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    Crappy ASCII Art by ZoopSoul
    Secrets Guide
    Twisted Metal Black
    PlayStation 2
    written by: David "Zoop" McCutcheon
    e-mail: zoopnova@aol.com
    version: Final
    date: 01/26/03
    this document is Copyright 2003 David McCutcheon.
    ~ NOTE ~ Due to new regulations, my documents will ONLY BE HOSTED BY 
    GAMEFAQS.COM AND IGN.COM! Do NOT e-mail me to ask if you can host my 
    FAQ, and do NOT post it without my permission. I DEFINITELY WILL TAKE 
    LEGAL ACTION, as my lawyer is one of the BEST IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI. 
    Thank you.
    ~ Revision History ~
    ~ FINAL ~
    Added the rest of the hidden stuff. Updated the FAQ section, and cleaned 
    up the guide a little bit. Added lyrics to the top. Added to the 
    ~ 1.0 ~
    Just started on yet another FAQ. I seem to be pumping them out one after 
    another, eh? I won't update this much after this, only for corrections 
    and reader feedback. The actual thing itself is done, unless I magically 
    add another section or two.
    Table of Contents:
    I. Introduction
     Ia. Contact Me
    II. Yellow Jacket
    III. Axel
    IV. Warthog
    V. Manslaughter
    VI. Minion
    VII. Hidden Multiplayer Stages
    VIII. Features & Cheats
    IX. FAQ
    X. Credits
    XI. Disclaimer
    Welcome to my ever-so-helpful guide to Twisted Metal Black's Secrets And 
    Cheats. After writing my first couple of FAQs, I just couldn't stop 
    writing! So I decide to write a guide for a subject that had not yet 
    been covered in a guide by itself for Twisted Metal Black: The Secrets. 
    Any one person could throw in all of the "locations" to the secrets of a 
    game into their walkthrough, but let's face it: Normally, they just 
    don't go "In-Depth" enough. Every one of us has read a player's guide 
    and thought; "Now, where is that huge tank that they're talking about?" 
    Well, the thing that I showcase in all of my guides is the fact that I 
    don't mention where that certain thing is, I take you by the hand and 
    lead you there... In a figurative way, of course. 
    Of course, leading you by the hand in this game is tough, as you are 
    randomly generated on the screen. I will, however, note something that 
    would make the area familiar, such as something big, or a certain health 
    station. I hope you will find my Secrets Walkthrough as satisfactory as 
    that of a Player's Guide. Having talked to several of the 
    developers/creators about the game for so long, I can promise you that 
    every secret in this game, and things not a lot of people know, will be 
    in this guide.
    The layout is very simple. Each Driver will have his own section of the 
    guide, which includes a nice Bio, and contains the actual in-game 
    information in game overview fashion (no major spoilers), and include my 
    own commentary. After this, I will include that specific Driver's 
    location. Minion's Bio will consist of the famed Decoded Message. If you 
    don't know it yet, you MUST look. Hidden Multiplayer Stages is exactly 
    what it says, and I will help you find them. Features & Cheats have odds 
    and ends. The Cheats are exactly that, and the Features are everything 
    else that I couldn't fit anywhere else in the guide. I'm thinking about 
    making an "Movies" section, from Prologue to Ending. Let me have your 
    feedback on this matter, as I'm batting it around in my head right now. 
    Thanks... And Enjoy,
    Ia. Contact Me
    If you need me for anything whatsoever (as long as it has to do with the 
    guide. Sorry, but I don't feel like hearing about how cute your kitten 
    is if I don't really know you, yanno? Actually, kittens are cute..), You 
    can contact me via e-mail, or sometimes IM. I check my e-mail several 
    times a day; so don't hesitate if you have a question!
    E-Mail address: ZoopNOVA@aol.com
    AIM: Zoop NOVA
    Please only e-mail me if it's something you do NOT see in the guide. Try 
    to look for it; If it's not there, feel free to e-mail me.
