Metal Gear Solid Integral VR Training Disc Date: 17th Oct 1999 Done by Bernard "Dhampire" Ong E-Mail: email@example.com Version 2.6 updated on 16th November 1999 Disclaimer and Introduction First of all, I would like to thank the Konami staff for another great game (even though if it was a improvement on the training system). Anyway, games like Suikoden and Vandal Hearts have a special place in my heart and I was definitely looking forward to this great installment from Konami. So why not I just cut the monkey crap and get right on into business. Before I say anything, I took the time to really wrote this thing (considering the fact that I did all the freaking work to get to 99%) . So I would really appreciate it if you guys out there ask my permission if you want to copy this whole work or even plagiarize this whole FAQ or even "borrow" some of pieces of work. This FAQ is also not for profit, and I expect anyone who read this FAQ be on their best behavior. I have FAQs that were ripped off by others, and I intend to make this clear to everyone. So don't make me use drastic measures!!!! Updates I have already put in the gameshark codes and verify the matter about the movies in the extra mode. Not only that I also tell about the other modes in detail (sort of). I have also put up something on pockestation under the miscellaneous section. Not only that I try to make the FAQ as presentable as I can. (too bad the gamefaqs do not support fonts and others, I got some cool fonts that will really make this FAQ to stand out. ? )in the mean time, enjoy this faq and I will gladly answer any questions you all might post to me. I will try to update this faq on how to get the best ranking for every stage as soon as possible. VR Training Disc *********************************************************************** ******** /// Legend \\\ First there are a lot of things to know about Metal Gear especially their controls. I have people asking me how to execute a certain move and I find it a bit tedious to tell the same thins all over again. So I have put here a list of moves you can do below. And if you have any more questions you can still email me. | Wall/Corner View | This view allows you to check who is around the corner. Very useful to see who is coming. Just press the D-pad towards the wall and you will be placing yourself flat to the wall. By moving the d-pad diagonally, you will be able to move up and down the wall and when you reach to the edge of the wall, your view will switch to a corner view. | Choke hold and snap the neck | All you need to do is move up to the fellow, and release your d-pad. Then press and hold Square. By doing so you will grab the fellow by the neck and hold him there. Keep pressing the Square button and you will break his neck. DO NOT PAUSE WHEN PRESSING THE BUTTON, YOU WILL ONLY DROP THE FELOOW AND HE WILL GET BACK UP AT YOU. You can also drag the guard around while you are still doing the chokehold. While holding down the Square button, hold down the X button, and now you can drag the guard around. Remember to periodically press the Square button to prevent the guard from escaping. | Knock on the wall | Press against the wall and hold it. Now press the action button (CIRCLE) and you will knock the wall. When done correctly and near the guard, the guard will turn around and investigate the situation. Useful to drive the guards away. | Shoot while running | This only works for FAMAS and SOCOM. All you need to do is press Square and X simultaneously. You can release the Square button, but you must make sure that you are still holding the X button. By doing so, you can still move freely and all you need to do is press Square to shoot. Useful if you are in the time attack mode. | Crawl | Just press the X button and you can move around. Good to crawl into tight places. | Throw | Just press any D-pad and Square to throw the guard. Must be near to do so. // MODES \\\ There are 4 modes introduced by Metal Gear Solid. They are as followed: | SNEAKING MODE | | WEAPON MODE | | ADVANCED MODE | | SPECIAL MODE | *********************************************************************** ********* | SNEAKING MODE | This mode is divided into 2 parts: N o Weapons and SOCOM --- No weapons --- There are 15 levels each for practice and time attack. (any questions on how to get past them, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) Only 5 stages that are unique to the training mode which cannot be found in the previous version of Metal Gear which are 7, 9, 11, 13, 14. Stage 7 There will be infra red sensors all over the place and you have to avoid them, there is also one guard. Stage 9 There is one long path leading to the check point but the path is being guarded by a row of Cameras. Try to avoid them. Hint: there is a box in your inventory. Stage 11 The first use of