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    Need For Speed Underground
    
    Strategy Guide (GBA)
    
    Copyright 2004 fst249
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    Table of Contents
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    1.Introduction
    2.Controls
    A.Automatic Transmission
    B.Basic Manual Transmission
    C.Advanced Manual Transmission
    3.Car Ratings
    4.Tracks
      A.Circuit
      B.Sprint
      C.Drag
    D.Drift
    5.The Perfect Lap
    A.Circuit
    B.Sprint
    6.Race Modes
      A.Circuit
      B.Sprint
      C.Drag
      D.Drift
    7.Underground Mode
    8.Unlockables
      A.Cars
      B.Performance Upgrades
      C.Visual Upgrades
    9.Hints and Tips
    10.Frequently Asked Questions
    11.Credits
    12.Contact Information
    13.Legal Information
    
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    1. Introduction:
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    Welcome to the world of Illegal Street Racing! Play underground mode and start
    at the bottom of the racing chain and work your way up towards the top spot.
    It's not as simple as it sounds, you must first prove yourself in the prelims,
    then get through circuit, sprint, drag, and drift races. You can also just jump
    right into the action with quick race mode, choose a car, a track, the number of
    laps and opponents, a race mode and get racing. Once you've unlocked a few
    things, customize your car so it's not only the best performance wise, but also
    visually. You don't have to worry about cops either. Think you have what it
    takes to be the best?
    
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    2. Controls:
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    A. Automatic Transmission
    Steering: Control pad left or right
    Accelerator: A
    Brake: B
    Look behind you: Select
    Pause: Start
    
    Note: The above controls can be used with any transmission, the ones below can
    only be used with Automatic
    
        Reverse: B (when at a complete stop)
        Use nitrous: L (if you have any)
        Handbrake: R
    
    B.Basic Manual Transmission
    Shift Up: R
    Shift Down: L
    Use Nitrous: Hold A button while either tapping or holding control pad up
    Use Handbrake: Hold control pad down while pressing B button
    
    C.Advanced Manual Transmission (clutch style shifting)
    Shift Up: R button (you must release the gas to shift)
    Shift Down: L button (you must release the gas to shift)
    Use Nitrous: Hold L while holing A button
    Use E-Brake: Hold R while holding B button
    
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    3. Car Ratings:
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    The ratings of these cars are when they are in stock form, if you want a certain
    car to go faster add performance upgrades to it, for information about these
    upgrades check out part 6 -Unlockables, section B -Performance Upgrades.
    
    Toyota Celica GT-S:
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    Acceleration: 3/10
    Top Speed: 7/10
    Handling: 3/10
    
    Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX:
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    Acceleration: 4/10
    Top Speed: 8/10
    Handling 2/10
    
    Toyota Supra:
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    Acceleration: 4/10
    Top Speed: 8/10
    Handling: 2/10
    
    Ford Focus ZX3:
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    Acceleration: 1/10
    Top Speed: 5/10
    Handling: 3/10
    
    Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS:
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    Acceleration: 2/10
    Top Speed: 7/10
    Handling: 2/10
    
    Nissan 350Z:
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    Acceleration: 3/10
    Top Speed: 7/10
    Handling: 5/10
    
    Acura Integra Type-R:
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    Acceleration: 3/10
    Top Speed: 7/10
    Handling: 3/10
    
    Acura RSX Type-S:
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    Acceleration: 4/10
    Top Speed: 7/10
    Handling: 3/10
    
    Mitsubishi Lancer:
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    Acceleration: 2/10
    Top Speed: 5/10
    Handling 2/10
    
    Honda Civic Si Coupe:
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    Acceleration: 1/10
    Top Speed: 6/10
    Handling: 3/10
    
    
    VW Golf GTI 2.0L:
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    Acceleration: 2/10
    Top Speed: 6/10
    Handling: 2/10
    
    Mazda RX-7:
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    Acceleration: 4/10
    Top Speed: 8/10
    Handling: 4/10
    
    Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V:
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    Acceleration: 2/10
    Top Speed: 7/10
    Handling: 3/10
    
    Nissan Skyline R34 GTR:
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    Acceleration: 5/10
    Top Speed: 9/10
    Handling 3/10
    
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    4. Tracks:
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    A.Circuit:
    
    Stadium:
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    Stadium is a great track for beginners because it starts with several
    straightaways with some twists and turns here and there, then ends with several
    turns, and the finish line is located halfway down a long straightaway.
    
    Market Street:
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    Market Street is a perfect track for those who like going fast and have quick
    reflexes. The track is made out of straightaways that shift slightly to the left
    and right, then you finally come up on a turn or two when you may just be
    expecting to go straight. The finish line is located near the end of a long
    straightaway.
    
    Terminal:
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    Terminal is like Market Street except that it has more turns and the traffic is
    harder to avoid. It may leave you swerving all over the road. The finish line is
    located just after a quick curve in a straightaway.
    
    Olympic Square:
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    Olympic Square begins with many twists and turns, but ends with Terminal style
    straightaways and the traffic is much easier to avoid. The finish line is
    located halfway down a straightaway.
    
