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    AN FAQ/WALKTHROUGH FOR...
    
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    |                                  F-ZERO GX                                 |
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    by me frog
    cskull@frogdesign.com
    Created on 08/29/03
    Last updated on 12/04/03
    Version Final
    FAQ/WALKTHROUGH
    For Nintendo Gamecube
    Rated T (TEEN)
    
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    (01) INTRODUCTION/HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
    (02) CONTROLS/TERRAIN
    (03) CHARACTERS/MACHINES
    (04) GRAND PRIX WALKTHROUGH
    (05) STORY MODE WALKTHROUGH
    (06) ALTERNATE STORY MODE WALKTHROUGHS
    (07) CHARACTER PROFILES
    (08) MACHINE PARTS
    (09) CUSTOMIZE
    (10) USER'S CUSTOM VEHICLES
    (11) STAFF GHOSTS
    (12) SCRIPT GUIDE
    (13) SONG LYRICS
    (14) FAQ
    (15) SECRETS
    (16) VERSION HISTORY
    (17) CONTACT
    (18) CREDITS/LEGAL
    
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    |                   (01) INTRODUCTION/HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE                  |
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    Hello everyone! I am me frog. I have so far written six guides that have been
    posted on GameFAQs and this is now number seven! F-Zero has been around for a
    while and finally, we get an F-Zero game for the Gamecube. This guide will
    cover all of the cups, machines, characters, and more. You'll see different
    things in the guide, so this is why you should read the next paragraph: To see
    what they mean!
    
    If you want to find a specific character/track quickly, just use your
    computers FIND option and type in the name of the character/track. You'll be
    taken straight to it, and it'll save you lots of time scrolling down.
    
    When I describe a track, this is how I'll lay it out. It is very simple.
    
    TRACK NAME
    DIFFICULTY:
    GAME DIFFICULTY:
    NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS:
    RECOMMENDED BALANCE:
    
    The track name just tells you the name of the track. The difficulty is on a
    scale of one to five stars.
    
    * Very Easy
    ** Easy
    *** Moderate
    **** Hard
    ***** Very hard
    
    The game difficulty tells you the difficulty the game gives the track. Their
    difficulty goes to six stars.
    
    * Very Easy
    ** Easy
    *** Moderate
    **** Hard
    ***** Very Hard
    ****** OMGWTFLOL THIS TRACK WILL PWN YOU!
    
    The number of speed boosts tells you how many yellow boosts there are in the
    track.
    
    The recommended balance tells you what you should set your balance to at the
    beginning of the track.
    
    Recommended balance levels:
    
    All the way to acceleration: The meter is all the way to the left, or 0%.
    Halfway to acceleration: The meter is halfway to the left, or 25%
    Default: Keep it right in the middle (50%)
    Halfway to max speed: Halfway to the right (75%)
    All the way to max speed: All the way to the right (100%)
    
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    This first part lists the controls on the race track.
    
    ACCELERATE: A BUTTON
    You'll be holding this button down the whole time. It will accelerate your
    vehicle. If you let go, your vehicle will slowly come to a stop. A good thing
    to do is at the beginning of a race, hold down A. That way, when you start,
    you'll leap forward and won't fall behind the other racers.
    
    INCREASE/DECREASE SPEED: CONTROL STICK
    This is very important. If you want your speed to increase, hold up. Your
    flight will decrease and you'll speed up. Push it all the way forward for max
    speed. If you want to slow down, press down on the control stick. Your flight
    will increase and you'll slow down. Push it all the way down and you'll slow
    down A LOT. Press it left and right to turn. The more you tilt left/right, the
    sharper you'll turn.
    
    BOOST: Y BUTTON
    This is VERY important. You use this to boost your vehicle forward. Although
    there are boost pads scattered about the track, you can use these whenever you
    like. However, you can't use them as many _times_ as you like. In the upper-
    right hand corner of the screen, you'll notice an energy meter. Boosting
    decreases that meter. When it empties, you'll have to retire. You can
    replenish
    your energy in the pit areas by just gliding over them.
    
    SPIN ATTACK: Z/X BUTTON
    You can use this to hit your opponents with your vehicle. It'll send them back
    and you'll be able to get ahead of them. But don't do this freely! Doing it
    causes you to lose speed. Lots of it. So unless you're sure you're going to
    hit your opponent, don't use the attack.
    
    POWER/DRIFT SLIDES: R/L SHOULDER BUTTONS
    Use this to slide to the left (L) or right (R) sharply. This is used to take
    sharp turns through those tight curves. If you hold down both L and R, you can
    drift. Holding L and R while holding left lets you drift left, while holding L
    and R while also holding right lets you drift right.
    
    AIR BRAKE: B BUTTON
    When you want to stop, press B. Your vehicle will come to a halt. Do this if
    you get really close to an edge and you know you won't be able to turn, or if
    you want to pause to avoid crashing into something.
    
    CHANGE CAMERA ANGLE: CONTROL PAD UP/DOWN
    Pressing up will zoom in on your vehicle, while pressing down will zoom out.
    Personally, I think zooming out is the best, since you can see more of the
    track and what the other racers are doing, but zooming in just lets you admire
    your vehicle.
    
    This next part will list the five types of terrain there are.
    
    PIT AREA:
    The pit areas are glowing multi-colored areas on the track. When you glide
    over them, your boost energy meter will slowly replenish. At the beginning
    tracks, the pit areas are very large, but they get smaller and smaller as you
    advance into the cups.
    
    SPEED BOOST PLATE:
    These are yellow plates with a lightning bolt above them. When you run over
    these, you'll get a nice speed boost that won't deplete your energy meter. Use
    these on the first lap, when you can not use your personal boost.
    
    SLIP ZONE:
    This zone looks like blocks of ice. Your vehicle will lose traction on them
    (but it's hovering!), making it hard to control. It is best to just keep going
    forward on them, or else you might crash into something.
    
    JUMP PLATE:
    These are glowing, green plates with arrows pointing up on them. Running over
    them will cause you to jump into the air. They are usually used to cross gaps,
    and if you don't have enough speed when you go over them, you'll fall short,
    causing you to retire.
    
    DIRT ZONE:
    When you run over this zone, your speed will decrease. They are brown parts of
    the track that really do look like dirt. They are short parts of the track and
    can usually not be avoiding. Just use a boost the moment you get past them to
    regain your speed.
    
    LAVA ZONE:
    These only appear in story mode 7 and 8 and are a HUGE pain. If you cruise over
    them, your energy depletes FAST! If you boost on them, you'll use up pretty much
    all your energy by the time you are done crusing over. These zones come in packs
    usually, so you'll have to weave in and out of them.
    
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    This chapter will describe the machines and their pilots.
    
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    **************      | ***********        | ****               | *************  |
    CAPTAIN FALCON      | DR. STEWART        | PICO               | SAMURAI GOROH  |
    **************      | ***********        | ****               | *************  |
    SEX: MALE           | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE      |
    AGE: 37             | AGE: 42            | AGE: 124 (MAYBE)   | AGE: 45        |
                        |                    |                    | MACHINE: FIRE  |
    MACHINE: BLUE FALCON| MACHINE: GOLDEN FOX| MACHINE: WILD GOOSE| STINGRAY       |
    WEIGHT: 2777 lbs.   | WEIGHT: 3130 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 3571       | WEIGHT: 4320 lbs
    BODY: B             | BODY: D            | BODY: A            | BODY: A        |
    BOOST: C            | BOOST: A           | BOOST: B           | BOOST: D       |
    GRIP: B             | GRIP: D            | GRIP: C            | GRIP: B        |
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ***********         | **************     | ****               | ********       |
    JODY SUMMER         | MIGHTY GAZELLE     | BABA               | BEASTMAN       |
    ***********         | **************     | ****               | ********       |
    SEX: FEMALE         | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE      |
    AGE: 25             | AGE: 37            | AGE: 19            | AGE: 30        |
                        |                    |                    | MACHINE: HYPER |
    MACHINE: WHITE CAT  | MACHINE: RED GAZELLE MACHINE: IRON TIGER| SPEEDER        |
    WEIGHT: 2535 lbs.   | WEIGHT: 2932 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 3924 lbs.  | BODY: B        |
    BODY: C             | BODY: E            | BODY: B            | BOOST: D       |
    BOOST: C            | BOOST: A           | BOOST: D           | GRIP: A        |
    GRIP: A             | GRIP: C            | GRIP: A            | WEIGHT: 3924 lbs
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    *********           | *******            | *******            | *****          |
    DR. CLASH           | OCTOMAN            | BIO REX            | BILLY          |
    *********           | *******            | *******            | *****          |
    SEX: MALE           | SEX: MALE          | SEX: UNKNOWN       | SEX: MALE      |
    AGE: 55             | AGE: UNKNOWN       | AGE: 9             | AGE: 7         |
                        |                    |                    | MACHINE: MAD   |
    MACHINE: CRAZY BEAR | MACHINE: DEEP CLAW | MACHINE: BIG FANG  | WOLF           |
    WEIGHT: 4894 lbs.   | WEIGHT: 2182 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 3350 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 3285 lbs
    BODY: A             | BODY: B            | BODY: B            | BODY: B        |
    BOOST: B            | BOOST: B           | BOOST: D           | BOOST: B       |
    GRIP: E             | GRIP: C            | GRIP: A            | GRIP: C        |
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    ***********         | ***************    | ***********        | **********     |
    SUPER ARROW         | GOMAR AND SHIOH    | JOHN TANAKA        | MRS. ARROW     |
    ***********         | ***************    | ***********        | **********     |
    SEX: MALE           | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE          | SEX: FEMALE    |
    AGE: 35             | AGE: UNKNOWN       | AGE: 31            | AGE: 27        |
                        | MACHINE: TWIN      |                    | MACHINE: QUEEN |
    MACHINE: KING METEOR| NORITTA            | MACHINE:WONDER WASP| METEOR         |
    WEIGHT: 1896 lbs.   | WEIGHT: 1719 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 1984 lbs   | WEIGHT: 2513lbs|
    BODY: E             | BODY: E            | BODY: D            | BODY: E        |
    BOOST: B            | BOOST: A           | BOOST: A           | BOOST: B       |
    GRIP: B             | GRIP: C            | GRIP: D            | GRIP: B        |
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    **********          | *********          | *************      | ****           |
    JACK LEVIN          | KATE ALEN          | JAMES McCLOUD      | ZODA           |
    **********          | *********          | *************      | ****           |
    SEX: MALE           | SEX: FEMALE        | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE      |
    AGE: 19             | AGE: 30            | AGE: 32            | AGE: UNKNOWN   |
                        | MACHINE: SUPER     | MACHINE: LITTLE    | MACHINE: DEATH |
    MACHINE: ASTRO ROBIN| PIRHANA            | WYVERN             | ANCHOR         |
    WEIGHT: 2314 lbs.   | WEIGHT: 2226 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 3064 lbs   | WEIGHT: 3571 lbs
    BODY: B             | BODY: B            | BODY: E            | BODY: E        |
    BOOST: D            | BOOST: C           | BOOST: B           | BOOST: A       |
    GRIP: A             | GRIP: B            | GRIP: B            | GRIP: C        |
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    *************       | **************     | ************       | ****           |
    MICHAEL CHAIN       | SILVER NEELSEN     | ROGER BUSTER       | DRAQ           |
    *************       | **************     | ************       | ****           |
    SEX: MALE           | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE      |
    AGE: 39             | AGE: 98            | AGE: 41            | AGE: 137       |
                        |                    | MACHINE: MIGHTY    | MACHINE: MIGHTY|
    MACHINE: WILD BOAR  | MACHINE: NIGHT TH... HURRICANE TYPHOON  | GAZELLE        |
    WEIGHT: 4652 lbs.   | WEIGHT: 3373 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 3924 lbs   | WEIGHT: 2094lbs|
    BODY: A             | BODY: B            | BODY: E            | BODY: A        |
    BOOST: C            | BOOST: A           | BOOST: B           | BOOST: C       |
    GRIP: C             | GRIP: E            | GRIP: B            | GRIP: C        |
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    ****                | *******            | **************     | ************   |
    LEON                | MR. EAD            | ANTONIO GUSTER     | BLOOD FALCON   |
    ****                | *******            | **************     | ************   |
    SEX: MALE           | SEX: UNKNOWN       | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE      |
    AGE: 16             | AGE: UNKNOWN       | AGE: 36            | AGE: 37        |
                        |                    | MACHINE: GREEN     | MACHINE: BLOOD |
    MACHINE: SPACE ANGLER MACHINE: GREAT STAR| PANTHER            | HAWK           |
    WEIGHT: 2006 lbs.   | WEIGHT: 4122 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 4541 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 2579lbs|
    BODY: C             | BODY: E            | BODY: A            | BODY: C        |
    BOOST: C            | BOOST: A           | BOOST: B           | BOOST: C       |
    GRIP: A             | GRIP: D            | GRIP: D            | GRIP: A        |
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ************        | *********          | *********          |                |
    BLACK SHADOW        | THE SKULL          | DEATHBORN          |                |
    ************        | *********          | *********          |                |
    SEX: MALE           | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE          |                |
    AGE: UNKNOWN        | AGE: 241           | AGE: UNKNOWN       |                |
                        | MACHINE: SONIC     | MACHINE: DARK      |   AX RACERS    |
    MACHINE: BLACK BULL | PHANTOM            | SCHNEIDER          |                |
    WEIGHT: 5158 lbs.   | WEIGHT: 2226 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 2,080      |                |
    BODY: A             | BODY: C            | BODY: A            |                |
    BOOST: E            | BOOST: A           | BOOST: B           |                |
    GRIP: A             | GRIP: D            | GRIP: D            |                |
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    *********           | ********           | ***********        | *****          |
    DON GENIE           | DIGI BOY           | DAI SEN GEN        | SPADE          |
    *********           | ********           | ***********        | *****          |
    SEX: MALE           | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE          | SEX: MALE      |
    AGE: 65             | AGE: 8             | AGE: 64            | AGE: UNKNOWN   |
                        | MACHINE: COSMIC    |                    | MACHINE: MAGIC |
    MACHINE: FAT SHARK  | DOLPHIN            | MACHINE: PINK SPIER| SEAGUL         |
    WEIGHT: 2,490 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 900 lbs.   | WEIGHT: 1100 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 1330lbs|
    BODY: A             | BODY: E            | BODY: C            | BODY: B        |
    BOOST: A            | BOOST: A           | BOOST: C           | BOOST: A       |
    GRIP: E             | GRIP: C            | GRIP: A            | GRIP: E        |
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ********            | **************     | **********         | **             |
    DAIGOROH            | PRINCIA RAMODE     | LILY FLYER         | PJ             |
    ********            | **************     | **********         | **             |
    SEX: MALE           | SEX: FEMALE        | SEX: FEMALE        | SEX: MALE      |
    AGE: 10             | AGE: 16            | AGE: 14            | AGE: 35        |
                        |                    |                    | MACHINE: GROOVY|
    MACHINE: SILVER RAT | MACHINE: SPARK MOON| MACHINE: BUNNY FLASH TAXI           |
    WEIGHT: 880 lbs.    | WEIGHT: 1620 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 1414 lbs.  | WEIGHT: 1280lbs|
    BODY: D             | BODY: B            | BODY: D            | BODY: B        |
    BOOST: A            | BOOST: C           | BOOST: B           | BOOST: D       |
    GRIP: D             | GRIP: B            | GRIP: A            | GRIP: B        |
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    ***                 | *******            |
    QQQ                 | PHOENIX            |
    ***                 | *******            |
    SEX: MALE (??)      | SEX: MALE          |
    AGE: UNKNOWN        | AGE: 26            |
    MACHINE: ROLLING    | MACHINE: RAINBOW   |
    TURTLE              | PHOENIX            |
    WEIGHT: 999 lbs.    | WEIGHT: 1080 lbs.  |
    BODY: A             | BODY: B            |
    BOOST: D            | BOOST: B           |
    GRIP: B             | GRIP: C            |
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    That wraps up the character section.
    
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    |                        (04) GRAND PRIX WALKTHROUGH                         |
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    This first part of the guide will tell you the rules of the cups.
    
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    |                                PLACEMENT                                   |
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    There are 30 racers in a race, including you. You are awarded points depending
    on what place you finish in the race. At the end of the cup, the racer with
    the highest point total will be declared the winner.
    
    PLACE:   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    POINTS: 100 93 87 81 76 71 66 62 58 54 50 47 44 41 38 35 33 31 29 27
    
    PLACE:  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
    POINTS: 25 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15
    
    In the case of a tie between two racers, the racer who finished first place
    the most will be declared the winner. If there is still a tie, whichever racer
    had the highest point total at the end of the fourth race is declared the
    winner.
    
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    |                               MACHINES                                     |
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    Machines are pretty much extra lives. In novice mode, you get five machines.
    In standard, you get four machines, and three machines will be available in
    expert. There are many different ways to lose a machine. If you fall off a
    track during a race,  you'll lose a machine and have to start the race over.
    Losing all your energy by boosting or getting hit will force you to give up a
    machine, and changing the settings or retrying will take away a machine. You
    can, however, gain machines by retiring five other racers in one race. If you
    are forced to retire and do not have any spare machines, you'll be eliminated
    from the cup.
    
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    Boosting is not allowed during the first lap of the race because of the small
    distance between each racer at the beginning. When you begin lap two, you'll
    see the words, "BOOSTER OK" which means boost is now allowed. Boosting,
    however, uses energy and you must replenish that energy at pit areas.
    
    Some other rules are that no pilot should go in the reverse direction. If you
    do so, you'll be given a REVERSE warning, and you should change direction as
    soon as possible.
    
    That wraps up the rules.
    
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    There are different types of turns in this game, and I have given a discription
    for each one:
    
    "SHALLOW" TURNS: For these turns, all you have to do is tap the control stick a
    few times in the direction of the turn.
    
    "WIDE" TURNS: These turns require you to hold the control stick slightly in the
    direction of the turn. They are usually long.
    
    "SHARP" TURNS: Most of these turns have two parts. The first part requires you
    to hold the control stick all the way in the direction of the turn. For some
    "sharp" turns, during the second part of the turn, you'll find yourself moving
    towards the wall in which you must hold the trigger button.
    
    WIDE "S" TURNS: Hell's little brother. These turns require you to drift. You
    must hold L and R and push the control stick all the way in the direction of the
    turn, and right after you must push the control stick all the way in the
    opposite direction. These turns can determine whether you get a good or bad
    place.
    
    THIN "S" TURNS: Welcome to hell. For these turns, you should start drifting the
    MOMENT you enter the turn, and right after you have to VERY QUICKLY push the
    control stick all the way in the other direction. These are hard to get through
    without crashing and can take many tries to master.
    
    90 DEGREE ANGLE TURN: These turns are shaped like a 90 degree angle. For some of
    them, you have to drift like you would on an "S" turn, but for others you can
    just cruise past the innner corner of the turn and avoid any trouble.
    
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    |                                THE CUPS                                    |
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    This part of the guide will tell you in detail how to beat each track of a
    cup. So far I have covered _2_ of the four cups and _10_ of the twenty tracks.
    
    The first cup you'll do is the RUBY CUP.
    
    
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    |                                 RUBY CUP                                   |
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         ><><><><><><>           MUTE CITY: TWIST ROAD           <><><><><><><>
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                                    DIFFICULTY: *
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY:  *
                              NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 4
                     RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    This is the first track of the game, and it is VERY easy. At the start, just
    move forward until you pass the start, and you'll spot a turn going to the
    right. This type of turn is very easy to make. Just stay in the center and tilt
    the control stick to the right a little to avoid losing much speed. After that
    there will be a straightway. At the end of the straightaway there is a speed
    boost. Run over as many of these as you can, since they can increase your speed
    by about 400 KPH. There is another turn to the right, right after the speed
    boost. Just stay centered to pass it. After that is a straightaway with a speed
    boost at the end. After that, there is a drop off. These things are basically a
    level of the track that ends, and you'll fall to a lower level.
    
    You can speed up a lot on the bigger ones. You'll spot two red, pink, and blue
    glowing areas on each side of the track. Those are the pit areas I spoke of
    earlier. These are VERY wide and VERY long, but later tracks won't have pit
    areas as big as these. Anyway, run over them to replenish your energy. There is
    a turn to your left here, so stay in the center of the pit area when turning.
    After that is a short straightaway, followed by a wide turn to the right. Right
    after that is a small part of straight track, and then a loop. Just stay in the
    loop's center. At the end of the loop there is a speed boost and then a long
    straightaway, which is actually a corkscrew. At the end of the corkscrew there
    is another speed boost, and then a straightaway, followed by the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>         CASINO PALACE: SPLIT OVAL         <><><><><><><>
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                                     DIFFICULTY: *
                                  GAME DIFFICULTY: *
                              NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 15
                    RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    This is the second track of the game, and it is a bit more difficult than twist
    road. It introduces a new thing here, junctions. Anyway, you'll start by going
    straight for quite a while. The track will then start to curve up and there will
    be a speed boost in the center. Hit it and then right after, shift to the left
    side to hit another speed boost. There is a slight turn to the left here, but it
    shouldn't give you much trouble. After you hit the second boost, shift to the
    right to hit another speed boost. There is one right after that, but there is
    basically no time to make it. After the speed boost that you missed, there is
    yet another on the left, followed by one in the center. Then there is a speed
    boost on the left, and one on the center area. You will now come to a junction.
    
    There are lots of these in F-Zero GX, and most of them are totally different. On
    lap number one, take the right junction for four speed boosts. The first is on
    the right side, the second is on the left, and the final two are on the right,
    one after the other. Take the left junction on laps two and three. There is a
    pit area on the left side. This one is much shorter and thinner than Twist Road,
    and you should start getting used to that. Once the two paths merge, go to the
    right side to hit a speed boost, and then go on the left to hit another. The
    track will now curve downhill and go a little to the left. Don't push the stick
    too much while on this turn, since you are going very fast now. If you push too
    hard on the stick and high speeds, you can get out of control and that can
    really mess you up. There is a straightaway after the turn, followed by the
    start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>          SAND OCEAN: SURFACE SLIDE        <><><><><><><>
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                                     DIFFICULTY: **
                                  GAME DIFFICULTY: **
                                NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 2
                              RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Default
    
    Well this is certainly a jump in difficulty. Here, you'll experience your first
    couple of sharp turns, including an S turn, and there will be narrow paths and a
    huge drop off. You'll also have to live with almost no boosts. Right after the
    start/finish, there is a speed boost in the very center. Hit it and you'll go
    straight for a bit. After that, the track will curve to the left, so stay
    centered. Once the track becomes straight again, shift to the right to hit a
    speed boost. Right after that is a big drop off. You'll have to be careful here,
    because you have to land in the center of a narrow path. If you mess up, you
    might be forced to retire. Once you are on the narrow path STAY IN THE CENTER!
    The path is basically a straightaway, except for a super-small turn to the right
    at the end.
    
    After that super-small turn, you'll enter a cave and the track will widen out.
    There are two short, thin pit areas on each side. Cruise over the right pit area
    to shave off time. This is all the energy your getting, so don't abuse it. Next,
    you'll be forced to take a turn to the right that is sharper than any other turn
    you've taken. You don't have to hold L or R on this one, but it is easy to run
    into the walls. After that turn is a straight part of the track, and then you'll
    exit the tunnel. Be careful here! There is the dreaded S turn. This is probably
    the most painful type of turn in the game. This S turn is wide, but you'll have
    to get through very small ones. Anyway, hold L and R at the same time to drift
    to the right on the first part of the turn, and then drift to the left on the
    second part.
    
    After that, you can release the triggers. You'll be rewarded with a very long
    straightaway which is good for using a boost. Next is a wide turn to the right,
    followed by a very small turn to the left. After that small turn is a big turn
    to the left. Stay centered to avoid losing speed. There is a small straightaway,
    and then the track curves right. Get on the highest elevation (located on the
    left) as you go through. You'll then have to go through a wide turn to the left.
    Once you complete that, there is a straightaway, followed by the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>          LIGHTNING: LOOP CROSS            <><><><><><><>
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                                   DIFFICULTY: **
                                GAME DIFFICULTY: ***
                             NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 4
                   RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    This track introduces a couple of new things, as well as serving as a type of
    test for all the things you've learned so far. There are junctions, narrow
    paths, sharp turns, and a small amount of boosts. When you start, you'll be
    going straight and then the track will curve slightly to the left. There is a
    speed boost in the center of the track next. Hit that and stay in the center.
    You will go through a very big loop. As long as you're centered, it is basically
    a straightaway. There is a speed boost at the end of the loop, slightly to the
    left of the center. After that there is a little turn to the right, and then a
    straightaway. You'll then spot a very sharp turn and some strange design on the
    track.
    
    This design is actually a dirt zone. As you take that very sharp turn, hold L
    and R to drift past the dirt zone. These zones can SERIOUSLY slow you down but
    as long as you drift, you'll avoid running over it and hitting the wall. This
    very sharp turn continues for a LONG time, through a tunnel also. The track will
    even out, and it'll become a straightaway. This straightaway is a corkscrew. At
    the end you'll spot a junction. The left side holds a boost, and the right side
    is all a pit area (going over the right side makes the pit area impossible to
    avoid). However, these paths are very narrow. When the two merge, there is
    another junction. The path on the left is completely a pit area, while the path
    on the right holds a single speed boost. After that is a straightaway, followed
    by a small turn to the left.
    
    You'll enter a tunnel with a turn to the right. You do not need to hold any
    triggers on this turn. Once you exit the tunnel, the track will become a
    straightaway. Halfway through is a small turn, hardly noticeable, but it can
    mess you up if you're near the edges of the track. This is followed by some more
    straight track, and then a sharp turn to the right that is going high uphill.
    You'll need to hold R on this turn to make it without crashing. After that is a
    straightaway, followed by some very small turns. At the end, you'll enter a
    tunnel with a wide turn to the right. Ahead is the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>           AEROPOLIS: MULTIPLEX            <><><><><><><>
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                                  DIFFICULTY: **
                              GAME DIFFICULTY: ****
                           NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 14
                     RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Halfway to max speed
    
    Welcome to the final track of the first cup. It reviews most of the things you
    learned in the other four tracks, as well as introducing three big things: the
    jump pad, the ice zone, and the 90 degree turn. Oh yeah, this has a huge drop
    off also. Okay, there is a speed boost right in the center of the track at the
    start. Hit it and there will be a turn to the left but DON'T TAKE IT! Instead,
    keep going straight to hit a jump pad. If you hit the boost, you can take a nice
    shortcut. You won't be able to make it all the way just by going straight, so
    you might have to shift to the left to land on the track. After that is a sharp
    turn to the left that you should hold L on, and then there is a straightaway
    that is a wavy, up and down path. Past the straightaway is a new thing.
    
    The new thing is 90 degree turns. Depending on where the turn is located, they
    can be easy to pass and hard to pass. Unfortunately, the first one isn't an easy
    one. Hold L and R to drift to the left to pass through without crashing. Right
    after that is a 90 degree turn to the right so drift to the right to avoid
    crashing (that was sort of like a block-S turn!). Next is a straightaway, and at
    the end there is a speed boost. After the boost you'll be going straight, and
    then you'll go straight up. At the top is one 90 degree turn to the left
    followed by another 90 degree turn to the left. To get through this, hold L and
    R and hold left until you head straight down again. You should make it without
    any trouble. At the bottom is a speed boost, followed by a couple of small
    turns. You'll go straight up and then end up on a flat area with a speed boost
    right in front of you.
    
    Hit it and you'll fly off a HUGE drop off. After that is two pit areas, one on
    each side. They are very thin and located in a wavy area, so it can be hard to
    stay on it. Don't boost while your on the pit area or you might lose control. In
    the center of the two pit areas is a speed boost. After that is a small turn,
    followed by a hunk of straight path. You'll then come to two 90 degree turns,
    one after the other, but this is an easy one. As you approach, go diagonally
    from the right of the track to the left as you enter the 90 degree area to
    bypass the first completely. Just hold R and hold the control stick right all
    the way to bypass the second one. There is a speed boost right in front of you
    now, followed by a small turn to the right. Next there is a speed boost, and
    then two dirt paths will appear on each side, making the center, dirt-free area
    very narrow.
    
    Stay centered for a while to pass the dirt, and then you'll go straight up. Head
    to the left side, past a dirt patch in the center to hit a speed boost. Head
    past a dirt patch and shift all the way to the right for another speed boost.
    Now just shift to the middle to hit another speed boost. After you pass the
    narrow dirt paths, shift to the left to hit yet another speed boost. Now just
    pass all the dirt paths and do a drift turn to the left when you approach it for
    yet ANOTHER speed boost. Hit that and STAY CENTERED! Although it is hard to see,
    there are mines located on both sides of the track. These thins take away about
    a fourth of you energy! Past the mines is a very sharp turn to the right, so you
    might have to drift. After that, you'll spot something new: ice zones.
    
    These make you have less friction, so stay in the very center to avoid them.
    After that there is a speed boost, followed by a long, thin pit area. After the
    long pit area is the start finish. Now that you have your boost, use it RIGHT
    when you get it. You'll speed up and then you'll hit the next speed boost. Stay
    straight to hit the jump pad, but this time the extra speed should give you an
    even bigger shortcut!
    
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         ><><><><><><>         BIG BLUE: DRIFT HIGHWAY           <><><><><><><>
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                                   DIFFICULTY: **
                                GAME DIFFICULTY: **
                              NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 5
                            RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Default
    I love Big Blue. The music is the coolest. Okay this introduces an updated
    version of hell: the thin S turn. You will have to practice and practice and
    practice to make it through this S turn without touching anything. You
    definetely aren't getting through unscratched on your first try. Okay, you'll
    start off on a straightaway and then you'll enter a tunnel. At the start of this
    tunnel, there is a wide, but long turn to the right. Just hold right all the way
    and stay in the center to pass it. After that is a straightaway, followed by a
    wide, but long turn to the left. Hold left all the way and stay in the center to
    hit a speed boost that'll take you out of the tunnel. There is a straightaway
    here, followed by a turn that starts out wide, but turns sharp.
    
    To pass it, just hold right all the way at first, and when you see yourself
    moving closer to the wall hold R and hold right all the way to get by. There is
    a straightaway here, followed by a boost which is followed by a drop off. This
    is a different drop off because if you didn't get enough speed (the boost
    should've given you enough), you will fall short of the lower level and fall
    down a bottomless pit. Once on the lower level, you will enter a tunnel. Get
    ready for the S turn! There is a wide turn to the right at first that you just
    need to hold right all the way to get past, and then there is a straightaway.
    After that, you'll see a turn to the left in the distance. Before the S turn
    even starts hold L and R, and the moment you enter the S turn press the control
    stick all the way to the left. Freeze for a quarter second then press the stick
    all the way to the right to finish the turn.
    
