Twisted Metal: Head-On FAQ/ Walkthrough

FAQs for:

Twisted Metal: Head-On



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Consoles included:

PSP



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Version:

1.0b



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Sections

0.) About Me and Introduction

1.) Vehicles

2.) Weapons

3.) Vehicle Upgrades

4.) Energy Attacks

5.) Locations

6.) Wishes *Major Spoilers*

7.) Mini-Games

8.) Unlockables

9.) Cheats

10.) Acknowledgments



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0.) About Me and Introduction

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Hey. JagDogger2525 here. This is my first FAQs guide. I have been gaming for

years now and I own a few systems with a few games (hence my Contributor Data),

and I want to share this guide for the game Twisted Metal: Head-On. So enough

about me let's get to it. This guide is for all those who are stuck on this

game. To find something you are stuck on, you can just press Ctrl and F

simultaneously to bring up the "Find" box. There you can type the Section.



Twisted Metal: Head-On is the PSP version of the famous Playstion car combat

game Twisted Metal. This time, you can save your games and, once in a while,

choose which place you want to go next.



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1.) Vehicles

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Car: Roadkill

Driver: Marcus Kane

Age: 35 - Height: 5'11"

Weight: 255



Marcus Kane is a man plagued with nightmare of competing in past Twisted Metal

competition. Each dream is very real, but he believes it’s a fake. He doesn’t

know it, but he’s got a split personality. His other identity is Needles Kane

(the driver of Sweet Tooth). Lately these nightmares (which are actually

memories that Calypso has tried to hide from Marcus) have gotten worse and

worse. Eventually he wakes up one day and there’s a Twisted Metal vehicle

waiting outside for him. Ready to put these nightmares to rest once and for all,

he decides to compete in what he believes to be another nightmare; he doesn’t

realize this Twisted Metal is for real.



Handling: 5/10

Armor: 4/10

Sp. Weapon: 6/10

Speed: 6/10



Special Weapon: Boomerang

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Car: Shadow

Driver: Mortimer Scharf

Age: Long Dead

Height: 5'3" - Weight: 115



Mortimer, a former caretaker of wayward souls, has long since gone back to rest

in his coffin. One night, some kids are goofing around near Mortimer's grave.

One of them reads the "Gone but not forgotten" inscription on the tombstone and

drunkenly decides to see if that's true. They dig up the grave and wake up

Mortimer. This upsets Mortimer as he finds he can't go back to sleep. Exhausted

and desperate to go back to his eternal slumber, Mortimer enters Twisted Metal

hoping Calypso can put him back to sleep.



Handling: 5/10

Armor: 4/10

Sp. Weapon: 8/10

Speed: 6/10



Special Weapon: Soul Shadow

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Car: Mr. Grimm

Driver: Mr. Grimm

Age: 26 - Height: 5'10"

Weight: 180

(All stats are from when he was human)



Mr. Grimm is, in fact, the grim reaper himself. At some point during his

centuries of work, he attempted to devour a soul himself instead taking it to

its next destination. He became hooked; needing to devour more and more souls.

He found himself absorbing more souls than he was delivering. This craving was

driving Mr. Grimm to the point of insanity. He realizes he can't take it anymore

and enters Twisted Metal hoping that Calypso can give someone else the job of

being the Grim Reaper.



Handling: 10/10

Armor: 2/10

Sp. Weapon: 10/10

Speed: 8/10



Special Weapon: Screaming Soul

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Car: Sweet Tooth

Driver: Needles Kane

Age: Unknown

Height: 5'9" - Weight: 185



Needles is, by far, the most aggressive competitor Twisted Metal has ever known.

He's competed in every Twisted Metal and has become known as the insane clown.

He has become tired of this position as a simple competitor and with his wish

hopes to take over Twisted Metal altogether.



Handling: 2/10

Armor: 8/10

Sp. Weapon: 6/10

Speed: 2/10



Special Weapon: Napalm Cone

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Car: Thumper

Driver: Angel

Age: 25 - Height: 5'7"

Weight: 120



For years, Angel has wanted to compete with the big-boys and their lowriding,

customized, bass pumping vehicles. Growing up she has watched her brothers and

cousins build, modify and create incredible vehicles, while basking in all of

the attention and notoriety that comes along with them. She has had to stand by

the sidelines simply watching the car show competitions instead of competing

herself. Twisted Metal was just the opportunity she was looking for. If she

wins she will finally have the car that puts them all to shame.



