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    Truck Stats Guide by Jallen9000

    Version: 1 | Updated: 03/02/07 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    
    Excite Truck; Truck Stats Ver:1 02/03/07
    
    Contents
      Colours
      Additional Truck Styles
      How to Unlock
      Basic Trucks
        Boulder
        Firefly
        Wolf
      Unlockable Group 1
        Summit
        Serpent
        Alpine
        Raven
        Dominator
        Rad
        Razor
      Unlockable Group 2
        Dynamo
        Mongoose
        Blaster
        Mako
        Trekker
        Kodiac
        Saguaro
        Wolverine
        Wasp
      Hidden Unlockables 
        Monster Truck
        Crazy Monster Truck
      A Word From the Maker
    
      Colours
    
    Added purely for totality reason there are 12 colours for you to 
    choose from after youíve selected you truck. While they donít have
    any affect on the gameplay they can make your truck look quite 
    striking and allow you to distinguish from other trucks or indeed 
    in versus mode. The colours follow as;
    Vicious Violet
    Canary Yellow
    Sunset Orange
    Flame Red
    Forest Green
    Midnight Blue
    Nighthawk Black
    Neon Yellow
    Electric Blue
    Speed Green
    Plum Crazy
    Victory Red
    
      Additional Truck Styles
    
    For each truck (excluding the final two) there is a separate style 
    you can choose from, the game says if gives you an additional colour
     with the truck but thatís rather misleading as one I doesnít affect
    the truckís colour that much and is isnít with the colours. You can 
    unlock it by EITHER running 10 races, it doesnít matter how well you
    did but this can take a while with all those trucks or by getting 
    three S ranks on any track. The latter is good for when youíre just 
    getting all the additional styles for totality reasons as you can 
    pick the first few tracks in excite mode and get S ranks all day long.
    Once youíve unlocked the alternate style use press down or up on the 
    D pad while youíre selecting your truck, you can tell youíve unlocked
    an alternate style on a truck because arrows appear over the icon and
    a star is next to the name.
    
      How to Unlock
    
    This is quite tricky because Iím not 100% sure. To unlock the trucks 
    all you have to do is race however the number of races you have to 
    take part in before you can unlock the next truck varies. Chances 
    are youíll unlock them all before youíve completed excite mode with 
    S rank or a lot sooner than that. The second unlockable group is 
    open to be unlocked after youíve reached Super Excite mode and seem 
    to take longer to unlock than the first group. The hidden group have
    set unlockable requirements which I will go into detail in that 
    section.
    
      Basic Trucks
    
    Available from the start.
    
        Boulder
    Speed: 2.5
    Turbo: 3
    Air: 2.5
    Grip: 3
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    Low stats on everything but is quite rounded.
    
        Firefly
    Speed: 2.5
    Turbo: 2.5
    Air: 3.5
    Grip: 2.5
    Handing: Quick
    
    Commentary:
    Quite hard to control good amount of air.
    
        Wolf
    Speed: 3.5
    Turbo: 2.5
    Air: 2.5
    Grip: 2.5
    Handing: Quick
    
    Commentary:
    Quickest of the basic group good all-rounder 
    
      Unlockable Group 1
    
    Available to be unlocked from the start, you must run races to the next 
    one in the chain to be unlocked.
    
        Summit
    Speed: 4
    Turbo: 3.5
    Air: 2
    Grip: 2
    Handing: Slow
    
    Commentary:
    Quick and has plenty of boost however is heavy and hard to steer quickly.
    
        Serpent
    Speed: 2
    Turbo: 3
    Air: 2.5
    Grip: 4
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    Very slow and turbo doesnít make up for it, has good grip but that 
    isnít enough to save this car.
    
        Alpine
    Speed: 2.5
    Turbo: 2.5
    Air: 4
    Grip: 3
    Handing: Quick
    
    Commentary:
    Pretty average but will travel through the air better than heavier 
    vehicles.
    
        Raven
    Speed: 3.5
    Turbo: 2.5
    Air: 3
    Grip: 3.5
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    Above average stats in pretty much everything, a good all-rounder.
    
        Dominator
    Speed: 3.5
    Turbo: 3
    Air: 2.5
    Grip: 4
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    Good speed and grip, air is rather weak and turbo just above average 
    but itís still a good car.
    
        Rad
    Speed: 3
    Turbo: 4
    Air: 2.5
    Grip: 3.5
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    Decent speed and good turbo and grip more than make up for the 
    average air.
    