    If you don't know how to e-mail me, just simply bring up a new, 
    unwritten mail (this varies with different services. It should say 
    "Write Mail" on the button, though) and write out my e-mail address. For 
    the subject, type TMB FAQ. In the body of the mail, write whatever you 
    like, even hate mail! I don't care what you send, but positive feedback 
    is always nice. But if you're into the hate mail thing, I can dig that, 
    Name: Charlie Kane & Son
    Age: 50/8
    Autism (Mechanical Savant), Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    Family Therapy, Reality Testing, NO Toys With Moving Parts
    Charlie Kane, the son of "Son" in the duo, as well as the notorious 
    serial killer, Sweet Tooth, took his eight year old son everyplace in 
    his nice, yellow taxi cab... They were extremely close, as Charlie Kane 
    did not want his precious son to turn out like the "clown"... Until, one 
    day, someone shot Charlie Kane in the head and ran. Obviously troubled 
    at the sight of watching his father die, Charlie Kane's Son could not 
    accept the fact that his father was dead... So he rebuilt him. Using a 
    remote control after hours of surgery, Mr. Kane's Son now controls his 
    father wherever he goes... Calypso promises to make things "All 
    Unlocked In: Zorko Bros. Scrap & Salvage
    How to Unlock:
    From the start (any random position, so keep this in mind), look towards 
    the background in the sky. You should spot an airplane. If not just keep 
    looking. Once it has been spotted, make sure no enemy vehicles are in 
    your area, then take out a few Fire Missles and aim at the airplane. 
    With a good hit, it should come tumbling to the ground. Go towards the 
    ramp that leads to the second floor of the condemned building, but go 
    off the left side before you reach the building. Wait for the airplane 
    to crash, unless it already has, and then enter the "tube area" it 
    presents. Keep going until you reach a circular area, then shoot the 
    tiny Control Panel. Congratulations, you have now unlocked Yellow 
    Jacket. Drive up and out of the trap doors to re-enter the combat zone.
    Name: Axel
    Age: 38
    Obsessed with revenge fantasies, Violent
    Note to staff: Do NOT attempt to treat, Lost Cause.
    Axel had a good life, until one day, while he and his wife were at the 
    park, he looked down to read his papers for a brief moment... When he 
    lifted his head, his wife was nowhere to be found. He searched 
    everywhere, but he could not find her. Someone had kidnapped her... Two 
    months later, her body was shipped to Axel, piece by piece. Axel even 
    created a two wheeled contraption to lock himself within it as 
    punishment for his wife's murder. Needless to say, Axel is quite upset, 
    and has entered the Twisted Metal competition to learn exactly who it 
    was that tortured and eventually murdered his wife, and to possibly kill 
    that thing, as well.
    Unlocked In: Freeway
    How to Unlock:
    From the start, ride along the freeway until you reach the Construction 
    Area's entrance, which is graced with caution cones. Once you arrive at 
    your destination, you will notice a huge crane in the background. One 
    side is lifting a crate which contains a miniture model of Axel, and the 
    other is holding a huge pipe. Position yourself (and make sure no enemy 
    vehicles are in the area) going up along the largest hill, which is 
    towards the entrance of the area. Once tilted, make a stop and aim a 
    Fire Missle at the cage to the left of the center of the crane. This 
    will make the crane lower the crate. Once it lands, destroy it with your 
    machine guns. Congratulations, you've unlocked Axel!
    Name: Cage
    Age: Unknown (Mid 30's?)
    No information available.
    No information available.
    Cage is an extremely odd individual, who was invited into the Twisted 
    Metal competition directly by Calypso. You see, Cage has two problems; 
    The first problem is that he is a serial killer of 12 years that loathes 
    Sweet Tooth. The second problem is the fact that he cries like an infant 
    every time he murders someone. His goal is to win the Twisted Metal 
    competition, and demand Calypso remove the part of him that makes him 
    sad as he kills... The question is, how can he drive and cry like a baby 
    at the same time? Isn't that dangerous?