    
    Inner City:
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    Inner City is a track that's not that bit and starts in a tunnel. Once you get
    out of the tunnel you'll be facing the Stadium Mixture only with more
    straightaways. At the end there are many turns and a couple of long stretches.
    The finish line is located right after a sharp turn in the tunnel.
    
    Atlantica:
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    This track has many turns a few long straightaways, many medium stretches, and
    near the end several hills. I hope you have a good suspension because your going
    to need it here.
    
    Note: (R) or Reversed Tracks: any track that has an (R) next to it is just the
    reversed version of that track, this applies to the following types of racing:
    circuit, drift, and drag.
    
     B.Sprint:
    
    Liberty Gardens:
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    Watch out for the traffic at the beginning and use N2O down the straightaways if
    you have any. The short length of this track is what makes it difficult. I hope
    you bought your weekends supply of nitrous because your going to need it.
    
    Broadway:
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    Another short sprint track, with an environment just like Market Street only a
    lot shorter.
    
    1st Ave. Truck Stop:
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    1st Ave. Truck Stop isn't as short as Liberty Gardens or Broadway, but it's not
    very long either. This place is rough with Market Street type stretches and
    turns that might have you going in the wrong direction.
    
    7th & Sparling:
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      This is probably the best sprint track for beginners, with many straightaways
    and few sharp turns this track isn't the hardest.
    
    9th and Frey:
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    This track might be hard to master because of the traffic at the beginning, the
    hills and if you miss your turn going into the building, chances are you're
    going to finish last.
    
    Spillway:
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    The hills can make this track difficult, but once you get used to the track
    layout it's not hard to win at all, just avoid the traffic get to the building
    in first, don't turn too late or early, and the win is yours. Did I mention that
    you should use a bit of nitrous at the end?
    
     C.Drag:
    
    14th and Vine:
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    A flat track with one very small slope at the end that has no effect on your
    driving.
    
    Highway 1:
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    A perfectly flat track, nothing can affect you except your driving or the AI.
    
    Main Street:
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    A track made out of hills, these really affect your shifting, so just be careful
    
    Commercial:
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    The only drag track with traffic, careful it can get rough out there, just be
    patient and keep your eyes open, hit your shifts, and you'll be on top.
    
     D.Drift:
    
    Drift Track 1:
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    A square shaped drift track, it's the easiest track to get around so I recommend
    it for beginners.
    
    Drift Track 2:
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    Like Drift Track 1 only with a couple more turns and hills.
    
    Drift Track 3:
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    A figure 8 shaped Drift Track.
    
    Drift Track 4:
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    Long Straightaways followed by 90-degree turns make this a perfect place to
    drift.
    
    Drift Track 5:
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    Many turns in the beginning and not many straightaways until the end can make
    this a difficult place to drift.
    
    Drift Track 6:
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    A combination of Drift tracks 4 and 5.
    
    Drift Track 7:
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    The hills on this track can leave you bouncing around and the turns may send you
    into a wall.
    
    Drift Track 8:
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    Like Drift Track 7 with easier turns and fewer hills, but it takes the shape of
    Drift Track 3.
    
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    5. The Perfect Lap:
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    This section is meant to give you the complete layout of a circuit or sprint
    track so that you can get through it easier without unexpected turns popping up.
    
    180-degree turn: Simply put a u-turn sending you in the opposite direction that
    you're currently heading in.
    
    90-degree turn: Half of a 360-degree turn and looks like this:
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    45-degree turn: A turn that doesn't need to be taken terribly hard it's half of
    a 90-degree turn
    
    A.Circuit:
    
    Stadium:
    
    First is a short straightaway to start with. Then a left turn, another short
    straight followed by a right turn. Two straightaways separated by a quick right-
    left turn just take it diagonally. Traffic is on the second straightaway. A
    right 45-degree turn followed by a short stretch with a left 45-degree turn.
    
    Then a sharp 90-degree left turn will come up quick followed by a quick sharp
    right. Watch for traffic. Then comes a sharp turn almost turning you in the
    opposite direction, I recommend the handbrake. Another quick right-left, with
    long stretches. A 90-degree left followed by a sharp right, then a quick sharp
    left.
    
    Long stretch with a left 45-degree turn followed by a right. A straight with a
    quick 45-degree left turn that appears to be 90 degrees, but isn't then a right
    after the stretch. Two sharp lefts followed by a sharp right. A short stretch
    with a sharp right. Two sharp lefts with a short stretch in between. Then the
    last stretch before the finish line.
    
    Market Street:
    
    First you start on a fairly short straightaway followed by a 45-degree left and
    a short straight. 45-degree left, short straight, 45-degree right, Next is an
    odd looking turn, but should be taken like a 90-degree right with a long
    straight right after it.
    
    Sharp 90-degree turn with a short straightaway with a quick 45-degree right and
    another short straight with a 45-degree left. 45-degree right, short straight,
    45-degree left, a short stretch with a 45-degree left and a short stretch with a
    45-degree right. Watch out for traffic because it comes up almost as soon as you
    get out of the corner onto this medium straight. At the end of this straight is
    a 45-degree left, short straight, 90-degree right.
    
