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            ||              M E T A L  G E A R  S O L I D  4              ||
            ||            G U N S  O F  T H E  P A T R I O T S            ||
            ||     S e c r e t s  &  E a s t e r  E g g s   G u i d e     ||
    
    
            ||                  Compiled by: Rob McGregor                 ||
            ||            Contact e-mail: mgs4secret@gmail.com            ||
            ||                      June 28th 2008                        ||
            ||                       Version: 0.1                         ||
    
    
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     //=================================================================== CONTENTS
    
     01. Introduction                                                          0100
     02. Via Act                                                               0200
         01  General                                                           0201
         02. ACT 1 Briefing                                                    0202
         03. ACT 1                                                             0203
         04. ACT 2 Briefing                                                    0204
         05. ACT 2                                                             0205
         06. ACT 3 Briefing                                                    0206
         07. ACT 3                                                             0207
         08. ACT 4 Briefing                                                    0208
         09. ACT 4                                                             0209
         10. ACT 5 Briefing                                                    0210
         11. ACT 5                                                             0211
     03. Via Content                                                           0300
     04. Unlockables, Collectables & Downloadables                             0400
     05. Closing & Legal                                                       0500
    
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     //============================================ SECTION 01 - INTRODUCTION  0100
    
     Welcome. This is the first time I've written something for a game for a number
     of years. Hopefully I'm not too rusty... but I thought an easter egg list for
     Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (henceforth MGS4) would be a nice 
     little task.
    
     Ironically in of itself I started most of my internet adventures only some 
     months before the release of Metal Gear Solid in 1998 and I think it was one 
     of the first games I looked for extra info on when I got my own internet 
     connection that year (prior to that for two years I browsed at school and at 
     friends places... cheers for letting me suck up your net hours people :D ).
    
     For fans of the series, the title is much like the other titles in that the
     development team at Kojima Productions have crammed the game full with hidden
     little extras, features, unlockables, and other bonus' items. This guide will
     hopefully list as many if not all of them as possible.
    
     I began cataloging the secrets I came across to pass onto a few friends when I
     began and since then have putting more down that I've found as I replayed as
     well.
    
     Clearly there are spoilers in this list, so I suggest not looking into this
     guide until you've at least finished the game once.
    
     I've planned to breakdown of the guide into two halves, covering everything 
     you can find in one of two ways - either in order via the chapters, or by 
     content should you wish to be just looking for specific items. Beyond that is
     a list of all of the unlockables and extras beyond the hidden items and 
     easter eggs located in the game. 
    
     I've listed each chapter under a search code at this stage. Once I reach the
     final version each secret will be given a search code beyond this. You can
     search using Ctrl+F and then entering the 4 digit code. For example the next 
     chapter is 0200 so you would place that in the search box to be taken to it.
    
     If you find something which needs adding you know of and which you cannot 
     find listed, please feel free to contact me by e-mail - the address is:
    
     mgs4secret@gmail.com
    
     Have fun & enjoy!
     - Rob
    
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     //================================================= SECTION 02 - VIA ACT  0200
    
     This section begins the lengthy listing of the secrets in their act order. 
     The first section however covers some general items that are either open to
     being done at any time or multiple times. 
    
     If you're looking for a specific category of secrets, then check out Section 
     03 - Via Content (found under search code 0300)
    
     There isn't much more to say here, so I'll just continue forward at this 
     stage. 
    
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     //============================================== SECTION 02.01 - GENERAL  0201
    
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                                               Change The Channel! Change The View!
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Press buttons on your controller to change channels between each of the Logan 
     made videos before the game starts, as well as two other familiar looking 
     channels... HIDEO1 and HIDEO2. 
    
     Once you're in the game, you can use the right analogue stick and the d-pad on
     your controller to zoom in and move around any cutscenes you want. 
    
                          CATAGORY - SECRET BUTTON PRESSES / MGS1 & MGS2 / 4TH WALL
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                           "You Enjoy All The Killing, Don't You!?"
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - Negative Psyche
    
     Killing more than 50 enemies in any act will launch Old Snake into a flash of
     PTSD, hearing a flashback of Liquid from MGS and causing him to throw up. The
     effect of all this will be negative on Snake's psyche, but it's a cool little
     throw back to Liquid's taunting of Snake in Metal Gear Solid. 
    
                     CATAGORY - SNAKE / FLASHBACK / MGS1 & MGS2 / STRESS AND PSYCHE
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                              Fun with the Beauties
    
     Bonus - None (except for taking Photo)
     Effect - None
    
     Avoiding any of the inner Beauties once defeating their outer form will cause
     you to go into a white world eventually, where a timer will begin to drop. 
     From in here you can do a few things.
    
