomi. I have gotten both Octacon and
Meryl's endings, and got the Big Boss ranking by beating extreme
mode. The better your ranking is, you can go nearer to the models,
meaning either Mei Ling or Naomi. If you want to exit the photography
mode, simply take the exit in the south.

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II.V:Secret
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Movie
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TGS ROLL A - Available Initially.
(March '98)

TGS ROLL B - Complete training mode with 46.6% and above.
(March '98)

E3         - Complete training mode with 79.3% and above.
(June '97)

Credit:Special thanks to <ShinJN@yahoo.com> for the exact percentages
       for unlocking these two movies.

Photography
--------------
Once you have completed the game, and have gotten special item, camera,
go to extra mode in the VR Training discs, and you will be able to
select Photography mode, which will allows you to take photos of Naomi
or Mei Ling. The higher your ranking is, you will have more time and
can come more closer to take the photos.

Rumour has speculated that you need to:

-Beat the story mode with difficulty easy, normal, and hard, except
 Very Easy and Extreme to get Naomi Hunter.

-Beat the story mode with extreme to get Mei Ling.

Note:I got Mei Ling by beating extreme mode, Naomi by beating normal
     mode.

By kelvin            <phatee@home.com>
---------
Kelvin says that you need to complete the game to get Mei Ling.

By Michael Jackson   <resident_weevil@hotmail.com>
------------------
He suggests that if you complete the game and save Meryl, you will
get Naomi, and if Meryl dies, which means having Otacon, you will
get Mei Lin. He has not proven this, but he has saved Meryl and
got Mei ling on the photography mode.

By Gouki/Rolento     <rolento@geocities.com>
----------------
He suggests that you don't get Mei Ling by having Otacon, as he
have already saved both Meryl and Otacon, plus Snake wearing his
Tuxedo suit, Ninja wearing his new cyborg suit and Meryl wearing
her sneaking mode, he still gets Naomi. He also suggests that if
you watch the introduction VR Training, you should see the word,
Big Boss next to her. And, Big Boss's ranking can only be obtained
in the extreme mode. Does that mean you will have to beat Extreme
(Or perhaps hard), without radar to get Mei Ling? He has also
confirmed that your ranking determines how long or how close you
can get to Mei ling/Naomi Hunter.

By Steevens Alconcel <alconcelt001@hawaii.rr.com
--------------------
He suggests that to get Naomi, you have to get a Hound rating in
Easy mode, Doberman in Normal mode, and Fox in Hard mode. He has
gotten all these ratings and still get Naomi. To get Mei Ling,
he suggests that you need to get a Big Boss rating in Extreme
mode. Does that mean that the only way to get Mei Ling is to beat
Extreme mode. Quite possible.

Metal Gear Rex
--------------
Once you have completed all the VR Training, having 100%, you will
be shown a picture of Metal Gear Rex, with the words labelled
"CONFIDENTIAL."

Credit:Thanks to Gouki / Rolento<rolento@geocities.com> for the info.

Truth Behind NG Selection Mode
------------------------------
NG Selection are VR missions which did not fit into any other category,
or were for some reasons disqualified from the regular VR missions.
Famitsu PS suggests you play these "out takes" with an open mind.

Credit:Thanks to Kevin<phatee@home.com> for submitting this
       piece of information from superfami.com/www.metalgear.net.

Ninja Mode
--------------
There are many ways to unlock the Ninja mode. Once Ninja mode is
available, you will see Ninja unmasked at the title screen.

PocketStation(PDA)- First Method
-Finish the game on any level, except "Very Easy".
-Download your save data to a PocketStation.
-Exchange the saved data with a total of 5 players within 7 days.
-You cannot use PS memory card manager for this method.
-Load the VR Training Disc when you have meet the requirements.

PocketStation(PDA)- Second Method
-Finish the game on any level, except "Very Easy".
-Get the highest ranking for that difficulty.
-Save FOXDIE to a PocketStation.
-Load the VR Training Disc when you have meet the requirements.

Story Mode Method - Third Method
-Finish the game on any level, except "Very Easy".
-Get the highest ranking for the story mode.
-Load the VR Training Disc whn you have meet the requirments.
=>To get the best ranking, you need to achieve these requirments.
  1)Complete the game in less than 3 hours.
  2)Kill 25 enemies or lesser.
  3)Use only 1 ration or none.
  4)No continues
  5)Spotted by enemies 4 times or lesser.
  6)Save game 79 times or lesser.

=>Here are the names of the highest ranking for each difficulty.
  1)EASY    - HOUND
  2)NORMAL  - DOBERMAN
  3)HARD    - FOX
  4)EXTREME - BIG BOSS

GameShark Method  - Fourth Method
-The most easiest way to make Ninja mode playable using a gameshark.
 But, my advice is use gameshark only to the very last resort. Here
 are the codes:
 1)D00C209A-1040
 2)800C209A-1000
 3)300E10ED-00FF

-If you use the above gameshark codes, you will get Ninja mode
 playable, and still can increase your percentages, but you will
 not see Ninja unmasking in the title screen.

Credit:The ways of unlocking Ninja mode is being contributed by
       bernard78_98@yahoo.com.

VR Training Mode
----------------
This is what you need to do to open up all modes in the VR Training.

Complete all Practice for:

Sneaking Mode->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for No WEAPON only for both VS.
(NO WEAPON)    TARGET and ENEMY.
             ->Opens up TIME ATTACK MODE for NO WEAPON in sneaking
               mode.
Sneaking Mode->Opens up TIME ATTACK MODE for SOCOM in sneaking mode.
  (SOCOM)

Complete all Practice in Weapon Mode for:

Socom        ->Opens up SOCOM TIME ATTACK MODE for Weapon mode.
             ->Opens up SOCOM PRACTICE in Advanced Mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for SOCOM (VS. TARGET only).

C4           ->Opens up C4 TIME ATTACK MODE for Weapon mode.
             ->Opens up C4 PRACTICE in Advanced Mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for C4 (VS. TARGET only).

Famas        ->Opens up FAMAS TIME ATTACK MODE for Weapon mode.
             ->Opens up FAMAS PRACTICE in advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for FAMAS (VS.TARGET only).

Grenade      ->Opens up GRENADE TIME ATTACK MODE for Weapon mode.
             ->Opens up GRENADE PRACTICE in advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for GRENADE (VS.TARGET only).

Claymore     ->Opens up CLAYMORE TIME ATTACK MODE for Weapon mode.
             ->Opens up CLAYMORE PRACTICE in advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for CLAYMORE (VS.TARGET only).

Nikita       ->Opens up NIKITA TIME ATTACK MODE for Weapon mode.
             ->Opens up NIKITA PRACTICE in advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for NIKITA (VS.TARGET only).

PSG1         ->Opens up PSG1 TIME ATTACK MODE for Weapon mode.
             ->Opens up PSG1 PRACTICE in advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for PSG1 (VS.TARGET only).

Stinger      ->Opens up STINGER TIME ATTACK MODE for Weapon mode.
             ->Opens up STINGER PRACTICE in advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for STINGER (VS.TARGET only).

Complete all Practice in Advanced Mode for:

Socom        ->Opens up SOCOM TIME ATTACK MODE for Advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for SOCOM (VS.ENEMY only).

C4           ->Opens up C4 TIME ATTACK MODE for Advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for C4 (VS.ENEMY only).

Famas        ->Opens up FAMAS TIME ATTACK MODE for Advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for FAMAS (VS.ENEMY only).

Grenade      ->Opens up GRENADE TIME ATTACK MODE for Advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for GRENADE (VS.ENEMY only).

Claymore     ->Opens up CLAYMORE TIME ATTACK MODE for Advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for CLAYMORE (VS.ENEMY only).

Nikita       ->Opens up NIKITA TIME ATTACK MODE for Advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for NIKITA (VS.ENEMY only).

PSG1         ->Opens up PSG1 TIME ATTACK MODE for Advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for PSG1 (VS.ENEMY only).

Stinger      ->Opens up STINGER TIME ATTACK MODE for Advanced mode.
             ->Opens up 1 MIN BATTLE for STINGER (VS.ENEMY only).

To open up Special Mode, you need to have:

1 Min Battle ->Refer to above.

VS 12 Battle ->70.0% to 73.3% and above.

Mystery      ->66.6% to 70.0% and above. 

Puzzle       ->46.6% to 50.0% and above. 

Variety      ->56.6% to 63.3% and above. *

VR Mission   ->70.0% to 73.3% and above.

Ninja        ->Refer to the cheat above.

NG Selection ->76.6% to 83.3% and above. *

Note:These range of figures are based on estimation and may subject
     to slight variations. Also, modes, marked with *, specifically,
     Variety and NG Selection may be inaccurate. I have long
     forgetten the range, so i give a bigger range estimation.
     Anyone who can come up with the exact percentages are feel free
     to contribute. Credits will be given too.
 
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III)My Current Status:
=======================================================================
Here's my VR Training result:
1)100.0% of training completed.
2)Sneaking, Weapon, Advanced, and Special mode fully completed.
3)All of the options in the special mode are now available, including
  the Ninja mode.
 -I heard you have to get the best ranking to get ninja mode, or have
  PocketStation or use a gameshark. Unfortuatly, i don't have a PDA or
  a gameshark.
 -I have completed all the special modes, 1 min battle , VS 12 Battle,
  Mystery, Puzzle, Variety, VR mission and NG Selection, except Ninja
  mode, as i still can't play the mode yet.
 -Then, i tried to beat Extreme mode and finally got a Big Boss
  ranking. It was a hard work. Why? To play Ninja mode, of course!
4)All three videos in the extra mode are unlocked.
  TGS Roll B: After completing 46.6% of the training.
  E3        : After completing 79.3% of the training.
5)Photography mode is available now.
 -I am able to take photos of Naomi after defeating normal mode.
 -I am able to take photos of Mei Ling after defeating extreme
  mode.
6)First person view mode is available in the story mode after
  completing normal mode for the first time.
7)I have gotten both Otacon and Meryl's endings.

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IV)Codec Frequency 
=======================================================================
Here is a summary of all the codec frequency:

Frequency    Name         Frequency    Name
140.85       Campbell     140.96       Mei Ling
141.80       Master       140.15       Meryl
140.48       Deepthroat   141.52       Nastasha
141.12       Otacon       140.07       Staff    <New>

Credit:<Unidentified> for the new staff codec frequency.
      =>Sorry, i have lost your e-mail long ago.

Note:Since the Staff Frequency, 140.07 is in japanese, I do not
     really understand what it actually means. If anyone knows
     the answer, feel free to e-mail me at <ysf@pacific.net.sg>.

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V)Weapon
=======================================================================
In this section, i will briefly describe the advancement of each 
weapon. For how to use them efficiently, please refer to the
Tactical Strategy section. Okay, let's begin.

Weapon   :MP 5 ZD
Condition:Only for Very Easy difficulty level
Specs    :Honestly speaking, i don't know much about MP 5 ZD. However,
          it works similarly to the Famas weapon, except that now you
          have 999 infinite ammos. For more info, please refer to
          Famas weapon.

Weapon   :Socom
Specs    :known as Special Operations Command Pistol, it is a .45
          caliber pistol with plenty of stopping power. It include 
          special feature like a laser-aiming module (LAM) and a 
          buffer system for reducing the impact of recoil forces.

Weapon   :C4
Specs    :This volatile, plastic explosive has a texture, similar to
          clay, enabling you to shape it easily. It is 1.4 times the
          destructive power of normal dynamite. Highly stable, it will
          not explode without a detonating device, even if it is shot,
          burned or beaten. The wireless detonator is equipped with a
          scrambler so that any radio sources will not interfer it.

Weapon   :Famas
Specs    :It is a bullpup style assault rifle. It is durable, easy to
          use, and has strong resistant to thermal. It is a reliable
          weapon with smooth action that can fire up to 1000 rounds
          per minute, and when on full auto, it can empty 25 round
          magazine in few seconds. The last three shots in the Famas 
          chamber are tracer bullets to locate targets by leaving a
          red trail.

Weapon   :Grenade
Specs    :These are explosive devices that will detonate within five
          seconds once the pin is pulled. It does cause a lot of noise
          and alert any nearby guards or sensors.

Weapon   :Chaff Grenade
Specs    :It is a special grenade that will jam any electronic equip-
          ment for ten seconds, by dispersing thin, narrow metallic
          strips of various lengths and frequency responses. However, 
          it does jam up your own radar too, so make sure that you are 
          safe before using it.

Weapon   :Stun Grenade
Specs    :It is used in sensitive operations such as freeing hostages.
          Known as flash bang or sound and flash grenade, it makes a
          big flash, causing lots of noise which will disorient and
          disable your opponent temporarily for a period not exceeding
          eight seconds into an unconsious state. However, it will not 
          kill any enemies.

Weapon   :Claymore
Specs    :Unlike underground mines, it is planted above ground surface
          and designed to produce max damage in a wide fan-shaped area.
          It will explode if a human is stepping on the ground within
          its range,producing spray seven hundred 1.2 millimeter steel
          pillets in 100 degree pattern like an oversized shotgun. It
          is camouflaged using the new stealth technology, and equipped
          with sophisticated motion detector. It can only be detected
          using mine detector or thermal goggle. To recover it, simply
          crawl over to it.

Weapon   :Nikita
Specs    :Known as the remote-controlled miniature reconaissance
          missile, it has CCD cameras in their nose cones. It utilises 
          satalite radar tracking feature, and when fired, transmit
          visual data to your monitor, which allows you to control the
          missile. However, the drawback is that it has limited fuel.

Weapon   :PSG1
Specs    :One of the world's best sniper rifle, with excellent
          accuracy, that can shoot clearly through a 2.5 centimetre 
          square from a distance of 100 metres. Unlike other sniper 
          rifles, it is not bolt action, but semi-automatic and allow 
          rapid fire. The slightest tremble can make you miss target
          by inches.

Weapon   :Stinger
Specs    :It is equipped with thermal homing device, and has a lock-on
          feature that will automatically pursue target by lining up
          the crosshairs. When equipped, it changes to an aiming mode, 
          where targets like humans, cameras, heat-sensitive equipment 
          etc are located through a red-aiming sensor. Stinger is
          potent, has short range and low altitude SAMS.
          
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VI)Item
=======================================================================
Here is a list of the items.

Item     :Ration
Info     :Known as Combat rations or C-rations, it contains a mixture
          of many nutrients, and blood-clotting agents, that can
          restores Snake's life.

Item     :Cigarette
Info     :Solid Snake's favourite hobby. Made of nicotine based
          amalgamation, and plant leaves, Solid Snake swallowed it
          and smuggled it into Shadow Moses Island in Alaska, keeping 
          Naomi and Campbell in the dark. If you keep on smoking, it
          will drain Solid Snake's life. Take note of that.

Item     :Scope
Info     :It is extremely vital for combats, as it allows you to
          analyse the surroundings, before taking any action. To
          enter the scope mode, press action(circle) to zoom in and 
          crawl button (X) to zoom out.

Item     :Body Armour
Info     :A kevlar-coated M1-11 Combat Vest, when equipped, acts as
          a bullet-proof vest, and reduces your damage by preventing 
          bullets from penetrating, thus reducing the impacts from
          gunshots, by not totally. It is extremely useful, as a
          protection coat, especially in gunfire scene.

Item     :Gas Mask
Info     :It is a double eye-piece type. Unlike any transparent shield,
          it restrict your field of vision. Also, it is equipped with
          voice emitter. The outside is made of reinforced plastic and
          inside is the acetate weave. Eye piece are specially treated,
          so as not to reduce visibilty. Wearing this will protect you
          from poisonous gases. 

Item     :Thermal Goggle
Info     :Unlike N.V.G, it work by thermal imaging instead of
          amplifying light, showing bright-red silhouettes. Therefore, 
          it can work in complete darkness. Beside, thermal imaging
          allows the penetrating of optic stealth systems possible, as
          well as spotting claymores.

Item     :Night Vision Goggle
Info     :It works electonically by amplifying light by transforming it
          into electric signals, which increases brightness to create
          an image. It can see 500 meters by starlight, just as if it
          is in the day. However, it won't work in complete darkness.

Item     :Mine Detector
Info     :It works by searching for metal objects, such as detecting
          claymores that are hidden with optic stealth technology and
          then transferred the radio waves from the buried mines into
          your radar.

Item     :Cardboard  Box
Info     :There are three cardboards in Shadow Moses Island, each is a
          standard tan box with military markings and coloured stripe
          along the top, which can be turned upside down and hid inside
          it. You can also used it to teleport via places in the base.
          Simply get into the truck and hide in one of the cardboards.
          Cardboard A is heliport, cardboard B is nuke building and
          cardboard C is Snowfield. Note that you can only find trucks
          at these three locations. Hide inside it for a few seconds
          and a soldier will drive you to the desired destinations.
          For example, Cardboard A will bring you to heliport.

Item     :Socom Suppressor
Info     :Specially designed to enhanced the .45 caliber pistol,
          when both are equipped, it reduces noise, and allows
          rapid firing possible, without alerting nearby guards
          or cameras.

Item     :Medicine
Info     :Stored inside a green container with a red cross on the box,
          a single capsule is an artifically-made Alaskan flu and cold
          inhibitor. It dissolves into the bloodstream when consumed
          and reacts any cold symptoms by hardening the white blood
          cells, causing neutralisation to take place in the brain,
          regaining its immunity to fight against any cold disease.

Item     :Diazepam
Info     :When swallowed, it acts as a tranquilizer by reducing
          heartbeat to calm yourself, so that users can target and 
          firing enemies with a greater accuracy chance. This is
          especially useful, when you are using the sniper rifle, PSG1.

Item     :Disk
Info     :An important MO Disk that contains military data of the three
          launch test, which refers to the three test firing nuclear
          warhead, codename Rex, Metal Gear Mech and encoded in fractal
          encryption routines.

Item     :Pan Keycard
Info     :It is a purple piece of plastic sensitive card, known as
          Personal Area Network that transmits data using the salts in 
          your body as the transmission medium. As you approach a door
          with a security device slot, it reads the data in the card,
          enabling the door to open. There are a total of 7 level Pan
          keycard.

Item     :Pal Key
Info     :Known as Permissive Action link keycard, it has a discrete
          detonation code built into all nuclear weapon systems as a
          safetly control. Does it have something to do with Metal
          Gear?

Item     :Timer Bomb
Info     :Small enough that can fit into a pocket, you may come across
          it occasionally. When you come across it, quickly discard it,
          as it can explode.

Item     :Scarf
Info     :A silken handkerchief smelling of an exotic perfume with a 
          kurdish design given to solid snake by sniper wolf. A clue
          to you:Sniper wolf loves wolves.

Item     :Ketchup
Info     :Given by Hal Emmerich, Otacon, is there a purpose for it...?

Item     :Rope
Info     :This nylon rope is durable and does not snap easily. So,
          what's the use of it...?

Item     :Camera
Info     :it's a photo-taking section....?

Item     :Stealth
Condition:Given by Otacon during the ending if Meryl is dead.
Info     :Enemies can't see you if you equip it.

Item     :Bandana
Condition:Given by Meryl during the ending if Meryl is saved.
Info     :When equip, if you fire a weapon, your ammos will not
          decrease.

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VII)Control
=======================================================================
This is the default control. If you are new to Metal Gear Solid,
feel free to take sometime to familarise yourself with the controls.
These are all the basic controls that I think you need to know. For
more advanced moves, please refer to the Tactical Strategy section.

-Directional Pad
 1)To move Solid Snake.
 2)Hold D-pad to run.
 3)To select weapons.

-Square
 1)To grab the enemy.  (When no weapon is equipped)
 2)To fire your weapon.

-Circle
 1)To punch the enemy. Press repeatedly to create a combo. The last
   one, which is the third combo should be followed by a kick.

-X
 1)Press one time to crouch.
 2)Press twice to lie, and then crawl using the d-pad.

-Triangle
 1)Hold it to view in a first-person view perspective, and then D-pad
   to move your head.
 =>For normal mode. (When first person view mode is not selected.)
 2)Tap twice to enter first-person view mode and then d-pad to move
   your character.
 =>For first person view mode in the special option.

-Start
 1)To pause the game.

-Select
 1)To switch to codec screen via normal screen.

-L1
 1)To toggle between using items or no item.

-L2
 1)To select an item in your inventory.

-R1
 1)To toggle between no weapon or weapon.

-R2
 1)To select a weapon.

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VIII)Tactical Strategy
=======================================================================
Okay, this section covers all the advance moves and strategies that
Snake have. It is divided into three sections:Basic, weapon and
additional. Note that it has nothing to do with the VR training, but
it can be quite useful as certain strategies mention here can be
applied to the VR Training as well as the story mode.

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VIII.I:Basic
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1)Throw
Run up to the enemy, while unarmed with any weapon. Hold down the pad
in a direction and press the weapon button, Square.

2)Action
While unarmed, tap action button rapidly(circle) to perfom two punch,
followed by a kick.

3)Choking
Run up to the enemy, release your d-pad and press the weapon button,
Square. Note if you did not release the d-pad, Snake will perfom a
throw instead. Do not let go of weapon button(Square) as this will let
the enemy go. Hold it instead.
-While choking,
1)Press weapon button(Square) repeatedly to snap the enemy neck. This
  will kill the enemy.
2)While choking the guard, press the d-pad to drag him around. If the
  guard tries to struggle, simply release the square button for a
  second and then hold it again. You must be fast. If he struggles
  and you do not do it, he will break himself free.
=>While you are dragging him, if you get spotted by enemies, you can 
  use him as a shield to dodge the bullets.

  Hint:Try to choke your enemy from the back. If you start from the
       side, there's a higher chance that you will get spotted.