trap doors. Do not stop on any of them or you will fall to your doom. There are 4 guards patrolling the area. Stage 13 There will two guards on duty and two spot lights. Stage 14 There will a lot of columns that are built with 1 or two boxes. There are five guards constantly on the move sometimes stopping to survey the area. +++ Time attack +++ Same stages except with the introduction of time ( DUH!!!! ? ) --- SOCOM --- Basically you have to go through all the stages in the No weapon mode but with a twist. You have to kill the guard in order to past the level. Try not to waste unnecessary bullets in the time attack mode, it will reduce the time thus giving you a better chance of getting 1st ranking. (HINT: it takes 3 bullets to kill a guy, so count your bullets) *********************************************************************** ********** | WEAPON MODE | Now you get to use all the weapons to get through the training mode. There are 10 levels for each weapon, 5 for practice and 5 for time attack They are as follows: SOCOM C4 FAMAS GRENADE CLAYMORE NIKITA PSG1 STINGER *********************************************************************** ********** | ADVANCED MODE | There are ten levels for each weapon, five for practice and 5 for time attack. However, unlike the WEAPONS MODE, you have to fight guards instead of holograms. You will not fail the mission if you get spotted so don't worry. However if you do get spotted in the time attack mode, not only will you lose precious time, you will also lose the 3 second bonus they will give you for sneaking bonus, so play carefully. The list for the weapons is the same as the WEAPONS MODE. *********************************************************************** ********** | SPECIAL MODE | This perhaps the coolest mode that was ever created. There are a total of 8 sections that can really get you going. They are as follows: --- 1 MIN. BATTLE --- --- VS 12 BATTLE --- --- MYSTERY --- --- PUZZLE --- --- VARIETY --- --- VR MISSION --- --- NINJA --- --- NG SELECTION --- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++ --- 1 MIN BATTLE --- This section is divided into 2 parts: VS TARGET and VS ENEMY. These two sections have the same weapons used in the WEAPONS and ADVANCED MODE including no weapon. (yes you get to fight bare handed) All you need to do is get the highest possible score in 1 minute using the weapons accordingly. In the target mode, you will be fighting against targets that will not fight back. But in the enemy mode, that is a whole different story. You can actually get killed in the enemy mode, and when you get spotted they will come after you. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++ --- VS 12 BATTLE --- This mode allows you to kill 12 guards with the arsenal of weapons given to you. The time limit is 5 minutes. And only 4 guards are let out at once. So think fast and kill fast. There are only 8 levels here, but as you progress each level, things tend to get hot under the collar and less ammo is given. I will be telling what kind of weapons you had been provided with They are as follows: Level 1 3 grenades, 3 nikita, 10 PSG1 bullets and 3 stingers Level 2 1 C4, 1 Claymore, 1 Nikita, 1 grenade, and 30 Socom Level 3 2 nikita, 2 claymore, 1 grenade, 1 C4 and 12 Socom Level 4 2 C4, 2 Stinger, 3 grenades and 12 Socom Level 5 1 C4, 1 Stinger, 1 Claymore, 8 Grenades and 2 PSG1 Level 6 2 C4, 4 PSG1, 12 Socom, 4 Grenade, and 2 stinger. Note: this stage will not give you any bullets at all even though you can access the menu. The ammo is all the way to the north, so try to kill a few guards or distract a few while you go all the way top the north. Level 7 2 C4, 2 Claymore, 12 Socom and 6 grenades. Level 8 1 C4, 2 PSG1, 12 Socom, 2 Grenades and 2 Claymore note: this stage reminds me of the second encounter with Vulcan Raven. So be wise with your bullets. ? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++ --- MYSTERY --- This mode is damn freaking cool. Instead of using your fists, you have to use your brain to figure this one out. There are 10 levels in this mode, and basically you have to find out who is the murderer base on the clues that are given. It is quite easy and obvious. In this section, I will tell what are the clues in each stage and any questions on them you have to email me. I don't want to take the fun out of it by putting the solution on this FAQ. ? Hint: you have to use the first person view to see the clues in order to get a better look at them. Just hold down TRIANGLE and you are in business. +++ Level 1 +++ Just look at the broken surveillance camera just located at the passage way. +++ Level 2 +++ There is a ski mask being clutched by the dead man. +++ Level 3 +++ There is an ice cream near the body +++ Level 4 +++ There is a broken spectacle near the body +++ Level 5 +++ There is a