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Title: The Mac Rider FAQ
Author: Natephish (E-Mail: Natephish@aol.com)
Date: 26 Feb 2001
Version: 1.1.0
Copyright:  2001  Natephish@aol.com


Version History
------------------
1.0.0 - 26 Feb 2001 - First version.  No changes made.
1.1.0 - 27 Feb 2001 - Fixed B BUTTON in controls.  Added scoring system and
		      revised Table of Contents.  Added Game Story.  Added
		      screen set-up.  Added game tips.  Fixed spelling mistakes.


Table of Contents
------------------
I. About Mach Rider
	a. Game History
	b. Game Story
	c. Official Game Information
	d. Screen set-up
II. Controls
III. Scoring System
	a. Items
	b. Enemies
	   b1. Pink Enemies
	   b2. Green Enemies
           b3. Red Enemies
	   b4. Blue Enemies
	   b5. Purple Enemies
	   b6. Black
IV. Game Modes
	a. Fighting Course
	b. Endurance Course
	c. Solo Course
	d. Game Tips
V. Design Mode
	a. Fighting Course
	b. Endurance Course
	c. Solo Course
	d. Save
	e. Load
	f. Design
           f1. Design Controls
	g. Reset
VI. Game Tips
VII. Copyright, etc.
VIII. About the author


I.  About Mach Rider
----------------------

a. Game History

Nintendo released Mach Rider in 1985.  It is a motorcycle game in which you can 	accelerate to an 
extremely high speed, hence the name mach.  It was one of the few games 	made for NES that 
featured the "programmable series option."  This allows the user to create their own racetrack and 
actually race it like a real track.  Other NES games that had this feature are Wrecking Crew and 
Excitebike.


b. Game Story

It's the year 2112. The earth has been invaded by the forces of evil. Battle with the
invading forces as you race from sector to sector searching for survivors. You are the
earth's only hope. You are Mach Rider!


c. Official Game Information

Genre: Action
Official Name: Mach Rider
Release Date: November 21, 1985
First Release: JP (Japan)


d. Screen set-up

The screen during play looks like following:

Score           Energy

Km To Go        Shots (No. of shots left)       Rearview Mirror


                Mach Rider



II. Controls
--------------

       __________________________________
      |                                  |  D-PAD - Left/Right - Turn bike left/right
      |    _                  Nintendo   |          Up/Down - Shift up and down gears (4)
      |  _| |_  SELECT  START  _     _   |  SELECT - Nothing
      | |_ O _|  (**)   (**)  (_)   (_)  |  START - Pauses game
      |   |_|                  B     A   |  A BUTTON - Accelerate
      |__________________________________|  B BUTTON - Shoot Gun


**!! NOTE !!**
Design mode has different controls that are found in the design mode section
**!! NOTE !!**


III. Scoring System

a. Items

"Obstacles" - These will cause Mach Rider to slip

Water           Oil             Tacks

"Hazards" - These will destroy Mach Rider

Rock            Oil Drum        Bomber Ball


**!! NOTE !!**
Oil Drum and Bomber Ball can be destroyed with the machine gun.
**!! NOTE !!**


SCORING:
* Bomber Ball   1,000 PTS.
* Oil Drum      300 PTS.
* Shots         10 PTS. (EACH SHOT)


b. Enemies

There are 6 different types of enemies, ranging from a pink enemy that can be
destroyed with one shot to a black enemy requiring 6 shots to destroy.

Pink    Green   Red     Blue    Purple  Black

Weak -----------------------------------Strong


**!! NOTE !!**
Blocking an enemy means ramming into him from the side and making him crash into
a "hazard" on the side of the track (such as a barrel or blue rock).
**!! NOTE !!**


b1. Pink Enemies

BLOCKED         400
DESTROYED       200


b2. Green Enemies

BLOCKED       1,000
DESTROYED       500


b3. Red Enemies

BLOCKED	      2,000
DESTROYED     1,000


b4. Blue Enemies

BLOCKED	      4,000
DESTROYED     2,000


b5. Purple Enemies

BLOCKED       9,000
DESTROYED     3,000


b6. Black Enemies

BLOCKED      20,000
DESTROYED     5,000


IV. Game Modes
-----------------
a. Fighting Course
	
**!! NOTE !!**
The are 10 tracks, one being the easiest and getting progressively harder from there to number
10. When you first start there is a box that seems to have a bunch of mixed-up orange lines.  
Depending on which button, A or B, that you push, you will race in a different course.
**!! NOTE !!**

In this type of race, there are enemies on the track as you race.  You can shoot them with the B 
button, but remember, you are limited in the number of shots you can make.  You get points every 
time you shoot and destroy an enemy, an bomber ball, a blue rock or a oil drum.  Watch out!  If the 
entire background gets white, it's icy!  You can slip and crash VERY EASILY.

