|This article is about a non-canonical topic in the Metal Gear series.|
During the Outer Heaven Uprising, Solid Snake and three other companions performed an air insertion into the jungles of Outer Heaven, by parachuting out of a transport plane. They landed separately and Snake infiltrated the main fortress alone.
Behind the scenes
The NES version of Metal Gear features a different opening sequence than the original MSX2 version, in which Snake is not the sole infiltrator into enemy territory. Although Snake later receives assistance from three Resistance members (Schneider, Diane, and Jennifer), and must also rescue numerous POWs in the fortress, no connection between these groups and the three parachuting companions is ever established.
The back cover for the 1988 sequel gamebook for the Famicom version of Metal Gear features a screencap of Snake's companions jumping out of the plane alongside Snake, although it is unclear whether they are actually present in the gamebook itself.