|Over-the-Top combat action.
Battle in '70s style muscle cars, trucks and more -
including a school bus that emits toxic fumes.
|Tricked-Out vehicles and attacks.
Drive all 8 screamin' V-8s (plus 4 bonus cars)
linked to psycho personalities, special weapons and combo-attacks.
|8 Fully-Destructible arenas.
Search for hidden areas, weapons and two bonus
arenas as you level oil-fields, Casino City, and a ski resort to the ground!
|Two-Player split-screen combat.
Go head-to-head via horizontal or vertical
split-screen. Try behind-the-wheel or behind-the-car views.
Avalanche at the Ski Resort
Shoot down any three trees on one side and an avalanche will occur. This works well when people are by the trees.
Bonus Cars and Maps
There are 4 secret cars: The School Bus, The Manta, The Semi-Truck, and the "UFO" Van.
You will most likely encounter
these vehicles while playing on the maps against the computer, and in Arcade
mode you can
pick to play against them. But being able to use them is a different story.
You must first go to Options
and then to Game Status. If you haven't beat the game with anyone yet,
all the people's faces will
be black and white. This is a Tekken-style "secret". See how there is a sort of chain with the characters an then empty slots
and a bigger empty slot.
To get that first empty slot,
you must beat the game with the two characters that it is connected to.
Once you get the two
secret characters in the top "chain" and beat it with them, you get the secret map. The bigger "slot" in the top "chain".
Do the same thing with the bottom
"chain" and you will get the other secret map and the 2 other secret characters.
special MAY happen once you have UNLOCKED everything, but that isn't a guarantee.
Change the Soundtrack
If you'd like to listen to something different, replace the Vigilante 8 CD with your favorite music CD after you've started a
Enter these codes on the password screen:
HARDEST OF ALL Extreme Difficulty
I WILL NOT DIE Invincibility
REDUCE GRAVITY Reduced gravity
SAME CHARACTER Play as same character
in two-player mode
GO SIGHTSEEING No enemies
MONSTER WHEELS Monster Truck Tires
DEADLY MISSILE Stronger homing missiles
WMNNWLHTSCUCLH All characters, levels
and the Alien
SEE ALL MOVIES View all the movies
Machine Gun Trick
If you have an autofire joystick you can increase the damage done with the machine gun. Set R2 to autofire when the button is
pressed. This will enable a steady stream of bullets without overheating the gun. Your enemies don't have a chance!
Here are codes for every person's Quest Mode, passing it with "Objective Met":
AOGIKYFGQQTWGA (Mission 1)
YMBEJEOPDHYHZV (Mission 2)
RIPJNYEPGFPJAI (Mission 3)
HGFTDDNMUBXRLV (Mission 4)
TNLCROHSQAZDMQ (Mission 1)
QDANNFHMSLBMWF (Mission 2)
FYLYRFKEAHGGAW (Mission 3)
OIRYEEBGDBNHBJ (Mission 4)
EDAOHLJIOUEDBA (Mission 1)
HSDNTZSGVOGCLP (Mission 2)
NTWZYUQSPXMHMB (Mission 3)
BXINCWNWGCQVJF (Mission 4)
WSLZFBNQDTFDBF (Mission 1)
BXNJRYSXTYACKE (Mission 2)
IBXGFDQBSNISJQ (Mission 3)
ZCTEAFJVMNDJUT (Mission 4)
PYQXPDUMJNBOUP (Mission 1)
OULIUZTJHPKWTD (Mission 2)
QYDJBUYBZTEUQC (Mission 3)
AIHJZNIFPZNFWA (Mission 1)
UKXCXCOAIGOKVH (Mission 2)
KHREIWYIZREYHK (Mission 3)
VSNKJVURSUNRWX (Mission 4)
THLOHJWURONKLQ (Mission 1)
VIBWYIVGOPAUWX (Mission 2)
CEJMULWPCYYAVS (Mission 3)
PGGOVIUNUQEIVU (Mission 4)
BDPTGXUBXOCCKE (Mission 1)
GCTPCXCCIWXVUJ (Mission 2)
NXJFNPZXRAAGMB (Mission 3)
DTQQSKTRYIHGEN (Mission 4)
FOJGCRHLWMUQZV (Mission 1)
DRFIQVOUYIHGEN (Mission 2)
WCHPZDGBCYEDBF (Mission 3)
JHAZRUUMTLUYBG (Mission 4)
YUYFNKTAQGLNYW (Mission 1)
TXXKKGEWRONKLQ (Mission 2)
KHUSNNWJXORZHK (Mission 3)
UIBRJCCYSARVH (Mission 4)
EDDNXIAPNTRDBA (Mission 1)
ITAHZJRMYTLSJQ (Mission 2)
NPRJUYRYRAAGMB (Mission 3)
AKFQPUISMWAHWA (Mission 4)
LPHPMMDNMPEMVB (Mission 1)
PEONQGUNUQEIVU (Mission 2)
XOKIXDXBKQRFOJ (Mission 3)
OYROHGBDNLSJSI (Mission 4)
Choose to be the UFO on the secret base level. Go into the top secret area(the place where all the lasers shoot you.) Start at
one end of the big building and drive straight through. If you shoot above the missle launcher a missile comes out and shoots
your targeted opponent. You can do this as many times as you want at either end.