4)Leaning against wall
Simply hold the D-pad towards the wall. This switchs to wall view,
allowing the camera to let you see things behind.
=>While leaning
1)Press D-pad to move diagonally up and down the wall.
2)Press X to crouch.
3)Press the action button, circle to knock on the wall.
=>A handy strategy to lure your enemies out.
=>Make sure you have not set a C4, if not the C4 will explode, instead
  of you knocking on the wall.

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VIII.II:Weapon
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Socom
------------
Control :Hold weapon button(Square) to use Laser-aiming module to aim.
         Press weapon button(Square) again to shoot.
Tactic#1:While equip Socom, try equip with a Socom suppressor to allow
         rapid firing possible.
Tactic#2:Hold the crawl button so that you can run and shoot.
Tactic#3:Press R1 twice to equip and unequip for a quick reloading.

Famas
------------
Control :Press weapon button(Square) to shoot.
         Hold weapon button(Square) for rapid firing.
Tactic#1:Hold the crawl button so that you can run and shoot.
Tactic#2:Press R1 twice to equip and unequip for a quick reloading.

Nikita
------------
Control :Press weapon button(Square) to aim.
         Press weapon button to shoot.
         Hold Triangle to view in the first-person mode.
         Move the D-pad to control the missile, both in normal and 
         first person view mode.
Info#1  :Nikita missile has limited fuel. Once the fuel runs out, it 
         will explode immediately. View in first person mode to see 
         the fuel gauge.
Info#2  :Once in first-person view mode, there is a sensor in a form 
         of square. Make use of this to locate your enemy.
Tactic#1:Though you can control the direction of the missile, you 
         cannot control the altitude of the missile. The altitude
         depends on your position of how high you fire. To change the
         altitude of the missile, you have to control the missile up
         or down a incline. The VR training will provide a brief idea
         of how it works.
Tactic#2:Try not to move the missile too much and this will cause the
         missile to accelerate. This will cover as much distance as
         possible without using too many fuel. Of course, make sure
         that the missile does not accelerate so fast that it hits the
         wall.
Tactic#3:What happens if the fuel has not run out, and your Nikita
         missile is in mid-air, (assuming not touching any wall) and 
         you want it to explode now? Simply unequip your Nikita by
         pressing R1. This will cause the Nikita missile to explode
         immediately.

Stinger
------------
Control :Once target is locked-on, press weapon button(Square) to
         shoot.
Tactic#1:You don't actually need to aim at the target directly. For
         example, your main target is behind a wall and if you fire
         straight at it, you are bound to hit the wall. Simply, lock-on
         the target first. You should see red sensors. Quickly, move 
         the shoot target while target is still lock-on. Then, press 
         weapon button(Square) to shoot. You should see that the 
         missile travels in a curve manner. Get what i mean?

PSG1
------------
Control :While in Sniper mode, press weapon button(Square) to shoot.
Info    :Sniper is very useful, especially in VR mission or VS 12
         Battle as it can kill enemies from a range of distance without
         being spotted.
Tactic#1:Take Diazepam to stop Snake's hands from trembling.

Grenade
-------------
Control :Hold weapon button(Square) to get ready.
         Press weapon button(Square) again to throw the grenade.
Info    :It will explode within five seconds once the pin is pulled.

Chaff Grenade
-------------
Control :Hold weapon button(Square) to get ready.
         Press weapon button(Square) again to throw chaff grenade.
Info    :It will jam up any electonic equipment for a period of ten
         seconds.
Tactic#1:Use it to jam up any surveillance camera nearby.

Stun Grenade
------------
Control :Hold weapon button(Square) to get ready.
         Press weapon button(Square) again to throw stun grenade.
Info    :It will stun your enemies nearby for about 8 seconds.
         It does not kill or cause damage to the enemies.
Tactic#1:Use it to stun your enemy when you are being spotted. Then, 
         run away.

C4
------------
Control :Hold weapon button(Square) to get ready.
         Press weapon button(Square) again to place it on wall, ground.
         Press action button(circle) to detonate it.
Tactic#1:Put a few C4 close together. Tap action button(circle) for an
         unimaginable chain of explosions.
Tactic#2:Walk near to a guard from behind. While equipping C4, press
         weapon button(Square) to stick on the enemy's back, hopefully
         without being discover. View the first person mode to see if
         you have done it correctly. Press action button(circle) to
         cause an explosion.

Claymore
------------
Control :Hold weapon button(Square) to get ready, and use the D-pad to
         control the detonation range of the claymore.
         Press weapon button(Square) to plant it.
Info    :Use mine detector or thermal goggle to detect claymores.

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VIII.III:Additional
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Okay, here is a list of some strategies that might help you, whether
it is in VR Training Disc or the story mode.

Surveillance Camera
-------------------
One of the interesting aspect of Metal gear Solid is not just hiding
from enemies, but also avoid being spotted by a camera. These cameras
are being positioned on the walls. There are three types.

Info: -1)These cameras are stationary, and will not rotate its angle.
      -2)These cameras will rotate 180 degress back and forth.
      -3)These cameras will shoot at you if they spot you. This
         alerts other nearby guards.

Tactic#1:Use stun grenade to jam up the camera.
Tactic#2:If you are directly below a surveillance camera, you will
         never get spotted.
Tactic#3:Hide inside a cardboard, and do not MOVE!! Press triangle
         button to have a first person view mode. The slightest move-
         ment you make will still let you get spotted, even if you
         hide in a cardboard. Wait for the camera to turn, then run
         away.
Tactic#4:Put a C4 on the wall and blow it out.
Tactic#5:Lock on to the camera, and use stinger missiles to blow it 
         out.

Note:Tactic 4 and 5 are the only ways that i know can destroy a
     surveillance camera. However, it is not neccessary to destroy
     these cameras.

Searchlight
------------------
Most(If not, all) searchlight will move around.If you happened to step
into the zone, you will be spotted immediately, alerting your enemies.

Mine (Claymore)
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When entering a mine area, you can use:

1)Mine Detector :You can locate the location of the buried claymores,
                 as well as seeing the detonation area.
2)Thermal Goggle:The location of a claymore appears as as a bright red
                 silhouettes spot on the ground.
Tactic#1:Crawl over a claymore to retrieve it. It won't explode if you
         are crawling.
Tactic#2:Try luring a group of enemies to a location of a buried
         claymore.

Snow Area
------------------
Walking in a snow area leaves footprints temporarily, but will
disappear after sometime. The guard will investigate the source of
the footprints by following it. You can use footprints to lure a guard.
Tactic#1:Try to make your footprints look "natural".

Infra-red rays
------------------
You may entering an area full of infra-red rays. If you happen to touch
these infra-red rays, the alarm will ring, alerting nearby guards. And,
what's makes it cool is that these infra-red rays cannot be seen with
a naked eye. Cool, right? 
Tactic#1:Smoke a cigarette. The smoke will make the rays visible. View
         in first person view mode to see the red colour rays.
Note    :If you smoke a cigarette, it will slowly drain your life.
Tactic#2:Wear a thermal goggle. <Recommended>
=>Try crawling over.

Stealth Enemies?
------------------
To see Stealth enemies, equip with Thermal Goggles. This includes
enemies like Psycho Mantis etc.

"Noisy" Floor
------------------
Walk on these white-coloured polished floor, it causes a lot of noise,
alerting your enemies nearby. Try not to walk too fast on such ground.
Walking along a pool of waters, also causes a lot of noises.

Pit-hole
------------------
Some floors, if you stepped on it, will reveal a hole at the bottom.
Should you accidentally fall inside, you will be dead immediately. In
the VR training, these floors are "Bluely-surfaces." Move away quickly
once you stepped onto these surfaces.
Tactic#1:Walking on these surfaces causes a lot of noise. Try using
         these techniques to lure a guard.

"Blocking" Wall
------------------
Found in VR Training mode, usually in tougher training mode, these blue
coloured-painted walls often obstruct your mission, often by blocking
your way to the checkpoint. Hitting and punching the walls do not help
as these walls are very hard. The only way is to use your weapon to
destroy it. Basically, all the weapons used in the VR Training disc
works.

Easy Teleportation
------------------
These cheats work only in the story mode. Military trucks are found in
three locations: Heliport, Nuke Building and Snowfield. Get into one
of these trucks at any locations, and then hide inside one of the
cardboard. Don't move and a guard will come and drive you to the
desired destination as labelled in the cardboard.

How to make wolves fond of you?
-------------------------------
Unfortuately, there are no wolves in the VR training. Wolves are Meryl
and Sniper Wolfs' friends, but not yours. If you get spotted by wolves,
they will attack you, usually those that are of larger size. Not to let
wolves attack you, and be your friend:
Tactic#1:Equip Scarf that Otacon gave you. The scarf belongs to sniper
         wolf.
Tactic#2:While inside the cave, perform the action button(circle) to
         slap Meryl. Quickly, before the wolves attack you, hide in
         one of the cardboard. Meryl will then ask the wolves to pee
         onto the cardboard. Now, whenever you see a wolf, equip the
         cardboard, and the wolf will not attack you.

=======================================================================
IX)VR Training Guide
=======================================================================
These sections will cover the strategies that is needed to help you
master the VR Training. As of like what other faq writers have done,
i will not reveal too much hint, but provide those that are really of
importance to you. Also, before proceed on reading, i suggest you read
the tactical strategy section. For more info, please read the VR
Training Disc in section II as i will not be repeating the whole thing
over and over again. I won't be going very in-depth into the sneaking,
weapon and advanced mode, since i think it is not that difficult,
perhaps for a few. Instead, i will list down the number of ammos,
enemies/targets, time limit etc and only give some hints for certain
levels where i feel there is a need to.

Credit:Both <bernard78_98@yahoo.com> and ShinJN <shinjn@yahoo.com
       have written a guide of the VR Training in their faq. You may
       like to refer to their faqs for more information.

Credit:Some of the strategies listed here may be very common to what
       have been found in their faqs. It's not COPYING, but it's the
       only strategy that you can use for that particular stage.
       Many thanks to them for they have help me a lot.

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IX.I:UFO Target & Enemy
------------------------------------------------------------------------
In the VR Training, facing a bunch of baddies is inevitable. I will
list down a brief description below.

UFO Target
----------
Blue  - They come in various shapes and break easily into pieces.

Red   - Unlike the blue ones, these targets when shot, will explode.
        Any nearby targets, or even you, will also be hurt, and may
        create an explosion chain [Quite similar to C4]. Like the blue
        ones, they come in various shapes.

Green - Similar to the blue ones, they can only be found in 1 min
        battle- VS Target for the No weapon section.

UFO   - What is this? I won't reveal anything. It is found only in
        Variety Level 11 in the Special Mode only. When you play
        it, you will know. You can see it in the introduction video,
        just in case you wonder what it is.

Enemy
----------
Genome  Soldier- These are the stimulated Genome Soldiers in the VR
                 training. They wore white uniforms and found in the
                 Arctic-cold regions like in Alaska.

Alien   Soldier- Can't think of a good name to describe. Neverthe-
                 less, these soldiers are found in the NG Selection
                 Mode only. They have amazing good eye sight and
                 hearing ability that are far better than a normal
                 person. Virtual Reality? Huh?

Stealth Soldier- Only found in the level 06 of Variety Mode in
                 Special mode.

Gigantic Genome- What is this again? I won't reveal anything. It is
                 found in the Variety Level 12 and 13 in the special
                 mode only. By the way, where's Meryl?
        
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IX.II:Sneaking Mode
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
I won't be going into detailed for thise mode, since it is not that
difficult and after all, 10 of the stages, are not new at all. To make
the checkpoint appear in Socom mode, you need to kill all the guards.
And, should you get spotted, you would fail the mission right away.
Stages that are not found in the original version are marked with
a symbol <New>.

Note:If you need help on the sneaking mode, please refer to
     Rudy Hendrawan<goblic@hotmail.com>'s Metal Gear Solid Faq,
     for the 10 levels of sneaking mode that can be found in the
     original version, except for the 5 new additions.

Level 01
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 1 guard

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 20 secs
-Enemy       = 1 guard

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 1 guard

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 15 secs
-Bullet      = 5 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 1 guard

Info:The checkpoint is at the top-right hand of the screen.

Level 02
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 2 guards

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 25 secs
-Enemy       = 2 guards

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 4 guards

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 secs
-Bullet      = 20 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 4 guards

Info:The check point is at the top-right hand of the screen.

Level 03
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 2 guards

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 30 secs
-Enemy       = 2 guards

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom ammos
=Enemy       = 3 guards

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 secs
-Bullet      = 15 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 3 guards

Level Layout:
-Tunnel

Info:The checkpoint is at the top-right hand of the screen.

Level 04
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 2 guards

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 secs
-Enemy       = 3 guards

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 5 guards

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 45 secs
-Bullet      = 25 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 5 guards

Info:The checkpoint is at the bottom-right hand of the screen.

Level 05
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 4 guards
=>Two are sleeping, while the other two remain standing.

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 30 secs
-Enemy       = 3 guards

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 4 guards

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 secs
-Bullet      = 20 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 4 guards

Level Layout:
-"Noisy" Floor

Info:The checkpoint is at the top-hand of the screen.

Level 06
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = Nil
-Camera      = 2 (Non-Stationary)

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 45 secs
-Enemy       = Nil
-Camera      = 6 (Non-Stationary)

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 3 guards
-Camera      = 4 (Non-Stationary)

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 Secs
-Bullet      = 15 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 3 guards
-Camera      = 4 (Non-Stationary)

Info:The checkpoint is at the top-left hand of the screen.

Level 07 <New>
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 1 guard

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
-Enemy       = 1 guard

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 3 guards

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
-Bullet      = 15 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 3 guards

Level Layout:
-Infra-Red Sensors
-Use CIGS to detect the rays.

Info:The checkpoint is at the top hand of the screen.

Level 08
--------
No weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 2 guards

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 30 Secs
-Enemy       = 6 guards

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 6 guards

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 30 Secs
-Bullet      = 30 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 6 guards

Level Layout:
-Low wall
=>Try crawling and do not stand as the guard can see you.

Info:The checkpoint is at the top of the screen.

Level 09 <New>
--------
No weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = Nil
-Camera      = 5 (Non-Stationary)

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 1 Min 20 Secs
-Enemy       = Nil   
-Camera      = 6 (Non-Stationary)

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 2 guards
-Camera      = 4 (Non-Stationary)

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
-Bullet      = 10
-Enemy       = 2 guards
-Camera      = 4 (Non-Stationary)

Strategy:
-Use CardB.A
=>The hint is in the Tactical Strategy section.

Info:The checkpoint is in the top of the screen.

Level 10
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 2 guard

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 25 Secs
-Enemy       = 3 guards

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 4 Secs

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 Secs
-Bullet      = 20 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 4 guards

Level Layout:
-Snow Area
=>Beware of leaving "Traces"

Info:The checkpoint is in the top-right hand screen.

Level 11 <New>
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 4 guards

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 Secs
-Enemy       = 4 guards

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 5 guards

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 Secs
-Bullet      = 25 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 5 guards

Level Layout:
-Pit-holes

Info:The checkpoint is at the top-left hand of the screen.

Level 12
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 2 guards

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
-Enemy       = 3 guards

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 6 guards

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs 
-Bullet      = 30 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 6 guards

Info:The checkpoint is at the top-hand of the screen.

Level 13 <New>
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 2 guards
-Searchlight = 2

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 50 Secs
-Enemy       = 2 guards
-Searchlight = 2

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 5 guards
-Searchlight = 2

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 Secs
-Bullet      = 25 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 5 guards
-Searchlight = 2

Info:The checkpoint is at the top-hand of the screen.

Level 14 <New>
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 5 guards

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 1 Min 30 Secs
-Enemy       = 5 guards

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 6 guards

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 40 Secs
-Bullet      = 30 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 6 guards

Info:The checkpoint is at the top-hand of the screen.

Level 15
--------
No Weapon    + Practice Mode:
-Enemy       = 2 guards
-Camera      = 1 (Non-Stationary)
-Searchlight = 2

No Weapon    + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 50 Secs
-Enemy       = 2 guards
-Camera      = 2 (Non-Stationary)
-Searchlight = 2

Socom        + Practice Mode:
-Bullet      = 100 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 6 guards
-Camera      = 2 (Non-Stationary)
-Searchlight = 2

Socom        + Time Attack Mode:
-Time        = 1 Min 20 Secs 
-Bullet      = 30 Socom Ammos
-Enemy       = 6 guards
-Camera      = 2 (Non-Stationary)
-Searchlight = 2

Info:The checkpoint is at the top-hand of the screen.

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IX.III:Weapon Mode
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Before continuing, i will go straight into the Time Attack mode, just
to save time. The practice mode is about the same as the time attack
mode as the number of targets are the same, except that there is no
time limit and the initial ammos are different. For example, for all
Socom practice, you will begin with 100 Socom ammo, and 50 C4 for all
C4 practice.

Socom
--------
Practice      = 100 Socom Ammos

Level 01 
- Time        = 15 Secs
- Bullet      = 15 Socom ammos
- Target      = 3 Blue Boxes

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 25 Secs
- Bullet      = 30 Socom Ammos
- Target      = 6 Blue Boxes

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 03
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Bullet      = 30 Socom Ammos
- Target      = 6 Blue Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the platform you are standing.

Level 04
- Time        = 35 Secs
- Bullet      = 30 Socom Ammos
- Target      = 6 Blue Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

Level 05
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Bullet      = 40 Socom Ammos
- Target      = 8 Blue Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is the centre.

Note:These blue targets are cunnning in the way that they can
     disappear. But you can see shadows on the ground. However, you
     can't hit them when that's happen.

C4
--------
Practice      = 50 C4

Level 01
- Time        = 15 Secs
- C4          = 3
- Target      = 1 "Blocking Wall"

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 30 Secs
- C4          = 3
- Target      = 8 Blue Boxes

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

Hint:Take note of the height where the Blue Boxes are placed.
     Try not to use as little C4 as possible, by putting C4 on a
     position where it can blow up more than 1 blue Boxes.

Level 03
- Time        = 25 Secs
- C4          = 6
- Target      = 8 Red Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 04
- Time        = 30 Secs
- C4          = 8
- Target      = 6 Red Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is just near the stairs.

Level 05
- Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
- C4          = 10
- Target      = 8 Red Diamond-Shape + 3 "Blocking Wall" = 11

Level Layout:
-Pit-holes

Info:Checkpoint is in the east of the upper platform.

Hint:"How do your destroy those blocking walls"

Famas
--------
Practice      = 500 Famas Ammo

Level 01
- Time        = 15 Secs
- Bullet      = 50 Famas Ammo
- Target      = 3 Blue Boxes

Info:Checkpoint is on the platform where you are standing.

Level 02
- Time        = 15 Secs
- Bullet      = 100 Famas Ammo
- Target      = 8 Red Diamond-shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 03
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Bullet      = 150 Famas Ammo
- Target      = 18 Blue Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the northeast.

Hint:Use the run and shoot when there is a need to.
     Perform rapid firing.

Level 04
- Time        = 45 Secs
- Bullet      = 250 Socom Ammos
- Target      = 8 Red Diamond-Shape

Level Layout:
-"Did you notice a '?' ?"

Info:Checkpoint is in ?

Hint:Watch the VR Training Intro

Level 05
- Time        = 45 Secs
- Bullet      = 350 Famas Ammo
- Target      = 19 Blue Diamond-Shape

Level Layout:
-"Did you notice a '!' ?"

Info:Checkpoint is in !

Grenade
--------
Practice      = 100 Grenade

Level 01
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Grenade     = 10
- Target      = 5 Red Boxes

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 25 Secs
- Grenade     = 10
- Target      = 3 Red Boxes

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 03
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Grenade     = 10
- Target      = 2 Red Boxes + 2 Red Diamond-Shape = 4

Info:Checkpoint is the centre platform where you are on.

Level 04
- Time        = 45 Secs 
- Grenade     = 15
- Target      = 5 Red Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 05
- Time        = 50 Secs
- Grenade     = 15
- Target      = 5 Red Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is on the staircase at the north.

Claymore
--------
Practice      = 16 Claymore Ammos
=>Slight Variation
=>Your initial Claymore + Claymore buried on the ground = 16

Note:Mine Detector will be available for all Claymore levels.

Level 01
- Time        = 20 Secs 
- Claymore    = 0(Initial) + 2(Buried on ground) = 2
- Target      = 1 Blue Semi-hourglass shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Claymore    = 0(Initial) + 4(Buried) = 4
- Target      = 2 Blue Semi-hourglass shape

Info:Checkpoint is the northeast.

Level 03
- Time        = 55 Secs
- Claymore    = 0(Initial) + 8(Buried) = 8
- Target      = 8 Blue Semi-hourglass shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the east.

Level 04
- Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
- Claymore    = 6(Initial) + 4(Buried) = 10
- Target      = 8 Blue Semi-hourglass shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

Level 05
- Time        = 1 Min 10 Secs
- Claymore    = 12(Initial) + 4(Buried) = 16 
- Target      = 16 Blue Semi-hourglass shape

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

Nikita
--------
Practice      = 100 Nikita Missiles

Level 01
- Time        = 20 Secs
- Missile     = 3 Nikita
- Target      = 1 Red Box

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre of the platform where you are on.

Level 02
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Missile     = 8 Nikita
- Target      = 4 Blue Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is at the top.

Level 03
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Missile     = 5 Nikita
- Target      = 1 Red Box

Info:Checkpoint is your initial starting position.

Hint:Don't bother going all the way to the north as it wastes time.

Level 04
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Missile     = 5 Nikita
- Target      = 1 Red Box

Info:Checkpoint is on the other left side of where you started.

Hint:Shoot from the centre tunnel, and use the first person view
     mode.

Level 05
- Time        = 1 Min 30 Secs
- Missile     = 5 Nikita
- Target      = 1 Red Box
- Camera      = 7 (Shooting)

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre of the platform of where you are.

