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    Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0
    Walkthrough
    Version 0.625
    Created by: knuckles_sonic8 
    
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    Table of Contents:
    
    1. Disclaimer
    2. FAQ Information
    3. Game Information
    4. Version History
    5. Quick Play
    6. Outrun
    7. Tuner Takedown
    8. Career
    9. Multiplayer
    10. EA Pocket Trax
    11. Extra Tips and FAQs
    12. Tracks
    13. Thank You
    
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    1. Disclaimer
    
    I give permission to www.gamefaqs.com and www.1up.com to use my FAQ 
    on their site. No other site, nor individual person, may use my FAQ 
    in its entirety, or part of it, by ripping off, copying and 
    pasting, selling, rewriting, redistributing or in any way 
    shape or form duplicating or taking part of this FAQ without 
    documented permission from me. To violate any of the above 
    is a serious crime and you will be dealt with by the law. 
    
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    2. FAQ Information
    
    This is an FAQ created by me to help you get through EA's, 
    "Need For Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0". This should help you get
    through the main Career Mode of the game whilst also helping
    you on each of the designated tracks and courses. Also be
    advised that this guide contains spoilers. So stop reading
    immediately so you don't put yourself at risk. 
    
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    3. Game Information
    
    Title: Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0
    Platform: PSP
    My Rating: 7.9/10
    Number of Players: 1-4 Simultaneous  
    
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    4. Version History
    
    Version 0.5   Format is established in all sections. Should
    meet GameFAQS standards. However, there are many areas with
    information yet to be filled in. Career Mode only covers the
    first Boss in some detail as of now. Preceeding bosses will be 
    covered in further detail in an alternate version. Will definitely
    add a "Track" section in the very next version.
    
    Version 0.6 - Tracks section added but only format has been
    established as of yet. Chapter 2 in Career Mode has more 
    detailed information now.
    
    Version 0.62 - Added a little bit more information to the Tracks
    section but no strategies as of yet. 
    
    Version 0.625 - Edited Thank You section; added closing notes; 
    added 1UP to list of sites eligible to host my guide.
    
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    5. Quick Play
    
    This mode chosen at the Main Menu allows you to choose from
    three seperate games: Instant Race, Custom Race, Outrun and
    Tuner Takedown. In this section, Instant Race and Custom Race
    will be considered.
    
    ******** Instant Race ******** 
    
    Choose this game, and a random track will be selected, along with a
    random direction, as well as a random car. Everything in
    this mode will be selected at random. Select this race if
    you just feel like racing against computers or setting
    new track records.
    
    ******** Custom Race ******** 
    
    Choose this game, and you will be able to choose the track
    you will race on. As well, the car you race with will be the
    current car you are driving in Career Mode that show up on
    the right of the Main Menu. Again, select this race if
    you feel like racing against computerized cars and/or setting
    new track records.
    
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    6. Outrun
    
    In this mode, you get to choose one of the game's 10 tracks and
    you wil be able to race on it. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong!
    Why do you think the race is called "Outrun"?! As soon as
    you begin, a police patrol car will be waiting for you to pass
    it. After which point, you must try to elude the car using
    shortcuts to your advantage. However, as time progresses,
    more patrol cars will appear, in an attempt to get you busted!
    How far can you travel throughout the track without getting 
    busted?! 
    
    I've only played this mode once 'cause I find it quite boring, 
    but my best time is "01:21.66" on the "Hillside" Track.
    
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    7. Tuner Takedown
    
    In this mode, you get to be the cop! The point of this game is to
    bust all speeding cars to get bonus time on the clock. The more arrests
    you do, the more points you will recieve. If you reach the goal
    on time, try to go for a bonus by arresting as many extra cars as 
    possible for extra points.
    
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    8. Career
    
    The Main Mode. This is where you try to get your way up to the top
    of the "Black List" to gain respect as well as a good rep. 
    However, 16 different racers stand in your way. You must clear
    each chapter of racers, making sure to clear all challenges
    within a chapter, as well, defeating the boss at the end of
    the chapter after all challenges have been completed. Upgrade
    your car on a regular basis to make sure you keep up with the
    competition. Let's look at each chapter, shall we?
    
