Speedrunner Skips Metal Gear Solid 3’s Epic Ladder Climb

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Artwork of Snake in Metal Gear Solid 3

Brazilian speedrunner Apel has revealed a handy way to skip the iconic ladder-climbing scene in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

Why anyone besides a speedrunner would want to do that is beyond me, since the long climb leads to the acapella version of the game’s amazing 'Snake Eater' song, but to each their own.

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For those foolish enough to skip this amazing sequence in Metal Gear Solid 3, you can see the full steps over on Metal Gear Speedrunners (via Kotaku).

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Admittedly, while the ladder climb in Metal Gear Solid 3 is genuinely one of the game's best moments, fans playing through it a second or third time might find it tiresome.

Naturally, those who like to speedrun games will also find this section too tiresome, since it eats up a good amount of time, making this glitch super handy.

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Unfortunately, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater isn’t readily available on most gaming systems.

There are HD versions of the game on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita, alongside a 3DS port that is playable in stereoscopic 3D.