Hint:This stage can be quite tough at first, but after some practise,
     it should be a piece of cake. Beware that there are cameras
     around that will fire at your Nikita missiles. I find it more
     easy if i don't use the first person view mode and control
     it the normal way. Also, try shooting the Nikita missiles from
     the right side as there are lesser cameras there.

PSG1
--------
Practice      = 150 PSG1 Ammos

Note:Scope will be available for all PSG1 levels.
     There will always be Diazepam scattered around the level,
     and you can carry out to a max of 3. It's up to you whether
     you want to take it.

Level 01
- Time        = 25 Secs
- Bullet      = 10 PSG1 Ammos
- Target      = 3 Blue Boxes

Level Layout:
-"Did any chinese/Japanese see two very familiar word character?"

Info:Checkpoint is in the north east.

Level 02
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Bullet      = 15 PSG1 Ammos
- Target      = 9 Blue Boxes

Level Layout:
-"Did you see a 3 by 3 grid?"

Level 03
- Time        = 50 Secs
- Bullet      = 30 PSG1 Ammos
- Target      = 13 Blue Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is at the centre.

Level 04
- Time        = 50 Secs
- Bullet      = 25 PSG1 Ammos
- Target      = 7 Blue Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is the east.

Level 05
- Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
- Bullet      = 15 PSG1 Ammos
- Target      = 4 Blue Diamond-Shape

Info:Checkpoint is near the tunnel.
 
Stinger
--------
Practice      = 100 Stinger Missiles

Level 01
- Time        = 25 Secs
- Missile     = 3
- Target      = 1 Red UFOs

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

Level 02
- Time        = 40 Secs 
- Missile     = 10
- Target      = 4 Red UFOs

Info:Checkpoint is on the right side of the wall.

Level 03
- Time        = 1 Min 40 Secs
- Missile     = 40
- Target      = 20 Red UFOs

Info:Checkpoint is at the highest platform up the staircase.

Level 04
- Time        = 1 Min 40 Secs
- Missile     = 40
- Target      = 20 Red UFOs

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

Level 05
- Time        = 1 Min 30 Secs
- Missile     = 30
- Target      = 14 Red UFOs

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

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IX.IV:Advanced Mode
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Just like the weapon mode, i will go straight into the Time Attack
mode. Note that bonus time of max -3 is given for completing the
stage without being spotted.

Socom
--------
Practice      = 100 Socom Ammos

Level 01
- Time        = 20 Secs
- Bullet      = 10 Socom ammos
- Enemy       = 2 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 25 Secs 
- Bullet      = 15 Socom Ammos
- Enemy       = 3 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 03
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Bullet      = 15 Socom Ammos
- Enemy       = 3 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 04
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Bullet      = 20 Socom Ammos
- Enemy       = 4 guards

Level Layout:
-"Noisy" Floor

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 05
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Bullet      = 20 Socom Ammos
- Enemy       = 4 guards

Level Layout:
-Tunnel

Info:Checkpoint is between the two tunnels.

C4
--------
Practice      = 50 C4

Level 01
- Time        = 20 Secs
- C4          = 4
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 25 Secs
- C4          = 4
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Info:Checkpoint is your starting position.

Level 03
- Time        = 35 Secs
- C4          = 8
- Enemy       = 2 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 04
- Time        = 45 Secs
- C4          = 16
- Enemy       = 4 guards

Level Layout:
-Pit-hole

Info:Checkpoint is north of pit-hole.

Level 05
- Time        = 45 Secs
- C4          = 16
- Enemy       = 4 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the south.
 
Famas
--------
Practice      = 500 Famas Ammo

Level 01
- Time        = 20 Secs
- Bullet      = 50 Famas Ammo
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Info:Checkpoint is the right hand corner of the screen in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 35 Secs
- Bullet      = 100 Famas Ammo
- Enemy       = 3 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre of the screen.

Level 03
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Bullet      = 150 Famas Ammos 
- Enemy       = 5 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 04
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Bullet      = 100 Famas Ammos
- Enemy       = 5 guards

Level Layout:
-Pit-holes

Hint:Use the run and shoot technique.

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 05
- Time        = 45 Secs
- Bullet      = 200 Famas Ammos
- Enemy       = 6 guards
- Camera      = 4 (Shooting)

Hint:Avoid being spotted by the camera. Use long distance shoot and
     rapid fire.

Info:Checkpoint is in the north, up the stairs.

Grenade
--------
Practice      = 100 Grenade

Level 01
- Time        = 20 Secs
- Grenade     = 3
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 25 Secs
- Grenade     = 3
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Hint:Throw the grenade into the hole.

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 03
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Grenade     = 8
- Enemy       = 4 guards

Hint:Similar to the level 02.

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

Level 04
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Grenade     = 8
- Enemy       = 4 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the south, down the stairs.

Level 05
- Time        = 45 Secs
- Grenade     = 12
- Enemy       = 5 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Claymore
--------
Practice      = 16
=>Slight Variation
=>Your initial Claymore + Claymore buried on the ground = 16

Note:Mine Detector will be available for all Claymore levels.

Level 01
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Claymore    = 0(Initial) + 2(Buried) = 2
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 45 Secs
- Claymore    = 2(Initial) + 2(Buried) = 4
- Enemy       = 2 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the northeast.

Level 03
- Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
- Claymore    = 8(Initial) + 2(Buried) = 4
- Enemy       = 5 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

Level 04
- Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
- Claymore    = 3(Initial) + 3(Buried) = 6
- Enemy       = 4 guards

Level Layout:
-"Noisy" Floor

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 05
- Time        = 1 Min 10 Secs
- Claymore    = 0(Initial) + ???(Buried) = ???
- Enemy       = 2 guards
- Searchlight = 1

=>Sorry, i didn't count the number of buried mines. There are simply
  too many.

Hint:You are unarmed initially. Follow the guard as there are a lot
     of buried mines. There's a searchlight and avoid being spotted.
     Get your mine detector first in the centre, follow by some
     claymores.

Nikita
--------
Practice      = 100 Nikita Missiles

Level 01
- Time        = 25 Secs
- Missile     = 3
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Info:The checkpoint is in the centre.

Level 02
- Time        = 30 Secs
- Missile     = 6
- Enemy       = 2 guards

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

Level 03
- Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
- Missile     = 4
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Stage Layout:
-"Noisy" Floor

Hint:This stage requires some practice.  Notice the pattern!     

Info:Checkpoint is in the north, up the stairs.

Level 04
- Time        = 1 Min 00 Secs
- Missile     = 4
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Hint:If you don't understand what i am talking about the Nikita's
     altitude, this level will teach you. Control a missile up a
     stair, and you will understand. Press first person view mode
     to see.

Info:Checkpoint is all the way in the bottom.

Level 05
- Time        = 55 Secs
- Missile     = 5
- Enemy       = 6 guards
- Camera      = 4 (Shooting) (Stationary)

Hint:This stage is easy. Simply control the missile up the stairs
     while avoiding being shoot by the cameras, and ...
     Another hint is to watch the VR Training Intro.

Info:Checkpoint is in the centre.

PSG1
--------
Practice      = 150 PSG1 Ammos

Note:Scope will be available for all PSG1 levels.
     There will always be Diazepam scattered around the level,
     and you can carry out to a max of 3. It's up to you whether
     you want to take it.

Level 01
- Time        = 20 Secs
- Bullet      = 5 PSG1 Ammos
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Level Layout:
-"Noisy" Floor

Info:Checkpoint is just north.

Level 02
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Bullet      = 12 PSG1 Ammos
- Enemy       = 3 guards

Info:Checkpoint is just at the bottom.

Level 03
- Time        = 55 Secs
- Bullet      = 12 PSG1 Ammos
- Enemy       = 3 guards

Hint:Watch whoose coming on the left path first.

Info:Checkpoint is at the bottom right.

Level 04
- Time        = 2 Min 00 Secs
- Bullet      = 30 PSG1 Ammos
- Enemy       = 6 guards

Stage Layout:
-Tunnel

Hint:These soldiers hide behind walls, and it can really be a hard
     time locating them. Don't waste your time moving your sniper
     mode searching high and low for the guards. Use your scope,
     which is faster. Once you have locate a guard, quickly get into
     position.

Info:Checkpoint is on the right side.

Level 05
- Time        = 1 Min 30 Secs
- Bullet      = 50 PSG1 Ammos
- Enemy       = 6 guards

Stage Layout:
-Tunnel

Hint:This stage is quite tricky. There are some soldiers hiding
     behind and there are glass windows that you need to destroy,
     but not all. Don't destroy unneccessary glass window as it is
     a waste of bullets. Enemies do react to sound, get it?

Info:Checkpoint is near the tunnel.

Stinger
--------
Practice      = 100 Stinger Missiles

Level 01
- Time        = 20 Secs
- Missile     = 3
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Info:Checkpoint is in the north.

Level 02
- Time        = 35 Secs
- Missile     = 4
- Enemy       = 1 guard

Info:Checkpoint is just before going up the stairs.

Level 03
- Time        = 25 Secs
- Missile     = 5
- Enemy       = 2 guards

Info:Checkpoint is just up the stairs.

Level 04
- Time        = 40 Secs
- Missile     = 15
- Enemy       = 5 guards

Info:Checkpoint is just up the stairs.

Level 05
- Time        = 45 Secs
- Missile     = 15
- Enemy       = 5 guards

Info:Checkpoint is at the highest platform.

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IX.V:Special Mode
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1 Min Battle
=============
In this mode, i have also listed down the minimum targets/enemies
you need to get within 1 min.

VS Target
---------
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          |
No Weapon |-This is easy. Just use punch. Use action button
          | consecutively, instead of tapping rapidly. This saves
          | time. 
Credit:   |-This is taken from ShinJN<shinjn@yahoo.com>'s faq.
Time:     |-10 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Socom     |-It takes three to four shots to destroy a target. Figure
          | a pattern out when the targets will pop out. Use run and
          | shoot technique.
Time:     |-15 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
C4        |-What i have done was i put as many C4 as possible near
          | the wall in the centre. You should be able to put up to
          | a maximum of 16 C4 on the ground. Then, i simply went
          | to find a place where i can take cover and where i can
          | see the C4. This ensures that you will not get hurt
          | when you detonate the C4. The best position is to
          | go stay directly at the south where you still can see
          | the C4. Once a clusters of red UFOs approaches the C4,
          | detonate it one at a time, but not together.
Time      |-25 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Famas     |-Similar to the Socom level.
Time:     |-30 Min
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          |
Grenade   |-Time yourself and throw the grenade. The best way is to
          | make sure that the grenade explodes when the targets
          | gathered closely at the centre. For this, you will
          | have to figure out a pattern yourself. Simply throw
          | the grenade into the centre, and i hope this helps you.
Time:     |-65 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Claymore  |-What i have done was stay in the centre. Look for a
          | pattern and then plant a claymore on the ground. Target
          | an area where a group of targets are approaching.
Time:     |-20 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Nikita    |-You are in the centre. You will notice that the targets
          | will pop in and out of the holes. There is a moving target,
          | circling the centre target. Try to aim at the centre.
          | This will destroy four to six targets.
Time      |-35 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
PSG1      |-There are six stairs and there are three Diazepam on
          | three of these six stairs. The left most diazepam has
          | a quantity of one, the middle has two, and the right
          | has three. Go up a stair, take the diazepam, then get
          | ready to shoot. You should see that the targets pop in
          | and out, but this shouldn't be quite hard. Just aim
          | and shoot like normal. 
Time:     |-10 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Stinger   |-Aim for a group of red UFOs targets. This shouldn't be
          | hard for you.
Time:     |-20 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________

VS Enemy
---------
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          |
No Weapon |-Use throw or punch-kick combo to throw the guards into
          | the ledge. Try not to get spotted and attack from behind.
Time:     |-4 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Socom     |-It doesn't matter if you get spotted. This will alert
          | enemies and then kill them as they approach you rather
          | than having to hide. But be careful, you have limited
          | life also.
Time:     |-15 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
C4        |-Plant the first 3 C4 between the two guards, from bottom
          | all the way to the top. And, then plant as many C4 in
          | the bottom. Note that after some the guard on the bottom
          | right will be petrolling around, so you got to be fast.
          | Detonate the first 3 C4. This will then alert nearby
          | guards. Then, blow the C4 you have planted in the bottom
          | as a group of soldiers approaches there.
Time:     |-10 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Famas     |-This is much easier than the Socom level. Stay in the
          | middle first and rapid firing at any of the guards
          | coming towards you. If you are running low on life,
          | go and take cover in one of the areas located in the
          | north, south, west, east and fire at whoever is
          | approaching you.
Time:     |-20 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Grenade   |-Alert the guards and run up the stairs while keep on
          | dropping the grenade. As the enemy chases behind you,
          | the grenade will explode by the time they reaches the
          | area where you have dropped the grenade.
Time:     |-3 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Claymore  |-Alert the guard, and as they chases behind you in a
          | straight row, plant claymore, facing them and it will
          | explode when the guards is within the detonation area
          | of a claymore. And, don't waste your time, planting
          | a claymore, knock on the wall and lure your enemies.
Time:     |-5 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Nikita    |-Just keep on launching the missiles. If you stay in the
          | middle, beware that the enemies will go to your back,
          | and shoot at you. When this happens, quickly turn back
          | and shoot at them. Another way is to hide in any four
          | corners and then fire your Nikita from there. At that
          | position, the enemies will not be able to shoot you.
Time:     |-10 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
PSG1      |-Get Diazepam first. There will be 5 guards let out on
          | the battlefield each time. And, considering that you
          | have 300 PSG1 ammos, you can do some rapid firing. Did
          | anyone notice a cross? This shouldn't be a very hard.
Time:     |-5 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________
          |
Stinger   |-Launch one missile and shoot the guard at the highest
          | platform. This will alert the enemies. Try not to shoot
          | at moving enemies as there is a higher chance of missing.
          | Shoot at a group. Also, do not let the guards come too
          | near to you, as they will fire their guns at you.
Time:     |-10 Min
__________|____________________________________________________________

VS. 12 Battle
=============
I will give a list of weapons that you will get initially for each
stage in the left column. On the right column, I will list down some
notes and hints that I think are important. At the very bottom, I
will list some strategies that you can use. Hopefully, this will be
helpful to you.
_______________________________________________________________________
                          |
Level 01 -  3/ 3 Grenade  |Notes & Hints:
            3/ 3 Nikita   |-Checkpoint is in the centre of the
           10/10 PSG1     | screen.
            3/ 3 Stinger  |-Use PSG1 first, follow by other weapons.
__________________________|____________________________________________
                          |
Level 02 -  1/ 1 C4       |Notes & Hints:
            1/ 1 Claymore |-Checkpoint is in the bottom-left of screen.
            1/ 1 Nikita   |-Use Socom first, follow by other weapons.
            1/ 1 Grenade  |
           30/30 Socom    |
__________________________|____________________________________________
                          |
Level 03 -  2/ 2 Nikita   |Notes & Hints:
            2/ 2 Claymore |-Checkpoint is in top-right of screen.
            1/ 1 Grenade  |-Use Socom first, follow by other weapons.
            1/ 1 C4       |
           12/12 Socom    |
__________________________|____________________________________________
                          |
Level 04 -  2/ 2 C4       |Notes & Hints:
            2/ 2 Stinger  |-Checkpoint is in the north, at the very
            3/ 3 Grenade  | bottom.
           12/12 Socom    |-Use Socom first, follow by other weapons.
__________________________|____________________________________________
                          |
Level 05 -  1/ 1 C4       |Notes & Hints:
            1/ 1 Stinger  |-Checkpoint is in the south.
            1/ 1 Claymore |-Use PSG1 first to kill off two guards,
            8/ 8 Grenade  | then the remaining weapons for the rest.
            2/ 2 PSG1     |
__________________________|____________________________________________
                          |
Level 06 -  2/ 2 C4       |Notes & Hints:
            4/ 4 PSG1     |-Unarmed initially, you have to sneak to
           12/12 Socom    | the north to get your ammos.
            4/ 4 Grenade  |-Checkpoint is in the north where ammo is.
            2/ 2 Stinger  |-Use PSG1 first, followed by Socom etc.
__________________________|____________________________________________
                          |
Level 07 -  2/ 2 C4       |Notes & Hints:
            2/ 2 Claymore |-Checkpoint is in the centre.
           12/12 Socom    |-Use Socom first, followed by other weapons.
            6/ 6 Grenade  |
__________________________|____________________________________________
                          |
Level 08 -  1/ 1 C4       |Notes & Hints:
            2/ 2 PSG1     |-Checkpoint is near where you started
           12/12 Socom    | initially.
            2/ 2 Grenade  |-Use PSG1 to get rid of two guards, then
            2/ 2 Claymore | Socom, followed by the remaining weapons.
__________________________|____________________________________________

Strategy
--------
- Always use PSG1 first if you have.
=>Can get rid of guards without being spotted, or harmed.
- After using PSG1, consider using Socom if you have.
=>Take about three shots per guard.
- If you are left with C4 or Claymores only, consider:
=>Get yourself spotted.      
=>Lure all the guards in a row. They will chase behind you.
=>Set C4 along the way or set claymore facing the direction of the
  enemy.
=>Detonate C4 when enemies are near or as enemies are chasing you,
  let them step onto a buried claymore and explode.
- Use Nikitas to destroy a group of enemies.
- Consider using Stinger, grenade etc the last.
=>Stinger can only kill one guard per missile. Furthermore, it alerts
  nearby guards.
=>You need to time when a grenade will explode. Furthermore, it alerts
  guard. 

Mystery
=============
The mystery mode is by far one of the coolest addition to this VR
disc. Like other faqs writers, I will give the clue for each stage,
so as not to ruin the fun of discovery. And, hints are only given
to a few very tricky stage. So, enjoy yourself and be a great
detective.
_______________________________________________________________________
         |
Level 01 |-Broken Surveillance Camera.
Hint:    |-"Distinct Appearance".
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 02 |-A mask that is wore for ski and a sock.
Hint:    |-Try viewing in first person view mode.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 03 |-Half-finished ice-cream.
Hint:    |-Try viewing in first person view mode.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 04 |-Broken spectacles
Hint:    |-"I can't see the way. Is there a wall in front? Ouch!!!
         | My head hurts!!!"
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 05 |-The soldier looking at the dead body.
Info:    |-The soldier will start to run away, and two other guards
         | will also join in the race, purposely is to confuse you.
         | The real murderer will run away to the exit in the north,
         | and if he manages to escape, you will fail the mission.
Hint:    |-"I can't let him escape... let my fist do the work."
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 06 |-The word "Johnny".
Hint:    |-Drag the suspect to where the word 'Johnny' is and see
         | what's the difference?
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 07 |-There are three guards walking in the snowing area. And,
         | only one set of footprints will lead you to the murderer.
Hint:    |-Try crawling around, as you also will leave footprints
         | behind, and this may confuse you by messing up the tracks.
         |-Footprints can "overlap", thus messing up the entire
         | footprints of the murderer.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 08 |-Look in first person view mode.
Hint:    |-"My conscience..." My heart is p-u-mp-i-ng very fast....!!!
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 09 |-Broken spectacles.
Hint:    |-This is slightly different from level 04.
         |-There's a certain item in ??? that you need to have....
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 10 |-Which is the real one? They are so many...?
Hint:    |-Like what <bernard78_98@yahoo.com> said in his faq,
         | patience is a virtue.
_________|_____________________________________________________________

Puzzle
============
These puzzles did live up to its expectations. Hard or easy, I can't
comment much. True enough, you will have to figure out a strategy
yourself and solve the riddle. Like what others have done, i will not 
give you the direct solution, but certain hints will be given. If
you still cannot solve it after reading the frequently-asked-question
section, feel free to e-mail me at <ysf@pacific.net.sg>
_______________________________________________________________________
         |
Level 01 |-There are 7 guards standing in a row, separating from each
         | other by a gap on a platform. You have 6 grenades, and the
         | only way is to wipe them out at one go. But how?
Time:    |-5 Min
Hint:    |-Watch the VR Training Disc Intro.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 02 |-There are 7 guards. You are at the highest platform and
         | there is a guard standing there. Each guard stands on a
         | platform, of descending rows, like a triangular shape. How 
         | do you kill all the guards at one go?
Time:    |-5 Min
Hint:    |-Timing, positioning???
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 03 |-Armed with stinger, there is a Genome soldier standing at
         | the highest platform and a camera which prevents you from
         | going up the stairs. How to do?
Time:    |-25 Secs
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
Hint:    |-You don't really need to destroy the camera, but if you
         | wish, it's all right. However, time is precious.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 04 |-There are 29 red UFO targets in a form of a cube or box.
         | You have only 50 stinger missiles ammo, and if you blow off
         | one red target, creating an explosion chain, there are 6
         | more cubes hiding behind the tower.
Time:    |-5 Min
Hint:    |-Look in first person view mode.
         |-"What is the lock-on feature for?"
         |=>There's a hint in the Tactical Strategy section.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 05 |-Armed with 140 Famas ammo, with no suppressor, you are
         | standing on a "noisy" ground surface. And between two
         | walls, there are two guards, each standing on one side.
         | As Famas creates a lot of noises, if the guards hear any
         | gunfire, you will fail the mission immediately. And, you
         | notice that there are plenty of "blocking walls" along the
         | way that you need to destroy with the Famas.
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
Hint:    |-The best strategy is sometimes to run. Don't let the guard
         | catch up with you. You will know why if you do that.
         |=>There's a hint in the Tactical Strategy section.
         |-Do not waste too much unneccessary bullets, as these
         | bullets are just enough for you to destroy those walls.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 06 |-You have 50 Nikitas and 16 red UFO boxes that you need to
         | destroy. If you happen to destroy the wrong one, you have
         | to start all over again.
Time:    |-5 Min
Hint:    |-Remember the Nikita lesson? How do you change the altitude
         | of the missile? And, how to control the missile well?
         | View in first-person view mode to see the altitude of the
         | red UFOs boxes.
         | "Shoot the most impossible ones from the highest platform
         | first."
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 07 |-Unarmed, the "blocking wall" obstruct you from reaching
         | the checkpoint. There are two searchlights in the centre.
         | How do i break the wall?
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
Hint:    |-There's a mine detector in the south.
         |-"Do something foolish!"
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 08 |-Armed with 30 grenades, you will see 12 UFO cubes on the
         | ground. Using a grenade, cause a tower of cubes to pop up,
         | and similar via versa back to the ground if you use a
         | grenade again. The riddle is how do you make all 12 cubes
         | pop up?
Time:    |-5 Min
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 09 |-There are two stationary cameras, both blocking the only
         | two paths to the checkpoint. To add to the challenge, a
         | guard is standing there as well. You are only armed with
         | C4. Should you get spotted, you failed the mission.
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted. Refer to
         | below for the strategies for this stage.
_________|_____________________________________________________________

Strategy #1-Contributed by <bernard78_98@yahoo.com>
===========
Lure the guard out of his position by knocking on the wall or
whatever. Plant a C4 behind his back. When the time reaches 1 min,
the guard will start to inspect the area. As he is close to one of 
the camera, detonate the C4 to destroy the camera and make your way 
to the checkpoint.

