-=T=- -=W=- -=I=- -=S=- -=T=- -=E=- -=D=- _ _ _ _ _ -=M=- -=E=- -=T=- -=A=- -=L=- [B] [L] [A] [C] [K] -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=FAQ/Strategy Guide for Twisted Metal: Black -=Created by D-Plus -=E-Mail: email@example.com -=On the Web at: tmblack.topcities.com -=This FAQ is (c) 2001 D-Plus -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=Update Alert=- -=VERSION 3.0=- -6.29.01 Section 2.8 - UNLOCKING THE SKYSCRAPERS Revealed. -6.29.01 Section 1.5 - Axel's Secret Special Discovered. -6.29.01 Section 1.5 - Warthog and Manslaughter's Names fixed. -=VERSION 2.0=- -6.25.01 Section 1.5 - Shadow's Secret Special Discovered. -6.25.01 Section 1.5 - Original Driver feature added. -6.25.01 Section 1.5 - Fun Facts added. -6.25.01 Section 2.0 - Unlocking Axel updated. -6.25.01 Section 3.3 - Endings for Sweet Tooth, Brimstone and Darkside. -6.25.01 Section 3.2 - Bonus Mystery Added. -6.25.01 Section 3.0 - Unlocking Minion information corrected. -6.25.01 Section 1.5 - Outlaw's special corrected. -6.23.01 Section 2.9 - Finished rating Multiplayer Levels. -=Contents: -=1.0=- The Twisted Metal Revolution -=1.1=- New Features -=1.2=- Handling Your Ride -=1.3=- Basic Gameplay -=1.4=- Game Modes -=1.5=- The Cars and Drivers -=1.6=- Weapons of Destruction -=1.7=- Story Battlegrounds -=1.8=- Junkyard -=1.9=- Suburbs -=2.0=- Freeway -=2.1=- Downtown -=2.2=- Highway Loop -=2.3=- Minion's Stadium -=2.4=- Prison Passage -=2.5=- Snowy Roads -=2.6=- Drive-In Movie -=2.7=- Skyscrapers -=2.8=- Warhawk's Rooftop -=2.9=- Multiplayer Battlegrounds -=3.0=- Unlocking Minion -=3.1=- Cheat Codes -=3.2=- Bonus Mystery -=3.3=- Endings Revealed -=3.4=- About -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.0 - Twisted Metal: Black -=Finally those guys over at Incog Inc. (formerly SingleTrac) took the Twisted Metal series back over. After releasing two smash PSX hits (Twisted Metal 1 & 2), some other fools got the rights to the game and released a real big flop (Twisted Metal 3). This game was absolutely horrible. The graphics and gameplay barely topped the original game. Plus, there was nothing new. There was the same amount of levels and vehicles as there was in Twisted Metal 2. People thought they could see the end of the Twisted Metal series coming real fast. -=Not too long later, the same company that released Twisted Metal 3, was working on the fourth installment in the series. They thought by releasing Twisted Metal 4 they could redeem themselves and apolagize to the hardcore Twisted Metal fans who had to put up with such a bad game. Boy were they wrong. Not only was Twisted Metal 4 another flop, it sold less copies then Twisted Metal 3 did. They knew they weren't doing something right, but they didn't care. They dropped the game and the rights were now up for grabs. -=While all these bad games were released, SingleTrac had transitioned into Incog Inc. Not many know why and not many really care. All we know is that the games they make kick ass. So these guys got the rights to Twisted Metal and revolutionized the series by releasing the Twisted Metal of all Twisted Metals: Twisted Metal: Black. This game was developed with a subtle amount of morbidness touched with a whole lot of evil. They removed Twisted Metal from the hole they got into with 3 & 4. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.1 - New Features -=Twisted Metal: Black is packed with a whole lot of new essences that will surprise a lot of the hard- core fans. Below I cover the New Features so check them out. -=Endurance Mode=- Like most fighting games, Twisted Metal fans can now pick a car and a level, and put their skills to the test as they are put up against an endless amount of computer controlled drones. In this mode, the action doesn't stop until you are destroyed. -=Multiple Cut-Scenes=- Unlike the old Twisted Metal tradition of one single end cut scene per driver, the power of the PS2 has allowed three. Each vehicle/driver has an opening sequence which is somewhat of a teaser about his story, a middle one revealing all the secrets about the story, and finally, the outcome after they meet Calypso for winning the contest. -=Blackfield Asylum=- The entire game is basically based on patients of the Blackfield Mental Asylum which results in some real crazy action. As seen in each drivers movies, they were all put in the asylum for different reasons. -=Black Cubes=- Hidden throughout most levels are little Black Cubes. These black cubes unlock secret levels for play in Challenge and Multiplayer game modes. Don't think they will be easy to find though, each cube is hidden deep inside it's level. -=Analog Steering=- Like many other great car/driving games released on the PS2, Twisted Metal: Black fully utilizes both Analog sticks on the Dual Shock controller. -=Weapons Visuals=- Each vehical is specifically designed to support all