     - Camera
       Pulling out your digital camera will allow you to take photos of them. They
       will begin posing for photos for you.
     - iPod
       Putting on "Oishii Chuhan Seikatsu" will cause the beauties to dance for 
       a short while.       
    
     Letting the timer run out on both of these will just cause the beauties to 
     die. 
    
                                     CATAGORY - SPECIFIC / DANCING / PHOTOS / WOMEN
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                      Dancing Sunny
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Bringing up your pause menu, you will note there is a camera showing where 
     Sunny currently is aboard the Nomad. Playing "Oishii Chuhan Seikatsu" on your 
     iPod and then going to your pause menu again, you'll note that she is now 
     dancing to the song.
    
                                              CATAGORY - WOMEN / SPECIFIC / DANCING
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                 Rosemary's Breasts
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Once you gain Rosemary as a Codec contact, if you call her while you have the
     SIXAXIS enabled... shake your controller around. It will, for some odd reason,
     effect her breasts. Funny enough she doesn't seem to notice.
    
                                                 CATAGORY - WOMEN / CODEC / SIXAXIS
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                    Extra Passcodes
    
     Bonus - Various
     Effect - Various
    
     These codes can be used under the Extras menu once you have finished the game
     once. Konami has noted they will released these codes at various times in 
     the coming months.
    
     Bonus - iPod Songs
    
     Using the extras menu, enter the following passwords for more iPod songs.
    
     Presidential Codes
    
       The following codes earn you some Harry Gregson-Williams tracks from MGS4
       and could originally be found from the official MGS4 OST. 
    
       george       - "gekko"                                                    
       theodore     - "midnight shadow"                                          
       thomas       - "desperate chase"                                          
       abraham      - "mobs alive"                                               
    
     Bonus - Weapons*
    
       mekakorkkk   - unlocks the SOCOM Mk23 pistol.
       mnsoymsyhn   - unlocks the Mosin-Nagant rifle.
       deskyhstyl   - unlocks the Long Barreled Desert Eagle
       
     * As listed on Kotaku.com
    
                                        CATAGORY - PASSWORDS AND PASSCODES / EXTRAS
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                    Extra Batteries
    
     Bonus - Extra Battery Length
    
     Bonus - Extra Batteries
     Effect - Longer life to battery items (Solid Eye, MkII, etc.)
    
     You can extend the life of all of your battery use items by locating and
     collecting all of the extra batteries found in each mission briefing between
     act 1 and act 4 using the MkII. Each one will be noted in the overall act
     briefing, however in general expect to find one each act brief.
    
                                                 CATAGORY - GAMEPLAY / HIDDEN ITEMS
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                      Motion Actors
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Pressing R2 during character intros shows the motion capture actor instead of
     the characters voice actor. If you push it again, it will return to the voice
     actor.
    
                                 CATAGORY - HIDDEN & EASTER / SECRET BUTTON PRESSES
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                   Regaining Psyche
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - Quick Psyche Regain
    
     Anytime Snake looses psyche during cutscenes, rapidly press X to regain the
     amount lost. This will be allowed to be done until the health bar area
     disappears. 
    
     There are a couple of instances in the game where this doesn't work, normally
     as the amount is automatically regained through plot requirements (ie. Snake
     injects himself with the syringe, etc.). If it doesn't work on a particular
     event this is the reason why. 
    
                               CATAGORY - STRESS AND PSYCHE / SECRET BUTTON PRESSES
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                            Dropping Stress Quickly
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - Loss of Stress
    
     Snake is a creature of old habit, so placing him inside his second favorite
     item - a cardboard box - will drop his stress levels quicker than just sitting
     outside alone. 
    
     Smoking, clearly Snake's favorite old habit, will also have the same effect 
     as well (along with some of the older traits, like increasing his stability 
     when sniping and others) however as always this comes off with the trade of 
     health.
    
                           CATAGORY - STRESS AND PSYCHE / CARDBOARD BOXES / SMOKING
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                             Nightmares About Death
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     If you die and continue, immediately call Rosemary once you're back in the
     game. Snake will sometimes have a conversation with her about nightmares of 
     being killed and coming back to life.
    
                                    CATAGORY -  4TH WALL / WOMEN / CODEC / CONTINUE
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                   Holding up FROGS
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     As per with any character, you can also hold up any of Liquid's FROGS...
     however as these enemies are female, body searches will result in some
     interesting situations... either resulting at giggling, compliments, or
     insults towards Snake's handling of them. 
    
