Twisted Metal: Black FAQ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ v1.2 By: Eric Robertson Date: June 23, 2001 System: PS2 Developer: Incognito Studios --- Revision Notes --- v1.2 June 23, 2001 Added new secrets and endings. v1.1 June 22, 2001 Added new secrets, table of contents, and endings section v1.0 June 21, 2001 First Issue. ---------------------- ____________________________ Table Of Contents: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Intorduction 2. Gameplay 3. Characters 4. Weapons/Powerups 5. Levels/Arenas 6. Hints/Codes 7. Endings *** SPOILERS *** 8. Copywrite Info _______________________ 1 Introduction: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Twisted Metal series started on the origional playstation system and started the "car combat" genre. Since that time, there have been three sequels on the playstation, with Twisted Metal:Black becoming the fifth installemnt in the series. Many fans view TM2 as the best installment of the game with the sequels TM3 and TM4 falling short. It is the fans viewpoint that the change in development teams were the reason the last few installemnts of the series were sub-par. Good news for die hard fans, the origional developers of the Twisted Metal series have been brought back for TMB. Even if you have never played the series before, you will find much enjoyment with this game. The control scheme is unbelieveably precise, the characters have depth, and the storyline is great. This version of the game not only has a single player story mode, but multiplayer co-op and deathmatch modes. Hours of fun for all gamers. This FAQ, like my others, is going to be "quick and dirty". I personally hate wading through pages and pages of information that has no purpose but to add length. You won't find that here. All information will be presented in a straightforeward manner and should be very easy to navigate. ___________________ 2 Gameplay: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There are several different game modes for TMB. You can either choose to play in a single player game, or with a few friends. The single player mode offers a few choices. You can play through the story mode, which differs depending on the character you select. Each character has a unique storyline and ending, so you must beat this mode with everyone to see everything. The next mode is challeng mode, which is basically a one arena battle. Choose your character and an arena, and then go at it. The last mode, endourance, is basically a "kill as much as you can mode". Multiplayer modes are wonderfull as well. You can choose the classic deathmatch seen commonly in most games with up to four players. You can also choose a mode called Last Man Standing in which each player chooses a couple of vehicles and plays until all vehicles are destroyed. The last mode is the co-op story mode. This is the same as single player story mode, however your friend can help you out. You do not get the character endings in the co-op mode. _____________________ 3 Characters: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This game wouldn't be any fun without all the unique characters. Each character and their respective vehicle has their own unique stats and abilities, including their special attack. Some vehicles will be very fast, but will have to sacrifice defence. Others will be as slow as molasis, but will pack a wollop. Try out each character to get a feel for what you like. I suggest choosing a balanced character to start out with. You will be able to unlock more characters as you progress through the game. Check out how to unlock the characters in the hints/codes section. 1. Sweet Tooth Vehicle: Icecream Truck Special: Multiple Missle Attack 2. The Preacher Vehicle: Brimstone Special: Large Bolt 3. Billy Ray Stillwell Vehicle: Junkyard Dog Special: Wrecking Ball Attack 4. Agent Stone Vehicle: Outlaw Special: Powerfull Machine Gun 5. John Doe Vehicle: Roadkill Special: Multi Missle (Hold for more missles) 6. Mr. Grimm Vehicle: Motorcycle Special: Sycle 7. Bloody Mary Vehicle: Spectre Special: Large Missle 8. No-Face Vehicle: Crazy8 Special: 9. Charlie Kane and Son Vehicle: Yellow Jacket Special: 10. Axel Vehicle: Big Wheel Special: 11. Cage Vehicle: Warthog Special: 12. Raven Vehicle: Shadow Special: 13. Black Vehicle: Manslaughter Special: 14. Dollface Vehicle: Darkside Special: 15. Minion Vehicle: Big Ass Truck Special: ___________________________ 4 Weapons/Powerups: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a car combat game, so of course we need the weapons. This game has tons to utilize, just like the past versions. Everything from your basic machine guns to some homing missles. And of course, if you're going to be blowing each other up, you need some healing items as well. This next section will go into some detail about the different weapons and powerups found in TMB. Basic Powerups: Health: Fills up part of your health meter. Turbo: Fills up part of your turbo meter. Repair Station: Fully recovers your vehicles health. Machine Gun Upgrade: Doubles speed and damage for a short time. Advanced Powerups: Skill Weapon: A unique weapon that requires a button combo and timing to use. Black Cube: Find these to unlock game secrets. Weapons: Fire Missle: Your basic missle with slight homing abilities. Homing Missle: Great homing abilities, but low power. Power Missle: Great power, but no homing ability. Ricochet: A bouncing missle with a 5 second timer. Gas Can: Works like a remote mine or a grenade. Reticle: Multi-missle with lock on, longer lock for more missles. Satelite: Multi-missle from the sky. There are also energy attacks that require special button combos. Most of these are very usefull, but be carefull because your