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| CALIFORNIA GAMES FAQ FOR NES |
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VERSION FINAL
Written by 007
Email : mmnpsrsoskl@hotmail.com
ICQ Number : 40489746
AOL Screename : mmnpsrsoskl
MSN : mmnpsrsoskl@hotmail.com
Date FAQ Was Started : Sunday 14 October 2001

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|Version Updates|
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Version Final
23/02/2002

Final version...decided to finish it now then try and add in copious amounts
of useless crap, oh, and a change in email.

Version 1.1
28/11/01

Updated most sections and added some more. Still have a bit to finish though.

Version 1.0
17/10/01

Base done. Obviously...

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|Contents|
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1. Welcome
2. Game Modes
3. Events
 3.1 Half Pipe
  3.1.1 Half Pipe
 3.2 Foot Bag
  3.2.1 Foot Bag Stunts
 3.3 Surfing
  3.3.1 A Few Tips & Tricks
 3.4 Skating
  3.4.1 A Few Tips & Tricks
 3.5 BMX
  3.5.1 BMX Tricks
 3.6 Flying Disk
  3.6.1 Flying Disk Tricks
4. Other Miscellaneous Crap
 4.1 High Scores
 4.2 Sponsors
5. Credits, Links And Copyright Info
6. Other FAQ's Written By Me
7. Final Word

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|1. Welcome|
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Heh. California Games was one of the first games I ever played/owned and I 
love it. I saw a request for it on GameFAQs so I thought "Meh, why not?" and 
decided to write a FAQ for it. And here it is...

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|2. Game Modes|
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1. Compete In All Events
2. Compete In Some Events
3. Practice One Event
4. View High Scores

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|3. Events|
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Here will be the descriptions of what you have to do in each event, and 
maybe a few pointers as well.

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|3.1 Half Pipe|
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The infamous Half Pipe (or for all you people out there who don't know what 
a half pipe is). Here you test your skills by skating up and down basically 
half a pipe (as the name suggests).

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|3.1.1 Half Pipe Tricks|
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There are three different types of tricks you can do on the half pipe :
+-----------+-----------+
|Trick      |Point Value|
+-----------+-----------+
|Kick Turn  |100-300pts |
+-----------+-----------+
|Hand Plant |400-700pts |
+-----------+-----------+
|Aerial Turn|400-999pts |
+-----------+-----------+

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|3.2 Foot Bag|
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Foot Bag is one of my favourites on California Games. You have to kick a 
bag around (why do they call it a bag?) and perform tricks with it. This 
event is set not far from the Golden Gate Bridge (it is featured in the 
background). You can also see Alcatraz, well i'm guessing it is.

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|3.2.1 Foot Bag Stunts|
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Here is a list of all the tricks, how to perform them, and how many points 
each is worth...

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|Stunt        |Point Value|How to perform the stunt                         |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Any Kick     |10pts      |You'll just have to figure this out yourself.    |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Five In A Row|750pts     |Basically hit the foot bag five times in a row,  |
|             |           |with your head, knee or foot.                    |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Half Axle    |250pts     |Hit the bag up, do a half turn, and then hit it  |
|             |           |again.                                           |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Full Axle    |500pts     |Same as above, but with a full turn.             |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Axle Foley   |750pts     |Same again, but now with one and a half turns.   |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Horse Shoe   |500pts     |Hit the bag from one back to the other.          |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Jester       |2000pts    |As the bag is coming down, position yourself so  |
|             |           |that it will pass right next to you and press A. |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Double Arch  |2500pts    |Left outside kick, then a right outside kick,    |
|             |           |then another left outside kick.                  |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Doda         |5000pts    |Left outside kick, then a head butt, then a right|
|             |           |outside kick.                                    |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Reverse Doda |5000pts    |Same as a Doda, except right - head butt - left. |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Dizzy Dean   |1500pts    |Front head butt to back head butt.               |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Head Banger  |1500pts    |Back head butt to front head butt.               |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Nice Catch   |1500pts    |Simply catch the bag when it is throw back in.   |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+
|Poor Seagull |1000pts    |Hit the bag so it hits the seagull.              |
+-------------+-----------+-------------------------------------------------+

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|3.3 Surfing|
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Here your goal is too - 1. not bail, 2. not get swamped by the wave, and 3. 
perform some tricks for the judges. Not sure how you get scored in this 
event, so anyways. And, when you just start your run, I always try to 
squeeze in a 360, because you can usually pull it off with no problems.

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|3.3.1 A Few Tips & Tricks|
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* You can always do a 360 at the start of your run...
* Always try and do jumps off the top of the wave, but remember to land at 
  the same angle or you'll bail...
* Try to mix up all of your tricks for higher points...

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|3.4 Skating|
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Here, you are skating along a concrete footpath, beside the beach, trying 
to avoid obstacles (another question - why the hell are all these things in 
the way in the first place?).

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|3.4.1 A Few Tips & Tricks|
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* Try to spin with every jump (press left when in the air) to perform a 
  spin. You'll get extra points for spinning over obstacles.

