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Twisted Metal: Black FAQ/Walkthrough Version 1.2
System: Playstation 2

Author: bloodstorm 
Email: blood_storm@hotmail.com



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* Table of Contents: *
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1) Introduction

2) Controls
  a) Classic
  b) Run 'n Gun
  c) Control Freak

3) Characters and Vehicles
  a) Junkyard Dog
  b) Brimstone
  c) Outlaw
  d) Mr. Grimm
  e) Roadkill
  f) Crazy 8
  g) Spectre
  h) Darkside
  i) Shadow
  j) Sweet Tooth
  k) Yellow Jacket
  l) Axel
  m) Warthog
  n) Manslaughter
  o) Minion

4) Weapons/Pickups
  a) Machine Gun/Upgrade
  b) Homing Missile
  c) Fire Missile
  d) Power Missile
  e) Gas Can
  f) Ricochet
  g) Environment Weapon
  h) Skill Based Weapons (Reticle, Satellite, and Zoomy)
  i) Turbo
  j) Health/Repair Stations

5) Energy Attacks

6) Levels
  a) Junkyard
  b) Suburbs
  c) Freeway
  d) Downtown
  e) Highway Loop
  f) Minion's Stadium
  g) Prison Passage
  h) Snowy Roads
  i) Drive-in Movie
  j) Skyscrapers
  k) Warhawk's Rooftop

7) Multi-player Levels
  a) Elevators
  b) Power Plant
  c) Dogpound
  d) Sewers
  e) Prison Ship
  f) Asylum Halls
  g) Mini Downtown
  h) Mini Suburbs
  i) Unlocking Story Mode Levels

8) One-player Modes
  a) Story Mode
  b) Challenge Mode
  c) Endurance Mode

9) Multi-player Modes
  a) 2-4 Player Deathmatch
  b) 2 Player Co-op Story
  c) 2 Player Last Man Standing

10) Miscellaneous 
  a) Helicopters
  b) Black Cubes
  c) Misc. Tips

11) Credits/Contact Information
 



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* 1) Introduction: *
********************

This is a FAQ for Twisted Metal: Black.  It gives information and such 
for said game.  I figured this guide could use a good introduction, so 
I thought I'd come back and write one.  But instead I decided to write 
this introduction.  Twisted Metal: Black is the fifth game in the 
Twisted Metal series, although the third and forth ones were made by a 
different company (989 studios) so some may argue that this is 
technically only the third Twisted Metal game, since the games made by 
989 are largely considered sub-par.  I consider this game the best game 
of the series, and if you've played it you probably know why.  If you 
haven't played it, you should.

Now I thought I'd add a quick overview of the game for people who are 
new to the game, since I forgot about that in the early versions.  
Basically, in Twisted Metal: Black you drive around in a vehicle and 
try to kill other vehicles using various weapons that you can collect 
through-out the level.  There are several modes of gameplay including a 
one-player story mode where you can unlock new character movies (unless 
you have the PAL version) and multi-player modes where you can go 
through the story mode with another person or just do a deathmatch type 
thing.  oK, I'm obviously bad at overviews, so I'll just end this now.



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* 2) Controls: *
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The default controls in Twisted Metal: Black are similar to the default 
controls in Twisted Metal 2, but now triangle activates the rear-view 
mirror and pressing gas twice activates turbo.  I never liked that 
system for turbo (it was used in Twisted Metal 4) because it's harder 
to activate when you want it, but it's easy to activate it 
accidentally.  If you don't like it, you can use the dualshock to drive 
and R3 for turbo, but then the energy attacks are harder to use...  
Here're the control schemes:


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- 2a) Classic (default): -
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L1: Cycle weapons left
R1: Cycle weapons right
L2: Fire selected weapon
R2: Fire machine gun

Start: Pause
Select + down: Change view
Select + right: Change weapon display

Control Pad:
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Up: Forward
Down: Reverse
Left/Right: Steer

Square: Gas (press twice and hold for turbo)
X: Tight Turn
Circle: Brake
Triangle: Rear view mirror

Dualshock:
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Left analog stick: Steering
Right analog stick: Gas/Brake

L3: Tight turn
R3: Turbo


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- 2b) Run 'n Gun:  -
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L1: Rear view
R1: Brake
L2: Tight turn
R2: Gas (2x - turbo) 

Start: Pause
Select + down: Change view
Select + right: Change weapon display 

Control Pad:
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Up: Forward
Down: Reverse
Left/Right: Steer 

Square: Machine Gun
X: Fire weapon
Circle: Weapon select
Triangle: Weapon select 

Dualshock:
----------
Left analog stick: Steering
Right analog stick: Gas/Brake 

L3: Tight turn
R3: Turbo 


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- 2c) Control Freak: -
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L1: Cycle weapons left
R1: Cycle weapons right
L2: Tight turn
R2: Break 

Start: Pause
Select + down: Change view
Select + right: Change weapon display 

Control Pad:
------------
Up: Forward
Down: Reverse
Left/Right: Steer 

Square: Machine gun
X: Gas (2x - turbo)
Circle: Fire weapon
Triangle: Rear view 

Dualshock:
----------
Left analog stick: Steering
Right analog stick: Gas/Brake 

L3: Tight turn
R3: Turbo 




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* 3) Characters and Vehicles: *
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This section describes all of the playable characters in the game, 
including their information about their vehicles and their stories.  It 
has spoilers about their stories and such, so you may not want to read 
this section if you don't want to know said information.

Unfortunately, the story FMVs have been removed from the PAL version of 
the game.  I don't know why they took them out, but if you don't live 
in America (or maybe Japan), you probably won't find any story videos 
in the game.

** NOTE - There are storyline SPOILERS in this section **

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- 3a) Junkyard Dog: -
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Vehicle: Tow Truck

Driver: Billy Ray Stillwell

Story: Billy Ray was a farmer.  One day as he was walking through his 
corn crop a pilot flew over, dropping some chemical on Billy Ray and 
his crop.  The chemicals made him pass out, and when he woke up, his 
face was deformed and his hair had turned black (and his corn was 
destroyed).  He gets up and goes to talk to his wife, Annie, to ask her 
what to do, but instead sees her kissing the pilot and talking about 
collecting the life insurance.  Enraged, he grabs the closest object (a 
hoe) and starts hitting her with the hoe, and continues for over an 
hour.  He entered the contest to get revenge on the pilot who had 
ruined his life.  When he wins, Calypso takes him back to his farm 
where he has the pilot chained to the ground (standing up), and the 
pilot's plane is a few yards away.  Billy Ray gets in the plane and 
drives it into the pilot, allowing the propeller to chop him to bits.  
Then he decides he enjoys killing, and moves to the city where he 
thinks he could get into some trouble...

Stats:
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Control: 5
Speed: 4
Armor: 9
Special: 6

Special Weapon Description: Junkyard Dog's special launches an 
explosive spiked ball from the towline.  It works just like a gas can, 
but it is faster and stronger.


