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                                 F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
                                      FAQ/Walkthrough
                                        Version 1.0
    
                                      By: Hylianhero
                                 hylianhero16@hotmail.com
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    Table of Contents
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    1) Updates
    2) Introduction
    3) Story
    4) Controls
    5) Starting Your Game
    6) Characters/Vechicles
    7) Series
    8) Tracks
    9) On-Track Hazards and Helps
    10) Record Times
    11) Secrets/Codes
    12) Credits
    13) Copyright
    14) Contact Information
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    1) Updates
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    8/4/01-Submitted Version 1.0 of this FAQ. It has everything done, even the walkthrough
    which I think nobody else has done (similar to this, I mean). Just send in your fast
    times! Look for details in that section. Look for a new section or two in the next
    version.
    
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    2) Introduction
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    Welcome to my F-Zero: Maximum Velocity FAQ. Being a big fan of F-Zero since the first
    game came out on the Super NES, I was eager to snatch this one up, and I'm glad to
    report that this installment of the series lives up to it's name. I perfer this over
    GT Advance Championship Racing just for the feel of speed. F-Zero also has tight
    gameplay, good graphics, and terrific challenge to keep you playing for months, maybe
    years.
    
    If you're looking for a game with replay value, F-Zero is it. You start with only four
    cars, but you unlock 6 more. When you first dive into the game, you'll find it near
    impossible. But master a few techniques and you'll be driving away with the trophy. 
    Just control that road rage!
    
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    3) Story
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    Captain Falcon, Dr. Stewart...It's been a quarter of a century since they piloted their
    way to fame as F-Zero racers, and as time has passed, their days of glory have faded
    into something resembling legend. The extreme danger involved in F-Zero has caused for
    some to call for an end to these races, but now a new generation of pilots has emerged
    and is looking to continue writing the sport's history. It is a timeless quest for
    victory, fame, and fortune.
    
    Mankind has settled into a period of relative calm following it's great leap into
    space. Among those recovering from the initial space frenzy were the powerful
    merchants of the day. They had learned through experience that, while the far reaches
    of space offered increduble trading opportunities, the enormous distances also opened
    them up to the ravages of piracy. They realized they couldn't afford the cost of being
    constantly robbed, so they settled into simply regulating and defending their existing
    territories.
    
    Their conservative buisness practices put a lot of high-priced space pilots out of work
    and so there came to be a rise in the number of daring men and women looking to get
    rich the only way left to them-as F-Zero pilots.
    
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    4) Controls
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    You can alternate the control set-up on the options screens. The differences between
    1+2, 3+4, and 5+6 are just the accelerate and brake buttons. If you find yourself not
    using the brake very often, just letting off the gas for turns, Control Set-up 3
    or 4 may be the best for you.
    
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    Control Set-up 1
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    Control Pad-Move vechicle
    
    R Button-Drift right
    
    L Button-Drift left
    
    L and R Buttons Together-Boost
    
    A Button-Accelerate
    
    B Button-Brake
    
    Start Button-Pause game
    
    Select Button-Not used.
    
    
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    Control Set-up 2
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    Control Pad-Move vechicle
    
    R Button-Drift right
    
    L Button-Drift left
    
    L and R Buttons Together-Boost
    
    A Button-Brake
    
    B Button-Accelerate
    
    Start Button-Pause game
    
    Select Button-Not used.
    
    
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    Control Set-up 3
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    Control Pad-Move vechicle
    
    R Button-Drift right
    
    L Button-Drift left
    
    L and R Buttons Together-Brake
    
    A Button-Accelerate
    
    B Button-Boost
    
    Start Button-Pause game
    
    Select Button-Not used.
    
    
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    Control Set-up 4
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    Control Pad-Move vechicle
    
    R Button-Drift right
    
    L Button-Drift left
    
    L and R Buttons Together-Brake
    
    A Button-Boost
    
    B Button-Accelerate
    
    Start Button-Pause game
    
    Select Button-Not used.
    
