The Metal Gear series has risen over time to be one of the most prominent video game franchises in history, receiving numerous awards over the years for its cinematic cutscenes and thrilling stealth-action gameplay. It also brought Hideo Kojima into the spotlight, being garnered with tons of praise from gamers and developers alike. However, there is a sore spot in his legacy - the port of Metal Gear on the NES. Though he had no part in the development, early on a lot of people criticized him for how poor of a game it was. In an interview with Nintendo Power, Kojima expresses his disgust with the cursed Metal Gear title.