November 5, 1995: Twisted Metal released
The first game in the vehicular combat series Twisted Metal was released on this day in 1995. Like some future titles, the first Twisted Metal was set up like a demolition derby. Players chose their vehicles, which came equipped with an array of weapons, and their goal was to be the last one standing. There was a story to the game involving the mastermind behind the derby, Calypso, and his desire to see the best drivers in deathmatch contests.
The game got a modest start and mixed reviews, but soon enough became one of the best selling Playstation games of all times. The game has seen several highly-successful sequels and spin-offs since this original release. And while Calypso has remained as one of the series’ recurring characters, the face of the infamous killer clown “Sweet Tooth” has become one of the most recognizable images associated with Twisted Metal.
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