    After that is a sharp turn that requires you to hold the trigger. Next is a pit
    area on each side of the tunnel, and three speed boosts in the center. After the
    boosts and pit area there is a drop off below a bottomless pit, and then there
    is a straightaway, which is followed by the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>            PORT TOWN: AERO DIVE            <><><><><><><>
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                                   DIFFICULTY: ***
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: **
                             NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 10
                       RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Halfway to max speed
    
    This is a fun level. There are very short drop offs, and then there is a H-U-G-E
    drop off that can get you up to 2000 KPH! Aside from that, there are no new
    things, and there are no old things either, except for some sharp turns. You'll
    start off on a long straightaway. Past the start, in the center, there is a
    speed boost. Hit that and there will be some more long stretches of the track.
    Next, there are about four very short drop offs. Just stay in the center and
    don't press anything other than A and you'll do fine. There is a "shallow" turn
    after that (sort of like the turns in Twist Road), and then there is another
    "shallow" turn with a speed boost at the start of it. After that is a long
    "shallow" turn to the left, and then a small drop off. That small drop off is
    followed by a sharp turn to the left.
    
    To get past this turn, hold left all the way and when you start to inch towards
    the wall, hold down the L shoulder button as well. There is a small drop off
    after this, followed by a "shallow" turn to the right. After the turn, you'll be
    heading straight up. The best part of the track is about to come. Stay in the
    center as you head up to hit three speed boosts. After the third boost there is
    a M-A-J-O-R drop off. WHEEEE!!! If you don't touch anything except A, you'll
    soar really far. If you have a fast car like the Frost Lynx-G4, you can hit 2000
    KPH and get a couple seconds ahead of everyone. You should land in the middle of
    a bunch of "stairs". I call them this because it is about ten small drop-offs
    one, after the other. After the drop off, there is another one of those turns to
    the right where you hold right all the way for part one, and add the R shoulder
    during part two. There are a couple of small drop offs after that.
    
    There are also a couple of "shallow" turns to the left and right. Once past all
    of those, you'll head straight up, and to the right are three speed boosts while
    to the left is a pit area. There is a straightaway after that, followed by the
    start/finish. Once you get your boost, use it in between the three boosts before
    the huge drop off to get even _more_ speed and soar even farther!
    
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         ><><><><><><>         GREEN PLANT: MOBIUS RING          <><><><><><><>
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                                    DIFFICULTY: *
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: ***
                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 2
                    RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    I'd love to know why this game gives Mobius Ring three stars. I mean, it is
    insanely easy. Okay, there are only two pit areas, and they are about as wide as
    your machine, but other than that, it is just like Twist Road! You'll start on a
    straightaway. Shift to the center of the track to hit a speed boost. There will
    be a "shallow", but long turn to the right. After the turn there is another
    speed boost, and then a straightaway (also a corkscrew). There are some
    "shallow" turns after that to the left. After that, stay in the center! Here is
    your first pit area, and it is in a thin area. It is very thin, so you'll have
    to not move at all. After that there is a long straightaway, and then a long
    "shallow" turn to the left.
    
    There is yet another straightaway after that, which is also a corkscrew. Then
    there is a couple of "shallow" turns to the right, and then the sharpest turn in
    the track which, sadly, only requires you to hold right all the way. Next, there
    is another thin pit area, on a raised surface. Don't move to cruise all the way
    over it. There is another long straightaway and then the start/finish. On your
    second and third laps, DON'T BOOST when you are over the pit areas, otherwise
    you will probably be shot out of it.
    
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         ><><><><><><>           PORT TOWN: LONG PIPE            <><><><><><><>
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                                   DIFFICULTY: ****
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: ***
                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 15
                       RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    You'll start on a straightaway. When you pass the start, the track will
    instantly begin to curve into a pipe. There is a turn to the left once the pipe
    fully forms, and it is very slight. Go straight and you'll go down a steep drop.
    After that is a slight turn to the left with a speed boost on the side of it.
    There is yet another slight turn with a speed boost on the side, located near
    the top (this is still assuming you haven't flipped sides yet). After that go
    straight for a short time and then stay centered during a slight turn to the
    left. Go straight for a little more after that and then you'll encounter another
    shallow turn with a speed boost on, what else, the side! There is another brief
    straightaway next and then a slight turn with a speed boost.
    
    Hit that and there will be yet another slight turn. Hit the next speed boost,
    and then shift to the center to hit yet another speed boost. You'll go straight
    for a while and then you'll go down a steep drop. Next is a straightaway and
    you'll spot a speed boost on the opposite side of the pipe (again, assuming you
    haven't flipped since the last boost). Then you'll go on a straightaway and the
    track will change color. This is because you're about to go on the first of two
    drop offs. Below the two drop offs is a fan with two blades moving slowly. If
    you touch these blades, you lose lots of speed. If you just stay in the center
    you'll get past easily. There is a speed boost after the fan. After the speed
    boost is another straightaway and then the second of the two drop offs. There is
    a fan blade with three... blades on the lower level.
    
    At the end of the final part is ten small poles connected to bars. You'll have
    to make it in between these poles and then you'll exit the pipe. There is a
    straightaway, followed by a pit area on the right side, and then the
    start/finish.
    
    
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         ><><><><><><>          MUTE CITY: SERIAL GAPS           <><><><><><><>
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                                    DIFFICULTY: ****
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: ****
                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 5
                              RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Default
    
    This has to be the most frustrating track yet. It can grow to be very fun, but
    first you have to master it and that can take a while. There are many drop offs
    and many opportunities where you can fall off the track and retire. You'll start
    on a straightaway. Shift to the center to hit a speed boost. There will be a
    shallow turn to the left, and then another straightaway. You'll see a turn to
    the right in the distance. This requires you to hold right all the way. If you
    do that, you'll end up on the outside of the track and drive straight into a
    speed boost, but if you hold the R trigger you can end up on the inside and
    cruise over a small pit area. After the two things (boost/pit area) there is a
    drop off where you'll end up in an orange tunnel.
    
    You'll start going downhill and then there is the longest pit area on the track
    in the center, which isn't that long. It is on an upward sloped shallow turn to
    the right. You'll then go downhill for a while and then there will be mines
    scattered at the end. They aren't just on the sides; they're in the middle also
    so weave in and out. If it's you first lap hit one for a slight jump in speed.
    There will be another drop off after the mines and you'll exit the cave. There
    is a sharp turn to the right when you land, so be ready for it. After that is a
    sharp turn to the left. There is a drop off next and then a straightaway. A 90
    degree angle turn is coming up now. Shift to the right if you want to hit some
    jump pads (there are three lined up) to bypass the turn, but you may end up
    falling.
    
    If you don't take the jump pads, you'll need to drift. There is a drop off after
    the 90 degree turn and then there will be another 90 degree turn to the right.
    Drift on this one. Two ice zones will appear on each side of the track. The left
    side of the track is missing a side, so don't cruise over the ice there. After
    that is a turn to the left and then a speed boost. Hit the boost and you'll fly
    off a huge drop off. If you got enough speed on the boost you can take a
    shortcut. You'll land on the upper level of track. It has no rails so stay in
    the center. There is a straightaway and then an upward turn to the right. The
    upward turn is very big, and you might have to hold right all the way. After
    that is a speed boost on the right. HIT IT!
    
    If you miss the speed boost, you won't have enough... speed to get back on the
    normal track. If you missed the shortcut, there is a longer, but safer path.
    There is a dirt path on the right that sticks out, covering the center, so
    you'll have to shift to the right to avoid it. Then there is a wide turn to the
    right, and there is a tiny dirt zone on the left side, but as you get closer to
    the end of the turn, it widens. Stay in the center to avoid it. Then there is a
    shallow turn to the left and then a slight turn. Stay in the center during this
    whole time. After that is a pit area in the center, a straightaway, and the
    start/finish.
    
    SAPPHIRE CUP COMPLETE! GOOD JOB!
    
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    |                                EMERALD CUP                                 |
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         ><><><><><><>          FIRE FIELD: CYLINDER KNOT        <><><><><><><>
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                                      DIFFICULTY: **
                                   GAME DIFFICULTY: **
                                NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 10
                     RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    Crap, I am gonna hate writing for this. It is hard to tell whether you're upside
    down or not, but the lava is located below you at the start, so if it's on the
    top, either you're upside down or gravity has played a mean trick. I'm guessing
    the first choice :) You'll start on a straightaway. Hit the speed boost when the
    knot begins and stay on the top. There is a shallow turn to the right that you
    should stay in the center to take and then a shallow turn to the left. It goes
    on for a while. There will be a small straightaway and then a speed boost. Hit
    it and try to stay on the top. There is then a speed boost on the right side of
    the track, so cruise over there. There is then a dreaded S turn that isn't that
    dreaded now since there is nothing for you to crash into.
    
    Try to stay on the top during it though, okay? There is another very, very small
    S turn after that, and then there are some bumps in the track. Stay centered and
    you won't lose much speed. After that is a turn to the right and then a shallow
    S turn, followed by another turn to the right that might require you to hold the
    shoulder button on. Next is a big hill that will rise and then lower and then
    there will be a long straightaway. Make sure you hit the speed boost during this
    straightaway and then shift to the left side and stay there. There is a speed
    boost that you can hit. Once you hit the boost, shift back to the top. You'll go
    down a hill and there will be a very slight turn to the right. There is then a
    speed boost and you'll be shot forward on a straightaway. The track will then go
    straight up (try to stay on top while it is; it's hard so if you get to the
    bottom, switch sides) and then it'll go straight up again, so you'll be upside
    down (on the track not on the knot).
    
    You'll then go straight down and then there will be a straightaway. Stay in the
    very center. There will be poles sticking out of the ground now, but stay on the
    top and stay centered to cruise through them all. On the last batch of poles
    you'll have to move to the left or right since there is a pole in the very
    middle. There is then a drop off and a pit area to the right. Go over it and
    there will be the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>        GREEN PLANT: INTERSECTION          <><><><><><><>
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                                    DIFFICULTY: **
                                GAME DIFFICULTY: ***
                             NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 10
                      RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    With 100% max speed, this is an easy track. You'll start on a straightaway.
    Shift to the center before you reach the start to line up with a speed boost.
    After the boost is some straight track and the a long, shallow turn to the right
    which you should stay in the center of. If you do, you'll hit a speed boost at
    the end of the turn. There is a long straightaway and then another speed boost
    after that. You'll notice that outside of the track has changed color and that
    walls are starting to curve in. When it fully curves you'll be inside a pipe,
    much like... well, Long Pipe. At the beginning of the pipe there is a shallow
    turn to the right. You need to stay on the bottom as much as you can during this
    pipe trip, so don't just head straight, actually take the turn.
    
    The turn lasts for quite a long time and then it switches to a very shallow turn
    to the left. You'll enter another part of the pipe, and this area is see-
    through. Since you are pretty much as high as the sky, it's hard to tell whether
    you're upside down or not, so don't worry about it here. You'll go up and there
    is a small turn to the left. There is then a very, very shallow turn to the
    right, and then a shallow turn that goes nearly straight down after that. There
    is a little bit of straight track next, followed by a shallow turn to the left.
    Next comes yet another shallow turn to the left and right after that is a
    shallow turn to the right. You'll then enter a non-see through area of the pipe.
    
    Take the shallow turn to the left. It lasts for quite a long time. When the
    track straightens out, you'll see a very long pit area on one side, and a single
    speed boost on the other. If you are on your second or third lap, you can start
    boosting here, since the pit area is long enough to restore most of you power.
    Otherwise you'll want to hit the speed boost. There is a long straightaway after
    that and then a sudden turn to the left, which you should be ready for. Right
    after that is a speed boost (located on the same side the first one was on) and
    then two pit areas, one on the floor and one on the ceiling. Stay straight after
    that because the walls will start to curve out again.
    
    If you are going too fast here, you'll fly off the track so slow down if your
    speed is over 1300 KPH. When you completely exit the pipe there is a long
    straightaway, and then a wide, long, shallow turn to the right. Stay on the
    inside of the track and you'll hit a speed boost right after the turn ends.
    You'll now be on a straightaway with parts of the pipe you just were in sticking
    out. There is a speed boost on the far right (the one I just told you to hit),
    right next to part of the pipe. Hit it and then shift to the far left, where
    there is another speed boost. Again, part of the pipe is right next to it. Shift
    to the far right again where there is *shock!* a speed boost and some pipe. Then
    shift to the left again.
    
    By now, your speed should be insane so if you tap to hard to the left, you could
    go out of control and slam into the pipe, so be careful. Hit the speed boost and
    your speed should REALLY skyrocket. The slightest error will now jerk your
    control away, so only shift to the right to hit that speed boost if you are sure
    that you can make it. Otherwise, just continue going straight. There will be a
    wide turn to the right and then a bump in the track. This bump is hell.
    Seriously, if you have too much speed from all the other boosts, you can fly up
    in the air and crash into the tree right in front of the bump or you can be
    driven out of control. After that is a final straightaway, with the pit area on
    the right side, and then the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>       CASINO PLACE: DOUBLE BRANCHES       <><><><><><><>
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                                    DIFFICULTY: ****
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: ***
                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 30+
                      RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Halfway to acceleration
    
    Much like Zoop's FAQ, there is simply no other way to describe this than by
    dividing the track into junctions. There are about four different junctions and
    each has its own part of the track. You'll start off on a straightaway and
    shortly after, you'll come to the first junction.
    
    JUNCTION PAIR #1
    LEFT JUNCTION
    After you take the junction, there will be a small section of straight track and
    then a speed boost. The track will then become a shallow turn to the right and
    will shift into a sharp turn to the left right after that. Both these turns are
    quite long. There is a huge straightaway and then you'll come to a wide turn to
    the right. After that wide turn the rails will disappear, so be careful. There
    is a speed boost right after the rails disappear and then a speed boost on the
    far right side. Hit this one and shift to the left to yet another speed boost.
    There is a jump pad right after the speed boost. If you hit it, you can fly off
    to the end of junction two, pair #1 and take a good shortcut [See JUNCTION PAIR
    #1, RIGHT JUNCTION].
    
    If you missed the jump pad, the track is very straight and then there will be a
    speed boost on the right side. Hit it and shift to the left side to hit another
    speed boost. Then shift to the right once more to hit a third speed boost.
    END JUNCTION
    
    JUNCTION PAIR #2
    RIGHT JUNCTION
    After you take the junction, there will be a small section of straight track and
    then a speed boost. The track will become a shallow turn to the right and then
    will become a very sharp turn that you need to hold R on. This turn lasts for
    quite a while. After it, there is a long straightaway. In the distance you
    should see and wide turn to the left which you'll probably need to hold left all
    the way on. After that the rails on the side of the track will disappear, and
    there will be a long, thin pit area in the center, which you should take while
    boosting. When the pit area ends shift to the right side to hit a speed boost
    and then remain on the right side to hit another. There is one to the left right
    after that, but it is really close to the second one and you'll probably fly off
    the track while trying to reach it.
    
    Take it only if you think you can make it. There will be a long straightaway
    (this is where you end up when you take the shortcut from the left junction) and
    then the rails will appear on the track again. The tracks will then merge.
    END JUNCTION
    
    There is a speed boost right when the two junctions merge and then there is a
    loop right after that. You'll then come to your next pair of junctions.
    
    JUNCTION PAIR #2
    LEFT JUNCTION
    If you take the left side there is a slight turn to the left and then it
    instantly switches to a turn to the right. There is a speed boost which you
    should hit, and then you'll come to a cross over between the two junctions. Just
    continue to go straight if you want the quickest path and there will be a short,
    but sharp turn to the left with a speed boost.
    END JUNCTION
    
    JUNTION PAIR #2
    RIGHT JUNCTION
    If you take the right side there is a slight turn to the right and then it
    instantly switches to a turn to the left. There is a speed boost which you
    should hit, and then you'll come to a cross over between the two junctions. Just
    continue to go straight if you want the quickest path and there will be a short,
    but sharp turn to the right with a speed boost.
    END JUNCTION
    
    You'll come to a wide part of the track that is also a wide turn to the right
    that lasts quite a long time. On each side there is a thin pit area, which you
    should cruise over if it's your second or third lap. In the center there is a
    speed boost. Stay centered and the track will become thin again. There will be
    another speed boost in the center and then one on the left side. There is a
    shallow turn to the right after that. In the center you'll come two speed
    boosts, one right after the other, and then another speed boost which is a
    little off the center, toward the right. Head straight for little more to reach
    the third pair of junctions.
    
    JUNCTION PAIR #3
    LEFT JUNCTION
    There is a long section of straight path and then there is a downward turn to
    the left. In this turn, you should stay in the center and for the first part you
    just need to tap the control stick a few times to the left, and the second part
    you may need to hold it slightly to the left. When the turn ends there is a
    straightaway that lasts for a good long while. There is then a turn to the right
    that jerks upward, with a speed boost in the center. That speed boost is
    followed by another speed boost in the center, and then a speed boost to the
    right. Shift to the left after that to hit yet another speed boost and remain on
    the left side to hit another speed boost.
    
    There is a very long straightaway next and you should slowly shift to the right
    as you cruise down it. When you get all the way over to the other side stop and
    hit the speed boost. There is a VERY long straightaway that is perfect for
    boosting, and then there is a very slight turn to the right that is hardly
    noticeable. The track will then merge...
    END JUNCTION
    
    JUNCTION PAIR #3
    RIGHT JUNCTION
    There is a long straightaway and then the track will curve downhill and to the
    right. It starts off shallow, but gets sharper and sharper as you near the end
    of this long turn. After that is a long straightaway, and then a shallow turn to
    the left with a jerk upward. A speed boost is on the right side of this tiny
    turn. There is then a very long straightaway, and a speed boost on the right
    side. Shift to the left after that to hit another speed boost, and then go back
    to the right to hit one more. Go straight for a little more and there will be
    two more speed boosts, followed by the junction's end.
    END JUNCTION
    
    When the track merges there will be speed boost in the center and then a
    downward hill that goes for a long time. If you were going really fast before
    you started down the hill, you can fly off into the air and off the track, so
    make sure you aren't boosting too wildly. When the straightaway hill stops there
    will be a speed boost and then the fourth junction pair.
    
    JUNCTION PAIR #4
    LEFT JUNCTION
    If you are going at a nice speed, you can hit the jump pad that is located at
    the very beginning of the junction. Fly over the gap and aim for the part where
    the right junction ends. Remember if you are going slow, you'll fall into the
    abyss and retire. If you don't take the jump pad, just take the turn to the
    left. The junctions will cross but just continue going straight. There will be a
    slight turn to the right and another jump pad (dunno why they placed it there;
    it doesn't really help you. After that the paths will merge.
    END JUNCTION
    
    JUNCTION PAIR #4
    RIGHT JUNCTION
    If you take the right junction, there is a small turn to the right and then a
    turn to the left. There is a speed boost here, which you should hit. The two
    paths will cross, but if you just go straight you won't mess up. There is a
    short, sharp turn to the right next and then a speed boost. The paths will then
    merge.
    END JUNCTION
    
    The track will get very wide and there will be two thin pit areas on each side.
    Cruise over them and get in the center the track will become thin again and
    there will be two speed boosts, one on the left side, one on the right side.
    Take them both and shoot to the start/finish.
    
    LAP ONE:
    Junction Pair #1: Take the left junction and use the jump pad to complete the
    shortcut.
    Junction Pair #2: Take the left junction
    Junction Pair #3: Take the right junction
    Junction Pair #4: Take the left junction and complete the shortcut.
    
    LAPS TWO AND THREE:
    Junction Pair #1: Take the right junction.
    Junction Pair #2: Take the left junction
    Junction Pair #3: Take the left junction
    Junction Pair #4: Take the left junction and boost before the first jump pad to
    shave off many seconds.
    
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                                    DIFFICULTY: *****
                                  GAME DIFFICULTY: ****
                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 14
                       RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Halfway to acceleration
    
    Gimmie a H! Gimmie an A! Gimmie a R! Gimmie a D! Gimmie italics, bold, double
    underlined, size 500 font! What's that spell? Well I can't do the description
    here but the base is HARD. Yes this deserves all the extra crap (the word) due
    to the fact that it is probably the most frustrating track in the game. And they
    rate it four stars? It takes place inside a half pipe that has no edges on the
    sides. It also has the biggest terror in the game. It's... ah I'll surprise you.
    You MUST make sure the vehicle is halfway to acceleration due to the fact that
    it has such sharp turns. This is one of those levels, however, where you can
    still take it slow but get in a decent place like fifth place. You'll NEVER hear
    me tell you to boost except for some small things, because they are too
    dangerous.
    
    You'll start out on a straightaway, and then the track will curve into the
    dreaded half pipe. You'll start out on a straightaway. Hit the speed boost in
    front of you (also note that sometimes I will tell you to AVOID a speed boost).
    There will be a wide turn to the left and then a brief straightaway. There is
    then a sharp turn to the right. If you know what's good for you, you'll hold R
    during this to avoid falling off and losing speed. There is then a small
    straightaway, and then a boost. After that is a fairly wide S turn that
    shouldn't give you much trouble. If you're going too fast, however, you can fly
    off. There is a boost located to the right of the track. The track will then
    even out to flat ground and there will be a wide turn to the right. Shortly
    after, however, it'll become a half pipe again (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!). There is a
    speed boost located on the upper part of the left side of the half pipe here.
    Take it only if your turning is good!
    
    A vehicle with turning similar to Captain Falcon's is good for the boost, but a
    vehicle with crap turning like the Frost-Lynx (okay not CRAP turning but it
    still isn't that good) won't make it. After that, there is a very long
    straightaway. Stay centered to hit a speed boost. You will now enter a series of
    corkscrews. Stay in the center because the opposite side of you will disappear
    and you can fall. To hit the following three speed boost, you'll have to tap to
    the left a little each time. After the fourth boost, the track will become flat
    again but no, don't celebrate. Shortly after the straightaway of flat track is
    the half pipe. Take the shallow, but extremely long turn to the right with care,
    and then there will be a moderate S turn. Slow down on this if your vehicles
    turning isn't that good, but otherwise, you should be fine.
    
    The half pipe will then become straight and there will be a boost right in front
    of you. The opposite side of you will disappear again and you'll go through
    another series of cork screws. Hit the boost during the corkscrews but DO NOT
    HIT THE BOOST AFTER THE CORKSCREWS! The boost I'm talking about is located on
    the right side of the track, on the upper area of the pipe. If you hit it, you
    probably won't survive the cramped turn to the left. There is yet another boost
    after that and again, DON'T TOUCH IT! After that the track will widen out and
    there will be a bump in the center. You ready for the toughest turn in the game,
    including the AX tracks? Here it comes: a thin S turn [insert screams of terror
    here]. If you aren't a master at this track SLOW DOWN A LOT! You might even want
    to just let go of A and navigate slowly through.
    
    You have permission to hit the speed boost after the terror, but be prepared to
    hold R during the next turn. You'll then come to a straightaway with lasers in
    sticking out from above. At first glance, it doesn't seem like these lasers do
    anything, but if you go through them, your energy will deplete. Just weave in
    and out of them and when they end there will be a long straightaway with a pit
    area on the side, followed by the start/finish.
    
    
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                                   DIFFICULTY: ****
                                GAME DIFFICULTY: *****
                              NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 4
                       RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Halfway to acceleration
    
    This is a fun, fun, fun track. It has many different drop offs and tough 90
    degree angle turns, and you'll have to live with absolutely no speed boosts for
    the first part of the track. But that's all good, since there are so many
    different things you can try with this track. Select it, turn on the remix, and
    have fun! Okay you'll start off on a straightaway. The straightaway goes for
    quite a while. At the end is a drop off. Hold forward to land quickly. Then take
    the two 90 degree angle turns (they are some of the easier turns) and head up
    the hill. DON'T take the junction to the right since it is the long way. Only
    take it if you don't have some good speed built up.
    
    Anyway, when you go all the way up the hill, you'll drop off and onto the main
    track. Congratulations that put you in first place. There is then a shallow turn
    to the left and a downward hill. At the bottom of the hill is a very close, but
    not quite 90 degree angle turn that might require you to hold L. RIGHT after
    that is another somewhat 90 degree angle turn that you will possibly have to
    hold R on and then right after THAT turn is ANOTHER 90 degree angle wannabe
    turn. There is a drop off right after this turn and if you crashed at any point
    during those three turns, you might not complete the drop off. There is a tiny
    bit of straight track next and then another close, but not quite 90 degree angle
    turn.
    
    There is a hill that goes up next and on the right side there is a short pit
    area. Near the top of the hill is a very, very, very shallow turn to the right
    but if you are in the pit area, watch out for it since you might end up
    crashing. Even after the pit area stops the track still continues to go up, and
    finally you'll come to a drop off. There is a straightaway after the drop off
    and then a sharp turn to the left that you need to hold L on. After that is a
    wide turn to the right and then yet another big drop off. (Serial Gaps, anyone?)
    Go down the straightaway and take the somewhat wide turn to the right. After
    that you'll come to a somewhat wide turn to the left and then yet another drop
    off.
    
    Make sure you are going diagonally to the left when you go off the drop off.
    There is absolutely nothing but a black abyss if you go straight. If you go to
    the left you'll land on the track (don't worry this isn't as hard as it sounds)
    which is now a different color. Head down the small hill and through the rest of
    the straightaway and you'll come to another 90 degree angle turn. Take it and go
    through the tiny part of straight track and then take the next 90 degree angle
    turn to the right. There is yet another 90 degree angle turn after that, to the
    left, and then a drop off. The track below the drop off is thin, so make sure
    you're in the center when you... well, drop off.
    
    You'll come to your first speed boost (wow, the first one's in the fifth
    paragraph? This track must be loaded with 'em!) in the center of the track. Hit
    it and you'll be forced to take a sorta junction. The whole track is together,
    it's just on the left side there is a big ice zone that curves to the left with
    a speed boost at the end of the ice zone, and on the right side there's a big
    pit area on the outside track and a dirt zone on the inside part of the...
    outside. (Wow that was a run on that probably made no sense.) After the two
    paths merge (sorta) you'll enter a very thin tunnel. Don't worry, no S turn in
    this one. It is thin at the first part and there is also an extremely small turn
    to the left that I almost missed. The track will widen and there will be a turn
    to the left.
    
    Now it looks like this turn is no problem, but it really is a very sharp turn
    that requires you to drift to the left. After that turn there is a small part of
    straight track and then another turn to the right that causes you to drift.
    Okay, I guess you can call that an S turn... anyway after that is a straightaway
    that goes up a hill and then a very, very slight turn to the left. You'll come
    to a speed boost and the track will become thin yet again. Stay in the center of
    it and you should have no problem. When you exit the tunnel, the track will
    suddenly become very wide. There is a straight path and then a shallow turn.
    About halfway through the turn you'll suddenly be forced to drift so be ready
    for it.
    
    After that is a corkscrew and then a slight turn to the right. There will be a
    speed boost on the left side and the track will become very thin again (yay).
    Stay centered and continue going straight and you'll come to you final drop
    offs, which leaves you at the start/finish.
    
    EMERALD CUP COMPLETE! GOOD JOB!
    
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                                      DIFFICULTY: ***
                                   GAME DIFFICULTY: ***
                                NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 13
                         RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Halfway to max speed
    
    This is the BIGGEST. PAIN. IN. THE. ASS. to write for. Cosmo Terminal: Trident
    is made up of four junctions. This may not seem like a lot, but the paths are
    unique in their own special way. Each one is very long and it takes quite a
    while before the paths fuse again. This time, the five junctions have a three-
    path split in them: Left, Middle, and Right. The bad part about this track is
    that except for some tiny parts in it, there are NO rails. Fortunately, there
    are no S turns, sharp turns, or even wide turns. Unfortunately there are a lot
    of corkscrews that do tiny turns, and even a tiny turn in a corkscrew can mess
    you up. Fortunately there are TONS of pit areas on this track, usually one at
    each path of each junction (that's a nice amount of twelve pit areas). Also all
    of these pit areas are enough to restore at least 9/10 of your energy.
    
    Like Double Branches, I will describe this track junction by junction. I'll do
    the middle junction first, the left junction second, and the right junction
    third. You'll start off on a straightaway with rails. After the start the rails
    will disappear. There is a slight hill and then the first junction appears.
    
    JUNCTION ONE
    MIDDLE PATH
    There is a speed boost right at the start of the middle path. You'll notice how
    thin the path starts to guess. You need to stay in the center the whole time if
    you want any chance of surviving. There is a straightaway next and then a very,
    very, very, very shallow turn to the left that looks like it's part of the
    straightaway. If you're on the right edge, you can fly off here so be careful.
    There is some more straight track (not the fact that the three junctions have
    gotten closer together here.) The track will then curve into a corkscrew. This
    is a minor corkscrew and will end quickly. There will be yet another corkscrew
    after that and then the track will curve slightly to the right. The track will
    then start to go to the right a tiny bit and a pit area will appear. Cruising
    over this should restore about 9/10 of your energy. The tracks will then merge.
    
    JUNCTION ONE
    LEFT PATH
    There is a slight bump in the track when you start. Next is a short
    straightaway, followed by a corkscrew and a speed boost. There is then another
    long straightaway, followed by a corkscrew. Next is a short straightaway, then a
    speed boost followed by... well, you know. There is then a turn to the right and
    the tracks will merge. Okay, this was a short split.
    
    JUNCTION ONE
    RIGHT PATH
    There is a straightaway and then the track instantly curves into a corkscrew.
    This corkscrew lasts for only a short while. After there is a straightaway with
    a very shallow turn. Some more straight track follows after that. Near the end
    of the straightaway there is a speed boost. Hit it and the track will tilt to
    the right. Just stay in the center while it's tilting and you'll be fine. The
    track will even out again and there will be yet another straightaway. Next,
    you'll encounter a part in the track that goes downhill and to the right. After
    that the tracks merge.
    
    There is a shallow turn to the right and then the next junction appears.
    
