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©2004 TUSPM FAQ. Reproduction is prohibited by law. Contact author before posting on any website. METAL GEAR SOLID Boss Survival & Strategy Guide This is a walkthrough on all of the bosses youll encounter in Metal Gear Solid for the Sony Playstation. This can also be used for Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes since it is the same game and has the same bosses. The list of bosses goes in order in which youll encounter them and there is also a list for weapons you should use. TABLE OF CONTENTS: BOSS 1: REVOLVER OCELOT BOSS 2: M1 TANK BOSS 3: NINJA BOSS 4: PSYCHO MANTIS BOSS 5: SNIPER WOLF (1) BOSS 6: HIND D BOSS 7: SNIPER WOLF (2) BOSS 8: VULCAN RAVEN BOSS 9: METAL GEAR REX BOSS 10: LIQUID SNAKE (1) BOSS 11: LIQUID SNAKE (2) Lets start! ---------- BOSS 1: REVOLVER OCELOT ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: SOCOM You have to rescue Kenneth Baker, the ArmsTech President, and to do that you have to defeat Ocelot. Dont worry. Hes not really hard. You may have noticed the wires surrounding Baker. Those wires are linked to C4 Explosives. Touch them and the C4 will detonate, Baker will die and its Game Over. Right now, your only weapon is a SOCOM pistol. Use this to defeat Ocelot. Ocelot is pretty fast and if you cant catch up to him, I may have a solution but try it at your own risk. If you have Claymore mines, you can use them as a trap. Set one up and if Ocelot steps on it, itll explode, however, I have not tried this before so Im not sure if it works. It is also risky because if the Claymore explodes, it may also detonate the C4s. If it does work, it is a good way to slow Ocelot down. If you prefer to stay safe, run as fast as you can and dont attempt to shoot at Ocelot until you know that youll definitely hit him. Ocelots remaining bullets are shown on-screen. When they get to zero, that is your best chance to shoot him. It takes a little more than 10 successful shots to bring Ocelot down and rescue Baker. ---------- BOSS 2: M1 Tank ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: Grenade, Chaff Grenade At the start, do NOT go out and attack the tank just yet. If you do, itll use its main gun and take a majority of your LIFE away. Use the Chaff Grenade to set up electronic interference and confuse the tanks tracking system. Then you can go out for an attack. Equip the Grenades and make sure you have rations, too. Throw the grenades far enough so that they go inside the tank from the top hatch. This will do the most damage. If not, it may still do damage but not as much. If you get two grenades directly inside the tank, the battle will be over INSTANTLY! However, you still have to worry about the machine gun turret! If you pull a pin off a grenade then get shot by the machine gun, Snake will drop the grenade right next to him. You can easily avoid the grenades explosion by moving away from it. The machine gun can kill you if you stay in one place too long but if you keep moving, it shouldnt be a problem. Like I said, try to get as many grenades as possible in the top hatch and the battle will go quickly. ---------- BOSS 3: NINJA ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: Chaff Grenade Bullets cant get near this Cyborg Ninja. If you do attempt to shoot him, hell just deflect the bullets with his Katana blade. Dont try it. Its generally a waste of ammo. The only way of defeating this unknown costumed freak is a hand-to- hand duel. Make sure you have rations equipped, just in case if things dont go as planned. For the first round, the Ninja will walk, run and flip his way through the lab. Just punch continuously until the second round. On the second round, the Ninja will use his Stealth Camouflage, turning him invisible. Hell go in one spot and stay there until Snake attacks him. Use your Thermal Goggles to see him. In the final round, the Ninja will walk up to Snake and when Snake throws the first punch, the Ninja will switch directions from in front of Snake to behind him and then attack him, causing a good amount of damage. It is hard to explain but when you fight him, youll know what I mean. When the Ninja shifts spots, run quickly and after he attacks, thats when you punch him. Oh, yeah. Almost forgot. You can temporarily disable the Ninja with your Chaff Grenades, since he is electronic. During this time, you can punch and kick the Ninja. This will end the battle faster and save you rations. However, your Chaffs are probably limited. Try to use only one or two. Soon, the Ninja will admit defeat. ---Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org for the following tip--- Set up so Snake you can instant-equip or unequip the chaff grenade by hitting R1. As Snake approaches the Ninja, unequipped with any weapon, instant-equip with the grenade (without throwing it). This will cause the approaching Ninja to freeze for a split second - an exclamation mark will appear over his head. You must be within striking distance when you hit R1, then strike. This trick gives you a little window in which to attack and hurt him with impunity. Run away immediately after this. This is especially useful in the Ninja's last round when he calmly walks towards you. I stay put in the bottom screen, back to a corner. Instant-equipping the chaff grenade does not cause the ! to appear, but the Ninja hesitates just the same. Again, run away to the opposite corner, wait for the Ninja to approach within