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                   R 4:  R I D G E   R A C E R   T Y P E  4
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                            R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
                            Platform: PlayStation
                                Version: Final
                           Brett "Nemesis" Franklin
                       E-mail: thebeefycow@hotmail.com
    
    
    
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                       T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S
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                          1. INTRODUCTION
                          2. LEGAL STUFF
                          3. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY
                          4. Game Options
                          5. Game Controls
                          6. Tracks
                          7. R4 Grand Prix Mode
                          8. Unlocking Cars
                          9. Tips 
                         10. Miscellanious Stuff 
                         11. Secrets
                         12. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
                         13. Credits
                         14. Contact Info
    
    
    
    
    1. INTRODUCTION
    
    
    
    I wrote up this FAQ for R4 since there were only two of them on GameFAQS, and 
    that I've played the crap out of it, so I know A LOT about this game. I also ran 
    out of games to write FAQs for, so I just decided to write one for one of the 
    best Arcade racers EVER. I absolutley love racing games, since I'ver writen 
    racing game FAQs for this, GT 2, Need For Speed 4, Hydro Thunder, Sega Rally 2, 
    and Crazy Taxi. Hope that this helps anyone out there with trobles with R4. Good 
    luck.
    
    -----------------
    My Review of R4:
    -----------------
    Ridge Racer Type 4 is a great racing game.  I won't lie to you.  
    But in terms of depth and variety, its just not as advanced as 
    Gran Turismo. R4 is a great arcade game, with speed and graphics 
    that'll make your jaw drop, but it lacks enough depth to keep 
    players coming nack for more.
    
    Graphics: (10/10)- By far the best and most beautiful looking 
    racing game on the Playstation, even better than Gran Turismo, 
    which is damned good.  R4 moves at a medium resolution, and at 
    a smooth 30 fps, without any slowdown. It just looks so good, 
    that the graphics will make you proud to own a Playstation.
    
    Sound: (9/10)- Once again, the sound department in R4 is 
    astounding. I just love the musical tracks, and have even 
    imported the soundtrack. The sound effects are also well 
    done, and add realism to the game. On a side note, even though 
    the music tracks are good, the special Pac-Man theme song you 
    get once you receive the Pac-Man car is one of the most catchy 
    tunes in a videogame.
    
    Control: (9/10)- Controlling your car in R4 is very easy to do,
    thanks to the game's arcade-like nature.  You can either drift 
    or use grip type cars, although I prefer the drift type overall, 
    thanks to the maneuverability of these vehicles. Players can use 
    the JogCon, NegCon, or just the plain-old Dual Shock. I have yet 
    to play it with either the JogCon or the NegCon controllers, so 
    I can only recommend the Dual Shock. The control is very responsive, 
    and you'll be winning races in no time with some practice.
    
    Gameplay: (7/10)- This is where R4 has its problems. I just don't 
    think R4 knows what it wants to be, arcade or simulation. On one 
    side, it has its arcade-like control and fake cars, and on its 
    other side, it has upgradable cars and over 300 of them to boot 
    (although most of them are just alternative color designs and 
    nothing else). Even though R4 is incredibly fun, it does tend 
    to be on the weak side, without the depth of Gran Turismo and 
    only having eight tracks.
    
    Replay: (7/10)- Like I said earlier, R4 is extremely fun to play. 
    But after a few timesthrough the Grand Prix mode and the tracks 
    become repetitive and boring. The two-player is great fun though, 
    without any loss of frame-rate, its very smooth. Just don't expect 
    Gran Turismo type of replayability.
    
    Buy/Rent- If you are a fan of racing games or the Ridge Racer 
    series, then go ahead and buy it. But if you are looking for a 
    deep racing simulation, then either rent it, or look elsewhere.
    
