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    A Strategy Guide For Need For Need For Speed Underground 2 for the Nintendo DS
    
    Written and ASCII art by RATCHET12345
    
    Version 1.02
    
    
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    Table Of Contents:
    
    1: Revision History -----------------------------------[RHY]
    2: Intro            -----------------------------------[INT]
    3: Race Types       -----------------------------------[RTS]
    4: Cars             -----------------------------------[CAR]
    5: Track List       -----------------------------------[UND]
    6: Underground      -----------------------------------[TRA]
                        Circuit 1
                        Circuit 2
                        Circuit 3
                        Own the Zone
                        Drag
                        Bonus Events
    7: Upgrades         -----------------------------------[UPG]
                        Visual
                        Performance
    8: E-mail           -----------------------------------[EML]
    
    9: Copyrights & 
       Disclaimer       -----------------------------------[C&D]
    
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    REVISION HISTORY                                       [RHY]
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    
    1.00: Began/finished guide.
    1.01: Added E-mail info and changed 3.0 into 1.01
    1.02: Added Hosting Sites section.
    
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    INTRO                                                  [INT]
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    
    Hiya, and welcome to the world of NFSU 2. There are many new 
    features, some exclusive to the DS version, so lets get 
    started! Oh, and to find a section, hold Control (Ctrl) or 
    Command (Apple) and press F. Type in the three letters to the
    Right of the section you wish to find (for example, type in
    RTS for Race Types)
    
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    RACE TYPES		 [RTS]
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    
    --------------------
    Circuit
    
    This is just your normal street race. Be first across the 
    line on that last lap to win. 
    --------------------
    Drag
    
    Flat out speed in a straight line. Shift at the right point
    (when the top part of the left bar is green) and youll be 
    shakin in no time!
    --------------------
    Own The Zone
    
    Dont screw up (like me)! You have got to get the fastest time
    in most of the zones to win! To check that you do own a 
    zone, look at the map. If that section is green, its yours!
    But it wont be if somebody else gets a better time than you.
    --------------------
    Lap Knockout
    
    There is no last place. Cause if you are coming last, and 
    the rest cross the line, you are history. And DONT think this
    only matters on the last lap, cause it matters on EVERY lap. 
    --------------------
    Time Trial
    
    No opponents. No traffic (unless you choose to have traffic).
    The only rival that means something to you is that irritating
    ticking tocking spinning contraption of klap-trap we call
    time. Beat the clock to win the race!
    --------------------
    Free Run
    
    Ahh, nothins much better than a Sunday Drive (unless its 
    Saturday). Just sit (or stand) back and relax (or concentrate
    So hard your face goes red) so you can drive peacefully (or
    recklessly).
    --------------------
    
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    CARS		 [CAR]
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    
    NOTE: The statistics below are for when you first get the 
    car.
    
    Nissan 240SX
    
    Top Speed:    *
    Acceleration: *
    Handling:     *
    
    Volkswagen Golf GTI
    
    Top Speed:    **
    Acceleration: **
    Handling:     *
    
    Toyota Celica
    
    Top Speed:    *
    Acceleration: *
    Handling:     ***
    
    Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    
    Top Speed:    *
    Acceleration: **
    Handling:     ***
    
    Lexus IS300
    
    Top Speed:    **
    Acceleration: **
    Handling:     ***
    
    Mazda RX-7
    
    Top Speed:    ***
    Acceleration: **
    Handling:     **
    
    Mazda RX-8
    
    Top Speed:    ***
    Acceleration: ****
    Handling:     ***
    
    Audi TT
    
    Top Speed:    **
    Acceleration: *
    Handling:     **
    
    Mazda RX-8 (EA Customisation)
    
    Top Speed:    **
    Acceleration: ****
    Handling:     ***
    
    Toyota Supra
    
    Top Speed:    ***
    Acceleration: ***
    Handling:     **
    
    Nissan 350Z
    
    Top Speed:    ***
    Acceleration: ***
    Handling:     **
    
    Toyota Supra (EA Customisation)
    
    Top Speed:    *
    Acceleration: ****
    Handling:     **
    
    Subaru Impreza WRX Sti
    
    Top Speed:    **
    Acceleration: ****
    Handling:     ****
    
    Nissan Skyline
    
    Top Speed:    **
    Acceleration: ***
    Handling:     ***
    
    Mitsubishi Evolution VIII
    
    Top Speed:    ***
    Acceleration: ***
    Handling:     ***
    
    Nissan Skyline (EA Customisation 1)
    
