FAQ by hand of g0d

Version: 1.3 | Updated: 01/28/02 | Printable Version

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                 FAQ/Walkthrough written by hand of g0da 
                       Platform: Nintendo Gamecube 
                                vers 1.3           
I.    Disclaimer 
II.   Version History 
III.  Introduction 
IV.   Controls & Story 
V.    The Cast 
VI.   Drivers & Vehicles 
VII.  Passengers 
VIII. Modes of Play 
IX.   Road Rage 
      A. Hints 
      B. Road Rage/Safe Trips 
      C. Rating System 
      D. Trip Timer 
      E. Progress 
X.    Mission Walkthrough 
XI.   Routes & Shortcuts 
XII.  Extras & Goodies 
XIV.  Credits 
  Please note that this FAQ was written by a Simpsons fan. Let that be 
your warning. The contents of this file are original material of the 
author, hand of g0da. This file may not be altered, plagerized, or 
modified in any way. It may not be reproduced, or published for 
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Webmasters, you MUST have my permission PRIOR to posting this guide on 
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_/Version History\______________________________________________________ 
  I began work on this on 12/07/01, even though the release date for the 
game is late December here in North America. I began work so early because of my 
unsettling anticipation for the game. Well, thanks to that I got most all of the 
not so important stuff out of the way so that on release day I was able to write 
the core walkthrough with little distraction. I had gotten a lot of the 
information from the Playstation 2 version such as the playable characters list. 
12/07/01 - Pre-release version, worked out the ASCII contents listing, 
           design, and cast list. Later added Drivers and Vehicles list 
           as well as some passengers. 
01/07/02 - Added introduction, FAQs, modes, extras, some tips, missions, 
           and some other small changes. Finally released it. 
01/11/02 - Added sub-sections to the Road Rage chapter. Also added some 
           information on the missions. Hopefully next update will have 
           a walkthrough for each one, or at least some. Oh yeah, I also 
           added in a bit about the Head to Head mode of play, I can't 
           believe I forgot that!    
01/14/02 - Huge breakthrough this weekend. Me and my friends discovered 
           12 new cheat codes this weekend! We heard a rumor about one 
           code for the PS2 version and we tried about a million things 
           and finally founds some, then some more, then some more! Look 
           in chapter XII. Extras & Goodies for the complete list.      
01/28/02 - Added another 2 codes, as well as some more information on 
           the missions. New chapter added as well, Chapter XI. is for 
           Routes and Shortcuts. I will try to be as in depth as I can. 
           This guide is still nowhere near where I want it to be.   
  It seems throughout the years The Simpsons license has been attached 
to some pretty bad games. In the early days on the NES we had some fun 
with Bart Vs. The Space Mutants, but then Bart Meets Radioactive Man was 
terribly dissapointing. Bart Vs. The World wasn't so bad, but it just 
didn't seem to fill up my expectations cup. The Nintendo Gameboy had 
many uncomfortable Simpsons ventures as well, that I'd rather not go 
into, it's just too painful. When other systems came out, so did the 
games, such as Virtual Bart, and Bart's Nightmare. I think it would be 
safe to say that 'Nightmare' would be fitting for both titles, which are 
nothing more than a collection of near impossible mini-games. There was 
one beautiful ray of light that burst through the cloud of bad games, 
and that was simply titled The Simpsons. It was an arcade release, and 
sadly, it was never ported. Still, with the splendor of this game, I 
grew new hope for America's Favorite Family in the world of video games. 
A hope that I wouldn't let be burst by the fun, yet horribly short romp 
through Simpson's Wrestling. I knew The Simpsons would prevail, and 
unleash an entertaining hit for a console, and with this title, I am 
glad to report I will be enjoying my Simpsons gaming desires at home, 
not at the arcade! 
