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    |   /                         MotorStorm: Arctic Edge                     \   |
    |   \                                PSP / PS2                            /   |
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    |   \                              Version 1.0                            /   |
    |   /                                25/02/20                             \   |
    |   \                   -----------------------------------               /   |
    |   /                             Work done by TC                         \   |
    |   \                       Email: aaron@themcevoys.net                   /   |
    |   /                     Website: www.ourgamesourbond.com                \   |
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                    i. Introduction                 [IN00]
                   ii. Basics                       [BA00]
                        - Controls                        [BA01]
                        - Handling                        [BA02]
                        - Boosting                        [BA03]
                        - Tracks                          [BA04]
                  iii. Emblems                      [EM00]
                        - Killzone                        [EM01]
                        - Little Big Planet               [EM02]
                        - Pursuit Force                   [EM03]
                        - WipeOut                         [EM04]
                  iv. Special Thanks                [ST00]
                   v. Anything Else                 [AE00]
     
    
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                                  Introduction                               [IN00]
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    Head to the Arctic Circle for an off-road racing rampage, where sub-zero 
    hazards, unpredictable terrain, and reckless rivals ensure that no two laps are
    ever the same. Racing just went crazy so throw on your thermals and get set for
    a dose of pure MotorStorm adrenaline.
    
    Arctic Edge offers the player some brand new options to try to give you the 
    greatest MotorStorm experience possible, below are just a couple of them;
    
         - The brutal and reckless MotorStorm racing experience makes its debut on 
           the PSP and this time, it's tearing up Alaska.
    
         - Plough through 12 reversible, multi-route tracks with six classic 
           MotorStorm vehicles plus the brand new Snowmachine and Snowcat.
    
         - Customise your vehicle to outpace rivals in style.
    
     
    
    MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is one of the most brutal off road racers available, 
    and is exclusive to the PSP and PS2. This FAQ/Walkthrough was primarily written
    on the PSP version and will cover the basics and the most challenging parts. 
    Being a racing game this guide will generally stick to discussing how to find 
    missing emblems and collectables. If you need any more help on getting through 
    parts of this game, feel free to contact me via email or sign up on the website
    listed where I will be available to help.
    
    
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      Controls                                                               [BA01]
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    PS2 Version - Standard Configuration
    
     
    Directional Pad       - Steer
    Left Analog Stick     - Steer
    Right Analog Stick    - Move Camera
    X Button (X)          - Boost
    Square Button ([])    - Horn/Taunt/Attack (Vehicle Dependant)
    Triangle Button (/\)  - Change Camera Angle
    Circle Button (O)     - Handbrake
    L1 Button             - Brake/Reverse
    L2 Button             - Brake/Reverse
    R1 Button             - Accelerate
    R2 Button             - Accelerate
    Start Button          - Pause Game
    Select Button         - Reset Vehicle to Track
    
     
    PSP Version - Standard Configuration
    
    
    Directional Pad       - Move Camera
    Analog Stick          - Steer
    X Button (X)          - Boost
    Square Button ([])    - Horn/Taunt/Attack (Vehicle Dependant)
    Triangle Button (/\)  - Change Camera Angle
    Circle Button (O)     - Handbrake
    L Button              - Brake/Reverse
    R Button              - Accelerate
    Start Button          - Pause Game
    Select Button         - Reset Vehicle to Track
    
     
    
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      Handling                                                               [BA02]
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    Generally, all of the vehicles will handle well. Each set of vehicles has a 
    different skill level in the likes of handling, speed etc. These are true to 
    some level but I wouldn't take them all as set in stone. What you will find 
    whilst playing through the game is that some of vehicles will have 
    significantly better handling and they aren't necessarily the ones which the 
    stats say are better.
    
    Gradient curves are the largest problem for the vehicles as, you'll have a 
    tendency to ride too high up the curve and either fall off the track or flip 
    upside down. This can be countered by entering the corners more slowly with an 
    aim to accelerate out of them. But you will run the risk of being overtaken if 
    you do decide to drop your speed significantly. Aside from this just watch out 
    for sharp bends and you should be fine.
    
    
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      Boosting                                                               [BA03]
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    The boost function in this game is integral to your success. It works on a bar 
    function where, when the bar reaches the top, the vehicle overheats and 
    explodes. Avoiding this requires a little bit of monitoring, but the benefits 
    of the boost are superb. It'll allow you to catapult past people and outrun 
    opponents to the finishing line. The boost bar refills itself by cooling down 
    the engine. Cooling time can be decreased by driving through water and deep 
    snow, but doing so will also result in a brief loss of speed. Once the bar 
    reaches the top it will begin to beep. There are 14 beeps in total before the 
    car explodes. Try to use all 14 as you'll gain at least two more vital seconds 
    of boosting, which over the course of a three lap race can gain you valuable 
    seconds.
    