    JUNCTION TWO
    MIDDLE PATH
    There is an instant shallow turn to the right when you go through this junction
    so be prepared if you're on the left side. The track will then become a
    straightaway going diagonally to the left and uphill. When the track stops going
    uphill and evens out the track will straighten and the straightaway will end.
    There will be a tiny turn to the right and you'll go down a small hill and then
    back up the hill again. This is on a straight part of the track. There is then a
    slight turn to the left and the track will remain going diagonally to the left.
    This area is a straightaway. You should spot a pit area near the end of the
    straightaway. This pit area should restore all of the energy you have. While you
    are cruising over this pit area the track should go slightly to the right and
    uphill. It will go uphill for some time and then the tracks will merge.
    
    JUNCTION TWO
    LEFT PATH
    The track starts off like a straightaway. This straightaway lasts for a very
    long time. The track will then start to go uphill and there will be a speed
    boost. The track will continue straight some more and then it'll even out. There
    is yet another straightaway next and the track will start going uphill slightly.
    Not surprisingly, the uphill part is completely straight. Once the track evens
    out you'll spot a pit area in the center of the track. Cruise over this (about
    halfway through there is a very shallow turn to the right) and then the track
    will start to go uphill yet again. It'll curve very slightly and then become
    straight again. The tracks will merge shortly after.
    
    JUNCTION TWO
    RIGHT PATH
    At the start, the split is basically a long straightaway going up and down small
    hills. This will last for a LONG, LONG time and you can go really fast here by
    boosting. Use up as much energy as you want here, because after the straightaway
    a long pit area will appear. About halfway through the pit area the track will
    become a shallow turn to the right, but then it'll become straight again.
    Continue heading straight for the rest of the split and the paths will merge.
    Once of the easiest splits in the level.
    
    The track simply goes straight for a short time and then the tracks will split
    once more.
    
    JUNCTION THREE
    MIDDLE PATH
    This is the toughest middle path yet. If you are going at high speeds here due
    to boosts, the slight turn to the right and the instant corkscrew that follows
    could lead you to flying off the edge. Anyway, if you're going at a fair speed
    here the corkscrew should be no problem. As it ends, the track will curve to the
    right. When it stops, the track will become a small straightaway. There is a
    speed boost in front of you. Hit it and STAY IN THE CENTER. There will be a HUGE
    drop off here. You can now choose which track you want to land on. The right
    split in the third junction leads to the middle track and the left split in the
    third junction leads to the left path. I'll just assume you stayed where you
    should stay and landed on the right path. Anyway, the track is a very long
    straightaway that is "hilly" due to the fact that there are small hills going up
    and down many times.
    
    There is a pit area after the hills (the track remains a straightaway) that
    should restore all energy lost, even if your energy is at zero. After the pit
    area the track will curve a tiny bit to the left and the junction will end.
    
    JUNCTION THREE
    LEFT PATH
    There is a long shallow turn to the right as soon as you start the path. This
    turn requires you to simply tap the control stick to the right a couple of
    times. Once the track becomes straight again, there will be a speed boost. Hit
    it and the track will then curve VERY SLIGHTLY to the left. The track will then
    become a very, very long straightaway. Start boosting here because the drop off
    is about to come. When you land you'll be going down a slight hill. The track
    will alternate between even track and small downhill areas. It is basically
    straight this whole time. Near the end of the even/downhill part of the track
    there is a pit area. This pit area should restore all lost energy. The track
    remains straight for the rest of the split after that, and then the tracks will
    merge.
    
    JUNCTION THREE
    RIGHT PATH
    The track goes straight for a very brief time here, and then it becomes one of
    those weird corkscrews that can mess you up if you're going too fast. Just slow
    down a little if you are over 1300 KPH and you should be fine. After the weird
    corkscrew the track will begin to head downhill. It will twist a little
    throughout this whole time but stay straight and you should be fine. There is a
    speed boost at the very end, and then the huge drop off. Right when you land you
    should enter a hilly area that is composed of small hills going up and down.
    Shortly after the tracks will merge.
    
    Head straight and you'll hit the fourth junction.
    
    JUNCTION FOUR
    MIDDLE PATH
    The track is a straightaway at the very beginning. Right after the end of the
    straightaway the track will curve into a corkscrew. Stay in the center of it to
    get past safely. The track will then become yet another straightaway and then
    shortly after a corkscrew will form, curving in the opposite direction of the
    first. There is then a straightaway here and the track will then form into yet
    another corkscrew. When you end that corkscrew the track will be TILTING to the
    right. If you go straight it will even out. After it evens out there will be a
    speed boost. Hit it and rails will appear on each side of the track. Head
    straight and there will be a pit area that is big enough to restore all of your
    energy. This pit area is laid down onto the widest turn on the track, which is a
    shallow turn to the right :) There will then be a small drop off. After that,
    just head straight and the tracks will merge.
    
    JUNCTION FOUR
    LEFT PATH
    If you are going fast when you start, this split can be a bit difficult. It
    INSTANTLY becomes a corkscrew that is turning slightly to the right. Although
    it's a shallow turn, the spinning can distract you so pay attention. The track
    will then tilt and even out (the track will remain straight this whole time)
    after that. Continue to go straight and then there will be a speed boost. After
    that the track will start shifting to the left, and will end up being a
    straightaway going diagonally to the left. Head down the hill here and then
    rails will appear on each side. Next, there is a pit area and then a wide turn
    to the right. After the pit area the rails will disappear and there will be a
    small drop off. Continue to go straight after the drop off and the paths will
    merge.
    
    JUNCTION FOUR
    RIGHT PATH
    The track instantly becomes a weird corkscrew that turns to the left when you
    start so slow down a little if you feel you are going too fast. There is then a
    very, very, very long straightaway and then a speed boost. After the speed boost
    is a short section of straight track and then the track will curve down and to
    the left. Rails will then appear on each side and the track will start to curve
    upward sharply and to the right. There is a pit area here that should restore
    about 9/10 of your energy so use it. The small drop off is after that and then
    the track will remain straight for the rest of the split. The tracks will then
    merge.
    
    Head straight for a long, long time and you'll come to the start/finish. Whew,
    that took me 90 minutes to write!
    
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                                     DIFFIUCLTY: ***
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: ****
                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 8
                     RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed.
    
    This track is basically made up of junctions. One junction is about two feet and
    drives you right off the edge, while the other allows you to continue through
    the track. It can be hard to notice which way these junctions go, even though
    they have arrows pointing at the correct one you should take. There are some
    good, long pit areas here, and some nice places for boosting, but some parts of
    the track can be difficult due to lack of space and rails. You'll start on a
    straightaway. After you pass the start, shift to the center and there will be a
    speed boost. After that speed boost in a tiny part of straight track and then
    the first "split" as I like to call them.
    
    These splits aren't something major to deal with, you just have to have decent
    hand-eye cordination to get past them safely. On this first split, you should
    shift to the left to avoid retirement. There is a speed boost shortly after the
    split and then a straightaway. In the distance, you should see a long, wide turn
    to the right. When taking this turn, it is not necessary to hold down the R
    shoulder button. Just tap the control stick when needed to stay in the center
    and hit a speed boost. You'll come to your second split here, and for this one
    you should also shift to the left. After that is a straightaway that lasts for
    quite a long time. At the end of that straightaway is a third split.
    
    You need to shift to the right for this split. After that is a small section of
    straight track and then a speed boost. Following the speed boost, there is a
    turn to the right that shouldn't give you much trouble. On each side of the turn
    is a single, thin, long pit area that should restore any lost energy. Shift to
    the center of the track after the pit areas to hit a speed boost. After that
    speed boost is a section of straight track and then a split. Shift to the right
    on this one. Right after the split, the track should get a tiny bit thinner, and
    you'll enter a cave. Head straight for a short while to come to another split
    where you should shift to the right on.
    
    Following that split is a straightaway, and then yet another split. Shift to the
    right and that'll be the end of the splits for a little while. There is a turn
    that is similar to the one before the three consecutive splits. The turn is
    pretty much EXACTLY the same due to the fact that it is a shallow turn upward
    (to the right) that should give you no trouble at all and that there are two
    long, thin pit areas, one on each side. These pit areas are even longer than the
    ones before, and you might be able to pull a few boosts off on them. The track
    will become a straightaway and will get slightly thinner after that. There will
    be another split, but this time you should shift to the left.
    
    After that is a small straightaway and then a split where you should go to the
    right. There will be a wide turn upward and to the right after that, and it
    doesn't last that long. If you stay in the center, you can hit a speed boost
    right at the turn's end. After the turn, you'll exit the cave and be on a
    railless area of the track. There is a split here, which you should shift to the
    right to pass, and then a straightaway. There is a small hill that rises and
    lowers during that straightaway, and then there's a split where you should shift
    to the right. There is then another straightaway where the track tilts (not
    curves, tilts) to the left so it looks like it's going into a corkscrew, but
    then it evens out again.
    
    After that there is another split, and you need to shift to the left here. There
    is a speed boost pretty much RIGHT after that split, so be ready. Following the
    speed boost is a long straightaway, and then some rails will appear on the track
    again. Good. There will be a short, downhill turn to the left that is really
    shallow and then there will be a straightaway and the rails will disappear again
    (NOOOOOO!). At the end of the straightaway is a split and you need to shift to
    the left here. Now SHIFT TO THE CENTER AND STAY THERE since there is a
    straightaway where the track shrinks to a very thin area in the center (no
    rails). If you are going too fast and you lose control here, you're pretty much
    dead.
    
    After that the track will widen again and there will be another split, this time
    where you should shift to the right. Shift to the center and stay there again
    because the track will become very thin once more. After the thin area, the
    track will widen yet again and there will be a split where you should shift to
    the left. There is a small straightaway here, and then rails will appear on the
    track again (there will be rails for the rest of the track from now on). Shortly
    after the straightaway is a huge upward turn to the right that starts out wide,
    but quickly turns sharp. It'll require you to hold the R shoulder button here.
    If you do hold R you'll hit a speed boost right after the turn. Shift to the
    right after that and you'll cruise over the final pit area, which isn't as long
    as the others, but should still restore all your energy.
    
    Shift to the center when your energy is restored. I mean the VERY CENTER! The
    track will become so thin, that if you shift a tiny bit to the left or right
    you'll crash into the rails and then you'll bounce around and lose a ton of
    energy. After the thin area is the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>          FIRE FIELD: UNDLULATION          <><><><><><><>
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                                     DIFFICULTY: ***
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: ****
                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 4
                      RECCMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    First off, let me explain that this lovely and very fun track has almost NO
    rails except for some small parts in the track. I mean none, so if your machine
    is driven out of control, slow down a little to get back in control or else
    you'll probably fall off. This track is mainly composed of big hills with a
    bunch of obstacles littered around. There are some major pit areas that can be a
    big help. A good thing about this track is that there is almost NO turns. Some
    shallow ones, but that's mainly it. The track itself is also very wide, and
    almost never gets narrow. The absence of turns and narrow areas make this track
    easy to boost on safely. If you boost at the top of a hill, you'll go flying and
    take a nifty shortcut, but keep in mind that there is debris all around the
    outside of the track, and by flying in the air you can crash into some and mess
    up.
    
    By the way, about flying in the air. You won't be able to do it instantly, but
    if you build up a good amount of speed you can pull off some nice shortcuts. You
    might miss some pit areas by doing this, but everything's got a price, doesn't
    it? Also note the fact that due to the absence of rails and the wide area of the
    track (and the big amount of pit areas) it is VERY safe to boost freely here.
    The only place I don't recommend it is near the end of the track, when rails
    appear and the track gets narrow. Otherwise, have fun! Okay, strategy. You'll
    start on a straightaway. Take a look at how wide the track is. It'll stay like
    that for basically the whole thing.
    
    After you pass the start, there will be a slight hill going up, and then a long
    hill going down. The track will instantly (I mean INSTANTLY) start going uphill
    as soon as it stops going down. Stay centered during this, and continue centered
    as the track starts going downhill again, then all the way uphill. It'll then go
    downhill once more, and then up and downhill once again. If you're boosting like
    mad, stop here (make sure you don't fly into the air at the top of the hill) and
    shift to the right side. There is a wide, medium-sized pit area here, and it is
    enough to refill about three fourths of your energy. Once you get past that pit
    area, it is safe to boost like mad again :)
    
    There is yet another hill after the pit area that goes up and down. Coming up
    now is a jump pad. It is to the left of the track. It is your choice to take, it
    mainly depends on the speed of your machine. Just keep in mind that all this
    junk and debris will appear at the top of the track, and if you might end up
    smashing into one, causing you to lose all your speed. It's your choice, I
    almost never take it. If you don't choose to take the turn, you'll simply have
    to get past one of the few shallow turns this track has. The first turn is to
    the left. Stay in the center and it'll be no trouble at all.
    
    After that there will be a straightaway. This straightaway is very bumpy (there
    are all these very short/brief rises and falls in random locations here) and you
    might lose some speed while cruising over it. You'll notice, however, that rails
    have been placed on each side so you're safe... for the moment. Boosting on this
    bumpy straightaway will guarantee that you'll speed past the bumpy area in about
    two seconds, so do that if you have some energy left. There is then another up
    and down hill. DON'T boost at the top of this hill. Instead, shift to the right
    to cruise over another pit area, that should restore at least three fourths of
    your energy. Shift to the left right after that and you'll cruise over another
    pit area that should restore any energy that wasn't restored last time.
    
    There is, oddly, no downhill after this, so nothing will happen if you boost at
    the top of the hill. There is now two speed boosts, one on each side of the
    track. After the speed boosts, there will be some straight part of the track and
    then the track will start to slop upward (the upward slope isn't as steep as the
    main hills) and there will be a very, very shallow turn. At the top of this hill
    BOOST and you'll fly off the drop off and gain lots of speed. You'll notice that
    the track has become a tiny bit thinner, but that's nothing to worry about
    unless you are used to going through the track on its outside edges. There is a
    long straightaway and then a very shallow turn to the left.
    
    After the shallow turn, the floor of the track will become a fence-like area and
    some rails will appear on each side. The fence-like area is mainly a short
    straightaway. When the floor goes back to "normal", the track will become very
    bumpy like it was earlier. Stay in the center and boost to hit a jump pad which
    should speed you up a bit. Boost in the air to go really far, and when you land
    you'll be at max speed. If you didn't hit the jump pad, boost all the way
    through the bumpy area, since it lasts a long time and you could lose a lot of
    speed. After the very bumpy area there are two speed boosts, one on each side,
    and then the track will become very, very narrow. Stay in the exact center and
    you should have a tiny amount of room to maneuver.
    
    This narrow track is, fortunately, a straightaway so if you stay centered, you
    won't have any trouble dealing with it at all. At the end, the track will become
    very wide again. Cruise down the center of the straightaway, and you'll reach
    the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>          AEROPOLIS: DRAGON SLOPE          <><><><><><><>
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                                    DIFFICULTY: ****
                                GAME DIFFICULTY: *****
                              NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 17
                             RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Default
    
    For a machine that does very well on drop-offs, like the Frost Lynx-G4, this
    track is very easy and you should get at least five seconds ahead of everyone,
    even on master difficulty! For a machine that does poorly on drop-offs, you
    might have a hard time keeping your first place position. Why? I'll explain
    later. Okay, you'll start out on the usual straightaway. Shift to the center to
    hit a speed boost. Then shift to the right. There will be a sharp, upward turn
    to the left that you need to hold L on. If you shifted to the right, you'll be
    cruising over a long pit area that should restore any lost energy. After that
    turn, there is a straightaway. Stay centered and at the end of the straightaway,
    you'll hit a speed boost.
    
    Right after you hit the speed boost, shift to the left. There will be another
    sharp, upward turn but this time to the right. You'll need to hold R on this
    turn. Again, there is another long, wide pit area that is on the left side of
    the track. Cruising over it should restore all energy. There is then a very long
    straightaway. Stay centered during this straightaway and at the end, there will
    be a speed boost. There is then another sharp, upward turn to the left that
    you'll need to hold L on. There is no pit area here. Right after the turn ends,
    you'll be in a tunnel and there will be two speed boosts, one on each side of
    the tunnel. Take either one, and make sure you hit the speed boost in the center
    of the tunnel right after the other two.
    
    If you hit the two speed boosts, you should go flying off a drop off. STAY
    CENTERED AND DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING OTHER THAN A! If you are on your second or
    third lap, boost rapidly in the air. You should land on one of three platforms.
    The first one is the lowest and the longest path. For the second one, you need
    to make sure that you hit the two boosts before the drop off and boosted at
    least once in the air. To reach the third, highest, and quickest path, you'll
    need to have hit the two boosts, boosted rapidly in the air, and your machine
    has to be able to do well on drop offs. There is a single speed boost at the end
    of each path. Also at the end of each path is a drop off. After the drop off
    there is yet another three platforms, and you get to them the same way as you
    did the first.
    
    After those three platforms there is a boost and then another drop off. You'll
    now land on regular floor again. There is a straightaway and then a very shallow
    turn to the left. After the shallow turn there is a straightaway and at the end,
    the track will start to tilt and curve. There will be a speed boost and then a
    shallow turn to the right. After that is a straightaway and then the track will
    change suddenly. The center will become an ice zone and the two outer edges will
    become dirt zones. Stay in the center of the ice zone throughout the whole
    thing, taking the shallow turns and you should have no trouble. Don't boost
    though, or you might fly straight into a wall.
    
    After the ice zone shift to the center if you are not already there and you'll
    cruise over a wide, long pit area. You may be able to pull off a boost on it.
    After that there will be a sudden, sharp turn to the left which you should hold
    L on. Following that is the smallest S turn you'll ever see, and you may not
    even see it as an S turn (though it is). Next is a small straightaway. The track
    will get slightly thinner now. Take the wide turn to the left and then the track
    will get REALLY thin. The problem with this really thin section is that there
    are turns here. Boost and you'll slam into a wall for sure and lose your first
    place position (you are in first place, right?)
    
    The turns are slight, and it's mostly straightaway. After the narrow part, the
    track will become wide again, and there will be a very, very long straightaway.
    Just stay in the center during that whole time and then the track will go
    downhill. There will then be a wide turn to the right and after that there is a
    small turn. There is then a downhill area, and then an uphill area and then...
    downhill. Next is a small turn to the right, a straightaway, and the
    start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>        PHANTOM ROAD:SLIM-LINE SLITS       <><><><><><><>
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                                    DIFFICULTY: *****
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: ******
                                 NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 3
                      RECCOMMENDED BALANCE: Halfway to acceleration.
    
    First, take a look at the course. I mean it, it just __TOTALLY__ shows off what
    the Gamecube can do. It is incredibly detailed! You have to see it to know what
    I mean. Secondly, this course is VERY different from the last nineteen courses.
    It takes place in a sort of computer generated world, with the floormade out of
    multicolored pixels and the background being black with green squares floating
    around. All of this comes at a big price. There are only three speed boosts, and
    a track this big needs at least ten. Also, the paths are incredibly thin, and it
    can bash you around a lot. I mean A LOT. You can break down just by going
    through one of those paths (this is why I recommend halfway to acceleration).
    
    Yet another thing, the pit areas have a bottomless pit RIGHT where they end. I
    mean RIGHT. So you are going to have to pull away from the pit to avoid
    retirement. There are a couple different junctions in this course too, and an
    ice zone at one part. Okay now a strategy. You'll start off on a big
    straightaway. There is a very shallow turn to the right that goes slightly
    downhill right after the start. There will be yet another longer shallow turn to
    the left heading uphill shortly after the first turn. Halfway through the second
    turn there will be a tiny patch of straight track, and then the track will start
    to curve upward steeply and to the right. This looks like a sharp turn, but it
    really is just a shallow one. It lasts for a very long time. Just stay in the
    center of the track the whole time.
    
    When you get to the top there will be a brief straightaway and then a sharp turn
    to the right that doesn't require you to hold R, but you should hold right on
    the control stick all the way. Next there will be an extremely shallow turn
    heading uphill, and then the track will start to dip. There is a little bit of
    straight track after, and then the track will dip again. Shift to the center of
    the track during this part and you'll hit your first speed boost. You will then
    go through a loop that becomes a very, very, very shallow turn to the left near
    the end. You'll see two junctions up ahead, one heading down and one heading up.
    As I said before, you'll have to be really careful on these junctions and boost
    only when there is a long part of straight track or you'll bounce around and
    lose all energy.
    
    If you take the left junction, there will be a wide, left turn which doesn't
    require you to hold the control stick all the way to the left the whole time,
    but you'll need to do that in only certain places during the turn. This turn
    lasts for basically the whole time, all the way until the tracks merge again. If
    you take the right turn you'll be faced with the same type of turn as the one in
    the left junction, except for the fact that this one is a lot shorter. At the
    end of the turn the track will turn into a brief, downhill straightaway which is
    safe to boost on. When the two tracks merge again, you'll go through another
    loop and right at the end you'll be faced with a sharp turn to the right that
    may require you to hold down the R shoulder button. You'll then come up to
    another junction.
    
    If you take the left junction you'll be faced with a very shot, very shallow
    turn to the left, and then there will be a speed boost. This boost is pratically
    unavoidable due to the track being so thin. After the speed boost, the track
    will start to dip to the left and you'll be forced to go through a shallow turn
    to the left that shouldn't give you much trouble if you simply give the control
    stick only a few taps. Taking the junction that is on the right side, the track
    will instantly start to dip to the left and you'll have to take a long, shallow
    turn to the left. This turn lasts the whole junction, and at the very end there
    is a speed boost. Yay. You'll now come to a wide part of the track that contains
    a very shallow turn to the left. Very shallow. Near the beginning of the turn,
    there will be a big ice zone on the right side.
    
    Avoid it by sticking to the left is easy, due to the fact that there is still
    such a wide area available to you. If you're low on energy here, shift to the
    right as the ice zone ends to cruise over a very short, very thin pit area. MAKE
    SURE TO GET OFF OF THE PIT AREA BEFORE IT ENDS! There is a bottomless pit RIGHT
    at the end. No additional space, just a pit. Even if you just have a tiny bit
    more energy left to restore, or if you just want to restore more DON'T. There
    will be another one soon anyway. The track will get thinner (not as thin as the
    junctions, but thin enough) next. There is a shallow/wide (somewhere in the
    middle of those two) turn to the left during this whole time. The turn continues
    even after the track becomes wide again. Shift to the right this time to cruise
    over a short pit area that only restores about a fourth of your total energy.
    
    The track will become thin once again and there will be a very shallow (some
    parts are straightaway) turn to the left. When the track widens, you'll see two
    pit areas, one on each side of the track. Take the left one since it is loner,
    but make sure to shift back in the center of the track unless you want to go
    straight off the edge! Next, the track will become thin and there will be a wide
    turn to the right. The track will then become straight and dip, and the track
    will widen yet again. There will be two pit areas, one on each side of the
    track. Take either one and feel free to cruise over the whole thing because
    (JOY) there are no bottomless pits after the pit areas! There is a straightaway
    after the pit area and then the start/finish. Two more laps of hell left.
    
    DIAMOND CUP COMPLETE! GOOD JOB!
    
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    NOTE: You'll notice these guides are a lot more in-depth than the other four
    cups. The other four cups will revieve full rewrites making them as in-depth as
    these later.
    
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         ><><><><><><>           AEROPOLIS: SCREW DRIVE          <><><><><><><>
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                                NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 1
                                    GAME DIFFICULTY: *
                                       DIFFICULTY: *
                        RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    This is a very easy track. You'll start out on a straightaway and you just need
    to stay centered as you go. The track will then do the smallest turn ever to the
    right and you just need to follow that staying centered. It'll go straight some
    more (continue centered) and then there will be a noticable turn to the left.
    You might have to drift on this one because it can get pretty sharp. It'll even
    out again after that and you'll just need to cruise along it for a couple
    seconds before the track turns to the left again. Go along with it and then
    you'll reach two large pit areas on each side. They are almost impossible to
    avoid, so don't worry. As you cruise down the pit areas, the track will turn yet
    again. Once you reach the top of the hill, there is a turn to the right that you
    should follow and then a huge chuck of straight path.
    
    In the distance you should notice some glowing tiles with a very large turn to
    the left, similar to the ones in story mode 8. You'll probably have to drift to
    the left for this. From there the rest of the track is straight. There is a
    boost pad in the center and another large pit area to the left. Ahead is the
    start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>        OUTER SPACE: METEOR STREAM         <><><><><><><>
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                            NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 11
                              GAME DIFFICULTY: ***
                                DIFFICULTY: **
                RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    Wow... just look at the graphics of this course. The meteors flying everywhere,
    the orange line shooting past you, and the track itself is incredibly detailed.
    This is a great track, because there are so many unexpected things here. Begin
    by going straight and you'll go off a drop-off. You'll now be in a sort of pipe,
    except this is very wide. It looks like you'll die if you go off the edges, but
    you won't so don't worry. There is a speed boost in front of you and after that
    the track turns a bit to the right. There is then another boost and after that
    is something that looks like a portal of some kind. It is really a part of the
    pipe that is all an ice zone. There is a turn to the right at the beginning and
    then up ahead there is a speed boost.
    
    Right after that you'll exit the ice zone area and find yourself back in the
    normal pipe. It basically goes straight for a while and there are two speed
    boosts on the way, so make sure you hit them. Right after the second speed boost
    is another ice zone part although this is a corkscrew. It seems a little messed
    up. After that, you might find yourself on the celing. If you missed the next
    speed boost (you'll be able to tell) then get down to the bottom or you'll miss
    out on the first pit area. Go straight for a long time and you'll come to
    another ice area. This one is really short and only has a slight turn to the
    right. Try to stay on the left side, because if your on the floor when you come
    out, you'll drive straight over a pit area. It's very long and should refill all
    your energy.
    
    You'll come to a drop off and you'll be out of the pipe. Drive straight for a
    few seconds and you'll come to a junction. Which way? On your first lap take the
    right junction. There will be a speed boost at the start, and then a big turn to
    the right that contains two speed boosts. If you hit those two speed boosts
    while making the turn you may fly out of control, so make sure to hold R. After
    that there will be a turn to the left and the two paths will merge. On your
    second and third laps choose the left junction. There is a huge pit area right
    at the start and then a turn to the right. Follow that turn to come to another
    huge pit area. After that there is a little turn and the paths merge.
    
    From here, hit the booster and follow the two small turns to the left and two
    the right, and then go straight to reach the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>           PORT TOWN: CYLINDER WAVE        <><><><><><><>
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                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 10
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: ****
                                   DIFFICULTY: **
                      RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    Welcome to Cylinder Knot rip-off! Here you get a wide version of a cylinder knot
    with a drop off! Go straight at the start and you'll spot a speed boost. Hit it
    and the path will turn slightly to the right. From there, go straight a little
    more and there will be a sharp turn to the left which you should take. The path
    will thin out a little here and it'll curve slightly to the right. There will be
    a speed boost here so hit that. The path will now continue to go right. Stay on
    either side of the knot, because then you can see the top and bottom and those
    two places hold the boosts and pits. Continue along the side a little and you'll
    spot the first pit area. It covers a very wide section and is almost impossible
    to miss. After that, you'll notice that the track has widened.
    
    There will be a turn to the right. Switch over to the bottom side for a speed
    boost. The track will curve slightly to the left and their will be a speed boost
    on the left side. Hit it and try to stay in the location that you are in as the
    track does a big turn to the left. If you stayed in the same location, you'll be
    able to hit another speed boost, located on the side of the track. From there,
    there is another speed boost that you can connect with and RIGHT after that is a
    junction so you'll have to be ready for it early on. The left side is the one
    you should take on your first lap. It contains two speed boosts on the top, on
    after the other. The right junction is home to a pretty big pit area, so take
    that on your second and third laps. After that, the two paths will merge again.
    
    You'll have to go straight here now and you'll come to a drop off where you'll
    end up on yet another wide section of track. The track will turn to the left and
    there is a speed boost on the left side, so hit that. Keep going for a while and
    then you'll get to an uphill, sharp turn to the right. Try to stay on one side
    the whole time to keep your speed up. After the turn you'll be heading straight
    for a while. In the distance, you'll be able to see a speed boost, so hit that.
    Next is a turn to the left and then the track turns to a very thin knot. You'll
    be going straight on this knot, so boost CONSTANTLY when on it (on your second
    and third laps, of course). After that is a drop off and you'll be headed
    straight for a large circle. There is a HUGE chance that you'll pass through the
    circle and fly right over the start/finish.
    
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                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 9
                                GAME DIFFICULTY: *****
                                  DIFFICULTY: ****
                             RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Default
    
    Welcome to combination Multiplex and Ordeal! Here, you'll find a bunch of drop
    offs combined with about a dozen 90 degree turns. Wait, that just sounds like
    Ordeal :) Anyway, you'll begin by heading straight for quite a while. Near the
    beginning of the straightaway is a speed boost right in the very center. Hit
    that and cruise through the rest of the straightaway. After that the track will
    do a slight turn to the left and there will be a speed boost right after that,
    followed by a straightaway. Be ready, because here comes the first 90 degree
    turn. You'll have to drift if you want to make it through these turns easily.
    After is a straightaway, followed by a speed boost and then a slight turn to the
    right. You'll go straight for a while again and you'll spot the first pit area,
    in the very middle.
    
    Cruise along the pit area to reach another lovely 90 degree turn. After that,
    the track is pretty straight and it goes like that for a while. The track will
    eventually narrow itself out and it'll curve a little to the right. Stay in the
    exact center the whole time and hope that your away from other machines by now
    to avoid crashing. The narrow path will continue to curve, and then it'll come
    to a narrow straightaway. You'll pass under a dozen yellow signs and then the
    path will widen. Right in front of you will be a speed boost, so hit that. Next
    is a 90 degree turn to the left, and right after is a 90 degree turn to the
    right. The path will go pretty straight after that (no obstacles are in the way)
    and then you'll reach a left 90 degree turn. Go straight and pass under the
    checkpoint.
    
    The path will be pretty narrow here, but it will remain straight the whole time.
    At the end you'll hit a speed boost. Right after that is a drop off. You'll drop
    a long way down and there will be a right 90 degree turn at the bottom. If you
    used a boost right before the drop off and have a good car that can "fly", you
    might be able to bypass that first 90 degree turn. But right after that is a 90
    degree turn to the left and that can cause problems if you land RIGHT in front
    of it. After those turns is a straightaway, complete with a boost at the end.
    Here, the track narrows again. Stay in the center and you'll cruise over a thin,
    but long, pit area. The pit area widens at the very end, but right after that is
    a 90 degree turn to the left. Go straight and here's a little thing that can be
    frustrating: three 90 degree turns one after the other. The first is to the
    left, and right after you'll have to push yourself to the left again, and then
    there is one more turn.
    