striking distance ... It worked every time. ---------- BOSS 4: PSYCHO MANTIS ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: SOCOM, FA-MAS At the beginning of the battle, your screen will go black and the word HIDEO will appear on the screen. Dont worry. Nothings wrong with your TV. Its apart of the battle. Mantis is reading your mind. When the screen goes back to normal, Mantis is about to throw an electro-ball at you. These are giant balls with massive amounts of electricity in them. Theyll hurt you pretty badly. If you try to shoot Mantis, hell dodge every shot. He IS a mind reader after all. Youll only manage to land one bullet ever ten shots. If you do this, the battle will never end. There are two solutions however. One: You can unplug your controller from Controller Port 1 and plug it in Controller Port 2. This way, Mantis wont be able to read your mind and youll land basically every shot. Two: Did you notice those statues that have leather bands on their faces? Theres one on both sides of the room. Those statues were modeled after Mantiss face and Mantis despises the look of his face. If you shoot the bands off, Mantiss powers will be disturbed. I know it seems like a funny story but it works and if you talk to the Colonel and Naomi, theyll tell you the same thing I just did. Mantiss attacks are easy to dodge, if you keep your distance. When he picks up the three chairs and circles them around the room, go behind either the Commanders desk or the little table on the left side of the room. When Mantis has the knight statue circling the room, just try your best to shoot the knight with your SOCOM or FA-MAS and itll go back to normal. Everything else is extremely easy to dodge and should be no problem. ---------- BOSS 5: SNIPER WOLF (1) ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: PSG-1 Meryl is shot and severely wounded and you need to save her. Unfortunately, you dont have a sniper rifle in your possession at the moment. Call Otacon and ask him where you can find a sniper rifle. Why is he acting all weird? He seems sad. Oh, well. Theres a PSG-1 in the Armory of the Tank Hangar. So youll have to go all the way back to the Tank Hangar and go to the B2 floor and get the PSG-1 from the door marked Security Level 5. Watch out for the Infrared Sensors! Go back to the Underground Passage and equip the PSG-1. If you have Diazepam, use it. This is a medicine that helps relax your muscles and reduce trembling. Zoom in on the rifles scope so that you have a perfect view of the towers second floor. Wolf will come out of hiding to attack you. When she does, it is your opportunity to attack her before she attacks you. If she does shoot you, youll lose sight of her from your scope. Also, her attacks cause a lot of damage. Make sure you have rations to a maximum and have them equipped at all times. Youll notice when Snakes hands start trembling again when the scope view starts to shake. Just take more Diazepam. If your aiming is careful, you should defeat Wolf in no time. ---------- WARNING! SAVE YOUR GAME ---------- After the battle, youll be captured and undergo a series of tortures. After Wolf is down, you should contact Mei Ling and save your game because if you die during the tortures, not only will it be Game Over but there are no continues and youll have to start from your last saved point. ---------- BOSS 6: HIND D ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: Stinger Missile Liquid is piloting the Hind. This Russian gunship has 2 20-millimeter Vulcan cannons and a missile launcher. Liquid will fire only the Vulcan cannons for a majority part of the battle and theyre nothing to worry about. The missile launcher, however, will do big damage if youre caught in its explosion. The only weapon that will work against the Hind is a Stinger Missile. If youre thinking of using your Chaff to disrupt the Hinds electronics systems, dont try it. It doesnt work because according to Nastasha, Liquid is using manual control and hes not using any computer systems to help him aim, so the Chaff is useless. Try your best to dodge the gunfire from the cannons. Theyre pretty easy to dodge. When the Hinds nose (or front end) is pointed away from you, shoot a missile. It is kind of hard to shoot a missile at the Hind when its shooting at you. The Hinds position appears on the radar. If you loose sight of him, you can still track his location on your radar. Halfway through the battle, Liquid will shoot a missile from his helicopter. RUN TO THE NORTH AND STAY THERE! The impact will happen at the bottom part of the roof. If you stayed at the top part, you should be fine. The next missile is launched when the Hinds LIFE Bar reaches 0. Liquid will then fire another missile. Do the same thing you did for the first one. It will land in the same place. Then the battle should end. ---------- BOSS 7: SNIPER WOLF (2) ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: PSG-1 Wolf is hiding somewhere in the snowfield. You have to finish her once and for all. Again, use Diazepam to relax your muscles then equip the PSG-1. As Snake said before the battle, Wolf is not using stealth camouflage, so theres no need for your Thermal Goggles. You could use them at the beginning just to locate Wolf. She does blend in pretty good with the snow with her white clothes. You should do the same thing you did with Wolf as you did in your last encounter with her. Your rations should be equipped at all times and make