    
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       Tracks                                                                [BA04]
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    Every track in this game has two variations, forward and reverse. The tracks 
    are identical in each direction except mirrored depending on direction. The 
    terrains of the tracks vary greatly depending on location but generally its 
    snow and rock.
    
    The track listing is as follows;
    
    - Anguta Glacier
    - Ascension
    - Eagle Falls
    - Gold Rush
    - Log Jam
    - Mud Bowl
    - Northern Face
    - Snowgod Canyon
    - The Chasm
    - Vertigo
    - Widow Maker
    - Wolf Pack Mountain
    
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    Emblems are the various logos imprinted upon the race tracks. They take the 
    form of Killzone, Little Big Planet, WipeOut and Pursuit Force symbols/logos. 
    These logo's can be found all over the game and can be collected in any game 
    mode. The easiest mode to collect them in is Free Play under Wreckreation. In 
    this mode, you’re not confined to having to try to win the race.
    
    By collecting emblems you unlock additional sponsors, drivers and even a badge 
    for collecting them all.
    
    To collect an emblem you have to firstly find it and then pause the game and 
    enter ''Photo Mode''. From here, aim the camera at the emblem and take the 
    photo. You should receive a popup message saying that the emblem had been 
    collected. If not repeat this process until you do. 
    
    
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      Killzone                                                               [EM01]
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    Eagle Falls - Direction: Forward
    
    Follow the track around until you reach a forced split in the road where you 
    can either go through an ice cave looking area or go over a jump to the right 
    of the cave, take the left route through the cave and out the other side and 
    stick to the left most wall and follow this through to the next cave. Follow 
    this until you see a gap in the roof and go just past this and turn around to 
    see it on the wall above the gap in the cave.
     
    
    Log Jam - Direction Forward
    
    Follow the main road along, taking no side turns until you reach the first 
    forced split in the road with the directional arrow signs saying that there is 
    a split. This should look like a pillar supporting an inaccessible bridge above
    it. Take the right hand path within the boundaries of the logs and the rock 
    face and follow this along. Suspended at the end of this road is a load of logs
    held by a crane. The emblem is on the side facing you.
     
    
    The Chasm - Direction: Reverse
    
    At the last section before the end of the lap, you have to choose either the 
    high metal curve or the lower one. Either will do as after that point, you'll 
    have to make your way to the right most path and go off the ramp. After going 
    over that ramp, turn around to see the emblem on the cliff wall behind you.
     
    
    Widow Maker - Direction: Forward
    
    Follow the track round until you reach the first metal curved ramp.  As soon as
    you get on to the metal part, turn around and you'll see the emblem on a wooden
     fence which runs alongside the drop next to the curve.
    
    
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    |*Unlocks*                                                                    |
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    |                    select the driver of choice)                             |
    | - Sponsor Stickers                                                          |
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    Little Big Planet                                                         [EM02]
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    Anguta Glacier - Direction: Reverse
    
    Drive through the first snow and ice section until you meet an area with 3 
    possible directions, two which go around the outside, and are the left most 
    path and the right most path, and one which goes down the centre on a lower 
    level. Select the middle lower path and choose any route through there until 
    the snow changes to rock and dirt. Then take the right path under the bridge 
    and follow this all the way along until you see the next split in the road sign.
    Take the right path which appears to go beneath the metal curve above, and 
    then make your way as far to the right as possible beyond the large support 
    coming from the floor. Look upwards whilst beneath the metal curve to see the 
    emblem on the underside of it.
     
    
    Ascension - Direction: Forward
    
    Wait until you reach the hairpin corners which weave up the mountain. The last 
    hairpin which takes you up the mountain has a wooden fence with a stand and 
    billboard on it and it’ll be on your right hand side. On the left hand side of 
    the billboard is a piece of fence with an emblem on it.
    
    
    Gold Rush - Direction: Forward
    
    At the first set of dual-paths you can take either one as they reach the same 
    destination. When you approach the second split in the road you need to take 
    the wooden raised path. The emblem can be found on the back of the second water
    tower you drive parallel with. Go beyond the second water tower and look 
    behind you to see it. 
    
    
    Northern Face - Direction: Forward
    
    After exiting the caves you’ll be on the snow curves. We are only interested in
    the second leftward bending snow curve. You will be able to tell which curve 
    this is as you briefly drive over a rocky section beforehand. When on the 
    second snow curve you need to jump off a snowy ramp which is literally just 
    before you make the turn. Instantly turn around to see the emblem a little way 
    down the cliff side. 
    
    
    Wolf Pack Mountain - Direction: Reverse
    
    On the second to last corner, on a large curve, there is a statue of a wolf. On
    the far side of the wolf, look on the front leg of the wolf there is the 
    emblem.
    