        Razor
    Speed: 4.5
    Turbo: 4.5
    Air: 1.5
    Grip: 2.5
    Handing: Slow
    
    Commentary:
    Very fast and plenty of turbo, grip is average however air is 
    rather rubbish and has slow handing. 
    
      Unlockable Group 2
        Dynamo
    Speed: 3
    Turbo: 3
    Air: 3.5
    Grip: 3.5
    Handing: Quick
    
    Commentary:
    Above average all-rounder.
    
        Mongoose
    Speed: 4.5
    Turbo: 2.5
    Air: 2
    Grip: 4.5
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    Easy to control and very fast however lack of turbo and air really 
    brings the car down on those jumps, literally. 
    
        Blaster
    Speed: 4.5
    Turbo: 3
    Air: 2.5
    Grip: 4
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    Quick and easy to control but better stats than the Mongoose in turbo and 
    air makes up for the 0.5 loss of grip, itís just a very version of the 
    Mongoose. 
    
        Mako
    Speed: 4.5
    Turbo: 1.5
    Air: 4.5
    Grip: 4
    Handing: Quick
    
    Commentary:
    Great speed, air and grip however the lack of turbo means youíll be close 
    to overheating all the time.
    
        Trekker
    Speed: 4
    Turbo: 2.5
    Air: 3.5
    Grip: 4.5
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    Good speed and grip, decent air and average turbo.
    
        Kodiac
    Speed: 5
    Turbo: 5
    Air: 2
    Grip: 2.5
    Handing: Slow
    
    Commentary:
    Very fast and the turbo means youíll be able to leave others in the dust 
    however air means youíll need that boost for jumps and the lack of grip and 
    the slow handing in a fast car means itís rather hard to control.
    
        Saguaro
    Speed: 3
    Turbo: 3
    Air: 5
    Grip: 4.5
    Handing: Quick
    
    Commentary:
    Easy to control and use it when you want to fly.
    
        Wolverine
    Speed: 4
    Turbo: 2.5
    Air: 4.5
    Grip: 5
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    A great car, with pretty much everything you want, the lack of a good turbo 
    is quite a drag though but doubtful youíll be using this car for much longer 
    once you unlock the next car which is theÖ
    
        Wasp
    Speed: 5
    Turbo: 5
    Air: 3
    Grip: 4.5
    Handing: Med
    
    Commentary:
    Couldnít really ask for a better car, well you could but youíre not going 
    to get it. Great 5 and turbo, grip means itís easy to keep control the only 
    slight let down is the air.
    
      Hidden Unlockables 
    
    These are special trucks that donít appear as shadows in the truck gallery.
    
        Monster Truck
    
    How to unlock:
    Unlock the alternative style on all other trucks. Note this truck doesnít 
    have an alternative style.
    
    Speed: 5
    Turbo: 5
    Air: 5
    Grip: 1
    Handing: Slow
    
    Commentary:
    Fast, loads of turbo and flies like crazy however the lack of grip and slow 
    handing does make this beast hard to tame.
    
        Crazy Monster Truck
    
    How to unlock:
    You have to have mirror mode unlocked, to get mirror mode you have to have S 
    rank on all Super Excite Truck tracks, to get Super Excite you have to have 
    S ranks on all Excite tracks. To unlock Crazy Monster Truck you have to, you 
    guessed it, have S ranks on all mirror mode tracks. Simple enough really as 
    itís just a mirror of Super Excite mode which you just got S ranks on to get 
    to this mode so it wonít take that long.
    
    Speed: 5
    Turbo: 5
    Air: 5
    Grip: 1
    Handing: Slow
    
    Commentary:
    While at first glance youíll be forgiven for wondering whatís different about 
    this monster truck and the last one, well Iíll tell, if I didnít this would 
    be rather worthless. Crazy Monster Truck acts like itís got a permanent POW 
    icon, despite having 5 turbo it doesnít have any turbo (but can still do 
    turbo jumps) but like having the POW icon you constantly have an extra boost 
    meaning itís faster than Monster truck. In addition to this you wonít have to 
    worry about trees anymore as you can just plough right through them. Once 
    again the grip and slow handing coupled with the high speed and continuous 
    boost means this is a very hard car to control.
    
      A Word From the Maker
    
    Feel free to use this on any site you wish, why you would wish to use it I 
    have no idea. Just donít take it as your own work.
    I enjoyed Excite truck and it was the first racing game I have played for 
    ages, not that it was really about racing but you know what I mean. It does 
    lack variety in tracks, terrains, settings and modes but the gameplay more 
    than makes up for it. Have fun trying to unlock Crazy Monster Truck as 
    that was the only reason you read this FAQ, right?