man looking over the body and all you need to do is chase him and captured him before he escapes. Not so easy with all the other guards running in from all over the place but you have to keep your eyes sharp. ? +++ Level 6 +++ There is a name written in blood spelling out JOHNNY +++ Level 7 +++ You have to follow the correct set of foot prints that will lead to the murderer. +++ Level 8 +++ No clue whatsoever, but here is a hint, try using the first person view on each guy. ? +++ Level 9 +++ There is a broken spectacle near the body. However, this is not the same as the previous level. See whether you can solve this one. +++ Level 10 +++ The grand finale of all mysteries. All you need to do is find the murder weapon, but this is not so hard as it looks to be. HINT: Patience is a Virtue. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++ --- PUZZLE --- There are 10 levels to this and true to the namesake, they are all puzzles. See whether you can solve them by yourselves. Level 1 There are 7 guards you have to kill, and they are all standing on separate columns all in a row. You only have 6 grenades. Level 2 You are standing on top of the tallest column with a guard. There are 6 columns with a guard each. These 6 columns are divided into three descending rows. What do you do??? Level 3 There is a guard all the way to the highest column and a camera. You have a stinger. What do you do? Hint: do not destroy the camera!!! Time is limited, try shooting the guard when he is between the first and second pillar. You will get a cool effect and saves time. Level 4 There are 29 red cubes and you have 50 stingers. However as you destroy the boxes you noticed that you have 6 boxes left and they are behind the wall. Hmmmm Level 5 You have 140 Famas bullets and you are standing on a "noisy" straight path. You are between two walls and there is a guard on each side. As you walk on the path, you noticed walls that can be destroyed. But if you make a sound or fire the FAMAS too close to the guards, it is a fail mission. Hint: you have just enough bullets to clear the area. So run!!! Level 6 You have 50 Nikitas and there is 16 red boxes to be destroyed. This is a maze and if you shoot the wrong box you can't go any further. Level 7 You have nothing in your inventory but there are two spotlights hovering in the middle. The check point is being shielded by a breakable wall. Hint: there is a mined detector all the way to the south. Level 8 You have 30 grenades. As you walk all the way to the north you will see 12 red boxes on the ground. (long drop to the ground too). Objective: try to make all 12 boxes pop up!!! +++ Level 9 +++ ( By popular demand and popular frustration ) As you can see many people are asking me on how to clear this level. This level (by popular demand, ? ) is perhaps the most tricky level ever encountered. It involves one guard and two stationary cameras. This is how to do it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- All you need to do is plant the c4 on the guard. this is how I did it. I knock on one of the shallow walls (preferably at the maximum distance, :) ), and lure the guy over there. Then as he turn around to walk back to his position. i walk up behind hiim and plant the c4 on him (not too close, he will turn around). You know you succeed when Snake seems to be planting the C4 in mid-air not on the ground. Then i wait. 1 minute later, he will make his rounds by walking through the 2 cameras. as he does so just detonate it and you would had completed the stage already... :) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- Level 10 You are in a snow area. One guard and a wall that is guarding the checkpoint. There is a mine detector that you can see. Hint: after getting the mine detector, try luring the guard with your foot prints. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++ --- VARIETY --- There are 13 levels in this stage which is actually a mixture of all the sections listed in the SPECIAL MODE. I won't be detailing about the structure of the levels but will go right into detail about the solution. Level 1 Just drag the guard all the way to the south and break his neck. A check point will pop up in the south. Level 2 All you need to do is knock on the wall to lure the guard all the way up to the hole, then use the punch-kick combo to get him down into the hole. Level 3 All you need to do is knock the guards into the hole below. Any hole will do. Level 4 What you can do here is you put a C4 on the nearest guard then detonate. Quickly, put another C4 near the next guard. Do the same for the rest. This will create some sort of domino effect. ( I am trying to figure out how the heck the demo show the C4 is planted on every guard, and how he detonate them all at the same time) Level 5 What I did was I went up to the guard who is moving