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    Version: 4.0 | Updated: 11/13/02 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    Game            :       Test Drive off Road Wide Open
    Genre           :       Racing
    Developed by    :       Angel Studios
    Console         :       PS2
    Players         :       1-2
    Version         :       4.0
    Author          :       John Kura
    E-mail          :       Crazyjohn911@aol.com
    
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    E-Mail Policy
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     Please follow the following rules for E-Mail
    
    * Don't leave a blank subject or I will just delete it. Instead
      type Test Drive off Road
    
    * Ask only about THIS GAME.
    
    * Ask intelligent questions.
    
    * Be polite.
    
    
    
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    Introduction
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    Welcome to my first FAQ ever. I hope you enjoy it and I hope it
    helps you too. Test Drive off Road Wide Open is a great game. It
    will give off road racing fans hours of fun. There are a lot of
    things to do like starting your career as an off road racer. You
    can just take out your truck and drive around freely. Or get a
    friend and race with them. Plus after all that there are still
    the secret vehicles! There is also good music in this game that
    will get you in the mood for some off road fun. So sit down,
    buckle up, and shut up. We're going for a ride.
    
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Version History
    2. Controls
    3. Game Modes
        3.1 Single Race
        3.2 Career Race
        3.3 Free Roam
        3.4 Multiplayer
    4. Types of Races
        4.1 Circuit
        4.2 Blitz
        4.3 Scramble
    5. Tracks
        4.1 Moab
        4.2 Yosemite
        4.3 Hawaii
    6. Vehicles
        6.1 Hummer Soft Top
        6.2 Hummer Wagon
        6.3 Jeep CJ5
        6.4 Jeep Wrangler
        6.5 Dodge Durango
        6.6 Ford F-150
        6.7 Chevy Silverado
        6.8 Ford Bronco
        6.9 Chevy Blazer
        6.10 Dodge Ram 2500
    7. Vehicle Classes (Upgrades)
        7.1 Stock
        7.2 Modified
        7.3 Pro
        7.4 Unlimited
    8. Secret Vehicles
        8.1 Army Humvee
        8.2 Rod Hall Hummer
        8.3 Shelby Durango
        8.4 Dodge 6x6 Pickup
        8.5 Monster Truck
    9. GameShark Codes
    10. Hints and Tips
    11. Legal Notice
    12. Credits
    13. Note to Readers
    
    
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                              1. Version History
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    5-2-02
    
    1.0-First version released. Look for updates soon.
    
    
    5-17-02
    
      2.0-Proofread FAQ, added a hint/tip, trying to get stats fixed
          for Rod Hall Hummer.
    
    5-20-02
    
     3.0-Psxcodez wants my FAQ!! Looked through the FAQ for any
         mistakes. STILL waiting for Rod Hall Hummer stats.
         GameGuruMania also wants my FAQ!
    
    5-26-02
    
     4.0-Added a few thank you, proofread the FAQ, and I am STILL
         trying to fix the stats for Rod Hall's Hummer
    
    11-11-02
     5.0-Wow its been a while. Sorry but I've been busy. Well I fixed track  
         descriptions but I am incredibly mad because I lost the stats for 
         the Rod Hall Hummer! AHHHH! Also I added the note in the Vehicles 
         section about the Moon Buggy. 
    
    
    
    
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                                  2. Controls
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    Menu -
                Up/Down - Move cursor
                Left/Right - Change Car
                X - Select Highlighted Option
                Triangle - Back
    
    Driving -
                X - Accelerate
                Square - Brake/Reverse
                O - Handbrake
                Triangle - Bring up map
                Select - Change Camera Angle
                Start - Pause Game
                R1 - Shift up (Manual Transmission)
                R2 - Shift Down
                L1 - Look Back
                L1+R1 - Bring up map
    
    
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                                3. Game Modes
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    These are the different game modes in Test Drive off Road and a
    description of each.
    
    3.1 - Single Race
    
    
             Single Race is a series of 27 races. You start out with
             three races available on each track. After finishing a
             set of three races more races will become available,
             along with a new class of vehicles. Completing all 27
             races on the hard difficulty gets you more than just
             bragging rights...
    
    3.2 - Career Race
    
            This game mode puts you in the position of an off road
            racer, racing through his career. You start out with
            $30,000 to buy a truck. There are 5 seasons, each with
            its own divisions. As you move along you will unlock
            secret vehicles and new classes of vehicles.
    
