Ridge Racer Type 4
Car FAQ Version 0.8
Elroy Ng (elroyng@singnet.com.sg)

This Document Copyright 1998 Elroy Ng
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Ridge Racer Type 4 and R4 are trademarks of Namco 


Contents:
1. Author's Note 
2. Game Modes
3. The Teams
4. The Manufacturers
5. Unlocking New Cars
6. Complete List Of Cars
7. FAQ

1. Author's Note
Ok, first of all, I'll answer the question everyone would surely be 
asking. How the heck did I manage to get all 320 cars in R4? Nah, I did 
not get all the cars by playing the game like hundreds of times. 
Besides, that would be impossible (read the FAQ section). I only played 
through the Grand Prix Mode 6 times. I simply used a Gameshark to hack 
in the rest of the cars. Now, before you people start calling me a 
cheater, let me make this clear. I used the Gameshark so that I can 
make a complete list of all the cars in R4 to be put into this FAQ for 
your viewing pleasure. I put it in here so that you can get an idea of 
how many cars you are lacking for a specific team or manufacturer. Now, 
on with the FAQ.


2. Game Modes
There are several modes of play in R4, with one secret "Extra Trial" 
Mode. There is Grand Prix Mode, where most of the game's cars are 
unlocked, Time Attack Mode, VS Battle and the secret Extra Trial Mode. 
The Extra Trial Mode is opened after going through Grand Prix Mode once 
with any team.

There is also the Garage. This is where you can get in to view all the 
cars you have gotten so far. This is also where you can customize your 
cars with stickers or simply change the colours of the car. There is 
also a feature within this mode that allows you to create your own 
personalized stickers for your cars.


3.The Teams
There are a total of 4 teams in R4. They are:

R.C Micro Mouse Mappy (France) Turning: Easy
Pac Racing Club (Japan)        Turning: Normal
Racing Team Solvalou (Italy)   Turning: Difficult
Dig Racing Team (USA)          Turning: Expert


4. The Manufacturers
There are also four car manufacturers in R4. They are:

Assoluto (Italy)  Type: Drift
Lizard (USA)      Type: Drift
Terrazi (Japan)   Type: Grip
Age Solo (France) Type: Grip


5. Unlocking New Cars
As far as I know, there are only two ways to unlock new cars. The first 
method is by going through Grand Prix Mode. After going through Grand 
Prix Mode, the four cars that you used in Grand Prix Mode is added to 
your Garage. However, the better you do in the races (eg. getting first 
place in every race on the first try, etc.), the better the car you 
will get. So, if you went through the whole Grand Prix Mode with the 
same car (looks the same, only the max speed increases each time), it 
means that you did not do very well in Grand Prix Mode.

The other method is by winning the Extra Trial. There are four Extra 
Trials, one for each manufacturer. You must have at least one car of 
that manufacturer in your garage before you can race in that 
manufacturer's trial. The Extra Trial is very difficult to win. 
However, winning the Extra Trial earns you the most powerful cars in 
the game. In Extra Trial, only four cars can be unlocked, one for each 
trial.


6. Complete List Of Cars
Ok, this is it. The COMPLETE list of cars found in R4. In order to save 
time, I've listed the cars according to their manufacturer. I was only 
able to do this because the cars are all the same throughout for every 
team. The only difference is the Max Speed of the cars and the sticker 
designs of the cars, which varies with each team. So just follow the 
abbreviations of the team names at the top of the table beside the Max 
Speed heading to find out the speed of the specific car for the 
specific team. The last car on the list of each manufacturer are those 
unlocked in Extra Trial Mode. 

