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                                  FAQ/Walkthrough for
                                     FULL THROTTLE
    
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    GUIDE INFORMATION
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    Author:   Tom Hayes
    E-mail:   thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com
    System:   PC
    Updated:  19th June, 2008
    Version:  1.1
    
    
    CONTENTS
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    1. Introduction
    2. Walkthrough
    3. Item List
    4. Copyright Information
    
    
    VERSION HISTORY
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    1.1:  19th June, 2008     (Format update)
    1.0:  8th November, 2003  (First version)
    
    
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    1.                                Introduction
    
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    Full Throttle is an interesting and original adventure game from Lucasarts. The
    game starts with Malcolm Corley, the owner of a motorcycle company named Corley
    Motors, driving in a car with his employee Ripburger. Rip has plans of his own
    for taking over the business when Corley dies, but he knows well that the last
    thing that Corley will do is hand the business over to him. So Ripburger kills
    Corley, blames the crime on a local motorcycle gang named the Polecats and then
    decides to introduce himself as the new leader of Corley Motors.
    
    And that's where we come in: As Ben, the leader of the Polecats. A very simple
    control interface is used that is very similar to the one seen in Monkey Island
    3. The mouse cursor is moved over an object until it is highlighted, then the
    left mouse button is held to show actions that can be used to interact with the
    environments. There is the usual look and talk actions seen in most adventures,
    but there is also the taste and kick commands. While most games would have you
    finding a key to open a door, Full Throttle just lets you kick it down.
    
    Another difference from this game as opposed to every other LucasArts adventure
    is that most of the action consists of arcade sequences. One example of this is
    in a part of the game on the Old Mine Road, where the player controls movement
    with the arrow buttons and finds new weapons by knocking the riders off their
    bikes. It fits the style and feel of the game extremely well, and the numerous
    arcade sequences combined with the simple yet interesting puzzles make this yet
    another excellent adventure game from LucasArts.
    
    
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    2.                                Walkthrough
    
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    KICK STAND
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    After the introduction, Ben is found in a bin outside of the Kick Stand. Select
    the hatch of the bin and Ben will punch his way out, then walk right and kick
    the door of the Kick Stand. Enter the bar and grab the bartender, who gives Ben
    the keys to his bike. Exit the Kick Stand and use the bike. We next find Ben on
    the road, where another biker approaches him. Move with the mouse and use the
    left mouse button to punch the other biker off his bike. After the cutscene
    where the wheel falls off Ben's bike, he will be rescued by a reporter who
    takes him to the town of Melonweed.
    
    
    MELONWEED
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    Say "Well, I'll let you get back to work..." to stop talking to Maureen, then
    get the gas can and hose on the desk at the right side of the room. Exit the
    garage to talk to the reporter who saved Ben. Say "Well, I'd better take off."
    to stop talking. Exit left to the map screen and walk to the trailer near the
    top-left corner of the map. Knock on the door and wait for Todd to answer it,
    then kick the door to launch him across the room. Open the cabinet above Todd
    to get the lockpick, and open the fridge to get the meat.
    
    Walk on the platform at the top-right corner of the room and get the welding
    torch on the desk to return to Maureen's garage. Walk left to return to the
    map, and select the tower at the top-right corner. Use the lockpick on the lock
    on the door, then get the lock from the floor and walk through the door to the
    tower area. Touch the ladder to set off an alarm, then quickly hide behind the
    pillar at the left side of the area as the police hover sleds will soon come in
    to see what's happening. As they see nobody in the area, they will guess that
    Ben is hiding up in the tower and will climb up to check.
    
    Open the gas cap on their hover sled and use the gas can on the gas cap. Use
    the hose on the gas cap, then drink from the hose to get the fuel. The hover
    sleds will fly off to get reinforcements, while Ben will return to Maureen's
    garage to give her the gas can. Now all we need to get are the forks. Walk left
    to return to the map and select the junk yard at the top-left corner. Put the
    lock on the latch at the bottom of the entrance door and climb up the chain to
    enter the junk yard. Jump off the path to land down in the main area, and walk
    right to arrive in an area with lots of cars.
    