Handling: 5/10

Armor: 4/10

Sp. Weapon: 8/10

Speed: 6/10



Special Weapon: Balls of Fire

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Car: Spectre

Driver: Chuckie Floop

Age: 19 - Height: 6'2"

Weight: 195



A popular radio station, receives a confusing giveaway prize from an anonymous

source. The prize? A "special" vehicle to compete in a contest called Twisted

Metal, and all you have to do to win is be the 7th caller. Of course the DJ's

have no clue what they're giving away and the 7th caller, Chuckie Floop, is just

happy to win something. Chuckie doesn't realize what he is in for and discovers

from the mysterious contest creator that the winner will be granted any wish

they desire. Not sure how this contest works or how anyone can grant wishes,

Chuckie's mind focuses on the important "what will I wish for?".



Handling: 10/10

Armor: 2/10

Sp. Weapon: 8/10

Speed: 8/10



Special Weapon: Ghost Missile

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Car: Twister

Driver: Miranda Watts

Age: 25 - Height: 5'2"

Weight: 100



Miranda's twin sister Amanda competed in Twisted Metal a few years ago and has

been missing ever since. Miranda's been on an exhaustive hunt for her sister,

but hasn't had any luck finding her. She eventually follows Amanda's trail to

Calypso who offers her a seat in the upcoming Twisted Metal. Miranda is no

stranger to racing as she and Amanda used to be the top two female Indy car

racers in the world. She agrees and knows exactly what she'll wish for; her

sister returned alive and well.



Handling: 10/10

Armor: 2/10

Sp. Weapon: 8/10

Speed: 10/10



Special Weapon: Tornado Twist

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Car: Outlaw

Driver: Capt. Jaime Roberts

Age: 27 - Height: 5'6"

Weight: 135

Driver: Sgt. Carl Roberts

Age: 31 - Height: 5'8"

Weight: 165



Jamie and her brother Carl were once decorated and respected police officers.

Jamie's brother had competed in and won a previous Twisted Metal. Upon making

his wish, Calypso tricked and imprisoned him. Jamie entered and won a subsequent

Twisted Metal and was able to rescue her brother. Now they're competing together

with the goal of bringing down Calypso and Twisted Metal once and for all. Jamie

hopes to merely bring the contest to an end. She doesn't know that her brother

plans to kill Calypso if he gets the chance.



Handling: 5/10

Armor: 4/10

Sp. Weapon: 6/10

Speed: 8/10



Special Weapon: Teaser

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Car: Grasshopper

Driver: Krista Sparks

Age: 15 - Height: 5'1"

Weight: 105

(When she was alive)



Krista Sparks is the long dead daughter of Calypso. Calypso, and his entire

family were killed in a brutal car accident. Calypso escaped from death by

stealing a demon's powers, but he was not able to bring his family with him.

Calypso gets the idea to rescue his daughter from the afterlife. Upon attempting

to do so, he will be able to summon her, it will only be temporary. In order for

her to be truly living again she must win Twisted Metal and wish for this life

herself.



Handling: 10/10

Armor: 2/10

Sp. Weapon: 4/10

Speed: 6/10



Special Weapon: Body Slam

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Car: Warthog

Driver: Colonel Hall

Age: 36 - Height: 6'4"

Weight: 255



Colonel Hall wanted to be a military man since he was a little kid. Right from

the start he excelled at all forms of combat, and tactics came naturally to him.

The army has sent him to compete in Twisted Metal with the hope that he’ll win

and acquire an ultimate weapon. When he wins, Colonel Hall wishes for an

ultimate weapon; something that will enable him to easily take out all the

evil-doers of the world.



Handling: 2/10

Armor: 8/10

Sp. Weapon: 6/10

Speed: 4/10



Special Weapon: Patriot Missiles

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Car: Axel

Driver: Axel

Age: 38 - Height: 6'3"

Weight: 280 (60 pounds come from his metal arms)



More than a decade ago, Axel was imprisoned in a massive, two-wheeled

contraption by his father. At the end of Twisted Metal 2, he confronted his

father about this and he was told he'd have to spend another decade imprisoned.

