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?