Good morning Painkillers, Leaguers, and new comers, welcome to another addition of Grab a buddy Monday. Today, I felt that we should dive into another classic franchise. Just like the Darkstalkers series, this series has a bunch of games that have come out over the years, and I’m hoping that another one comes out in the near future. With that being said, it’s time to grab your buddy, hook up your PlayStation one, and let’s play some Twisted Metal.
So a little backstory, this game takes place in Los Angeles in the year 2005, and we all remember how fucked up LA was back in 2005. This is the tenth annual running of the Twisted Metal Tournament. The man behind the tournament, Calypso, found 12 contestants, to fight it out in a vehicular battle to the death. The winner will have a wish granted by Calypso, no matter how big, small, or even out of this world. Let’s meet the contestants.
First there is is Captain Spears, and his car Road Kill. He lost his unit in a war, and his wish is save them from an ambush. Up next we have Mike and Dave, in their monster truck Hammerhead. Like most wannabe rockers, their wish is to score some babes. Contestant number three is Scott Campbell, and his sport car Spectre. Campbell is a restless spirit, and is hoping to win the tournament to become whole again. Number four, we have a man and a motorcycle with the same name, Mr. Grimm. He is the Grimm Reaper, and if he wins, he is coming for Calypso’s soul. Up next number five is Commander Mason, and his vehicle Warthog. He is hoping to win, so he can get a recording that proves that aliens exist. Half way through the list, at number 6, we have Agent Amanda X, AKA Angela Fortin, and her car Pit Viper. She claims that she has been paid $1,000,000, by the people of Los Angeles to kill Calypso.
Now, contestant number seven, we have a man that goes by the name of Agent Stone, and his car Crimson Fury. It seems that Stone is also here to proves that aliens exist as well. Up next at number eight, we have Bruce Cochrane, and his low rider, Thumper. He is here, to end all the violence in his hometown of Los Angeles. Contestant number nine is, Sargent Carl Roberts, and his police cruiser Outlaw. His wish is to end the Twisted Metal Tournament once and for all. At number ten, we have Mr. Ash, and his Semi truck, Darkside. It’s unknown why brings Mr Ash into the tournament. At number 11, we have cab driver Charlie Kane, and his cab Yellow Jacket. He is here to find out what happened to his son, that disappeared 20 years ago. Finally, the last contestant, who is probably the most recognizable character in the franchise, Needles Kane, and his ice cream truck, Sweet Tooth. This murderous psychopath is here for one thing, to rescue his best friend.
The story mode of the game is a bit short, you can beat the game with one contestant within an hour. I guess that it is done that way, so you can go back and beat the game with every contestant, to see everyone endings. The selling point of this game is the multi player, and that’s why we are here. You and your buddy will have fun playing through all of the characters and levels, seeing which levels you like the best, and what character fits you style of play the most, since every vehicle has their own unique weapons, special attacks, armor and speed. If you enjoy this game, you should definitely try to get your hands on some of the sequels. Until next time Painkillers!
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