SCORING: 10 PTS. FOR EACH PROGRESSIVE SECOND OF TRAVEL


b. Endurance Course

The endurance course is the same as a solo course, except there are now enemies.  For an explanation 
of a solo course, please see below.

SCORING: 10 PTS. FOR EACH PROGRESSIVE SECOND OF TRAVEL


c. Solo Course

In a solo course you have a certain distance to cover in a certain amount of time.  In the first 
level, you must travel 22Km in 250 seconds.  If you meet the requirement, you will have to travel 
farther but in more time.  You are awarded points for speed, shots, and things you blow up (such as 
barrels or bomber balls).  Watch for icy conditions (when the background becomes all white).

SCORING: 10 PTS. FOR EACH PROGRESSIVE SECOND OF TRAVEL


V. Design Mode
-----------------

This is where you can design your own racetrack.  This is the way the design menu looks:

Fighting Course
Endurance Course
Solo Course
Save
Load
Design
Reset

a. Fighting Course - The exact same as the original fighting course except that your own created 
track can be used.


b. Endurance Course -  The exact same as the original fighting course except that your own created 
track can be used.


c. Solo Course - The exact same as the original solo course except that you can use your own created 
track.


d. Save - This feature should theoretically save your created track to be saved again at a later 
date, but it doesn't work and just freezes the game.


e. Load - This should load your saved track, but again, it only freezes the game and does nothing.


f. Design - This is where you can design your own track.  You can then race on your own track.  Keep 
in mind that the game randomly places obstacles (oil spills and water spots) all over the place, you 
have no control over that.


**!! NOTE !!**
The track must stretch from the left side of the screen to the right side of the screen or you will 
not be able to race on it.
**!! NOTE !!**


f1. Design Controls
       __________________________________
      |                                  |  D-PAD - Left/Right - Move cursor left/right
      |    _                  Nintendo   |          Up/Down - Move cursor up and down
      |  _| |_  SELECT  START  _     _   |  SELECT - Exits to Design Menu
      | |_ O _|  (**)   (**)  (_)   (_)  |  START - Nothing?
      |   |_|                  B     A   |  A BUTTON - Places course piece on track map
      |__________________________________|  B BUTTON - Hold to move cursor to piece of track
						       that you want to place on the track map

g. Reset - Goes back to the Main Menu while still saving the track you created.



VI. Game Tips

* If you skid on water, oil or tacks, you can bring your bike back to an upright
position by counter-steering. (Use the Control Pad to turn in the opposite
direction.)

* When the course changes to ice (white), it becomes slippery, and
counter-steering will not be effective.

* The machine gun can fire a total of 80 shots by pressing the B button. (At
each press of the button, 2 shots are fired, so 40 discharges are possible.)

* When the enemy is destroyed by being "BLOCKED" into a Hazard, bullets will
be replenished. (not to exceed 254 bullets.)

* If Mach Rider collides with the enemy at low speed, he will crash.

* There is no brake for Mach Rider, so skillfully downshift and use the engine
to slow your speed.

* When accelerating, shift into high speed quickly by carefully matching the
timing of the shifts from 1st through 4th gear (press the Control Pad once for
each shift while pressing the A button continuously). This will enable you to
quickly go to high speed.

* If the speed decreases to the point of stopping, you cannot accelerate quickly
to high speed if you remain in 4th gear. Downshift to a lower gear and accelerate
up again.

* If you drive onto the course shoulder, your speed will decrease.

* If you hit one of the oil drums along the shoulder of the course at high speed,
you will crash.

* If you crash, the new Mach Rider will automatically start out in 1st gear.


VII. Copyright
---------------
Listen, I made it so please just give me credit for it.  Feel free to print and use it for fun, or 
for a little help, but don't sell it!  It's not worth anything anyway.  Please do not take this file 
off of the GameFAQs.com server, thanks!

 2001 Natephish (Natephish@aol.com)
**!! DO NOT TAKE OFF OF GAMEFAQS.COM SERVER !!**
             **!! DO NOT SELL !!**


VIII. About The Author
----------------------
Pseudonym: Natephish
E-Mail: Natephish@aol.com
Age: 15
Why did I do it?: There were no FAQs on Mach Rider, I was bored, I bought the game for 99 at FunCo 
Land and I decided to have a little fun with it.

Have Questions?  Suggestions?  Problems?  PMS?
Well, e-mail me at Natephish@aol.com for help with any of the first 3 problems.

 2001 Natephish (Natephish@aol.com)