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                        R4: Ridge Racer 4
                        System: Sony PlayStation
                        Author: Jim Chamberlin
    		    (red_phoenix_1@hotmail.com)
    
                        Version: FINAL (01/20/05)
    
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      << Disclaimer >>
    
      This document was made for personal use only.  No part of this document may
      be copied or used in any form of media withthout the express written consent
      of Jim Chamberlin.  Unauthorized use of any information herein is a direct
      violation of Copyright Law, and legal action will be taken.
    
      This document is Copyright  2001 Jim Chamberlin.  All Rights Reserved.
    
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    This guide is complete.  I am no longer going to add anything to this 
    guide.  No more GameShark codes!  Also, I am no longer accepting 
    questions for this game.  They will just be deleted!
    
    
    
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                                    Table of Contents
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       I. Introduction
      II. The Complete List of Vehicles (321)
     III. Decals
      IV. The Tracks
       V. Driving Tips
      VI. Unlocking a Specific Car
     VII. GameShark Codes
    VIII. Credits
    
    =====================================
    I. Introduction
    =====================================
    
    Namco has really developed a good racing game in Ridge Racer Type 4. 
    Unfortunately for Namco, there is another racing game about to be 
    released, Gran Turismo 2.  R4 has an awesome selection of playable 
    vehicles.  R4 has the best graphics of any Ridge Racer to date.
    
    There are four teams.  
    
    Micro Mouse Mappy (M.M.M.)- Easy- France
    Dig Racing Team (D.R.T.)- Expert- USA
    Pac Racing Team (P.R.C)- Normal- Japan
    Racing Team Solvalou (R.T.S)- Hard- Italy
    
    There are also four car manufacturers.
    
    Assoluto- Drift- Italy
    Lizard- Drift- USA
    Terrazi- Grip- Japan
    Age Solo- Grip- France
    
    When choosing a car manufacturer, keep in mind that drift cars are 
    more difficult to control.
    
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    II. The Complete List of Vehicles (321)
    =======================================
    
    Like I said earlier, R4 has an awesome selection of vehicles.
    
    ASSOLUTO
    
      Name       Stage  Handling Overall Rating  M.M.M. D.R.T. P.R.C. R.T.S.
     1 Promessa     1     Poor      Poor           162    166   171    180
     2 Promessa     2     Average   Poor           178    180   187    194
     3 Bisonte      2     Average   Average        182    184   191    200
     4 Regalo       2     Average   Average        187    191   198    205
     5 Fatalita     2     Average   Good           194    203   208    212
     6 Promessa     3     Average   Average        194    196   200    212
     7 Bisonte      3     Average   Good           196    203   207    216
     8 Regalo       3     Fair      Good           203    207   212    223
     9 Fatalia      3     Fair      Good           205    212   216    226
    10 Rondine      3     Fair      Good           212    223   227    232
    11 Cavaliere    3     Good      Good           216    222   226    237
    12 Infinito     3     Good      Good           221    248   232    242
    13 Promessa     4     Good      Great          280    285   290    301
    14 Bisonte      4     Good      Great          287    292   296    306
    15 Regalo       4     Great     Great          292    296   303    312
    16 Fatalita     4     Great     Great          296    303   306    317
    17 Aquila       4     Great     Great          303    312   312    321
    18 Estasi       4     Excellent Excellent      308    324   317    326
    19 Squalo       4     Great     Excellent      312    321   340    331
    20 Vulcano      4     Average   Extreme        356    360   358    374
    
    LIZARD
    
      Name      Stage  Handling Overall Rating  M.M.M. D.R.T. P.R.C. R.T.S.
     1 Bonfire    1     Poor       Poor          162    164    169    178
     2 Bonfire    2     Average    Poor          175    178    184    194
     3 Detector   2     Average    Average       178    184    189    198
     4 Wisdom     2     Average    Average       184    189    194    203
     5 Officer    2     Average    Good          184    189    194    203
     6 Bonfire    3     Average    Average       191    194    198    210
     7 Detector   3     Average    Good          196    200    205    214
     8 Wisdom     3     Fair       Good          200    205    207    219
     9 Officer    3     Fair       Good          200    205    207    219
    10 Colleague  3     Fair       Good          216    233    223    235
    11 Comrade    3     Good       Good          216    230    223    235
    12 Ignition   3     Great      Good          219    246    230    239
    13 Bonfire    4     Average    Great         280    285    290    301
    14 Detector   4     Average    Great         285    290    294    306
    15 Wisdom     4     Great      Great         290    294    301    312
    16 Officer    4     Average    Great         290    294    301    312
    17 Tamer      4     Average    Great         299    310    310    321
    18 Cataract   4     Average    Excellent     303    319    317    324
    19 Reckless   4     Extreme    Excellent     308    335    319    328
    20 Nightmare  4     Great      Extreme       351    369    353    358
    
