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    Ridge Racer 64
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    Racing is fun again!
    
    
       An informative guide by FLOWERPOT
                 flowerpot2000@email.com
                             Version 2.2
    
    
    
    
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    01   Revision History
    02   Car Driving 101
    03   The Automobiles
    04   Cheats/GameShark/Secret Cars
    05   Legal Disclaimer
    06   End
    
    
    
    
    
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     01   R E V I S I O N   H I S T O R Y----------------------------------
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    /// Saturday, June 2, 2001: Version FINAL
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    * Finalized the guide and added the new disclaimer.
    
    /// Wednesday, August 30, 2000: Version 2.2
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    * Added the cheat for Red Shirt Rage Car in section 04.
    
    /// Friday, August 25, 2000:  Version 2.0
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    * Section 04, Cheats/Secret Cars/GameShark, added.
    * Minor redesign.
    
    /// Wednesday, July 19, 2000: Version 1.0
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    * First Version. Complete Guide.
    * E-mail me with additions or corrections.
    
    
    
    
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     02   C A R   D R I V I N G    1 0 1-----------------------------------
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    /// C O N T R O L S
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    Analog      : Movement
    Start Button: Pause / Select
    Z Button    : Shift Down
    L Button    : Shift Down
    R Button    : Shift Up
    A Button    : Acceleration / Make selections in menus
    B Button    : Brakes / Cancel selections in menus
    C ^         : Toggle views
    C >         : Toggle mirror on/off (Cockpit View)
    C <         : Toggle radar on/off
    
    
    
    /// M O D E S   O F   P L A Y
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    Quick Play  : Jump right into the race! Race 3 laps around the
    Revolution Novice course in the F/A Racing car against 11 computer
    controlled cars. Your car will be an S class with automatic
    transmission.
    Grand Prix  : This is the main mode! Choose any available track and any
    available car, then select certain settings. The number of laps is pre-
    determined for each track, and you will race against 11 computer-
    controlled cars.
    Car Attack  : Compete for better cars! Once you have won the first
    stage trophy, the car attack mode will become available. Choose the car
    you want to race against. Select any available car and determine
    certain settings. The number of laps is pre-determined for each track,
    and you will race against a single, higher powered computer opponent.
    If you beat the computer car, that car will be added to your garage.
    Time Attack : You have the track all to yourself! After choosing the
    course, select Time Attack or Freerun. If you choose freerun, there
    will be no set number of laps. If you select Time Attack, the number of
    laps will be preset to match the Grand Prix races. If you break a lap
    or race record in the Set Records mode, you will be asked to enter your
    name in the records book. Woo!
    
    
    /// E N V I R O N M E N T S
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    *note* each environment has different courses within, which is why many
    of the stages look the same.
    
    R I D G E   R A C E R
    The city-scape of Ridge Racer is the backdrop for these classic races.
    Race through the crowded downtown, then blast through the mountain
    tunnels on you way to the sunny beaches nearby. For the Ridge Racer
    elite, a high speed race through the moonlit downtown has been created
    exclusively for RR64. If you have what it takes, you can compete on
    these streets which, until now, have been seen but never raced on.
    
    R E V O L U T I O N
    The scenic Northwest is the new setting for the three courses from
    Ridge Racer revolution. Leave the city in your rearview as you climb
    into the evergreen-covered mountains and rocket through breathtaking
    canyons and valleys. These narrow, winding courses require driving
    skill and precision to master, especially in the latter stages.
    
    R E N E G A D E
    The sun-baked desert of the Southwest paints the background for three
    all-new courses designed exclusively for RR64. YouÆll be burning rubber
    through sand-blasted gulches and twisting tunnels on your way through
    devious courses designed to test your Ridge Racer driving skills. No
    time to stop for water! These courses are the toughest youÆll encounter
    at each stage.
    
    
    
    
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    Legend:      Speed- Depends on top speed
                 Acceleration- How fast the car reaches top speed
                 Handling- How well car responds to controls
                 Grip- How well car handles corners and sliding
                 FlowerpotÆs note- My opinion on the car
    
    
    01   F/A Racing
         Speed       :  Average
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: Good car to start out with if you are completely
    foreign to racing simulation controls and dynamics.
    
    02   RT Ryukyu
         Speed       :  Average
         Acceleration:  Low
         Handling    :  High
         Grip        :  High
    *  Flowerpot Says: Good for turning corners but just doesnÆt cut it
    when you really need to get into first place after falling to fifth
    in the last lap.
    
