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    Blast Corps FAQ
    
    
            Vehicles
    
            Area FAQs
    
            General FAQs
    
            Codes, Hints and Tricks        
    
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            Vehicles
    
            Each vehicle is graded in the following areas:
            Destructive Power (DP), Speed (S), and Ease of
            Use (EU).
    
            Vehicle                     DP S  EU
            Backlash                    A  C  D
            Ballista                    B  A  C
            Cars (Police, Van, etc.)    E  A  A
            Cyclone Suit                B  B  C
            J-Bomb                      A  B  B
            Ram Dozer                   B  B  A
            Skyfall                     B  A  B
            Side Swipe                  A  B  B
            Thunderfist Plus            B  B  C
    
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            Area FAQs
    
            Argent Towers           Jade Plateau
            Havoc District          Salvage Wharf
            Tempest City            Marine Quarter
            Beeton Tracks           Twilight Foundry
            Echo Marches            Cooter Creek
            Ironstone Mine          Skeeries Sleek Streets
            Ebony Coast
            Crystal Rift            Moraine Chase
            Glory Crossing
            Oyster Harbor
    
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            Argent Towers
    
            1. How do I get all the vehicles in Argent
            Towers?
    
                 First, use the Backlash to destroy all
                 the buildings that it can. Then, use it
                 to push the large grey block out from in
                 front of the ramp. Get out of the
                 Backlash, go down the ramp and get into
                 the Ram Dozer. Use it to push the TNT
                 block over to the wooden door. When the
                 door is destroyed, get out of the Ram
                 Dozer and climb into the Train (you won't
                 be able to see it). Drive the Train
                 through the tunnel until you get to the
                 Ballista. Use the Ballista's missiles to
                 destroy the wooden door down in the pit
                 on the right side of the area. Get out of
                 the Ballista, walk down the ramp into the
                 pit and go through the long tunnel (you
                 will only see your driver's shadow as he
                 is walking underground) until you come to
                 the J-Bomb.
    
            2. How do I destroy the flashing tower in
            Argent Towers?
    
                 Use the Motorcycle's missiles to destroy
                 the flashing tower. It is one of the
                 buildings that must be destroyed to
                 achieve 100%. How do I do find the
                 Scientist in Argent Towers? The flashing
                 tower is actually a marker for a hidden
                 tunnel. Go back into the tunnel and you
                 will find another tunnel going off to the
                 left at the flashing tower. You will find
                 a Police Car that will help you navigate
                 the maze. The Scientist is at the end of
                 the maze.
    
            3. How do I find the Scientist?
    
                 The flashing tower is actually a marker
                 for a hidden tunnel. Go back into the
                 tunnel and you will find another tunnel
                 going off to the left at the flashing
                 tower. You will find a Police Car that
                 will help you navigate the maze. The
                 Scientist is at the end of the maze.
    
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            Havoc District
    
            1. Why can't I get 100% of the buildings in
            this course?
    
                 This course has some difficult things to
                 find that need to be destroyed to earn
                 100%. There are four lights on the top of
                 the bridge that need to be destroyed.
                 Also, there is an island with RDUs and a
                 lighthouse in the Southwest corner of the
                 area. There are five silver balls out in
                 the water that must destroyed as well.
    
            2. How do I get to those tunnels underneath
            the water?
    
                 Use the J-Bomb to get on top of the cliff
                 above the Semi. You will find a darker
                 patch of grass near the cliff edge. Step
                 on the patch and you will drop down to
                 the tunnels. Use the Muscle Car to go
                 down the next tunnel and more RDUs.
    
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            Tempest City
    
            1. How do I get 100% of all the buildings?
    
                 On the far right side of the area, you
                 will find a large gray building with
                 lights around its sides. If you shoot the
                 middle part of the building, the light
                 will go out. Keep shooting until you
                 destroy that section of the building. It
                 takes a lot of missiles, so it may not
                 look like you are doing damage to it.
                 When destroyed, you will have access to a
                 ramp to get up to the top. You will find
                 a Communication Tower, the rest of the
                 Buildings and the first Scientist.
    
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            Beeton Tracks
    
            1. How am I supposed to destroy that big
            building near the end of the tracks?
    
                 This may be your first encounter with the
                 Crane. You need to drive the Ram Dozer
                 onto the Crane's platform, get out of the
                 Ram Dozer and assume the controls of the
                 Crane. Place the Ram Dozer on the other
                 side of the tracks so that you can push
                 the TNT Crate into the building.
    
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            Echo Marches
    
            1. Where are the two Communication Towers?
    
                 The first one you will probably find is
                 near where you pick up the barge. The
                 second one is a bit trickier to find.
                 Near the Semi, if you look in the open
                 field, you will find a tall, narrow tower
                 of rock. There is a rock platform at the
                 top of the tower. Use J-Bomb to fly up to
                 it.
    
