==============================SMUGGLER'S RUN===================================




------------------------Multiplayer/turf war guide-----------------------------

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some Info from Smuggler's run PS2 itself.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Brandon Gousset++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                                VERSION .90

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This is a guide to the Multiplayer/ turf war mini games found on Smuggler's
Run for PS2.  Also included are fun games/tricks to try in these games, and to
try in Joyride with a friend.
The mini games bring a fun aspect to a very frustrating game.  The Computer
AI is toned way down, and it makes it fun to watch.
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Version history:
June 18, 2003: began guide.  Started with The games Section. Finished 
Crooks N Smugglers.  Started Loot Grab. Finished vehicle section

June 19, 2003: Finished Gangs section, finished areas section

June 20, 2003: Finished the games section.  Spell Check.  Touched up. 

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Table of Contents

1--------------The areas
2--------------The Gangs
3--------------The Vehicles
4--------------The Games
5--------------Joyride
6--------------Fun games to play in Joyride
7--------------FAQ
8--------------Thanks and recognition
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1) The areas:

Forest:

The forest has some paved roads, dirt trails, and fun hills to ride on.  
Spiral mountain is a fun place to test your driving ability.  There are water 
falls to jump off of and splash into the bottom lake.  There are places where
you can get up to 100mph and hit a steep hill, fly into the air, and do flips 
by holding the O button, and pressing forward.  

Also there are plenty of narrow trenches to ride through or jump across.



Desert:

The Desert is of course sandy and loose.  There are plenty of flat places to 
build up speed, and plenty of steep mountains to climb and ramp.  

There is also a ancient pyramid in the north west corner of the map.  It is 
cool to ride up it and then bounce down it step like sides.  The best place 
on this map is south of the pyramid.  It turns off to the right around the 
power lines.  I will talk more about it later, but i will just say it is a 
big gap to jump.



Snow:

This is the same place as the forest, just covered with snow.  Riding down 
frozen river is a blast.

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2) The Gangs:

The Forgotten (RED): These are the ones you play as in the missions.

A20's (Black): Latin  paramilitary organization, with communist intentions.

O'Gradys (green): 5th Generation Irish-American bootleggers.  (Finned vehicles)

Sierra Cartel (Blue): Ruthless, psychotic, Mexican gang.

The Quebecois (Gold): French-Canadian "freedom fighters". Hate all english.


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3) The Vehicles: (Overall points possible is 40)

Vehicle        Top speed    Accel     Handling      Strength       OVERALL

Buggy             7           8          8              4             27
SUV               4           4          6              9             23
Trophy Truck      6           8          6              6             26
Rally Car         10          9          10             3             32
Massive Truck     3           10         3              10            26
Military Vehicle  8           6          4              8             26

***information above converted from in game bar ratings***



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4)  The Games:

************************Crooks N' Smugglers**********************************

A free for all, with 1 pick up and one drop off at a time.  The first 
vehicle to 5 wins.  There will be 8 different vehicles going after the loot,
which makes it a little crazy.

----------------------------Forest Stage-------------------------------------


Faster, Faster, Faster:
On this level if another car is almost to the delivery site, then turn around
and head towards town.  The next pick up will always spawn close to town, 
giving  you the advantage for the next pick up and delivery I would pick 
a vehicle that is fast, but one you can handle.  I would pick the buggy or 
trophy truck.


Up, Down, In, and Out:
This game takes place east of the big lake.  This area is very hilly, so don't
go for speed alone.  I would choose the Massive truck or military vehicle.


Ribbed for Pleasure:
This game takes place in the "Barrons".  Which is a dry, very hilly area of 
the map.  This makes it very hard to keep up speed.  Go with a stable, fast
accelerating vehicle (massive truck)


Wham, Bam, Thank You:
This Game takes place in the vicinity of Spiral mountain.  You never actually
have to go up it, but if you get the erge, go up and make them follow.  I 
promise there will be plenty of crashes when all 8 get up there.



-----------------------------Desert Stage------------------------------------


Rock Gardens:
Takes place in the middle area of the map.  The pickups alternate between the 
village and the outskirts of it.  This is a area where the buggy and rally
car really accel above the rest.


Drilling at Home:
This area also includes the middle village of the map, but this time it 
expands farther to the east.  Some of the pickups are around the airstrip
and oil field.  This is a very fast paced game, go with the buggy or rally 
car.


Feeling the pricks:
Takes place around the pyramid area and middle village.  It is similar to the
"Valley of Doom" team game covered later.  You will need a combination of 
speed and power here.  I recommend the trophy truck, but the massive truck is 
not a bad choice.