Mystery:If you use the above strategy, you will find that no matter 
        how fast you are, your time will always be 1 min and above 
        since you can only detonate the C4 after 1 min when the
        guard starts to inspect the area. But if you look at the 
        CPU scores, the highest ranking is 45 secs...Refer to below
        for another alternative method.
_______________________________________________________________________

Strategy #2-Contributed By Richard Hinckley <rah_3@email.com>
===========
The information below are contributed by Richard Hinckley and it
seems that this is the only method that you must use to obtain a
time of less than 1 min. Note that i have not EDITED any of his
strategy below yet. It's pretty long but it does make some sense.

Note:I have not tried his strategy so I cannot really confirm with
     you whether it works. Try it yourself.

I know [in theory] how to get a record [under 0:45:00] time in
Puzzle Mode Mission 9! This is "in theory" because, although I 
have done everything I talk about, I have not done it all together, 
so I have never ACTUALLY used this method. I found that if you
drag the guard all the way to the top row of the map, and drop 
him in the leftmost column [the one that's directly in front of 
the top camera, but too far from it to be seen by it], then when 
he gets up and tries to return to his position, the most direct 
route [which is the route they always take] will be to run THROUGH
the central area instead of around it. In fact, you probably don't 
have to drag him that far, and the less you drag him/the more he
runs on his own, the faster he goes.

So the solution is: When the guard looks right, run up to the
half-wall in front of him and crouch. When he looks left, run off 
to his right, knock on the side wall, and hide. When he stops
looking, chase him, plant C4 on his back, and then quickly press 
R1 to deactivate C4 [timing here is CRUCIAL] and press and hold
Square. Drag him around the board, to the back, releasing and
re-pressing or tap Square periodically when he starts to struggle. 
[Note that if you press Square seven times, including the one 
press to grab him initially, he'll pass out for a little while, 
which will damage your score.] Drop him in front [but out of range]
of the camera at the top of the map, and hide as close to him as
possible, preferably using the half-wall "donut hole" at the top 
of the map. When he runs through the center area, press Circle to 
detonate the C4 on him, destroying the top camera, and then run
to the center of the field AS SOON AS the camera is gone.

It's worth mentioning again that the best method is the one that
involves the least dragging, since dragging is really slow, even
slower than the guard moving on his own at the "walking" pace...
So if you can knock on the wall multiple times and get him to
follow you further around the board, doing so will drop your time
even further. Unfortunately, you can't use the C4 to its full
potential, since C4 detonations tend to call guards STRAIGHT TO 
THEM, which would be useful here, but that also technically counts
as being spotted, which means that you can't use that method here.
If you could, you'd just blow some C4, then hide behind the wall
at the top of the map, then plant some of it on the "alert" guard,
return to hiding, and as soon as the alarm stopped, he'd run
through the camera area.
_______________________________________________________________________

Strategy #3-Contributed By Schlauchi <Schlauchi@gmx.de>
===========
Special thanks to Schlauchi <Schlauchi@gmx.de> for telling me the
solution to Puzzle Mode level 09. He sent me a MPlayer2 file {video/
mpeg) to me. I am not sure how he made the Mpeg file, definitely
with the help of some programs, I suppose but as soon as I got back
my copy of Metal Gear Solid Integral from my cousin, I tested out
the strategy he sent it to me. Through the video he sent me, true
enough, i was able to complete Puzzle Mode level 09 in under 1 min.
Now, enough of my craps now, and this is how or what you should do:

You have 3 C4 right? To use this strategy, you need to use up 2 of
your C4. Notice that the guard is turning in a semi-circle manner.
First of all, when he is not looking, quickly run up the ramp, and
stay near the left wall. This is what you should do now. When the
guard is facing to down, and about to turn to his left, which is
to the right side of the screen, get ready to go near him and stay
about two or three spaces away from him. Now, he will turn to his
left, which is to the right side of the screen, go below him, and
place a C4 on the floor. Do not detonate the C4 now! Now, hurry
back and take your cover because he will start to turn back again.
Now, here comes the most critical part. Either you do it correctly
or you will get spotted and fail the mission. Repeat the same
procedure as before but this time, you have to place a C4 on his
shoulder instead of placing a C4 on the floor. As soon as you
did that, run and take your cover. If you managed to survive
that through, congradulation!!! Now, detonate the two C4s! The
first C4, which you place it on the ground will explode and
send the guard flying backwards towards the camera. And, when the
guard is flying backwards towards the camera, the second C4 which
you place it on the guard's shoulder will......yes, explode and
destroy the stationary camera. Now, make your way to the checkpoint
and that's it!

If you still have any problems after reading this solution, feel free
to e-mail me at <ysf@pacific.net.sg> and request me to send you the
Mpeg format of the solution to Puzzle Mode level 09 which is sent
to me by Schlauchi <Schlauchi@gmx.de> but make sure that you have
enough space in your mailbox.

If you want the mpeg, please state everything clearly such as telling
me that your mailbox can hold over 1 MB and you are stuck in puzzle 09
and seriously needs the mpeg. I don't want to cause your mailbox to
overload and then later on, you blame me. Furthermore, if you did not
state these information clearly, i will just ignore the mail. Why?
More than 5 people have e-mailed me, requesting me to send it to them.
I need to zip the file again, and after sending it, delete it again.
Besides, the file takes over 1 MB and sending a huge file will take me
around ten minutes. If you have completed puzzle 09, don't bother to
e-mail me and say that you want the mpeg.
_______________________________________________________________________
         |
Level 10 |-You are in a snowy area. There is a guard turning his head,
         | with each 90 degress turn. And, a "blocking wall" obstruct
         | the checkpoint again. You are unarmed. You have a mine
         | detector, and there's a claymore in the north. With such
         | low life, you can't do anything "foolish" like in level 07.
         | So, how do you destroy the barrier?
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
Hint:    |-Crawl over first to get the claymore after getting the mine
         | detector.
         |-"In a snowy area, traces are often left behind..try to
         |  make it look natural!"
_________|_____________________________________________________________

Warning:With the hints I have given you above, try to solve puzzle #10
        yourself. If you strongly feel that you do not have any idea
        or clue to it, try reading question #13 in the walkthrough/
        help portion of the frequently-asked-question section. If
        you still have problems after reading it, feel free to
        e-mail me at <ysf@pacific.net.sg> and tell me what your
        problems are.
_______________________________________________________________________

Variety
============
Now... move on to variety... So, what can you expect from this mode???
A mix of modes like puzzle, mystery etc??? What do you think??? You
find it out yourself.
_______________________________________________________________________
Level 01 |-There is a glass panel ground surface in the south and a
         | guard standing there, facing the North. How do you solve?
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
Hint:    |-"Kill the guard when he's standing in the glass panel,
         | using the 'Cs and Ds' move?"
         |-Figure out what's the move? The hint is in the Tactical
         |  Strategy section.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 02 |-There's a pit in the North and a guard sleeping in the
         | south. How do you let the guard fall inside the pit?
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
Hint:    |-"There are many walls around, which you can knock to lure
         | the guard to the pit."
         |-Use punch, kick, throw etc to push him into the pit.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 03 |-There are five guards standing at the top of a platform.
         | Looking down, you will see 5 large pitholes. How do you
         | kill them?
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
Hint:    |-"It is quite similar to level 02."
         |-Watch the VR Training Intro.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 04 |-There are 6 guards lining in a row, and you have only 6
         | C4. The purpose of this level is to kill all 6 guards
         | using C4. Due to demand's, i have been asked by many
         | people how to get the best time for this level. This is
         | what i have done. Refer to the ASCII ART below.
Time:    |-5 Min
_________|_____________________________________________________________

By Popular Demand:
-----------------
 ______________________________
|                              | Legend
| S                            | ======
|                              | Due to some reason, the diagram is 
|--------------------------    | not drawn to scale.
|##########################|   | G(1 to 6) represents the six guards. 
|##########################|   | S         represents initial
|--------------------------    |           position.
|SS    C4 CP C4  C4  C4        | C4        represents position where
| G6  G5  G4   G3  G2  G1      |           you need to place C4.
|______________________________| SS        represents Solid Snake.
                                 CP        represents checkpoint.
                                 ##        represents Wall.
_______________________________________________________________________

Strategy #1
===========
Put a C4 each on these positions as shown in the diagram as you
lean against the wall, moving from right to left. When you reach
the position SS, you are ready to detonate the C4 that you have
placed. This should kill all guards at one go. Now, reach for
the checkpoint shown as CP in the diagram above. You should
have now left with 2 C4, enough to give some bonus time.

Best Time:00:31:42

Note:
1)Do not walk, run, crawl behind the guards.
=>These actions create a lot of noises, and when enemies hear it,
  they will turn back and look.
=>Leaning against the wall is the best method for not alerting
  the guards.
_______________________________________________________________________

Strategy #2-Contributed by <art61462@leonis.nus.edu.sg>
===========
You must be fast and nimble with your fingers. With reference to
the ASCII diagram above, this strategy is much faster, but of course,
more difficult. This method is rather sloppy, but is the fastest
strategy. Practice is of course vital before it can be successfull.

1)With C4 equipped, run straight to the position between G1 and G2,
  and plant the C4 as quickly as possible. Of course, this will let
  you be spotted by the guards, but do not panic.
2)Once the C4 is planted to the ground, wait for a split second for
  G1 to hit you with your rifle butt. Your life bar will be shortened
  slighly. However, you must not get a shot at this point, as a shot
  will take more life from you.
3)Immediately after being hit by the guard,(You should still be
  flashing), detonate the C4. If you are still in sub-conscious state,
  when you are seeing circles above your head, the exploding C4 will
  not hurt you, but will kill about 3 guards at least.
4)Quickly, rise to your feet, dash to the position between G4 and G5
  again, when you have regained conscious. If you rise up and get to
  the position fast enough, G4 and G5 should still be lying on the
  ground due to the previous detonation. Once again, plant another
  C4 at that position.(Slighly nearer to G5, but still in position
  between G4 and G5.)
5)Wait for G4, G5, G6 to get up. Once G4 hits you with the rifle butt,
  detonate the C4. You should again be in sub-conscious state.
6)The remaining guards should either be dead, or fallen over the
  platform. Now, rise and run to the checkpoint at the position, CP.
  Your time should be estimated between 15 secs to 17 secs, but with
  four unused C4, this should give you more than enough time bonus.

Best Time:12 to 13 Secs
_______________________________________________________________________
         |
Level 05 |-This is a very tricky stage. It's either you get it or
         | not. The checkpoint is in the middle, and there are 4
         | guards stationing the checkpoint in a circle manner.
         | There are basically three strategies that you can use.
         | Refer to the ASCII diagram below. These strategies should
         | put you in the first ranking.
         |
Time:    |-5 min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
      ______
    _|      |_    Legend
  _|          |_  ======
 |      G4      | Due to some reasons, the diagram is not drawn to
 |              | scale.
 |  G1  CP  G3  | G(1 to 4) represents the four guards.
 |              | CP        represents checkpoint.
 |_     G2     _| SS        represents Solid Snake.
   |_   SS   _|
     |__  __|
        ||
_______________________________________________________________________

Strategy #1-Contributed by <bernard78_98@yahoo.com>
===========
      ______      
    _|      |_     Step
  _|          |_   ====
 |   G1     G4  | 1-)The guards will first move in a clockwise
 |              |    manner as shown in Fig 1.
 |      CP      | 2-)Go behind G2.
 |   G2     G3  | 3-)At this point, G2 is about to turn backwards,
 |_ SS         _|    and the guards are about to travel in an
   |_        _|      anticlockwise manner.
     |______|     4)-Notice that G1 is somewhere directly above
                     to G2, maybe a little bit to the right.
      Fig 1       5)-This is the crucial part. Before G2 turns,
                     perform a punch, kick combo, making sure
                     that G2 will knock onto the G1.
                  6)-Now is the time to run to the CP.
                     Best Time:00:05:70
_______________________________________________________________________

Strategy #2-This method was devised and tested successfully by myself.
===========   
      ______       Step
    _|      |_     ====
  _|          |_  1-)Perform a punch-kick combo on G2.  
 |    G1        | 2-)G2 should land in the position (G2).
 | (G2)     G4  | 3-)G1 will come to (G2) to check.
 |      CP      | 4-)Take the route as indicated in the
 |  G2   |      |    diagram by - to the CP.
 |_ SS----  G3 _|    Best Time:00:05:22
   |_        _|   
     |______|

_______________________________________________________________________

Strategy #3-Contributed by ShinJN <shinjn@yahoo.com>
===========
      ______       Step
    _|      |_     ====
  _|          |_  1-)Perform a throw behind G2.
 |   G1         | 2-)G2 should land in the position (G2).
 |          G4  | 3-)Take the route as indicated by - to the CP.
 |      CP      |    Best Time:00:04:86
 |   G2  |      |
 |_  SS--|   G3_| 
   |_ (G1)   _|
     |______|
_______________________________________________________________________
         |
Level 06 |-The guards here are wearing a stealth suit and you cannot
         | see them. With Socom, you have to kill all of the guards.
         | There are about 6 guards, but i believe that they have
         | random positioning, which means their initial position
         | changes each time you restart. 
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
Hint:    |-Knock on the walls to lure the guards out.
         |-Even with stealth, you still can see some 'blurry'
         | silhouettes of a guard.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 07 |-There are 27 red UFO targets floating towards you. You
         | have to destroy them. It should not be a problem at all.
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake dies.
Hint:    |-Try shooting the nearest UFo target first. If these UFO
         | gets too close to you when you shoot, it will kill Snake.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 08 |-You have to destroy 5 blue UFO targets. The first target
         | is on the left hand of the screen and the second target
         | is on the right hand of the screen. The third and fourth
         | target will be in the middle, moving from left to right.
         | Once you shoot the fourth target, the fifth target will
         | appear behind the sleeping guard and the other guards
         | will come and surround the last target. How do you solve?
Time:    |-5 Min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if a guard is shot.
Hint:    |-Use diapazam to stablise Snake.
         |-Try shooting from the highest platform.
         |-Given that, the sleeping guard will move forward, after
         | a period of time, can you figure out something?
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 09 |-Armed with Socom, you have to destroy 74 blue UFO targets.
Time:    |-5 Min
Hint:    |-It is found in the Tactical Strategy section.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 10 |-This is similar to Level 09, except that you are using a
         | Famas, instead of a Socom, and you have to destroy 74 blue
         | UFO targets.
Time:    |-5 Min
Hint:    |-Same as level 09.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 11 |-Destroy 20 red UFO targets and you will fight ??. I won't
         | reveal anything as the words suggest, "THE TRUTH IS OVER
         | THERE!".
Time:    |-5 Min
Hint:    |-Keep on shooting at ?? before it gets near you. You will
         | know why.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 12 |-Meryl is lying profusely on the ground, and a gigantic
         | Ghost... [Any... Buster nearby?] walks toward you and
         | Meryl. There are three targets that you can shoot, that
         | is the stomach, head and knee, but which one is the
         | real one?
Note:    |-Your mission objective is to destroy him before he walks
         | toward you and steps onto Meryl. If that happens, you will
         | fail the mission.
Hint:    |-"Shoot the one where you need it for eating."
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 13 |-This is similar to Variety Level 12. Instead of one, you
         | have now two.
Note:    |-Same as mission objective in Variety Level 12.
Hint:    |-The same strategy still applies.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
           
VR Mission
============
Okay, this is the strategy that i have used for the VR mission. It
may not be the best yet, but does work pretty well. And, after a few
practice, you should be able to get the best ranking, without having
to restart or continue etc. The best way is not to get spotted and
collect only weapons and ammos that are only useful to you, and kill
only, when there is a need to. Remember!!! Not only you have to find
ways to survive, but also race against time. Get that???
_______________________________________________________________________
         |
Level 01 |-When you first begin, go to the left path, then go north.
         | You should see a guard heading up. You will see the
         | checkpoint in the north. But, don't go to the checkpoint
         | first. Go right and you should see another guard approach-
         | ing. Wait till he looks to the south, then go to the right
         | and take the Socom. It contains 6 Socom ammos. You should
         | see another guard at northeast. knock on the wall to lure
         | that guard out and get the Socom suppressor. Then, go all
         | the way northwest. Hide behind the wall. You should see
         | a guard approaching, looking towards the north first,
         | then move to the right. Now, make your way to the
         | checkpoint. This should be under 50 secs.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 02 |-Get Famas first. Then, go to the left. You should see blue-
         | painted 'pit-holes.' Don't go first. Take your aim toward
         | the north and use Socom to shoot at the guard. Now, you
         | have 3 Socom ammos. You will notice that the guard will
         | leave behind 10 Socom ammos. Now, walk on this pit-holes,
         | and take the 10 Socom ammos before the guard from the
         | north come and spot you. After taking the ammos, quickly
         | take the CardB.A and then head south again passing the
         | pitholes. This should alert the guard on the right, and
         | quickly, go make your way to the north passing the pitholes
         | and get Famas bullet on the northeast. Now, you should
         | have noticed that the guard at the north is sleeping, and
         | now make your way to the checkpoint.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 03 |-If you want, get the 3 grenades first on the right. Then,
         | when the guard is not looking, crawl into the tunnel.
         | You should have noticed a guard in the north. Get out of
         | the tunnel when the guard is heading north. Beware that
         | the ground is slippery and creates a lot of noise. Walk
         | a few steps and use your Socom to kill the guard. Then,
         | make your way to the north. You should see two guards
         | near the checkpoint. knock on the wall to lure one of
         | the guard, then make your way to the checkpoint.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 04 |-Take C4 first. Then, take the left path, knock on the wall.
         | This will alert a guard. You should have 10 Socom ammos
         | left now. Now, aim and kill those three guards one by one
         | Do not get yourself spotted. By the time, you have killed
         | the three guards, you should have 1 Socom ammos left. Now,
         | use C4 or Famas to break the wall and make your way to the
         | checkpoint.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 05 |-Get mine detector first. East of you are two claymores and
         | thermal goggles. Get them first. Then, make your way to
         | the north. Be careful, there are infra-red sensors and 
         | buried claymore. Use thermal goggles to see. Don't bother
         | about getting the ration on the right path. Just make your
         | way north to the checkpoint.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 06 |-Get the PSG1 on the right. Then, avoid the camera and go
         | down the staircase and get ready to use your PSG-1 to shoot
         | a nearby guard. You must be quick and not be spotted by
         | the camera. Then, at the staircase, kill about one or two
         | more guards. One of the guards, when kill, will leave
         | some ammos behind. Never mind. Now, make your way to
         | the northeast of the checkpoint, without being spotted.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 07 |-First, go to the right, crawl the tunnel, and get the
         | Stinger missiles annd ammos. Note that your radar is
         | jammed and there is a guard patrolling on a higher platform
         | and be careful, not to let him see you. Okay, after getting
         | the stinger missiles, crawl out of the tunnel, and you
         | should see the soldier moving left. Go north and make a
         | right turn on the second path and then travel south to
         | take C4. Next, go all the way north, and you should see
         | a sleeping guard. There's a PSG1 ammos near the sleeping
         | guard, and use the wall as your cover. Get ready and equip
         | the Famas weapon. You should see a guard patrolling down
         | the higher platform and when he makes a turn, quickly make
         | your way to the checkpoint in the northeast. As you go past
         | the sleeping guard, this will wake him up. Run as fast to
         | the checkpoint and use your famas to break the wall to
         | proceed to the next level. If you are fast, you should be
         | able to make it to the checkpoint unharmed.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 08 |-There are 21 UFOs boxes you need to destroy and there are
         | 4 guards in this levels. There's a guard in the south of
         | the staircase, and it is very likely that you will be
         | spotted if you just make your way like that. To prevent 
         | being spotted, once you begin the level, get ready to use 
         | your PSG1. Shoot the guard guarding the south of the
         | staircase, and this will alert nearby guards. Use this
         | method and kill all guards, if not four, at least three.
         | Simply put a C4 each in the west, south, and east. Then,
         | detonate the C4. If there is a guard still around, this
         | will alert other guards, and now there will be four guards.
         | You should have kill 16 targets by the time you detonate
         | the C4. Now, throw a grenade into the pillar, either West,
         | East, or south. Once the grenade explodes, this should
         | have destroyed the remaining targets. Now, make your way
         | to the checkpoint in the south. Make sure you have at least
         | 5 PSG-1 ammos by now.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 09 |-Go up and take the left path. Use PSG1 and shoot a guard,
         | that is approaching you. Next, hide yourself using the
         | wall. You should have noticed that there is a guard in the
         | north and a guard is slowly approaching you in the south.
         | Wait for the guard in the south to head south first. Now,
         | knock on the wall, and lure the guard in the north all the
         | way to the south. Now, make your way to the checkpoint in
         | the north. Use Famas to blow the wall, and make your way
         | to the checkpoint.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 10 |-This stage is easy, provided that you have PSG1 ammos left.
         | There are four guards here, and you need to kill all guards
         | to make the checkpoint appear. If you have 4 PSG1 ammos
         | left, you should know what to do now. When all guards are
         | killed, make your way to the checkpoint in the north.
_________|_____________________________________________________________

CONGRADULATIONS!!!You have cleared the VR Mission mode. You can also
refer to <bernard78_98@yahoo.com>'s faq on the VR Mission. 
_______________________________________________________________________

Ninja 
============
Finally, i got a Big Boss ranking after completing Extreme mode.
The information below was contributed by <bernard78_98@yahoo.com>.
Richard Hinckley <rah_3@email.com> sent in more informations
about the Ninja mode. Anyway, i have gotten the Ninja mode about a
month ago. [Just too lazy to update]
_______________________________________________________________________
Control
-------
Here are the default controls for Grayfox, Ninja. 
_______________________________________________________________________
         |
L1       |-Cloaking Device
         |
R1       |-Electric Field
         |
Square   |-Perform a forward spinning slash while running.
         |-Tries to grab a guard, just like Solid Snake, then press
         | repeatedly to choke and then slice the enemy's throat
         | when very close.
         |
Circle   |-Cross Swing
         |-Hold the button to block and deflect bullets.
         |
X        |-Press once to crouch and get ready to flip.
         |-Press twice to perform a jump or a high flip.
         |
Triangle |-Press to view in first person view mode.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Note:    |-Using cloaking device and electric field will deplete
         | Ninja's power.
         |-Press R1 to activate and deactivate electric field. By
         | activating electric field, Ninja will have the stealth
         | ability.
_________|_____________________________________________________________

Stage
-------
The Ninja mode conists of three stages. Though it is pretty short, the
Ninja mode is a blast to play. It just makes me wanting to have more
such stages. The idea of controlling Grayfox, Ninja is cool and i just
wonder what will the story mode play like if we are playing from
Grayfox, Ninja perspective and not Solid Snake perspective. Anyway,
never mind! Just enjoy it!!!
_______________________________________________________________________
         |
Level 01 |-There are 15 poles or bamboos in this level, and your
         | mission objective is to slice all the poles. Simply
         | run through and cut them all. Some are on top of a
         | crates and there are guards patrolling around. Anyway,
         | the guards are very easy to kill. It should not be a
         | problem at all.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 02 |-Kill all the 30 guards here in this area. Note that
         | the guards can be very difficult to find when there
         | are only a few left. Try to get spotted to lure all
         | guards out to get a better time.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 03 |-Find and assassinate Solid Snake without being spotted.
         | Try and look at the 'heads'. Note that if you are spotted
         | by any of the guards or kill any wrong guard, you will
         | fail the mission immediately. Try to keep high on top of
         | boxes to search for Solid Snake.
_________|_____________________________________________________________

NG Selection
============
NG Selection is the final mode in the special mode. Hmm... what can we
expect in here??? You find it out your own. By the way, who are those
aliens??? Oh... what do you think???
_______________________________________________________________________
         |
Level 01 |-With the mine detector, retrieve all claymores in the
         | ground and the checkpoint will open up.
Time:    |-30 Secs
Note:    |-Snake will die if he steps on a buried claymore.
Hint:    |-"Using walk and crawl at the right time."
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 02 |-Armed with grenade, start by throwing a grenade, and hide
         | behind the wall. By the time the alien soldier reaches
         | there, the grenade will explode, killing him. Then, move
         | to the checkpoint in the north.
Time:    |-30 Secs
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 03 |-You are on a long path, and there is an alien soldier in
         | the north. The checkpoint is in the north. Having only a
         | cardB.A, what comes to your mind?
Time:    |-1 min
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
Hint:    |-Alien soldier has amazing eye sight and hearing ability.
         | You must know when to move and when not to.
         |-Consider doing a punch, kick, or throw.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 04 |-Equipped with 35 Socom ammos, you see red UFOs targets
         | lined up in a shape of a '@'. There are some red UFO
         | targets that will vibrate. How do you destroy them?
Time:    |-35 Secs
Hint:    |-Create an explosion chain.
         |-Watch the VR Training Disc Introduction.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 05 |-There are 3 alien soldiers, two are sleeping, and only one
         | is patrolling. Notice the ground surface? If you step onto
         | these 'noisy surface', it will alert the guards nearby.
         | And, the guard is patrolling on the other side where the
         | path leads to the checkpoint and the wall is low on
         | the other side..so what to do?
Time:    |-1 Min
Hint:    |-"Crawling....?"
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 06 |-This level requires you to use your PSG-1, and there are
         | 3 blue targets. But, beware, it isn't as easy as you
         | think. I have a hard time, trying to locate the targets
         | at first. 
Time:    |-2 Min
Hint:    |-Try using Scope to locate the targets.
         |-Try to visual it in a 3-dimensional view and you will know
         | why it is hard to locate.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 07 |-There is an alien soldier that you need to kill to make
         | the checkpoint appear. There is an unreloaded Stinger
         | Launcher near the staircase. To kill the soldier, you must
         | first find some stinger missiles and there are basically
         | two locations where you can get it. The first one is on
         | the higher platform on the other side, and it takes quite
         | some time to walk to there. The second one is on the lower
         | platform, where the alien soldier is on, and the lower
         | platform is made of 'noisy' platform. So, what do you do?
Time:    |-1 Min 30 Secs
Note:    |-The mission will fail if Snake gets spotted.
_________|_____________________________________________________________
         |
Level 08 |-This is another mystery case. I wonder why it is put in
         | the NG Selection, instead of in the mystery mode. Similar
         | to those levels you have played in the mystery mode, there
         | will be clues for these levels, and you have to find a way
         | to determine whoose the murderer out of these three
         | suspects.
Time:    |-5 Min
Clue:    |-A diary on the floor.
         |-The tunnel on the left.
         |=>Something is strange about the wall.
_________|_____________________________________________________________

THE END!!! HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE 300 VR TRAINING STAGES YET???

=======================================================================
X)METAL GEAR SOLID:VR MISSIONS
=======================================================================
Metal Gear Solid has already come out for more than a year. Finally,
the VR Training disc under the name of Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions
made it to the US. It's a pity that the package did not come with the
first two discs. Anyway, never mind!

Features of VR Mission
----------------------
=>Over 300 Virtual Reality Training Missions!

=>Familiarise yourself with an entire arsenal of weaponry to clear
  your missions!

=>Sharpen your puzzle-solving skills with intense practice drills!

=>Develop your deductive reasoning prowess to catch the killers in
  baffling murder cases!

=>Solve problems of dramatically escalating complexity from the
  original game.

Source:http://www.konami.com/ganmes/mgs_vr/index.html

Ninja Mode-Contributed By <VRTemjinVO@aol.com>
----------
Note:I don't have Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions. Try it at your
     risk!!! Most of the information in the entire one paragraph
     below remains unedited.

This is the way to unlock Ninja mode for VR Missions. After the
introduction movie, it will show the title screen with Ninja wearing
a mask. Do not touch the controller and after a while, the screen will
change to the introduction movie. Repeat this for about three times.
By the time you see the title screen the fourth time, you should see
Ninja unmasking his face. Go to the special mode and you will be able
to play as Ninja.

Warning!!!:This cheat is only intended for the American version, VR
           Missions, not the Japanese version, which is the Integral
           one.

Warning!!!:I haven't tried it yet so i do not know if it works. Try
           it at your own risk!

Here are some of the information i have gotten from contributors
for Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions. I will welcome more people who
have Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions to contribute more information.
Correct me if there is any wrong information!!! 

1)The three movies are found in the VR Mission discs and the voices
  have been translated to the English, instead of Japanese. Like
  the japanese integral version, you need to complete stages in the
  VR discs to unlock the three movies.

2)You can take photos of Naomi Hunter and Mei Ling. As for how to
  unlock the photography mode, i am still not sure yet. I will
  welcome anyone who wishes to contribute any informations. Refer to
  the frequently-asked-question section or below for more details.

3)The 300 VR Training stages are in.

4)Unlike the japanese version, you do not need to play the first two
  discs to unlock the Ninja mode. Refer to section above for more
  informations on how to unlock Ninja mode.

Rumours
=======
It's confirmed that Naomi Hunter is found in the game and that i
heard that she has two poses, one featuring her sitting down and
another standing up. As for Mei Ling, i heard a rumour that you
can't get her in VR Missions. However, i have heard from people
with the VR Missions copy, saying that they have gotten Mei Ling.
One rumour is to complete all stages with the best time. The second
rumour is that you need to complete your original Metal Gear Solid
in extreme mode and somehow, when you put your VR Missions disc in,
the data in the original Metal Gear Solid will be detected and you
can get Mei Ling. Both two cases may or may not apply to the VR
Missions. [Definitely, not for Integral version.] Still, i can't
confirm it for the time being!!! Read below for more details.

Getting Mei Ling-Contributed By David Bui <dbair23@hotmail.com>
================
Note:I don't have Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions. Try it at your
     risk!!! Most of the information in the entire one paragraph
     below remains unedited.

I found out how to get Mei Ling in Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions
while i was at www.gamefaqs.com. I looked under Metal Gear Solid:
VR Missions and someone had a cheat code on how to get Mei Ling for
it. First you have to get 1st place time in Sneaking Mode for Metal
Gear Solid:VR Missions.  There's a total of 30 levels, 15 for no
weapons and 15 for with weapon [Socom] but choose the time attack
one. So i tried it and all i needed was just a few and when i had 
first place time for all of it i checked in the photograhy mode and
i could take pictures of mei-ling.  Just thought you guys would like
to know.

In short, you need to get 1st place time in the Sneaking Mode, both
with and without weapons and all must have the Time Attack Mode.
in final words of conclusion, there are 30 stages, 15 stages each
for weapon [Socom] and without weapon in the Sneaking Mode.

Warning!!!:This cheat is only intended for the American version, VR
           Missions, not the Japanese version, which is the Integral
           one.

Warning!!!:I haven't tried it yet so i do not know if it works. Try
           it at your own risk!

=======================================================================
XI)GameShark Code 
=======================================================================
Special thanks to the Gameshark Code Creator's Club for the gameshark
codes and making this section possible.

The URL for all Metal Gear Solid Integral Codes is:
http://www.cmgsccc.com/psximport/mgsint.shtml

The URL for all Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions is:
http://www.cmgsccc.com/psx/mgsvr.shtml

An additional advice:
-----------------------
Do not use any of the codes unless you are forced to no choice.
Using gameshark codes to unlock all the VR Training modes ruin the
fun of the game and is strongly discouraged. It is understandable if
you use gameshark codes to unlock certain levels like the Ninja
mode, if you want to save time beating the story mode or just don't
have a PocketStation. Or you use the codes to bypass the mod chip
protection. Other than that, there should be no reason to use it at 
all. Due to some gameshark gamers' request, i have decided to add the 
gameshark codes to it, but do not overabuse it.

Note:I won't bear any responsibility to any damage done to your
     system if the gameshark codes do not work.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Codes below are for METAL GEAR SOlID INTEGRAL VERSION only!!!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Codes Made & Tested on 2.4 Version Game Shark

Enable Code                                          D00C3AB6 1040
(Must Be On Disc 1 & 2)                              800C3AB6 1000
                                                     D00C492A 1040
                                                     800C492A 1000

Enable Code                                          D00C209A 1040
(Must Be On VR-Disc)                                 800C209A 1000

Note:The above two codes are for those who have the older modified
     PlayStation and you will need a GameShark/Game Enhancer/Pro
     Action Replay to use the above codes to bypass the Modchip
     Protection in Metal Gear Solid Integral Normal [Disc One & Two]
     /VR Disc [Disc Three].

Note:I have got mails, complaining that the bypass ModChip Protection
     codes, work only for disc 1 and when they reaches Disc Two, the
     game does not work, even though the code is still on. Is it
     true? Refer to question #11 in 'About Integral' portion in the
     frequently-asked-question section for more details.

For Disc 1 and Disc 2 Only
--------------------------

Infinite Life                                        800B4DAE 0600
                                                     800B4DB0 0600

Infinite Oxygen (Press R1)                           D00AB950 0008
                                                     800ABA34 03E7

Radar Not Jammed When Spotted                        800ABA00 0000

Ghost Mode                                           D00B4DB8 0000
                                                     800ABA10 0000

Have Cigs                                            800B4DE2 0001

Have Scope                                           800B4DE4 0001

Have C.box A                                         800B4DE6 0001

Have C.box B                                         800B4DE8 0001

Have C.box C                                         800B4DEA 0001

Have N.V.G.                                          800B4DEC 0001

Have Thermal.G                                       800B4DEE 0001

Have Gas Mask                                        800B4DF0 0001

Have B.Armour                                        800B4DF2 0001

Have Ketchup                                         800B4DF4 0001

Have Stealth                                         800B4DF6 0001

Have Bandana                                         800B4DF8 0001

Have Camera                                          800B4DFA 0001

Have Level 7 Key Card                                800B4E04 0007

Never Have Time Bomb                                 800B4E06 0000

Have Mine Detector                                   800B4E08 0001

Have Mo Disc                                         800B4E0A 0001

Have Rope                                            800B4E0C 0001

Have Scarf                                           800B4E0E 0001

Have Socom Pistol                                    800B4DBA 03E7
                                                     800B4DCE 03E7

Have Famas                                           800B4DBC 03E7
                                                     800B4DD0 03E7

Have Grenades                                        800B4DBE 03E7
                                                     800B4DD2 03E7

Have Nikita                                          800B4DC0 03E7
                                                     800B4DD4 03E7

Have Stinger                                         800B4DC2 03E7
                                                     800B4DD6 03E7

Have Claymore Mines                                  800B4DC4 03E7
                                                     800B4DD8 03E7

Have C4                                              800B4DC6 03E7
                                                     800B4DDA 03E7

Have Stun Grenades                                   800B4DC8 03E7
                                                     800B4DDC 03E7

Have Chaff Grenades                                  800B4DCA 03E7
                                                     800B4DDE 03E7

Have Sniper Rifle (PSG1)                             800B4DCC 03E7
                                                     800B4DE0 03E7

Have 99 Rations                                      800B4DFC 0063
                                                     800B4E12 0063

Have 99 Medicine                                     800B4DFE 0063
                                                     800B4E14 0063

Have 99 Diazepam                                     800B4E00 0063
                                                     800B4E16 0063

Auto Reload Ammo                                     800AB9EC 001E
                                                     800ABA04 001E

For Disc 3:VR Training Only
---------------------------
Infinite Life                                        800B2A0E 0600
                                                     800B2A10 0600

Radar Not Jammed When Spotted                        800A9660 0000

Ghost Mode                                           D00B2A18 0000
                                                     800A9670 0000

Have Stealth                                         800B2A56 0001

Have Bandana                                         800B2A58 0001

Have Camera                                          800B2A5A 0001

Infinite Socom Ammo                                  800B2A1A 0064

Infinite Famas                                       800B2A1C 0064

Infinite Grenades                                    800B2A1E 0064

Clear Sneaking Mode                                  800E1050 FFFF
                                                     800E1068 FFFF
                                                     800E1080 FFFF
                                                     800E1098 FFFF

Clear Weapon Mode                                    800E1052 FFFF
                                                     800E1054 FFFF
                                                     800E1056 FFFF
                                                     800E1058 FFFF
                                                     800E105A FFFF
                                                     800E106A FFFF
                                                     800E106C FFFF
                                                     800E106E FFFF
                                                     800E1070 FFFF
                                                     800E1072 FFFF

Clear Advanced Mode                                  800E1082 FFFF
                                                     800E1084 FFFF
                                                     800E1086 FFFF
                                                     800E1088 FFFF
                                                     800E108A FFFF
                                                     800E109A FFFF
                                                     800E109C FFFF
                                                     800E109E FFFF
                                                     800E10A0 FFFF
                                                     800E10A2 FFFF

Clear Special Mode                                   800E10BC FFFF
                                                     800E10D4 FFFF
                                                     300E10ED 00FF
                                                     300E10EE 00FF
                                                     800E1122 FFFF
                                                     300E1124 00FF
                                                     300E114F 00FF
                                                     300E1150 0001
                                                     800E11CE FFFF
                                                     300E1181 00FF

Always Use Stealth                                   800B2A16 000A

All Weapons (Caetla Only)                            B0140002 000000000
                                                     800B2A1A 0063

Map Always Shown                                     800A9660 0000

Unlimited Bullets                                    D00635C6 2463
                                                     800635C4 0000
                                                     D0063BC2 2463
                                                     80063BC0 0000
                                                     D006490A 2652
                                                     80064908 0000
                                                     D0065C2E 2442
                                                     80065C2C 0000
                                                     D0064E26 2652
                                                     80064E24 0000

Unlimited Bomb                                       D00654FA 2631
                                                     800654F8 0000
                                                     D0065522 2631
                                                     80065520 0000
                                                     D00642BC 1821
                                                     800642BE 0060
                                                     D00651BE 2631
                                                     800651BC 0000

Unlimited Diazepam                                   D003C5B8 1021
                                                     8003C5BA 0040

No Time Limit                                        D00D6A82 2442
                                                     800D6A80 0000
                                                     D00D6A8A 2442
                                                     800D6A88 0000
                                                     D00D8372 2442
                                                     800D8370 0000
                                                     D00D9E6E 2442
                                                     800D9E6C 0000
                                                     D00D7EC6 2442
                                                     800D7EC4 0000
                                                     D00D8B46 2442
                                                     800D8B44 0000
                                                     D00D95CA 2442
                                                     800D95C8 0000
                                                     D00DAF92 2442
                                                     800DAF90 0000
                                                     D00DBE7A 2442
                                                     800DBE78 0000
                                                     D00D9C4E 2442
                                                     800D9C4C 0000
                                                     D00D9FEE 2400
                                                     800D9FEC 0000
                                                     D00DBEF2 2442
                                                     800DBEF0 0000
                                                     D00D61E6 2442
                                                     800D61E4 0000

Walk Through Walls                                   80025D10 9774
                                                     80025D12 0800
                                                     800AB6E4 4F4A
                                                     800AB6E6 454B
                                                     300AB6E8 0052

Contributed By bernard78_98@yahoo.com
-------------------------------------
Unlock Ninja Mode Only                               D00C209A-1040
                                                     800C209A-1000
                                                     300E10ED-00FF
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Codes below are for METAL GEAR SOLID:VR MISSIONS only!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Codes Made & Tested on 3.2 Version Game Shark

Infinite Health Snake/Ninja                          800B7316 0600
                                                     800B7318 0600

Infinite Air                                         800AC844 03E7

Radar Not Jam When Spotted                           800AC810 0000

Never Get A Cold                                     800B731A 0000

Ghost Mode                                           800AC820 0000
                                                     800AC822 0000

Never Reload                                         800AC7FC 0019

Have Socom Pistol                                    800B5BCA 03E7
                                                     800B5BDE 03E7

Have FA-MAS                                          800B5BCC 03E7
                                                     800B5BE0 03E7

Have Grenades                                        800B5BCE 03E7
                                                     800B5BE2 03E7

Have Nikita                                          800B5BDO 03E7
                                                     800B5BE4 03E7

Have Stinger                                         800B5BD2 03E7
                                                     800B5BE6 03E7

Have Claymore Mines                                  800B5BE4 03E7
                                                     800B5BE8 03E7

Have C4                                              800B5BD6 03E7
                                                     800B5BEA 03E7

Have Stun Grenades                                   800B5BD8 03E7
                                                     800B5BEC 03E7

Have Chaff Grenades                                  800B5BDA 03E7
                                                     800B5BEE 03E7

Have Sniper Rifle                                    800B5BDC 03E7
                                                     800B5BF0 03E7

Have Cig                                             800B5BF2 0001

Have Scope                                           800B5BF4 0001

Have C.Box A                                         800B5BF6 0001

Have C.Box B                                         800B5BF8 0001

Have C.Box C                                         800B5BFA 0001

Have Night Vision Goggle                             800B5BFC 0001

Have Thermal Goggle                                  800B5BFE 0001

Have Gas Mask                                        800B5C00 0001

Have Body Armour                                     800B5C02 0001

Have Ketchup                                         800B5C04 0001

Have Stealth                                         800B5C06 0001

Have Bandana                                         800B5C08 0001

Have Camera                                          800B5C0A 0001

Have 255 Rations                                     800B5C0C 03E7
                                                     800B5C22 03E7

Have 255 Medicine                                    800B5C0E 03E7
                                                     800B5C24 03E7

Have 255 Diazepam                                    800B5C10 03E7
                                                     800B5C26 03E7

Have PAL Key                                         800B5C12 0001

Have Level 100 Key Card                              800B5C14 0064

Never Have Time Bomb                                 800B5C16 0000

Have Mine Detector                                   800B5C18 0001

Have MO Disc                                         800B5C1A 0001

Have Rope                                            800B5C1C 0001

Have Handkerchief                                    800B5C1E 0001

Have Suppressor Active                               800B5C20 0000

Special Mode Codes
------------------
All Mission Open                                     800E5538 FFFF

VS 12 Levels All Open & Complete                     800E553A FFFF
                                                     800E553C FFFF

Ninja All Levels Open & Complete                     800E553C FFFF
                                                     800E54DA FFFF

NG Selection All Levels Open & Complete              800E54BA FFFF
                                                     800E54BC FFFF

Variety All Levels Open & Complete                   800E5556 FFFF
                                                     800E5558 FFFF

Puzzle All Levels Open & Complete                    800E550E FFFF
                                                     800E5510 FFFF

Mystery All Levels Open & Complete                   800E5522 FFFF
                                                     800E5524 FFFF

VR Mission Open & Complete                           800E556C 1000

1 Min Battle Codes
------------------
Vs.Target All Levels Open & Complete                 800E54C0 FFFF
                                                     800E54C2 FFFF

Vs.Enemy All Levels Open & Complete                  800E54A8 FFFF
                                                     800E54AA FFFF

Sneak Mode Codes-No Weapon
----------------
Practice All Levels Opened                           800E546C FFFE

Time Attack All Levels Opened                        800E5484 FFFE

Sneak Mode Codes-Socom
----------------
Practice All Levels Opened                           800E543C FFFE

Time Attack All Levels Opened                        800E5454 FFFE

Weapon Mode Codes-Time Attack
-----------------
All Weapons All Levels Opened                        800E5456 8FE0
                                                     800E5458 3E0F
                                                     800E545A F0F8
                                                     800E545C 0F8F
                                                     800E545E F83E

Weapon Mode Codes-Practice
-----------------
All Weapons All Levels Opened                        800E543E 8FE0
                                                     800E5440 3E0F
                                                     800E5442 F0F8
                                                     800E5444 0F8F
                                                     800E5446 F83E

Advanced Mode Codes-Time Attack
-------------------
All Weapons All Levels Opened                        800E5486 8FE0
                                                     800E5488 3E0F
                                                     800E548A F0F8
                                                     800E548C 0F8F
                                                     800E548C F83E

Advanced Mode Codes-Practice
-------------------
All Weapons All Levels Opened                        800E546E 8FE0
                                                     800E5470 3E0F
                                                     800E5472 F0F8
                                                     800E5474 0F8F
                                                     800E5476 F83E

More Miscellaneous Codes
------------------------
All Extra Movies Opened                              800B75CA FFFF

=======================================================================
XII)Frequently Asked Question
=======================================================================
If you have any questions that you would like to ask me, please read 
below. You may find your answers to your problems here. More questions
will be added to the frequently-asked-question section with each new
update of the faq.

