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                                     Roller Rush
    
    FAQ
    PC 2006
    
    Version:        1.0
    
    
    BASICS
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    You only use the mouse for this game and it is very stressful. Get used to it.
    If you do not enjoy or get the hang of this game very quickly then you will
    never finish it.
    
    You point and click with the left button, ranging from the diner to cars. You
    drag cars to the parking spots in order to make them customers. Clicking on
    the car will interact with them for ordering, bring food and so on. It's
    really very simply, just the speed will probably make this more difficult
    later on.
    
    
    *Jukebox:
    
    The jukebox in the bottom right corner serves as a playlist. You can add your
    own songs (after an upgrade!) or stop the songs. Some songs may experience
    annoying problems so you might switch this off for a reason. The jukebox also
    serves to keep impatient customers happy.
    
    
    *Stars:
    
    Each car comes with a star rating and this will decrease as they need to wait
    for menus, food, drinks and the bill. By serving them in an quick fashion the
    stars will increase slightly, maxing out at five stars. The final star rating
    when they pay the will will decide how much you get paid.
    
    Each level also gets a star rating from one to three. This depends on how much
    money you made during the day. Stars can be spent on upgrades between the
    levels so try to get a high score early in order to get some good upgrades
    early, too.
    
    
    *Park 'n' Serve:
    
    The basic procedure for a Drive 'n' Dine is to park arriving cars and serve
    them food and drinks. Here is a detailed look at how this works:
    
    1. Customers arrive in the car and wait in line.
    2. You parking the customers by dragging the car onto a spot.
    3. The customer automatically get a menu and take a moment to look at it.
    4. When the customer is ready, take the order.
    5. Bring the order to the kitchen counter at the diner.
    6. When the kitchen is ready, bring the food to the car.
    7. When the customer has eaten, bring them the bill.
    8. Clean up the tray and throw it into the dumpster.
    
    You can only carry 2 things at once, including orders, food and so on. Later
    on you can upgrade and get an extra waitress to do more at once.
    
    
    *Customers:
    
    There are five different customers, each customer type has different
    attributes.
    
    Teenage Girls are relaxed and easy to serve. This is the best type of
    customers.
    
    Old Men are easy to please and very patient compared to the rest. They
    do, however, take much longer to choose items and dine. Be prepared to have
    these guys in the parking slot for a while once you place them there.
    
    Teenage Boys are impatient when in line but patient when parked. Apart
    from that they are the same as the girls.
    
    School Teachers are impatient in both line and once parked. On the other hand
    they choose and dine quicker than the average customer.
    
    Travelling salesmen are patient in line but not parked, and also take less
    time to choose and dine.
    
    The customers come in different cars as well, 2-seaters go anywhere, 4-seaters
    need at least 4 slots and a 6-seater needs the maximum available size. When
    you place a smaller car on a large parking spot, the top rows will be used for
    counting the stars. Some cars will also have an empty seat.
    
    Impatient customers mean their stars will decrease quicker when they are not
    served, in other words dissatisfied.
    
    
    *Upgrades:
    
    There are many upgrades available for this game at different cost. By
    collecting starts from finishing mission one can buy new items or upgrade
    the diner itself. Some upgrades take some days to be built, such as the
    parking lot upgrade.
    
    Root Beer Stand: Serve this to customers when you have time, as it will raise
    their patience (i.e. stars) a little each time.
    
    Milkshake Stand: Once you build it customers will ask for milkshakes which you
    can sell.
    
    Ice Cream Stand: The same as the milkshake stand, just for ice cream.
    
    JukeBox: You can add your own music to be played, replacing the repetitive 50s
    music that comes with the game. Also more music will please customers and they
    are more patient.
    
    New Oven: The food will be prepared faster. Good for combos and getting
    customers sorted out quicker but there are also better upgrades available.
    
    Food Upgrade: Collect more money when customer's pay the bill. Nice, but not
    too much extra.
    
    Building Upgrade: Attracts new customers to the diner that wouldn't come
    overwise.
    
    Yard Upgrade: Attracts new customers to the diner that wouldn't come
    overwise.
    
    Neon Sign: Attracts new customers to the diner that wouldn't come
    overwise.
    
    Lamp Post: Attracts new customers to the diner that wouldn't come
    overwise.
    
    Parking Lot Upgrade: Extra spaces for more cars to be placed in front of the
    diner.
    
    Entrance Sign: Entertains the customers, so they are more patient when they
    have to wait in line.
    
    Car Wash: Customers are more patient in line when they get a free car wash.
    
    Second Waitress: Helps out with work.
    
    
    *Money:
    
    The whole point of working at the diner is to make cash. Each level (day) has
    goal you need to reach in order to pass. Once you have obtained the goal
    amount, a new Perfect rank is available. Lastly, Master level is the highest
    amount you need to reach and you will be rewarded with 3 stars for the
    mission.
    
    Money is given for the bill, collecting orders and collecting rubbish. Combos
    are a good way to increase this amount, see the extra section below for more
    detail as well the tiny heart bonus. Adding all of these together is the way
    to get a high score on each day.
    
