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    FAQ/Walkthrough by kyapiko

    Version: 0.4 | Updated: 11/18/01 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    		
    		Super RUNABOUT - Climax Entertainment -
    		
    		FAQ v.0.4 (2001/11) by kyapiko (with the great support of Andrew P Hayes and
    Andreas Sigg)
    
    
    
    Contents:
    	1)Introduction
    	2)Quick Review
    	3)Missions
    	4)Vehicles
    	5)Emblems
    	6)The ULTIMATE code (only for Japanese version)
    	7)Notes
    
    
    1)Introduction.
    
    First of all, I know that Super RUNABOUT was released in the US & Europe but
    this FAQ was made with the Japanese version. Names and descriptions could be
    differents in the US/Euro version.
    This is my first FAQ written in English for a game (I'm French). My English is
    not good, so, I think there is a lot of mistakes in my FAQ. I'm sorry and I
    hope you will understand this FAQ without big problems.
    
    
    
    2)Quick Review.
    
    To be true, the first time I've played this game, I've finded it very bad : 30
    fps, realistic driving, unplayable, ... But after a few time of comprehension,
    I've found a lot of very interesting things in the game, so, I've decided to
    play seriously at it.
    And I haven't been disappointed, this game is very original and long, the city
    is extremly huge, it was a lot of vehicles & secrets, we can destroy a lot of
    things, ...
    Finaly, after that "bad-first-impression", Super RUNABOUT becomes a great game.
    I know, Crazy Taxi is more speddy & more playable but, finaly, less interesting
    & original than Super RUNABOUT !
    
    GRAPHICS	15/20	Very realistic ! The city looks like a "real" city. Vehicles are
    perfectly modelised. (Character CG is not very good, but it's not important in
    this game !)
    
    ANIMATION	11/20	The weak point of the game. 30 fps with some slowdown moments.
    However, when you reach 250-300 km/h, it's really impressive !
    
    SFX		10/20	Vehicles motors sounds good, but are too noisy. Voice haven't a
    really good style (I find). Other sounds likes real.
    
    MUSIC		16/20	Excellent !!! Impressive rock. It's perfect for a game like this !
    
    GAMEPLAY	13/20	Realistic. It have good & bad aspects. Bad at the first
    impression, but it's better when you begin to play for a while.
    
    LASTING APPEAL	15/20	A lot of hidden vehicles & other things. A total of 16
    very original missions.
    
    GLOBAL		15/20
    
    
    
    3)Missions.
    
    First of all, I highly recommend you to play normal or hard mode because you
    can't get all emblems in easy mode. (note : this mode selection seems to be
    only in the Japanese version)
    There was 2 scenarios in the game :
    A : The family
    B : The police
    Each scenario have 6 regular missions & 2 hidden ones. (this makes a total of
    16 missions)
    
    
    3.1)Scenario A : The Family.
    
    Mission-1 : Get the bombs.
    This first mission is pretty easy. You have to search for the 6 bombs in dust
    boxes located in the city then find the terrorists van. All is clearly
    indicated on the map, try to optimize your way & you will successfuly finish it
    without problems.
    
    Mission-2 : Hotdogs for VIP.
    This mission is a little harder than the first one. You must bring 3 hotdogs at
    the City Hall. To make 1 hotdog, you have to get 3 ingredients : 1 sausage (red
    on the map), 1 letuce (green on the map) & 1 bread (yellow on the map). So, you
    must get 3 sausage, 3 letuce & 3 bread then going to the City Hall.
    
    Mission-3 : Race against F1.
    In this mission, you have to follow the indicated way on the map before the
    time is going out. You race against a F1 (but it is very slow, there is no
    problem to overtake it). Simply follow the direction indicated on the map & you
    will win the race.
    
    Mission-4 : Drop the limousines.
    What you have to do in this mission is to drop 4 limousines in the water. You
    must push them in order to drop them in the water. Not too hard.
    
    Mission-5 : Bring girls to the stadium.
    There is 2 limousines with 1 girl in each one. When you broke a limousine, you
    got 1 girl. You have to get the 2 girls then go to the stadium (follow the way
    on the map).
    
    Mission-6 : Save the President.
    You have to reach the president inside the aircraft carrier. Use the elevator
    on the edges of the carrier (push Y button to activate them). Now, search the
    President (not too hard). Then, reach the surface to go to the helicopter.
    
    Mission-S1 : Clean the streets.
    There is 4 area on the city which are "infected" by "powerful drugs". Simply
    run on the drugs boxes to clean an area. Pretty easy.
    
    Mission-S2 : Take photos.
    You have to take 6 photos then going to the final point (indicated on the map).
    Just sit your vehicule in the same direction than the arrow on the ground then
    push Y button to take a shot.
    
    
    3.2)Scenario B : The Police.
    