                                                        CATAGORY - WOMEN / GAMEPLAY
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                            Revenge Of The Rations!
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Equip a ration and then call Rosemary to possibly have an interesting 
     conversation regarding home cooking. If you played MGS2 and did the same with 
     Raiden, then you'll understand where this is coming from.
    
                                                CATAGORY - 4TH WALL / WOMEN / CODEC
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                     Digital Camera
    
     Bonus - Digital Camera
     Effect - Photo Ability
    
     A digital camera is located in Acts 1-4 Briefing's, behind the desk beside
     Otacon that Sunny quite often sits at. It is suggested unless you really need
     it early on to grab it during the Act 4 brief as you will find bonus photos
     already on the camera when checked.
    
                                                            CATAGORY - HIDDEN ITEMS
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                Cheaper War Economy
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - Cheaper Items From Drebin
    
     You'll get a note about this anyway, but if you play the game on a Wednesday 
     or Sunday, most items sold or unlocked by Drebin are 20% off. 
    
     This is operated by your PS3 settings, so if you wish to cheat this you can 
     set your day/clock to one of these to benefit at all times. 
    
     Additionally Act 5 slashes items sold in half as well, making for decent 
     bargains on many items you may have been saving up for. 
    
                                                                  CATAGORY - DREBIN
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                    PS3 & PSP Cameo
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     In all of the breifings a PS3 can be found on the table upstairs, however it's
     not connected to anything to play it on. During Act 2 Sunny will unpack a box
     of items, including a PSP. 
    
     Sometimes you may find her playing it during the briefing’s... on it she is 
     playing Konami's Penguin Adventure, a MSX title from 1986. This was the first 
     game that Hideo Kojima ever worked on. 
    
     You can see footage of the game at the following link:
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T3woiAcaE0
    
                                              CATAGORY - 4TH WALL / HIDDEN & EASTER
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                       Hidden Music
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     In 4 of the 5 Act Briefing's, the one's all in the Nomad, if you take the 
     MkII (or MkIII in Act 4) upstairs and head to the tape player on the table you
     can use the arm on the robot to turn it on.
    
     Each Act you will play different tracks. Each will play in an order, or if you
     don't like a track then you can use the arm to switch to the next track. 
    
     The tracks vary from the hidden MGS3 tracks, Policenauts, original MGS tracks,
     HideoChan radio segments (in Japanese sorry), and the odd track from other 
     Kojima Productions titles. Some are available as iPod tunes, while others 
     appear to be on the radio only (for now?).
    
                                      CATAGORY - 4TH WALL / HIDDEN & EASTER / MUSIC
    
    
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     //====================================== SECTION 02.02 - ACT 1  BRIEFING  0202
    
     Act 1's briefing doesn't happen automatically, but can be viewed from the
     Briefing menu anytime after saving in the opening of Act 1. 
    
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                          Face Camo
    
     Bonus - More Face Camo
     Effect - None
    
     Once you've gained the mask from Laughing Octopus, you can go back and earn
     mask's during Act 1 and Act 2's briefing. The first of these you can get is
     from bumping into Campbell during the brief with the MkII. If it doesn't
     appear to work, then you can use the L1+R1 option to shock him. 
    
                                                          CATAGORY - EXTRAS / MASKS
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                    Change Channels
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Using the MkII, you can use L1 by the table near the TV to change the channel 
     from the video of Campbell to a video of Minami Akina.
    
                                             CATAGORY - SECRET BUTTON PRESS / WOMEN
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                  Act 1 Brief Items
    
     Bonus - Various
     Effect - None
    
     As in most of the briefings, extra items can be found, which always include an
     extra battery and a Boktai/Lunar Knights iPod tune. In Act 1 the following
     items can be found during the brief.
    
     Battery
     Camera 
     iPod Tune 
     Ammo
     Ration  
    
                                                    CATAGORY - HIDDEN ITEMS / MUSIC
    
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     //================================================ SECTION 02.03 - ACT 1  0203
    
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                 Cupping The Statue
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
     
     In the beginning of Act 1, when you come across the statue you can leap up and
     hide as using your Octacamo as one of the statues. Snake will cup his hand
     over one of the statues, however if you do this multiple times the piece of
     the statue will break off. Do this when people are around and you'll be in
     trouble. 
    