of the weapons. Instead of the old Twisted Metal style of missles coming out from beneath the car, they are now fired from a launcher that retracts from the vehicle. -=In-Game Secrets=- Now instead of beating the game to unlock things or entering a code, simply search for the secret character himself in a particular level. See each levels section for their secrets. -=Last Man Standing=- Two players fight to the end with an identical list of vehicles. The players alternate choosing vehicles. As each vehicle is destroyed, the player uses the next car on their list. The winner is who destroys all of his opponents cars first. -=New Weapons=- Twisted Metal: Black has a whole list of new weapons for battle. These along with the traditional ones are discussed in Section 1.6 Weapons of Destruction. -=Helicopters=- Calypso decided to help out the contestants this year by releasing helicopters to each stage. These choppers will fly around with power ups attached to long cables. It's your job to chase them down and snag the power ups. -=Repair Stations=- Not really new (but not seen since Twisted Metal 1), the repair stations offer the driver with a full tune-up. All damages will be repaired as you drive up the ramp and let it charge. Each repair station can only be used three times in a level. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.2 - Handling Your Ride -=The control settings for Twisted Metal: Black are pretty much the same as all of the others. Except if you prefer Analog Steering using the Dual Shock controller. -=These are the controlls for the basic control setting. -=BUTTON=- -=FUNCTION=- -=Triangle Button: Rear View -=Circle Button: Hand Brake -=X Button: Tight Turn -=Square Button: Gas (Press Twice for Turbo) -=Left/Right: Steering -=Left Analog Stick: Steering -=Up/Down: Gas/Brake/Reverse -=Right Analog Stick: Gas/Brake/Reverse -=L1 Button: Cycle Weapons Left -=R1 Button: Cycle Weapons Right -=L2 Button: Fire Selected Weapon -=R2 Button: Fire Machine Gun -=R3 Button: Turbo -=L3 Button: Tight Turn -=Start Button: Pause Menu -=Select Button + Down: Change View -=Select Button + Right: Change Weapon Display -=The other controller configurations can be viewed from the Options Menu. -=Don't forget about the energy attacks. Here they are. -=ENERGY ATTACK=- -=COMMAND=- -=Freeze: Up, Down, Up -=Mine: Right, Left, Up -=Charge Mine: Right, Left, Hold Down -=Invisibility: Left, Left, Down, Down -=Shield: Right, Right, Down, Down -=Jump: Both Cycle Weapons Buttons -=Rear-Fire Attack: Left, Right, Down -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.3 - Basic Gameplay -=The way the game plays in Twisted Metal: Black is no different than any of the other ones although it feels completely different. The basic tactics are as follows. -=Keep moving. You never want to be caught sitting in some corner thinking your safe. The truth is, in this game there are no safe spots. -=Avoid head-on/melee type situations. The last thing you want to happen is drive into a group of battle opponents and get hit with Darkside's special attack. -=Utilize your cars abilities. If your car has the ability to go real fast but has no armor, use the speed to perform hit and runs. Slowly wear down you opponents rather then getting clobbered. -=Don't Use health unless your bar is at a low yellow level. You will regret it if you waste the repair stations. You'll get killed looking for the small health power ups. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.4 - Game Modes -=Twisted Metal: Black has a lot of new modes but also not to mention the classic modes from the past. -=One Player=- -Story: Select a character and play through the levels to uncover the secrets of their past. -Challenge: Select a character and some combatants and go at it in a level of your choosing. -Endurance Mode: Pick your favorite car a fight opponents until you die. Beating a lot of other cars unlocks new levels. -=Multiplaye=- -Death Match Mode: Just like single player Challenge Mode except you invite a friend on for the ride. -Co-Op Story: Play through story mode with a friend except your wont see and cut-scenes. -Last Man Standing: Two players fight to the end with an identical list of vehicles. The players alternate choosing vehicles. As each vehicle is destroyed, the player uses the next car on their list. The winner is who destroys all of his opponent's cars first. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.5 - The Cars and Drivers -=Twisted Metal: Black offers the craziest and psychotic characters ever featured in a video game before. -=Junkyard Dog=- -Vehicle: Tow-Truck -Driver: Billy Ray Stillwell -Original Driver: n/a -Special: Spiked-Ball Catapult -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal -Fun Fact: n/a -=Stats=- -Control: Average -Speed: Average -Armor: High -Special: Average -=Brimstone=- -Vehicle: El Camino -Driver: Preacher -Original Driver: n/a -Special: Follower Launcher -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal -Fun Fact: There's a body in the bed of Brimstone's car. -=Stats=- -Control: High -Speed: High -Armor: Average -Special: Average -=Outlaw=- -Vehicle: SWAT Truck -Driver: Agent Stone -Original Driver: No -Special: Mounted Gunner -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1 -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal -Fun Fact: Outlaw has had different drivers in every game. -=Stats=- -Control: Average -Speed: Average -Armor: Average -Special: Average -=Mr. Grimm=- -Vehicle: Armored Motorcycle w/ Side Car -Driver: Mr. Grimm -Original Driver: Yes -Special: Scyth -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1 -Recommended User: Advanced -Fun Fact: The nature of his stats have never changed. -=Stats=- -Control: Maxed-Out -Speed: Maxed-Out -Armor: Very Low -Special: Maxed-Out -=Roadkill=- -Vehicle: Junk Car -Driver: John Doe -Original Driver: No -Special: Series Missles -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1 -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal -Fun Fact: Roadkill has always been a good average vehicle. -=Stats=- -Control: High -Speed: High -Armor: Average -Special: Average -=Crazy 8=- -Vehicle: Rally Bug -Driver: Frank McCutcheon (AKA: No-Face) -Original Driver: n/a -Special: Field Surge -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal -Fun Fact: This field surge is the same as Outlaw's from Twisted Metal 1 & 2. -=Stats=- -Control: Average -Speed: High -Armor: Average -Special: Average -=Spectre=- -Vehicle: Sports Car -Driver: Bloody Mary -Original Driver: No -Special: Ghost Missle -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1 -Recommended User: Normal to Advanced -Fun Fact: Spectre's special has never changed. -=Stats=- -Control: High -Speed: High -Armor: Very Low -Special: Average -=Darkside=- -Vehicle: Big Rig -Driver: Dollface -Original Driver: Unknown -Special: Power Ram -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1 -Recommended User: Normal -Fun Fact: Dollface could have been the driver in Twisted Metal 1 & 3. -=Stats=- -Control: Average -Speed: Low -Armor: High -Special: Average -=Shadow=- -Vehicle: Hearse -Driver: Raven -Original Driver: No -Special: Shadow Burst -Special 2: Raven Gunner (To use Special 2, select her normal special and press Up, Up, Up.) -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 2 -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal -Fun Fact: n/a -=Stats=- -Control: Average -Speed: Average -Armor: Average -Special: Average -=Sweet Tooth=- -Vehicle: Ice Cream Truck -Driver: Sweet Tooth (Needles Kane) -Original Driver: Yes -Special: Sweet Kamikaze -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1 -Recommended User: Normal -Fun Fact: Sweet Tooth's character has never changed. -=Stats=- -Control: Average -Speed: Low -Armor: High -Special: Average -=Yellow Jacket (Hidden)=- -Vehicle: Taxi Cab -Driver: Charlie Kane & Son -Original Driver: Yes (Not his Son) -Special: Ground Spikes -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1 -Recommended User: Normal -Fun Fact: Yellow Jacket's special in Twisted Metal 1 was a molotov cocktail. -=Stats=- -Control: Average -Speed: Average -Armor: Average -Special: Average -=Axel (Hidden)=- -Vehicle: 2-Wheeled Machine -Driver: Axel -Original Driver: Yes -Special: Shockwave -Special 2: Encasement Rage (To use Special 2, select his normal special and press Up, Up, Up.) -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 2 -Recommended User: Normal to Advanced -Fun Fact: Axel was voted the most annoying opponent. -=Stats=- -Control: Average -Speed: Low -Armor: Low -Special: Average -=Warthog (Hidden)=- -Vehicle: Stationwagon Tank -Driver: Cage -Original Driver: No -Special: Tank Trample -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1 -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal -Fun Fact: This vehicle has nothing to do with the other Warthog vehicles and was actually going to be named WhiteKnight. -=Stats=- -Control: Low -Speed: Average -Armor: Very High -Special: High -=Manslaughter (Hidden)=- -Vehicle: Suped-Up Dump Truck -Driver: Black -Original Driver: n/a -Special: Rolling Crush -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black -Recommended User: Normal -Fun Fact: n/a -=Stats=- -Control: Very Low -Speed: Very Average -Armor: Very High -Special: High -=Minion (Hidden)=- -Vehicle: Armored Tanker -Driver: Minion -Original Driver: Yes -Special: Flaming Blaze -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1 -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal -Fun Fact: Minion was the final boss of Twisted Metal 1. -=Stats=- -Control: Low -Speed: Low -Armor: Maxed-Out -Special: Maxed-Out -=Warhawk (Not Playable)=- -Vehicle: Armored Helicopter -Driver: Unknown -Original