    Put the meat in the blue car below the press. Walk left to return the main area
    of the car park, climb up to the path at the bottom of the screen and walk
    right along the path to climb up to the control tower. Move the left lever down
    until the press is just above the car, then press the red button to lift the
    car up. Move the left lever up until the car raises as high as possible. Exit
    the control tower, walk left along the path and drop back down to the main area
    of the junk yard. Get the forks from the parts pile in the lit area of the junk
    yard, and Ben will travel back to the garage to give the forks to Maureen.
    
    In the cutscene, Ben will discover that the road out of Melonweed is blocked by
    the reinforcements that were sent for by the two hover sled police from the
    tower. Return to the tower at the top-right corner of the map and touch the
    ladder again to set off the alarm. In the cutscene, Ben will automatically
    leave Melonweed on his bike to catch up with the Polecats. Ben will return to
    Maureen's garage to find that part of it has been wrecked. Search the debris to
    find the picture of Uncle Pete's Mink Ranch. Walk left to return to the map,
    use the bike and exit Melonweed by the road at the right side of the junk yard
    to return to the Kick Stand.
    
    
    KICK STAND
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    Walk around to the side of the Kickstand and talk to Miranda in the dumpster,
    who will give Ben the fake ID. Walk right and enter the Kick Stand to discover
    that the Polecats have been accused for the murder of Malcolm Corley, and a
    roadblock has been set up near the Kickstand in an attempt to catch Ben. Give
    the fake ID to Emmet to travel to Uncle Pete's Mink Ranch.
    
    
    UNCLE PETE'S MINK RANCH
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    Walk through the doorway to enter the house and move the pillow on the bed to
    get the tire iron. Use the tire iron on the chest to get the hose from inside.
    After the cutscene, Ben will arrive on a section of the road with the
    fertilizer spilled by the semitrailer.
    
    
    ROAD
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    Use the tire iron on the wheel and then push the semitrailer over. Get some of
    the fertlizer, and then get on the bike. Ride all the way up the road to the
    mink ranch at the end. After Ben is chased by Hector's men, ride through the
    fertilizer in the road and they will crash.
    
    Ben will now be in the area with the broken bridge, which we will have to jump
    later on after collecting some important items. Drive left down the road and
    stop at the area where the blue hovercraft crashed. Use the tire iron on the
    hovercraft to get the hover craft unit. Get on the bike and ride up the road,
    then left click when the mine cart entrance appears on the right to ride down
    to the mine road. This area consists of a curvey road that a variety of riders
    with different weapons ride down.
    
    
    FIGHTING THE RIDERS
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    Use the mouse to steer on the road until Ben encounters one of the riders. The
    first rider will actually be the original Polecat leader Father Torque, so just
    say "Well, take it easy, Father." to continue on down the road. When Ben finds
    the first fighter, keep moving right and tapping the left mouse button to
    punch. Continue punching until the rider falls off their bikes and Ben receives
    a weapon. Some riders can only be defeated with certain weapons, while others
    are easily defeated with any of the available weapons.
    
    First of all try and find the Vulture with the chainsaw. Defeat her by throwing
    the fertiliser to get the chainsaw, which can be used to defeat every rider
    except for the Cavefish and the Vulture with the booster. Next use the chainsaw
    to defeat the rider who has the chain. This is the only weapon that can be used
    on the Vulture, so defeat him to get the booster from his bike. Use the
    chainsaw again to defeat the rider with the plank, then approach the Cavefish.
    
    Slowly move toward the cave fish with the right arrow key, but don't
    get too close or Ben will slip in the oil. When the Cavefish raises his head,
    quickly move right and hit once with the plank to knock him off his bike for
    the goggles. Right click to wear them, and wait for the 'Cave' message to
    appear. When it does, quickly left click to enter the secret Cavefish hideout.
    
    
    CAVEFISH HIDEOUT
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    Continue down the two sections of road to arrive in an area with the ramp. Push
    the ramp toward the bike, then use the ramp to hook it onto the back of the
    bike. Get on the bike and drive right to the area of the road with the fence.
    Get off the bike and unhook the ramp to push the markers off the road that the
    Cavefish use to navigate. After the cutscene, Ben will return to the gorge. We
    now have the booster, the hover lift unit and the ramp, so get on the bike and
    ride toward the gorge to jump over it. Ben will then ride to Corley's factory.
    
