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PSX Metal Gear Solid

  • Platform: PSX (Sony PlayStation)
  • Abbreviation: MGS
  • Display name: Metal Gear Solid
  • Goodtools name: Metal Gear Solid
  • In group: Metal Gear

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]PSX Metal Gear Solid: Integral (JPN) in 1:02:31.06 by theenglishman.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-07-01)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 235.69 MB, length: 1:03:38)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 209.62 MB, length: 1:03:38)
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Submission #5124 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2369 (1:05:21.05)
Rating: 7.1 (5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.

Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include

  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.

Integral was planned for use in this branch from the start, because of a lengthy Liquid Snake monologue you can skip in Integral but not in the original version, as well as the added precision of analog controls; however, old PSX emulators could not play Intergral. With the switch to the higher-accuracy PSXHawk, theenglishman was able to TAS this version, playing on Extreme difficulty in the Normal Round, achieving the rank of "BIG BOSS" for his performance.

The raw improvement over the predecessor movie is 2:49.99, but the improvement in gameplay is actually much more than that; the raw time is inflated slightly compared to the predecessor movie because of the switch to PSXHawk, which results in slightly longer (but more accurate) loading times, on everything from transitions between rooms, to playing cutscenes, to playing CODEC conversations.


Author's detailed commentary in the form of subtitles are available in the movie file and in all encodes.

[Tier: Moons][Has commentary]PSX Metal Gear Solid: Integral (JPN) "all bosses" in 1:28:02.29 by theenglishman.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-06-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 452.64 MB, length: 1:29:52)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 455.11 MB, length: 1:29:52)
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Submission #5139 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.2 (5 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island in the Fox Archipelago, codenamed Shadow Moses. Snake must rescue two hostages from FOX-HOUND, a high-tech special forces unit gone rogue, and then stop FOX-HOUND from launching a nuclear warhead.

Changes from the original release of Metal Gear Solid include

  • Addition of first-person view.
  • A level of difficulty for newcomers.
  • Improved artificial intelligence for some enemies (including bosses) on higher difficulty settings.
  • An "Alternate Round" for each difficulty, with different enemy placements.
  • 300 VR Training missions on a separate disc.

In this run, theenglishman's goal is to beat all the bosses in the game; this results in the run actually playing far more of Disc 1 than our currently published any% run, which skips literally every boss on that disc. Don't go thinking this is a low-glitch run, though!


The downloadable encodes feature vocal commentary by the author and magnum66. It is also available on YouTube.

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]PSX Metal Gear Solid (USA v1.0) in 1:05:21.05 by theenglishman.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2013-04-19)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 283.97 MB, length: 1:06:27)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 276.77 MB, length: 1:06:27)
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Submission #3917 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2003 (1:31:49.0)
Rating: 8.1 (10 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action

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Metal Gear Solid was one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. It follows Solid Snake, a soldier who is infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility on a remote Alaskan island codenamed Shadow Moses Island. Snake must rescue two hostages from the terrorist organization FOXHOUND and stop them from launching a nuclear strike on the United States.

In this run, theenglishman abuses walk-through-walls and weapon glitches to save over 26 minutes from his previous run. Reading the submission comments is recommended.


Author's vocal commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PSX Metal Gear Solid (USA v1.0) in 1:31:49.0 by theenglishman.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2012-03-24)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 298.04 MB, length: 1:33:05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 295.09 MB, length: 1:33:05)
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Submission #3462 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.1 (7 votes)
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- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action

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Metal Gear Solid is one of the original breakthrough titles in the stealth gaming genre. Nobody told the author this however, as he steamrolls through Shadow Moses Island in record time with guns blazing. This run is played on the hardest difficulty and earns the "Big Boss" rank on completion.
#28288074768252117 - Metal Gear Solid Integral Memory Watch (Snake Kills)
mgsintegral.wch (68.0B Memory watch file)
Uploaded 2016-01-17 22:38:49 by theenglishman (5 files)
For PSX Metal Gear Solid (3 files)
4332 views, 530 downloads
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#10617137696652611 - Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (50% complete)
metalgearsolidvrmissions-100percent-theenglishman.pjm (8.60MB pjm movie [PSX])
Uploaded 2013-11-13 03:03:39 by theenglishman (5 files)
For PSX Metal Gear Solid (3 files)
In 48:08.72 [173323 frames], 187439 rerecords)
6045 views, 621 downloads
Hurray, I'm at the halfway mark!
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#10144045891285986 - Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (20% complete)
metalgearsolidvrmissions-100percent-theenglishman.pjm (3.32MB pjm movie [PSX])
Uploaded 2013-10-22 19:43:15 by theenglishman (5 files)
For PSX Metal Gear Solid (3 files)
In 18:34.25 [66855 frames], 101205 rerecords)
5962 views, 663 downloads
Finally completed sneaking mode!
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