    Short straight followed by a 45-degree right a short straight, and another 45-
    degree right. Short stretch, 45-degree right, very short stretch, and a 90-
    degree left. Short stretch, 45-degree left, 45-degree right, a long straight
    with traffic in the middle followed by a 45-degree left at the end. Short
    stretch, 45-degree right, very short stretch with a quick 90-degree right.
    
    Long stretch with 90-degree right, medium stretch with 90-degree left. Long
    stretch with a 45-degree left, short stretch with a 45-degree right. Short
    stretch with a 90-degree right. Then the home stretch, which is a long one and
    has traffic in the middle.
    
    Terminal:
    
    You start on a straightaway of medium length, at the end is a 45-degree right,
    short straight, and a 45-degree left. Short straight, quick 90-degree left
    followed by a short straight and a quick 90-degree right. Short Straight with
    traffic in the middle and a 45-degree right at the end. A fairly short straight
    with a left U-turn at the end.
    
    A medium stretch with a quick right-left, then another medium stretch with a 90-
    degree right at the end. Fairly short straight with a left U-turn. Fairly short
    straight and a 45-degree right. A long stretch with traffic in the middle and a
    45-degree left at the end. Short straight with a 45-degree right. Medium
    stretch, 90-degree right, short stretch, and a 45-degree left. Medium stretch
    with a 45-degree left, short stretch and a 45-degree left.
    
    Medium stretch, 90-degree left, short straight, and 45-degree right. A medium
    stretch with traffic and a 45-degree left at the end. Short stretch, 45-degree
    right, medium stretch, 45-degree right, short stretch, 45-degree left, Medium
    stretch, 45-degree right, 45-degree left, medium stretch, and a big 90-degree
    left. Medium stretch, 45-degree left, short stretch, 45-degree left, short
    stretch, 45-degree right. Short stretch and then a funny turn that should be
    taken like a 45-degree right.
    
    Long stretch with traffic in the middle, and a 90-degree right. Short stretch,
    45-degree left, short stretch, and a 45-degree right. Medium stretch, Two 90-
    degree lefts. A 90-degree right, very short stretch, and a 90-degree right.
    Short stretch, 90-degree left, short stretch, 90-degree left, and a long stretch
    with a 90-degree left at the end. Short stretch with a 90-degree right. Medium
    stretch with a right-left for the finish.
    
    Olympic Square:
    
    You start on a fairly short stretch with a right-left, and a medium
    straightaway. Then a 90-degree turn that sends you uphill on a medium length
    stretch. Then a 90-degree right sends you down a medium straightaway with
    traffic in the middle, and after the traffic you go downhill towards a 90-degree
    right. Then you'll be heading down a fairly long stretch with a 90-degree right,
    a short straight, and a right-left.
    
    Next you'll see a long stretch with traffic in the middle and a 45-degree right
    at the end. Short stretch with a 45-degree left, short stretch with a 90-degree
    left, and a short stretch with a 45-degree right. Medium stretch with a 90-
    degree right sending you down a medium stretch with a 45-degree right, and a
    long stretch with a 90-degree right at the end.
    
    Short stretch with a right-left, when a long straightaway with a 45-degree
    right, short stretch 45-degree left, short stretch, and a 90-degree left. A long
    stretch with traffic in the middle and a 90-degree right at the end. Last is the
    home stretch of medium length.
    
    Inner City:
    
    You start on a medium stretch and at the end is a 90-degree right. Then a fairly
    short stretch (maybe medium) with a right-left that sends you uphill towards a
    45-degree left. Medium stretch with a 45-degree right, then a long stretch with
    a 90-degree right. Short stretch with a 90-degree left, then another short
    stretch with a 90-degree right.
    
    A medium stretch that sends you downhill in the middle, but just before that is
    traffic, Then a right-left, with a Medium-long stretch with an uphill section in
    the middle. 90-degree right, medium stretch with traffic in the middle and a 90-
    degree right at the end. Medium stretch with a right-left, then a short stretch
    with a 90-degree left.
    
    Short stretch with a left-right, then another short stretch ending with a 90-
    degree left. Short stretch with a 90-degree right, and another short stretch
    with a 90-degree right. Medium stretch with a downhill section in the middle
    ending in a 90-degree left. Very short stretch with a 90-degree right, right
    after that is the finish line.
    
    Atlantica:
    
    You start on a medium stretch with a 90-degree left at the end. Then short
    stretch, right-left, short stretch, 90-degree right. Short stretch, 90-degree
    left, Fairly long stretch with traffic in the middle, then a right-left, short
    stretch, and 90-degree right. Then a short stretch with a 90-degree left sending
    you down an uphill-flat-downhill medium stretch ending in a 90-degree left.
    
    Short stretch, 90-degree left, short stretch, 90-degree right, medium stretch
    with a right-left, and a medium stretch with a 90-degree right sending you
    uphill on a medium stretch, then short stretch, and a quick 90-degree right.
    Next is a Medium stretch that goes downhill in the middle, at the end is a 90-
    degree left. Short stretch 90-degree left, then another short stretch with a 90-
    degree left.
    