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- 3b) Brimstone: -
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Vehicle: El Camino

Driver: Preacher

Story: Preacher believes he was possessed by a demon while attempting 
to perform an exorcism on a baby.  With the demon in control of him, he 
proceeded to kill everyone in the church.  When the police arrived, 
Preacher regained control of himself and was arrested and put in the 
asylum.  When he wins, he finds out that he is crazy and was never 
possessed.  He was performing a baptism, not an exorcism, and he killed 
everyone in the church on his own.  Preacher tries several times to get 
the Lord to make him normal again by doing things such as nailing 
himself to the wall with a cross drawn on it in blood, but nothing 
works.  Finally he decides to kill himself by falling off of a tall 
building, and right at the end of the movie you hear a splat and cars 
honking...

Stats:
------ 
Control: 8
Speed: 8
Armor: 5
Special: 6

Special Weapon Description: A sinner with dynamite strapped to his 
chest is launched from a crossbow-like device on the front of 
Brimstone's car.  If aimed correctly, he will land on the roof of your 
opponent's car (or some other part if they don't have a roof) and yell, 
"Repent", just before he explodes.  The attack has some pretty good 
homing capabilities, which works better at closer ranges.


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- 3c) Outlaw: -
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Vehicle: Armored SUV

Driver: Agent Stone

Story: Agent Stone was a sniper for the police force.  While sniping a 
terrorist (from a doomsday cult, possibly the same cult that Roadkill 
was in), he let his anger cloud his judgment and accidentally killed a 
little girl and her mother along with the terrorist.  He tried to put a 
bullet in his own head, but was out of ammo.  He entered the contest to 
undo what he had done.  When he wins, Calypso gives him a second 
chance.  This time he makes sure every bullet hits the terrorist, and 
the little girl and her mother are safe.  However, the terrorist 
survived and fires a bullet right through Agent Stone's head (with a 
very good shot).

Stats:
------
Control: 5
Speed: 5
Armor: 7
Special: 7

Special Weapon Description: When the special is selected, Agent Stone 
will be half out the top of his vehicle, holding a gun.  When you press 
fire, he will shoot the gun at any opponents that are around.  If you 
see a laser sight aimed at an opponent you can shoot missiles at them 
by tapping the fire button rapidly.


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- 3d) Mr. Grimm: -
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Vehicle: Armored motorcycle with side cart

Driver: Mr. Grimm

Story: Mr. Grimm was fighting in the Vietnam War in 1971 along side his 
friend, Benny.  Benny was shot (but not fatally) and then they were 
both captured by the Vietcong.  An advisor to the Vietcong devised 
their torture: he locked them both in a 25-foot pit with no food.  The 
advisor threw Mr. Grimm a knife and told him there was only one way he 
could survive.  Two days after Benny died (and 7 days in the pit), Mr. 
Grimm gave in and ate Benny.  Then he made a helmet out of Benny's 
skull as he went insane, and after he was rescued he killed 4 soldiers 
in his platoon when they tried to take his helmet off.  He entered the 
contest to get revenge on the Advisor who had made him go insane.  When 
he wins, Calypso brings him to a room where the advisor is chained up 
and with an axe in the corner.  Mr. Grimm kills the Advisor and eats 
him, because over the years he had developed a taste for human flesh.

Stats:
------
Control: 10
Speed: 10
Armor: 2
Special: 10

Special Weapon Description: Mr. Grimm throws a scythe straight forward, 
which explodes on contact.  It doesn't have any homing capabilities, 
but it is very powerful.


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- 3e) Roadkill: -
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Vehicle: A car

Driver: John Doe

Story: John Doe has complete amnesia and enters the contest to find out 
who he is.  After defeating Minion, he remembers being part of a 
doomsday cult and planting a bomb in the Midtown Center for Disease 
Control building.  When the bomb went off, it would spread diseases all 
over the world.  When he wins the contest, Calypso throws him a badge, 
which he looks at.  He was in the FBI, and remembers throwing the bomb 
out of the window at the last minute and being knocked unconscious.  
Then he realizes that he's an undercover FBI agent standing in front of 
#2 on the FBI's most wanted list.  As Calypso shoots him, he remembers 
that he has a family...

Stats:
------
Control: 8
Speed: 8
Armor: 6
Special: 8

Special Weapon Description: Roadkill has a rack with 6 missiles on it.  
Hold the fire button to charge up all of the missiles, and then you can 
continue holding it a little longer to charge up the power of the 
missiles.  Release the fire button to send your missiles at an opponent 
(they have about the same homing capabilities as a fire missile).  
However, if you hold the fire button too long, your weapon will 
backfire.


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- 3f) Crazy 8: -
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Vehicle: A car (it's orange)

Driver: Frank McCutcheon

Story: Frank used to be a small time boxer, but during one fight he was 
knocked out in the first round and suffered a broken jaw.  He went to a 
doctor named Dr. Hatch and while the doctor gave him anesthetics, he 
told him that he lost $20,000 on the fight.  As revenge, the doctor 
removed Frank's eyes and tongue, and sewed his eye sockets and mouth 
shut.  When he awoke, Frank tore through the hospital trying to find 
the doctor, and killed hurt several innocent people in the process 
(which is why he was put in the institute).  He entered the contest to 
get revenge.  When he wins, Calypso brings him to a room with the 
doctor tied to the wall and gives him a boxing glove with various sharp 
objects on it.  Frank punches him with the glove, and drives away 
commenting on how that was his first one-hit knockout.

Stats:
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Control: 7
Speed: 8
Armor: 5
Special: 6

Special Weapon Description: When you fire Crazy 8's special, an 
electric field will surround his car and if an enemy is close enough, 
it will attack them with electricity.  While an enemy is being attacked 
by the electricity, you can cause more damage by pressing the fire 
button rapidly.  If your target gets too far away, you'll lose the 
connection, so you have to stay close to them.  You can only attack one 
opponent at a time.  Also, while you have your special selected if you 
tap a direction on the control pad three times in a row, electricity 
will form on that side of your car for about a second.  This charges up 
your special to max power, but it can only attack cars that are in that 
direction.


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- 3g) Spectre: -
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Vehicle: Blue sports car

Driver: Bloody Mary

Story: Bloody Mary comes from a dysfunctional family (her dad killed 
her mom and told her ugly girls are tramps and losers).  She was also 
rejected and called ugly by the boy she liked when she was a little 
girl.  When she was a bridesmaid at one of her friend's wedding, she 
snapped, killed her friend, and stole her wedding dress.  She entered 
the contest to find her true love.  When she wins, Calypso gives her a 
man whose brain he had tampered with.  When she gets to him, he 
whispers in her ear, "I will never love you".  Upset by his comment, 
she repeatedly strikes him with some object and drives off to try and 
find her true love.

Stats:
------
Control: 9
Speed: 9
Armor: 3
Special: 5

Special Weapon Description: Spectre's special is a missile that goes 
through anything.  It has pretty good homing as well, so you can hit 
opponents from pretty much anywhere.