Driver: n/a -Special: Kyro Missles -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black -Recommended User: n/a -Fun Fact: Warhawk has nothing to do with the Twisted Metal contest. -=Stats=- -Control: Unknown -Speed: Average -Armor: Average -Special: High -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.6 - Weapons of Destruction -=This is a very informative list about the weapons found in Twisted Metal: Black. -=Machine Gun=- -Found: n/a -Damage: Minimal -Homing: No -Strategy: Best used while attacking with other weapons such as missles for added damage. Also good for destroying objects when low on ammo. -=Machine Gun Upgrade=- -Found: Often -Damage: Mediocre -Homing: No -Strategy: Best used while attacking with other weapons such as missles for added damage. Also good for destroying objects when low on ammo. -=Fire Missles=- -Found: Constantly -Damage: Average -Homing: Slight -Strategy: Good for the hit and run strategy due to their slight homing ability and average damage. -=Homing Missles=- -Found: Constantly -Damage: Average -Homing: Yes -Strategy: Good for the hit and run strategy due to their homing ability and average damage. -=Power Missles=- -Found: Constantly -Damage: High -Homing: No -Strategy: Good for use in close-up/melee battles and on frozen enemies. -=Gas Can=- -Found: Constantly -Damage: High -Homing: No -Strategy: An all around good weapon that's useful on mobile or stationary cars due to it's advanced targeting system. -=ENV=- -Found: Sometimes -Damage: Varies -Homing: Varies -Strategy: Depending on the level, this weapon has different effects. It's usually pretty powerful and comes in handy. -=Special=- -Found: Recharges -Damage: Varies -Homing: Varies -Strategy: The special depends on the vehicle you drive. All specials have their own advantages and disadvantages. -=Skill-Based Weapons=- -Found: Sometimes -Damage: Very High -Homing: Varies -Strategy: The type of weapon aquired on pick up is random, but regardless is an extremely powerful weapons. -=Rectile=- -Found: Sometimes -Damage: Varies -Homing: Yes -Strategy: If you charge it up and release when locked on a target, the Rectile missles will fire causing massive damage. If you wait to long they will backfire and become useless. -=SAT Controlled Missles=- -Found: Rarely -Damage: High -Homing: Average -Strategy: When fired, missles are shot up into the air. Seconds later, the missles will hit the target in front of you. If an opponent is in the target is up to you. -=Zoomy Missles=- -Found: Rarely -Damage: Varies -Homing: Yes -Strategy: Fire this weapon straight on. it will release ten homing missiles at your opponent. If all ten hit, you get a bonus. -=Health=- -Found: Constantly -Damage: n/a -Homing: n/a -Strategy: Collecting these will slightly raise your health bar. Not by much though so don't rely on them too much. -=Turbo=- -Found: Constantly -Damage: n/a -Homing: n/a -Strategy: These will fill up your turbo meter completely. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.7 - Story Battlegrounds -=Incog Inc. has really done it this time. Twisted Metal: Black's levels are absolutley gorgeous. Not only are they huge, but they are fully interactive. 90% of the levels objects are destroyable. It results in some major car combat carnage. See the following sections for all you need to know about the levels of Story Mode. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.8 - Junkyard -Size: Medium -Features: Multiple Crushers, Landfill Ramps -Resembles: The Construction Site from Twisted Metal 4 -=Secrets of the Junkyard=- -Look Out For: The crushers. There are two crushers in this level that cause bad damage. One is in a wall that crushes horizontally. The other is a little bit easier to avoid. It's near the back of the level and crusher vertically. -Hiding Places: I've found three good places to catch your breath. One is in the suspended carrier with the health power up and the second is in the sewer section (see below Unlocking Yellow Jacket). The last one requires you to get on top off the vertical crusher (see below Unlocking the Freeway). Then, jump onto the platform in the air with the power ups on it. -Unlocking Warhawk's Roof: To unlock the hidden stage, The Freeway, you'll need to do a couple things. First, destroy the big pizza boy statue. Just use any kind of missle. Then, head over to the vertical crusher. Use the debris as a ramp onto the crusher when it's lowered. After you're on it, turn around. You'll see the black cube. Simply drive off the side to get it. -Unlocking Yellow Jacket: Unlocking Yellow Jacket is simple. First destroy the jumbo jet circling the battlefield using a missle. Then head over behind the main building at the bottom of the giant cliff. You'll see the plane crashed into the side of the building and into the ground. Drive through the hole and make your way into the sewers. There you'll find a small control panel. Simply destroy it to unlock the first hidden car. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=1.9 - Suburbs -Size: Massive -Features: Destructable Town, Giant Ferris Wheel -Resembles: n/a -=Secrets of the Suburbs=- -Look Out For: The ferris wheel. Although you may have fun destroying the ferris wheel, don't get caught in it's path. -Hiding Places: The roof of the depot is a good place to sit for a while. Only skilled drivers can get there because you must jump from the carnival. Another good place is inside the mall, plus it has a lot of power ups to collect. -Unlocking The Prison Passage: To do this, head up to the carnival section of the level. Then jump to the nearest depot building. From there, jump across the buildings until you reach one with a block on it. Destroy it and grab the black cube to unlock the Prison Passage. -Unlocking Warthog: Jump from the carnival area to the roof of the closest building in the depot. On the roof you'll find some power ups and a little addition to the roof. Blow that up and drop inside the building destroy the control panel and Warthog will be raised down from the lift. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.0 - Freeway -Size: Massive -Features: Tons of Road, The State Hospital -Resembles: The Freeway from Twisted Metal 1 The Highway from Twisted Metal 4 -=Secrets of the Freeway=- -Unlocking Axel: To unlock the terror on two wheels himself, head over to the construction section of the level. Aim yourself at the left crane and shoot the control box with a Gas Can. The crane will set down a large crate over in the far corner. Destroy it to reveal the hidden character Axel. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.1 - Downtown -Size: Medium -Features: Giant Aqueduct, Tall Buildings -Resembles: Downtown from Twisted Metal 1 -=Secrets of Downtown=- -Unlocking Minion's Stadium: Head to the Skyway Towers building right across from the aqueduct. You'll see the two buildings are connected. In the left one is an elevator. Simply blast the wall and ride it to the top. Once there, creep to the edge to drop down to another little ledge. There are two giant cups of coffee, one has a black cube behind it. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.2 - Highway Loop -Size: Medium -Features: Tons of Traffic, Unfinished Roads -Resembles: The Freeway from Twisted Metal 1 -=Secrets of the Highway Loop=- -Unlocking Elevators: To unlock this multiplayer level, you need to first, kill all but one of your enemies. Then grab a Gas Can. Head over to what looks to be a power plant (near the bridge with the gap in it). You'll see a set of giant balls. Hit the one closest to the far tunnel with thhe Gas Can. It will begin to roll towards the tunnel. Be sure to not let an enemy destroy it. Follow it into the tunnel and into the hole it created. You'll find power ups and a black cube in the far right corner. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.3 - Minion's Stadium -Size: Small -Features: Minion, No Where to Run -Resembles: n/a -=Stragies for Beating Minion=- -The best strategy for beating Minion is quiter simple. First, drive around and max out most of your weapons. Then start turning around Minion just dodging his attacks. When you come around, be ready with missles and machine gun fire. You'll need to destroy all four panels of Minion's tanker (front, back and two sides) to deactivate his force field. After you do this, you then need to use the hit and run technique to wear his health down. After you beat him, you'll view your driver's middle movie. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.4 - Prison Passage -Size: Massive -Features: Giant Bridge, A Docked Boat -Resembles: n/a -=Secrets of the Prison Passage=- -Hiding Places: Because the level is so massive, you'll have no poblem catching your breath. You'll always have a place to run since there are virtually no dead ends. -Unlocking Manslaughter: Head over to where the boat is dock and go to the outside base of it. You'll see some cargo boxes to the left of it. Shoot these cargo boxes until they form a ramp. Drive up it and face the ship. Start firing shots at the side of the boat and eventually a door will slide open. Inside, destroy the control panel and Manslaughter will be lowered from the lift. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.5 - Snowy Roads -Size: Small -Features: Slick and Icy Roads, High Mountains -Resembles: Anarctica from Twisted Metal 2 North Pole from Twisted Metal 3 -=Secrets of Snowy Roads=- -Look Out For: The steep cliffs. One slip up pretty much any where in this stage will send you plummeting to your death. -Unlocking the Power Plant: This one's a little tricky. Head down to the bottom of the level with the gas station and the long building. Drive over to the barricade and blast them away. Drive down and there should be a small flat area. Once down there, turn right and drive up the hill. Slightly over that hill is the black cube tucked away. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.6 - Drive-In Movie -Size: Small -Features: Giant Movie Screen, No Where to Run -Resembles: Holland from Twisted Metal 2 -=Secrets of the Drive-In Movie=- -There are no secrets to be found in the Drive-In Movie. Just remember to keep moving and use the hit and run strategy. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.7 - Skyscrapers -Size: Large -Features: Abandon Church, Roof to Roof Leaping -Resembles: Rooftops from Twisted Metal 1 New York from Twisted Metal 2 Tokyo from Twisted Metal 3 -=Secrets of the Highway Loop=- -Look Out For: What's not to look out for? You can fall pretty much everywhere so watch what you're doing. Don't get trigger happy and turbo yourself off the building. -Unlocking the Sewers: To do this you're going to need a life to spare. Head over to the two roofs where you knock the billboard over to connect them. The black cube is between the two suspended in mid-air. I like to switch the view to the highest angle to get a good look at what you're trying to aim for. I also prefer to drop off from the side with the plane on it. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.8 - Warhawk's Rooftop -Size: Small -Features: Warhawk, No Where to Run -Resembles: n/a -=Secrets of Warhawk's Rooftop=- -Unlocking the Skyscrapers: To find the black cube, line yourself up with where the tankers come off of the other roof. Drive off facing towards it using turbo at full speed. You should hit the cube in the air. -=Strategies for Beating Warhawk=- -There's only one way to beat Warhawk and that way can get quite frustrating. First, when the battle begins, circle the roof collecting everything you can get your hands on. Then, a tanker will come into play. Attack it from a distance so it wont freeze or burn you. When it's disabled, wait for Warhawk to hover above it. When he does, blast the remains of the tanker. You will need to do this three times. After you do so, start circling the roof again this time collecting homing missles. Use them (or a homing special attack) to attack Warhawk. You can use fire missles but they are harder to aim. Some special attacks work real well such as Outlaw's Mounted Gunner and Spectre's Ghost Missle. After you do this, you will view your driver's ending movie. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=2.9 - Multiplayer Battlegrounds -=This list pertains to the complete multiplayer level list assuming you have unlocked them already. If they require Endurance kills to open, I'll tell you how many you'll need. These levels are rated by myself and a companion of my choosing. Each score is out of five stars. -=Junkyard=- -Size: Medium -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: Yes -Multiplayer Rating: *** -Funfactor: **** -Challenge: ** -=Freeway=- -Size: Massive -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: Yes -Multiplayer Rating: **** -Funfactor: **** -Challenge: **** -=Prison Passage=- -Size: Massive -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: No (See Section 1.9 - Suburbs) -Multiplayer Rating: *** -Funfactor: ** -Challenge: *** -=Downtown=- -Size: Medium -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: Yes -Multiplayer Rating: ***** -Funfactor: ***** -Challenge: *** -=Highway Loop=- -Size: Large -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: Yes -Multiplayer Rating: **** -Funfactor: **** -Challenge: *** -=Elevators=- -Size: Small -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes -Unlocked: No (See Section 2.2 - Highway Loop) -Multiplayer Rating: ***** -Funfactor: ***** -Challenge: ***** -=Snowy Roads=- -Size: Small -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: Yes -Multiplayer Rating: ***** -Funfactor: **** -Challenge: ***** -=Power Plant=- -Size: Medium -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes -Unlocked: No (See Section 2.5 - Snowy Roads) -Multiplayer Rating: **** -Funfactor: **** -Challenge: *** -=Dogpound=- -Size: Very Small -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes -Unlocked: No -Multiplayer Rating: *** -Funfactor: ** -Challenge: ***** -=Sewers=- -Size: Medium -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes -Unlocked: No (See section 2.7 - Skyscrapers) -Multiplayer Rating: *** -Funfactor: ** -Challenge: *** -=Drive-In Movie=- -Size: Small -Multiplayer Exclusive:No -Unlocked: Yes -Multiplayer Rating: **** -Funfactor: **** -Challenge: **** -=Skyscrapers=- -Size: Medium -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: No -Multiplayer Rating: ***** -Funfactor: ***** -Challenge: ***** -=Minion's Stadium=- -Size: Small -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: No -Multiplayer Rating: ** -Funfactor: ** -Challenge: ** -=Prison