    Long stretch with a 90-degree left at the end, then an uphill medium stretch
    that flattens out in the middle and has traffic in the same spot ending in a 90-
    degree left sending you downhill on a short stretch and into a 90-degree left.
    Short stretch, 90-degree right, Uphill medium stretch that flattens out in the
    middle ending in a 90-degree right.
    
    Medium stretch with traffic in the beginning ending with a 90-degree right
    leading to a medium stretch with a right-left and another medium stretch with a
    90-degeree left. Short stretch, left-right, medium stretch with a 90-degree
    left. Then a short stretch with a 90-degree right along with a short stretch,
    and 90-degree left to the finish.
    
    Stadium(R):
    
    You start on a short stretch, then there are two sharp rights with a short
    stretch in between. A right followed by a stretch with a left, then a quick 45-
    degree right that appears 90-degrees, but isn't, then another stretch. Left turn
    followed by a long stretch with a 45-degree right.
    
    A quick sharp right followed by a 90-degree right. A quick left-right with long
    stretches. Then a sharp turn that is almost 180 degrees, you should use the
    handbrake here. Then watch for traffic as you approach a quick sharp left. Sharp
    90-degree right then a 45-degree right turn after a short stretch.
    
    Then you'll see a short stretch and a 45-degree left. Two straightaways
    separated by a quick left-right turn, just take it diagonally. Traffic is on the
    first straightaway. Left turn, short straight, right turn, then the final short
    stretch before the finish line.
    
    Market Street(R):
    
    You start on a long stretch with traffic in the middle. Then there is a 90-
    degree left and a short stretch. 45-degree left, 45-degree right, both are on a
    long stretch. At the end is a 90-degree right, medium stretch, 90-degree left,
    and a long stretch. 90-degree left, very short stretch, 45-degree left, then a
    short stretch. 45-degree right, then a 45-degree left, and a 45-degree right
    split by a long stretch with traffic in the middle.
    
    Short stretch, 90-degree right, very short stretch, 45-degree left. Short
    stretch 45-degree left, short straight, 45-degree left, and a short stretch
    ending in a 90-degree left. Short stretch, and a 45-degree right.
    
    Medium stretch, watch for traffic at the end, and right after the traffic is a
    45-degree left. Short stretch, 45-degree right, short stretch, 45-degree right,
    and a short stretch with a 45-degree left. 45-degree right, short stretch, 45-
    degree left then a short stretch with a quick sharp 90-degree turn. Long stretch
    with a 90-degree left, 45-degree left, short stretch, 45-degree right. Short
    stretch 45-degree right, and the short home stretch.
    
    Terminal(R):
    
    You start on a medium stretch with a left-right. Then at the end is a 90-degree
    left. 90-degree right, long stretch, 90-degree right, short stretch, 90-degree
    right, short stretch, and a 90-degree left. Very short stretch, 90-degree left,
    then two 90-degree lefts. Medium stretch, 45-degree left, short stretch, 45-
    degree right, short stretch with a 90-degree left.
    
    Long stretch with traffic in the middle, 45-degree left, short stretch, 45-
    degree left, short stretch, 45-degree right, short stretch, and a 45-degree
    right. Medium stretch, big 90-degree right, medium stretch, 45-degree right, 45-
    degree left, medium stretch, 45-degree right, short stretch, 45-degree left,
    medium stretch, 45-degree left.
    
    Short stretch, 45-degree right, and a medium stretch with traffic in the
    beginning. 45-degree left, short stretch, 90-degree right, medium stretch, and a
    45-degree right. Short stretch, 45-degree right, medium stretch, 45-degree
    right, short stretch, and a 90-degree left. Medium stretch, 45-degree left,
    short stretch, 45-degree right, and a long stretch with traffic in the middle
    ending with a 45-degree left. Fairly short stretch, then a big 180-degree right
    U-turn.
    
    Fairly short stretch, 90-degree left, medium stretch with a quick left-right,
    then another medium stretch. Another 180-degree right U-turn, fairly short
    stretch, 45-degree left, then a short stretch with traffic in the middle. 90-
    degree left, short stretch, quick 90-degree right, short stretch, and a 45-
    degree right. Short stretch, 45-degree left, then a medium length home stretch.
    
    Olympic Square(R):
    
    You start on a medium stretch with a 90-degree left. Long stretch with traffic
    in the middle ending in a 90-degree right. Short stretch, 45-degree right, short
    stretch, 45-degree left, then a long stretch with a left-right.
    
    Short stretch with a 90-degree left, long stretch, 45-degree left, medium
    stretch, 90-degree left. Medium stretch, 45-degree left, short stretch, 90-
    degree right, short stretch, and a 45-degree right. Short stretch, 45-degree
    left, and a long stretch with traffic in the middle. Left-right, short stretch,
    90-degree left.
    
    Next is a fairly long stretch and a 90-degree left that sends you uphill on a
    medium stretch with traffic in the middle, just before the traffic the hill
    flattens out, at the end of that is a 90-degree left. Medium stretch that sends
    you downhill into a 90-degree turn. The home stretch is of medium length and has
    a left-right just before the line.
    
