Motortoon Grand Prix 2
Drivers Notes                               
Version 1.0

Compiled by Jonathan Weeks (jon@animejin.demon.co.uk)
Additions and corrections welcome. These notes are based mainly on playing a
Japanese copy of the game, so there may be discrepancies that I am not aware
of with the US and European versions.

I'm assuming that anyone reading this document is familiar with the game and
doesn't need me to explain the obvious stuff. 

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Car Notes

Rock            - Average all round.
Bolbox          - Below average speed, but handles well both off and on the road.
Princess Jean   - Slow, but has the best handling.
Penguin Bros.   - Excellent drifting.
Raptor & Raptor - The slowest car, slow response, excellent acceleration. It's
                  a hover vehicle, so it dosen't slow down off road and can
                  manouver in the air.
Billy the Train - Very poor acceleration at low speed, good handling, good off
                  road. The best car overall.
Vanity          - Very fast, slow response, very poor off road. Expert drivers
                  only.
Chang           - Very Fast, good acceleration, very poor cornering. Expert
                  drivers only.

The cars in MTGP2 are all different, but very well balanced. The better I've
got at the game, the closer my time with the different cars have got. In
particular, don't get put off by the way Vanity and Chang handle, they can post
some of the best times if driven well.

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Track Order

In the original Japanese version of the game, the track order is Toon Village,
Toon Island II, Crazy Coaster, Gulliver House II and Haunted House. In the
European version, Toon Village and Toon Island II are reversed.

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Track Shortcuts

Toon Village
1. (Raptor/super shield only) Drive between the windmill and the bridge instead
   of under the bridge. Not all cars can get onto the grass to do this.
2. Jump over the fence between the castle and the fountain to skip the hairpin.
3. (Raptor/super shield only) Keep going straight on at the top of the hill
   after the castle and you can drive straight to the fairground by going
   behind the buildings. Not all the cars can get onto the grass to do this.
4. Jump onto the bridge by the ferris wheel. Make sure you're travelling
   diagonally from left to right so that you hit the wall and don't clear the
   bridge entirely. Not all the cars can jump high enough to do this.
   OR
   Drive onto the grass on the right hand side of the course by the fairground
   and jump over the fence, between the buildings. Not all the cars can get
   onto the grass to do this.

Toon Island II
1. At the first bend after the checkpoint, drive off the road to the right and
   drive over the hill onto the bridge. All the cars can do this with a super
   shield or jump, Bolbox, Billy and Raptor can do it without.
2. (Raptor/super shield only) Every corner that doesn't have a wall can be cut.

Crazy Coaster
1. Jump to the other track at the cross over. Not all the cars can jump high
   enough to do this.

Gulliver House II
1. Cut across the roulette wheel. This is not always quicker.
2. Jump over the line of chicks in the kitchen. Raptor can do this without a
   jump.
3. Jump behind the last glass before the chess board. Raptor can do this
   without a jump.

Haunted Castle
1. (Raptor only) Jump the hairpin just before the cave entrance. 

Snow Village
1. Jump off the bridge by the Christmas tree.
   OR
   Jump between the buildings on the left-hand side just before the Christmas
   tree.
2. (Raptor/super shield only) Keep going straight on after the fairground and
   you can drive behind the buildings to the top of the hill. Not all the cars
   can get on the grass to do this.
3. Jump over the fence between the castle and the pond to skip the hairpin.
4. Drive over the pond (it's frozen) instead of around it.
5. (Raptor/super shield only) Drive between the windmill and the bridge instead
   of under the bridge. Not all the cars can get on the grass to do this.

Night Island
1. Jump from the bridge on to the hill behind.
   OR
   After the bridge, drive between the first two buildings on the left.
2. (Raptor/super shield only) Cut all corners as per Toon Island II.

Galaxy Coaster
1. Jump to the other track at the cross over.

Gulliver Night
1. Jump behind the second glass after the chess board.
2. Jump over the line of chicks in the kitchen. Raptor can do this without a
   jump.
3. Cut across the roulette wheel. This is not always quicker.

Heavenly Castle
1. After you exit the mouth of the cave, drive straight between the battlements
   to the other side of the hairpin. You don't need a jump.

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Secrets

More options - Hold the shoulder buttons in as you select options from the main
               menu to expand the options screen.
Sony videos  - Hold the shoulder buttons in as you select 'Load Ghost from
               Video' in the time attack menu. A video of the development
               team's best Rock time is added to the list. This does not work
               with the European version of the game.

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Goodies

Submarine X
Remember that a near miss ("Almost!") is one square from a target horizontally
or vertically, NOT diagonally.

Tank Combat
The tanks all handle differently, just like the cars in the main game.

Motor Toon R
R is for reality :-)

README
This goodie is only present in the Japanese version. It contains design notes
from the development team (in Japanese of course).

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