    
    OVERALL SCORE: 8/10
    
    
    
    Game Info:
    ----------
    Game: R4 Ridge Racer Type 4
    System: PlayStation
    Genre: Arcade Racing
    Price: $19.99-$39.99
    Available: NOW
    Publisher: Namco
    Developer: Namco
    Difficulty: Easy (unless you try to unlock ALL the cars...)
    Best Car: Couldn't tell ya
    Best Track: Brightest Nite
    
    
    
    
    2. LEGAL STUFF
    
    
    
    ***ATTENION WEBMASTERS***
    FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, I WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY MORE E-MAILS FROM ANYONE 
    WHO WANTS TO PUT THIS, OR ANY OTHER OF MY FAQS ON THEIR SITES. I'M SICK AND 
    TIRED OF PEOPLE ASKING ME IF THEY CAN PUT MY FAQ ON THEIR SITE. I'M NOT TRYING 
    TO BE MEAN OR ANYTHING, BUT IT'S JUST THAT I KEEP ON RECEIVING E-MAILS FROM 
    WEBMASTERS WHO WANT TO PUT MY FAQ ON THEIR SITE. ANY MORE E-MAILS THAT I GET 
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    DELETED AND IGNORED. THE ONLY SITES THAT CAN HAVE ANY OF MY FAQS ARE THE ONES 
    SPECIFIED IN THE LEGAL STUFF SECTION OF THIS FAQ. 
    
    HOWEVER, IF YOU DO PUT THIS OR ANY OF MY FAQS ON YOUR SITE WITHOUT MY 
    PERMISSION, LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IMMEDIATLY. I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR 
    READING THIS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT IF YOU WANT TO PUT THIS OR ANY OF MY 
    FAQS ON YOUR SITE, THE ANSWER IS NO AND WILL ALWAYS BE NO! SORRY IF I'M BEING 
    RUDE, BUT I'M SICK OF PEOPLE JUST TAKING MY FAQS WITHOUT MY CONSENT. THANK YOU.
    
    
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    If anyone finds it on any other site, please inform me ASAP.
    
    E-Mail Address: thebeefycow@hotmail.com
    
    Copyright:
     Copyright 1999-2000 Brett "Nemesis" Franklin. It may not be stolen, altered, 
    or used for any type of profit. It may be reproduced electronically, and printed 
    for PRIVATE, PERSONAL use. It may not be placed on a CD, printed in a magazine 
    or any type of publication. If you would like to contribute to this FAQ (you 
    will be credited,) please e-mail me, as well as any questions, comments, or 
    corrections, to the address above.
    
    
    
    
    
    3. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY
    
    
    
    
    Version 0.2 (02/17/00)
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    * First Version
    
    
    
    Version 0.3 (02/21/00)
    ------------------------
    
    * Second Version
    
    * Added the "Miscellanious Stuff" section
    
    * Added some more questions in the "FAQ" section
    
    * Added some more tips in "Tips" section
    
    
    
    
    
    
    4. Game Options
    
    
    
    Grand Prix: 
               The Main Mode of R4, where you assume the role of a 
               professional driver on a racing team. You and a manager
               must work together to win the Grand Prix Mode.
    
    Time Attack:
               This is a basic addition to R4, and all racing games. 
               The Time Attack Mode is where you choose a car and a 
               track, and race by yourself to attempt to beat the best 
               times for that track. You can use any cars; The preset 
               ones, or the ones that you've won from the Grand Prix 
               mode (although you must register the cars you wish to
               use to your Garage).
    
    VS Battle:
               Another basic mode, the VS Battle is where you and 
               a friend go head-to-head in a single race. You can
               also use any cars you've won in Grand Prix mode.
    
    Garage: 
               The Garage mode is where you can register any cars 
               that you've won in the Grand Prix mode. Once you've 
               registered a car into your Garage, you can then use 
               those cars in Time Attack and VS Battle modes.
    
    Records:
               You can view any trophies that you've won from the
               Grand Prix mode in the Records mode.
    
    Save & Load:
               This mode is where you can save and load your game. 
               You can also load and save stuff onto your 
               PocketStation, if you HAVE one.
    
    Options: 
               Use this mode to change controller settings, screen
               display, and sound volumes. You can also use the 
               Music Player here.
    