    Top Speed:    **
    Acceleration: ***
    Handling:     ***
    
    Nissan Skyline (EA Customisation 2)
    
    Top Speed:    ***
    Acceleration: ***
    Handling:     ****
    
    Nissan 350Z (EA Customisation)
    
    Top Speed:    ***
    Acceleration: **
    Handling:     ***
    
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    TRACK NAMES		 [TRA]
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    
    Circuit, Own The Zone, Lap Knockout, Time Trial and Free Run
    
    Bayside Run
    Royale Heights
    Lincoln Connector
    Nexus
    City Limits
    Gorge Freeway
    
    Drag
    
    Main Street Drag
    Nexus Drag
    Runway Drag
    
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    UNDERGROUND		 [UND]
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    
    This is the full list of events for the Underground mode. I
    have NOT listed the prizes (I have listed them for Bonus 
    Events), as I do not wish to start the game again. Ill organise 
    the statistics for the race I like this:
    
    Race Name
    
    Race Type (Circuit Only)
    
    Direction
    No. Of Opponents (Not Drag; its always 3)
    No. Of Laps (Not Drag)
    Traffic Level
    
    And, for the bonus events:
    
    Event Type
    
    Goal Score
    Prize
    
    OK, here we go!
    
    ====================
    Circuit 1
    ====================
    
    Bayside Run 1
    
    Time Trial
    
    Forward
    0
    2
    None
    --------------------
    Bayside Run 2
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    4
    Light
    --------------------
    Royale Heights 1
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    2
    Light
    --------------------
    Bayside Run 3
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Reverse
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Royale Heights 2
    
    Time Trial
    
    Forward
    0
    3
    None
    --------------------
    City Limits 1
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    2
    Light
    --------------------
    City Limits 2
    
    Time Trial
    
    Forward
    0
    2
    None
    --------------------
    Royale Heights 3
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Bayside Run 4
    
    Circuit
    
    Reverse
    3
    4
    Heavy
    --------------------
    City Limits 3
    
    Circuit
    
    Reverse
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Royale Heights 4
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    City Limits 4
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    
    ====================
    Circuit 2
    ====================
    
    --------------------
    Lincoln Connector 1
    
    Time Trial
    
    Forward
    0
    2
    None
    --------------------
    Gorge Freeway 1
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    2
    Light
    --------------------
    Lincoln Connector 2
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Nexus 1
    
    Time Trial
    
    Forward
    0
    2
    None
    --------------------
    Gorge Freeway 2
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Reverse
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Lincoln Connector 03
    
    Circuit
    
    Reverse
    3
    4
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Nexus 2
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    2
    Light
    --------------------
    Gorge Freeway 3
    
    Time Trial
    
    Forward
    0
    2
    None
    --------------------
    Nexus 3
    
    Circuit
    
    Reverse
    3
    2
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Lincoln Connector 4
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Gorge Freeway 4
    
    Circuit
    
    Reverse
    3
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Nexus 4
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    
    ====================
    Circuit 3
    ====================
    
    --------------------
    Bayside Run 5
    
    Time Trial
    
    Forward
    0
    4
    Light
    --------------------
    Gorge Freeway 5
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Nexus 5
    
    Time Trial
    
    Reverse
    0
    2
    Light
    --------------------
    Lincoln Connector 5
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    4
    Heavy
    --------------------
    City Limits 5
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Reverse
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Royale Heights 5
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    4
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Gorge Freeway 6
    
    Time Trial
    
    Reverse
    0
    2
    Light
    --------------------
    Lincoln Connector 6
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Reverse
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Nexus 6
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Bayside Run 6
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Reverse
    3
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    City Limits 6
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Royale Heights 6
    
    Time Trial
    
    Reverse
    0
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Gorge Freeway 7
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    City Limits 7 
    
    Time Trial
    
    Forward
    0
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Lincoln Connector 7
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    4
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Bayside Run 7
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    5
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Royale Heights 7
    
    Lap Knockout
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Nexus 7
    
    Circuit
    
    Forward
    3
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    
    ====================
    Own The Zone
    ====================
    
    --------------------
    Bayside Run 1
    
    Forward
    1
    4
    None
    --------------------
    City Limits 1
    
    Forward
    1
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Royale Heights 1
    