                                                        CATAGORY - GAMEPLAY / SNAKE
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                          He never used CQC Before?
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     If you keep calling Otacon and Snake will eventually explain about him using 
     CQC which he's never used until this point.
    
                                       CATAGORY - CODEC / OTACON / SNAKE / 4TH WALL
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                              Return To The Militia
    
     Bonus - Miltia Outfit
     Effect - General Disguise
     
     Snake looses his disguise as he fights against the first Gekko's during the 
     opening of the game, however he can find the outfit again during the 
     underground base area of the Militia stronghold. In a locker located in the 
     North-East communications room... there are also a number of strong weapons 
     located here. The costume can only be used during Act 1.
    
                                      CATAGORY - SPECIFIC / HIDDEN ITEMS / GAMEPLAY
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                 Rolling The Barrel
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - Negative Psyche
    
     As was displayed during the 20th Anniversary demo display in mid 2007. If you 
     get in the barrel once you have it and spend a lot of time rolling around on 
     the ground in, you'll likely make Snake sick. This also has a negative effect 
     on his psyche. 
    
                 CATAGORY - SPECIFIC / HIDDEN & EASTER / CARDBOARD BOXES / GAMEPLAY
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                           Some Things Never Change
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     If you stare at in first person or attack Meryl during the escape from the 
     FROGS she'll say some familiar sounding lines if you've played through the 
     original Metal Gear Solid.
    
                                   CATAGORY - MGS1 & MGS2 / WOMEN / HIDDEN & EASTER
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                       Hidden Items
    
     Bonus - Various
     Effect - None
    
     If you jump the gap rather than dropping down after Rat Patrol straight away 
     after Akiba clears the lasers, you'll find a small little area where you can 
     pick up some extra hidden items.
    
                                                 CATAGORY - GAMEPLAY / HIDDEN ITEMS
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                     Mantis Appears
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     During the cutscene which introduces the B&B Unit late in Act 1, when you get 
     L1 sequence which allows Snake to look at Screaming Mantis, push your left 
     analogue stick to the left to see a ghostly appearance of Psycho Mantis 
     briefly.
    
                          CATAGORY - SECRET BUTTON PRESSES / MGS1 & MGS2 / SPECIFIC
    
    
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     //====================================== SECTION 02.04 - ACT 2  BRIEFING  0204
    
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                          Face Camo
    
     Bonus - Face Camo
     Effect - None
    
     Bump into Otacon or Sunny to get extra face camo's for Snake. If you don't do
     this during the Act 2 briefing, you'll still have a chance during the Act 3 
     one. However you can only do this after beating Laughing Octopus at least 
     once. You can get this after that by loading it in the briefing menu or 
     replaying the game. 
    
                                                          CATAGORY - EXTRAS / MASKS
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                    Change Channels
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Using the MkII, you can use L1 by the table near the TV to change the channel 
     from the video of Campbell to a video of Minami Akina.
    
                                             CATAGORY - SECRET BUTTON PRESS / WOMEN
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                  Act 2 Brief Items
    
     Bonus - Various
     Effect - None
    
     As in most of the briefings, extra items can be found, which always include an
     extra battery and a Boktai/Lunar Knights iPod tune. In Act 2 the following
     items can be found during the brief.
    
     Battery
     Camera (If not already collected)
     iPod Tune 
     Ammo
     Noodles
    
                                                    CATAGORY - HIDDEN ITEMS / MUSIC
    
    
     ============================================================================\\
    
    
    
     //================================================ SECTION 02.05 - ACT 2  0205
    
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                   Save the Rebels!
    
     Bonus - Various
     Effect - None
    
     If you manage to save the rebel's at the beginning for long enough they will
     allow you access to an extra room which includes a new disguise which matches
     the local rebels for Act 2, plus numerous weapons and ammo.
    
                                      CATAGORY - SPECIFIC / HIDDEN ITEMS / GAMEPLAY
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                         Destroy The Power Station!
    
     Bonus - Extra Location/Items
     Effect - None
    
     If you blow up the generator using C4 or if the rebels manage to get in and do
     it themselves, you can access an extra area of the Power Station by climbing
     the accessible tower and then using the power line to shimmy over to another 
     area.
    
     The area is filled with extra weapons and ammo for you to collect. When you're
     done you need to use the crates along side the wall to get up and over.
    
                                      CATAGORY - SPECIFIC / HIDDEN ITEMS / GAMEPLAY
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                     Hidden Posters
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - Psyche Regain
    
     Once you arrive at the manor and get inside, if you shoot off one of the 
     paintings in the hall near the stairs or check above the bed in the main 
     bedroom you will find a poster of Minami Akina. Snake will mention her by 
     name once you're looking directly at them in first person and his stats will 
     all begin to recover.
    
