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Metal Gear Solid - Ghosts FAQ

by volvox

                         The Ghosts of Metal Gear Solid

                                 by Scott Walker

v1.0   10-9-99    First draft
v1.1   10-9-99	  Added descriptions to a number of ghosts
v1.2   10-11-99   Added 17, 42, and description to 15
v1.3   10-23-99   Added 5 and 14
v1.4   10-25-99   Added 11 and added details to 43
v1.5   10-30-99   Added 3 and 22
v1.6   11-12-99   Added 24 and 33
Final  10-29-05   Spell checked, fromatted to 80 chars wide, will not be making 
                  any more updates.

Feel free to distribute this FAQ as long as it remains unchanged, but it may be
translated into other languages.  If you wish to use it or parts of it, do not 
forget to credit me. 


       As you know you can take pictures during a game of Metal Gear solid once
you get the camera.  This may seem boring at first, but one use it to see the
ghost images of the game's developers.  There are certain locations in the game 
where a picture will develop with a ghostly image on it.

       This FAQ was written to give the locations of these ghosts and what they
look like.  Each entry gives the name, the general description from, instructions for finding the ghost, and what it looks like.  
Portions of it are based on other sources, which are listed at the end of the 

How To Get The Camera

       When you go back to the armory to get the PSG-1 sniper rifle, head toward
the room where you fought Ocelot.  In the horizontal hall before that room, 
place C-4 on the wall at the right end.  After you detonate it, a hole will 
appear in the wall revealing a secret storage area.  The camera is inside.

       After you beat the game, you will start with the camera in your 
inventory.  This way you can find the ghosts that occur before Meryl gets 

The Ghosts

NOTE:  These may not be the best angles.  If you know of a better one, please 
       let me know!

1.     Kojima - Otacon lab (the picture frame to the right)

       After defeating the ninja, take a picture of the Policenaughts poster on
       the right.  Zooming in helps.

       Looks like:  A very clear, full body picture of a short haired guy 
                    bearing his teeth. Can't tell if he has fangs or not.

2.     Matsuhana - Hallway of corpses (outside Otacon's lab)

       Go around the corner of the hall and stand by the body in the corner
       across from the lab door.  Looks across so that the moving body is in
       the lower half of the screen.  Take the picture.

       Looks like:  A small head and a really big arm

3.     Sato - Comm Tower A (roof destroyed by Hind D missiles)

       Just before you go over the side on the rope, mosey down to the lower
       corner of the roof and look back at the wreckage.  Take a picture.

       Looks like:  A wavy face above a long white collar(?)

4.     Nakamura - In Meryl's blood pool

       Stand south of the main blood pool and face north (toward Wolf's 
       position).  Center the pool in the middle and take the picture.

       Looks like:  A floating head and shoulders looking downwards.

5.     Sinkawa - Deep in Sniper Wolf's hallway behind the second pillar

       After beating Sniper Wolf the first time, go up the stairs outside the
       comm tower to the level where she was shooting from.  Stand directly 
       behind the middle pillar and face left away from the stairs.  Take the

       Looks like:  An very clear upper body shot of a guy with short hair
                    looking at you.

6.     Uehara - Edge of elevator (the one where the ravens are)

       On the cargo elevator with the ravens, stand in the little nub on the
       front of the elevator.  Turn around and center the middle of the back
       railing in the picture.  You should have both elevator tracks in the
       picture too.  Take the picture.  It does not matter if the elevator is
       moving or not.

       Looks like:  A large face in the right half. A bit blurry

7.     Negishi - Sewage waterfall

       After tossing a chaff grenade, stand in the middle of the bridge over
       the flowing sewage.  Stand against the railing closest to the waterfall
       and aim straight at the opening where the falls come out.  Take the 

8.     Mizutani - When fighting Metal Gear
       This can be a tough one since Metal Gear will be shooting at you in
       the process.  To make it easier, run around until Metal Gear starts
       coming after you, then run between its legs to confuse it. While it
       looks for you, sneak around the left side of the hangar and down to the
       lower left corner.  Stand directly behind the second set of danger
       barrels and aim at the center of the last set in the lower corner. 
       Center the barrels in the photo and take it.

