Twisted Steel 2’s Wild Soundtrack Deserves Extra Like

Twisted Steel 2’s Wild Soundtrack Deserves Extra Like

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Welcome to Morning Song, Kotaku’s day after day hangout for folks who admire video games and the frigid-ass sounds they devise. This day we burn some rubber and blow up some shit in the PlayStation traditional Twisted Steel 2.


Whereas the new modified into once a fun PS1 originate sport, 1996’s Twisted Steel 2 (playlist / longplay) modified into once a huge enchancment and the sport my brother and I had been smitten by for a truly very long time. Even supposing several sequels adopted, I never enjoyed but any other Twisted Steel slightly as great.

In case the sequence passed you by, they’re all about wild, uniquely armed, great vehicles taking pictures it out and crashing into every assorted, on the total in areas the put you wouldn’t put a query to such mayhem. And each level had its very beget musical theme, every as diverse as the vehicles you would also pressure.

Let’s gain a listen:

Sony Interactive Leisure / RL Meeseeks (YouTube)

Twisted Steel 3 has a lot of followers on story of it had some Assemble Zombie tracks, which is frigid and all. But I hang Twisted Steel 2’s soundtrack, which modified into once unexcited by Chuck E. Myers. He would creep on to construct the soundtrack for but any other favourite of mine, Battle of the Monsters, as successfully as a bunch of Disney games, including soundtracks for diverse games in step with Pixar’s Vehicles. The actual person likes his car games, I guess. Regardless, he put collectively a hell of a soundtrack for Twisted Steel 2 that has stayed lodged in my mind since I first played the sport.

All these years later, I mild be mindful order songs from my favourite Twisted Steel 2 levels. Above you doubtlessly can hear one amongst my favourite tracks from the major level of the sport, “Los Angeles.” The heavy drums and chugging guitars are shapely, alternatively it’s that lead guitar wailing in the background for the period of the song that genuinely makes this a memorable display screen. It moreover felt very “LA” to young Zack, who modified into once a tiring child dwelling in the Florida suburbs and didn’t for sure realize song. Listening to it these days, I mild gain it LA-ish. Quite loads of the song modified into once in a put to evoke the extent it modified into once linked to and the right kind-existence put it modified into once in step with. Exercise the display screen for the Paris level, creatively titled “Paris”:

Sony Interactive Leisure / RL Meeseeks (YouTube)

This is in actuality an instrumental rock quilt of “Frère Jacques”, that nursery rhyme you’ve for sure heard a pair of times for your existence. Mixing a traditional French nursery rhyme with metal is an abnormal combo, but Twisted Steel 2 is an abnormal sport and cherish the sport, this display screen works. Run, it’s a shrimp bit foolish, but this is a sport that stars a murderous clown with fireplace for hair and a dude trapped in a huge contraption manufactured from two monster-truck wheels. None of this desires to be taken too seriously. (Which the sequence looked to omit around the time of Twisted Steel: Shaded…)

One more immense display screen is “Holland” which oddly sounds cherish one thing from a NASCAR sport. In the single that you just doubtlessly can have faith manner, obviously:

Sony Interactive Leisure / RL Meeseeks (YouTube)

 In this closing date, Twisted Steel 2’s soundtrack won’t be the most talked-about from the traditional PS1 library, but going wait on to it has jogged my memory that it’s mild a solid and eclectic series of jamming ‘90s-appropriate song. And what extra would possibly perhaps also you cherish to maintain?


That’s it for these days’s Morning Song! How modified into once your weekend? You have faith about any lethal ice cream trucks riding around, taking pictures missiles? Presumably now now not, but when that’s the case, please expose us in the comments below. (Alexandra tracks these things on a huge pinboard.) Learn about you tomorrow!

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