    Inner City(R):
    
    You are immediately sent into a 90-degree left, very short stretch, and a 90-
    degree right. Medium stretch starting with an uphill section, flattening out in
    the middle, and ending with a 90-degree left. Short stretch, 90-degree left,
    short stretch, and a 90-degree right.
    
    Short stretch with a right-left, another short stretch, and a 90-degree right.
    Short stretch with a left-right, then a medium stretch ending in a 90-degree
    left. Medium stretch with traffic ending in a 90-degree left. Medium stretch
    going downhill and flattening out in the middle, left-right with a medium
    stretch that sends you uphill, in the middle there is traffic, and right before
    the traffic the hill flattens out.
    
    90-degree left, short stretch, and a 90-degree right. Short stretch, 90-degree
    left, long stretch with a 45-degree left, and a medium stretch with a 45-degree
    right. Then you are sent downhill towards a left-right on a fairly short (maybe
    medium) stretch. This ends in a 90-degree left sending you towards the medium
    length home stretch.
    
    Atlantica(R):
    
    You start immediately in a 90-degree right. Short stretch, 90-degree left, short
    stretch, then a 90-degree right. Medium stretch, right-left, short stretch, 90-
    degree right, medium stretch, left-right, medium stretch and a 90-degree left.
    Medium stretch with traffic at the end, 90-degree left, Medium stretch that goes
    downhill in the middle ending in a 90-degree left.
    
    Short stretch, 90-degree right sending you uphill on a short stretch. Then a 90-
    degree right sending you down a medium stretch that goes downhill in the middle
    and has traffic in the same spot ending in a 90-degree right. Long stretch, 90-
    degree right, short stretch, and a 90-degree right. Short stretch, 90-degree
    right, and a medium stretch that goes uphill flattening out in the middle and
    ending in a 90-degree left.
    
    Short stretch, then you go downhill on a medium stretch ending in a 90-degree
    left, medium stretch left-right, medium stretch, and a 90-degree left. Short
    stretch, 90-degree right, short stretch, and a 90-degree right. Then a uphill-
    flat-downhill medium stretch ending in a 90-degree right.
    
    Short stretch, 90-degree left, short stretch, left-right, fairly long stretch
    with traffic in the middle, 90-degree right, short stretch, and a 90-degree
    left. Short stretch, left-right, then a short stretch ending in a 90-degree
    right. This sends you down the home stretch of medium length.
    
    B. Sprint:
    
    Liberty Gardens:
    
    You start on a short stretch with traffic right away, then you approach a 45-
    degree left. Short stretch, 45-degree right, very short stretch, then a 90-
    degree right. Long stretch ending in a 90-degree right. Medium stretch, 90-
    degree left, long stretch, 45-degree left, Short stretch, 45-degree right, short
    stretch, and a 90-degree right. Then the home stretch is pretty short.
    
    Broadway:
    
    You start on a short stretch and go into a 45-degree left. Short stretch, 45-
    degree left, short stretch, 45-degree right, short stretch, and a 45-degree
    right. Medium stretch, 90-degree right, medium stretch, 45-degree right, short
    stretch, 45-degree left, short stretch, 45-degree right, short stretch, and a
    45-degree left. Medium stretch, 45-degree left, short stretch, and a 45-degree
    right to finish the race.
    
    1st Ave. Truck Stop:
    
    First you start with a 45-degree left. Short stretch, 900-degree right, short
    stretch, 45-degree right, short stretch, 45-degree right, short stretch, 45-
    degree right, short stretch, and a 180-degree left. Short stretch, 45-degree
    left, short stretch, 45-degree right, Medium stretch with traffic in the middle,
    and a 45-degree left. Short stretch, 90-degree right, Short stretch, 90-degree
    right, very short stretch, 90-degree left. Then the short home stretch.
    
    7th and Sparling:
    
    You start on a medium stretch with traffic in the middle, then take a 90-degree
    left. Short stretch, left-right, then a long stretch ending in a 90-degree left.
    Long stretch, 45-degree right, short stretch 45-degree right, medium stretch
    with traffic in the middle and a 90-degree left.
    
    Medium stretch that goes downhill in the middle, right-left, medium stretch that
    goes uphill flattening out in the middle and has traffic in the same spot,
    ending in a 90-degree left. Short stretch, 90-degree right, short stretch, and a
    90-degree left. Medium stretch, 45-degree left, medium stretch, and a 45-degree
    right to finish the race.
    
    9th and Frey:
    
    Medium stretch with a 90-degree right sending you on an uphill medium stretch
    flattening out in the middle with traffic in the same spot and ending in a 90-
    degree left. Medium stretch that goes downhill in the middle ending in a 90-
    degree left. Short stretch, right-left, Long stretch that goes uphill at the
    end, put the brakes on as you go the hill, then take a quick 90-degree left,
    that sends you downhill on a short stretch.
    
    90-degree left, short stretch, 90-degree right, short stretch, 90-degree right,
    short stretch, and a 45-degree right. Short stretch, 45-degree left, long
    stretch, right-left, and a long stretch ending in a 90-degree left. Long stretch
    with traffic in the middle, 45-degree left, short stretch, 90-degree right, and
    a short stretch with traffic in the middle. Then a 45-degree left to finish the
    track off.
    