In future, if you wish to ask any questions, please read through this
frequently-asked-question section at least once. From now onwards, i
won't entertain anymore questions that can be found here in this
section. However, if the questions that you want to ask can be found
here and you still cannot solve it, feel free to e-mail me and tell
me what your problems are. If you don't describe the problems, then
i will not entertain. I hope you can understand that as i want to
reduce the number of junk mails that i get almost everyday.

I have grouped all the frequently-asked-questions into four different
categories to make things more easier to read. The four categories
are: Walkthrough/Help, About Integral, About VR Missions and finally,
Miscellaneous Question.

In 'Walkthrough/Help' section, you can find questions related to
solving a particular stage. These are the stages that most people
are stuck in. In 'About Integral' section, you can find questions
related to only the Japanese version of Metal Gear Solid Integral
such as getting the best ranking to unlock Mei Ling, why this disc
doesn't work and so on. In 'About VR Missions' section, you can
find questions related to only the US version, which is Metal Gear
Solid:VR Missions such as the rumours of Mei Ling and so on. Lastly,
in the 'Miscellaneous Question' section, you can find questions that
are related both to Metal Gear Solid Integral and Metal Gear Solid:
VR Missions, those that doesn't belong to any other three categories
such as asking me some personal questions and so on.

One Final Note:
===============
If you have any questions, please write an e-mail and send it to my
mailbox. Don't take the bother and try to ask me via ICQ because it
is likely that i will avoid answering. Of course, chatting is another
different matter but that also depends on whether i have the time
because i may be occupied with replying e-mails and so on. I found it
quite fustrating to answer questions via the ICQ. So to make things
easier for me, please send an e-mail instead.

Please note that I will not be updating the frequently-asked-questions
section anymore. Therefore, some of the questions that are found here
may be outdated and no longer be relevant. I apologise for not being
able to update the questions regularly.


Last Updated:26th March 2001

=======================================================================
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Walkthrough/Help
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
=======================================================================
 1)I am stuck in Variety Mode level 05. Can you help me? Please..?
   
   Refer to the VR Training Guide. I have added some more details so
   you should be able to solve your problems after reading it. There
   are a total of three strategies and these strategies should put
   you in the first ranking.

=======================================================================
 
 2)I am stuck in Advanced Mode Famas Level 05 Time Attack Mode. Can
   you help me? There are cameras around, and i have limited time.
   I always get killed before i can reach the checkpoint.
   
   I do admit it's quite hard but I have devised my own strategy,
   which I find it to be very easy. Just a hint to you. Stay
   directly below the camera. You should see soldiers in the north,
   and in the centre is a camera, and up the stairs, there is another
   one. To get rid of the two soldiers, one on the left, and right,
   where the centre is a camera, don't go head on, instead stay there,
   and use your Famas to shoot. Once they are killed, get ready to
   move on.

=======================================================================

 3)I am stuck in Variety Mode level 08. Can you help me? I tried to
   shoot the 5th Target, but ended up shooting at the enemy.
   Please...? I am so frustrated now!!!
   
   Try going to the highest platform and aim from there. You will
   know why later on.

=======================================================================

 4)I am stuck in Puzzle Mode level 06? How do I destroy the highest
   cube at the top? I don't think there's a way for me to shoot
   that highest cube.
   
   This is a very good question. I was stuck once here. Your first
   priority should be to destroy the highest cube first, then think
   of destroying those at the lower platform. First, go to the
   highest platform in the left-hand corner. From there, fire a
   missile, and you should see a hole where your missile can enter.
   Go into that hole, and you will be up in an incline. Remember
   the Nikita lessons? This is not all. From here, i leave you to
   figure out how to make the way to the top. My advice is take
   note that the Nikita missile have just enough fuel to reach the
   top, so find the shortest route and do not move your missile too
   much, as this will reduce the speed.

=======================================================================

 5)I am stuck in NG Selection level 08. How do I solve the mystery?
   There is simply no other clues available. I am stuck!!!

   Warning:This is the solution!!! Avoid reading at all cost!!!

   First, you should see a diary on the floor, and to the left,
   is a tunnel. Go to the left wall of the tunnel, and knock on
   the wall. Keep on knocking, and you should see the guards
   coming down. After some time, two of the guards will left, and
   the murderer, feeling guilty will approach the dead soldier and
   take the diary on the floor. I suppose you know what to do now.
   The murderer is actually the one who picked up the diary.

=======================================================================

 6)I am stuck in Puzzle level 05. There are two guards on each side
   and i have only a Famas weapon and a few ammos. Before i can
   destroy all those walls, the two guards will come up and i will
   get spotted.

   Try holding X while pressing Square to shoot. This will enable
   you to run and shoot. Now, try it and see if you can pass the
   stage this time.

=======================================================================

 7)I am stuck at Sneaking Mode level 09. I can't get past the cameras.
   
   Warning:This is the solution!!! Avoid reading at all cost!!!

   Use CardB.A to hide yourself. Make your way up. The cameras will
   rotate itself in a 180 degress manner. If you are within the sight
   of a camera, hide in the cardB.A, and do not move. Once the camera
   moves away, and you are out of the sight, slowly make your way up.
   Repeat this strategy for all cameras, and you should be able to
   reach the checkpoint soon.

=======================================================================

 8)How do I solve Mystery Mode level 04?

   Warning:This is the solution!!! Avoid reading at all cost!!!

   The clue is "broken spectacles." What can you conclude from here?
   The broken spectacles belong to the suspect. So, how do you
   determine who is the suspect? Someone without spectacles will have
   a problem seeing things clearly, right? So, this is what you should
   do. Drag the suspect out. Kick and punch him if you wish, perhaps
   until he falls to the ground. Next, when he tries to return back
   to his position, because he can't see things clearly, he will knock
   against the wall and fall. Hmm... i guess you know who the murderer
   is now, right? Need i say anymore?

=======================================================================

 9)How do I solve Mystery Mode level 08?

   Warning:This is the solution!!! Avoid reading at all cost!!!

   This is even more simple. View the suspect in first person view
   mode by pressing triangle. If someone is guilty, his heart will
   be pumping abnormally at a tremendously fast rate. Get that? I
   suppose you know what to do now.

=======================================================================

10)How do I solve Mystery Mode level 09?

   Warning:This is the solution!!! Avoid reading at all cost!!!

   Hmm... this is slightly different from Mystery Mode level 04.
   First, go up and then head right to the end. Look down and you
   should see a path in the south. Head down and take the item at
   the end. Snake will disguise himself. Now, inspect the suspects.
   Notice the reaction??? Because someone can't see clearly, he
   recognises people wrongly. Get what i mean???

=======================================================================

11)How do I solve Mystery Mode level 10?

   Warning:This is the solution!!! Avoid reading at all cost!!!

   This is the most simplest level in the entire Mystery Mode. As
   mentioned before, patience is a virtue. You probably lacked of
   that because you asked me this question. Anyway, just wait until
   the time runs out and see what happens. Meanwhile, feel free to
   look at the decorations in the house to see if you can find any
   clues.

=======================================================================

12)Is there a way to solve Puzzle Mode level 09 under 1 min?
   
   Yes. Currently, there are two strategies, contributed by
   Richard Hinckley <rah_3@email.com> and Schlauchi
   <Schlauchi@gmx.de>. I have not tried Richard Hinckley's
   strategy yet so try it yourself. As for Schlauchi, i have
   tried it and it has been tested successful by me.

   And, if you are still stuck in this stage, e-mail me and in
   your e-mail, you must state that you want me to send you the
   Mpeg that Schlauchi <Schlauchi@gmx.de> send me. The Mpeg is
   basically a video clip, showing how to complete Puzzle Mode
   level 09 using Schlauchi <Schlauchi@gmx.de>'s method. But,
   take note that the file is over 1 MB and it's pretty huge.
   Make sure that your mailbox can contain this huge amount
   of file.

   If you want the mpeg, please state everything clearly such as
   telling me that your mailbox can hold over 1 MB and you are stuck
   in puzzle 09 and seriously needs the mpeg. I don't want to cause
   your mailbox to overload and then later on, you blame me.
   Furthermore, if you did not state these information clearly, I
   will just ignore the mail. Why? More than 20 people have e-mailed
   me, requesting me to send it to them. I need to zip the file
   again, and after sending it, delete it again. Besides, the file
   takes over 1 MB and sending a huge file will take me around ten
   minutes. If you have completed puzzle 09, don't bother to e-mail
   me and say that you want the mpeg.

=======================================================================
 
13)How do I solve puzzle #10? I really have no idea. Please help me!!!
   I am really stuck this time!

   So far, i have three strategies for beating this level. Strategy #1
   has been tested personally by me and i have got the best time using
   this method. Strategy #2 is another alternative method which you
   can use and is devised by Richard Hinckley <rah_3@email.com>.
   Strategy #3 is another alternative method which can use and is
   devised by Khairuman Bin Lani <art61462@leonis.nus.edu.sg>
   
   Warning:Below shows the solutions!!! Avoid reading at all cost!!!

   Strategy #1
   ===========
   Okay, this is what you should do. Use the mine detector to locate
   the claymore location. Since you have limited life, if you step
   on the claymore, it will kill you instantly. The only way is to
   lure the guard and when he steps on the claymore, it will destroy
   the barrier. Then, you can make your way to the checkpoint. This
   is what you should do. Using the mine detector, the claymore is
   located just north. You cannot walk directly to get the claymore
   because you will leave behind footprints and the guard will come
   out and spot you. What you should do is when the guard is not
   looking, crawl to the north to get the claymore. Now, your next
   job is to lure the guard. Here are some points that you should
   take note of:
  
 a)Footprints will disappear after some time, so stay a respectable
   distance away from him without him noticing you. Because if you
   walk very far away, the footprints might just disappear and he
   will then return to his position.

 b)To lure the guard, make your footprints look natural. What do i
   mean? Walk in a straight path. I mean, if you run around, you
   may create too many footprints and this mess up the track. Since
   the guard cannot figure out where the footprints lead to, he may
   return to his original position.
 
 c)Notice that just before the checkpoint, there's a wall. Use it
   to hide.

   I got several mails asking me how to solve puzzle #10. I have
   already described the way you should do. Don't get disheartened if
   you fail! Practise a few times and you should get it!

   Tips:If you already know the location of the claymore, you can
        skip getting the mine detector. Thus, it will save you more
        time. Even if you get the mine detector, you can still get
        the best time using this method. If this is the first time
        you are playing it, i suggest you take the mine detector.

   Strategy #2-Contributed By Richard Hinckley <rah_3@email.com>
   ===========
   I have not EDITED any of his strategy below. Neither have I TRIED
   his strategy yet. Therefore, i cannot confirm anything. But,
   after reading it, it seems to look possible also. Try it
   yourself.

   Instead of crawling over to get the mine detector, you just 
   need to be more than 45 degrees away from the direction he is 
   facing. And also, letting him follow the footprints is slow.
   Instead, knock on the wall to get him going the right way. So 
   the technique to beat this level is...

   As soon as he looks away from the door, you run in, and toss him
   anywhere INSIDE of the room (not into the doorway). Then you run 
   out, go north to get the claymore, and cross back to the south
   side of the doorway. Start knocking and KEEP KNOCKING until he 
   hears you. When he gets up, he'll first look around briefly,
   wondering what knocked him over. After a second or two, he will 
   see the footprints, but you don't want that to happen. He will
   wander around for too long following them. So, if you're still 
   knocking, he will hear the knock, and follow the sound instead of 
   the footprints. As soon as he says "What was that noise?" or
   whatever he says in the Japanese version, run, and he will follow 
   only the footprints you left AFTER knocking, thus eliminating the
   time walking around to where the claymore was. Then proceed as
   normal for the rest of the level.

   The guard will not spot you if you have fulfilled these two
   special conditions:

 a)You do not charge in when he is looking at the doorway. About
   45 degrees from the doorway and that will do.

 b)Immediately grab the claymore and run back to the doorway
   without any DELAY after you have tossed him.

   Strategy 3-Contributed By <art61462@leonis.nus.edu.sg>
   ==========
   I have not EDITED any of his strategy below. Neither have I TRIED
   his strategy yet. Therefore, i cannot confirm anything. But,
   after reading it, it seems to look possible also. Try it
   yourself.

   This is how to do it in less than 50 seconds. But you must first
   know where the claymore mine is so as not to waste time.

 a)Run to the bottom wall of the soldier's area "exit". Wait for
   him to turn upwards.

 b)When he is not looking, quickly run in and choke him about
   8-9 times. If you choke less than that, he may recover earlier
   and spot you; if you choke more, he will die and you won't be
   able to use him to detonate the mine. Either way you will fail
   the mission. So keep to about 8 chokes.

 c)After the choking is done, he will pass out. AT THIS POINT,
   WAIT IN THAT AREA FOR 2 SECONDS OR SO! This is important
   because you want your foot tracks to be fresh so that he will
   follow them when he wakes up. [Fresh... meaning if you leave
   later, footprints will not disappear that fast.]

 d)Leave the area and run to the claymore mine area. Somewhere
   near the claymore mine, crawl to get it.

 e)Rise quickly and then dash to the bottom wall of the soldier's
   exit again to hide from the soldier's vision. At this juncture,
   he will rise up and look around for what hit him. Equip your
   claymore and wait. Stay calm.

 f)The soldier will now follow the tracks that Snake had left
   behind earlier when Snake ran out of the area to get the mine.

 g)As soon as he walks out looking at the tracks, follow him
   closely. Be about two steps behind him.

 h)Once he is close to the claymore area at the top [with his
   front body facing the glass wall and away from Snake], place
   the claymore right behind him. The claymore will explode and
   kill him and the wall should also explode to pieces.

 i)Now all you have to do is make your way down and up to the
   destination.

   This method worked for me very well, and it's easy too. You
   don't have to lure him all the way to the glass wall area
   since the soldier might just turn and go back to his original
   position.

   But this method might need some practice before you can get
   it right. Trust me, it will be over under 50 seconds if you
   are good.

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About Integral
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 1)Is the graphics enhanced for the story mode?

   Basically, in my own opinion, i don't think there are any
   differences between the graphics in the story mode. The only thing
   that makes the story mode difference is the extra first person
   view mode, which allows you to play in Doom-style manner.

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 2)How do I unlock the three movies in the Extra Mode?
   
   You can unlock these three movies by playing the 300 stages. When
   you have completed a certain percentage of the stages, the movies
   will be unlocked one by one. Note that TGS Roll A is available
   initially. You only need to unlock TGS Roll B and E3. Refer to the
   secret section in VR Disc for the exact percentages.

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 3)What happens if my PlayStation can't bypass the mod chip
   protection and i want to play Metal Gear Solid Integral? How
   do I overcome the ModChip Protection?
   
   You will need a GameShark/Game Enhancer/Pro Action Replay etc to
   overcome the ModChip Protection. The codes are listed in the
   gameshark section. Please refer to that section. Note that i
   will not bear any responsiblity if the any of the codes do not
   work or any damage is done to your system.

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 4)How do I unlock Ninja mode for Metal Gear Solid Integral?
   
   Use a gameshark or have a PocketStation. The gameshark codes for
   unlocking Ninja is in the gameshark section or in the secret
   section in VR Disc. For more info on PDA, please refer to the
   secret section too. If you have the American VR Mission, look
   at the VR Mission section for the easiest way to unlock the Ninja
   mode.

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 5)What happened if I don't have a PDA/no Gameshark and what is
   another alternative to unlock Ninja mode?
   
   Play the story mode, and get the best ranking. For more information
   about the ranking system, please refer to the secret section.

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 6)What happens if I have failed to exchange datas with 5 other
   players within 7 days using the PocketStation?
   
   Sorry, I don't have a PocketStation. I'll afraid i can't answer
   you this question. I guess you probably won't get to open Ninja
   mode if you fail to meet any of the requirements. I really
   can't confirm with you.

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 7)How do I get to take photos of Mei Ling or Naomi Hunter in the
   photography mode for Metal Gear Solid Integral.
   
   Refer to the secret section in the VR Disc. There seems to be
   many rumours. However, most have confirmed that you need to beat
   the story mode either easy, normal or hard to get Naomi Hunter
   and only extreme to get Mei Ling.

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 8)How do I play the first person view mode?
   
   Complete the game once, except very easy in all difficulty mode.
   Then, go to Special option in the first disc and select the first
   person view mode.

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 9)How do I switch to first person view mode and vice versa?

   Press or tap Triangle twice.

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10)What is the difficulty level for the first person view mode?
   
   Honestly speaking, i never tried that. But, i believe that
   once you access to the first person view mode, you will begin
   a new game and all the special items you have gotten like camera,
   stealth, bandana will be gone. I believe the difficulty level
   is at normal but i am not pretty sure because when i first
   complete the game, my difficulthy level was set to normal. Sorry,
   i can't confirm it.

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11)The ModChip Protection codes work only for disc 1. When i reach
   disc 2, the game freezes, even though the code is still on.
   What should i do?
   
   Sorry, i don't know. I don't have a gameshark, so i can't help
   you. Meanwhile, i will try and find out more for you. As for
   the American VR Missions, i believe there is no ModChip
   Protection. Meanwhile, someone has sent me some information
   regarding how you change disk. I have not tried it yet so
   try it at your own risk!!!

   The information below is contributed by <MetsFan922@aol.com>

   Okay, here's the scoop. I have Metal Gear Solid Integral and i
   know how to switch disks. First, get a thin piece of tape.
   First, put the tape in any American disk, then put the tape on
   the sensor to keep it down. Let it spin for about 3 seconds.
   Take it out and put in disk 2. Now, it will run normally.
   Immediately save, shut and restart from disk 2. This is
   how i beat the game and it really works.

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 1)When will the US version arrive?
   
   Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions will be released somewhere in October
   1999. It is already out now in the market.

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 2)Is it true that the US version will not have the first two discs,
   only the the third VR Training Disc?
   
   Yes. The VR Training Disc is already out in the US. A pity that
   the first two discs didn't make it to the US. Perhaps, Konami
   thinks that most already had the original Metal Gear Solid,
   therefore it is not neccessary to bring the first two discs to
   the US. Forget about the useless first person view mode. Why did
   the Japanese always get the best?

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 3)Why didn't Konami release the first two discs in the United States?
   
   Honestly speaking, i really have no idea. But, we could possibly
   guess some reasons out. I am not sure but this is what i think:
   
 a)Konami may thinks that there isn't anything new for the first two
   discs, other than a useless first person view mode.
 
 b)Knowing that the first person view mode is useless, Konami might
   go without the first two discs. This will not only cut down
   production cost, but also time too!

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 4)Does the Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions have PocketStation
   compatibility?
   
   Sorry, i don't know! I don't have VR Missions. It will be nice if
   someone can tell me. And, assuming there is, you will be able to
   use a japanese PocketStation to play, just like Final Fantasy VIII.
   One of my friends, who has PocketStation told me that the PDA,
   PocketStation worked both for the US and Japanese version of
   Final Fantasy VIII. So, if the PocketStation works for Final
   Fantasy VIII, it might work for Metal Gear Solid as well. But, i
   am not terribly sure.

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 5)How can i take photographs for Naomi Hunter and Mei Ling for
   Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions? Is there a way to unlock the
   photography mode?
   
