Vermin is a new vehicle featured in Twisted Metal (2012). It is a similarly modeled 1970's Chevrolet exterminator van with a yellow paintjob, complete with a mechanical mouse and rodent catcher.
Vermin's primary special is a "Rat Rocket" with strong homing capabilities (30 dmg). The secondary special "Piloted Rat Rocket" lets you manually guide the rocket which can be detonated for and area-of-effect attack (20 dmg), locked on (50 dmg) or directly guided into opponents to inflict maximum damage (100 dmg). It operates similarly to the missles in Nuke Mode.
Vermin is unlockable during online rank matches in the Tier 1 section of the vehicles.
- While the "Piloted Rat Rocket" is being guided, an instrumental of "Three Blind Mice" is played until detonation.
- Just like the missiles in Nuke, the "Piloted Rat Rocket" can be shot down.
- Vermin shares the same name of a vehicle in the 1998 car combat game "Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012" (developed by SingleTrac). However, in TM 2012, Vermin is a 1970's Chevrolet van, while in Rogue Trip, the vehicle is a 1940's Chevrolet coupe.
- In additon, Vermin shares the same motif of "Intruder" (driven by an ameteur superhero known as Ratman), another vehicle in "Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012".
- Vermin appears in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in the level Time Station, a level based on Ape Escape that crosses over with Twisted Metal, Patapon, God of War, Jak and Daxter, and most notably, Resistence. Specter is trying to summon an enemy to harm the players, and one "enemy" that appears in the Vermin van. As the van stays parked on the platform, one of Specter's monkeys playfully rides on top of the "Piloted Rat Rocket" and circle the laboratory.
- This is the second exterminator car to appear on Twisted Metal, the first was Goggle Eyes.
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