    03   Pac Racing
         Speed       :  Average
         Acceleration:  Very High
         Handling    :  Very Low
         Grip        :  Very Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: Sure, it has awesome acceleration, but it only
    accelerates to itÆs top speed, which isnÆt something this car can
    boast about.
    
    04   RT Solvalou
         Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Very Low
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: My favorite out of the first four starting cars. It
    is not great when it comes to turning but it make up for the bad
    grip with a nice top speed that can overrun the three other starting
    cars.
    
    05 RT Pink Mappy
    Speed       :  Average
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Low
         Grip        :  Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: Basically the same as the F/A Racing Car, only with worse
    handling. Not a good car.
    
    06 RT Blue Mappy
    Speed       :  Average
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Below Average
         Grip        :  Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: Identical in looks to the RT Pink Mappy (except color) and
    is
    basically the same except for slightly better handling.
    
    07 Galaga RT Prid’s
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  High
         Grip        :  Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: This is the car I used the most when I only had 7 cars, but
    it was soon replaced. The speed isn’t all that great and it’s best quality is
    handling, which isn’t something to brag about either.
    
    08 Galaga RT Carrot
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Very High
         Grip        :  Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: The acceleration and grip of this car are identical to the
    Galaga RT Prid’s but it has a faster speed and much better handling which makes
    this one much better. It’s also one of the nicer looking cars in RR64.
    
    09 RT Bosconian
    Speed       :  Above Average
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  Below Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: After getting the Galaga RT Carrot, why would you want to
    switch to this car. It’s almost identical to the very first car, except for
    slight changes in speed and grip. Big Whoop!
    
    10 RT Nebulasray
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  Below Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: Once again, a crappy car that you are able to win that
    stands
    no chance against some cars you may already have (i.e. Galaga RT Carrot/RT
    Solvalou).
    
    11 RT Xevious Red
    Speed       :  Average
         Acceleration:  Very High
         Handling    :  Low
         Grip        :  Very Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: This car may be horrible at turning tight corners, but it’s
    awesome acceleration makes up for it. Each time it loses speed by crashing, it
    makes up for it with the acceleration. The speed can compare to some other
    cars.
    
    12 RT Xevious Green
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: The RT Xevious Green trades in the great acceleration of the
    RT Xevious Red for a better speed and more handling. The extra handling still
    doesn’t suffice for large corners, especially in the Renegade environment.
    
    13 DIG Racing Team
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Above Average
         Handling    :  High
         Grip        :  Below Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: This car is pretty much good at everything, except grip. But
    don’t worry, if you crash because of poor grip, the nice acceleration will
    quickly speed you up to the high top speed this car has.
    
    14 Micro Mouse Mappy
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: The only good point on this car is the speed. If you are
    confident in your turning and twisting skills, and you don’t crash a lot, this
    is a good car for the third or fourth levels.
    
    15 Thirteenth Racing Kid
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Very High
         Handling    :  Low
         Grip        :  Below Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: This speed demon has one of the best acceleration speeds in
    the game, but if your aren’t such a great driver your speed will cause you to
    take a few spills on the road, slowing you down greatly.
    
    16 White Angel
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Very High
         Handling    :  High
         Grip        :  High
    *  Flowerpot Says: Where have you been all my life. This was my favorite car
    for
    a long time and has good stats in everything. Use it. Love it. Win.
    
    17 Digipen Racing
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Maximum
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: Wow. Go from 0-60 in less than 2 seconds.. then crash
    because
    of the not-so-good handling and grip. A good car for getting the lead early in
    multiplayer.
    
    18 Assoluto Infinito
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Very High
         Handling    :  High
         Grip        :  Below Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: Must be an Italian car? This car has strong point everywhere
    except grip, which can be made up for with the nice acceleration. The speed is
    comparable to the other cars and the handling will make you forget about poor
    grip.
    
    19 Age Solo Supernova
    Speed       :  Very High
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: Just like the RT Solvalou, the speed is great. But, because
    of acceleration problems, it takes time to get to your top speed. Once you are
    their, an experienced driver will have a hard time losing. One of my favorite
    looking cars.
    
    20   Atomic Purple
         Speed       :  Very High
         Acceleration:  High
         Handling    :  Very High
         Grip        :  Average
    *  Flowerpot Says: This car is the color of my N64 controller and is also
    comparable to the Assoluto Infinito. Strong everywhere except for grip, where
    it
    lacks the power the speed, acceleration and handling control.
    
    20 Extreme Green
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Maximum
         Handling    :  High
         Grip        :  None
    *  Flowerpot Says: This baby has 100% acceleration but 0% grip. You must make
    sacrifices to get good things. Many cars aren’t that great in grip yet they
    still perform. Yeah, you can pick this cool-looking car, but don’t expect not
    to
    crash.
    