       Looks like:  A group of three to four heads.  The far left one has
                    some soft of quarter ring over it

9.     Korekado - Men's restroom

       In first basement of the nuclear storage building, go into the men's
       restroom (you can kill the guard or not).  Position yourself on the
       right wall so you can look across and see all three urinals.  Take
       the picture.

       Looks like:  The backside of a guy taking a leak clasped between two

10.    Sasaki - Picture frames in the Commanders room

       After beating Mantis, stand in front of the desk so that all six of the
       picture frames are in your view.  Take the picture.

       Looks like:  A freaky, ghostly close-up of a guy with glasses.

11.    Sonoyama - Torture machine

       Go behind the torture machine and take a picture straight on.  It doesn't
       matter if you aim high or low.

       Looks like:  A very clear half body shot of a guy with both fists in the
                    air looking like he's cheering.

12.    Toyota - Container in the middle of Raven's warehouse

       While fighting Vulcan Raven, run to the container in the middle.  Just 
       once side of it, get kind of close, and take the picture.  I don't think
       the angle matters.

       Looks like:  A bizarre neon blue floating arm

13.    Kozyou - Behind the watertank-like structure in the Canyon

       Stand in the corner by the watertank and aim across the snowfield
       parallel with the rock wall. You should have the watertank in the
       left half. Take the picture.

14.    Shimizu - Wolf dog caves (first crawling point)

       Go through the crawling point into the snow covered area.  Stand by
       the cave wall directly across from the crawling point and look back
       to it.  Aim up a little and take the picture.

       Looks like:  A head shot of a guy with long hair.

15.    Kaneda - The mirror located in the women's restroom

       After Meryl leaves the restroom, face the mirror closest to the stalls 
       and take the picture.  Don't stand too close.

       Looks like:  The upper body of a naked buy wearing a lion mask.  Pretty
                    darn freaky (yet cool) if you ask me.

16.    Fukushima - Heliport, looking out to sea from cliff

       At the heliport at the beginning of the game, go to the little jut of
       cliffs to the right of the helicopter pad.  It is south of the line of
       boxes.  Face the ocean and take the picture.

       Looks like:  A full body picture of a pointy headed guy with one hand
                    back, one out front like he's ready to take you on.

17.    Takade - Ninja room, glass at edge

       After defeating the ninja in Otacon's lab, stand behind the first pane
       of glass over by the supercomputers (around where the ration was).  Look
       through the glass at the leftmost Policenaughts poster.  Take the

       Looks like:  A guy crouching and looking back.

18.    Fujimura - Elevator in the Comm Tower B complex

19.    Shikama - Electric floor

       This is easy.  Simply take a picture down the hall from the start of
       the electric floor while it is still electrified.

       Looks like:  Full body of a guy holding binoculars(?)

20.    Kimura - MG underground base, tip of Metal Gear's railgun

       On the third level of the underground base (across from the control
       room), stand by the ladder into Metal Gear's cockpit.  Look up and
       over at the tip of the railgun.  Take the picture.

       Looks like:  A distorted face with one hand on the cheek.

21.    Kobayashi - Rock in canyon

22.    Okajima - Maggots of the real DARPA chief in cell

       Stand at the chief's right foot and aim down at the maggots on his knee.
       Take the picture.  You can also aim at the maggots on the floor, but the
       shot is not as clear.

       Looks like:  A distorted, screaming face.  Looks like kind of like an
                    evil clown in a way.

23.    Nishimura - Next to Baker's corpse

       Stand back from Baker a bit and aim so he is in the middle to lower part 
       of the picture. Now aim left or right (doesn't matter which) so he is 
       near the edge of the picture. Take the picture.

       Looks like:  A slumped over body 

24.    Mukaide - Reflection in wolfdog cave puddle

       This one is REALLY hard to get.  Stand at the bottom edge of the puddle
       aligned with the tip of the ice on the wall.  When you look through the
       camera, you should see the ice on the left side with the tip about half
       way up.  There should also be a circular reflection of the light in the
       water almost in the center of the picture.  Take a shot.  If you can't
       get it, try a slightly different position at the bottom of the puddle.  
       As far as I can tell you need to be in just the right place to see this 

       Looks like:  Yet another guy with glasses.  Pretty generic for being such
                    a pain to find.