    Mission-1 : Stop the Cable Car.
    This first mission consist to break the cable car before it reach the end of
    the road. What you have to do is to crash it too get down it energy bar.
    
    Mission-2 : Ketchup & Mustard for VIP.
    This mission looks like the other scenario's one. You must get 3 mustard & 3
    ketchup then go to the City Hall. You can optimize your way to lose the less
    possible time.
    
    Mission-3 : Collect the cases.
    In this mission, you must bring the 6 attache cases to the indicated point on
    the map but you have a rival. When you crash the rival car, you get 1 case. The
    best thing to do is to go forward (don't follow the rival car), take the cases
    you encounter on your way then wait the rival car at the end of the course to
    crash it and get the cases.
    
    Mission-4 : Limousines going wrecked.
    In this mission, you have to wreck terrorist limousines. At each point, there
    is a wrecker and a limousine in front of it. Simply crash the rear of the
    limousine (not too violently) to bring it on the wrecker. This mission is not
    very easy because if a limousine is too violently crashed, it get off from it
    axe then it's very difficult to bring it to the wrecker.
    
    Mission-5 : Broke fake ambulances.
    This mission consist on breaking fake ambulances. Just follow the indicated way
    on the map then crash it. After the second ambulance, there is 2 ambulances at
    each point : one is running and the other one is parked. I suggest you to broke
    the running one because the way becomes different and easier like this.
    
    Mission-6 : Escape from Alcatraz.
    First, you must find the police chief (he is inside the prison), then you have
    to destroy missiles. Simply follow the points on the map, it's not too hard.
    After destroying the missiles, you must go inside the boat were you came from.
    
    Mission-S1 : Bring baseball players to stadium.
    Like CRAZY TAXI, you have to take all the baseball players from the city (push
    Y button to get them) then bring them to the stadium.
    
    Mission-S2 : Follow the Waldman
    Simply follow the waldman (stay far because it shot you). When there is 4
    limousines, follow the one which is going to the docks. When he is parked, you
    must crash it.
    
    
    4)Vehicles.
    
    There are a lot of vehicles in this game ! Each one have it own characteristics
    & playability. A lot of them are hidden. There is a total of 32 vehicles (16 in
    each scenario).
    
    
    4.1)Scenario A Vehicles.
    
    256GT
    Max Speed : 238 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    A-C160
    Max Speed : 180 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    PUMP
    Max Speed : 160 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    VES
    Max Speed : 90 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    RAM
    Max Speed : 200 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    F500
    Max Speed : 95 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    SGX-11
    Max Speed : 230 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    BUS
    Max Speed : 160 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    TYR
    Max Speed : 270 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    F891
    Max Speed : 305 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    NSR
    Max Speed : 230 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    P405
    Max Speed : 200 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    HAM
    Max Speed : 95 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    TANK
    Max Speed : 75 km/h
    Action Button : Shoot
    
    RSP
    Max Speed : 130 km/h
    Action Button : Activate brushes
    
    PIGGIE
    Max Speed : 45 km/h
    Action Button : Jump
    
    
    4.2)Scenario B Vehicles.
    
    CHP1000
    Max Speed : 200 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    SIR
    Max Speed : 205 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    AST
    Max Speed : 220 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    PATROL
    Max Speed : 230 km/h
    Action Button : Activate girofar
    
    345GT
    Max Speed : 295 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    LIM
    Max Speed : 185 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    TAC
    Max Speed : 295 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    AMB
    Max Speed : 150 km/h
    Action Button : Activate girofar
    
    4WB
    Max Speed : 100 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    CHV
    Max Speed : 217 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    COMBOI
    Max Speed : 160 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    BIM
    Max Speed : ? (~300 km/h)
    Action Button : Turbo boost
    
    RAM
    Max Speed : 200 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    HAM
    Max Speed : 95 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    TANK
    Max Speed : 75 km/h
    Action Button : Shoot
    
    BUS
    Max Speed : 160 km/h
    Action Button : nothing
    
    
    5)Emblems.
    
    The emblems are the "hidden things" of the game. It can be hidden vehicles,
    hidden scenarios or VMS games.
    You can get emblems simply when you finish a mission but half of it are hidden
    (search for secret places in the city). There is a total of 30 emblems (15 for
    the scenario A & 15 for the scenario B).
    
    
    5.1)Scenario A Emblems.
    
    Emblem 01 : F500 Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 1.
    
    Emblem 02 : RAM Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 2.
    
    Emblem 03 : Mission AS-1
    How to get it : Complete mission 2 with all FOUR hotdogs.
    
    Emblem 04 : P405 Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 3.
    
    Emblem 05 : TYR Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 3 with $0 damage.
    
    Emblem 06 : NSR Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 4.
    
