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Most everyone that played Twisted Metal 1 and 2 back in the day has
fond memories of them. Their cartoonish brand of mayhem and sick sense
of humor resulted in great sales numbers and an enthusiastic fanbase,
before 989 Studios took over and tarnished the series' good name. It
may have experienced a great rebirth via Twisted Metal: Black on the
PS2, but the original Playstation titles by Singletrac laid the
groundwork for all subsequent car combat titles (a genre that's been
sorely underrepresented in recent years).
In this new segment we
utilize our extensive vault to play through each PSone Twisted Metal
title in order, and even try out the vehicular combat experiments
Singletrac developed after losing the franchise name. Do the original
classics hold up over a decade later? Are 3 and 4 as bad as we remember
them being? Does Tim Turi fail miserably in his attempt to blow up the
Eiffel Tower? The answer to the last question is yes. Check out the
video below to relive the 32-bit vehicular combat experience.
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An explanation on why there is are different drivers for Outlaw 1 and 2.
Outlaw was supposedly the victor in the original TM (sort of like how Liu Kang is always the victor in MK), and the wish he gave to Calypso was to live in a place where there was no crime. So he through him and his car into outer space.
In TM2, Outlaw again is the victor, and the female driver asks Calypso to let her retrieve the first driver and bring him back to her (which she somehow manages to accomplish, as seen in TM3).
Also....as for what to do in the next Replay....How about King of Fighters?
We shot the next edition of Replay today, and it's one of the titles requested in these comments. Keep an eye out for it (most likely next week).
All i played was vigilante 8....
is that copyrighted, cause I want to make a shirt with that on there XD
@adonis i though sweet tooth was the winner of TM2?
AXEL FTW!!!!!!!!! I loved this game, it made me fail so many classes in middle school though. I missed half of the finals because I passed out from an all nighter of twisted metal.
im willing to bet the next installment will be either bushido blade or crash bandicoot
i want twisted metal black on there, it would be so worth it to have it downloaded to the ps3
Great feature! I loved it.
Twisted Metal: Black, the scariest game i've ever played
Replay = AWESOME
LOL @ the MeatWagon
i think you guys should do a replay on the original Megaman X games from SNES, or the original Turok games
anyways great article, enjoyed every minute of the video
this game is so awesome and weird....
SWEET NOSTALGIA :D
nice. this replay segment is a nice replacement to the omitted magazine section that featured GI's current take on retro games. old-timers like myself like to reminisce about earlier games. please keep the replay vidz coming. thanx fellaz.
The video was great, except the buffering. I haven't had that much trouble since dial up. But other than that you guys did a great job. Personally i enjoyed the 3rd and 4th better than the first two. But I also played the 3rd and 4th first. I loved the soundtrack for the 3rd and that just made the game for me. I recently bought tm2 on the psn and I honestly forgot how horrible it looked, but then again back then it looked amazing! lol! There's my schpeal. Oh and maybe next time you can do jet moto or 2xtreme I loved those games!
I second, or third (or whatever the count is) the vote for Bushido Blade(s) up on here; you gotta have the second one on the vid for the Afro Samurai looking guy (okay he's a lot goofier, more disco looking than Afro, but he's black, has an afro, etc) his style of always drawing his blade from the hip and then returning it to the scabbard was pretty cool and unique.
Awesome and really funny trip down memory lane...please do more! Some suggestions:
-Original Resident Evil
-Original Tony Hawk
good stuff all around. i think doing a tomb raider edition would inspire some interesting quotes. they have not aged well at all.