Assoluto Cars

Car Name 	Stage     Max Speed/ km/h (MMM, PRC, RTS, DRT)
Promessa	1	162	171	180	160
Promessa	2	178	187	194	180
Bisonite	2	182	191	200	184
Regalo	2	187	198	205	191
Fatalita	2	194	203	212	203
Promessa	3         	194	200	212	196
Bisonite	3	196	207	216	203
Regalo	3	203	212	223	207
Fatalita	3	205	216	226	212
Rondine	3	212	221	232	223
Cavaliere	3	216	226	237	232
Infinito	3	221	232	242	248
Promessa	4	280	290	301	285
Bisonite	4	287	296	306	292
Regalo	4	292	303	312	296
Fatalita	4	296	306	317	303
Aquila	4	303	312	321	312
Estasi	4	308	317	326	324
Squalo	4	312	321	331	340
Vulcano	4	356	358	374	360

Lizard Cars
Car Name 	Stage     Max Speed/ km/h (MMM, PRC, RTS, DRT)
Bonfire	1	162	169	178	164
Bonfire	2	175	184	194	178
Detector	2	178	189	198	184
Wisdom	2	184	194	203	189
Officer	2	189	200	210	200
Bonfire	3	191	198	210	194
Detector	3	196	205	214	200
Wisdom	3	200	207	219	205
Officer	3	203	214	223	210
Colleague	3	210	219	230	221
Comrade	3	216	223	235	230
Ignition	3	219	230	239	246
Bonfire	4	280	290	301	285
Detector	4	285	294	306	290
Wisdom	4	290	301	312	294
Officer	4	296	306	315	299
Tamer	4	299	310	321	310
Cataract	4	303	317	324	319
Reckless	4	308	319	328	335
Nightmare     	4	351	353	358	369

Terrazi Cars
Car Name 	Stage     Max Speed/ km/h (MMM, PRC, RTS, DRT)
Ambitious	1	159	171	180	166
Ambitious	2	175	187	198	182
Troop	2	180	191	203	187
Rumor	2	187	196	207	191
Wildboar	2	191	200	212	203
Ambitious	3	189	203	210	194
Troop	3	196	207	216	200
Rumor	3	203	210	221	205
Wildboar	3	205	216	226	212
Capital	3	210	219	230	219
Cowboy	3	214	223	235	230
Starlight	3	221	232	239	246
Ambitious	4	278	292	301	285
Troop	4	283	296	303	287
Rumor	4	287	299	310	296
Wildboar	4	294	306	317	301
Decision	4	301	310	319	310
Terrific	4	306	315	326	321
Destroyer	4	310	319	331	337
Utopia	4	392	399	397	395

Age Solo Cars
Car Name 	Stage     Max Speed/ km/h (MMM, PRC, RTS, DRT)
Prophetie	1	159	169	178	164
Prohetie	2	173	187	196	180
Dirigeant	2	178	189	200	187
Bataille	2	184	194	205	189
Megere	2	189	198	210	200
Prohetie	3	191	200	210	196
Dirigeant	3	194	205	214	200
Bataille	3	200	207	219	203
Megere	3	203	216	223	210
Antilope	3	207	219	228	219
Averse	3	214	223	235	228
Licorne	3	219	230	239	244
Prohetie	4	283	287	303	287
Dirigeant	4	287	294	306	290
Bataille	4	290	301	310	294
Megere	4	294	303	315	299
Espion	4	301	308	319	312
Sorciere	4	303	315	324	319
Supernova	4	310	321	328	335
Ecureuil	4	312	294	306	301

Finally, after the 320 cars, there is one more secret car, which 
becomes the ninth car in your garage. And the new car is none other 
than the Pac-Man car!!! The Pac-Man car even has its own music during 
the race, "Eat'em Up", and it is an update of the music found in the 
old Pac-Man game. Sorry, I am not very sure how to unlock this car as I 
hacked in most of the cars which includes this very special car. Well 
here are its stats.

Car Name 	Stage     Max Speed/ km/h    Type
Pac-Man	4	242 	Drift


7. FAQ
Q: Is it possible to unlock all 320 cars in the game?
A: From what I've read and heard, no. It seems that the PocketStation    
would have to be used in order to collect all 320 cars. The only way to 
collect them all would be to use the PocketStation and trade cars with 
your friends with it. I am not too sure how the game would prevent you 
from playing the Grand Prix thousands of times though. The 
PocketStation would be released on January 23 in Japan.

Well, I can't think of any other FAQ to include in this section. If you 
have any questions, mail me at elroyng@singnet.com.sg and I will include the 
question and answer to this FAQ.



Ok, this is the end of my FAQ. It has been tedious making this FAQ but 
very satisfying indeed.