    Emblem 07 : Mission AS-2
    How to get it : Complete mission 4 under 2mins.
    
    Emblem 08 : HAM Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 5.
    
    Emblem 09 : TANK-A Get
    How to get it : In mission 6 : destroy all the planes parked on the aircraft
    carrier.
    
    Emblem 10 : RSP Get
    How to get it : Complete secret mission 1.
    
    Emblem 11 : BUS-A Get
    How to get it : Complete secret mission 1 with $0 damage.
    
    Emblem 12 : F891 Get
    How to get it : Complete secret mission 2 in Hard mode, take extra two photos
    (end of Golden Gate Bridge, and at Fort Point), finish in under 7mins.
    
    Emblem 13 : SGX-11 Get
    How to get it : Go through the sewers in mission 3 (entrance on the coastal
    road, by some buildings), find briefcase.
    
    Emblem 14 : PIGGIE Get
    How to get it : Seem to be got by doing a BIG jump (~180-190m), possibly on any
    mission. Try the TAC Fighting Bull (Countach) on the baseball players mission -
    when you go down the bridge, take the bottom route, get up to speed, and use
    the ramps to shoot you up over the top part of the bridge. Try also with the F1
    chase, by taking the highway route and jumping over the Naito House.
    
    Emblem 15 : Climax Editors (VMS game)
    How to get it : 1st Mission, hidden in the bridge between 2 diving trucks.
    
    
    5.2)Scenario B Emblems.
    
    Emblem-16 : 4WB Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 1.
    
    Emblem-17 : CHV Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 2.
    
    Emblem-18 : Mission BS-1
    How to get it : Complete mission 2.
    
    Emblem-19 : 345GT & RAM-B Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 3.
    
    Emblem-20 : LIM Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 4.
    
    Emblem-21 : Mission BS-2
    How to get it : Complete mission 4.
    
    Emblem-22 : AMB Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 5 (hit the moving ambulances to make it
    easier, and note that you can also miss all but the first and last ones out if
    you know where you're going).
    
    Emblem-23 : HAM-B Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 5 (hit the moving ambulances to make it
    easier, and note that you can also miss all but the first and last ones out if
    you know where you're going).
    
    Emblem-24 : COMBOI Get
    How to get it : Complete mission 6 and do $1 million damage.
    
    Emblem-25 : TAC Get
    How to get it : Complete secret mission 1.
    
    Emblem-26 : BUS-B Get
    How to get it : Complete secret mission with $0 damage. (not sure)
    
    Emblem-27 : TANK-B
    How to get it : Complete secret mission 2 in Hard mode, do $0 damage and in
    under 6:40 mins.
    
    Emblem-28 : BIM Get
    How to get it : Seem to be got by doing a BIG jump (~180-190m), possibly on any
    mission. Try the TAC Fighting Bull (Countach) on the baseball players mission -
    when you go down the bridge, take the bottom route, get up to speed, and use
    the ramps to shoot you up over the top part of the bridge. Try also with the F1
    chase, by taking the highway route and jumping over the Naito House.
    
    Emblem-29 : RUNABOUT (VMS Game)
    How to get it : In mission 4, Grab case on rooftops (which are sort of near the
    bottom of that narrow road with a limo on that comes down the hill where you
    start).
    
    Emblem-30 : Super View
    How to get it : Complete mission 2 in under 4:30 mins (use subway?). (not sure)
    or Destroy all the planes in mission 6.
    
    
    
    6)The ULTIMATE code.
    
    Simply enter ELVIS!!! as your name then enjoy !!!
    Sorry, this code don't work with the US/Euro version, I will include it if I
    find a code for the US/Euro release
    The only way to use it with a US/Euro version is to create a savefile - with
    the ELVIS!!! code - with the Japanese version and to use it with the US/Euro
    version because savefile is compatible between Japanese & US/Euro version.
    Anyway, I haven't any cheat for the US/Euro version, sorry !
    
    
    7)Notes.
    If anyone know how to get emblems & if I haven't notified it in this FAQ,
    please contact me to add it to this FAQ.
    I have received a lot of e-mails about how to get some emblems. Please don't
    ask me about this because I don't know how to got all the emblems. However, If
    you know anything about it, please tell it to me !! You can contact me at
    kyapiko@free.fr
    
    
    Special thanks to :
    
    SEGA for their fantastic hardware !!!
    CLIMAX to have made a so great game !!!
    THE SURF COASTERS who made the impressive soundtrack !!!
    ADK who have show to me the good aspects of the game.
    I DON'T REMEMBER THE SITE TITLE were I have finded the ULTIMATE code.
    All the following people for their help and support : Andrew P Hayes, Andreas
    Sigg, lee, BADCO65, Marco Fritsch, G. Rötzer, David Splawn, Leonardo Colon,
    Filipe Alexandre, ...