West Side Rumble:
Includes the entire Westside of the map (duh).  Including the pyramid, big
gap jump, and the middle village.
***Fun thing to try***
Make a pickup, then head to the area south of the pyramid.  When you see a 
road go up a hill to the right, around the power lines, take it.  Jump across,
and watch the others jump and fall into the deep hole.***note*** you may have 
to take a easy route to this area, because if not, the A I makes them try to
drive a straight line and they will not make it.  When you get a few there, 
drop into the hole, and let them take your cargo.  When they  try to run 
 with it, they try going up a very very steep hill.  This causes them to 
slide back down.  This is very fun with all 8 vehicles involved.


-------------------------------Snow Stage------------------------------------


Smooth Entrance:
This is exactly the same as "Faster, Faster, Faster".  Except for the snow.
***fun thing to try***
Since the river is frozen, lead the others down the frozen river very fast 
until you reah the large water fall.  Hit it and switch to look behind you.  
If they all jump, someone is definitely going to break apart.  I have seen all 
7 others break apart before.  This will make you laugh like crazy.



Shaken not stirred:
Same as "Ribbed for Pleasure".  Through the "Barrons".



Chaos on Ice:
Takes place Around big lake and the big frozen waterfall.  Every other pickup
is on the ice, as well as every other delivery spot.  This is a blast 
to play.  Get a vehicle that works well on ice.  I recommend using anything 
but the rally car and buggy.  The four others work well.




Mongol Madness:
Around the "Barrons".  "Same as Wam, Bam, Thank you"  From the forest stage




*******************************Loot Grab*************************************

2 groups face each other in team combat.  There is one stash of loot, and both
teams trying to get it.  First Group to get 18 deliveries wins.
*****************************************************************************


------------------------------Forest Stage-----------------------------------


Stinky Fingers:
The delivery points on this game are in stationary spots in the town.  All 
Of the pickups are up the mountain.  The Massive truck works real nice here.


Cookie Toss: 
This game takes place at the "barrons" you have heard so much about.  You 
know about the dry surface and the mounds, so take a stable vehicle.  I 
recommend either of the trucks.


Rush Hour:
Area west of the "Barrons".  This Game is all About speed! I suggest going 
after your opponent with 4 rally cars or 2 rally cars and 2 buggies.  You will 
the competetion with this group.


Hail to the King:
Area west of the Big Lake.  Speed is beneficial in this area, but the rally 
car is not the best choice.  Go with buggy or trophy truck.



------------------------------Desert Stage-----------------------------------


Four Horseman:
Takes place in the area around the airstrip and oil field.  Speed kills here.
rally car and buggy will leave the competition behind.  The are is flat around
the airstrip, but gets a little bumpy in the canyons.


Valley of Doom:
This one centers around the Pyramid.  If you are the red team, take the road
to the right after you make a pickup.  The Computer will not follow(most of
the time).  If you take the same route as everyone else, you are more likely
to lose your cargo.


Smash and Crash:
Takes Place South East from the Pyramid, around the half full water beds.  
Some of the pickups are in these water holes.  For this reason i recommend the 
Massive Truck.  It high acceleration will give a advantage to the user.


Stealing, Lying, and Cheating:
This one is right in the center of the map, around the village.  The Pickups 
alternate between the village and outskirts.


-------------------------------Snow Stage------------------------------------


Winter Sport:
Same as "sticky fingers" form the forest stage, with the addition of snow.
Choose a more powerful vehicle.


Use em or lose em:
At the "Barrons".  Same as "cookie toss" from the forest stage.


Ice, Ice, and more Ice:
Most of the deliveries are on the big lake, as well as the pickups.  There is
a lot of sliding around.  Use the Massive Truck, its power will give you a 
obvious advantage.  This is the funnest of all the mini game maps.


Rocket this:
Focuses mainly on the frozen river.  Once again, the Massive Truck will
stand out in this area.

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**************************Check Point Race*********************************** 

This is a all out race to the finish.  Each race has a varying number of
checkpoints you must pass through.  If you miss one, you must turn back.  The
Computer opponents will try to force you to miss the checkpoints.  After a 
while you will begin to feel like it is all of them versus you.  Well, it is
if you come in 2nd, it says YOU LOSE- not congrats, you got 2nd!

----------------------------Forest Stage-------------------------------------


From Frederickson to North Village:
This race has 8 Checkpoints.  There 3 separate starting positions.  You will 
put in the middle. These 3 groups follow 3 paths until the bridge, where they 
will collide and (most of the time) cause a pile up.  there are several 
shortcuts that will appear obvious after a few races.  
**In the tunnel, do not exit it in the right lane.  Every time I do, my car 
stops in its tracks.**  The buggy and rally car work well here.