on to the left ( first guard you see ) and do the punch-kick combo. He will then knock the guy who is coming in from the north. Then I quickly move to the check point while avoiding the other guards. I manage to get 00:06:66 time for it. ( a coincidence isn't it ? , sign of the devil ) Level 6 This is a tricky stage. All the guards here are invisible. And the only way you could tell is knock on the walls. No definite amount of guards, I think there are 6. Level 7 This quite an easy stage, all you need to do is destroy 28 red boxes that are floating towards you. Level 8 You have to destroy 5 targets with a PSG1. What I did was I get one diazepam and go to the lowest platform. I shoot accordingly until the 4th one. I wait until the target is at the left of the sleeping guard and no guards are near the area. I shoot it and then quickly shoot the one behind the sleeping guard before the others surround it. Level 9 You have to destroy 74 targets using the Socom. Use the running while shooting method. It saves a lot of time. Level 10 Same thing with the socom except you are now using the FAMAS, use the same strategy. Level 11 First you have to destroy 20 red boxes to fight the UFO. Keep blasting at it. A spoof of X-files is here. Before you start the stage you will see the words "THE TRUTH IS OVER THERE" Level 12 This stage reminds me of Ghostbusters. All you need to do is shoot at the huge guard walking towards you. Here is a hint. Try shooting the guard in the stomach. If that is not the target, then all the other targets will disappear leaving the true target. Level 13 Same thing as stage 12 but this time you have to fight two guards. Just use the same trick as above and you will breeze thru' it . +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++ --- VR MISSION --- This section is like the previous Metal Gear Solid, except that the whole thing had been "renovated". There are 10 levels in the mission, and you have to find all sort of weapons to help in your mission. As you get further into the game, you find that the mission will get harder. The most useful weapon I know is RUN. However you need to get a few weapons to help along the way especially the PSG1 and SOCOM. They are really useful in the mission. As you can see from this solution that I had found, I did not bother to get the other weapons as it might consume a lot of time. As you also can see I did not kill all the guards, as I have limited bullets and limited time. The aim here is to finish the mission in the less time possible. So I only kill when necessary. I did not put in the times that I had done as people can make mistakes and I am trying to see whether I can find a better way to do it. So far by using this method you are able to get less than 7 minutes. Stage 1 There is a Socom and a suppressor in the north-east. All I did was take the right path making sure that I am behind the guards while I am moving. Once I get past the two guards, I have to move a bit more to the north to avoid the guard coming in from the right. After that he will look down, and then you can go to the right. Once there, go and get the Socom. Knock on the wall from which you had taken the Socom, and quickly get the hell out of there. The guard will investigate the sound and you can freely get the suppressor. Make your way back to where you can see the guard (you are coming in from the left so you should be abe to see the guard standing in the north) and flip him when he is not seeing. Then make your way to the check point. Stage 2 Just take the left route and walk into the place where there is a Box A. now place yourself on the wall just south of the box, and knock on the wall. After you do that walk into the hole from which you came in from the trapdoor area. Wait until he investigates, and then break his neck. Wait to get the 10 bullets from him (get the box if you want), and move to the north. Just flip the guard over when he is not looking and make your way to the checkpoint. Stage 3 Walk slightly north and you will be able to see a hole. Crawl into the space and out into the noisy footsteps. Arm your Socom, and keep toggling upwards (just press the d-pad slightly, so that you can move upwards without making a sound). Wait for the guard and kill him. Now walk between the two pillars just behind the north pillar where there are 2 guards. Wait until the guard on the left begin to look to the west, then knock on the wall. The guard on the right will come down to investigate. Now avoid this guard and you are able to get to the checkpoint easily. Stage 4 Walk to your left and walk three more space up from the hole in the wall. Knock on the wall and then hide in the wall. Wait until the guard moves back to his position, then quickly drag him and break his neck. Now this is a crucial part. Wait until the two guards look away from