    21 Terrazi Terrific
    Speed       :  Very High
         Acceleration:  Average
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: Yet another look for a car with almost the same stats as the
    RT Solvalou.
    
    22 Lizard Nightmare
    Speed       :  Very High
         Acceleration:  Maximum
         Handling    :  Maximum
         Grip        :  High
    *  Flowerpot Says: Excellent acceleration and handling lay inside the hood of
    this car. The great acceleration works fast to get the car to its very high top
    speed. If you are a good driver, you won’t crash much either, because of
    awesome
    handling and great grip. Good car, folks.
    
    23 Screamin’ Eagle
    Speed       :  Very High
         Acceleration:  Very High
         Handling    :  Maximum
         Grip        :  Maximum
    *  Flowerpot Says: Good drivers will never crash in this baby and at the same
    time they’ll be speeding down any level. Great car for the Renegade environment
    filled with all its twists and turns. Also, the official car of the united
    states.
    
    24 Ultra 64
    Speed       :  Maximum
         Acceleration:  Maximum
         Handling    :  Maximum
         Grip        :  Maximum
    *  Flowerpot Says: Can you say “Perfect”? Good drivers will be at top speed and
    hardly ever crash. Yeah baby.
    
    
    SECRECT CARS
    
    25 00-Agent
    Speed       :  Maximum
         Acceleration:  Low
         Handling    :  High
         Grip        :  Below Average
    *  Flowerpot Says:  This is the best looking car in the game. Wow! It has
    awesome speed but takes forever to speed up because of bad acceleration. Once
    it’s at it’s top speed, don’t expect not to crash, because and handling and
    grip
    aren’t that great.
    
    26 Galaga ’88
    Speed       :  High
         Acceleration:  Maximum
         Handling    :  Very High
         Grip        :  None
    *  Flowerpot Says: This car is not a car. It is a flying spaceship. It be
    better
    if it could fly over other cars, but all it can do is crash a lot. Don’t pick
    it.
    
    27 Blinky
    Speed       :  Average
         Acceleration:  Maximum
         Handling    :  Maximum
         Grip        :  None
    *  Flowerpot Says: A pac-man character as a car? Not a good idea. He moves
    slower than a school bus and isn’t the greatest turner. Good when playing by
    yourself on FREERUN, but not in any race.
    
    28 Red Shirt Rage
    Speed       :  Very High
         Acceleration:  Low
         Handling    :  High
         Grip        :  Maximum
    *  Flowerpot Says: Nice top speed, which will take you a long time to reach
    because of crappy acceleration. Also, don’t expect to crash in the Grip Charged
    car.
    
    29 Crazy Canuck
    Speed       :  Very High
         Acceleration:  Very High
         Handling    :  Maximum
         Grip        :  Maximum
    *  Flowerpot Says: The Canadians have built a great car only surpassed by the
    Ultra 64.
    
    30 Caddy Car
    Speed       :  Maximum
         Acceleration:  Very Low
         Handling    :  Average
         Grip        :  None
    *  Flowerpot Says: The fastest caddy car in the world will never win a race for
    you, but it will crash for you :)
    
    31 Pooka
    Speed       :  Very High
         Acceleration:  Very High
         Handling    :  Low
         Grip        :  Very Low
    *  Flowerpot Says: You may actually win a race with this guy. I was able to
    come
    in second on in a Renegade environment level. I crashed a lot, but I did it!
    
    
    
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    /// G A L A G A   ' 8 8   M I N I   G A M E
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    Finish Ridge Racer Extreme Extra in first place to play one level of the
    classic Galaga '88 game. Destroy all forty aliens to unlock the Galaga '88 car
    and "Galaga Pac Jam" song.
    
    
    /// C A D D Y   C A R
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    Begin a race on the first track in grand prix mode. At the start of the race,
    turn your car directly around and drive into the brick wall until you pass
    through it. A reversed race should now begin. Win this race to unlock the
    extremely fast caddy car.
    
    
    /// C R A Z Y   C A N U C K   C A R
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    Select car attack mode and choose stage 8 in mirror mode. Defeat the car to
    unlock the Crazy Canuck car.
    
    
    /// P O O K A   C A R
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    Select time attack mode and choose stage 7 or 8. Select set record. Break the
    record to unlock the Pooka car.
    
    
    /// 0 0 - A G E N T   C A R
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    Note: Two players are required to unlock this car. Select two player mode and
    choose team mode. Select three teams and choose stage 7 or 8. Win first and
    second place to unlock the 00-Agent car.
    