    The path will narrow again, and you should use your boost here (stay centered).
    About halfway through the narrow section, the track will curve to the left so
    stay centered. After that is a drop off and you'll go down to a very wide
    section of track. The section is also very bumpy and you can lose speed here, so
    use your personal boost. After that the track will turn, and then there will be
    a boost. Next, the track will curve again, to the left. After that you'll pass a
    checkpoint and there will be a pit area that starts on one side, and goes
    diagonally to the other. It is long and wide, and you should be able to totally
    refill your boost. After that is a straightway, and then a sharp turn to the
    left. Not a 90 degree turn, but still sharp. There is some more straight
    sections, and then another sharp turn.
    
    Head straight and the path will curve to the left and right alternating. There
    are a couple of boosts in the middle of the mess. Follow it to reach a huge
    final stretch of track, followed by the start/finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>            GREEN PLANT: SPIRAL            <><><><><><><>
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                               NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 9
                                GAME DIFFICULTY: ******
                                   DIFFICULTY: *****
                              RECOMMENDED BALANCE: Default
    
    Take a look at the graphics. Stare away. I mean, the moss on the rocks are so
    detailed, the track is laid out so well. Okay better start because this is going
    to be a LONG guide for this track since it is SO BIG!
    
    First off, this is track is a combination of pretty much all the tracks. You'll
    go through each one in turn. Begin by going straight. You'll notice that the
    walls curve to form a pipe just like in Intersection. Hit the speed boost and
    head on through the pipe. The first turn will be to the right and you only have
    to stay centered (below the knot) and you won't lose much speed. Right before
    the end switch to the left or right. THIS IS NESCSSARY! There is a corkscrew
    here and there is a bottomless pit in the center. It doesn't matter which path
    you take. Hit the speed boost and you'll begin to exit the pipe. Once your are
    fully out of the pipe head straight for a while and you'll reach a very big turn
    to the left. If you did what I said and left your balance at default, you
    shouldn't have to hold L or anything. It's a big turn and after that is a brief
    straight part of the track. Now you'll be at a big turn to the right.
    
    BE READY TO DO A SHARP TURN TO THE LEFT! When the turn to the right ends, it'll
    go straight into a big turn to the left and you might have to make it a sharp
    turn. Right after the sharp turn is a drop off and then you'll be at a knot just
    like in Cylinder Knot. Cruise over to the left side and stay there to run over a
    huge pit area. It lasts for a very long time and you might be able to pull off
    two boosts while you're on it. After that just head straight and you'll go up
    some small hills. Be ready because right after that is a drop-off and then
    you'll be face-to-face with a junction. It doesn't matter which path you take
    because they are both exactly the same except one turns to the left and the
    other turns to the right. There is a speed boost at the end of both of them and
    then there is a huge drop-off. Right after that will be a sharp turn to the left
    or right depending on which junction you chose. The paths will then merge and
    you'll be right in front of a speed boost.
    
    Next, you'll be at a section of the track where the pit below is visible. There
    is a huge turn to the right here and you should stay close to the right wall to
    cut off the most time. Right before the end of the turn, shift to the center
    again to hit a speed boost. Go straight and you'll reach another sharp turn,
    this time to the left. Again, hugging the inner wall will shave off seconds.
    Right after that is a very sharp turn to the left and you'll have to drift to
    make it. There will be yet another very sharp turn after that and then there
    will be a large pit area in the middle of the track. Stay in the center of the
    pit area and you'll have no trouble getting past the small turn to the left.
    After that will be a straight path and then a big turn to the left that you
    might have to hold L on.
    
    You'll then enter a tunnel with purple lights. There is a wide S turn here, so
    hold L and R and then go to the right and then to the left to pass it (stay
    centered to avoid crashing). You'll then exit the tunnel and there will be a
    speed boost, followed by a turn to the left. Follow it and then you'll come to
    two pit areas, one on each side. These pit areas are placed in a HUGE turn to
    the right. Hover over the right pit area and then shift to the left as it ends.
    You'll reach a sharp turn to the left and you'll cut off time by hugging the
    inner wall again. On this turn you might have to drift. Next, you'll reach
    another gated floor. The track will go slowly to the left and then there will be
    a noticable turn to the left. Take it and then you'll alternate between small
    left and right turns. At the end the path is fairly straight. Follow it downhill
    and you'll reach a drop off.
    
    From there, there is a HUGE turn to the right that will be wise for you to hold
    L and R on. Do this for quite a while and stay centered. Once you reach the end,
    head straight to enter a section of the track that is entirely covered in ice.
    Here there is a big turn to the left that lasts a long time. The slippery
    friction should allow your machine to make it without hold L. This turn
    continues for basically the whole ice part of the track, but at the end in
    straightens out and there is a speed boost. Head straight some more to exit the
    ice area. Next is a huge turn to the left that requires L and R and at the end,
    your rewarded with a fairly large pit area. Head along that and you'll then
    reach a very sharp turn going to the left. Right after that is a very sharp turn
    heading to the right. After that is a straightaway and then, finally, the
    start/finish. Two more laps to go!
    
    AX CUP COMPLETE! GOOD JOB!
    
    Now, you unlock Sonic Oval!
    
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         ><><><><><><>     EXTRA TRACK MUTE CITY: SONIC OVAL     <><><><><><><>
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                              NUMBER OF SPEED BOOSTS: 7
                                 GAME DIFFICULTY: *
                                   DIFFICULTY: *
                    RECOMMENDED BALANCE: All the way to max speed
    
    *sigh*... WHAT a dissapointment... You work so hard to get those AX tracks, and
    then go through to get the final, super secret track and you end up with the
    Story Mode Mission One track! This is simply an oval, and it barely requires any
    explinations.  You'll start off going straight for quite a while. There is a
    speed boost in the distance which you should hit. After that the track will turn
    slightly to the left. Just stay in the center and follow. There is another speed
    boos about halfway through the long turn, located in the center, so hit that. At
    the very end of the boost there is yet another speed boost. Right in front of
    you now is the super-long pit area. If you choose to go to the left or right,
    they are both fairly straight paths with one boost in the very center.
    
    After the pit there is another straightway, and then the biggest turn, which
    isn't that big. It isn't even sharp! Anyway, to goes uphill and to the left, and
    there is a speed boost halfway through it located in the center. The track will
    even out to straight at the end, and there is a short pit area on the right and
    right after that there is a speed boost. For the rest of the track, it is simply
    straight. Follow it to reach the start/finish.
    
    GREAT! YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL TRACKS IN THE GAME!
    
    +-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
    |                        (05) STORY MODE WALKTHROUGH                         |
    +-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
    
    In story mode, you'll play as Captain Falcon, where you'll complete a number
    of missions. This guide will tell you how to beat all the missions. So far I
    have completed a total of _2_ missions.
    
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         ><><><><><><>     MISSION ONE: CAPTAIN FALCON TRAINS    <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    Craving another title, Falcon has trained tirelessly at his base...
    
    GET ALL THE CAPSULES ON THE TRACK AND FINISH WITHIN 80 SECONDS!
    
    There are twenty-five capsules here, and they are quite large, so it shouldn't
    be hard to miss them. Get all of the capsules on your right first (don't
    forget the one in the pit area!) and don't bother going back if you miss one.
    On your second lap, collect all of the capsules on your left. On the third
    lap, just collect any capsules you missed to complete the mission.
    
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         ><><><><><><>                HARD MODE                  <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    
    
    GET ALL OF THE CAPSULES ON THE TRACK AND FINISH WITHIN 60 SECONDS
    
    This is different. There are thirty capsules here, and they are all in
    different places. You can't miss one in a lap because this time, you have
    three different places you want to be. Get all of the ones on the right first,
    and grab the two on the left at the end. Next, go for all of the ones on the
    right, grabbing TWO at the end. Finally, go for all of the ones in the middle
    AND the ones you missed. If you missed one on both sides, just give up because
    you won't be able to get them in time. You'll have to hit every speed boost
    you can and use your personal boost often because if you don't, you'll run out
    of time around the third lap. Good luck.
    
     VERY HARD
    
    
    VERY HARD
    ^= speed boost
    1= capsule
    
    This is too hard to explain without a map. A | or \/ or - indicates your
    vehicles path through the capsules.
    
    LAP ONE
    
    1 2
     \
      \
       \
    
    Just curve to the left to get this capsule.
    
     This is what the next part of the track looks like:
    
    
              3
             2        5
             \
              1  4
               \
                \
                 ^
    
    On the path from 2 to 3, you'll have to quickly press R. It can take a while, so
    be patient in learning.
    
    Next is simple. There is a single capsule on the left side and a speed boost in
    the middle. After the turns, you'll come to a speed boost in the center. This is
    what the track will look like after the speed boost.
    
    
          4
           3
          /^
          |
          |
          2
          |
          |
          1
           \
            \
             \
              \
               \
    
    You'll have to be quick in getting from 3 to 4, but the others are easy.
    
    There is a single capsule in the center after that, and then two located on each
    side. Take the one on the left. This is what the track looks like next.
                 \
                 4
                /
      6        3
              /
             2 5
            /
           1
          /
         /        ^
        /
       /
    
    Ignore the boost and go collecting the four capsules. The \ at the end shows
    that you need to move away from the wall.
    
    There is now a single capsule in the center, and a speed boost after that
    followed by two capsules. Hit the boost and collect the right capsule.
    
                  8
                 6
              3   \
                   5
               2    \   7
                     4
                1
    
    It may be hard taking that path from 6 to 8 but otherwise, it's easy.
    
    LAP TWO
    
    Collect the remaining capsule on the left side, and then hit the boost and
    collect the capsule in the center. To the left of the pit area is this:
                 |
                 3
                2
                ^
                 \
                  \
                  1
                 /
    
    The | at the top tells you to just head out of the area. Hitting the boost and
    collecting 2 then 3 instantly can be hard, so practice.
    
    Collect the capsule on the right side and then hit the boost. Grab the single
    capsule on the left and then switch to the right side. This is how the final
    batch should now look:
    
    
    
    
             3
              \
               2       7
                \
                 1
    
    Just go straight through.
    
    LAP THREE
    
    If all went according to plan, this last lap should be a piece of cake. Collect
    the first capsule you see on the right, and then from that point on boost
    constantly. Cruise over the pit area and boost while doing so. Collect the
    single capsule on the right, and then cruise some more while boosting and
    collect the final capsule on the left.
    
    This level can take you HOURS to beat, but keep practicing.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>  MISSION TWO: GOROH: THE VENGEFUL SAMURAI <><><><><><><>
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    Falcon chases a bounty into the wastes and lands in an ambush...
    
    BEAT SAMURAI GOROH TO THE GOAL!
    
    Before you start, bring you balance ALL THE WAY to max speed. Goroh is quite
    fast. You'll have to slam into him a couple of times with X and use you boosts
    only when needed to beat him. The track itself is not a threat, but the
    boulders falling are. They will begin to fall about a quarter into the track.
    Weave around them, because they can cause massive damage to the Blue Falcon.
    The best way to do this is to catch up to Goroh at the beginning, then slam
    him off the edge using X. Otherwise, he'll be quite tough to beat. Then, you
    can take the track slowly, avoiding the boulders, until you reach the goal.
    
    *********
    HARD MODE
    *********
    BEAT SAMURAI GOROH TO THE GOAL!
    Goroh seems a little bit faster, but the boulders come CRASHING down a TON! Do
    the same as you did last time, by catching up to Goroh at the beginning then
    knocking him off the cliff. You'll have to navigate the course REALLY slowly
    if you want to survive because of all the boulders. If you want, you can try
    to take it fast by quickly dodging boulders and that is sometimes easier, but
    never use boosts. You need all the energy you can get.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>  MISSION THREE: HIGH STAKES IN MUTE CITY  <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    After dealing with Goroh, Falcon visits a club to try to relax...
    
    REACH THE GOAL FIRST!
    
    This is hard. Turn your machine toward max speed before you start. Even though
    this track is made up entirely of 90 degree turns, you NEED the speed. Badly.
    Do drifts on the first couple of turns and then you'll come to a jump pad. Hit
    it and turn left to bypass a turn. Make some more turns and you'll spot
    another ramp. Hit it and turn. Right after that is a third ramp that lets you
    bypass another turn. After that is the pit area, then the start/finish. You
    must complete three laps and finish first to win.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>MISSION FOUR: CHALLENGE OF THE BLOODY CHAIN<><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    A nasty crew stalls Falcon in his quest to stop Black Shadow...
    
    CRUSH MICHAEL CHIAN'S MACHINE AND HIT THE CHECKPOINT FIRST!
    
    First off, you'll want to put your balance all the way to max speed. Now wait
    until you hear the words "Booster OK" then do a boost. You should catch up to
    the first couple of machines. Use Z and you'll knock out at least one of them.
    Now do a couple more boosts(no more than two) and you'll catch up with some more
    machines. It is vital that you destory at least two more of these machines or
    else your energy won't last to the pit area. Do another boost and you should be
    near a ton of cars. Try to get as close to them as possible, then slam into them
    if you're on the side or spin attack if your in the middle. Once you got a bunch
    of those machines out, boost up to catch up to another couple of cars. You
    should destroy those. You should have at least one gold skull (means that ten
    machines are destroyed) by now.
    
    Continue to destory machines as you progress through the race. NEVER use your
    boost when your energy meter is flashing because the other machines like to hit
    you also. Do a ton of boosts once you reach the pit area. By now, at least 15
    machines should be out, and you should be in the top ten. Now it gets tricky,
    because there aren't that many machines left which means you can't recover that
    much energy from machines anymore. You MUST get to 2nd place, and make sure the
    other machines are at least one second behind you. Then, you need to start
    boosting toward your rival. When you are right behind him, boost and spin just
    as you pass him. You should destroy him. If not, fall back a bit and slam into
    him right when he is even with your machine. If you miss that, I'm sorry to say
    that there is basically no hope left unless you have another boost left. Then
    just boost and spin. If that doesn't work, there IS no hope left. Good luck.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>         MISSION FIVE: SAVE JODY!           <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    The Federation arrives to help out, only to fall prey to the villain...
    
    THE POWER PLANT IS GOING TO BLOW! ESCAPE WITHIN 50 SECONDS!
    DIFFICULTY: **
    
    Here, you'll go on a straight path, with a bunch of closing doors and pillars in
    your way. Go all the way to max speed before you start. Right after he says GO,
    boost straight repeatedly and continue boosting through four vertical closing
    doors. After that is a horizontal closing door, so shift onto the left or right
    wall to go through. Next is another horizontal door, and after that is a
    vertical door that stops leaving barely any room for you to get past. Next is a
    door that closes diagonally, and then another diagonal closing door after that.
    Next is three pillars and then two vertical doors that close almost all the way.
    After that is a door that leaves spaces on the four corners, then two horizontal
    closing doors that close almost all the way. Next is three vertical doors that
    close almost all the way, and then three horizontal closing doors that close,
    you guessed it, almost all the way. Finally, there are a couple of boost pads
    which you should hit, and then a wood ramp which will help you escape. Good job.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>      MISSION SIX: BLACK SHADOW'S TRAP     <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    After saving Jody, Falcon finally catches up to Black Shadow...
    
    THE BOMB IS SPEED SENSITIVE! KEEP YOUR SPEED OVER 700 KM/H!
    DIFFICULTY: ***
    
    Wow, this plot is SO original. Really I give it a 10/10. Who would've thought of
    it? First of all DO NOT USE YOUR BOOST UNTIL I SAY SO OR IF YOU
    _____ABOSOLUTELY_____ NEED TO! Anyway, the track is about 48000 meters long and
    there are a couple of other machines on it, which usually get out of your way.
    Cruise along the path, taking turns, and then you'll eventually come to a sharp
    left turn. This can be a little tricky, but you can do it by drifting. You'll go
    straight for a while after that. Cruise along the track, taking a few sharp
    turns, and then at about 18000 meters left, you'll spot a sharp upward turn to
    the right. At about 16000 meters left you'll reach a VERY NARROW part of the
    track, so try to stay centered as much as possible. Cruise along and you'll
    reach a dirt zone at about 11000 meters left. Boost through it and shortly after
    you'll hit another dirt zone, which you should boost through.
    
    Cruise along for a short while to reach another dirt zone. Right after that is a
    very sharp turn, so be careful. When you hit about 8000 meters left you'll come
    to a section full of thin strips of dirt and a couple of large machines. Weave
    in and out of the dirt and machines. At the last part, there will be a ton of
    sharp turns, so be careful and cautious. The final 1000 meters shouldn't be too
    difficult for you.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>    MISSION SEVEN: THE F-ZERO GRAND PRIX   <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    His death averted, Falcon visits the F-ZERO competition grounds...
    
    BECOME THE GRAND PRIX CHAMPION!
    DIFFICULTY: *****
    
    GIMMIE A H! GIMMIE AN A! GIMMIE A R! GIMMIE A D! WHAT'S THAT SPELL? HARD!
    Hahaha... I laugh at the expression on your face when you first face this
    track... no really I do... this is H-A-R-D. The AI is so intelligent, I'm still
    wondering whether they set it that high accidentally [just wait till you get to
    very hard :)] Okay first, set your balance all the way to max speed. You'll
    start in twenty-eighth place. This guide will tell you how to beat very hard,
    and that is (gasp) five laps, although you can use the following strategy to
    beat normal and hard also. You'll begin on a straightaway. About half a second
    after you start, a racer will pass you. Side dash to destory him. After you pass
    the start, you'll come to a shallow turn to the right, except there is a lava
    pit on the far right side.
    
    You can cruise over this lava pit for your first lap, since you won't be using
    up any energy for boosting. The shallow turn is very long, and after you'll have
    to cruise over another shallow turn, this time to the left. This shallow turn
    can be a bit difficult because there is an ice zone on the left side, making the
    regular part of the track very thin and the area you're in should still be
    crammned with racers since it is right at the beggining. To make matters worse,
    there is no wall on the left side, so try as hard as you can to avoid the ice
    zone, although you may be forced into it at the very end of the turn. At the end
    there is a drop off, and below the drop off there are tons of lava pits. To
    avoid these, make sure you land on the left or right (preferably left) of the
    middle lava pit and shift to the center after you pass that pit.
    
    There is some more lava on the left side, but it is not that big of a danger to
    you. After the lava pits there is a long straightaway that gets narrow at the
    end. Following that long straightaway there is a shallow turn to the left
    followed by another straightaway that gets narrow. Next, the rails on each side
    of the track will disappearere will be a VERY shallow turn, hardly noticable, to
    the left although if you are on the edge of the right this turn can mess you up
    *coughcoughretirecoughcough* a lot. In the middle of the turn is a speed boost
    which you NEED to hit, and then there is a straghtaway. Stay in the center
    because there will be another very shallow, hardly noticable turn after the
    straightaway.
    
    The track will widen next and when it widens there will be a wide turn to the
    left when it does. After that is a small straightaway and then a wide turn to
    the right... hey we just went through an S turn didn't we? And it was the
    easiest one in the game! Okay you'll now spot a speed boost in front of you and
    right after them are lava pits on the sides of the track that are easy to avoid.
    After that, there is the only pit area in the track and you MUST RESTORE YOUR
    ENERGY TO FULL EVERY TIME! You cannot make it through the mission in first place
    unless you have all energy with you. Fortunately for you, the pit area is long
    and wide and it is located during a shallow upward turn. After the pit area is a
    corkscrew which is also a straightaway. There are mines on each side at the
    end... THESE ARE IMPORTANT IN THE FINAL LAPS!!!
    
    After the mines is the start. Don't boost right when you get your boost power
    and DON'T cut across the lava this time; you need all the boost energy you can
    get! Continue through the track as usual until just before the drop off. Boost
    here and you'll fly farther, possibly past the lava in the middle. Boost once
    more after that. Your place should be 5th or less (mine was 4th), but boost
    again on the straightaway and you should gain the lead. Hit the speed boost
    located on the railless section of the track and boost right after the speed
    boost's... boost ends. Go through the easy S turn and hit the speed boost. When
    you cruise over the pit area, boost once but MAKE SURE YOU STILL HAVE ALL YOUR
    ENERGY BY THE TIME YOU LEAVE THE PIT AREA!!! Boost once on the straightaway
    during the mines, and another time after you pass the start.
    
    Go through the third lap and repeat what was done in the second lap, except add
    a boost in during the shallow turn after the lava that is after the drop off.
    When you come to the end, boost during the pit area and then if you are over
    tenth place, boost once during the corkscrew. DON'T boost after the start on
    your fourth lap, but aside from that, go throug has normal. On your fifth lap,
    boost once after the start, and then go through like normal until you reach the
    pit area. Boost wildly while over the pit area and continue to boost wildly
    during the corkscrew. During the corkscrew you should ALSO BE POSITIONED ON THE
    RIGHT. While boosting, hit the mines on the right to give you a huge speed boost
    advantage, and you should pass any machines in front of you to beat this
    mission.
    
    Whew that was hard to write!
    
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      ><><><><><><> MISSION EIGHT: SECRETS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP BELT <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    Falcon sets out to meet Deathborn, knowing he must not lose...
    
    WIN THE BATTLE WITH DEATHBORN! REACH THE GOAL FIRST TO WIN!
    DIFFICULTY: ***
    
    This guy is pretty simple. You just need to turn your balance halfway toward
    acceleration before you start or you will have a hard time on some turns. The
    track is made up of some straightaways and sharp turns that can't be done
    without an L or R press or a drift. There is one turn near the end that can drop
    your speed to below 500 KM/H if you mess up on it and it comes all of a sudden
    so watch out for it. The pit areas are short, but there are many of them. About
    halfway through the course, you'll come to some lava. Avoid that, but if you
    don't there is a pit area right after. Have patience if you can't win, this guy
    is very simple if you keep calm.
    
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         ><><><><><><>  MISSION NINE: FINALE: ENTER THE CREATOR  <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    With the Ultimate Championship's Belt in hand, Falcon can relax. But...
    
    CONQUER THE STAFF GHOST! MAKE IT TO THE GOAL FIRST AND WIN!
    DIFFICULTY: ****
    
    Worst. Racing. Opponent. Ever. Most. Frustrating. Track. Ever. Put them
    together, add some excellent graphics in, and you've got our final mission. This
    takes place on Phantom Road (Not slim line slits, but a different area.) You are
    racing a ghost who N-E-V-E-R boosts and is REALLY slow. I suggest you NEVER
    boost because you might fall off. So if the ghost is so easy, why is this four
    starts, you ask? Well, the track has N-O walls. NONE. Period. The track is wide
    and stays wide, but it has some very sharp and unexpected turns that you must
    handle. I suggest you bring your balance all the way down to acceleration before
    you race. Trust me you need to.
    
    You'll start off by going straight, and then you'll hit a turn that goes to the
    right. This isn't sharp, and only requires you to simply steer. You'll then hit
    wide turn, but this one is to the left. After that you'll reach a turn that dips
    to the right. Unless you didn't set your balance all the way down to
    acceleration on this one, you should have no problem. After that is our first
    turn that brings us really close to the edge. You MUST do a sharp R turn to
    complete this. After that you'll reach a turn that requires you only to steer.
    However, the turn will soon form into another sharp turn that REQUIRES you to do
    a sharp L turn. After that, there are no more sharp turns.
    
    You'll come to a couple of drop-offs. Some of them have turns right before, so
    if you mess up, you can drop right off the edge. The final part of the track has
    a very thin, wavy pit area, although I doubt you'll need it. After that is the
    start/finish.
    
    NOTE: Seeing as how the hard mode strategy is the same as the very hard mode
    strategy, I will not include a strategy for hard mode.
    
                                   VERY HARD MODE
    
    If your balence is to the right 70%, then you should do fine. You'll start off
    in second, and if you stay centered you should pass the ghost. Continue to stay
    centered but shift to the right during the "shallow" turn so you can cut off
    time. Just cruise along, and stay in the center during the "shallow" turn to the
    left so that when it turns to the right you won't be on the outside. Again, stay
    to the center during the next turn to the right, the one that dips a little. Try
    as hard as you can to stay to the right during the sharp, upward turn, but
    you'll eventually have to hold R. Once you complete the sharp turn, stay
    centered during the straightaway. You should shift to the left during the sharp
    turn to the left, and when it starts to curve upward, push a little harder, and
    remember: you can't complete the second part without holding the L trigger.
    
    Cruise along the straightaway and stay in the center during your trip up the
    hill. About halfway through the staff ghost should pass you. When you reach the
    series of drop offs, make sure not to touch anything but A. You'll have to hold
    the tiggers for some of the turns to the drop-offs. When you land on the main
    path again, shift to the right and stay there until you start to approach the
    start. Then shift back to the center. When you pass the start, boost twice
    instatly. Take the first turn, and then boost twice more. Now just go through
    like normal until you come to the straightaway after the sharp turn. Boost once
    on the straightaway and then climb the hill like normal.
    
    Right before you reach the top, boost. You should fly ahead of the staff ghost,
    and land on the platform after the first drop off. If you have any leftover
    energy, use it now. When you reach the pit area, make sure you fill it up all
    the way. Otherwise, you'll have a hard time winning. Boost twice, and wait about
    two seconds and do another two boosts. Go through the track as normal (the staff
    ghost should pass you before the sharp upward turn) until you reach the
    straightaway after the very sharp turn, which you should boost on. Do the boost
    right before the top of the hill and if you have anything left, use it then.
    
    When you cruise over the pit area, boost wildly to complete the mission.
    
    STORY MODE COMPLETE! GREAT JOB!
    
    Now you unlock Deathborn! And he costs twenty tickets! And he sucks!
    
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    |                 (06) ALTERNATE STORY MODE WALKTHROUGHS                     |
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    Here are some alterante story mode walkthroughs sent in by people who read this
    FAQ. If you have some alternate strategies, please send them in!
    
    -------------------------------FROM Trimis-------------------------------------
       Mission One - CAPTIN FALCON TRAINS -
       There's 35 spheres now - and collecting them all under 60 seconds will be
    VERY difficult indeed.  First off they are placed in areas which require you to
    "L" or "R" to the side VERY quickly (going straight will miss them), and some
    require you to go on an angle towards a wall to pick them all up. If you miss a
    single one you're best bet to is restart.  You *can* afford to miss a single
    boost however - I would recommend skipping the initial last boost (the one after
    the pits) to collect a hard to get sphere on the left - then get to the right
    wall and try to get three more.  There aren't any spheres in the pit area though
    - so you can collect the ones on the left - right sides on the frist two laps
    then boost through the pits on your last lap.  (Trust me you'll need it).
    Beating this difficultly will free the Rainbow Phenoix racer.  Again get one and
    then hit the L or R buttons to dash to the side to grab another.  The final 6
    |will be the toughest to get.
    
       Mission Two - GOROH: THE VENGEFUL SAMURAI
       There's even MORE rocks that drop this time.  Goroh will boost to stay in
    front of you ( he has an unlimited amount of boosts it seems) for most of the
    track.  If you can knock him off more power to you - I just raced him normally.
    At some point he *may* hit a rock enabling you to get in the lead near the very
    end.  Boost for all your worth to beat him there.  I found that the outside of
    the track was the 'easiest' area and let me avoid most of the rocks save for
    that last left turn - when you'll need to be on the inside to avoid whackin into
    one.  Beating this race on very hard will free up the Spark Moon racer.  (Tip -
    boosting twice at the beginning will keep goroh in front of you, but not to far
    ahead that he won't be affected by the boulders or too close that he'll boost
    again.)
    
      Mission Five - SAVE JODY!
      Remember what you've just done the past two times?  Guess what?  Do it five
    seconds faster (40 seconds on very hard).  You MUST BOOST EVERY TIME YOU CAN AND
    GET EVERY SINGLE GREEN SPHERE to win here.  EVERY SINGLE ONE.  If you slow down
    - restart.  If you hit a wall - restart.  There's no helping it (to my
    knowledge), just try your best not to hit anything and get every single sphere.
    Beating this on very hard will free the Cosmic Dolphin racer.  I mean it - boost
    from the start till the end of the race - boost even if your power runs out -
    you'll need to restart if you so much as tap a wall.
    
      Mission Six - BLACK SHADOW'S TRAP
      800 kph is the speed you can't fall under this time.  Since I had no problems
    with the other two difficulties I had no problems here either.  Beat it in my
    second try actually.  It was here that I discovered something though - you're
    balance directly influences you're boost speed - if you have a great
    acceleration but poor top speed you'll boost to 1400+ in an instant, while if
    you took a great top speed you're boosts won't be as grand.  It's not related to
    the course but I discovered it while playing here.  Beating this on very hard
    will free the 'Sliver Rat' racer.
    
    ----------------------------FROM Timothy Swantek--------------------------------
    MISSION FOUR: CHALLENGE OF THE BLOODY CHAIN
    The machines have as much life as you have I believe - they won't be blinking at
    all unless you damage them somehow.  Furthermore Michaels car has about two to
    three times the "life" of any other car in the race.  (A side dash won't even
    make him blink.)  If you want to win this one the best way is to take out all
    the other cars as soon as possible. Boost and side-dash to take out cars on your
    sides (watch out for their attacks), and if you gain the a lead on a car or two
    watch the warning arrow behind you - spin when you think the enemy cars are
    about to pass you to take out a few that are coming up from behind.  If all the
    cars are destroyed Michael will slow down early (as opposed to the end of the
    race).  Side dash him once, then spin attack him when he tries to pass you and
    dodge his own spin when he tries.  Continue the spinning attacks and you'll win
    in the end.  (This, at least, is how I did it.)
    
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    |                         (07) CHARACTER PROFILES                            |
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    This section will list all of the character profiles.
    
    NO. 1 Mighty Gazelle
    Four years ago, Mighty Gazelle was the pilot who took the worst damage in the
    huge accident that led to the temporary suspension of the F-ZERO grand prix
    races. He just barely escaped death and was resurrected as a cyborg primarily
    made up of mechanical body parts. Living only for F-ZERO, he ignores the
    complaints of those who oppose his race parcipitation- no protest would make him
    skip a race. Because he is a cyborg, he has been able to polish his racing
    skills without fear of death. Through analysis of his past races, he has fine-
    tuned all of his reflex-related components.
    
    NO. 2 Jody Summer
    Jody Summer is a combat-machine pilot affiliated with the Galactic Space
    Federation. Her ability is highly regarded, and she is recognized as a hero by
    both her peers and superiors. For these reasons she was chosen as the
    spokesperson for the Federation. She wasn't able to win the last Grand Prix
    championship, but was praised for her bravery and subsequently chosen to be Miss
    Galactic Space Federation. She still doesn't have a great deal of experience as
    an F-ZERO pilot, but she has an incredible ability to control speed-that skill
    alone makes her the target of a great many rivals.
    
