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Vehicle Performance FAQ

Twisted Metal 3 Vehicle Performance FAQ
Author:  Icy Guy (IcyGuy900@aol.com)
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

 
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This list will probably expand over time.  I added Neoseeker because they were nice 
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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 IcyGuy900@aol.com.

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.

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