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  • Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake is an overhead action-adventure stealth game that was originally released by Konami in 1990 for the MSX2 computer standard exclusively in Japan. Metal Gear 2 was directed and written by Hideo Kojima, who also designed the MSX2 version of the original Metal Gear. The game is unrelated to Snake's Revenge, a separately developed Metal Gear sequel for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was released during the same year in North America. Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake did not have an official English version until its inclusion as a bonus game in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence for PlayStation 2 in 2006, almost 16 years after its original Japanese release. In the game, Solid Snake must infiltrate Zanzibar Land, a heavily defended territory located in Central Asia, to rescue a kidnapped scientist and destroy the revised Metal Gear D. The game significantly evolved the stealth-based game system of its predecessor "in almost every way," introduced a complex storyline dealing with themes such as the nature of warfare and nuclear proliferation, and is considered "one of the best 8 bit games ever made."

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