    NO. 3 Dr. Stewart
    His real name is Robert Stewart. A long time ago, he was a charismatic surgeon
    with legendary surgical skills. However, the death of his father, professor
    Kevin Stewart, provided him with the opportunity to become a pilot. A regular
    racer with already over ten years of experience, his is still considered a top-
    class pilot. As a racer, he's known for his refined technical prowess and
    friendly demeanor. In the big accident four years ago, Dr. Stewart put his
    skills as a paramedic to use and treated many of the injured. Miraculously, due
    to his heroic efforts, no fatalities occurred.
    
    NO. 4 Baba
    This "wild child" was born and raised amid the natural beauty of Giant, a planet
    with expansive tracts of green land. He has preternatural animal instincts and a
    resilient, well-toned physique, both of which factored into his recruitment by
    the F-ZERO Pilot Selection Committee. He left his home and underwent a great
    deal of training in order to make his F-ZERO Grand Prix debut last year. He
    didn't win, unfortunately, and knowing he still had much to learn, he set out on
    a spiritual journey. As a result, his physical strength has increased twofold.
    However, he is also a bit overconfident now and is considered somewhat of a big
    mouth.
    
    NO. 5 Samurai Goroh
    In outward appearance, Goroh is a bounty hunter just like Falcon, but in
    actuality, he is the boss of an intergalactic group of bandits with a terrible
    reputation. This group of cutthroats is said to use to Red Canyon for a hideout.
    Exactly what Goroh has plundered and extorted over the years is unknown. As a
    bounty hunter, he travels from planet to planet evaluating the value of possible
    spoils. He actually dreams performing notorious deeds as a bounty hunter, but
    Falcon always seems to beat him to the punch in the newest and most profitable
    projects- Goroh is very bitter about this. He enters every Grand Prix without
    fail and is known as a rival of Falcon and will never stop trying to defeat him.
    
    NO. 6 Pico
    Pico was a member of a special unit of the Poripoto army and carried out a
    number of dangerous missions. He is very aggressive, yet cool-headed enough to
    do what needs to be done to the bitter end.  Individuals who mess with him often
    don't live to do anything else. After retirement, Pico opened a small shop near
    the military base, but he still operates as a numerous assassin. The accident
    four years ago is said to have been caused by his dangerous driving and for this
    reason he is disliked by many of the F-ZERO fans. This doesn't stop him from
    running the circuit as recklessly as always.
    
    NO. 7 Captain Falcon
    Captain Falcon was the winner of the previous F-ZERO grand prix, an achievement
    that boosted his already high popularity even higher. Beyond racing, he is quite
    well known as an extremely capable bounty hunter- just how many criminals is
    brought in is unknown, but the number is said to be astronomic. Aside from the
    fact that he hails from Port Town, his past is a complete mystery. His mind and
    body are honed from the many battles he has survived, and there is no challenge
    he can't overcome.
    
    NO. 8 Octoman
    Octoman is a representative of Takora, a planet currently at odds with the Milky
    Way Space Federation. The confrontation between the Federation and Takora grows
    more long a drawn out by the day. The Takoraians are surrounded by enemies and
    area in a very unstable economic state. Due to this, Octoman wants to win the
    Grand Prix so that he can pay the education costs of his children. He plans to
    contribute the rest of his earnings to the government of Takora to give it hope
    for the future.
    
    NO. 9 Mr. EAD
    Mr. EAD is an android created by the mysterious development group EAD. His
    objective in the Grand Prix is to complete the final testing phase for his IQ
    and AI programming. After his run on the last F-ZERO Grand Prix, he endured many
    trials- combat training, spy activities, college exams, and many others. If all
    of his capabilities function as calculated, there should be nothing that can
    keep him from winning the Grand Prix. His victory will signify the birth of a
    flawless android.
    
    NO. 10 James McCloud
    McCloud is the leader of the flight squad Galaxy Dog. He had his combat plane
    converted into an F-ZERO machine in order to compete in the Grand Prix. During
    peacetime there is very little work available, so McCloud has entered his second
    race in an attempt to take home the big prize money. He is motivated to become
    the new champion by thoughts of his wife and young son, both of whom need his
    support.
    
    NO. 11 Billy
    One of Billy's ancestors was a trained rocket pilot and the first monkey in
    space. Whether by genetic predisposition or not, Billy's ability as a pilot is
    truly exceptional, and he's the first monkey to enter the F-ZERO Grand Prix. He
    was raised in a special lab where he was educated in human literacy and
    communication skills. The lab concurrently developed an F-ZERO racer suitable
    for a monkey and bestowed upon him the honor of piloting it in the Grand Prix.
    
    NO. 12 Kate Allen
    Kate is the megastar singer who was chosen to sing at the opening ceremonies of
    the past several F-ZERO Grand Prix races. Her fans are wild about here powerful
    dance moves and here soulful vocals. Completely allured by the extreme speed of
    the race, Kate chose to pursue F-ZERO racing rather than continue furthering her
    musical career. Taking full advantage of her sense of rhythm and athleticisim,
    she plans to run a rambunctious race.
    
    NO. 13 Zoda
    Zoda is in a long dispute with the hero of justice, Super Arrow. He has also
    been marked by Captain Falcon, and once was almost captured for his bounty.
    Zoda,Aos crazed tendencies come from a special device that pumps adrenaline and
    dopamine into his body. He enters the Grand Prix races to raise funding for his
    sinister plots, and during this latest race, he plans to take out anyone who
    dares interfere with his master plan.
    
    NO. 14 Jack Levin
    Jack is a former pop-group member who set the entertainment industry on fire by
    pursuing his dream to become an F-ZERO pilot, and he now wins the hearts of many
    female fans on the F-ZERO scene. Any merchandise bearing Jack's face is an
    instant sellout. While most people speak only of his good looks and popularity,
    his racing skills are also worthy of comment.
    
    NO. 15 Bio Rex
    Utilizing advanced biotechnologies, Bio Rex was created from a fossilized
    dinosaur egg. Genetic design allowed for the development of higher brain
    functions equivalent to that of a human, but as a carnivorous predator, he is
    still as aggressive as Pico. He first entered the Grand Prix to prove his
    superiority over humans, but this time around he has entered to satisfy his
    ravenous appetite for mammoth ribs.
    
    NO. 16 The Skull
    The Skull was once the greatest driver in the F-MAX Grand Prix, a competition
    that predates the coming of F-ZERO by some 200 years. Thanks to the inexplicable
    powers of science and black magic, he has returned to this world to compete once
    again. With his remarkable technique and decision-making powers, he now has a
    chance to extend his legacy into a new generation.
    
    NO. 17 Antonio Guster
    Antonio was the right-hand man of Samurai Goroh, but Goroh betrayed and
    abandoned him into the hands of the Galactic Space Allies. After his release, he
    became a solo bandit, and now his only purpose in life is to have his revenge on
    Goroh, ideally in front of millions of fans on the F-ZERO circuit.
    
    NO. 18 Beastman
    Beastman became a beast hunter after a nasty encounter with a gigantic crocodile
    on the planet White. After surviving the ordeal, he decided that he wanted to
    protect people from such dangerous creatures. He is actually quite shy and in
    order to keep his bashful nature from being discovered, he adorned himself in
    the imposing outfit of a dinosaur. Before long, due to his heroic deeds and
    growing popularity, he became known as the Beastman. Having dealt with all the
    beasts on his own planet, he entered the F-ZERO X Grand Prix for promotional
    reasons. There, he met Bio Rex for the first time, and knowing the creature was
    competing, he made a vow to protect the other pilots and crowd from such a
    dangerous beast.
    
    NO. 20 Super Arrow
    Super Arrow is a superhero who defends peace on Earth. He entered the last F-
    ZERO race to chase his old enemy, Zoda. At the time, Super Arrow had never even
    driven before, so he had to hurriedly register for an F-ZERO license just so
    that he could enter the race. Even so, he managed to race competitively by
    ultilizing his superpowers. Zoda has entered the race again, and Super Arrow
    must do all he can to stop him and end his reign of terror. He is known for his
    relentiessly unforgiving attitude toward criminals, but when it comes to his
    wife, Mrs. Arrow, he's as docile as a puppy.
    
    NO. 21 Mrs. Arrow
    Mrs. Arrow strives to defend her husband, Super Arrow, in and out of the home.
    She entered the last F-ZERO race to assist her husband, who had no previous
    experience as a pilot. An F-ZERO circuit model before marriage, she was the
    first former circuit model to compete as a pilot.
    
    NO. 22 Gomar and Shioh
    On the planet Huckmine, the Furikake people have an odd custom- they pair up
    with a partner as soon as they're born and do everything together. The
    intelligent Gomar is very short and envies the stature of Shioh, while Shioh is
    a tall creature who admires Gomar greatly and depends entirely on his decision-
    making. This peculiar pair work together, deftly manipulating their F-ZERO
    machine built for two. However, these two partners- who have been together as
    long as they can remember- will both marry next year, thereby undergoing a
    partner change. This even has given rise to many rumors about this F-ZERO Grand
    Prix being their last together.
    
    NO. 23 Silver Neelson
    People call Neelson "Ironman Silver." Despite holding the record for the most F-
    ZERO races entered by a single pilot, he has yet to win a Grand Prix. He turns
    99 next year and is debating retirement, but he also considers it a good
    possibility that he'llll continue his race career even after he turns 100.
    Silver still loves the old-school machines, and he,Aos become quite crotchety in
    his old age,Aihe often criticizes the newfangled machines that other pilots are
    racing.
    
    NO. 24 Michael Chain
    Michael is the head of the racing clan known as the Bloody Chain, whose
    membership up until a few years ago exceeded ten thousand racers. He enters the
    F-ZERO to showcase his skills and to represent the entire crew, but his efforts
    are falling short and have begun to leave the organization. The Bloody Chain
    member numbers have now fallen well below ten thousand, and it's rumored that
    the crew could be totally dissolved in the next several years.
    
    NO. 25 Blood Falcon
    Although listed in the race literature as 37 years old, Blood Falcon is actually
    a clone created from Captain Falcon's DNA, which was stolen while he was
    hospitalized after the huge accident four years ago. With that in mind, Blood
    Falcon is technically only four years old. He is capable of everything Captain
    Falcon can do, but he has been strictly taught to obey all commands of his evil
    master, Black Shadow.
    
    NO. 26 John Tanaka
    John, the mechanic of the Galactic Space Federation, is in the same unit as Jody
    Summers. Secretly harboring feelings for her, he entered the race to protect
    here from danger. If by a stroke of luck, he wins the Grand Prix, he's even
    considering proposing.
    
    NO. 27 Draq
    Draq works with Roger Buster, managing a portion of their cargo-shipping
    business. He is an absolutely gigantic fan of F-ZERO and has dreamed of entering
    the circuit himself since he was small. Roughly over one year ago, Draq and
    Roger cam across two F-ZERO machines tagged with an unknown recipient and no
    return address. Draq quickly convinced Roger to let them enter the machines in
    the last Grand Prix, telling him that they would surley be recognized and the
    rightful owners would come forward to claim them. No one claimed the machines,
    however, and the two partners have decided to try again. Draq hopes to win a
    Grand Prix himself before the owners come to claim the machines- then he could
    use the prize money to buy a craft of his own.
    
    NO. 28 Roger Buster
    Roger is a galactic deliveryman famous for his policy of "No consignment too
    dangerous!" He's set to enter the race again with Draq in machines of unknown
    ownership. While Draq is a huge F-ZERO fan, Roger himself isn't too interested
    in it. For Roger, finding the proper owner of the machine so that he can
    complete his deliveries is the overall goal of the competition.
    
    NO. 29 Dr. Clash
    Dr. Clash is an F-ZERO engineer unable to give up his dream of becoming an F-
    ZERO pilot. He created a special gadget to comensate for his limited athletic
    ability and, after spending years of research to customize his F-ZERO machine,
    finally got to race.
    
    NO. 30 Black Shadow
    Black Shadow is a cold-blooded king of evil feared by all. However, Captain
    Falcon has seen much success capturing his foot soldiers, and Black Shadow wants
    nothing more than to see the end of this meddling bounty hunter, preferably in
    front of millions of fans.
    
    No. 31 - Don Genie Sex:Male Age:65
        Don Genie is the famous mogul head of the universal traders.  He has been
    arrested countless times for secretly trading in energy resources and weapons.
    Each time he's arrested he's forced to pay a small fortune in bail to get
    himself free.  At this time, it's unknown whether Don is participating in the F-
    ZERO races beacuse he wants to publicize his trading company, or whether it's
    just for fun.  One thing is for sure though: it must be related to some sinister
    ploy he's put together.  It's also rumored that Don Genie has some connection
    with Black Shadow - the Emperor of Evil.
    
    No. 32 - Digi-Boy Sex: Male Age:8
         Digi-boy's real name is Terry Getter, and he's a young genius currently
    attending Einstein Academy.  While he' still just a kid, he's been dubbed Digi-
    boy because there's no digital device he can't deftly use - he's even invented
    many of his own.  He's also analyzed every past F-ZERO race and has subsequently
    devised a perfect equation to work with his self built machine so that he can
    win the next race.  In his dictionary there is no such word as luck.
    
    No. 35- Daigoroh Sex: Male Age:10
         Daigoroh is the only son of Samuri Goroh.  He's so bad that even his father
    can't keep him under control.  Daigoroh is a master swordsman, and loves to run
    riot with his sword whipping through the air.  He has immense respect for his
    father and will boast about him regarding any subject.  He hops to earn the
    praise of his father by defeating Captin Falcon, his father's biggest enemy.  As
    a pilot he has more aptitude and potential than his father, and many are eagerly
    waiting to see what kind of pilot he grows up to be.
    
    No. 36- Princia Sex:Female Age:16
         Princia Ramode is the princess of the Desert kingdom on the planet Magica,
    a society with highly advanced scientific knowledge.  Her characteristic
    curiosity often leads her into mischief and oftengets her into dangerous
    predicaments.  in order to increase her wisdom and life experience before
    becoming queen, she secretly ran off with her servants on an adventure to a host
    of other planets.  When she arrived on Earth, she happened to catch a glimpse of
    an F-ZERO Grand Prix and whimsically decided that she, too, wanted to race.
    Knowing that no amount of persuasion will budge her once she sets her mind on
    something, her servants were left with no choice but to prepare a machine that
    fully utilized the scientific technology of Magica.
    
    Spade Sex: Male Age: Unkown
        Spade is a circus performer and an accomplished magician.  He has decided to
    take up racing in order to win enough money to rescue the circus from financial
    difficulties.  His racing techniques are risky and sometimes amazing, but he's
    quite fickle and will sometimes drop out of a race suddenly or not run it
    seriously.  As a result, his overall record isn't that great.  Nobody not even
    his friends at the circus have seen the face behind Spade's mask.
    
    
    No. 40 - Pheonix Sex:Male Age:26
         Pheonix is a time traveler who has come back in time from the future.  His
    role is that of a space detective dispatched to protect the natural progression
    of time and history.  He came to this era after receiving information that an
    event would occur in this next F-ZERO Grand Prix that would change the history
    of the entire universe.  He's now busy running around in his beloved time
    machne, the Rainbow Pheonix, trying to stop this event before it occurs.
    
    REST OF CHARACTERS COMING SOON!
    
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    This will tell you all the available custom machine parts I have unlocked. It
    gives their name, weight, stat, and ticket cost
    
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    BODY PARTS    |
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    Valient Jaguar| Big Tyrant  | Grand Base  | Fire Wolf   | Rapid Barrel |
    1000 kg       | 1500 kg     | 1380 kg     | 840 kg      | 580 kg       |
    B rank        | A rank      | A rank      | B rank      | C rank       |
    4 tickets     | 5 tickets   | 5 tickets   | 3 tickets   | 5 ranks      |
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    Sky Horse     | Aqua Goose  |Liberty Manta| Brave Eagle | Speedy Dragon|
    640 kg        | 700 kg      | 380 kg      | 460 kg      | 240 kg       |
    C rank        | C rank      | D rank      | D rank      | E rank       |
    4 tickets     |  4 tickets  | 7 tickets   | 8 tickets   | 10 tickets   |
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    Megalo Cruiser| Splash Whale| Optical Wing| Dread Hammer| Silver Sword |
    1600 kg       | 280 kg      | 420 kg      | 1440 kg     | 620 kg       |
    A rank        | E rank      | D rank      | D rank      | C rank       |
    8 tickets     | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets    |
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    Space Cancer  | Holy Spider | Giant Planet|
    680 kg        | 540 kg      | 1020 kg     |
    C rank        | C rank      | B rank      |
    8 tickets     | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets   |
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    COCKPIT PARTS |
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    Aerial Bullet | Bright Spear| Super Lynx  | Moon Snail  | Scud Viper   |
    240 kg        | 330 kg      | 460 kg      | 260 kg      | 320 kg       |
    E rank        | C rank      | B rank      | D rank      | C rank       |
    3 tickets     | 4 tickets   | 5 tickets   | 4 tickets   | 7 tickets    |
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    Energy Crest  | Wonder Worm |Gernet Phantom Cyber Fox   | Heat Snake   |
    500 kg        | 290 kg      | 640 kg      | 370 kg      | 480 kg       |
    B rank        | D rank      | A rank      | C rank      | B rank       |
    5 tickets     | 8 tickets   | 10 tickets  | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets    |
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    Rave Drifter  | Spark Bird  | Crystal Egg |Sonic Soldier| Red Rex      |
    230 kg        | 530 kg      | 270 kg      | 310 kg      | 350 kg       |
    E rank        | B rank      | D rank      | C rank      | C rank       |
    8 tickets     | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets    |
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    Dark Chaser   |
    250 kg        |
    E rank        |
    8 tickets     |
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    BOOSTER PARTS |
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    Titan -G4     | Boxer -2C   | Scorpion -R | Bazooka -YS | Tiger -RZ    |
    540 kg        | 350 kg      | 400 kg      | 250 kg      | 250 kg       |
    B rank        | C rank      | C rank      | D rank      | D rank       |
    5 tickets     | 5 tickets   | 4 tickets   | 3 rank      | 4 tickets    |
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Triple -Z     | Euros -01   |Thunderbolt-V2 Devilfish -RX Punisher -X4 |
    660 kg        | 160 kg      | 860 kg      | 800 kg      | 580 kg       |
    A rank        | E rank      | A rank      | A rank      | B rank       |
    7 tickets     | 8 tickets   | 10 tickets  | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets    |
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Impuse 220    | Meteor -RR  | Jupier -Q   | Comet -V    | Bluster -X   |
    220 kg        | 500 kg      | 230 kg      | 330 kg      | 360 kg       |
    D rank        | B rank      | D rank      | C rank      | C rank       |
    8 tickets     | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets   | 8 tickets    |
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Extreme -ZZ   |
    480 kg        |
    B rank        |
    8 tickets     |
    ---------------
    
    Those are all the custom parts in the game.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    DIFFERENT MACHINE COMBINATIONS
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    This lists all possible combinations you can make with your machines. Many
    thanks to Dark Knight because he contributed a lot of his info from his FAQ.
    Check it out!
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Queen Saffire
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Splash Whale: 280kg
    
    Cockpit - Crystal Egg: 270kg
    
    Boost - Comet -V: 330kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: E
    Grip: D
    
    Weight: 880 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Bird of Paradise
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Optical Wing: 420kg
    
    Cockpit - Moon Snail: 260kg
    
    Boost - Impress 220: 220kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: D
    Grip: D
    
    Weight: 900 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Trickster
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Optical Wing: 420kg
    
    Cockpit - Cyber Fox: 370kg
    
    Boost - Impress -220: 220kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: D
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1010 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ground Wave
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Liberty Manta: 380kg
    
    Cockpit - Sonic Soldier: 310kg
    
    Boost - Jupiter -Q: 230kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: D
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 920 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Out Rider
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Funny Swallow: 490kg
    
    Cockpit - Windy Shark: 220kg
    
    Boost - Bazooka -YS: 250kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: D
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 960 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Icarus Wing
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Funny Swallow: 490kg/D
    
    Cockpit - Dark Chaser: 250kg/E
    
    Boost - Saturn -SG: 240kg/D
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: D
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 980 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Fortissmo
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Optical Wing: 420kg
    
    Cockpit - Red Rex: 350kg
    
    Boost - Jupiter -Q: 230kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: D
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1000 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Paper Craft
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Speedy Dragon: 240kg
    
    Cockpit - Garnet Phantom: 640kg
    
    Boost - Eros -01: 160kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: E
    Boost: E
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 1040 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Savanna Buggy
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Optical Wing: 420kg
    
    Cockpit - Heat Snake: 480kg
    
    Boost - Eros -01: 160kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: E
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 1060 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~
    Dragoon
    ~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Speedy Dragon: 240kg/E
    
    Cockpit - Bright Spear: 330kg/C
    
    Boost - Raiden -88: 530kg/B
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: E
    Boost: B
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1100 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Red Salamander
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Splash Whale: 280kg
    
    Cockpit - Heat Snake: 480kg
    
    Boost - Triangle -GT: 340kg
    
    Stats
    ------
    Body: E
    Boost: C
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 1100 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~
    Gargoyle
    ~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Funny Swallow: 490kg
    
    Cockpit - Bright Spear: 330kg
    
    Boost - Boxer -2C: 350kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: C
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1170 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Liberator
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Funny Swallow: 490kg
    
    Cockpit - Scud Viper: 320kg
    
    Boost - Blaster -X: 360kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: C
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1170 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Blue Streak
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Holy Spider: 540kg
    
    Cockpit - Wonder Worm: 290kg
    
    Boost - Triangle -GT: 340kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: C
    Grip: D
    
    Weight: 1170 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Carbuncle
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Holy Spider: 540kg
    
    Cockpit - Heat Snake: 480kg
    
    Boost - Eros -01: 160kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: E
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 1180 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Long Shot
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Rapid Barrel: 580kg
    
    Cockpit - Aeriel Ballet: 240kg
    
    Boost - Scorpion -R: 400kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: C
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 1220 kg
    
    ~~~~~~
    Enigma
    ~~~~~~
    
    Body - Silver Sword: 620kg
    
    Cockpit - Wonder Worm: 290kg
    
    Boost - Triangle -GT: 340kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: C
    Grip: D
    
    Weight: 1250 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~
    Valkyrie
    ~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Optical Wing: 420kg
    
    Cockpit - Garnet Phantom: 640kg
    
    Boost - Jupiter -Q: 230kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: D
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 1290 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Splash Mermaid
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Aqua Goose: 700kg
    
    Cockpit - Cyber Fox: 370kg
    
    Boost - Empress -220: 220kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: D
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1290 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Astro Scorpion
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Space Cancer: 680kg
    
    Cockpit - Dark Chaser: 250kg
    
    Boost - Scorpion -R: 400kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: C
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 1330 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Fantasista
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Liberty Manta: 380kg
    
    Cockpit - Scud Viper: 320kg
    
    Boost - Triple -Z: 660kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: D
    Boost: A
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1360 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Salvation
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Rapid Barrel: 580kg
    
    Cockpit - Blast Camel: 280kg
    
    Boost - Raiden -88: 530kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: B
    Grip: D
    
    Weight: 1390 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Emerald Pegasus
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Sky Horse: 640kg
    
    Cockpit - Spark Bird: 530kg
    
    Boost - Empress -220: 220kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: D
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 1390 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hermit Crab
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Space Cancer: 680kg
    
    Cockpit - Rave Drifter: 230kg/
    
    Boost - Meteor -RR: 500kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: B
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 1410 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Master Work
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Sky Horse: 640kg
    
    Cockpit - Moon Snail: 260kg
    
    Boost - Titan -G4: 540kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: B
    Grip: D
    
    Weight: 1440 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Centaurus
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Wild Chariot: 800kg
    
    Cockpit - Spark Bird: 530kg
    
    Boost - Eros -01: 160kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: B
    Boost: E
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 1490 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Alexander
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Silver Sword: 620kg
    
    Cockpit - Bright Spear: 330kg
    
    Boost - Punisher -4X: 580kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: B
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1530 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Liberty Triton
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Fire Wolf: 840kg
    
    Cockpit - Heat Snake: 480kg
    
    Boost - Empress -220: 220kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: B
    Boost: D
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 1540 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Super Nova
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Giant Planet: 1020kg
    
    Cockpit - Rave Drifter: 230kg
    
    Boost - Blaster -X: 360kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: B
    Boost: C
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 1610 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~
    Triumph
    ~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Valiant Jaguar: 1000kg
    
    Cockpit - Spark Bird: 530kg
    
    Boost - Eros -01: 160kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: B
    Boost: E
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 1690 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Grand Elephant
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Valiant Jaguar: 1000kg
    
    Cockpit - Rave Drifter: 230kg
    
    Boost - Extreme -ZZ: 480kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: B
    Boost: B
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 1710 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Beat the Beast
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Fire Wolf: 840kg
    
    Cockpit - Muscle Gorilla: 360kg
    
    Boost - Titan -G4: 540kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: B
    Boost: B
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1740 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~
    Bahamut
    ~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Mad Bull: 900kg
    
    Cockpit - Crazy Buffalo: 600kg
    
    Boost - Maus -EX: 270kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: B
    Boost: D
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 1770 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~
    Scorcher
    ~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Valiant Jaguar: 1000kg
    
    Cockpit - Garnet Phantom: 640kg
    
    Boost - Sunrise -140: 140kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: B
    Boost: E
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 1780 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Aqua Griffin
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Aqua Goose: 700kg
    
    Cockpit - Sonic Soldier: 260kg
    
    Boost - Devilfish -RX: 600kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: A
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 1810 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Fire Ball
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Fire Wolf: 840kg
    
    Cockpit - Garnet Phantom: 640kg
    
    Boost - Boxer -2C: 350kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: B
    Boost: C
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 1830 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Leviathan
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Dread Hammer: 1440kg
    
    Cockpit - Dark Chaser: 250kg
    
    Boost - Sunrise -140: 140kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: E
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 1830 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    High Roller
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Big Tyrant: 1500kg
    
    Cockpit - Rave Drifter: 230kg
    
    Boost - Bazooka -YS: 250kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: D
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 1980 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Eliminator
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Rapid Barrel: 580kg
    
    Cockpit - Combat Cannon: 620kg
    
    Boost - Devilfish -RX: 800kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: A
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 2000 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Desert Camel
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Big Tyrant: 1500kg
    
    Cockpit - Blast Camel: 280kg
    
    Boost - Bazooka -YS: 250kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: D
    Grip: D
    
    Weight: 2030 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Trailblazer
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Dread Hammer: 1440kg/A
    
    Cockpit - Energy Crest: 500kg/B
    
    Boost - Sunrise -140: 140kg/E
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: E
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 2080 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Hippotamus
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Megalo Cruiser: 1600kg/A
    
    Cockpit - Crystal Egg: 270kg/D
    
    Boost - Saturn -SG: 240kg/D
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: D
    Grip: D
    
    Weight: 2110 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~
    Poseidon
    ~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Dread Hammer: 1440kg
    
    Cockpit - Rave Drifter: 230kg
    
    Boost - Meteor -RR: 500kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: B
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 2170 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Van Guard
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Aqua Goose: 700kg
    
    Cockpit - Combat Cannon: 620kg
    
    Boost - Thunderbolt -V2: 860kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: C
    Boost: A
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 2180 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Bandersnatch
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Grand Base: 1380kg
    
    Cockpit - Sonic Soldier: 310kg
    
    Boost - Meteor -RR: 500kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: B
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 2190 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sockdolager
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Big Tyrant: 1500kg
    
    Cockpit - Muscle Gorilla: 360kg
    
    Boost - Boxer -2C: 350kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: C
    Grip: C
    
    Weight: 2210 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Notorius Gear
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Dread Hammer: 1440kg
    
    Cockpit - Crazy Buffalo: 600kg
    
    Boost - Empress 220: 220kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: D
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 2260 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~
    Big Ace
    ~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Megalo Cruiser: 1600kg
    
    Cockpit - Rave Drifter: 230kg
    
    Boost - Meteor RR: 500kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: B
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 2330 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Don Quixote
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Megalo Cruiser: 1600kg
    
    Cockpit - Energy Crest: 500kg
    
    Boost - Jupiter -Q: 230kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: D
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 2330 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    King Neptune
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Grand Base: 1380kg
    
    Cockpit - Super Lynx: 460kg
    
    Boost - Titan -G4: 540kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: B
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 2380 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~
    Almagest
    ~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Grand Base: 1380kg
    
    Cockpit - Spark Bird: 530kg
    
    Boost - Extreme -ZZ: 480kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: B
    Grip: B
    
    Weight: 2390 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Nightmare
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Grand Base: 1380kg
    
    Cockpit - Aerial Bullet: 240kg
    
    Boost - Thunderbolt -V2: 860kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: A
    Grip: E
    
    Weight: 2480 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Final Revolution
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Dread Hammer: 1440kg
    
    Cockpit - * Crazy Buffalo: 600kg
    
    Boost - Punisher -4X: 580kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: B
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 2620 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hard Banger
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Megalo Cruiser: 1600kg
    
    Cockpit - Combat Cannon: 620kg
    
    Boost - Thunderbolt V2: 860kg
    
    Stats
    -----
    Body: A
    Boost: A
    Grip: A
    
    Weight: 3080 kg
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Frost Lynx-G4
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Body - Aqua Goose
    Cockpit - Super Lynx
    Booster - Titan -G4
    
    Stats:
     Body: C
     Boost: B
     Grip: B
    
    Weight: 1700
    
    +-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
    |                            (09) CUSTOMIZE                                  |
    +-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
    
    This chapter will tell you the different features of customization so you can
    customize a good machine.
    
    First, I'll describe creating the actual machine.
    
    There are three parts you can add: Body parts, Cockpit parts, and Booster
    parts.
    
    The body part is the actual machine. The cockpit is where you'll pilot the
    machine, and the booster is the boost of the machine. You should go to the
    shop and check out the best parts there. I mean, like parts with a good A or B
    ranking. You can find the list of parts in the machine parts chapter. To scroll
    from Body to Cockpit to Booster to Pilot, press R. Once you've customized your
    machine, save it. Now on to adding additional touches.
    