    3.3 - Free Roam
    
           A very fun thing to do. Just pick a course and a truck and
           just drive around with no limits. It's a good idea to do
           this when you first pick up the game and when you get some
           new trucks. If you're ever bored of racing and just want
           to drive, come here.
    
    3.4 - Multiplayer
    
          Go grab a friend and drive around wherever you want. The
          only multiplayer mode is in Free Roam. Very fun when you're
          bored of racing and playing by yourself.
    
    
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                               4. Types of Races
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    These are the different types of races in this game and what they
    are like.
    
    
    4.1 - Circuit Race
    
            The classic two or three lap races through different
            tracks. Make sure you pass through the checkpoints or
            you'll have to turn around and lose your precious first
            place position. An easy type of race. Not too much
            trouble, just get used to the track on your first lap,
            then you can worry about your position.
    
    4.2 - Blitz Races
    
            It's a mad dash for the finish line! Race through all the
            checkpoints before time runs out. That's the objective.
            These races can get confusing, but just follow the map
            and you'll be fine. Good Luck.
    
    4.3 - Scramble Races
    
            In my opinion, THE WORST type of race in the game. You
            have to collect a certain amount of checkpoints before
            anyone else, in any order. Sounds pretty easy, right?
            WRONG! These races can get VERY annoying. Try playing a
            little follow the leader....
    
    
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                               5. Tracks
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    These are the different areas where you will be racing on.
    
    
    5.1 - Moab
    
           The desert track. There are LOTS of jumps in this area which can 
    help you cut off time and get ahead of your opponents. I suggest taking 
    it slow around some corners especially the one towards the middle-end 
    of the track because its high up and if you fall it will set you way 
    back.
    
    5.2 - Yosemite
           The forest area. Good traction is what you need here. Be careful 
    around turns or you will most likely fall back in position and will 
    lose valuable time. BE CAREFUL!
              
    
    5.3 - Hawaii
           The sandy beaches and blue waterfalls. I would suggest a more 
    powerful truck for this track because there are steep hills to climb. 
    There are some tight spots throughout the course where everyone will be 
    pushing you so make sure you have good traction. Also good handling is 
    a must because of the steep incline that goes to the beach.
              
    
    
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                                6. Vehicles
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    ***********NOTE - I have gotten a very large amount of e-mails 
    concerning the Blue Moon Cafe signs and the moon buggy. They do not 
    exist in this version. They can be found ONLY IN THE XBOX 
    VERSION.************
    
    Here are the vehicles you'll be using to kick up some dirt and
    tear up the track.
    
    6.1 - Hummer Soft Top
    
    
            Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |
    
            Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |
    
            Handling -     |* * * * * * *                |
    
           Climbing -      |* * * * * * * * * * * * * *  |
    
    6.2 - Hummer Wagon
    
    
           Acceleration - |* * * * * * * *              |
    
           Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |
    
           Handling -     |* * * *                      |
    
           Climbing -    | * * * * * * *               |
    
    6.3 - Jeep CJ5
    
    
           Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
           Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |
    
           Handling -     |* * * * * * * *              |
    
           Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
    
    6.4 - Jeep Wrangler
    
    
           Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * *          |
    
           Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |
    
           Handling -     |* * * * * * * *              |
    
           Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
    
    6.5 - Dodge Durango
    
           Acceleration - |* * * *                      |
    
           Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
           Handling -     |* * * * * * *                |
    
           Climbing -     |* * * *                      |
    
    
    6.6 - Ford F-150
    
    
           Acceleration - |* * * * * * * *              |
    
           Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
           Handling -     |* * * * *                    |
    
           Climbing -     |* * * * * * * *              |
    
    
    6.7 - Chevy Silverado
    
    
           Acceleration - |* * * * * * * *              |
    
           Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * *        |
    
           Handling -     |* * * *                      |
    
           Climbing -     |* * * * * * * *              |
    
    
    6.8 - Ford Bronco
    
    
           Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |
    
           Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |
    
           Handling -     |* * * *                      |
    
           Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |
    
    
    6.9 - Chevy Blazer
    
    
           Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
           Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
           Handling -     |* * * * *                    |
    
           Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
    
    6.10 - Dodge Ram 2500
    
           Acceleration - |* * * * * * *                |
    
           Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |
    
           Handling -     |* * *                        |
    
           Climbing -     |* * * * * * *                |
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                           7. Vehicle Classes (Upgrades)
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    Not much customizing to do. You can just buy or get the better
    improved version of a car. Here are the classes of upgrades.
    
