Solid Snake strikes again. This time, he's an old 2D pixel character trying to retrieve Santa's stolen hat from extremist group, The Ghosts of Christmas Past in Merry Gear Solid 2. If you are scratching your heads by now, Merry Gear Solid is obviously a spin off of Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid. The Merry Gear Solid franchise was created by Arthur Lee, otherwise known as "Mr. Pondunkian." This is the second installment, following after Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa.