Twisted Metal 3 Vehicle Performance FAQ Author: Icy Guy ([email protected]) Version 0.1 finished on 1/24/02 Current Filesize: 6.02 KB Table of Contents 1. Legal Stuff 2. Revision History 3. Intro 4. Auger 5. Mr. Grimm 6. Spectre 7. Firestarter 8. Flower Power 9. Thumper 10. Hammerhead 11. Axel 12. Roadkill 13. Warthog 14. Club Kid 15. Outlaw 16. Sweet Tooth 17. Minion 18. Contact Info 19. Outro 20. Credits 1. Legal Stuff This document Copyright 2001 by Icy Guy. You may not engage in an unauthorized distribution of this FAQ or put it on your site and claim it as your own. You may put it on your site as long as the following conditions are satisfied: you give me the URL so I can check the site out, you credit me fully, you ask me, and this _must_ remain unchanged. However, you CAN print out a copy for your private, personal use. This FAQ can appear on the following sites without asking me: >http://www.gamefaqs.com< >http://www.cheatcc.com< >http://www.neoseeker.com< >http://www.cheatcodes.com< Why those sites? I send this directly to GameFAQs and CheatCodes.com, and I like going to Cheat Code Central. This list will probably expand over time. I added Neoseeker because they were nice enough to send me an E-Mail asking if they could use one of my FAQs. It can also appear on my site at http://www.crosswinds.net/~icyguy if I feel like putting it there. 2. Revision History Version 0.1- Finished on 1/24/02. 6.02 KB. -Added everything. 3. Intro Welcome to yet another one of my FAQ writing attempts! Since Twisted Metal 3 doesn't have a lot of FAQs, I decided to make one. This FAQ is your guide to each vehicle's Special, acceleration, top speed (without Turbo), ramming power, and an overall rating. Let's begin! 4. Auger Special: Drill Activation (Spikes your opponent and then flings them away.) Acceleration: Poor Top speed: Poor Ramming power: Great Overall: Don't try and run away- charge your opponents instead! Best used with a "kamikaze" strategy. 5. Mr. Grimm Special: Screaming Soul (Flying skeleton that fires in a straight line and causes much damage.) Acceleration: Pretty Good Top speed: Pretty Good Ramming power: Average Overall: Use your Special attack without mercy. Drive near your foe for a better chance at hitting them, and then Jump, regardless if your Special connects or not. 6. Spectre Special: Ghost Missle (Never fails to hit; goes through obstacles.) Acceleration: Best Top speed: Best Ramming Power: Average-Good Overall: Use that Dodge Viper to your advantage! Run around the level's perimeter, firing off Ghost Missles like there's no tomorrow. 7. Firestarter Special: Torch (Something akin to a flamethrower attached to the front of your car.) Acceleration: Great Top speed: Very Good Ramming power: Good Overall: Use the Torch without mercy! It sets your opponents on fire as well. Just stay away once they're on fire. 8. Flower Power Special: Flower of Power (Homing flower.) Acceleration: OK Top speed: Average Ramming power: OK Overall: I'd avise using your Special whenever possible. Stay away from a "ram them!" strategy and use either Power or Homing missles after Freezing your target. 9. Thumper Special: Sonic Blast (Shockwave sent in all directions.) Acceleration: OK Top speed: Average Ramming power: Good Overall: Wait until you see a cluster of cars and then use your Special for a lot of damage. Learn how to spin out, because when your car is broadsided, it seems to take less damage. 10. Hammerhead Special: Stomp (Speed burst that causes your truck to crush other cars.) Acceleration: Not too good Top speed: OK Ramming power: Excellent Overall: The best thing about this truck is that it can cause serious damage with its Special. Just watch out when using Stomp on the Tokyo level. 11. Axel Special: Shockwave (Self-explanatory.) Acceleration: Average Top speed: Average Ramming power: Great Overall: Follow the same strategy as you would when using Thumper and you'll be fine. 12. Roadkill Special: Spike Bomb (Like a Mortar, only much more powerful.) Acceleration: Average Top speed: Average Ramming power: Good Overall: Only use your Special in open areas. If you don't, it will probably hit any low ceilings. 13. Warthog Special: Patriot Missle (Three powerful seeking missles at once.) Acceleration: OK Top speed: Average Ramming power: Very good Overall: Good all-around vehicle. A little-known fact about the Patriot Missle is that the farther it flies, the stronger it gets, so use it a long range. 14. Club Kid Special: Vortex (A whirpool that sucks your opponent in and spits 'em out.) Acceleration: Good Top speed: Good Ramming power: OK Overall: Use your small size to avoid missles. The Vortex is like the Patriot Missles: the longer it goes on for, the more powerful it will be. 15. Outlaw Special: Omni Taser (Electrical bolt that fries multiple targets at close range.) Acceleration: Average-Good Top speed: Good Ramming power: Average Overall: Another all-around vehicle. Use the Omni Taser near groups of cars for intense carnage. 16. Sweet Tooth Special: Flaming Head (A low-altitude Rain Missle.) Acceleration: Good Top speed: Good Ramming power: Good Overall: Very good vehicle to use. The Flaming Head might set your opponent on fire. 17. Minion Special: Quad Attack (Three seeking Power Missles and a Freeze.) Acceleration: Poor Top speed: OK Ramming power: Illegally powerful Overall: The ultimate ramming machine. Use and abuse the Special. 18. Contact Info Want to send me any tips you have? Want to question my ratings? Then drop me a line at [email protected] 19. Outro Well, that's all for now, but I'll include a little bit more in the next update. See ya! 20. Credits CJayC- For making GameFAQs. The webmasters of their respective sites. 989 Studios- For designing and developing it. Sony- For making the PlayStation. Prima- For that little-known Patriot Missle tip.