    Spillway:
    
    You start with a 90-degree left, short stretch, and a 90-degree right sending
    you uphill on a medium stretch, that flattens out in the middle. 90-degree
    right, short stretch, and a 90-degree left.
    
    Medium stretch with traffic in the middle, right-left, medium stretch with
    traffic in the middle ending with a 90-degree left. Short stretch, left-right,
    short stretch, 90-degree right, short stretch, and a 90-degree left. Short
    stretch, 90-degree right, sending you down an uphill-flat-uphill stretch with a
    90-degree left at the end, but keep turning until your 180-degrees, depending on
    your speed you should be near an uphill short stretch tunnel.
    
    Then, once you get up that hill, it's a 90-degree right, to the downhill short
    stretch tunnel. After that is a 90-degree left sending you even farther downhill
    on a short stretch, then a 90-degree left to the downhill and short home
    stretch.
    
    Note: The information for Terminal and Terminal(R) may not be 100% correct, but
    it is close.
    
    Note: I didn't put this section in with the tracks because that section shows
    which tracks are recommended for you.
    
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    6. Race Modes:
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    A.Circuit: Circuit Racing is just an average everyday race with the exception
    that there is traffic and it takes place at night. It's just a lap race you
    drive around the turns and straightaways until you cross the start-finish line.
    There is a set number of laps and that is the number that you must cross the
    start-finish line before finishing.
    
    B.Sprint: A sprint race sounds simple, but the short length makes the race more
    difficult. You start at one point, finish at a different point, and you better
    hope beat everyone else to it.
    
    C.Drag: Drag races are different on this game than any other because you must
    use manual transmission (there isn't an automatic) and you have to hit your
    shifts on time. If you shift too late your engine might blow, if you shift too
    soon your car will lose valuable horsepower. Drags are just like sprint races
    only you go on a completely straight drag strip creating very high speeds.
    
    D.Drift: Drift racing is different than most types of racing because it's about
    style, rather than being the first to the finish line. Gather speed until you
    come to a corner and slide through it, you want to be going as fast as possible
    and get as sideways as possible, but be careful of the wall. The wall will eat
    any points that you were about to earn for the single drift that you hit it on.
    
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    7. Go Underground Mode:
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    Underground Mode is where everything happens. It's where you unlock your parts
    to customize your ride and a few new rides. If you want to get to the top you
    better start here because this is where you develop your car and your career as
    a street racer. To move up in the rankings, challenge the racer ranked one spot
    ahead of you. First you need to prove yourself in the preliminary rankings, you
    start at the bottom and work your way up, once your to the top you go into the
    big leagues, drift, drag, sprint, and like the prelims circuits.
    
    The only cars you can choose to start with are the Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Focus
    ZX3, and Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS, so choose the one that best suits your style,
    for speed, take the Impreza, for an all-around style take the Lancer, for
    handling the Focus is the best. The Focus is also the cheapest. The Focus costs
    $8000, the Lancer costs $8500 and the Impreza costs $9000. For other car prices
    see the Unlockables section 6.
    
    Note: You may be challenged at any time by the racer ranked behind you also.
    
    Note: The computer opponents are ranked at random, and the tracks are chose at
    random so I'm just showing what is unlocked in the order it is unlocked.
    
    Preliminary Rankings:
    