    
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    Control Set-up 5
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    Control Pad-Move vechicle
    
    Up Arrow-Boost
    
    R Button-Drift right
    
    L Button-Drift left
    
    L and R Buttons Together-Not used.
    
    A Button-Accelerate
    
    B Button-Brake
    
    Start Button-Pause game
    
    Select Button-Not used.
    
    
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    Control Set-up 6
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    Control Pad-Move vechicle
    
    Up Arrow-Boost
    
    R Button-Drift right
    
    L Button-Drift left
    
    L and R Buttons Together-Not used.
    
    A Button-Brake
    
    B Button-Accelerate
    
    Start Button-Pause game
    
    Select Button-Not used.
    
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    5) Starting Your Game
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    Turn on your Game Boy Advance, then press start at the title screen. Select "Entry"
    down at the bottom, and type in your name. Then select it at the file select screen.
    Now go to the options screen and select the control set-up you will lose. Backtrack to
    the main menu, and select start. Select training and practice with a vechicle of your
    choice (I perfer Hot Violet) until you're comfortable. Now select Grand Prix, your
    vechicle, and then the series and difficulty level to race (I perfer Pawn Beginner).
    
    You'll see a ready sign come down. Depending on what car you have, you should 
    accelerate at a certain point at this light sequence to get a boost. Now you're off.
    While racing, you'll take damage from other cars and and also walls and hazards, such
    as landmines. You'll see at the top of your screen the word: rank, and a number next
    to it. You must be in, or above that position to continue racing after that lap. So
    the first lap has a rank-out of 15: If you're not 15, or 14, 13, all the way to 1 at
    the end of that lap, you stop racing and are forced to try again. The last lap makes
    you be in the top 3, so it can be very competitive. It's a terrific, innovative idea
    that isn't used in enough games.
    
    Make sure you master the blast turn and long jump abilities. They can be found in the
    instruction booklet that comes with the game.
    
    Now that you know everything in the races, get out there and start driving!
    
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    6) Characters/Vechicles
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    Bear with me with the pick-up graphs. They are very crude, but I just wanted to show
    the basic acceleration.
    
    All speed numbers are kilometers per hour.
    
    
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    Hot Violet
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    Normal Max Speed-422
    Boost Max Speed-579
    
    Boost Time: 6 seconds
    
    Strength: 69/100
    
    Turn Performance: B
    Turn Balance: C
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
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    In keeping with the popular trend of the times, this machine is designed with a
    "classic car" feel to it. It's equipped with two side engines with jet intakes known
    as "Onion Nozzles", because of their unique design. Th engine type itself is unknown,
    and the designer of the machine is a secret as well. 
    
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    FireBall
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    Normal Max Speed-440
    Boost Max Speed-565
    
    Boost Time: 6.5 seconds
    
    Strength: 82/100
    
    Turn Performance: C
    Turn Balance: B
    
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
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    The designer and pilot of the Fireball boasts that the machine is the ultimate balance
    between speed and beauty. It uses two old fashioned Chaser Jet B-Type engines, which
    are side-mounted. The age of the engines raises some doubt as to the machine's 
    acceleration capability. 
    
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    J.B. Crystal
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    Normal Max Speed-418
    Boost Max Speed-560
    
    Boost Time: 9.5 seconds
    
    Strength: 63/100
    
    Turn Performance: C
    Turn Balance: A
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
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    In contrast to the older body design, this machine is equipped with the very latest
    high-performance Louis RAM-JET III engine. This makes for a highly personalized
    machine with high stability and great cornering capabilities. 
    
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    Wind Walker(Crazy Horse)
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    Normal Max Speed-428
    Boost Max Speed-585
    
    Boost Time: 5.3 seconds
    
    Strength: 50/100
    
    Turn Performance: A
    Turn Balance: D
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
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    This machine's small turn radius produces a sensation of slipping while corning, which
    may frighten unexprienced pilots. Veteran racers, however, know that this is a sign
    that this machine was made to cut corners effectively.
    