            2. What am I supposed to do with the arrows
            pointing to the train track and the moat?
    
                 You will need to bring the Train over to
                 the ramps and move the Barge to make a
                 bridge. I suggest that you take your
                 J-Bomb only to the first tunnel, exit the
                 J-Bomb and run the Man through the tunnel
                 to get to the train. That way, you won't
                 have far to go to get back into the
                 J-Bomb. You can drive the Muscle Car
                 through the tunnel, but time is of the
                 essence in this course!
    
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            Ironstone Mine
    
            1. How do I find the Scientist in this course?
    
                 You will need to use all of the vehicles
                 availble in this stage. Near the end of
                 the stage, you will find a Train that you
                 will need to back-up all the way to the
                 end of the tracks. Exit the train, cross
                 the pedestrian bridge and follow the path
                 unti you locate the Ram Dozer. Drive the
                 Ram Dozer onto the Crane's platform. Set
                 the platform down on the other side of
                 the tracks. Use the Ram Dozer to push the
                 TNT Crate into the large building. This
                 will open a tunnel filled with RDUs. This
                 is the hiding spot of the scientist.
    
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            Ebony Coast
    
            1. How do I find the Scientist in this course?
    
                 This is one of the trickier Scientists to
                 find. Near the beginning of the stage,
                 you will see some grey stones blocking
                 the train track. To destroy the grey
                 stones, use the Ram Dozer to push the TNT
                 Crate into them. On the other side of the
                 tunnel, you will see an "Easter Island"
                 statue (J-Bomb is inside it). Once you
                 have cleared the tracks, take the Ram
                 Dozer and the Train all the way to the
                 train station at the end of the tracks.
                 Use the Ram Dozer to destroy the train
                 station. Be careful not to activate the
                 TNT Crate. When everything is cleared
                 away, use the Ram Dozer to push the TNT
                 Crate onto the Train's flatbed. Get out
                 of the Ram Dozer, get into the Train and
                 back it up all the way to the "Easter
                 Island" statue. This TNT Crate has a slow
                 detonation time, so you will have time to
                 back it up all the way. Make sure to
                 position the TNT Crate so that it is next
                 to the statue. When the statue is
                 destoyed, you will have access to the
                 J-Bomb. The Scientist is in a hidden cove
                 to the right of the tunnel that the
                 Missile Truck drove through..
    
            2. How do I get 100% RDUs and Buildings?
    
                 Using the J-Bomb, find the large island
                 in the Northwest corner of this area. The
                 island has a large "field hieroglyphic"
                 of a man holding a spear. Near the there
                 will be three more "Easter Island"
                 statues and a bunch of RDUs near the
                 northern tip of the island.
    
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            Glory Crossing
    
            1. How do I find the Scientist?
    
                 If you drive straight ahead in the
                 direction that the Semi is pointing, you
                 will find a tunnel that goes to the
                 Scientist.
    
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            Crystal Rift
    
            1. How do I get the Van?
    
                 Use the Ram Dozer to push the dark gray
                 block out of the first tunnel. Keep
                 pushing it to the other side of the road
                 into the next tunnel. The block will fall
                 into position and allow you to drive the
                 Ram Dozer through the tunnel and get the
                 Van.
    
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            Oyster Harbor
    
            1. How am I supposed to get through this
            stage?!?
    
                 Start off by using the Ballista's
                 missiles to destroy the first set of
                 containers in the Truck's path. Next,
                 destroy the containers that block the
                 path to the Ram Dozer. Exit the Ballista,
                 run down the ramp and get into the Ram
                 Dozer. Quickly clear the rest of the
                 containers in the Truck's path. Clear a
                 path to the right of where you got the
                 Ram Dozer and you will find a number of
                 TNT Crates. Exit the Ram Dozer, climb
                 into the Crane and bring the platform
                 around to the Ram Dozer. Exit the Crane,
                 jump back into the Ram Dozer and use it
                 to push a TNT Crate onto the platform.
                 Exit the Ram Dozer, get back into the
                 crane and swing the platform around so
                 that the TNT Crate will be detonated on
                 the middle of building.
    
                 Note: This building can be destroyed
                 piece by piece, so be sure to detonate
                 the TNT Crate at the place indicated by
                 the arrows! To detonate the TNT Crate,
                 lower the platform onto the building.
                 Exit the Crane, jump back into the Ram
                 Dozer and drive to the new area that
                 you've just opened up. You will see a
                 bunch of holes in the ground that must be
                 filled with the different shaped blocks.
                 Use the Ram Dozer to push the first block
                 into the first hole. Next, destroy the
                 two blue-roofed buildings to the right of
                 the first block/hole. You will see a hole
                 that must be filled with the second
                 block. This will give you access to two
                 more blocks.
    