    Unlocked In: Suburbs
    How to Unlock:
    From the start (randomly generated, so don't worry), head towards the 
    inner city. Once there (not in the "Business District," but where the 
    houses are), head towards the hill that has a path which leads to the 
    carnival area. Once you reach the Ferris Wheel, turn left. See the item 
    pick-up that is resting on the area's "wall"-like hill? Collect it by 
    driving over to the area and jumping off the hill. You should land on 
    the roof of a building; if not, try it again. Blow up the vent atop the 
    building and fall into the fresh hole in the roof. Shoot the Control 
    Panel to unlock Cage's vehicle, Warthog, which happens to have Thumper's 
    "Flamethrower" as its Special Weapon!
    Name: Black
    Age: Unknown (Newborn?)
    No information available.
    No information available.
    Manslaughter's driver, Black, was created in a Midtown Police Department 
    lab for two missions and one ultimate purpose: To win the Twisted Metal 
    competition, and kill Calypso. It kind of reminds you of Twisted Metal 
    2's Grasshopper, non? Nevertheless, Black is not that intelligent, and 
    you can tell he wasn't the brightest experiment in the bunch, but can he 
    get the job done?
    Unlocked In: The Prison Passage (aka "The Ship")
    How to Unlock:
    After surviving the "closed combat" battles with the couple of drivers, 
    head outside of the "closed combat" area. You will be faced with a few 
    more vehicles to destroy until the ship docks. Get at the end with the 
    prisoners that get electricuted (also the end where you will notice the 
    "Asylum" lettering as you dock). Once docked, exit the ship. Once you've 
    reached flat ground directly after the ramp, make a 180 degree turn and 
    go into the area where the bottom of the boat is docked, and to the 
    left. Make sure the MEGA MACHINE GUNS and GOD MODE cheats are off, in 
    case you're using them, and make sure no enemy vehicles are in the area. 
    See the blue crate against the wall closest to the boat? Shoot it with 
    your machine guns LIGHTLY. This will create a ramp. Go up the ramp and 
    shoot the side of the boat. This will trigger the electric "Hidden" door 
    to open. Zoom inside and destroy the Control Panel. Now you've unlocked 
    Name: Minion (Marcus Kane)
    Age: Unknown (40's?)
    No information available.
    No information available. (A twist of reality, maybe?)
    Decoded Messages: 
    "I do not think this is real. I must speak in code or he will discover 
    me. We are trapped in his head. This is how he sees the world. How Sweet 
    Tooth sees his life, it is not real. All of us are trapped in his head. 
    I miss the old colorful world. We will return to our old world one day. 
    In the real world, my name is Marcus Kane." Thanks to X-Man at 
    www.tmalliance.com for the Decoded Messages. You rock!
    Unlocked In: None
    How to Unlock:
    Simply beat the game with every character in the game on any difficulty. 
    And yes, you can cheat, cheater.
    (               FREEWAY               )
    Select your best vehicle and go into Endurance Mode. Select the Snowy 
    Roads level. Proceed to destroy ten vehicles without dying once. This 
    will unlock the Freeway stage.
    (            MINI-SUBURBS             )
    Select your best vehicle and go into Endurance Mode. Select the Drive-In 
    level. Proceed to destroy ten vehicles without dying once. This will 
    unlock the Mini-Suburbs level.
    (             PRISON SHIP             )
    Select your best vehicle and go into Endurance Mode. Select the Zorko 
    Bros. Junkyard level. Proceed to destroy fifteen vehicles without dying 
    once. This will unlock the Prison Ship stage.
    (               WARHAWK               )
    Found In: Zorko Bros. Scrap & Salvage
    On the "main" battlefield, you will notice a flying, green colored "Big 
    Boy"-looking object. Blow it up with a Fire Missles or two, which 
    creates a ramp. Notice the metal crushing device in the background? Once 
    it comes down, Turbo off the ramp and came to a dead halt atop the 
    device. Once it goes up, you will notice the device's managing system, 
    which looks like a shack. Facing the "shack," look to the right to see a 
    floating object. Zoom off of the device to collect the LEVEL 
    "Warhawk"... Keep in mind this is the level, NOT the last boss.