sure theyre at maximum. Make sure you do not loose sight of Wolf. Its very easy to loose sight of her with the snowstorm going on. Again, if youre careful with your aiming, you should be fine. ---------- BOSS 8: VULCAN RAVEN ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: Nikita Missiles, Stinger Missiles I strongly suggest that you use the Stinger Missiles for this battle. But if theyre limited because of the Hind fight, use the Nikita missiles. I have beaten Raven with both and in my opinion, the Stingers are much better and easier to use. As you can see on your radar, Ravens field of vision is strong. He can see far distances. The thing you should do is attack when his back is facing you. With that gun he has, it will shoot down your missiles. Side attacks work, too but theres a chance that Raven will then turn to your direction and shoot down your missile. If you land a successful shot, Raven will then turn to you and shoot you. It is IMPOSSIBLE to dodge his gunfire! He fires bullets all over the place so odds are youre going to get shot! Dont worry, however, it doesnt take a bunch of missiles to take him down. Only about 11 or 12 successful shots and he should be on the ground. Note that Ravens speed is high. If you use Nikita missiles, they may not be fast enough. When his LIFE bar reaches 0, youll receive the Level 7 card and get a bit of juicy news from him. ---------- BOSS 9: METAL GEAR REX ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: Stinger Missiles The Stinger Missiles are the only weapons affective against Rex. If you need help on how to destroy it, call Otacon (frequency 141.12) and hell tell you everything you need to know. First he says that you have to destroy the Radome (the shield- like thing on Rexs left arm). Rex is not all that hard to destroy. The thing to remember is DO NOT GO UNDERNEATH REX! A lot of people say you should do that so that way he doesnt see you. If you go underneath him, you have a 80% chance of getting squished by Rexs foot and its Game Over instantly and not only that but if youre underneath or behind Rex, it is hard to see Snake. You should stay at Rexs side but a pretty good distance from his feet. During the battle, Liquid will stop Rex for a brief moment. This is your time to attack! This is the only time you should go behind Rex and shoot the Radome on his left arm. Do EVERYTHING repeatedly and a short scene will appear, which is pretty shocking and sad. Then the second part of the battle appears. You must destroy the interior of the cockpit but you do NOT have to go out in front of Metal Gear and expose yourself to Rexs attacks. You can go in between Rex (remember, when its not moving to avoid being squished) and aim at the cockpit from there. It only takes about 6 or 7 shots (maybe a bit less) to destroy Metal Gear! ---------- BOSS 10: LIQUID SNAKE (1) ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: N/A Youre barehanded on the top of Metal Gear, with your brother. You have to kill him and end this! The only thing you can really do is punch and kick him repeatedly. You have no weapons. This battle depends on reflexes and skill. The thing you should watch out for is when Liquid head-butts you. This takes away a good amount of damage. Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention something: Meryl! You have to defeat Liquid in 2 minutes or the bomb thats next to her will explode! I have never had the clock run down to zero before so I think itll be pretty easy. ---------- WARNING! MERYL OR OTACON? ---------- As just mentioned, you have to defeat Liquid in 2 minutes or Meryl will explode. If you survived Ocelots torture, shell be alive and you and her will get out of the base together. If you submitted to the torture, shell be dead and you and Otacon will ride out of the base. ---------- BOSS 11: LIQUID SNAKE (2) ---------- SUGGESTED WEAPONS: FA-MAS This really isnt a boss fight I just thought Id include it just to avoid e-mails about it. Youre in the back of a jeep (with either Meryl or Otacon driving) with a FA-MAS rifle and Liquid somehow survived the fall and he has his own rifle. You must equip your rations that you shouldve picked up when you were in the parking garage. Unlike the rest of the game, this part allows you to fire your weapon in First Person mode. I strongly suggest you do this! Hold down TRIANGLE and fire using SQUARE. Fire constantly at Liquid to avoid being shot back. This lasts for two minutes before the ending scene begins. ---------- YOUVE BEAT THE GAME! ---------- ---------- UPDATES ---------- Updated on 5/25/2005 to add a tip submitted by email@example.com Updated on 12/29/2005 to edit information ---------- CONTACT INFORMATION ---------- I am pretty sure this walkthrough is 100% accurate. If there is a mistake that youve spotted, please let me know about it! Below are my contact methods. YAHOO! E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org YAHOO! MESSENGER ID: mlowrey4wyz NETZERO E-MAIL: email@example.com AIM: ATV4ever777 ***NOTE*** Please try contacting me through e-mail before contacting me through AIM to prevent me from getting thousands of IM's every day. Thanks! PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL ME: -Questions about fighting the Genome Soldiers -Questions on finding certain items -Questions about the controls -Questions on surviving the torture events -Questions on tips and hints for other games Thank you very much! ---------- END ----------