You are Solid Snake, a super spy who is half James Bond, half Snake Plissken, and you are mean. Your mission isn’t terribly new (infiltrate a terrorist base and blow everything up), but the gameplay is: your numerous enemies are watching for you, and you are encouraged to sneak rather than simply charge in. Every level brings new challenges. You fight snipers, invisible ninjas, psychic warriors and even an M-1 tank! As the father of the modern spy-game genre, this game is an instant classic.