    A car leaving can mean a $300 penalty, so try not to let that happen unless
    you can't break a combo.
    
    
    *Hearts:
    
    If you don't pass the goal in a mission you will lose a life represented by
    the hearts at the top righthand side. If you lose all hearts then you will
    need to re-start the week all over and lose your upgrades that you have made
    during that week as well.
    
    The other hearts in the game are the small colored ones next to the parking
    spot. Sometimes they are still gray when you start out, but often they are
    already colored. Each time you match up a person with the correct color you
    get a $25 boost and the multiplier increases by 1. This is a nice way to make
    extra cash but very difficult to hold up in later levels when there are many
    cars for few spots, and 4-seaters are hard to match. One thing to remember is
    that when placing the car down, one can rotate the people inside to match up
    the colors. Also one can place a two-seater car onto a 4-seater spot if
    necessary, but not the other way around.
    
    If placing a car with less seats than on the parking spot, the highest rows
    will be used.
    
    
    *Combos:
    
    When you do an action such as taking an order you start a combo of events. By
    taking another order straight afterwards, the combo gets larger and giving you
    more money. This streak is also carried on after 2 actions have finished, as
    you cannot hold more than two items. By taking to orders and bringing them to
    the kitchen, taking another order will continue the combo. There is a natural
    limit to this combo, as eventually you will need to do another action such as
    bringing food to the customers.
    The trick is to make these combos last as long as possible without trying some
    people's patient or losing too many stars. A long combo can mean much greater
    results than a 2-star customer rating. Making combos is easiest at the start
    and end of a day, as there are small or no lines to consider.
    Mastering the combo is the first step to getting those Master goal scores.
    
    
    CAREER MODE
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    So you think you can make it for an entire month working at Drive 'n' Dine?
    The game's upgrade system makes it impossible to give exact guidelines of how
    to handle each customer. Some general advice, therefore, is all that I can
    give. Choose your weekly upgrades wisely. Replay early days to get more stars
    in order to purchase more upgrades as early as possible.
    
    
    July  2nd - Tutorial: 
    `````````````````````   Goal: $   150
    	This is a tutorial mission and the game will have windows telling you
    	what to do. The proper game doesn't start until after this, so learn
    	the basics and figure out the controls properly. You will soon need to
    	be very good at it.
    	
    	
    July  5th - Level  1:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $  300
    	Your goal is very low and the customers are still very easy to please.
    	Don't rush to place them and make sure you get some combos to max out
    	your stars and get upgrades quickly.
    	
    	
    July  6th - Level  2:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $1,400
    	Introduced are the slow old men. Keep them waiting for longer if it's
    	necessary to get those combos in.
    	
    
    July  7th - Level  3:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $1,500
    
    July  8th - Level  4:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $1,700
    
    July  9th - Level  5:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $2,000
    
    July 12th - Level  6:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $2,400
    
    July 13th - Level  7:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $2,800
    
    July 14th - Level  8:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $3,400
    
    July 15th - Level  9:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $4,800
    
    July 16th - Level 10:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $3,200
    
    July 19th - Level 11:
    `````````````````````	Goal: $3,200
    
    July 20th - Level 12:
    `````````````````````	Goal: $3,300
    
    July 21st - Level 13:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $3,000
    
    July 22nd - Level 14:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $3,800
    
    July 23th - Level 15:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $4,000   Master:  $5,800
    
    This level introduces you to the 6-seater cars, that require the largest
    parking spot available so don't fill it with another car unless you have to!
    
    
    July 26th - Level 16:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $5,000
    
    July 27th - Level 17:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $5,700
    
    July 28th - Level 18:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $8,900
    
    July 29th - Level 19:
    `````````````````````   Goal: $8,200
    
    July 30th - Level 20:
    `````````````````````	Goal: $8,100
    
    August  2nd - Level 21:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$10,000
    
    This level only features salesmen. You can get some good bonus in but it can
    be tight with some cars flashing before their order is taken.
    
    
    August  3rd - Level 22:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$ 5,800
    
    August  4th - Level 23:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$ 9,300
    
    August  5th - Level 24:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$ 9,300
    
    August  6th - Level 25:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$10,000
    
    August  9th - Level 26:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$ 9,000
    
    August 10th - Level 27:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$ 9,500
    
    August 11th - Level 28:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$10,000
    
    August 12th - Level 29:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$11,000
    
    August 13th - Level 30:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$ 8,000
    
    August 16th - Level 31:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$ 8,500
    
    August 17th - Level 32:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$ 8,750
    
    August 18th - Level 33:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$12,500
    
    August 19th - Level 34:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$14,000
    
    August 20th - Level 35:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$16,000
    
    August 23rd - Level 36:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$20,000
    
    August 24th - Level 37:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$22,000
    
    August 25th - Level 38:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$25,000
    
    August 26th - Level 39:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$17,500
    
    August 27th - Level 40:
    ```````````````````````	Goal:$30,000
    
    
    SURVIVAL MODE
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    In survival mode you basically play as long as you can. The day never ends.
    
    
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