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- 3h) Darkside: -
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Vehicle: Semi-truck

Driver: Dollface

Story: Dollface was working at her first job out of college for a mask 
maker.  One day she spilt coffee on some papers, and her boss got so 
angry that he nailed a mask closed onto her head and locked it with a 
strange key.  Dollface entered the contest to get that key so she could 
finally get the mask off.  When she wins, Calypso puts the key on a 
chain connected to a trap that would kill her boss if she takes the 
key.  She takes it anyway, and a human-shaped coffin with spikes on the 
inside closes on her boss.  Then she decides she doesn't want the key, 
drops it on the ground, and drives away.

Stats:
------
Control: 5
Speed: 4
Armor: 9
Special: 7

Special Weapon Description: When you activate Darkside's special, the 
screen will go blurry around the edges and Darkside will launch forward 
with a lot of speed.  Your goal is to ram someone during this period.  
You can get damage bonuses if you ram them in a certain way.  You get a 
T-slide bonus if you ram them with your side (start going at them and 
but turn sharply before you hit them while holding the sharp turn 
button).  For a ramming bonus, ram them into a wall.


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- 3i) Shadow: -
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Vehicle: Hearse

Driver: Raven

Story: Raven's best friend, Kelly, was killed by two guys and she wants 
to get revenge for Kelly.  They dropped Kelly into a lake, and because 
she couldn't swim, she drowned.  As her dying wish she asked Raven to 
get them back for her.  So Raven entered the contest to do just that.  
When she wins, Calypso gives her two voodoo dolls and she uses them to 
kill the two guys who killed Kelly.  She also decides to keep them in 
case she ever meets her parents again.

Stats:
------
Control: 7
Speed: 6
Armor: 6
Special: 6

Special Weapon Description: Press fire once to shoot a "shadow" 
straight forward.  It doesn't detonate by itself, so you have to press 
fire again to detonate it.  Shadow also has a secondary special.  If 
you press up three times while the special is selected, raven will 
eject out of the car, fire a machine gun a few times, and then go back 
into her car (it's very similar to Outlaw's special).


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- 3j) Sweet Tooth: -
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Vehicle: Tasty Treats ice cream truck

Driver: Sweet Tooth

Story: Sweet Tooth is a serial killer who drives an ice cream truck and 
dresses like a clown.  He was caught and sentenced to death by electric 
chair.  While being electrocuted, Preacher (the same preacher as the 
driver of Brimstone) puts a curse on him that causes his head to be on 
fire.  After this, Sweet Tooth breaks the straps holding his arms down, 
kills three cops, and gets his mask back on (but you still don't get to 
see his face).  He enters the contest to put an end to this curse.  
When he wins, Calypso gives him a vile and says that it contains the 
blood of the man who put the curse on him.  He says that if Sweet Tooth 
drinks it the curse will be lifted, but if he doesn't turn from his 
murderous ways the curse will return.  After thinking about it for 10 
seconds, Sweet Tooth throws the vile to the ground and slits Calypso's 
throat with a knife.  Then he drives off to go commit some more 
murders.

Stats:
------
Control: 5
Speed: 4
Armor: 8
Special: 7

Special Weapon Description: When you press fire once, Sweet Tooth's car 
will transform into a robot on wheels.  Press fire again to fire 20 
missiles with slight homing capabilities (it's like a 20 missile 
zoomy).  Also, you get a missile bonus with your 10th hit.  You can 
drive around in robot form as long as you like before firing the 
missiles.


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- 3k) Yellow Jacket: -
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Vehicle: Taxi cab

Driver: Charlie Kane and Son

How to Unlock: At the Junkyard in Story Mode (see Junkyard level 
section).

Story: One day a passenger in the cab shot Charlie Kane in the head, 
and that mad Charlie's son sad.  He and his dad were like best friends.  
So, he decides to build a controller that would allow him to reanimate 
his dad's corpse and let him to control it.  A lot of people don't like 
this, and apparently they want to separate the boy from his dad's 
reanimated body.  He enters the contest because Calypso promises to 
make everything better.  When he wins, Calypso breaks his controller 
and says he's going to train Charlie's son as a replacement for when he 
dies.  Calypso also says that the boy's brother (Sweet Tooth) would 
have been a perfect choice for a replacement, but since Charlie's son 
killed him, he would have to do.

Stats:
------
Control: 7
Speed: 7
Armor: 6
Special: 6

Special Weapon Description: When Yellow Jacket's special is selected, 
eight metal spikes will protrude from his car.  Now you can either 
press the fire button to fire all of the spikes or ram someone.  The 
spikes have very slight homing capabilities, and you get a turbo bonus 
if you have turbo activated when you ram someone.


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- 3l) Axel: -
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Vehicle: Axel's two-wheeled machine

Driver: Axel

How to Unlock: At the Freeway in Story Mode (see Freeway level 
section).

Story: Axel's wife was kidnapped and pieces of her were mailed to him 
over the course of 8 months.  He enters the contest in the vehicle he 
created to punish himself so he can find the person who killed his wife 
and get revenge.  When he wins, you find out that Sweet Tooth is the 
one who killed his wife, and Sweet Tooth is chained to the ground.  
Axel shoot Sweet Tooth and drives away saying that the clown is dead 
but so is his wife, so he'll never truly be free.

Stats:
------
Control: 6
Speed: 5
Armor: 5
Special: 6

Special Weapon Description: Axel releases a shockwave that damages any 
cars that are right next to him and will send them into the air a bit.  
Axel also has a second special.  If you press up three times while the 
special is selected, Axel will close up his vehicle for a few seconds 
so that it is one big wheel.  You can then ram someone during this time 
to cause some damage.


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- 3m) Warthog: -
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Vehicle: Station wagon with tank treads instead of wheels

Driver: Cage

How to Unlock: At the Suburbs in Story Mode (see Suburbs level 
section).

Story: Cage has been killing for 12 years, but every time he does he 
becomes very sad.  He entered the contest because he doesn't want to 
feel sad when he kills people anymore.  When he wins, Calypso removes 
the part of his brain that makes him feel sad and as a bonus replaces 
his hands with large, sharp knife-like hands (which Cage says would 
become his trademark so that whenever he killed, people would know it 
was him).  Cage then drives away saying that if people were scared of 
"that clown freak", he'd show them something they'd never forget.

Stats:
------
Control: 4
Speed: 5
Armor: 9
Special: 7

Special Weapon Description: Warthog's special weapon is a long flame-
thrower.  It burns things.


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- 3n) Manslaughter: -
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Vehicle: Dump truck

Driver: Black

How to Unlock: At the Prison in story mode (see Prison Passage level 
section).

Story: Black entered the contest to kill Calypso.  He says that he only 
knows how to eat, crap, and kill (although he can drive too).  When he 
wins, Calypso isn't there (so he says, "Ca-lyp-so.  But where did you 
go?").  Instead, Calypso left a bomb with a note that says, "Screw you!  
Love, Calypso".  The bomb goes off but Black survives (although he 
looks a little different now).  Then he just drives away.