    
    
    
    
    5. Game Controls
    
    
    
    
        _____________                                    ___________
     L2: Shift down   |                                  |           R2: shift up
         _________    |                                  |  _________
     L1: Shift down \ |        N/A          Pause        | /         R1: shift up
               _=====_        |           |         _=====_
              / _____ \       |           |        / _____ \
             .-'_____`-.------|-----------|-------.-'_____`-.       
           .'  |     |  `.    |  S O N Y  |     .'  |   ___________Triangle: View
          / ___| /|\ |___ \   |           |    / ___| /_\ |___ \            
    D Pad--|      |      | ;  |_          |_  ; | _         _ | ;
         | |<---     --->| | |__|        |__> | ||_|-------(_)-----Square: Brake
         ; |___   |   ___| ;SELECT       START; |___       ___| ;  Circle: Select
         |\    | \|/ |    /  _     ___      _  \    |  X-----------X:Accelerate/
         | `.  |_____|  .','" "', |___|  ,'" "',`.  |_____|  .' |        Cancel
         |   `-._____.-' /       \ANALOG/       \ `-._____.-'   |
         |               |       |_====_|       |               |
         |              /\       /      \       /\              |
         |             /  `.___.'        `.___.'  \             |
         |            /      |                     \            |
          \          /       |                      \          /
           \________/      Steer                     \________/
    
    
    
    
    
    
    6. Tracks  
    
    
    
    Helter Skelter
    --------------
    Laps: 03
    Length: 3.262 Miles
    Difficulty: Simple
    
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    WONDERHILL
    -----------
    Laps: 03
    Length: 4.178 Miles
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    
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    EDGE OF THE EARTH
    ------------------
    Laps: 03
    Length: 3.540 Miles
    Difficulty: Easy
    
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    OUT OF BLUE
    ------------
    Laps: 03
    Length: 3.477 Miles
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    
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           *       ---/\_             _ _                  *
           *  - - /       \          |   |                 *
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           *  |               \----- /   \                 *
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    PHANTOMILE
    ----------
    Laps: 03
    Length: 1.882 Miles
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    
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           *                                     -----       *
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           *   -----------------------------------         / *
           *                                       \______/  *
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    BRIGHTEST NITE
    ---------------
    Laps: 03
    Length: 3.667 Miles
    Difficulty: Hard
    
    
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    HEAVEN & HELL
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    Laps: 03
    Length: 4.305 Miles
    Difficulty: Hard
    
    
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           *  ----------------------------------------    *
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           * | _ _/       \     / --------\           /   *
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    SHOOTING HOOPS
    ---------------
    Laps: 06
    Length: 2.476 Miles
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    
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    7. R4 Grand Prix Mode
    
    
    
    The Grand Prix Mode is the meat of the game. This is where you will win all of 
    your cars. The Grand Prix Mode consists of "Heats", or series' of races. There 
    are a total of THREE Heats within the Grand Prix Mode.
    
    REQUIREMENTS:
    --------------
    Heat 1:   Place 3rd or better
    Heat 2:   Place 2nd or better
    Final GP: Place in first place
    
    There are a total of FOUR trials for each Heat. This means that you only have 
    three chances to meet the requirement for that Heat. If you fail to meet the 
    requirement, you will be forced to quit the Heat.
    
    
    Heat 1
    ------
       Stage 1 (Car type used)
           Race 1 - Helter Skelter (Japan, Yokohama)
           Race 2 - Wonderhill (Japan, Fukuoka)
    
    Heat 2
    ------
        Stage 2 (Car type used)
           Race 3 - Edge of the Earth (USA, N.Y.)
           Race 4 - Out of Blue (Japan, Yokohama)
    
    Final GP
    --------
       Stage 3 (Car type used)
           Race 5 - Phantomile (Japan, Yokohama)
           Race 6 - Brightest Nite (USA, N.Y.)
           Race 7 - Heaven & Hell (Japan, Fukuoka)
       
       Stage 4 (Car type used)
           Race 8 - Shooting Hoops (USA, L.A.)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    8. Unlocking Cars
    
    
    
    There are 4 different Racing Teams in R4:
    
    M.M.M: (Micro Mouse Mappy)- France - Easy
    P.R.T: (Pac Racing Team)- Japan - Normal
    R.T.S: (Racing Team Solvalou- Italy - Hard
    D.R.T: (Dig Racing Team)- USA - Expert
    
    
    There are also four different car manufacturers:
    