    
    7.1 Stock
    
           This is the original of the car. It's stock. No upgrades.
    
    7.2 Modified
    
           Your car is raised and its stats are improved a bit.
    
    7.3 Pro
    
           You car is again raised and the stats are hired more. It
           is also given a better look.
    
    7.4 Unlimited
    
            The truck is now given a whole new awesome look. It is
            raised up one last time and the stats are pushed to the
            limits.
    
    
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                              8. Secret Vehicles
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    And now, the moment you've been waiting for......THE SECRET
    VEHICLES!!!!
    
    
    8.1 Army Humvee
    
    
                Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in the
    first
                three seasons of career mode.
    
                   Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
                   Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * *          |
    
                   Handling -     |* * * * * * * *              |
    
                   Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
    
    
    8.2 Rod Hall Humvee
    
    
                Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in all
                divisions of career mode.
    
                   Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *|?
    
                   Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *|?
    
                   Handling -     |* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *|?
    
                   Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *|?
    
    
    8.3 - Shelby Durango
    
                Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in the
                speed division in the fourth season.
    
                  Acceleration - |* * * * * * * *              |
    
                  Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * *      |
    
                  Handling -     |* * *                        |
    
                  Climbing -     |* * * * * * * *              |
    
    
    8.4 - Dodge T-Rex 6x6
    
               Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in the
               power division in the fourth season.
    
                  Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * *        |
    
                  Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * *            |
    
                  Handling -     |* * * * * * * * *            |
    
                  Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * *        |
    
    
    8.5 - Monster Truck
    
                Unlock this secret vehicle by coming in first in all
                races in single race on the hardest difficulty.
    
                  Acceleration - |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |
    
                  Top Speed -    |* * * * * * * * * * * * *    |
    
                  Handling -     |* * * * * * * * * *          |
    
                  Climbing -     |* * * * * * * * * * * * * *  |
    
    
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    9. GameShark Codes
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    These are the official GameShark codes for this game.
    
    (M) Must Be On
        EC8782E4142CE55C
    
    Dead A.I.
        1C87E8C815F6E79D
        1C87E8CC1456E7A5
    
     Infinite Retries
        3CB9ABB81456E7A1
    
    Max Career Cash
        1CB9DAF414BE598C
    
    Max Race Pts
        4CB9F0F41456E70C
    
    
    
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                              10. Hints and Tips
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    Here's some tips to help you make your way through the game.
    
    * In career mode don't spend your money as soon as you make it.
      You may want it later.
    
    * During Scramble races see who comes in first. Try again and
      follow that person. Pass him off on the final stretch. This
      should get you gold.
    
    * In a circuit race, use the first lap to get used to the course.
      Then on the second lap start to pass off everyone.
    
    * Use the Free Roam to get used to new cars and the controls.
    
    * Speed vehicles often perform best on flat land or a downhill.
    
    
    
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                             11. Legal Notice
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    This FAQ is copyright(c) 2002 of John Kura. This FAQ may not be
    used for profit. That includes publishing it, selling it, putting
    it on a CD, etc. The following sites have permission to use my
    FAQ:
    
    GameFaqs (http://www.Gamefaqs.com)
    Neoseeker (http://www.neoseeker.com)
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    GameGuruMania  (http://www.ggmania.com)
    
    If anyone wants to use this FAQ you must get permission from John
    Kura. See E-Mail policy on how to contact me. Also if you see
    this FAQ on any site besides the one(s) listed above, please
    notify me.
    
    
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                                  12. Credits
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    I would like to thank:
    
    1. The creators of this game, Infogrames.
    2. GameFAQs for inspiring me to write a FAQ.
    3. CJayC for having the best site out there!
    4. Neoseekers for posting this FAQ
    5. CWasnetsky for helping me with my FAQs
    6. Everyone who e-mailed me telling me that they liked what I did
    7. Anyone else I forgot, THANKS!
    
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                             13. Note to Readers
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    In the next update I will:
    
    1. Fix the stats of the Rod Hall Hummer (AHHHHHH)
    2. Will hopefully add more details about the career mode including   
       races and the prizes for everything.
    
    I hope you enjoyed reading my first FAQ ever! Look for more of my
    work in the future.