Stats:
------
Control: 3
Speed: 3
Armor: 9
Special: 7

Special Weapon Description: Manslaughter's special fires many flaming 
rocks from the back of his truck.  It spreads out as it goes, and it's 
possible to get many hits.  If you fire it backwards, the rocks will 
stay in a pile and if someone runs into them, the rocks explode.  
Otherwise they will explode on their own after a few seconds.


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- 3o) Minion: -
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Vehicle: Large gas truck (but not as big as the Minion you fight in 
story mode)

Driver: Marcus Kane

How to Unlock: Beat the game with every character.  When you do, you'll 
get a cinema (after the cinema of your character) of the destroyed 
Minion coming back together and it will say "Beware", "You have 
unlocked Minion", "Can you discover his secrets?".

Story: Minion has no movies, but he does say things in text before each 
level.  However, he talks in code.  The code is A=1, B=2, C=3, etc. so 
it's not very hard to figure out.  The only problem comes in that all 
of the numbers are run together so sometimes there is more than one 
possible outcome (like 121 could be AU or LA or ABA), but only one way 
makes sense.  Here are all 8 things he says (translated from the code):

1) I do not think this is real.
2) I must speak in code or he will discover me.
3) We are trapped in his head.
4) This is how he sees the world, how Sweet Tooth sees his life.  It is 
not real.
5) All of us are trapped in his head.
6) I miss the old colorful world.
7) We will return to our world one day.
8) In the real world my name is Marcus Kane.

(For those of you who have never played Twisted Metal 2, Marcus Kane 
was the driver of Roadkill.)

Stats:
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Control: 3
Speed: 3
Armor: 10
Special: 10

Special Weapon Description: Minion's special is different depending on 
how far away from your target you are when you activate the special.  
If you are close to them when you activate your special, it will shoot 
a stream of fire from the large cannon on top of your car that always 
follows it's target around, and it you get too far away from them it 
will start firing homing fireballs as well.  If you are far away from 
them when you activate your special, it will shoot between 6 and 10 
large, homing fireballs at them from the same cannon (the number is of 
fireballs it shoots is random).  Also, the close range attack is more 
powerful than the long range attack.




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* 4) Weapons/Pickups: *
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  This is a list of the different weapons and other pick-ups that 
appear throughout the levels and what they do.  They all regenerate 
(although repair stations don't always regenerate, but they're not 
really pick-ups anyway...) and are helpful in various ways.

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- 4a) Machine Gun/Upgrade: -
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  The machine gun has unlimited ammo, but will overheat for a few 
seconds if fired too much.  The upgrades that you can pick up give you 
30 bullets that have a slightly improved rate of fire and strength (you 
can hold a maximum of 60 of these bullets).



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- 4b) Homing Missile: -
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  Homing missiles are the weakest missile, but have the best homing 
capabilities.  You start with two of them and each pick-up will give 
you two more.



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- 4c) Fire Missile: -
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  Fire missiles are stronger than homing missiles but can't home as 
well.  You start with two and each pick-up will give you two more.



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- 4d) Power Missile: -
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  Power missiles are the strongest missiles but have no homing 
capabilities.  Each pick-up gives you one power missile.



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- 4e) Gas Can: -
----------------

  When you launch a gas can it will fly straight forward and a large 
red crosshair will go with it along the ground.  You can detonate it by 
pressing the fire button again, and it will fall to the center of the 
crosshair.  If any vehicles are near the gas can when it lands, they 
will receive damage and probably start on fire.  If they are at the 
center of the crosshair when you detonate the gas can, you get a Bull's 
Eye bonus.  If you hit more than one opponent at once, you'll get a 
Multiple Hits bonus.  Also, if you press down, up, down and then the 
fire button, you'll drop the gas can behind you as a remote mine.  Each 
pick-up gives you one gas can.



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- 4f) Ricochet: -
-----------------

  The ricochet goes straight along the ground and will bounce off of 
the walls until it hits someone or explodes.  If it bounces off of a 
wall (or anything else) before it hits an opponent you'll get a Bank 
Shot bonus.  Each pick-up gives you one ricochet.


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- 4g) Environment Weapons: -
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  Environment weapons have different effects on each level.  They use a 
component of the environment to attack any vehicles that are nearby.  
Each pick-up gives you one environment attack.


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- 4h) Skill-based Weapons: -
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  Skill-based weapons can be some of the most powerful weapons in the 
game.  The amount of damage they inflict depends on how well you can 
use them.  There are three different skill-based weapons and only one 
pick-up for all of them.  When you pick it up, you'll get one of the 
three weapons randomly.  You can only hold one skill-based weapon at a 
time.

1) Reticle: When you have this weapon selected, a large green box will 
appear on the screen and a green x will appear on any vehicles that are 
on the screen.  When you press fire, you'll have 5 seconds to try to 
keep an opponent in the green box.  When you press fire again, it will 
fire an amount of missiles at the target that depends on how long they 
were in the green box, with a maximum possibility of 10 missiles.  
Press it when the counter says 0 to fire 10 missiles and you'll get the 
missile bonus if your target was in the box the whole time and all of 
the missiles hit them.  If you don't fire it before the five seconds is 
up it will backfire (which means you don't fire any missiles, not that 
you get hurt).

2) Satellite: When you have the satellite selected, there will be a 
large green crosshair in front of you.  When you press the fire button, 
the satellite will shoot into the air and the cross hair will change 
color to yellow and then red.  When you press fire again, the satellite 
will fire to the center of the crosshair, damaging anything within 
range.  If you wait too long, it will fire on its own.

3) Zoomy: When you fire the zoomy, it will rapidly shoot 10 missiles 
that have a little bit of homing capability.  If all 10 hit opponents, 
you'll get a damage bonus.



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- 4i) Turbo: -
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  Your turbo energy is shown in the green bar at the bottom of the 
screen.  When you get a turbo energy pick-up it will completely refill 
your turbo meter.


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- 4j) Health/Repair Stations: -
------------------------------

  Health will add a little bit of energy to your life meter.  It's not 
as good as a repair station, but it will regenerate after a certain 
amount of time (said amount of time is not always the same).
  Repair stations completely refill your life energy.  They show up on 
your radar as little white x's.  The amount of times you can use the 
repair stations depends on the skill level you're playing on, and the 
number of repair stations in a level doesn't affect this number.  On 
easy you can use the repair stations 4 times per level, on medium you 
can use them twice per level, and on hard you can only use them one 
time per level.



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* 5) Energy Attacks: *
**********************

  Energy attacks are entered during play, and take a certain amount of 
your special meter (which gradually recharges).  If you use the left 
analog stick to enter the commands, you have to press the joystick (L3) 
to do the attack after the directions (but for rear-fire press L2 
*after* you press L3, and you don't have to press L3 to jump).

Freeze: up, down, up
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Mine: right, left, down (hold down for one second for charge-up mine)
-----
Invisibility: left, left, down, down
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Shield: right, right, down, down
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Jump: L1+R1 (in the default control mode)
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Rear-fire Weapon: left, right, down, L2 (in default control mode)
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* 6) Levels: *
**************

This section is to give some information about all of the levels.  It 
will explain what some of the more notable interactive parts of the 
levels are, what the environmental weapon of the level does (if there 
is one), how many repair stations there are, where the health pick-ups 
are, and the locations of secret items.  All of the secret items only 
appear in Story mode.  I probably don't have all of the health pick-up 
locations yet, but I've got most of them.