   It's confirmed that Naomi Hunter is found in the game and that i
   heard that she has two poses, one featuring her sitting down and
   another standing up. As for Mei Ling, i heard a rumour that you
   can't get her in VR Missions. However, i have heard from people
   with the VR Missions copy, saying that they have gotten Mei Ling.
   One rumour is to complete all stages with the best time. The second
   rumour is that you need to complete your original Metal Gear Solid
   in extreme mode and somehow, when you put your VR Missions disc in,
   the data in the original Metal Gear Solid will be detected and you
   can get Mei Ling. Both two cases may or may not apply to the VR
   Missions. [Definitely, not for Integral version.] Still, i can't
   confirm it for the time being!!!

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 6)How do i unlock the Ninja mode for Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions?
   
   Refer to the VR Mission section for more details.

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 1)What will the graphics be liked in the 300 VR Training?
   
   The graphics will be similar to the training mode you have played
   in the original Metal Gear Solid, except that there will be
   more advanced VR Training to keep you occupy that did not make
   it to the original Metal Gear Solid.

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 2)Who is Hideo Kojima?
   
   He is the director behind many Konami games, including the
   highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid, which was released for
   the PlayStation, as well as other games like Snatcher,
   policenauts.

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 3)Have you played any other Metal Gear games before beside the PSX
   Metal Gear Solid? Eg the MSX version.

   Yes. Metal Gear Solid Integral. <Laugh> Okay, honestly speaking,
   no. The PSX version is the first Metal Gear game that i played.

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 4)How can i play the previous Metal Gear?

   I am not pretty sure. But, you might want to find an emulator and
   the rom.

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 5)Is Konami planning to make Metal Gear Solid 2?
   
   Quite possibly, but definitely not the PS. It's unlikely to be
   in the Dreamcast or N64 either. Latest rumour states that MGS2 may
   be in works for PS2. PS2 is far more technologically advanced than
   Dreamcast, and perhaps the only system that can make the designers'
   dream a realistic. But that doesn't matter. We can expect MSG2
   with more new cool ideas. For the time being, enjoy Integral first.

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 6)Will Metal Gear Solid be released in the PC?
   
   Yes. According to a report, Konami and Microsoft are interested in
   porting this anticipated PlayStation game to PC. As for the
   details, i am not pretty sure.

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 7)Will the PC version of Metal Gear Solid have three CDs like the
   Integral package?
   
   Sorry, i don't know. I can't confirm with you.

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 8)When is the release date of the PC Metal Gear Solid?
   
   It is rumoured to be somewhere next year in 2000. Again, i can't
   confirm with you. That's what i heard. There's still possibilities
   that the game might not be released for the PC.

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 9)Will the PC version of Metal Gear Solid have enhanced graphics?

   Quite possibly but again i am not pretty sure. If you have a really
   good computer with the latest soundcards, 3dfx-equipped or whatever,
   there is still a chance.

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10)What are the minimum requirements for the PC version of Metal Gear
   Solid?

   How do i know? The PC version has not been released yet!

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11)Will Konami release previously made Metal Gear games?
   
   Sorry, i really don't know and chances of them coming out are
   very unlikely.

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12)Does completing all the other levels give you access to Ninja mode?
   
   The answer is no. If you have completed all other levels, leaving
   only three levels left for Ninja, you should have 99.0% of the
   training completed. I have tried that before in Metal Gear Solid
   Integral and this is confirmed. As for Metal Gear Solid:VR
   Missions, i believe it should be the same as well.

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13)Does gaining all the best time and ranking in the VR Training give
   you access to Ninja mode?
   
   The answer is no again. Too bad!

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14)How do i know that the Ninja mode is unlocked?
   
   You should see Grayfox unmasking himself at the title screen.

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15)Can datas of original Metal Gear Solid be imported into Metal
   Gear Solid Integral or Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions?

   For Metal Gear Solid Integral, the original US or japanese Metal
   Gear Solid datas cannot be used. As for Metal Gear Solid:VR
   Missions, i am not terribly sure. But, it seems unlikely to
   be possible. On the other hand, i heard that you need a data
   in extreme mode from the original Metal Gear Solid to get Mei
   Ling in Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions. I can't confirm this too.

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16)I heard that there is a program which allows you to view
   PlayStation CGs in your PC. Is it true?

   The URL is http://www.phoenix.net/~feldon/psxvideo.html
   Indeed, you can. Go to the above URL to download the programs
   and read the explanations there to understand how to use it.
   CGs or FMVs are created in .Str files and what the program
   does is to read these .Str files. Both PSXVideo and PSXPlay
   allows you to view any PlayStation CGs that are in .Str
   format on your PC. PSXVideo allows you to take screenshots.
   However, you must bear in mind that you will need a CDFind
   file to extract .Str files into your hard drive. And, note
   that .Str files very huge and it's all about hundreds of
   megabytes.

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17)What is an emulator or a rom?

   You can try and download a Nes or a SNES emulator, as well as
   the roms from the internet. A Nes/SNES emulator is a program
   which allows you to play Nes/SNES games on your PC. But, you
   need the rom to play the games. Rom is actually the game itself.
   There are quite a number of emulators available that are designed
   to play various console games such as ZSNES emulator to play
   SNES games, Bleem to play PS games and so on. Simply type in
   either emulator or rom in any search engine and you will have
   a whole list of sites which you can refer to.

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18)When is PocketStation released in the United States?

   Probably 2000 or later. Sony hasn't made any announcement yet.
   You just have to wait and see.

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19)Is PlayStation 2 backwardly compatible true? Will all PlayStation
   games be enhanced when it is played in PlayStation 2?

   Yes. PlayStation 2 will be backwardly compatible, meaning all
   PlayStation games can be played on PlayStation 2. However,
   Sony has announced that there won't be any enhancements. From
   what i have heard, PlayStation 2 ultises an emotion engine and
   it's indeed really very powerful. Talk about realistic
   facial expressions. The screenshots in Final Fantasy Movie
   are perfect example. Since PlayStation 2 is backwardly
   compatible, you can expect to use PlayStation Peripherals
   like dual shock controller, and even PocketStation too etc
   on PlayStation 2. That includes even the PocketStation, PDA.

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20)Can PlayStation play PlayStation 2 games?

   Of course, not! The PlayStation 2 games are more technologically
   advanced than the PlayStation games. Obviously, the PlayStation
   can't play the PlayStation 2 games. And, i guess the answer is
   pretty obvious. If PlayStation can play PlayStation 2 games, what
   for do we need a PlayStation 2 system? The PlayStation 2, on the
   other hand, can play PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games. Does
   that make sense to you? Logical, right?

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21)I heard that there are some PlayStation games that PlayStation 2
   can't play it. Is that true? And, what is the PSOne?

   I heard about it too. This may sound a rather bad news but don't
   forget that majority of the Japanese PlayStation games still work
   on the PlayStation 2. Sony has listed about 15 PlayStation games
   that aren't compatible with PlayStation 2. But, thanksfully, most
   of the games are old games that aren't really very good. This is
   more on techical problems. PlayStation 2 is the first console to be
   able to support backward compatibility. But i believe that in the
   future PlayStation 2 models, more PlayStation games will be able to
   be played on the PlayStation 2. The chip works like an emulator for
   the PlayStation. And, don't forget that there is no emulator yet
   that can emulate a console successfully, meaning with ALL games on
   that particular console being compatible and without suffering any
   slowdowns, common gitches and so on. Therefore, i don't think it's
   rather surprising. Anyway, Sony is currently testing out thousands
   of PlayStation games on the PlayStation 2 and we can expect a list
   of non-compatible PlayStation games on the PlayStation 2 to be
   released very soon. I sincerely hope that all the technical problems
   on the PlayStation 2 will be fixed soon and that all PlayStation
   games can run smoothly on the PlayStation.

   As for PSOne, I don't really know much. I suppose it is almost the
   same as your normal PlayStation, except that the size has been
   reduced to a CD-Player. Looks more cool in design.

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22)When is PlayStation 2 going to be released?
   
   PlayStation 2 has already arrived in Japan in 4th March 2000. As
   for the US release of PlayStation 2, you probably have to wait
   until late 3rd quarter of the year or early 4th quarter of the
   year. As for me, i think i am not buying a PlayStation 2 this
   year, which is 2000. Perhaps, next year, 2001 until the price
   drops furthur and a modified PlayStation 2, that can play both
   Japanese and US games, is released. [Hope that a PlayStation 2
   that can play all PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, whether
   it is English or Japanese games, will be released soon.] You can
   find related information regarding PlayStation 2 in related sites
   like IGNPS2, www.videogames.com etc.

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23)Now that PlayStation 2 has arrived in Japan, what's your view about
   it? Do you think that PlayStation 2 can beat Sega Dreamcast and be
   able to compete with the upcoming Nintendo's Dolphin? And, what do
   you think about Microsoft's X-Box?

   Basically, i think the system is awesome. I heard that within two
   days, more than a million PlayStation 2 has been sold in Japan.
   For the exact figures, i am not pretty sure. I heard that there
   was a long queue for people who was purchasing a PlayStation 2. The
   PlayStation 2 release is indeed a big phenomenon. I heard that
   import of PlayStation 2 in Japan is now illegal. Well, not really
   sure if that's true!

   So, will PlayStation 2 exceeds Sega Dreamcast in terms of sales? I
   personally believe that this is possible. While Sega is well known
   for sports and arcade games, Sega Dreamcast lacks RPG genre. As you
   know, the most popular game genre in Japan is RPG. Furthermore,
   Working Design will not be producing games for Sega Dreamcast.
   What does that mean! No lunar games for the Dreamcast. I expect
   Working Design to continue the lunar series in PlayStation 2, thus
   furthur expand the PlayStation 2 RPG saga. However, i can't deny
   the fact that Sega Dreamcast has RPG games like Phantasy Stars etc.
   However, don't forget about Final Fantasy and Draqon Quest. One
   Final Fantasy game alone can sell more than ten Sega Dreamcast
   games or perhaps even more. And, according to Sega, it seems like
   sales of Sega Dreamcast has started to decline in Japan. Perhaps,
   it's because that everyone is saving money to buy a PlayStation 2.
   [Did anyone mention about Square Millennium Show???]

   As for online gaming, i don't really care much. Of course, the
   ability to play online games with your friends is cool [Of course,
   money too.] I personally think that online support isn't that
   important when it comes to RPG. Of course, i may be wrong. That's
   just personal opinion. It just makes me wonder how RPGs like Final
   Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI are going to provide online support
   to compete with Sega Dreamcast. Perhaps, just download some datas,
   i suppose. In my opinion, online support appeals more to outside
   Japan like US.

   As for the PlayStation 2 launch games, i think they are incredible.
   Street Fighter Ex 3, a new Ridge Racer from Namco, Gran Turismo
   2000 and so on... Overall, i still can't comment anything as i do
   not have a PlayStation 2 yet. Keep a look out at Tekken Tag
   Tournament for the PlayStation 2. I think it will beat Sega Dream-
   cast's Soul Calibur. And, i suppose Tekken 4 will be on the
   PlayStation 2. Will Namco make games for Sony PlayStation 2 or
   Sega Dreamcast? I don't think that Namco will make many games
   for Sega Dreamcast like Tekken 4 even though Namco's Soul Calibur
   is on the Dreamcast. That's because no other system can handle
   Soul Calibur perfectly, other than Sega Dreamcast in 1999, right?
   Get what i am trying to say?

   As for Nintendo's Dolphin, I can't comment anything. But, we can
   be sure that the Nintendo's Dolphin will be on par with the Play-
   Station 2 in terms of specifications.

   When Bill Gates announced that Microsoft is making a console system
   called X-Box, it sent shockwaves to everyone. Hardware manufacturer
   companies like Nintendo, Sony and Sega, whom have dominated the
   console market for years are definitely going to be affected by it.
   MicroSoft may be an expert when it comes to all PC-related stuff.
   But on how to get as many third-party developers to work on the
   games for X-Box, MicroSoft does need to learn from these masters
   like Nintendo and Sony. MicroSoft reveals that the X-Box is twice
   as powerful as the PlayStation 2 and clearly enough, this poses
   a threat to the promising future of PlayStation 2. Why? If games
   like Metal Gear Solid get released in both X-Box and PlayStation 2,
   the X-Box version of Metal Gear Solid will most likely to be better
   than PlayStation 2. If more games play and look better in X-Box,
   the PlayStation 2 will suffer. Given both consoles with the same
   games to choose, which one will you choose? Definitely, the one
   which is more powerful. A console needs to have many exclusive
   games in order to make it a success. PlayStation has many exclusive
   games like Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, Tekken
   etc while Nintendo 64 has exclusive games made by Rare, Zelda,
   Mario, Pokemon and manages to survive in the competition. Still,
   Sony needs Square more than any other third-party developers. If
   Square is gone, there will be no Final Fantasties and PlayStation 2
   is really hard to be a success as Sony doesn't have many third-party
   games to keep the PlayStation 2 survive. Remember that games like
   Final Fantasy sold millions worldwide. The total sales of five
   ordinary games can't even match up to a sale of just one Final
   Fantasy game. Square is the triumph card of Sony's future in the
   console market. Just in case you are interested:

             Graphics       Joypads DVD  Storage   COMMS
   X-Box     150m polys/sec    4    Yes  8 GB HD   Ethernet/USB
   PS2        60m polys/sec    2    Yes  8 MB card USB/Firewire
   Dreamcast  12m polys/sec    4    No   128K VMU  56K modern/Exp Bus

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24)What about Nintendo's Dolphin?

   I don't know. Nintendo hasn't made any official announcement
   about Dolphin. But, you can expect it to be a great system,
   just like PlayStation 2 with many advanced chips. I personally
   believe that the next Nintendo system will be another name,
   definitely not Dolphin, which i think it sounds awesome. Dolphin
   is perhaps just a codename. The new Nintendo system will definitely
   be on par with PlayStation 2, if not perhaps better. This time,
   i expect Nintendo's new system to be CD/DVD-based, instead of
   sticking to the old cartridge format. [Refer to above questions
   for more details.] Dolphin will definitely be released either in
   2001 or even later.

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25)Why is there a Metal Gear Solid Integral faq in a Metal Gear
   Solid:VR Missions section?

   For goodness sake, please do not ask such a ridiculous question!
   Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions is the US version of the VR Disc
   of Metal Gear Solid Integral. Metal Gear Solid Integral has three
   discs and Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions has only one disc. The
   first two discs that are missing are the story mode found in the
   original Metal Gear Solid. In addition to that, the package
   includes a first person view mode. Basically, the strategies or
   walkthrough for Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions are essentially the
   same as the VR Discs of Metal Gear Solid Integral because the
   levels are the same.

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26)Will you be writing a separate faq for Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions?
   There isn't any single faq based on Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions
   till yet [as of 25th December'99].
   
   It's very unlikely and there are a few reasons why. First, i don't
   have the game so i don't know what's in and what's not in. Further-
   more, i don't think i will buy Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions.
   Secondly, till today, i still haven't got enough informations
   about unlocking Mei Ling and Naomi in the photography mode. Ever
   since Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions was released, i got several
   mails and sometimes i got confused whether they were asking
   informations for Metal Gear Solid Integral or Metal Gear Solid:
   VR Missions. Thirdly, all the neccessary informations, hints, tips
   that you need, to complete VR Disc can be found in this faq. So,
   it seems meaningless to redo the walkthrough section again for
   Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions. I rather spent the time on something
   else such as playing games or writing other faqs as it is more
   meaningful. From the mails i have got, there shouldn't be much
   problems on the sneaking mode, weapon mode and the advanced mode.
   The problems that most people encountered are mainly on the special
   mode such as the Puzzle mode, Mystery mode and so on. I purposely
   made hints throughout the walkthrough as i did not want to spoil
   your fun. If i tell you the strategy directly, then it will not be
   fun at all. The fun lies in racking your brains and solves the
   problems, particularly the mystery and puzzle modes. The questions
   i got are those frequently-asked like Puzzle #10. Basically,
   there's all i have to say.

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27)When did you actually start writing a faq?

   It was actually last year in November'1998. I was reading Henry
   Chan's faq on Tactics Orge and an idea suddenly struck me! At that
   time, i had just passed my 15th birthday. [Right now, i am 16.]
   I was playing the US version of Brave Fencer Musashi at that time.
   Somehow, there wasn't any strategy guides available for the US
   Brave Fencer Musashi so i decided to give it a try. Though it
   wasn't a school project, writing a faq is a pretty challenging
   task for me. My second faq was of course Final Fantasy VIII demo.
   Since i have the demo disc packed with Brave Fencer Musashi, i
   decided to start off with my second faq. My third faq will be Final
   Fantasy VIII, followed by Metal Gear Solid Integral. I am a huge
   Final Fantasy fan and i imported the Japanese version as well and
   decided to write a Basic Guide on it. However, there were many
   errors in my faq since the game was Japanese and special thanks
   to Kaze Yagami<Yagami@pacific.net.sg> for clearing up my doubts.
   Between September'1999 and November'1999, i was having a major
   exam so i stopped writing faqs for several months until
   December'1999. Right now, i have written quite a few faqs on
   Brave Fencer Musashi, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy VIII
   Demo and Metal Gear Solid Integral, as well as several reviews
   on my favourite games at www.gamefaqs.com. Feel free to give me
   any comments!

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28)Which game do you think have taken the PlayStation technology to
   extreme limits?
   
   It's either Gran Turismo 2 or Metal Gear Solid. Gran Turismo 2's
   graphic is truly awesome, with a more advanced Al than its
   original. But, in terms of graphics, Al, ram memory, creativity,
   sound effects, music, voices, i will nominate Metal Gear Solid. 
   It's truly an original game. It's not Resident Evil or Parasite Eve
   style. The setting of the game is quite similar to most Hollywood 
   films and that's what i like about it. [Reminds me of Bond and 
   Jackie Chan.] And then, the ability to view in first person mode,
   take photos, view in the scope mode are incredible. Metal Gear
   Solid took around two years to be completed, but sadly, the game
   can be completed in less than 7 hours. According to Hideo Kojima,
   he wanted to make a short game for Metal Gear Solid. Hideo Kojima
   probably felt that there were things left unfinished, therefore 
   returned with the essential "director's cut" called Metal Gear 
   Solid Integral. I suppose you will agree with me that Metal Gear
   Solid has a lot of potential. Just look at the wish list. It's
   interesting to see what Konami can do to Metal Gear as technology
   improves, especially with superconsoles looming over the horizon
   like PlayStation 2 and Dolphin.

   And, I can't forget about Square's latest hit, Vagrant Story- the
   game that surpasses even Metal Gear Solid in terms of realism, Al.
   The characters' motion are so well-captured and the cutscenes
   appear seamlessly. Square is heading the right direction if you
   want to talk about realism. Square seems determined in bridging
   the gaps between movie production and videogames fields and based
   on their recent games, they are very close to doing it.

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29)What do you think of the strategy guides written by other game
   magazines like Electronic Gaming Monthly, GamePro, PSM and so
   on?

   One word, "Sucks!" I seldom read strategy guides written by
   those game magazines for a few reasons. Of course, the official
   game guides written by Bradygames, and other publishers are
   another case. First of all, these strategy guides are not detailed
   enough and always missing a few important points. That's because
   they have to squeeze every single information into a limited
   space. Secondly, these strategy guides are often quite
   disorganised, specifically RPG games, but i am not referring to
   every single ones as that will make me look as if i am biased
   against them. The only good thing in their strategy guides are
   the numerous screenshots and that you don't need to waste time
   printing out strategy guide, unlike when referring to a faq.
   [but, don't forget that faqs are free of charge!!!]  A picture
   tells a thousand words. This is a great advantage that these
   strategy guides have over faqs. Faq writers have to visual
   what is happening on in the game and then using his words to
   express, which is quite tough actually. However, the screenshots
   can be of a spoiler too! I am not saying that all the strategy
   guides written by all these game magazines are no good but...
   And talk about plagiarism... Oh, forget about that!

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30)Your personal feelings toward the game. Just write whatever you
   think about this game in your review. Don't worry about what
   others said in their review. Just provide enough evidences to
   support your reasonings. Of course, you can read a few other
   reviews on a particular game as some samples for you before you
   write one on it. But, please write an original review. It's
   best to minimise any grammatical or spelling error and write
   in clear, concise English, if possible. Gamefaqs really need a
   review editor. Basically, most of the reviews i have read in
   gamefaqs have some grammatical errors and spelling errors. The
   same applies to mine as well.

   If you have read any game magazines like EGM, Gamepros, you will
   notice some trends. First of all, the previews are usually
   longer than the reviews and most, if not all, reviews are pretty
   short and are usually less than 200 words. Secondly, the gameplay
   is almost always about the same score as the graphics. Why?

   Simple enough! Stiff competition! In order to remain competitive,
   a game magazine must release as many latest news, reviews,
   screenshots, previews on the latest game. Space and time are
   two important factors. Reviews must be short so as to allow
   more pages for other feature coverages. And, it's unfair if
   one game review is extremely long and another one is too
   short. And to release reviews on the latest games as soon
   as possible, the reviewers can only judge on the graphics and
   the few hours of time they have spent. Surely, you wouldn't
   want to read a review about two or three months after the
   game has come out, right? I understand that!

   Like what Dingo Jellybean said in his Final Fantasy Anthology
   faq, make the graphics the least important. I do understand
   why Dingo Jellybean said in his Final Fantasy Anthology that
   he hates reviews written by EGM, IGNPSX and so on BUT i do
   understand why game magazines must have short reviews. And,
   it doesn't mean that the reviewers at EGM aren't expert
   reviewers. The choice of words, vocabulary used are
   definitely better than most reviewers at gamefaqs.

   And, when you review a very old game like Final Fantasy
   Anthology or any other Nes, SNES system or even earlier
   games, before you give a score on the graphics, think
   whether which year the game was made. Why? Take Final
   Fantasy Anthology as an example. Final Fantasy V was
   made in 1992 and Final Fantasy VI was made in 1994.
   Both games are pretty old and obviously turn paler in
   comparison now than in those days. But do a serious
   analysis! Both Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI
   were made many years back. Were there any games that
   could come close to these games in terms of graphics in
   those days? If you think it this way, your review will
   be rather fair and unbiased.