In a show of defiance, he tore his arms free from the contraption and

disappeared. Even though he was now free, he found he couldn't handle living

without the thing he'd been part of for so long. He felt like he'd lost a part

of his body. Axel met a doctor who constructed cybernetic arms and feet that

would allow him to drive the vehicle once again, on the condition that Axel

would turn over his wish should he win Twisted Metal.



Handling: 5/10

Armor: 6/10

Sp. Weapon: 6/10

Speed: 4/10



Special Weapon: Supernova

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Car: Mr. Slam

Driver: Simon Whittlebone

Age: 33 - Height: 5'9"

Weight: 200

(When he was alive)



Simon Whittlebone was the mastermind behind Whittlebone Tower; a skyscraper that

was to stretch taller than any building that had come before it. While the

building was under construction, Simon climbed to the top of the tower and

shouted to the universe that this creation made him a god. He lost his balance

and fell to the ground. With the mastermind dead, the tower was never finished.

Companies tried to tear the remains down, but strange and ghostly things always

kept people at bay; Simon's spirit has been haunting the tower. His spirit

possesses one of the construction vehicles and he enters Twisted Metal with the

hopes of being reborn so he can finish his tower.



Handling: 2/10

Armor: 8/10

Sp. Weapon: 10/10

Speed: 2/10



Special Weapon: Bucket Slam Shake

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Car: Crimson Fury

Driver: Agent Shepherd

Age: 34 - Height: 6'1"

Weight: 100



Agent Shepherd is a good and dedicated FBI agent who's entered Twisted Metal

with the goal of bringing the FBI's most wanted, Calypso, to justice. He's a

simple and straightforward man. If he wins Twisted Metal and with the help of

the FBI, Shepherd hopes to capture Calypso.



Handling: 10/10

Armor: 2/10

Sp. Weapon: 8/10

Speed: 8/10



Special Weapon: Reticle Pulse Blast

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Car: Hammerhead

Driver: Catfish

Age:47 - Height: 6'1"

Weight: 175



Catfish, a man who prides himself as the mighty hunter, decided to modify his

favorite rig to compete in this year's Twisted Metal, because after all, it's

just another form of hunting, vehicular style. Catfish's illustrious and often

illegal hunting obsession has resulted in the head of every type of big game

creature to hang proudly in his favorite trophy room. Now, Catfish's ultimate

dream is to hunt the most intelligent species in the animal kingdom, the Human,

in an all-out, man vs. man survival of the fittest in the raw wilderness.



Handling: 2/10

Armor: 6/10

Sp. Weapon: 6/10

Speed: 2/10



Special Weapon: Ram Attack

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Car: RV

Driver: Cousin Eddy

Age: 29 - Height: 6'0"

Weight: 300



Cousin Eddy was born in a backwater Ozarks pigsty called Sour Creek. You won't

find it on any map. A textbook case of what can go wrong when cousins marry

cousins, Eddy was the strongest man in town by the time he was ten, though his

malformed, inbred brain had stopped developing at age three. Eddy only had two

loves: "smashin' things" and collecting "shiny things". By age thirteen he owned

all of the shiny things in Sour Creek. After he'd finish his smashing the place

was kind of lonely, so he wandered off in search of more shiny things and more

things to smash. When he stumbled across the Twisted Metal competition he

thought he'd found paradise. Eddy had gathered a band of drifters - "cousins" he

called them - who he coerced by brute strength into helping him transform a

trash RV into a nightmare killing machine. Now he could blast his way into

Twisted Metal. So much to smash. So many shiny things...



Handling: 5/10

Armor: 10/10

Sp. Weapon: 10/10

Speed: 8/10



Special Weapon: Ram

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Car: ATV

Driver: Gene Ruttish

Age: 22 - Height: 5'9"

Weight: 185



Gene Ruttish had always fancied himself a ladies' man... unfortunately noone

ever told the ladies. All his life he'd tried one crazy ATV stunt after another

in the vain attempt to gain their favor. For years he's been living by the

credo, "Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever." Years of trying

crazy stunts have made him quite the skilled driver and willing risk-taker.

Joining Cousin Eddy's caravan has given him a place to show off his skills and

Twisted Metal is his latest attempt to "wow" the women. Gene knows exactly what

he wants from Twisted Metal. When he wins, he will ask Calypso to make him the

most desired man on the planet.