    Age Solo - France -  Grip type
    Lizard - USA - Drift type
    Assoluto - Italy- Drift type
    Terrazi - Japan - Grip type
    
    
    
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    ASSOLUTO
    Italian: Drift
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      CAR           STAGE   HANDLING  OVERALL  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       Good      Good      203    207   212    223
     9 Fatalia      3       Good      Good      205    212   216    226
    10 Rondine      3       Good      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       Very Good Very Good 308    324   317    326
    19 Squalo       4       Great     Very Good 312    321   340    331
    20 Vulcano      4       Average   Awesome   356    360   358    374
    ____________________________________________________________________
    
    
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    LIZARD
    USA: Drift
    -----------
    ____________________________________________________________________
      CAR        STAGE  HANDLING   OVERALL   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     Good       Good      200    205    207    219
     9 Officer    3     Good       Good      200    205    207    219
    10 Colleague  3     Good       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     Awesome    Very Good 308    335    319    328
    20 Nightmare  4     Great      Very Good 351    369    353    358
    ____________________________________________________________________
    
    
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    TERRAZI
    Japan: Grip
    --------------
    
    _____________________________________________________________________
     CAR          STAGE  HANDLING  OVERALL   M.M.M.  D.R.T.  P.R.C. R.T.S.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
     1 Ambitious  1      Poor       Poor      159     166    171    180
     2 Ambitious  2      Good       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      Good       Good      203     205    210    221
     9 Wildboar   3      Good       Good      210     219    219    230
    10 Capital    3      Good       Good      210     219    219    230
    11 Cowboy     3      Good       Good      214     230    223    235
    12 Starlight  3      Very Good  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      Very Good  Great     301     310    310    319
    18 Terrific   4      Great      Very Good 306     321    315    326
    19 Destroyer  4      Great      Very Good 310     337    319    331
    20 Utopia     4      Awesome    Very Good 392     395    399    397
    _____________________________________________________________________
    
    
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    AGE SOLO
    France: Grip
    --------------
    
    ______________________________________________________________________
      CAR         STAGE   HANDLING   OVERALL  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       Good       Good      203    200    207    203
     8 Megere     3       Good       Good      203    210    216    210
     8 Antilope   3       Good       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      Very Good 303    319    315    319
    19 Supernova  4       Great      Very Good 310    335    321    335
    20 Ecureuil   4       Great      Good      312    301    294    306  
    ____________________________________________________________________
    
    
    ------------
    SPECIAL CARS
    ------------
    ____________________________________________________________________
        CAR        STAGE    HANDLING  OVERALL   TOP SPEED
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    321 Pac-Man    4        Great     Great     242
    _____________________________________________________________________
    
    
    
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    SPECIFIC CAR FLOWCHART
    -----------------------
    _____________________________________________________________________
          *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
    _____________________________________________________________________
            
    
    OTHER RACES:
    - - - - - - -
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    Extra Trial  *RACE*                          *CAR UNLOCKED*
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Trial 1       1st                                  20
    _____________________________________________________________________
    
    
    
    
    
    
    9. Tips
    
    
    
    - Use Drift-style cars. Using the Drifting technique is MUCH easier
      then using Grip-style handling. Drifting also saves you time 
      around the corners.
    
    - Use Automatic, not manual. Automatics are much easier to use, 
      since the car changes gears BY ITSELF. Manual transmission is 
      only for Professionals. 
    
    - Unlock all the tracks at the beginning. Just go through the 
      Grand Prix mode once to open up all the tracks, that way you'll
      have them open to practice on if you are having trouble with them
      in Grand Prix mode.
    
    - Try not to bump other cars. Even though it's been toned down, 
      bumping into cars STILL causes you to slow down and the other 
      driver to get a speed boost. Of course, it also works the other
      way...
    
    - Use a Stage 4 car for the Time Attack mode. When you use the
      fastest car in the Time Attack mode, you'll get the fastest time.
    
    - Try not to bump into walls. Just like when you bump into another
      car, bumping into walls slows you down.
    
