|Twisted Metal 2 II (PlayStation 1, PS1) Brand New / Greatest Hits / VGA 80+|
Returns not accepted
Lincoln Park, NJ, USA
|Twisted Metal 2 (Sony PlayStation 1, 1996) Game Only|
Returns not accepted
Wahiawa, HI, USA
|Twisted Metal 2 (Sony PlayStation 1, 1996) Case - Game Disc - Artwork Included|
Returns not accepted
Lutz, FL, USA
|Twisted Metal 2 (Sony PlayStation 1, 1996) (1996)|
Returns not accepted
Free shippingBuy it now
Free shippingBuy it now
|After the smashing success of Calypso's first Twisted Metal tournament, he's looking to conduct an encore presentation, but there's a small problem. He and his combatants have already destroyed Los Angeles; what fun is there holding a tournament in a single measly city let alone one that resembles a large pile of rubble? One day, the answer dawned on the char-faced psycho...why not take the show on the road?|
And that's exactly what he's going to do; Twisted Metal 2 has gone global! Along with new drivers and veterans of yore, they're packing up their bags and getting ready to wage war throughout Moscow and New York while destroying the Eiffel Tower in Paris and lighting the fields in Holland ablaze! Forget the millennium, Armageddon is now!
Twisted Metal 2 features 12 pre-selectable characters with two hidden vehicles waiting in the wings. Among the new combatants are Axel, a man confined to two enormous wheels; Mr. Slam, a prominent architect turned psycho, the speed-junkie Twister; and Outlaw 2 -- Outlaw's sister looking for revenge. Many of the old characters have returned including Hammerhead, Thumper, and an even more deranged Roadkill.
There are eight new battle arenas with a few hidden goodies thrown in for extra measure (mostly for the multi-player enthusiasts). One of the complaints concerning the original was that the levels weren't interactive enough; obviously, Calypso was listening! Players are able to destroy towers, fences, buildings, windmills, and even de-robe the Statue of Liberty! Additionally, each level contains a wealth of hidden areas and secret weapons.
In addition to new drivers and areas, Twisted Metal 2 features a unique combo system. By executing various button combinations on your controller, vehicles are able to fire freeze blasts, activate temporary shields, jump over hazards, and backdoor tailgaters with a missile. There are also twenty different advanced attacks; performed the same way as a combination, these puppies are fierce!
Calypso has also devised some new items and weapons for this year's tournament. New weapons include the bouncing ricochet bombs, devastating lightning blasts that radiate from electric sources (only available on certain levels), and remote bombs that explode on command. Whereas the original featured health stations, Twisted Metal 2 replaces them with scarce first aid kits.
Additionally, Twisted Metal 2 replaces the old text-based endings with computer-generated comic book movies. So what are you waiting for? Pack up that camera and homing missile and get ready to tour the world -- Twisted Metal style!
|Game||Twisted Metal 2|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Blood, Animated Violence|
|Number of Players||1-2|
|Game Series||Twisted Metal Series|
Average review score based on 63 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Twisted Metal 2 is brilliant.
It is HARD... While playing it for the first time you will be pummeled by the AI. This is probably THE element that makes this game better than fantastic. The computer controlled opponents will pretend to be objective. They'll leave you alone and fight each other, but they are really just setting you up, waiting for you to screw up so they can throw a beat down so ridiculus, so outrageous that you'll be laughing at your twisted, burning, bounced on, exploded remains.
Take a corner wrong or try to reverse for that health you missed 'cause you're a sucky driver? !BANGY! Mr. Slam is right there T-Boning you, tossing you end over end into a corner. Then Twister comes in and starts spinning you both in his tornado of doom. You hit your shield (up-up-right) and try to get out but they've got you cornered and Twister is a cheater (he'll twist forever...). Next thing you know Slam slams you in his jaws again, you're spinning all over the place, you hear Shadow moaning in bomb after bomb, Grasshopper comes flying in with her annoying "YEEHAW!". You hit your shield again, drop two remote bombs on top of each other, stand on your turbos and head for the hills. You look in your rear view and wonder how you made it out alive. You notice you have a sliver of health when you hear your worst enemy. The whistle of Stupid Spectre's Cheater Missle... You're out of power for your shield so you take some tight turns and squint your eyes - almost to the health - ALMOST THERE! !BANG! It catches you. The ear piercing screech of your death is followed by the rumble of Thumper as he rounds the corner and torches your flaming wreck with his 30 foot flamethrower. Then, to top it all off, Grimm comes out of nowhere, hits your corpse with 3 skulls and spins around in circles to laugh at you...
That is just on medium difficulty...
This game is hard. Perhaps thats why it is so sweet when you master it. The touchy controls that plagued you as a newb will eventually become your best friend (I recommend switching to Run 'n Gun) as you control your vehicle of choice like it is part of you. Before you know it you'll be busting out reverse freezes, ruthless combos, 200 mph mid-air 180s without slowing down, perfectly placed napalms, ricochets off the 50th story and laughing deviously as you narrowly avoid that "oh so innocent" 8 car pile up that just "happens" to converge on you. It will always be waiting for you. Letting you know that if you have one too many and your driving ain't as tight as it should be...!BANGY! Slam's out there, just waitin for ya.
Co-op tournament is great fun with a buddy. Got a few friends around that can learn the moves? Challenge matches! There are 14 playable vehicles, each with their own unique style and special weapon and relativley balanced against the others. Hmmmm, tell me again why I was a freshman in college for 4 years...?
Just be careful... !BANGY! Slam is out there waitin' for ya!
Mastering this game is not like riding a bike. I gave my copy away to some kids who were just getting into playstation as I was getting out of it, but recently felt a CRAVING for the CARNAGE I missed oh so dearly.
Upon inserting the disc, listening to that opening song that ends in Sweet Tooth's laugh, flipping through to start the tournament and choosing my ride, I was stumped as to what character would ease me back into the game. I remember seeing the endings for everyone except Sweet Tooth and Grasshopper because with Sweet Tooth you never get a continue and Grasshopper just plain sucks! All other characters standout or bring to the table something special; unlike any other character, which can be used to your advantage through points in the game.
So I went with Axel because I figured at worst possible case and I've forgotten everything, I can just drive up onto people with turbo. I remember that doing plenty of damage. I barely made it through to New York and got slaughtered there, but I picked up some of the directional moves along the way like the freeze, Minoin's special, the jump, and changing views to my advantage.
After that I strayed from a beginner's character and went with more challenging characters. Thumper (ending in the Amazon) was a valid competitor because of his devastating special at close range. Shadow (which ended in a Paris death somehow) is difficult to use effectively. Roadkill (as I was slaughtered early in Moscow) also difficult to use effectively. Grimm survived (to Antarctica I believe) because of his destructive special. Then I took a break.
Next attempt I played around with the buttons until I got Minion because I wanted to conquer the game as I had before and this was the easiest way and conquer I did in the first attempt. It was completely unfair. I continued with Spectre (where Holland was the death of me) and his crazy heat-seeking special along with his speed to get away and cornering ability gave my leverage in my survival. I followed with Slam and somehow managed to die in Moscow again! You would think a slow heavily armored wrecking machine would do well in the tight ring of Moscow, but apparently I suck!
I'm not a big fan of the Cowardly Outlaw who usually runs from a fight or Hammerhead who plays like crash-test-dummies. Grasshopper sucks, Twister (where her speed is above all others) sucks, Warthog (where you ALWAYS better have some turbos when you fight cause he's so SLOW) has plenty of advantages if you always have an escape route.
Not sure if I'm missing anyone, but the point is; there are so many tools to the game that amounts to so many different strategies and the moment you think you have it, you will be destroyed! Always play like you are about to die because when you think you have an advantage and start risk taking, you will become the dog pile of wreckage A.K.A. TWISTED METAL...
With cars and guns how can you go wrong??? This game is the perfect way to relieve road rage!!! Who hasn't wanted to send a Patriot Missle up the tail pipe of the guy in front of you???!!!
There isn't anything I don't like about this game!!! It has an interesting story and really cool and creepy characters!!! As an equipment operator, I love the idea of crashing through town in a rubber tire loader trashing every car in my way!!! TM2 has a great variety of terrains to battle through, each with it's own challenges!!!
I loved all the games in the TM series, but this is my favorite!!! It has a cartoonish look and feel to it that makes it just flat out fun to play!!! In my estimation this is one of the greatest games in video game history, a history I know well, I remember Pong!!!
I've played every character in this game many many times!!! I've been through it more times than I can count and I'm still not bored!!! This game is well worth owning!!!
This is my absolute favorite Twisted Metal game. Not only was it the first game I ever played on the Playstation back in '96, it was my favorite game for some time. The levels are very cool. From the roof tops of New York, to Paris, all the way to Antarctica! You go around the world and duke it out with the other Twisted Metal contestants in hopes of winning the ultimate prize. What's also cool is to try and find the secrets the game has. Try shooting some napalm at the Mona Lisa, or shooting at the statue of liberty. It's quite funny to see what happens in the last one mentioned! There are many more than those two as well! Have fun finding them!
This game is a great improvement over the first Twisted Metal game. The levels aren't as blah and are much more interesting. You've got lava in the Amazon, glaciers breaking up in Antarctica, etc. The multi player in this game is also extremely fun if you have someone to play with.
Bottom line, this game is a lot of fun. If you want to see what the Twisted Metal games are all about, buy this one. If you're only going to buy one of them, you must buy this one. It is the best of the four made for the PS1 and it's even better than the TM game for the PS2! Lots of fun to be had with this game! Lots and lots of fun! A 5 out of 5 from me! Highly recommended as one of my favorite games... ever!
This game is almost ten years old but still packs a major punch! This game is WAY better than all other TM games, including Twisted Metal: Black. This game perfectly displays what a car combat game should be. By todays standards the graphics are of course, not great. But the gameplay and controls are a ten. The fun factor is a 96, and when codes and secret moves are discovered, the fun factor goes up to a million. The environments you get to play in are really cool and pretty expansive for this era. The weapons are awesome and you can destroy alot of things!
Truly I spent over a hundred hours playing this game, and it is just as much fun with a friend! EVEN more fun actually! The other cars in this game a fairly intelligent and lethal. The cutscenes are very cool, think comic book meets movie. The ending movies are often hilarious and twisted (pun intended).
You can't have anymore fun than this game if you tried!