   Just some words of advice. Whenever you review a RPG game,
   do not complain about the high enemy encounter rate. I hate
   fools saying this. This shows their ignorant and tells
   people that they have never played an RPG game before. Yeah,
   walk about three to five steps and you will encounter some
   random enemies... very fustrating like this.. makes the game
   bored... blah... blah... blah. This is totally a load of craps.
   If you think like this, then you are not fit to write a
   review and NOT EVEN FIT to play any RPG. I mean, what's
   wrong with high enemy encounter rate? Take a look at
   traditional games like Final Fantasy V, VI or even other
   game series like Breath of Fire, Lufia and so on. The
   enemy encounter rates are much higher than most modern
   games today like Final Fantasy VIII. People still play
   those traditional RPGs in the past and even TODAY. Final
   Fantasy Anthology is a perfect example. So, what's the
   big deal here? Does that mean that RPGs in the past can
   have high enemy encounter rate but not in modern games?
   Do you mark the game down just because of that? This is
   totally unbiased and unfair.

   So, talk about style of reviewing a game. Before that,
   make sure you have played at least five hours on a
   particular game or have completed it. Make some analysis
   on the game and be clear with what you are going to say.
   Now, back to the style of writing a review. I used to
   break the my reviews into several parts like graphics,
   music, sound, storyline, gameplay and so on. Later on,
   i found that writing in this style, it's quite hard to
   put down everything i want to say. [I am not sure about
   you.] If you read my latest reviews like Thousand Arms,
   Final Fantasy VIII and so on, i decided to break my
   reviews into paragraphs and then write the scores such
   as graphics, music, sound, gameplay and so on at the
   end of my review. Each paragraph will have one main
   idea, perhaps one will describe about the combat system,
   one about the storyline and so on. I strongly believe
   it's more effective this way, at least for me. I don't
   know about you because i am not you.

   Of course, if you are really interested in writing one
   review, you can consult some Master Reviewers like Dingo
   Jellybean or almost everyone on the top 20 reviewer
   contribution page. Don't get dishearted if your first
   review isn't ^. As you keep on writing game reviews, you
   will get better and better. Who knows? Maybe, someone
   working in a game magazine is interested in hiring you!
   Haha! Good luck, anyway!

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31)What is/are your opinion(s) of what humaetorcH said in his
   Thousand Arms? He gave Thousand Arms an overall score of
   2 and criticised your Thousand Arms review.

   Hmm... what can i say? It's rather strange that he didn't
   mention the names of other reviewers who has also given
   Thousand Arms a rather high average score but only me alone.
   Anyway, never mind!

   Honestly, there are some parts that I do agree with him and
   some parts that I strongly disagree with. He was the only
   reviewer who gave Thousand Arms such a ridiculously low score
   of 2. And to defend my own opinion, I decided to rewrite
   my Thousand Arms review. The score still remains me as 8.
   And, if you read my Thousand Arms review, the portion
   towards the end are what i have just added. That includes
   the 8 points which I have given to defend my opinion. Feel
   free to read it! I wonder if he has read it yet!

   There is one important note which I want to stress to whoever
   is planning to write a RPG review. Don't be like humaetorcH!
   What's wrong with high enemy encounter rate? I am simply
   sick of such stupid reasonings given by those lazy gamers.

   It's rather common to see some people disagree with your reviews.
   I remembered Dingo Jellybean who gave Soul Calibur a ridiculously
   low score of 2 whereas all the rest of the reviewers gave it a 9
   or 10. I can't comment anything about the Dreamcast version of
   Soul Calibur since I do not own a Dreamcast. I am sure each
   reviewer has his own reasons for giving that score. The same
   goes to humaetorcH too. I am not saying that he is entirely
   wrong but... I just happen to disagree. Take Xenogears as
   another example. There are some reviewers who kept complaining
   about the poor control and long texts, and thus give Xenogears
   a very low score. On the other hand, for those who seriously
   enjoyed the storyline and the music [like me], you will find
   them giving Xenogears a very high score such as a 9 or 10.
   As for Final Fantasy VI, most give it a 10 but there are some
   who gave it a 7 as they complaint that Final Fantasy VI is
   too big and enemies are too many. I remembered I gave the first
   Suikoden a 6, and then, I got several mails from the fans of
   the first game who disagreed with me. I have to admit that i do
   enjoy the first Suikoden, as it plays more like a traditional
   RPG than today's modern games like Final Fantasy VIII. But, it
   ruins the novel. The game was not anything like a novel and did
   you know that Suikoden is a popular classic chinese novel. And,
   do you really need so many warriors, as huge as 108?

   Of all the reviews I have written so far, the most hardest to
   write is Final Fantasy VIII. Final Fantasy series has changed
   tremendously over the last few years. People were complimenting
   and criticising Final Fantasy VIII. Just go to any message
   board in gamefaqs that has to do with RPGs, PlayStation, SNES etc
   and almost 75% will have something to do with Square and Final
   Fantasy series. Some preferred the way Final Fantasy is in the
   past and some welcome the change. And, my review nearly got
   influenced.

   I really like Perdurabo's [Review by Recovered] Final Fantasy
   VIII review. He is the only one so far who really convinced me
   that Final Fantasy VIII is really good. After reading his
   review, i did some serious thoughts. I ask myself. Why must
   there be a draw system? What happens if the draw system is
   being replaced by the traditional MP system? Will the Junction
   system still work as well? He gave it a 10 for Final Fantasy
   VIII. I didn't give that high. I have to admit Final Fantasy
   VIII is good, but there seems to be more bad points than the
   good points. So, i gave it a 7 instead but it doesn't mean that
   Final Fantasy VIII is no good. And, if you read an interview
   with Hironobu Sakaguchi, he mentions that the Final Fantasy
   series must change.

   Anyway, Thousand Arms is still a great game. The animation
   and voices are really excellent, and the game is really
   in-depth. As long as you have substantial reasons to back
   up your opinions, this is a good review.

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32)So, can you recommend me some good reviewers whom i should
   look up to as a guideline?

   Sure. I guess all the reviewers who manage to get into the
   top 20 reviewer contributions are good reviewers though i
   haven't gotten the time to read everyone's reviews. And, if
   you really want me to recommend some of the best reviewers
   in the top 20 reviewer contribution, they will be GlucoseJoe,
   Dingo Jellybean and SmCFadden. These reviewers are well known
   for writing in-depth and informative reviews. Other reviewers
   worth looking up for includes J-dog, Celestial Avenger,
   Sunshine and so on. As for me, what do you think? [Yeah, must
   be modest!]

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33)Since you have contributed a lot of faqs and reviews to gamefaqs,
   do you prefer writing a faq or a review?

   Obviously, it will be a review. Why? You do not really need to
   spend time researching on moves, secrets although you need to be
   familiar with the game. Besides, a review takes shorter time than
   writing a faq and you don't need to update that often unlike faqs.
   Lastly, your mailbox won't be jammed with countless mails, right?
   Hey, after writing a faq, you still need to respond to their
   questions, right? But, definitely not reviews, although you do get
   feedbacks too. Of course, i am not saying that i don't enjoy. In
   fact, i enjoy writing faqs and reviews because i want to contribute
   some of my ideas to the gaming community.

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34)Can i post any of your faqs or reviews in my website?

   Sure you can if you want to. But, please send me a e-mail,
   giving me your website URL, what the website is all about
   and so on. Of course, you must give me credits and promise
   that the contents will not be unaltered and you will check
   out www.gamefaqs.com every month to check for any new
   updates. But, this applies only to non-commercial webpage.
   As for any commerical webpages or any publisher working in
   a game magazine, he or she has to send me the e-mail first,
   asking for permission. And, before he or she can publish
   the informations, he or she must send me the final 'product'
   and if i am happy with it, i will agree to his or her
   request. Of course if anyone wants to convert my faq into HTML,
   he or she must show me the final 'product' first. I guess
   that's fair because you do not want all your hard work to be
   taken by someone else and let him or her gain the credits and
   not you. I hope you can understand that. Most importantly, be
   sure to check for new updates. It's no use if the faqs are
   posted but not updated.

   Note:If you don't receive my reply after a week, that means you
        have not obtained my permission. I am restricting the number
        of sites that are allowed to post my faqs. This is because
        I realise that there have been a number of sites who has
        either posted my faqs without my permission or have obtained
        my permission but fail to fulfill the conditions i set. An
        example is Gamesdomain who always fail to update the faq.

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35)You mention that if anyone wants to put a faq in his site, he
   must obtain your permission and give you credits, as well as
   promise you to update everytime and not EDIT any of the content.
   Why the heck do i see a similar Final Fantasy VIII Basic Guide
   in Kaze Yagami's website?

   His is a special case and i have given Kaze Yagami the right to
   edit anything he wishes. Kaze Yagami has helped me a lot in my
   Final Fantasy VIII Basic Guide. A lot of information or almost
   80% of the information you see here, regarding whether it is
   about Crisis level, Boost, Compatibility and so on are kindly
   contributed by Kaze Yagami. You can consider him as half of
   the author here and that's why he has this special privilege.
   so, don't argue about it!

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36)Can you send me your updated faq?

   My most definite answer is no. If there's 1000 readers, do I always
   have to my updated faq to 1000 people. It will be VERY troublesome
   to me this way. Just go to www.gamefaqs.com and check if there's
   any updates in the 'What's New' section. Or, you can go and check
   out my contributor page at:

   http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/1821.html

   You can find all the faqs I have written, including reviews at
   my contributor page.

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37)Can I ask you a question regarding games via ICQ?

   In the past, I used to answer questions via ICQ. But now, I don't.
   I find that it's quite annoying when I was replying e-mails but
   the ICQ messages keep popping up and I have to answer so many
   questions together. If you have any question, do not ask me through
   the ICQ. E-mail me instead if you have any question.

   One more thing. Do NOT add my ICQ number to your CONTACT list.
   Though I put my ICQ number at every faq, I did not expect everyone
   to add my ICQ number to his or her contact list. The thing is I
   already have a lot of contacts in my ICQ list. Those ICQ numbers
   which I added to my contact list, are those who are my CLASSMATES,
   and my PENPALS.

   Even if you add my ICQ number to your contact list, I won't bother
   to add your ICQ number to my contact list. First, I HARDLY know
   you well so it's unlikely that I will chat with you via ICQ. I
   might as well save the trouble of adding your ICQ number to my
   contact list. Secondly, if you have any question regarding games,
   you can e-mail me and ask me. ICQ will not be needed at all. I
   hope you can understand this.

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XIII)Wish List 
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After reading Rudy Hendrawan <goblic@hotmail.com>'s Metal Gear Solid
faq(Not integral), i decided to add in a wish list like what he has
did. His faq is a complete walkthrough, so if you need help on it,
please refer to his. Although the 300 VR training was a welcome
addition to integral, i was really hoping for more and more. I was
quite disappointed, but i couldn't deny that the VR training was
very fun. Perhaps konami could consider adding these ideas the
next time. Anyone say VR mission?

VR Training
 1)Ninja has only three levels, but don't you think it is too short.
   At least, give us ten levels.
 2)We have Solid Snake, Ninja, but how about an exclusive ten stages
   starring Meryl?
 3)You can't use Stun Grenades, Chaff Grenades in the training discs.
 4)How about adding a hostage mode where Snake has to rescue a
   hostage within a given time, and the whole area is heavily guarded.
 5)Instead of killing the guards, how about using weapons like Famas
   to knock off the guards?
 6)How about using a knife and cut the throat of a guard, rather than
   having to strangle him?
 7)You have seen the blue and red UFO targets. How about using other
   targets like shooting a bottle etc.
 8)The mystery, puzzle, variety are well-designed. How i wish there
   are more! And, don't you think that the last stage of NG Selection
   can be put in the mystery mode?
 9)There are no wolves in the VR training. How about putting Snake in
   an area where you can battle wolves.
10)In the story mode, you get to fight tanker, hind, and even Rex,
   Metal Gear, but how about letting Solid Snake control these
   vehicles in one of the VR Training?
11)Meryl can disguise as a soldier. How about Solid Snake?
12)Ninja can jump, but not Solid Snake.
13)How about mode, where you can control the villains also like
   Liquid Snake, Sniper Wolf, Vulcan Raven, Revolver Ocelot, Psycho
   Mantis etc? (Did anyone mention Decoy Octopus?) I will love to
   control Psycho Mantis and see how to read into other people's
   minds. Haha!
14)If Solid Snake gets shot in the leg, how about seeing Snake
   walking with a limp? That will be cool. Yeah, and seeing blood
   keep on dripping on the blood. That will be more realistic.
15)What is the difference between Variety Level 12 and 13? How about
   hiding in a maze where Solid Snake has to hide and kill those
   gigantic Genome soldiers before they step onto you.
16)Coen van der Geest <CvanderGeest@kpd-groep.nl> suggests adding
   the old missions from the MSX version, with enhanced 2-D graphics
   and sounds, or convert the missions from 2-D MSX version to a 3-D
   version that uses the same MGS engine for the VR Training.
 =>Best if it has this feature:
   How about letting gamers exercise their own creativity where there
   is a mode, where gamers can design their own stages, position
   guards and save to a memory card?

Story Mode
1)I was hoping for a some slight changes to the game's story, perhaps
  adding a new ending or a new mini-quest. One of a secret formula
  to keep gamers playing is to add in more new secrets. Overall,
  this is very disappointing.
2)The first person view mode wasn't that cool as expected. Have you
  seen the videos on the E3? The videos seem to look in a higher
  resolution, and several shots are not found in the game. Perhaps,
  not just the first-person view mode, when you complete the game a
  second time, you can play in a hi-resolution mode like the one
  seen in E3, and gamers can easily switch views between normal to
  first-person to hi-resolution mode.
3)The FMVs have too many blurry graphics. How i wish the animation
  could have been much better? Remember Ocelot and Ninja at the
  beginning of E3 videos. Yes, that sort of videos, if possible.
4)If there is a way to switch the briefing topic, and mission log
  to English...and also can switch voice-actors, between English
  and Japanese.
5)After you have completed the game, you get a chance to view the
  video again in the special mode, but you have to start all over
  again from disc 1 onwards, don't you find it fustrating?
6)The first person view mode is a welcome addition, but not that
  impressive at all. Besides, when in first person view mode, you
  don't get a chance to see the weapons you hold in your hand. I
  hope Konami will correct this minor flaw. Having to see the weapons
  add more realistism to the game.
7)Hopefully, you can also change the briefing text, mission objectives
  in the VR Disc to English.

Photography Mode
 -This is the greatest disappointment. Why waste two memory blocks to
  take Naomi and Mei Ling's photo?
1)Not just Naomi, Mei Ling, what about Colonel, Otacon, Solid Snake,
  Ninja, and the members of fox-hound? Can we take their photos too?
2)How about a group photos-the good ones with Solid Snake, Meryl,
  Otacon, Colonel, Mei Ling, Naomi or the baddies, Liquid Snake,
  Pyscho Mantis, Revolvor Ocelot, Sniper wolf, Vulcan Raven, Decoy
  Octopus etc?
3)Can we change the background of the scene? How about taking a photo
  from a beach?(Mei Ling, Meryl and Naomi in swimsuit???Come on!)

Complaint!!!
1)This is the one and only complaint i have about Metal Gear Solid.
  It's strange. Because when i use the PSG1, aim at the leg, blood
  come out of the soldiers' head instead of the leg. Can a shot of
  PSG1 kill a person just like aiming at the leg?

2)The Al of Metal Gear Solid can be considered very advanced since
  it's like never seen before. Enemies react to sight and sound.
  However, there's one major flaw that makes the Al really look
  retarded. Shoot the guard at the back of his head, without him
  discover you, then hide, and he will go back to his patrol route.
  Hmm, very considerable. But, wouldn't it be better if the wounded
  soldier calls for help or send a research party?

Suggestions contributed by Scott Smith <s_smith1999@hotmail.com>
-----------
1)He hopes to play through the game using Meryl and Ninja in the
  story mode as the story unfolds from their perspectives, and not
  just little crappy VR Missions.

2)He hopes to see a boss mode in the VR Mission where you can fight
  with the bosses or perhaps fight all at one go. It will be better
  if we can control one of the bosses and kill Solid Snake. For
  example, controlling Sniper wolf, riding a tanker or a hind using
  Vulcan Raven or Liquid Snake.

3)He hopes that the staff frequency, 140.07 can be changed to English.

4)Instead of having the useless first person view mode, how about
  once you complete a certain stage or whatever, save your replay and
  view in TOTAL FIRST PERSON VIEW MODE, and not like the useless
  replay theater in the VR Training Disc. A view in first person
  where you can also see your weapons.

That's all. If you think, you have very cool ideas that you think you
can improve the game, why not e-mail me, so i add it to the list.
Come on, this is just for fun, but we do hope that for the next MGS
sequel, we can even see more and more exciting concepts, right?
Konami staff, especially Hideo kojima, if you happen to look at this
faq, you will know what we want for the next Metal Gear Solid.

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XIV)Credit 
=======================================================================
Myself<ysf@pacific.net.sg>
-For everything you see here.
Konami <http://www.konami.com>
-For making this wonderful remake possible.
-Thanks to Hideo Kojima, for coming out with this fantastic game.
Bernard Ong aka Dhampire <bernard78_98@yahoo.com>
-For telling me how to complete Puzzle Mode level 06.
-For providing an alternative strategy for Puzzle Mode level 09.
-For providing an alternative strategy for Variety Mode level 05.
-For sharing with me about some ideas on the movie, E3.
-For sharing strategies with me.
-For allowing me to add the Ninja mode to my faq from his faq.
-For writing a marvellous Metal Gear Solid Integral faq.
Chris Barker <chris@superfami.com>
-Sorry for the misunderstanding cause.
-Information that concides:
 1)Staff Codec Frequency.
 2)Getting Ninja.
 3)Getting Snake and Meryl's new outfit.
 4)Truth behind NG Selection.
 5)Gameshark codes like the bypass mod chip code, except Ninja.
-All the above information that concides are either my original
 work, or taken from BOng's faq with permission.
ShinJN<shinjn@yahoo.com>
-For telling me how to complete Puzzle Mode level 06.
-For providing an alternative strategy for Variety mode level 05.
-For sharing with me about some ideas on the movie, E3.
-For sharing strategies with me.
-For giving me the exact percentages for unlocking the two movies.
-For writing a marvellous Metal Gear Solid faq.
Richard Hinckley <rah_3@email.com>
-For providing an alternative strategy for Puzzle Mode level 09.
-For providing an alternative strategy for Puzzle Mode level 10.
-For providing and telling me more information about Ninja mode.
-For sharing with me some information on Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions.
Schlauchi <Schlauchi@gmx.de>
-For providing an alternative strategy for Puzzle Mode level 09.
-For sending me the Mpeg file format of the solution to Puzzle
 Mode level 09.
<VRTemjinVO@aol.com>
-For telling me how to unlock Ninja mode for the VR Missions.
Khairuman Bin Lani <art61462@leonis.nus.edu.sg>
-For providing an alternative strategy for Variety Level 04.
-For providing an alternative strategy for Puzzle Mode level 09.
Ahmad Rizudin Izzudin <saviourv@hotmail.com>
-For telling me how to complete puzzle level 06.
Gouki / Rolento<rolento@geocities.com>
-For telling me about the Metal Gear Rex 100% training confidential.
-For contributing some suggestions for the photography mode.
David Bui <dbair23@hotmail.com>
-For telling me about getting 1st place in the Sneaking Mode in
 order to get Mei Ling in Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions.
Rudy Hendrawan <goblic@hotmail.com> 
-For setting up a wish list like his MGS Faq.
-His faq inspired me to write this Metal Gear Solid Integral faq.
-For writing a marvellous faq for the original Metal Gear Solid.
Coen van der Geest <CvanderGeest@kpd-groep.nl>
-For suggesting some ideas for the wish list.
Michael Jackson <resident_weevil@hotmail.com>
-For contributing some suggestions for the photography mode.
By Steevens Alconcel <alconcelt001@hawaii.rr.com
-For contributing some suggestions for the photography mode.
<wburkert@mindspring.com>
-For telling me that the japanese saved data from the original version
 does not work for integral.
Kevin<phatee@home.com>
-For telling me about a fact behind NG Selection.
<Unidentified>
-For telling me the staff codec frequency.
-For losing your e-mail. Please contact me and give me your e-mail.
Scott Smith<s_smith1999@hotmail.com>
-For providing helpful suggestions for the wish list.
-I rephrase some of the sentences, plus expand some of your ideas.
 Hopefully, you don't mind.
<MetsFan922@aol.com>
-For telling me how to change disc for Metal Gear Solid Integral.
Jeff "CjayC" Veasey
-The webmaster of www.gamefaqs.com.
-For his dedication and hard work to www.gamefaqs.com.
-Thanks for hosting all my faqs and reviews.
-Thanks for making me a contributor page.
Gameshark Code Creator
-For the gameshark codes
-Visit the site at <http://www.cmgsccc.com/psximport/mgsint.shtml>.
-Visit the site at <http://www.cmgsccc.com/psx/mgsvr.shtml>.
Site:<http://www.konami.com/ganmes/mgs_vr/index.html>
-For the features of VR Mission.
-Be sure to go there to find out more about upcoming Konami games,
 including Metal Gear Solid:VR Missions.
Everyone
-Thanks for your time for reading this faq.
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By webmaster, Chris Barker <chris@superfami.com>
URL:<http://superfami.com/>

Another awesome Metal Gear Solid's website.
URL:<http://www.metalgear.net>

Official Konami site
URL:<http://www.konami.com>

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