    
    STADIUM
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    Walk down the slope and right to the stadium. Look at the souvenirs in the
    gifts stall and then quickly get the bunny on the cord when Horrace looks away.
    Exit the stadium and get on the bike at the top of the slope, then drive north
    down the path to the field outside of the Vultures' hideout.
    
    
    FIELD
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    Put the bunny on the field and it will run over one of the mines, causing the
    battery that was in it to land near Ben. Get the battery and go to the stadium.
    
    
    STADIUM
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    Put the battery in the RC car and drive it north toward the stadium, then ride
    it through the gate. Horace will now walk around to the other side of the
    stadium to retrieve the car, so get the bunny box from the gifts stall and
    return to the minefield.
    
    
    FIELD
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    Drop the bunny box on the field and get at least three of the bunnies before
    they explode.
    
    
    STADIUM
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    Return to the stadium and get the second bunny box, then get back on the bike
    and return to the minefield.
    
    
    FIELD
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    Drop the bunny box on the minefield and wait for all of the bunnies to explode.
    When all of the bunnies are gone, walk up to the top of the path they created
    and put one of the bunnies from the first bunny box on the field. Walk a bit
    higher up the path and put the second bunny down, then walk up the path again
    and drop the third bunny. Continue up the path to enter the hideout where
    Maureen will accuse Ben of killing her father and will tie him up.
    
    
    VULTURE HIDEOUT
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    Say "Let me go, or else...", say "I'll call you names!", then say "Diapered
    Dyanmo!" to explain that Ripburger was responsible for the murder. After the
    cutscene where the Vultures form a plan, Ben will be in a car at the stadium.
    
    
    STADIUM
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    Drive up the ramp at the left side of the stadium to land on the brown car,
    which will stall. Hit the brown car over to the bottom-right corner of the
    stadium, then keep moving it up to the top of the ramp so that it lands on the
    floor below. Ben will then hit into Maureen's car, causing it to burst into
    flames at the corner of the stadium. Ben has caught on fire in the special
    protective suit he is wearing.
    
    Run along the side of the stadium and it will catch on fire. Ripburger's men
    are still after Ben however, and he runs up to the top of the brown car. Walk
    off the top of the brown car until the blue car starts to drive quickly toward
    Ben. When the blue car starts to ram the brown car, quickly walk on top of the
    blue car. Walk off the car when it gets near the bottom-right corner of the
    stadium, and walk into the fire to escape from Ripburger's men. After the
    cutscene, Ben will return with Maureen to the Vultures' hideout.
    
    
    VULTURE HIDEOUT
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    Say "I'll see what I can do.", then exit the hideout to return to the road near
    Corley's factory. Walk behind the left side of the factory to arrive in an area
    with a cracked wall with some meters on the left.
    
    
    CORLEY'S FACTORY
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    There is a secret tunnel in this area, but to open it the wall must be kicked
    in the right place at the right time. Look down from the left post to see a
    small rock at the bottom of the wall. Kick the rock at the right side of this
    when the meters have stopped moving to open the secret tunnel. Climb down this
    tunnel to enter Corley's office. Look at the floor safe and use the arrows to
    enter the number '154492'.
    
    Press the button to receive the card and the tape from the safe. Walk right to
    the hall and use the card on the card reader to enter the film projection room.
    Raise the motor lever and use the lamp lever twice to break the projector,
    which will stop Ripburger's speech. Walk through the middle door and use the
    tape on the reel machine to show Ripburger's crime to the crowd watching his
    speech. He makes his escape while Maureen comes on to tell the crowd what
    really happened, and after the cutscene we next find Ben being chased down the
    road by Ripburger on his truck.
    
    
    ROAD
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    Open the panel below the window, and get Ripburger's cane as soon as he leans
    out to close the panel. Open the grill below the panel and use the cane on the
    fan to pass through to the back of the truck. Use the tire iron on the right
    fuel line, and the truck will ride back into the plane that was riding behind.
    Climb up the ladder to the cockpit and look at the middle screen to view the
    menu for the control systems. Select Post Take-Off, Gear, Raise Gear, and the
    plane will then stop right on the edge of the gorge.
    
    Ripburger will fly out of the truck and land on one of the machine guns down
    below, so we still have to find a way to lose him. Climb into the front of the
    truck and sleect Main Menu, Defense Menu, Machine Guns, Control, System Off,
    and Ripburger will fall down into the gorge. Quickly climb back into the plane
    to find that it is just about to fall off the edge, and Ben can't leave just
    yet or it will tip over the edge. With only a few seconds left to spare,
    quickly get on the bike to complete the game.
    