     
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    |*Unlocks*                                                                    |
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    | - Sponsor Stickers                                                          |
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    Pursuit Force                                                            [EM03]
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    Anguta Glacier - Direction: Forward
    
    Drive round the starting corner and take the left most jump next to the bridge.
    Turn around after landing so you are facing the way you just came and drive 
    alongside the ramp and the emblem is on the cliff in front of you.
    
    
    Gold Rush - Direction: Reverse
    
    Continue racing and when you reach the wooden curve which mounts the wall, then
    head to the furthest right path coming off of it and enter the cave. On the 
    other side of the cave on the raised level stop and look behind you to find the
    emblem on the wall above the cave entrance.
    
    
    Mud Bowl - Direction: Forward
    
    Race towards the end of the track where the area is rocky, take the left path 
    and there should be a large ramp which will go over an area of a snowy cliff. 
    Whilst over that area access the camera and the emblem should be on the snow 
    directly below you.
    
    
    Northern Face - Direction: Reverse
    
    Race around the track until you reach the section where you can re-enter the 
    caves which you initially start in. Instead of entering the cave there is a 
    ramp to the right. Follow the track round and fall off the ramp at the end of 
    this and on the cliff face behind where you fell will be the emblem.
    
    
    Snowgod Canyon - Direction: Forward
    
    This one is quite far along the track, you'll see a split in the track quite 
    near the end, and it has a very tall pillar in the centre of the split and 
    looks like a totem pole. Atop the totem pole is the next emblem.
    
     
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    |*Unlocks*                                                                    |
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    | - Sponsor Stickers                                                          |
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      WipeOut                                                                [EM04]
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    Log Jam - Direction: Reverse
    
    To find this one you'll need to get towards the end of the track where there is
    a small cave entrance coming off of the main path. This entrance leads upward 
    to a small jump. After making the jump, immediately stop and turn around and 
    the emblem is above the exit of the cave on the cliff face above.
    
    
    Vertigo - Direction: Forward
    
    Race as normal, and go through the curve with VERTIGO written on the floor. 
    Instead of turning left to the jump at the end, continue forward and drop off 
    the ledge. Then turn around and the emblem is on the wall you just came from.
     
    
    Vertigo - Direction: Reverse
    
    This emblem is located by the second dual route; you can either go left and go 
    around the area, or go right and take the jump. Either route will do, as we are
    interested in the crane over the top of this area as it has a palette or 
    something similar hanging from it; we want to be beneath this as the emblem is 
    on the bottom of.
     
    
    Widow Maker - Direction: Reverse
    
    This is relatively close to the beginning; basically drive round the track 
    until you drive beneath the row of supporting beams coming from the ground 
    (after the second corner).  Continue heading down the hill, staying on the right
     hand side of the hill rather than levelling off on to the left. As you go down
     the hill further along, there should be a small wooden fence on the left hand 
    side wall and the emblem is on the wall behind the fence.
    
    
    Wolf Pack Mountain - Direction: Forward
    
    This one is right at the end of the track. To reach it, drive through the track
     taking any route up until you reach the large metal curve.  After this take 
    the right path which leads up a hill. Follow this round until you see a metal 
    ramp at the next split in the path. Go over the ramp and through the cave on 
    the opposite side, and then follow the path round to the wooden hut with the 
    path leading through it, on the opposite side of the hut, turn around to see 
    the emblem above the exit of the hut.
    
    
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    |*Unlocks*                                                                    |
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    | - Sponsor Stickers                                                          |
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    After finding each set of emblems you will unlock a badge.
    
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                                      Special Thanks                         [ST00]
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    This guide could not have been produced without a certain set of people, so 
    for everyone that had a role whether it was big or small, I’d like to say thank
    you and give you a little spot here. 
    
    - The guys at OurGamesOurBond.com who helped proof read and finalise this guide
    
    - BigBig Studios who developed this fantastic game
    
    - The guys at the official MotorStorm forums who helped me when I was stuck
    
    - GameFAQ’s for providing such a great service
    
    Thanks!
     
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    I hope this guide to MotorStorm Arctic Edge has proven useful. If you do have 
    any further queries about any part of the game feel free to send me an email or
    contact me on the website listed below. I'll endeavour to keep making changes 
    to this guide accordingly so that it is as clear and easy to follow as possible.
    If you do see any mistakes please feel free to contact me.
    
    
    Updates to come - I'll be sorting through pictures of the locations I have 
    tried to describe to find emblems, to help guide you. I'll try to get links 
    uploaded ASAP.
    
    
    Email: aaron@themcevoys.net (Please subject as MotorStorm Arctic Edge - To 
                                 avoid my spam box)
    
    Website: www.ourgamesourbond.com (Username - "Topcat-Lonewolf")
    
     
    
    Thanks once again.
    

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