Metal Gear Codec Screen

Metal Gear Codec Screen

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Codec Screen, also known as Codec Conversations and Radio Screen, refers to cutscenes in Metal Gear series in which the series protagonists use an in-ear microdevice called Codec to communicate with commanding officers and other characters. The conversations are visualized via so-called Codec screens, which show the talking characters and their dialogue. Online, the Codec screen has been used as exploitable, often paired with humorous dialogue and/or featuring characters from other fandoms.


On July 13th, 1987, action-adventure video game Metal Gear by Konami was released for MSX2 computer in Japan and Europe.[1] In the game, the main protagonist Solid Snake communicates with his commanding officers via a portable transceiver, with dialog shown to the player in cutscenes (shown below, left). The radio screens were featured in all consecutive games of the series, with a communication device known as Codec replacing the radio in 1998 video game Metal Gear Solid (shown below, right).[2]

This is 3ig IB os S... e had a jamming attack but it's solved. .over CFE PT 40.85 MEMORY This is Snake

In addition to Metal Gear series, the codec conversations also appear as taunts in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018) (shown below).[3]

Otacon, there's a chimpanzee here wearing a Nintendo hat. P1 llinⅢ The Ice Climbers have conquered frozen glaciers and dangerous mountaintops together. I think they've formed a bond that we can't even fathom. 4.9


A well-recognized feature of Metal Gear series installments, Codec screen gained popularity online as an exploitable. On September 7th, 2009, YouTuber ScottFalco uploaded a video parody titled "Metal Gear: Codec Moments".[4] The video gained over 139,000 views in ten years.

In 2012 and 2013, variations of the screen featuring Balloon Solid Snake were posted online by several users.[5]

PTT EY 1.80 Who the hell are you!? 085 MEMORY What's the situation, Snake?

On March 8th, 2018, Metal Gear Solid's Codec was added to Death Generator meme generator.[6][7] The feature allows users to create custom Codec conversations between several characters from the game (examples shown below).

foone @Foone The generator has been updated, it novw can do METAL GEAR SOLID (specifically, the PS1 version) PTT 98,ae MEMORY Snake. Do you think love can bloom, even if you cut back on funding? 1:52 AM -8 Mar 2018 PTT E140.85 MEHORY colonel can you please pick me up from school i'm not feeling well
PT T 40.85 MEMORY Thats how mafia works, Snake P TT 40.85 MEMORY Snake, try to remember the basics of Drip

In the following year, multiple notable parodies based on the Codec screen, both videos and images, were posted on various platforms, including YouTube, Reddit, Twitter and Instagram.

Various Examples

P TT 40.85 MEMORY Snake, do you at least have your airpods and Nintnedo Switch? PT T 993,82 141.32 MEMORY Snake, we need to think. How do we usually get out of these messes? PTT 888,88 MEMORY We don't. We just make a bigger one that cancels the first one out. PT T 40.85 MEMOR br ther may i have some nan machines
P TT 40.85 MEMORY Colone I think I left my durag at HQ P TT 40.85 MEMORY Hey buddy,I think you got the wrong channel PTT 40.96 MEMORY There is an ancient Chinese saying, It's a doggy dog world out there." It means you should imagine people you encounter as cute doggies.

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External References

[1] Wikipedia – Metal Gear

[2] Wikipedia – Metal Gear Solid

[3] Smash Wiki – Codec Conversations

[4] YouTube – Metal Gear: Codec Moments


[6] Twitter – @Foone's Tweet

[7] Deathgenerator – DEUS EX GENERATOR

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