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    Sly Joker
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    Normal Max Speed-436
    Boost Max Speed-591
    
    Boost Time: 3 seconds
    
    Strength: 75/100
    
    Turn Performance: C
    Turn Balance: A
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
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    The Sly Joker has one of the highest boost speeds in racing today, thanks to it's two
    side-mounted Mugler MAGNUM-8 Bore-up engines. It's only able to sustain it's
    incredible speed for a few seconds though, so the key to success may be the pilot's
    ability to use it's blazing, but short-termed, boost.
    
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    Stingray
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    Normal Max Speed-460
    Boost Max Speed-525
    
    Boost Time: 12 seconds
    
    Strength: 85/100
    
    Turn Performance: C
    Turn Balance: C
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
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    The Stingray has two Muggler FORCE-JET-BB engines stacked on top of one another and a
    unique body design. The machine, which resembles a series of fins, was aerodynamically
    designed to record better jump distances. It's design is also unique as it uses
    air resistance as a tool while cornering.
    
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    Silver Thunder
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    Normal Max Speed-464
    Boost Max Speed-589
    
    Boost Time: 3.7 seconds
    
    Strength: 90/100
    
    Turn Performance: D
    Turn Balance: B
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
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    The Silver Thunder has four engines, two on each side, to keep the machine balanced
    and also provide good speed. Dr. Stewart is known to build the machine itself, and as
    it will appeal to experienced drivers, the Silver Thunder will turn away amatuers.
    
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    Falcon MK-II
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    Normal Max Speed-448
    Boost Max Speed-573
    
    Boost Time: 7.2 seconds
    
    Strength: 66/100
    
    Turn Performance: C
    Turn Balance: B
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
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    Kent Akechi pilots the Falcon MK-II, and claims to be Captain Falcon's son. It is a
    well-balanced machine, with excellent cornering, speed and accelereration abilities.
    It is a tad weak on the defense side, so try to avoid other cars and hazards while
    driving.
    
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    Fighting Comet
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    Normal Max Speed-412
    Boost Max Speed-593
    
    Boost Time: 9 seconds
    
    Strength: 56/100
    
    Turn Performance: D
    Turn Balance: B
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
    
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    The Fighting Comet is all about one word: speed. With a long boost time and a terrific
    boost speed, the Comet can easily past any car at any time. It's turning is not too
    hot, and either is it's body strength: so use your agility to your advantage.
    
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    Jet Vermillion
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    Normal Max Speed-456
    Boost Max Speed-602
    
    Boost Time: 4.2 seconds
    
    Strength: 100/100
    
    Turn Performance: E
    Turn Balance: B
    
    Pickup Graph:
    
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    The Jet Vermillion is the only machine to break the 600 kilometer per hour barrier in
    the game. It has four engines in the shape of an x, two on each side of the machine.
    Just like the Silver Thunder, the Jet Vermillion is not for new drivers, but for
    people who come to appreciate it's ability on ice and it's body strength.
    
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    7) Series
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    There a 4 series (1 hidden) and on each are 5 circuits. Here's a list of each series
    and it's circuits. Each circuit has a name, that somewhat describes what it will
    include: use it to think out a strategy for that circuit.
    
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    Pawn Series
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    Pawn 1) Bianca City-Stretch Circuit
    Pawn 2) Stark Farm-1st Circuit
    Pawn 3) Empyrean Colony-Dash Circuit
    Pawn 4) Stark Farm-2nd Circuit
    Pawn Final) Cloud Carpet-Long Jump Circuit
    
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    Knight Series
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    Knight 1) Tenth Zone East-Snake Circuit
    Knight 2) Beacon Port-Crossroad Circuit
    Knight 3) Synobazz-Explosive Circuit
    Knight 4) Ancient Mesa-Split Circuit
    Knight Final) Stark Farm-Third Circuit
    