                     CATAGORY - SPECIFIC / HIDDEN ITEMS / WOMEN / STRESS AND PSYCHE
     ______
           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                          Hidden First Person Views
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - Psyche Regain
    
     There are two hidden L1 first person views close together once you meet Naomi 
     in the lab. The first is when Snake drops his cigarette, which reveals he's 
     taking a closer look at something other than the dropped smoke. The second, 
     just after Snake is told he has not long and his psyche drops, press L1 again 
     to see another look at Naomi.
    
                       CATAGORY - SECRET BUTTON PRESSES / WOMEN / STRESS AND PSYCHE
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                    The bed's not for rest it seems
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     If you lie down on the bed during the Octopus Beauty sequence and she will 
     straddle Snake, however no rest will come of this... instead it will just lead
     to eventual loss of health.
    
                                      CATAGORY - WOMEN / HIDDEN & EASTER / GAMEPLAY
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                  Crop Circle Bonus
    
     Bonus - 1000dp
     Effect - None
    
     While tracking Naomi, you'll come to the point where you need to cross the 
     river to continue. If you go to Snake's left and follow the river up, and then
     turn back the way you came from you should see a grassy hill. Climb it and 
     you'll get a bonus flashback of the AI Colonel from MGS2 discussing glowing 
     lights in the sky. Doing this will net you a 1000dp bonus.
    
                                           CATAGORY - FLASHBACK / GAMEPLAY / DREBIN
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                         Handprints
    
     Bonus - Handprint Camo
     Effect - None
    
     Once you come to the area where there is a guard over a Claymore mine, 
     dispatch of him as you wish, then switch your Solid Eye to Night Vision if 
     it's not already. You should note a set of handprints going off in one of the
     directions. 
    
     Follow this path and you'll come across a metal plate covered in the
     handprints of some of the development team. If you lie on it for a bit 
     you'll also get the handprint camo, which you can manually save for use at 
     anytime in the future. 
    
                           CATAGORY - SPECIFIC / HIDDEN ITEMS / GAMEPLAY / 4TH WALL
    
    
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     //====================================== SECTION 02.06 - ACT 3  BRIEFING  0206
    
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                          Face Camo
    
     Bonus - Face Camo
     Effect - None
    
     Bump into Otacon, Sunny, and Naomi to get extra face camo's for Snake. 
    
                                                          CATAGORY - EXTRAS / MASKS
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           \_______________________________________________________________________
                                                                       You Pervert!
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Just a quick note.... Otacon's webcamera is pointed at Naomi's cleavage, and 
     he makes an attempt to cover up the fact he's has this viewpoint before she
     realizes. 
    
                                                          CATAGORY - OTACON / WOMEN
    
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                                                                  Act 3 Brief Items
    
     Bonus - Various
     Effect - None
    
     As in most of the briefings, extra items can be found, which always include an
     extra battery and a Boktai/Lunar Knights iPod tune. In Act 3 the following
     items can be found during the brief.
    
     Battery
     Camera (If not already collected)
     iPod Tune 
     Ammo X2
     Compress
    
                                                    CATAGORY - HIDDEN ITEMS / MUSIC
    
    
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     //================================================ SECTION 02.07 - ACT 3  0207
    
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                                                           It's Not Just For Raiden
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     If you race to the park before the Resistance member Snake can hide as a 
     statue and the resistance member will urinate on the you. Sadly Campbell won't
     send you his condolences this time.
    
                               CATAGORY - SNAKE / GAMEPLAY / SPECIFIC / MGS1 & MGS2
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                                                                It Isn't Just Snake
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Once Eva is getting ready to go and you see the "mystery man" in the 
     trenchcoat, keep you finger held down on L1. You'll get a bonus first person 
     view, this time from the viewpoint of the mystery coat "man."
    
                                                   CATAGORY - SECRET BUTTON PRESSES
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                                                      So Obvious Second Time Around
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     You'll have it explained to you by the end, but keep an "eye" on the body of 
     Big Boss to come to a possible realization on what you're actually looking at.
    
                                                         CATAGORY - HIDDEN & EASTER
    
    
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     //====================================== SECTION 02.08 - ACT 4  BRIEFING  0208
    
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                                                               Digital Camera Redux
    
     Bonus - Digital Camera
     Effect - None
    
     The camera has now moved from behind Sunny's desk to being found on the floor
     upstairs.
    