    ******** Chapter 1: Ho Seun ******** 
    
    Bio: This clown's street name is T-Ho. He's dumped a whole lot
    of dady's money into his car. He loves throwin' cash around. 
    Work 'im when you're low on bills.
    Boss Car: VW Golf GTI
    Boss Statistics: Top Speed - Level 2
                     Handling - Level 4
                     Acceleration - Level 1
    
    
    
    Event 1: Lay of the Land
    
    You'll have to be on your 'A' game if you plan on winning this
    1 lap circuit race.
    
    Type: Circuit
    Track: Hillside
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 1,000
    Respect Earned: 15
    
    
    
    Event 2: Still Warming Up
    
    You can handle it. Place 1st in this circuit event and you're
    that much closer to the boss race against Sonny.
    
    Type: Circuit 
    Track: Downtown Expressway
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 1,000
    Respect Earned: 50
    
    
    
    Event 3: New Kid On the Street
    
    If you get stuck trying to beat the clock in this event, maybe
    you need to upgrade your car.
    
    Type: Time Trial
    Track: Great Northern Way
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 2,500
    Respect Earned: 75
    
    
    
    Event 4: Making Friends
    
    Sweep through this circuit race on Main & Terminal and you're
    that much closer to the cash.
    
    Type: Circuit 
    Track: Main & Terminal
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 5,000
    Respect Earned: 100 
    
    
    
    Event 5: Bonus Part Challenge
    
    You'll have to be on your 'A' game if you plan on winning this
    tournament event.
    
    Type: Tournament 
    Track: Downtown Expressway
    Direction: Reverse
    Cash Prize: 0 
    Respect Earned: 0 
    
    
    
    Event 6: The Son Always Shines
    
    Place first in this boss event to go up a notch in the Black List.
    
    Type: Boss Event 
    Track: Downtown Expressway
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 10,000
    Respect Earned: 250
    
    
    
    
    Congratulations! You have completed Chapter 1, resulting in you
    gaining the 15th position on the Black List. One down, 14 to go.
    On to Chapter 2...
    
    
    ******** Chapter 2: Vince Kilic ******** 
    
    Boss Car: Mazda3
    Boss Statistics: Top Speed - Level 1
                     Handling - Level 4
                     Acceleration - Level 1
    
    Event 1: Show Your Stuff
    
    To win the most cash and respect in this circuit race on Hillside, 
    place 1st. Easier said than done.
    
    Type: Circuit
    Track: Hillside
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 2,000
    Respect Earned: 500
    
    
    
    Event 2: City Speed
    
    To face Taz you'll need to get the respect. Placing 1st is the
    fastest way to get there. Time to beat: 1:05.00.
    
    Type: Time Trail
    Track: Main & Terminal
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 2,000
    Respect Earned: 750
    
    Difficulty: 3/10
    My Fastest Time: 00:55.19
    
    
    
    Event 3: Moving Violation
    
    These illicit street races want nothing more tahn to take you 
    down in this 2 lap circuit race on Great Northern Way.
    
    Type: Circuit
    Track: Great Northern Way
    Direction: Reverse
    Cash Prize: 2,500
    Respect Earned: 1000
    
    
    
    Event 4: Confidence Game
    
    After each lap the last car gets knocked out. Don't ket
    it be you. You'll be racing on Downtown Expressway.
    
    Type: Knockout
    Track: Downtown Expressway
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 3,000
    Respect Earned: 1,250 
    
    
    
    Event 5: Bonus Part Challenge
    
    Win this time trial event, and win the bonus part. You can do it.
    
    Type: Time Trial
    Track: Hillside
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 0 
    Respect Earned: 0 
    
    
    
    Event 6: Invincible
    
    Win this boss event against Taz and earn a large cash prize. 
    
    Type: Boss Event 
    Track: Main & Terminal
    Direction: Forward
    Cash Prize: 15,000
    Respect Earned: 2,500
    
    
    ******** Chapter 3: Victor Vasquez ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 4: Isabel Diaz ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 5: Lou Park ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 6: Karl Smit ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 7: Pierre Dupont ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 8: Jade Barrett ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 9: Kira Nazakato ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 10: Hector Domingo ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 11: Wes Allen ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 12: Joe Vega ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 13: ??? ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 14: ??? ******** 
    
    
    ******** Chapter 15: ??? ******** 
    
    
    *** DETAILED INFORMATION ON ALL CHAPTERS COMING SOON. ***
    
    
    Hopefully, you'll be able to clear all the chapters! Then again,
    this could be an unfortunate thing to do as the replay value left
    in the game will be extremely low. Nevertheless, still try tour
    best to complete all chapters to make it to the top of the
    Black List!
    