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    Bishop Series
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    Bishop 1) Bianca City-Tightrope Circuit
    Bishop 2) Ancient Mesa-Skating Circuit
    Bishop 3) Crater Land-Skid Zone Circuit
    Bishop 4) Cloud Carpet-Icarus Circuit
    Bishop Final) Bianca City-Ultimate Circuit
    
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    Queen Series
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    Queen 1) Crater Land-Loop Circuit
    Queen 2) Tenth Zone East-Plummet Circuit
    Queen 3) Empyrean Colony-Twist Circuit
    Queen 4) Firefield-Landmine Circuit
    Queen Final) Firefield-Warrior Circuit
    
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    8) Tracks
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    In this section, which will be very hard to do, I will list how to conquer every
    track. I'll show you how I usually go through each circuit. I will not list the
    same strategy 5 times; I'll simply just say, "Repeat for the rest of the race", since
    the course does not change from lap to lap.
    
    It's quite tough to write a walkthrough for a racing game, and most of the tracks are
    quite easy to complete anyway-so even if you don't find what you're looking for, it
    shouldn't be too hard to get past.
    
    
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    Pawn Series
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    Bianca City-Stretch Circuit
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    Take the first slight turn left, then keep drifting left. Now bend around near the
    area where the jump plate is to the right, then soon after that, you'll have to turn
    to the left again. Ahead, you'll find a major speed down area. I use a boost through
    this area to take a shortcut through the speed-down area, but you can also steer to
    the right, then bend around to the left and go straight. Soon you'll take another
    left turn, then cross a bridge surrounded by speed-down lanes. Now take the left or
    right path in the fork in the road, and turn right when you reach the next turn. Now
    go left, boost off the boost plates, and cross the line. Repeat for the next 4 laps,
    and you should be fine.
    
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    Stark Farm-1st Circuit
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    Drift right for the first two slight turns, then take a hard turn right, one left,
    another one right, then finally another turn right. Now drift left and right for
    the slight turns, then take a hard left after the slight turns. After that, go
    straight, then perform a 180 degree turn to head the other way. Go straight for a bit,
    then turn left. Dirft left, then right, then wave back and forth until you reach a
    straight-away and the finish line. Repeat for the rest of the race.
    
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    Empyrean Colony-Dash Circuit
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    Go straight, then take a 180 degree to the left, then another to the right. Now go
    straight some more, and turn left. Go straight down the striped path, then take a hard
    180 degree turn to the left. AFter that, take a turn right, and choose your path
    in the fork in the road. Use the boost plates for extra speed and swerve back and
    forth until the paths come together again. Now just follow the path, swerving left
    and right when needed until you hit the lap marker. Repeat 4 more times.
    
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    Stark Farm-2nd Circuit
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    Drift left for the first two curves, then turn right, then turn left for a 180 degree
    turn. Go straight a bit, curving around the speed-down areas. You'll come to a right
    turn, and once you take it, get ready to choose right or left on a narrow path
    surrounded by speed down areas. After that, just follow the bending path around to
    the lap marker. Repeat for the rest of the race.
    
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    Cloud Carpet-Long Jump Circuit
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    Take the first turn right, then another to the left. Soon after that left turn, you'll
    have to make a 180 degree turn to the right. Now continue, and turn to the left, then
    drift to the left and right with the curves. Eventually, you'll come to a right turn,
    and fter that and a straightaway, you should boost off a pad to clear the gap. Now
    take the 180 degree turn to the left, then a few turns to the right and left. The last
    turn you'll have to make is a hard right one-do that, and the only thing between you
    and the lap marker is a clean straightaway. Rinse and repeat.
    
                                   SERIES COMPLETE!
    
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    Knight Series
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    Tenth Zone East-Snake Circuit
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    After the straightaway, turn right, then drift right for the next curve. Drift left,
    then turn right, left, then right again. After going straight again, drift right for
    the curve, then turn left. Go straight, then turn right, then left, and follow the 
    curving path to the lap marker. Repeat for the rest of the race.
    
