Released: Jun 17, 1988
This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Metal Gear. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.
Every now and then you'll come across holes in the ground that will swallow up your character. If you quickly pause and unpause the game as soon as they start to appear it will freeze them and you can safely walk by.
When you're escaping the final level you can have Solid Snake smoke a cigarette and it will reset the timer.
To enter the following passwords, go to Continue on the main menu.
|Have all weapons and all items||21Z1C GZZZG UOOOU UYRZZ NTOZ3|
|First Compound||31111 11211 11111 11111 11114|
|Jail Stage||3LLLL LLLLL LLLLL LLLLL LLLLL|
|Start a new game with 4-star rank||51222 22222 22222 22222 22222|
|Start a new game with all the key cards||21111 1Z111 11111 11111 111BI|
|Start at the Final Boss||5ZRZX OZZZG COO1U UYRZZ NZRZV|
|End of the game||TOOOU TOOOU TOOOU TOOOU TOOOU|
The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always check on Amazon for one.
|Cheat Effect||Cheat Code|
|Don't take damage from bullets||SZUYPZVG|
|Don't take damage from melee attacks||SXVTXZVG|
|Start at Mystery Location 1||ZASILYPA|
|Start at Mystery Location 2||GASILYPA|
|Start with a lot more health||XZVSAYVZ + PAVSPNTT + GEKSZYIE|
|Start with more health||XZVSAYVZ + PAVSPNTT + AEKSZYIE|