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Snake faces the Metal Gear Supercomputer in Outer Heaven.

The Supercomputer was the main control system for the Metal Gear weapon developed by Dr. Pettrovich in Outer Heaven.[1]

History

Outer Heaven Uprising

Main article: Outer Heaven Uprising

During the Outer Heaven Uprising, Dr. Pettrovich was forced to develop Metal Gear by Outer Heaven after his daughter Ellen was taken hostage.[2] Following Ellen's rescue by FOXHOUND operative Solid Snake, a grateful Pettrovich revealed that Metal Gear was located in sub-basement 100 of Building #3, telling Snake to destroy the Supercomputer that controlled it with plastic explosives.[3][1] After defeating the four soldiers that guarded it, Snake ultimately destroyed the Supercomputer and eliminated the threat of Metal Gear.

Behind the scenes

The Supercomputer appears in the Nintendo Entertainment System version of Metal Gear, replacing the titular weapon as the penultimate boss in the game, due to hardware limitations.[4] Unlike the Metal Gear boss of the original game, there is no specific order in which to place the 16 plastic explosives on the Supercomputer, making it less difficult to beat.[1][5] To compensate for this, due to the original game specifying the order only after saving Ellen, the game's programming makes it completely immune to damage if the player tries to take it out before rescuing her. The fact that Metal Gear's functions are all controlled by the Supercomputer indicates that it was an unmanned weapon in the NES version.

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c Metal Gear (NES), Ultra Games (1988).
    Dr. Pettrovich: I am Dr. Pettrovich. The Metal Gear is located about 20km north of this building. It is in sub-basement 100 of Building #3. We have to set plastic explosives on the Supercomputer that controls all the Metal Gear functions. No matter what, you have to set 16 plastic explosives. Good luck!
  2. ^ Metal Gear (NES), Ultra Games (1988).
    Dr. Pettrovich: I am Dr. Pettrovich. My daughter Ellen is a hostage. If we don't rescue her......... I can't talk to you about the Metal Gear. Ellen is being held captive somewhere in Building #4. Please help me!
  3. ^ Metal Gear (NES), Ultra Games (1988).
    Ellen Pettrovich: Oh, thank you! I am Dr. Pettrovich's daughter, Ellen. My father was blackmailed into creating the awful Metal Gear. Please help my father before it's too late!
  4. ^ http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/metalgear/masahiroueno.htm
  5. ^ Metal Gear, Konami Corporation (1987).
    Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar: I am Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar. Metal Gear is 20km north of this building. It's located 100 floors under Building 3. There is only one way to destroy Metal Gear. Attach plastic explosives to the legs of the unit where the armor is thin. The sequence is R-R-L-R-L-L-R-L-L-R-R-L-R-L-R... after that I don't remember. You have to attach 16 sets. The card that gets you out of Building 2 is with Bloody Brad. He's vulnerable to attacks from a rocket launcher. Good luck...

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