    (           PRISON PASSAGE            )
    Found In: The Suburbs
    With a faster car (such as Mr. Grimm, Spectre, etc.), go to the area 
    that you unlocked Warthog in (read Warthog's section for more). After 
    making the jump from the hill to the building's rooftop, stay on the 
    roof. Do NOT go into the hole from which you'd find Warthog. Instead, 
    drive towards the left and off the building to the next building's 
    rooftop. You may need to jump (L1 + R1) to reach it. Go to the very end 
    of the row of buildings, then go to the flat-topped roof opposite of the 
    one you're on now. Turbo jump and quickly hit your breaks to come to a 
    rough stop. From here, look at the building next to you, and blow the 
    Vent up with a fire missle. This will reveal a Hidden Stage Icon. 
    Collect it by Turbo jumping over and grab it.
    (              ELEVATORS              )
    Found In: Highway Loop
    Follow the path given until you reach the folding bridge that is halfway 
    up in the air. Look on the side opposite of the highway tunnel to notice 
    three round boulders in the background. Get out your Gas Can weapon and 
    launch it, then time it perfectly to come down on the middle/most 
    foreground boulder of the three. Get out of its way, as it comes 
    tumbling onto the battlefield. Follow it across the bridge, and watch it 
    knock a hole out of the wall in the tunnel. Go inside, and to your right 
    will be the hidden stage, "Elevators"... This stage is awesome.
    (              STADIUM                )
    Found In: Downtown
    Whilst in the Downtown area of... well, Downtown, you will notice a 
    building sitting at the entrance, near the water area in the middle. 
    Cross the bridge to notice this building, as it is connected by two 
    bridges in mid-air. Go in between them, and shoot out the middle of the 
    left building. Enter the newly found hole and go to the halfway point, 
    then notice, to the left, the elevator. Ride it up and go to the left, 
    then cross the bridge. Once over the bridge, go left and past the second 
    elevator. Now slowly, and softly, fall off of the ledge past the second 
    elevator. If you're lucky, you'll land on the catwalk. Look around to 
    find a rotating coffee cup. Blow it up to reveal a Hidden Stage Icon. 
    Drive off and jump (L1 + R1) to reach Minion's Stadium. 
    (             POWER PLANT             )
    Found In: Snowy Roads
    Once you arrive on the very closed-in-combat level of Snowy Roads, you 
    will notice that it has two areas: The first is the skiing area, which 
    you will ignore if you wish to reach the Power Plant Hidden Stage Icon. 
    The second is the Gas Station and Resort. Go to this area, and look to 
    your left to find one of the barrier's missing. Go over to it and slide 
    down softly to reach a Health pick-up, and a Rico pick-up. Facing 
    against the resort, look to your right to see a steep hill, in which at 
    the top is the Hidden Stage Icon. Turbo up, and slam on the brakes 
    towards the top to reach it. You may die while doing this, but it's 
    worth it, as the Power Plant kind of feels like Twisted Metal 2's "Los 
    Angeles" stage, without the "Hollywood" sign.
    (               SEWERS                )
    Found In: Abandoned Skyscrapers
    The Abandoned Skyscrapers stage can be quite the life-stealer, 
    ESPECIALLY when trying to get the Hidden Stage Icon for the cat-and-
    mouse Sewers stage. Go down to the platform that is connected to a 
    bridge, in which has a wrecking ball that can slap you off of the 
    rooftops. Cross this bridge to reach the area which contains the Health 
    Station. Notice the Franklin Sign to your right? Knock it down to create 
    a bridge for reference. Cross the Franklin Bridge, and go to the right, 
    where you will find an awkward ledge. Get on that flat-ground ledge, and 
    face the Franklin Bridge. Drive off at moderate speed (yes, killing 
    yourself), and with some luck, you will collect the Hidden Stage Icon 
    for the Sewers. If not, keep trying this method until you do. It's also 
    very wise to save.