your position, and then quickly move into the check point area. Use your Socom on the blue wall. Stage 5 This will be a infra red room. So all you need to do is use your cigarettes. Go into the room and start smoking. Make sure you are crawling when you do this. There are claymores in this room. Best way to crawl to safety is to stay in the middle path. However there is a thermal goggles on the right but you must crawl to get because there are 2 claymores guarding it. So crawl all the way to the top stopping before each infra red. And then sprint away to the checkpoint. )if done correctly, you will be able to avoid the guard who is patrolling as well. Stage 6 Get the sniper rifle and the bullets on the right. Then avoid the camera so you can go to the left of the platform that you are in. you should be behind the camera. Equip the sniper rifle, and kill the guard on the right. (there should be 2 in your scope if you have done it correctly, and fast). Kill the guards one by one. Now after you kill the 4th guard he will drop some bullets. Avoid the camera again and get the bullets and make your way to the checkpoint. Stage 7 This a killer stage because you can't use you radar. Not only that, there is a guard who is patrolling on the platform and if you happene to be near him he will see you even though you are on the lower platform. Anyway, take the left route and quickly move north to avoid the first guard (if you use your first person view you are able to see him). Then carefully make your way to the north-west wall and hide. Wait until the guard make his round south, then go into the junction in the north. You should be able to see the guard there. Wait until he fall asleep, then proceed to break his neck. From the guard's position, go north to get some PSG1 bullets. Avoid the guard patrolling on the platform and use the Socom on the blue wall. Stage 8 This stage requires you to destroy 21 boxes in order to finish the level. There are four guards that must be kill in order not to arouse suspicion when you use your explosives. From your starting position use the Socom to kill the guard at the south. Then move all the way to the right of the platform and kill the guard over therewith the Socom. Go and get the C4 at the north of the second guard that you killed. Now go south and kill the guard with either your bare hands or the Socom. Move to the south-west and kill the guard there as well. Put the c4 on the west of the pillar that are housing the boxes and on the south of this pillar. Now get the grenades in the south-west. Detonate the bombs. Go to the south of the pillar and throw the grenade into the pillar. Now move all the way to the south to the check point. Note: how you kill the guards and which priority to get which weapon is up to you. There are a lot of ways to do this, but the first two guards are dealt with this way as they both block your path. However make sure you have 3 or more bullets left for the next stage. Stage 9 Take the left route. And hide at the second or third box from the north. (kneel down, these boxes are the low ones) Wait until the guard moves back to the north and flip him to the south of the wall. This way he won't be able to see you when you hide at the north of the wall and give you some time while waiting for the next guard to come down. There will be a guard coming in from the north but will stop to look into the hole on the left wall. At this time, you should sprint past the guy and made it to the checkpoint. Did you save your bullets at stage 8? Well you need to destroy the wall here. Don't say I did not warn you!! ? Stage 10 Well did you take the PSG1? Well you need it here. This stage requires you to kill all the guards before you can end the mission. This stage is the easiest if you have the PSG1. Well all you need to do is equip the weapon and kill the guard directly in front of you. Now aim your gun to the right (use the radar to help you) and kill two more guards here. Then unequipped the gun and place yourself just south of the two pillars that is marking your path. Use the PSG1 to kill the guard and you are home free. Congratulations !!! you had finish the mission!!!! Note: this solution will guarantee your 1st ranking provided that you follow these conditions 1) try not to get spotted!!! Once or twice is ok but not all the time!!! 2) Rehearse this method. Best you should complete the mission first to get the general idea of the whole layout. Then use the method above to get the 1st ranking. 3) Do not continue or restart as the timer still goes on. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++ --- NINJA --- There is only 3 levels in this mode. You get to use the ninja or Grey FOX/ DEEPTHROAT depending on your preference. There are two ways of getting the ninja, of which I call the "hard way / tough guy's way" OR "the short way / if-you-got-a-pocketstation-and- you-just-don't-want-to-go-through-the-whole-damn-freaking-trouble way" OR "even better and shorter way / if-you-have-a-gameshark-and-feel- that-why-go-through-all-the-nonsense-mentioned-above" . ? (no offense, amigo!!!!! Just a bit of humor!!!!) (all hints below had been cut and paste to preserve the originality of the submitter of the hint, and also to show these guys some respect and gratefulness of my behalf, Copying with permission is the best flattery. Thanks again guys!!!) +++ hard way / tough guy's way +++ To get Ninja in Metal Gear Solid Integral, just get the best ranking In the main game in any difficulty except Very Easy (i.e get Hound in Easy Mode, or Doberman in Normal Mode, or Fox in Hard Mode or BigBoss in Extreme Mode). To do so, you must... 1) Complete game in under 3 hours 2) Kill less than 25 people 3) Use at most 1 ration only 4) Be spotted only 4 times (this is the least number of times you HAVE to be spotted. In other words, don't be spotted anywhere else in the game) 5) No continues (you can save as many times as you wish) Once you have the clear file, load up the VR Disc and you'll see the title screen have Ninja's mask open. And you'll have the Ninja levels opened up (rather disappointing in my opinion). Level 01: Find and slice 15 poles Level 02: Kill 30 guards Level 03: Find Solid Snake and kill him only without being spotted Moves: L1 - Cloaking device (reduces health) R1 - Electric Field (reduces health) Weapon Button - Grab and slice neck Direction + Weapon - Rushing spin slice Action Button - Sword Swing Crouch/Stand Button - Jump Once you get 100%, they'll show a picture labelled confidential of What looks like a new Metal Gear Rex. Further note: on a safety side (and also to save time) try not to use the stealth item to complete the mission, I think it had something to do with the ranking system like resident evil. It might lower the rank for using the stealth item. Thus is unadvisable to use the item at all. About the gameshark there might be a possibility that it might work. No guarantees - submitted by Gouki / Rolento (email@example.com) +++ the short way / if-you-got-a-pocketstation-and-you-just-don't-want- to-go-through-the-whole-damn-freaking-trouble way +++ To get Ninja mode you must do the following: Finish the game on any level except "very easy" Download your save data to a PocketStation Exchange your save data with a total of 5 other players within 7 days. You can not use the PSX memory card manager to copy data for this purpose. NG Selection are VR missions which did not fit into any other category or were for some reason disqualified from the regular VR missions. Famitsu PS suggests you play these "out takes" with an open mind. - submitted by Chris Barker <firstname.lastname@example.org> *** Note ***: there has been some misunderstanding with the contributor of this hint. It seems that it has brought to my attention that the previous contributor was "cut and pasting" the whole hint from another site that did not approve of such actions. Like I said before, I do not take kindly on others who copy my work without crediting it to me. And it really ticks me off. Thus, I am putting up the original contributor and I hope that there is no more misunderstanding. +++ even better and shorter way / if-you-have-a-gameshark-and-feel- that-why-go-through-all-the-nonsense-mentioned-above +++ As you can see, I had decided to add this new section dedicated to all gamesharkers (if there is a word for it). This code will get you the ninja mode but if you do so, your percentage will rise considerably and you won't get the picture of ninja unmasking. I guess this is the price to pay. ? *** Ninja mode code *** D00C209A-1040 800C209A-1000 300E10ED-00FF enjoy the code!!!! For the American Version. "The really easy American way" thought up by Wynn I bought the American version of the VR missions this past week, and I used your FAQ to help me through it, so I thought you might be interested in what I found out. To play as the Ninja in the American VR Missions game, follow this (you could probably call it "The really easy American way" ;-): In the intro movie, it'll show the title screen a few times, the Ninja with his mask closed, but if you wait about three times, the fourth time, it'll be open, press start at that instant, and the title screen will have his mask open. You can then select the Ninja option from the Special category. - contributed by VRTemjinVO@aol.com. **** TIP #2 ***** I think I know how to get the Ninja/Grey Fox in Metal Gear Solid special Special missions. I'm not entirely sure but I think you have to have the game 85% complete but I'm not sure as I got it at about 86.6% complete and I didn't have it before and when you get Ninja the picture at the beginning changes to Grey Fox with