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Old 22-07-10, 19:14   #1
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Default General Twisted Metal Thread

This is for discussion of the crazy fun game seris Twisted Metal.

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Twisted Metal is a series of vehicular combat video games published by Sony Computer Entertainment, and developed by various companies during its tenure. The series began on the PlayStation in 1995 and currently features seven games, with an eighth installment currently in production. It is the 162nd best-selling video game franchise, selling over 15 million copies in North America alone.[1]

It is the longest-running PlayStation-exclusive franchise with a total of fifteen years running from 1995 to present with the closest being the Gran Turismo series which has spanned thirteen years. Seven games of the series (including Twisted Metal: Black Online) were re-released as part of the Sony Greatest Hits program

In concept, Twisted Metal is a demolition derby that permits the usage of ballistic projectiles, machine guns, mines, and other types of weapons (up to and including satellite-based weapons and nuclear weapons). Players choose a vehicle and an arena—or a series of arenas in the story mode—to engage in battle with opposing drivers. A variety of weapons and upgrades are obtainable by pick-ups scattered throughout the stage. The last driver alive is the winner.

Although each individual game features its own storyline, they all revolve around the same basic theme: a vehicular combat tournament called Twisted Metal is presented with the promise of granting the contest's winner any single wish they so desire. In almost all of the games, the host is a man called "Calypso"; however, in the series' fourth installment, perennial contestant Sweet Tooth briefly takes over.

The hosts of these games are the persons who are, through arcane means, capable of warping reality itself to grant the wish of the contest winner; however, there is a general "be careful what you wish for" theme in the game series, as nearly all of the winning contestants end up with "not-so-happy" endings, due to the skill and proclivity of the hosts for twisting the words of their wish around—often to deadly effect. The games in the series usually contain a healthy dose of black humor.
The seris include (silver colored titles aren't considered as mainstream)
Twisted Metal- 1995 (Playstaion)
Twisted Metal II- 1996 (Playstion & Windows)
Twisted Metal III-1998 (Playstation)
Twisted Metal IV-1999 (Playstation)
Twisted Metal Small Brawl-2000 (Playstation)
Twisted Metal Black- 2001 (Playstation 2)
-Twisted Metal Black Online

Twisted Metal Head On - 2005 (PSP)
-Twisted Metal Head On(Extra Twisted Edition) - 2008 (Playstation 2)

Twisted Metal (Reboot...I guess?) - Coming 2011 (Playstation 3)

Box Art:
http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/1...over_large.jpg

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0..._box_large.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Metal_III.jpg

http://cdn1.gamepro.com/box/box_104347-hd.jpg

http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikiped...l_Coverart.png

http://www.defunctgames.com/pic/cove...metalblack.jpg

http://img50.imageshack.us/f/cover2bfinalqh3.jpg

Who else here enjoys this seris?
I'm really looking forward to the 2011 one.
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Old 22-07-10, 19:45   #2
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Played it once when I was a kid, didn't really like it.

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Didn't put image tags around the cover arts which had clowns on them incase you have a phobia of them
There are clowns in the pictures you did post .
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Old 22-07-10, 23:02   #3
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Not as revealing as the other box arts though. Can't remove them atm...
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Old 22-07-10, 23:16   #4
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I love the Twisted Metal series, Black is still my favorite. It creeped the hell out of me, and the stories were twisted.

I can't wait for the new game, it looks intense.
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Old 23-07-10, 17:10   #5
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Ikr? I never played black, but I sorta don't want to. Too dark, not black humor, but just plain dark.

c'mon, no one else is a fan of this awesome seris?
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Old 24-07-10, 17:50   #6
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Guess no one else is :\

Small interview with David Jaffe. I think there will be more once Comic Con starts.
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I'm a new fan. I only played the new reboot Twisted Metal for PS3.



I like the setting: a worldwide vehicle battle, anything that stands between the battles will fall: be it pedestrians, buildings, poles. So chaotic.
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I played the classics on PS1 and Vigilante 8.

I preferred the Vigilante 8!!!
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Old 04-07-12, 14:53   #9
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I made this thread? o_o

Well, turns out I completely ignored the new Twisted Metal as I did not like the demo.
Either way, I liked the fourth one.
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I made this thread? o_o

Well, turns out I completely ignored the new Twisted Metal as I did not like the demo.
Either way, I liked the fourth one.
PSN doesn't have a demo for any.
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