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    Beacon Port-Crossroad Circuit
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    After the beginning straightaway, drift right for the first two curves. Hit the boost
    pad, then turn as necessary to avoid the walls. Once you're going straight again, 
    you'll hit a boost pad. Go left or right, then when they cross go the opposite way.
    Now, I usually take right at the beginning, meaning I end up on the left. So
    on the left side, just hit the boost pad and rejoin the road. Now take a few turns
    and curves, and once you're going straight, you'll hit boost pad. Now avoid the walls
    at this speed, and you'll reach another boost pad; just keep turning, and eventually
    you'll reach a straightaway, where you can drive to the lap marker.
    
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    Synobazz-Explosive Circuit
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    Head straight at the beginning, and drift around the first curve. Now after the repair
    zone, turn right, then drift right for the next curve. Now drift left, and take the
    two 180 degree turns. Now turn right, then left, and follow the curving path without
    hitting the landmines. Now take the nexr 180 degree turn, then jump over the lava pit,
    and try to land on the left. After avoiding lava pits, take a 180 degree to the right.
    Then, turn left for that curve, then head straight for the lap marker.
    
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    Ancient Mesa-Split Circuit
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    Head straight, then curve left, then right. After the straightaway, take the 180
    degree turn to the left, then take the enxt turn to the right. Then, after another
    straightaway, take a 180 degree turn to the left. Once you reach the ice, hit a boost
    pad and head left. Then take a 180 degree turn, then turn left as roads combine. Up
    ahead, turn left, then turn left again, and then right. Use the jump pad to reach
    another strip of land, then turn left and hit the lap marker.
    
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    Stark Farm-3rd Circuit
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    Head straight, then curve right, left, right, etc. until you reach a straightaway. Now
    when you reach the fork in the road, take the left path, and be prepared to curve on
    a narrow strip of ground. After that, rejoin the track by hitting a boost pad to the
    right of you. Now curve around, then take the 180 degree turn to the right. Now just
    cruise to the lap marker.
    
                                 SERIES COMPLETE!
    
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    Bishop Series
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    Bianca City-Tightrope Circuit
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    After the initial straightaway, drift right and take the curve. Take another right
    curve, then swerve back and forth in the curved road. After going straight after that,
    you'll have to turn left, then follow more curved road, then turn left again. After
    that, perform a 160 degree turn to the right, then follow more curved road until the
    lap marker. Easy circuit, but it's the first of the Bishop series also. 
    
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    Ancient Mesa-Skating Circuit
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    After the beginning straightaway, turn right for more straight road. Now drift left,
    then right, then choose a path on the ice (I perfer right). So curve around on the
    ice, then turn right. (if you're going right.....if you're going left, the turn is
    left then). After a straightaway, make 3 hard, 180 degree turns, then cruise to the
    lap marker.
    
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    Crater Land-Skid Zone Circuit
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    Head straight, then left for the boost, since it's your first lap and you have no
    damage. Now turn left up ahead, then follow the road until another fork. Choose either
    path(both have boost pads) and then turn left. Follow the road, and you'll come to a
    skid zone...try to make it through while it pushes you to one side. After a left, and
    more skid zones, you'll make a right, and cross a narrow strip of land with skid
    zones all over it. Once you pass that horror, make a 180 degree turn, then choose
    either a boost or repair. After that, you're home free for the lap marker. Tough
    the first time around....
    
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    Cloud Carpet-Icarus Circuit
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    Head straight, then curve along with the road. Now take a left up ahead, then boost
    off the boost pads while avoiding the walls and speed down areas. Once you go
    straight, turn right, then go farther on a narrow strip of ground. Now turn left, and
    follow the road through the mini-ice. After that, take a 180 degree turn, then make
    another left turn up ahead and you'll find a straightaway which will lead to the lap
    marker.
    