his mask off like in the intro. Martin French 98FrenchM@ridgeway.swindon.sch.uk Another way I tried the GameShark CD, and it worked! I love ninja mode!! BTW, the Link is http://www.cmgsccc.com/900x.shtml You need a CD Burner + a MOD chip to use it though. - "Kevin Baker" <email@example.com> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++ --- NG SELECTION --- This is one of the hardest section I had ever played which involve a lot of guts and wits. The guards here are really weird looking almost like C-3PO. It is bit of a variety of weapons you can use and a lot of thinking and patience needed to pass this level. This section involves the time attack mode in each level which sometimes give you an amazingly short time to do it. Not only that you have to contend with robot guards that sometimes have amazing eye sight, making it difficult to get to get past the guards. There are only 8 levels. "NG" stands for "No Good". That is what the Japanese call out takes or bloopers. The NG levels are not really for everyone (thus the quote from Famitsu about playing with an open mind). Contributed by Chris Barker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Stage 1 Get all the claymores and the check point will pop up. Stage 2 There is a robot guard constantly on the move and you have a few grenades. Throw one just behind the box on the right, and then hide. You should be able to kill the guard. Stage 3 There is a guard on a long path, and you have a box. All you need to do is wait until he turns around and walk near enough. With timing, you are able to slip on the box before he turns around. Kill him when he finished investigating the box. Stage 4 You are equipped with a Socom, and you are surrounded by red boxes. The trick here is to get a domino effect. Stage 5 There are noisy platforms and three guards. This is where crawling is put to use. Stage 6 This is where you have to use PSG1. Here there are three targets, and they are hiding at the back of a "chess board wall". Use your gun carefully as the targets may seem to move freely on their own and they disappear periodically. Stage 7 There is a guard here that must be killed and you have to find the stinger for it. Oh yeah, the place is encased in a noisy platform style. Stage 8 Solve the murder mystery here. (quite simple if you look around) *********************************************************************** ********* /// Photography session \\\ I have decided to add a new feature in this faq. I got people asking me how to have camera sessions with both Mei Ling and Naomi. So here are the ways that people had contributed to me. enjoy!!!! +++ Hint 1 +++ On the camera sessions, you don't get Mei Ling by saving Otacon. Cause I have the save file where I've already saved both Meryl and Otacon (and Snake wearing tuxedo) and it still gives me Naomi. I'm not too sure yet, but I think it's like this. If you win either Easy or Normal (with radar), you'll have a camera session with Naomi. Your ranking will determine how long you have and how close you can get to them for the picture (if you obtain Ninja i.e. get highest ranking), you can go up to nearly next to her. If you win either Hard or Extreme (without radar), you'll get Mei Ling. Although, I haven't quite done this yet (since busy lately, and after playing so much for Ninja, kinda got bored of going through the same thing again), but if you watch the intro, Mei Ling's camera session is in the area with the words Big Boss next to her (which is the best ranking for Extreme Mode). Submitted by Gouki/Rolento (email@example.com) Hint #2 Beat the game on Easy or Normal... and you get Naomi. The best session for Naomi is to earn a "Fox" ranking on Normal (best ranking). Beat the game on Hard or Extreme... and you get Mei Ling. The best session for Mei Ling is to earn a "BigBoss" ranking on Extreme (best ranking). Submitted by DarkCrono1@aol.com *********************************************************************** ********* /// Miscellaneous \\\ In the time attack mode, all you need to do is to do it fast. Stages that do not require you to kill means that you do not have to kill in order to complete the level. To get a good ranking, you have to literally be a speed demon. So it is advisable, to just zip past those guards rather than stop and break their necks. Don't forget that time is against you. If you have completed until 99%, you should be able to see three movies in the extra mode of the training disc. The first on is the demo that was sown in E3 when Metal Gear Solid first arrived, the second one was the demo that was played in Japan before the product was sold. I wasn't sure about the third one and I have to find out more about it!!! As you can see this section is a bit messed up. You see, I did not bother looking into the extra mode options when I played the