Design by Collin Oguro
Almost everyone with a game console is familiar with the trials and tribulations of Solid Snake, world-famous soldier and crusader against the proliferation of Metal Gears, mobile tanks equipped with the ability to fire nuclear missiles. Across three Metal Gear Solid games that have appeared on the Playstation and all of the current-gen consoles, heady concepts such as truth, sacrifice, and identity have been examined in numerous brilliant cutscenes, as gamers guided Snake into military bases around the world in an attempt to stop the menace posed by the Metal Gear program once and for all.
Metal Gear Acid is a bit...different than its predecessors, however. This PSP launch title doesn't feature the same tense, stealth-action combat of the Metal Gear Solid games; instead, it shifts gears a bit and lets Snake infiltratrate an African research facility with nothing but a...deck of cards? That's right, Acid is a fusion of card-game sensibilities with turn-based combat mechanics, which sounds about as bizarre a concept for a game as you could imagine, but which actually works quite well. Using a custom-built deck drawn from over 200 cards based on characters and events in previous Metal Gear games, Snake will have to discover precisely who's behind the hijacking of a plane carrying a U.S. Senator. Along the way, of course, he'll discover the true nature of the research being conducted at the facility, and attempt to stop it.
GameSpot's Game Guide to Metal Gear Acid is designed to give you as much help as you need to get Snake through his mission. Along with a complete walkthrough, we've got plenty of deck construction tips and a tutorial on the difficult-to-learn equipment system that Acid features. Enjoy!