     If you pick up the camera now rather than earlier in the game, there are 
     several photos of Sunny and Naomi bonding, mostly over cooking, on the camera 
     when you get it. Definitely worth the laugh. 
    
                                                            CATAGORY - HIDDEN ITEMS
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                                                                  Act 4 Brief Items
    
     Bonus - Various
     Effect - None
    
     As in most of the briefings, extra items can be found, which always include an
     extra battery and a Boktai/Lunar Knights iPod tune. In Act 4 the following
     items can be found during the brief.
    
     Battery
     Camera (If not already collected)
     iPod Tune 
     Ammo
     Regain
    
                                                    CATAGORY - HIDDEN ITEMS / MUSIC
    
    
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     //================================================ SECTION 02.09 - ACT 4  0209
    
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                                                             Return To Shadow Moses
    
     Bonus - 1000dp per Flashback
     Effect - Nostalgic Memories
    
     During this act there are numerous flashbacks to Metal Gear Solid, where each
     one you get will earn you 1000dp. The criteria for them to enact is that 
     you're roughly in the correct spot and no alert mode is currently underway. 
    
     Most. if not all. of the sound flashbacks appear to be taken from the 
     remake of the original game, "Metal Gear Solid" The Twin Snakes" which 
     appeared on the Nintendo GameCube in 2004.
    
     The list of locations is as follows:
    
    
     - Entrance Elevator area, fenced off area on the south of the Heliport.
       Snake's original entrance to the Heliport brings up discussions between 
       Campbell, Naomi, Mei Ling, and Snake.
    
    
     - Middle of Heliport
       Reminds Snake of Liquid leaving in a snowstorm in the Hind D. 
    
    
     - West storage area/Stairwell on East
       "A surveillance camera!?" flashback (hit X, only appears if music is still
       playing).
    
    
     - Using either vent system instead of the open doorway.
       Snake remembers first contact with Master Miller, who was actually Liquid.
    
    
     - Use the stairwell in the Tank Hangar
       Conversations with Meryl, her opening the hangar doors.
    
    
     - Entrance to Otacon's Lab
       Frank Jaeger's (Grey Fox) bloody entrance to Otacon's Lab.
     
    
     - Otacon's Lab Lockers
       Grey Fox confronting Snake and Otacon, as well as Otacon and Snake's 
       introduction.
    
    
     - Trench in the communication tower A area
       Wounded Meryl's speech to Snake to go on living for others. After the 
       Crying Wolf fight.
    
    
     - Com Tower A Platform, walk around the outside of the highest area.
       Liquid's introduction to Snake while piloting the Hind.
    
    
     - Crashed Hind D on the North-east of the Map
       Liquid's defeat in the Hind, "see you in hell" event.
    
    
     - In front of Com Tower B, walking closer to the western side.
       "What am I fighting for? What are we fighting for?" Otacon after Wolf's 
       demise.
    
    
     - Elevator into the steel molding area.
       Revelations of Naomi and Master Miller.
    
       
     - Near the doors where you fought Vulcan Raven, walk back towards them to 
       trigger it.
       "The path you walk on has no end" Vulcan Raven's final words to Snake.
    
                                        CATAGORY - FLASHBACK / MGS1 & MGS2 / DREBIN
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                                                                Just Like Old Times
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Adjusting the camera above Snake's head in the Heliport or Tank Hangar area's
     and running around a bit may result in Snake's nostalgic side getting the 
     better of him. 
    
     Additionally if you get the Mk23 SOCOM from under the truck near the heliport
     then equip it, you will likely find him saying similar things.
    
     Finally, aside from this and the flashbacks - if you've got a good memory or
     recently replayed the game then you'll find a large number of standard items 
     (ammo, rations, etc.) are in the same places as in the original title. 
    
                                CATAGORY - MGS1 & MGS2 / HIDDEN & EASTER / 4TH WALL
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                                                                     Calling Otacon
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     The conversations between Otacon and Snake in Moses are always interesting. 
     Whenever you enter a new area you should call him to get some interesting 
     conversation about the events 9 years previous on the island. 
    
     However here are the most interesting areas to call him in:
    
    
     - After following Rats around in the vents.
       A discussion will follow regarding Snake following rats around in the 
       original title (additionally as another easter egg, the rats in Moses 
       display ! marks above their heads like in the original - no other animal
       in the series has since).
    
    
     - Arrival in the Tank Hangar
       Otacon may occasionally begin discussing the Gekko's lack of mobility 
       indoors and their alternative to interior scouting. This also includes the 
       only mention of Nastasha since her book's appearance in MGS2. 
    
