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[Tier: Moons]PSX Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (USA) in 1:36:49.18 by theenglishman.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-09-01)
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Submission #5628 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2506 (2:10:12.43)
Rating: 8.0 (3 votes)
- Aims for maximum score
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (Special Missions in Europe) is a series of 300 action-packed extra missions for Metal Gear Solid with enough scintillating Snake-sneaking setpieces to last a lifetime. Originally a part of Integral, the 1999 Japanese re-release of the original game, the VR Missions received a standalone release a year later in North America and Europe as an extra bonus to satisfy fans hungry for more tactical espionage action.

In the Metal Gear universe, VR serves as a substitute for combat experience, allowing trainees to learn how to use weapons and participate in advanced combat scenarios without having to actually be on the battlefield, similar to the training programs in The Matrix. This concept of artificial or digital training serving as a poor man’s replacement for combat experience (particularly where child soldiers are concerned) has been a running theme in the series.

In this run, theenglishman sneaks, shoots, punches and investigates his way past the world leaderboards for each mission, this time skipping the Practice levels using SRAM, that saves him 34:31.71 minutes and makes the run much more entertaining overall compared to the one it obsoletes.

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