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Twisted Metal: Black Walkthrough

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  -=FAQ/Strategy Guide for Twisted Metal: Black
   -=Created by D-Plus
    -=E-Mail: xx@realjuggalos.com
   -=On the Web at: tmblack.topcities.com
  -=This FAQ is (c) 2001 D-Plus

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  -=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=- Endings Revealed
   -=3.3=- About

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   -=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. 

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   -=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.

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   -=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  

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   -=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.

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   -=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.

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   -=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
              -Special: Spiked-Ball Catapult
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black
              -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Average
               -Speed: Average
               -Armor: High
               -Special: Average

           -=Brimstone=-
              -Vehicle: El Camino
              -Driver: Preacher
              -Special: Follower Launcher
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black
              -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: High
               -Speed: High
               -Armor: Average
               -Special: Average

           -=Outlaw=-
              -Vehicle: SWAT Truck
              -Driver: Agent Stone
              -Special: Mounted Gunner
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1
              -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Average
               -Speed: Average
               -Armor: Average
               -Special: Average

           -=Mr. Grimm=-
              -Vehicle: Armored Motorcycle w/ Side Car
              -Driver: Mr. Grimm
              -Special: Mounted Gunner
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1
              -Recommended User: Advanced

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Maxed-Out
               -Speed: Maxed-Out
               -Armor: Very Low
               -Special: Maxed-Out

           -=Roadkill=-
              -Vehicle: Junk Car
              -Driver: John Doe
              -Special: Series Missles
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1
              -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: High
               -Speed: High
               -Armor: Average
               -Special: Average

           -=Crazy 8=-
              -Vehicle: Rally Bug
              -Driver: Frank McCutcheon (AKA: No-Face)
              -Special: Field Surge
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black
              -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Average
               -Speed: High
               -Armor: Average
               -Special: Average

           -=Spectre=-
              -Vehicle: Sports Car
              -Driver: Bloody Mary
              -Special: Ghost Missle
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1
              -Recommended User: Normal to Advanced

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: High
               -Speed: High
               -Armor: Very Low
               -Special: Average

           -=Darkside=-
              -Vehicle: Big Rig
              -Driver: Dollface
              -Special: Power Ram
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1
              -Recommended User: Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Average
               -Speed: Low
               -Armor: High
               -Special: Average

           -=Shadow=-
              -Vehicle: Hearse
              -Driver: Raven
              -Special: Shadow Burst
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 2
              -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Average
               -Speed: Average
               -Armor: Average
               -Special: Average

           -=Sweet Tooth=-
              -Vehicle: Ice Cream Truck
              -Driver: Sweet Tooth
              -Special: Sweet Kamikaze
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1
              -Recommended User: Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Average
               -Speed: Low
               -Armor: High
               -Special: Average

           -=Yellow Jacket (Hidden)=-
              -Vehicle: Taxi Cab
              -Driver: Charlie Kane & Son
              -Special: Ground Spikes
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1
              -Recommended User: Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Average
               -Speed: Average
               -Armor: Average
               -Special: Average

           -=Axel (Hidden)=-
              -Vehicle: 2-Wheeled Machine
              -Driver: Axel
              -Special: Shockwave
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 2
              -Recommended User: Normal to Advanced

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Average
               -Speed: Low
               -Armor: Low
               -Special: Average

           -=Warthog (Hidden)=-
              -Vehicle: Stationwagon Tank
              -Driver: Unknown (Not a Patient)
              -Special: Tank Trample
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1
              -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Low
               -Speed: Average
               -Armor: Very High
               -Special: High

           -=Manslaughter (Hidden)=-
              -Vehicle: Suped-Up Dump Truck
              -Driver: Manslaughter
              -Special: Rolling Crush
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black
              -Recommended User: Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Very Low
               -Speed: Very Average
               -Armor: Very High
               -Special: High

           -=Minion (Hidden)=-
              -Vehicle: Armored Tanker
              -Driver: Minion
              -Special: Flaming Blaze
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal 1
              -Recommended User: Beginner to Normal

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Low
               -Speed: Low
               -Armor: Maxed-Out
               -Special: Maxed-Out

           -=Warhawk (Not Playable)=-
              -Vehicle: Armored Helicopter
              -Driver: Unknown
              -Special: Flaming Blaze
              -First Appearance: Twisted Metal: Black
              -Recommended User: n/a

              -=Stats=-
               -Control: Unknown
               -Speed: Average
               -Armor: Average
               -Special: High

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   -=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.

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   -=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.

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   -=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.

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   -=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.

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   -=2.0 - Freeway
            -Size: Massive
            -Features: Tons of Road, The State Hospital
            -Resembles: The Freeway from Twisted Metal 1

           -=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. The crane will set down a large
             crate over in the far corner. Destroy it to reveal
             the hidden character Axel.

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   -=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.

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   -=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.

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   -=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.

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   -=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.

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   -=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.
           
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   -=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.

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   -=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.

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   -=2.8 - Warhawk's Rooftop
            -Size: Small
            -Features: Warhawk, No Where to Run
            -Resembles: n/a

           -=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.

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   -=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:
            -Multiplayer Rating:
               -Funfactor:
               -Challenge:

           -=Drive-In Movie=-
            -Size: Small
            -Multiplayer Exclusive:No
            -Unlocked:
            -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:
            -Multiplayer Rating:
               -Funfactor:
               -Challenge:

           -=Asylum Halls=-
            -Size: Medium
            -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes
            -Unlocked:
            -Multiplayer Rating:
               -Funfactor:
               -Challenge:

           -=Mini Downtown=-
            -Size: Medium
            -Multiplayer Exclusive: Yes
            -Unlocked:
            -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: ***

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   -=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. Once
           you do it though you will be real happy. Minion is
           just like other characters, you can play with him in
           story mode and reveal his story.

           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).

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   -=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.

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   -=3.2 - 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/Yelloe 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.

           -=I will add more as I unlock them in story mode.=-

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   -=3.3 - About
         -=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.



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