    TERRAZI
    
      Name       Stage  Handling Overall Rating  M.M.M. D.R.T. P.R.C. R.T.S.
     1 Ambitious  1      Poor       Poor         159     166    171    180
     2 Ambitious  2      Fair       Poor         175     182    187    198
     3 Troop      2      Average    Average      180     187    191    203
     4 Rumor      2      Average    Average      187     191    196    207
     5 Wildboar   2      Average    Good         191     203    200    212
     6 Ambitious  3      Average    Average      189     194    203    210
     7 Troop      3      Average    Good         196     200    207    216
     8 Rumor      3      Fair       Good         203     205    210    221
     9 Wildboar   3      Good       Good         210     219    219    230
    10 Capital    3      Fair       Good         210     219    219    230
    11 Cowboy     3      Good       Good         214     230    223    235
    12 Starlight  3      Excellent  Great        221     246    232    239
    13 Ambitious  4      Good       Great        278     285    292    301
    14 Troop      4      Good       Great        283     287    296    303
    15 Rumor      4      Great      Great        287     296    299    310
    16 Wildboar   4      Great      Great        294     301    306    317
    17 Decision   4      Excellent  Great        301     310    310    319
    18 Terrific   4      Great      Excellent    306     321    315    326
    19 Destroyer  4      Great      Excellent    310     337    319    331
    20 Utopia     4      Tricky     Extreme      392     395    399    397
    
    AGE SOLO
    
      Name       Stage  Handling Overall Rating  M.M.M. D.R.T. P.R.C. R.T.S.
     1 Prophetie  1       Poor       Poor         159    164    169    164
     2 Prophetie  2       Average    Poor         173    180    187    180
     3 Dirigeant  2       Average    Average      178    187    189    187
     4 Bataille   2       Average    Average      184    189    194    189
     5 Megere     2       Average    Good         189    200    198    201
     6 Prophetie  3       Average    Average      191    196    200    196
     7 Dirigeant  3       Average    Good         194    200    205    200
     8 Bataille   3       Fair       Good         203    200    207    203
     8 Megere     3       Fair       Good         203    210    216    210
     8 Antilope   3       Fair       Good         207    219    219    221
    11 Averse     3       Good       Good         214    228    223    228
    12 Licorne    3       Great      Good         219    244    230    244
    13 Prophetie  4       Good       Great        287    287    287    287
    14 Dirigeant  4       Good       Great        287    290    294    290
    15 Bataille   4       Great      Great        290    294    301    294
    16 Megere     4       Great      Great        297    299    303    299
    17 Espion     4       Great      Great        301    312    308    312
    18 Sorciere   4       Great      Excellent    303    319    315    319
    19 Supernova  4       Great      Excellent    310    335    321    335
    20 Ecureuil   4       Touchy     Odd          312    301    294    306  
    
    The Pac- Man car will be released when all other 320 cars have been 
    released.  The top speed is 242.
    
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    III. Decals
    ========================================
    
    I recommend that you make your own custom decals for your car.  It sets 
    your car out from the others.  There are also some previously made decals
    you can select from:
    
    00  Custom
    01  Armadillo Racing
    02  Bosconian
    03  Baraduke
    04  Dragon Saber
    05  Black Knight
    06  Galaga
    07  Galaxian3
    08  ?????????
    09  GunBarl/ GunBullet
    10  Klonoa from Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
    11  Metro Cross
    12  A monster from Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
    13  Ordyne
    14  Sky Kid
    15  Starblade
    16  Techno Drive
    17  Yoshimitsu
    18  Thunder Ceptor
    19  Sophita from Soul Edge/ Soul Blade
    20  World Stadium 2
    21  Reiko Nagase (Blue)- D.R.T.
    22  Reiko Nagase (Orange)- M.M.M.
    23  Reiko Nagase (Green)- P.R.C.
    24  Reiko Nagase (Red)- R.T.S.
    