_/Controls & Story\_____________________________________________________ 
Analog Stick: Steering                    X: Stop/Reverse 
D. Pad: Steering                          Y: Hand Brake 
Start: Pause                              Z: Reset Vehicle 
A: Accelerate                             L: Rear View 
B: Hand Brake                             R: Horn 
C Stick: (Up) Accelerate, (Down) Stop/Reverse                                   
  Mr. Burns has taken over the public transportation system and is using 
nuclear buses. The citizens of Springfield must now taxi each other 
around to raise the $1,000,000 needed to buy it back! Good luck! 
_/The Cast\_____________________________________________________________ 
No, they're not all playable, just those who appear in the game, full 
names included.   
  Homer Jay Simpson                  Charles Montgomery Burns 
  Marjorie 'Marge' Bouvier Simpson   Waylon J. Smithers Jr. 
  Bartholomew 'Bart' Jo-Jo Simpson   Capitol City Goofball 
  Lisa Marie Simpson                 Principal Seymour Skinner 
  Apu Nahasapeemapetilon             Dr. Nick Riviera 
  Herschel Shmoikel Krustofsky  aka  Krusty the Clown 
  Police Chief Clancy Wiggum         Hyman Krustofsky 
  Bernard 'Barney' Gumble            Crazy Old Man 
  Nedward 'Ned' Flanders             Gil 
  Abraham J. 'Grampa' Simpson        Lurleen Lumpkin 
  Snake                              Jasper 
  Professor John Frink               Pimple-Faced Teen 
  Moe Szyslak                        Hans Moleman 
  Groundskeeper Willie               Ralph Wiggum 
  Otto Mann                          Nelson Muntz 
  Reverend Timothy Lovejoy           Milhouse VanHouten 
  Captain Horatio McAllister         Comic Book Guy 
  Pedro Bumblebee Man                Mayor "Diamond" Joe Quimby 
  Edna Krabappel                     Duff Beer Mascot 
  Hans                               Mrs. Glick 
  _______          ________ 
  Homer            Family Sedan 
  Marge            Canyonero 
  Bart             Honor Roller 
  Lisa             Electric Car 
  Apu              Sports Car 
  Krusty           Clown Car 
  Cheif Wiggum     Police Cruiser 
  Barney           Plow King Truck 
  Homer            Mr. Plow Truck 
  Ned Flanders     Family Stationwagon 
  Grampa           Shriners Car 
  Snake            Li'l Bandit 
  Prof. Frink      Hover Car 
  Moe              Hippie Daisy Car 
  Willie           Tractor 
  Otto             Schoolbus 
  Rev. Lovejoy     Book Burning Mobile 
  Homer     Grandpa  Willie         McAllister  Jasper 
  Bart      Marge    Lovejoy        Dr. Nick 
  Krusty    Lisa     Krabappel      Milhouse 
  Apu       Barney   Skinner        Nelson 
  Wiggum    Snake    Quimby         Ralph 
  Flanders  Frink    Comicbook Guy  Hans 
  Otto      Moe      Bumblebee Man  Geeky Teen 
_/Modes of Play\________________________________________________________   
Mmm... road rage. Here we have our main course. The mission, raise one 
million dollars to buy the public transportation system back from C.M. 
Burns. Taxi people around to make the money, but don't worry... it will 
take you plenty of time to do this. You also get to unlock more areas 
and drivers. 
You cannot earn money, or unlock areas in this mode. But you can drive 
around and learn the areas finding shortcuts, hidden routes, and the 
such. Doing this may help you out significantly in Road Rage mode. You 
know what they say... practice makes perfect. 
10 missions, with different drivers. Once you complete them all you get 
the reward of The Homer. See "Extras & Goodies" section for more on this 
Set the goal of $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000 in this split screen race for fares. 
You and a friend will race for a passenger. Passengers can be stolen from one 
another by ramming your opponent. He who delivers the passenger gets the full 
_/Road Rage\____________________________________________________________ 
[A. Hints] 
There's more than meets the eye. Look for paths not shown on the map for some 
handy short cuts that will raise your fares and help with the time. 