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- 6a) Junkyard: -
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Size: Medium

Interactive Things: 
1) There is a plane that circles the arena that can be shot down (I'd 
recommend using fire missiles or homing missiles, and a good location 
to shoot from is at the top of the cliff that leads to the sewer area). 
After you shoot it down, it crashes, allowing you to access a secret 
area that has a bunch of weapon pick-ups and a heath pick-up (if you 
are in the way when the plane crashes, you die.  It's cool).  You can 
enter it from the dead end of the sewer and can exit the same way you 
came in, or you can go all of the way through the plane to exit by the 
car crusher.

2) You can destroy the pizza boy statue with any weapons to for a 
little ramp.  You can shoot missiles at it from the furnace-like thing, 
or you can just throw a couple gas cans at it.


Environment Weapon: 
Bomber attack: It causes the bomber to fire its machine gun at any 
enemies to its left.

Repair Stations: 1

Health Locations:
1) Inside the tunnel with the walls that can crush you.

2) Inside the bomber (use the severed wing as a ramp to get inside).

3) Near the start of the piece of highway that you have to ramp onto.

4) At the end of the piece of highway.

5) Inside the tunnel made by the plane after you shoot it down.  The 
tunnel entrance will be at the bottom of the sewer-like area, by the 
dead end. 

6) Above the vertical car crusher (you can use the pizza boy statue 
ramp to get on to the crusher).

7) By a pile of rubble near the vertical car crusher.

8) Go along the circular ramp by the repair station until you get to 
the area where you can jump to the section of highway.  To the left 
you'll see a window on the warehouse building.  Go through it to get a 
health pick-up in the air.


Secrets:
1) After you shoot down the plane go inside the tunnel it makes.  
You'll come across a circular room with a control panel in it.  Destroy 
the control panel to unlock Yellow Jacket.

2) Destroy the pizza boy statue to make a ramp.  When the vertical 
crusher comes down, jump over the ramp and onto it.  To the right of 
the platform at the top, you'll see a black cube.  Grab it to unlock 
the Warhawk level.


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- 6b) Suburbs: -
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Size: Massive

Interactive Things:
1) There is a carnival in this town with a ferris wheel in it.  If you 
shoot out one of the supports of this ferris wheel, it will roll 
through the city and right into the lake that is out of bounds.  If you 
or any other cars get under the ferris wheel while it is moving, you'll 
receive some damage (a small amount, mind you).

2) There's a watertower in the town, and if you destroy two of its legs 
it will fall.  It won't damage anyone, but it does spill out some 
water.  And everyone loves water.

3) Most of the buildings in this level can be destroyed, often 
rewarding you with a pick-up.  It's very full of interactive things.


Environment Weapon: 
Lightning Attack: It causes lightning to hit any and all cars close 
enough to the storm cloud (not unlike the lightning attack in Twisted 
Metal 2).  Be careful, because it will attack you as well.  There's a 
pick-up under the ferris wheel.

Repair Stations: 2

Health Locations:
1) Inside the Raven Ridge Asylum (the building on top of the large 
hill).

2) On the grass by the parking lot of the Raven Ridge Asylum.

3) In the middle of an intersection in the town.

4) Inside the church (shoot the doors to get in).

5) Inside the gas station building near one of the repair stations.

6) Just outside of the town on a small hill are a few houses.  Inside 
one red house that's kind of off by itself, you'll find a health pick-
up (it's in the same general area as #6).

7) There's a big drop-off near the area from #6 that leads to the town.  
You can get this health pick-up by going over the drop-off.

8) On top of the industrial building that you ramp onto from the 
carnival area (see secret #1).

9) From the first building you ramp onto from the carnival area, drive 
onto the brown-roofed building and keep going until you reach the flat 
roof with the boxes (you may have to jump at the last ramp).  Shoot the 
boxes to find the health.


Secrets:
1) Go to the carnival area and look for a big hill with a gas can pick-
up on it.  Drive as fast as you can through the gas can pick-up and 
after you get in the air, hold the brake button.  You should be on top 
of a building with a little square thing on it.  Destroy that to reveal 
a hole.  Go through the hole and shoot the console to unlock Warthog.

2) From the first building you can ramp onto from the carnival area, go 
to the far building with the health.  Then use the jump energy attack 
to get onto the building to the right.  From there, jump to the 
building on your new right and shoot the box to find a black cube, 
which will unlock the Prison Passage level.


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- 6c) Freeway: -
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Size: Massive

Interactive Things:
1) Above the freeway, between the construction yard and the stadium, is 
a large bridge with trains running on it.  You can destroy this bridge 
by firing missiles, gas cans, or anything you have into it.  It's 
easier to hit on either side where it comes out of the wall, because 
it's a little lower there.  After it's destroyed, when the train comes 
it will crash into the wall and explode.  This isn't very helpful, but 
it looks cool.

Environment Weapons: none

Repair Stations: 2

Health Locations:
1) Inside the mall, by the reception desk.

2) Above a little hill in the construction yard (sort of near the 
repair station).

3) On the ramp that leads to the stadium from the highway (you can also 
get it when leaving the stadium).

4) Right next to #3


Secrets:
1) If you go to the construction yard area and look at the background, 
you'll see a large crane holding a crate.  If you shoot the red box 
near the top of the crane it will set down the crate, and you can 
destroy the crate to unlock Axel.  To destroy the red box find a place 
where you are angled correctly on the ground and fire a missile, or you 
can try some gas cans.  This can be pretty hard to do, so you might 
want to kill most of your opponents to take some of the pressure off of 
you.


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- 6d) Downtown: -
-----------------

Size: Medium

Interactive Things: 
1) There are two buildings next to each other: one with the words 
"Skyway Tower" and a picture of some skyscrapers on it, and the other 
with a sign that says "Joe's Diner" and has a rotating coffee cup on 
it.  If you shoot one of the doors of either building, you can take an 
elevator to the top where you'll find some weapons and a health pick-
up.

2) If you look behind one of the boundary walls by the river, you'll 
notice some large round objects (by the R&D Chemicals building, on the 
left side).  If you hit the one closest to the river with a gas can, it 
will roll out and hit the Atom Bank, blowing it up.  Inside the rubble 
of the bank you'll find 3 health pick-ups.
3) Throw a gas can at the round thing farthest from the river, and it 
will go out and destroy the building behind the bank.  In the rubble, 
you'll find 6 power missile pick-ups.
4) You can destroy the bridges by breaking (i.e. - running into) one of 
their guardrails at the center of the bridge.


Environment Weapons:
Helicopter Attack:  You may have noticed a couple of helicopters 
circling around the level that aren't carrying items.  When you 
activate the environmental weapon, if causes the helicopter that 
circles near the center to attack the nearest opponent (so it will 
attack an opponent near the center).

