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Twisted Metal: Head-On (2005)


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Credited cast:
David Boat ... Mr. Grimm / Calypso (voice)
Quinton Flynn ... Carl Roberts / Catfish (voice)
Nika Futterman ... Miranda Watts (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ... Angel / Jamie Roberts (voice)
Adam Leadbeater ... Cousin Eddy (voice)
Peter Lurie ... Agent Stone / Mr. Slam (voice)
Scott MacDonald ... Axel / Agent Shepard (voice)
Joel McCrary ... Mortimer (voice)
Tara Strong ... Krista Sparks (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Marcus Kane / Sweet Tooth (voice)
Brett Pels ... Colonel Hall / Gene Ruttish (voice) (as Brett Walter)
Dave Wittenberg ... Chuckie Floop (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joey Franke Joey Franke ... Calypso Girl (voice)


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The Extra Twisted Edition of "Twisted Metal: Head-On" includes the remnants of the cancelled game "Twisted Metal: Harbor City", a direct sequel to "Twisted Metal: Black". Harbor City was set to be an open world game similar to the "Grand Theft Auto" series. In Harbor City, players could exit their vehicles in order to walk around the open area freely. After a plane crash took the lives of six of the game's key developers, Harbor City was cancelled. On March 13th, 2007, the two-year anniversary of the plane crash, Sony Entertainment was anonymously given a note which encourages the Twisted Metal team to release the unfinished work to the public, showing disapproval over the idea to keep the project under wraps. The note was inexplicably signed by the six deceased crew members. Even though the team wrote it off as "a joke in poor taste", this convinced developers at Sony to honor the fallen by releasing the completed levels as "Twisted Metal: Lost". The walking stages are available as the "Sweet Tour" section of the game, in the "Bonus Material" section. See more »


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One of the best games on the PSP!!!
20 October 2006 | by johnnymacbestSee all my reviews

Without a doubt, Twisted Metal: Head On is simply a blast on the PSP with great graphics, colorful characters, sense of humor, and some cool rockin' tunes. The first game was flawed, but functional. But the second one was such a hit that it became an instant classic and is the best in the series. However, with the third and fourth installments, it went downhill and received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. The series (thankfully) regained its former glory with Twisted Metal: Black; albeit a much darker and disturbing game with imagery that will shock and horrify you psychologically.

Twisted Metal: Head On returns to the roots of its predecessors in terms of art and style. The game has three modes of play, Story, Challenge, and Endurance. The controls take time to get used to, due to the lack of a second Analog Stick on the PSP, but it still rocks!!! Many old favorites like Roadkill, Sweet Tooth, Axel, Mr. Grimm and Mr. Slam, return in this new installment along with some new faces. Many of the levels from the previous games that have undergone a major overhaul are large and expansive with lots of nooks and crannies to wage and assault and secrets to discover (though I won't spoil the surprises, but you get the point).

One of the greatest aspects of Head On is the graphics. They are absolutely STUNNING!!! Never have I seen a game with such impressive graphical detail on a portable system!!! You will literally stare in awe at the stunning visuals. But that's not all. The game features some of the most visually impressive hand-drawn cinematic cut-scenes from the opening intro to the endings for each character; making you play each character to see what His/Her story is. The audio is impressive as well from the voices of the characters to the gunfire and explosions. It just sounds so good on the PSP that you'll scream in joy.

The series is known for its terrifying and powerful boss characters and Twisted Metal continues that tradition. I had a hard time beating some of the them, especially the final boss on the last level. REALLY tough.

Twisted Metal: Head On has great replay value. Beating the game unlocks secret characters, stages, and more. You can play with others using Ad-Hoc Mode ( for those who don't know, it allows you to play with other PSP owners wireless, Very cool). You can also battle other players on-line as well as modify and edit many aspects of the multi-player mode. These ingredients alone will provide hours of fun at home or on the go.

Some nitpicks: The levels could've been more interactive (Vigilante 8's levels had far more interaction) and larger. Some of the special moves are hard to perform. I would've liked to see more new characters and stages, but it's solid nonetheless. And I would like to see more revelations about the evil mastermind behind the Twisted Metal contest and what his true agenda is. Hopefully, the next installment will feature more characters and stages, more better story lines for the characters, more modes, and possibly a create-a-level/create-a-driver mode.

Bottom line: Twisted Metal: Head On is one of the best games for the PSP. If you like destruction derby-type games, than this is the game for you. It's now priced at $19.99 so don't pass it up. Get it and be blown away!!!

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