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    Version: 0.8 | Updated: 01/01/70 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Ridge Racer Type 4
    Car FAQ Version 0.8
    Elroy Ng (elroyng@singnet.com.sg)
    
    This Document Copyright 1998 Elroy Ng
    Do not reproduce or redistribute this FAQ in any form without my 
    consent. If you want to include any part of this FAQ on your website, 
    publication, etc, e-mail me for permission first.
    
    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.