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    9. Multiplayer
    
    Select this mode and you'll be able to play wirelessly
    utilizing on of two connection modes: the common, AD HOC, or
    Infrastructure. 
    
    Just in case you were unaware, AD HOC simply means that you
    will play a game without a specified connection or access
    point whilst Infrastructure will allow you to specify an
    access point and you'll be able to play wirelessly from there.
    Pretty neat, huh? I have yet to participate in a race using
    this mode so there's not much really I can say about this mode, 
    except try challenging your friends by setting up a date and
    time when you all can be connected onto the Internet simultaneously.
    If I am right, up to 4 (or 2; not sure about the specifics) 
    can get into the action and try to have some fun, will you're at it!
    See where you rank up in comparison to your friends and other
    gamers online!
    
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    10. EA Pocket Trax
    
    This is a composed list of all the music tracks found within
    the game. I don't listen to the music so maybe you'll be able
    to gain more out of this section than I ever would:
    
    1. Blinded In Chains  
       Artist: Avenged Sevenfold
       Album: City Of Evil
    
    2. Hand Of Blood 
       Artist: Bullet For My Valentine
       Album: Hand Of Blood
    
    3. One Good Reason 
       Artist: Celldweller
       Album: Celldweller
    
    4. Shapeshifter 
       Artist: Celldweller feat. Styles of Beyond
       Album: Not Specified
    
    5. Barrier Break  
       Artist: Dieselboy & Kaos
       Album: Not Specified
    
    6. Decadence  
       Artist: Disturbed
       Album: Ten Thousand Fists
    
    7. B-Side Wins Again feat. Chuck D  
       Artist: DJ Spooky And Dave Lombardo
       Album: Drums of Death
    
    8. Broken Sword  
       Artist: Evol Intent, Mayhem & Thinktank
       Album: Not Specified
    
    9. Fired Up  
       Artist: Hush
       Album: Bulletproof
    
    10. We Control   
       Artist: Hyper
       Album: We Control
    
    11. Feed The Addiction   
       Artist: Ils
       Album: Bohemia
    
    12. Feels Just Like It Should    
       Artist: Jandroquai (Timo Maas Remix)
       Album: Dynamite
    
    13. Sets Go Up  
       Artist: Juvenile
       Album: Reality Check
    
    14. Tilted   
       Artist: Lupe Fiasco 
       Album: Food & ...
    
    15. Blood And Thunder   
       Artist: Mastodon
       Album: Leviathan
    
    16. The Mann   
       Artist: Paul Inford and Chris Vrenna
       Album: Not Specified
    
    17. Most Wanted Mash Up  
       Artist: Paul Inford and Chris Vrenna
       Album: Not Specified
    
    18. I Am Rock  
       Artist: Rock
       Album: Not Specified
    
    19. Skinnyman  
       Artist: Static-X
       Album: Start A War
     
    20. You Must Follow (Evol Intent VIP)
       Artist: Stratus
       Album: Dungeonmaster's Guide  
    
    21. Nine Thou (Superstars Remix)
       Artist: Style of Beyond
       Album: Megadef
    
    22. In A Hood Near You  
       Artist: Suni Clay
       Album: Suni Clay
    
    23. Do Ya Thing   
       Artist: T.I. Presents the P$C
       Album: 25 To Life
    
    24. Let's Mode   
       Artist: The Perceptionists
       Album: Black Dialogue
    
    25. You'll Be Under My Wheels   
       Artist: The Prodigy
       Album: Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
    
    26. Tao Of The Machine   
       Artist: The Roots And BT (Scott Humphrey's Remix)
       Album: Blade II Soundtrack
     
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    11. Extra Tips and FAQs
    
    These are all tips and FAQS from the EA Extras section
    found on the Main Menu. Here they are:
    
    ******** What's New ********
    
                 Infrastructure Mode
    
    Take your tricked-out car online and test your driving skills
    with the best players around.
    
    Leaderboards:
    Keep tabs on your opponents with the online ranking boards. 
    Try to get in the Top 100 or compete for the fastest lap
    times.
     
                 Career Mode
    
    Earn enough respect on the street to become the most wanted street
    racer. to get there, you'll have to race against the best players in
    the street racing scene and increase your "heat" level if you want to 
    get respect. If you build up enough respect you may just make
    it to the top of the "Black List".
    
                 Heat Level
    
    When you drive aggressively, your "Heat Level" starts to 
    increase and the cops will be more aggressive towards you. 
    