    1. Performance: Level 1 Weight Reduction Kit
        Visual: Level 1 Front Bumpers
    
    2. Visual: Level 1 Hoods
    
    3. Performance: Level 1 Suspension
    
    4.Visual: Level 1 Rear bumpers
    
    5. Performance: Level 1 Nitrous Oxide (Dry Shot)
    
    6. Visual: Level 1 Vinyl
    
    7. Performance: Level 1 Transmission
    
    8. Performance: Level 1 Engine
       Visual: Level 1 Rims
    
    9. Visual: Level 1 Window Tint
    
    10. Car: Honda Civic Si Coupe
       Performance: Level 1 Turbo Kit
    
    11. Level 1 Brakes
    
    Championship Street Racing Rankings:
    12. Visual: Level 1 Roof Scoops
    
    13. Cars: VW Golf GTI 2.0L
    
    14. Visual: Level 1 Side Skirts
    
    15. Performance: Level 1 E.C.U
    
    16. Visual: Level 1 Paints
    
    17. Cars: Acura RSX Type-S
    
    18. Visual: Level 2 Front Bumpers
    
    19. Performance: Level 1 Tires
        Visual: Level 2 Paints
    
    20. Visual: Level 2 Vinyl
    
    21. Visual: Level 2 Rear Bumpers
    
    22. Cars: Toyota Celica GT-S
    
    23. Performance: Performance: Level 2 Weight Reduction Kit
    
    24. Visual: Level 2 Side Skirts
        Visual: Level 2 Roof Scoops
    
    25. Cars: Acura Integra Type-R
        Performance: Level 2 Brakes
    
    26. Cars: Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V
    
    27. Performance: Level 2 Turbo Kit
    
    28. Performance: Level 2 Transmission
    
    29. Visual: Level 2 Hoods
    
    30. Visual: Level 2 Window Tint
    
    31. Cars: Toyota Supra
    
    32. Cars: Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    
    33. Visual: Level 2 Rims
    
    34. Performance: Level 2 Engine
    
    35. Performance: Level 2 Tires
    
    36. Performance: Level 2 Suspension
        Visual: Level 3 Front Bumpers
    
    37. Visual: Level 3 Rear Bumpers
    
    38. Performance: Level 2 Nitrous Oxide (Wet Shot)
    
    39. Cars: Mazda RX-7
        Performance: Level 2 E.C.U
    
    40. Visual: Level 3 Rims
    
    41. Visual: Level 3 Vinyl
    
    42. Performance: Level 3 Weight Reduction Kit
    
    43. Visual: Level 3 Side Skirts
        Visual: Level 3 Window Tint
    
    44. Visual: Level 3 Roof Scoops
    
    45. Visual: Level 3 Hoods
    
    46. Performance: Level 3 Tires
    
    47. Cars: Nissan 350Z
    
    48. Performance: Level 3 Transmission
    
    49. Performance: Level 3 Suspension
    
    50.Level 3 Paint
    
    51. Level 3 Brakes
        Level 3 E.C.U
    
    52. Level 3 Nitrous Oxide (Direct Port)
    
    53. Level 3 Turbo Kit
    
    54. Cars: Nissan Skyline R34 GTR
        Performance: Level 3 Engine
    
    Once you've unlocked everything, you still have many races left, and once you
    finish those races and become the best of the best, you unlock everything for
    quick race mode that's not already available.
    
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    8. Unlockables:
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    A.Locked cars and their costs in Underground mode:
    1.Toyota Celica GT-S: $18000
    
    2.Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX: $22000
    
    3.Toyota Supra: $28000
    
    4.Nissan 350Z: $34000
    
    5.Acura Integra Type-R: $25000
    
    6.Acura RSX Type-S: $10000
    
    7.Honda Civic Si Coupe: $13000
    
    8.Volkswagon Golf GTI 2.0L: $14000
    
    9.Mazda RX-7: $36000
    
    10.Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V: $17000
    
       11.Nissan Skyline R34 GTR: $38000
    
    B.Performance Upgrades and their costs in Underground mode:
     1. Weight Reduction Kits: Gives you more acceleration
           Level 1: $300
           Level 2: $2500
           Level 3: $5000
    
     2. Engine/Exhaust Packages: Gives you a higher Top Speed
           Level 1: $1000
           Level 2: $3200
           Level 3: $10000
    
     3. Turbo Packages: Gives you more acceleration
           Level 1: $4000
           Level 2: $6000
           Level 3: $10000
    
     4. Nitrous Oxide: Gives you more acceleration
           Dry Shot Nitrous: $1000
           Wet Shot Nitrous: $1500
           Direct Port Nitrous: $2000
    
     5. Transmission Packages: Give you a higher top speed and more acceleration
           Street Transmission: $1000
           Sport Transmission: $2500
           Race Transmission: $10000
    
     6. Tire Kits: Give you better handling
           Street Tires: $500
           Sport Tires: $1500
           R-Compound Tires: $2000
    
     7. Brake Kits: Give you better handling
           Upgraded Pads: $300
           Upgraded Rotors: $1000
           4-Piston Calipers: $5000
    
     8. E.C.U and Fuel Systems: Gives you a higher top speed and more acceleration
           Upgraded Engine Chip: $1000
           Air Fuel Controller: $2000
           Programmable E.C.U: $5000
    
     9. Suspension Packages: Gives you better handling
           Level 1: $1500
           Level 2: $2500
           Level 3: $3000
    
    C.Visual Upgrades: Give your car a better visual look making it hard to tell the
    manufacturer of the car.
        Body- Makes the body of your car look better
    
    1.Front Bumpers: Gives you better-looking front bumpers
    
    Level 1:
    Snyper: $350
    Ace: $350
    Renegade: $350
    
    Level 2:
    Shadow: $850
    Strike: $850
    Flash: $850
    
    Level 3:
    Wolfpack: $1500
    Spyder: $1500
    Type V: $1500
    Vortex: $2200
    Crank: $2200
    Storm: $2200
    
    2.Rear Bumpers: Gives you better-looking rear bumpers
    
    Level 1:
    Snyper:
    Ace: $250
    Renegade: $250
    Shadow: $250
    
    Level 2:
    Strike: $700
    Flash: $700
    Wolfpack: $700
    Spyder: $700
    
    Level 3:
    Type V: $2000
    Vortex: $2000
    Crank: $2000
    Storm: $2000
    Frenzy: $2700
    Blast: $2700
    Rage: $2700
    
