Houston 3 was a loyal member of the Coyotes and followed every order Sid Burn gave her throughout their reign of terror in the Midwest. Despite knowing what she was doing was wrong Houston could not break her control bracelet’s programming.
When the Vigilante’s attacks on the Coyotes become more frequent and devastating Sid Burn panicked and sent Houston 3 to track down Convoy, the Vigilante’s leader and destroy him. During this mission Houston 3’s curiosity about Convoy turned into admiration for the man and his cause.
When it finally came to their final confrontation Houston 3’s feelings for the Vigilante leader overrode her programming making her hesitate when she could have destroyed him which allowed the man to escape. Witnessing her fight the programming made Convoy determined to help her once he defeated Sid and the other Coyotes.
After losing Convoy, Houston 3 found herself the target of Vigilante member Slick Clyde who dogged her relentlessly. Houston 3’s weariness of the constant fighting began to break through her programming more and more but Slick’s constant threat gave her no choice but to fight him.
After the final battle between the gangs Houston 3 escaped and made her way to desert gas station to recover. Standing in front of a restroom mirror she summoned her will and finally broke through her programming and managed to break her damaged control bracelet off her forearm leaving it in the sink.
Houston exited the restroom only to see the victorious Convoy was waiting for her. Convoy, who had developed a mutual attraction to Houston, offered to help her break her OMAR conditioning and help her find out who she really was.
Houston gladly accepted Convoy’s offer and the two drove off into the sunset in the embrace of a budding romance.
For Houston 3’s 1975 Palomino I went with a custom 1970 Boss 302 Mustang since it resembled her vehicle’s make and model more closely than the 1975 Mustang which didn’t fit the look I needed.
Btw the full name of Houston 3’s special is the Super Fantastic Death Ray 3-Ax but it was too long to put as the title.
Houston 3, Super Fantastic Death Ray 3-Ax Convoy, Vigilant 8 and above mentioned characters and vehicles are copyright Activision.
Mustang copyright Ford Motor Company
If you don't know what Vigilante 8 is, read this:
In the 1970s the world was suffering from a world wide oil shortage. The USA was heavily dependant on affordable gasoline and was on the verge of an economic breakdown. Strikes, riots and crime were running rampant and all available law enforcement were brought into metropolitan areas which left the outlands unprotected.
The Oil Monopoly Alliance Regime (OMAR), a foreign multinational oil consortium had it's sights set on monopolizing the worlds oil trade and it's biggest opponent was the USA which opposed OMAR's price fixing schemes.
Bent on forcing the USA to its knees OMAR hired terrorist Sid Burn to go to the US and commit acts of mass destruction and chaos designed to send the country's economy over the edge. Sid immediately traveled the American Southwest and formed a gang called the Coyotes and began targeting American oil refineries, alternate energy sources and terrorized and robbed small towns and settlements along the way.
With nobody to turn to for help, a ragtag group of citizens victimized by the Coyotes led by the trucker known as Convoy banded together as The Vigilantes, who quickly became a major thorn in the Coyote's collective side.
Desperate to get an edge on his enemies and looking for a way to cause more destruction, Sid Burn heard the rumors of advanced weapons based on UFO technology housed at the mysterious government installation called Site-4 located somewhere near Papoose Lake, Nevada.
Ambushing Site-4 Sid's robbery went bad when the Vigilante's unexpectedly showed up and as a result the world's most advanced weaponry found it's way into the hands of both parties.
With their normal vehicles modified into rolling engines of destruction the Coyotes and Vigilantes now wage a war across the American Southwest with the fate of the USA hanging in the balance.
I love both the V8 games
One of the quickest ways to total a car in V8 2nd Offense is using Houston's special and then an Afterburner combo with the missiles. Just watch that opponent's health bar drain!
Actually her in-game car is more based off a 1971-1973 Mustang. 1974 was the start of the Mustang II.
Definitely. That roadblock was not my favorite quest goal. Only thing worse, in my opinion, was anything in Louisiana that involved needing to flood the map.
Right, but they said her car in game is a 1975 Palomino which is their generic term for a Mustang. Almost every car in the original game is based on a real car of the 1970s or earlier. So instead of something being a Mustang, it's a Palomino and instead of a Ram it's called a Stag and so on.
The booklet for the game lists her car as a 1975 year model so either it was a mistake on their part or they just got lazy and picked a year in the 70s instead of going with the actual model year of Mustang it was based on.
Yeah because every single time you had to make a roadblock someone like Dave’s Cultsman or Team Fast would spam attack with their specials and destroy the bridge to get at you.
The Bayou map was a huge pain in the balls if you had any vehicle that was too light or too heavy. Either you were too slow to get all the briefcases in one shot before the flood water drained or so light your vehicle would capsize if you went to fast and either way the friggin alligator would start messing with you.
On the subject of difficulty, it seems like each console version of V8 and V8 2nd Offense was on had a different level of true difficulty. The Dreamcast AI in V8 2 was way too easy. And from the few times I played V8 on the N64, it was the hardest of all.
I bought that remake, and it's true. They tried to do too much with too little money and wound up dropping the ball. For starters, the soundtrack is just a "remix" (if you can even call it that) of the V8 2nd Offense soundtrack; just splice up a great soundtrack to make a mediocre one. All it makes you want to do is play the old V8s. They changed some of the combos from V8 2nd offense. Gone are the crater-maker for the mortar and the missile swarm for the missiles. The cactus patch for the mines doesn't use up all your mine ammo like it used to. Sid Burn's special is now just a mere flamethrower. The DLC characters don't have quests. I could go on and on...
I'm working my way through all the original game's character's first.
She's one of those characters I love playing as but going up against her was always a pain in the ass, especially in 2nd Offense.
I think the only things I would change would be to give it a glossy black finish and give it chrome mag wheels. You can easily chrome them with a silver paint pen for cheap.
Also there are blank decal sheets you can get at most hobby stores and I think Copy.Office Max has them that would allow you to make your own flame patterns or decals in general for your stuff.
Here, this shows all the weapons and stuff in more detail from the original games. [link] I think this will help you with future models.
Oh and a really good place to look for car models is on eBay. You can find practically any year car model on there.
Btw I love the 49 Merc cop car.
always loved her weapon