Ship=- -Size: Small -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes -Unlocked: No -Multiplayer Rating: **** -Funfactor: *** -Challenge: **** -=Asylum Halls=- -Size: Medium -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes -Unlocked: No -Multiplayer Rating: **** -Funfactor: *** -Challenge: **** -=Mini Downtown=- -Size: Medium -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes -Unlocked: No -Multiplayer Rating: *** -Funfactor: ** -Challenge: *** -=Mini Suburbs=- -Size: Medium -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes -Unlocked: No (Earn 10 Endurance kills in Drive-In Movie) -Multiplayer Rating: **** -Funfactor: **** -Challenge: ** -=Warhawk=- -Size: -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: No (See Section 1.8 - Junkyard) -Multiplayer Rating: ***** -Funfactor: **** -Challenge: ***** -=Suburbs=- -Size: Massive -Multiplayer Exclusive: No -Unlocked: Yes -Multiplayer Rating: **** -Funfactor: **** -Challenge: *** -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=3.0 - Unlocking Minion -=This is where the biggest secret of the game is revealed. The truth about Minion. I put this way at the bottom for those who don't want to know how to unlock him and want to discover him themselves. To unlock Minion, you'll need to beat the game with every available character. This also includes the game's other hidden characters: Axel, Yellow Jacket, Manslaughter and Warthog. This is no easy task. I myself have not done this yet. Only because I have not had the time to play through with all the characters yet. But when I do, I add a Minion strategy to this guide. (Minion will appear right after Sweet Tooth on the driver selection screen). -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=3.1 - Cheat Codes -=Sorry this section is a little scarce. (I'm not big into cheating). I only have one code because I really haven't looked for any 'cause... i don't care. -=Invulnerability: During gameplay, hold down L1, L2, R1 and R2 and tap Up, Down, Left, Right, Right, Left, Down and Up. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=3.2 - Bonus Mystery -=All throughout the game, you'll notice an occasional message at the top of the screen. At this point, I don't know what they're for, but I do know how I got them -=Multiple Hits: Using a Gas Can, damage two or more enemies at the same time. -=Bank Shot Bonus: Using a Rico, hit an enemy by bouncing it off of a wall first. -=Missle Bonus 10/10: Using the Zoomy Missles, hit all 10 missles on your opponents. -=Max Damage: Using a SAT, hit all of the missles on your opponents. -=Missle Hit 20/20: Using Sweet Tooth's special, hit all 10 missles on your opponents. -=T-Slide Bonus: Using Darkside's special, use turbo and slide and then hit the side of your opponents vehicle. -=Turbo Bonus: Use turbo while ramming your opponents with Yellow Jacket's special attack. -=Bull's Eye Bonus: Hit your target perfectly with a Gas Can. -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=3.3 - Endings Revealed -=If you don't want to know what happens at the end of the game for a specific character, don't read any further. If you wanna know, then read. -=Billy Ray/Junkyard Dog=- This old redneck was working with his crops before harvest when all of the sudden a crop duster swooped down and sprayed him pesticides. This really messed up his face. He stumbled home to find his wife with the pilot who did it talking about collecting life insurance. He grabbed the closest thing (a garden hoe) and hacked his wife into pieces. He wants to win the competition to get revenge on that pilot. After winning the competition, Calypso gave him what he promised. Billy Ray found himself in a field with nothing but a plane and the pilot tied to the ground. He hopped in the plane and hacked up the pilot with the propeller. He now feels real good about himself. Billy Ray moved to the city to see what kind a killer could get into. -=Agent Stone/Outlaw=- A very skilled sniper was called to take out a terrorist hold a family hostage. With confidence he prepared to take the terrorist out. Suddenly, his emotions got a hold of him. Stone didn't want to see these terrorists live again. He began firing his gun off without looking at what he was shooting. He noticed that not only did he kill the terrorist, but he killed a mother and her child. Agent Stone wants to win the competition to get a second chance at this. After winning the competion, Agent Stone found himself on the very same rooftop aiming at that very same terrorist. He made sure that every bullet hit the right target. He notices the mother and child were frightened, but unharmed. Agent Stone thought he had redeemed himself, but he thought wrong. The downed terrorist slowly raised his arm and cocked his gun. He then put one right in the middle of Agent Stone's head. -=Charlie Kane and Son/Yellow Jacket=- Sweet Tooth's