    Win Carreer Mode events with high heat and spawn a Double Down 
    challenge, where you can increase your cash and respect, but lose
    it all if you get busted.
    
                Speedbreaker
    
    When you need to get out of a tight spot, activate Speedbreaker to 
    trigger a slow-motion state where your driving skills become heightened.
    You will be able to make precision turns and weave around obstacles. 
    Speedbreaker only lasts for a short period of time, so use it wisely.
    
                Tuner Takedown
    
    Now it's your turn to be the cop! Take out all the speeding tuner 
    cars to get bonus time added to the clock. The more arrests you
    do the more points you get.
    
    Once you've reached the goal, try to arrest as many extra cars as 
    you can before the time runs out, for an added bonus.
    
    ******** Controls ********
    
    Simply shows the control configuration. The default controls are:
    
    Accelerate - X
    Change Camera - Triangle
    Nitrous - Circle
    Brake/Reverse - Square
    E-Brake - R Trigger
    Look Back - L Trigger
    Steer - Left/Right (or "thing" at bottom left of PSP)
    Pursuit Camera - Up
    Speedbreaker - Down
    Reset Car - Select
    
    ******** Hints & Tips ********
    
                 Speedbreaker
    
    Use Speedbreaker to dodge cops, roadblocks, opponents and
    oncoming traffic.
    
    -Use Speedbreaker on difficult shortcuts to consistently shave
    seconds off your lap time.
    -Driving over 100mph recharges your Speedbreaker.
    
                   Rewards
    
    As you work your way up the Black List in Career Mode, you'll
    unlock new cars, tracks, and upgrades. Perform really well and
    you just may unlock events and bonus parts.
    
    -To unlock hidden events earn high respect levels in Career Mode.
    
                 Outrun Mode
    
    Do whatever it takes to outrun the cops! One cop will try to get in 
    front of you and deploy a spike trap to stop you. Watch out for
    his backup cars that will be trying to slow you down.
    
    -Try to get the early lead and use shortcuts to your advantage.
    
    
    ******** General ********
    
                 EA Pocket Trax
    
    Check out the new EA POCKET TRAX. Listen to your favorite tracks 
    or customize the play list to your liking. Be sure to check out 
    the all new visualizations! Select a song to play and toggle through
    the diferent visualizations with the left and right buttons.
    
                   Safehouse
    
    Hide out from the cops and enter the Safehouse to tune up
    your ride, or by a new car if you have the cash.
    
    Enter the shop to modify your car. Add performance upgrades to
    stay competitive with higher class cars or select from hundreds
    of visual customizations.
    
                 4 Player AD HOC Mode
    
    Now you can race with up to three friends in Ad Hoc mode. All
    stats are tracked in the owned list. Own or be owned.
    
    The owned list is your Ad Hoc stat sheet versus your opponents.
    Look up your personal stats, the players you own, and the players 
    who own you.
    
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    12. Tracks
    
    View the following strategies on tips on each of the tracks
    in the game.
    
    
    
    *** DETAILED INFORMATION TO COME SOON! ***
    
    
    ******** City Power ********
    
    Length: 3 KM
    Difficulty: Hard
    
    ******** Great Northern Way ********
    
    Length: 7 KM
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    ******** Downtown Expressway ********
    
    Length: 6 KM
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    ******** Exchange District ********
    
    Length: 5 KM
    Difficulty: Hard
    
    ******** South Central ********
    
    Length: 4 KM
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    ******** Main & Terminal ********
    
    Length: 3 KM
    Difficulty: Easy
    
    ******** West Village ********
    
    Length: 7 KM
    Difficulty: Hard
    
    ******** Riverview ********
    
    Length: 8 KM
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    ******** 5th Precinct ********
    
    Length: 10 KM
    Difficulty: Medium
    
    ******** Hillside ********
    
    Length: 9 KM
    Difficulty: Medium
    
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    13. Thank You
    
    Thanks to the following who helped in the making of this
    walkthrough:
    
    -My fingers, for typing it. (You continue to amaze me!)
    -EA for Developing the game.
    -The game itself, where I was able to gain a lot of information
     from for the use of this guide.
    -GameFAQS and 1Up, for hosting it on their site.
    -YOU, for reading it.
    
    
    
    I hope you enjoyed my guide! Contact me at "knucklessonic8@gmail.com"
    for any questions or concerns you may have.