    3.Side Skirts: Adds a visual effect to the side of your car
    
    Level 1:
    Snyper: $100
    Ace: $100
    
    Level 2:
    Renegade: $400
    Shadow: $400
    
    Level 3:
    Strike: $900
    Flash: $900
    
    4.Hoods: Give you a hood scoop
    
    Level 1:
    Speed: $350
    Mongoose: $350
    
    Level 2:
    Trident $900
    Beast: $900
    
    Level 3:
    Twister: $2000
    G-Force: $2000
    
    5.Roofs: Give you a roof scoop, though its hard to see on most cars
    
    Level 1:
    Polar: $200
    Ventrex: $200
    
    Level 2:
    Blizzard: $300
    Dually: $300
    
    Level 3:
    Rally: $700
    Galeforce: $700
    
    Rims- Gives you new hubcaps
    
    Level 1:
    Cyclone: $1000
    Six-Shooter: $1000
    Ninja: $1000
    Ultra: $1000
    RW-3: $1000
    
    Level 2:
    RW-6: $2500
    RW-9: $2500
    Samurai: $2500
    Combat: $2500
    UG-A: $2500
    
    Level 3:
    UG-B: $4000
    UG-C: $4000
    S5: $4000
    Magnum: $4000
    Renegade: $4000
    Torque: $6500
    Lockdown: $6500
    Topspin: $6500
    
    Window Tint- tints your windows a different color
    
    Level 1: $0
    Level 2: $350
    Level 3: $800
    
    Paint- Gives your car a new color
    Level 1: $0
    Level 2: $2000
    Level 3: $2800
    
    Vinyls- Adds a graphic that makes a plain paint job look better
    Level 1:
    Vinyl Kits 1-10: $800
    
    Level 2:
    Vinyl Kits: 11-20: $2000
    
    Level 3:
    Vinyl Kits 21-30: $4500
    Vinyl Kits 31-42: $5500
    
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    9. Hints and Tips:
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    1.To drift better just turn into the corner like you would a circuit race and
    when you are almost through the corner hit the handbrake (R1) while still
    holding down the D-pad. This results in a longer drift and more drift points in
    a drift race.
    
    2.In a drag race use your nitrous (if you have any) in fourth gear to get to
    fifth gear faster and also use nitrous in fifth gear to get to sixth gear
    faster, once your in sixth gear use what's left of your nitrous to get to the
    finish line. This should improve your drag times. When using a manual
    transmission the nitrous button is always the up button on the D-pad
    
    3.When in a circuit race and going through sharp turns hold down the handbrake.
    This will result in a drift effect and get you through the corner better usually
    without hitting the wall.
    
    4.Tap the nitrous (if you have any) button in a circuit race while going by an
    area with traffic. This almost always gets you through the danger zone, but if
    you don't make it the car gets slowed down so much it's only luck and skill that
    can ensure a victory.
    
    5.When going through turns keep your car as close as you can to the inside of
    the track, but don't turn too early or you'll hit a building or wall, this
    applies to sprint and circuit modes.
    
    6.In a sprint race don't conserve your nitrous too much, but don't use it all at
    once either, if you use nitrous coming out of any corner you should have a good
    chance of winning.
    
    7.Never try to block or wreck anyone because if you do chances are you're the
    one going to get wrecked. Drag racing is sometimes an exception as you can slow
    someone down by putting a quick block on him or her. If you just stay directly
    in front of them their going to hit you from behind and you're going to have a
    DNF.
    
    8.In Go Underground mode, it's better to skip around, change from drift to drag,
    to circuit, back to drag or something like that.
    
    9.Watch for 4 yellow flashing circles with lines through them, if there are two
    of these right across from each other, you will need to be on your highest level
    of caution because this is where traffic comes out. If you see a bus, car, or
    fire truck come out be careful, the fire trucks are big and slow so they block
    almost the whole road. Cars are just so fast, the only way to miss them is to go
    behind them. There are other vehicles that you can hit, but these are the ones
    that are most often hit.
    
    10.The break is your friend in sharp U-turns, and the handbrake is your friend
    if you have slow reflexes.
    
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    10. Frequently Asked Questions:
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    Q: What is better this or a console version?
    A: Obviously the console version is going to have more in it because there is a
    lot more memory in it than in the GBA.
    
    Q: What is the best car?
    A: Statistically it's the Nissan Skyline, but it's the most expensive and you
    don't get it until later in the game. The best car to start with depends on your
    driving style, test them all and take the one that suits you best.
    
    Q: Do my visual upgrades effect my Performance?
    A: No, they just make your car look a lot nicer.
    
    Q: Can I use nitrous in a drag race? If so how?
    A: Yes you can use nitrous in a drag race simply by tapping or holding the up
    button.
    
    Q: Is the AI in this game dirty?
    A: In the beginning it's not very dirty, but unfortunately as you progress the
    AI will keep running into your rear end until you spin out.
    
    Q: How many total cars are in this game?
    A: 14 customizable cars from makers like Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Toyota, and
    many more.
    
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    11. Credits:
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    Thanks to GameFAQs for posting my FAQ
    
    Thanks to any readers of this FAQ for reading this FAQ
    
    Thanks to LivingNightMare185 for helping me fix my FAQ's spacing problem
    
    Thanks to arminjewell for giving me tips and critiquing this FAQ
    
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    is extrememoder@yahoo.com If you would like to help me on this FAQ then just 
    contact me through email or the message boards in the Need For Speed Underground
    Forum for either the GBA or Playstation 2. Please no flaming.
    
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