    
     - Once you get to the Canyon or just arrived in the Nuke Storage
       Otacon discusses with Snake taking on a tank just by himself.
    
    
     - After beating Crying Wolf in the snowfield.
       Otacon discusses with Snake, taking on a Hind-D just by himself.
    
                                            CATAGORY - CODEC / OTACON / MGS1 & MGS2
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                                                              Easter Island Returns
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     There was no way they couldn't leave out the statues from Metal Gear Solid 4,
     and they make a return... kind of... in the game.
    
     Once you get down to the B2 level of the Nuke Storage, on your way to Otacon's
     lab... look through the first door along the hall. You will see a statue 
     sitting inside, more or less where the original statue was in MGS1. 
    
     For a little background... please read this note I made for the MGS2 Secrets
     Guide by Kynes in 2001:
    
    
     They are called Moai, and they are a reoccurring Easter Egg in Konami games. 
     As I was once told to think of them more as "Easter (Egg) Island Statues" 
     because of their common place of being hidden in various Konami titles.
    
     As far as I (and others it seems) can recall, the Moai's first appearance in a
     Konami title were as enemies in the 80's arcade title Gradius (also known as
     Nemesis). Since then they've appeared in games as bonus items, wall
     decorations, statues in areas of course (like in MGS and MGS2), and even again
     as enemies, especially during the last few "PlayStation" years of games.
     They've become another one of Konami's continual secrets like the old "Konami
     Code" was (which also appeared first in the home edition of Gradius).
    
    
     And... who knows, maybe there is a Konami Code buried in MGS4 somewhere.*
    
     * And before anyone asks, yes I did try uuddlrlrba as a password and no it
       didn't do anything sadly :/
    
                                CATAGORY - HIDDEN & EASTER / MGS1 & MGS2 / 4TH WALL
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                                                             Having A Shocking Time
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - Negative Health/Psyche (if used on yourself)
    
     You can use the MkIII to play with the destroyed switchboard. This can be used
     to shock the pursuing Gekko after visiting Otacon's lab, or if you're standing
     on the correct part of the hallway - to shock Snake himself. 
    
                                             CATAGORY - SNAKE / SPECIFIC / GAMEPLAY
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                                                            Correct Incorrect Codes
    
     Bonus - Various
     Effect - None
    
     Instead of entering the code Otacon gave you, you can enter other codes which
     will give you extras instead. A sound effect will let you know you've earnt 
     something. The known codes are as follows:
    
     78925     - Gives you the opening music from Policenauts - "Old L.A. 2040"
     13462     - Gives you the Policenauts ending music "End of the Dark".
     14893     - Gives you 100,000 free Drebin Points. 
     12893     - Will apparently give 20% off*
    
     (*Was given to me by a friend online. I haven't yet tested it, if you have and
      it works let me know. It's on my test list.)
    
                                CATAGORY - PASSWORDS AND PASSCODES / MUSIC / DREBIN
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                                                          Return To The Tank Hangar
    
     Bonus - Various
     Effect - None
     
     After turning on the systems in Otacon's lab, backtrack to the Tank Hangar. A
     doorway upstairs which was closed is now opened and there are goodies inside 
     to collect including an additional iPod tune.
    
                                                    CATAGORY - HIDDEN ITEMS / MUSIC
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                                                               Animal Cruelty Again
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Attempt to kill any of the wolves in the area then call Otacon and Rosemary 
     for some interesting codec conversations. 
    
                                          CATAGORY - SNAKE / CODEC / OTACON / WOMEN
    
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                                                               More MGS2 Flashbacks
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
     
     During the Rose/Raiden audio conversation after Raiden stops the Patriots-Sub 
     continues to press X until the scene is over for hidden flashbacks of the
     ending of MGS2.
    
                        CATAGORY - FLASHBACKS / MGS1 & MGS2 / SECRET BUTTON PRESSES
    
    
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     //====================================== SECTION 02.10 - ACT 5  BRIEFING  0210
    
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                                                                      Screen Adjust
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     Not much to do in this brief unfortunately. All you can do is use the 2 analog
     sticks to move the projector screen around. 
    
                                                   CATAGORY - SECRET BUTTON PRESSES
    
    
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     //================================================ SECTION 02.11 - ACT 5  0211
    
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                                                                             Exist?
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     If you die at any stage on this Act, leave yourself on the continue screen 
     without doing anything and Exit will change to Exist. 
    