    Forward
    1
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Gorge Freeway 1
    
    Forward
    1
    2
    None
    --------------------
    Lincoln Connector 1
    
    Forward
    1
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Nexus 1
    
    Forward
    2
    2
    Light
    --------------------
    Bayside Run 2
    
    Reverse
    2
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    City Limits 2
    
    Reverse
    2
    2
    None
    --------------------
    Royale Heights 2
    
    Reverse
    3
    2
    None
    --------------------
    Gorge Freeway 2
    
    Reverse
    3
    2
    Light
    --------------------
    Lincoln Connector 2
    
    Reverse
    3
    2
    Light
    --------------------
    Nexus 2
    
    Reverse
    3
    2
    Heavy
    --------------------
    
    ====================
    Drag
    ====================
    
    --------------------
    Main Street Drag 1
    
    Forward
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Main Street Drag 2
    
    Reverse
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Nexus Drag 1
    
    Forward
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Main Street Drag 3
    
    Forward
    3
    Light
    --------------------
    Runway Drag 1
    
    Forward
    3
    None
    --------------------
    Nexus Drag 2
    
    Reverse
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Main Street Drag 4
    
    Reverse
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Runway Drag 2
    
    Reverse
    3
    None
    --------------------
    Runway Drag 3
    
    Forward
    3
    None
    --------------------
    Nexus Drag 3
    
    Forward
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    Runway Drag 4
    
    Reverse
    3
    None
    --------------------
    Nexus Drag 4
    
    Reverse
    3
    Heavy
    --------------------
    
    ====================
    Bonus Events
    ====================
    
    --------------------
    Engine Tuning 1
    
    2000
    Exhaust Bonus
    --------------------
    Nitrous Tuning 1
    
    100
    Engine Bonus
    --------------------
    Dyno Run 1
    
    50
    Drivetrain Bonus
    --------------------
    Pressure Tuning 1
    
    5000
    Chassis Bonus
    --------------------
    Engine Tuning 2
    
    4000
    Wheels Bonus
    --------------------
    Nitrous Tuning 2
    
    150
    Turbo Bonus
    --------------------
    Dyno Run 2
    
    100
    Suspension Bonus
    --------------------
    Pressure Tuning 2
    
    7500
    Brakes Bonus
    --------------------
    Engine Tuning 3
    
    5000
    Controls Bonus
    --------------------
    Nitrous Tuning 3
    
    175
    Nitrous Bonus
    --------------------
    
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    UPGRADES		 [UPG]
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    
    Here I list all the visual and performance upgrades you can
    add to your car.
    
    VISUAL
    
    --------------------
    Aerodynamics
    
    Body Kits: 12
    Spoilers: 18
    Hood Scoops: 6
    Roof Scoops: 6
    --------------------
    Accessories
    
    Tints: 8
    Rims: 18
    Neon: 6
    --------------------
    Paints
    
    Normal: 33
    Metallic: 15
    In Total: 48
    --------------------
    Vinyls: 55
    --------------------
    Decals: 3
    
    NOTE: To make your own decals, select Custom Decals and then
    select Edit Decal. Use the tools to edit the decal, and once
    youve exited, apply it to your car by selecting one of the
    other options. You can save up to three decals.
    --------------------
    
    PERFORMANCE
    
    --------------------
    Exhaust
    
    Level 1:
    
    Air Intake: Drop In Filter
    Exhaust: Axle Back
    Headers: 3 Stage
    
    Level 2:
    
    Air Intake: Short Ram
    Exhaust: Full Exhaust
    Headers: 2 Stage
    
    Level 3
    
    Air Intake: Cold Air Intake
    Exhaust: Race Muffler
    Header: Collector
    
    Bonus: Custom Pipes
    --------------------
    Engine
    
    Level 1:
    
    Valvetrain: Springs
    Secondary: Light Pulleys
    Delivery: Regulator
    
    Level 2:
    
    Valvetrain: Polish
    Secondary: Race Spark PL
    Delivery: Race Pump
    
    Level 3
    
    Valvetrain: Maximum Valves
    Secondary: Exterior Ignition
    Delivery: Maximum Fuel System
    
    Bonus: Steel Lines
    --------------------
    Drivetrain
    
    Level 1:
    
    Clutch: Street
    Traction: Limiter
    Gearing: Street Gears
    
    Level 2:
    