    For Reiko Nagase's stickers, you'll have to complete the specified team
    without repeating trial, while getting first for every race.
    
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    IV. The Tracks
    ========================================
    
    
    HELTER SKELTER (Course 1)
    3 laps
    3.262 miles
    Easy
    
    WONDERHILL (Course 2)
    3 laps
    4.178 miles
    Moderate
    
    EDGE OF THE EARTH (Course 3)
    3 laps
    3.540 miles
    Moderate
    
    OUT OF BLUE (Course 4)
    3 laps
    3.477 miles
    Moderate
    
    PHANTOMILE (Course 5)
    3 laps
    1.882 miles
    Moderate
    
    BRIGHTEST NITE (Course 6)
    3 laps
    3.667 miles
    Hard
    
    HEAVEN & HELL (Course 7)
    3 laps
    4.305 miles
    Hard
    
    SHOOTING HOOPS (Course 8)
    6 laps
    2.475 miles
    Moderate
    
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    V. Driving Tips
    ======================================
    
    There aren't many tips that I can give you.  Really the only tips 
    deal with cornering.
    
    The Grip cars have excellent traction and a stiff suspension.
    
    1. Turn
    2. While full throttle, tap the brakes
    3. Feather the brakes until you're through the turn.
    
    The Drift cars are more difficult to control.  Some corners don't 
    require sliding, but you should feather the brakes.
    
    1. Turn
    2. Release the gas
    3. After losing traction, hit the throttle.
    4. Turn the steering wheel, so you stay on the track.
    
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    VI. Unlocking a Specific Vehicle
    =====================================
    
            First Heat  Second Heat   Final GP       Cars Unlocked
    Trial 1  3rd 3rd      2nd 2nd   1st 1st 1st 1st   1, 2, 6, 13
    Trail 2  3rd 3rd      1st 2nd   1st 1st 1st 1st   1, 2, 7, 14
    Trial 3  3rd 3rd      2nd 1st   1st 1st 1st 1st   1, 2, 8, 15
    Trial 4  3rd 3rd      1st 1st   1st 1st 1st 1st   1, 2, 9, 16
    Trial 5  2nd 2nd      1st 1st   1st 1st 1st 1st   1, 3, 10, 17
    Trial 6  2nd 1st      1st 1st   1st 1st 1st 1st   1, 4, 11, 18
    Trial 7  1st 1st      1st 1st   1st 1st 1st 1st   1, 5, 12, 19
            Extra Trial
    Trial 1  1st                                      20
    
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    VII. GameShark Codes
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    Unlock Extra Trial        800F3754 0001
    
    Complete Extra Trial      800F375C 0101
                              800F375E 0101
    
    Unlock all D.R.T. Cars    800F3710 FFFF
                              800F3712 FFFF
                              800F3714 FFFF
                              800F3716 FFFF
                              800F3718 FFFF
                              800F371A FFFF
                              800F371C FFFF
                              800F371E FFFF
    
    Unlock all R.T.S. Cars    800F3740 FFFF
                              800F3742 FFFF
                              800F3744 FFFF
                              800F3746 FFFF
                              800F3748 FFFF
                              800F374A FFFF
                              800F374C FFFF
                              800F374E FFFF
    
    Unlock all M.M.M. Cars    800F3720 FFFF
                              800F3722 FFFF
                              800F3724 FFFF
                              800F3726 FFFF
                              800F3728 FFFF
                              800F372A FFFF
                              800F372C FFFF
                              800F372E FFFF
    
    Unlock all P.R.C. Cars    800F3730 FFFF
                              800F3732 FFFF
                              800F3734 FFFF
                              800F3736 FFFF
                              800F3738 FFFF
                              800F373A FFFF
                              800F373C FFFF
                              800F373E FFFF
    
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    VIII. Credits
    =====================================
    
    - Expert Gamer Magazine
    - Jeff Veasey at GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com)
    - Al Amaloo at Game Winners (http://www.gamewinners.com)
    - Dave Allison at Cheat Code Central (http://www.cheatcc.com)
    - 'Jacel' Joseph Ong-- Decals section.
    
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