    (             SKYSCRAPERS             )
    Found In: Warhawk's Rooftop
    From where you start off, you will have to ignore the boss and come to 
    the realization that you must kill yourself in order to get the Hidden 
    Stage Icon for the Skyscrapers. I bet you're tired of dying, eh? Go to 
    the edge that the tankers fall off from and onto the battlefield, and 
    look off that area. If you drive carefully at moderate speed, you can 
    collect the infamous Hidden Stage Icon, and unlock the very cool 
    "Skyscrapers" stage. Good luck!
    (               CHEATS                )
    This section is dedicated to those who love to cheat for fun. Don't take 
    it too seriously, as whipping through the game with One Hit Kills on 
    gets kinda boring. ^_^
    Press and hold L1, L2, R1, R2 and press Triangle, X, Square, O.
    ~!~GOD MODE~!~
    Press and hold L1, L2, R1, R2, and press Up, X, Left, O
    ~!~INVULNERABILITY (Infinite Health and Turbo)~!~
    Press and hold L1, L2, R1, R2 and press Right, Left, Down, Up
    ~!~KILLER WEAPONS (One Hit Kills)~!~
    Press and hold L1, L2, R1, R2 and press X, X, Up
    Press and hold L1, L2, R1, R2 and press X, X, Triangle
    (              FEATURES               )
    ~!~DRIVER KILLS~!~
    Once you destroy a vehicle, the driver will come out screaming and, of 
    course, on fire. Put him/her out of their misery by running them over. 
    You'll even get a health bonus!
    Not a secret to most, but an overlooked feature of the game. Instead of 
    having the Weapon Icons, you can turn it into a Weapons List by holding 
    Select and pressing Right on the D-Pad. I prefer the list, as it's 
    easier to navigate.
    On the Prison Ship stage, note that after you get out of the small "two 
    enemy" area, and towards the ship's exit, that there are three inmates 
    about to get fried. Shoot off the block in front of them to watch them 
    cook. Kinda twisted, eh?
    Press Up, Down, Up
    ~!~LAY MINE~!~
    Press Right, Left, Down
    Press Right, Left, then press and hold Down for a few extra seconds, 
    then release.
    Press Left, Left, Down, Down
    Press Right, Right, Down, Down
    Press Left, Right, Down + L2
    IX. FAQ
    Q. When was this game released?
    A. July of 2001. 
    Q. You've talked to the developers of this game??? How??
    A. I used to be a Senior Editor of a gaming website, and interviewed 
    Steve Ceragioli at E3 2001. Nice guy. I can send a link to the interview 
    by request. I also spoke with Steve and Dave (Jaffe) in a chat over at 
    www.tmalliance.com several times.
    Q. That intro music sounds familiar, doesn't it?
    A. Yes, in fact, it is pretty much the same music from the introduction 
    credits in the movie "Seven."
    Q. So which movies inspired this game, anyway?
    A. Seven, Jacob's Ladder, Silence Of The Lambs, and The Many Adventures 
    of Winnie The Pooh. Okay, I'm joking about that last one, however, 
    Winnie the Pooh is awesome. Take note that Jacob's Ladder also inspired 
    the Silent Hill series.
    Q. Why is the only hidden character to have an Introduction movie Yellow 
    A. A couple of reasons, actually... Yellow Jacket's ending plays a major 
    part of Twisted Metal Black, so they figured it might be wiser to add 
    more of a background story to it. The other reason, I believe, was time. 
    They simply didn't have enough time to add movies for all of the hidden 
    characters, but of course, endings are a must! The "Load Screen" stories 
    are especially good opposed to the starting drivers', though.
    Q. I can't get Manslaughter! Every time I shoot that box, the whole 
    thing blows up!
    A. Make sure you aren't using the Mega Guns cheat. If you are, turn it 
    off. Now, carefully (not full throttle) shoot the blue crate with your 
    REGULAR machine guns until half of it blows up. Like I mentioned in the 
    Hidden Vehicles section, make sure no cars are by you, as they cause 
    more damage than it seems.