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    Bianca City-Ultimate Circuit
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    After the first straightaway, take the 180 degree turn slowly. Why? Cause you'll need
    to slow down to make it. Up ahead, turn left, then swerve back and forth to avoid the
    walls in your path. After that, take another 180 degree turn, then a turn left. Once
    you're going straight again, follow the road, then take a turn left, then one right.
    After those, you'll reach a a 180 degree turn-slow down to make it. After that, just
    follow the road, avoid the speed down areas, and you're home free.
    
                                    SERIES COMPLETE! 
    
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    Queen Series
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    Crater Land-Loop Circuit
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    Go straight, then drift right a bit for the first two curves. Hit the boost pad, then
    turn right and jump over the speed down area. After jumping both, avoid the landmines,
    then take a 180 degree turn. After that, follow the long straightaway to the lap
    marker; don't worry, this is only a taste of what's to come in the Queen series.
    
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    Tenth Zone East-Plummet Circuit
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    You'll be jumping alot from track to track in this circuit. After the first straight-
    away, turn left for the first couple of turns, then jump off the platform and head
    left to land. Go straight, then jump off again to the left to land. Turn left once on
    that platform, then left again. Now turn right, and jump straight across. Once you've
    landed, do 3 180 degree turns in a row (literally......they're all connected). Now
    follow the straightaway, and jump to either the left or right platform. Go straight,
    then jump off to the middle one. Take a right turn, then follow that path to the lap
    marker.
    
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    Empyrean Colony-Twist Circuit
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    After the straightaway, turn left, then avoid the twist pads, and hit the boost pad.
    Now avoid more twist pads, then turn left again. Follow that path around to a boost
    pad, then use it. Avoid more twist zones, and hit 2 more boost pads. Eventually, 
    you'll reach a straightaway that leads to the lap-marker.
    
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    Fire Field-Landmine Circuit
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    This track is hell. Landmines ALL over the place. It's understood to avoid them, so
    I won't even put it in my walkthrough. After the straightaway, take the first couple
    of turns left. Now take two 180 degree turns in a row, then drift right and follow the
    path. After a long straightaway littered by many landmines, you'll reach the lap
    marker. Not too long of a circuit, just filthy.
    
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    Fire Field-Warrior Circuit
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    The final circuit is here. After the start, take the right path in the fork in the
    road. Now take a 180 degree turn, then jump oover the landmines. At this next portion,
    stay on the flashing path to avoid all landmines. After that, take a 180 degree turn,
    then let the skid zone straighten you out. Follow the curved path surrounded by
    speed down areas, then just head straight for the lap marker.
    
                                      SERIES COMPLETE!
    
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    9) On-Track Hazards and Helps
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    Repair Zones-The green zones usually at the beginning of the race. They repair your
    vechicle's power if it took damage from racers or obstacles during the race. No need
    to stop-go full throttle through it and you'll recover.
    
    Boost Pads-These give your vechicle a small boost, equivalent to the one you earn
    after completing a lap. These can also be used by computer-controlled players.
    
    Speed-Down Areas-They look like oil, but they slow your car down. Avoid if possible,
    or if you can't, boost through them.
    
    Skid Zones-These pull your car to one side. Try to go full throttle through them if
    possible to keep your position on the track.
    
    Twist Pads-These wil turn your car around. They are only found on the third circuit in
    the Queen Series. Avoid if possible, but also knock enemy drivers into them.
    
    Landmines-These will explode if you run over them, giving damage to your car. Once
    they explode, a pool of lava remains where they were. This lava will damage your car
    if you run over it also; so you need to avoid them even if somebody hit them already.
    
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    10) Record Times
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    Here, if you send them in, I will post your times for the circuits in F-Zero: MV. You
    can send in a time for just one circuit, just one series, all the series, or even the
    championship. Here's my times to get you started. They're laughable, I know, but I
    haven't tried much for times yet; I'm having fun with multiplayer. So enjoy.
    