    If you want to add color, select your machine from the garage, and select change
    color. Now you can use three different meters to change the look of your
    machine. Like customizing, press R to shift from part to part. Press Y to save
    you colors.
    
    If you want to add an emblem to your machine, select your machine from the
    garage, and choose Attatch Emblem. If there is no emblem data, the game will
    create a save file. You'll want to select the first slot and then select the
    part. Next, select the actual emblem. You can now choose where you want to put
    the emblem. If part of the emblem isn't solid, that part won't show up when you
    paste the emblem. When you've pasted the emblem, move to the second slot and
    choose a different part and do the same thing. You'll be asked to save when you
    exit.
    
    Creating an emblem is different. Go to Emblem Editor and it'll create a file for
    you. You can do the following:
    Draw
    This lets you draw whatever you want.
    
    Erase
    This lets you erase all things you've done so far.
    
    Fill
    This fills the whole background
    
    Draw line
    This lets you draw a straight line
    
    Draw circle
    This allows you to draw a circle. You can make it any size you want.
    
    Draw rectangle
    This allows you to draw a rectangle. You can make it any size you want.
    
    Enlarge edit screen
    You can enlarge the screen by a little bit.
    
    Draw and fill a circle
    You can draw a circle any size you want and it'll automatically fill it for you.
    
    Draw and fill a rectangle
    You can draw a rectangle any size you want and it'll automatically fill it for
    you.
    
    Rotate emblem
    Pressing the control pad to the right allows you to rotate your emblem.
    
    Invert emblem
    This option allows you to... invert your emblem!
    
    Undo operation
    You can undo as many operations as you need
    
    Redo operation
    You can redo as many operations as you need
    
    Load Emblem
    This allows you to load an emblem you've already created
    
    Save emblem
    You can save the emblem you're working on
    
    End
    You can close the editor here
    
    If you want to change colors, use the C-Stick.
    
    That's it for customizing!
    
    +-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
    |                      (10) USER'S CUSTOM VEHICLES                           |
    +-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
    
    I have recived about ten e-mails asking me this: What's the best custom vehicle
    that you can use? The answer: there is no "best" vehicle. Here, I have decided
    to post vehicles that other people created. All of them now are from user's of
    the GameFAQs message boards, but you can e-mail me with your own if you'd like!
    Feel free to send me as many as you have!
    
    NOTE: Please note that some vehicles have more information than others, simply
    because they have given  me more information.
    
    ME FROG'S GARAGE!
    So far, I only have on car in my garage:
    FROST LYNX G4
    Aqua Goose?
    Super Lynx
    Titan-G4
    Weight: Somewhere around 1700
    ADDITIONAL: Wow... this is one of the best cars in the game. There are many
    positive things about it. You can get the parts early, it weighs a nice amount,
    and its stats are good (C, B, B I think). If you set its balance all the way to
    max speed, then you can get around 1,124 KPH without doing anything else. If you
    use a boost you can get up to 1300, and one right after that will take you to
    1600. There are many tracks where it can get a very nice lead over others. Like
    in the first level of Port Town, on that huge drop off. If you hit the three
    boosts, look at the map when you fly off the drop off and you'll see how far
    ahead you get from your opponents.
    
    Also in Trident, it's handling doesn't allow it to go out of control that
    easily, so you can boost on those thin paths without fear. But, like all
    customs, it has some flaws. Like in Lighning: Half Pipe. There is NO WAY you'll
    be able to go through the whole thing at max speed boosting on turns unless you
    are very skilled. Its handling is good in some places, but it isn't in others.
    Also in the first level of Big Blue, it is hard to make it get through that
    tight S turn. Still, with excellent max speed (it goes over 1000 even when it is
    100% acceleration) and balanced stats, this machine can win you all the cups on
    all the difficulties. It did for me.
    
    In places like Green Plant: Spiral, some of the turns can be difficult when
    you're on max speed. But that makes up when you're on the straightaways and
    going 1124 kilometers per hour. Some 90 degreee turns can mess you up, but
    others give you a HUGE advantage. For example, the turns in the final lightning
    track (AX cup), the majority of those are no problem, but on Aeropolis:
    Multiplex some turns can mess you up. Still, USE THIS MACHINE! You will LOVE it.
    
    FROM: moysturfurmer
    HEAT HORSE-Z
    Parts:
    Sky horse
    Heat Snake
    Triple Z
    Weight: 1780
    ADDITIONAL: its not to heavy, doesn't swerve, and has excellent top speed.
    
    FROM: phineasfool
    Red Spider -Z
    Parts:
    Body - Holy Spider
    Cockpit - Red Rex
    Booster - Triple -Z
    Stats
    Body - C
    Boost - A
    Grip - C
    Weight - 1550kg
    Top Speed (no boosting or anything) - 1120km
    ADDITIONAL: This car slides a little bit, but not too bad. I can take almost any
    turn in the game without using the triggers.
    The accel isn't great, but at top speed I can get past everyone by halfway
    through a race.
    
    FROM: nazgulnarsil
    FROST LYNX:
    Parts:
    Aqua Goose
    Super Lyn
    Titan G4
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    ACRO CREST
    Parts:
    Sky Horse
    Energy Crest
    Titan G4
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    SUPER BARREL Z
    Parts:
    Rapid Barrel
    Super Lynx
    Triple Z
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    ARCH LYNX
    Parts:
    Silver Sword
    Super Lynx
    Titan G4 or Triple Z
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    RED SPIDER Z
    Parts:
    Holy Spider
    Red Rex
    Triple Z
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    GARNET MANTA
    Parts:
    Liberty Manta
    Garnet Phantom
    Triple Z
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: Epyo the Great
    GARNET DRAGON
    Parts:
    Body:Garnet Phantom
    Cockpit:Speedy dragon
    Booster:Sunrise 140
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: Meganium7
    SCUD WOLF Z
    Parts:
    Body: Fire Wolf
    Boost: Triple Z
    Cockpit: Scud Viper
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: RabidSpam
    ACRO CREST G4
    Parts:
    Sky horse
    Super Lynx
    Titan G4
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: Virus218105
    FROST SPEAR-G4
    Parts:
    Aqua Goose
    Bright Spear
    Titan G4
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    ACRO LYNX-G4
    Parts:
    Sky Horse
    Super Lynx
    Titan G4
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: Jugem
    PHOTON PHANTOM-G4
    Parts:
    Optical Wing
    Garnet Phantom
    Titan-G4
    Body: D
    Boost: B
    Grip: A
    Weight: 1600
    ADDITIONAL: Has a top speed of somewhere between 1120 and 1130, great handling,
    and pretty good acceleration as well.
    
    FROM: Tedmaster
    SPARK GAUNTLET
    Parts:
    Spark Bird
    Dread Hammer
    Euros -01
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: PokeMaster1004
    BRIGHT MANTA-Z
    Parts:
    Liberty Manta
    Super Lynx
    Triple Z
    DAC (Body Boost Grip)
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: Anti Uni
    SACRED LYNX-G4
    Parts:
    Holy Spider
    Super Lynx
    Titan G4
    C-B-B
    Medium Wieght
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: Cool Whipp
    UNKNOWN TITLE
    Parts:
    Dread hammer
    Speed dragon
    Titan G-4
    ADDITIONAL: its tight.
    
    FROM: SpeedDaemon
    HEAT GOOSE
    Parts:
    Aqua Goose
    Red Rex
    Sunrise something
    ADDITONAL: None
    
    FROM: rapidwingo
    WINDY MANTA-Z
    Parts:
    Liberty Manta
    Windy shark
    Triple Z
    1260 kg
    Stats:
    D
    A
    E
    ADDITIONAL: It might seem slippery Because the E grip but it actually handles
    very well!
    
    FROM: MadDogV2
    SUPER HORSE-Z
    Parts:
    Super Lynx
    Sky Horse
    Triple Z
    Body:C
    Boost:A
    Grip:B
    ADDITIONAL: like Frost Lynx-G4 but better cornering and body. looks great to
    boot
    
    JEWEL WYVERN-V2
    Parts:
    Speedy Dragon
    Garnet Phantom
    Thunderbolt V2
    Body:E
    Boost:A
    Grip:A
    ADDITIONAL: Extremely good the parts fit eachother perfectly in design and
    really fast, has a little oversteer that needs getting used to. It's very
    delicate though so it's not good for beginners, this is more of an expert car.
    
    FROM: phineasfool
    HEAT WING-Z
    Body - Optical Wing
    Cockpit - Heat Snake
    Booster - Triple -Z
    Stats - DAB
    Weight - 1560kg
    ADDITIONAL: This one gets a pretty good top speed (about 1125km) and actually
    corners fairly well.
    
    FROM: Scary Raebbit
    FLAME JAVELIN-V2
    Parts:
    Body: Silver Sword 620 kg
    Cockpit: Heat Snake 480 kg
    Booster: Thunderbolt-V2 860 kg
    Body: C
    Boost: A
    Grip: B
    Weight: 1960 kg
    Heavy Load
    ADDITIONAL: Pretty good on the Diamond Cup. Not as good a turner as Super Goose-
    Z, but makes it up with speed. Nothing that L and R can help.
    
    FROM: nebneb
    PHOTON SNAIL 64
    Parts:
    Body-Optical wing
    Cockpit-moon snail
    Booster-Titan-g4
    Body-D
    Boost-B
    Grip-D
    ADDITIONAL: Max speed is about 1118-1120. The boosts are excellent in the second
    lap you can ravage. It has a perfectly balanced steering it does not skid only
    if you go above about 1600 it might just a little. It weighs 1220 kg.
    
    FROM: dragoa
    SUPER GLIDER -88
    Parts:
    Cockpit-Super Lynx
    Booster- Raiden-88
    Body-I have no idea but I know it's an AX part.....
    Stats
    Body-C
    Other 2-B
    ADDITIONAL: control-bad accel, decent cornering
    
    FROM: SkedarKiller
    COMBAT BARREL
    Parts:
    Rapid Barrel
    Combat Magnum
    Sunrise 140
    Body:C
    Boost:E
    Grip:A
    0-900 time (balance on 100% speed): ~2.2 seconds
    0-900 time (balance on 100% acceleration): ~1.8 seconds
    ADDITIONAL: Terrific cornering, body and acceleration. It's main flaw is speed:
    Even on 100% speed in the balance setting, it only goes to 1,021 km/h (993 km/h
    for 100% acceleration). Ideal for highly technical courses like Drift Highway,
    Serial Gaps, etc., but terrible on speed tracks like Split Oval.
    
    FROM: Yours to Hate
    PLASMA GOOSE 4-X
    Parts:
    body: aqua goose - C
    cockpit: spark bird - B
    boosters: Punisher-4x - B
    heavy load: 1810 kg
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: PatMan33
    FROST-PHANTOM G4
    Aqua Goose
    Garnet Phantom
    Titan G4
    C
    B
    A
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    NAME UNKNOWN
    Speedy Dragon
    Garnet Phantom
    Thunderbolt -V2
    E
    A
    A
    ADDITIONAL: None
    
    FROM: Tina Massey
    Name: Grand Unicorn
    Body: Grand base
    Cockpit: energy crest
    Booster: Boxer-2c
    Body rank: A
    Boost rank: C
    Grip rank: B
    Weight: 2230Kg. (heavy load)
    Additional: it's a sturdy machine. Can reach over speeds of 2000 with good boost
    and long strait away and it doesn't swerve at all. It failed me only once but
    only because I didn't know the track.
    
    Name: Pauan Piupl
    (For all cars)
    
    Car:
    Berserk Lynx-G4
        Body: B
        Boost:B
        Grip:   B
    Weight: 2000 kg
    Parts:
        Valiant Jaguar
        Super Lynx
        Titan-G4
    Additional:
        The car handles EXCELLENT! Absolutely NO sliding no NOTHING! (Except
    speed cornering and         other good stuff) This is the car that I
    ALWAYS use. It's not THE fastest cause it's so heavy, but it
    makes up for this with Boost, Cornering, and most importantly.......
    SPEED.
        (P.S. I have won EVERY SINGLE TRACK IN FIRST PLACE USING THIS EXACT
    CAR)
        (Except the tracks I haven't unlocked ;)
    
    Car:
    King Neptune
        Body: A
        Boost:B
        Grip:   B
    Weight: 2380 kg
    Parts:
        Grand Base
        Super Lynx
        Titan G-4
    Additional:
        This car is the best STAT WISE but it makes up for this great-ness
    with one "minor" flaw... It's              HEAVY! Enough said....
    
    Car:
    Flying Lobster
        Body: D
        Boost:D
        Grip:   D
    Weight: 880 kg
    Parts:
        Liberty Manta
        Moon Snail
        Saturn -SG
    Additional:
        This is what I consider my fastest car (cause it's SO DANG light).
    And as a BONUS It ALSO has         great handling! (BONUS) But..... I
    still prefer my Berserk Lynx-G4...
    
    Car:
    Shining Swallow
        Body: D
        Boost:C
        Grip:   C
    Weight: 1200 kg
    Parts:
        Funny Swallow
        Bright Spear
        Tiger -RZ
    Additional: This is ALMOST as fast as my Flying Lobster but NOT QUITE.
    And as a downfall, my Swallow has POOR handling. (I mean it's kinda good
    but it's SO DANG SENSITIVE!!!) That's all.
    
    
    Those are all the customs I have right now. If you have one, e-mail me with it
    and I'll post it!
    
    Burning Lynx-G4
    Body: Fire Wolf
    Cockpit: Super Lynx
    Engine: Titan-G4
    Status: B
             B
             B
    Weight: 1840kg
    Additional: This machine is one of the Lynx brothers, and
    like the others it's a really good machine. It gets the
    same max speed of 1124, but there is a catch. It has way
    better turning than the others. I've been able to get
    almost every turn, some of them while boosting. Plus, I
    beat Emerald Cup on Master and got 421 points. Looks good
    to boot.
    
    Frost Bird-G4
    Body: Aqua Goose
    Cockpit: Spark Bird
    Engine: Titan-G4
    Status: C
            B
            B
    Weight: 1770kg
    Additional: This machine is almost as good as the Burning
    Lynx. It has close to the same max speed, although it
    doesn't have as good turning. It is a lot better to kill
    people with due to it's size.
    
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    |                           (11) STAFF GHOSTS                                |
    +-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
    
    Inspired by ZoopSoul's excellent FAQ, I have decided to make a staff ghost
    section of my own. This is how it'll look:
    
    NAME
    SUB-NAME
    STAFF GHOST TIME
    
    Staff Ghosts can be raced against in the time attack section. You get 25 tickets
    for beating them. Good luck!
    
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    |                                 RUBY CUP                                     |
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         ><><><><><><>           MUTE CITY: TWIST ROAD           <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 0:59:964
    Okay this is one easy track to beat the staff ghost time on. When you start off,
    hit all the speed boosts at first. Start snaking once you get down onto the
    lower level and continue to snake until you hit the next boost. When you are
    through the the loop, hit the speed boost and snake across the corkscrew. The
    final boost should get you through the first lap. On lap two boost non-stop, one
    after the other, except don't boost when you hit a speed boost. If you boost
    non-stop, you should get up to 1500 KPH. Snake while boosting to get up really
    fast, until you pass the start. Your energy is probably very low now, so snake
    while you are running over the boost pads instead of using your personal boost.
    When you get to the pit area, start boosting non-stop again until you reach the
    finish.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>        CASINO PALACE: SPLIT OVAL          <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 0:56:691
    When you start, hit ALL the speed boosts except for the ones that are not
    possible to get (because you are going too fast). It is ABSOLUTELY nescessary
    that you take the right junction and hit all four speed boosts. Start snaking
    after you exit the junction and hit the two boosts left. When you pass, start
    boosting like crazy. Boost in between the speed boosts at the first part and
    take the left junction. Boost while you are going over the pit area and snake
    for the last part. On lap three, you should have enough energy to boost all the
    way to the pit area. From there, just boost and snake until you get to the goal.
    
    SAND OCEAN
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         ><><><><><><>           SAND OCEAN: SURFACE SLIDE       <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 1:56:743
    Make sure you hit the two boosts at the start, and if you are using the Frost-
    Lynx, you should fly really far when you go off the drop off. Go along the
    inside of the track during the tunnel, and be prepared to take the S turn. Drift
    while taking it and DON'T hit any walls or it becomes a lot harder. On the
    straight you should gain any lost speed back. Tap lightly on the control stick
    when taking the last couple of turns, and cruise along the top of the hill at
    the last part. When you pass through the start, hit the speed boost and then use
    your own boost. Hit the second speed boost and wait until you've landed to use
    your boost again. Continue to use it until you enter the tunnel. Don't use it
    while you are recharging your energy (remember take the right pit area) and
    DON'T use it during the S turn.
    
    When you get to the straight path after the S turn boost twice, and then don't
    boost until you reach that final stretch of track near the start. You should
    have enough energy for about one more boost, so save it for the narrow path.
    Boost twice again when you reach the long straightaway, and use any leftover
    energy on the final straightaway.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>          LIGHTNING: LOOP CROSS            <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 1:59:907
    Set your balance to halfway to max speed and get ready to go! At the first part,
    just hold A and you should hit about 1050+ KPH. When you enter the area with the
    turn to the left, stay centered to hit the center. Stay centered again during
    the straightaway and make sure you hit the speed boost. When you get to the
    sharp turn with the dirt zone, STAY AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN TO THE INSIDE! Touching
    the dirt zone AT ALL could ruin your chances. Don't drift, as it can slow you
    down. Instead, just hold R throughout the whole thing and you should make it.
    The straightaway after that should regain any lost speed. When you reach the
    junctions, take the left side and hit the boost and YOU MUST SWITCH TO THE RIGHT
    SIDE and hit the boost there.
    
    You should be going really fast on the straightaway, and then don't hold
    anything when you take the next turn. Stay in the center (the tiny hill) for the
    whole time on the long straightaway to avoid crashing during the small turns. Be
    ready for the sharp turn to the right, and only hold down R if you absolutely
    need to. The straightaway and tiny turns following that should give you almost
    no trouble, but be ready for the turn to the right, right before the start. When
    you get your boost, use it once and then cruise along until you reach the speed
    boost. When you go through the huge loop, use your boost again and then wait
    until you reach the next straightaway to do it once more. DON'T boost duing the
    turn with the dirt zone, because you'll risk going out of control and crashing.
    
    When you reach the two junctions, aim for the right one a boost like crazy,
    using up the rest of your energy. Continue to boost even when you are in the pit
    area, and quickly shift to the left while boosting. Do one more boost and stop
    when you exit the pit area. Do one more boost about halfway across the
    straightaway, and don't boost again until you finish the wide turn. Cruise along
    the straightaway, building up speed, until you get to the small turn. Right
    after that use your boost, and don't use it again for the rest of the lap. When
    you reach the start, use it once, and wait until you approach the pit areas. Use
    whatever energy you have left now to reach the pit, and from there, boost like
    crazy until you reach the wide turn.
    
    When you get to the second half of the next straightaway, boost once more, and
    then use up the rest of your energy in the final turn right before the finish.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>           AEROPOLIS: MULTIPLEX            <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 2:15:297
    Hit the first speed boost and TAKE THE SHORCUT! Don't hold until you're forced
    to on the sharp turn, and stay centered on the straightaway. Drift during the 90
    degree turn, and let go the moment you get through both of them. Stay in the
    center during the straightaway, and go past everything until you reach the
    straight up part. Hold forward when you go straight up so you don't lose much
    speed while you fly up a little when you hit flat ground. Hit the speed boost
    and you should go flying. Make sure you hit the speed boost in the middle of the
    two pit areas, and then stay centered during the next straightaway. Stay
    completely centered when you are in the dirt paths, and then it is very
    important that you hit EVERY speed boost when you are going straight up! When
    you get past the final patch of dirt, and there is a sharp turn right before a
    speed boost, take the inside part of the turn by drifting and you should hit the
    next speed boost. You'll almost never hear me say this but yes, hit a mine on
    the inside part of the track.
    
    It speeds you up a bunch. Quickly do a turn to the right and stay centered again
    to avoid the ice zones. Hit the boost and cruise along the pit area to get back
    any energy lost. When you pass the start, boost IMMEDIATELY! You'll jump right
    to the speed boost and then boost again after that and hit the jump pad to shave
    off about two seconds. Boost once on the straightaway, and boost again on the
    straightaway after the block S turn. Boost on the straightaway after the two
    left 90 degree angle turns, and then remain centered until you go off the huge
    drop off. Try as hard as you can to stay in the pit area, and DON'T BOOST! When
    you have all your energy back, hit the speed boost in the center if you haven't
    passed it. Boost once during the next straightaway, and then again during the
    straightaway in between the dirt.
    
    When you head straight up, hit every speed boost and use your personal boost as
    you are going from one speed boost to the other. You can get through this part
    very quickly. Boost once when you are going on the straightaway with the mines,
    but DON'T HIT ANY MINES THIS TIME! Boost yet again when you are going straight
    up, and constantly boost when you are in the pit area. If you constantly boost,
    you should fly VERY, VERY far when you hit the shortcut on the jump pad. From
    here, just repeat the same strategy as lap two, except boost like crazy once you
    get to the area with the mines.
    
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    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>          BIG BLUE: DRIFT HIGHWAY          <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 1:07:331
    
    Stay centered on the straightaway at the start, and DON'T hit any walls on the
    turn to the right (holding R all the way works). Do the same for the wide turn
    to the left and stay in the center during the straightaway. On the wide turn
    switching to sharp, try as hard as you can NOT to hold R because it'll slow you
    down. Only do it if you're forced too. Hit the boost right before the drop off
    and hold down only A to go really far on this drop off. Now for the S turn. If
    you haven't mastered it by now, good luck making this time. Really, you MUST be
    able to get through unscratched! You'll have to hold down the trigger button on
    the next sharp turn, and make sure you hit the three speed boosts before the
    drop off.
    
    You'll come to a straightaway and then you'll pass the start. Boost on the
    straightaway, and then boost once on the two turns. Don't boost again until you
    reach the straightaway before the drop off. Press the boost button halfway
    through and when combined with the speed boost that's already there, you'll go
    far. Don't touch the boost button during the S turn, unless you want to lose
    many seconds. When you enter the two pit area, boost wildly, and stop boosting
    after you exit the pit. Repeat the above steps for lap three until you reach the
    first drop off. Boost once before you enter the tunnel, and then use all of your
    boost up after the sharp turn before the pit areas.
    
    Boost right before the final drop off, and in the air boost again to go even
    faster. Use up the rest of your boost on the final straightaway
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>          PORT TOWN: AERO DIVE             <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 2:25:689
    I recommend the Frost-Lynx G4 custom car (for instructions on how to make it see
    my garage in the custom section) for this level because you can cut off at least
    three seconds during the drop off with it. Stay centered during the first long
    straightaway and make sure you remain centered. Don't touch anything except A
    when you are going down the small "stairs" and just tap a little durring the
    "shallow" turns. Hit the speed boost after the second "shallow" turn and don't
    hold the control stick to the left too much on the long turn before the drop
    off. Make sure you hit the three boosts before the drop off and don't do
    anything but, as usual, hold A. You should go down the "stairs" quickly.
    
    Try to avoid the R button during the next turn unless you need to hold it. Head
    down the drop offs and stay in the center during the shallow turns. Keep your
    machine to the right when you are going straight up to hit the boost. Stay to
    the right to hit the next two boosts and then shift to the center wile you're in
    the air. When you get the boost use it at once and then take the shallow turns.
    Hit the speed boosts and go through like the first lap until you reach the
    straight up path before the huge drop off. After you hit the first boost, use
    your personal boost and then hit the next two boosts. When you are flying in the
    air, use your boost once and use it once more right after you land.
    
    Head through the track as usual, and boost once in the middle of the two
    "shallow" turns before the pit area. Use it wildly while in the pit area, and
    don't use it again for the rest of that lap. Repeat the steps for lap number
    three, except when you get the part just before the pit area, stay to the right
    (so you are in front of the three speed boosts), and start boosting. Keep
    boosting until you run out of energy to soar really far, and then you'll pass
    through the finish.
    
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>         GREEN PLANT: MOBIUS RING          <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 1:35:169
    Hit the speed boost at the start, and make sure you are in the center on the
    "shallow" turn to the right. Hit the next speed boost and stay in the center
    during the corkscrew. Remain centered during the "shallow" turns, and cruise
    over the straightaway over the pit area. If you are going into the pit area,
    STAY THERE! Alternating going up and down just makes you lose speed. Stay to the
    left side during the "shallow " turn, and shift to the center during the
    corkscrew. Remember to stay all the way to the right during the tracks biggest
    turn (the one that forces you to hold right all the way). Don't cruise over the
    pit area when you get to it, since it is hard to stay up there the whole time.
    
    Stay in the center during the straightaway and boost right when you get the
    boost power. Boosting and hitting the speed boost at the same time will greatly
    increase your speed. Boost once more during the "shallow" turn, and boost again
    at the start of the corkscrew. Boost once halfway through the "shallow" turn
    batch and make sure to restore ALL of you energy in the pit area. Boost during
    the next "shallow" turn and boost again when you enter the corkscrew. If you
    think you can make it, boost during the long turn to the right. It can help you,
    but if you aren't an experienced racer, you'lll crash. DON'T boost when you're
    in the pit area, but do it once after you finish. Don't boost at the start again
    on the third lap.
    
    You should boost in completely different locations here: once during the first
    turn, and you should also do it twice during the corkscrew. Boost twice more
    during the shallow turns and you MUST RESTORE ALL ENERGY!!! You are either very
    weak or empty by now, so if you don't restore all energy, you're in trouble.
    Boost once during the "shallow" turn and twice more during the corkscrew. Again,
    boost on the long right turn if you think you can make it. When you approach the
    pit area, use up the rest of your boost, and make sure you boost WHILE you're
    over the pit area. You'll probably fly off but you'll have enough energy to
    boost to the finish.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>           PORT TOWN: LONG PIPE            <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 2:26:802
    Go through the first part of the pipe, hitting as many speed boosts as you can.
    DON'T turn left and right because you'll lose speed. WHen you get to the blades,
    position yourself so you're in a good um... position to hit the speed boosts
    after each fan blade. During the third part, try to avoid as many bumps as you
    can while cruising. The fourth part is a pain for time attack... you must not
    even SCRATCH the poles if you want any chance of getting under the time limit.
    Make sure you hit the five bazillion speed boosts all right next to each other
    halfway through and DO NOT touch the fence at the end. The moment you hear "YOU
    GOT BOOST POWER!" BOOST! Do two more boosts after that and then cruise along at
    a fast speed. Whenever you lose your speed LOOK FOR A SPEED BOOST! DO NOT USE
    YOUR PERSONAL BOOST!
    
    When you reach the fanblades, go off the first drop off as usual, and hit the
    speed boost. Do the same for the second drop off and boost once if you lose any
    speed during the bumpy parts. When you reach the area with the poles, DON'T
    BOOST UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT YOU'LL MAKE IT WITHOUT HITTING A POLE!
    You can't risk hitting once, it'll make you lose way to much speed. The moment
    you pass the fence at the end, shift to the right and boost like crazy, using up
    the rest of your energy. The pit area will restore it all. Repeat for the third
    lap, but this time, boost once during the sharp turn right before the poles in
    additon to all the other boosts. Again, when you clear the fence, boost like mad
    to make it.
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         ><><><><><><>          MUTE CITY: SERIAL GAPS           <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 1:26:549
    Hit the speed boost at the center when you start, and don't touch anything
    during the shallow turn. Keep towards the right side of the track during the
    straightaway and continue going to the right side to save time on the turn on
    the right. Make sure to go out towards the wide part of the turn near the end so
    that you can hit the speed boost. Cruise over the pit area (you don't need to
    but you won't crash into walls) and hit as many mines as you dare next. It
    really speeds you up. Make sure that you don't touch the walls during the two
    hard drop offs and take the jump pad  before the 90 degree angle turn. Take the
    second 90 degree angle turn as carefully as you can, but don't slow down. Stay
    in the non-iced part of the track during the straightaway.
    
    YOU MUST TAKE THE SHORTCUT! Hit the speed boost and make sure that you make it.
    If you don't... it's gonna be really hard trying to make a minute twenty-four.
    Stay in the center during the turn to the right and HIT THE SPEED BOOST! Like I
    said in the normal guide, you won't have enough speed to get through otherwise.
    Cruise over the pit area to restore the energy that you lost from the mines, and
    pass the start. BOOST the moment you get boost power. Then hit the speed boost
    on the track to go really fast. Boost once more during the shallow turn, and
    again during the turn to the right. You'll have to practice on that turn because
    you still need to stay on the inside of the track so you can cruise over the pit
    area. Boost right before the drop off to gain speed.
    
    Boost again once you land in the tunnel and once more while you are over the pit
    area. AVOID the mines this time because you can end up losing too much energy.
    Right before the end of the tunnel boost. You'll have to practice not hitting
    the wall. Go through the track like normal until you get to the jump pads. Boost
    once right before them to fly far. Boost once when you get to the straightaway
    with the ice zones and don't boost before the drop off. Let the speed boost take
    you to the shortcut. Boost the moment you land on the shortcut and don't boost
    until right before the end. When you land on the normal track, just boost once
    and cruise over the pit area to restore all energy. Go through the track as
    normal on the third lap.
    
    When you get to the shortcut, start boosting non-stop and make sure you cruise
    over the pit area (while boosting). Boost to till the end of the track.
    
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    |                               EMERALD CUP                                    |
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         ><><><><><><>        FIRE FIELD: CYLINDER KNOT          <><><><><><><>
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    TIME: 2:40:909
    
    Make sure you hit the speed boost at the start of the knot. Before I say
    anything else, note that you MUST try to stay on the top as much as possible.
    Shifting from top to bottom will make you lose speed, and you need as much speed
    as you can get to make the tight time limit. You might have to snake for the
    first lap, but since there is nothing for you to really hit except at the end, I
    don't think it'll be required for the second lap. Stay centered during the
    shallow S turn and hit the speed boost after the small straightaway. Shift to
    the right side of the track and hit the speed boost there, and shift back up to
    the top. Take the S turn and stay centered during the bumps. You might want to
    snake when you are cruising over them, since you can lose some speed otherwise.
    
    When you get to the sharp turn, do everything possible to stay on the top.
    Everything except slow down, that is. On the long straightaway, hit the speed
    boost and then shift to the left side of the knot and hit that speed boost.
    Shift back to the top and hit the next speed boost when you're going down the
    hill. Try to stay up on the top when the track goes straight up. Make sure you
    don't hit any poles when you are cruising over the final part of the track. When
    you get your boost power, make sure you're centered and then BOOST! With that
    and the speed boost laid out on the track, you should go pretty fast. Once you
    start boosting on the track, it can be hard to stay on the top, so remember that
    the lava is on the top of your screen when you're upside down.
    