    Q. Out of curiousity, who do you use?
    A. For my straight "ass-whuppin'" battles, I use Outlaw. Whenever I feel 
    spunky, though, I'll bust out Brimstone. I suck with him, though. ;-)
    Q. Are the rumors true of a Twisted Metal Black movie?
    A. Nope, not to my knowledge.
    Q. What about a sequel?
    A. Incog Inc has been extremely hush-hush on this matter. If they are 
    making a sequel, I'd suspect that they are not currently working on it 
    as of right now.
    Q. How did you decode that whole Minion message???
    A. I didn't. Simply put, I found the information about two weeks after 
    the game's release over at www.tmalliance.com. Great site for all things 
    Twisted Metal.
    Q. I own an import copy of the game, and I'm not seeing any movies for 
    the characters! Is my copy a piece of crap?
    A. Sadly, no, your copy is NOT a piece of crap. The foreign versions of 
    Twisted Metal Black had all of the movies removed, I guess due to the 
    disturbing sequences. 
    All the same in my FAQs, the guys to get thanked first are the wonderful 
    people who post my work. Jeff Veasey (CJayC) at GameFAQs.com, and 
    Stephen Ng at IGN.com. Jeff Veasey runs arguably the best site on the 
    internet, which takes time away from everything else he does, and I 
    cannot put into words how much I, as a gamer and person, appreciate his 
    success in this field. And what's not to say about IGN.com? Stephen's 
    program is running strong, and building a fine reputation in this field. 
    Good job.
    Big amounts of thanks to the guys over at Incog Inc for saving this 
    great series from 989, especially Dave Jaffe, who has created a world 
    that is so captivating and real that it has a cult following over at 
    TMAlliance.com, and Steve Ceragioli, who fit me into his busy schedule 
    at E3 2001 for an interview. What a great, friendly guy. He made the 
    company, regardless if they are the "good guys" or the "evil do-ers," 
    look top notch. Very professional. Thanks Steve.
    Thanks to Todd Morden and Andrew "The Jew" Wechsler. You two guys were 
    awesome with the amount of coverage I provided for this game before it's 
    launch, and you guys are two of the best friends I've ever had on a 
    professional basis. Thanks Todd. Thanks Jew. You guys rule, and good 
    luck with your future expeditions.
    To TMAlliance.com. They set up a good web-site, and have a passion for 
    Twisted Metal that is unmatched, and some people may say unhealthy. Oh 
    well, what can you do, right? Big thanks to X-Man over there. When I 
    first came there, a few members of their staff had this "I hate the 
    newbie rush" thing going on, however, X-Man had seen through that, and 
    treated me with respect, and knew I was a true fan. This guy, for a 
    staff member at a moderately big site, is one of the most down-to-earth 
    guys you will meet, and he knows what he's talking about. Just so you 
    know, X-Man, I kissed your ass in the credits way before you submitted 
    the Decoded Messages to me. Thanks. Thanks also goes to SoC (good seeing 
    you at E3!), Monkey King, NightShade, AngelEd (hehe, so witty), and last 
    but not least, Morty. Morty is like the big sister I never had. ;-D And 
    yes, I'm kidding. Much love to all of those that I'm forgetting, too. 
    You guys are great folk.
    Thanks again to my girlfriend, Valerie Meerschaert. She cleaned the 
    window near my computer yesterday, and I can't see the monitor for the 
    sunshine closing in on it. It looks very nice, though, as it hadn't been 
    cleaned in years (literally). Thanks Hun, you own.
    Traditionally, thanks goes to Collective Soul, who are big fans of TM1 
    and TM2, and make great rock music.
    This document is Copyright 2003 David McCutcheon. It may not be 
    reproduced nor retransmitted in any form. It may not be altered, 
    published, sold, given as an incentive to buy, etc. without advance 
    permission from the author. Violation of the above terms can and will 
    result in a lawsuit. Thank you.

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