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F-ZERO FOR GAME BOY ADVANCE [JAPAN] - Secrets FAQ - Version 1.2
Created: April 21, 2001, Last Updated: June 18, 2001

Compiled by John Ricciardi [tvgamex@hotmail.com]
http://www.raverpants.com/madoushi

F-ZERO for Game Boy Advance (C)2001 Nintendo
This FAQ (C)2001 John Ricciardi. All Rights Reserved.

This FAQ is designed to explain how to open up the various "extras"
in F-ZERO for Game Boy Advance. It is not a strategy guide, nor is
it a translation guide. Very simple. I also threw in Machine Specs
just for the heck of it, as well as the Ranking Password Code for
use with future Ranking tournaments that may arise. Enjoy!

NOTE: This FAQ is based on the JAPANESE version of F-ZERO: Maximum
Velocity. Any changes that were made for the overseas versions of
the game (U.S., Europe, etc.) are beyond my control. Sorry!

WHAT'S NEW in Version 1.2: Jet Vermilion Unlocked!!

CONTENTS:

1.  Unlock Master Class
2.  Unlock Queen Series
3.  Unlock Championship Circuit

4.  Unlock Hidden Machine "Dirty Joker"
5.  Unlock Hidden Machine "The Stingray"
6.  Unlock Hidden Machine "Silver Thunder"
7.  Unlock Hidden Machine "Falcon Mk-II"
8.  Unlock Hidden Machine "Fighting Comet"
9.  Unlock Hidden Machine "Jet Vermilion" - UPDATED!

10. Ranking Password
11. Machine Specifications
12. Disclaimer

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1. UNLOCK MASTER CLASS

Clear any Series on Expert Class to open up its Master Class.

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2. UNLOCK QUEEN SERIES

Clear Expert Class on all three starting Series (Pawn, Knight,
Bishop).

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3. UNLOCK CHAMPIONSHIP CIRCUIT

Register a ranking on all 15 starting Courses (five each on Pawn,
Knight, and Bishop).

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4. UNLOCK HIDDEN MACHINE "DIRTY JOKER"

Clear Standard Class on all three starting Series (Pawn, Knight,
Bishop).

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5. UNLOCK HIDDEN MACHINE "THE STINGRAY"

Clear Expert Class on all three starting Series (Pawn, Knight,
Bishop).

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6. UNLOCK HIDDEN MACHINE "SILVER THUNDER"

Clear Expert Class on the Queen Series.

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7. UNLOCK HIDDEN MACHINE "FALCON MK-II"

Clear Master Class on any one Series (Pawn, Knight, Bishop or
Queen).

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8. UNLOCK HIDDEN MACHINE "FIGHTING COMET"

Clear Master Class on all four Series (Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Queen).

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9. UNLOCK HIDDEN MACHINE "JET VERMILION"

There are three ways to open up Jet Vermilion:

1. Clear all four series (Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Queen) with EACH of
the previous nine Machines on Master Class.

2. Complete the Championship Circuit 255 times without quitting
mid-race (do not choose "GIVE UP" - you must finish).

3. There is a code on Nintendo's Japanese home page to unlock Jet
Vermilion, but the code differs depending on your Entry Name. Here's
how to get your own code (you must be able to view Japanese
characters on your web browser in order to do this):

  Step 1: Go to http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/afzj/vermil/index.html

  Step 2: Down at the bottom, you will see a keypad, followed by
          three buttons underneath it (the three buttons are
          "Backspace," "Reset" and "Confirm"). Type your Entry Name
          into the blank space (i.e. "JOHN" for me), or use the
          supplied keypad. When finished, hit the "Confirm" button.
          You will be taken to a new page with a password at the top.
          Write down the password.

  Step 3: Turn on F-ZERO for Game Boy Advance and head to the "Grand
          Prix" mode (the topmost mode). At the Machine Select
          screen, press:

                      L, R, START, R, L, SELECT

          A password screen will appear. Input the password you
          received from the web site, and choose "OK." If you did
          everything properly, you will now have Jet Vermilion at
          your disposal. Congrats! (Cheater!)

* - Remember, your password will only work with YOUR Entry Name!

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10. RANKING PASSWORD

In F-ZERO for Game Boy Advance, you can obtain a password for your
best times on any Circuit. Simply go to "Ranking" at the main menu,
choose a Series, choose your game (i.e. "JOHN" for me), choose a
Course, and then at the Course Ranking screen, do the following:

Hold "L" and press Up, Right, Right, B, Left, B, Right, A.

The Course name at the top will change into a password. This can be
used for special promotional tournaments, such as the "Nintendo
Official Championship Tournament" which took place at Nintendo's
Japanese home page from April 21 to May 31.

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11. MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS

Hot Violet

MAX SPEED:            422km
ACCELERATION:         A
MAX BOOST SPEED:      579km
BOOST TIME:           6 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        69
TURN PERFORMANCE:     B
TURN BALANCE:         C
JUMP:                 C


Fire Ball

MAX SPEED:            440km
ACCELERATION:         C
MAX BOOST SPEED:      565km
BOOST TIME:           6.5 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        82
TURN PERFORMANCE:     C
TURN BALANCE:         B
JUMP:                 B


J.B. Crystal

MAX SPEED:            418km
ACCELERATION:         A
MAX BOOST SPEED:      560km
BOOST TIME:           9.5 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        63
TURN PERFORMANCE:     C
TURN BALANCE:         A
JUMP:                 C


Crazy Horse

MAX SPEED:            428km
ACCELERATION:         A
MAX BOOST SPEED:      585km
BOOST TIME:           5.3 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        50
TURN PERFORMANCE:     A
TURN BALANCE:         D
JUMP:                 A


Dirty Joker

MAX SPEED:            436km
ACCELERATION:         B
MAX BOOST SPEED:      591km
BOOST TIME:           3 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        75
TURN PERFORMANCE:     C
TURN BALANCE:         A
JUMP:                 C


The Stingray

MAX SPEED:            460km
ACCELERATION:         C
MAX BOOST SPEED:      525km
BOOST TIME:           12 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        85
TURN PERFORMANCE:     C
TURN BALANCE:         C
JUMP:                 A


Silver Thunder

MAX SPEED:            464km
ACCELERATION:         D
MAX BOOST SPEED:      589km
BOOST TIME:           3.7 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        90
TURN PERFORMANCE:     D
TURN BALANCE:         B
JUMP:                 D


Falcon Mk-II

MAX SPEED:            448km
ACCELERATION:         A
MAX BOOST SPEED:      573km
BOOST TIME:           7.2 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        66
TURN PERFORMANCE:     C
TURN BALANCE:         B
JUMP:                 B


Fighting Comet

MAX SPEED:            412km
ACCELERATION:         B
MAX BOOST SPEED:      593km
BOOST TIME:           9 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        56
TURN PERFORMANCE:     D
TURN BALANCE:         B
JUMP:                 A


Jet Vermilion

MAX SPEED:            456km
ACCELERATION:         D
MAX BOOST SPEED:      602km
BOOST TIME:           4.2 seconds

BODY STRENGTH:        100
TURN PERFORMANCE:     E
TURN BALANCE:         B
JUMP:                 D

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12. DISCLAIMER

(C)2000 John Ricciardi. May not be reproduced or redistributed under
any circumstances without the permission of the author (that's me).
Intended for use on GameFAQs.com. I don't plan on posting it anywhere
else, so please don't ask me if you can. :)

Thanks for reading!
http://www.raverpants.com/madoushi