Handling: 10/10

Armor: 1/10

Sp. Weapon: 4/10

Speed: 8/10



Special Weapon: Shotgun/Dynamite

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Car: Dark Tooth

Driver: Marcus Kane

Age: 35 - Height: 5'11"

Weight: 255

Driver: Needles Kane

Age: Unknown

Height: 5'9" - Weight: 185



Terrible things can happen when a man comes to grips with his dark side. Marcus

has spent his life running from his nightmares. Needles has devoted his life to

making his nightmares come true. When Marcus surrenders to Needles the whole is

greater than the sum of the parts. Marcus' rational mind and Needles' fevered

insanity descend into a vortex of sinister chaos. The only possible outcome is

the total annihilation of anything that stands in their path.



Handling: 10/10

Armor: 10/10

Sp. Weapon: 10/10

Speed: 10/10



Special Weapon: Chomp

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Car: Tower Tooth (Only in Single Player Challenge Mode)

Driver: Marcus Kane

Age: 35 - Height: 5'11"

Weight: 255

Driver: Needles Kane

Age: Unknown

Height: 5'9" - Weight: 185



Terrible things can happen when a man comes to grips with his dark side. Marcus

has spent his life running from his nightmares. Needles has devoted his life to

making his nightmares come true. When Marcus surrenders to Needles the whole is

greater than the sum of the parts. Marcus' rational mind and Needles' fevered

insanity descend into a vortex of sinister chaos. The only possible outcome is

the total annihilation of anything that stands in their path.



Handling: 10/10

Armor: 10/10

Sp. Weapon: 10/10

Speed: 10/10



Special Weapon: Flamethrower



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2.) Weapons

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Machine Gun

Special Weapon

Fire Missile

Homing Missile

Napalm

Power Missile

Ricochet Disk

Environmental Weapon

Swarmer Missile

Remote Bomb

Health Recovery

Turbo



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3.) Vehicle Upgrades

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Upgrade 1: Turbo and Energy

Upgrade 2: Jump

Upgrade 3: Ram

Upgrade 4: Machine Gun

Upgrade 5: Armor

Upgrade 6: Special Weapon

Upgrade 7: Random



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4.) Energy Attacks

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Temporary shield: Right(2), Down(2)

Temporary invisibility: Left(2), Down(2)

Spawn a Mine: Right, Left, Down

Spawn a Freeze Missile: Up, Down, Up

Jump: X(2)

Napalm: Right, Left, Up(2), Fire Button

Flak: Up, Down, Left, Right

Rear-Fire: Left, Right, Down, Fire Button

Note: Execute During Gameplay



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5.) Locations

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Big Blue Stadium

Los Angeles

Los Angeles - Cousin Eddy

Paris

Paris Death Match

Egypt

Egypt Death Match

Roman Ruins

Rome Death Match

Rome - Tower Tooth Challenge (Choose Tower Tooth in Single Player Challenge

Mode)

Russia

Greece

Greece Death Match

Monaco

Tokyo Streets

Tokyo Death Match

Tokyo Rooftops

Tokyo - Dark Tooth

Tokyo - Tower Tooth (Only in Story Mode)



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6.) Wishes

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Roadkill’s Wish

Marcus wants to wake up.

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Shadow’s Wish

Mortimer wants to go back to eternal rest.

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Mr. Grimm’s Wish

Mr. Grimm wants to be human again but gets killed by a truck.

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Sweet Tooth’s Wish

Needles wants to switch places with Calypso.

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Thumper’s Wish

Angel wants her car to make the world shake causing her death of being crushed

by a huge chunk of building.

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Spectre’s Wish

Chuckie wants to have lots of money causing his death of being crushed by all

the pressure of the money.

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Twister’s Wish

Miranda wants her sister, Amanda from Twisted Metal 2, to come back to life.

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Outlaw’s Wish

Carl made the mistake by wishing his sister to shut up.

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Grasshopper’s Wish

Krista, Calypso’s daughter, wants the accident to never happen.

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Warthog’s Wish

Col. Hall wants a gun to kill all the evil-doers but actually gets killed by a

bunch of kids.

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Axel’s Wish

Axel wants peace but when he says, “I wish for pi~,” the doctor that fixed him

up shocked him so Axel said, “I wish for pi~ahhhhh!” (pizza)

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Mr. Slam’s Wish

Simon wants to be reborn but gets reborn as a baby.