25.    Onoda - Where Baker is tied up

       While fighting Revolver Ocelot, take a quick picture above Baker's head.

       Looks like:  A guy with glasses doing peace signs with both hands

26.    Kitao - Decoy Octopus (fake DARPA chief) corpse

       Stand on the side of Octopus so his body is straight across the screen 
       and his head faces the right. Center him as much as possible and take 
       the picture. Doesn't seem to work from behind.

       Looks like:  Frontal view with shoulders and a cat(?)

27.    Yoshimura - Dead end of air duct

28.    Hirano - Elevator (Comm Tower B) deep in the shaft of top level

29.    Murakoa - Water in cargo dock

       At the beginning of the game, go to the right side of the cargo dock by
       the ration.  Go into the little niche by the pipe and aim at the two thin
       pipes running up the wall.

30.    Ishiyama - Heliport top of building

31.    Ito - Elevator to tank hangar

       Stand in the right corner nearest the door. Aim diagonally across at the
       upper left corner. Take a picture at eye level.

       Looks like:  Full body of a female with hands clasped

32.    Jeremey Blaustein - Sniper Wolf's corpse

33.    Yoshioka - Bridge on the third floor of the blast furnace

       On the very top level of the blast furnace, go to the dead end bridge 
       (the one where the guard was).  Stand at the end a little back from the
       railing and aim straight across at the wall.  Take the picture.  It does
       not matter if the crane is there or not.

       Looks like:  A full body with outstretched arms, but the body is
       distorted so the head is REALLY big.

34.    Mori - Lowest point of elevator (Comm Tower B)

35.    Kinbara - Dark area of stairs

36.    Tougo - End of boiler room (in blast furnace where the steam is)

       Go into the steam room in the bottom of the blast furnace and go to the
       far dead end.  Aim the camera toward the missiles, but aim a little to 
       the right and down in the corner.

       Looks like:  A hand with a face in it. 

37.    Makimura - Hidden armory store room behind the weakened wall

38.    Kutome - Observation room

       The observation room is the bullet proof one looking out to an inactive 
       Metal Gear Rex. After tossing a chaff grenade, face the earth map in the 
       back and center yourself with it. Center it in the picture and take it.

       Looks like:  An upper body shot of a guy with his hand crossed under his

39.    Tanaka - Heliport, sleeping soldier

       There is a sleeping soldier in front of the air vent on the bottom left
       level of the heliport.  There is a camera above him.  Aim above his head
       and take the picture.

       Looks like:  A thoughtful looking guy with a halo over his head.

40.    Shigeno - Heliport, security area by staircase

       By the stairs on the right side of the heliport, stand at a 45 degree 
       angle from the camera at the base.  You may need to use a chaff grenade.
       Aim toward the camera so the stairs are in the right half of the picture.

41.    Yamashita - Tip of nuke warhead in nuke storage room

       In the nuke storage room, stand at the tip of the middle nuke and aim to 
       over to the left at the tip of the nuke closest to the stairs.

       Looks like:  Head and shoulders of a guy with what looks like a large
                    nose or Hershey's kiss on top of his head.

42.    Kobayashi - Johnny Sasaki holding cell, near DARPA chief

       Stand outside the DARPA chief's cell and aim over above the naked guy
       that Meryl beat up.  

       Looks like:  I have no idea.  I see tubes and two hands.

43.    Scott Dolf - Way down in the dark from the walkway between Comm Tower A 
       and B

       On the commtower walkway outside the frozen door, stand about halfway to 
       the railing and halfway between the other railing and the wall.  Look 
       through the railing in front of you and aim way down in the darkness.
       The railing should look real huge in the camera.

       Looks like:  A very clear picture of a bearded guy doing a funky sign 
                    with his hand.

------- - General locations and names

A Metal Gear strategy guide (can't remember which one, it was black with silver
metallic lettering in the title) - Numbers 6, 8, 11, 14, 21, 24, 28, 42

Ghosts FAQ v1.6 by Chris Yi ([email protected]) - Numbers 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, 12, 
15, 16, 20, 25, 29, 36, 39, 40, 41, 43