                 You can save time by pushing both of
                 these blocks into the main area at the
                 same. Fill in the rest of the holes until
                 you get to the last one. You will find
                 the last block behind the two large, red
                 fuel tanks over to the right of where all
                 the holes are. The next obstacles are the
                 three Barges that must be moved into
                 position. Go past the first and second
                 Barges and stop on the deck of the third.
                 Get into the Barge, back it all the way
                 up into position and then drive the Ram
                 Dozer to the pedestrian bridge. Cross the
                 bridge, run to the left to the second
                 Barge and back it up into position.
                 Depending on the postion of the Truck and
                 its distance to the first Barge, this
                 next step can be done before the Truck
                 passes the first Barge or after. Drive
                 the Ram Dozer onto the deck of the first
                 Barge. Sail it all the way forward and
                 use the Ram Dozer to push the TNT Crate
                 onto the deck. Sail the Barge back into
                 position for the Truck and push the TNT
                 Crate all the way to the end. There will
                 be a large building that can only be
                 destroyed with the TNT Crate.
    
            2. How do I get the Scientist in this course?
    
                 Once you have completed the area, go back
                 in and work your way back to the Barges.
                 As in the first time around, load the TNT
                 Crate onto the first barge. Use the TNT
                 Crate to destroy the white blocks that
                 serve as the stopping point for the third
                 Barge. Get back in the Barge and back it
                 all the way up to the Scientist.
    
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            Jade Plateau
    
            1. What's the best vehicle to use?
    
                 Probably the Muscle Car since it doesn't
                 lose any speed on the dirt or swamp.
                 Using this car, you can take the shortcut
                 to the right after you cross the first
                 bridge without losing any speed.
    
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            Salvage Wharf
    
            1. What's the best vehicle to use?
    
                 The Ram Dozer since it makes up in
                 destructive power and ease of use from
                 what it lacks in speed.
    
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            Marine Quarter
    
            1. What's the best vehicle to use?
    
                 Probably the Van since it combines high
                 speed with tight cornering; perfect for
                 any race course on streets.
    
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            Twilight Foundry
    
            1. What's the best vehicle to use?
    
            Probably the Ram Dozer since it combines size
            (you won't have to run right over the RDU to
            activate it) and destructive power with easy
            handling.
    
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            Cooter Creek
    
            1. What's the best vehicle to use?
    
            Probably the Muscle Car since it doesn't lose
            speed in the off-road areas. You can cut
            across the rocks to shorten your laps.
    
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            Skerries
    
            1. What's the best vehicle to use?
    
                 Probably the Van due to its high-speed
                 and excellent handling. There is a
                 short-cut after the second bridge. Look
                 for the indentation on the rock wall and
                 you can drive right through a hidden
                 tunnel.
    
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            Sleek Streets
    
            1. What's the best vehicle to use?
    
                 The Van since it combines high speed with
                 excellent handling.
    
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            Moraine Chase
    
            1. What's the best vehicle to use?
    
                 Probably the Muscle Car since it doesn't
                 lose speed in the off-road areas. You can
                 cut across the rocks to shorten your
                 laps. If you cut across the rocks after
                 the third stone "gate," you can cut down
                 on your lap time.
    
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            FAQs
    
            Why can't I use the Sideswipe's jackhammer
            (or) the Ballista's missiles anymore?
    
                 The jackhammer and missiles are limited
                 items. If you run out, drive past an ammo
                 crate to pick up more. Ammo crates are
                 usually scattered throughout a stage that
                 uses the Sideswipe or Ballista.
    
            How do I know if I've found everything in a
            particular course?
    
                 If you go back out to the World Map
                 screen, the Course will be circled in
                 Red. If it is circled in Green, then you
                 have missed something--usually a
                 Communication Tower.
    
            I went back in the stage, completed more of
            the goals, but now it doesn't show?
    
                 If you go back into a stage to work on
                 achieving 100% in all categories, make
                 sure you exit the stage through the Semi.
                 This is the only way to save your
                 progress!
    
            What does this Radar do for me?
    
                 The Radar in this game gives the general
                 position of the Semi in relation to where
                 you are located. If the Yellow Block (the
                 Semi) is at the top of the Radar, then
                 you need to go straight up to get to it.
    
            How do I get 100% in this Course!
    
                 In order to grab the gold medal in each
                 course, you'll need to get 100% in
                 several categories. Luckily, most of the
                 categories are linked in some way. First,
                 you will need to destroy all of the
                 builings. This, in turn, will allow you
                 to locate all of the Survivors. Finally,
                 you'll need to locate all the RDUs. This
                 can be the most difficult category to
                 complete since the RDUs are often
                 well-hidden. Be sure to use all the
                 available vehicles to search every square
                 inch of the course. RDUs are often in
                 groups, so make sure you didn't skip one
                 in a long line of them. GPC Note: Check
                 the Common Questions for the individual
                 courses if someone is having a lot of
                 difficulty finding 100% in a particular
                 course.
    
            How do I erase the game on the Memory Chip?
    
                 Press the Start button when you turn on
                 the Nintendo 64. An Game Erase Option
                 Screen will appear.
                 
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                 Codes, Hints and Tricks
    
    
                 When your in a level where you are going 
                 around a race course, after you finish the 
                 number of laps it says to do, do the race again 
                 with another vehical. Now when you start, you'll 
                 be racing a ghost car. The ghost car will be the 
                 vehical that you just used and will do everything 
                 you did in the last race (like in Mario Kart).
    
    

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