    Boost during the shallow S turn and then hit the speed boost after the small
    straightaway. Make sure you hit the next speed boost (located on the right side
    of the track). Boost right when the bumps start and then go through the track
    normally until you get to the long straightaway. Boost, hit the speed boost laid
    out, and it the boost on the left side of the track. Boost once when the track
    goes straight up, and use up the rest of your boost on the final straightaway
    that's littered with poles. Make sure you refill all of your energy in the pit
    area. During the third lap, when the track goes straight up, don't boost.
    Instead, wait until the track goes straight up once more and then boost wildly.
    Keep boosting until the end of the track.
    
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         ><><><><><><>        GREEN PLANT: INTERSECTION          <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 2:24:897
    
    Hit the boost in the center at the very start and stay in the center during the
    shallow turn to the right. You'll then go straight into a speed boost. Stay in
    the center so you're lined up with the next speed boost. Don't shift to the left
    or right now, because the track should've started to curve. When you get inside
    the pipe, try to stay in the center so you aren't flying all over the place and
    losing speed. This can get harder once you get into the clear area of the pipe
    but if you take quick glances of the outside, you can see if you are spinning
    wildly around the pipe or not. Head through the clear part like normal, just
    staying in once place as much as you can. Once you reach the sold wall area of
    the pipe, take the turn and hit the speed boost. Be ready for the sudden turn at
    the end of the long straightaway after that!
    
    Make sure you're not going at an insane speed as you exit the pipe. Take the
    long straightaway to build up any speed that you let go of to avoid retiring and
    then take the turn to the right. Hit the speed boost on the inside of the track.
    In this next part, you need to hit ALL five speed boosts and not lose any speed
    while going from boost to boost. If you crash or miss a speed boost, it's over
    unless you snake like mad for the rest of the run. When you get to hell's bump,
    you must not get out of control at all. It's okay to lose a little speed, but
    try to avoid it as much as you can. On the second lap, boost once right after
    the first speed boost. Boost once more during the turn and then hit the next two
    speed boosts like normal. Boost once right before the clear area of the pipe,
    and then wait.
    
    Don't boost again until you get about halfway down the clear part of the pipe.
    Wait until you reach the end of the clear part (at least until you can see the
    solid area in the distance) of the pipe before you boost again. Boost like mad
    once you are on the straightaway with the pit area, and continue boosting until
    your meter flashes red. Don't boost again until you start cruising over the
    second pit area, where you should boost once. After that, just boost once more
    once you exit the pipe and are on the straightaway. This next part is very
    tricky. When you get to the part with the five speed boosts and pipes, hit the
    first boost, then boost on your way to the second boost. Do it again on your way
    to the third boost, and twice more on your way to the fourth and fifth boost.
    
    Boost once more after you exit the pipe area, and take the bump carefully.
    Cruise over the pit area, boosting like normal. Go through the track on the
    third lap like you did on the second, except use up the rest of your boost once
    you exit the pipe area (the one with all the boosts planted on the ground). Then
    boost like mad until your energy runs out. You should be close to the pit area,
    so crise over and starting boosting madly until the finish.
    
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         ><><><><><><>      CASINO PALACE: DOUBLE BRANCHES       <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    2:59:117
    
    This is a surprisingly easy track to write for during time attack mode, which is
    odd due to the fact that the actual track itself is hell to type up. Anyway,
    when you start, you'll want to take the left junction. Hit all the speed boosts
    as you pass them and MAKE SURE YOU HIT THE JUMP PAD! If you do, you'll fly up
    and complete the shortcut, which shaves off a ton of time. Take the left
    junction and make sure not to hit anything as you're going through it. Make sure
    to go straight once the two paths cross over, and DON'T HIT THE WALLS during the
    sharp, short turn. Stay in the center when the paths merge and you'll hit the
    speed boosts. Hit all of the speed boosts to build up a ton of speed, and then
    take the left junction.
    
    Take the long straightaway and then the downward turn. Make sure you don't hit
    any walls when you take the turn, and then hit all of the speed boosts during
    the section of the track with all of the... well, speed boosts. Continue to go
    through the rest of the track as normal. Hit the speed boosts when the tracks
    merge and then pray that you don't fly off here because you're going too fast.
    If you are about to, shift your position quickly. Take the left junction next
    and MAKE SURE TO HIT THE JUMP PAD! You can take a HUGE shortcut if you do. Make
    sure you hit the speed boosts near the end and then cross the start. The
    
    
    The track will get very wide and there will be two thin pit areas on each side.
    Cruise over them and get in the center the track will become thin again and
    there will be two speed boosts, one on the left side, one on the right side.
    Take them both and shoot to the start/finish. You'll want to take the right
    junction next and boost wildly on the next lap. Do that throughout the whole
    thing. When you get to the third junction, take the left split and boost during
    thel on striaghtaway and downward turn. Make sure you hit the jump pad on the
    fourth junction. Repeat for lap three.
    
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         ><><><><><><>           LIGHTNING: HALF PIPE            <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    2:50:296
    
    Okay, here you'll need to set your vehicle's balance 75% to the right to 100% to
    the right, whatever you feel comfortable with. This one isn't easy, not at all.
    You'll have to hit every speed boost and take that S turn beautifully. When you
    start, head forward and hit the speed boost. After that take the turn to the
    left, and then the turn to the right. You are probably going to have to hold R
    on the turn to the right if your vehicle's balance is over 50%. Head down the
    long straightaway and hit the speed boost. Take the turn normally. Continue
    through the track taking the turns and make sure you hit the speed boost on the
    right side of a turn when you reach it. Proceed through the railed area and hit
    the speed boost at the end.
    
    Take the big S turn (this shouldn't give you much trouble; it's not that
    terrible). Make sure you hit the three speed boosts during the corkscrews and
    then hit the final one at the end. Take the long turn to the right. The next
    turn is somewhat like an S turn, and if you are going too fast and don't see the
    turn coming you'll end up flying off. Anyway, once you're past that hit the
    speed boosts and take the sharp turns. Make sure you're going at a reasonable
    speed when you reach the S turn. Take it while drifting. You'll probably lose
    some speed while doing it but you can't avoid it. Go through the rest of the
    track normally, hitting all of the speed boosts.
    
    Boost instantly when you pass the start. Hit the speed boost then boost once
    more on the straightaway after the turn to the left. You'll probably have to
    drift during the turn to the right due to the fact that you're going fast. Hit
    the speed boost and then go through the track as normal until you get to the
    corkscrews. Boost once before all of them and then don't boost anymore until the
    next set of corkscrews. Continue to go through the rest of the track normally
    (without boosting) although you can take a really messed up risk that has a 15%
    chance of working: you can boost as you are approaching the S turn and leap over
    the side, landing on the other side of the turn. You'll shave off a couple of
    seconds doing things.
    
    Go through the third lap just like the second, but when you get past the S turn
    start boosting wildly (make sure you don't hit any lasers though!).
    
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         ><><><><><><>           BIG BLUE: ORDEAL                <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    2:50:808
    
    Here, you'll basically want to follow the same strategy as you would do for the
    regular course. Make sure you take the shortcut at the beginning on ALL THREE
    LAPS and boost on it on your second and third laps because it saves a hell of a
    lot of time. The biggest problem here will be those 90-degree turns that you
    have to take when you're going super fast; if you don't focus on those, you'll
    completely mess up. Also, in the final narrow pathway, DON'T HIT ANY WALLS. If
    you are really low on energy, you don't have to boost, but it might hurt you
    just a little bit. Remember to cruise over the WHOLE pit area in this track
    because it isn't that big compared to such a huge track. On your final lap, use
    up all your boost after the narrow area.
    
    If you do that, you should make it with a couple of seconds to spare.
    
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    |                               DIAMOND CUP                                    |
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    These tracks are really easy to write for, and since you just need to do the
    same stuff over again (usually), they won't be as big as the other guides.
    
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         ><><><><><><>         COSMO TERMINAL: TRIDENT           <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 2:58:650
    
    For a track guide that took an hour and a half to write, the good thing about
    the time attack guide is that this is really easy. I can sum it up in one word:
    Boost! Since there are pit areas EVERYWHERE, you can boost almost constantly
    without a break and you'll do perfectly fine. The Frost-Lynx G4 is a good
    machine, since the handling isn't so slippery and you won't fall off.
    
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         ><><><><><><>          SAND OCEAN: LATERAL SHIFT        <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 2:09:849
    
    This is a pretty easy one also, since boosting is the only thing you'll really
    have to do. If you can, try to memorize the order of the splits. It's difficult,
    but it'll really help you since you'll know where to go next instantly. Make
    sure to take the inside track when inside the cave and cruise over the pit area
    to restore all of your energy. In the thin area, try not to shift left or right
    since you'll be going really fast and you'll probably fall off.
    
    ><><>----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
         ><><><><><><>          FIRE FIELD: UNDULATION           <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 2:06:916
    
    Since the track is so wide here, you don't really have to worry about running in
    to anything on the track. When you hit the top of the hills, boost to fly which
    will shave off a couple of seconds. Also, boost constantly when going over the
    long pit area that goes from left to right.
    
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         ><><><><><><>         AEROPOLIS: DRAGON SLOPES          <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 2:59:076
    
    Okay I simply CAN'T do this track and have only beaten the ghost once. It is
    very hard, but I'll give you the strategy I used, which isn't that good. You'll
    want to choose a machine that can land on the high platforms during those big
    drop-offs, since it saves a lot of time. You'll also want to boost constantly
    when you are flying in the air, and restore as much energy as you can on the
    pit-areas. Try to avoid hitting the walls, since that can make you lose lots of
    speed. Near the end, you can stop boosting as often since you have a greater
    chance of hitting the walls, but don't stop boosting completely.
    
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         ><><><><><><>       PHANTOM ROAD: SLIM-LINE SLITS       <><><><><><><>
    <><><----------------------------------------------------------------------<><><
    TIME: 2:03:268
    
    I'm sorry, but I just can't beat this damn track on Time Attack. What I do is
    boost a couple of times at the beginning and then just boost wherever I feel is
    required. I boost in different places every time I race, and I haven't actually
    found good places to boost. You'll need a machine with good acceleration, and
    you'll need your balance to be set at 50%. I know you like speed, but I do
    TERRIBLY if my machine is set higher than that. Good luck.
    
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    |                           (12) SCRIPT GUIDE                                |
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    This guide simply tells you all the dialogue said in story mode and then the
    misc. dialogue stated throughout the game.
    
    +====----------------------------------------------------------------------====+
    |                             SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!                              |
    +====----------------------------------------------------------------------====+
    
    This chapter may spoil major parts of the story for you! If you do not want
    anything spoiled, skip this section NOW!
    
    *********************************
    PROLOGUE: BLACK SHADOW'S DISGRACE
    *********************************
    _Black Shadow_ failed in his last bid to win the Grand Prix and has now incurred
    the wrath of an evil villain...
    
    (Black Shadow and another racer are piloting their machines down a track. The
    pilot racing against Black Shadow boosts several times before finally catching
    up. The pilot rams Black Shadow into a wall, destroy Shadow's machine. Black
    Shadow emerges, coughing.)
    
    BLACK SHADOW: Augh... huh? Wait, augh! (A mysterious figure appears and picks up
    Shadow by the neck.) Just give me one more chance!
    
    MYSTERIOUS MAN: One more chance is all you get! Win this F-Zero Grand Prix or...
    you know the price of failure
    
    BLACK SHADOW: Yes... yes... I can win it this time... I swear...
    
    (The figure gets in a machine and leaves the area.)
    
    **********************************
    CHAPTER ONE: CAPTAIN FALCON TRAINS
    **********************************
    Craving another title, _Falcon_ has trained tirelessly at his base...
    
    (We see a zoom of the city. People are watching a TV with Black Shadow pointing
    and laughing. Captain Falcon walks by and steps into an alleyway. He stops in
    front of a picture of a falcon, and the falcon scans him, letting him into a
    secret path. He approaches his machine, the Blue Falcon, climbs in, and triggers
    a simulation mode.)
    
    AFTER MISSION...
    
    (We see Falcon ending the simulation mode. He climbs out of the machine and
    examines an ad for the F-ZERO grand prix. He hears laughing on the TV, and turns
    to look. Black Shadow is there, staring and laughing.
    
    BLACK SHADOW: Hahahaha! This time, the prize will be MINE!
    
    ****************************************
    CHAPTER TWO: GOROH: THE VENGEFUL SAMURAI
    ****************************************
    _Falcon_ chases a bounty into the wastes and lands in an ambush...
    
    (We see a gang waiting on top of a hill. As Falcon approaches, they jump down
    screaming, and forces Falcon to stop.)
    
    GOROH: YOU stole the prize money from us last time! You'll pay for that. (Goroh
    examines the Blue Falcon) That's a fine looking she you're driving Falcon! You
    know the law here in Red Canyon? If you lose the race, you forfeit your machine!
    
    (Falcon starts up his machine, but a sword is put to his neck. The rest of the
    gang aims guns at Falcon.)
    
    GOROH: Hahaha! The mighty Falcon can't back down from a challenge now, can he?
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Let's do it...
    
    GOROH: All right then! The first one to that checkpoint over there is the
    winner!
    
    (Goroh and Falcon get ready to race.)
    
    GOROH (to himself): I can't lose my Fire Stingray.
    
    AFTER MISSION...
    
    (Goroh stutters and then shouts at Falcon)
    
    GOROH: FALCON! I'M GONNA GET YOU IN THE GRAND PRIX!
    
    (Goroh's machine explodes, sending pieces everywhere and throwing him forward)
    
    GOROH: AUGH!
    
    (Falcon speeds away...)
    
    ***************************************
    CHAPTER THREE: HIGH STAKES IN MUTE CITY
    ***************************************
    After dealing with _Goroh_, _Falcon_ visits a club to try to relax...
    
    (Falcon drives down Mute City and parks near a club. As he enters he spots a
    bunch of people talking and he sees an old man yelling in anger.)
    
    OLD MAN: What a scam! That's not two million space crags! Hah! What can I do
    with this ONE COIN!
    
    (The coin drops and rolls toward Falcon, who catches it. The old man runs toward
    Falcon, and realizes who he is.)
    
    OLD MAN: You're the famous Falcon! Please, I'm begging you, enter the bet race!
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Huh... wha?
    
    OLD MAN: Please! Consider it an old man's last request!
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Just calm down.
    
    ANNOUNCER: We will soonly be closing registrations for the next race!
    
    OLD MAN: The next race is going to start!
    
    (He grabs Falcon and drags him toward a door)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Hey, where do you think you're taking me!
    
    (The race starts soon after.)
    
    AFTER MISSION...
    
    (The old man throws down a bad full of money.)
    
    OLD MAN: Heh heh! Here! This is your share!
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Thank you!
    
    (Captain Falcon notices a TV.)
    
    TV REPORTER: Once again, Black Shadow is causing havoc in the lightning area!
    All citizens are advised to evacuate immediately! Once again, all citizens are
    advised to evacuate immediately!
    
    (Captain Falcon throws down the bag and runs out of the room.)
    
    *******************************************
    CHAPTER FOUR: CHALLENGE OF THE BLOODY CHAIN
    *******************************************
    A nasty crew stalls _Falcon_ in his quest to stop _Black Shadow_...
    
    (Falcon is cruising down the road when he sees CAUTION flashing on his machine.
    A bunch of other machines catch up to him.)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Gangs!
    
    (The gang member rams Falcon.)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: So you want to play!
    
    MICHAEL CHAIN: Haha! Guys! The party's just starting!
    
    AFTER MISSION...
    
    (Falcon drives away and escapes the gang)
    
    MICHEAL CHAIN: Oh no! After Falcon! Don't lose him! (The rest of the gang starts
    to drive away) No go after him! WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?
    
    ************************
    CHAPTER FIVE: SAVE JODY!
    ************************
    The Federation arrived to help out, only to fall prey to the villian...
    
    (We see a destroyed power plant... Captain Falcon is cruising toward it, look
    around in horror... he spots a member of the federation.)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON (running toward the person): Are you all right?
    
    MAN: Jody's still inside the building!
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Right there...
    
    (He runs inside the plant.)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: JODY!
    
    JODY:*cry, whimper* Falcon...?
    
    (Captain Falcon helps Jody into his machine and he turns to escape the plant.)
    
    AFTER MISSION...
    
    (Captain Falcon and Jody escape as the Plant blows up. The federation man covers
    his eyes at the explosion. Captain Falcon gives Jody to the man.)
    
    MAN: Jody!
    
    (Falcon sees Black Shadow across the plant.)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Black Shadow...
    
    ********************************
    CHAPTER SIX: BLACK SHADOW'S TRAP
    ********************************
    After saving Jody, _Falcon_ finally catches up to _Black Shadow_...
    
    BLACK SHADOW: Falcon! You've come to die! I needn't have wasted time looking for
    you then!
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Lets settle this at the GP! Not like this! It's the cowards way!
    
    BLACK SHADOW: The coward's way! You make it sound so noble! I plan to eliminate
    anyone who stands between me and the prize. Simple as that! Hahaha! Falcon! Take
    this!
    
    (Black Shadow shoots a strange rope at Captain Falcon, which binds him.)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Aughhh! What are you doing?
    
    BLACK SHADOW: Come out Blood Falcon!
    
    (Blood Falcon approaches and places some kind of device on the Blue Falcon.)
    
    BLACK SHADOW: Are you ready?
    
    BLOOD FALCON: Yeah! I'm ready!
    
    (Falcon hovers into his machine.)
    
    BLACK SHADOW: Farwell Captain Falcon!
    
    BLOOD FALCON: You are going on a little ride now! (Something like that I
    couldn't make it out well.)
    
    (Captain Falcon struggles for a moment, then finally breaks out of the ropes. He
    grabs his wheel and realizes what is on his machine...)
    
    AFTER MISSION...
    
    (Captain Falcon is speeding down the road when he hits a sign. He flies off the
    road.)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Huh... augh!
    
    (He hits a crane and the bomb flies off and explodes in the water. Captain
    Falcon lands on the road and continues speeding down it.)
    
    ***********************************
    MISSON SEVEN: THE F-ZERO GRAND PRIX
    ***********************************
    His death averted, _Falcon_ visits the F-ZERO competition grounds...
    
    ANNOUNCER: Ladies and Gentelmen! The contestants! The high flying medico! Dr.
    Stewart. The hitman who flies at the speed of sound! Pico! The Japanese warrior!
    Samurai Goroh! The cyborg returns! Mighty Gazelle! The emperor of brutality,
    Black Shadow. And the bounty hunter, CAPTAINNNN FALCONNNN!
    
    (Black Shadow glances at Falcon, startled.)
    
    BLACK SHADOW: Well still alive it seems! Well I won't miss this chance to make
    mince meat of you! Hahaha!
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Black Shadow, I'll show you! You'll NEVER defeat me!
    
    (Captain Falcon climbs into his machine.)
    
    ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentelmen! Start your engines!!!!!
    
    AFTER MISSION...
    
    (Captain Falcon finishes the race and climbs out of his machine.)
    
    ANNOUNCER: Our champion! CAPTAINNNN FALCONNN! The F-Zero committee will now
    present the champions prize belt!
    
    (Black Shadow climbs out of his machine.)
    
    BLACK SHADOW: What the... eh!
    
    (The mysterious man we saw in the prologue appears)
    
    MYSTERIOUS MAN: Black Shadow, you failed again! Your good for nothing!
    
    (He sends a wave of energy at Black Shadow, coving him and making him
    dissapear.)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Ju...just who are you!
    
    MYSTERIOUS MAN: I am Deathbond! The Grand Prix champion of the underworld. Why
    don't we race tomorrow! Hahahaha
    
    ***********************************************
    CHAPTER EIGHT: SECRETS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP BELT
    ***********************************************
    _Falcon_ sets out to meet _Deathborn_ knowing he must not lose...
    
    (Falcon is seen driving up to a huge gate. It opens, with blinding light, and
    Falcon shields his eyes. He drives in and sees Deathborn.)
    
    DEATHBORN: I've been waiting for you. Did you bring the Champion's Belt?
    
    (Falcon holds up the belt won at the Grand Prix.)
    
    DEATHBORN: Good...
    
    (The two belts rise and begin to glow green...)
    
    DEATHBORN: Falcon shall I tell you something before you die? Dark and lights,
    the two great forces which make up our universe. These TWO universal forces are
    condensed in each of our belts! Didn't you know, at the time when the two forces
    become one, it is possible to seize that power. Then I can turn this whole
    galaxy into a planet of ashes in an instant! How I've waited for this moment...
    the world will fall into total... darkness...
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Not if I can help it! I'll destroy you yet! Lets go!
    
    (The two climb into their machines and start their engines...)
    
    AFTER MISSION...
    
    (DEATHBORN is screaming and yelling)
    
    DEATHBORN: No! He got me! How can I lose! NOOOOOOOOOO!
    
    (He flies off the track and into the lava. The belt merges and attatches itself
    to Captain Falcon.)
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: The evil forces will never get their hands on this belt! I'll
    make sure!
    
    ****************************************
    CHAPTER NINE: FINALE: ENTER THE CREATORS
    ****************************************
    With the Ultimate Championship's Belt in hand, _Falcon_ can relax. But...
    
    (Falcon is resting and putting away his stuff when all of a sudden, he hears a
    strange voice coming from the belt.)
    
    MYSTERIOUS VOICE: Falcon... Hahahaha. Falcon... hahahahaha... look, I'm over
    here Falcon... hahahaha
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Who are you?
    
    MYSTERIOUS VOICE: We are the Creator!
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: What are you talking about
    
    CREATOR: We created the whole world. What a surprise. You'd beat Deathborn...
    our best creation!
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Your best creation...? So it was you who set up everything! But
    why
    
    CREATOR: To tell you the truth, there are no universal forces...
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: WHAT?
    
    CREATOR: Now you become the champion of the two grand prix... We'll take out
    your soul from your body and turn it into our creation!
    
    (The Creator emerges from the belt and flies around. It transports Falcon to a
    glowing place, similar to Phantom Road.)
    
    CREATOR: Are you ready?
    
    CAPTAIN FALCON: Come off it! You think you can beat me? No way!
    
    AFTER MISSION...
    
    (The Creator's machine explodes and they dissapear. Falcon appears back at his
    training area and takes off his helmet. He places it down and walks through a
    door. We now see the staff credits.)
    
    Okay. That was the Worst. Ending. Ever.
    
    The announcer in the game says...
    
    3...2...1...GO!
    YOU GOT BOOST POWER!
    YEAH! FINAL LAP!
    OFF COURSE!
    RETIRED!
    BROKEN DOWN!
    Original Machine!
    (He says all machine names)
    ALRIGHT! FIRST PLACE!
    SECOND PLACE!
    THIRD PLACE!
    FOURTH PLACE!
    FIFTH PLACE!
    Sixth place!
    Seventh place!
    Eigth place!
    Ninth place!
    Tenth place.
    Eleventh place.
    Twelvth place.
    Thirteenth place.
    Fourteenth place.
    Fifteenth place.
    Sixteenth place.
    Seventeenth place.
    Eighteenth place.
    Ninteenth place.
    Twentyth place...
    Twenty-first place...
    Twenty-second place...
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    Twenty-fourth place.....
    Twenty-fifth place.....
    Twenty-sixth place.....
    Twenty-seventh place.....
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    Q: That's a fine machine you have.
    A: The Dark Schneider! The wings of Darkness!
    
    Q: Got a message for your viewers?
    A: YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR LOVED ONES!
    
    Q: Do you have any other interests?
    A: World domination! You are all nothing but pawns in my battle plan!
    
    Q: Got a message for your rivals?
    A: You dare to challenge my supremacy?! Do you have a death wish?!
    
    Q: Got a message for Falcon?
    A: Don't get up off your knees. Everyone is going to bow down to me eventually
    anyhow!
    
    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A: The same power that will enable me to control the world!
    
    Q: Got any advice for your rivals?
    A: None of you will truly be my rivals. Give up now!
    
    Q: What do you plan to achieve through world domination?
    A: Make the world a much more interesting place.
    
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    Q: Do you have a girlfriend?
    A: Of course I do! I hope you don't think she's a cyborg too...
    
    Q: Some racers are saying your victory is a victory for science.
    A: I know they don't want to admit defeat. But they have to acknowledge my
    skill.
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: It looks like a gazelle galloping across the savannah.
    
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    Q: We expect no less from a member of the federation.
    A: The best in the federation is the best in the galaxy!
    
    Q: What are you going to do with the 1 billion space credits in prize money?
    A: I'm going to pamper myself at the best beauty salon in the galaxy.
    
    Q: Got a message for your rivals?
    A: I'll take on you anytime.
    
    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A: I couldn't have done it without the help of the Galactic Space Federation.
    
    Q: There was some dangerous driving out there!
    A: Well, I used my spin attack to destroy my enemies.
    
    Q: Can I have your autograph?
    A: Sure. Treasure it always!
    
    Q: Why did you become an F-Zero racer?
    A: My goal is to eliminate the criminal element that congregates at this event.
    
    Q: What do you treasure most?
    A: My family.
    
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    Q: You even beat Captain Falcon!
    A: With my driving? With my machine? How could anybody stop me?
    
    Q: Nice scarf!
    A: I wear it for someone, as a symbol of our friendship.
    
    Q: What was your father like?
    A: He was a very generous man. I hope to follow in his footsteps.
    
    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A: It's not something one can simply explain in words.
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: The Golden Fox. Just as my late father designed it.
    
    Q: Congratulations on your victory!
    A: The way I drive is an art form.
    
    Q: What will you do with the 1 billion space credits in prize money?
    A: I race for the honour. You can keep the money.
    
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    Q: So I've heard you can dance!
    A: Poetry and dance baby, watch these moves!
    
    Q: Why did you become a racer?
    A: F-Zero is the only worthy recipient of my affections!
    
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    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A: Being so handsome! *laughs*
    
    Q: Got any advice for young thieves?
    A: Come with me if you dare! We'll rule the universe!
    
    Q: We hear you like to drink...
    A: Yeah, tonight I'll drink to my victory! And to the look of Captain Falcon's
    face!
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: The power of two RS-5060 engines cannot be matched!
    
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    Q: Do you have any other interests?
    A: I like collecting knives! And they all cut so well!
    
    Q: Can you tell us why you became an F-Zero racer?
    A: Only F-Zero can quench my thirst for blood!
    
    Q: What do you plan to do with the 1 billion space credits in prize money?
    A: Host the Pico cup! The world's most exciting F-Zero race!
    
    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A. I eliminated all of my opponents!
    
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    Q: Got a message for your rivals?
    A: I'm coming!
    
    Q: What do you plan to do with the prize money?
    A: Begin construction on the Neo Blue Falcon.
    
    Q: Will you show us your face?
    A: Beat me in a race, and I'll show you.
    
    Q: Can I have your autograph?
    A: Of course! *signs autograph*
    
    Q: Got a message for your viewers?
    A: I'll race anyone, anytime.
    
    Q: Why did you become an F-Zero racer?
    A: I was born to be an F-Zero racer.
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: The Blue Falcon is the fastest of them all!
    
    Q. Is it true that you are thinking about retiring?
    A. Of course not, there are still rivals to beat, and titles to win.
    
    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A: Winning isn't about being lucky, it's about being bold.
    
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    Q: You defeated Jody Summers!
    A: Jody should really get over her anti-octopus feelings.
    
    Q: That's a nice machine you've got there!
    A: It's a second hand machine, but it is still a good machine.
    
    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A: I have six arms.
    
    Q: What animal would you say you are?
    A: Strong, yet gentle, like an elephant!
    
    Q: Got a message for your fans?
    A: I love you all!
    
    Q: What will you do with the 1 billion space credits in prize money?
    A: Why, support my large family of course.
    
    Q: Got a message for your rivals?
    A: Spineless, the lot of them! Bring on some real competition!
    
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    Q: Will you be going into mass production?
    A: Mass production has already begun! *laughs*
    
    Q: Can you tell us why you became an F-Zero racer?
    A: To increase my intellect.
    
    Q: Where do you originate from?
    A: Kyoto, Japan, that is all I can say.
    
    Q. What is your favourite food?
    A. Italian... ITALIAN!
    
    Q: That's a nice F-Zero machine!
    A: This is my brother!
    
    Q: Why did you become an F-Zero racer?
    A: To check for flaws in my program.
    
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    Q: What will you do with the prize money?
    A: I'm going to buy the latest F-Zero racing model for my son.
    
    Q: Can you tell us why you became an F-Zero racer?
    A: Galaxy Dog was at a great loss.
    
    Q: Got a message for your viewers?
    A: Galaxy Dog. Mercenaries for hire.
    
    Q: Chance was with you in this race.
    A: There are no miracles in F-Zero. I earned this victory.
    
    Q: What is your favourite quote?
    A: "Friendship is a treasure that will last a lifetime"
    
    Q: What's that mark on your back?
    A: The Galaxy Dog logo. I designed it.
    
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    Q: What are your dreams for the future?
    A: A big house? A beautiful wife? NO! All I want is money!
    
    Q: Are you going to donate some of your money to charities?
    A: No, this is MY MONEY and I'm keeping it!
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: It really brings in the money!
    
    Q: Go a message for your rivals?
    A: Ok. Ok. Bring them on! But you have to offer the same stakes!
    
    Q: How'd you hear about F-Zero?
    A: A TV commercial. That one where Falcon says "Let's try" at the end.
    
    Q: What do you think of those drivers who break the race rules?
    A: Are you implying something about my driving?
    
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    Q: Congratulations on your victory!
    A: I'm the prima donna of the racing circuit!
    
    Q: What were you doing a year ago?
    A: I was doing an outdoor concert at Red Canyon. Who would have thought I'd end
    up here?
    
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    Q: Do you have any other interests?
    A: I like to grow flowers...flowers that kill people!
    
    Q: Got a message for your viewers?
    A: I'm the new emperor of evil!
    
    Q: What planet are you from?
    A: Earth. I'm not an alien, I'm an improved version of a human.
    
    Q: That was a beautiful victory over the Arrows!
    A: I will definitely bring those two over to the dark side.
    I will make them work for me and I will rule the world!
    
    Q: Why do you want to take over earth?
    A: It is every bad guys dream!
    