Take out Burns' bus stop vestibules to add 2 seconds to your time. 
Learn your pickups. More often then not, passengers at the same location want to 
go to the same destination. Learn where they want to go for some big money fares. 
Although it's fun to try out the new characters, don't forget that unlocking new 
locations can mean bigger fares. 
Use the handbrake with the gas while turning to make fast, sharp turns, or to 
turn around 180 degrees in a rush. Or get Homer and have some fun making donuts 
on Flanders lawn. 
Tire marks on the grass (not left by you) usually indicate a shortcut! 
[B. Road Rage/Safe Trips] 
Occasionally a passenger will request one of two things: "Avoid traffic for 
bonus" (Safe Trip) or "Destroy stuff for bonus" (Road Rage) 
Safe Trip: 
Make it to the destination hitting no more than 2 cars and you will get a $250 
bonus plus 5 seconds, regardless of your trip timer! 
Road Rage: 
Destroy 16 things (mail boxes, trees, lamp posts, etc) before the destination to 
get a $1,000 bonus plus 5 seconds, regardless of your trip timer! 
[C. Rating System] 
After each round you are rated by how much money you earned. The rating system 
is based on the following chart: 
$0                 Loser 
$1 - $999          Grandma 
$1,000 - $2,999    Timid 
$3,000 - $4,999    Destructive 
$5,000 - $6,999    Reckless 
$7,000 - $9,999    Insane 
$10,000 - $12,499  Speed Freak 
$12,500 - $14,999  Gazelle 
$15,000+           Madman 
[D. Trip Timer] 
Each passenger has a set amount of time to get to his/her location. This is 
indicated in the Trip Timer. You will recieve a rating and possibly a tip 
depending on how much time is left on the trip timer. 
SLOW    0% to 20% of the trip timer left, No reward 
NORMAL  From 21% up to 35% of the trip timer left, Reward of 1 second 
FAST    36% or better left on the trip timer, Reward of 3 seconds 
[E. Progress] 
Throughout the game, you have goals set. When you reach each goal you can unlock 
your choice of another driver, or another location. You start off with 5 of 17 
drivers, and 1 of 6 locations. To unlock your reward you must meet your goal. 
Goals are set at: 
$1K, $10K, $30K, $50K, $75K, $100K, $125K, $150K, $200K, $250K, $300K, then in 
$100K incriments until you reach the final goal of $1,000,000. 
_/Mission Walkthrough\__________________________________________________ 
01: Willies Paper Shredder 
    Guide Willie through the streets of Springfield to take out all of 
    the 'Springfield Shopper' Newspaper stands you can find. 
Driver: Groundskepper Willie 
Targets: 12     
02: Homer On The Run 
    Drive as Bart, sneeking Homer back to work at the Power Plant. But 
    you must avoid Mr. Burns at all costs. 
Driver: Bart Simpson 
Targets: 0, Passenger 
03: Barney's Rage 
    Barney is drunk... again. For some reason, unknown to the sober, he 
    has to run over 12 Capital City Goofballs before time runs out. 
Driver: Barney Gumble 
Targets: 12 
04: Otto's Driving Test 
    Put the pedal to the metal, because Otto needs to pass his driving 
    test. Knock over the light posts at the mini-mall before times up. 
Driver: Otto Mann 
Targets: 15 
05: Snake's Day Off 
    Oh joyous parole. Snake's out again, and this time he's helping out. 
    Take out nuclear waste barrels that serve as bus fuel! 
Driver: Snake 
Targets: 20 
06: They'll Never Take Me Alive 
    As time takes it's toll on old Abe Simpson, senility sets in. Help 
    him take out trash cans, before they take him out. 
Driver: Abe Simpson 
Targets: 12 
07: Save The Hovercar 
    Help Prof. Frink prove how efficient his hovercar is to Mayor Quimby 
    by racing him to City Hall before Burns gets there. 