+--------------------------+-----------+
|What you do               |Point Value|
+--------------------------+-----------+
|Avoid an obstacle         |10-30pts   |
+--------------------------+-----------+
|Jump over an obstacle     |20-60pts   |
+--------------------------+-----------+
|Spin Jump over an obstacle|40-120pts  |
+--------------------------+-----------+

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|3.5 BMX|
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My favourite event in the game. You get to cruise along a BMX track, pulling 
off tricks and stunts. You also have to make it to the end. And, you also 
have to avoid more obstacles along the way (old tires, tree stumps (why are 
there tree stumps on a BMX track?) and skulls of certain animals).

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|3.5.1 BMX Tricks|
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+----------------+------------+-------------------------------------------+
|Trick           |Point Value |How To Perform It                          |
+----------------+------------+-------------------------------------------+
|Wheelie (Manual)|100-200pts  |While riding along, press and/or hold Left.|
+----------------+------------+-------------------------------------------+
|Jump (Bunny Hop)|200-400pts  |While riding along, press B.               |
+----------------+------------+-------------------------------------------+
|Table Top       |500-1000pts |While in the air, press Up.                |
+----------------+------------+-------------------------------------------+
|360             |1000-2000pts|While in the air, press Down.              |
+----------------+------------+-------------------------------------------+
|Back Flip       |1500-3000pts|While in the air, press Left.              |
+----------------+------------+-------------------------------------------+
|Front Flip      |3000-6000pts|While in the air, press Right.             |
+----------------+------------+-------------------------------------------+

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|3.6 Flying Disk|
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Here your aim is too throw a frisbee to your partner. You have to try and 
get distance, and also make your partner catch the frisbee as well.

To throw the 'disk', push A. Then press left. The little needle will go left 
across the bar. When it hits the green section press Right. The needle will 
start moving right. When it hits the next green section, press Left again. 
The woman should throw the disk, and depending on where you stopped the 
needle, the disk will go a short or a long distance.

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|3.6.1 Flying Disk Tricks|
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After the disk is launched, you can move the other woman around who you can 
use to try and catch the disk. You can see where she is positioned at the 
top of the screen. Try and make it so that where the disk will approximately 
land, is where you position the woman. There are various tricks you can do 
to catch the disk:

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|Trick              |Point Value|
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|While running right|150pts     |
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|While running left |250pts     |
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|While diving right |250pts     |
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|While diving left  |350pts     |
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|Overhead catch     |350pts     |
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|4. Other Miscellaneous Crap|
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Here is all the stuff that didn't fit into the other categories...

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|4.1 High Scores|
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Here is a list of high scores, when the game is turned on. And also a list 
of high scores that appear in the booklet, it's funny that they are 
different...

+-----------+------+-----+             +-----------+------+-----+
|Event      |Name  |Score|             |Event      |Name  |Score|
+-----------+------+-----+             +-----------+------+-----+
|Half Pipe  |Poppi |6675 |             |Half Pipe  |Gary  |7720 |
+-----------+------+-----+             +-----------+------+-----+
|Foot Bag   |Kev   |14240|             |Foot Bag   |Chris |30430|
+-----------+------+-----+             +-----------+------+-----+
|Surfing    |Paul  |8.2  |             |Surfing    |Jim   |7.9  |
+-----------+------+-----+             +-----------+------+-----+
|Skating    |Tess  |1860 |             |Skating    |Sally |1940 |
+-----------+------+-----+             +-----------+------+-----+
|BMX        |Sweep |32620|             |BMX        |Karl  |16438|
+-----------+------+-----+             +-----------+------+-----+
|Flying Disk|Rachel|620  |             |Flying Disk|Nan   |620  |
+-----------+------+-----+             +-----------+------+-----+

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|4.2 Sponsors|
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And here is a list of all the sponsors in the game. But it doesn't really 
matter what sponsor you pick, they are all they same. It's strictly too make 
your trophy look more cool (*ahem* NOT!). 

(in order left to right, top to bottom)

Maxx-Out
Costa Del Mar Sunglasses
Kawasaki Let The Good Times Roll
Santa Cruz Skateboards
Op Ocean Pacific
Casio
Auzzie Surf Boards
Spin Jammer Flying Disc
MB Milton Bradley

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|5. Credits, Links And Copyright Info|
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Credits To :

CJayC for such an awesome site! You are a legend!
Me for writing this...
You for reading this...
And a few other misc. people...You know who you are!

Nintendo
www.nintendo.com
www.nintendo.com.au
The Official Nintendo (American and Australian) websites.

GameFAQs
www.gamefaqs.com
Go here if you need help for any game...and if they don't have a guide, you 
can request help! Keep up the good work CJayC!

This FAQ, California Games FAQ for NES, and all my other one's may not be : 
used for profit, be used in any way except for a guide for the game it is 
written for, be sold, changed, copied, manipulated, or anything else besides 
being read. You may put it on your website, but you must 1. Send me an email 
you are doing so and 2. Leave the FAQ in it's original form. The latest 
version of this FAQ can always be found at www.gamefaqs.com, so please don't 
bother me about sending you a copy. Thank You. 
(FAQ Copyright Dale Sells 2002)

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|6. Other FAQ's Written By Me|
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Carmageddon for PC
Dune 2000 for PC
Sim Safari for PC
The Secret Of Monkey Island for PC

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|7. Final Word|
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This was the second video game I ever bought (the first was Kung Fu) and I 
must say it was one of the classic games released for any system. Well not 
really, but I was six at the time we bought it, and I thought it was 
excellent then, and I still do now...