Shadow Moses Island
Stage Size: Medium
Side Blast Zones: Close
Metal Gear Solid opens up with the ex-military agent Snake being brought back into service and thrust into a counterterrorist operation to stop the FOXHOUND unit from unleashing a nuclear strike on the United States. This almost culminated in an aerial nuclear strike on Shadow Moses Island to destroy a weapons stockpile and the prototype uber-tank Metal Gear REX in a plot involving plenty of secrets, danger, and betrayal...This stage doesn't sound like a good place to be at all! Luckily, your objective is simply to defeat your opponent. There's a load off, huh?
Now that you're here, it's time to be debriefed on the situation. This stage is surrounded by two towering pillars, preventing any horizontal KOs and opening up wall combo options. These walls can be taken out after they take enough damage, which can help or hinder different characters, and they respawn after some time, so be smart about how you deal with them. There are two low platforms attached to each tower, as well as a long center platform above it, which can be very useful for characters that like working with multiple floors. Also, while they won't interrupt your fight, sentries with floodlights and the occasional Metal Gear sighting really set the tone in this top-secret facility.