Driver: Professor Frink 
Targets: 0, Passneger 
08: Not The Trees 
    Join Lisa in her crusade against the loggers by ramming their log 
    piles with her electric car before time runs out. 
Driver: Lisa Marie Simpson 
Targets: 24 (Each pile (8) counts as 3 logs) 
09: Krusty's Escape 
    Help Krusty outrun the tourists by knocking down street signs that 
    direct them to his house. 
Driver: Krusty The Klown 
Targets: 15 
10: Burns' Arena 
    The final showdown, in which Homer infiltrates Burns' backyard to 
    take out as many statues as he can before Burns can stop him! 
Driver: Homer Jay Simpson 
Targets: 20 (Each statue is at least 2 peices) 
_/Routes & Shortcuts\___________________________________________________ 
In this area I will try to list all of the shortcuts for each level, as well as 
routes, which you can go in a sort of loop, getting the same pickups over and 
over for huge scores. I will try to be as in depth as I can. 
Evergreen Terrace: 
Information coming soon. 
Entertainment District: 
Information coming soon. 
Springfield Dam: 
ROUTE: At the start of the level, drive over to the far right and make your 
first pickup. They should want to go the Jittery Joes, otherwise you got the 
wrong one. Now, go up the road a bit and make cut left underneath the billboard 
to go up a hill. At the top you will want to go left to the dropoff. Pickup the 
nearest passenger (if you stopped right they should just get in.) They will 
either want to go to the dam (cont. A), the home for the interesting (cont. B), 
or kamp krusty (cont. C.) So head up the hill from Jittery Joe's and then cut 
right at the fork and... GOTO CONT. A, B, or C. 
CONT. A: After you stop at the dam, pick up the nearest passenger, they will 
want to go to Rancho Relaxo, so turn left off of the dam and into the water. Now 
go up the hill on the left and into the dropoff, make sure to spin out so you 
are facing the exit. GOTO CONT. D. 
CONT. B: Drive to the end of the dam, and make the dropoff. Pick up the person 
standing on the corner, they will want to go the Builders Shack, so make a fast 
U-turn and head back across the dam, and make sure to go RIGHT at the fork, up 
the hill and to the dropoff. Pick up the nearest passenger who will want to go 
to Rancho Relaxo. So back down the hill and once on the dam, drive off to the 
left, and into the water. Now take the hill on the left up and into the dropoff, 
make sure to spin out so you are facing the exit. GOTO CONT. D. 
CONT. C: Drive across the dam and make a sharp right and pull up to the dropoff. 
Now make a quick U-turn and pick up the person on the corner near the dam. They 
will want to go to the Builders Shack, so go across the dam, and make sure to go 
RIGHT at the fork, up the hill and to the dropoff. Pick up the nearest passenger 
who will want to go to Rancho Relaxo. So back down the hill and once on the dam, 
drive off to the left, and into the water. Now take the hill on the left up and 
into the dropoff, make sure to spin out so you are facing the exit. GOTO CONT. D. 
CONT. D: Drive out and pickup the passenger on your RIGHT. They will want to go 
to TNT Storage, so now, turn a sharp left and back into the water. Drive UP the 
dam, diagonally toward the right, when on top, make sure to take the LEFT fork 
for the dropoff. The next passenger should just get right in. They will want to 
go to the Stonecutters Lodge, so from here continue up the road and it will 
merge into another road at the top of the hill. Go around a few turns and after 
you pass Jittery Joes (on your left) you will make a right, but just keep going 
straight heading toward the billboard and you will probably take a huge drop 
(unless you go slow enough to go down the hill) now just continue down the road 
'til you get to the lodge. Pull into the driveway so it's easier to pickup your 
next passenger, who is the same one as the first. Now just continue with this 
route until you run out of time. 
Nuclear Power Plant: 
Information coming soon. 
Information coming soon. 
Springfield Mountains: 
Information coming soon. 
_/Extras & Goodies\_____________________________________________________ 
Holiday Characters: Set your Game Cube's internal clock to the following 
dates to unlock Holiday Characters! 