     If you click on Exist and you'll hear Liquid say something to you (it'll be 
     one of a couple of things) and then you'll be prompted to choose again. 
    
                                   CATAGORY - SPECIFIC / HIDDEN & EASTER / CONTINUE
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                                                               The Return Of Mantis
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     The Screaming Mantis fight is so massively chock fill of secrets, easter eggs,
     and extras it almost needs it's own section.
    
     Firstly while the syringe stops Snake from being controlled, if you use it
     straight away you'll miss some interesting conversations. Don't use it and try
     the following:
    
     - Try to change your controller to port 2 for a Codec call.
     - Call Rosemary for a conversation with her and Campbell where Campbell 
       suggests using old tricks, like destroying the bust of Mantis' face.
     - If you don't call anyone but don't do anything buy try to run around you'll
       get some interesting calls as well.
     - HIDEO1 is now replaced with HIDEO2 as the blackout channel in this compared
       to the events of the Mantis fight in MGS.
     - New though is a bootup replacement which makes it look like your game reset,
       with "KOJIMA" in place of the "Konami" Banner, and the Fox-logo with Kojima
       Productions replaced by "Kojima Protection" and a backwards logo.
    
     Once you defeat Screaming Mantis, you're confronted by Psycho Mantis himself.
     While the memory card trick doesn't work, the second part of his abilities 
     will change depending on your controller.
    
     Having a SIXAXIS connected is far more entertaining that having a Dual Shock 3
     but if you have both, it's worth seeing both versions by changing the type you
     are using when replaying if you have the option to. 
    
     When Mantis dies, if you keep tapping X during this you'll hear some
     Japanese being yelled (labeled as the "voice of God" in the credits) and some
     flashes of a photo of Hideo Kojima.
    
     After Mantis disappears, you'll also hear The Sorrow. Press X to see hidden 
     flashbacks of him from MGS3.
    
                   CATAGORY - SECRET BUTTON PRESSES / MGS1 & MGS2 / CODEC / SIXAXIS
                                           / HIDDEN & EASTER / 4TH WALL / FLASHBACK
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                                                                       Health Boost
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - Additional Health
    
     During the final fight, holding Triangle for a short time during or just after
     Ocelot does his various signature poses will get both of you some health back,
     Snake more than Ocelot in particular. 
    
     In the harder difficulties it's extremely beneficial to use this to complete 
     this fight.
    
                  CATAGORY - HIDDEN & EASTER / GAMEPLAY / SNAKE / STRESS AND PSYCHE
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                                           He's Not Big Boss, But He's Close Enough
    
     Bonus - None
     Effect - None
    
     During the third part of the fight with Ocelot, if he grabs Snake into a 
     choke-hold... do nothing. Eventually instead of a brutal final attack, Ocelot 
     will kiss Snake on the cheek and let him go.
    
                                      CATAGORY - HIDDEN & EASTER / GAMEPLAY / SNAKE
    
    
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     //============================================= SECTION 03 - VIA CONTENT  0300
    
    
     Once I've finished listing as much as possible via Act, this will re-list the
     secrets into specifically broken down areas.
    
    
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     //================ SECTION 04 - UNLOCKABLES, COLLECTABLES & DOWNLOADABLES 0400
    
    
     All of the unlockable & downloadable items will be listed in here at a later 
     date. 
    
    
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     //========================================= SECTION 05 - CLOSING & LEGAL  0500
    
    
     // == Version History
    
        0.1 - First version started. Basic info outlined, Via Act list started. No
        unlocklables listed yet. Much more to list I'm sure. E-mail me if you know
        of something I've missed. 
    
    
     // == Contribution History
    
        0.00 - Kotaku.com (Extra Passcodes)
    
    
     // == Thanks To
    
        - As mentioned at the start, everyone who let me use their internet in 1996
          an 1997 (sad, I remember looking up the Jurassic Park sequel on computers
          at school right now) before getting my own connection in early 98. 
        - Rammy & Pure Evil for MGS4 Discussions
        - EB Games NZ for somehow having a copy of the ultra rare PAL MGS4 LE 
          (reportedly only 70-100 made it here for the entire country)
        - People still visiting REFan after all these years! Sorry I haven't 
          worked on it in ages. :/
        - Everyone who's disappeared offline over the years... I wish you all well
          and hope you're doing fine!
        - Everyone else who's supported all my projects online the past decade or
          so. 
    
    
     "I don't want to today, Mr. Watson"
    
     (c) 2008 - RMc (mgs4secret@gmail.com)
    
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