father and younger brother were inseperable. He even went on some cab rides with him. One day, an angry passenger shot Charlie in the back of the head. The son was very sad but used his intelligents to rebuild his father as a robot. They want to win so they can make every thing better again. After winning the competition, Calypso confronts the young boy. He takes the controller for Charlie and breaks it. The boy is devastated. Calypso said, "I will make everything better. I need someone to train." Possibly to take out Sweet Tooth or Minion in a sequal to Twisted Metal: Black. -=Dollface/Darkside=- As a college grad, she worked for a maskmaker(who made SweetTooth's mask), keeping records and making sure bills were paid. One day, she made a mistake that sent the man off the wall... he beat her down and put a mask on her head, nailed it shut, and put a strange 4-key lock on the back. Dollface desired that key, so she could see her face again. Her only worry was if she had become disfigured from the constant pressure on her face. Once again, Calypso put in a "catch-22" the key was on the end of a chain. On the other end, a trigger that would shut an iron maiden on Dollface's former boss. To free herself, she would have to kill the man who trapped her in the mask. She took the key, setting off the iron maiden, and impaling him. After examining the key, she threw it to the floor, declaring she liked her new face, that would be beautiful even if she was old and grey. She then devoted her life to make sure that no one would ever be as mean as that maskmaker. -=Preacher/Brimstone=- An evangelist in his early days, Jebediah was rejected by the people in his congregation, and thereby denied Priesthood. As he remembers it, during his most important job- an exorcism -the demon from the small child took root in his body, and killed everyone in that church that night in a great rage, and left as the police arrived. The Preacher's goal for the contest is to learn the truth. But the truth was far different. Calypso showed Jebediah that there was no demon. The exorcism was a baptism, and that night, there was no demon. Jebediah had become the angel of death and had slaughtered everyone there. All of the pain he had suffered to fall into the lord's good graces had been useless. To the preacher, there was only one way out. Suicide off of the top of a building. -=Needles Kane/Sweet Tooth=- SweetTooth was a killer from the start, but it was a curse that was placed on him recently that put him in so much pain and set his head on fire. That curse was placed on him by the Preacher at SweetTooth's execution 3 months before the time of the contest.The flames of hell would torment SweetTooth forever, unless a cure was found. To SweetTooth, a cure for the curse was his main desire. But the cure came with a catch. A vial of Jebediah's (Preacher) blood would cure SweetTooth, but he would have to change his murderous ways. If he ever went back to killing, the curse would come back as well. SweetTooth had his priorities, smashing the vial under his foot, and then killing Calypso by slashing his throat, just as he said he would in the prologue. -=Mr. Grimm/Mr. Grimm=- After having flashbacks of being in Vietnam, being tossed into a hole and being forced to eat his commrade, Mr. Grimm fought in the contest with a purpose. To seek revenge on the man who did this to him. The man who made him a cannibal. After winning the contest, Calypso grants Mr. Grimm his wish. Dinner for one with the man he don't like. Mr. Grimm has no problem eating this guy up as he mentions he'll always have a taste for flesh. -=John Doe/Roadkill=- This guy doesn't know who he is. All he can rely on are his tatoos. And by his tatoos he realizes he was a bad man. When he was knocked out at Minion's Stadium, he realized he was a terrorist. A terrorist who had planted a bomb. This was shocking to him but that's where the memories ended. After winning, John Doe wanted to know about his past. Calypso showed him that he was really an undercover agent sent to take out the terrorists. He was supposed to disarm the bomb but didn't have enough time so he just threw it out the window. He also remembered he had a family. That's when Calypso told him he was Number #2 on America's Most Wanted and shot him right there. (I assume Sweet Tooth is Number #1.) -=I will add more as I unlock them in story mode.=- -=-=-=-=-=-T-=-M-=-B-=-=-=-=-=- -=3.4 - About -=These people either provided information for TM:B or helped make corrections in this FAQ: -Nathaniel Newby - firstname.lastname@example.org -Tyson - Ceniga@bendnet.com -Devils0508 - Devils0508@aol.com -=This decent guide was made by a decent guy named D-Plus. It's for recreational home viewing only. Don't try to make money with it (yeah, it ain't that good) because it's (c) 2001 D-Plus. Visit me on the web at: tmblack.topcities.com.