    
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    3.                                 Item List
    
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    BATTERY
      Found by using the bunny on the minefield outside the Vultures' hideout. It
      is used with the RC car near the Gifts stall in the stadium.
    
    
    BUNNY
      Found outside the Gifts stall in the stadium when Horrace looks away. It is
      used with the minefield outside the Vultures' hideout to find the battery.
    
    
    BUNNY BOX
      Found on the counter of the Gifts stall in the stadium when Horrace chases
      after his RC car. It is used on the minefield outside the Vultures' hideout
      to create a path leading toward the hideout.
    
    
    CANE
      Found by opening the panel on the Ripburger's truck and getting the cane when
      he reaches out. It is used with the fan in the grill on the truck.
    
    
    CARD
      Found in the floor safe in Corley's office. It is used with the card reader
      in the hall to enter the film projection room.
    
    
    CHAIN
      This is one of the items found in the arcade sequence on the Old Mine Road.
      It is used to defeat the Vulture with the booster.
    
    
    CHAIN WITH SKULL
      This is one of the items found in the arcade sequence on the Old Mine Road.
      It is a more effective weapon than the chain.
    
    
    CHAINSAW
      This is one of the items found in the arcade sequence on the Old Mine Road.
      It knocks other riders off their with only one hit.
    
    
    FAKE ID
      After leaving Melonweed, this is found by talking to Miranda in the dumpster
      at the side of the Kickstand. It is given to Emmet in the Kickstand.
    
    
    FERTILISER
      After getting the hose from the Mink Ranch, the fertiliser is spilled from
      the truck that tips over in the cutscene. It is used to defeat the Vulture
      with the chainsaw on the Old Mine Road.
    
    
    GAS CAN
      Found in Maureen's garage at Melonweed. It is used on the gas cap of the
      hover sled after Ben touches the ladder at the gas tower.
    
    
    GOGGLES
      Found by defeating the Cavefish with the plank on the Old Mine Road. They are
      used to find the entrance to the secret cave.
    
    
    HOSE
      Found in Maureen's garage at Melonweed. It is used on the gas cap of the
      hover sled after Ben touches the ladder at the gas tower.
    
    
    HOVER LIFT UNIT
      After Hector's men crash their hovercraft by driving through the fertiliser
      that is spilled from the truck, the unit is found by using the tire iron on
      on the hover craft. It is needed to jump the gorge.
    
    
    LOCKPICK
      Found in the cabinet above Todd in the trailer at Melonweed. It is used on
      the lock outside the gas tower in Melonweed.
    
    
    KEYS
      Found by grabbing the bartender in the Kick Stand. They are used to start
      Ben's bike.
    
    
    PICTURE
      Found by searching the debris outside Maureen's garage after the scene with
      Ripburger and Corley. It is not used.
    
    
    PLANK
      This is one of the items found in the arcade sequence on the Old Mine Road.
      It is used to defeat the Cavefish for the goggles.
    
    
    PHOTOS
      Maureen gives Ben the photos after he proves that Ripburger is responsible
      for Corley's murder. The photos can be used on the easel in the film room in
      Corley's factory. Alternatively, the tape can be used on the reel machine.
    
    
    TAPE
      Found in the floor safe in Corley's office. The tape can be used on the reel
      machine in the film room in Corley's factory. Alternatively, the photos can
      be used on the easel.
    
    
    TIRE IRON
      Found under the pillow in Uncle Pete's Mink Ranch. It is used on the chest in
      the Mink Ranch to get the hose for the bike. It is used on the wheel of the
      semitrailer after it has spilled the fertiliser. It is used on the hovercraft
      to get the hover lift unit. It can be used as a weapon in the arcade sequence
      on the Old Mine Road. It is also used on the right fuel line at the back of
      Ripburger's truck to make the truck ride into the plane.
    
    
    WELDING TORCH
      Found on the desk in the room below Todd's trailer. It is given to Maureen.
    
    
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    4.                           Copyright Information
    
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    This file is Copyright 2003-2008 Tom Hayes. As it can be difficult to keep
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