    - Experiment with variations. Try using a French Car with the Italian 
      racing team or vice versa. Try using a USA Car with the Japanese
      racing team. These different variations will change the look of
      your car(s), so experiment to find the car that suits your style.
      You can also use the same Team with the same Car manufacturer from
      the same countries (i.e- French car with the French team), but
      it's not as fun to play as. :p
    
    
    
    
    10. Miscellanious Stuff
    
    
    
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Music Track List (BGM):
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    
    t.01  Pearl Blue Soul
    t.02  Naked Glow
    t.03  Your Vibe
    t.04  Lucid Rhythms
    t.05  Thru
    t.06  Silouette Dance
    t.07  Burnin' Rubber
    t.08  Revlimit Funk
    t.09  Quiet Curves
    t.10  Motor Species
    t.11  The Objective
    t.12  Move Me
    t.13  The Ride
    t.14  Movin' In Circles
    t.15  Eat 'em up! (For Pac-Man Car)
    
    
    
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Custom Decals (In Decal Edit):
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ________________________________________________
    No.    Decal
    ------------------------------------------------
     00     Custom Decal
     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     Monster from Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
     13     Ordyne
     14     Sky Kid
     15     Starblade
     16     Techno Drive
     17     Yoshimitsu from Tekken
     18     Thunder Ceptor
     19     Sophitia from 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.
    _____________________________________________________________
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    11. Secrets
    
    
    
    Pac-Man Car: 
                Open up all 320 cars in the game to receive the elusive
                Pac-Man car.
    
    Other Four Tracks:
                Once you beat the Grand Prix Mode once, you will unlock
                remaining four tracks. These tracks will be playable
                in all modes from now on.
    
    
    GAMESHARK CODES:
    ----------------
    
    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 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
    
    Unlock All R.T.S. Cars          800F3740 FFFF
                                    800F3742 FFFF
                                    800F3744 FFFF
                                    800F3746 FFFF
                                    800F3748 FFFF
                                    800F374A FFFF
                                    800F374C FFFF
                                    800F374E FFFF
    
    
    
    
    
    
    12. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
    
    
    
    1) Q: How many cars are there in R4?
    
       A: 321 cars total. Including different colors.
    
    
    2) Q: Are there any hidden ones?
     
       A: Only one, and it's the Pac-Man car.
    
    
    3) Q: Any hidden tracks?
    
       A: Only to four other tracks that you unlock after you beat the
          Grand Prix mode.
    
    
    4) Q: Is the Pac-Man car cool?
    
       A: Yep, and the music it plays when you race it is AWESOME.
    
    
    5) Q: Why is there decal editing?
    
       A: I dunno. Maybe Namco wanted to be original. I think it's cool.
    
    
    6) Q: Which car is the fastest car?
    
       A: Utopia is the fastest car, with 399 mph.
    
    
    7) Q: How long does it take to open up ALL the cars?
    
       A: Forever.
    
    
    8) Q: Which is the best type of car to use?
    
       A: Drift cars are easier to use, once you get used to them.
    
    
    9) Q: How old are you?
    
       A: None of your business!  :p
    
    
    10) Q: Is there a second Disc with R4?
    
        A: Yep, and it has the Original Ridge Racer (60fps), 
           along with some demos from Namco. It's worth the price
           of the whole game to get. Actually, you get it with the
           game for free, so it doesn't matter if you want it or not,
           because you'll get it anyways. :p
    
    
    11) Q: Is the JogCon worth getting?
    
        A: I've only used the JogCon once with R4, and while it was
           different, it still doesn't beat the good ol' Dual Shock.
    
    
    12) Q: Does the game come with the JogCon?
    
        A: Only in limited supplies. You can either buy the game by
           itself, or you can buy it with the JogCon in a bundle.
           The bundle will cost about $20 extra though. In my 
           opinion, it's not really worth it. Just buy the regular 
           game without the JogCon.
    
    
    13) Q: Is R4 better than Gran Turismo?
    
        A: Not really, but it DOES come close, and is a great arcade 
           game.
    
    
    14) Q: IS R4 better than Gran Turismo 2?
      
        A: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! That's a good one. 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    13. CREDITS
    
    
    
    CJayC- For accepting all of my FAQS, and for creating the best web site on the 
    net!
    
    R4 Game manual- For the game controls.
    
    ME- For writing this FAQ! :p
    
    
    
    
    
    
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