  Date:             Character:   
  01/01             Happy New Year Krusty 
  10/31             Happy Halloween Bart 
                    Bart dressed as Frankenstien, Honor Roller painted 
                    w/ jack-o-lanterns, Horn: Witch Laugh 
  11/2*             Happy Thanksgiving Marge 
                    Marge dressed as pilgrim, Canyonero painted w/ 
                    turkeys, Horn: Gobble 
  12/25             Merry Christmas Apu 
*Note- Since Thanksgiving falls on a different numbered day each year 
you'll have to set it accordingly. For the year 2001 set it for 11/22. 
Bonus Vehicle: Complete all 10 challenges to unlock The Homer: The Car 
built for the Average Man! The car is playable in any mode, simply click 
on Homer's picture in the car selection screen. 
Wimp Challenge Mode: If you want to be a wimp, you can skip any of the 
first 9 missions by losing them 5 times. Doing this will not stop you 
from unlocking The Homer. 
CHEATS: Go to the options menu and hold in the L and R buttons and press the 
following button combinations for the desired results. If done correct then you 
will hear a sort of honking noise, if not you will hear a bird call. All codes 
are compatible with each other except the 'drive as' codes, which it only 
accepts the first one you enter (or was it the last?) Also when using the new 
car codes just choose any driver, your car will be replaced as the one for the 
code entered. 
X,X,X,X    -    2D or 'flat' characters who sort of wobble around. 
Y,Y,Y,Y    -    Earn lots of extra money. 
Y,B,B,X    -    Turn off the map. 
A,A,A,A    -    Enter nighttime mode. 
B,B,B,B    -    Get new camera angles (selectable when paused.) 
B,B,A,A    -    Enter a sort of debug mode. 
B,B,X,X    -    Use Thanksgiving Marge, no matter what the date. 
B,B,X,Y    -    Use New Years Krusty, no matter what the date. 
B,B,X,A    -    Use Halloween Bart, no matter what the date. 
B,B,X,B    -    Use Christmas Apu, no matter what the date. 
B,B,Y,Y    -    Use Burns' car, drive as Smithers. 
B,B,Y,X    -    Use 'box' car. Burns uses it when you drive as Smithers. 
B,B,Y,A    -    Use the Nuclear Bus! 
A,B,B,A    -    I have no clue. 
Q:Is ______ a playable character? 
  A:Check the drivers list. 
Q:Is ______ in the game? 
  A:Check the cast list. Most of them are also passengers, but not all 
    so, compare the cast list to the passenger list to see who you can't 
    pick up. 
Q:How do I unlock the "?" character? 
  A:See Extras & Goodies section- Holiday Characters. 
Q:What is the difference between the easy/medium/hard settings? 
  A:The easier the setting, the more time you get. BUT, the harder the 
    setting, the more money you earn per person. 
Q:I'm stuck on _______ mission, can you help me? 
  A:See the mission walkthrough section. 
Q:Are there any cheat codes? 
  A:YES! 13 to be exact. These were actually discovered by me and my 
    friends. I heard a rumor about a camera angle cheat for the ps2 
    version, that had something to do with the shoulder buttons, so 
    I figured we could mess around with that and we started getting 
    sounds. Just took a while before some things started happening such 
    as nighttime mode, and driving as Smithers. 
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property of their parent companies. This file is in no way endorsed or 
sponsored by any company. Written by a fan for the fans. Enjoy. 
I would like to thank my friends Dave and Frank for helping me discover the 
cheat codes. Without them I probably would've only found 2 or 3. 
I would like to thank CJayC of www.gamefaqs.com for hosting my and many 
others helpful FAQs, Walkthroughs, Tips, Tricks, Cheats and Reviews. 
Another big thanks goes out to Keyz of gamefaqs.com messageboards for 
all of his help. 
I would also like to thank all of those from gamefaqs.com message boards 
who helped me out with any info.