    
    /// B L I N K Y   G H O S T   C A R
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    Drive 99 laps in free run in time attack mode on any track.
    
    
    /// R E D   S H I R T   R A G E   C A R
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    Use the Ultra 64 on the RR Novice track, Z class. The goal is to hit the
    chopper, which can be done at one place on the first lap only. At the start,
    drive normally up to the checkpoint next to the beach, then stop completely and
    wait for at least 5 seconds (to allow the chopper to take up the right
    position). Then hit the gas and try to get enough air off the jump just before
    the tunnel in order to hit the chopper. It's probably easiest to judge the jump
    in the first-person view, but the game doesn't acknowledge whether or not
    you've succeeded. Anyway, finish the race - it's not necessary to even win -
    and you should have the car.
    
    
    
    /// C A R   P R E V I E W
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    At the car selection screen or trophy screen, press C-Up, C-Right, C-Down, or
    C-Left to change the view and rotate the cars.
    
    
    /// M O T I O N   B L U R R I N G
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    During an instant replay, press C-Left to add a motion blur effect.
    
    
    
    /// R E V E R S E   3 6 0   P O W E R S L I D E
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    Set the drift mode option to "RR64". Begin a game and get to a sharp turn. Stop
    accelerating, turn the opposite direction from the turn, and accelerate again
    while still turning. If done correctly, your car will spin around during the
    powerslide. After you are turned around, control the car as if in a normal
    powerslide and re-align it with the track. This trick allows your car to get
    through winding turns without braking or losing speed.
    
    
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    G A M E S H A R K G A M E S H A R K G A M E S H A R K G A M E S H A R K
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    /// U N L O C K   A L L   C A R S
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    8102F19C FFFF
    8102F19E FFFF
    
    
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    81043530 FFFF
    81043532 FFFF
    81043534 FFFF
    81043536 FFFF
    
    
    /// G R A N D   P R I X   M O D E   C H A N G E S
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    Car Modifier 8113CF5A 00??
    Track Modifier 8113CF6A 00??
    
    
    /// A C C O M P A N Y   C A R   M O D I F I E R   C O D E S
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    00 - F/A Racing
    01 - RT Ryukyu
    02 - PAC Racing
    03 - RT Solvalou
    04 - RT Pink Mappy
    05 - RT Blue Mappy
    06 - Galaga RT Prid's
    07 - Galaga RT Carrot
    08 - RT Bosconian
    09 - RT Nebulasray
    0A - RT Xevious Red
    0B - RT Xevious Green
    0C - Dig Racing Team
    0D - Micro Mouse Mappy
    0E - 13th Racing Kid
    0F - White Angel
    10 - Digipen Racing
    11 - Assoluto Infinito
    12 - Age Solo Supernova
    13 - Atomic Purple
    14 - Extreme Green
    15 - Terrazi Terrific
    16 - Lizard Nightmare
    17 - Screamin' Eagle
    18 - Ultra 64 (Full Stats)
    19 - 00-Agent
    1A - Galaga' 88
    1B - Blinky
    1C - Red Shirt Rage
    1D - Crazy Canuck
    1E - Caddy Car
    1F - Pooka
    20 - Trophy Room
    21 - Ridge Racer Novice
    22 - Revolution Novice
    23 - Renegade Novice
    24 - Ridge Racer Intermediate
    25 - Revolution Intermediate
    26 - Renegade Intermediate
    27 - Ridge Racer Expert
    28 - Revolution Expert
    29 - Renegade Expert
    2A - Ridge Racer Extreme
    
    
    /// A C C O M P A N Y   T R A C K   M O D I F I E R   C O D E S
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    00 - Ridge Racer Novice
    01 - Revolution Novice
    02 - Renegade Novice
    03 - Ridge Racer Intermediate
    04 - Revolution Intermediate
    05 - Renegade Intermediate
    06 - Ridge Racer Expert
    07 - Revolution Expert
    08 - Renegade Expert
    09 - Ridge Racer Extreme
    
    
    
    
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    This Version of the Legal Disclaimer was last updated on 5/30/2001. The latest
    version of this disclaimer can always be found at
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    This document is protected under United States and International Copyright
    Laws. Unauthorized electronic or printed duplication for anything other then
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    guide, Jason Gomer (AKA flowerpot).
    
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                                                                   CREDITS
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      • CJayC
        The creator of the biggest FAQ Archive on the web. Without him, I
        would've never began to write.
    
      • Five different people
        Telling me how to get the Red Shirt Rage car.
    
      • CheatCC.com
        Info in section 04.
    
    
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