To activate this attack press Left, Right, Down, MachineGun. This costs only two mines.
Note: This mine is invisible
until you or an opponent gets close enough. These mines hold you for about
before detonating. You can get away only if you are driving at top speed in one of the three fastest cars.
Go to the CONTROLLER SELECT screen and quickly press UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, X,
X, SQUARE, SQUARE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE.
On the ski level go to the bottom of the hill and enter the lodge doors, your car will get onto the lift and it will take you to the
top of the mountain. This works the other way as well.
In the Las Vegas level you can
find the blimp flying over, watch where it lands then enter the door that
opens. It will take off
and allow you to fly it over the city, get over a building and wait until it drops you on the roof.
In the airplane graveyard you
can drive your car between the flight tower and electric polls. The flight
towers are located at
each corner of the level, they are the towers with the flag on the roof. This will cause the B-52 bombers to come out and
bomb your opponents.
In the farm level you can shoot
the valves beside the water canal, then a huge wave will go through the
canal damaging any
car trapped in the canal.
In the secret military level
you can shoot the ladders beside the stealth bombers, then go over to where
the satelitte dishes
are located and drive by the red and green lights to make the bombers hit your opponet.
On the hover dam level you can
hit the switch in front og the dam by the water to make an electric burst
of energy go through
the water zapping your opponent.
In the Canyonland level, get in the middle of the circle of rocks. A gold beam will come down and teleport you elsewhere.
On the level Sand Factory at
one of the load things that a truck would pull in to load sand in the back
of it you can shoot at
one of the poles with the machine gun only once. An elevator will lower and you can get on it. This is an easy way to get on
the upper levels. Search around for the loader!
On the snow resort level shoot 3 large trees to cause an avalanche! Boulders will start to roll down the slopes!
Each weapon has two secret moves. The manual tells you one and these are the other ones.
Interceptor Missiles: Halo Decoy
Up-Up-Down-Fire Machine Gun Cost: 2 Missiles
(This will cause any homing missles
or special to follow your missles instead of you. Useful but not easy to
pull off. This is
one of the only ways to cause the Gamma Storm from Beezwax to miss!)
Bull's Eye Rockets: Stampede
Up-Down-Up-Fire Machine Gun Cost: 1-5 Rockets
(This shoots up to 5 of your
rockets in quick succesion. They don't aim automaticly so most will miss
unless your target is
stationary: I.E. stalled or in a Bear Hug Mine.)
Sky Hammer Mortar: Turtle Turnover
Down-Down-Down-Fire Machine Gun Cost: 2 Shells
(Against a human opponent this
is the bomb *hehehe* that's funny.. kinda.. Anyway. This will cause the
opponents car to flip
over on it's roof. The computer flips right back up. But some of the bigger cars take a while so it can be usefull.)
Bruiser Cannon: Cow Puncher
Down-Up-Down-Fire Machine Gun Cost: 2 Shells
(Ah yeah. This not only does
a lot of damage in one hit it also throws the opponent for a loop. Well,
it just pushes them back
and sometimes will tip them over. Great fun if your opponent is on the side of a cliff.)
Roadkill Mines: Cactus Patch
Left-Right-Up-Fire Machine Gun Cost 1-6 Mines
(This is the only way to drop
mines. The Bear Hug is great for slowing down someone. But since it does
no damage I use it
sparingly. This Will cause you to drop up to 6 mines in a area behind your car. If someone is following you they are
guaranteed to hit at least one of them. And the best part is that unlike Twisted Metal 2, mines stay where you put them. So be
careful. I've blown myself up because I forgot that I lined a turn with them.)
Also, these special moves work
even if the weapon is not your selected weapon (think 3X wammys.) I've
done it only once
and my opponent was toast.
Special Attacks Tip
Having a problem entering special attacks with the analog controller? There is an easy way to solve this problem. Go to
options. Go to controller one (or wichever controller you are using). Set the digital pad "up" button to "Accelerate" and set
the "down" button to "brake". Now you can steer with the analog and enter most of the special atacks with the digital pad!
To activate this code press up-up-up-machine gun.Costs one homing missle. When you do this a homing missile will latch
onto the side of your vehicle and you will travel at the same speed as the missile.
Whirling Blades at Farm
When you go to the farm level shoot at the big windmill tower thingies. When they fall the blades on it will pop off and they
will start to chase either you or the computer. Better run!