    Hylianhero's Times:
    
    Pawn 1) 2'15"60-Sly Joker
    Pawn 2) 2'31"78-Sly Joker
    Pawn 3) 2'27"29-Sly Joker
    Pawn 4) 2'23"41-Stingray
    Pawn 5) 2'30"38-Stingray 
    
    Knight 1) 2'16"30-Falcon MK-II 
    Knight 2) 2'45"96-Falcon MK-II
    Knight 3) 3'05"55-Falcon MK-II
    Knight 4) 2'37"89-Falcon MK-II
    Knight 5) 2'20"25-Falcon MK-II
    
    Bishop 1) 2'11"48-Sly Joker
    Bishop 2) 2'18"47-Sly Joker
    Bishop 3) 1'58"73-Sly Joker
    Bishop 4) 2'41"57-Sly Joker
    Bishop 5) 2'17"12-Sly Joker
    
    Queen 1) 1'48"36-Falcon MK-II
    Queen 2) 2'51"20-Falcon MK-II
    Queen 3) 2'17"05-Sly Joker
    Queen 4) 2'40"16-Sly Joker
    Queen 5) 2'16"36-Stingray
    
    Also, there is a site that holds the fastest times ever in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity.
    The url is http://surf.to/fzeromv.
    
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    11) Secrets and Codes
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    LOTS of things are hidden in this game, and you might not know where to start at
    first. So take a look below for everything you'll need to unlock the mighty secrets of
    F-Zero.
    
    Complete the Pawn, Knight, and Bishop Series on Standard to unlock the Sly Joker.
    
    Complete the Pawn, Knight, and Bishop Series on Expert to unlock the Stingray.
    
    Complete the Pawn, Knight, and Bishop Series on Expert to unlock the Queen Series.
    
    Complete the Queen Series on Expert to unlock the Silver Thunder.
    
    Complete any series on expert to unlock that series' master difficulty setting.
    
    Complete 1 series on Master to unlock the Falcon MK-II.
    
    Complete all the series on Master to unlock the Fighting Comet.
    
    Complete ALL the series on Master with ALL 9 cars to unlock the 10th car, Jet
    Vermillion. You can also complete the Championship 255 times to unlock Jet Vermillion,
    also.
    
    NOTE: There also is another way to unlock Jet Vermillion through password; look at 
    Gamefaqs.com's secrets FAQ for this game to find out how.
    
    Complete the Pawn, Knight, and Bishop series on any difficulty to open the
    Championship circuit.
    
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    12) Credits
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    Me, for writing this FAQ/Walkthrough and wasting battery life sitting by the comp with
    my GBA on.
    
    CJayC, for posting this guide and for running GameFAQs.
    
    Nintendo, for making this game AND the system it's played on.
    
    [Your name here-just send in your times or info!]
    
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    13) Copyright
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    This FAQ is Copyright 2001 Hylianhero. All rights reserved. All characters are trade-
    marks of Nintendo. You may not take anything off this FAQ without permission. The only
    sites allowed to post this FAQ without my permission are:
    
                                       GameFAQs.com
                                      CheatCodes.com
                                       Cheatcc.com
                                      Neoseeker.com
    
    If you see this FAQ, or a translation of it on any other site without my permission,
    please contact me immediately. If you want to use this FAQ on your site, give me the
    url, and I'll check it out. Usually, I'll let you do it.
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    14) Contact Information
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    I can be reached through email, AIM, ICQ, or MSN messenger services. My email
    is hylianhero16@hotmail.com. Use that to email me and for MSN Messenger. My AIM s/n
    is NAHylianhero. My ICQ number is 64388446. Please do not send me emails that bash my
    FAQ or the game. And also, try to be legit-Spanish is excepted, but don't overdo it.
    I do not even open email that refer to porn, emulators, ROMS, spam, etc. I also do not
    easily open emails with attachments. So if you wish to send me, lets say your times
    attached to your email, contact me first and tell me it's on the way.
    
                                   Thanks for reading!