Repair Stations: 2

Health Locations:
1) On a bridge on the top of the Skyway tower/Joe's Diner.

2) There is a building on the far side of the town on the left as you 
come from the center that has several pillars.  Just past these pillars 
is some health.

3) In the center of the bridge without the ropes along the sides.

4) On some cement next to the central bridge without the ropes along 
the side.

5) On the side of the bridge with the ropes along the side, in the air.

6) Inside the Atom Bank after you blow it up.

7) Same as #6.

8) Same as #6 (If you destroy the bank early into the level, this one 
may not be there yet.  It will generate soon, though.)


Secrets:
1) From the elevator in Joe's Diner (see interactive things #1), turn 
left.  Drive very slowly off the edge at the corner and you should land 
on a ledge that goes around the outside of the building.  Shoot the 
Coffee cup/sign to reveal a black cube.  Jump to grab the cube that 
unlocks Minion's Stadium.


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- 6e) Highway Loop: -
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Size: Large

Interactive Things:
1) Near the slightly raised bridge you'll see some of those round 
things like in the Downtown level.  If you throw a gas can at them, one 
of them will roll out onto the road and into the tunnel where it will 
blow a hole in the wall (unless someone hits it first).

Environment Weapons: none

Repair Stations: 1

Health Locations:
1) Over the gap of the raised bridge.

2) Also over the gap of the raised bridge.

3) Over the hole surrounded by cones.

4) On the incline that leads to the lower part of the highway.

5) Inside the hole in the tunnel made by the round thing (see 
interactive thing #1).


Secrets:
1) By the bridge you'll find a chemical plant with round chemical 
storage dealies.  If you throw a gas can into the round things, it will 
come out and roll over the bridge and into the tunnel where it will 
open up a secret area.  Unfortunately, if you or any of your opponents 
run into the round thing, it will explode and you'll have to restart 
the level to try again.  So, you might want to wait until most of your 
opponents are dead before you do this.  Go inside the secret area to 
find a black cube in the corner that unlocks the level, Elevators.


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- 6f) Minion's Stadium: -
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Size: Small

Minion Strategy:
This is the level where you'll fight Minion during story mode.  When 
you start Minion has a shield that must be destroyed before you can 
hurt him.  To destroy the shield, you have to destroy the four panels 
(front, rear, left, and right).  

To destroy the panels, you just have to hit Minion on the corresponding 
side (shoot him in the front to destroy the front panel, on the left 
side to destroy the left panel, etc.).  The front panel will take the 
most hits, the left and right will take about the same amount of damage 
before dying, and the back panel can be destroyed with one homing 
missile (but it's the hardest to hit since Minion is usually facing 
you).  

I'd recommend using homing missiles, fire missiles, and the machine gun 
to destroy the panels, but you can use anything.  After you destroy the 
forth panel, the shield will be destroyed and you can use your more 
powerful weapons to destroy him.  To avoid taking too much damage, try 
to keep moving and don't let him get too close.  His close range attack 
is very powerful, so if you want to get close I'd recommend using the 
shield and not staying close for very long.

Environment Weapons: none

Repair Stations: none

Health Location:
1) On one of the pillar things that are accessed from the top level.
2) Above one of the closed doors.


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- 6g) Prison Passage: -
-----------------------

Size: Massive

Level Note: On this level you start in a tiny room on a ship but after 
a while the doors of this room will open up, giving access to the rest 
of the ship.  This ship is headed for an island and you'll soon land 
and the gates will open, allowing you to drive onto the island (but you 
can always return to the ship).

Interactive Things:
1) You can get the drawbridge to lower by shooting either tollbooth.

2) You can destroy the blimp, but a new one will come to replace it.  
If you run into it while it's blowing up you can catch on fire.

3) At the front of the ship is a platform with three men in electric 
chairs and there is a little box in front of that platform.  If you 
destroy the box, it will activate the electric chairs and the men will 
be electrocuted for a few seconds before going limp.


Environment Weapon: 
Blimp Attack: The blimp that flies around will attack any vehicles that 
are nearby with lightning (just like the lightning attack from other 
levels).

Repair Stations: 2

Health Locations:
1) At the top of one of the ramps on the ship (you can access it as 
soon as you get out of the small starting room).

2) At the top of the other ramp on the ship.

3) On the drawbridge (after it goes down).

4) Just past the drawbridge on the road.

5) Behind a large building in the prison area

6) Above the lava area, at about the same height as the prison area.  
Drive into it from the area where #5 was.

7) On a box right next to the base of the ship.  Shoot the box to make 
it form a ramp.

8) Under the bridge that leads to and from the ship in the same 
building as #7.


Secrets:
1) At the base of the ship is a box with a health pick-up on it (note 
that this is the outside of the ship, and you have to go outside and to 
the underground area to get here).  Shoot the box to make it form a 
ramp.  Go up the ramp and shoot the part of the side of the ship where 
the box is touching it a few times with your machine gun and a door 
will open.  Go inside and destroy the console to unlock Manslaughter.


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- 6h) Snowy Roads: -
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Size: Small

Environment Weapon: 
Lightning Attack: It's exactly the same as the one in the Downtown 
level.  It causes any cars near the storm cloud to be attacked with 
lightning.

Repair Stations: 1

Health Locations:
1) On the side of the road by the repair station.

2) On a ledge past the barrier behind Jolly Joe's gas station.

3) Over the ramp by the ski lift.

4) On a ledge past the barrier by the ski lift.

5) On another ledge past the barrier across the open area from the ski 
lift.


Secrets:
1) Past the barrier behind Jolly Joe's gas station is a little flat 
area with a health pick-up on it.  If you go down there and then turn 
right and drive onto the hill, you can find a black cube that unlocks 
the Power Plant level.


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- 6i) Drive-in Movie: -
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Size: Small

Interactive Things:
1) The movie screen will normally show your view, but if you destroy 
the window that is projecting, the screen will be blank.  Also, if you 
hit the screen with a weapon (gas cans work well) it will fall forward 
and explode.

2) You can blow up the bridge.


Environment Weapon: none

Repair Stations: none

Health Locations:
1) In the center of the arena.

2) Just to the side of the bridge, in the air.

3) On the other side of the bridge, in the air.

4) Inside the building to the left of the movie screen (when you're 
facing it.


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- 6j) Skyscrapers: -
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Size: Large

Level Strategy: In the area with the electric fence, there is a gap.  
If you wait by this gap, many of the CPU opponents will not make it 
over the gap and fall to their death.  It works best on slow opponents, 
like Darkside and Warthog, but I've gotten everyone to fall off before.

Environment Weapon: none

Repair Stations: 2

Health Locations:
1) On the edge of the building, by the broken plane.

2) Above the broken plane half that acts as a ramp (jump down from the 
upper level to get it).

3) At the exit from the building that is green on the inside.

4) At the edge of the building with the fan pits of death.

5) Under the billboard that says "Franklin Building", or on it after it 
turns into a ramp.

6) On the roof of the church.

7) On the path with the wrecking ball going back and forth.

8) On top of the roof that the plane ramp leads to with the repair 
station, on the edge of the building.