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    Q: Is there anything you are afraid of?
    A: My mother! She's impervious to all my charms!
    
    Q: That's a fine F-Zero machine you've got there!
    A: The Astro Robin: tough and good-looking, just like me!
    
    Q: Do you have a girlfreind?
    A: My 20 million fans are my girlfriends.
    
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    15: Bio Rex
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    Q: Got a message for your rivals?
    A: If I beat you again, I'll eat the lot of you!
    
    Q: What's your favourite food?
    A: Hamburgers, steaks, hot dogs, humans...anything with meat!
    
    Q: Can you tell us something about the dinosaur beliefs?
    A: Everyone you meet is food. Eat everything in front of you, and brush your
    teeth properly.
    
    Q: Can you tell us why you became an F-Zero racer?
    A: I heard the winner gets to eat the tastiest meat in the universe!
    
    Q: Congratulations on your victory!
    A: You look surprised. Aren't the dinosaurs supposed to win?
    
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    Q: What did death teach you?
    A: Ohh... living is not all there is to life. When you die, you'll know what I
    mean.
    
    Q: Got a message for any racers you've injured?
    A: Here's a one way ticket to the Netherworld!
    
    Q: That's a nice F-Zero machine!
    A. It has excellent boost. You could boost all the way to the Netherworld with
    it.
    
    Q: What now for the undead?
    A. Visit my grave.
    
    Q: So what will you do now?
    A: I'm going to take a looong nap in my coffin.
    
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    17: Antonio Guster
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    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A. Remembering my hatred for Samurai Goroh.
    
    Q: What's your story with Goroh?
    A: As soon as the federation put a price on my head, he tried to turn me in.
    
    Q: What's your hair like under that helmet?
    A: Well, it's either an afro, a mohawk, or a skinhead do. Can't guess? It's a
    mohawk!
    
    Q: Congratulations on your victory!
    A: This is only the start of my revenge, Goroh!
    
    Q: Got a message for your fans?
    A: Wow, I have fans?! I'm so lucky!
    
    Q: Do you have a message for your rivals?
    A: Come on, then!
    
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    Q: Got a message for your fans out there?
    A: Kids, if you see a wild animal out there, give Beastman a call and
    I'll come zooming in at 2000kph!
    
    Q: What is your biggest hunting trophy?
    A: This one! (Referring to his suit) Next I'm gonna get a Bio Rex helmet!
    
    Q: Are racing and hunting alike?
    A: Both require dedication. A moments hesitation can make the difference
    between life and death.
    
    Q: That's a fine F-Zero machine you've got there!
    A: The Hyper Speeder and I are an unbeatable team!
    
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    19: Leon
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    Q: Nice gloves!
    A: It was a present from the kids.
    
    Q: You made a promise to the kids?
    A: I promised to build them a soccer field, and I will keep that promise.
    
    Q: Did you win for the kids?
    A: I fight for a reason. I win for a reason.
    
    Q: What are your hobbies?
    A: I coach soccer. The kids are pretty good.
    
    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A: Racing for someone other then myself.
    
    Q: How about that prize money?
    A: Tonight we eat like lords, kids! I'm on my way.
    
    Q: What's non-racing life like?
    A: I'm the head on an orphanage! I won this race for the kids
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: The Space Angler: It cuts through wind like a knife.
    
    Q: Your machine has a nice colour to it.
    A: Yes, it is the colour of the sky on my home planet.
    
    Q: Got a message for your rivals?
    A: Catch me if you can!
    
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    Q: You're always with that owl, aren't you?
    A: It brings me good luck!
    
    Q: Who's faster, you or your wife?
    A: I concede that victory to my wife. I'm scared not to!
    
    Q: Will you show us your face?
    A: A true hero should never show his identity.
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: My sword of justice, the King Meteor. That's a 40 year loan, it is.
    
    Q: Are there any downsides to being a defender of justice?
    A. The wages are pretty low.
    
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    Q: The rumour mill says that you and your husband aren't getting
    along so well...
    A: You've got to be kidding. We argue sometimes, of course, but we have a firm
    relationship built on trust.
    
    Q: I heard the justice of Mrs. Arrow is known for it's severity.
    A: Racers who break the rules will be severly punished!
    
    Q: How did Super Arrow propose?
    A: He was beating around the bush, so... I ordered him to marry me!
    
    Q: Nice F-zero machine!
    A. It's the greatest!
    
    Q: Congratulations on your victory!
    A: Was such a foregone conclusion boring to watch?
    
    Q: Do you have a message for your rivals?
    A: Wherever evil goes, the Arrows will follow.
    
    Q: Why did you become a racer?
    A: I go wherever evil goes!
    
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    Q: Nice scarves!
    A: We wear them as a symbol of our friendship.
    
    Q: You never quit, do you?
    A: (Gomar) That's us, Gomar and Shioh! (Shioh) Together, we'll take on the
    galaxy!
    
    Q: Congratulations on your victory!
    A: Gomar and Shioh are the best!
    
    Q: Nice machine you got there!
    A: The Twin Noritta is like the third member of our team.
    
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    23: Silver Neelson
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    Q: Is a movie in the works?
    A: To celebrate my victory, they're going to make the movie of my life.
    
    Q: Will you retire now?
    A: I'll NEVER retire! And after I die, I'll race in the afterlife!!
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: We've still got a lot of mileage yet.
    
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    Q: Got a message fo the bloody chains?
    A: Stay with me, and you will get power and women beyond imagination!
    
    Q: What are your other interests?
    A: Boxing! There's no one I can't knock down.
    
    Q: Tell us about bloody chain.
    A: We have 10,000 members and control three planets. We are the greatest.
    
    Q: This race will go down in F-Zero history!
    A: The fame of my driving will live on!
    
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    Q: Got a message for the viewers?
    A: Blood Falcon. Captain Falcon. Now you know who is real.
    
    Q: Can you tell us why you became an F-Zero racer?
    A: It is my duty as a clone!
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: Only I can control the ower of the Blood Hawk!
    
    Q: Got a message for Captain Falcon?
    A: I'm going to kill you! Resistance is futile.
    
    Q: What do you do besides race?
    A:You probably don't know, but I race F-Zero in the underworld as well.
    
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    26: John Tanaka
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    Q: What's the essence of F-zero?
    A: Love your machine. It's what gets you over the finish line.
    
    Q: Why did you become a racer?
    A: To protect Jody Summers.
    
    Q: Can you repeat as champion?
    A: I don't know if I'll win again, but I'll certainly be giving it my best shot.
    
    Q. Looks like your days at the monastery paid off...
    A. Yes, I only came down off that mountain twice!
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: It's built to my own design. Every part I made with my own hands.
    
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    27: Draq
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    Q: Would you like to dedicate this victory to someone?
    A: I would like to dedicate this to my buddy, Roger Buster.
    
    Q: Can you tell us why you became an F-Zero racer?
    A: Is there anyone who does not want to become an F-Zero racer?
    
    Q: How do you train?
    A: I practice on the F-Zero computer game.
    
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    28: Roger Buster
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    Q: What will you do if the owner comes to claim that machine?
    A: It's my job to deliver it to him.
    
    Q: Congratulations on your victory!
    A. Racing in F-Zero is no different than driving my truck.
    
    Q: How do you relax?
    A. I have a drink after work!
    
    Q: Why did you become a racer?
    A: Draq made me do it.
    
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    29: Dr. Clash
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    Q: What do you plan to do with the 1 billion space credits in prize money?
    A: I think I'll build a giant F-Zero machine.
    
    Q: It looked dangerous out there!
    A: They needed the screws in their heads tightened... I did it for them!
    *laughs*
    
    Q: That's a nice machine you got there.
    A: No, it still needs work: the microwave is on blink and the TV is broken.
    
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    Q. Congratulations on your victory!
    A. This was a victory for EVIL!
    
    Q: Do you have a favourite saying?
    A: "Domination or Death!" HAHAHAHAHA! You hear that, Falcon?!
    
    Q: How about taking off that mask?
    A: You're very brave to ask me that.
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: *laughs* It helps me carry out my grudge.
    
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    Q: Why did you become an F-Zero racer?
    A: I don't think you petty humans could fully grasp my reasons.
    
    Q: Will you donate any of your prize money to charity?
    A: Ha! I wouldn't waste one space credit on charity.
    
    Q: What was your biggest purchase?
    A. Controlling F-zero will be my largest financial investment.
    
    Q: Do you respect any racers?
    A: None of them amount to much, but Falcon has potential.
    
    Q: What was the key to your win?
    A: My own judgement. I defeated more rivals than there are stars in the sky.
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: Of course it is! Do you have any idea how much I've spent on it?
    
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    Q: What else are you interested in?
    A: Astronomy. It's the key to all my other scientific research.
    
    Q: Is there a special girl in your life?
    A: There's this girl in my class named Sharon... but that's not quite going
    according to my simulation.
    
    Q: Why did you become a racer?
    A. I wanted to see if my simulation of F-Zero was accurate.
    
    Q: Your dream of the future?
    A: Field work is essential in research. I want to get out there and have
    adventures!
    
    Q: What are some of your other interests?
    A: I would like to do more research on Samurai Goroh. He's intruiging!
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: The computer does all the hard work. I can control it one handed.
    
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    Q: Which one of you will hold the trophy?
    A: I will! (I think this is Gen) Or better, we will win 3 trophies!
    
    Q: Do you have any other skills?
    A: Wanna see the gymnastics we learned at the National Troupe?
    (Dai San Gen perform gymnastics)
    
    Q: You're aggressive drivers!
    A: (Dai) We call it the triple attack! (San) Anything we hit, (Gen) blows up!
    
    Q: What are your other interests?
    A: Mahjong. Mahjong with friends.
    
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    Q: What will you do with the 1 billion credits in prize money?
    A: One billion? hmm, hmm. With a little magic, I can triple that.
    
    Q: What's your best magic trick?
    A: Sawing bodies in half.
    
    Q: Do you have any advice for other racers?
    A: Don't focus so much on the finish line that you miss the tricks I'm pulling
    right in front of you.
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A. It is beautiful, isn't it? I wouldn't trade it for the world.
    
    Q: What was your impression of the race?
    A: Very underwhelming. None of my preparation was even necessary.
    
    Q: Got a message for your viewers?
    A: All the crashes and explosions; we hope you enjoyed the show.
    
    Q: What was the key to your win?
    A: Strategy. Not even the seasoned racers could anticipate my strategy.
    
    Q: Were you born that way?
    A: My body, you mean? When I was born, I was put inside a globe.
    
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    Q: Tell us about your father.
    A: He's fat and he snores, but he's so GOOD at what he does! He's the greatest!
    
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    Q: Why did you become a racer?
    A: We never had this much fun in the Royal Palace!
    
    Q: How do you keep that gorgeous body?
    A: *giggles* That is a very closely-guarded secret!
    
    Q: Nice F-Zero machine!
    A: I know! I had a hard time hiding it from my father!
    
    Q: Do you like any of the racers?
    A: Yes: Samurai Goroh. I've never met anyone like him.
    
    Q: Is racing too rough for you?
    A: I'm not the graceful type. I like the rough and tumble of a good fight!
    *giggles*
    
    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A: Luck, mostly. Unless the other drivers let me win.
    
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    Q: Got a message for your viewers?
    A: I wish I could be free to live and love as you do.
    
    Q: What are your best features?
    A: This fabulous body! All that training really paid off.
    
    Q: May I have your autograph?
    A: This is the last of my duties.
    
    Q: Why did you become an F-Zero Racer?
    A: It's only part of my pilot training.
    
    Q: Nice machine you got there!
    A: It may not be that good, but it's pretty versatile.
    
    Q: Congratulations on your victory!
    A: I want you to realise that I'm even more capable than this.
    
    Q: Talk about your organization.
    A: We support the efforts of the Galactic Space Federation.
    
    Q: Do you have any other intrests?
    A: This may seem embarrasing, but I collect Frog Nic-nacks.
    
    Q: What will you do with the one billion space credits in prize money?
    A: I've love to spend it, but the organisation will decide how to spend the
    money.
    
    Q: Got a message for your rivals?
    A: I'll take that as a decleration of war against the organization.
    
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    Q: Who are your worst passengers?
    A: Drunks. And couples who can't get their hands off each other.
    
    Q: What about that taxi CEO?
    A: I want a bigger cab! Some of my passengers are 30 meters tall ya know!
    
    Q: May I have your autograph?
    A: *signs* At times like this I'm glad I have a short name.
    
    Q: What are a taxi driver's worst enemies?
    A: Traffic jams and the Galactic Space Federation. They're always after me for
    speeding violations, but so far they haven't been fast enough to catch me.
    
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    Q: What was the key to your victory?
    A: I analyzed Falcon's style and used the data.
    
    Q: That's a great F-Zero machine!
    A. It's my pride and joy.
    
    Q: Isn't it scary being a racer?
    A: Now that you mention it, yes it is.
    
    Q: What will you do with the 1 billion space credits in prize money?
    A: Although I don't really need money, I can use it to repair my ship.
    
    Q: You're a robot hero!
    A: A hero? Me? I'm just a robot.
    
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    Q: Does F-Zero still exist in the 29th Century?
    A: To a certain extent, yes, in a slightly different form. That's all I can say
    though.
    You'll just have to wait and find out.
    
    Q: That's a nice machine you've got there!
    A: Yes, it's the very best of the 29th century.
    
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    CAPTAIN FALCON
    In this world you've got to be strong
    You've got to fight to keep your spirit alive
    And you might feel like there's nothing left to go for and fight for
    But it's the fight that keeps us ready and on top
    
    Even I can feel feel the power
    When I think of you
    I see no fear, feel no pain
    Forever he will be my hero
    
    (Better believe he knows the way)
    And not just only for tonight
    And now that I'm not just a dreamer
    (And I know I got what he's got)
    
    And not just only for tonight
    I've got power
    I'm gonna fight to the end
    I'm gonna fight to the end
    
    Even I can feel the power
    When I think of you
    I see no fear, feel no pain
    Forever he will be my hero
    
    (Better believe he knows the way)
    And not just only for tonight
    And now that I'm not just a dreamer
    
    (And I know I got what he's got)
    And not just only for tonight
    Forever he will be my hero
    (Forever he will be my hero)
    
    And now that I'm not just a dreamer
    (And now that I'm not just a dreamer)
    Forever he will be my hero
    (Forever he will be my hero)
    
    And now that I'm not just a dreamer
    (And now that I'm not just a dreamer)
    Forever he will be my hero
    And now that I'm not just a dreamer
    
    Forever he will be my hero
    And now that I'm not just a dreamer
    Forever he will be my hero
    And now that I'm not just a dreamer
    
    JAMES McCLOUD
    
    He is the hero
    Leader of the team
    Tough, brave, and super
    It's the subtlety
    
    Shining Little Wyvern
    Makes the speed of light
    (??????)
    
    JACK LEVIN
    
    Look around, take it in, watch the moves now
    Buzzin 'round like a fly by a lightbulb
    Watchin' words, bouncin 'round to the beat of my drum
    Nothing said when you were under my thumb
    
    Take a ride in the night sky
    Looking good silhouette with my x-ray eyes
    Be alive, and let it slide, and watch the sun rise
    I know where it's at
    
    In the light of the sun
    There is part of me there
    In the middle of it all
    (I know where it's at)
    
    And in the light of the moon
    There is none of us there
    In the middle of it all
    (I know where it's at)
    
    SUPER ARROW
    
    Follow me
    I'll protect you
    I believe
    It's destiny
    
    If you are me
    Could you be so strong
    Can you see
    Can you see its me
    
    And if you think it is too
    Don't think it's up to me
    
    And it's a perfect world
    You now belong to me
    
    And I can take you higher
    Than you can believe
    
    And it's a perfect world
    You now belong to me
    
    And I can take you higher
    Than you can believe
    
    BILLY
    
    Billy, an ape of the universe
    Noone can reach the speed of light
    Billy, an ape on the universe
    Nothing can save you from the machine
    
    PHOENIX
    
    You never know if we are watching you through secret eyes and
    Find a place where you can hide underground
    Change your name and
    Change your face and
    Feel the heat around you
    It's the forces
    It's the order detective
    
    It's the forces, it's the order (Detective)
    
    I want you to feel the pressure (We keep the order)
    I know you can't run forever
    No-one moves without me saying (I'm gonna take you down)
    You know there's no use in fighting
    
    You never know if we are watching
    Through our secret eyes
    No place for hiding
    Change your name
    Change your face
    Feel the heat around you
    It's the force
    It's the order detective
    
    DAIGOROHS THEME-
    "Get Lost,
     You've no *** (might be "speed", not sure but 85% sure it is speed he says
    here),
     Too bad,
     You lose, I win!"
    
    PRINCIA'S THEME-
    "Bring to me, all you've got -
     enchanted enough for you to be,
     lost with me, hypnotised,
     illusions passing through your mind.
    
     If you don't think you can handle what you see,
     better be, ready to run for cover.
     If you might think this is fantasy land look my way,
     I will cast a spell on you.
    
     You're scared of the dark, **** (not sure what this part is),
     Give me your hand and let me guide you through the night.
     You're scared of the dark, **** (ends with a "eams" like "Dreams" but I can't
    it make out.)
     Give me your hand and I will try to lead you right.
    
    
    **********
    STORY MODE
    **********
    
    PROLOGUE
    
    Are you prepared to play the game?
    The dare's the only price of fame
    
    
    CHAPTER ONE
    
    I'm a hero, F-Zero!
    I'm a hero, F-Zero!
    I'm a hero, F-Zero!
    
    [laughing]
    If the haves would take the have-nots
    and the bads would come to their lot
    and there's no one even their to buy them
    
    And Falcon always comes out on top
    No matter what.
    You're meant to be goin' goin' flip-flop
    He's puts his job on this madness to stop
    To round up every bad guy and fry them
    
    I've found the race
    A boost to my morale
    He's ready for the chase
    And he's raced in the Falcon
    In the hour of need
    He never failed to take the lead.
    What's that Captain Falcon got up his sleave?
    
    I'm a hero in the F-Zero!
    I'm a hero in the F-Zero!
    I'm a hero in the F-Zero!
    
    CREDITS
    
    Captain Falcon will always be there
    Send angered voices of darkeness away
    
    Thank heavens he's on the right side
    Or else there'd be no where to hide
    
    Captain Falcon will always be found
    Hot on the trail tracking them down
    
    Give it up, "capitan"
    Three cheers for the falcon
    
    Call me tracking hero
    Fast attack, F-Zero
    Cracker Jack, F-Zero
    On the gates, F-Zero
    Stylin' face, F-Zero
    In the race, F-Zero
    In first place, F-Zero
    Call me tracking hero
    Fast Attack, F-Zero
    Cracker Jack, F-Zero
    On the gates, F-Zero
    
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    Oh my gosh! A FAQ! It's those F-Zero questions answered! You ready for this! Can
    you handle all of the intense questions! Can you? Huh?
    
    These questions were asked by people who e-mailed me.
    
    Q: Do you have to beat hard mode in the mission section to unlock the next
    mission?
    A: No. When you complete normal mode, just go to the customize section, choose
    shop, and go to items. You'll find the next mission there.
    
    Q: How do I unlock the diamond cup?
    A: Place first in the Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire cups on standard mode or
    higher.
    
    Q: Are you gonna include the F-Zero AX tracks and characters in your FAQ?
    A: Maybe, if I unlock them.
    
    Q: Hey do you have any tips on beating the Ruby Cup?
    A: Everything is in the FAQ...
    
    Q: What character(s) do you use?
    A: I use Captain Falcon and Black Shadow.
    
    Q: How fast can you go in this game?
    A: I don't know the exact... I've gotten up to 2900 kilometers per hour but that
    was when I fell off a drop-off.
    
    Q: Can I be a co-author for this FAQ?
    A: No. I prefer all work here is my work. Thanks for offering.
    
    Q: Hi I was just wondering how far are you into your game?
    A: As of now (08/31/03), I just completed novice diamond cup, and am on the
    fifth story mode mission.
    
    Q: Who is the guy at the beginning of story mode?
    A: His name is Deathborn, the Grand Prix champion of the underworld (basically
    hell)
    
    Q: How many cups are there?
    A: Five: Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, and AX
    
    Q: Are you making these questions up? It seems so!
    A: No, I'm not. All of these questions have been asked through e-mail.
    
    Q: How many difficulties are there?
    A: Four. Novice, Standard, Expert, and Master (ugh!)
    
    Those are all the questions that I have now. E-mail me with some questions
    and I'll post them here.
    
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    This section will tell you all the unlockable things in the game. These are the
    secrets I have so far...
    
    *BEST SECRET*
    -=-=-SNAKING-=-=-
    
    To do the secret technique "snaking" (more of a glitch than a secret but there's
    no where else to put it), you must first put your balence All the way to
    acceleration, or 0% to the right. Then choose a vehicle (heavy vehicles are
    recommended) and choose a track. You ready for a 1000 KPH speed boost? Okay,
    when the race starts, hold L and tap the control stick to the left
    (simoltaneously). RIGHT after you do that hold R and tap the control stick to
    the right (again, simoltaneously). Do this back and forth REAL quickly and you
    should go faster, and faster, and faster. This technique can take HOURS to
    master (I just mastered it a couple days ago after three days of practice!) but
    it's worth it.
    
    UNLOCK THE AX RACERS
    To unlock AX racers, you must beat a mission on Very Hard. These are the racers
    you unlock:
    
    Rainbow Phoenix  Unlocked by beating mission #1 on Very Hard
    
    Princia Ramode   Unlocked by beating mission #2 on Very Hard
    
    QQQ              Unlocked by beating mission #3 on Very Hard
    
    Don Genie  	     Unlocked by beating mission #4 on Very Hard
    
    Digi Boy         Unlocked by beating mission #5 on Very Hard
    
    Dai Goroh        Unlocked by beating mission #6 on Very Hard
    
    Dai & San & Gen  Unlocked by beating mission #7 on Very Hard
    
    Lily Flyer       Unlocked by beating mission #8 on Very Hard
    
    PJ               Unlocked by beating mission #9 on Very Hard
    
    Magic Seagull    Unlocked by beating all chapters on Very Hard
    
    You can also unlock the racers by going to an AX arcade machine and inserting
    your memory card into the slot. Do a race with someone and you can save that
    character to your memory card!
    
    UNLOCK THE AX TRACKS
    To unlock the AX tracks do one of the following two:
    
    -Beat all the cups (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond) on Master difficulty
    
    -Go to an AX arcade machine and insert your memory card into the slot. Play a
    track and finish in first place to save it to your memory card.
    
    *KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE*
    This is probably really obvious, but I suggest to choose an AX racer that you
    have not unlocked when you go to an AX machine. That way, if you beat a track,
    you get two things!
    
    UNLOCK THE MASTER DIFFICULTY LEVEL
    To unlock hell's best friend, the master difficulty level, beat the Ruby,
    Sapphire, and Emerald cups all on Expert. Beating the Diamond Cup on Expert is
    not required.
    
    UNLOCK BIG BLUE REMIX
    This remix is really cool. To unlock it, do one of two things:
    
    -Beat Master difficulty in the Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond cups
    
    -Go to the customization menu and enter this button code quickly: Z, Left,
    Right, Left, Z, Y, X, Z, Left, Right, Left, Right, Z, X, Z, X, Z
    
    Once you do one of those things, the Big Blue Remix will become available in the
    items section of the shop for 99 tickets. To activate it, press Z before you
    choose any Big Blue track.
    
    UNLOCK HARD AND VERY HARD DIFFICULTIES ON STORY MODE
    To unlock the hard and very hard difficulties for story missions do this:
    
    -Beat normal difficulty to unlock hard difficulty
    -Beat hard difficulty to unlock very hard difficulty
    
    UNLOCK AX MACHINE PARTS
    Beat all story mode chapters on hard to unlock all AX machine parts
    
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    08/29/03 Finished three cups, got three missions done, and finished the
    character, controls, and intro. Although the FAQ is already about halfway
    done, there will be more to come very soon.
    
    08/31/03 Unlocked the Diamond Cup today so added walkthrough for that. Also
    added four new chapters! In addition to that, added the recommended balance for
    each race, and added a new story mode mission. More to come soon...
    
    09/06/03 New chapter added and got the AX racers! Also added TWO new
    chapters which allows people to post their own custom vehicles and gives you the
    script of the game. Also added the game difficulty for each track. Finally,
    completed story mode! YAY! This FAQ is now very, very close to being complete.
    
    09/14/03 AUGHH! STILL haven't unlocked AX tracks! Added a skeleton of the AX
    section thanks to Famliyguy and added two new chapters: Staff Ghosts and Song
    Lyrics. mode, will be rewritten next week.
    
    09/22/03 Added 5 Time Attack guides, and you'll notice the format of some
    chapters is different.
    
    09/24/03 Three Time Attack guides added, also added the Hard and Very Hard mode
    guide for chapter nine to the Story Mode section. Finally, added the AX staff
    ghosts times.
    
    09/25/03 One Time Attack guide added, and changed the forma
    
    09/18/03 Emerald...Master...must...die... Anyway, added two new chapters!
    
    09/20/03 W00T! UNLOCKED AX TRACKS! This FAQ is now complete! I will try to work
    on getting the finishing touches (character profiles, TV guide, and Time Attack
    guide) next week, but for now, enjoy!
    
    09/21/02 TOTALLY rewrote the Ruby Cup, and three tracks of the Sapphire Cup. The
    Emerald and Diamond cups, as well as story tracks. I was unable to
    add in all the custom machine parts as I did not have time. I was also unable
    to complete the chapter one very hard guide, so that will be in the next
    update.. Also finished the GX racer profiles. Finally, got some more secrets in.
    
    09/28/03 Added V. Hard ch 1 map and more revised tracks.
    
    09/30/03 Time Attack guides added in. I hope to finish all the time attack
    guides and revised tracks by next week. The FAQ should be TOTALLY complete by
    the next two weeks.
    
    09/30/03 (4 hours later) Changed the format of the Time Attack guide, also added
    all custom parts and more secrets. Added a tiny bit more to my additional
    information for my garage.
    
    10/04/03 Happy October. Added 3 revised guides.
    
    10/07/03 Thanks to Carl G, I was able to add the Interview section
    
    10/07/03 (One hour later) Added some more Time Attack guides in, as well as
    changing the custom machines format.
    
    10/14/03 I did four rewrites for the cups. Just one left, which is Trident. I
    didn't do that because I'll need at least an extra hour on my hands to complete
    it and I didn't have that time. Also, more interview questions added thanks to
    carl G again.
    
    11/02/03 Sorry about the huge gap without an update. Anyway, I finally added
    Trident in the Diamond Cup section, so now the rewrites are complete! I only
    have a few profiles and Time Attack guides left and this guide is done. Hate to
    say it, but I'm starting to get really sick of this game.
    
    11/08/03 This game is officialy boring. Sorry guys, but it just is. It'll
    probably take me the rest of the month (or maybe the rest of the year) to finish
    the FAQ. Updates will come about once every week, with one or two more things
    added. Right now, I have added two more time attack guides in. I also added some
    custom machines.
    
    11/11/03 Added different machine combinations thanks to Dark Knight.
    
    12/04/03 Final update. I decided not to list the Time Attack guides for the AX
    cups, because most of you got them as a reward and they are supposed to be a
    challenge for you to figure out. So I'll leave those up to you. But I got the
    remaining six time attack guides in. See ya!
    
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    My e-mail address is cskull@frogdesign.com. There are a few things that
    you can e-mail me about, and few things that you can't. First the
    things that are okay.
    
    Information on the game. No this does NOT mean full cup guides,
    because if it isn't there I haven't gotten to
    them yet but I will. It means additional TIPS on beating a track or
    correcting information that I messed up. Secrets are _TOTALLY_
    accepted.
    
    Asking permission to use this FAQ. You can see full details on this in
    the final chapter.
    
    Suggestions for the FAQ. Something like, "Why don't you add such and
    such in your FAQ. NOT "Why don't you totally re-do your FAQ because it
    sucks!" That is just plain rude and annoying. If you don't like my
    FAQ, tell me things to make it better!
    
    The things that you CAN'T e-mail me about are...
    
    Spam. This is the NUMBER 0NE thing that you must not send. I get at
    least twenty spam e-mails a day and I don't need yours it doesn't
    help. Please don't send any.
    
    Praise/Hate mail. Yes I appreciate it if you praise my FAQ. No I don't
    appreciate it if you send me an e-mail saying, "Your FAQ is the
    biggest piece of **** ever created! It sucks!" Those two things just
    fill up my inbox and it really annoys me.
    
    Spelling/Grammar mistakes. I used to get about ten e-mails a day
    saying, "You spelled these two words wrong." or something like, "You
    used inappropriate grammar in this chapter." Please people! I can find
    those
    on my own!
    
    And that wraps up the contact. Once again my e-mail is:
    cskull@frogdesign.com
    
    
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    The credits so far go to...
    
    Nintendo and Sega for publishing this game.
    
    Amusement Visions for creating this great game.
    
    CJayC for posting this on his site.
    
    NJBob628 for recommending putting the recommended balance
    
    Flamemaster2007 and Squid Z for both helping me with the AX Character stats
    
    famliyguy; he gave me the skeleton of the AX section
    
    Timothy Swantek: he helped A LOT by giving me profiles of AX characters and AX
    song lyrics
    
    Big K 21921 for giving me Spade's bio
    
    carl G for letting me use his Interview FAQ to complete my interview section
    
    Dark Knight for letting me use his Parts FAQ to complete my custom machine
    section
    
    That is all I have now. If you want to be included in the credits, e-mail me
    with some good information!
    
    The legal info...
    Some of you people have no idea how annoying it is to see your FAQ on
    someone else's site. DON'T put this on your site or in your book or
    magazine. Don't take any PARTS of this guide without my permission. I
    will find out somehow by someone who e-mails me and I will get very
    mad at them. You can, however, print this guide out for your own use.
    
    The big sin: DON'T GIVE YOURSELF CREDIT FOR THIS FAQ!
    Ever, ever, ever! Plagiarism is the number one thing that pisses me
    off. If I find this FAQ on someone's site without my permission AND
    without my name on it, I'm not even going to send a nice little e-mail
    telling you to remove it. I'll get serious FAST! Using this guide as
    your own is against the law, and can result in severe punishments.
    Altering this section is also against U.S. law and can result in
    severe punishments.
    
    This FAQ is copyright 2003 me frog
    
    Thanks a bunch for reading this FAQ! I hope it helps you!
    

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