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).