Secrets:
1) After the "Franklin" Billboard is shot down (it bridges the gap 
between the building with the broken jet and the building with the 
helicopter landing pad), drive onto it.  Coming from the building with 
the helicopter landing pad, drive off of it to the right and over the 
edge to get the black cube that unlocks the sewers (you'll die).


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- 6k) Warhawk's Rooftop: -
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Size: Small

Warhawk Strategy: To beat Warhawk, you must first destroy his shield.  
To do this you need to deactivate the tankers that come from a building 
in the background while they are near the center of the arena, and then 
blow them up when Warhawk is hovering in the center.  

After a few tankers are destroyed to damage his shield, you can attack 
Warhawk directly.  You can hit him with fire missile, homing missiles, 
and the like, but what I find works well is to go to the center of the 
arena when he is hovering there and then shoot anything you have at the 
spiked pole he has at the front of his helicopter.  

Also, while you are relatively safe from Warhawk's attacks in the 
structures, he can destroy them if he hits them enough, so be careful.  
Use your shield a lot when you're not in the structures and be careful 
that he doesn't push you off of the building with his evil spike 
dealie.

Environment Weapons: none

Repair Stations: none

Health Locations:
1) Inside one of the structures.
2) Inside the other structure.
3) In the center of the arena.

Secrets:
1) Go to the center of the arena and face right at the building where 
the tankers come from.  Drive as fast as you can off the edge to grab a 
black box that opens the Skyscrapers level (with slower characters you 
may need to use turbo).  Oh, and you will die getting it, of course.




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* 7) Multi-player Levels: *
***************************

  These are levels not covered in the level section.  You can play all 
of the other levels in Multiplayer as well (most need unlocking, 
though) but these levels can only be played in multiplayer mode.

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- 7a) Elevators: -
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Unlock: Get the black cube in the Highway Loop level.

Size: Small

Health Pick-ups:
1) In the tunnel car crusher

2) On the top floor (you have to go from the top floor to the bottom 
floor to get it)


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- 7b) Power Plant: -
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Unlock: Get the black cube in the Snowy Roads level.

Size: Medium

Environmental Weapon: 
Lightning attack: Lightning shoots out from a tower and attacks any 
vehicles close enough.  Unlike other levels with lightning attacks, 
there is a circle on the ground which shows how close a vehicle has to 
be to the tower to be hit by lightning.

Health Pick-ups:
1) Above the road, near one of the dead ends with the "Danger: No 
Trespassing" sign (ramp to it from the dirt along the side of the 
road).

2) Under the lightning generator.

3) Under the wooden platform that has two circular ramps connected to 
it.


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- 7c) Dogpound: -
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Size: Very Small

Health Pick-up:
1) Above the elevator platform.


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- 7d) Sewers: -
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Unlock: Get the black cube in the Skyscrapers level.

Size: Medium

Health Pick-ups:
1) By the puddle of water in the main room.

2) On a little platform along the side of tunnels.


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- 7e) Prison Ship: -
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Unlock: Get 15 kills on the Junkyard level in Endurance Mode.

Size: Small

Health Pick-ups:
1) By a platform at the front of the ship (where the box you destroy to 
electrocute the guys in the electric chairs is on the Prison Passage 
level).

2) In one of the buildings on the top level of the ship (you have to 
fall down to the bottom level to get it).


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- 7f) Asylum Halls: -
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Size: Medium

Health Pick-ups:
1) Just above the central ramp that leads to the lava area.

2) Under the central ramp that leads to the lava area (inside).


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- 7g) Mini Downtown: -
----------------------

Size: Medium

Interactive Things: 
1) There are two buildings next to each other: one with the words 
"Skyway Tower" and a picture of some skyscrapers on it, and the other 
with a sign that says "Joe's Diner" and has a rotating coffee cup on 
it.  If you shoot one of the doors of either building, you can take an 
elevator to the top where you'll find some weapons and a health pick-
up.

2) If you look behind one of the boundary walls by the river, you'll 
notice some large round objects (by the R&D Chemicals building, on the 
left side).  If you hit the one closest to the river with a gas can, it 
will roll out and hit the Atom Bank, blowing it up.  I find it works 
well to position your car on the incline of the river facing the round 
thing, right at the edge of the green graffiti and fire from at the it 
from there.  Inside the rubble of the bank you'll find 3 health pick-
ups.

3) Throw a gas can at the round thing farthest from the river, and it 
will go out and destroy the building behind the bank.  In the rubble, 
you'll find 6 power missile pick-ups.

4) You can destroy the bridges by breaking one of the guardrails at the 
center of the bridge.


Environment Weapons:
Helicopter Attack:  The helicopter that doesn't carry an item (it will 
be near the center of the level) will fire at the nearest opponent.  
You won't get hurt unless you get in the way.

Health Locations:
1) On a bridge on the top of the Skyway tower/Joe's Diner.

2) In the center of the bridge without the ropes along the sides.

3) On some cement next to the central bridge without the ropes along 
the side.

4) On the side of the bridge with the ropes along the side, in the air.

5) Inside the Atom Bank after you blow it up.

6) Same as #6.

7) Same as #6 (if you destroy the bank early into the level, this one 
may not be there yet.  It will generate soon, though).


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- 7h) Mini Suburbs: -
----------------------

Unlock: Get 10 kills on Drive-in Movies level in Endurance Mode.

Size: Medium

Interactive Things: 
1) There is a carnival in this town with a ferris wheel in it.  If you 
shoot out one of the supports of this ferris wheel, it will roll 
through the city and right into the lake that is out of bounds.  If you 
or any other cars get under the ferris wheel while it is moving, you'll 
receive some damage.

2) There's a watertower in the town, and if you destroy two of its legs 
it will fall.  It won't damage anyone, but it does spill out some 
water.  Water is good.

Environment Weapon: 
Lightning Attack: It causes lightning to hit any cars close enough to 
the storm cloud.  Be careful, because it will attack you as well.

Health Locations:
1) In the middle of an intersection in the town.

2) Inside the church (shoot the doors to get in).

3) On top of the industrial building that you ramp onto from the 
carnival area (see secret #1).

4) From the first building you ramp onto from the carnival area, drive 
onto the brown-roofed building and keep going until you reach the flat 
roof with the boxes (you may have to jump at the last ramp).  Shoot the 
boxes to find the health.


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- 7i) Unlocking Story Mode Levels -
-----------------------------------

Any Story Mode levels not listed here are already unlocked.  For 
information on how to get each cube, see the levels section.


Freeway: Get 10 kills on Snowy roads in Endurance Mode.

Minion's Stadium: Get the black cube in the Downtown level.

Prison Passage: Get the black cube in the Suburbs level.

Skyscrapers: Get the black cube in the Warhawk's Rooftop level.

Warhawk's Rooftop: Get the black cube in the Junkyard level.




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* 8) One-Player Modes: *
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These are the types of gameplay available when you play by yourself.