    Clutch: Cromoly
    Traction: Upgraded Shafts
    Gearing: Race Gears
    
    Level 3
    
    Clutch: 5 Puck
    Traction: Traction Control
    Gearing: Maximum Gears
    
    Bonus: Spec Fly
    --------------------
    Chassis
    
    Level 1:
    
    Weight: Stripped
    Stiffness: Bars
    Strength: Fender Braces
    
    Level 2:
    
    Weight: Polymer
    Stiffness: Low Tie bars
    Strength: Bars
    
    Level 3
    
    Weight: Race Intake
    Stiffness: Roll Gage
    Strength: Maximum Chassis
    
    Bonus: Foam Frame
    --------------------
    Wheels
    
    Level 1:
    
    Tires: Street Rubber
    Rims: Cast Aluminium
    
    Level 2:
    
    Tires: Race Rubber
    Rims: Aluminium Rims
    
    Level 3
    
    Tires: Maximum Rubber
    Rims: Maximum Rims
    
    Bonus: Race Lug Nuts
    --------------------
    Turbo
    
    Level 1:
    
    Turbo: Ceramic
    Intercooler: Top Mount
    Boost: Wastegate
    
    Level 2:
    
    Turbo: Stage Two
    Intercooler: Front Mount
    Boost: Street Boost
    
    Level 3
    
    Turbo: Stage Three
    Intercooler: Sprayer
    Boost: Custom
    
    Bonus: Blow Valve
    --------------------
    Suspension
    
    Level 1:
    
    Shocks: Springs
    Stabilisers: Sway Bar
    Mounts: Bushings
    
    Level 2:
    
    Shocks: Maximum Shocks
    Stabilisers: Perf Bar
    Mounts: Pillow Mounts
    
    Level 3
    
    Shocks: Coil Over
    Stabilisers: Maximum Bars
    Mounts: Maximum Mounts
    
    Bonus: Maximum Damping
    --------------------
    Brakes
    
    Level 1:
    
    Rotors: Street
    Calipers: Four Piston Calipers
    Pads: Street Pads
    
    Level 2:
    
    Rotors: Race
    Calipers: Six Piston Calipers
    Pads: Race Pads
    
    Level 3
    
    Rotors: Maximum Rotors
    Calipers: Eight Piston Calipers
    Pads: Maximum
    
    Bonus: Custom Rotor
    --------------------
    Controls
    
    Level 1:
    
    Inputs: Ergo Shifter
    Panel: Shift Light
    ECU: Air/Fuel
    
    Level 2:
    
    Inputs: Race Street Wheel
    Panel: Race Panel
    ECU: Timer
    
    Level 3
    
    Inputs: Maximum Pedals
    Panel: Maximum Panel
    ECU: Program
    
    Bonus: Carbon Dash
    --------------------
    Nitrous
    
    Level 1:
    
    Delivery: Single Bottle
    Optimisation: Heater
    
    Level 2:
    
    Delivery: Dual Bottles
    Optimisation: Two Stage Switch
    
    Level 3
    
    Delivery: Four Bottles
    Optimisation: Maximum Release
    
    Bonus: Maximum Nozzles
    --------------------
    
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    E-MAIL                         	 [EML]
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    
    Feel free to send me e-mail. Tips, suggestions, even hate mail, I'll
    read it. Just make sure it's got Need for Speed or NFS somewhere in 
    the subject, and don't send me any attachments of any kind - your 
    e-mail will be instantly deleted. However, if you notify me in 
    advance, I may let you. 
    My address is: ratchet[underscore]12345[at]hotmail[dot]com.
    
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    COPYRIGHTS & DISCLAIMER		 [C&D]
    -----+++++==========+++++----------+++++==========+++++-----
    
    Guide Copyrights
    
    This Strategy Guide is Copyright 2005 Ratchet12345. This guide is
    NOT to be subject to any illegal offence in this list and
    other offences: public display, used for profit or personal
    gain, or retail. If you are granted permission by Ratchet12345, you
    may then and ONLY then do what you are granted permission to
    do.
    --------------------
    Need For Speed Underground 2 Copyrights
    
     2005 Electronic Arts Inc. All car designs, patents and 
    copyrights are the property of their respected proprietors.
    --------------------
    Guide Disclaimer
    
    This document is property of RATCHET12345, and shall NOT be subject
    to any illegal activity of any kind under the rule of the law.
    
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