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Crimson Fury’s Wish

Agent Smith didn’t wish for anything but arrests Calypso instead.

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Hammerhead’s Wish

Catfish wants to challenge Calypso one-on-one in the woods. Calypso sets up a

trap and kills Catfish.

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Cousin Eddy’s Wish

Cousin Eddy wants a new RV.

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ATV’s Wish

Gene wants to be popular with all the girls but when the wish is granted, Gene

is overrun with girls.

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Dark Tooth’s Wish

No Wish. Marcus and Needles climb up Tower Tooth and they start to drive it.



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7.) Mini-Games

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Big Blue Stadium Mini-Game

Name: Demolition Derby

Where: Go in the NE room (When the tail end of your car is facing the band and

you are close to the band) then look for a room with two glass walls on one side

and one on the other. The teleporter is in there.

What to do: Ram five taxicabs.

Which vehicle is suggested: High-handling vehicle such as Grasshopper

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Los Angeles Mini-Game

Name: Freeway Slalom

Where: Near Studio #12

What to do: Survive the track by avoiding obstacles

Which vehicle is suggested: Mr. Grimm

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Paris Mini-Game

Name: Chopper Shot

Where: Near the Eiffel Tower (Destroy a wall to enter)

What to do: Destroy all the choppers.

Which vehicle is suggested: Any vehicle

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Egypt Mini-Game

Name: Balance Beam

Where: Behind the door between two big statues.

What to do: Finish the course

Which vehicle is suggested: High-handling vehicle such as Grasshopper

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Roman Ruins Mini-Game

Name: Top Down Driver

Where: On the second layer of the arena

What to do: Survive the track by avoiding obstacles

Which vehicle is suggested: Mr. Grimm, Grasshopper, Twister

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Russia Mini-Game

Name: Shooting Rink

Where: Inside the bell

What to do: Shoot tanks with your machine gun

Which vehicle is suggested: Mr. Grimm

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Greece Mini-Game

Name: Jump Skill

Where: In the big hole of the ship. Drive straight and stop before the clearing

of the elevator. It is on the right.

What to do: Finish the course

Which vehicle is suggested: Warthog

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Monaco Mini-Game

Name: Death Race

Where: Near a Remote bomb pickup

What to do: Survive two laps while destroying 15 cars

Which vehicle is suggested: Mr. Grimm

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Tokyo Streets Mini-Game

Name: Subway Gauntlet

Where: Across the Tokyo Tower

What to do: Destroy all the Sweet Tooth heads and collect the stars with a green

border

Which vehicle is suggested: Any fast vehicle such as Twister

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Tokyo Rooftops Mini-Game

Name: Sky Track

Where: Near the “TOKYO ltd.” sign

What to do: Finish first

Which vehicle is suggested: Any fast vehicle such as Twister



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8.) Unlockables

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Big Blue Stadium - Weapons that you gathered

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Los Angeles - Weapons that you gathered and Mr. Slam (under certain

circumstances)

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Paris - Weapons that you gathered and Paris Death Match (under certain

circumstances)

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Egypt - Weapons that you gathered and Egypt Death Match (under certain

circumstances)

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Roman Ruins - Weapons that you gathered and Rome Death Match (under certain

circumstances)

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Russia - Weapons that you gathered and Axel (under certain

circumstances)

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Greece - Weapons that you gathered and Greece Death Match (under certain

circumstances)

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Monaco - Weapons that you gathered and Crimson Fury (under certain

circumstances)

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Tokyo Streets - Weapons that you gathered and Tokyo Death Match (under certain

circumstances)

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Tokyo Rooftops - Weapons that you gathered and Hammerhead (under certain

circumstances)



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9.) Cheats

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Killer Weapons: X(2), Up(2), L+R

Invincibility: Right, Left, Down, Up, L+R

Infinite Weapons: Triangle(2), Down(2), L+R

Mega Guns: X, Triangle, X, Triangle, L+R

Weapons for Health: Triangle, X, Square, Circle, L+R

Unlock primed*: Up, X, Up, X, L+R

Note: Execute During Gameplay

* Only effective in story mode when you have no weapons



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10.) Acknowledgments

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I want to thank the following:

Incognito Inc. for developing Twisted Metal: Head-On

SCEA and SCEE for publishing Twisted Metal: Head-On

gamewinners.com for the cheats

gamefaqs.com for posting the original

and

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