power is drained when using these. Jump: Press L1+R1. No energy loss. Freeze: Press D,U,D. You can freeze your opponent. Invisible: Press L,L,D,D. You are temporarily invisible. Shield: Press R,R,D,D. No damage for a short time. Rear-Fire: Press L,R,D+Fire. Shoot behind vehicle. Mine: Press R,L,D. Drop a mine behind your vehicle. Charged-Mine: Press R,L,D for 1 sec. More powerful, explodes after a short time. ________________________ 5 Levels/Arenas: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You have to have a backdrop for the mayhem. This game has everything including a few special areas you need to unlock. I've listed whether they are available in single or multiplayer, and how to unlock them if they are hidden. Level Single Multi Unlock 1. Junkyard X 2. Suburbs X X 3. Freeway X 4. Downtown X X 5. Highway Loop X 6. Minion's Stadium X 7. Prison passage X X 8. Snowy Roads X 9. Drive-In Movie X 10. Skyscrapers X X 11. Warhawk's Rooftop X Arena Only 1. Asylum Halls X 2. Elevators X 3. Power Plant X 4. Dog Pound X 5. Sewers X ________________________ 6 Hints / Codes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Invincibility Code - During gameplay, hold L1,L2,R1,R2 and press U,D,L,R,R,L,D,U. Unlock Warhawk Arena - Found in the Junkyard. Jump on top of the large yellow press on the side of the arena. When it rises up, drive on top of the platform. To your left is a spinning cube with a secret. Drive off the platform to grab the cube and unlock the secret. Unlock Yellow Jacket - Found in the Junkyard. Shoot down the plane circling the arena with a few homing missles. You will see the plane go down. Now near the center of the arena, you will see some wreckage and an opening. Inside is a long tunnel with a lot of powerups. At the end is a computer monitor in front of a column. SHoot it to unlock the car. Unlock Manslaughter - Found on prison ship. Wait for the ship to dock. Exit the ship and turn right. Follow the road around until you see the side of the ship and some boxes. Shoot the boxes to form a ramp. Now drive up the ramp and shoot the side of the boat. A door will open and you can drive inside. You will find another computer console and unlock a new vehicle. Unlock Axel - Found on the Freeway. Find the area with the two cranes. One of the cranes is holding a crate in the air. Position your vehicle on a nearby hill so that your missles point up towards the control cockpit. Fire at the cockpit to drop the crate. Shoot the crate and inside is the vehicle. ________________ 7 Endings: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *** WARNING: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT. READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRESION *** Billy Ray Stillwell: Calypso comes through on his bargain and delivers the pilot to Billy Ray. The pilot is tied up on the fence and gagged so he can't move or talk. Billy Ray jumps in the plane and drives the propellors straight into the pilot. The very end only shows a pair of goggles the pilot was wearing covered in blood Sweet Tooth: After winning the competition, Sweet Tooth is given the cure to his burning, a vile of the preachers blood. If he drinks the blood of the man who cursed him, then he will be cured. But, if he kills again then the curse will return. After 10 seconds of thought, Sweet Tooth crushes the vile of blood and kills Calypso in a flash. He can't give up what he loves. Preacher: At the end of the competition, the preacher finially realizes that the infant he was baptising was not posessed, it was just him. He was the one who destroyed the church and killed athe the people. He decides to end it all by jumping off the roof of warhawk's arena. Mr. Grimm: As promised, the man who forced Mr. Grimm to his canabalistic ways is delivered. Mr. Grimm doesn't wait, and kills him immediately. Although his revenge is satisfied, he will never loose his taste for flesh. Bloody mary: For winning the competition, Calypso delivers Spectre the husband she has been looking for. With his head sown back together after some "minor" adjustments, he looks like he's the one for Spectre. He strains and wispers in her ear, I will never love you. Enraged, she beats him to death with a sledge hammer (nasty). SHe vows to find a husband, or kill every man in her way. Agent Stone: This cop is given his chance to go back in time to prevent the tragedy from occuring. This time he makes precise shots, only hitting the terrorist. In the end, everyone looks safe, and the terrorist is down. Now he can rest assured that he prevented the tragedy, except...the terrorist is still alive. Just as the cop turns his head to look, the terrorist pulls his gun and shoots him in the head. All this effort to save a life and he looses his own. John Doe: John slowly realizes in the end who he was. He was an FBI agent, deep undercover in a skinhead gang. They were going to bomb a building, and he ran back in at the last minute to throw the bomb out the window. John realizes he has a family and a good life, except Calypso tells him he is now #2 on teh FBI's most wanted list. Calypso turns a gun on John Doe, and kills him on the spot. _______________________________ 8 Copyrite Information: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Twisted Metal: Black and all characters are (c) Copyrite Sony Computer Entertainment of America, and Incognito Studios. All information located within this FAQ has been written by myself and is protected under international copyrite law. This document may not be reproduced without the consent of the author, Eric Robertson. Please email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to host this document on your site. Currently only www.gamefaqs.com has permission to view/use this document.