Player Beats Metal Gear Solid In The Most Unbelievable Way

A streamer named RealKittyRawr beat Metal Gear Solid 2 using a dance pad from Dance Dance Revolution.

By Jason Collins | Updated

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Just when you think you’ve seen all the gaming community has to offer, ranging from insane ways to beat Elden Ring to fan-made remakes, there’s always another surprise lurking around the corner. This time, we’re discussing a gamer who challenged themselves to complete Metal Gear Solid 2 using a rather unconventional controller—a dance pad—and succeeding. This is a rather fantastic feat of foot coordination that’s, while strange, also incredibly entertaining to watch.

Namely, Twitch streamer RealKittyRawr just announced having pulled off the aforementioned achievement of beating Metal Gear Solid 2 using nothing but a dance pad. It took the streamer slightly less than nine hours to complete the game, which is rather impressive considering the circumstance and the fact that her playtime is still better than the average for the title. According to their social media, it appears that Metal Gear Solid 3 is next in line.

Admittedly, RealKittyRawr is no stranger to gaming on a dance pad; in fact, she has already completed several Resident Evil titles using a dance pad. Not only that, but it would seem that they’re also an accomplished speed runner with the controversial Bayonetta 3, Persona 3, and Silent Hill 3 on their plate at the moment. Regarding Metal Gear Solid 2, it’s still good to see people dedicating their time to beat the game, even through unusual means, which only attests to the greatness of Hideo Kojima’s somewhat prophetic release.

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It’s worth noting that RealKittyRawr isn’t the only gaming streamer using the dance mat. Other gamers have also risen to notoriety for using this strange controller to beat several games or the gaming world’s most infamous bosses. Most notable of these beatdowns includes the notoriously difficult Malenia from Elden Ring—an undertaking that took 199 tries, according to MissMikka—the gamer that pulled off the kill. The gaming community is now working on a challenge that includes killing Elden Ring bosses using a controller, followed by another beatdown on a dance pad.

In other Metal Gear Solid news, the game is a gift that keeps on giving, despite some of its shortcomings. For example, the US marries have successfully fooled an AI targeting system using a trick straight out of Metal Gear Solid 2. Namely, they hid under a cardboard box, thus hindering the targeting system’s recognition and subsequent actuation. And the best, or the worst part of it, depending on your standpoint, is that they managed to span nearly 1,000 feet hidden under the cardboard box.

The Metal Gear Solid franchise took a bit of a nosedive recently, but the classics remain known for their in-depth stories, very successful lifespan, and dedicated fan base that doesn’t mind challenging itself by using unconventional methods to beat the game. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was released in 2011 for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows, to universal acclaim, playing a crucial role in PS2’s early success and the overall success of the entire Metal Gear Solid 2 franchise.