He’s back! Pixelated Audio’s Gene Dreyband has infiltrated Outer VGMbassy to deliver a payload of tunes from Metal Gear side-stories. Together, he and Ed discover the wackier, less-canonical side of Konami’s flagship action series. Gene also hosts a hilarious quiz for Ed, with some surprising results. And to round it all up, some conversation about series director Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami and what they’re looking forward to experiencing in his new game, Death Stranding. Tune your Codec to The VGMbassy, and try not to get spotted!
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1 – “Jungle Infiltration” from Snake’s Revenge (NES, 1990) Composed by Tsutomu Ogura
2 – “VR Training ~ Advanced Mode” from Metal Gear Solid: Integral (PS1, 1999) Composed by Konami Kukeiha Club and arranged by David Downes, Gigi Meroni, Hiroyuki Togo, Jeon Myung Lee, Kazuki Muraoka, Rika Muranaka, Takanari Ishiyama, and Tappy Iwase
3 – “Departure (Credits Theme)” from Metal Gear: Ghost Babel / Metal Gear Solid (GBC, 2000) Composed by Norihiko Hibino and Kazuki Muraoka
4 – “Metal Gear Solid Main Theme (Document Remix)” from Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2, 2002) Composed by Tappy Iwase and remixed by Norihiko Hibino
5 – “VR Mission [Variety]” from Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (Android, PS2, PS3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox, 2002) Composed by Norihiko Hibino
6 – “Tank Hangar” from Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GC, 2004) Composed by KCE Japan Sound Team and arranged by Steven S. Henifin, Dave Miner, Norihiko Hibino, Shuichi Kobori, Toshiyuki Kakuta, and Waichiro Ozaki
7 – “BRC” from METAL GEAR AC!D (PSP, 2004) Composed by Shuichi Kobori, Nobuko Toda, and Akihiro Honda
8 – “Resurrection” from METAL GEAR AC!D² (PSP, 2005) Composed by Akihiro Honda and arranged by Shuichi Kobori
9 – “Match” from Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP, 2006) Composed by Takahiro Izutani
10 – “He Sees You When You’re Sneaking (Encounter 1)” from Merry Gear Solid 2: Ghosts of Christmas Past (Windows, 2009) Composed by Kazuki Muraoka and Arranged by Gordon McNeil
11 – “Gear Rex” from Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (PSP, PS3, X360, 2010) composed by Kazuma Jinnouchi
12 – “A Stranger I Remain (Maniac Agenda Mix)” from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, X360, PC, Mac, Android, 2013) Composed by Logan Mader & Jamie Christopherson with vocals by Free Dominguez and remixed by Maniac Agenda
13 – “A Parade of the Dead” from Metal Gear Survive (XB1, PS4, PC, 2018) Composed by Haruna Kubo, Takanori Kaneko, Pedro Avelar, and Karin Nakano
Outro – “Calling to the Night” from Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP, 2006) Composed by Akihiro Honda and arranged by Norihiko Hibino and Akihiro Honda with lyrics by Nobuko Toda and performed by Natasha Farrow