training mode. So when I finish the training mode, I looked into the extra mode and found out that I had all three movies. So that is why I just put this known little fact here. Sorry for the confusion guys!!!!! ? NB firstname.lastname@example.org (Jesus Zhu) said that with only about 79-80% completion of the training mode you should be able to get the movies. Mucho grasias for this note!!!!! If you are wondering how to get a good score or ranking on the training mode, you can actually watch the game demos (after the movie) to see how the programmers play the game their way. I had watch some interesting demos and they looked kinda amazing ?. Just wait and you shall see. ****NEW**** How to get the pocketstation game. Make sure that you have the pocketstation in the memory slot before you finish the game. Once you beat the game it will ask you if you want the save or the Pocketstation game. If you choose the save then you get the normal save for beating the game. If you choose the Pocketstation game you lose the save but gain the game. Whatever ranking you get will show up on the Pocketstation... - contributed by Bran Tlintarn email@example.com NB try exchanging the data with 5 other people within 7 days, and then you will get the ninja mode by putting in the pocketstation in the vr training disc mode. How to get the first person view mode (this should be done when you had completed the game on the any levels except very easy regardless of any rank) 1. Go to "Special" from the main menu and load a game from the first person mode option. 2. Once you are in the game, press Triangle twice quickly to move around in the first person. Press Triangle twice again to return to the regular mode. Remember that this is considered a new game, so you will not see the bandanna or stealth gear until you earn them again in this mode. Contributed by Khairuman Bin Lani <firstname.lastname@example.org> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++ SPECIAL THANKS!!!!!!!!! 1) Azri Y.M. (email@example.com) for giving me the site on helpful hints. (I appreciate it man!!!) 2) Gouki / Rolent (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for giving me the hint on how to get the ninja mode (hard way / the tough guy's way, ? ). Man you really must have taken a long time to figure this!!! I really take my hat off to you!! Keep up the good work!!!!! I also like the pictures you had sent me!!! And thanks again!!!!! 3) Chris Barker (email@example.com) thanks for the pockestation trick!!! I am sorry for any misunderstanding that were caused. However, I am grateful for the hint!!!! No offense for the title!!! 4) Michael Diaz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for also contributing the ninja mode too, sorry!!! But someone else beaten you to it!!!! ? 5) Calene Ong (email@example.com) for giving me "moral support" in the entire training mode, although I could really have done it without her "expert coaching" ? sorry SIS!!! 6) Michael Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for clarifying the matter on the camera sessions on both Naomi and Mei Ling. Thanks a lot, I appreciate this. I will see and try to get Mei Ling by saving Otacon ? . 7) Bran Tlintarn (email@example.com )- for contributing the pockestation game hint. 8) Khairuman Bin Lani firstname.lastname@example.org for contributing the hint for the first person view mode 9) DarkCrono1@aol.com for confirming the camera sessions on the MGS, thanks again !!!! 10) VRTemjinVO@aol.com for contributing the hint on the American Version on getting the Ninja Mode. And also for the title ? 11) "Kevin Baker" email@example.com for showing that there is more than one way to get the ninja mode even if you don't have the 2 cds and a gameshark. Thanks !!!!! 12) Martin French 98FrenchM@ridgeway.swindon.sch.uk - for confirming the tip by VRTemjin. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++ Your suggestions and hints are very helpful, and if you do know how to improve the FAQ, I will be more than happy to post them onto the FAQ with your name beside them. I for one am very appreciative for what others do for me, and I intend to repay the favor by helping them in the game. Thus any hints or suggestions are welcome to this FAQ. Not only that, questions posted to me, I will try to answer them as fast as I can. Just email, and maybe a few hours later you should get your answer!!! //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// "When the bell tolls, my enemy's march to eternal hell begins! Death's dark chariot strikes swift and hard And their final thought will be the sound of damnation! -Bernard "Dhampire" Ong of the Ministry /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This FAQ is the Copyright of Bernard "Dhampire" Ong since 8th July 1999. You mess with me and I will mess your life. Be forewarned!!!!!