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- 8a) Story Mode: -
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In story mode, you progress through levels with a single character.  
You get two extra lives every level, can retry a level as many times as 
it takes, and can save after every level.  You don't have to play every 
level, because you will often be given a choice between two levels.  
You'll unlock character videos after defeating Minion and after 
defeating Warhawk.  Also note that all of the secrets can be collected 
only in Story Mode.  Here is the level progression:

1) Junkyard
2) Suburbs or Freeway
3) Downtown or Highway Loop
4) Minion's Stadium
5) Prison Passage
6) Snowy Roads or Drive-in Theatre
7) Skyscrapers
8) Warhawk's Rooftop


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- 8b) Challenge Mode: -
-----------------------

In challenge mode you select a character, a level, and up to eight 
opponents to fight in the level you selected.  At first many of the 
levels are locked, but you can open them up by finding black cubes or 
by getting a set amount of kills in a specific level in Endurance Mode.


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- 8c) Endurance Mode: -
-----------------------

In Endurance mode, you fight an endless stream of cars one on one until 
you either die or get bored and quit.  You select a character and 
level, and it will randomly select 8 enemies for you to fight.  If you 
get a certain number of kills on a certain level, you can unlock levels 
to play in Challenge mode and Multiplayer modes.  Here are the 
levels/requirements and what level they unlock:

15 kills on the Junkyard:     Unlocks Prison Ship
10 kills on Snowy roads:      Unlocks Freeway
10 kills on Drive-in Movies:  Unlocks Mini-Suburbs




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* 9) Multi-Player Modes: *
**************************

These are the different types of games you can play with more than one 
person.

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- 9a) 2-4 Player Deathmatch: -
------------------------------

In this mode, you and up to three other people will fight each other in 
the level of your choice.  There are no CPU cars and often parts of the 
levels have fewer features (like fewer cars and pedestrians in levels 
such as the Suburbs, Downtown, Highway Loop, and the Freeway).  In 2 
player mode, you can fight for 3 rounds, 5 rounds, 7 rounds, or 
continuously.  After every round you can choose to stay in the current 
level or select a new one.  The first player will pick the starting 
level, but after that whoever wins gets to pick the level.  For 3 or 4 
players, you can play free for all or on teams.  If you play free for 
all, you can set the number of kills required to complete, and if you 
play as team, you can set the number of lives per team.


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In this mode, you and one other person will play through story mode 
together.  You'll get the same number of lives and repair station uses 
as in one player story mode, but now you have to share them (and unlike 
in Twisted Metal 2, the other player doesn't get full health if one of 
you dies).  Also, some parts of the game are made more challenging, 
such as the fight with Minion.  Now his back panel is just as strong as 
the front panel (if not stronger).  The other panels are a little 
stronger than they were before, and his health will go down slower as 
well.  When you kill Warhawk (that battle is pretty much the same), 
you'll get a short ending that shows all of the contestants faces and 
it will tell you to play one player story mode to uncover more of each 
characters story.  Then you get the credits as normal.


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In this mode, you'll have four different cars to play as, and the first 
one to have all four destroyed loses.  The first player will pick the 
first and third car, and the second player will pick the second and 
forth car.  You'll both start as the same car and play through your 
cars in the order they were picked in.




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* 10) Miscellaneous: *
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  This is a section for putting in any miscellaneous information.  I'll 
probably add more soon.

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- 10a) Helicopters: -
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  The helicopters are in all of the levels, and they carry items on 
ropes.  The items they carry are health, machine gun upgrades, and 
power missiles.  The item will change every few seconds, so if there's 
something different that you want you just have to wait for it.  Also, 
you can destroy them with just about anything but if they have an item 
you probably won't be able to get it.


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This section will tell you which level each cube is on, and what that 
cube unlocks.  You unlock these levels for Challenge mode and Multi 
Player modes.  Also note that the Black Cubes are only found in Story 
Mode.

1) Unlock Warhawk's Rooftop:  Junkyard

   Destroy the pizza boy statue to make a ramp.  When the vertical 
   crusher comes down, jump over the ramp and onto it.  To the right of 
   the platform at the top, you'll see a black cube.  Grab it to unlock 
   the Warhawk level.

2) Unlock Prison Passage:     Suburbs

   From the first building you can ramp onto from the carnival area, go 
   to the far building with the health.  Then use the jump energy 
   "attack" to get onto the building to the right.  From there, jump to 
   the building on your new right and shoot the box to find a black 
   cube, which will unlock the Prison Passage level.

3) Unlock Minion's Stadium:   Downtown

   From the elevator in Joe's Diner, turn left.  Drive very slowly off 
   the edge at the corner and you should land on a ledge that goes 
   around the outside of the building.  Shoot the Coffee cup/sign to 
   reveal a black cube.  Jump to grab the cube that unlocks Minion's 
   Stadium.

4) Unlock Elevators:          Highway Loop

   By the bridge you'll find a chemical plant with round chemical 
   storage dealies.  If you throw a gas can into the round things, one 
   will come out and roll over the bridge and into the tunnel where it 
   will open up a secret area.  Unfortunately, if you or any of your 
   opponents run into the round thing, it will explode and you'll have 
   to restart the level to try again.  So, you might want to wait until 
   most of your opponents are dead before you do this.  Go inside the 
   secret area to find a black cube in the corner that unlocks the 
   level, Elevators.

5) Unlock Power Plant:        Snowy Roads

   Past the barrier behind Jolly Joe's gas station is a little flat 
   area with a health pick-up on it.  If you go down there and then 
   turn right and drive onto the hill, you can find a black cube that 
   unlocks the Power Plant level.

6) Unlock Sewers:             Skyscrapers

   After the "Franklin" Billboard is shot down (it bridges the gap 
   between the building with the broken jet and the building with the 
   helicopter landing pad), drive onto it.  Coming from the building 
   with the helicopter landing pad, drive off of it to the right and 
   over the edge to get the black cube that unlocks the sewers (you'll 
   die).

7) Unlock Skyscrapers:        Warhawk's Rooftop

   Go to the center of the arena and face the building where the 
   tankers come from.  Drive as fast as you can off the edge to grab a 
   black box that opens the Skyscrapers level (with slower characters 
   you may need to use turbo).  Oh, and you will die getting it, of 
   course.


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I needed a place to put some random tips, so I thought I'd create a 
section here.  I might add or remove some of them as fashion dictates.

- It's usually a good strategy to always be moving, because when you 
stop you're much easier to hit.

- After you kill an opponent, the driver will often run away on fire.  
If you run them over, you will usually get a little health boost.

- Use repair stations sparingly.  The computer opponents can't use them 
and you're limited in the amount of times you can use them.  If you 
only need a little bit of health, get a health pick-up instead since 
they regenerate.

- Use the energy attacks.  I find the sheild, rear fire, and freeze 
work particularly well.

- Make sure you always have a good supply of weapons, for killing and 
other such activities.




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* 11) Credits/Contact Information: *
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Thanks to {bT~n~H}e@Zy-E for a correction to the energy attacks 
section.

If you have any questions or comments about this game or FAQ you can 
email me at blood_storm@hotmail.com. 

This document is copyrighted (c) 2001-2002.