Round N Round:
This race has 5 Check points.   This race goes around Spiral mountain.  The
trick to this one is to stay on the flattest ground possible.  Just because 
the computer goes up the hill does not mean you should.  There is too much 
risk of tipping over.   I recommend the Trophy truck.



Shake, Rattle, and Roll:  
This race has four spaced out Checkpoints.  Be careful not to get left 
behind.  The path includes the dreaded Barrons, and can be very frustrating.
Especially when you are just inches behind the leader.  I prefer the Massive
truck for this race.



Once around the Park:
This race has 8 Checkpoints
Roads, rocks, hills, rivers, and trees. You will see it al here.  This is my 
favorite race on the game.  Mainly because you get to jump over a moving train
and you have to fly through a checkpoint before you land.  The buggy and 
trophy truck accel here.


----------------------------Desert Stage------------------------------------- 


Southern Comfort: 
This race has Four checkpoints.  Most of this race takes place in the 
trenches.  It is fairly easy and ends at the village.


Round trip: 
This race has 5 checkpoints.  It begins at the airstrip, circles through the
canyons, and ends back at the airstrip.  Trophy truck or buggy should be used 
here.



Grand tour: 
This race has 5 Checkpoints.  Simply put, this are has the roughest terrain on 
the game.  Go with a stable, yet powerful vehicle.  The military vehicle or 
Massive Truck.



Over And Out:
This race has 8 Checkpoints.  This is a speed dash, but you need some 
durability.  There are lots of bumps and jumps to handle.  The buggy will do 
fine, but the trophy is tougher.

-----------------------------Snow Stage--------------------------------------


Winter Wonderland: 
This race has 8 checkpoints.  It is the same as "from Fredrickson to North
Village", just add snow.



She'll be coming around the Mountain:
This race has 5 checkpoints, and goes around spiral mountain.  Just like
"Round N Round"



Slip Sliding Away:
This race has 5 Checkpoints.  This is One of the races from the later missions
in the game, use the military vehicle or the Massive truck.



Smorgasboard:
The map of this race does not show the checkpoints, but there are 8.  This is 
the hardest of all the races.  You will have to jump off the huge waterfall, 
prevent from breaking, and ride then frozen river for a bit.  If you want to win, 
stay away from the rally car.

***Fun thing to try***
If the races themselves bore you.  Heres away to bring it up a bit.   Get some
paper, and right downs the different vehicles in each race.  Now do every race
in the game, keeping track of the finishes.(note: vehicles may change, but 
each color will be represented).  Assign a point value to each place, keep 
track of the points, and you got yourself a racing season going on.
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5) Joyride:

Here you can just ride and do whatever you want.  This is a good chance to 
find out where that little dirt road you keep seeing in the missions goes.  
You never know when you will find a great shortcut.  

Here are some fun things to do if you are playing alone.

Forest: 

My favorite pass time is pushing RV's off the water fall, and 
watching them stack up at the bottom.  Sometimes they they stick straight 
up while under the water fall. 

This area has many places to build up speed on the highways, then fade off
the road and hit a steep hill and fly straight up.  You can hold down the 
O button and press up or down to do flips. ( some vehicles do more flips than
others)

Desert:

My favorite thing to do here is at the airstrip.  Get right in front of the 
plane and head straight for that steep peaked mountain.  Try to climb it.  
In the buggy, it takes a lot of speed.  It is tricky.  You may be going fine, 
then you catch a rock and ramp of the side.

Also, go to the far west of the map, just south of the pyramid.  You will see
a path that cuts to the right around some power lines.  It goes up, then 
comes down and leads to a jump over a deep hole.  Most of the time, if you 
fall down there your car breaks into pieces.  If you fall down it, then head 
north up the trail to the side of the ramp.  You should be able to climb out 
there.


Snow:
All the same as forest.  Except for the frozen waterfall.....JUMP IT!!!!


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6) Fun games to play in Joyride:

Follow the leader: hills, jumps, and stunts.
Tag
Can you top this:  Do a fancy trick/stunt, now your friend has to top that.
Frozen river race: start at on end of the map, and race to the other, while
not leaving the river


THERE ARE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!!!!


If you would like to share any games you and your friends play while in 
joyride mode, please email them to me at bgousset22@aol.com  or
flightmaster22@excite.com.  You will get credit for your submitted game, 
(if you want it), please provide your gamefaqs id name for credit.
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7) FAQ:

This section will update as questions are mailed to me.



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8) Thanks and Recognition:

I would like to thank Rockstar for making a great game. 
I Thank Gamefaqs.com for giving people the chance to make guides.
Finally, i would like to thank you for viewing this document.

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,,,,,,,,,Credit given to Rockstar/AngelStudios for  info used above,,,,,,,,,,

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!COPYRIGHT 2003!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Brandon Gousset^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^